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- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00
The current obsession with the 'end of the millennium' illustrates the enduring power of the idea of endings. This fascination cannot be simply dismissed as faulty logic, a form of madness, or a primitive survival of childish thinking. Opening a path of understanding between ancient conceptions of meaning and the sceptical predicates of modern science,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00
This volume, Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identity: Media, Film, Gender, Youth and Education , addresses a range of issues which underlie the notions of European identity. Among them are: what does it mean to be a European? What ideologies have shaped the political debate over the last two centuries? What place will minorities find in the Europe... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00
Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...
- Orion 2010; US$ 10.99
Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything suffers... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99
Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further your understanding, it takes a broad look at theorists in a range of disciplines. Whether you're encountering postmodernism for the first time, or you need a quick reference to support your studies, this guide offers a comprehensive... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
An irreverent and startling portrait of Jewish America After two decades in Israel, Ze?ev Chafets returned to his native land to embark upon an extraordinary odyssey: a six-month, thirty-state search for America?s Jews. From side streets to mean streets, from the small-town serenity of the country to the hustle and bustle of the big city, he... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 40.99
Biracial in America: Forming and Performing Racial Identity looks at how and why biracial Americans identify the way they do, and the ways in which they perform race in their day-to-day lives. Noting that identity is multifaceted, this book also explores multiple dimensions of identity and finds that identity is more complex than often treated in... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption -... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09
In Arthur Ransome's charming tale of childhood adventure, Secret Water , four children are pretending to be savages approaching an outpost of the civilized world. 'What is civilization?' asks Bridget, the youngest. 'Ices,' explains her brother, 'and all that sort of thing.' It is probably the briefest definition of the term on record in English,... more...