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  • Symbolische Grenzenby Kerstin Duemmler

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 52.00

    Einwanderer und ihre Nachfahren sind beim Zugang zu gesellschaftlichen Ressourcen und Positionen oft mit Barrieren konfrontiert. Wie werden diese in der Lebenswelt aufrechterhalten und wie werden sie umkämpft? Das Buch gewährt Einblicke in den Schweizer Schulalltag und zeigt, wie Jugendliche Ungleichheiten interaktiv über symbolische Grenzziehungen... more...

  • Die Wissenschaften der Modeby Gabriele Mentges; Gudrun M. König; Michael R. Müller

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 29.00

    Ein Buch über die Modernität der Mode: Während eine Modewissenschaft an deutschsprachigen Universitäten bis heute nicht etabliert wurde, wenden sich verschiedene Disziplinen wie die Germanistik, die Soziologie, die Kulturanthropologie oder die Kunstgeschichte dem Phänomen der Mode zu. Der Band erkundet die Möglichkeiten der Verwissenschaftlichung des... more...

  • Ethnographien der Sinneby Elisa Rieger; Lydia Arantes

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 50.00

    Die Rolle sinnlicher Wahrnehmung ist in der Alltagskulturforschung bisher wenig erforscht. Dieser Band greift deshalb die angloamerikanische Forderung nach Einbindung der Sinne in die ethnographische Forschungspraxis auf. Die versammelten Beiträge befragen sinnliche Wahrnehmung kritisch - sowohl hinsichtlich der Körperlichkeit von Alltagserfahrungen... more...

  • Silence About Race?by Frank Peter

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 45.00

    Racism has become difficult to name in Europe. Racial semantics are shifting, race is coded in multiple ways and the defense of naturalized privilege is today regularly argued so as to preempt accusations of racism. The possibility to address racism as a particular kind of power formation has become complicated. This volume examines how »race« relates... more...

  • Damn!by Rob Chirico; Keith Allan

    Pitchstone Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Swearing, cussing, or cursing, out of anger, excitement, or just because, is something most of us do, at least to some degree. Turn on the television or open a magazine, and there it is. Damn! is an insightful and entertaining look at our evolving use of profanity over the last half-century or so, from a time when Gone with the Wind came under... more...

  • Civil Rights Childhoodby Katharine Capshaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...

  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. more...

  • Science and Technology in Contemporary Chinaby Varaprasad S. Dolla

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book discusses the historical context and policies responsible for the growth and development of S&T in China. more...

  • Early Social Interactionby Michael A. Forrester

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Considers how a young child becomes a member of culture through the practices and procedures of everyday conversation. more...

  • Critical Christianityby Courtney Handman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Critical Christianity , Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as "the body of Christ." Within Guhu-Samane churches, processes of denominational schism?long relegated to the secular study of politics or identity?are moments of critique... more...