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  • Mind Wide Openby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From the author of Emergence and The Ghost Map , Steven Johnson's Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns... more...

  • I Cover the Waterfrontby Max Miller

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    “Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression.? —The New York Times Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter for the San Diego Sun. Embraced by all the waterfront folk, he has joined them on their cruises, has learned the mystery of their crafts,... more...

  • Indigene Völker in der Weltgesellschaftby Frank Sowa

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Since the late 1990s, scientists and environmental activists have held the hunting lifestyle of the Inuit responsible for the decline of certain Greenlandic animal populations. However, indigenous peoples (still) receive special status in the ecological discourse, in that the practice of resource-efficient dealings with natural (animal- and plant-based)... more...

  • Kampf um Rehumanisierungby Sylvia Karl

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Es gibt viel beachtete, aber auch vergessene Kriege. Einer der bisher wenig beleuchteten Konflikte Mexikos ist der »Schmutzige Krieg« der 1960er und 1970er Jahre. Sylvia Karl zeichnet erstmals detailliert und einfühlsam Erfahrungen, Diskurse und Praktiken der Angehörigen der Verschwundenen nach. Deren lokaler und transnationaler Versuch, die Verbrechen... more...

  • Für eine Konfliktkultur in Familie und Gesellschaftby Institut für Kulturanalyse e.V.

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Nicht aushaltbare Spannungen, die durch vielfältige, nicht selten gegensätzliche Interessen und Loyalitäten bedingt sind, münden fast unweigerlich in Missachtung, Diskriminierung oder gar Gewalt. Wie lassen sich Übergangsräume gestalten, die diesen Spannungen standzuhalten vermögen? Dieser Band stellt ein Modell kompensatorischer Elternbildung vor,... more...

  • Visiting the Neighboursby Agnieszka Sobocinska

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travellers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians... more...

  • Debt to Societyby Miranda Joseph

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a ?debt to society?? How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent for crime? And how does criminal debt relate to the kind of debt held by consumers and university students? In Debt to Society , Miranda Joseph explores... more...

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...

  • Caricaturing Culture in Indiaby Ritu Gairola Khanduri

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A highly original study of newspaper cartoons throughout India's history and culture, and their significance for the world today. more...

  • The Veil in Kuwaitby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein; Noreen Abdullah-Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Veil in Kuwait explores the complex reasons behind why women veil and how they are perceived by those that do not veil. Religion, culture, family, tradition, and fashion are all explored to provide insight into this fascinating phenomenon that has received global interest. more...