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  • 'Archaeologizing' Heritage?by Michael Falser; Monica Juneja

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 159.00

    This book investigates notions of 'archaeological heritage' from colonial times to the present. Incorporating approaches from humanities and engineering, it includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. more...

  • 'Bread and Circuses'by Tim Cornell; Dr Kathryn Lomas; Kathryn Lomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita H. Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • "Can We All Get Along?"by Paula D. McClain; Joseph Stewart Jr.

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    An updated edition of this best-selling textbook, which combines traditional elements of political science analysis with a thoroughgoing survey of the political status of Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. more...

  • 'City of the Future'by Mateusz Laszczkowski

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ideologies and representations alongside the memories and dreams of the city's longstanding residents and recent migrants.... more...

  • "Ein Anzug aus Strom"by Robert Feustel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; Not Available

    LSD ist das Elixier der psychedelischen 1960er Jahre. Der Stoff verzückt eine ganze Generation und nährt die Hoffnung auf eine Welt jenseits von Macht und Geld. Doch die Gegenkultur dieser Zeit hat einen doppelten Boden: Hinter der bunt-blumigen Fassade trägt ein kybernetisches Denken in Feedbacks und Regelkreisen die Phantasie. LSD scheint den theoretischen... more...

  • 'Geschlecht' in Literatur und Geschichteby Heinz Sieburg

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    Mit dem Begriff »Geschlecht« rückt eine Dimension humaner Verfasstheit in den Blick, die in vielfältigster Weise Gegenstand unterschiedlicher literarischer, linguistischer, psychologischer oder auch soziologischer Zuschreibungen war und ist. Dieser Band greift zentrale Aspekte des Forschungsfeldes auf und vermittelt interdisziplinäre Einblicke nicht... more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • 'Heimat'by Friederike Eigler; Jens Kugele

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    The concept of Heimat with its seemingly pre- or anti-modern connotations of rootedness in a place of origin is central to a critical understanding of German history and culture. This anthology is the first to examine cultural manifestations of Heimat by giving special consideration to issues of memory and space. The contributions... more...

  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...