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  • African Religions: A Very Short Introductionby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    African Religions examines religious traditions on the African continent and diaspora. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews. The book provides balanced and in-depth material that enables the reader to comprehend the breadth, depth, and range of African religious traditions. more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • The World of the First Australiansby Ronald Berndt; Catherine Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...

  • Contemporary Chinaby Tamara Jacka; Andrew B. Kipnis; Sally Sargeson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 36.00

    Introduces readers to key sociological perspectives about modern Chinese society and social change. more...

  • Über Schüchternheitby Margarete Eisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 23.65

    Schüchternheit ist ein Begriff aus dem Kontext der alltäglichen Menschenkenntnis und lässt sich wissenschaftlich schwer einordnen. Nach Ansicht des amerikanischen Sozialpsychologen Zimbardo ist jemand schüchtern, wenn er glaubt, es zu sein. Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Fragen nach der innerseelischen Dynamik von Schüchternheit sowie ihrer Verankerung... more...

  • Die Frau im grünen Mantelby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87

    Die englische Pilgerin Margret von Beverley gerät kurz nach ihrer Ankunft im Heiligen Land mitten hinein in den Strudel kriegerischer Ereignisse, als Jerusalem im Herbst 1187 von Saladin belagert wird. Auf die Eroberung der Stadt durch die Muslime folgt für Margret die schwere Zeit der Gefangenschaft. Zusammen mit einigen Einheimischen kann sie sich... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; Not Available

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

  • Analysis of Cultural Differences in Dubaiby Danina Reiser

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 19.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Over the years Dubai has become a cultural melting pot as people go there pursuing career and prosperity. To work and live in such an inhomogeneous environment can be very challenging due to different cultural expectations and values. Only if these differences are acknowledged for what they are, people will coexist harmoniously.... more...

  • Writing the Familyby Kathleen Skott-Myhre; Korinne Weima; Helen Gibbs

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.99

    This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out of their own unique and varied experiences. The text is comprised of three autoethnographies... more...

  • Die freie Entwicklung innerlicher Kraftby Anette Mook

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 52.04

    Im Zentrum dieser Studie stehen die vor 1800 entstandenen Schriften von Wilhelm und Alexander von Humboldt. Das allmähliche Auseinanderdriften von Naturalismus und Historismus am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts hinterließ deutliche Spuren ihres schwierigen Ringens um den Zusammenhalt ihrer naturwissenschaftlichen, philosophischen und anthropologischen Studien.... more...

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