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  • Man and His Futureby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Peranakan Indians of Singapore and Melakaby Samuel S Dhoraisingam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 49.50

    This book offers a glimpse into an almost unknown but distinct community in Singapore and Malaysia: the Peranakan Indians. Overshadowed by the larger, more widespread and more influential Peranakan Chinese, this tightly knit community likewise dates back to early colonial merchants who intermingled with and married local Malays in Malacca. Most Peranakan... more...

  • Das Prinzip Mütterlichkeit - geschlechterübergreifende soziale Ressourceby Isabella Heidinger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 54.99

    Vorwort Vorwort Ein Buch über Mütterlichkeit und ein Aufruf zum Perspektiven- und Pa- digmenwechsel. Kann das gutgehen? Von vielen Seiten gab es Bedenken: Dieses Thema ist vergangenheitsbelastet, für junge Leute schon gar nicht interessant ? ein Thema, bei dem höchstens Beifall von der falschen Seite zu erwarten wäre und das in kurzer Zeit in der öffentlichen... more...

  • Menschlichkeit im Sozialmarktby DRK-Generalsekretariat; Gabriele Rössler; Christina Wildenauer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 44.99

    Zunehmender Wettbewerb, die Berücksichtigung betriebswirtschaftlicher Kennzahlen und die Suche nach alternativen Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten stellen Beispiele der Ökonomisierung der Wohlfahrts- und Sozialarbeit dar. Inwieweit beeinflusst diese Ökonomisierung die Menschlichkeit in der täglichen Sozialarbeit? Hier muss die Umsetzung der DRK-Grundsätze... more...

  • Die chinesische Community in Bukarestby Rixta Wundrak

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 54.99

    Chinesische Pioniere kamen in den turbulenten 1990er Jahren erstmals nach Bukarest und verkauften ihre Waren aus dem Handgepäck. Heute befindet sich dort eines der größten Importzentren Osteuropas. Rixta Wundrak schildert einen neuen Migrationsprozess nach Europa, der weder im politischen noch im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs Beachtung fand. Im Gegenteil,... more...

  • Australia's Best Eco-friendly Holidaysby Ken Eastwood

    Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Responsible travel is the buzz word of today’s travel industry, as reports continue to predict a grim future for our planet. Australia’s Best Eco-friendly Holidays is the first book of its kind to focus on where and how to travel in Australia with minimal impact on the environment. Featuring stunning images and a fresh, modern design that... more...

  • The Tapestry of Cultureby Abraham Rosman; Paula G. Rubel; Maxine Weisgrau

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 74.99

    The most exciting thing about anthropology is that it enables the student to become acquainted with people of different cultures. The Tapestry of Culture provides the student with the basic concepts necessary to understand these different cultures while showing that cultural variations occur within certain limits. Though the forces of globalization... more...

  • The Accompanimentby Paul Rabinow

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, Paul Rabinow contends that to make sense of the contemporary anthropologists must invent new forms of inquiry. He begins with an extended rumination on what he gained from two of his formative mentors: Michel Foucault and Clifford... more...

  • A Life-Course Perspective on Migration and Integrationby Matthias Wingens; Michael Windzio; Helga de Valk; Can Aybek

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    The ubiquitous social science paradigm of the life course approach is, unaccountably, less used in studying migrant populations and their integration patterns. This book redresses the balance, with case studies that apply the method to migrant integration. more...

  • Frictionby Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures,... more...

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