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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00
This book provides a systematical analysis of all available social and demographic data released by the Chinese government. Additional to western literature, this book provides a good review of relevant research literature published in Chinese. With anacademic background of sociology and demography, the author focuses his analyses on various issues... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
This unique and informative book highlights the relationship between crisis, innovation, and sustainable development, and discusses the necessary conditions required to seize the ecological opportunity. The authors study the strength of change for building a new society, and the theoretical origins and political aspects of environmental concerns. They... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Beyond Globalization highlights how mediated practices have become integral to global culture; how social practices have emerged out of computer-related industries; how contemporary apocalyptic narratives reflect the anxieties of a U.S. culture facing global challenges; and how design, play, and technology help us understand the histories and ideals... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99
Wir leben in einer visuellen Medienkultur, einer ?visual culture?, in der wir ständig mit ?Bildern? verschiedenster Art konfrontiert sind: Werbung versucht, uns mit perfekt inszenierten Images zu verführen, Pressefotos lassen uns zu Augenzeugen entfernter Kriege und Katastrophen werden und Politiker streben danach, sich kameragerecht zu präsentieren.... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00
Why do people from different cultural backgrounds often misunderstand each other even when they use a common language to interact? Why do arguments that we find reasonable not seem so to members of other cultural groups? Global Linguistics addresses these and other basic questions about language and discourse in intercultural communication,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 28.99
Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of... more...
- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00
This study investigates misunderstandings between Germans and Arabs caused by politeness. The data are mostly conversations in the course of private social gatherings. Gumperz' approach to intercultural communication and Brown/Levinson's theory of politeness supply the theoretical framework for the study. The two-sided concept of 'face'... more...
- De Gruyter 2001; US$ 238.00
Volume 5 of the Hittite Etymological Dictionary puts the total work past the mid-point of the alphabetical inventory of the Hittite language. It covers not only words with the initial L, additions and corrections to the earlier volumes, but also the complete indices to comparands in other languages, thus opening up volume 1-5 to other... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 27.99
A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and empowerment and the emergence of gay people onto the media's stage. And yet even as the mass media have been shifting the terms of our public... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication, drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Handbook is structured in five sections and covers historical perspectives, core issues and topics, and... more...