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  • Der Briefwechsel mit den Jesuiten in China (1689-1714)by Gottfried W Leibniz; Rita Widmaier; Malte L Babin

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2006; US$ 149.36

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Ausgabe eröffnet den Zugang zu einem der ersten Versuche in der europäischen Geschichte, die andere Kultur Chinas zu begreifen und zu bewerten. Zugleich zeigt sie auf, daß Leibniz, der große Rationalist, letztendlich doch noch so sehr der christlich geprägten Tradition des Abendlandes verbunden war, daß er die Erkenntnisse,... more...

  • Bürgerliche Intelligenz um 1800by Hans H. Gerth

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1976; US$ 13.94

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  • Der Adel in der Frühen Neuzeitby Michael Sikora; Kai Brodersen; Martin Kintzinger; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.35

    Bis heute wird die Phantasie des Publikums angeregt von den materiellen Überresten einer kleinen Minderheit innerhalb der Gesellschaft, die der Frühen Neuzeit ihren Stempel aufdrückte wie keine andere Gruppe: Der Adel. Landsitze, Burgen und Schlösser, Gemälde und Berichte vermitteln uns immer noch einen lebendigen Eindruck von den großen Höfen mit... more...

  • Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradeshby Sudha Pai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... more...

  • Professionalismby Eliot Freidson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Eliot Freidson has written the first systematic account of professionalism as a method of organizing work. In ideal-typical professionalism, specialized workers control their own work, while in the free market consumers are in command, and in bureaucracy managers dominate. Freidson shows how each method has its own logic requiring different kinds of... more...

  • Falling Behindby Robert Frank

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels... more...

  • The View From Connor's Hill: a memoirby Barry Heard

    Scribe Publications 2007; US$ 21.99

    Here is the captivating prequel to Well Done, Those Men, Barry Heardâ??s much-loved, deeply moving account of life as a Vietnam veteran. This memoir takes us back into the heart of Heardâ??s experiences as a boy and a young man in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s.Colourful, poignant, and often very funny, The View from Connorâ??s Hill reveals a... more...

  • Growing up Untouchable in Indiaby Vasant Moon; Gail Omvedt; Eleanor Zelliot

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course on what it means to be a Dalit, in the words of one notable Dalit.'-Journal of Asian Studies more...

  • An Introduction to the Buraku Issueby Suehiro Kitaguchi; Alastair McLauchlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan. more...

  • Managing Elitesby Debra J. Schleef

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    How does one become a member of an elite profession? Managing Elites examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and ultimately embrace their dominant positions in society. Using interviews with law and MBA students, the author shows that becoming elite is not a straightforward process without tensions. Successful socialization outcomes?employment... more...