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  • Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Changeby Malcolm F. Cairns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 67.95

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground fallow to regain its soil fertility. This book brings together... more...

  • Food Utopiasby Paul V. Stock; Michael Carolan; Christopher Rosin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements ? including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty ? consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency, cooperation, mutual aid, freedom, and responsibility.... more...

  • Alter und Alternby Peter Graf Kielmansegg; Heinz Häfner

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.99

    Die Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften lud zwischen 2006 und 2011 zu drei Kolloquien ein, die dem Thema Alter und Altern gewidmet waren. Nach den Dokumentationen der ersten beiden Symposien zur Frage Was ist Alter und zur Perspektive der Naturwissenschaften dokumentiert dieser Band das 3. Symposium, bei dem Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaftler das... more...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.50

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...

  • Comparative Peace Processesby Jonathan Tonge

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    The term ‘peace process’ is now widely used to describe attempts to manage and resolve conflict. As the nature of conflict has changed, so the range of available tools for producing peace has grown. Alongside a plethora of political actions, there is now a greater international awareness of how peace can be brokered and policed. As a result,... more...

  • Tolerationby Andrew Jason Cohen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why.... more...

  • Fetishism and Cultureby Hartmut Böhme

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    Hartmut Böhme?s study of fetishism spans all the way from Christian image magic in the Middle Ages to fetishistic practices in fashion, advertising, sport and popular culture today. In it he provides a thorough exploration of religion, magic, idolatry, sexuality and consumption, charting the mental, scientific and artistic processes through... more...

  • Culture and Wasteby Gay Hawkins; Stephen Muecke

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and politics are at the forefront of a new field of 'ecohumanites.' more...

  • Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Kenneth D. Keith

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95

    "How can psychology teachers incorporate more global research and concepts into their existing or new courses? For the growing number of teachers who seek to do this, this reader is a timely gem. Editor Ken Keith is himself a master teacher, and his introductory chapter on cross-cultural psychology segues into 29 original essays by some leading U.S.... more...

  • Special Focus ? Symbols of Diasporaby Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Symbolic representation is a crucial subject for and a potent heuristic instrument of diaspora studies. This special focus inquires into the forms and functions of symbols of diaspora both in aesthetic practice and in critical discourse, analyzing and theorizing symbolic practices from Shakespeare to Bollywood as well as in critical writings... more...