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- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 131.99
This volume presents alternative trajectories for how to take steps toward achieving a theoretically informed understanding of present analytical and practical challenges (in terms of social, sociological, and critical theory), and looks beyond pluralism and fragmentation to the kind of roles social theorists may be playing in the future. more...
- NYU Press 2012; US$ 28.00
While the term ?culture wars? often designates the heated arguments in the English-speaking world spiraling around race, the canon, and affirmative action, in fact these discussions have raged in diverse sites and languages. Race in Translation charts the transatlantic traffic of the debates within and between three zones?the U.S., France, and Brazil.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00
The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95
El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 179.66
This book investigates how German-language texts from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era helped to form collective and individual identities through their handling of social norms. Using case studies, the contributors analyze the shaping of norms for different text types, social groups, and genders. They also define the scope allowed... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Rey Chow is arguably one of the most prominent intellectuals working in the humanities today. Characteristically confronting both entrenched and emergent issues in the interlocking fields of literature, film and visual studies, sexuality and gender, postcolonialism, ethnicity, and cross-cultural politics, her works produce surprising connections... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 29.99
You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 19.99
Everything you should know--but PC professors won't teach--about our Western heritage Western civilization is the envy of the globe. It has given to the world universally accepted understandings of human rights (rooted in Judeo-Christian principles), created standards for art, music, and literature that have never been equaled, and originated political... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
America's preeminent intellectual historian of modern Japan inaugurates a challenging debate on the arbitrary cultural divisions of our world, and in the process sheds light on the troubling academic enterprise called "area studies." This is one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity -- as... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 31.99
Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth. Such is Cockaigne.... more...