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  • The Terror of Historyby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    This book reflects on Western humanity's efforts to escape from history and its terrors--from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections,... more...

  • Kulturwelt, Diskurs und Lebensstilby Rainer Diaz-Bone

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 59.99

    Das Buch legt die Theorie und Methode für die Analyse des lebensstilsbezogenen Sinns kultureller Genres vor. Die Kultursoziologie von Pierre Bourdieu wird aus diskurstheoretischer Sicht kritisiert: Bourdieus ?Analyse des Sprechens? gesteht der diskursiven Praxis keine Eigengesetzlichkeit in der sozialen Konstruktion lebensstilbezogener Wertigkeiten... more...

  • Die höfische Literatur der Blütezeitby L. Peter Johnson

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 49.00

    The entire history covers writings in German from their beginnings in the 8th century to the beginning of the modern era. This volume treats the Blütezeit , a period of unsurpassed, intense literary activity from ca. 1160 to 1230. It seeks to create an impression of literary production at the time by using as models the courts of two... more...

  • Das Linksphänomenby Andrej Jendrusch; Manfred Ritschel; Siegfried Wachtel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.88

    Hauptbeschreibung Warum sitzt das Herz links und ist die DNA-Spirale mit unserem genetischen Code linksgedreht? Wieso wird in Stadien immer linksherum gelaufen und weicht der Mensch in Notsituationen zumeist nach links aus? Aus welchem Grund liegen in Kaufhäusern die wichtigen Waren links und warum gilt links als weiblich?Der Mikrobiologe Siegfried... more...

  • Heimat "Weltbühne"by Alexander Gallus

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 25.58

    Hauptbeschreibung Die "Weltbühne" war eine der herausragenden politisch­kulturellen Zeitschriften der Weimarer Republik. Sie galt schon früh als Inbegriff für kritisches Engagement in Deutschland, und von ihr ging eine weit über ihr Verbot im März 1933 hinausreichende Wirkungskraft aus. Für viele Intellektuelle bildete sie eine geistige Heimat, deren... more...

  • Knowing our futureby Michael Lee

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 16.00

    The received conventional wisdom within the global futurist community is that the future is unknowable. Knowing our future outlines a full theory of how knowable the future really is. Using case studies of prescient predictions of the social future from the time of the French Revolution through to the present Michael Lee argues that there are sound... more...

  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    Göran Therborn is Professor of Sociology at University of Cambridge. more...

  • The Northern Earldomsby Barbara E. Crawford

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of the... more...

  • Age of the Sagesby Mark W. Muesse

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day. more...

  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 36.99

    In sum, the book is a refreshing departure from the frequent tendency to bash and dismiss Adorno without further ado, or the tendency of his followers to simply celebrate him as the greatest theorist of the contemporary moment. Cook's book should thus beof significant use to those interested in Adorno and critical theory, cultural studies and mass... more...