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  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This is... more...

  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 36.99

    As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited Theodor W. Adorno, one of the leading figures of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists. Adorno is understood to have viewed mass culture... 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...

  • Looking Forwardby Arthur Bird

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    “The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.? These words, written by Arthur Bird in 1899, were his premonition as to the direction of the US one hundred years in the future. Not only did Bird cover the financial status... more...

  • Our Brave New Worldby Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues to roil our collective mind. We still ponder the questions it raised: What changed that day? What remains of the old? What is truly new? The essays... more...

  • Islamism and the Westby Uriya Shavit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Offering a unique analysis of Islamist ideology, Islamism and the West attempts to explain how- and why-mainstream Islamist leaders have, for the past century, developed and canonized theories which depict theWest as engaged in a sophisticated conspiracy to undermine Muslim identity by cultural means, while morallycollapsing and yearning for the... more...

  • Heimat "Weltbühne"by Alexander Gallus

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 31.97

    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...

  • 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...

  • Das Linksphänomenby Andrej Jendrusch; Manfred Ritschel; Siegfried Wachtel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 14.86

    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...

  • Europäische Einflüsse im amerikanischen Musicalby Marc A. Bauch

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 35.80

    Wie nah oder fern stehen sich das europäische Theater und das amerikanische Musical? Seit Cecil Smith 1950 erstmals die Entwicklung von den europäisch beeinflussten Gattungen des amerikanischen Musiktheaters zum Musical beschrieben hat und zu dem Schluss kam, dass das amerikanische Musical als eigenständige Form anzusehen sei, ist diese Ansicht vorherrschend... more...