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  • Entgrenzungen des Wahnsinnsby Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    The rise of psychiatry in the second half of the 19 th century was accompanied by a number of dislocations. Modern artistic tendencies, deviant sexual behavior, and other maladaptive social behavior patterns were psycho-pathologized, and the notion of insanity took on new connotations. The book discusses these diverse phenomena in an... more...

  • The Eurasian Triangleby Hiroaki Kuromiya; Georges Mamoulia

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The Eurasian triangle of Russia, the Caucasus, and Japan is a forgotten history of cardinal importance that, stretching from the Russo-Japanese War to World War II, influenced Western Cold War strategies. This book is also the story of a friendship rare in international politics between two unlikely partners unspoiled by political vicissitudes. more...

  • Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aidby Peter Shapely; Anne Borsay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The history of the voluntary sector in British towns and cities has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years. Nevertheless, whilst there have been a number of valuable contributions looking at issues such as charity as a key welfare provider, charity and medicine, and charity and power in the community, there has been no book length... more...

  • Natur und Herrschaftby Kay Peter Jankrift; Alexander Kagerer; Christian Kaiser; María Ángeles Martín Romera

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    These conference proceedings address the shifting meanings, upheavals, invalidations, and validations linked to different perceptions of "natural" rule. A focus is placed on widespread strategies for legitimizing and delegitimizing political office holders in pre-modern societies by means of recurrent recourse to "natural" criteria marking an individual... more...

  • Abschied vom Kalten Krieg?by Jan Hansen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00

    The controversy about NATO?s Double-Track Decision unsettled West German society in the 1980s. It especially affected the Social Democrats, who were split between the policies of their Chancellor and the peace movement. The author draws on extensive sources to examine the dispute over the deployment of additional US atomic weapons. He... more...

  • Ordinary Organisationsby ; Stefan hl

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    99% of all Jewish killings during the Holocaust were carried out by members of state organizations. In this groundbreaking book, Stefan Kühl offers a new analysis of the integral role that membership of organizations played in facilitating the annihilation of European Jews under the Nazis. Drawing on the well-researched case of the mass killings... more...

  • Challenging times, challenging administrationby Chris McInerney

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00 US$ 86.00

    Explores the relationship between public administration and social justice in Ireland more...

  • Fractured Modernityby Thomas Welskopp; Alan Lessoff

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 84.00

    The ten essays in this volume deal with the debates and conflicts about modernity in a period of American history when the tensions and strains caused by seemingly unrestrained change and the reactions to it were particularly severe and tangible. Partly concentrating on the margins or dark underworlds of modernity, such as racism and violence,... more...

  • Tatort Unternehmenby Hartmut Berghoff; Cornelia Rauh; Thomas Welskopp

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    This book uses major historical examples to investigate the connection between white-collar crime and corporations. The authors present notorious cases of white-collar crime, search for the perpetrators? motives, and cast light on the ? typically far-reaching ? negative implications for all those involved, including the perpetrators, the affected... more...