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  • One World or Many?by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Today's modern age of globalization is creating commonalities throughout the people of the world: Chinese food is eaten in South America, Fanta is enjoyed in South Africa, and Australians can purchase Swedish furniture. Western influences, particularly from American culture, have seeped into other countries and changed local standards, tastes,... more...

  • Consuming Passionsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 16.99

    Judith Williamson explores how our cultural tastes, in films, food, television, advertising, music poetry, song lyrics,photography,political movements and even the BritishRoyal Family influence our thinking and how we govern our own lives, and shape those of our children more...

  • Mittelalter im Laborby Michael Borgolte; Juliane Schiel; Bernd Schneidmüller; Annette Seitz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    Mit diesem Band präsentiert das Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft ?Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter? erste Ergebnisse seiner Arbeit. Von Anfang an war ihm die Aufgabe gestellt, das mittelalterliche Europa in transkultureller Perspektive und auf Wegen einer transdisziplinären... more...

  • Werke des Philosophen von Sanssouci / Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans-Souciby Vanessa de Senarclens; Jürgen Overhoff; Hans W. Schumacher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    Die "Werke des Philosophen von Sanssouci / ?uvres du Philosophe de Sans-Souci" sind ein außergewöhnliches historisches Dokument und ein Manifest der praktischen Philosophie der Aufklärung. Sie beinhalten eine aufschlussreiche Auswahl von Gedichten aus der Feder Friedrichs des Großen, die er selbst nach sehr persönlichen Kriterien zusammenstellte... more...

  • All Life is Problem Solvingby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the Preface All Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This collection illuminates Popper's process of working... more...

  • Early Civilizationsby Kate Kelly

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    The story of early medicine is one of magic and sorcery, religion and prayers, shamans and surgeons, and ingenuity and experimentation. All manner of successes and failures also dot the backdrop of early medicine. The health challenges of the time were many, ranging from near-fatal accidents to a wide variety of mysterious illnesses. Despite very little... more...

  • Kulturwelt, Diskurs und Lebensstilby Rainer Diaz-Bone

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 21.61

    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...

  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    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... more...

  • The Northern Earldomsby Barbara E. Crawford

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 17.99

    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...