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  • Nigel Dempster and the Death of Discretionby Tim Willis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 21.86

    'If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial' - Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain's current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip columnist Nigel Dempster (1941-2007). For a quarter of a century, as the editor of the Daily Mail's Diary, he was the man perfectly placed and qualified... more...

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    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 54.88

    Einleitung 1 ?Ein Weltall lässt sich nur glauben. ? (Plessner ) ?Wer ?s glaubt!? (ein kritischer Zeitgenosse) ?Man kann mit Menschen kein ergiebiges, auch nur verständliches Gespräch über etwas führen, was sie als eine Gegebenheit erachten, wenn man ihnen das Gefühl vermittelt, dass man ihren 2 Glauben für eine Illusion oder eine Verirrung hält.... more...

  • Literary Anthropologyby Fernando Poyatos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 49.95

    The traditional gulf between the theory and practice of literature and the various areas subjoined under anthropology has hindered the development of some very fruitful perspectives in the realm of poetics and the general theory of literature (particularly in its narrative forms). Poyatos' initial idea of literary anthropology as the study of people... more...

  • Citizens' Media against Armed Conflictby Clemencia Rodriguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    For two years, Clemencia Rodríguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodríguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community... more...

  • Ask Grahamby Graham Norton

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    He's been everywhere, he's seen everything. Now Graham Norton's here to solve your problems! Graham Norton is best known as a television presenter, chat show host and comedian. His warm demeanour and dry wit has endeared him to the nation and he is well on his way to securing the status of a national treasure. But as well as presenting and acting,... more...

  • The Singer on the Shoreby Gabriel Josipovici

    Carcanet 2006; US$ 29.99

    The novelist Gabriel Josipovici's new book of essays ranges from writings on the Bible, Shakespeare, Kafka, Borges and the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld to considerations of Rembrandt's self-portraits, death in Tristram Shandy, and what Kierkegaard has to tell us about the writing of fiction. From the title piece, which examines the relationship... more...

  • The View from Hereby Joan Bakewell

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 7.99

    Built loosely on her much-loved Guardian column - "Just 70" - "The View from Here" is Bakewell's discerning and heartwarming account of life at 70 and beyond. A household name and a popular radio and TV broadcaster, Bakewell is the ideal ambassador for challenging what being 70 can mean for women today. All of life, including the taboos of old... more...

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    De Gruyter 1988; US$ 119.71

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    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.48

    This volume takes the view that globalization is not a recent phenomenon, but instead an enduring process, marked by four periods of accelerated change. The Early Modern period in European historiography is linked to our present experience of globalization by way of the diverse global trends that took place during the Age of Modernity.... more...