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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99
In Broken Bonds, Mitch Pearlstein explores the declining state of the American family and what its disintegration means for our future. Based on candid interviews with over 30 leading family experts across the political spectrum, Pearlstein ruminates on the political, social, and spiritual fallout of this trend. In honest and frank conversations,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 32.50
Ensuring the population?s physical safety is one of the core tasks of any government. In general, a government is typically held accountable for safe handling of hazardous substances, food safety, flood protection, controlling and preventing infectious diseases, as well as managing risks engendered by new technologies. In 2011, the Dutch Ministry... more...
- Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95
Both green and red analyses of capitalism?s deepening contradictions have acknowledged the close relation of economic and environmental crises. But environmentalists have not yet fully integrated social and historical factors in their scathing indictment of the current disaster. Capitalism in the Web of Life will undoubtedly help to change that.... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
In The Glass Half Full , filmmaker Eleanor Yule and academic David Manderson identify cultural miserablism as an important aspect of Scottish life.Yule and Manderson explore where this bleak take on Scottish life came from, its literary and cultural expressions, and in particular, identify this phenomenon in film and how it has risen to the level of... more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 13.60
Religiöser Pluralismus ist in nahezu allen westlichen, aber auch in vielen sich entwickelnden Gesellschaften zu einer zentralen sozialen und politischen Herausforderung avanciert. Die neue Vielfalt speist sich aus Einwanderungsprozessen, der stärkeren Sichtbarkeit religiöser Minderheiten und auch nicht zuletzt aus der wachsenden Zahl derer, die überhaupt... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Since its establishment in 1965 the National Endowment for the Humanities has distributed many millions of dollars in grants. Has the money been well spent? What impact have the Endowment's programs had on the academic community, the schools, and the public at large? In this first book-length study of the Endowment, Stephen Miller offers a trenchant... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.99
During the late 1970s and 1980s speaking out about the traumatic reality of incest and rape was a rare and politically groundbreaking act. Today it is a ubiquitous feature of popular culture and its political value uncertain. In Violence and the Cultural Politics of Trauma, Jane Kilby explores the complexity and consequences of this shift in giving... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
This rare focus on the politics of contemporary Greece explores in particular the country?s processes of public policy-making. It is more than thirty years since the restoration of democracy in Greece and in this period the country has undergone a number of major changes. Domestic political tensions have arisen from the pressures of ?Europeanization?... more...