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  • Zur Aktualität von Erving Goffmanby Michael Dellwing

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; Not Available

    Erving Goffmans zeitlose Klassiker liefern eine unprätentiöse, alltagsnahe und hinterlistige Soziologie: Er holt seine Leser an ihrer Alltagserfahrung ab, verfremdet diese langsam und führt sie so zu Grundeinsichten der Disziplin: Er zeigt an leicht nachvollziehbaren Szenen der face to face-Interaktion, wie bemerkenswert das scheinbar Unbemerkenswerte... more...

  • Alltagsmoralenby Robert Hettlage; Alfred Bellebaum

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    Im Alltag wissen wir über vieles so gut Bescheid, dass wir im Allgemeinen richtig ?funktionieren? können. Dieses Vorwissen ist aber kein methodisch erarbeitetes und kritisch reflektiertes Wissen über Zusammenhänge oder Gründe und Motive, schon gar nicht über gesellschaftliche Verknüpfungen. Insofern hat der Alltag seine eigene ?Logik?, seine eigenen... more...

  • And Man Created Godby Selina O'Grady; O'; Selina Grady

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 13.84

    At the time of Jesus's birth, the world was in ferment. Across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia - societies rife with gods and messiahs, priests and warriors - the old certainties of family, village and tribe were being overturned. Religion was becoming the source of order and stability. And Man Created God takes the reader on a dazzling... more...

  • Bad Things in the Nightby Beth Ellis

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.18

    A young girl at the mercy of her abusive stepfather and the religious community that protects him - Bad Things in the Night is a moving true story of pain and triumph. As a child Beth was imprisoned within a Jehovah's Witness family, kept away from her mother, forbidden from wearing a school skirt above her knees by day, abused by her stepfather... more...

  • Behind Closed Doorsby Ngaire Thomas

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 15.09

    A gripping and revealing first-hand account of one family's experience in the Exclusive Brethren community in New Zealand. Ngaire Thomas grew up, married and raised her children within the Exclusive Brethren church in the Palmerston North area. In plain, non-judgemental style, Ngaire describes life inside this community with its strict rules. She... more...

  • Beyond Beliefby Jenna Miscavige Hill; Lisa Pulitzer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.85

    Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief , she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org?the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from... more...

  • Beyond Secularism and Jihad?by Peter D. Beaulieu

    UPA 2012; US$ 99.99

    Peter D. Beaulieu examines the challenges to secular modernity and Islam as they encounter one another. By restoring a place at the table for Trinitarian Christianity alongside the monotheism of Islam and the skeptical indifference of Western rationalism, Beaulieu broadens the pallet of inter-religious and intercultural contact points. more...

  • Bounded Choiceby Janja Lalich

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...

  • Bridge or Barrierby Gerrie ter Haar; James J. Busuttil

    BRILL 2004; US$ 62.00

    The book discusses the transformative role of religion in situations of violent conflict. It considers both the constructive and destructive sides of religious belief and particularly explores ways in which religion(s) may contribute to transforming conflict into peace. more...

  • Canadian-Daoist Poetics, Ethics, and Aestheticsby John Z. Ming Chen; Yuhua Ji

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 179.00

    This monograph takes an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to 20th and 21st -century Canadian Daoist poetry, fiction and criticism in comparative, innovative and engaging ways. Of particular interest are the authors? refreshing insights into such holistic and topical issues as the globalization of concepts of the Dao, the Yin/Yang, the Heaven-Earth-Humanity... more...