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  • Deutungsmuster sozialer Ungleichheitby Patrick Sachweh

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 30.95

    Patrick Sachweh fragt, wie soziale Ungleichheit von Menschen in privilegierten und benachteiligten Lagen wahrgenommen und gerechtfertigt wird. Welche Deutungsmuster liegen der Interpretation und der Verarbeitung eigener Ungleichheitserfahrungen zugrunde? Seine Interviews zeigen, dass Ungleichheit oft als unvermeidbar wahrgenommen wird und dass sich... more...

  • Die Kinder der Massenkulturby Kaspar Maase

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 28.00

    Um 1900 begann in Deutschland das Medienzeitalter, mit Film und Groschenheften, Plakatwerbung und Musikautomaten. Kaspar Maase liest die damalige Debatten um "Schmutz und Schund" als Antwort auf den Übergang zur modernen Mediengesellschaft. Die neuen Medien und ihre Nutzer sollten "gezähmt " werden. Denn mit diesen Medien entstand... more...

  • Distanziertes Mitleidby Tobias Scholz

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 28.00

    Immer öfter werden wir durch Medien Teil einer Solidargemeinschaft, die aus der Distanz Ereignisse verfolgt: Weltmeisterschaften und große Hochzeiten, aber auch Tragödien und Katastrophen. Vor allem Berichte von Naturkatastrophen fordern unsere emotionale Teilhabe heraus. Sie bedienen unsere Schaulust - vor allem aber "managen" sie die gesellschaftliche... more...

  • Diversity in the Power Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...

  • Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umbruchby Friedbert Ottacher; Thomas Vogel

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 16.02

    2015 ist das »Jahr der Entwicklung«, ausgerufen von der Europäischen Kommission. Zeitgleich endet die Ära der Millennium-Entwicklungsziele, die zur Jahrtausendwende von den Vereinten Nationen beschlossen wurden. Ein guter Zeitpunkt, um Bilanz über 65 Jahre Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zu ziehen. Das Fazit der Suche nach neuen Perspektiven: Hilfe nur... more...

  • Eric Hofferby Tom Bethell

    Hoover Institution Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman... more...

  • Feelings at the Marginsby Nils Bubandt; Tom Boellstorff; Michaela Haug; Eric A. Heuser; Martin Ramstedt; Boryano Rickum; Thomas Stodulka; Ferdiansyah Thajib; Baskara T. Wardaya; Thomas Stodulka; Birgitt Röttger-Rössler

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 31.48

    This book integrates social anthropological, political, and historical perspectives on the emotional impact of marginalization, stigmatization and violence in present-day Indonesia. The authors' combined focus on regional particularities and universal dimensions of experiencing and dealing with social, economic and psychological adversities targets... more...

  • Foundations for Social Changeby Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille; Daniel Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 41.99

    This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...

  • From British to Bumiputera Ruleby A B Shamsul

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 44.90

    Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development.... more...

  • The Illusion of Public Opinionby George F. Bishop

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...