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  • Germans or Foreigners?by Peter Schmidt; Richard Alba; Martina Wasmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    Is Germany still the "ethnic nation" par excellence? This book, drawing on some of the most extensive attitudinal data about immigrant and ethnic minorities ever collected there, reveals a far more complicated picture, which simultaneously confounds and confirms this long-standing characterization. more...

  • Changing Franceby Dr Pepper D. Culpepper; Peter A. Hall; Bruno Palier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 42.00

    How do European states adjust to international markets? Why do French governments of both left and right face a public confidence crisis? In this book, leading experts on France chart the dramatic changes that have taken place in its polity, economy and society since the 1980s and develop an analysis of social change relevant to all democracies. more...

  • Revolutions in Development Inquiryby Robert Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95

    Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty years, and reflects on their transformative potential for the future. This book breaks new ground by describing and analysing the evolution... more...

  • Recasting Welfare Capitalismby Mark Vail

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 60.50

    In Recasting Welfare Capitalism, Mark Vail employs a sophisticated and original theoretical approach to compare welfare states and political-economic adjustment in Germany and France. He examines how and why institutional change takes place and what factors characterize economic evolution when moving from times of prosperity to more austere periods... more...

  • Right-Wing Extremism in Contemporary Germanyby Gerard Braunthal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This study of the German right-extremist movement looks at the three rightist political parties, neo-Nazi groups, skinhead gangs, and New Right intellectuals. It poses the question whether, at a time of global recession, the existing democratic system is resilient enough to meet the challenges posed by the xenophobic and racist groups. more...

  • The Sociology of Elite Distinctionby Professor Jean-Pascal Daloz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 34.50

    This major new contribution to the study of consumption examines how dominant groups express and display their sense of superiority through material and aesthetic attributes, demonstrating that differences from one society to another, and across historical periods, challenge current understandings of elite distinction. more...

  • Beyond Political Correctnessby Christine Anton; Frank Pilipp

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 81.00

    The articles assembled in this book discuss important questions about German society and the very notion of what being German means in the age of globalization and the vanishing of nation-states in a continuously strengthening European Union; the question about what is German culture in a postmodern era; and how the past affects and shapes the present... more...

  • Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germanyby Thomas Robisheaux

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 37.00

    A probing study of German village life between the early Reformation and the Thirty Years' War. more...

  • Zeiterleben und Zeithandeln Erwerbstätigerby Nadine M. Schöneck

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 20.41

    Wer sich mit der Zeitthematik im aktuellen Diskurs befasst, könnte meinen, auf eine moderne Diskussion gestoßen zu sein. Dabei hat bereits Seneca (wahrsche- lich 4 vor Christus bis 65 nach Christus) ein Traktat über die Zeit geschrieben, das den bemerkenswerten Titel ?Von der Kürze des Lebens? (im lateinischen Original: ?De brevitate vitae?) trägt... more...

  • Die Frau im NS-Staatby Dorothee Klinksiek

    De Gruyter 1982; US$ 26.20

    Im Dritten Reich wurde Frauenpolitik verstanden als die "Weckung, Erziehung und Erneuerung der Frauen zu ihrer Aufgabe als Hüterin des Quellgebietes der Nation: des nationalen Liebeslebens, der Ehe, Mutterschaft und Familie, des Blutes und der Rasse, der Jugend und des Volkstums". Wie diese schwülstigen Phrasen aus dem Programm der NS-Frauenschaft... more...