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  • 2003?2009 (Die Berliner Republik)by Renate Köcher

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 294.99

    For 60 years the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach has been running surveys on all aspects of life in Germany and publishing the results in the Allensbacher Jahrbücher der Demoskopie. The 12th volume continues this comprehensive documentation of the lives, thoughts and feelings of German people. Once again, the most important and interesting... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Hateby Sandrine Sanos

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    The Aesthetics of Hate examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals, showing that they defined Frenchness in racial, gendered, and sexual terms. A broad, ambitious cultural and intellectual history, the book offers a provocative reinterpretation of a topic that has long been the subject of controversy. In works... more...

  • Angstzonenby Uta Döring

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 38.20

    Die Studie untersucht die Erscheinungsformen rechtsextremer Dominanz im öffentlichen Raum (?Angstzonen?). Auf der Basis von Feldbeobachtungen und Interviews mit den wichtigsten lokalen Akteuren wird das Auftreten rechter Gesellungen an verschiedenen Orten in vier ostdeutschen Städten beschrieben. Eine Medienanalyse rekonstruiert zudem die öffentliche... more...

  • Authority and Sexuality in Early Modern Burgundy (1550-1730)by James R. Farr

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    A sociocultural analysis of the relationships among law, religion, and sexual morality in Burgundy during the Catholic Reformation, this book is divided into two, interrelated parts: the world of prescription and the world of practice. The first part examines the construction of authority, focusing primarily upon Burgundy's dominant elite legal community.... 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...

  • Biographien jenseits von Erwerbsarbeitby Birgit Reißig

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 32.86

    Das Thema der sozialen Exklusion wird seit einigen Jahren auch in Deutschland heftig diskutiert. Allerdings liegen in nur geringer Zahl empirische Arbeiten zum Thema vor. Das Buch behandelt die Frage des Ausmaßes sozialer Exklusion und die Möglichkeiten ihrer Bewältigung. Dabei werden explizit die Prozesse sozialer Ausgrenzung in den Blick genommen.... 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...

  • Conflict and Compromise in East Germany, 1971-1989by Jeannette Madarász

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    This extensively researched empirical analysis of the GDR in the years 1971-1989 challenges current historical interpretations of GDR history. It focuses on four social groups - youth, women, writers and Christians - to highlight the stability of this socialist society until 1987. The strength of the regime is shown to have been based on a continuously... more...

  • Cultures of Violence in the New German Streetby Patricia Anne Simpson

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 82.99

    This book examines the street as both a material and ideological space constructed by cultural anxieties and affiliations. The early twenty-first century brought a new cartography of the street that inscribes a narrative of identity and difference, engaging discources of political, economic, and ethnic subjectivities. more...

  • Destandardisierung, Differenzierung, Individualisierungby Simone Scherger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 47.08

    Der Ablauf menschlichen Lebens ist sozial strukturiert. Übergänge im Lebenslauf werden durch gesellschaftliche Vorgaben und Rahmenbedingungen mitbestimmt und unter an- rem über das Bildungssystem und den Wohlfahrtsstaat organisiert. Sie werden durch in- viduelle Akteure gedeutet, welche sich dabei sich dabei an bestimmten Werten und Normen orientieren.... more...