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- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 53.00
The distinction between friends and acquaintances is often made in everyday conversation but the significance of this distinction is under-explored. This book argues that acquaintanceship is a topic worthy of investigation in its own right and assesses the overall significance of acquaintances in late modern society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book offers an intellectual history of an emerging technology of peace and explains how the liberal state has come to endorse illiberal subjects and practices. The idea that conflicts are problems that have causes and therefore solutions rather than winners and losers has gained momentum since the end of the Cold War, and it has become more... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99
THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities?in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from assassination to massacre, violence usually emerges from inside the fold. You have more to fear from a spouse, an ex-spouse, or a coworker than... more...
- Editions Rodopi 1905; US$ 104.00
Die Radikalität der Exilerfahrung führte viele ausgewanderte Intellektuelle, Schriftsteller und Künstler dazu, ihre Weltanschauung neu zu orientieren. Dies wirkte sich in vielfacher Hinsicht aus, u.a. philosophisch, psychologisch, sozial, politisch und re more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00
In this volume, gender is seen as a communicative achievement and as a social category interacting with other social parametres such as age, status, prestige, institutional and ethnic frameworks, cultural and situative contexts. The authors come from a variety of backgrounds such as sociology of communication, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 143.00
We develop a new theory of the cognitive changes around 4 years of age by trying to explain why understanding of false belief and of alternative naming emerge at this age (Doherty & Perner, 1998). We make use of the notion of discourse referents (DR: Karttunen, 1976) as it is used in File Change Semantics (Heim, 2002), one of the early forms of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
Animated interactive characters and robots that are able to function in human social environments are being developed by a large number of research groups worldwide. Emotional expression, as a key element of human social interaction and communication, is often added in an attempt to make them appear more natural to us. How can such artefacts be given... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00
Telephone helplines have become one of the most pervasive sites of expert-lay interaction in modern societies throughout the world. Yet surprisingly little is known of the in situ , language-based processes of help-seeking and help-giving behavior that occurs within them. This collection of original studies by both internationally renowned and emerging... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99
In Friend v. Friend, Ethan J. Leib takes stock of friendship--the most ancient of social institution--and its ongoing transformations, and contends that it could benefit from better and more sensitive public policies. Leib shows that the law has not kept up with changes in our society: it sanctifies traditional family structures but has no thoughtful... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
As racially-based inequalities and spatial segregation deepen - strained by emergent problems associated with climate change, ever-widening differences between wealth and poverty, and the global economic crisis - this book issues a timely call for just and sustainable development. more...