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- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.99
In dieser Arbeit wird der Versuch unternommen, methodische, theoretische und empirische Bausteine für eine angemessene Erforschung der Lebensführung und -stilisierung im Alter und über den Lebensverlauf hinweg zu liefern. Im ersten Teil wird der bisherige theoretische und empirische Forschungsstand systematisch rekonstruiert, woraus Schlussfolgerungen... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
The Ephemeral Civilization is an astonishing intellectual feat in which Graeme Snooks develops an original and ground-breaking analysis of changing sociopolitical forms over the past 3,000 years. Snooks challenges the prevailing theories of social evolutionism with an innovative approach which also looks ahead to the twenty-first century. The Ephemeral... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes?from global tourism to undocumented labor?have led to the fact... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
Assembling a high profile group of scholars and practitioners, this book investigates the interplay of forecasting; warnings about, and responses to, known and unknown transnational risks. It challenges conventional accounts of 'failures' of warning and preventive policy in both the academic literature and public debate. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking.... more...
- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...
- WND Books 2013; US$ 19.95
If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 160.00
Imagology Revisited brings together in one volume essays written over a forty-year period on the perception and representation of foreign countries and peoples, the other. The book traces the emergence of national and ethnic stereotypes in the early modern age and studies their evolution and multiple functions in a wide range of texts from... more...