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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00
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...
- 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...
- Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.95
This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them--a fascinating look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate, repair,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95
The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 18.02
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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 70.00
The OECD contributes to the improvement of the financial management of major catastrophes both through the activities of the International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and through the leadership of its High-Level Advisory Board. This publication compiles a series of reports reflecting the OECDs extensive work... 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...