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- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89
In Theocratic Democracy , Nachman Ben-Yehuda examines more than fifty years of media-reported unconventional and deviant behavior by members of the Haredi community. Ben-Yehuda finds not only that this behavior has happened increasingly often over the years, but also that its most salient feature is violence--a violence not random or precipitated... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99
The Gilded Age is renowned for the excesses of the robber barons and tycoons. The lavishness of their tables impressed contemporaries and historians alike. But what about the eating habits of ordinary Americans at the time? Robert Dirks answers that question by peering through the lens of what then was a newly emerging science of nutrition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies according to type of work and community milieux, it first... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Le luxe moderne ne diffère guère moins de celui du Moyen Âge que le luxe de cette dernière époque ne diffère du luxe antique. Considérée sous le rapport des arts, le luxe du Moyen Âge est éminemment religieux. Les arts profanes s'en dégagent peu à peu, mais ils en revêtent longtemps les formes et en suivent les phases successives." À PROPOS... more...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 28.95
This lively, engaging book investigates the relationship between some of our more beloved popular expressions of national identity and the extent to which the interests of the state appeal to the pleasures of citizens, thus shaping our understanding of what it means to be Canadian. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 175.00
This is the second volume in the author's ongoing inquiry into the extent of income inequality in the East European socialist countries and the effect of market-oriented reforms on patterns of income distribution. Although there has been remarkably little empirical research on this question (in part because of the problem of obtaining reliable data),... more...
- Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95
At first glance a pilgrimage that requires people to walk hundreds of miles, carrying containers of sacred water, looks like a display of religious fundamentalism. But when Vikash Singh walked with the pilgrims of the Kanwar procession in India, he found something entirely different: religion was not a reaction against modernity, but a practical strategy... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99
Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together leading scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 16.87
In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today's young Muslims will be tomorrow's leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems... more...