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  • Uganda - Culture Smart!by Ian Clarke

    Kuperard 2014; US$ 4.95

    Once notorious for the tyranny of Idi Amin, immortalized in the film The Last King of Scotland , Uganda has, for the last twenty-six years or so, struggled to overcome its negative image. It has largely been successful. Rated the best country to visit in 2012, it was one named of the best tourist destinations of 2013 by National Geographic magazine.... more...

  • Her Brilliant Careerby Rachel Cooke

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    An exuberant group biography?"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" ( The Guardian )?that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved the way for feminism and laid the foundation of modern women's success. In Her Brilliant Career , Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an... more...

  • Her Brilliant Careerby Rachel Cooke

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    An exuberant group biography?"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" ( The Guardian )?that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved the way for feminism and laid the foundation of modern women's success. In Her Brilliant Career , Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an... more...

  • Body Dumpby Fred Rosen

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 5.99

    In the late 1990s in Poughkeepsie, NY, the bodies of prostitutes were piling up. Lt. Bill Siegrist knew a serial killer was preying on the women. Determined to stop any further killing, Siegrist followed a trail that led him to Kendall Francois, a middle school monitor with the nickname Stinky, because of his slovenly hygiene. When Francois was finally... more...

  • Great Whiteby James Woodford

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 24.54

    I remember thinking two things at the time. Firstly, if it had wanted to eat us we wouldn't have stood a chance and second, it didn't want to eat us. When James Woodford was confronted by half a dozen sharks swimming at full speed, he froze in shock. But he was even more surprised when they swan right past, completely ignoring him. He couldn't... more...

  • Un-Wohl-Gefühleby Monica Greco; Elisabeth Mixa; Sarah Miriam Pritz; Markus Tumeltshammer

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00

    Contemporary Western societies are characterized by a paradox: a social imperative to feel good corresponds with an alarming increase in states of mental distress. Burnout, anxiety, and depression as well as self-perceptions are increasingly based on a therapeutic view. In this book, internationally renowned scientists, among them Christina von Braun,... more...

  • Die Shoah in Geschichte und Erinnerungby Karl-Siegbert Rehberg; Claudia Müller; Patrick Ostermann

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    Die Erinnerung an die Shoah steht 75 Jahre nach Beginn des Zweiten Weltkrieges vor einer Zäsur: In naher Zukunft muss das Gedenken ohne direkte Zeitzeugenschaft auskommen. Persönliche Erzählungen des schmerzvoll Erlebten werden - auch in didaktischen Vergegenwärtigungen - nur noch in bildkünstlerischen, literarischen oder neuen medialen Formen präsent... more...

  • Rethinking the Social through Durkheim, Marx, Weber and Whiteheadby Michael Halewood

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber, suggesting that debates surrounding this concept are still very much alive. more...

  • Symbolische Grenzenby Kerstin Duemmler

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 52.00

    Einwanderer und ihre Nachfahren sind beim Zugang zu gesellschaftlichen Ressourcen und Positionen oft mit Barrieren konfrontiert. Wie werden diese in der Lebenswelt aufrechterhalten und wie werden sie umkämpft? Das Buch gewährt Einblicke in den Schweizer Schulalltag und zeigt, wie Jugendliche Ungleichheiten interaktiv über symbolische Grenzziehungen... more...

  • Die Wissenschaften der Modeby Gabriele Mentges; Gudrun M. König; Michael R. Müller

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 29.00

    Ein Buch über die Modernität der Mode: Während eine Modewissenschaft an deutschsprachigen Universitäten bis heute nicht etabliert wurde, wenden sich verschiedene Disziplinen wie die Germanistik, die Soziologie, die Kulturanthropologie oder die Kunstgeschichte dem Phänomen der Mode zu. Der Band erkundet die Möglichkeiten der Verwissenschaftlichung des... more...