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  • Fußball, ich habe einen Traumby Patrick Küppers

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 11.35

    Messi, Maradona und Pelé sprechen dieselbe Sprache - die Sprache des schönen Spiels. Denn Fußball ist genau das: Ein System von Zeichen, eine Sprache. Und in seinen größten Momenten wird er zur Poesie. Für dieses Potenzial wird der Fußball weltweit von Millionen geliebt. Patrick Küppers analysiert die Highlights der Fußballgeschichte und macht in knapper... more...

  • Der Tod steht uns gutby Tobias Quast

    Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung 2012; US$ 4.76

    Unser Umgang mit dem Tod erscheint paradox: Einerseits verdrängen wir ihn und seine grundlegende Bedeutung für unser Leben aus dem Bewusstsein, andererseits begegnet er uns immer öfter in Film und Fernsehen. Symbole, allen voran der Totenkopf, schmücken in vielfältiger Weise unsere Kleidung und Accessoires. Jahrhundertelang erinnerten uns diese Symbole... more...

  • Consumption in Chinaby LiAnne Yu

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Consumption practices in China have been transformed at an unprecedented pace. Under Mao Zedong, the state controlled nearly all aspects of what people consumed, from everyday necessities to entertainment and the media; today, shoddy state-run stores characterized by a dearth of choices have made way for luxury malls and hypermarkets filled with a... more...

  • The Mammoth Book Of Weird Recordsby Jim Theobald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    Everyone?s heard of Usain Bolt, but how many people know about Dineka Maguire? Like Bolt, the Irish woman is a world record holder but in the rather lesser known sport of bog snorkelling. She is just one of the hundreds of unsung heroes featured in this book chronicling the people who go to bizarre lengths to break world records in the weirdest categories;... more...

  • Diskriminierung im HipHop: Sexismus in der Jugendkulturby Nadja Bente

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 13.88

    Ein wesentliches Kriterium von Jugendkulturen liegt in der Abgrenzung zur bürgerlichen Welt von Erwachsenen. Damit stehen gerade Eltern wie auch Praxiskräfte in der Sozialen Arbeit vor dem Problem, nur sporadischen Einblick in diese, ihnen sonst verschlossen bleibende Welt zu erhalten. Wie kaum eine andere (ehemalige) Jugendkultur gewann der HipHop... more...

  • Loyalty in Our Time (Chinese Language)by Clarrie Burke

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    In today?s world, where fewer people seem to live anymore by a code of loyalty, has the "old-fashioned" concept outlived its purpose?This new Chinese book will have you debating the topic of Loyalty in Our Time: Does Loyalty Matter Anymore? While on a cruise, the subject of loyalty was raised by the author. A retired school teacher present lamented,... more...

  • Fault Linesby Gus diZerega

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 18.95

    The United States is suffering its greatest upheaval since the Civil War?politically, economically, socially, religiously. With elegant, sweeping vision, Gus diZerega explores the complex causes leading us to this point, comparing them to giant fault lines that, when they erupt, create enormous disturbance and in time new landscapes. He traces the... more...

  • Thriving in the Crosscurrentby James Kenney

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    "Are we living in an age of moral decay or moral growth?" James Kenney asks his audiences in talks in the U.S. and abroad. The pessimists win out, citing everything from road rage to economic crisis, religious fanaticism, global violence, and environmental disasters. But the good news, says Kenney, is that what we see is not what we get. We misperceive... more...

  • Good Toys, Bad Toysby Andrew McClary

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95

    In early America, most children had only a few toys and parents received advice from family and friends on the best ways to make and use toys. By the early 1900s the Industrial Revolution was producing a new world of toys and giving more parents the wealth to buy them. Mass media also sang the praises of these new factory-made, store-bought toys, but... more...

  • Green: A Field Guide to Marijuanaby Dan Michaels

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 23.99

    Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful. The "Primer" section explores the culture of this complex... more...