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  • Celebrity, Jo Piazza

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    From $10,000 tweets to making money in the afterlife, a recovering gossip columnist explores the business lessons that power the Hollywood Industrial Complex Why do celebrities get paid so much more than regular people to do a job that seems to afford them the same amount of leisure time as most retirees? What do Bush-era economics have... more...

  • Married Men Make the Best Loversby Ruth Dickson

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 3.99

    If you?re going to adopt a philosophy to live by, make it one that gets your heart pumping and unleashes your spirit of adventure! E-Reads re-releases a classic, smart and sassy advice book from the 1960's, the heyday of the sexual revolution. As one of the most outspoken leaders of the movement, Ruth Dickson unleashes a wicked mind, a razor-edged... more...

  • Das Buch für die Massenby Daniela Völker; Neuhaus Stefan

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Das Taschenbuch - ?die populärste Form eines Buches? (Rolf Heyne). Der Siegeszug des Massenmediums dauert schon über 60 Jahre an, doch welche Eigenschaften machen es so erfolgreich? Wie gliedert es sich ein in den Literaturbetrieb und was hat sich getan von den (inter)nationalen Vorläufern bis heute? Daniela Völker stellt Taschenbuchreihen, deren Gestaltung... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...