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  • Rescuing the Vulnerableby Beate Althammer; Lutz Raphael; Tamara Stazic-Wendt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 140.00

    In many ways, the European welfare state constituted a response to the new forms of social fracture and economic turbulence that were born out of industrialization-challenges that were particularly acute for groups whose integration into society seemed the most tenuous. Covering a range of national cases, this volume explores the relationship of weak... more...

  • Konsum und Suffizienzby Melanie Speck

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Melanie Speck (geb. Lukas) leistet mit ihrem Buch erstmals einen Überblick über die theoretische und empirische Fundierung von Suffizienz in deutschen Privathaushalten. Damit widmet sie sich einem Kernelement der nachhaltigen Entwicklung, das bisher nur wenig Beachtung in der Gesellschaft gefunden hat. Auf der Basis von 42 Haushaltsinterviews macht... more...

  • Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespanby I. Leslie Rubin; Joav Merrick; Donald E. Greydanus; Dilip R. Patel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 839.00

    This book provides a broad overview of quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on providing the reader a practical approach to dealing with the health and well-being of people with IDD in general terms as well as in dealing with specific conditions. In addition, it offers the reader a perspective... more...

  • Muslimische Milieus im Wandel?by Hilde Weiss; Gülay Ates; Philipp Schnell

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 29.99

    In diesem Band werden soziale und religiös-kulturelleMilieus von MuslimInnen im Generationenwandel dargestellt und die vielfältigeninnerfamiliären Transmissionsprozesse in muslimischen Familien (auf Basis von363 Eltern-Kind-Dyaden) untersucht. ImMittelpunkt der vergleichenden Analysen zwischen den Generationen stehenZusammenhänge zwischen religiösen... more...

  • "Die kann ich nicht ab!" - Ablehnung, Diskriminierung und Gewalt bei Jugendlichen in der (Post-) Migrationsgesellschaftby Kurt Möller; Janne Grote; Kai Nolde; Nils Schuhmacher

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 54.99

    Im Kontext der Debatten um Rassismus, Antisemitismus,antimuslimische Einstellungen, Homosexuellenablehnung und ähnliche Phänomenehat in jüngerer Zeit das Konzept der Gruppenbezogenen Menschenfeindlichkeit(GMF) besondere Prominenz erfahren. Während es sich bislang vornehmlich aufquantitative Untersuchungen bei Erwachsenen konzentrierte, stehen hier... more...

  • Partizipation aus Subjektperspektiveby Meike Nieß

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Erstmals thematisiert Meike Nieß die Rolle und Perspektive von Beteiligten in Partizipationsprozessen, indem beispielhaft die Interessenvertretung von Menschen mit Lernschwierigkeiten in den Blick genommen wird. Durch die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Partizipationsbegriff aus handlungstheoretischer Sicht gelingt der Autorin die Analyse der Bedingungen,... more...

  • Millions Savedby Amanda Glassman; Miriam Temin

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Over the past fifteen years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolutionone that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges. It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive. Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health chronicles... more...

  • Civilized Violenceby David Hansen-Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Civilized Violence provides a social and historical explanation for the popular appeal of cinema violence. There is a significant amount of research on the effects of media violence, but less work on what attracts audiences to representations of violence in the first place. Drawing on historical-sociology, cultural studies, feminist and queer theory,... more...

  • Our Children and Other Animalsby Matthew Cole; Kate Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the socialization of the human use of other animals as resources in contemporary Western society, this book explores the cultural reproduction of human-nonhuman animal relations in childhood. With close attention to the dominant practices through which children encounter animals and mainstream representations of animals in children's culture... more...

  • Children in the Online Worldby Elisabeth Staksrud

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is online risk? How can we best protect children from it? Who should be responsible for this protection? Is all protection good? Can Internet users trust the industry? These and other fundamental questions are discussed in this book. Beginning with the premise that the political and democratic processes in a society are affected by the way in... more...