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  • The Mathematics of Loveby Hannah Fry

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns?from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage?behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible.... more...

  • Burnoutby Stefanie Graefe

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 25.00

    Whether one finds employment as a bank clerk, a caregiver, a part-timer in an uncertain position, or as a »free« creative, work stress, exhaustion, burnout, and depression have long since become a mass phenomenon. Explanations for the wave of fatigue are many; pharmacological promise of a cure and therapeutic offers related to stress management are... more...

  • City of Crisisby Frank Eckardt; Javier Ruiz Sanchez; Alvaro Buitrago Sevilla

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    The ongoing crisis in Europe has dramatic impact on the life in many Southern European cities: Unemployment, social deprivation, poverty, political instability, severe cuts in the welfare state budgets and a wide spread feeling of despair have eroded much of the social foundation of the cities. In this book, contributors from Spain, Greece, Portugal... more...

  • They Live on The Landby Paul W. Terry; Verner M. Sims; Clarence Mohr

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    "First published in 1940 as part of the information-gathering effort of the TVA, the work examines Gorgas, Alabama, a predominantly white farming settlement. Hailed as the most intensive case study ever made in the South, the book provides a detailed portrait of southern rural life on the verge of extinction." —Florida Historical Quarterly ... more...

  • Sprache und Bildung in Migrationsgesellschaftenby Nadja Thoma; Magdalena Knappik

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Wie und mit welchen Konsequenzen stehen Sprache und Bildung in Migrationsgesellschaften in einem prekarisierten Verhältnis? Der Band knüpft an Arbeiten zu Migrationspädagogik und Rassismuskritik an und vertieft mit seinem Fokus auf Sprache einige in diesem Kontext aufgeworfene Fragen. Sprache ist gleichzeitig Medium der Kommunikation sowie Gegenstand... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • The Postemotional Bullyby Stjepan Mestrovic

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 70.00

    Applying theories of 'post-emotionalism' to the issue of 'the bully' as a social type, Mestrovic argues that while modern society likes to present itself as morally superior, it still contains strong 'barbarian' elements. Case studies focus on bullying and hazing, examined by the case of an American solider who committed suicide in Afghanistan, torture... more...

  • Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]by Gabriel Gutiérrez

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    This two-volume collection of essays addresses the Latino/a experience in present-day America, covering six major areas of importance: education, health, family, children, teens, and violence. more...

  • The Tecumsehs of the International Associationby Brian Martin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is the previously untold story of the London Tecumsehs, an 1870s baseball team that rose to the top ranks of pro ball. The Tecumsehs of London, Ontario, were among the founding members of the International Association in 1877, the first league established to challenge the struggling National League, formed a year earlier. The team played against... more...