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  • On Photographyby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship... 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...

  • Improvisation und Organisationby Wolfgang Stark; Christopher Dell; David Vossebrecher; Holger Schmidhuber

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 50.00

    Formalized work routines and fossilized structures often are unhelpful for operating in and actively shaping complex and dynamic environments. We need a performative, fluent understanding of organization that is no longer entirely based on rational planning: the often hidden experience-based knowledge (tacit knowing) is the foundation of today's necessary... more...

  • Kulturkontakteby Thomas Pekar; Yuichi Kimura

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 52.00

    Dieses Buch versammelt internationale Beiträge, die verschiedene theoretische Modelle von Kulturkontakten vorstellen sowie historische und aktuelle Kulturkontakte - in erster Linie aus dem Bereich der deutsch-japanischen Beziehungen - behandeln. Hier geht es z.B. um japanische »Selbstvorstellungsdiskurse«, um die Übernahme westlicher Musik in Asien,... more...

  • Städtische Quartiere gestaltenby Rolf Blandow; Judith Knabe; Anne van Rießen

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    Was sind lebenswerte Quartiere? Welche Möglichkeiten und Grenzen kommunaler Konzepte der städtischen Quartierentwicklung gab und gibt es? Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller gesellschaftlicher sowie politischer Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen werden in diesem Band zentrale Fragen der Quartierentwicklung diskutiert. Aus der Sicht von verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen... more...

  • Menschenrechte und Protestby Andreas Pettenkofer

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    Der Erfolg der Idee der Menschenrechte wird oft als Sieg einer allgemeinen, an keinen Kontext gebundenen Vernunft gesehen - Erklärungen verweisen rasch auf transnationale Prozesse. Aus dem Blick geraten dabei jedoch jene lokalen Aneignungen, die eine entscheidende Bedingung dieses Erfolgs bilden. Exemplarische Fallstudien betrachten in diesem Band... more...

  • Zwischen Exotik und Vertrautemby Martina Thomsen; Peter Stachel

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 55.00

    Die ethnische Vielfalt der Habsburgermonarchie und ihrer Nachfolgestaaten prägte einen Tourismus der besonderen Art. Die Beiträge des Bandes nähern sich diesen spezifischen Voraussetzungen aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven: Die Erschließung städtischer und ländlicher Destinationen wird ebenso thematisiert wie die Entwicklung touristischer Konzepte... more...

  • Political animals: representing dogs in modern Russian cultureby Henrietta Mondry

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 119.00

    This book is the first interdisciplinary study of the representation of dogs in Russian discourse since the nineteenth century. Focusing on the correlation between humans and dogs in traditional belief systems, in literature, film and other cultural productions, it shows that the dog as a political construct incorporates various contradictions, with... more...

  • Silence About Race?by Frank Peter

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 45.00

    Racism has become difficult to name in Europe. Racial semantics are shifting, race is coded in multiple ways and the defense of naturalized privilege is today regularly argued so as to preempt accusations of racism. The possibility to address racism as a particular kind of power formation has become complicated. This volume examines how »race« relates... more...

  • A History of Adoption in England and Wales 1850- 1961by Gill Rossini

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Adoption is one of the most emotive and complex subjects in social and family history. Gill Rossini's social history of adoption between 1850 and 1961 uncovers the perspectives of all those concerned in adoption: children, birth relatives, adoptive families, and all the agencies and organisations involved. 

Rossini charts the transformation... more...