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Sociology

  • ... denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun! - Warum Politik und Gesetzgebung so oft irrenby Hans-Peter Schwintowski

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 79.01

    Regeln sind unser Leben. Aber, ob sie das bewirken, was sie bewirken sollen, wissen wir oft erst im Nachhinein und häufig erst dann, wenn es zu spät ist. Die Finanzkrise steht als warnendes Beispiel vor uns, die Eurokrise ebenfalls, die Rückfallquoten des Strafrechts oder die starren Altersgrenzen lassen grüßen. Es gilt der Satz: ?? denn sie wissen... more...

  • ...And Then I Became Gayby Ritch Williams-Savin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    "...And Then I Became Gay is about the lives of young men who express the complications, adversities, and satisfactions of being a sexual outsider in North America during the 1980s and 1990s. Consisting of narratives which chronicle developmental progression from first memories of being attracted to other males to a subsequent integration of their... more...

  • "A Problem From Hell"by Samantha Power

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans . more...

  • "Altern ja ? aber gesundes Altern"by Mone Spindler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 59.99

    Die Anti-Aging-Medizin in Deutschland ist angetreten, um Anti-Aging als seriöse Präventivmedizin neu zu begründen. Worin besteht die Neubegründung? Wie ist sie zu bewerten? Um das zu klären, wird ein kontextualisierter Begriff von Anti-Aging vorgeschlagen und der multidisziplinäre Forschungsstand aufgearbeitet. Ausgehend von einer Vermittlung zwischen... more...

  • "Anerkennung" als Prinzip der Kritischen Theorieby Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    The author shows why implementing the project of a critical social theory in the tradition of the Frankfurt School based on recognition theory can yield promising results. In this context, the category of recognition is of special value because by using recognition theory, social relationships can be both analyzed and criticized. This... more...

  • 'Archaeologizing' Heritage?by Michael Falser; Monica Juneja

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 159.00

    This book investigates notions of 'archaeological heritage' from colonial times to the present. Incorporating approaches from humanities and engineering, it includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. more...

  • 'Bread and Circuses'by Tim Cornell; Dr Kathryn Lomas; Kathryn Lomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...

  • "Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"by Scott Larson

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

     The antagonism between urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs and master builder Robert Moses may frame debates over urban form, but in "Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind," Scott Larson aims to use the Moses-Jacobs rivalry as a means for examining and understanding the New York City administration's redevelopment strategies and actions. By... more...

  • 'City of the Future'by Mateusz Laszczkowski

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ideologies and representations alongside the memories and dreams of the city's longstanding residents and recent migrants.... more...

  • "Das da draußen ist ein Zoo, und wir sind die Dompteure"by Henning van den Brink; Thomas Schweer; Hermann Strasser; Natalie Scherer; Marion Lillig; Steffen Zdun; Güler Celikbas

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 39.99

    Der Titel des Buches stammt nicht von Horst Schimanski, dem Tatort-Kri- nalkommissar in Diensten der Duisburger Polizei, sondern von einem wirklichen Polizisten aus der Duisburger Szene. Der Titel könnte allerdings den Leser zu der Vermutung verführen, dass hier die Rückkehr der britischen Rockband The Police gefeiert werden soll, der trotz simpel... more...