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  • Narrating Victimhoodby Michaela Sch

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introductionby Lawrence Davidson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    This review of the evolution of Islamic fundamentalism and Western-Muslim relations?from the events of September 11, 2001, to the present day?offers insight into the movement's historical roots and growing contemporary influence. more...

  • Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europeby Sebastian M. Buettner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 143.00

    This well researched and clearly argued book does not only provide fresh insights into region-building and regionalization in contemporary European space, but also contributes to the new sociology of Europeanization. It will be an illuminating read for scholars and students in Sociology, European and EU studies, International Relations, Cultural Studies,... more...

  • Zwischen Bibel und Grundgesetzby Katja Guske

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Politisch einflussreiche Evangelikale werden insbesondere in den USA verortet. Doch auch deutsche Evangelikale uben einen nicht zu unterschatzenden politischen Einfluss aus. Katja Guske analysiert detailliert politische Einstellungen, Aktivitaten und Handlungsstrategien der deutschen Evangelikalen. Die bisher in den Politikwissenschaften vernachlassigte... more...

  • The Story of the Jewsby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 23.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history?the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews ?simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492 It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • Love Cemeteryby China Galland

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there, it should not have surprised her to learn of unmarked cemeteries for slaves. "My daddy never let anybody plow this end of the field," a... more...

  • Sociological Theory: Pretence and Possibilityby Keith Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they... more...

  • Jewish on Their Own Termsby Jennifer A. Thompson

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book provides a complex, insightful portrait of intermarried couples and the new forms of American Judaism that they are constructing. It tells the stories of intermarried couples, the rabbis and other Jewish educators who work with them, and the conflicting public conversations about intermarriage among American Jews. Ethnography is used to... more...

  • A Study of the Movement of Spiritual Awarenessby Diana Tumminia; James R. Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    MSIA, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, has been called the Cadillac of cults. Those interested in new religions may only know of MSIA from these kinds of labels. However, when looked at from a qualitative sociological perspective, a more complex story of religious innovation and cultural change can be told. more...

  • A Call to Actionby Jimmy Carter

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 18.00

    The world?s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter?s call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends... more...