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  • The Burqa Affair Across Europeby Alessandro Ferrari; Sabrina Pastorelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue of wearing the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading... more...

  • God's Harvardby Hanna Rosin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Since 2000, America?s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation?s capital. Most of them are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. And God?s Harvard grooms these students to be the elite of tomorrow, dispatching... more...

  • Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europeby Sebastian M. Buettner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern European Union is the point of departure of this book. ... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 125.00

    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...

  • Muslimische Identitäten in Europaby Sabine Schmitz; Tuba Isik

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    In vielen Teilen Europas sind Muslime heute Staatsbürger des jeweiligen Landes und ein Teil der jeweiligen Gesellschaft. In der Folge begegnen sie häufig einem medial, politisch oder auch gesellschaftlich forcierten religiösen »Identifikationsvordruck«, der auf vielfältige Weise Rahmungen für ihre Selbstdefinition bzw. ihr Selbstverhältnis setzt. Diese... more...

  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. Iby Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...

  • Sacred Divorceby Kathleen E. Jenkins

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

     Even in our world of redefined life partnerships and living arrangements, most marriages begin through sacred ritual connected to a religious tradition. But if marriage rituals affirm deeply held religious and secular values in the presence of clergy, family, and community, where does divorce, which severs so many of these sacred bonds, fit in? ... more...