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  • Tourismus und Authentizitätby Robert Schäfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    Welche Bedeutung hat Tourismus für die Gesellschaft heute? Ausgehend von der These der »staged authenticity« (MacCannell) und anhand touristischer Fallbeispiele ergründet Robert Schäfer, welche Rolle der Tourismus in der heutigen Gesellschaft spielt und was in diesem Zusammenhang Authentizität bedeutet. Durch die Verschränkung von empirischer Forschung... more...

  • Crossings and Crossesby Peter Strandbrink; Jenny Berglund; Thomas Lundén

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume critically explores the state of religious and civic life and politics on the margins of state spaces by analysing the themes of borders, education, and religions in northern Europe. It suggests that the formation of religious and civic identity through education is not becoming less parochial and more culturally open. It also challenges... more...

  • Those Who Forget the Pastby Ron Rosenbaum; Cynthia Ozick

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Something has changed. After the horrors of World War II, people everywhere believed that it could never happen again, but today the evidence is unmistakable that anti-Semitism is dramatically on the rise once more. The torching of European synagogues, suicide terror in Israel, the relentless comparison of the Israelis to Nazis, the paranoid post?September... 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...

  • Affirmations of a Dissenter by Joseph Sprague

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00

    The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...

  • Judaism's Encounter with American Sportsby Jeffrey S. Gurock

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.95

    Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments... more...

  • The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Rightby Robert Lanham

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asiaby Kelly Pemberton; Michael Nijhawan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    This work focuses on processes of articulating identity. The notions of "shared idioms" and "sacred symbols" shaping this volume suggest both a search for common ground and boundary-drawing processes. Individual chapters locate "sites" of these modes and the conditions that engender them, problematizing the truth-claims of unitary markers of identity.... more...

  • The Soul of the Indianby Charles A. Eastman

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.95

    "We also have a religion which was given to our forefathers, and has been handed down to us their children. It teaches us to be thankful, to be united, and to love one another! We never quarrel about religion." Thus spoke the great Seneca orator, Red Jacket, in his superb reply to Missionary Cram more than a century ago, and I have often... more...

  • New Perspectives on Islam in Senegalby Mamadou Diouf; Mara A. Leichtman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal. more...