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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an enjoyment... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 9.22
"One afternoon in January 1995, as I drove along Western Avenue, I did what I had never done before: i parked the car in a side-street and walked on to the road..." In Leadville , Ed Platt tells the story of Western Avenue from the optimism of its construction in the 1920s to its partial demolition seventy years later. It is a tale of the city... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 41.95
A powerful and comprehensive look at disability discrimination and disability hate crimes, offering recommendations for a cross-government response to ensure disabled people are seen and treated as equal citizens. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to... more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00
Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, this volume explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. By situating incidents in particular processes and conflicts, the case studies seek to counter notions of a violent Middle... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 13.53
From the Sunday Time s top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test , a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
By critically assessing the opportunities and challenges posed by planning and governing at the megaregional scale, this innovative book examines the latest conceptualizations of trans-metropolitan landscapes. In doing so, it seeks to uncover whether megaregions are a meaningful new spatial framework for the analysis of cities in globalization. Situated... more...
- Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Upcycling Sheltered Workshops assesses prevailing practices in community-based facilities for people with developmental disabilities and argues that it is time for a fundamental change in the way these programs are run. Susan Dlouhy and Patty Mitchell offer a revolutionary alternative, the Creative Abundance Model, and outline both its principles... more...
- transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 50.00
Charlie Chaplin, Luis Bunuel, Lars von Trier, Takeshi Kitano: Das Thema Blindheit zieht sich durch die ganze Filmgeschichte. Den blinden Protagonisten kommen dabei ganz unterschiedliche Funktionen zu. Zum einen werden durch sie die spezifischen WahrnehmungsmŲglichkeiten des Kinos, technische Neuerungen (wie z.B. vom Stumm- zum Tonfilm) reflektiert;... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
This book critically re-evaluates the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. More specifically, this research concentrates on the effect of bottom-up, state-mandated and functional collaboration, the moderating role of regional awareness, governmental initiative... more...