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  • The Ancient Olympicsby Nigel Spivey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means.Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors... more...

  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Understanding Video Gamesby Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen; Jonas Heide Smith; Susana Pajares Tosca

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This expanded and revised second edition of Understanding Video Games provides a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of game studies. Understanding Video Games, 2 nd Edition is an essential read for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This follow-up to the pioneering first edition takes video game... more...

  • Love's Riteby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    An examination of same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides in India. more...

  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Mensch.by Stefan Bayer; Volker Stümke

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 59.43

    Hauptbeschreibung Das vorliegende Buch, entstanden im Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, bietet dem Leser multidisziplinäre Zugänge zu verschiedenen Menschenbildern, die Überprüfung der jeweiligen Konzepte anhand realen menschlichen Verhaltens und abschließend den Bezug zur Bundeswehr. Die einzelnen Beiträge... more...

  • Tupperwareby Alison J. Clarke

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    From Wonder Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to Party Susans, Tupperware has become an icon of suburban living. Tracing the fortunes of Earl Tupper's polyethylene containers from early design to global distribution, Alison J. Clarke explains how Tupperware tapped into potent commercial and social forces, becoming a prevailing symbol of late twentieth-century... more...

  • Menschenbilder im Wandel ihrer Aspekte: von Vernunft- zu Mischwesen.by Rolf Grawert

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 47.26

    Das Grundgesetz und die Menschenrechtskodifikationen gehen vom Menschen als einer Selbstverständlichkeit aus, wenn sie ihm eine Würde und das Recht zu leben zuschreiben. Die Ideen- und Rechtsgeschichte zeigen jedoch, dass Menschenbilder Ansichtssache sind. Seit der Renaissance und verstärkt während der Aufklärung haben die Vorstellungen, die Menschen... more...

  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...

  • Religious Architectureby Oskar Verkaaik

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    Borrowing from a range of theories on spacemaking and material religion, and with contributions from anthropologists working in the United Kingdom, Mali, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, this fascinating and comprehensive study develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture including mosques, churches, and synagogues. Religious... more...