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  • Über Schüchternheitby Margarete Eisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 23.65

    Schüchternheit ist ein Begriff aus dem Kontext der alltäglichen Menschenkenntnis und lässt sich wissenschaftlich schwer einordnen. Nach Ansicht des amerikanischen Sozialpsychologen Zimbardo ist jemand schüchtern, wenn er glaubt, es zu sein. Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Fragen nach der innerseelischen Dynamik von Schüchternheit sowie ihrer Verankerung... more...

  • Zechen und Bechernby Daniel Furrer

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 26.70

    "So lasset uns guter Dinge sein, fressen und saufen, denn morgen sind wir tot", kann man schon in der Bibel lesen. Der Mensch hat es verstanden, Bedürfnisse wie Essen und Trinken aus dem Rahmen des Existenziellen herauszulösen und zu kultivieren. Das zeigt sich u. a. bei der Milch: Die erste Nahrung, das erste Getränk, mit dem der Mensch... more...

  • Die Frau im grünen Mantelby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87

    Die englische Pilgerin Margret von Beverley gerät kurz nach ihrer Ankunft im Heiligen Land mitten hinein in den Strudel kriegerischer Ereignisse, als Jerusalem im Herbst 1187 von Saladin belagert wird. Auf die Eroberung der Stadt durch die Muslime folgt für Margret die schwere Zeit der Gefangenschaft. Zusammen mit einigen Einheimischen kann sie sich... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.95

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

  • Kintaro's Adventure and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Storiesby Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Welcome to a fantastic world populated by singing turtles, boys who wrestle wolves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the six enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today?s readers.... more...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Samuels

    Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 16.95

    Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple, the cherry, and the oldest of the world’s trees, the bristlecone pine. These stories speak of our attachment to the land, of our universal and eternal need to leave a legacy, and demonstrate that the landscape is a gift, to be both received and,... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Religion in the Lives of African Americansby Robert Joseph Taylor; Linda Marie Chatters; Jeff Levin

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 49.00

    Religion in the Lives of African Americans: Social, Psychological, and Health Perspectives examines many broad issues including the structure and sociodemographic patterns of religious involvement; the relationship between religion and physical and mental health and well-being; the impact of church support and the use of ministers for personal... more...

  • Spectacles et pouvoirs dans l'Europe de l'Ancien Régime (XVIe -XVIIIe siècle)by Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet; Charles Mazouer; Anne Surgers

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 64.89

    L'objectif essentiel de l'entreprise était d'analyser le rôle des pouvoirs dans la tenue, l'organisation et la réalisation des spectacles - toutes les formes spectaculaires, du théâtre et de l'opéra aux fêtes civiques et religieuses et aux fêtes royales ou princières, que le spectacle ait lieu dans l'espace public ou dans un espace privé. Et il s'agissait... more...

  • Analysis of Cultural Differences in Dubaiby Danina Reiser

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 19.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Over the years Dubai has become a cultural melting pot as people go there pursuing career and prosperity. To work and live in such an inhomogeneous environment can be very challenging due to different cultural expectations and values. Only if these differences are acknowledged for what they are, people will coexist harmoniously.... more...