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  • Performing Femininityby Lesa Lockford

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    Humorous yet touching, Performing Femininity challenges traditional and feminist perspectives on gender. As 'a woman whose brand of feminism is suspect,' Lesa Lockford places herself in the most shameful, the most abject circumstances: an image obsessed weight-watcher, an exotic dancer, and a theatrical performer. By exposing herself to the abject,... more...

  • Kriegeby Barbara Kuchler

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 28.41

    Wir wissen heute viel über die Umstände einzelner Kriege. Aber eine umfassende Einordnung von Kriegen in die Gesellschaft, in der sie stattfinden, steht noch aus. Wie hängen etwa die Muster der Rekrutierung von Kämpfern mit der Gesellschaftsform zusammen, in der sie leben? Wo ist die Kontrolle der bewaffneten Truppen angesiedelt? Inwieweit werden Rollenkontexte... more...

  • Adorno and the Ends of Philosophyby Andrew Bowie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Theodor Adorno’s reputation as a cultural critic has been well-established for some time, but his status as a philosopher remains unclear. In Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy Andrew Bowie seeks to establish what Adorno can contribute to philosophy today. Adorno’s published texts are notably difficult and have tended to hinder his reception... more...

  • Moscheebaukonflikte in Österreichby Ernst Fürlinger

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 63.14

    Das Buch bietet eine systematische Darstellung der Konflikte rund um Moscheebauten in Österreich aus religionswissenschaftlicher Sicht. Exemplarisch werden mehrere Konflikte in verschiedenen Bundesländern, primär in den Jahren zwischen 2003 und 2008, ausführlich vorgestellt und analysiert. Im Zentrum steht der Fall des Moscheebaus in Bad Vöslau (nahe... more...

  • Philosophy in Cultural Theoryby Peter Osborne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Philosophy in Cultural Theory boldly crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a philosophical critique of cultural theory today. Drawing on the legacy of Walter Benjamin, Peter Osborne looks critically at central philosophical debates in cultural theory, such as: * the relationship between sign and image * the technological basis of cultural form... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Culturesby Linda Duits; Koos Zwaan; Stijn Reijnders

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    The chapters of this volume elucidate the key themes of the fan studies vernacular. As the contributing authors draw from recent empirical work around the globe, the book provides fresh insights and innovative angles on the latest developments within fan cultures, both online and offline. Because the volume is specifically set up as a Companion for... more...

  • Why Cultural Studiesby Gilbert B. Rodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why Cultural Studies? is a rallying call for a reinvigoration of the project of cultural studies that provides a critical analysis of its meteoric rise to the academic fore and makes a convincing argument for the pressing need for a renewed investment in, and re-evaluation of, its core ideals. Rodman argues that there are valuable lessons we can... more...

  • Representing "U"by Pauline J. Reynolds

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    From the magazines and newspapers of the mid-1800s to movies and apps of the twenty-first century, popular culture and media in the United States provide prolific representations of higher education. This report positions artifacts of popular culture as pedagogic texts able to (mis)educate viewers and consumers regarding the purpose, values, and people... more...

  • Anarcho-Modernismby Ian Angus

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of SFU?s Institute for the Humanities. more...

  • Grenzen der Homogenisierungby Nicole Mayer-Ahuja

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 45.71

    »The world is flat!« ? So lautet eine Gegenwartsdiagnose, die transnationale Konzerne als Wegbereiter globaler Homogenisierung feiert. Nicole Mayer-Ahuja zeigt, dass dieser Homogenisierung Grenzen gesetzt sind. Die Analyse der Softwareprogrammierungsbranche in Deutschland und Indien verdeutlicht, wie markant sich Unternehmensstrategien und Arbeitskraftnutzung... more...