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  • Anthropologie der Arbeitby Gerd Spittler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Buch untersucht anhand von ethnographischen Fallstudien die Einheit und Vielfalt von Arbeit und bezieht nicht nur Arbeit in unserer eigenen Gesellschaft mit ein, sondern auch Jäger und Sammler, Bauern und Hirten, Familienwirtschaft, Hausarbeit und Kinderarbeit. In der Regel wird Arbeit als instrumentelles Handeln verstanden, während in den... more...

  • Are You Serious?by Lee Siegel

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards , Not RemotelyControlled , and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism , Shop Class as Soulcraft , and How Proust Can Change Your Life ,Siegel offers a revelatory... more...

  • Ballermann. Das Buchby Sacha Szabo

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 14.19

    Hauptbeschreibung Jedes Jahr reisen tausende Deutsche nach Mallorca um Ballermann-Partys zu feiern. Gerne wird dies auf die Formel: Sonne, Suff und Sex gebracht. Dieses spannende Buch zeigt aber, dass Ballermann mehr ist als ein banales Besäufnis. Es ist ein einzigartiges soziales Phänomen, das spannenderweise gleichermaßen eine Marke ist, unter... more...

  • Between Urban Topographies and Political Spacesby Fabio Vighi; Alexis Nuselovici; Mauro Ponzi; Bernhard Waldenfels; Massimo Donà; Félix Duque; Pietro Montani; Dario Gentili; Gabriele Guerra; Vittoria Borsò; Elettra Stimilli; Irene Kajon; Wolfgang Müller-Funk; Elio Matassi

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    The term ?threshold? captures the overlapping of inside and outside?well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization?that can be decisive for the way we understand the relationship between Self and Other. This book discusses the cultural and social ?border areas? of modernity, which are to be understood... more...

  • Beyond Memoryby Alexandre Dessingué; Jay M. Winter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance analyses the intricate connections between silence, acts of remembrance and acts of forgetting, and relates the topic of silence to the international research field of Cultural Memory Studies. It engages with the most recent work in the field by viewing silence as a remedy to the traditionally... more...

  • Bilder in historischen Diskursenby Franz X. Eder; Oliver Kühschelm; Christina Linsboth

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 49.99

    ?Bislang wurden in der historischen Diskursanalyse Fragen zur Funktion von Bildern in Diskursen noch wenig berücksichtigt. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes nehmen sich dieser Thematik an und zeigen, dass auch Bilder die Möglichkeitsbedingungen des Sag- und Denkbaren bestimmen. Sie widmen sich Zeichnungen, Skizzen, Drucken, Gemälden, Fotos und Diagrammen... more...

  • Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralistsby Anne Norton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists , respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath,... more...

  • The Body and Everyday Lifeby Helen Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the contemporary social study of the body which has raised important theoretical and methodological questions regarding traditional social and cultural analysis. It has also generated corporeal theories that highlight the fluid, shifting, yet situated character of the body in society. In... more...

  • The Body and Social Theoryby Professor Chris Shilling

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 67.00

    Praise for the First Edition : `Essential to any collection of work on the body, health and illness, or social theory' - Choice `Sophisticated . and acutely perceptive of the importance of the complex dialectic between social institutions, culture and biological conditions' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Chris... more...

  • The Borders of Subcultureby Alexander Dhoest; Steven Malliet; Jacques Haers; Barbara Segaert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider the connection of subcultures to everyday culture, exploring... more...