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  • Bloody British Historyby Geoff Holder

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Picts; attacks, battles, sieges and assaults; dozens of dreadful royal deaths, diseases and disasters; horrors of the Black Death: the most terrifying true stories of pestilence and the Plague revealed; hundreds of amazing true stories, including how British spies defied Hitler's secret plans for invasion. Britain has... more...

  • Challenging Authorityby Frances Fax Piven

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 18.99

    Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in... more...

  • Inequality in Americaby Stephen M. Caliendo

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    This textbook explores racial and economic inequality in America, focusing on the division between personal and institutional racism and classicism. more...

  • Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin Americaby Ian Gough; Geof Wood; Armando Barrientos; Philippa Bevan; Peter Davis; Graham Room

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00

    Explores the conditions under which social policy operates in the poorer regions of the world. more...

  • Participatory Rural Appraisalby N. Narayanasamy

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 11.88

    Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods, now known as Participatory Learning. and Action (PLA), have been extensively used in development research, action and. evaluation. This book is based on the author’s decade-long intensive field. experience—each method is explained by drawing on field-based illustrations. The book vividly describes... more...

  • Zenanaby Laura A. Ring

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55

    Ethnic violence is a widespread concern, but we know very little about the micro-mechanics of coexistence in the neighborhoods around the world where inter-group peace is maintained amidst civic strife. In this ethnographic study of a multi-ethnic, middle-class high-rise apartment building in Karachi,... more...

  • "Deutschland, einig Antifa"?by Bettina Blank

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 67.76

    Reihe Extremismus und Demokratie - Band 28 more...

  • 365 Tageby Chantal Schlatter

    tredition 2014; US$ 13.02

    365 Tage - Full House" ist die Fortsetzung von "365 Tage - Alles in allem". Ein weiteres turbulentes Jahr in der Grossfamilie. Das letzte Kind kommt zur Welt, und neue Projekte entstehen. Ein Balanceakt zwischen Glück und Überforderung. Witzig, dramatisch und absolut ehrlich. Ein authentisches Tagebuch.   Biographische Informationen... more...

  • Alexander-Technik für individuelle Lebensqualität: Den Alltag entschleunigen und Stress effektiv bewältigenby Angelika Wichert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Frederick Matthias Alexander wurde 1869 in Tasmanien geboren und starb 1955 in London. Seine Arbeit basierte auf der Überzeugung, dass Körper und Geist untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind. Er entdeckte, dass die Wiederherstellung der natürlichen Aufrichtung Voraussetzung für optimale Koordination und eine ausgeglichene psychische... more...

  • Authentisch leben?by Eva-Maria Parthe

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 23.34

    Eintöniger Alltag und mangelnde ästhetische Erfahrung führen dazu, dass Menschen ihre Welt als eng und ungenügend empfinden. Sie leiden an der Gesellschaft und haben das Gefühl, nicht authentisch leben zu können. Mit diesem Befund als Ausgangspunkt untersucht Eva- Maria Parthe solche »sozialen Pathologien« westlich-moderner Gesellschaften. Ausgehend... more...