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  • Bei abnehmendem Mondby Jörg M. Pönnighaus

    ATHENA-Verlag 2014; US$ 13.24

    In tagebuchartigen Erzählungen berichtet Pönnighaus aus seinem Alltag als Arzt in Tansania. Seine Aufzeichnungen scheinen auf den ersten Blick sachlich, distanziert, ohne Bewertungen und Gefühlsbeschreibungen, aber gerade durch diese scheinbare Emotionslosigkeit und Distanz gehen uns seine Erlebnisse so unter die Haut. Zutiefst berührend sind die Geschichten... more...

  • Berlin Ecke Bundesplatzby Claudia Lenssen

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 12.40

    Das Viertel um den Bundesplatz in Berlin ist ein typisch deutscher Mikrokosmos. Die Filmemacher Detlef Gumm und Hans-Georg Ullrich beobachten und filmen seit über 25 Jahren ausgewählte Bewohner dieses Kiezes. Wie schon die Filme kommt das Buch seinen Protagonisten sehr nahe, zeigt sie mit all ihren Eigenheiten und Schrullen, ohne sie dabei bloßzustellen.... more...

  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • Black Power/White Controlby John Hall Fish

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 71.50

    The vital issue facing urban America during the 1960's?the downward spiral of poverty, deterioration, and exploitation in poor neighborhoods?was attacked by The Woodlawn Organization (TWO) in Chicago. John Hall Fish, an active participant in TWO, tells the story of one of the most exciting, controversial, and significant experiments in community control.... more...

  • Blogistanby Annabelle Sreberny; Gholam Khiabany; Richard Barth; Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 17.02

    Die Protestwelle nach der umstrittenen Präsidentschaftswahl im Iran vom Juni 2009 lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf die lebendige Internetkultur der Islamischen Republik. Das Internet, heißt es, befördert den gesellschaftlichen Wandel in Ländern wie dem Iran, doch inwiefern unterscheidet sich das Netz von den Printmedien? Stellt... more...

  • Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africaby Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 36.95

    What has confounded African efforts to create cohesive, prosperous and just states in postcolonial Africa? What has been the long-term impact of the Berlin Conference of 1884-5 on African unity and African statehood? Why is postcolonial Africa haunted by various ethno national conflicts? Is secession and irredentism the solution? Can we talk of ethno-futures... more...

  • Bring on the Apocalypseby George Monbiot

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 12.38

    In these incendiary essays, George Monbiot tears apart the fictions of religious conservatives, the claims of those who deny global warming and the lies of the governments and newspapers that led us into war. He takes no prisoners, exposing government corruption in devastating detail while clashing with people as diverse as Bob Geldof, Ann Widdecombe... more...

  • The Broken Fountainby Thomas Belmonte; Ida Susser; Pellegrino D'Acierno; Stanislao G. Pugliese

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Belmonte describes Fontana del Re, an impoverished Neapolitan neighborhood, documenting the struggles of Neapolitans surrounded by crumbling buildings and economic insecurity. Resisting standard depictions of the social and moral lives of the poor, Belmonte presents nuanced portraits of his subjects. He was also one of the first anthropologists to... more...

  • Building rural roadsby Bjørn Johannessen

    International Labour Office 2009; US$ 40.00

    The purpose of this manual is to provide technical staff ranging from site supervisors to engineers with a technical reference which details commonly used work methods and best practices for constructing rural roads. It describes all phases of works management from the initial stages of identification and design, through technical planning, work organization,... more...

  • Cambridge Student Pranksby Jamie Collinson

    The History Press 2010; US$ 11.65

    <div>Cambridge University is famed for the resourcefulness and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious and hilarious pranks to play on the unsuspecting dons. This fascinating volume reacalls some of the greatest stunts and... more...