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  • Politics in Color and Concreteby Krisztina Fehérváry

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous—the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the multi-textured and politicized aesthetics... more...

  • Cultures of Violence in the New German Streetby Patricia Anne Simpson

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 83.50

    This book examines the street as both a material and ideological space constructed by cultural anxieties and affiliations. The early twenty-first century brought a new cartography of the street that inscribes a narrative of identity and difference, engaging discources of political, economic, and ethnic subjectivities. more...

  • Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945by David Crew

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The image of the Third Reich as a monolithic state presiding over the brainwashed, fanatical masses, retains a tenacious grip on the general public's imagination. However, a growing body of research on the social history of the Nazi years has revealed the variety and complexity of the relationships between the Nazi regime and the German people. This... more...

  • Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformationby Simon Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Post-communist transformation in the former Soviet bloc has had a profound effect, not just in the political and economic sphere, but on all aspects of life. Although a great deal has been written about transformation, much of it has been about transformation viewed from the top, and little has been written about how things have changed for ordinary... more...

  • Ethnicity and Equalityby Azouz Begag

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.71

    In the fall of 2005 the streets of France were rocked by civil disturbances on a scale unseen for decades. Only months earlier Azouz Begag, France’s first minister for equal opportunities and first-ever cabinet minister of North African immigrant origin, wrote an essay laying bare the festering social and ethnic injustices that, as can now be seen... more...

  • Germany's New Right as Culture and Politicsby Roger Woods

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    This is the first full-length study in English of the New Right in Germany and it breaks new ground by considering the New Right as a political and a cultural movement. The book examines the often contradictory motives that feed into New Right political pronouncements and explores the cultural thinking that feeds into extreme political commitment. more...

  • Medien, Ordnung und Innovationby Dieter Klumpp; Herbert Kubicek; Alexander Roßnagel; Wolfgang Schulz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 66.82

    Ordnungs- und Regulierungsstrukturen bei der Ausgestaltung der Informationsgesellschaft diskutieren führende Vertreter von Regulierungsorganisationen aus Bund und Ländern, im interdisziplinären und intersektoralen Dialog skizzieren Wissenschaftler und Praktiker strategische Aspekte der multimedialen Breitbandkommunikation. Die Konvergenz der Medien... more...

  • Germans or Foreigners?by Peter Schmidt; Richard Alba; Martina Wasmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    Is Germany still the "ethnic nation" par excellence? This book, drawing on some of the most extensive attitudinal data about immigrant and ethnic minorities ever collected there, reveals a far more complicated picture, which simultaneously confounds and confirms this long-standing characterization. more...

  • Changing Franceby Dr Pepper D. Culpepper; Peter A. Hall; Bruno Palier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 42.00

    How do European states adjust to international markets? Why do French governments of both left and right face a public confidence crisis? In this book, leading experts on France chart the dramatic changes that have taken place in its polity, economy and society since the 1980s and develop an analysis of social change relevant to all democracies. more...

  • Recasting Welfare Capitalismby Mark Vail

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 61.50

    In Recasting Welfare Capitalism, Mark Vail employs a sophisticated and original theoretical approach to compare welfare states and political-economic adjustment in Germany and France. He examines how and why institutional change takes place and what factors characterize economic evolution when moving from times of prosperity to more austere periods... more...