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    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This book presents a philosophical discussion on the issues of the body and knowledge from a feminist perspective. more...

  • The Cultural Returnby Susan Hegeman

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    This insightful book tracks the concept of culture across a range of scholarly disciplines and much of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries—years that saw the emergence of new fields and subfields (cultural studies, the new cultural history, literary new historicism, as well as ethnic and minority studies) and came to be called "the cultural... more...

  • Seeking Authenticity in Place, Culture, and the Selfby Nicholas Osbaldiston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    In recent times, there has been a substantial push by people to escape the metropolis for lifestyles in small coastal, country, or mountainside locales. This book explores the narratives emerging from amenity-left migration using methods developed within the 'strong' cultural sociology. more...

  • Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theoryby Brenda Farnell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just ‘the body’ at the heart of theories of social action. It draws together... more...

  • Cultural Historyby Alessandro Arcangeli

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The expression ‘cultural history’ is generally used today to signal a particular approach to history, one which could be applied to any object, and is mainly concerned with the sense men and women from the past gave to the world they lived in. In this introduction to cultural history as a subdiscipline, the reader will find the key steps in the... more...

  • Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studiesby Julia Reuter; Alexandra Karentzos

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 30.99

    Postkoloniale Studien setzen sich kritisch mit kolonialen Gesellschaftsstrukturen und Repräsentationen von Andersheit bzw. Eigenem auseinander, die sich bis in die Gegenwart fortschreiben. Für das Selbstverständnis der ‚westlichen Gesellschaften‘ so zentrale Unterscheidungen wie Tradition/Moderne, Orient/Okzident, Natur/Kultur, Eigenes/Fremdes etc.... more...

  • Neue Räume, neue Zeitenby Christine Hunner-Kreisel; Manja Stephan

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 30.99

    In diesem neuen Band der Reihe 'Kinder, Kindheit, Kindheitsforschung' werden gegenwartsbezogene und historische Fallstudien zu Kindern und Kindheit aus Russland, Zentralasien, dem Kaukasus, der Türkei und dem Balkan vorgestellt. Die Beiträge nehmen die Bedeutung von Migration und Transformation für Kinderleben im Alltag sowie für Konzepte von Kindheit... more...

  • Frankreich Jahrbuch 2011by dfi - Deutsch-Französisches Institut

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 38.23

    Mehr als in anderen Ländern sind Kultur und Bildung konstitutive Bestandteile der französischen Nation und nehmen einen hohen Stellenwert für Politik und Gesellschaft ein. Traditionell weist die französische Elite ihrer Kultur zudem eine universelle, über Frankreich hinausreichende Bedeutung zu. In den letzten Jahren wurden diese Grundüberzeugungen... more...

  • Empathy in the Global Worldby Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 57.00

    Through the use of contemporary examples - from 9/11 to the war in Iraq, and media reporting on immigration to the global economy - Calloway-Thomas explores the various ways empathy can help create a greater understanding accross the world. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Human Developmentby Neil J. Salkind

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 536.00

    The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia ... more...