• Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2018

      New Perspectives on Distributive Justice

      Deep Disagreements, Pluralism, and the Problem of Consensus

      by Manuel Knoll, Stephen Snyder, Nurdane Şimsek

      Distributive justice is one of the most discussed topics in political philosophy. Focusing on the plurality of irreconcilable conceptions of social and political justice, this book presents an array of new perspectives on the topic. Bringing together more than 20 original essays of well-established and young international scholars, the volume is essential reading for anyone interested in social and political justice.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2018

      Moses und Homer

      Griechen, Juden, Deutsche: Eine andere Geschichte der deutschen Kultur

      by Bernd Witte

      Das Buch befragt die deutsche Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte nach der Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition und markiert die Lücken, die durch die Vertreibung der geistigen Repräsentanten des Judentums aus dem deutschen Sprachraum gerissen worden sind. Als in Deutschland gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts uneingeschränkte Bewunderung für das antike Griechentum aufkam, wurde gleichzeitig das sich gerade der europäischen Aufklärung öffnende Judentum auf dem Schauplatz der Religionskritik vehement bekämpft. In diesem Kontext ist der aggressive Antijudaismus zu verstehen, mit dem sich Goethe und Schiller gegen die Sinai-Offenbarung und deren legendären Mittler Moses wandten. Beginnend mit Winckelmann hat die deutsche Klassik einen neuen Legitimationsdiskurs geschaffen, der unter Rückgriff auf den antiken Polytheismus das ‚produktive Individuum‘ und die ‚wachsende Natur‘ zu seinen zentralen Kategorien machte und damit den geltenden Monotheismus zu verdrängen suchte. Im Gegensatz dazu suchten Mendelssohn und Heine die Position einer deutsch-jüdischen Moderne zu etablieren. Das Buch verfolgt, wie der ‚Weltanschauungskampf‘ gegen den Monotheismus zum ‚völkischen‘ Antisemitismus des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts führte und in der Shoa mündete, was die Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition aus dem kulturellen Gedächtnis der Deutschen zur Folge hatte.

    • Religion & beliefs
      August 2018

      The Last Savior

      by Jalleh Doty, Pari Adli

      In the Middle East, World War Three has broken out and society is in chaos. It is a war for the last resources on planet Earth.In a middle eastern village, a young girl named Ilham, wonders if every day will be her last, as bombs and bullets go off in the distance. But fate can be fickle when a terrible event results in something wondrous.A baby will be born that could save all of humanity, a child that must be protected at all costs.But others have their own perceptions as well.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2018

      American Labour’s Cold War Abroad

      From Deep Freeze to Détente, 1945–1970

      by Anthony Carew

      During the Cold War, American labour organizations were at the centre of the battle for the hearts and minds of working people. At a time when trade unions were a substantial force in both American and European politics, the fiercely anti-communist American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) set a strong example for labour organizations overseas. The AFL–CIO cooperated closely with the US government on foreign policy and enjoyed an intimate, if sometimes strained, relationship with the CIA. The activities of its international staff, and especially the often secretive work of Jay Lovestone and Irving Brown—whose biographies read like characters plucked from a Le Carré novel—exerted a major influence on relationships in Europe and beyond. Having mastered the enormous volume of correspondence and other records generated by staffers Lovestone and Brown, Carew presents a lively and clear account of what has largely been an unknown dimension of the Cold War. In impressive detail, Carew maps the international programs of the AFL–CIO during the Cold War and its relations with labour organizations abroad, in addition to providing a summary of the labour situation of a dozen or more countries including Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Greece, and India. American Labour’s Cold War Abroad reveals how the Cold War compelled trade unionists to reflect on the role of unions in a free society. Yet there was to be no meeting of minds on this, and at the end of the 1960s the AFL–CIO broke with the mainstream of the international labour movement to pursue its own crusade against communism. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/1ZT7e56

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2016

      Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning

      Foundations and Applications

      by Edited by George Veletsianos

      Educational systems worldwide are facing an enormous shift as a result of sociocultural, political, economic, and technological changes. The technologies and practices that have developed over the last decade have been heralded as opportunities to transform both online and traditional education systems. While proponents of these new ideas often postulate that they have the potential to address the educational problems facing both students and institutions and that they could provide an opportunity to rethink the ways that education is organized and enacted, there is little evidence of emerging technologies and practices in use in online education. Because researchers and practitioners interested in these possibilities often reside in various disciplines and academic departments the sharing and dissemination of their work across often rigid boundaries is a formidable task. Contributors to Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning include individuals who are shaping the future of online learning with their innovative applications and investigations on the impact of issues such as openness, analytics, MOOCs, and social media. Building on work first published in Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, the contributors to this collection harness the dispersed knowledge in online education to provide a one-stop locale for work on emergent approaches in the field. Their conclusions will influence the adoption and success of these approaches to education and will enable researchers and practitioners to conceptualize, critique, and enhance their understanding of the foundations and applications of new technologies. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/1ZT7e56

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Religious Tourism in Asia

      Tradition and Change through Case Studies and Narratives - part of CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series

      by Edited by S Yasuda, Deputy Associate Professor. Teikyo University, Japan, R Raj, Leeds Beckett University, UK, K Griffin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

      The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world's religious core, with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers to religious events for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately 600 million national and international religious and spiritual voyages in the world, of which over half take place in Asia. This book focuses on tourism and sacred sites in Asia. Contemporary case studies of religious and pilgrimage activities provide key learning points and present practical examples from this 'hub' of pilgrimage destinations. They explore ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations and new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities. It will be of interest to researchers within religious, cultural, heritage and Asian tourism.Key features include:- An Asian perspective on a growing area of tourism.- Case studies from across the continent.- Full-colour images of pilgrimage sites and key destinations bring the topic to life.

    • Society & culture: general

      Looking for the Nation

      Towards Another Idea of India

      by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

      ‘This splendid book will deepen the understanding of nationalism in our dark time.’—Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York This urgent and compelling book comes at a time when toxic nationalism is causing the violent and systematic exclusion of political, religious, sexual and other minorities. Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee reminds us that the modern nation-state, built on fear and an obsession with territory, is often at odds with democracy, justice and fraternity. Critically analyzing the ideas of thinkers who laid the political and ethical grounds of India’s modern identity—Nehru, Ambedkar, Gandhi, Tagore, and Aurobindo—Bhattacharjee shows how we have strayed from their inclusive, diverse visions. He effortlessly weaves personal and intellectual histories, navigating through vast swathes of scholarship, to sketch a radically ethical imagination against the sound and fury of nationalism. He dips into fascinating anecdotes, recalling Ashok Kumar’s friendship with Manto against the shadow of Partition, Ali Sardar Jafri’s Jnanpith Award acceptance speech, and his own encounter with the Sufi qawwal, Fareed Ayaz, among others. Concluding with an enlightening genealogy of modern politics in the light of its present crisis, he exhorts us towards a new politics of trust. Brimming with thought-provoking analyses and commentary, Looking for the Nation is an extraordinary and illuminating account of India’s politics and culture.

    • Psychology

      Resource Activating Coaching

      A Guide for Coaches, Counsellors, and Trainers

      by Miriam Deubner-Böhme, Uta Deppe-Schmitz

      This title offers coaches, counsellors, and trainers a variety of strategies that will allow them to enable their clients to find and use their resources, incorporate them into the coaching process, and use them to effect change.To use the full range of benefits resource activation brings along, this title shows a variety of methods to identify and work with clients’ resources. It contains exercises to break through entrenched patterns, enhance the mood, and pause. It enables clients to consciously make decisions and make optimal use of their existing resource potential and to use it in challenging situations. One chapter is also dedicated to the use of resource activating exercises in group settings.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2019

      Der reformierte Schleiermacher

      by Anne Käfer

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2019

      Rome and The Guidebook Tradition

      From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century

      by Anna Blennow, Stefano Fogelberg Rota

      To this day, no comprehensive academic study of the development of guidebooks to Rome over time has been performed. This book treats the history of guidebooks to Rome from the Middle Ages up to the early twentieth century. It is based on the results of the interdisciplinary research project Topos and Topography, led by Anna Blennow and Stefano Fogelberg Rota. From the case studies performed within the project, it becomes evident that the guidebook as a phenomenon was formed in Rome during the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The elements and rhetorical strategies of guidebooks over time have shown to be surprisingly uniform, with three important points of development: a turn towards a more user-friendly structure from the seventeenth century and onward; the so-called ’Baedeker effect’ in the mid-nineteenth century; and the introduction of a personalized guiding voice in the first half of the twentieth century. Thus, the ‘guidebook tradition’ is an unusually consistent literary oeuvre, which also forms a warranty for the authority of every new guidebook. In this respect, the guidebook tradition is intimately associated with the city of Rome, with which it shares a constantly renovating yet eternally fixed nature.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2019

      I, Robot – I, Care

      Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Technologien in der Pflege

      by Claudia Hauck, Charlotte Uzarewicz

      Technik ist aus der Pflege nicht wegzudenken. Mit Pflege 4.0 werden ganz neue Dimensionen im Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Maschine vorstellbar. Besonders die Pflegewissenschaft ist hier gefordert, Stellung zu beziehen und den Diskurs kritisch mitzuentwickeln. In diesem Sammelband wird der aktuelle Stand der technologischen Entwicklung in der Pflege dargestellt und deren Nutzen für die pflegerische Arbeit an ausgewählten Beispielen verdeutlicht. Dabei entstehen grundlegende Fragen in Bezug auf das, was den Kern von Care betrifft: Wer sorgt sich um wen, wenn sich alles um neue Technologien dreht? Hilft Technik, den Kern von Care zu finden? Und ganz grundsätzlich: Wie wird sich das Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine in Zukunft verändern? Das Buch gibt interessante Einblicke in spezifische und innovative Anwendungsfelder und bietet Argumentationsgrundlagen, wenn es um politische oder ökonomische Entscheidungsfindung geht.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2019

      Technikfolgenabschätzung des CRISPR/Cas-Systems

      Über die Anwendung in der menschlichen Keimbahn

      by Annika Hardt

      Der gezielte Eingriff in die menschliche Keimbahn galt lange Zeit als Phantasma. Doch seit Beschreibung des CRISPR/Cas Systems als potentielle "Genschere" im Jahr 2012 scheint die Idee der präzisen Veränderung des Genoms menschlicher Keimzellen und Embryonen in greifbare Nähe gerückt zu sein. Während bereits mehrere Experimente mit dieser Methode an menschlichen Embryonen im Ausland publiziert wurden, ist jedoch die Diskussion um die medizinischen, ethischen und gesellschaftlichen Implikationen einer möglichen Keimbahntherapie längst nicht abgeschlossen.Dieses Buch umfasst eine detaillierte und kritische Betrachtung einschlägiger und nicht selten altbekannter Argumente in bioethischen Kontroversen und leistet deren Einordnung in den spezifischen Kontext der Debatte um einen Eingriff in die menschliche Keimbahn. Es beinhaltet eine profunde Nutzen-Risiko-Darstellung, die sowohl individuelle als auch gesellschaftliche Aspekte berücksichtigt, und bietet eine differenzierte Auseinandersetzung mit den unterschiedlichen Positionen in der Diskussion um die umstrittene Intervention.

    • Theatre studies
      June 2014

      The Disappointed Bridge

      Ireland and the Post-Colonial World

      by Author(s): Richard Pine

      This original study is the first major critical appraisal of Ireland’s post-colonial experience in relation to that of other emergent nations. The parallels between Ireland, India, Latin America, Africa and Europe establish bridges in literary and musical contexts which offer a unique insight into independence and freedom, and the ways in which they are articulated by emergent nations. They explore the master-servant relationship, the functions of narrative, and the concepts of nationalism, map-making, exile, schizophrenia, hybridity, magical realism and disillusion. The author offers many incisive answers to the question: What happens to an emerging nation after it has emerged?

    • Economic systems & structures
      December 2018

      The Age of Unproductive Capital

      New Architectures of Power

      by Author(s): Ladislau Dowbor

      This book offers a very direct and readable analysis of the main challenges facing our societies today, such as reducing inequality, protecting the planet, and in particular mobilizing our financial resources which linger in tax havens and feed speculation, instead of funding the sustainable development we need. It precisely considers the most important factors, including corporate governance, financialization, capturing political power, and the limits to adequate national economic policies in a world dominated by global finance. The book’s presentation of how sensible and productive policies are dismantled will be highly interesting for the international community, whether in the academic, corporate or government spheres.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2018

      Key Position

      China of 3000 years

      by Shi Zhan

      It's one of the best books published in 2018. 50 thousands copies were sold out within 48 hours right after it was printed. "What's China?" if the key question of the book. Compared with the research of the answer to the above question commonly in society, the book written by Shi Zhan has its own characteristics. Shi Zhan gives out a clue in his book to the research of Chinese history with which he links the historical events together and analyses them to find the reason why China was a grand empire and bacame backward in the world in modern times. He explains Chinese social phenomenon that China has been developing into a strong country from the backwardness through the great revolutionary movement in 20th century. In the discussion on the subject of Chinese history. Shi zhan gives as allover explanation with the knowledge of the following subjects - geography, history, philosophy, economy, finance, military population, social, law international politics, etc. China is a great country and is taking the key position of the world development.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2019

      The Montreal Shtetl

      Making Home After the Holocaust

      by Zelda Abramson and John Lynch

      As the Holocaust is memorialized worldwide through education programs and commemoration days, the common perception is that after survivors arrived and settled in their new homes they continued on a successful journey from rags to riches. While this story is comforting, a closer look at the experience of Holocaust survivors in North America shows it to be untrue. The arrival of tens of thousands of Jewish refugees was palpable in the streets of Montreal and their impact on the existing Jewish community is well-recognized. But what do we really know about how survivors’ experienced their new community? Drawing on more than 60 interviews with survivors, hundreds of case files from Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and other archival documents, The Montreal Shtetl presents a portrait of the daily struggles of Holocaust survivors who settled in Montreal, where they encountered difficulties with work, language, culture, health care, and a Jewish community that was not always welcoming to survivors. By reflecting on how institutional supports, gender, and community relationships shaped the survivors’ settlement experiences, Abramson and Lynch show the relevance of these stories to current state policies on refugee immigration.

    • Society & culture: general
      June 2018


      by Wu Gou

      This is an interesting book dealing with the elegant demeanor and graceful bearing in Song Dynasty. Having the aid of the combination of Song pictures, historical documents and the positive result of the post-research, the author reveals all the aspects of people's daily life in Song Dynasty, full of vim and vigor, showing the social ethos and the spirit of time. The book is divided into six parts in its edition, the first part tells about Song people's daily life; the second, Song people's fined playing and cultivated taste; the third, the social condition; the fourth, the public facilities; the fifth, the commercial prosperity; the last, the communicative protocol. The successive achievements in the book depend on the good treatment of hundreds of Song Pictures and paintings, and at the same time from a few pictures and paintings of the dynasties of Tang, Ming and Qing. Between each other of them, they were made fair comparisons.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      The Character of China

      by Lou Yulie

      The book is a master work of 50 years’ academic exploration. It is a popularization work which introduces the connotation and humanism of Chinese traditional culture. The professor from PekingU spent 50 years in philosophy studies exploring Chinese culture root from the ups and downs of centuries which made this book into 8 parts: including interpreting the relations of traditional cultural conceptions with the three major ideas’ (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism) , with the artistic spirit, and with the Chinese medicine.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Great Plagues

      Virus, Destruction And the Defiance of the Empire

      by Liu Dichuan

      The focus of this book is on the plague and epidemic in the history of Qin and Han Dynasties. It not only studies the historical reasons, historical characteristics, epidemic areas and host animals of the natural epidemic diseases that caused these plagues and epidemics, but also the plague influences. In the history of Qin and Han Dynasties, the study of the Qin and Han plagues has had a major and profound impact on the Chinese civilization in the Qin and Han Dynasties and later generations. It can be said that this is a history of alternative civilization that tells about the prosperity and destruction caused by the plague. Understanding the history of the plague will not only help to understand Chinese history more stereoscopically, but also greatly help modern people to prevent plague and eliminate plague.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Culture. Social Networks and Collective Action

      Focusing on the Late Qing Religious Case and the Boxer Rebellion

      by Cheng Xiao

      "Culture, Social Network and Collective Action: Focusing on the Late Qing Religious Case and the Boxer Rebellion", a total of 26 papers were published in the academic papers that the author has written over the past two decades and a few chapters drawn from the old books. The research directions of these works are basically the same, only for the convenience of reading, not arranged in the order of publication, but according to the content of the writing, which is roughly divided into four catalogs. The boundaries between the various editors are not necessarily clear. This is quite different from the current academic research institutes of some historians, and the cataloging in their essays is also quite clear. It is not the same. The first part is a few works focusing on the methods of history. The second part is about the exploration of the research object of the history of ideology and culture. The third part is the analysis of the late Qing dynasty. The fourth part is the study of several issues of the Boxer.

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