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  • Never in Anger

    Never in Anger
    av Jean L. Briggs

    Häftad - 1974 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674608283

    Jean Briggs journeyed to the Canadian Northwest Territories in the summer of 1963 to begin a seventeen-month anthropological field study of the small group of Eskimos who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay. Living with an E…

  • The Great Convergence

    The Great Convergence
    av Richard Baldwin

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237841

    An Economist Best Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Economics Book of the YearA Fast Company "7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter" SelectionThe nature of globalization has changed but our thinking about globalizati…

  • Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England

    Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England
    av T. M. Luhrmann

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674663244

    Profiles the surprising number of otherwise "normal" people who practice magic and witchcraft in England today, detailing how they became involved in witchcraft, the history and tradition of magic, and other fascinating details

  • The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition

    The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition
    av Gay Robins

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674030657

    From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the spellbinding power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this beautifully illustrated history offers a thorough…

  • Economy and Society

    Economy and Society
    av Max Weber

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674916548

    The definitive new translation of Max Weber's classic work of social theory-arguably the most important book by the foremost social theorist of the twentieth century.Max Weber's Economy and Society is the foundational text for the social sciences of…

  • When More Is Not Better

    When More Is Not Better
    av Roger L. Martin

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781647820060

    American democratic capitalism is in danger. How can we save it?For its first two hundred years, the American economy exhibited truly impressive performance. The combination of democratically elected governments and a capitalist system worked, with…

  • The Great Acceleration

    The Great Acceleration
    av J. R. McNeill

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674545038

    The Earth has entered a new age-the Anthropocene-in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. The accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolle…

  • We Have Never Been Modern

    We Have Never Been Modern
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674948396

    With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His book…

  • Psychophysiology

    Psychophysiology
    av Kenneth Hugdahl

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674005617

    In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our ph…

  • Lines of Descent

    Lines of Descent
    av Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674724914

    W. E. B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah tr…

  • The New Despotism

    The New Despotism
    av John Keane

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674660069

    A disturbing in-depth expose of the antidemocratic practices of despotic governments now sweeping the world. One day they'll be like us. That was once the West's complacent and self-regarding assumption about countries emerging from poverty, imperia…

  • Air & Light & Time & Space

    Air & Light & Time & Space
    av Helen Sword

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674737709

    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background…

  • Not Enough

    Not Enough
    av Samuel Moyn

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241398

    The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, economic liberalization h…

  • Not Enough

    Not Enough
    av Samuel Moyn

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674737563

    "Samuel Moyn breaks new ground in examining the relationship between human rights and economic fairness. If we don't address the growing global phenomenon of economic inequality, the human rights movement as we know it cannot survive or flourish." -…

  • Who Needs a World View?

    Who Needs a World View?
    av Raymond Geuss

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674245938

    One of the world's most provocative philosophers attacks the obsession with comprehensive intellectual systems-the perceived need for a world view. We live in a unitary cosmos created and cared for in all its details by a benevolent god. That, for c…

  • The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

    The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
    av David Herlihy

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076136

    In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of n…

  • The Black Book of Communism

    The Black Book of Communism
    av Stephane Courtois

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076082

    Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and…

  • Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

    Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
    av Pierre Bourdieu, Pierre Bourdieu

    Häftad - 1987 - Franska - ISBN: 9780674212770

    No judgment of taste is innocent. In a word, we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates this situation of the middle class in the modern world. France's leading sociologist focuses here on the French bourgeoisie, its tastes and prefer…

  • German Idealism

    German Idealism
    av Frederick C. Beiser

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674027176

    One of the very few accounts in English of German idealism, this ambitious work advances and revises our understanding of both the history and the thought of the classical period of German philosophy. As he traces the structure and evolution of idea…

  • The Course of Recognition

    The Course of Recognition
    av Paul Ricoeur

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674025646

    Recognition, though it figures profoundly in our understanding of objects and persons, identity and ideas, has never before been the subject of a single, sustained philosophical inquiry. This work, by one of contemporary philosophy's most distinguis…

  • Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life

    Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life
    av Jonathan Lear

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674006744

    Separated by millennia, Aristotle and Sigmund Freud gave us disparate but compelling pictures of the human condition. But if, with Jonathan Lear, we scrutinize these thinkers' attempts to explain human behavior in terms of a higher principle-whether…

  • Arguing the Just War in Islam

    Arguing the Just War in Islam
    av John Kelsay

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674032347

    Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. Few people understand the circumstances requiring a jihad, or "holy" war, or how Islamic militants justify their violent actions within…

  • The Bridge

    The Bridge
    av Thane Gustafson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987951

    A noted expert on Russian energy argues that despite Europe's geopolitical rivalries, natural gas and deals based on it unite Europe's nations in mutual self-interest.Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet empi…

  • The Cultural Logic of Computation

    The Cultural Logic of Computation
    av David Golumbia

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674032927

    Advocates of computers make sweeping claims for their inherently transformative power: new and different from previous technologies, they are sure to resolve many of our existing social problems, and perhaps even to cause a positive political revolu…

  • Ethnic Modernism

    Ethnic Modernism
    av Werner Sollors

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674030916

    In the first half of the twentieth century, the United States moved from the periphery to the center of global cultural production. At the same time, technologies of dissemination evolved rapidly, and versions of modernism emerged as dominant art fo…

  • The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

    The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours
    av Gregory Nagy

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241688

    What does it mean to be a hero? The ancient Greeks who gave us Achilles and Odysseus had a very different understanding of the term than we do today. Based on the legendary Harvard course that Gregory Nagy has taught for well over thirty years, The…

  • The Life of Saint Symeon the New Theologian

    The Life of Saint Symeon the New Theologian
    av Niketas Stethatos

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674057982

    Today the Byzantine mystic, writer, and monastic leader Symeon the New Theologian (ca. 949 to 1022 ce) is considered a saint by the Orthodox Church and revered as one of its most influential spiritual thinkers. But in his own time a cloud of controv…

  • The Italian Renaissance of Machines

    The Italian Renaissance of Machines
    av Paolo Galluzzi

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984394

    The Renaissance was not just a rebirth of the mind. It was also a new dawn for the machine.When we celebrate the achievements of the Renaissance, we instinctively refer, above all, to its artistic and literary masterpieces. During the fifteenth and…

  • Observation and Experiment

    Observation and Experiment
    av Paul Rosenbaum

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241633

    A daily glass of wine prolongs life-yet alcohol can cause life-threatening cancer. Some say raising the minimum wage will decrease inequality while others say it increases unemployment. Scientists once confidently claimed that hormone replacement th…

  • Observation and Experiment

    Observation and Experiment
    av Paul Rosenbaum

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674975576

    In the daily news and the scientific literature, we are faced with conflicting claims about the effects caused by some treatments, behaviors, and policies. A daily glass of wine prolongs life, or so we are told. Yet we are also told that alcohol can…

  • The Worlds of Herman Kahn

    The Worlds of Herman Kahn
    av Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674017146

    Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian. Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came fright…

  • Capitalism, Alone

    Capitalism, Alone
    av Branko Milanovic

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987593

    A provocative account of capitalism's rise to global dominance and, as different models of capitalism vie for world leadership, a look into what the future may hold.We are all capitalists now. For the first time in human history, the globe is domina…

  • The Fateful Triangle

    The Fateful Triangle
    av Stuart Hall

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976528

    In The Fateful Triangle-drawn from lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1994-one of the founding figures of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, often deadly consequences of our contemporary politics of identification. As he untangles t…

  • The Fateful Triangle

    The Fateful Triangle
    av Stuart Hall

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674248342

    "Hall's main argument rests on the notion that the greatest problem of the 21st century is living with and understanding differences." -Times Higher Education "In this long-awaited work, Stuart Hall...bracingly confronts the persistence of race-and…

  • The Great Cauldron

    The Great Cauldron
    av Marie-Janine Calic

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674983922

    A sweeping history of southeastern Europe from antiquity to the present that reveals it to be a vibrant crossroads of trade, ideas, and religions.We often think of the Balkans as a region beset by turmoil and backwardness, but from late antiquity to…

  • Eyewitness Testimony

    Eyewitness Testimony
    av Elizabeth F. Loftus

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674287778

    Every year hundreds of defendants are convicted on little more than the say-so of a fellow citizen. Although psychologists have suspected for decades that an eyewitness can be highly unreliable, new evidence leaves no doubt that juries vastly overes…

  • Science in Action

    Science in Action
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674792913

    Science and technology have immense authority and influence in our society, yet their working remains little understood. The conventional perception of science in Western societies has been modified in recent years by the work of philosophers, socio…

  • Freedom

    Freedom
    av Annelien De Dijn

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674988330

    The invention of modern freedom-the equating of liberty with restraints on state power-was not the natural outcome of such secular Western trends as the growth of religious tolerance or the creation of market societies. Rather, it was propelled by a…

  • The Social Construction of What?

    The Social Construction of What?
    av Ian Hacking

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674004122

    Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social cons…

  • Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

    Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
    av Rob Nixon

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674072343

    The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence" to describe these threats, Rob Nixon fo…

  • The Baltic A History

    The Baltic A History
    av Michael North

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674970830

    In this overview of the Baltic region from the Vikings to the European Union, Michael North presents the sea and the lands that surround it as a Nordic Mediterranean, a maritime zone of shared influence, with its own distinct patterns of trade, cult…

  • Our Aesthetic Categories

    Our Aesthetic Categories
    av Sianne Ngai

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674088122

    The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this radiant study, Sianne Ngai offers a th…

  • Why We Act

    Why We Act
    av Catherine A. Sanderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241831

    Why do good people so often do nothing when a seemingly small action could make a big difference? A pioneering social psychologist explains why moral courage is so rare-and reveals how it can be triggered or trained.We are bombarded every day by rep…

  • Rightward Bound

    Rightward Bound

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674027589

    Often considered a lost decade, a pause between the liberal Sixties and Reagan's Eighties, the 1970s were indeed a watershed era when the forces of a conservative counter-revolution cohered. These years marked a significant moral and cultural turnin…

  • The Sun in the Church

    The Sun in the Church
    av J. L. Heilbron

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674005365

    Between 1650 and 1750, four Catholic churches were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix an unquestionable date for Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on the disputed geometry of the solar system, and so, within…

  • Out of My Skull

    Out of My Skull
    av James Danckert

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984677

    No one likes to be bored. Two leading psychologists explain what causes boredom and how to listen to what it is telling you, so you can live a more engaged life. We avoid boredom at all costs. It makes us feel restless and agitated. Desperate for so…

  • Mind in Society

    Mind in Society
    av L. S. Vygotsky

    Häftad - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674576292

    The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But somewhat ironically, his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society should correct much of th…

  • Island on Fire

    Island on Fire
    av Tom Zoellner

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984301

    From a New York Times bestselling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved peo…

  • A History of Private Life, Volume III: Passions of the Renaissance

    A History of Private Life, Volume III: Passions of the Renaissance

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674400023

    Readers intersted in history, and in development of the modern sensibility, should relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This…

  • A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World

    A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674400016

    The second volume of "A History of Private Life" contains much rich and colourful detail culled from a considerable variety of sources. This "secret epic" aims to construct a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in different places in the 11t…

  • The Price of Democracy

    The Price of Democracy
    av Julia Cage

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987289

    Why and how systems of political financing and representation in Europe and North America give outsized influence to the wealthy and undermine democracy, and what we can do about it. One person, one vote. In theory, everyone in a democracy has equal…

  • Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

    Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
    av Walter Burkert

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674023994

    At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange--Babylonia…

  • The Market as God

    The Market as God
    av Harvey Cox

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241572

    We have fallen in thrall to the theology of supply and demand. According to its acolytes, the Market is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. It can raise nations and ruin households, and comes complete with its own doctrines, prophets, and evang…

  • The Market as God

    The Market as God
    av Harvey Cox

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674659681

    The Market has deified itself, according to Harvey Cox's brilliant exegesis. And all of the world's problems--widening inequality, a rapidly warming planet, the injustices of global poverty--are consequently harder to solve. Only by tracing how the…