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  • Being with the Dead

    Being with the Dead
    av Hans Ruin

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503607750

    Philosophy, Socrates declared, is the art of dying. This book underscores that it is also the art of learning to live and share the earth with those who have come before us. Burial, with its surrounding rituals, is the most ancient documented cultur…

  • Being With the Dead

    Being With the Dead
    av Hans Ruin

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804791311

    Philosophy, Socrates declared, is the art of dying. This book underscores that it is also the art of learning to live and share the earth with those who have come before us. Burial, with its surrounding rituals, is the most ancient documented cultur…

  • The Evaluation Society

    The Evaluation Society
    av Peter Dahler-Larsen

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804788618

    Evaluation-whether called by this name, quality assurance, audit, accreditation, or others-is an important social activity. Any organization that "lives in public" must now evaluate its activities, be evaluated by others, or evaluate others. What ar…

  • The Evaluation Society

    The Evaluation Society
    av Peter Dahler-Larsen

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804776929

    Evaluation-whether called by this name, quality assurance, audit, accreditation, or others-is an important social activity. Any organization that "lives in public" must now evaluate its activities, be evaluated by others, or evaluate others. What ar…

  • A Matter of Death and Life

    A Matter of Death and Life
    av Irvin D. Yalom

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503613768

    A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret.Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling…

  • The Burnout Society

    The Burnout Society
    av Byung-Chul Han

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804795098

    Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to a…

  • The Social Roots of Risk

    The Social Roots of Risk
    av Kathleen Tierney

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804791397

    The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane…

  • The Social Roots of Risk

    The Social Roots of Risk
    av Kathleen Tierney

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804772631

    The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane…

  • On Flexibility

    On Flexibility
    av Meir Finkel

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804774895

    This book addresses one of the basic questions in military studies: How can armies cope effectively with technological and doctrinal surprises-ones that leave them vulnerable to new weapons systems and/or combat doctrines? Author Meir Finkel contend…

  • On Flexibility

    On Flexibility
    av Meir Finkel, Moshe Tlamim, Meir Finkel

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804774888

    This book addresses one of the basic questions in military studies: How can armies cope effectively with technological and doctrinal surprises-ones that leave them vulnerable to new weapons systems and/or combat doctrines? Author Meir Finkel contend…

  • Jazz As Critique

    Jazz As Critique
    av Fumi Okiji

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503605855

    A sustained engagement with Theodor Adorno, Jazz As Critique looks to jazz for ways of understanding the inadequacies of contemporary life. Adorno's writings on jazz are notoriously dismissive. Nevertheless, Adorno does have faith in the critical po…

  • Acting Out

    Acting Out
    av Bernard Stiegler

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804758697

    Acting Out is the first appearance in English of two short books published by Bernard Stiegler in 2003. In How I Became a Philosopher, he outlines his transformation during a five-year period of incarceration for armed robbery. Isolated from what h…

  • Acting Out

    Acting Out
    av Bernard Stiegler, David Barison, Daniel Ross

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804758680

    Acting Out is the first appearance in English of two short books published by Bernard Stiegler in 2003. In How I Became a Philosopher, he outlines his transformation during a five-year period of incarceration for armed robbery. Isolated from what h…

  • Simple Habits for Complex Times

    Simple Habits for Complex Times
    av Jennifer Garvey Berger

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804799430

    When faced with complex challenges or uncertain outcomes, many leaders believe that if they are smart enough, work hard enough, or turn to the best management tools, they will be able to find the right answer, predict and plan for the future, and br…

  • Simple Habits for Complex Times

    Simple Habits for Complex Times
    av Jennifer Garvey Berger, Keith Johnston, Jennifer Garvey Berger

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804788472

    When faced with complex challenges or uncertain outcomes, many leaders believe that if they are smart enough, work hard enough, or turn to the best management tools, they will be able to find the right answer, predict and plan for the future, and br…

  • Iran in Motion

    Iran in Motion
    av Mikiya Koyagi

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503613133

    Completed in 1938, the Trans-Iranian Railway connected Tehran to Iran's two major bodies of water: the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf in the south. Iran's first national railway, it produced and disrupted various kinds of movement-vol…

  • Paris Dreams, Paris Memories

    Paris Dreams, Paris Memories
    av Charles Rearick

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804770934

    How did Paris become the world favorite it is today? Charles Rearick argues that we can best understand Paris as several cities in one, each with its own history and its own imaginary shaped by dream and memory. Paris has long been at once a cosmopo…

  • Paris Dreams, Paris Memories

    Paris Dreams, Paris Memories
    av Charles Rearick

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804770927

    How did Paris become the world favorite it is today? Charles Rearick argues that we can best understand Paris as several cities in one, each with its own history and its own imaginary shaped by dream and memory. Paris has long been at once a cosmopo…

  • Theory of Society, Volume 2

    Theory of Society, Volume 2
    av Niklas Luhmann

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804771603

    This second volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was first published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society. Beginning…

  • Theory of Society, Volume 1

    Theory of Society, Volume 1
    av Niklas Luhmann

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804739504

    This first volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was initially published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society on a sc…

  • Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader

    Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader
    av Benjamin R. Young

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503627635

    Far from always having been an isolated nation and a pariah state in the international community, North Korea exercised significant influence among Third World nations during the Cold War era. With one foot in the socialist Second World and the othe…

  • Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader

    Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader
    av Benjamin R. Young

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503613294

    Far from always having been an isolated nation and a pariah state in the international community, North Korea exercised significant influence among Third World nations during the Cold War era. With one foot in the socialist Second World and the othe…

  • How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

    How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate
    av Andrew J. Hoffman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804794220

    Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing…

  • From Heresy to Dogma

    From Heresy to Dogma
    av Andrew J. Hoffman

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804745031

    This is a pathbreaking account of how the environmental movement has led to profound changes in the perceptions and practices of large-scale corporations, as shown here in the chemical and petroleum industries. The book traces how market, social, an…

  • The Expanding Spaces of Law

    The Expanding Spaces of Law

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804797283

    The Expanding Spaces of Law presents readers with cutting-edge scholarship in legal geography. An invaluable resource for those new to this line of scholarship, the book also pushes the boundaries of legal geography, reinvigorating previous modes of…

  • Zohar Complete Set

    Zohar Complete Set

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503605312

    To celebrate the completion of the twenty-year project to translate The Zohar, Stanford University Press is pleased to offer a complete set of all twelve volumes of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Radiance) has amazed readers…

  • Poetry as Experience

    Poetry as Experience
    av Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804734271

    Lacoue-Labarthe's Poetry as Experience addresses the question of a lyric language that would not be the expression of subjectivity. In his analysis of the historical position of Paul Celan's poetry, Lacoue-Labarthe defines the subject as the princip…

  • Lead and Disrupt

    Lead and Disrupt
    av Charles A., III O'Reilly, Michael L. Tushman, Charles A., III O'Reilly

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804798655

    In the past few years, a number of well-known firms have failed; think of Blockbuster, Kodak, or RadioShack. When we read about their demise, it often seems inevitable-a natural part of "creative destruction." But closer examination reveals a distur…

  • "What Is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays

    "What Is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays
    av Giorgio Agamben

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804762304

    The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben's recent work through an investigation of Foucault's notion of the apparatus, a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on contemp…

  • Mastering Ethereum

    Mastering Ethereum

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781777493813

  • Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique

    Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique
    av Sa'ed Atshan

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503612396

    From Ramallah to New York, Tel Aviv to Porto Alegre, people around the world celebrate a formidable, transnational Palestinian LGBTQ social movement. Solidarity with Palestinians has become a salient domain of global queer politics. Yet LGBTQ Palest…

  • Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique

    Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique
    av Sa'ed Atshan

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503609945

    From Ramallah to New York, Tel Aviv to Porto Alegre, people around the world celebrate a formidable, transnational Palestinian LGBTQ social movement. Solidarity with Palestinians has become a salient domain of global queer politics. Yet LGBTQ Palest…

  • Phonopoetics

    Phonopoetics
    av Jason Camlot

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503605213

    Phonopoetics tells the neglected story of early "talking records" and their significance for literature, from the 1877 invention of the phonograph to some of the first recorded performances of modernist works. The book challenges assumptions of much…

  • Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

    Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503610163

    This volume examines the role of education in shaping rates and patterns of intergenerational social mobility among men and women during the twentieth century. Focusing on the relationship between a person's social class and the social class of his…

  • Multidirectional Memory

    Multidirectional Memory
    av Michael Rothberg

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804762182

    Multidirectional Memory brings together Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies for the first time. Employing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book makes a twofold argument about Holocaust memory in a global age by situating it i…

  • Multidirectional Memory

    Multidirectional Memory
    av Michael Rothberg

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804762175

    Multidirectional Memory brings together Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies for the first time. Employing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book makes a twofold argument about Holocaust memory in a global age by situating it i…

  • A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

    A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
    av Leon Festinger

    Häftad - 1957 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804709118

    Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance has been widely recognized for its important and influential concepts in areas of motivation and social psychology. The theory of dissonance is here applied to the problem of why partial reward, delay…

  • The Transparency Society

    The Transparency Society
    av Byung-Chul Han

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804794602

    Transparency is the order of the day. It is a term, a slogan, that dominates public discourse about corruption and freedom of information. Considered crucial to democracy, it touches our political and economic lives as well as our private lives. Any…

  • East Central Europe in the Modern World

    East Central Europe in the Modern World
    av Andrew C. Janos

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804746885

    Combining engaging narrative with analytic power, this book presents the past and present of East Central Europe in the larger context of the political and economic history of the Continent.The central theme of the book is best summarized by the fam…

  • The Last Years of Karl Marx

    The Last Years of Karl Marx
    av Marcello Musto

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503612525

    An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx.In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded his research in new directions-studying recent anthropological discoveries, analyzing communal forms of ownership in preca…

  • The Last Years of Karl Marx

    The Last Years of Karl Marx
    av Marcello Musto

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503610583

    An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx.In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded his research in new directions-studying recent anthropological discoveries, analyzing communal forms of ownership in preca…

  • The Costs of Connection

    The Costs of Connection
    av Nick Couldry

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503609747

    Just about any social need is now met with an opportunity to "connect" through digital means. But this convenience is not free-it is purchased with vast amounts of personal data transferred through shadowy backchannels to corporations using it to ge…

  • Time in the Shadows

    Time in the Shadows
    av Laleh Khalili

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804778336

    Detention and confinement-of both combatants and large groups of civilians-have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps,…

  • Time in the Shadows

    Time in the Shadows
    av Laleh Khalili

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804778329

    Detention and confinement-of both combatants and large groups of civilians-have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps,…

  • One Time Fits All

    One Time Fits All
    av Ian Bartky

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804756426

    One Time Fits All provides the first full framework for understanding attributes of civil time, which is used throughout the world today. It focuses on three components of uniform time all linked to the prime meridian at Greenwich-the International…

  • Theories of Social Order

    Theories of Social Order

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804758734

    Already a standard in its first edition, this newly expanded and reorganized reader provides a compelling exploration of what arguably remains the single most important problem in social theory: the problem of social order. Contending that theory's…

  • Dialectic of Enlightenment

    Dialectic of Enlightenment
    av Max Horkheimer

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804736336

    Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947. "What we had…

  • A History of Japan to 1334

    A History of Japan to 1334
    av George Sansom

    Häftad - 1958 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804705233

    This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1334 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-scal…

  • The Ignorant Schoolmaster

    The Ignorant Schoolmaster
    av Jacques Ranciere

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804719698

    This extraordinary book can be read on several levels. Primarily, it is the story of Joseph Jacotot, an exiles French schoolteacher who discovered in 1818 an unconventional teaching method that spread panic throughout the learned community of Europe…

  • Bad Rabbi

    Bad Rabbi
    av Eddy Portnoy

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503604117

    Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility, successfully assimilating and integrating into their new worlds. But this book is not about the success stories. It's a paean to the bunglers, t…

  • The Culture of Military Innovation

    The Culture of Military Innovation
    av Dima Adamsky

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804769525

    This book studies the impact of cultural factors on the course of military innovations. One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the i…

  • Love Drugs

    Love Drugs
    av Brian D Earp

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804798198

    Is there a pill for love? What about an "anti-love drug", to help us get over an ex? This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA-the active ingredient in Ecstasy-may help ordinary couples work through relationship difficult…

  • The Spirit of Utopia

    The Spirit of Utopia
    av Ernst Bloch

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804737654

    I am. We are.That is enough. Now we have to start.These are the opening words of Ernst Bloch's first major work, The Spirit of Utopia, written mostly in 1915-16, published in its first version just after the First World War, republished five years l…

  • The Spirit of Utopia

    The Spirit of Utopia
    av Ernst Bloch

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804737647

    I am. We are.That is enough. Now we have to start.These are the opening words of Ernst Bloch's first major work, The Spirit of Utopia, written mostly in 1915-16, published in its first version just after the First World War, republished five years l…

  • A History of Japan, 1334-1615

    A History of Japan, 1334-1615
    av George Sansom

    Häftad - 1961 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804705257

    Explains the structure of the feudal society, describes the rise of economic life and tells of the impact of Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Bibliographical notes

  • Writing and Madness

    Writing and Madness
    av Shoshana Felman

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804744492

    Writing and Madness is Shoshana Felman's most influential work of literary theory and criticism. Exploring the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis through brilliant studies of Balzac, Nerval, Flaubert, and James, as well as…

  • A History of Japan, 1615-1867

    A History of Japan, 1615-1867
    av George Sansom

    Häftad - 1963 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804705271

    Explains the structure of the feudal society, describes the rise of economic life and tells of the impact of Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Bibliographical notes

  • Ancient Oaxaca Discoveries in Mexican Archeology and History

    Ancient Oaxaca Discoveries in Mexican Archeology and History
    av J. Paddock

    Inbunden - 1966 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804701709

  • Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps

    Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps
    av Jennifer Garvey Berger

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503609013

    Author and consultant Jennifer Garvey Berger has worked with all types of leaders-from top executives at Google to nonprofit directors who are trying to make a dent in social change. She hears a version of the same plea from every client in nearly e…

  • Limits

    Limits
    av Giorgos Kallis

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503611559

    Western culture is infatuated with the dream of going beyond, even as it is increasingly haunted by the specter of apocalypse: drought, famine, nuclear winter. How did we come to think of the planet and its limits as we do? This book reclaims, redef…

  • Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

    Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
    av Sandra Kahn, Paul R. Ehrlich

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503604131

    There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has…

  • From Boas to Black Power

    From Boas to Black Power
    av Mark Anderson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781503607873

    From Boas to Black Power investigates how U.S. cultural anthropologists wrote about race, racism, and "America" in the 20th century as a window into the greater project of U.S. anti-racist liberalism. Anthropology as a discipline and the American pr…

  • Post-Postmodernism

    Post-Postmodernism
    av Jeffrey Nealon

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780804781459

    Post-Postmodernism begins with a simple premise: we no longer live in the world of "postmodernism," famously dubbed "the cultural logic of late capitalism" by Fredric Jameson in 1984. Far from charting any simple move "beyond" postmodernism since th…