The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter Images
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The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter Images

Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the "Gypsies" have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as "other" and marginalised. This title is split into four parts and seeks to address the questions raised by the ambivalent encounter of the "Gypsies" with European cultures. The volume begins with three chapters about the genesis, development and scope of ...

Louise Erdrich: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
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Louise Erdrich: A Critical Companion

Louise Erdrich, following in the Native American narrative tradition has, crafted enduring tales of homecomings. Her widely acclaimed debut novel Love Medicine garnered prestigious awards, and quickly made its way onto bestseller lists and into readers' hearts. In this full-length critical volume, Stookey uncovers the layers of wisdom and humor embedded in Erdrich's engaging writing. Stookey, analyzing each novel in turn, examines th...

Gegen den Zivilismus: Internationale Beziehungen und Militär in den politischen Konzeptionen der extremen Rechten
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Gegen den Zivilismus: Internationale Beziehungen und Militär in den politischen Konzeptionen der extremen Rechten

Auf der Basis umfangreicher Quellenstudien rekonstruiert Fabian Virchow grundlegende Ideologeme der extremen Rechten sowie deren Konkretisierung im Feld der Außen-, Sicherheits- und Militärpolitik. Lesarten der extremen Rechten zu aktuellen politischen Ereignissen und Entwicklungen konfrontiert er mit gesicherten Befunden der zeithistorischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung und zeigt anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, dass die extr...

LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business
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LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business

The only book devoted to the most important business decision you'll make. Your company has grown -- now it's time to upgrade your legal structure to something that will protect you and your assets, as well as provide other benefits. In other words, your business is ready to become either a corporation or a limited liability company. The question is, "Which one?" The answer isn't always clear -- but because your choice will affect th...

Der Kindergarten als Bildungsinstitution: Hintergründe und Perspektiven
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Der Kindergarten als Bildungsinstitution: Hintergründe und Perspektiven

Die Fallstudie leistet einen Beitrag zur Analyse gegenwärtiger Interaktionsstrukturen und der darauf aufbauenden pädagogischen Kultur der Institution Kindergarten. Durch eine qualitative Vorgehensweise werden Zusammenhänge aufgezeigt, die heutige Bewertungen alltäglich erlebter Praxis nicht normativ einordnen, sondern deren historisch und strukturell bedingte Hintergründe aufzeigen. Diese Untersuchung richtet den Blick darauf, die zu...

Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's Edge (Borderlines series)
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Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's Edge (Borderlines series)

Connecting critical issues of state sovereignty with empirical concerns, Borderscapes interrogates the limits of political space. The essays in this volume analyze everyday procedures, such as the classifying of migrants and refugees, security in European and American detention centers, and the DNA sampling of migrants in Thailand, showing the border as a moral construct rich with panic, danger, and patriotism. Conceptualizing such p...

Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record
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Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record

The theory of Permanent Revolution has been associated with Leon Trotsky for more than a century since the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Trotsky was the most brilliant proponent of Permanent Revolution but by no means its sole author. The documents in this volume, most of them translated into English for the first time, demonstrate that Trotsky was one of several participants in a debate from 1903-7 that involved numerous leading...

Retro: The Culture of Revival (Reaktion Books - Focus on Contemporary Issues)
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Retro: The Culture of Revival

Flares are in. Flares are out. Flares are back again. Fads constantly cycle and recycle through popular culture, each time in a slightly new incarnation. The term ‘retro’ has become the buzz word for describing such trends, but what does it mean? Elizabeth Guffey explores here the ambiguous cultural meanings of the term and reveals why some trends just never seem to stay dead. Drawing upon a wealth of original research and entertaini...

Crime in the United States 2010, Fourth Edition (Uniform Crime Reports for the United States)
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Crime in the United States 2010, Fourth Edition

Crime in the United States contains findings that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) releases annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because it is no longer printed by the F.B.I., Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. This publication includes: Violent and property crime countsCrime trends Data on crimes cleared Persons arrested (age, sex, and race) Law enforcement...

Die "Heilige Ordnung" der Männer: Hierarchie, Gruppendynamik und die neue Rolle der Frauen
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Die "Heilige Ordnung" der Männer: Hierarchie, Gruppendynamik und die neue Rolle der Frauen

Die "Heilige Ordnung der Männer" ist der Versuch, die Krise des hierarchischen Systems zu analysieren und Möglichkeiten einer Weiterentwicklung aufzuzeigen. Einer der möglichen Wege ist dabei eine Neubelebung der Gruppen, die in der Urgeschichte eine wichtige Bedeutung für das Zusammenleben der Menschen hatten. Die Entstehung der Hierarchie wird dabei über die Zentralisierung von Funktionen auch als eine Machtergreifung der Männer an...