Wandel wider Willen: Deutschland auf der Suche nach neuer Prosperität
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Wandel wider Willen: Deutschland auf der Suche nach neuer Prosperität

Der Wirtschafts- und Sozialstandort Deutschland zeichnet sich durch eine ausgeprägte Koexistenz von faktischer Stagnation auf dem Arbeitsmarkt, sozialen Marginalisierungsprozessen und erfolgreichen betrieblichen Umstrukturierungen aus. In diesem Buch werden der Stagnationsprozess und die Zersplitterungen in den verschiedenen Dimensionen aus wirtschafts- und arbeitssoziologischer Sicht analysiert und historisch eingeordnet.

Principles and Practice of CRIMINALISTICS: The Profession of Forensic Science (Protocols in Forensic Science)
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Principles and Practice of CRIMINALISTICS: (Protocols in Forensic Science)

"Any forensic laboratory undergoing accreditation would benefit from reading the book. quite readable because it is interspersed with interesting examples of actual cases. Its use of a vast array of references and historical quotes, throughout the book, speaks admirably of the depth and breadth of knowledge of the authors." - William Westenbrink, M.Sc., RCMP Forensic Laboratory, Halifax, in Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States
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Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States

"Swank's book is based on meticulous research and it offers important insights into the way government social programs have fared in recent years. His analysis is sophisticated and nuanced, and it transcends the tendency in much of the literature on welfare and globalization to reduce what are very complex phenomena to a few simplistic conclusions. The book's conclusions also transcend the tendency in academic circles to engage in pu...

DDR-Nostalgie
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DDR-Nostalgie: Dimensionen der Orientierungen der Ostdeutschen gegenüber der ehemaligen DDR, ihre Ursachen und politischen Konnotationen

Die vorliegende Arbeit will durch empirische Analysen des Niveaus, der Determinanten, der Entwicklung und der politischen Korrelate von DDR-Nostalgie einen Beitrag zur - batte um die positiven Orientierungen der Ostdeutschen gegenüber der ehemaligen DDR leisten. Bisher liegen nur wenige empirische Untersuchungen zu diesem Thema vor. Diese sind dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass sie häufig nur als „Nebenprodukt“ anderer Fragestell- gen und ...

Ernährung im Fernsehen: Eine Kultivierungsstudie zur Darstellung und Wirkung
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Ernährung im Fernsehen: Eine Kultivierungsstudie zur Darstellung und Wirkung

Der kommunikationswissenschaftliche Kultivierungsansatz geht von einem unterschwelligen und langfristig wirksamen Einfluss des Fernsehens auf die Wahrnehmung der sozialen Realität und die daraus resultierenden Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen von Fernsehzuschauern aus. Lässt sich ein solcher Zusammenhang auch zwischen der Fernsehnutzung und der Alltagstätigkeit Essen und Trinken empirisch belegen? Diese Arbeit gewinnt in einer syst...

Policy Making in Britain: An Introduction
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Policy Making in Britain: An Introduction

The book provides a broad-based introduction to policy-making in Britain, exporing the legacy of the Thatcher era and charting the new context of policy-making in the 1990s. The authors examine the policy process within its ideological, political and economic context, discussing both the influence of Europe and the influence of local government. Having established a broad framework for analysis, the book focuses on a selection of par...

At the Brink of Infinity: Poetic Humility in Boundless American Space
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At the Brink of Infinity

"James von der Heydt has written a dense, challenging, and philosophically ambitious book--venturesome enough to stand on the same shelf with the works of Feidelson, Cavell, and Buell. As he explores the Emersonian lineage in lyrical poetry, von der Heydt also manages to integrate an impressive command of Kant, Kierkegaard, and James into his lovely sequence of close readings. For me, the particular highlights of this capacious book ...

Meat Matters: Butchers, Politics, and Market Culture in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Changing Perspectives on Early Modern Europe)
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Meat Matters: Butchers, Politics, and Market Culture in Eighteenth-Century Paris

In eighteenth century Paris, municipal authorities, guild officers, merchant butchers, stall workers, and tripe dealers pledged to provide a steady supply of healthful meat to urban elites and the working poor. Meat Matters considers the formation of the butcher guild and family firms, debates over royal policy and regulation, and the burgeoning role of consumerism and public health. The production and consumption of meat becomes a w...

The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media
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The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media

“An elegantly written book on a timely and very important topic. Eichhorn blends stories, facts, and research to portray the role digital and social media play in young people’s self-conceptions, identity development, and public image, and reveals why it is important to protect young people’s ability to forget parts of the past.”―Simon Nørby, Aarhus University “Well-written, well-researched, and insightful. The End of Forgetting will...

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught: Learning and Relearning Literature
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You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

“is it possible that so many students find literature tedious because their teachers obviously, despite theatrics to the contrary, find it so? Klinkowitz’s antidote for such ennui, as much an occupational hazard for teachers of literature as the bends are for deep-sea divers, has been to befriend and celebrate writers who are still among us, to demonstrate to himself and colleagues and students that literature defines itself as such ...