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Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europe

This book cuts across important debates in cultural studies, literary criticism, politics, sociology, and anthropology. Meyda Yegenoglu brings together different theoretical strands in the debates regarding immigration, from Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic understanding of the subject formation, to Zygmunt Bauman's notion of the ...

The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation, is an essential and valuable branch of philosophy. Hermeneutics is also a central component of the methodology of the social sciences and the humanities, for example historiography, anthropology, art history, and literary criticism. In a sequence of accessible chapters, contributors acr...

Human Rights Literacies (1st ed.)

This book adds impetus to the nexus between human rights, human rights education and material reality. The dissonance between these aspects is of growing concern for most human rights educators in various social contexts. The first part of the book opens up new discourses and presents new ontologies and epistemologies from schol...

Creationism and Anti-Creationism in the United States (1st ed.)

This book deals with professional creationist and anti-creationist organizations in America, and describes how the “conflict between science and religion” is the result of the interaction between these two groups. It retraces their history from the 1960s onwards, and identifies crucial turning points that led to new forms of cre...

Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations (1st ed.)

This book considers how the termination of life might be accepted in the view of a general obligation to protect life. It features more than 10 papers written by scholars from 14 countries that offer international comparative empirical research. Inside, readers will find case studies from such areas as: India, Chile, Germany, It...

Information, The Hidden Side of Life

Prolonging the 1960´s Structuralism, expressed in the natural sciences as System Theory, views exist today which reduce life to information. They of course neglect non-structural phenomena, yet remain adequate enough to depict organisms inasmuch as organical. (For the complementary views on this point see M. Szirko, Mario Crocco...

Direct Democracy in Comparative Perspective. Origins, Performance, and Reform (Hardcover)

Standing out from all other books on direct democracy, Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy connects the study of direct democracy to the broader field of comparative democratization and to an important strand in normative democratic theory. Analyzing the relationship between direct democracy and representative governme...

Dialogues on the Human Ape (Hardcover)

Humanness is typically defined by our capacity for language and abstract thinking. Yet decades of research led by the primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh have shown that chimpanzees and bonobos can acquire human language through signing and technology.Drawing on this research, Dialogues on the Human Ape brings Savage-Rumbaugh into...

Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which self-determination was synonymous with nation-building—obscure just how radical this change was. Dra...