"The" Fifth Modality

On Languages that Shape our Motivations and Cultures

Carl W. Roberts, Iowa State University

Status: 
€103,00
$137.00
ISBN13: 
9789004162358
E-ISBN: 
9789047441892
Publication Year: 
2008
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xxiv, 196 pp.
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ISSN: 
1568-4474
Volume: 
17

Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University, Yaacov Oved, Tel Aviv University, and Menachem Topel, Ashkelon Academic College - Yad Tabenkin

The communal idea is investigated theoretically and through contemporary experiences on the verge of the 21st century. This idea draws its vitality from potent civilizational codes, and while its realizations come up unavoidably to self-betrayal, its renewal from ashes is not less unavoidable.
Series: 
Volume: 
30
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207455
Publication date: 
September 2012

Edited by Mario Sznajder, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace in Jerusalem, Luis Roniger, Wake Forest University and Carlos A. Forment, New School for Social Research

This book aims to assess the shifting frontiers of citizenship in Latin America, analyzing contemporary practices and redefinitions, the impact and limits of the Liberal model of citizenship, the emergence of alternative models, and the transnational dimensions and the prospects of different...
Series: 
Volume: 
29
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004226562
Publication date: 
November 2012

Vittorio Cotesta, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Global Society and Human Rights tries to grasp and reconstruct the processes of global unification and the shaping of a common feeling of humanity: the conviction, in different cultural contexts, of the unity of mankind and the existence of inalienable human rights.
Series: 
Volume: 
28
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221475
Publication date: 
February 2012

Edited by M. Parvizi Amineh, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden and University of Amsterdam and Yang Guang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

While intensive cooperation between China and the EU in the fields of energy use, environmental protection and sustainability is highly needed the question remains unanswered how this cooperation could be organized. This volume puts the geopolitical implementation of China’s and the EU&...
Series: 
Volume: 
27
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218574
Publication date: 
June 2012

Edited by Laurence Roulleau-Berger CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Li Peilin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Sociology is involved in a process of internationalisation. The rapid development of China has provided the “China's experience” and the production of a new sociology. In this book a new dialogue between European and Chinese sociologists is opening up new horizons for Western...
Series: 
Volume: 
26
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211742
Publication date: 
November 2011

Edited by Florian Coulmas, Duisburg-Essen University and German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo and Ralph Lützeler, Ruhr-University of Bochum

Japan and Germany are at the vanguard of a new population dynamics in developed countries: population decline in the absence of war, famine and pandemics. This book presents an in-depth overview of the social and economic implications of this development.
Series: 
Volume: 
25
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187788
Publication date: 
June 2011

Edited by Hans Joas, University of Erfurt and University of Chicago and Barbro Klein, Stockholm University

More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.
Series: 
Volume: 
24
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004192843
Publication date: 
October 2010

Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University and Yitzhak Sternberg, Open University and at Beit Berl College, Israel

This book is about new forms of religious activities emerging in the context of their dialectic relations with contemporary multicultural realities. World religions are effectively a major agent of the multiculturalization of contemporary societies. However, multiculturalism pushes them not only...
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Volume: 
23
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004188921
Publication date: 
October 2010

Karl E. Smith, La Trobe University

Who am I? Who are we? How are we to live? This book grapples with these perennial questions, primarily through a dialogue with Cornelius Castoriadis and Charles Taylor, using an interdisciplinary-hermeneutical approach examining issues of meaning, subjectivity and modern society.
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Volume: 
22
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004181724
Publication date: 
January 2010

Edited by M. Parvizi Amineh, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden and University of Amsterdam and Yang Guang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

Energy security challenges are topping the policy agenda of the European Union and China. Consequently, policy makers of both energy import-dependent polities continue to look for new responses. But will these new policies put EU-China relations in a cooperative or competitive setting?
Series: 
Volume: 
21
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004181120
Publication date: 
January 2010

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