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Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients

Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients

  • by Danielle Ofri
  • ISBN: 0807001260
  • ISBN-13: 9780807001264
Combining personal narrative, reflection and reporting, Ofri's stories speak poignantly about the challenges facing immigrants and Americans in the U.S. health care system. "Her vivid and moving prose enriches the mind and turns the heart.

Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients

Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients

  • by Danielle Ofri
  • ISBN: 0807073202
  • ISBN-13: 9780807073209
A doctor combines a personal narrative and reflections on her life and on the challenges facing immigrants and Americans in the United States health care system.

The Sociology of Religion

The Sociology of Religion

  • by Max Weber, Ann Swidler (Foreword by), Ephraim Fischoff (Translator)
  • ISBN: 0807042056
  • ISBN-13: 9780807042052
Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler

An Essay on Liberation

An Essay on Liberation

  • by Herbert Marcuse
  • ISBN: 0807005959
  • ISBN-13: 9780807005958
A contemporary Marxian philosopher discusses the nature of man himself as the crucial element which must be changed if socialism is to succeed in a modern industrial society.

The New Media Monopoly

The New Media Monopoly

  • by Ben H. Bagdikian Den Emeritus
  • ISBN: 0807061875
  • ISBN-13: 9780807061879
The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better." —Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy "No book on the media has proved as influential to our ...

Religion and Republic: The American Circumstance

Religion and Republic: The American Circumstance

  • by Martin E. Marty
  • ISBN: 0807012076
  • ISBN-13: 9780807012079
Martin Marty shows that such a golden age never existed.

Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith

Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith

  • by Timothy Beal
  • ISBN: 0807010634
  • ISBN-13: 9780807010631
A fun, revealing compendium of roadside religious curiosities spans the U.S. in search of religious oddities, from the World's Largest Ten Commandments, to the Golgotha Fun Park, to Bill Rice's "Cross Garden," which features thousands of ...

The Theory of Communicative Action, Volume 2: Lifeword and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason

The Theory of Communicative Action, Volume 2: Lifeword and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason

  • by Jurgen Habermas, Thomas McCarthy (Translator)
  • ISBN: 080701401X
  • ISBN-13: 9780807014011
"One of the broadest, most comprehensive, elaborate and intensely theoretical works in social theory. Social theory and philosophy may never be the same again." (Philosophy and Social Criticism)

The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

  • by Ruth Behar
  • ISBN: 0807046310
  • ISBN-13: 9780807046319
Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar proposes a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology--with the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling.

Reconstruction In Philosophy

Reconstruction In Philosophy

  • by John Dewey
  • ISBN: 0807015857
  • ISBN-13: 9780807015858
The basic postulate of the text: namely, that the distinctive office, problems and subjectmatter of philosophy grow out of stresses and strains in the community life in which a given form of philosophy arises, and that its specific problems ...

 

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