Gilles Lipovetsky addresses an issue from two angles. The first is erotic seduction, from the mechanisms of courtship to using the internet to find a partner. The second is broader: in our current society, the techniques of seduction are also applied in domains that go beyond economy, politics, and ..
This book invites the reader to meditate on life and the illusions created by the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is an extensive book that maintains easy readability where the author argues against ideas that go against pleasure and instead favor sacrifice a..
This book is centered on a key concept: positive discipline. It is a very useful guide for parents to learn how to deal with basic situations in the lives of their young children and teens, such as food, hygiene, friends, and new technologies; in a positive, respectful and firm way...
Psychoanalyst Vamik Volkan, who left Cyprus for the US as a young man, brings his own experiences as an immigrant to bear on this study of the psychology of immigrants and refugees, and of those who cross paths with them. / Este libro utiliza las herramientas de la psicología y el psicoanálisis par..
This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth. In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep...
At a time when European citizens are increasingly detached from their political representatives while uncertainties are growing, Tzvetan Todorov makes us discover or rediscover figures who, each in their own way, have managed to reconcile moral demands and public action. They lived in different cont..
The commons has made its way as one of the currents of thought and practices that seek alternatives to the patterns used by the capitalist system. Instead, the commons offer different economic and social models that, at the same time, constitute an experimental space for the production of knowledge...
In times of crisis, what will the youth of tomorrow be like? This book is an invitation, in different geographical and social sectors, to accompany young people between dark futures and times of conquest. In this transit, creativity appears as an attribute of many of the young people surveyed, even ..
Why does a form of terrorism that consists of isolated, random killings break out, where the victims can be as numerous as possible? In the first part of this book, Calasso gives a brief history of the origin of Islamic terrorism, and draws an incisive, stark definition of our world. / La sociedad ..
A chronicle of twenty-five years of Barcelona, between the counterculture and the Olympic Games, from architecture, design, journalism, art, comics, photography and, above all, literature. The stories guide us through the Barcelona of the seventies, decrepit but dear. / Una crónica de veinticinco a..
This essay deals with the independence process in Catalonia. The failure of a high-profile political operation has led to a deep institutional crisis. With a fast and playful style, always excellently informed -and sometimes controversial- Jordi Amat is one of the greatest essayists of his generatio..
The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society
This book describes the dramatic changes in crime control and criminal justice that have taken place in Great Britain and the United States in the last 25 years. The author explains these changes by showing how the social organization of late modernity has brought about a series of political and cul..