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The series »X-Texte« offers critical academic essays on important research topics and contemporary life. The series »Einsichten« contains short introductory textbooks on key concepts in sociology.

Reference books:
Top titles among our dictionaries and reference books include the »Lexikon der Globalisierung« (»Dictionary of Globalisation«) and the »Lexikon der ›Vergangenheitsbewältigung‹ in Deutschland« (»Dictionary of Reconciliation with the Past in Germany«) . Another remarkable publication in this series is the »Lexikon der Mensch/-Tierbeziehungen« (»Dictionary of Human-Animal Relations«).

The »Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften« (»Journal of Cultural Studies«) is the most important German-language periodical covering New Cultural Studies.
The journals »POP. Kultur und Kritik« and »Querformat. Zeitschrift für Zeitgenössisches, Kunst, Populärkultur« (»Journal for Contemporary Art and Popular Culture«) represent the most important German-language periodicals on popular culture. The »Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik« is the leading medium of international German Studies.

Foreign Rights

The transcript team welcomes you to our foreign rights department.

On our list you will find many books suitable for translation and licensing. Their excellent quality and our broad range of internationally relevant topics make them ideal candidates for a variety of territories. You are welcome to contact us should you be interested in any of our titles or if you require any additional information. Our Rights Catalogue contains a choice of titles with translation rights availability. You can of course obtain licenses for any other title listed in our main catalogue, too. Please browse our website to identify titles that may be of interest for your own publishing program. Below you can find some sample translations and title informations.

If you would like to join our mailing list and receive our catalogues regularly, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also look forward to any  queries you may have regarding our authors and books and will gladly provide you with reading copies or additional information on all titles that are available for foreign language editions.

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Sample Translations


Byung-Chul Han, The Scent of Time - A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering (Verweilen)


Felix Hasler, Neuromythology - A Treatise against the Interpretational Power of Brain Research


Ursula Prutsch and Enrique Rodrigues-Moura, Brazil. A Cultural History


Lehnert, Gertrud, Fashion. Theory, History and Aesthetics of a Cultural Practice


Darowska, Lucyna, Resistance and Biography. The Resistant Practice of the Prague Journalist Milena Jesenká against National Socialism


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