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Berlin

by Rory Maclean

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect...


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians...


Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


Chicago Portraits

by Chicago Tribune Staff, Rick Kogan & Michael Zajakowski

The Chicago Tribune possesses a vast photo archive spanning its more than 150 years in publication. From the Civil War era through today, its photographers have captured thousands of people, from everyday Chicagoans...


Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China: A multitheoretical and multidimensional analysis of successful businesswomen's everyday lives

by Mary Ann Maslak

This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to mature and possibly illiterate women's successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings....


Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing: Migration, education, and policy in urban China

by Myra Pong

Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing is a timely book that addresses the gap in the provision of basic education to migrant children in China. It examines the case of Beijing, with a focus on...


Bahrain Through The Ages

by Al-Khalifa

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Female Personalities in the Qur'an and Sunna: Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shi'i Islam

by Rawand Osman

This book investigates the manner in which the Qur'an and sunna depict female personalities in their narrative literature.

Providing a comprehensive study of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur'an,...


Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?

by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which...


Arab Regionalism: A Post-Structural Perspective

by Silvia Ferabolli

Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region.

On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the...


Israel's National Security Towards the 21st Century

by Uri Bar-Joseph

This volumes discusses three principal issues: the Israeli army and the Revolution of Military Affairs (RMA); Israel's present and future answers to the threays of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the...


American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows

by Lisa Funnell & Man-Fung Yip

Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however,...


Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

by Lois Beck

Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this...


Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula...


Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: Evolution of Being

by Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

The book explains Sadrā's theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadrā's philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which...


Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

by Gul Akdag

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

by Peter Decherney & Blake Atwood

Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has...


The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood

by Yaniv Voller

Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad,...