Social science / Regional Studies

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection

Awards

 

Category

Delete Regional Studies

 

Language

English (956)

French (18)

German (16)

Spanish (102)

Italian (4)

 

Protection

All (956)

DRM Free (149)

DRM (807)

More options

Why Progressive Cities Fight Innovation

by Jared Meyer

Technology continues to unlock new ways for Americans to live and work. To illustrate these changes, this broadside explores the promise of online platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. Unfortunately, instead of...


The Cemeteries of New Orleans

by Peter B. Dedek

In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact....


Just Managing?

by Mark O’Brien & Paul Kyprianou

The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to speak on behalf of families who...


Your Heritage Will Still Remain

by Michael J. Goleman

Your Heritage Will Still Remain details how Mississippians, black and white, constructed their social identity in the aftermath of the crises that transformed the state beginning with the sectional conflict...


Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Gautam Ghosh & Jacqueline Leckie

Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand presents thought-provoking new research on New Zealand's fastest-growing demographic: the geographically, nationally, and historically diverse Asian...


Egyptian Revolutions

by Amal Treacher Kabesh

The socio-political context of Egypt is full of the affectual burdens of history. The revolutions of both 1952 and 2011 proclaimed that the oppressive, colonial past had been overthrown decisively. So why has...


Modern Jordan

by Judge Gerald Sparrow

This book, first published in 1961, covers the whole range of the Hashemite kingdom, its king, its government, the people, the land, industry, the armed forces and the rich history of the country. The aim of...


Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change

by Shakuntala Banaji

Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing...


The Palestinian Refugees in Jordan 1948-1957

by Avi Plascov

There is perhaps no aspect of the Arab-Israeli conflict that is more complex and more emotionally charged than the problem of the Palestinian refugees. The atmosphere surrounding the discussion has led to confusion,...


On Both Banks of the Jordan: A Political Biography of Wasfi al-Tall

by Asher Susser

To a large extent the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been shaped by the interaction between Jordan and Palestine and between Jordanians and Palestinians. This book, first published in 1994, discusses...


Politics and the Military in Jordan: A Study of the Arab Legion, 1921-1957

by P.J. Vatikiotis

Amidst the turmoil in the Middle East, Jordan has presented a striking example of relative stability, and in this study, first published in 1967, Professor Vatikiotis sets out to show just how far Jordan's stability...


Orthodoxy and Islam: Theology and Muslim-Christian Relations in Modern Greece and Turkey

by Archimandrite Nikodemos Anagnostopoulos

Church History reveals that Christianity has its roots in Palestine during the first century and was spread throughout the Mediterranean countries by the Apostles. However, despite sharing the same ancestry,...


Gender and Employment in Rural China

by Jing Song

With China's rapid advancements in urbanization and industrialization, there has been significant labor movement away from agriculture in the rural regions. Using four village case studies, Song examines how...


Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature: A Diaspora

by Dario Miccoli

In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity...


Island Genres, Genre Islands

by Ralph Crane & Lisa Fletcher

'Island Genres, Genre Islands' moves the debate about literature and place onto new ground by exploring the island settings of bestsellers. Through a focus on four key genres—crime fiction, thrillers, popular...


Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

by Steve Early & Bernie Sanders

The People vs. Big Oil—how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community

Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once...


The Politics of Culture in Turkey, Greece & Cyprus: Performing the Left Since the Sixties

by Leonidas Karakatsanis & Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Performing a political identity usually involves more than just casting a vote. For Left-wingers in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus - countries that emerged as the only non-socialist constituents of South-eastern...


The Life and Work of John C. Campbell

by Olive Dame Campbell & Elizabeth M. Williams

John C. Campbell (1867--1919) is widely considered to be a pioneer in the objective study of the complex world of Appalachian mountaineers. Thanks to a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation, Campbell traveled...


The Soul of Central New York: Syracuse Stories by Sean Kirst

by Sean Kirst

A group of strangers risk death along the New York State Thruway to save a soldier from a burning truck. The true story, as told by football legend Jim Brown, of how the number 44 rose to prominence at Syracuse...


Christianity in China: A Scholars' Guide to Resources in the Libraries and Archives of the United States

by Wu Xiaoxin

A bibliographical guide to the works in American libraries concerning the Christian missionary experience in China.