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Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness: Observing Healthcare

by Morten Knudsen & Werner Vogd

Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where...


Industrial Archaeology: An Introduction

by Kenneth Hudson

Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a...


The Economic Development of the Yemen Arab Republic (RLE Economy of Middle East)

by Ragaei el Mallakh

The recent economic development of the Yemen Arab Republic is in stark contrast to the centuries of isolation that had marked the country prior to the 1962 Revolution. When economic planning was instituted in...


The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu's 'Distinction'

by Philippe Coulangeon & Julien Duval

This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from...


Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

by Sucharita Adluri

Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaiṣṇava sectarian tradition in South India....


Animals into Art

by Howard Morphy

This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and...


The Economies of the Arab World (RLE Economy of Middle East): Development since 1945

by Yusuf A. Sayigh

This book, a comprehensive study of twelve of the economies of key countries of the Arab world, has three main objectives: to record the developmental achievements and failings of each country; to examine the...


The Work and Lives of Teachers in China

by Qing Gu

By bringing together a distinguished group of scholars who have deep, extensive and complementary knowledge and expertise of the Chinese education system, The Work and Lives of Teachers in China engages in detailed...


The Ferriby Boats: Seacraft of the Bronze Age

by Edward Wright

In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first...


Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades

by Ian Hodder

The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed...


A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World: a philosophy for success through education

by Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case...


Asian American Interethnic Relations and Politics

by Franklin Ng

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Bronze Age in Europe: An Introduction to the Prehistory of Europe c.2000-700 B.C.

by J. M. Coles & A. F. Harding

This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in...


Arab Monetary Integration (RLE Economy of Middle East): Issues and Prerequisites

by Khair El-Din Haseeb & Samir Makdisi

Pre-eminent among the requisites for economic integration is monetary integration. It is the premise of the chapters in this book that if the Arab world is to achieve a closer degree of cooperation in economic...


Economic and Political Change in the Middle East (RLE Economy of Middle East)

by Elias H. Tuma

In the early 1960s the Middle East suffered from political instability, inefficiency of government, widespread poverty and inequality, low productivity, and a mounting population pressure on the region's resources....


West Africa Before the Europeans: Archaeology & Prehistory

by O. Davies

This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known...


The Archeology of the New Testament: The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

by Jack Finegan

This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary...


The Economic Development of Jordan (RLE Economy of Middle East)

by Bichara Khader & Adnan Badran

Jordan is one of the most important countries of the Fertile Crescent. Although it is not richly endowed with material resources its political significance in the region gives it considerable authority. This...


Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

by Jessica C. Teets & William Hurst

Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified...


Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: The Technology of Skeletal Materials Since the Roman Period

by Arthur MacGregor

Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The...