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Museums in China: Power, Politics and Identities

by Tracey L-D Lu

From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development...


Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape

by Keenan Norris & Omar Tyree

This collection of articles, essays, interviews, and poems defines urban literature—street lit—and provides valuable insights into a cultural force that is fast becoming as important to the American literary...


Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty: Landscapes of Uncertainty

by Christine Eriksen

In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire...


Social Work: A Reader

by Viviene E. Cree

What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice?

This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring...


Encyclopedia of African American Religions

by Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton & Gary L. Ward

Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries:

* Biographical sketches of 773 African...


LAW MORALITY AND INTERNATIONAL ARMED INTERVENTION: THE UNITED NATIONS AND ECOWAS IN LIBERIA

by Mourtada Deme

International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS')...


Higher Education in the Global Age: Policy, Practice and Promise in Emerging Societies

by Daniel Araya & Peter Marber

Discussions on globalization now routinely focus on the economic impact of developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Only twenty-five years ago, many developing...


The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism: The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed

by David Lane

David Lane outlines succinctly yet comprehensively the development and transformation of state socialism. While focussing on Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, he also engages in a discussion of the...


New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China: The Construction of a Discourse: The Construction of a Discourse

by Jesús Solé-Farràs

This book explores how Confucian thought, which was the ideological underpinning of traditional, imperial China, is being developed and refined into a New Confucianism relevant for the twenty-first century....


Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

by Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert & Hart N. Feuer

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage...


Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art Hist

by Whitney Davis

Find original research and interpretive studies of the relations between homosexuality and the visual arts. Evidence for the role of homosexuality in artistic creation has often not survived, in part because...


Confucian Way

by Chen

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Politics of Southeast Asia's New Media

by William Atkins

The past decade has seen a major structural shift in broadcasting in Southeast Asia, with the development of digital satellite and cable broadcasting. This shift has impacted upon some of the most information-sensitive...


Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without Magic

by Reuben Ahroni

The Yemeni Jewish remnants have triggered so much interest on the part of so many western governments and humanitarian organizations, to an extent that is quite rare.

The story of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is...


The Biographical Tradition in Sufism: The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

by Jawid A. Mojaddedi

This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance...


Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan: Gender, Oral Culture and Song

by Carole Blackwell

This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs.


Muslim Turkistan: Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

by Bruce Privratsky

This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality,...


Pilgrimage: Timothy Gabashvili's Travels to Mount Athos, Constantinople and Jerusalem, 1755-1759

by Mzia Ebanoidze & John Wilkinson

A remarkable record of a pilgrimage through Turkey, Greece and the Levant. The Introduction examines the historical background to his travels and life, which ended in poverty and exile. Also included are a historically...


The Indian Ocean Rim: Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

by Gwyn Campbell

The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and...


Women and Households in Indonesia: Cultural Notions and Social Practices

by Juliette Koning, Marleen Nolten & Janet Rodenburg

Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements....