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Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Solidarity Intervention

by Monique Jo Beerli

All across the globe, individuals mobilize international support in defense of Palestinian rights and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, these international activists are neither the...


Everyday Resistance

by Raksha Vasudevan

Northern Sri Lanka has been at the heart of the country’s 30-year civil war, a bloody conflict which has given rise to an estimated 40,000 households headed by women in this region. Based on fieldwork conducted...


Pashtun Traditions versus Western Perceptions

by Leo Karrer

Cross-cultural interactions take place every day in contemporary Afghanistan between locals and the thousands of foreigners working in the country as diplomats, officials from international organisations and...


Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moquegua

by Prudence M. Rice

In this rich study of the construction and reconstruction of a colonized landscape, Prudence M. Rice takes an implicit political ecology approach in exploring encounters of colonization in Moquegua, a small...


The Construction of the Maras

by Antonia Does

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have...


Collapse of the Opposition Inter-Party Coalition in Uganda

by Catherine Promise Biira

“It’s not so much what you agree upon, what you write on paper, but something intangible that in the end determines the success of political cooperation,” stated the leader of the Uganda People’s Congress...


Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

by Charlotte Bates

This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it...


Hong Kong's Governance Under Chinese Sovereignty: The Failure of the State-Business Alliance After 1997

by Brian C. H. Fong

As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong's political and socio-economic environment...


Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

by Farhan Mujahid Chak

This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how...


Class and Space (Rle Social Theory): The Making of Urban Society

by NIGEL THRIFT & Peter Williams

This book is abut the place of space in the study of class formation. It consists of a set of papers that fix on different aspects of the human geography of class formation at different points in the history...


Key Thinkers, Past and Present (Rle Social Theory)

by Jessica Kuper

This volume provides a fascinating perspective on the social sciences through its examination of the leading proponents, their ideas and careers. It includes useful suggestions for further reading. All the great...


Iraq & the Persian Gulf

by Naval Intelligence Division

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The State of Russia Under the Present Czar

by John Perry

First published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map

by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America has changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked a widespread transition to democracy, fundamental institutional...


Contested Objects: Material Memories of the Great War

by Nicholas J. Saunders & Paul Cornish

Contested Objects breaks new ground in the interdisciplinary study of material culture. Its focus is on the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War as the global conflict that defined the...


Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

by Beatriz Jaguaribe

"Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested...


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,...


Nursing Orders: Nursing, Articulation Work and Health Service Delivery: Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare

by Davina Allen

Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients - whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent - that modern...


Waste Prevention Policy and Behaviour: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Generation and Its Environmental Impacts: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Gen

by Ana Paula Bortoleto

As prosperity levels rise, so too does the number of products and services being consumed. For policy makers in waste management facing a growing challenge, it is vital to understand the complex relationship...