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Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales & Romit Dasgupta

The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic...


The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

by Christina Twomey & Ernest Koh

The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war....


Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

by Caroline Varin

This book assesses the use of 'mercenaries' by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies.

Governments, especially in the West, are...


Tourism in China: Destination, Cultures and Communities

by Chris Ryan & Gu Huimin

China is forecast to be the primary tourist destination and tourist-generating country by 2020. However, much of the writing on tourism in China has come from people within the English academic world who are...


Health and the Modern Home

by Mark Jackson

Health and the Modern Home explores shifting and contentious debates about the impact of the domestic environment on health in the modern period. Drawing on recent scholarship, contributors expose the socio-political...


Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

by Colin McCullough & Nathan Wilson

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews....


A Brave New China. The big Change

by Francesco Sisci

How the Chinese look at themselves, the world, and the challenges of the future. Where is China, What is China: Where are the traditional pigtails of the old mandarins, the Mao’s bicycles and his suits? Where...


Exporting Legality

by Mariya Tait Slys

How did two radically different legal cultures, those of the Ottomans and the Chinese, gradually acquire a legal architecture analogous to that of Europe? This Paper attempts to answer this question by providing...


Magellan 20 september 1519

by Pietro Pigafetta

This is the story of events that actually happened and that you will read later on. Pietro Pigafetta, a descendant of Antonio Pigafetta, tells this story. Thanks to documents and memoirs, passed down from generation...


Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862

by Vincent P. Botz

During the year 1862, the United States was in turmoil as the Civil War continued. Minnesota would start its own war in August with the Dakota Indians. From the Dakota's loss of lands, encroachments by whites,...


History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital

by Roxy Orcutt

History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital takes a look into why the small village of Anoka, Minnesota, has been declared (by Congress and everything!) to be The Halloween Capital of the World. This fun...


A History of Market Performance: From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen

This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence...


Stormtroopers (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): A Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35

by Conan Fischer

This examination of Hitler's stormtroopers provides vital insights into the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the establishment of the Nazi state. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources and extensive...


Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

by Martin Thomas

Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based...


Nazi Propaganda (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): The Power and the Limitations

by David Welch

Based on a detailed examination of specific aspects of Nazi propaganda, this book (originally published in 1983) enhances the understanding of National Socialism by revealing both its power and its limitations....


Hitler's Followers (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): Studies in the Sociology of the Nazi Movement

by Detlef Muhlberger

When originally published in 1991, this book was the first systematic, detailed evaluation of the social structure of the Nazi Party in several regions of Germany during its so-called Kampfzeit phase.

Based...


Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914

by Deborah Simonton, Marjo Kaartinen & Anne Montenach

This book conceives the role of the modern town as a crucial place for material and cultural circulations of luxury. It concentrates on a critical period of historical change, the long eighteenth and nineteenth...


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...


From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus: The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh

by Arsène Saparov

This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s - the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic...


The Great Illusion

by Norman Angell

If this, the fourth American edition, is bulkier than its predecessors, it is chiefly because the events of the last two years throw an interesting light upon the bearing of the book's main thesis on actual...