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Olympic Cities

by John R Gold & Margaret M Gold

This is the first full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events since 1896. With specially commissioned and original essays written by a team of distinguished authors from...

Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China

by Shujie Yao & Wu Bin

Taking the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as an iconic turning-point and exploring key themes such as economic reform and sustainability, innovation and sustainability, globalisation and social development, this...

Globality, Democracy and Civil Society

by Terrell Carver & Jens Bartelson

This book explores the past, present and future of democratic values and practice, focussing on conceptions of democracy that reconcile radical plurality with democratic practices, presenting examples and perspectives...

Death and Dying

by Sudhir Kakar

Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death...

Suicide and Society in India

by Peter Mayer

In India about 123,000 people take their own lives each year, the second highest total in the world. There is a suicide death in India almost every 4 minutes, and it is the leading cause of death for rural Indians...

The Japanese Discovery of Europe, 1720 - 1830

by Donald Keene

Originally published in 1952, this account of the growth and uses of Western learning in Japan has been enlarged by two new chapters that extend the story from 1798 to 1830. The author has incorporated the results...

Sandtray Therapy

by Linda Homeyer & Daniel Sweeney

This manual is intended for play therapists, counselors, and other mental health practitioners seeking to incorporate sandtray work into their clinical repertoire. Chapters cover the history and rationale for...

Environmental Cooperation in Southeast Asia

by Paruedee Nguitragool

One of the most challenging environmental threats to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been the haze, the sickening and deadly cloud of smoky pollution caused by widespread...

Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

by Tai-Chee Wong & Jonathan Rigg

This book explores how migration plays a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the rapidly changing cities of Asia. The contributors examine the roles and effects of different forms...

Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

by Hai Ren

This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural...

Masterpieces of Chikamatsu

by Robert Nichols

This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western...

The Iran-Iraq War

by Jerome Donovan

This book employs international relations theory to help explain one of the Middle East's bloodiest conflicts. Using power transition and foreign policy reciprocity theory, the author develops new insights into...

Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuria

by Yeeshan Chan

This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin, the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan's puppet state in Manchuria...

The American Surfer

by Kristin Lawler

This book examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture. Lawler sets the surfer against the backdrop of the negative reactions to it by those groups responsible...

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume III

by Stanley Berent & James W Albers

This is the final volume in a three-volume work that has addressed the scientific methodologies relevant to clinical neurobehavioral toxicology. Volume III attends to what is known about industrial and environmental...

The Syllable in Speech Production

by Barbara L Davis & Krisztina Zajdo

As a testament to the scope of Peter MacNeilage's scholarly work across his 40 year career, contributions to this tribute volume represent a broad spectrum of the seminal issues addressed by phonetic and evolutionary...

Metaphor and Reconciliation

by Lynne J Cameron

Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, 'walking the footsteps of the bombers' as she put it, determined...

Judging Merit

by Warren Thorngate & Robyn M Dawes

Based on over 20 years' research in human judgment, decision making and social psychology, this unique book brings together what is known about the processes and problems of judging merit and their consequences....

Introduction to Communication Studies

by John Fiske

Fiske's essential text aims to equip the reader with a range of methods of analysing examples of communication in our society, together with a critical awareness of the theories underpinning them.

Yes We Can?

by Adia Harvey-Wingfield & Joe Feagin

For readers and scholars who are interested in a sociologically-grounded assessment of the historic presidential campaign of 2008, this book provides such an analysis.