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Carmen Blacker - Collected Writings

by Carmen Blacker

This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Carmen Blacker, who wrote extensively on religion, myth and folklore.


The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain: Early Travel Encounters in the Far West

by Andrew Cobbing

The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland...


An Artless Art - The Zen Aesthetic of Shiga Naoya: A Critical Study with Selected Translations

by Roy Starrs

Shiga Naoya was a giant of Japanese literature but he is barely known outside Japan. This book is the first study of Shiga to explore in depth his affinities - both aesthetic and philosophic - with the long...


Matsuri: The Festivals of Japan: With a Selection from P.G. O'Neill's Photographic Archive of Matsuri

by Herbert Plutschow

Contribution to Western understanding of the nature and manifestations of Shinto through the vast galaxy of historic festivals (matsuri) that are here categorized and analysed.


The Heart of the Warrior: Origins and Religious Background of the Samurai System in Feudal Japan

by Catharina Blomberg

Traces the development of the samurai, both in the way they regarded themselves and their role in society.


Green Liberalism: The Free and the Green Society

by Marcel Wissenburg University of Nijmenge & Marcel, Wissenburg

This is an agenda-setting exploration of the relationship between green politics and liberal ideology. Ecological problems provide unique challenges for liberal democracies.; This challenge is examined by the...


By-Elections in British Politics

by Dr Chris Cook, Chris Cook & John Ramsden

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Movements and Culture

by Hank Johnston

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Rights of Passage: Social Change and the Transition from Youth to Adulthood

by Sarah, Irwin & Sarah Irwin University of York.

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Men, Masculinity and Social Welfare

by Keith Pringle

An examination of men and masculinity, which considers the issues involved with both the use of and provision of welfare services by men, and argues that there is a case for restricting their role. The book...


Social Change and the Middle Classes

by Tim Butler University of East London; Mi

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Lobbying from Below

by Mick Ryan

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Elements of Social Theory

by Barry Barnes

A significant contribution to the development of social theory which provides a comprehensive summary of the various traditions. Barnes offers an accessible introduction for undergraduates which presents his...


Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World: Finding Solutions in Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

by Jorge E. Hardoy, Diana Mitlin & David Satterthwaite

New edition of Environmental Problems in Third World Cities Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America contain some of the world's most life- and health-threatening human environments. Environment-related diseases...


Unclenching Our Fists: Abusive Men on the Journey to Nonviolence

Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society

by Francisco H. Vázquez & Rodolfo D. Torres

Latino/a Thought is unique in its presentation of cross cultural writings-especially from Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban writers and political documents-that shape the ideology and experience of U.S. Latinos....


Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War

by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Julio E. Moreno

The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make...


Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age

by Alice E. Marwick

Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook promised a new participatory online culture. Yet, technology insider Alice Marwick contends in this insightful book, “Web 2.0” only encouraged...


Breaking the Ice: From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic

by Barry Zellen

Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of...


Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild

by Jane Bennett

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild,' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar....