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Chushingura and the Floating World: The Representation of Kanadehon Chushingura in Ukiyo-e Prints

by David Bell

Kanadehon Chushingura has been one of the most popular bunraku and kabuki plays. This fascinating study explores the full spectrum of ukiyo-e (floating world) representations of the Chushingura story. Essential...


The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910: Gateway to the Island Empire of the East

by A. Hotta-Lister

The rapid development of Japan at the turn of the last century, including the defeat of Russia in 1904-5, intrigued the western Imperial powers, but also aroused reactions of contempt and suspicion. Britain...


The Political Thought of Mori Arinori: A Study of Meiji Conservatism

by Alistair Swale

This new study of the Meiji Government's controversial Education Minister and thinker, Mori Arinori, seeks to complement Ivan P. Hall's excellent earlier biography (1973) by providing an alternative interpretation...


An Introduction to the Buraku Issue: Questions and Answers

by Suehiro Kitaguchi & Alastair McLauchlan

Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence...


City Life in Japan

by Ron P. Dore

Incorporating a new expanded introduction. The continuing relevance of Ron Dore's classic study of Japanese urban life and social structures is widely accepted by urban sociologists and other social scientists...


The Allied Occupation and Japan's Economic Miracle

by Bowen C. Dees

There is virtually nothing - until the arrival of this study - addressing the significance of the enormous contributions in science and technology towards the realization of Japan's 'economic miracle' during...


Decision-Making & Japan: A Study of Corporate Japanese Decision-Making and Its Relevance to Western Companies

by Ruth Taplin

Demonstrates that Western individualism and Japanese groupism are not necessarily incompatible or mutually exclusive.


The Satsuma Students in Britain: Japan's Early Search for the essence of the West'

by Andrew Cobbing

In the spring of 1865, when Japan was in the grip of a major civil war, eighteen samurai and an interpreter risked their lives to embark secretly on a voyage to the unknown lands of the barbarian west. Their...


The Sound Production Handbook

by Don Atkinson

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


Globalization, Difference, and Human Security

by Mustapha Kamal Pasha

Globalization, Difference, and Human Security seeks to advance critical human security studies by re-framing the concept of human security in terms of the thematic of difference. Drawing together a wide range...


Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell & Ronald L. Jackson II

Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire...


The Comparative Political Philosophies of Gramsci and Ambedkar: Itineraries of Dalits and Subalterns

by Cosimo Zene

Bridging two generations of scholarship on social inequality and modern political forms, this book examines the political philosophies of inclusion of subalterns/Dalits in Gramsci and Ambedkar's political philosophies....


Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

by Maurice Roche

This book looks at two 'revolutions' in philosophy - phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches...


Parliaments in Asia: Institution Building and Political Development: Institution Building and Political Development

by Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook & Wilhelm Hofmeister

Much writing on politics in Asia revolves around the themes of democracy and democratisation with a particular focus on political systems and political parties. This book, on the other hand, examines the role...


Framing Formalism: Riegl's Work

by Richard Woodfield

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Information Subject

by Mark Poster & Stanley Aronowitz

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The BRICs and Emerging Economies in Comparative Perspective: Political Economy, Liberalisation and Institutional Change

by Uwe Becker

In the past ten to twenty years the global political economy picture has dramatically changed with the emergence of the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and, notably, China (BRICs) as big players and competitors...


Managing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: Practical Strategies

by John Alban-Metcalfe & Juliette Alban-Metcalfe

This book provides commonsense information and insights into the condition, and considers the: · key features of AD/HD and which warning signs to watch out for · educational implications for children diagnosed...


Japanese Horror Films and Their American Remakes

by Valerie Wee

The Ring (2002)-Hollywood's remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)-marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This...


Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets: Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

by Jemimah Njuki & Pascal C. Sanginga

This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock...