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People, Land and Water in the Arab Middle East: Environments and Landscapes in the Bilad Ash-Sham

by Fidelity Lancaster

The result of twenty-five years of research with different tribal groups in the Arabian peninsula, this study focuses on ethnographic descriptions of Arab tribal societies in five regions of the peninsula, with...


Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development

by Jennifer Robinson

With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities...


Literature, Media, Information Systems

by Friedrich A. Edited and introdu Kittler

John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this...


Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context

by Stephen Melville & Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

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


Small Players of the Great Game: The Settlement of Iran's Eastern Borderlands and the Creation of Afghanistan

by Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written...


Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the 'Other'

by Yulia Egorova & Tudor Parfitt

This text looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media. Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book will try to reveal why....


Archaeology: The Key Concepts

by Colin Renfrew & Paul Bahn

From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method....


The Meaning of Illness

by Mark and Herzlich Auge

This book is based on collective research carried out during the 1980s. This edition appears ten years after the original publication in French. Since then we have experienced many changes. In the late decade,...


Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia

by Franklin Southworth

This book brings together linguistic and archaeological evidence of South Asian prehistory. The author depicts and analyses the region, in particular the Indus Valley civilization, its links with neighbouring...


Media, Modernity and Technology: The Geography of the New

by David Morley

From best-selling author David Morley, this book presents a set of interlinked essays which discuss and examine some of the key debates in the fields of media and cultural studies.

Spanning the last decade,...


Internet and Postcolonial Politics of Representation

by M.I. Franklin

In this ground-breaking study M.I. Franklin explores the form and substance of everyday life online from a critical postcolonial perspective. With Internet access and social media uses accelerating in the Global...


Russia as a Great Power: Dimensions of Security Under Putin

by Jakob Hedenskog, Vilhelm Konnander & Bertil Nygren

After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current...


Institutions of the Global South/Third World

by Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner

While clearly assessing the achievements, performance and responses of major global south institutions to global change, Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner shows how and why such arrangements are critical in the...


Risk Management and Innovation in Japan

by Ruth Taplin

Assessing and managing risk is vitally important, and is increasingly studied in a range of areas including politics and international relations, finance and insurance, and innovation and the valuing of intangible...


In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism

by Nik Heynen, Maria Kaika & Erik Swyngedouw

The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies. This has been prompted by the recognition that...


Environmental Impacts of Waste Paper Recycling

by Yrjo Virtanen & Sten Nilsson

Public concern for the conservation of natural resources and a general awareness of the environmental consequences of waste disposal is reflected in current legislation aimed at reducing waste. Recycling is...


The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

by Andreas Staab

This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on...


Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoples: Fabric Structure and Color Symmetry

by Lynn Shuler Teague & Dorothy Koster Washburn

The decorated sandals worn by prehistoric southwesterners with their complex fiber structures and designs have been dissected, described, and interpreted for a century. Nevertheless, these artifacts remain mysterious...


Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse & Otto Kirchheimer

During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime...


The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement

by Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

The Muslim Brotherhood has achieved a level of influence nearly unimaginable before the Arab Spring. The Brotherhood was the resounding victor in Egypt's 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, and six months later,...