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Understanding Small-Island Developing States: Fragility and External Shocks

by Amelia Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray & Wim Naudé

Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability. These states are perceived as economically vulnerable, exhibiting poor economic performance, and...


Multicultural Pharmaceutical Education

by Barry Bleidt

Multicultural Pharmaceutical Education spotlights methods and theory on how to increase representation of minorities in pharmacy schools and practice settings. Many of the ideas presented in this book are unique,...


The Foundations of the Arab State

by Ghassan Salame

The Foundations of the Arab State deals with the conceptual, historical, and cultural environment in which the contemporary Arab state system was established and has evolved.

With contributions from established...


Regionalism in East Asia

by Fu-kuo Liu & Philippe Regnier

Regional cooperation and integration have emerged as key issues for East Asia following the financial crisis. This book explores these issues, and examines the degree to which a new paradigm is emerging. It...


A Popular Dictionary of Paganism

by Joanne Pearson

This dictionary provides a readily available collection of source material for a subject which has recently become of considerable public and academic interest. It provides a point of reference for key words...


A System of Indian Logic: The Nyana Theory of Inference

by John Vattanky

Nyana is the most rational and logical of all the classical Indian philosophical systems. In the study of Nyana philosophy, Karikavali with its commentary Muktavali, both by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana, with the...


Early Buddhism: A New Approach: The I of the Beholder

by Sue Hamilton-Blyth

New interpretations of the central teachings of early Buddhism, mainly the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism.


The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad

by Andrew J. Newman

Shows how the frictions and disparities between the different pockets of believers scattered throughout the Eastern Islamic world in the late ninth and tenth centuries, the relations between each of these and...


American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship

by Christopher Queen & Duncan Ryuken Williams

This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed...


Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos

by Charles F. Keyes & Shigeharu Tanabe

This book explores social memory in the context of cultural crises of modernity in Thailand and Laos. It explicates the ways in which social memory constructed by the people enters modernity, and how this in...


Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami

by John Breen & Mark Teeuwen

This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval...


Muslim Diversity: Local Islam in Global Contexts

by Leif Manger

The term 'local Islam' has been coined to describe local responses to the effects of globalisation in the Islamic world. All contributions to this volume present cases of 'local Islam' as well as discussing...


Sheherazade Through the Looking Glass: The Metamorphosis of the 'Thousand and One Nights'

by Eva Sallis

The Thousand and One Nights was reborn into an alien environment in 1704, its signs being received in a radically different way from their original meanings. Works of literature change as people and cultures...


Historical Anthology of Kazan Tatar Verse

by Ravil Bukharaev & David Matthews

This anthology expounds the rich history of Kazan Tatar poetry, which has its beginnings in the early 12th century. Poets bear witness to the cultural, political as well as spiritual history of their nations,...


Sahaja Yoga

by Judith Coney

The first full-length examination of Sahaja Yoga, a new religious movement led by Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims up to one hundred thousand members from around the world.This is the first full-length...


Women in Islam: An Anthology from the Qu'ran and Hadith

by Nicholas Awde

Collection of major references to women in the Quran and Hadiths, the two central Pillars of Islam on which Islamic legislation and social practice are based. Topics covered include Hygiene, Divorce, Marriage,...


The Meditative Way: Readings in the Theory and Practice of Buddhist Meditation

by Roderick Bucknell & Chris Kang

Buddhist meditation, while attracting less popular attention than some other meditative disciplines, has given rise to a particularly rich literature in recent years. Despite differences in style and terminology,...


Islam in a Changing World

by Anders Jerichow & J. B. Simonsen

Papers from a conference held in Copenhagen in 1996 on the compatibility between Islam and universal norms and values, and the perspectives for dialogue and mutual understanding.


Historical Grammar of Japanese

by G. B. Sansom

First published in 1928, this path-breaking work is still of importance and interest to Japanese scholars and linguists.


Sex in Consumer Culture: The Erotic Content of Media and Marketing

by Tom Reichert & Jacqueline Lambiase

Sex in Consumer Culture: The Erotic Content of Media and Marketing considers the use of sex to promote brands, magazines, video games, TV programming, music, and movies. Offering both quantitative and qualitative...