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Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

by Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert & Hart N. Feuer

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage...


Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art Hist

by Whitney Davis

Find original research and interpretive studies of the relations between homosexuality and the visual arts. Evidence for the role of homosexuality in artistic creation has often not survived, in part because...


Confucian Way

by Chen

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Politics of Southeast Asia's New Media

by William Atkins

The past decade has seen a major structural shift in broadcasting in Southeast Asia, with the development of digital satellite and cable broadcasting. This shift has impacted upon some of the most information-sensitive...


Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without Magic

by Reuben Ahroni

The Yemeni Jewish remnants have triggered so much interest on the part of so many western governments and humanitarian organizations, to an extent that is quite rare.

The story of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is...


The Biographical Tradition in Sufism: The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

by Jawid A. Mojaddedi

This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance...


Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan: Gender, Oral Culture and Song

by Carole Blackwell

This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs.


Muslim Turkistan: Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

by Bruce Privratsky

This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality,...


Pilgrimage: Timothy Gabashvili's Travels to Mount Athos, Constantinople and Jerusalem, 1755-1759

by Mzia Ebanoidze & John Wilkinson

A remarkable record of a pilgrimage through Turkey, Greece and the Levant. The Introduction examines the historical background to his travels and life, which ended in poverty and exile. Also included are a historically...


The Indian Ocean Rim: Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

by Gwyn Campbell

The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and...


Women and Households in Indonesia: Cultural Notions and Social Practices

by Juliette Koning, Marleen Nolten & Janet Rodenburg

Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements....


Japanese Influences and Presences in Asia

by Ian Reader & Marie Soederberg

While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective. The text...


Religion and Public Culture: Encounters and Identities in Modern South India

by Keith E. Yandell Keith E. Yandell & John J. Paul

The last two centuries have witnessed profound changes in the nature of public consciousness. Nowhere has this been more true than in India, especially in relation to changing cultures of public life and religious...


Middle East Sources: A Melcom Guide to Middle Eastern and Islamic Books and Materials in the United Kingdom and Irish Libraries

by Ian Richard Netton

Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on...


Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha: Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha

by Kathryn R. Blackstone

A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective...


The Abkhazians: A Handbook

by George Hewitt

This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their...


Armenian Neume System of Notation: Study and Analysis

by R. A. At'ayan, Vrej N Nersessian & Vrej N. Nersessian

The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people...


A Bibliography of Articles on Armenian Studies in Western Journals, 1869-1995

by Vrej N Nersessian & Vrej N. Nersessian

Covers a comprehensive range of periodicals - well over 165 in all.


Treatment of Offenders and Families

by Byrgen P. Finkelman

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


Contested Belonging: An Indigenous People's Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan Bengal

by B. G. Karlsson

Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains...