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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...


Too Much Too Young: Popular Music Age and Gender

by Sheila Whiteley

Too Much Too Young investigates how age and gender have shaped the careers and images of pop music stars, examining the role of youth and youthfulness in pop music through a series of themed case studies.

Whiteley...


Inclusion in the City: Selection, Schooling and Community

by Patricia Potts

Inclusion in the City explores inclusion and exclusion in the context of policy and practice in one English city - Birmingham. Here, a commitment to redressing the inequalities experienced by many learners has...


Culture after Humanism: History, Culture, Subjectivity

by Iain Chambers

Culture After Humanism asks what happens to the authority of traditional western modes of thought in the wake of postmodernist theories of language and identity. Drawing on examples from music, architecture,...


Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913: The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

by Carol E. Morgan

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of...


Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis

by Stella Bruzzi & Pamela Church Gibson

From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion...


Ethnic and Racial Studies Today

by Martin Bulmer & John Solomos

This important collection addresses recent developments in the teaching, studying and presentation of race across many disciplines, including sociology, politics, social geography, cultural studies and philosophy....


The Lesbian History Sourcebook: Love and Sex Between Women in Britain from 1780-1970

by Alison Oram & Annmarie Turnbull

This groundbreaking critical anthology gathers together a wide range of primary source material on lesbian lives in the past. The material here is drawn from a diverse range of sources, including court records,...


Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbour: Avoiding War in East Asia, 1936-1941

by Antony Best

Recent controversies about Pearl Harbour have highlighted the need for a new assessment of British policy towards Japan during the period leading up to the Pacific War. Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbour provides...


The Abolitionists: The Family and Marriage under Attack

by Ronald Fletcher

In The Abolitionists (a companion volume to The Shaking of the Foundations) Ronald Fletcher turns his attention to those critics who have advocated the abolition of the family. Blaming the strength of the family...


Gentrification

by Loretta Lees, Tom Slater & Elvin Wyly

This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become...


Violent Geographies: Fear, Terror, and Political Violence

by Derek Gregory & Allan Pred

"Violent Geographies is essential to understanding how the politics of fear, terror, and violence in being largely hidden geographically can only be exposed in like manner. The 'War on Terror' finally receives...


Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self

by Kathryn Milun

Pathologies of Modern Space traces the rise of agoraphobia and ties its astonishing growth to the emergence of urban modernity. In contrast to traditional medical conceptions of the disorder, Kathryn Milun shows...


The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem

by Uri Ram

This book focuses on how globalization is impacting contemporary Israel. It is a concise and originally argued introduction to Israel, but the author, Uri Ram, is careful to frame his analysis in a broader discussion...


Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

by Murray Milner

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids argues that the teenage behaviors that annoy adults do not arise from "hormones," bad parenting, poor teaching, or "the media," but from adolescents' lack of power over the central...