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Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics: The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress: The Uphill Elections

by Miriam Jiménez

This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts...


Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic: Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic

by Kathleen Gough

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Macao the Formation of a Global City

by C.X. George Wei

Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China...


The Vampire in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

by Lorna Piatti-Farnell

Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the...


Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?

by Jane Gottesman & Penny Marshall

On playing fields and street corners, in backyards and gyms, the people in this arresting array of pictures are unselfconsciously exploring the physical and emotional pleasures of competition and play. Each...


Donuts: An American Passion

by John T. Edge

Acclaimed food writer and cultural historian John T. Edge conjures nostalgia by revealing portions of our history through our most cherished foods. Donuts is the cap on a scrumptious series toting comfort food,...


The Upanisads

by F. Max Muller

This is a subset of the Sacred Books of the East Series which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations...


The Zend Avesta

by F. Max Muller

This is a subset of the Sacred Books of the East Series which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations...


Vinaya Texts

by F. Max Muller

This is a subset of F. Max Mullers great collection The Sacred Books of the East.


Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the Al-Hikmah Al-'Arshiyyah

by Zailan Moris

This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis...


Open Doors: Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China

by Christopher Bo Bramsen

On one level, this is an intriguing account of expat life in Shanghai's International settlement in the early 20th century. On another level is charted the introduction and growth of new western technologies...


The Kingdom of Armenia: New Edition

by Mack Chahin

While the majority of contemporary works on Armenia concentrate on the modern era, The Kingdom of Armenia takes its beginning in the third century BC, with the ancient literate peoples of Mesopotamia who had...


State Formation in Korea: Emerging Elites

by Gina Barnes

This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on early Korean state formation, integrated so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the...


North China and Japanese Expansion 1933-1937: Regional Power and the National Interest

by Marjorie Dryburgh

This work draws on a wide range of Chinese and Japanese sources to analyse the uncertain loyalties and complex internal pressures that drove Sino-Japanese interaction in prewar north China. It examines the shifting...


Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective

by Peter B Clarke & Peter B. Clarke

Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese...


Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema: Towards a Political Reading of the Tragic Hero

by Isolde Standish

This study argues that in Japanese popular cinema the 'tragic hero' narrative is an archetypal plot-structure upon which male genres, such as the war-retro and yakuza films are based. Two central questions in...


Islam: A Concise Introduction

by Neal Robinson

This user-friendly reference work provides an accessible introduction to Islam for the general reader and student alike. It presents a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with...


Security and Territoriality in the Persian Gulf: A Maritime Political Geography

by Dr Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh & Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

This study presents the story of successes and failures of the treatment of security matters pertaining to territorial and boundary affairs in the maritime areas of the Persian Gulf, and at the same time provides...


Indian Art Worlds in Contention: Local, Regional and National Discourses on Orissan Patta Paintings

by Helle Bundgaard

This beautifully illustrated book explores the opinions of artists, critics and others involved with arts or crafts, arguing for a theory that considers the different discursive formations and related strategic...


Armenian Sacred and Folk Music

by Komitas Vardapet Komitas, Vrej N Nersessian & Vrej N. Nersessian

Translated by E. Gulbekian, edited with introduction by N.V. Nersessian. Komitas Vardapet was the giant of Armenian sacred and folk music. Eight of Komitas's principal musicological studies have been selected...