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Brezhnev and the Decline of the Soviet Union

by Thomas Crump

Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982, a longer period than any other Soviet leader apart from Stalin. During Brezhnev's time Soviet power seemed at its height and increasing. Living...


Women in Modern Burma

by Tharaphi Than

This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal...


The Politics of Expertise

by Stephen P. Turner

This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It...


Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition

by Ka Ho Mok & Maggie K. W. Lau

East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes...


Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices

by Mark Duffett

This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular...


Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology: Putting the Institution Back in Institutional Analysis

by Seth Abrutyn

There may not be a concept so central to sociology, yet so vaguely defined in its contemporary usages, than institution. In Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology, Abrutyn takes an in-depth look at what institutions...


Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic

by Bart Barendregt & Rivke Jaffe

Green lifestyles and ethical consumption have become increasingly popular strategies in moving towards environmentally-friendly societies and combating global poverty. Where previously environmentalists saw...


The Dialectics of Inquiry Across the Historical Social Sciences

by David Baronov

This book turns conventional global-historical analysis on its head, demonstrating, first, that local events cannot be derived - logically or historically - from large-scale, global-historical structures and...


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...