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Moguls and Mandarins: Oil, Imperialism and the Middle East in British Foreign Policy 1900-1940

by Marian Kent

A study of Britain's imperial policy in the Middle East over oil, finance and defence. This book brings together different accounts of British policy in the early 20th century, particularly in the Ottoman Empire,...

Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

by Nicholas Tarling

The success of regionalism in Southeast Asia depends on the attitudes of the states within the region but also on the attitude of those outside it. This book is an erudite and stimulating study on the latter....

Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation: Tragedy, Normativity, and Futurity

by Dustin Bradley Goltz

Through the analysis of over seventy films and thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama, and Poseidon to Noah's Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson's Creek, Goltz examines reoccurring...

The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples (Routledge Revivals): An Essay in Correlation

by L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler & M Ginsberg

Originally published in 1915, this pioneer study has long occupied an important place in the literature of sociology. An exercise in the statistical correlation of the economic and social institutions of the...

The Politics of Community Policing: The Case of Seattle

by Wilson Edward Reed

Community policing is "personalized policing" that involves the same officer patrolling the same areas on a permanent basis, operating from a decentralized ministation and working with citizens to identify and...


by Peter Aggleton

Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical...

Reflexivity and the Crisis of Western Reason: Logological Investigations: Volume One

by Barry Sandywell

This ground breaking work explores the genealogical analysis of the discourses of reflection. Barry Sandywell traces the differences between the traditional discourses of reflection and the experiences of reflexivity...

Troubles With Postmodernism

by Stefan Morawski

In this original and eye-opening study, Stefan Morawski sheds light on the often confused debate about postmodernism, postmodernity and human values. Drawing upon a wide range of evidence from the experience...

Politics of Nation Building and Citizenship in Singapore

by Michael Hill & Kwen Fee Lian

Since independence in 1965 Singapore has strengthened its own national identity through a conscious process of nation-building and promoting the active role of the citizen within society. Singapore is a state...

Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms

by Ann Brooks

Once seen as synonymous with "anti-feminism" postfeminism i now understood as the theoretical meeting ground between feminism and anti-foundationalist movements such as postmodernism, post-structuralism and...

Artifacts and Organizations: Beyond Mere Symbolism

by Anat Rafaeli & Michael G. Pratt

Artifacts in organizations are ubiquitous but often overlooked. The chapters in this book illustrate that artifacts are everywhere in organizational life. They prevail in how offices are decorated, language...

Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

by Kuan-Hsing Chen

Trajectories brings together cultural theorists not only from countries with a known historical critical tradition such as America, Canada and Australia but from the East-Asia locations of Hong Kong, Korea,...

Social Relations in a Secondary School

by Dr David H Hargreaves & David Hargreaves

Using the great wealth of knowledge from theorists and educational practitioners, the volumes in this book explore the important relationship between society and education. This is useful for actual and itending...

Gender, Agency and Change: Anthropological Perspectives

by Victoria Goddard

In response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities...

Self-Care: Embodiment, Personal Autonomy and the Shaping of Health Consciousness

by Christopher Ziguras

This book examines the widespread cultural and political consequences of the proliferation of popular health advice. It provides a key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment...

Genetic Databases: Socio-Ethical Issues in the Collection and Use of DNA

by Oonagh Corrigan & Richard Tutton

Genetic Databases offers a timely analysis of the underlying tensions, contradictions and limitations of the current regulatory frameworks for, and policy debates about, genetic databases. Drawing on original...

Labour, Politics and the State in Industrialising Thailand

by Andrew Brown

In this book Brown argues that workers in East and Southeast Asia are significant actors in political change. Critically examining the themes of labour weakness, political exclusion and insignificance of 'class...

Ben-Ami Shillony - Collected Writings

by Ben-Ami Shillony

This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ben-Ami Shillony on modern history, crisis and culture, Japan and the Jews.

Case Studies on Human Rights in Japan

by Roger Goodman & Ian Neary

Japanese society is often referred to as an example of a homogeneous culture moderated by an ethos of groupism. Yet often enough homogeneity is its own worst enemy as norms are required and enforced at the centre...

The Samurai: A Military History

by Stephen Turnbull

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background...