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Surviving Twice

by Trin Yarborough

Inspiring and sometimes tragic personal stories of five Amerasian children left behind after the Vietnam War


Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio

by Allan Watson

Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider...


Social Networks and Music Worlds

by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew & Paul Widdop

Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and...


Religion, Media, and Social Change

by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg & Sofia Sjö

In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to...


Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand: Socio-cultural responses

by Monica Lindberg Falk

Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought...


Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary...


The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

by Makarand R. Paranjape

Who is responsible for the Mahatma's death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Southeast Asia and the European Union: Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

by Naila Maier-Knapp

Amidst the Eurozone crisis, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its dialogue and engagement with and within Southeast Asia. The EU's contemporary approach towards Asia emphasises the importance of open economies...


Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

by Mark Sedgwick

Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not...


Logic and Social Choice (RLE Social Theory)

by Yasusuke Murakami

How is a social decision made out of individual members' decisions? This is one of the primary questions in the social sciences. Logic and Social Choice provides an answer to the topic by the application of...


Philosophical Foundations of the Three Sociologies (RLE Social Theory)

by Ted Benton

An extended historical and philosophical argument, this book will be a valuable text for all students of the philosophy of the social sciences. It discusses the serious alternatives to positivist and empiricist...


Chechnya at War and Beyond

by Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin & Amandine Regamey

The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis...


Dominant Ideologies (RLE Social Theory)

by Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie & Stephen Hill

In this volume leading international scholars elaborate upon the central issues of the analysis of ideology: the nature of dominant ideologies. The ways in which ideologies are transmitted; their effects on...


K-pop - The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

by JungBong Choi & Roald Maliangkay

K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea's greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines...


The Dominant Ideology Thesis (RLE Social Theory)

by Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie & Stephen Hill

As a radical critique of theoretical sociological orthodoxy, The Dominant Ideology Thesis has generated controversy since first publication. It has also been widely accepted, however, as a major critical appraisal...


Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden

by Jay Levy

In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself...


Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-examination of Gender

by Sarah Wendt & Lana Zannettino

Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women's experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities....


Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

by Rina Lapidus

This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets,...


Migration Management?

by Sandra Paola Alvarez Tinajero

This book takes the reader into the lives of migrant workers who perform low-status occupations in Ragusa, Sicily. By drawing parallels between the experiences of live-in care and farm migrant workers, the author...