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  • Women and the Puranic Tradition in India book cover

    Women and the Puranic Tradition in India

    1st Edition

    By Monika Saxena

    This book analyses the diverse ways in which women have been represented in the Purāṇic traditions in ancient India – the virtuous wife, mother, daughter, widow, and prostitute – against the socio-religious milieu around CE 300–1000. Purāṇas (lit. ancient narratives) are brahmanical texts that…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge India

  • Employment and Labour Market in North-East India: Interrogating Structural Changes book cover

    Employment and Labour Market in North-East India

    Interrogating Structural Changes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha, Rajdeep Singha

    This book examines the structural changes in the labour market in North-East India. Going beyond the conventional study of tea and agricultural sectors, it focuses on the nature, pattern and structure of work and employment in the region as well as documents emerging shifts in the labour force…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge India

  • The Languages of Religion: Exploring the Politics of the Sacred book cover

    The Languages of Religion

    Exploring the Politics of the Sacred, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sipra Mukherjee

    This book analyses the power that religion wields upon the minds of individuals and communities and explores the predominance of language in the actual practice of religion. Through an investigation of the diverse forms of religious language available — oral traditions, sacred texts, evangelical…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge India

  • Law and Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan book cover

    Law and Disaster

    Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan, 1st Edition

    By Shigenori Matsui

    On the 11th of March 2011, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale (the most powerful to ever strike Japan) hit the Tohoku region in northern Japan. The earthquake produced a devastating tsunami that wiped out coastal cities and towns, leaving 18,561 people dead or registered as missing.…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14

  • Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Trial of Ahok book cover

    Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia

    The Trial of Ahok, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Peterson

    Using the high-profile 2017 blasphemy trial of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama, as its sole case study, this book assesses whether Indonesia’s liberal democratic human rights legal regime can withstand the rise of growing Islamist majoritarian sentiment. Specifically,…

    Hardback – 2020-01-10
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Ontological Security and Status-Seeking: Thailand’s Proactive Behaviours during the Second World War book cover

    Ontological Security and Status-Seeking

    Thailand’s Proactive Behaviours during the Second World War, 1st Edition

    By Peera Charoenvattananukul

    How and why was it possible for a small state such as Thailand to challenge great powers France and Japan during the Second World War? Putting ontological security theory into dialogue with status seeking approaches, Charoenvattananukul uses a case study of Thailand in the early 1940s to…

    Hardback – 2020-01-10
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong: The Role of Interpretive Planning book cover

    Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong

    The Role of Interpretive Planning, 1st Edition

    By Chris White

    Heritage tourism is a global multi-million-dollar phenomenon, influencing national, regional and local cultural identities. Hong Kong finds itself at the confluence of several post-colonial economic, political and social developments and with this comes a greater awareness of the need for more…

    Paperback – 2020-01-10

  • North Korea's Foreign Policy: The DPRK's Part on the International Scene and Its Audiences book cover

    North Korea's Foreign Policy

    The DPRK's Part on the International Scene and Its Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Lenka Caisova

    This book analyses North Korean foreign policy since 1994, aiming to better understand the part the DPRK plays in international politics. Pyongyang is the country’s capital and largest city. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers;…

    Paperback – 2020-01-10

  • Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia book cover

    Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

    1st Edition

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book uses a revised version of Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the…

    Hardback – 2020-01-07
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Popular Cinema in Bengal: Genre, Stars, Public Cultures book cover

    Popular Cinema in Bengal

    Genre, Stars, Public Cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Madhuja Mukherjee, Kaustav Bakshi

    Popular Cinema in Bengal marks a decisive turn in studies of Bengali language cinema by shifting the focus from auteur and text-based studies to exhaustive readings of the film industry. The book covers a wide range of themes and issues, including: generic tropes (like comedy and action)…

    Hardback – 2020-01-07
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • Post-Conflict Social and Economic Recovery in Timor-Leste: Redemptive Legacies book cover

    Post-Conflict Social and Economic Recovery in Timor-Leste

    Redemptive Legacies, 1st Edition

    By Andrew McWilliam

    This book presents a rich ethnography of post-conflict social and economic recovery in East Timor following the end of Indonesian military occupation of the territory in 1999. It offers a longer-term analysis of the pathways to rebuilding and restoring local community life, and the budding…

    Hardback – 2020-01-07
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Legal Pluralism in Central Asia: Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices book cover

    Legal Pluralism in Central Asia

    Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Mahabat Sadyrbek

    Legal Pluralism in Central Asia reports on historical, anthropological and legal research which examines customary legal practices in Kyrgyzstan and relates them to wider societal developments in Central Asia and further afield. Using the term legal pluralism, the book demonstrates that there is a…

    Paperback – 2020-01-07
    Central Asian Studies

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