E-books: Area Studies

  • Minority Religions in Europe and the Middle East: Mapping and Monitoring book cover

    Minority Religions in Europe and the Middle East

    Mapping and Monitoring

    Edited by George D. Chryssides

    Minority religions, not only New Religious Movements, are explored in this innovative book including the predicament of ancient religions such as Zoroastrianism, ‘old new’ religions such as Baha’i, and traditional religions that are minorities elsewhere. The book is divided into two parts: the…

    AeBook – 2018-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Middle East Patterns: Places, People, and Politics book cover

    Middle East Patterns

    Places, People, and Politics, 7th Edition

    By Colbert Held, John Thomas Cummings

    The seventh edition of Middle East Patterns continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the region. Coauthors Colbert C. Held and John Thomas Cummings examine a wide range of geographic, ethnographic, and political patterns of the Middle East, and explore their…

    AeBook – 2018-07-24 
    Routledge

  • A Concise History of the Middle East book cover

    A Concise History of the Middle East

    12th Edition

    By Arthur Goldschmidt, Ibrahim Al-Marashi

    The sixth edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including an updated concluding chapter on events since Rabin's assassination. As an introduction to the history of this…

    AeBook – 2018-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Learning Spaces in Africa: Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change book cover

    Learning Spaces in Africa

    Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change

    By Ola Uduku

    Learning Spaces in Africa traces the development of school building design in Western and Southern Africa from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. In doing so, Uduku explores the architecture, socio-political and economic policy factors that have contributed to the state of current school…

    AeBook – 2018-06-25 
    Routledge

  • China’s Fiscal Policy: Theoretical and Situation Analysis book cover

    China’s Fiscal Policy

    Theoretical and Situation Analysis

    By Gao Peiyong

    Fiscal policy has always been a primary measure of macroeconomic control. The fiscal revenue and expenditure can influence the operation of the whole economic and social activities by changing the existing GDP distribution pattern, affecting the consumption and investment of enterprises and people,…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Slavery and the Death Penalty: A Study in Abolition book cover

    Slavery and the Death Penalty

    A Study in Abolition

    By Bharat Malkani

    It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Power

  • Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Asia: Lessons from Japan and Vietnam book cover

    Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Asia

    Lessons from Japan and Vietnam

    Edited by Kayoko Hashimoto, Van-Trao Nguyen

    Why has English language proficiency in Japan remained so low in comparison to other Asian countries? Has Vietnam attempted to improve English language teaching because ASEAN has adopted English as its working language? Why do English language teachers struggle with curriculum changes imposed by…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Representations of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books: Teaching and Learning about Slavery in K-12 Classrooms book cover

    Representations of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books

    Teaching and Learning about Slavery in K-12 Classrooms

    By Raphael E. Rogers

    Drawing on critical race theory, critical race feminism, critical multicultural analysis, and intertextuality this book examines how slavery is represented in contemporary children’s picture books. Through analysis of recently published picture books about slavery, Rogers discusses how these books…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Sport in the African World book cover

    Sport in the African World

    Edited by John Nauright, Mahfoud Amara

    Sport has been a component of African cultural life for several hundred years. In today’s globalized world, Africans and Africa have become a vital part of the international sporting landscape. This is the first book to attempt to survey the historical, contemporary and geographical breadth of that…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge

  • Intractable Conflicts in Contemporary India: Narratives and Social Movements book cover

    Intractable Conflicts in Contemporary India

    Narratives and Social Movements

    Edited by Savyasaachi

    This book attempts a representation of society in contemporary India through an ethnography woven around long-standing intractable conflicts — of displacement and rehabilitation, patriarchy, insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, and climate change. Each chapter in this volume offers a…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge India
    Social Movements and Transformative Dissent

  • Kinship, population and social reproduction in the 'new Indonesia': A study of Nuaulu cultural resilience book cover

    Kinship, population and social reproduction in the 'new Indonesia'

    A study of Nuaulu cultural resilience

    By Roy Ellen

    Nuaulu people on the Indonesian island of Seram have displayed remarkable linguistic and cultural resilience over a period of 50 years. In 1970 their language and traditional culture was widely considered ‘endangered.’ Despite this, Nuaulu have not only maintained their animist identity and shown a…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Liberia and the Dialectic of Law: Critical Theory, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law book cover

    Liberia and the Dialectic of Law

    Critical Theory, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law

    By Shane Chalmers

    It is the condition of modernity that an institution cannot depend on a god, tradition, or any other transcendental source to secure its foundations, which thereby come to rest upon – or rather in, and through – its subjects. Never wholly separated from its subjects, and yet never identical with…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge

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