E-books: Area Studies

  • Migration in the Western Mediterranean: Space, Mobility and Borders book cover

    Migration in the Western Mediterranean

    Space, Mobility and Borders

    Edited by Laure-Anne Bernes, Hassan Bousetta, Caroline Zickgraf

    The upheavals of the Arab Spring grabbed the world’s immediate attention, and concern quickly grew over their potential aftermath, with the fear that a ‘tidal wave’ of immigrants and refugees would ‘flood’ European territory. The Arab Spring has highlighted the Mediterranean as a migration region,…

    eBook – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Mediterranean Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party book cover

    Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party

    Edited by Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party’s secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People’s Republic of China for nearly 70 years…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Kuwait: Prospect and Reality book cover

    Kuwait: Prospect and Reality

    By H.V.F. Winstone, Zahra Freeth

    For many the story of this small Arabian state begins and ends with the wealth that has accrued from its vast oil deposits. But the real fascination of Kuwait lies in its geological and archaeological history; in its long struggle for survival among powerful neighbours; in its ambitious plans for…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • American Civilization: An Introduction book cover

    American Civilization

    An Introduction, 7th Edition

    By David Mauk, John Oakland

    The hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American Studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life, examining the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion,…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India: Essays in Honour of Peter Robb book cover

    Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India

    Essays in Honour of Peter Robb

    Edited by Ezra Rashkow, Sanjukta Ghosh, Upal Chakrabarti

    This book sheds new light on the dynamics of the colonial encounter between Britain and India. It highlights how various analytical approaches to this encounter can be creatively mobilised to rethink entanglements of memory and identity emerging from British rule in the subcontinent. This volume…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge India

  • Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work book cover

    Writing History in the Soviet Union

    Making the Past Work

    By Arup Banerji

    The history of the Soviet Union has been charted in several studies over the decades. These depictions while combining accuracy, elegance, readability and imaginativeness, have failed to draw attention to the political and academic environment within which these histories were composed. Writing…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal book cover

    Windows into a Revolution

    Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal

    Edited by Alpa Shah, Judith Pettigrew

    Windows into a Revolution edited by Alpa Shah and Judith Pettigrew, the first book in the series offers glimpses into the spread of Maoism in India and Nepal by tracing some of its effects on the lives of ordinary people living amidst the revolutions. Weaving through the nostalgic reflections of…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia book cover

    The Politics and Culture of Globalisation

    India and Australia

    Edited by Hans Löfgren, Prakash Sarangi

    We experience the culture of globalisation every time we visit a Tandoori restaurant in Chicago, or a Pizza Hut in Hyderabad, or as we watch Bollywood films in Australia. Globalisation is a label used for a wide range of political, social and cultural phenomena, many of which are explored in this…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong book cover

    Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

    Edited by Susanne Y.P. Choi, Eric Fong

    Since 1995 most mainland migrants to Hong Kong have been the wives or non-adult children of Hong Kong men of lower socio-economic status. The majority of immigrants are women, who throughout the past two decades have accounted for more than 60% of immigration. The profile of immigrants has been…

    eBook – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building book cover

    Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia

    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building

    Edited by Giuseppina Siciliano, Frauke Urban

    In recent years, both Chinese overseas investment and hydropower development have been topics of increasing interest and research, with Chinese actors acting as financiers, developers, builders and sub-contractors. Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia explores the governance and…

    eBook – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Immigrant Labour in Kuwait book cover

    Immigrant Labour in Kuwait

    By Abdulrasool Al-Moosa, Keith Mclachlan

    Kuwait has among the highest levels of personal incomes in the Middle East and the best oil reserves to production ratios of all the exporting states. Its good material fortune is offset by its political precariousness engendered by Kuwaiti nationals forming a minority and a heavy dependency on…

    eBook – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • A New Look at Kuwait book cover

    A New Look at Kuwait

    By Zahra Freeth

    This book, first published in 1972, describes a Kuwait normally hidden to the eyes of visitors. The author draws upon a vast experience of the country, from both before and after the discovery of oil, and analyses the changes to the physical appearance of the city as well as the changes to the…

    eBook – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

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