E-books: Area Studies

  • The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry: An Historical Anthropology book cover

    The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry

    An Historical Anthropology

    By Stephen L. Nugent

    In this engaging book, Stephen Nugent offers an in-depth historical anthropology of a widely recognised feature of the Amazon region, examining the dramatic rise and fall of the rubber industry. He considers rubber in the Amazon from the perspective of a long-term extractive industry that linked…

    eBook – 2017-12-05

  • Home and Family in Japan: Continuity and Transformation book cover

    Home and Family in Japan

    Continuity and Transformation

    Edited by Richard Ronald, Allison Alexy

    In the Japanese language the word ‘ie’ denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Studies in West African Islamic History: The Cultivators of Islam book cover

    Studies in West African Islamic History

    The Cultivators of Islam

    Edited by John Ralph Willis

    First published in 1979, this first of three volumes examines the many means and figures through which Islam was cultivated in West Africa over a prolonged period. It combines the work from eminent scholars in the field, most of which have travelled widely in the historic region of Western Sudan.…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

  • China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative book cover

    China's Presence in the Middle East

    The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Jewish Writers/Irish Writers: Selected Essays on the Love of Words book cover

    Jewish Writers/Irish Writers

    Selected Essays on the Love of Words

    By Maurice Wohlgelernter

    "These essays on representative Jewish and Irish writers are true to the form's definition as an attempt or experiment rather than a credo. Wohlgelernter defines the author's ""excited imagination"" by thoroughgoing analysis of the work's constituent parts. He gives particular emphasis to the…

    eBook – 2017-12-02

  • Jews and Gentiles: A Historical Sociology of Their Relations book cover

    Jews and Gentiles

    A Historical Sociology of Their Relations

    By Werner J. Cahnman

    "Studies of the Jewish experience among peoples with whom they live share some similarities with the usual histories of anti-Semitism, but also some differences. When the focus is on anti-Semitism, Jewish history appears as a record of unmitigated hostility against the Jewish people and of…

    eBook – 2017-12-02

  • The Shahids: Islam and Suicide Attacks book cover

    The Shahids

    Islam and Suicide Attacks

    By Shaul Shay

    "Suicide terror has become a fundamental strategic weapon in the confrontation between Fundamentalist Islam and its adversaries and now constitutes a threat to world welfare and security. The Shahids proposes that the nature of this terror changed after the attacks on the World Trade Center on…

    eBook – 2017-12-02

  • Power and Water in Central Asia book cover

    Power and Water in Central Asia

    By Filippo Menga

    Water is an irreplaceable and transient resource, which crosses political boundaries in the form of rivers, lakes, and groundwater aquifers. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, led to the birth of fifteen countries including the five Central Asian republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan…

    eBook – 2017-12-01
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • The Last of an Age: The Making and Unmaking of a Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Poet book cover

    The Last of an Age

    The Making and Unmaking of a Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Poet

    By Sooyong Kim

    Exploring a seminal period in the cultural history of the Ottoman Empire, this study focuses on the sixteenth century, a time when literature written in Turkish rapidly grew in parallel with an expanding bureaucratic state. The growing corpus, particularly of poetry, led to the compilation of a…

    eBook – 2017-12-01

  • Contemporary Spanish Politics book cover

    Contemporary Spanish Politics

    3rd Edition

    By José M. Magone

    This fully revised and updated third edition reflects the considerable changes in Spain over the last decade as the country celebrates 40 years of its constitution. The author gives fresh insight into the formal and informal workings of this dynamic southern European democracy. Thoroughly examining…

    eBook – 2017-12-01

  • Energy Transition in East Asia: A Social Science Perspective book cover

    Energy Transition in East Asia

    A Social Science Perspective

    Edited by Kuei-Tien Chou

    The Fukushima disaster of 2011 shook the globe, arousing warm debate and new research within the academic fields of countries in both the West and the East on issues related to nuclear security, public trust, government governance, risk governance and risk perception along with technological and…

    eBook – 2017-12-01
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland book cover

    The Nationalism of the Rich

    Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland

    By Emmanuel Dalle Mulle

    Based on rigorous analysis of the propaganda of five Western European separatist parties, this book provides in-depth examination of the ‘nationalism of the rich’, defined as a type of nationalist discourse that seeks to end the economic ‘exploitation’ suffered by a group of people represented as a…

    eBook – 2017-12-01
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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