E-books: Area Studies

  • China Under Reform book cover

    China Under Reform

    1st Edition

    By Lowell Dittmer

    In the face of the demise of communism elsewhere, China's unique combination of economic reform and political dictatorship has kept the country intact. Yet Lowell Dittmer questions the ability of this fragile structure to withstand future tremors. In this book, Dittmer convincingly shows how,…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Order By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan book cover

    Order By Accident

    The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan, 1st Edition

    By Alan Miller

    While the consequences of low social order are well understood, the consequences of high social order are not. Yet perhaps nowhere in the world is social order so well developed as in Japan, which is highly organized, economically successful, and enjoys a safe society. However, Japan pays a price--…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Fields, Forest, And Family: Women's Work And Power In Rural Laos book cover

    Fields, Forest, And Family

    Women's Work And Power In Rural Laos, 1st Edition

    By Carol Ireson

    After the Vietnam War, socialist governments ascended to power in all the countries of the former Indochina. In Laos, more than a decade of socialist reorganization was followed by economic liberalization in the late 1980s. Laotian women had traditionally sustained the household and local economy…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood In West Africa book cover

    Burkina Faso

    Unsteady Statehood In West Africa, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Englebert

    Although plagued by political instability since gaining independence from France in 1960, Burkina Faso has been fortunate to have little ethnic conflict and has done fairly well with its meager assets of cotton, gold, and livestock. Highlighting the historical and contemporary factors behind…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • The Koreans: Contemporary Politics And Society, Third Edition book cover

    The Koreans

    Contemporary Politics And Society, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Donald S Macdonald

    In this new edition, Donald Clark has thoroughly revised and updated Donald Macdonald's widely praised introduction to Korea, describing and assessing the volatile and dramatic developments on the peninsula over the last five years. Remaining true to Macdonald's original conception, Clark has…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Alternate Civilities: Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan book cover

    Alternate Civilities

    Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan, 1st Edition

    By Robert Paul Weller

    An anthropologists answer to the argument that Chinas cultural tradition renders it incapable of achieving an open political system, drawing on the example of the role of business organizations, religious groups and womens networks in the democratization of Taiwan.. Alternate Civilities is an…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • The Philippines: A Singular And A Plural Place, Fourth Edition book cover

    The Philippines

    A Singular And A Plural Place, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

    By David Joel Steinberg

    A unified nation with a single people, the Philippines is also a highly fragmented, plural society. Divided between uplander and lowlander, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, between those of one ethnic, linguistic, and geographic region and those of another, the nation is a complex mosaic formed…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Armenians And The Iranian Constitutional Revolution Of 1905-1911: The Love For Freedom Has No Fatherland book cover

    Armenians And The Iranian Constitutional Revolution Of 1905-1911

    The Love For Freedom Has No Fatherland, 1st Edition

    By Houri Berberian

    Drawing upon original sources, this study provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the issue of Armenian politicization and participation in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911). Houri Berberian traces the political, economic, and social situation of Armenians in the…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon book cover

    Fulbe Voices

    Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon, 1st Edition

    By Helen A. Regis

    Through the fall of Anastasio Somoza, the rise of the Sandinistas, and the contra war, the United States and Nicaragua seemed destined to repeat the mistakes made by the U.S. and Cuba forty years before. The 1990 election in Nicaragua broke the pattern. Robert Pastor was a major US policymaker in…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • The Territories of the Russian Federation 2018 book cover

    The Territories of the Russian Federation 2018

    19th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the constituent units of the Russian Federation. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the Federal Government. The…

    eBook – 2018-02-15
    Routledge
    Europa Territories of the World series

  • The Iranian Revolution Then And Now: Indicators Of Regime Instability book cover

    The Iranian Revolution Then And Now

    Indicators Of Regime Instability, 1st Edition

    By Dariush Zahedi

    In The Iranian Revolution Then and Now , Dariush Zahedi assesses the Islamic Republic's potential for revolution through an in-depth, theoretically informed, comparative analysis of the present with 1979 pre-Revolutionary Iran. Zahedi discusses how the potential for a revolutionary coup is based on…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • The New Israel: Peacemaking And Liberalization book cover

    The New Israel

    Peacemaking And Liberalization, 1st Edition

    By Gershon Shafir

    The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization argues that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process will be expedited by increased economic liberalization. Israel has undergone dramatic economic change in the 1990s, shifting from a strongly protectionist, state-centered economy to a more…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

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