E-books: Area Studies

  • Transgender Rights: From Obama to Trump book cover

    Transgender Rights

    From Obama to Trump, 1st Edition

    By Susan Gluck Mezey

    This book examines the transgender community’s struggle for equality over the last decade, comparing the Obama and Trump administrations’ stance on transgender rights policies. Transgender rights claims have assumed an important place on the nation’s policymaking agenda as society has increasingly…

    eBook – 2019-07-24

  • The West Bank Data Base 1987 Report: Demographic, Economic, Legal, Social And Political Developments In The West Bank book cover

    The West Bank Data Base 1987 Report

    Demographic, Economic, Legal, Social And Political Developments In The West Bank, 1st Edition

    By Meron Benvenisti

    This report is the survey compiled by the West Bank Data Base Project, during its five years of operation from 1982 to 1987. It draws heavily upon the retrieval system of the West Bank Data Base Project located in Jerusalem, which is in the public domain.…

    eBook – 2019-07-23

  • The West Bank Handbook: A Political Lexicon book cover

    The West Bank Handbook

    A Political Lexicon, 1st Edition

    By Meron Benvenisti, Ziad Abu-Zayad, Danny Rubinstein, Danny Rubenstein

    This book discusses social, institutional, legal, cultural and political topics relating to the West Bank to demystify the treatment of the highly contentious subject. It is based on the author's experience of what people want to know when they approach the West Bank Data Project for information.…

    eBook – 2019-07-23

  • Revolution and Its Past: Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History book cover

    Revolution and Its Past

    Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History, 4th Edition

    By R. Keith Schoppa

    Revolution and Its Past is a comprehensive study of China from the last quarter of the eighteenth century through to 2018. A fascinating and dramatic narrative, the book compels interest both as a history of an ancient civilization developing into a modern nation-state and as an account of how the…

    eBook – 2019-07-10

  • Understanding Japanese Society book cover

    Understanding Japanese Society

    5th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    In this welcome brand new fifth edition of the bestselling textbook Understanding Japanese Society, Joy Hendry takes the reader into the heart of Japanese life. Providing a clear and accessible introduction to Japanese ways of thinking, which does not require any previous knowledge of the country,…

    eBook – 2019-07-09
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction book cover

    Chinese Foreign Policy

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Marc Lanteigne

    This updated and expanded fourth edition of Chinese Foreign Policy seeks to examine the decision-makers, processes, and rationales behind China’s expanding international relations as well as offering an in-depth look at China’s modern global relations. Among the key issues explored in this edition…

    eBook – 2019-06-28

  • Understanding Africa's Rural Households And Farming Systems book cover

    Understanding Africa's Rural Households And Farming Systems

    1st Edition

    By Joyce Lewinger Moock

    In this book, the difficult problems of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa are examined by the farming systems approach, which aims to improve food production under adverse conditions through agronomic and social science research conducted on the farm. Particular attention is paid to household…

    eBook – 2019-06-26

  • Toward Empowerment: Women And Movement Politics In India book cover

    Toward Empowerment

    Women And Movement Politics In India, 1st Edition

    By Leslie J Calman

    Analyzing Indian women's groups as one sector of a complex of new grass-roots, non-party political movements, Dr. Caiman considers why and how a women's movement evolved in India when it did. She describes the nature, origins, and meanings of the movement for Indian women and discusses the…

    eBook – 2019-06-18

  • Middle East Politics: Changing Dynamics book cover

    Middle East Politics

    Changing Dynamics, 1st Edition

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Aimed at undergraduate-level courses, this brand-new textbook provides an overview of Middle Eastern politics, offering in-depth examination of the forces of stability, change, uncertainty, and progress in the region. Building on both historical and contemporary analysis, the chapters are timely,…

    eBook – 2019-06-11

  • Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence book cover

    Water Histories of South Asia

    The Materiality of Liquescence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sugata Ray, Venugopal Maddipati

    This book surveys the intersections between water systems and the phenomenology of visual cultures in early modern, colonial and contemporary South Asia. Bringing together contributions by eminent artists, architects, curators and scholars who explore the connections between the environmental and…

    eBook – 2019-06-10
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty book cover

    Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small- and…

    eBook – 2019-05-31

  • Siva And Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South India book cover

    Siva And Her Sisters

    Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South India, 1st Edition

    By Karin Kapadia

    A study of the impact of caste and class on conceptions of gender, this book focuses on the lower castes/classes of South India. Examining the lives and work of ‘untouchable’ women in a village in Tamilnadu, the author explores the recently articulated critique of feminism that race, caste, and…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

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