E-books: Area Studies

  • How Parliament Works book cover

    How Parliament Works

    8th Edition

    By Nicolas Besly, Tom Goldsmith, Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters

    Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, but much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. Written by expert insiders, How Parliament Works is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country’s most complex – and…

    eBook – 2018-11-14

  • Nevertheless, They Persisted: Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women’s Movement book cover

    Nevertheless, They Persisted

    Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women’s Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jo Reger

    2017 opened with a new presidency in the United States sparking women’s marches across the globe. One thing was clear: feminism and feminist causes are not dead or in decline in the United States. Needed then are studies that capture the complexity of U.S. feminism. Nevertheless, They…

    eBook – 2018-11-02

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice book cover

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights

    History, Politics, Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rajini Srikanth, Elora Halim Chowdhury

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice is an edited collection that brings together analyses of human rights work from multiple disciplines. Within the academic sphere, this book will garner interest from scholars who are invested in human rights as a field of…

    eBook – 2018-10-30

  • When Hens Begin To Crow: Gender And Parliamentary Politics In Uganda book cover

    When Hens Begin To Crow

    Gender And Parliamentary Politics In Uganda, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Tamale

    Among African countries, Uganda is unique in its affirmative action program for women. In the late 1980s, President Yoweri Museveni announced his belief that Uganda's successful development depended on increased gender equity and backed his opinions by setting several women-centered policies in…

    eBook – 2018-10-26

  • Social Work Practice with the Asian American Elderly book cover

    Social Work Practice with the Asian American Elderly

    1st Edition

    By Namkee G Choi

    This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing population. It suggests interventions and…

    eBook – 2018-10-24

  • The Foreign Policy of Russia: Changing Systems, Enduring Interests book cover

    The Foreign Policy of Russia

    Changing Systems, Enduring Interests, 6th Edition

    By Robert H. Donaldson, Vidya Nadkarni

    This text traces the lineage and development of Russian foreign policy with the insight that comes from a historical perspective. Now fully updated, the sixth edition incorporates new coverage of issues including relations with the major powers and with other post-communist states, with an emphasis…

    eBook – 2018-10-16

  • A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System book cover

    A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

    3rd Edition

    By Mitchel P. Roth

    This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers…

    eBook – 2018-10-10

  • The Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics book cover

    The Political History of Modern Japan

    Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics, 1st Edition

    By Kitaoka Shinichi

    Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this book introduces students to the formation, collapse, and rebirth of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal…

    eBook – 2018-10-10

  • African Film Studies: An Introduction book cover

    African Film Studies

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Boukary Sawadogo

    African Film Studies: An Introduction is an accessible and authoritative textbook on African cinema as a field of study. The book provides a succinct and comprehensive study of the history, aesthetics, and theory of sub-Saharan African cinematic productions that is grounded in the field of film…

    eBook – 2018-10-09

  • The Politicisation Of Islam: A Case Study Of Tunisia book cover

    The Politicisation Of Islam

    A Case Study Of Tunisia, 1st Edition

    By Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi

    The Politicisation of Islam: A Case Study of Tunisia traces the emergence, rise, and recent eclipse of the modern Tunisian Islamic movement, al-Nahda, and provides a comprehensive analysis of its political, social, and intellectual discourse. A valuable contribution to the study of political Islam,…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Market Cultures: Society And Morality In The New Asian Capitalisms book cover

    Market Cultures

    Society And Morality In The New Asian Capitalisms, 1st Edition

    By Robert W. Hefner

    Market Cultures examines the spectacular growth of capitalist enterprise among overseas Chinese and Southeast Asians. It does so, not through formal models, but by way of the varied cultures and organizations in which Asian capitalism is embedded. Eschewing talk of a uniform Asian miracle, the…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Transformations Of The Confucian Way book cover

    Transformations Of The Confucian Way

    1st Edition

    By John Berthrong

    From its beginnings, Confucianism has vibrantly taught that each person is able to find the Way individually in service to the community and the world. John Berthrongs comprehensive new work tells the story of the grand intellectual development of the Confucian tradition, revealing all the…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

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