E-books: Area Studies

  • 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

  • The Skull Beneath The Skin: Africa After The Cold War book cover

    The Skull Beneath The Skin

    Africa After The Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Mark Huband

    In The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War award-winning journalist Mark Huband argues that foreign involvement in Africa has been the single most destructive element in the continent's history. He argues that the catastrophes that have erupted since the end of the Cold War are a…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Trade And Transformation In Korea, 1876-1945 book cover

    Trade And Transformation In Korea, 1876-1945

    1st Edition

    By Dennis Mcnamara

    Exploring the interaction among system, state, and society, this book illuminates the social and economic history of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century colonial Korea. Dennis McNamara argues that transformation within and trade abroad, led by rice exports, spurred Korea's shift from…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Throwing The Emperor From His Horse: Portrait Of A Village Leader In China, 1923-1995 book cover

    Throwing The Emperor From His Horse

    Portrait Of A Village Leader In China, 1923-1995, 1st Edition

    By Peter J Seybolt

    This engaging book sketches an intimate portrait of the life of Wang Fucheng, an illiterate peasant who served for thirty years as Communist party secretary of an impoverished village on the north China plain. Based on conversations over a seven-year period (1987 - 1994) between Wang Fucheng and…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Turkey Between East And West: New Challenges For A Rising Regional Power book cover

    Turkey Between East And West

    New Challenges For A Rising Regional Power, 1st Edition

    By Vojtech Mastny

    Linked by ethnic and religious affinities to two post-Cold War crisis areas—the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia—Turkey is positioned to play an influential role in the promotion of regional economic cooperation and in taking new approaches to security. In this book, experts from Turkey, Europe,…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Women And Microcredit In Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study Of Grameen Bank Lending book cover

    Women And Microcredit In Rural Bangladesh

    An Anthropological Study Of Grameen Bank Lending, 1st Edition

    By Aminur Rahman

    The Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has been extending small loans to poor borrowers (primarily women) to promote self-employment and income generation since 1976. The apparent success of the Grameen Bank (that is, recruitment of clients, investment of loans, recovery rates on invested loans and profit…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • 1979: The Year That Shaped The Modern Middle East book cover


    The Year That Shaped The Modern Middle East, 1st Edition

    By David W. Lesch

    The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the continuing US-Iraqi confrontation, the changing political dynamics in Iran, recent Pakistani-Indian hostilities and Osama bin Laden-all of these have one important common denominator: Significant strands of their origins can be traced to the tumultuous…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Saudi Arabia: Guarding The Desert Kingdom book cover

    Saudi Arabia

    Guarding The Desert Kingdom, 1st Edition

    By Anthony H Cordesman

    With this multivolume study, Anthony H. Cordesman once again proves that he is a leading authority on the affairs of the Middle Eastern states. Cordesman led this comprehensive net assessment of the political, economic, energy, security (both internal and external), and military trends in each of…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Africa's Choices: After Thirty Years Of The World Bank book cover

    Africa's Choices

    After Thirty Years Of The World Bank, 1st Edition

    By Michael Barratt Brown

    For thirty years, the World Bank has proposed policies that have produced few economic benefits but have eroded the traditional strengths of African society-even the Bank itself now admits this. But while African leaders, many propped up by the West, are often corrupt or incompetent, an impressive…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • African State And Society In The 1990s: Cameroon's Political Crossroads book cover

    African State And Society In The 1990s

    Cameroon's Political Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Takougang

    African State and Society in the 1990s is the first comprehensive English language book to appear on Cameroon's political events since 1989. Designed for academic and policy studies readers, it covers developments from the 1960s to the present as background for an analysis of the continuing…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Walls Built On Sand: Migration, Exclusion, And Society In Kuwait book cover

    Walls Built On Sand

    Migration, Exclusion, And Society In Kuwait, 1st Edition

    By Anh Nga Longva

    When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the sight of tens of thousands of non-Kuwaiti Arabs, Indians, East Asians, and Westerners fleeing or trapped under occupation made the outside world suddenly aware of a singular fact of Kuwaiti society-that Kuwaitis are an absolute minority in their own country.…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Shared Hopes, Separate Fears: Fifty Years Of U.s.-indonesian Relations book cover

    Shared Hopes, Separate Fears

    Fifty Years Of U.s.-indonesian Relations, 1st Edition

    By Paul F Gardner

    This book traces the often tumultuous history of U.S.-Indonesian relations as experienced by those who witnessed and shaped it. Gardner, himself a first-hand observer, draws on interviews, personal papers, and recently declassified documents to provide an intimate view of the aspirations, insights,…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

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