E-books: Area Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook to the Middle East and North African State and States System book cover

    The Routledge Handbook to the Middle East and North African State and States System

    1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond Hinnebusch, Jasmine K. Gani

    Conflict and instability are built into the very fabric of the Middle East and North African (MENA) state and states system; yet both states and states system have displayed remarkable resilience. How can we explain this? This handbook explores the main debates, theoretical approaches and…

    eBook – 2019-11-08
    Routledge

  • Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law: Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court book cover

    Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law

    Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court, 1st Edition

    By Simon McKenzie

    It has been over 50 years since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. It is estimated that there are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and they are supported, protected, and maintained by the Israeli state. This book…

    eBook – 2019-11-08
    Routledge

  • Liangzhu Culture: Society, Belief, and Art in Neolithic China book cover

    Liangzhu Culture

    Society, Belief, and Art in Neolithic China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bin Liu, Ling Qin

    The Liangzhu Culture (3,300-2,300 BC) represented the peak of prehistoric cultural and social development in the Yangtze Delta. With a wide sphere of influence centred near present-day Hangzhou City, Liangzhu City is considered one of the earliest urban centres in prehistoric China. Although…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge

  • Azerbaijan and the European Union book cover

    Azerbaijan and the European Union

    1st Edition

    By Eske van Gils

    This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of EU-Azerbaijan relations. It examines the current state of Azerbaijan and its regime, charts the development of EU-Azerbaijan relations over time and discusses the dynamics at work in the relationship. It details the nature of the…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • The British Army in Palestine and the 1948 War: Containment, Withdrawal and Evacuation book cover

    The British Army in Palestine and the 1948 War

    Containment, Withdrawal and Evacuation, 1st Edition

    By Alon Kadish

    Following the end of the Second World War, the main mission of the British Army in Palestine was to contain Jewish attacks and illegal immigration while the fate of the Mandate was being decided. This book is a record of the British Army during the final year of the Mandate and its impact on the…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Gender and Religion in the City: Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality book cover

    Gender and Religion in the City

    Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clara Greed

    This book provides a conceptual, historical and contemporary context to the relationships between gender, religion and cities. It draws together these three components to provide an innovative view of how religion and gender interact and affect urban form and city planning. While there have been…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments

  • Globalism and Gendering Cancer: Tracking the Trope of Oncogenic Women from the US to Kenya book cover

    Globalism and Gendering Cancer

    Tracking the Trope of Oncogenic Women from the US to Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Miriam O'Kane Mara

    This book connects a rhetorical examination of medical and public health policy documents with a humanistic investigation of cultural texts to uncover the link between gendered representations of health and cancer. The author argues that in western biomedical contexts cancer is considered a women’…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Communication Studies

  • Arjuna–Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic book cover

    Arjuna–Odysseus

    Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic, 1st Edition

    By N. J. Allen

    Bringing together the study of the Greek classics and Indology, Arjuna–Odysseus provides a comparative analysis of the shared heritage of the Mahābhārata and early Greek traditions presented in the texts of Homer and Hesiod. Building on the ethnographic theories of Durkheim, Mauss, and Dumont,…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge India

  • China's Quest for Innovation: Institutions and Ecosystems book cover

    China's Quest for Innovation

    Institutions and Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shuanping Dai, Markus Taube

    The transition from a catching-up style economy to an innovation-driven economy poses a major challenge for China. This book examines the major issues at stake, outlines developments in crucial business fields and industries, and discusses the roles of top-down politics and bottom-up…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region book cover

    Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca W. B. Lund, Ann Christin E. Nilsen

    Developed in response to the theoretically driven mainstream sociology, institutional ethnography starts from people’s everyday experiences, and works from there to discover how the social is organized. Starting from experience is a central step in challenging taken-for-granted assumptions and…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World book cover

    The Age of Sustainability

    Just Transitions in a Complex World, 1st Edition

    By Mark Swilling

    With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory? book cover

    Smart City in India

    Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?, 1st Edition

    By Binti Singh, Manoj Parmar

    This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the program. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge India

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