Area Studies Products

  • The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

    Edited by Carlos Salomon

    The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the 20th century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge Histories

  • Musical Mobilities

    Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States

    By Alejandro Miranda Nieto

    How do musical practices move? Though technology increasingly plays a great part in establishing different degrees of spatial proximity, music making still seems to be tied to specific geographical locations, cultures or communities. The identity of musical traditions, in particular, is often…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Access to Justice and Human Security

    Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa

    By Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

    For most people in rural South Africa, traditional justice mechanisms provide the only feasible means of accessing any form of justice. These mechanisms are popularly associated with restorative justice, reconciliation and harmony in rural communities. Yet, this ethnographic study grounded in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06 
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • Japan’s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships

    Edited by Gauri Khandekar, Bart Gaens

    As tensions between China and Japan increase, including over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan has adopted under Prime Minister Abe a new security posture. This involves, internally, adapting Japan’s constitutional position on defence and, externally, building stronger international…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration

    Adapting to European and Eurasian integration projects

    Edited by Roman Petrov, Peter Van Elsuwege

    This book explores the implications of European and Eurasian integration projects for the constitutional orders of post-Soviet countries. On the one hand, the process of Eurasian integration, culminating in the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union led to the creation of new institutions and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge Research in EU Law

  • The Beatles in Japan

    By Carolyn Stevens

    Following their first tour to Japan in 1966, the Beatles would become an important part of Japan’s postwar cultural development and its deepening relationship with the West. By the 1960s Japan’s dramatic rise in prosperity and the self-confidence of the country’s ‘economic miracle’ period were…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways'

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharananda Aranya and Samkhyayoga

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    The Sāṃkhyayoga institution of Kāpil Maṭh is a religious organisation with a small tradition of followers which emerged in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century in Bengal in India around the renunciant and yogin Hariharānanda Āraṇya. This tradition…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Hamas and Ideology

    Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel

    By Shaul Bartal, Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer

    Sheikh Yusūf al- Qaraḍāwī is regarded as the most influential contemporary Muslim religious figure. His best-selling book, Al-Ḥalal wal-Ḥaram fi al-Islam ("The Forbidden and the Permitted in Islam") is perhaps one of the most widely read Islamic works, after the Qur’ān. The subject of jihad in…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'

    From the Tanakh to Les Misérables

    By David Aberbach

    The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Can Japan Ever Recover?

    By Leo Lewis

    It is now more than a decade since the bursting of Japan's economic bubble. Despite ten years of promised reform, its problems are still spiralling out of control. In the course of the next two years many of these problems, either for domestic or external reasons, will reach breaking point. Lewis…

    Hardback – 2017-12-03 

  • Financial System and Institutions in China

    By Gu Yang

    During the ongoing economic reform process in China there have been huge developments within the financial sector. Gu Yang gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of China’s financial system and its institutions. Key topics covered include: financial markets and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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