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  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • A Jungian Inquiry into the American Psyche

    The Violence of Innocence, 1st Edition

    By Ipek S. Burnett

    In A Jungian Inquiry into the American Psyche: The Violence of Innocence, Ipek Burnett’s penetrating cultural criticism enriched with psychoanalytical and Jungian insight offers a timely interrogation of national consciousness in the United States. Through evocative storytelling, Burnett unpacks…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01
    Routledge

  • Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town

    Ghetto Chameleons, 1st Edition

    By Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard

    Cape Town has some of the highest figures of violent crime in the world, but how is it that young men avoid and enact physical aggression and navigate stressful and dangerous situations? Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • China’s Hydro-politics in the Mekong

    Conflict and Cooperation in Light of Securitization Theory, 1st Edition

    By Sebastian Biba

    China’s Hydro-politics in the Mekong explores the intricate processes of conflict and cooperation over the use of water resources in the Mekong river basin between upstream China and the downstream countries of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The book tackles two gaps in the empirical…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge

  • Local Elites in Post-Mao China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yingjie Guo

    This book provides fresh insights into the study of Chinese elites at the county level and below. By shifting the analytical focus onto the agency of elites at the local level and away from the institutional structures within which they operate, it fills a number of significant gaps in the field.…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Islam in the Sahel

    Between Persuasion and Violence, 1st Edition

    By Rahmane Idrissa

    ‘Ideologies need enemies to thrive, religion does not’. Using the Sahel as a source of five comparative case studies, this volume aims to engage in the painstaking task of disentangling Islam from the political ideologies that have issued from its theologies to fight for governmental power and the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

  • Turkish-Russian Relations

    Competition and Cooperation in Eurasia, 1st Edition

    By Fatma Aslı Kelkitli

    As the two most influential and powerful actors in Eurasia the nature of the Turkish-Russian relationship affects the situation in the Black Sea, South Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and steers the foreign policy formulations of both regional states and global powers. Examining post-Cold…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

  • Musical Mobilities

    Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840-1930, 1st Edition

    By Lindgren Johnson

    Race Matters, Animal Matters challenges one of the grand narratives of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Analyzing canonical texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

  • Community Forestry in Nepal

    Adapting to a Changing World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Thwaites, Robert Fisher, Mohan Poudel

    Community forestry focuses on the link between forest resources and livelihoods and contributes to forest conservation and reforestation. It is widespread in Nepal, with a very high proportion of the rural population involved, and is widely recognized as one of the most successful examples of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Rivers and Society

    Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty

    Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin

    Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zeray Yihdego, Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Ana Elisa Cascão

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will not only be Africa’s largest dam, but it is also essential for future cooperation and development in the Nile River Basin and East African region. This book, after setting out basin-level legal and policy successes and failures of managing and sharing…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

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