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  • Tourism and Tibetan Culture in Transition

    A Place called Shangrila, 1st Edition

    By Ashild Kolas

    This book explores the relationship between tourism, culture and ethnic identity in Tibet in , focusing in particular on Shangrila, a Tibetan region in Southwest China, to show how local ‘Tibetan culture’ is reconstructed as a marketable commodity for tourists. It analyses the socio-economic…

    Paperback – 2011-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Marriage in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    By Yoko Tokuhiro

    The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the…

    Paperback – 2011-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Meaning of the Local

    Politics of Place in Urban India, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geert de Neve, Henrike Donner

    By zooming in on urban localities in India and by unpacking the 'meaning of the local' for those who live in them, the ten papers in this volume redress a recurrent asymmetry in contemporary debates about globalisation.  In much literature, the global is associated with transnationalism,…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    UCL Press

  • The Tribes Of The Marsh Arabs of Iraq

    The World of Haji Rikkan, 1st Edition

    By Fulanain

    The Arab tribes of Iraq differ widely in custom but remain in all essentials of thought and conduct a distinctive and unique group. Their land embraces wide deserts, fertile fields and boundless swamps; its unique features shape the lives of its people. Taking the figure of Haji Rikkan as a central…

    Hardback – 2010-06-15
    Routledge

  • Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social…

    Paperback – 2009-10-21
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • The Human Cost of African Migrations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

    In an era of globalization, population growth, and displacements, migration is now a fact of life in a constantly shifting economic and political world order. This book contributes to the discourse on the beneficiaries, benefactors, and the casualties of African displacement. While the few existing…

    Paperback – 2009-03-06
    Routledge
    African Studies

  • The Philippines

    Mobilities, Identities, Globalization, 1st Edition

    By James A. Tyner

    Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labor that the Philippines has assumed a global presence.…

    Paperback – 2008-09-19
    Routledge
    Global Realities

  • Hoop Dreams on Wheels

    Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete, 1st Edition

    By Ronald Berger

    Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and…

    Paperback – 2008-09-12
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • The Diaspora Strikes Back

    Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning, 1st Edition

    By Juan Flores

    In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the…

    Paperback – 2008-08-07
    Routledge
    Cultural Spaces

  • New York Underground

    The Anatomy of a City, 1st Edition

    By Julia Solis

    Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated…

    Paperback – 2007-11-26
    Routledge

  • Cross-Cultural Explorations

    Activities in Culture and Psychology, 2nd Edition

    By Susan B. Goldstein

    This activities workbook is designed to facilitate students' understanding and application of major concepts and principles in the study of culture and psychology. The 90 activities in this workbook feature a wide range of engaging case studies, self-administered scales, mini-experiments, and…

    Paperback – 2007-01-08
    Routledge

  • The Paths of Symbolic Knowledge: Occasional Papers in Cassirer and Cultural-theory Studies, Presented at the University of Glasgow's Centre for Intercultural Studies: No. 2

    Occasional Papers in Cassirer and Cultural-theory Studies, Presented at the University of Glasgow's Centre for Intercultural Studies, 1st Edition

    By Paul Bishop

    Paperback – 2006-06-01
    Routledge

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