Textbooks: Area Studies

  • American Social Theory book cover

    American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Sexuality: The Basics book cover

    Sexuality: The Basics

    By Kari Lerum

    Sexuality: The Basics is an introductory guide to the diverse and ever changing field of sexuality studies and its intersection with gender, women’s and queer studies. Drawing on the humanities, social sciences and health sciences, this text examines the key concepts and issues within this field of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Government and Politics in Taiwan book cover

    Government and Politics in Taiwan

    2nd Edition

    By Dafydd Fell

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this new and revised second edition of Government and Politics in Taiwan introduces students to the big questions concerning change and continuity in Taiwanese politics and governance. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • The Routledge Course in Business Korean book cover

    The Routledge Course in Business Korean

    By Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Miok Pak

    The Routledge Course in Business Korean is a textbook to teach Korean to mid-intermediate to low-advanced students learning the language used in a business context in every-day life in Korea. The authors’ intuitive approach makes it easy for students to follow the units, while the relevant and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge

  • India’s Economy: An Introduction book cover

    India’s Economy

    An Introduction

    By R. Nagaraj

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this comprehensive textbook provides an analytical overview of the main trends, policies, performance, advances, and debates around India’s post independence economy. Each chapter provides a thorough examination of a key issue that has impacted the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Spanish Politics book cover

    Contemporary Spanish Politics

    3rd Edition

    By José M. Magone

    This fully revised and updated 3rd edition reflects the considerable changes in Spain over the last decade as the country celebrates 40 years of its constitution. The author gives fresh insight into the formal and informal workings of this dynamic southern European democracy. Thoroughly examining…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary India: The Basics book cover

    Contemporary India: The Basics

    By Rekha Datta

    Contemporary India: The Basics provides readers with a clear and accessible guide through the richness, diversity and complexity of 21st Century India. Drawing from experiences of trips to India with American college students, this book explores the reality of the country’s cultural diversity which…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia book cover

    Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

    Edited by James D. J. Brown, Jeff Kingston

    Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US-Japan defence cooperation. The…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Politics in North and South Korea: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations book cover

    Politics in North and South Korea

    Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations

    By Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, Jongseok Woo

    Politics in North and South Korea provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the political dynamics of the two Koreas. Giving equal weight to North and South Korea, the authors trace the history of political and economic development and international relations of the Korean peninsula,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • The USA and Canada 2018 book cover

    The USA and Canada 2018

    20th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

      Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 20th edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: - US-Canadian integration…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge
    USA and Canada

  • Religions of India: An Introduction book cover

    Religions of India

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    India is a highly diverse country, home to a wide array of languages, religions, and cultural traditions. Analyzing the dynamic religious traditions of this democratic nation sheds light on the complex evolution from India’s past to today’s modern culture. Written by leading experts in the field,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture book cover

    Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

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