Textbooks: Area Studies

  • LatinX Voices: Hispanics in Media in the U.S book cover

    LatinX Voices

    Hispanics in Media in the U.S

    By Katie Coronado, Erica Kight

    LatinX Voices is the first undergraduate textbook that includes an overview of Hispanic/LatinX Media in the U.S. and gives readers an understanding of how media in the United States has transformed around this audience. Based on the authors’ professional and research experience, and teaching…

    Paperback – 2018-07-10 
    Focal Press

  • The Politics of Modern India since Independence book cover

    The Politics of Modern India since Independence

    By Crispin Bates, Subho Basu

    The textbook offers a detailed, jargon-free, chronological survey of Indian political history from 1947 up to the present. It treats political structures as historically determined, induced by economic transformation, state interventions, popular movements and discourses emanating from and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life: A Comparative Introduction book cover

    Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life

    A Comparative Introduction

    By Bradford Cokelet

    Buddhism contains many important and novel ethical ideas and arguments, from the centrality of suffering to the ideas of the 'no-self' and rebirth. It also includes ideas shared with certain Western ethical theories, such as the importance of character and moral knowledge. However, the two…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Politics and Government: Power, Ideology and Organization book cover

    Chinese Politics and Government

    Power, Ideology and Organization, 2nd Edition

    By Sujian Guo, Sujian Guo

    Over the past two decades, China’s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. The up-to-date 2nd edition of this introductory textbook provides students with a…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • African Film Studies: An Introduction book cover

    African Film Studies

    An Introduction

    By Boukary Sawadogo

    African Film: The Basics is an accessible and authoritative introduction to the production, distribution, and diversity of African film studies. The book provides a succinct and comprehensive study of the history, aesthetics, and theory of Sub-Saharan African cinematic productions that is grounded…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Making China Urban: Geographical Aspects of Development and Disparity book cover

    Making China Urban

    Geographical Aspects of Development and Disparity

    By Hyun Bang Shin

    This book provides a comprehensive account of the global, regional and urban dimensions of China’s development, and the resulting socio-economic and political outcomes. Shin begins by documenting and analysing China’s changing position in the world economy before turning to the development…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System book cover

    A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

    By Mitchel P. Roth

    This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity book cover

    Women of Asia

    Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity

    Edited by Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, Linda Lindsey

    Women of Asia is an anthology that focuses on globalization, development and change. The book incorporates 32 original contributions organized by region with introductory essays from the editors politically, sociologically, and economically contextualizing each area. This anthology contributes…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge

  • The International Politics of the Asia Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition book cover

    The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Fourth and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Gender: The Basics: 2nd edition book cover

    Gender: The Basics

    2nd edition

    By Hilary Lips

    Gender: The Basics (2nd Ed.) is an engaging introduction which examines the influence of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on ways in which we have come to define and experience femininity and masculinity, and on the impact and importance of gender categories.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Middle East Politics and International Relations: Crisis Zone book cover

    Middle East Politics and International Relations

    Crisis Zone

    By Shahram Akbarzadeh, Kylie Baxter

    The Middle East has been defined by political crises for the last 100 years. In the political halls of power, the media, popular culture and the educational institutions of Western countries, the term the ‘Middle East’ conjures a confused imagery of religion, resources, foreign interference and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union book cover

    Transition Economies

    Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

    By Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

    This interdisciplinary book offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, it explores the continuous economic and social…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge

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