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New and Published Books

  1. New Media and International Development

    Representation and affect in microfinance

    By Anke Schwittay

    Series: Rethinking Development

    New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking,...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

    Who Writes Iran?

    By Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

    Series: Iranian Studies

    The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. The question of ‘...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Education in the Comanche Nation

    Relationships, Responsibility, Redistribution and Reciprocity

    Edited by Linda Sue Warner

    This collection delivers an altogether unique perspective of research on American Indian/Alaska Native education policy and practice by creating a cultural lens, framed as tribal core values, to allow readers to rethink research on and about tribal populations. The policies that affect American...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy

    Theory and East Asian Cases

    By Sam Ock Park

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing dynamic changes of global economy under the global megatrends of globalization,...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics

    Old Versus New

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. East Asia's Demand for Energy, Minerals and Food

    The International Politics of Resources

    Edited by Kate Barclay, Graeme Smith

    China Japan and South Korea’s international relations are shaped by the fact that all three countries are significant importers of resources. This book brings together work on specific aspects of the politics of resources for each of these countries, regionally and internationally. There are some...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana

    By Ann Reed

    Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

    Processes of globalization have led to diasporic groups longing for their homelands. One such group includes descendants from African ancestors displaced by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, who may be uncertain about their families' exact origins. Traveling home often means visiting African sites...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Laura Ingalls Wilder

    American Writer on the Prairie

    By Sallie Ketcham

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge