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  1. Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asia

    Communal Commitment and Political Order in Change

    By Paul Georg Geiss

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and other tribal societies, analyses the...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. American Images of China

    Identity, Power, Policy

    By Oliver Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. A History of the Chinese Language

    By Hongyuan Dong

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Violence, Social Mobility and Gangs in Cape Town

    By Marie Lindegaard

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    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?This book offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and considers why violence occurs so often in...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education

    Reconsidering multiculturalism

    By Liz Jackson

    Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education explores the complex interface that exists between U.S. school curriculum, teaching practice about religion in public schools, societal and teacher attitudes toward Islam and Muslims, and multiculturalism as a framework for meeting the needs of minority group...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

    Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

    Edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Rosemarie Mwaipopo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Indian Arranged Marriages

    A Social Psychological Perspective

    By Tulika Jaiswal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan

    From Internationalization to Globalization

    Edited by Ikuko Nakane, Emi Otsuji, William Armour

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes. By taking an interdisciplinary approach covering education, cultural studies, linguistics and policy-making, the chapters in this...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Urban Innovation Systems

    What makes them tick?

    By Willem van Winden, Erik Braun, Alexander Otgaar, Jan-Jelle Witte

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Why are some regions and cities so good at attracting talented people, creating high-level knowledge, and producing exciting new ideas and innovations? What are the ingredients of success? Can innovative cities be created and stimulated, or do they just flourish by mere chance? This book analyses...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War

    By Eric D. Moore

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book presents a comprehensive, systematic analysis of Russia– Iran relations in the period following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It discusses the key areas – such as trade, arms sales, nuclear developments, and potential areas of friction in the Caspian Sea – where co-operation...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge