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  1. Language and Masculinities

    Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

    Edited by Tommaso M. Milani

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof’s 1997 volume. Overall, the chapters are linked together by a critical analytical...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Students and Resistance in Palestine

    Books, Guns and Politics

    By Ido Zelkovitz

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Exploring the Palestinian Student Movement from an historical and sociological perspective, this book demonstrates how Palestinian national identity has been built in the absence of national institutions, whilst emphasizing the role of higher education as an agent of social change, capable of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring

    Rethinking Democratization

    Edited by Larbi Sadiki

    The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring,’ a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Comparative Politics of Latin America

    Democracy at Last?, 2nd Edition

    By Daniel C. Hellinger

    Students will explore and understand the evolutions and revolutions that have brought the region to where it is today in the fully-updated new edition of Daniel Hellinger’s Comparative Politics of Latin America. This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics

    Responsive and Responsible?

    Edited by Luciano Bardi, Stefano Bartolini, Alexander H. Trechsel

    Series: West European Politics

    For a long time analyses of political parties were framed within the usual context of democracy and of the historical transformation of the forms of democratic government. More recently several authors, among which eminently Peter Mair, progressively began to question the relationship between the...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson

    Series: Rewriting Antiquity

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

    Edited by Ian Coxhead

    The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained a remarkable rate of growth, in the course of which tens of millions have successfully...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong

    Image, Performance and Identity

    By Leung Wing-Fai

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book details original research into the practices and discourse of multimedia stardom alongside changing social and cultural landscapes in Hong Kong since 1980. It examines the cultural and sociological significance of stardom in the region, and the conditions which gave rise to such famous...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Political Philosophy of Mulla Sadra

    By Seyyed Khalil Toussi

    Series: Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

    This book provides a comprehensive and widely accessible analysis of Mulla Sadra’s works in order to establish the nature of his political philosophy and seeks to instigate a dialogue on the relevance of Sadra’s philosophy to present day challenges. Laying the groundwork for further translations...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies

    Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism

    By William Jefferies

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    In 1991 "Communism" collapsed. The cold war was over and the West had won. Whole cities, Moscow, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest, whole countries indeed, were privatised for nothing or next to nothing. This was probably the greatest expansion of the world market in history....

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge