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  1. Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi

    The images of women in chadors or burqas as contrasted with images of belly dancers which circulate today as representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern women do not fluctuate from the images propagated by Orientalist paintings and colonial photographs which also offer contrasting representations of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. European-East Asian Borders in Translation

    Edited by Joyce C.H. Liu, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    Series: Interventions

    European-East Asian Borders is an international, trans-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground in the study of borders and bordering practices in global politics. It explores the insights and limitations of border theory developed primarily in the European context to a range of historical and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Studies in Gangs and Cartels

    By Robert J. Bunker, John P. Sullivan

    Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials. This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks

    By Christopher Barnard

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

    Edited by Glenda Abramson

    The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Grassroots Charisma

    Four Local Leaders in China

    By Stephan Feuchtwang, Wang Mingming

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes: Colonial, Nationalist and Communist. The authors compare Chinese notions of respect and inspiration with their equivalents in other religious and political histories of colonial and post-colonial modernity,...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Emerging Lesbian Voices from Japan

    By Sharon Chalmers

    Lesbian Sexuality has remained largely ignored in Japan despite increasing exposure of disadvantaged minority groups, including gay men. This book is the first comprehensive academic exploration of contemporary lesbian sexuality in Japanese society. The author employs an interdisciplinary approach...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Regional Cooperation and International Organizations

    The Nordic Model in Transnational Alignment

    Edited by Norbert Götz, Heidi Haggrén

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book explores the roles of national actors within international organizations, with particular emphasis on the collaborative approach adopted by Nordic governments and associations. Analyzing Nordic regional cooperation within international organizations, this volume seeks to shed light on...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Linguistic Epidemiology

    Semantics and Grammar of Language Contact in Mainland Southeast Asia

    By N.J. Enfield

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

    This important new study examines in detail a semantic-pragmatic pattern surrounding the basic verb 'acquire' in nearly 30 Southeast Asian languages, concentrating on Lao, Vietnamese, Khmer, Kmhmu, Hmong, and varieties of Chinese.The book makes a significant contribution to empirical work on...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Harmless Lovers?

    Gender, Theory and Personal Relationships

    By Mike Gane

    This book examines the interconnections of gender theory and lived gender relationships of some of the key social theorists of the classical period (1789 - 1920): Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Enfantin, Comte, Marx, Engels, Mill, Nietzsche, Durkheim and Weber. By recounting the confrontations of these...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge