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  1. Pressing Issues of Inequality and American Indian Communities

    By Keith Kilty, Elizabeth Segal

    A much-needed, indispensable volume for anyone involved in the social services or human services field, Pressing Issues of Inequality and American Indian Communities supplies you with vital information that will assist you in offering culturally sensitive services to your clients. You will gain a...

    Published October 14th 1998 by Routledge

  2. Indonesian Politics Under Suharto

    The Rise and Fall of the New Order

    By Michael R J Vatikiotis

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This revised third edition provides an analysis of Suharto's New Order from its inception to the emergence of B.J. Habibie as President. The author reassesses the New Order's origins and its military roots and evaluates the considerable economic changes that have taken place since the 1960s. He...

    Published October 14th 1998 by Routledge

  3. The Abkhazians

    A Handbook

    By George Hewitt

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their history, religion, politics, economy, culture, literature and media, plus pictures,...

    Published October 13th 1998 by Routledge

  4. Storm Over the Caucasus

    In the Wake of Independence

    By Charles van der Leeuw

    This book uses eyewitness accounts and historical records to provide a picture of the turbulent years immediately following perestroika and the independence of the Caucasian nations during the early nineties. The Caucasus has been known in recent years as a source of intense conflict and strategic...

    Published October 7th 1998 by Routledge

  5. The Colour of Angels

    Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination

    By Constance Classen

    The Colour of Angels uncovers the gender politics behind our attitude to the senses. Using a wide variety of examples, ranging from the sensuous religious visions of the middle ages through to nineteenth-century art movements, this book reveals a previously unexplored area of womens history....

    Published October 7th 1998 by Routledge

  6. Soundings in Time

    The Fictive Art of Yasunari Kawabata

    By Roy Starrs

    This first full length, and long overdue, study of Kawabata, Japans first Nobel laureate for literature and the most widely known for his novels Snow Country (1960) and Sound of the Mountain (1970)....

    Published October 4th 1998 by Routledge

  7. The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain

    Early Travel Encounters in the Far West

    By Andrew Cobbing

    The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially...

    Published October 4th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Islam

    A Concise Introduction

    By Neal Robinson

    This user-friendly reference work provides an accessible introduction to Islam for the general reader and student alike. It presents a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam. Including key dates...

    Published October 4th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Alevi Identity

    Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives

    By Tord Olsson, Elisabeth Ozdalga, Catharina Raudvere

    In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum...

    Published October 4th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Stigmata

    Escaping Texts

    By Hélène Cixous

    Hèléne Cixous -- author, playwright and French feminist theorist -- is a key figure in twentieth-century literary theory. Stigmata brings together her most recent essays for the first time.Acclaimed for her intricate and challenging writing style, Cixous presents a collection of texts...

    Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge