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New and Published Books

  1. The War in Darfur

    Reclaiming Sudanese History

    By Anders Hastrup

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

    No other crisis in Africa has received as much attention in the West during the past 10 years as the war in Darfur, yet the underlying complexities of the war and the background to the crisis remains poorly understood by scholars, activists and aid workers. This anthropological study of the war in...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Culture and Diversity in the United States

    So Many Ways to Be American

    By Jack David Eller

    Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diversity is an essential skill in the contemporary United States and the wider world. This book addresses the standard topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender but goes much further by engaging seriously with issues of language, religion, age, health and...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development

    By Lisa Palmer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects...

    Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The game of the rules

    Edited by Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. China's Leftover Women

    Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences

    By Sandy To

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Psychological War Trauma and Society

    Like a hidden wound

    By Irit Keynan

    Series: Explorations in Social Psychology

    This book explores the psychological trauma affecting soldiers and civilians who have encountered the violence of war or terrorism, arguing that the enigmas surrounding war trauma are rooted in culture, collective memory and social norms. Focusing primarily on a large-scale sociological study in...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Performing Identities

    Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts

    Edited by G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis, K. K. Chakravarty

    Performing Identities brings together essays by scholars, artists and activists engaged in understanding and conserving rapidly disappearing local knowledge forms of indigenous communities across continents. It depicts the imaginative transactions evident in the interface of identity and cultural...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge India

  10. Negotiating Cultural Identity

    Landscapes in Early Medieval South Asian History

    Edited by Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Series: Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

    This volume breaks new ground by conceptualizing landscape as a dynamic cultural complex in which the natural world and human practice are inextricably linked and are constantly interacting. It examines the social and cultural construction of space in the early medieval period in South Asia, as...

    Published February 4th 2015 by Routledge India