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  1. Tourism and Tibetan Culture in Transition

    A Place called Shangrila

    By Ashild Kolas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book explores the relationship between tourism, culture and ethnic identity in Tibet in , focusing in particular on Shangrila, a Tibetan region in Southwest China, to show how local ‘Tibetan culture’ is reconstructed as a marketable commodity for tourists. It analyses the socio-economic...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Marriage in Contemporary Japan

    By Yoko Tokuhiro

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Hesitancy and Experimentation in Enlightenment Spain and Spanish America

    Edited by Ann L Mackenzie, Jeremy Robbins

    Published in memory of Ivy L. McClelland, a pioneer-scholar of Spain’s eighteenth century, this volume of original essays contains, besides an Introduction to her career and internationally influential writings, three previously unpublished essays by McClelland and nine studies by other scholars,...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Meaning of the Local

    Politics of Place in Urban India

    Edited by Geert de Neve, Henrike Donner

    By zooming in on urban localities in India and by unpacking the 'meaning of the local' for those who live in them, the ten papers in this volume redress a recurrent asymmetry in contemporary debates about globalisation. In much literature, the global is associated with transnationalism,...

    Published February 10th 2011 by UCL Press

  5. The Tribes Of The Marsh Arabs of Iraq

    The World of Haji Rikkan

    By Fulanain

    The Arab tribes of Iraq differ widely in custom but remain in all essentials of thought and conduct a distinctive and unique group. Their land embraces wide deserts, fertile fields and boundless swamps; its unique features shape the lives of its people. Taking the figure of Haji Rikkan as a central...

    Published June 15th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies, and embodied...

    Published February 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social...

    Published October 21st 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Human Cost of African Migrations

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

    Series: African Studies

    In an era of globalization, population growth, and displacements, migration is now a fact of life in a constantly shifting economic and political world order. This book contributes to the discourse on the beneficiaries, benefactors, and the casualties of African displacement. While the few existing...

    Published March 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Philippines

    Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

    By James A. Tyner

    Series: Global Realities

    Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labor that the Philippines has assumed a global presence....

    Published September 19th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Hoop Dreams on Wheels

    Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete

    By Ronald Berger

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and...

    Published September 12th 2008 by Routledge