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  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles? commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...

  • The War Came Home with Himby Catherine Madison

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    During his years as a POW in North Korea, ?Doc? Boysen endured hardships he never intended to pass along, especially to his family. Men who refused to eat starved; his children would clean their plates. Men who were weak died; his children would develop character. They would also learn to fear their father, the hero. In a memoir at once harrowing... more...

  • Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabiaby Nadav Samin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and... more...

  • Vijayanagara Voicesby Professor William J Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    The Vijayanagara Empire flourished in South India between 1336 and 1565. Conveying the depth and creativity of Hindu religious and literary expression during that time, Vijayanagara Voices explores some of the contributions made by poets, singer-saints, and philosophers. Through translations and discussions of their lives and times, Jackson presents... more...

  • Young Sikhs in a Global Worldby Dr Kristina Myrvold; Prof Dr Knut A Jacobsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational... more...

  • Managing Global Risks in the Urban Ageby Dr Yee-Kuang Heng; Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The first full-length exposition of what it terms a global city-global risks nexus, this volume crosses disciplinary boundaries to draw upon research from Security Studies; Geography; Sociology; and Urban Studies. Innovative in its approach integrating theories about Global Cities with those positing a Global Risk Society, Yee-Kuang Heng positions... more...

  • Building a World Heritage Cityby Dr Michele Lamprakos; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of modernization, in Yemen the two processes have been... more...

  • Jaffa Shared and Shatteredby Daniel Monterescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Binational cities play a pivotal role in situations of long-term conflict, and few places have been more marked by the tension between intimate proximity and visceral hostility than Jaffa, one of the "mixed towns" of Israel/Palestine. In this nuanced ethnographic and historical study, Daniel Monterescu argues that such places challenge our assumptions... more...

  • We Were Adivasisby Megan Moodie

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In We Were Adivasis , anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state?s relationship to ?Scheduled Tribes,? or adivasis ?historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institutions. Through a deep ethnography of the Dhanka in Jaipur, Moodie brings readers inside the creative imaginative... more...