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  • Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopediaby James Minahan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Asia is quickly becoming one of the most important regions of the world?culturally, economically, and politically. This work provides encyclopedic coverage of a wide array of Central, North, and East Asian ethnic groups, including those in eastern Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Japan,... more...

  • Ethnographies of the State in Central Asiaby Madeleine Reeves; Johan Rasanayagam; Judith Beyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    With fresh and provocative insights into the everyday reality of politics in post-Soviet Central Asia, this volume moves beyond commonplaces about strong and weak states to ask critical questions about how democracy, authority, and justice are understood in this important region. In conversation with current theories of state power, the contributions... more...

  • Everyday Life in Central Asiaby Jeff Sahadeo; Russell Zanca

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic dynamics have also imposed severe hardships. In this lively volume, contributors from a variety of disciplines examine how ordinary Central Asians... more...

  • Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Editionby Diane P. Mines; Sarah E. Lamb

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been updated and new essays added. The result is a timely collection that explores key themes in understanding the region, including gender, caste,... more...

  • Eviction from the Chagos Islandsby Sandra Evers; Marry Kooy

    BRILL 2011; US$ 107.00

    This book examines the history and contemporary living conditions of Chagossians who were evicted from the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to make way for a strategic U.S. military base. Initially part of colonial Mauritius, Chagos was integrated into a new colony named the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1965. In 1966, Great Britain transferred... more...

  • Global Indian Diasporasby Gijsbert Oonk

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    A cross-disciplinary overview of the new historical and anthropological research on South Asian migrants worldwide more...

  • Greater Khorasanby Rocco Rante

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Khorasan, ?Lands of the East?, refers to the northeastern region of Iran. In the early Islamic period, the term ?Khorasan? came to be used for a much larger area, reaching into Central Asia well beyond the Oxus river, encompassing large parts of northern Afghanistan, and even extending to southeastern Iran. This volume brings together... more...

  • The Headless Stateby David Sneath

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    In this groundbreaking work, social anthropologist David Sneath aggressively dispels the myths surrounding the history of steppe societies and proposes a new understanding of the nature and formation of the state. Since the colonial era, representations of Inner Asia have been dominated by images of fierce nomads organized into clans and tribes-but... more...

  • The Hellenistic Far Eastby Rachel Mairs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the aftermath of Alexander the Great?s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous.... more...

  • How Asia Can Shape the Worldby Jorgen Orstrom Moller

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 74.90

    Asia will redraw the map of economic progress over the next twenty-five years. Growth is necessary to solve economic and social problems, but harder to achieve as the age of plenty gives way to the age of scarcities. The challenge opens the doors for an Asian economic model based on shifting of productivity for the individual to groups, ecological... more...