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  • Tales of Old Bataviaby Kami Ehrich

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    The city of Jakarta, today the capital of Indonesia, has had other incarnations and other names, most notably as the regional headquarters of the Dutch East Indies when it was known around the world as Batavia. As the capital of the Netherlands? highly unlikely empire in the far east of Asia, Batavia was for 200 years the lynchpin for the international... more...

  • The Everest Effectby Elizabeth Mazzolini

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    In The Everest Effect Elizabeth Mazzolini traces a series of ideological shifts in the status of Mount Everest in Western culture over the past century to the present day and links these shifts to technologies used in climbs. By highlighting the intersections of technology and cultural ideologies at this site of environmental extremity, she shows... more...

  • The Demands of Recognitionby Townsend Middleton

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Since the British colonial period anthropology has been central to policy in India. But today, while the Indian state continues to use ethnography to govern, those who were the "objects" of study are harnessing disciplinary knowledge to redefine their communities, achieve greater prosperity, and secure political rights. In this groundbreaking study,... more...

  • Royal Patronage, Power and Aesthetics in Princely Indiaby Angma Dey Jhala

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana ? the female quarters of the Indic home or palace ? this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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...

  • US Democracy Promotion in the Middle Eastby Dionysis Markakis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East seeks to explore the changes in US strategy towards democracy promotion in the Middle East during the Clinton and Bush administrations, with a particular focus on Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. At a time of regional turmoil and political reform, the topic of democracy promotion has never been more pertinent.... more...

  • Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timorby Douglas Kammen

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 55.95

    One of the most troubling but least studied features of mass political violence is why mass violence often recurs in the same place over long periods of time.  Douglas Kammen explores this pattern in Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor , studying East Timor?s tragic past, and focusing on the small district of Maubara. This book combines an... 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...