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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95
Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99
This lively text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage after Europe expanded into the rest of the world during the Renaissance, then through revolutions that have created today?s technological global society. Providing a focused narrative and interpretive structure, Pavlac uses the joined terms ?supremacies and diversities?... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 32.00
Blandine Stefanson taught French literature and cinema at the University of Adelaide until 2002 and is now researching postcolonial cultures in West Africa and New Caledonia. She contributed book chapters and journal articles on postcolonial literatures and/or cinema in Australian Journal of French Studies, Essays in French Literature, Etudes Francophones,... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 15.98
Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33
In Why the West Rules - For Now Ian Morris argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond 'long-term lock-in' theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and 'short-term accident' theories. Instead, we need to measure social development - a group's ability to master its environment to get things done - and use... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
Expanding upon, and engaging with, the influential theories of Francis Fukuyama in The End of History and Samuel Huntington in The Clash of Civilisations , this book is a major, and controversial, contribution to these key contemporary debates. Dieter Senghaas examines some of the most significant political issues we face today: * How do societies... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 485.00
This encyclopedia covers the entirety of the Celtic world, both through time and across geography. Although emphasizing the areas where Celtic languages and traditions survive into the present, the work also covers the Celtic empire, the largest language and cultural group on earth prior to the rise of Rome. more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Zillah Eisenstein presents a wide-ranging critique of neoliberal globalization and of American foreign policy. Insisting that 'the' West is as much fiction as reality, she explores plural understandings of feminisms in other cultures and looks to the global anti-war movement to counter US power. more...