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  • Neighbours and Nationals in an African City Wardby David Parkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This study analyses the way in which tribal ties are maintained in the development of a tribally mixed, middle class community in Kampala, Uganda. Political independence in the early nineteen sixties in much of Africa created expectations of increased development, education and living standards. There was hope that ethnic tensions arising from false... more...

  • Western India in the Nineteenth Centuryby Ravinder Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took... more...

  • Custom and Politics in Urban Africaby Abner Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    A discussion of the process by which some ethnic groups manipulate values, myths, symbols and ceremonials from their traditional culture in order to develop an informal political organisation. This organisation is then used as a weapon in the struggle for power and privilege within contemporary society. more...

  • Communication and Disenfranchisementby Eileen Berlin Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    This volume and its companion case studies book deal with some of the people, groups, and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the United States. Whether through birth, life events, or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges, rights, and power within the existing societal structure. Centered around societal health... more...

  • Rural Lifestyles, Community Well-Being and Social Changeby Angela T. Ragusa

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 59.00

    This edited e-book is a collection of articles that explores ‘rural realities’ of country life in Australia for global audiences interested in rurality, health and well-being. By transcending disciplinary-specific boundaries, this multi-disciplinary book not only presents contemporary challenges, but also equips readers with evidence-based... more...

  • The Other Kuala Lumpurby Yeoh Seng Guan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the more marginalised residents of Kuala Lumpur. Among... more...

  • Enabling the Iranian Gas Export Optionsby Maximilian Kuhn

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 67.15

    Maximilian Kuhn investigates one of the most pressing, yet neglected subjects in the field of global energy politics: the integration of the Iranian gas market. Possessing the world’s second-largest proven natural gas reserves, Iran is a hypothetical energy giant-in-waiting. Yet over three decades of internal divisions, coupled with crippling international... more...

  • Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisisby Martha Baum; Pamela Twiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    With the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s, economic devastation hit the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region. Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis strives to deepen understanding of the impact of the economic tragedy in the Pittsburgh region and to present social workers’efforts to enhance recovery. This case study serves as a model... more...

  • Internationalising Japanby Jeremy Breaden; Stacey Steele; Carolyn S. Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of everyday life. This book explores how internationalisation... more...

  • Chinaby Roland Benedikter; Verena Nowotny

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 21.63

    ​Das Buch zeichnet das Gesamtbild der Situation und Perspektiven Chinas. Die Machtübergabe von einer im vergangenen Jahrzehnt erfolgreichen an eine noch wenig bekannte und von zahlreichen Umbrüchen erschütterte Generation von Eliten innerhalb der herrschenden Einheitspartei in den Jahren 2012-13 weckt Hoffnungen auf Liberalisierung, wenn nicht gar... more...