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  • Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japanby Andrea Germer; Vera Mackie; Ulrike Wöhr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation?states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply embedded in the historical concepts of nation and... more...

  • Sex, Science and Morality in Chinaby Joanna McMillan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    After decades of near silence on the matter, sex is being talked about in China. But what is being said? Who is allowed to speak? And whose purposes are being served? This ground-breaking book takes a critical look at how sex in China is thought and talked about. Drawing on the work of the country?s foremost sex experts, and years of research... more...

  • Paradise Transplantedby Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted , Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social... more...

  • Politics and Parentela in Paraibaby Linda Lewin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This richly documented work focuses on the parentela (extended family), including Epitacio's, to illustrate the role bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship played in formal politics at local, state, and national levels throughout the Old Republic (1889-1930). Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • The African Colonyby John Buchan

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...

  • Cinema of John Marshallby Jay Ruby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Iuzovka and Revolution, Volume Iby Theodore H. Friedgut

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    In 1870 the Welsh ironmaster John James Hughes left his successful career in England and settled in the barren and underpopulated Donbass region of the Ukrainian steppe to found the town of Iuzovka and build a large steel plant and coal mine. Theodore Friedgut tells the remarkable story of the subsequent economic and social development of the Donbass,... more...

  • Critical Massby Philip Ball

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.85

    Is there a 'physics of society'? Philip Ball's investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psychology. Ball shows how much of human behaviour we can understand when we cease trying to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to... more...

  • Mosquito Trailsby Alex M. Nading

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Dengue fever is the world?s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells... more...

  • Six Degreesby Duncan Watts

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.85

    'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists... more...