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  • Debating Cultural Hybridityby Pnina Werbner; Tariq Modood; Homi K. Bhabha

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    A classic collection on the fluid nature of culture and identity from some of the world's greatest post-colonial thinkers. more...

  • Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literatureby Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt; Roman Rosenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war?s never-ending ?postwar? period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ?post-disaster.? This radically new worldview has significantly altered the socio-political... more...

  • Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kongby Leung Wing-Fai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book details original research into the practices and discourse of multimedia stardom alongside changing social and cultural landscapes in Hong Kong since 1980. It examines the cultural and sociological significance of stardom in the region, and the conditions which gave rise to such famous stars as Jackie Chan. This book elaborates the distinction... more...

  • Rural Development and Poverty in Pakistanby Syed Mohammad Ali

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined interactions remains inadequate. Focussing on Pakistan,... more...

  • Civil-Military Relations in Chinese Historyby Kai Filipiak

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which ? and the extent to which ? the civil power controls the military; and also the ways in which military values and approaches... more...

  • Philippine Politicsby Lynn T. White III

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless shown gradual socioeconomic "progress". This book... more...

  • The House Behind the Cedarsby Charles Waddell Chesnutt

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 3.99

    Although he appeared to most observers to be white, American author Charles Waddell Chestnutt had some African-American ancestry and thus was subjected to the limited opportunities, discrimination, and segregated living conditions that faced African-Americans in the United States throughout his life. An accomplished writer, Chestnutt created The House... more...

  • Social Character in a Mexican Villageby Erich Fromm; Michael Maccoby

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    The renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm not only analyzed society and societal processes. Together with Michael Maccoby he did a study of Mexican peasants to empirically illustrate how historical, economic and social requirements determine behavior.   Social Character in a Mexican Village  does much more than introduce a new approach to the analysis... more...

  • Renewable Energy in East Asiaby Christopher M. Dent

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Energy is crucial to the functioning of any human society and central to understanding East Asia?s ?economic miracle?. The region?s rapid development over the last few decades has been inherently energy-intensive and the impact on global energy security, climate change and the twenty-first-century global system generally is now very significant and... more...

  • Patriots or Traitorsby Stacey Bieler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This title sxplores the love-hate relationship between the USA and China through the experience of Chinese students caught between the two countries. The book sheds light on China's ambivelance towards the Western influence, and the use of educational and cultural exhanges as a political device. more...