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  • Career Women in Contemporary Japanby Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since Japan?s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass ceiling", as digital technologies blur and redefine... more...

  • Family Activismby Amalia Pallares

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    During the past ten years, legal and political changes in the United States have dramatically altered the legalization process for millions of undocumented immigrants and their families. Faced with fewer legalization options, immigrants without legal status and their supporters have organized around the concept of the family as a political subject?a... more...

  • Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technologyby Jun Wenren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00

    This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji . This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as "the most important document for the study of ancient Chinese technology", dates from the fifth century BC and forms part of the Zhouli (The... more...

  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing Worldby Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood ? the " wen " (cultural attainment) and " wu " (martial prowess) dyad ? has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are having a profound impact; showing how increased... more...

  • Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asiaby Michael Sherraden; Li Zou; Ben Hok-bun Ku; Suo Deng; Sibin Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share lessons... 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...

  • 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...

  • Growing Up Chicana/oby Bill Adler; A Lopez; Tiffany A. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o? When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book. from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old... more...

  • Looking for Asian Americaby Wing Young Huie; Frank H. Wu

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young HuieÑthe only member of his family not born in ChinaÑtraveled with his wife, Tara, through nearly forty states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures. Looking for Asian America illustrates... more...

  • African Citiesby Francesca Locatelli; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2009; US$ 82.00

    This book examines how the unprecedented expansion of African cities, which are the products of specific histories, poses serious challenges to equitable service provision and raises contentious claims to the ownership and control of urban spaces. more...