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  • Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, Enlarged Editionby Melvin R. Gilmore

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    A classic of ethnobotany, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region has been enlarged for this Bison Book edition with thirty drawings, by Bellamy Parks Jansen, of plants discussed by Gilmore. The taxonomic glossary has been updated as well. Readers will find here, conveniently described, the uses that Plains Indians made of the... more...

  • Transforming Chinese Citiesby Mark Y. Wang; Pookong Kee; Jia Gao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The urbanisation of China over the last three decades has been a hugely significant development, both for China?s reform process and for the world more generally. This book presents recent research findings on China?s continuing urban transformation. Subjects covered include the decline of the rural-urban divide, the spatial restructuring of Chinese... more...

  • Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwanby Heung-Wah Wong; Hoi-yan Yau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores the debate between those who argue that globalisation is leading to worldwide cultural homogeneity, with American cultural good predominating, and those who argue that cultural goods are always adapted and contextualised in the particular setting in which they are used. Based on extensive original research on how Japanese adult... more...

  • Internal and International Migrationby Hein Mallee; Frank N. Pieke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration.Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and... more...

  • God, Muhammad and the Unbelieversby David Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This study of the Qur'an arises from an interest in a pressing contemporary issue, the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims ('the Ummah and the Other'). This text explores how the Qur'an comments on this relationship as it changed in the course of Muhammad's ministry. Particular attention is paid to the portrayal in the Meccan 'punishment-narratives'... more...

  • The Globalisation of Chinese Foodby Sidney Cheung; David Y. H. Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    By considering the practice of globalisation, these essays describe changes, variations and innovations to Chinese food in many parts of the world. The book reviews and broadens classic theories about ethnic and social identity formation through the examination of Chinese food, providing a powerful testimony to the impact of late 20th century globalisation. more...

  • Gender & Social Protection Strategies in the Informal Economyby Naila Kabeer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The vast majority of the world?s working women, particularly those from low-income households in developing countries, are located in the informal economy in activities that are casual, poorly paid, irregular and outside the remit of formal social security and protective legislation. This book examines the constraints and barriers which continue to... more...

  • Microcredit and Women's Empowermentby Aminul Faraizi; Taskinur Rahman; Jim McAllister

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Using a case study of Bangladesh, and based on a long term participatory observation method, this book investigates claims of the success of microcredit, as well as the critiques of it, in the context of women?s empowerment. It confronts the distinction between women?s increasing wealth as a consequence of the success of microcredit programmes and... more...

  • Consuming Raceby Ben Pitcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs and desires, and discover new ways of thinking and being.... more...

  • Buddhism and Deconstructionby Dr Youxuan Wang; Wang Youxuan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that KumÔrajţva (344-413 CE), ParamÔrtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, MahÔ-Praj˝ÔpÔramitÔ-upade˙a-┌Ôstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhÔva-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.h˙ataka-˙Ôstra-kÔrika).... more...