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  • Legal Reforms in China and Vietnamby John Gillespie; Albert H.Y. Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 168.00

    This book provides a comprehensive, comparative assessment of legal developments in China and Vietnam, examining similarities and differences, and highlighting the factors likely to promote, change or resist the spread of the Chinese model. more...

  • The Politics of Proximityby Giuseppina Pellegrino

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    This book analyses patterns of mobility in relation to new possibilities of organizing space, time, and proximity to others. Different phenomena - from memorial sites to migration, from urban mobility to mobile work - are analysed, illustrating different types of proximity through mobility and immobility. In doing so, this book offers a cross-cultural... more...

  • China's Search for Modernityby Professor He Ping

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    Twenty years after a return from fundamentalism to economic reality, China has become the world's tenth largest economy and an increasingly important global power. Despite the rise of fundamentalism and post-modernism, the pursuit of modernity was an ongoing historical movement in late twentieth century China. He Ping focuses on China's quest for and... more...

  • Geographies of Ageingby Amanda Davies; Amity James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations... more...

  • Mapping the Invisible Landscapeby Kent C. Ryden; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 24.00

    Any landscape has an unseen component: a subjective component of experience, memory, and narrative which people familiar with the place understand to be an integral part of its geography but which outsiders may not suspect the existence of—unless they listen and read carefully. This invisible landscape is make visible though stories, and... more...

  • Faces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Faceby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 89.00

    Across all human cultures, the face is arguably the more significant part of the body. From the near-infinite nuances of facial expressions to the immense cultural significance of facial decoration to the physiological functions of our eyes, ears, noses, and mouths, the face remains the single most important way that we communicate and perceive the... more...

  • Daily Life during African American Migrationsby Kimberley L. Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Between 1865 and 1965, more than nine million African Americans left the South for other regions of the United States. In the last 40 years, more than 1.3 million Africans and nearly 500,000 migrants from the Caribbean have come to the United States. While the experiences of black migrants and immigrants have differed, their movements have been similarly... more...

  • Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]by Michael LeMay

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 163.00

    Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today. more...

  • Environmental Policies and NGO Influenceby Susan Carr; David Humphreys; Alan Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 176.00

    This book examines the conditions under which non-governmental organisations (NGOs) may exert influence on policies to conserve and sustainably use natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The book is unique in bringing together NGO campaigners in three African countries with academics specialising in development studies, systems and environmental... more...

  • The Language of Miraclesby Amelia Kinkade

    New World Library 2010; US$ 15.95

    Filled with amazing stories, The Language of Miracles inspires readers to sit down with the animals in their lives and explore the unspoken world between them. more...