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Human Geography

  • Placing Latin Americaby Edward L. Jackiewicz; Fernando J. Bosco

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This comprehensive text offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections among people, places, and environments. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent. more...

  • The Collectivity of Lifeby Joel Wendland

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book reads twentieth-century autobiography and oral histories spatially to unearth how writers and activists understood social mobility as a collective process. In so doing, they constructed a counter-mythology to the American dream myth of individualism. more...

  • Selling the Serengetiby Benjamin Gardner

    University of Georgia Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Situating safari tourism within the discourses and practices of development, Selling the Serengeti examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and biggame- hunting companies. It looks at two major discourses and policies surrounding biodiversity conservation, the... more...

  • Imperial China, 1350?1900by Jonathan Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This clear book provides an overview of Ming-Qing China (1368?1912), its last imperial age. As the climax of the traditional era and the harbinger of modern China, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the insights it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large. more...

  • Dwelling in Conflictby Emily McKee

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Land disputes in Israel are most commonly described as stand-offs between distinct groups of Arabs and Jews. In Israel's southern region, the Negev, Jewish and Bedouin Arab citizens and governmental bodies contest access to land for farming, homes, and industry and struggle over the status of unrecognized Bedouin villages. "Natural," immutable divisions,... more...

  • Bahrain and the Gulfby Jeffrey B. Nugent; Theodore H. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    After the oil discoveries of the early 1930s, Bahrain rapidly became an oil exporting country with a relatively high income per capita. More recently Bahrain has succeeded in diversifying its oil dominated economy by developing regional banking and other services, and a variety of light and heavy industries. Various circumstances have combined to... more...

  • The Creation of Qatarby Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This book, first published in 1979, was the first political and social history of Qatar. Its main thrust is to provide the reader with a description and identification of the processes and forces that have contributed to change and continuity in Qatari society. A concise and relevant history of the country from the latter part of the eighteenth century... more...

  • The Economies of the Arabian Gulfby Atif A. Kubursi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This book, first published in 1984, examines the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and UAE. Culturally, historically, geographically and politically the GCC countries represent a rare instance of regional homogeneity and they face similar problems and challenges. Despite their international importance... more...

  • The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermathby Gad Barzilai; Aharon Klieman; Gil Shidlo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The crisis in the Gulf of 1990-1 affected more than just the regional powers in the area. Rippling outward, its military, economic and political effects were felt throughout the international political system, testing US steadfastness in the face of Saddam Hussein?s political survival, European ability to form a united front on foreign policy issues... more...

  • The Making of the Modern Gulf Statesby Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The Gulf States are the focus of great international interest ? yet their fabulous evolution from pearl-fishing to oil-drilling, their individuality and variety, are screened by a thick cloud of petro-dollars. This book, first published in 1989, tells the story of their formation, their evolution from colonial dependency to statehood, and their transformation... more...