Books in category Social Science – Regional Studies

  • Servants of Empire

    Servants of Empire
    F.R.H.Du Boulay

    This book offers a compelling portrait of a Victorian family and casts fresh light on the daily lives of the British who chose to make their lives abroad as part of the fabric of the Empire.

  • Footbinding Feminism and Freedom

    Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom
    Fan Hong

    Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting.

  • Syria Under Assad RLE Syria

    Syria Under Assad (RLE Syria)
    Moshe Maoz, Avner Yaniv

    While this is increasingly acknowledged by observers of the Middle Eastern scene , the scholarly discussion of the origins, the scope, the durability and the implications of this change is only beginning to take place.

  • Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry

    Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry
    Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

    This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry.

  • Sociology of the European Union

    Sociology of the European Union
    Adrian Favell, Virginie Guiraudon

    Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European …

  • Papua New Guinea s Last Place

    Papua New Guinea’s Last Place
    Adam Reed

    Prison Studies is a growing field of interest for social scientists. As one of the first ethnographic studies of a prison outside western societies and Japan, this book contributes to a reinterpretation of the field's scope and assumptions.

  • Subaltern China

    Subaltern China
    Wanning Sun

    In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country’s hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality.

  • Huron

    Napier Shelton

    Having visited Lake Huron for over thirty years, Shelton weaves family memories into his evocative and informed account of the seasons on this great lake.

  • Communities of Complicity

    Communities of Complicity
    Hans Steinm

    Everyday life in contemporary rural China is characterized by an increased sense of moral challenge and uncertainty.

  • The Role of the Military in Politics

    The Role of the Military in Politics
    Mohammad A. Tarbush

    This book, first published in 1982, attempts to explain how and why Iraqi military intervened in the affairs of state between 1936 and 1941.

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