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Britain, the Hashemites and Arab Rule - The Sherifian Solution (Hardcover): Timothy J. Paris Britain, the Hashemites and Arab Rule - The Sherifian Solution (Hardcover)
Timothy J. Paris; Foreword by Roger Tomkys
R2,455 Discovery Miles 24 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After an introductory chapter treating generally Britain's war-time Middle Eastern policies and the activities of the Sherifians, the individual cases of Faisal, Abdullah and Husain are considered in separate chapters. With regard to Faisal and Abdullah, the analysis concludes at that point at which Britain made a definitive commitment to Sherifian rule in Iraq and Transjordan. In the final chapter, Britain's policy of supporting Husain is considered and the reasons for the failure of the policy of supporting the family as a whole are assessed in light of the collapse of Sherifian rule in the Hijaz. Despite that failure, the author concludes that, viewed in the context of the post-war Middle Eastern settlement, British sponsorship of Hashemite rule represented sound policy.

While Waiting Or Working For Change - Things To Do and Pitfalls To Avoid in Eritrea (Paperback): Bereket Habte Selassie While Waiting Or Working For Change - Things To Do and Pitfalls To Avoid in Eritrea (Paperback)
Bereket Habte Selassie
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Rethinking the Middle East (Paperback): Efraim Karsh Rethinking the Middle East (Paperback)
Efraim Karsh
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rethinking the Middle East runs counter to the received wisdom in modern Middle East studies. This discipline has been dominated by what may be termed a culture of victimization; it views the local populations of the Middle East Arabs in particular as the hapless victims of alien encroachment, and blames the region's endemic malaise on Western political and cultural imperialism. The author contends that the influence of the Great Powers has not been the primary force behind the region's political development, nor the main cause of its famous volatility. He argues that the main impetus has been provided by regional factors; and that even at their weakest point in modern history - during the final stages of the Ottoman Empire - the peoples in the Middle East have played an active role in the restructuring of their region. Historical writing and popular beliefs concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict are re-examined in the light of this thesis.

Economic Geography of Higher Education - Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions (Hardcover): Frans Boekema, Roel Rutten Economic Geography of Higher Education - Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions (Hardcover)
Frans Boekema, Roel Rutten
R2,544 Discovery Miles 25 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This exhaustive study from an experienced and respected set of editors and authors looks at the impact that universities have on their surroundings, with particular reference to regional development. With contributions from such leading scholars as Peter Maskell and Gunnar Törnqvist, this book will be of great interest to students and academics involved in regional economics, economic geography and innovation studies.

Manager Empowerment in China - Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era (Hardcover): Ray Yep Manager Empowerment in China - Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era (Hardcover)
Ray Yep
R2,440 Discovery Miles 24 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Institutional changes in rural China caused by the economic reforms of the post-Mao era have led to a new pattern of state-society interaction in the rural polity. Central to this is the spectacular rise of a group of managerial elites. Contrary to economic predictors, this has been accompanied by the development of an interdependence between these managers and the state. This book provides an analysis of the new state-society relationship and demonstrates the complexity and fluidity involved in institutional development and market transformation.

Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary,... Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
R775 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R178 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For almost fifty years, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization.

Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included.

Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.

Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang - Unrest in China's West (Hardcover): Ben Hillman, Gray Tuttle Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang - Unrest in China's West (Hardcover)
Ben Hillman, Gray Tuttle
R1,060 R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Save R264 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite more than a decade of rapid economic development, rising living standards, and large-scale improvements in infrastructure and services, China's western borderlands are awash in a wave of ethnic unrest not seen since the 1950s. Through on-the-ground interviews and firsthand observations, the international experts in this volume create an invaluable record of the conflicts and protests as they have unfolded-the most extensive chronicle of events to date. The authors examine the factors driving the unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang and the political strategies used to suppress them. They also explain why certain areas have seen higher concentrations of ethnic-based violence than others. Essential reading for anyone struggling to understand the origins of unrest in contemporary Tibet and Xinjiang, this volume considers the role of propaganda and education as generators and sources of conflict. It links interethnic strife to economic growth and connects environmental degradation to increased instability. It captures the subtle difference between violence in urban Xinjiang and conflict in rural Tibet, with detailed portraits of everyday individuals caught among the pressures of politics, history, personal interest, and global movements with local resonance.

The Divine and the Demonic - Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India (Hardcover): Graham Dwyer The Divine and the Demonic - Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India (Hardcover)
Graham Dwyer
R2,431 Discovery Miles 24 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Based on fieldwork in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, this book focuses on supernatural affliction - illness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to other mystical agents, such as sorcerers and witches. The study augments and extends the existing scholarship on a range of issues, including inter alia beliefs about spirit possession, sorcery, witchcraft and the evil eye. The themes of ritual practice, especially exorcism or healing ceremonies, Hindu priests and curers, popular Hinduism and pilgrimage are discussed, and the anthropology of South Asia is explored with an emphasis on medical anthropology and Indian ethnomedicine. At a theoretical level, the book sharply contrasts with much of the literature on spirit possession or on supernatural affliction and its treatment, as the author's phenomenological orientation involves movement away from psychological or psychiatric paradigms as well as from other forms of Western rationalism that have tended to dominate scholarly work. The book thus offers fresh insights, both in terms of understanding supernatural malaise and its treatment, and in terms of the application of the approach the author engages.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203222539

Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia (Hardcover): Chung H. Lee Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia (Hardcover)
Chung H. Lee
R2,440 Discovery Miles 24 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


What brought about a financial crisis in the "miracle" economies of Asia? What went wrong with financial reform in Asia? What can the developing countries of the world learn from the reform experiences in Asia?
Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia analyses how financial liberalization was undertaken in eight Asian countries and how it might be linked to the subsequent crises. The country studies focus on China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203218159

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia - Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement (Hardcover, annotated edition): Bob S... The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia - Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Bob S Hadiwinata
R2,549 Discovery Miles 25 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not only their management and working style, but also their very ideology. This comprehensive study will be an important book for scholars interested in Asian studies, Indonesian politics and development studies.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203200128

Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire (Hardcover): Daniel R. Brower Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire (Hardcover)
Daniel R. Brower
R2,432 Discovery Miles 24 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated, 'modern' empire, unified by imperial citizenship, patriotism, and a shared secular culture. Evidence for Brower's thesis is drawn from major archives in Uzbekistan and Russia. Use of these records permitted him to develop the first interpretation, either in Russian or Western literature, of Russian colonialism in Turkestan that draws on the extensive archival evidence of policy-making, imperial objectives, and relations with subject peoples.

Developmentalism and Dependency in Southeast Asia - The Case of the Automotive Industry (Hardcover): Jason P. Abbott Developmentalism and Dependency in Southeast Asia - The Case of the Automotive Industry (Hardcover)
Jason P. Abbott
R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This book provides a detailed cross-country study of the automotive industry in South East Asia. Abbott argues that, contrary to prevailing opinion, the diffusion of manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific has been characterized by hierarchical networks of production linked to Japan for technology.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203166779

Place and Spirit in Taiwan - Tudi Gong in the Stories, Strategies and Memories of Everyday Life (Hardcover): Alessandro... Place and Spirit in Taiwan - Tudi Gong in the Stories, Strategies and Memories of Everyday Life (Hardcover)
Alessandro Dell'Orto
R2,448 Discovery Miles 24 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Based on field-work in Taiwan, this book examines the ancient, indigenous religious cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the social changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic adaptations to these changes. In this comprehensive ethnography of Tudi Gong, Dell'Orto engages in a theoretical discussion of the practices, processes and strategies of ethnography and ethnographic writing, and contributes to the construction of an anthropology of place by analysing a number of key concepts related to the notion of place and space. The study combines the use of personal ethnography with raconteurs' own accounts as a way of tracing senses of place and memories of the past. This is a pioneering foundation text for an anthropology of non domestic place and space and brings the most important recent work of social geographers into the field of anthropology.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203221117

The Modern Anthropology of South-East Asia - An Introduction (Paperback): Victor King, William D. Wilder The Modern Anthropology of South-East Asia - An Introduction (Paperback)
Victor King, William D. Wilder
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This is the first comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural anthropology of South-East Asia. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and analysis of the peoples and cultures of the region. Most importantly the volume reveals the vitally important role which the study of the area has occupied in the development of the concepts and methods of anthropology: from the perspectives of Edmund Leach to Clifford Geertz, Maurice Freedman to Claude Levi-Strauss; Lauriston Sharp to Melford Spiro.

Changing Europe - Identities, Nations and Citizens (Paperback): David Dunkerley, Lesley Hodgson, Stanislaw Konopacki, Tony... Changing Europe - Identities, Nations and Citizens (Paperback)
David Dunkerley, Lesley Hodgson, Stanislaw Konopacki, Tony Spybey, Andrew Thompson
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Contents:
1. Introduction 2. European Citizenship 3. The Nation-Sate in Europe 4. Nationalism in Europe 5. Regions in Europe and a 'Europe of the Regions' 6. Migration and Asylum-Seeking in Europe 7. Human Rights - the European Experience 8. 'Europe' and European Identity 9. European Nation-States: integration and institutions 10. The enlargement of the European Union 11. European Nation-States and Globalisation

Caring Across Generations - The Linked Lives of Korean American Families (Paperback): Grace J. Yoo, Barbara W Kim Caring Across Generations - The Linked Lives of Korean American Families (Paperback)
Grace J. Yoo, Barbara W Kim
R459 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R63 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges that the children of Korean immigrants face in their adult lives as their immigrant parents grow older and confront health issues that are far more complex. In Caring Across Generations, Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim explore how earlier experiences helping immigrant parents navigate American society have prepared Korean American children for negotiating and redefining the traditional gender norms, close familial relationships, and cultural practices that their parents expect them to adhere to as they reach adulthood. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 137 second and 1.5 generation Korean Americans, Yoo & Kim explore issues such as their childhood experiences, their interpreted cultural traditions and values in regards to care and respect for the elderly, their attitudes and values regarding care for aging parents, their observations of parents facing retirement and life changes, and their experiences with providing care when parents face illness or the prospects of dying. A unique study at the intersection of immigration and aging, Caring Across Generations provides a new look at the linked lives of immigrants and their families, and the struggles and triumphs that they face over many generations.

From Slavery to Poverty - The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 (Paperback): Gunja SenGupta From Slavery to Poverty - The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 (Paperback)
Gunja SenGupta
R508 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R71 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The racially charged stereotype of "welfare queen"-an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers-is a familiar icon in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty, her historical roots run deep. For, SenGupta argues, the language and institutions of poor relief and reform have historically served as forums for inventing and negotiating identity. Mining a broad array of sources on nineteenth-century New York City's interlocking network of private benevolence and municipal relief, SenGupta shows that these institutions promoted a racialized definition of poverty and citizenship. But they also offered a framework within which working poor New Yorkers-recently freed slaves and disfranchised free blacks, Afro-Caribbean sojourners and Irish immigrants, sex workers and unemployed laborers, and mothers and children-could challenge stereotypes and offer alternative visions of community. Thus, SenGupta argues, long before the advent of the twentieth-century welfare state, the discourse of welfare in its nineteenth-century incarnation created a space to talk about community, race, and nation; about what it meant to be "American," who belonged, and who did not. Her work provides historical context for understanding why today the notion of "welfare"-with all its derogatory "un-American" connotations-is associated not with middle-class entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, but rather with programs targeted at the poor, which are wrongly assumed to benefit primarily urban African Americans.

Malay Political Leadership (Hardcover): Tony Shome Malay Political Leadership (Hardcover)
Tony Shome
R2,331 Discovery Miles 23 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This book demonstrates how particular values and 'notions of leadership', which underpinned traditional Malay leadership, have played a crucial role in the political evolution of the modern Malaysian nation. The author discusses the nature of Malay 'notions of leadership', and considers this throughout the Malay world at the local as well as at the national level, and goes on to describe and analyse leadership from pre-independence leadership in the colonial period through the rule of Malaysia's four prime ministers. He draws on anthropology, psychology, and political and economic history to show how Malay leaders have kept within the established track of the Malay value system, responding in particular to the expectation of their people to provide a sense of national identity and unity against the complex background of the Malaysian 'mosaic', while addressing the needs of the wider multi-ethnic community.

Sacred Mandates - Asian International Relations Since Chinggis Khan (Paperback): Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag,... Sacred Mandates - Asian International Relations Since Chinggis Khan (Paperback)
Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, Miek Boltjes
R593 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R43 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Contemporary discussions of international relations in Asia tend to be tethered in the present, unmoored from the historical contexts that give them meaning. Sacred Mandates, edited by Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes, redresses this oversight by examining the complex history of inter-polity relations in Inner and East Asia from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, in order to help us understand and develop policies to address challenges in the region today. This book argues that understanding the diversity of past legal orders helps explain the forms of contemporary conflict, as well as the conflicting historical narratives that animate tensions. Rather than proceed sequentially by way of dynasties, the editors identify three "worlds"--Chingssid Mongol, Tibetan Buddhist, and Confucian Sinic--that represent different forms of civilization authority and legal order. This novel framework enables us to escape the modern tendency to view the international system solely as the interaction of independent states, and instead detect the effects of the complicated history at play between and within regions. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines cover a host of topics: the development of international law, sovereignty, state formation, ruler legitimacy, and imperial expansion, as well as the role of spiritual authority on state behavior, the impact of modernization, and the challenges for peace processes. The culmination of five years of collaborative research, Sacred Mandates will be the definitive historical guide to international and intrastate relations in Asia, of interest to policymakers and scholars alike, for years to come.

Rethinking China's Provinces (Hardcover): John Fitzgerald Rethinking China's Provinces (Hardcover)
John Fitzgerald
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This is the third volume in a series examining the political importance of China's provinces under reform. The present book provides a survey of provinces as echelons of the peoples Republic of China. It seeks to locate the province as an administrative level in the Chinese state, through an examination of history, economic, social and political developments of these units. By situating the province history, this volume identifies new developments in the territorial administration of the People's Republic over the reform era. It also charts the consequent emergence of the city as an intermediate unit, situated between the province and the country, and providing challenges to the hierarchy of the bureaucratic state. This book includes detailed analyses of Chongqing, Henan, Guangdong, Anhui, Yunnan and Heilongjiang. It contains extensively researched empirical data collected from these provinces, and user friendly maps of these regions.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203166515

The Future of North Korea (Hardcover): Tsuneo Akaha The Future of North Korea (Hardcover)
Tsuneo Akaha
R2,538 Discovery Miles 25 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This volume explores the possibility of North Korea's'soft-landing' as the most desirable outcome on the Korean Peninsula. The collection of essays by noted students of Asian security examines the perspectives and interests of North and South Korea, the United States, China, Russia and Japan regarding North Korea's future, including the possibility of its neutrality.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203164369

Rethinking the African Diaspora - The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil (Hardcover): Kristin... Rethinking the African Diaspora - The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil (Hardcover)
Kristin Mann, Edna G. Bay
R2,430 Discovery Miles 24 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the most heavily travelled migration routes from Old World to New was the trajectory of slave ships that left the coast of West Africa along the Bight of Benin and landed their human cargo in Brazil. An estimated two million persons over the course of some 250 years were forced migrants along this route, arriving mainly in the Brazilian province of Bahia. Earlier generations of scholars studied this southern portion of the slave trade simply as an east-west movement of enslaved persons stripped of identity and culture, or they looked for possible retentions of Africa among descendants of slaves in the Americas.

Left, Right - Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada (Paperback): Yves Engler Left, Right - Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada (Paperback)
Yves Engler
R347 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R47 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Jorge Amado - New Critical Essays (Hardcover): Earl E. Fitz, Keith Brower, Enrique Martinez-Vidal Jorge Amado - New Critical Essays (Hardcover)
Earl E. Fitz, Keith Brower, Enrique Martinez-Vidal
R2,006 Discovery Miles 20 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Jorge Amado is simultaneously one of Brazil's most prolific and widely read novelists and one of its most controversial. Seeking to offer for his English-speaking audience the same range of critical thinking that surrounds his work in Brazil, this volume provides an introduction and chronology to Amado's life, followed by a comprehensive survey of his major works by some of the world's leading Latin American Studies scholars. As the case of Jorge Amado is central to the emergence of Brazilian literature in the twentieth century, this volume of original essays will place him in clearer critical perspective for English language readers.

Japanese Model of Schooling - Comparisons with the U.S. (Hardcover): Ryoko Tsuneyoshi Japanese Model of Schooling - Comparisons with the U.S. (Hardcover)
Ryoko Tsuneyoshi
R2,645 Discovery Miles 26 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


In this book, Dr Tsuneyoshi observes the educational approach of two nations, one most often cited as being the "home of rugged individualism" and the champion of the free market, the other more often cited as being the most groupist amongst the industrialized societies, known for strong central guidance. He argues that the American approach individualizes assistance, is competitive, focuses the child's cognitive sphere, differentiates its faculty and that each faculty deals with the child in a specialized sphere. Meanwhile, the Japanese approach stresses the whole child, places children and faculty in close proximity with each other, reward structures are extensively organized and the school provides the same treatment for all. Yet despite such differences, Dr Tsuneyoshi points out that we can notice many parallels both in the contexts of education, and in the direction in which the two societies are headed.

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