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Social Science : Ethnic Studies - General


Ezra Pound And China

Ezra Pound and China, the first collection to explore the American poet's career-long relationship with China, considers how Pound's engagement with the Orient broadens the textual, cultural, and political boundaries of his modernism. The book's c......

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On Toleration - Michael Walzer

Walzer examines five "regimes of toleration", from multinational empires to immigrant societies, and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each regime.144 pp. Author: Walzer, Michael Publisher: Yale University Press Illustration: N Language: ......

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Russian Views Of Japan, 1792-1913: An Anthology Of Travel Writing - David N. Wells

Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the......

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Imperial Tombs In Tang China: The Politics Of Paradise - Tonia Eckfeld

Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the evolutionary development of the most el......

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Remaking Chinese Urban Form: Modernity, Scarcity And Space, 1949-2005 - Duanfang Lu

In this pioneering study of contemporary Chinese urban form, Duanfang Lu provides an analysis of how Chinese society constructed itself through the making and remaking of its built environment. She shows that as China's quest for modernity created......

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The Changing World Of Bali - Leo Howe

The guidebook image of Bali as the 'last paradise', and the Balinese as a peace loving, spiritually developed people who assiduously perform the colorful religious ceremonies which is so vital to attracting tourists to Bali was generated in coloni......

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State Terrorism And Political Identity In Indonesia - Ariel Heryanto

Approximately one million innocent Indonesians were killed by their fellow nationals, neighbors, and kin at the height of an anti-communist campaign in the mid-1960s. This book investigates the profound political consequences of these mass killing......

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Secrecy And Cultural Reality: Utopian Ideologies Of The New Guinea Men's House - Gilbert Herdt

Gilbert Herdt is Director of the Program in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is also Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology. Author: Herdt, Gilbert Publisher: University of Michigan Press Illustra......

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Sensual Relations: Engaging The Senses In Culture And Social Theory - David Howes

With audacious dexterity, David Howes weaves together topics ranging from love and beauty magic in Papua New Guinea to nasal repression in Freudian psychology and from the erasure and recovery of the senses in contemporary ethnography to the spect......

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The Invention And Decline Of Israeliness: State, Society, And The Military - Baruch Kimmerling

This thought-provoking book, the first of its kind in the English language, reexamines the fifty-year-old nation of Israel in terms of its origins as a haven for a persecuted people and its evolution into a multi- cultural society. Arguing that th......

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Colored White: Transcending The Racial Past - David R. Roediger

David R. Roediger's powerful book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a "still white" nation. Race is decidedly not over. The critical portraits of contemporary ......

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The Origins Of Indigenism: Human Rights And The Politics Of Identity - Ronald Niezen

"International indigenism" may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is indeed a global phenomenon and a growing form of activism. In his fluent and accessible narrative, Ronald Niezen examines the ways the relatively recent emergence of an ......

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Violent Crime

Analysts have long noted that some societies have much higher rates of criminal violence than others. They have also observed that the risk of being a victim or a perpetrator of violent crime varies considerably from one individual to another. In ......

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White Backlash And The Politics Of Multiculturalism - Roger Hewitt

The murder of Stephen Lawrence led to the widest review of institutional racism seen in the UK. Sections of the white working-class communities in south London near to the scene of the murder, however, displayed deep hostility to the equalities an......

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