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A History Of The Pacific Islands: Passages Through Tropical Time - Deryck Scarr

A book about the past and present Pacific Islands, wide-ranging in time and space spanning the centuries from the first settlement of the islands until the present day. Author: Scarr, Deryck Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Language: ENG Titl......

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Myth And Masculinity In The Japanese Cinema: Towards A Political Reading Of The Tragic Hero - Isolde Standish

This study argues that in Japanese popular cinema the 'tragic hero' narrative is an archetypal plot-structure upon which male genres, such as the war-retro and yakuza films are based. Two central questions in relation to these post-war Japanese fi......

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Ismaili Hymns From South Asia: An Introduction To The Ginans - , Christopher Shackle

The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of t......

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The Taking Of Hong Kong: Charles And Clara Elliot In China Waters - , Derek Roebuck

Relations between Britain and China have, for over 150 years, been inextricably bound up with the taking of Hong Kong Island on 26 January 1841. The man responsible, Britain's plenipotentiary Captain Charles Elliot, was recalled by his government ......

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Teen Spirits: Music And Identity In Media Education - , Chris Richards

Relating to both the practice of teaching media studies and also to theoretical questions within media and cultural studies, this study examines pop music, media studies and the micro-cultural politics of adolescence. It argues that media educatio......

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Japanese Influences And Presences In Asia - , Marie Soederberg

While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective. The text takes into account human factors, suc......

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Caste, Class And Catholicism In India 1789-1914 - Kenneth Ballhatchet

This is a study of the ways in which changing social expectations among Indian Catholics confronted the Roman Church with new questions, as well as giving fresh urgency to the old problem of the persistence of caste among Christians. Low-caste res......

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The Beta Israel In Ethiopia And Israel: Studies On The Ethiopian Jews - , Emanuela Trevisan Semi

For decade the Falashas - the Black Jews of Ethiopia - have fascinated scholars. Are they really Jews and in what sense? How can their origins be explained? Since the Falashas' transfer to Israel in the much publicised Israeli air lifts the fascin......

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Contested Belonging: An Indigenous People's Struggle For Forest And Identity In Sub-himalayan Bengal - B. G. Karlsson

Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. When the area......

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Historical Anthology Of Kazan Tatar Verse - , David Matthews

This anthology expounds the rich history of Kazan Tatar poetry, which has its beginnings in the early 12th century. Poets bear witness to the cultural, political as well as spiritual history of their nations, and in this sense, the history of poet......

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Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power And Control In A Hongkong Megastore - Wong Heung Wah Wong

Examines the ways in of organising work, rank, compensation, and promotion inside a large Japanese company in Hong Kong, and its spiritual training, to reveal the socio-economic base of managerial control. A must for anthropologists and Japanologi......

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Pain And Its Ending: The Four Noble Truths In The Theravada Buddhist Canon - Carol Anderson

Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a ......

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Security And Territoriality In The Persian Gulf: A Maritime Political Geography - , Pirouz Mojtahed-zadeh

This study presents the story of successes and failures of the treatment of security matters pertaining to territorial and boundary affairs in the maritime areas of the Persian Gulf, and at the same time provides an example of the impact of territ......

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Turbulent Times And Enduring Peoples: Mountain Minorities In The South-east Asian Massif - , Jan Ovesen

Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same......

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Cultural Crisis And Social Memory: Modernity And Identity In Thailand And Laos - , Shigeharu Tanabe

This book explores social memory in the context of cultural crises of modernity in Thailand and Laos. It explicates the ways in which social memory constructed by the people enters modernity, and how this in turn causes fundamental ruptures with t......

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Turkey In The 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges, Threats - Erik Cornell

Answers the questions: what is the background to issues in external and internal politics? What is the Turks' opinion on European and Turkish identity? On Cyprus? On the role of the generals? Why do human rights problems linger on? What is behind ......

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Mongolian Nomadic Society: A Reconstruction Of The 'medieval' History Of Mongolia - Bat-ochir Bold

Until the collapse of the socialist system in Mongolia in 1990, Mongolian social sciences was fundamentally schematised in accordance with the prevailing political ideology of socialism, considering the country's history in the theoretical framewo......

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Women And Households In Indonesia: Cultural Notions And Social Practices - , Marleen Nolten

Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements. So far, classical household and k......

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The Sound Of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-christian Dialogues In Honor Of Frederick J. Streng - , Sallie B. King

Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ......

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