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Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

Author: Jamie Cid, Laurie Baum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

India is the fastest-growing trillion dollar economy in the world and poised to be the sixth largest economy in the world, overtaking the UK in 2019. As such, more and more businesses world-wide are looking to do business in this market. However, India's unique business environment, culture and traditions make it a challenging market for most foreigners. Doing Business in India is designed to make anyone exploring, starting or already doing business in India better aware of the cultural and business etiquette's necessary to succeed in this market. This concise and attractive book is a one-stop guide that aims to shed light on the intricacies and complexities of doing business in India.

Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

Author: Nitya Mohan Khemka Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

This book assesses the roadmap for the implementation of the SDGs in South Asia, focusing in particular on the areas of poverty reduction, inequality, health/wellbeing and water and sanitation. South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world, with an aggregate GDP in excess of 2 trillion US dollars, but at the same time it has significant deficits in human development, with 37% of the world's poor and nearly half of the world's malnourished children. For South Asia, the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) represent a constructive opportunity to end many of the region's deprivations in a time-bound and systematic manner. Starting with the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals, the book goes on to provide a country by country overview of strategies for addressing the problems of poverty, health, water, and sanitation. South-South Cooperation and in particular the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are discussed, and finally the editors present a summary of policy priorities for social development. This book aims to be a useful resource for researchers, policy influencers, planners, implementers, students, and activists aiming to push to achieve the SDGs.

Routledge Library Editions: Korean Studies

Routledge Library Editions: Korean Studies

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

This collection of out-of-print books brings together research on the key aspects of Korea: its business world; religious world; society; and language. It is an essential reference collection.

The Telemachus Complex Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father

The Telemachus Complex Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father

Author: Massimo Recalcati Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Fatherhood today is in crisis. Fathers have gone missing, or have become their children's playmates, and the symbolic authority of the father has lost its power. For many, the decline of the traditional pater familias is no bad thing - his time has passed. But what remains of the father today in the wake of this decline, and what should the relation between children and parents now be? In addressing these questions, psychoanalyst and bestselling author Massimo Recalcati draws inspiration from the story of Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey. The Telemachus complex is the reverse of the Oedipus complex. Recalcati argues that children are possessed not just with a desire to annihilate their father, as their key rival in the contest to win the mother's love, but also with a longing for a father-figure, as someone who brings meaning, structure and order to their lives and who imbues them with a sense of the future. But this desire on the part of children needs to be reconfigured so that it can find solace in the longing, hope in the anticipation, and relief in the expectation. Whether the father arrives is less important than the children's own journey of belief in a stable future. This fresh and insightful account of the changing relations between parents and children in the era of the decline of the father will be of great interest to a wide general readership, as well as to students and scholars of gender studies, psychoanalysis, psychology and sociology.

The Telemachus Complex Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father

The Telemachus Complex Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father

Author: Massimo Recalcati Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Fatherhood today is in crisis. Fathers have gone missing, or have become their children's playmates, and the symbolic authority of the father has lost its power. For many, the decline of the traditional pater familias is no bad thing - his time has passed. But what remains of the father today in the wake of this decline, and what should the relation between children and parents now be? In addressing these questions, psychoanalyst and bestselling author Massimo Recalcati draws inspiration from the story of Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey. The Telemachus complex is the reverse of the Oedipus complex. Recalcati argues that children are possessed not just with a desire to annihilate their father, as their key rival in the contest to win the mother's love, but also with a longing for a father-figure, as someone who brings meaning, structure and order to their lives and who imbues them with a sense of the future. But this desire on the part of children needs to be reconfigured so that it can find solace in the longing, hope in the anticipation, and relief in the expectation. Whether the father arrives is less important than the children's own journey of belief in a stable future. This fresh and insightful account of the changing relations between parents and children in the era of the decline of the father will be of great interest to a wide general readership, as well as to students and scholars of gender studies, psychoanalysis, psychology and sociology.

Identity Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition

Identity Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition

Author: Francis Fukuyama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Currently in Bill Gates's bookbag and FT Books of 2018 Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant sentiment, rioting on college campuses, and the return of open white supremacy to our politics. In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. Identity is an urgent and necessary book: a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continual conflict.

We Need New Stories Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

We Need New Stories Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

Author: Nesrine Malik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

We are in a unique moment as it is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are in danger of being exposed as falsehoods, that the myths, be it of sexual liberation or of white non-identity, are at odds with the lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Nesrine Malik applies her uniquely sharp intellect to a range of stories used to maintain the status quo. As the centre ground is being eroded, she challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared progressive vision. Do women mistake access for arrival? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Is whiteness an identity with barriers to entry? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis.

Slay In Your Lane: The Journal

Slay In Your Lane: The Journal

Author: Yomi Adegoke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The essential companion to Slay in Your Lane (`Seismic' Sunday Times; `A cultural landmark' Daily Telegraph). Slay in Your Lane: The Journal is the beautifully illustrated, empowering and practical toolkit for a generation of black British women inspired to find success in every area of their lives. We decided to create Slay in Your Lane: The Journal shortly after our book tour ended last year. After so many events, talking to thousands of women, we realised that the same questions were cropping up again and again. In this journal we distil our answers to those questions, and the many others raised by Slay in Your Lane, into practical ways to help you create a better and more visible future for yourself With Slay in Your Lane Elizabeth Uviebinene and Yomi Adegoke started a national conversation. Now they want you to join them in making changes. Packed full of practical exercises, worksheets, questionnaires and actionable tips, Slay in Your Lane: The Journal will help you get ahead in everything from relationships to starting a successful side hustle, building your personal brand, knowing your worth at work, finances, self-care, and health. It will give you the tools and the confidence to be in the driving seat of your life, and not just a passenger: showing you exactly how to slay in your own lane.

We Need New Stories Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

We Need New Stories Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

Author: Nesrine Malik Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

We are in a unique moment as it is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are in danger of being exposed as falsehoods, that the myths, be it of sexual liberation or of white non-identity, are at odds with the lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Nesrine Malik applies her uniquely sharp intellect to a range of stories used to maintain the status quo. As the centre ground is being eroded, she challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared progressive vision. Do women mistake access for arrival? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Is whiteness an identity with barriers to entry? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis.

The Ming World

The Ming World

Author: Kenneth M (University of Southern Mississippi, USA DUPLICATE ACCOUNT) Swope Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The Ming World draws together scholars from all over the world to bring China's Ming Dynasty (1368-1662) to life, exploring recent scholarly trends and academic debates that highlight the dynamism of the Ming and its key place in the early modern world. The book is designed to replicate the structure of popular Ming-era unofficial histories that gathered information and gossip from a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Engaging with a broad array of primary and secondary sources, the authors build upon earlier scholarship while extending the field to embrace new theories, methodologies, and interpretive frameworks. It is divided into five thematically linked sections: Institutions, Ideas, Identities, Individuals, and Interactions. Unique in its breadth and scope, The Ming World is essential reading for scholars and postgraduates of early modern China, the history of East Asia and anyone interested in gaining a broader picture of the colorful Ming world and its inhabitants.

#MeToo and the Politics of Social Change

#MeToo and the Politics of Social Change

Author: Bianca Fileborn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

#MeToo has sparked a global re-emergence of sexual violence activism and politics. This edited collection uses the #MeToo movement as a starting point for interrogating contemporary debates in anti-sexual violence activism and justice-seeking. It draws together 19 accessible chapters from academics, practitioners, and sexual violence activists across the globe to provide diverse, critical, and nuanced perspectives on the broader implications of the movement. It taps into wider conversations about the nature, history, and complexities of anti-rape and anti-sexual harassment politics, including the limitations of the movement including in the global South. It features both internationally recognised and emerging academics from across the fields of criminology, media and communications, film studies, gender and queer studies, and law and will appeal broadly to the academic community, activists, and beyond.

Odd Men Out Male homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954-1970

Odd Men Out Male homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954-1970

Author: John-Pierre Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Odd Men Out is a social, cultural and political history of gay men living in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s. It follows a chronological narrative and covers a number of thematic issues in detail, starting with the establishment of the government's Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution in 1954 and ending with the emergence of the British Gay Liberation Front in 1970. During this period new perspectives on sexuality were beginning to emerge, and the book looks at contemporary public, political and legal attitudes towards homosexuality and gay men. The book also focuses on the emergence of gay identities, the opening up and the limitations of social spaces and contacts, the operation of the law, and the legal reform process up to and beyond partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. The book is based on new and original research, and there is an emphasis on the personal experiences of gay men and other witnesses to the period through a range of written, oral and broadcast evidence. These witnesses include well-known individuals who made significant contributions to the political, social and cultural debates of the period. The book uses a wide range of sources (many of which have not previously been examined) and offers a fresh angle on new as well as familiar themes.