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Regional geography books

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Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe Beyond Ethnicity by Tamara P. Trost Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe Beyond Ethnicity

What shapes the cultural, political and ideological values of young people living in Southeastern Europe? Which identities matter to them? How are their values changing, and how can they be changed? Who is changing them? Europe's periphery is the testing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Regional Development and Settlement Policy Premises and Prospects by David Dewar, Alison Todes, Vanessa Watson Regional Development and Settlement Policy Premises and Prospects
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Originally published in 1986. This book focusses on a critical analysis of regional development strategy in South Africa, and shifts over time in that strategy. Regional development theory and thinking about settlement policy have developed largely independently of each other....
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

The Shared Space The Two Circuits of the Urban Economy in Underdeveloped Countries by Milton Santos The Shared Space The Two Circuits of the Urban Economy in Underdeveloped Countries

Originally published in 1979. In this forcefully argued book, Milton Santos shows that contemporary explanations of urbanization and spatial organization in underdeveloped countries are inadequate. This failure is attributable to their origins in theories elaborated to explain the development of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia Shepherds, Farmers and Nomads by Claudia Chang Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia Shepherds, Farmers and Nomads

The peoples of Inner Asia in the second half of the first millennium BC have long been considered to be nomads, engaging in warfare and conflict. This book, which presents the findings of new archaeological research in southeastern Kazakhstan, analyses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Persistence of Poverty in India by Nandini (University of Cyprus) Gooptu The Persistence of Poverty in India

What distinguishes Persistence of Poverty from most other poverty studies is the way in which it conceptualises the problem. This volume offers a variety of alternative analytical perspectives and fresh insights into poverty that are key to addressing the problem....
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Much Ado Over Coffee Indian Coffee House Then And Now by Bhaswati (University of Cyprus) Bhattacharya Much Ado Over Coffee Indian Coffee House Then And Now

Based on oral history, fiction, fascinating intellectual gossip, and records of the Coffee Board of India, this study is a multi-sited ethnography of the Indian Coffee House, possibly the world's first coffee house chain. It offers a critical analysis of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Global Hindu Diaspora Historical and Contemporary Perspectives by Hiralal (University of Cyprus) Kalpana Global Hindu Diaspora Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Culture and Politics in South Asia Performative Communication by Sasanka Perera Culture and Politics in South Asia Performative Communication

This volume looks at the politics of communication and culture in contemporary South Asia. It explores languages, signs and symbols reflective of current mythologies that underpin instances of performance in present-day India and its neighbouring countries. From gender performances and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

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Endogenous Development Naive Romanticism or Practical Route to Sustainable African Development by Chiku Malunga Endogenous Development Naive Romanticism or Practical Route to Sustainable African Development

Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks have long dominated development theory and practice in Africa. The resulting development interventions are too rarely locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context. At the same time, theories and practices...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

East Asia and Food (in)Security by Shaun Breslin East Asia and Food (in)Security

This book presents a study of perceptions of food insecurity in East Asia, and explores how individual countries are developing strategies to deal with the situation. It also looks at how the perception of food insecurity has increasingly influenced the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Japanese Advance into the Pacific Ocean The Albatross and the Great Bird Rush by Akitoshi Hiraoka Japanese Advance into the Pacific Ocean The Albatross and the Great Bird Rush

This book asserts that the albatross was the reason for the advance of the Japanese into the isolated islands in the Pacific after the abolition of the Japanese closed-door policy that had been in effect from the seventeenth century to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The European Mosaic by David Gowland The European Mosaic

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Future North: The Changing Arctic Landscapes by Janike Kampevold Larsen Future North: The Changing Arctic Landscapes

What is the future for northern landscapes? How will they look? What will it be like to live there? Who will live there and how will they sustain themselves? More importantly still: How do our expectations, projections and actions now...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

IMF and World Bank Sponsored Structural Adjustment Programs in Africa Ghana's Experience, 1983-1999 by Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang IMF and World Bank Sponsored Structural Adjustment Programs in Africa Ghana's Experience, 1983-1999

This title was first published in 2001: Bringing together geographers, planners, political scientists, economists, rural development specialists, bankers, public administrators and other development experts, this volume questions the benefits of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs). It critically assesses the impact of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Chinese Countryside The Political Economy of Chinese Ecological Agriculture by Richard Sanders Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Chinese Countryside The Political Economy of Chinese Ecological Agriculture

This title was first published in 2000: An examination of the potential for Chinese ecological agriculture providing a basis for sustainable development in the Chinese countryside. Richard Sanders involves primary research in seven villages and four countries in China that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

'When the War Began We Heard of Several Kings' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany by Franziska (University of Cyprus) Roy 'When the War Began We Heard of Several Kings' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany

The book is a moving account of about two thousand South Asians mostly sailors and soldiers from villages in Bengal, Nepal, the Northwest Frontier and Punjab, who were held for years in German prison camps. They attracted the close attention...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Autobiography of a Revolutionary in British India by Kali (University of Cyprus) Ghosh The Autobiography of a Revolutionary in British India

This is a fascinating autobiography set before the partition of the subcontinent. Kali Prasad Ghosh belonged to a zamindar or landed family in Bengal. He joined the Congress movement and later, in the 1920s, became more radical. He was brought...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Telecommunications Industry in India State, Business and Labour in a Global Economy by Dilip (University of Cyprus) Subramanian Telecommunications Industry in India State, Business and Labour in a Global Economy

Telecommunications Industry in India represents the first comprehensive study of a state-run enterprise in the telecommunications industry. The study traces over a period of half a century (1948-2009) the growth and decline of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI). At the heart...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Shades of Difference Selected Works of Rabindranath Tagore by Radha (University of Cyprus) Chakravarty Shades of Difference Selected Works of Rabindranath Tagore

This unusual collection brings together Rabindranath Tagore's writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, language, art, literature, philosophy, social custom and political belief. Via new translations, along with Tagore's own writings, lectures and conversations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

India's Agony with Religion Revisited by Gerald Larson India's Agony with Religion Revisited

The volume is a sequel to India's Agony Over Religion (State University of New York Press, 1995, and Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997) in the sense that it develops a theory of religion first set forth in the original volume...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Hierarchy of Labour in a Central Indian Steel Town by Jonathan (University of Cyprus) Parry Hierarchy of Labour in a Central Indian Steel Town

The book deals with social transformations brought about by industrialization in and around the steel town of Bhilai in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The focus is, firstly, on differences in the working lives of regular workers in public...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development Corrupt Places by Francesco (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy) Chiodelli The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development Corrupt Places
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Discussions of the illicit and the illegal have tended to be somewhat restricted in their disciplinary range, to date, and have been largely confined to the literatures of anthropology, criminology, policing and, to an extent, political science. However, these debates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Gyorgy Ligeti's Cultural Identities by Amy Bauer Gyorgy Ligeti's Cultural Identities

Since Gyorgy Ligeti's death in 2006, there has been a growing acknowledgement of how central he was to the late twentieth-century cultural landscape. This collection is the first book devoted to exploring the composer's life and music within the context...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Community and Trinity in Africa by Ibrahim S. Bitrus Community and Trinity in Africa

Community and Trinity in Africa recasts the African tradition of community from a theological perspective. Ibrahim S. Bitrus explains the new Trinitarian hermeneutics of God as the fundamental framework for constructing an authentic African tradition of community. The book explores...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia by Dr. Kaushik Roy Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia

This book offers diverse and original perspectives on South Asia's imperial military history. Unlike prevailing studies, the essays in the volume emphasize both the vital role of culture in framing imperial military practice and the multiple cultural effects of colonial...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Masculinity, Violence and Power in Modern Russia Men, Guns and Identity by David Gillespie Masculinity, Violence and Power in Modern Russia Men, Guns and Identity

This book explores the phenomenon of violence in Russian culture, showing how violence has been a legitimate articulation of masculinity in Russia, and how popular attitudes towards violence have differed from those in the west, with Russians often approving of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System by Susanne Oxenstierna The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System

During the early 2000s the market liberalization reforms to the Russian economy, begun in the 1990s, were consolidated. But since the mid 2000s economic policy has moved into a new phase, characterized by more state intervention with less efficiency and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Politics and Culture of Globalisation India and Australia by Hans Lofgren The Politics and Culture of Globalisation India and Australia

We experience the culture of globalisation every time we visit a Tandoori restaurant in Chicago, or a Pizza Hut in Hyderabad, or as we watch Bollywood films in Australia. Globalisation is a label used for a wide range of political,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy On Knowing and What is to be Known by Shashiprabha Kumar Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy On Knowing and What is to be Known

Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Regional Economic Integration in South Asia Trapped in Conflict? by Amita Batra Regional Economic Integration in South Asia Trapped in Conflict?

South Asia today is among the most unstable regions in the world, riddled by both intra- and inter-state conflict. This book presents a comprehensive technical analysis of the trade-conflict relationship within the region, and explores how South Asia demonstrates underperformance...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan by Pinar Akcali Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life by Abel Polese Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

This book explores the function of the everyday in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Saumur, une ville sur la Loire 2018 Voici les cotes caches de Saumur by Alain Gaymard Saumur, une ville sur la Loire 2018 Voici les cotes caches de Saumur

Saumur est une ville dynamique sur la Loire. Sa vieille ville animee et commercante en fait une cite agreable au bord de l'eau. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference...
Format: Calendar - Released: 24/07/2017

Middle-Class Values in India and Western Europe by Imtiaz (University of Cyprus) Ahmad Middle-Class Values in India and Western Europe

Middle-class Values in India and Western Europe discusses the distinctive attributes of the middle classes in France, Germany and India. The construction of new norms of respectability is a universal feature of the middles classes, though their rhetoric has varied...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

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