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Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (Popular by Birgit Beumers

By Birgit Beumers

A revealing examine modern Russian pop culture, exploring the old and social impacts that make it unique.

• a short creation to the cultural and historic importance of post-Soviet Russian culture

• Case stories on influential figures equivalent to Vladimir Vysotskii and Alexei Balabanov, who exemplify the manifestations of Russian mass culture

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Time: Histories and Ethnologies (The Comparative Studies in by Diane Owen Hughes, Thomas R. Trautmann

By Diane Owen Hughes, Thomas R. Trautmann

Time is the topic of a number of particularly various conversations. a few of them, corresponding to that of the cosmologists and theoretical physicists, are approximately impenetrable to nonspecialists; others have a simple well known allure. during this quantity, editors Diane Owen Hughes and Thomas R. Trautmann acquire 9 essays at the similar yet precise dialog approximately time that occurs on the intersection of heritage and ethnology.
From the point of view of Enlightenment cause, time could be a common and uniform type of realizing. but in truth, this classification is known in numerous cultures in super various methods. The historians and anthropologists who give a contribution to this quantity tackle this challenge no longer within the summary and the final yet in contexts which are determinate and hugely specific. person essays tackle the experience of time in quite a lot of old and current cultures, from the Yucatan to the Iparakuyo Maasai. Their dialogue of even if nonuniform time is to be understood as socially built or as made up our minds by way of family of creation, because the mystification of privilege or as cultural layout, differs from philosophical discussions of time in that the real-world ordinary to which it submits itself is usually culturally plural.
Diane Owen Hughes is affiliate Professor of background, collage of Michigan. Thomas R. Trautmann is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of background, collage of Michigan.

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Geographical Diversions: Tibetan Trade, Global Transactions by Tina Harris

By Tina Harris

Working on the intersections of cultural anthropology, human geography, and fabric tradition, Tina Harris explores the social and financial differences happening alongside one exchange direction that winds its approach throughout China, Nepal, Tibet, and India.

How may well we make connections among likely mundane way of life and extra summary degrees of worldwide swap? Geographical Diversions specializes in generations of investors who alternate items comparable to sheep wool, pang gdan aprons, and extra lately, loved ones home equipment. Exploring how investors "make places," Harris examines the production of geographies of alternate that paintings opposed to country principles of what exchange routes may still appear like. She argues that the tensions among the obvious fixity of nationwide obstacles and the mobility of neighborhood members round such regulations are accurately how routes and histories of exchange are produced.

The fiscal upward thrust of China and India has bought cognizance from the overseas media, however the results of significant new infrastructure on the intersecting borderlands of those nationstates―in areas like Tibet, northern India, and Nepal―have hardly been lined. Geographical Diversions demanding situations globalization theories in response to bounded conceptions of geographical regions and gives a smaller-scale point of view that differs from many theories of macroscale monetary change.

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Contested Natures, Edition: 1st by Phil Macnaghten, John Urry

By Phil Macnaghten, John Urry

Demonstrating that every one notions of nature are inextricably entangled in several varieties of social lifestyles, the textual content elaborates the numerous ways that the it sounds as if wildlife has been made out of inside of specific social practices. those are analyzed by way of diversified senses, diverse instances and the construction of detailed areas, together with the neighborhood, the nationwide and the worldwide. The authors emphasize the significance of cultural understandings of the actual global, highlighting the ways that those were often misunderstood by way of educational and coverage discourses. They convey that well known conceptions of, and attitudes to, nature are frequently contradictory and that there are not any basic methods of triumphing upon humans to `

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The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the by Gary Fuller

By Gary Fuller

Gary Fuller’s wonderful and interesting advisor complements geographic knowledge with strong, out of date enjoyable, utilizing trivialities to open up new worlds of data for all readers. usually disregarded as unimportant, trivialities right here highlights concerns which are faraway from trivial, thinking about, for instance, what peaceable kingdom calls for voters to maintain weapons of their houses? what continent includes not less than seventy five percentage of the world’s clean water? and why are not long island, la, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals in their respective states? An inveterate visitor and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller offers broad historical past, transparent illustrations, and thorough reasons for every exciting query, conscientiously grounding the textual content in functional geographic options. either relaxing and enlightening, this publication demanding situations today’s worldwide iteration to actually get to understand their world.

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Vietnam: A Global Studies Handbook (Global Studies - Asia) by Shelton Woods

By Shelton Woods

The merely guide on Vietnam that mixes colourful, discursive chapters and helping reference materials.

• Narrative sections aspect the geography, heritage, politics, and modern society of Vietnam

• offers an annotated bibliography of crucial print and nonprint assets in addition to cultural, academic, and vacationer organizations

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Studies on the Civilization of Islam by Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb

By Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb

Ranging from stories on Sufism and the Koran to dialogue of 19th and twentieth-century Arabic literature, those essays at the legislation and literature of Islamic society illustrate the original imaginative and prescient of 1 of the world's nice Orientalists.

Originally released in 1982.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback versions defend the unique texts of those vital books whereas offering them in sturdy paperback versions. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to drastically elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by means of Princeton collage Press seeing that its founding in 1905.

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China and International Relations: The Chinese View and the by Zheng Yongnian

By Zheng Yongnian

Despite Beijing’s repeated coverage that China’s upward push should be "peaceful", the USA, Japan and the ecu Union in addition to a lot of China's Asian neighbours believe uneasy in regards to the upward push of China. even if China’s upward thrust can be visible as inevitable, it continues to be doubtful as to how a politically and economically robust China will behave, and the way it's going to behavior its kinfolk with the skin international. One significant issue with realizing China’s diplomacy is that western strategies of diplomacy in basic terms partly clarify China’s technique. China’s personal flourishing, indigeneous group of diplomacy students have borrowed many innovations from the west, yet their program has now not been completely profitable, so the paintings of conceptualizing and theorizing China’s method of diplomacy is still incomplete.

Written by way of a few of the best students within the box of China reports, this book specializes in the paintings of Wang Gungwu - some of the most influential students writing on diplomacy - together with themes akin to empire, countryside, nationalism, nation ideology, and the chinese language view of global order. along with honouring Wang Gungwu as an exceptional pupil, the e-book explores how China will be built-in extra absolutely into diplomacy stories and theories; discusses the level to which current IR conception succeeds or fails to give an explanation for chinese language IR behaviour, and demonstrates how the learn of chinese language stories can improve the IR field.

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Sustainable City Management: Informal Settlements in by Christian Obermayr

By Christian Obermayr

This publication analyses the housing and governance guidelines of town of Surakarta, in Indonesia. It addresses the query of no matter if Surakarta’s procedure for dealing with the city’s casual zone and marginal settlements exhibits proof of sustainability and sturdy governance. The booklet illustrates present tendencies in city improvement and discussions on powerful suggestions for making improvements to dwelling stipulations in slums on either a world and nationwide scale. utilizing 4 major courses as examples, it provides an in depth evaluate of Surakarta’s housing rules in regards to the bad. It seriously evaluates the city’s relocation measures and indicates that Surakarta’s urban executive has placed into position a good coverage, achieving the negative through inclusive techniques. inspired through worldwide discussions and most sensible practices, the courses tested are characterised by way of components of fine governance and Solo’s concepts have already been disseminated to different Indonesian towns. although, the e-book argues that deficits stay relating to participation and transparency.


The paintings is predicated on Christian Obermayr's striking Master’s thesis, defended in 2013 on the collage of Innsbruck, Austria.

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