War and Conscience in Japan: Nambara Shigeru and the by Nambara Shigeru, Richard H. Minear

By Nambara Shigeru, Richard H. Minear

Considered one of Japan's most vital intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial college opposed to its rightist critics and hostile Japan's warfare. His poetic diary (1936–1945), released in basic terms after the warfare, records his profound disaffection. In 1945 Nambara turned president of Tokyo collage and was once an eloquent and ardent spokesman for tutorial freedom. between his so much striking speeches are memorials to fallen student-soldiers, which at once confront Nambara's wartime obstacle: what and the way to recommend scholars referred to as as much as struggle a battle he didn't think in. during this first English-language number of his key paintings, historian and translator Richard H. Minear introduces Nambara's occupation and considering sooner than featuring translations of an important of Nambara's essays, poems, and speeches. A brave yet lonely voice of judgment of right and wrong, Nambara is among the few mid-century jap to whom we will be able to flip for idea in the course of that darkish interval in international heritage.

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Political Anthropology by Ted C. Lewellen

By Ted C. Lewellen

Within the foreword to the 1st variation, well known anthropologist Victor Turner wrote that this booklet was once a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic progress of political anthropology over the last 4 a long time . . . the advent we have now all been expecting. exact in its box, this e-book deals a complete assessment of political anthropology, together with its historical past, its significant study findings, and its theoretical matters either earlier and current. The 3rd variation has been considerably up to date and elevated, with vast alterations in lots of chapters, new chapters, a brand new Preface that replaces the advent of the 1st versions, an up-to-date word list and urged Readings checklist, and an accelerated Bibliography.In a in actual fact written variety, this advent additionally presents the heritage worthy for extra examine. the hot chapters hide such subject matters because the politics of id, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism. As with the sooner versions, this 3rd version of what has turn into a vintage within the self-discipline nonetheless serves as a uncomplicated textual content and constitution for a whole path.

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Vietnam: A Global Studies Handbook by Shelton Woods

By Shelton Woods

Beginning with a long advent to Vietnam's previous, this booklet lines the old context that serves as a starting place for the present-day society and tradition of this Southeast Asian state. meant for nonspecialists and different Asian fans, this paintings supplies readers a radical realizing of this diversified, richly storied land. From Vietnam's indigenous dynasties to open air affects together with Buddhism, Confucianism, Western imperialism, and the chinese language forms approach, the lengthy route to a Vietnamese id is traced—one that showcases a people's resilience, creativity, and excessive love of freedom. This quantity comprises translations of diverse basic files. From the narrative sections on Vietnamese heritage and society to the A–Z structure of vital humans and occasions, Vietnam: a world stories guide brings Vietnam to life.

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Assembling Flowers and Cultivating Homes: Labor and Gender by Greta Friedemann-Sánchez

By Greta Friedemann-Sánchez

This ethnographic learn explores the hyperlinks among agro-industrial employment within the context of financial adjustment courses and the person adventure of employment and fiscal swap on the family point. writer Greta Friedemann-S_nchez's demanding situations the present educational consensus that transnational meeting line industries toughen patriarchal ideologies of copy and the exploitation of girls.

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Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World: Gender, by Stephanie Cronin

By Stephanie Cronin

In contemporary years sour controversies have erupted throughout Europe and the center East approximately women’s veiling, and particularly their donning of the face-veil or niqab. but the deeper matters contained inside those controversies – secularism as opposed to non secular trust, person freedom as opposed to social or kinfolk coercion, id as opposed to integration – should not new yet are strikingly prefigured through past conflicts. This publication examines the state-sponsored anti-veiling campaigns which swept throughout extensive swathes of the Muslim global within the interwar interval, specifically in Turkey and the Balkans, Iran, Afghanistan and the Soviet republics of the Caucasus and vital Asia. It indicates how veiling used to be formally discouraged and ridiculed as backward and, even though it used to be infrequently banned, veiling was once politicized and changed into a rallying-point for a much wider competition. Asking a few questions about this prior anti-veiling discourse and the regulations flowing from it, and the reactions which it provoked, the e-book illuminates and contextualizes modern debates approximately gender, Islam and modernism.

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Environmental Geology, 9th Edition by Carla W. Montgomery

By Carla W. Montgomery

Environmental Geology, 9th variation, provides the scholar with a wide review of environmental geology. The textual content seems either at how the earth constructed into its current and the place issues appear to be relocating for the longer term. it really is was hoping that this data will give you the scholar with an invaluable starting place for discussing and comparing particular environmental matters, in addition to for constructing rules approximately how the issues can be solved.

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International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, by Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, Lisa M. DeChano

By Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, Lisa M. DeChano

Typical mess ups, reaction, restoration, and mitigation are vital themes for coverage makers, sustainable improvement experts, technical specialists and lecturers. The occurrences and distributions of common catastrophe occasions and the responses and mitigation practices linked to them are offered within the booklet. specialists on traditional catastrophe subject matters and nearby specialists on traditional failures offer compelling details. A wealthy history in usual failures and the locations the place they regularly ensue is gifted. The bankruptcy authors' discussions handle the actual attributes of typical occasions and secondly, the position of schooling and coaching as mitigation recommendations. This moment standpoint examines mitigation practices. possible choices past catastrophe reaction and restoration are being practiced in lots of areas. The position of schooling and coaching is highlighted. it truly is meant that the ebook be a welcome boost to operating in ordinary mess ups rules, schooling, education, and enhancing the general public figuring out of normal failures and the mitigation in their results. This quantity encompasses a CD-ROM containing digital types, in complete colour if to be had, of the figures that are all published in black-and-white within the e-book.

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