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Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

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Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

Patronage and Politics in the Victorian Empire:

The Personal Governance of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (Lord Stanmore)
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604976670

“This rigorously scholarly volume by a doyen of imperial history, Colin Newbury … ultimately gives us a powerfully persuasive revisionist interpretation … he dissolves key mythologies … With almost forensic scholarly analysis, Newbury explodes every one of these ‘myths’ … Colin Newbury further establishes his distinctive contribution to imperial history.” – Journal of Pacific History Read More..

Afghan Folktales from Herat:

Persian Texts in Transcription and Translation
Youli Ioannesyan
ISBN: 9781604976526

There is no similar published work in English on this particular Persian dialect and its oral literature. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, this study provides information previously unavailable and is thus valuable to the academic discourse in Iranian linguistics. The book helpfully provides a grammatical introduction to the Herati dialect, a glossary of dialectal and common words, as well as approximately 500 explanatory notes. Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

The Dutch American Identity:

Staging Memory and Ethnicity in Community Celebrations
Terence Schoone-Jongen
ISBN: 9781604975659

Each year, thousands of communities across the United States celebrate their ethnic heritages, values, and identities through the medium of festivals. This unique book examines five Dutch American festivals in order to determine what such festivals mean and do for the staging communities. Read More..

Viking Women:

The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries
Lena Norrman
ISBN: 9781604975321

In this groundbreaking book, the author discusses women’s weaving and embroidering and how this craft is contextualized in narratives in circulation, which are passed on from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Read More..

Christmas Island:

An Anthropological Study
Simone Dennis
ISBN: 9781604975109

This original and unprecedented ethnography reveals a complex island society, whose presence at the very edge of the nation reveals important information about a place and a group of people new to ethnographic study. Read More..

 

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