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An Urban History of China

An Urban History of ...

This book considers urban development in China, highlighting links between China's history and civilization and the rapid evolution of its urban forms. It explores the early days of urban dwelling in China, progressing to an analysis of residential environments in the industrial age. It also examines China's modern and postmodern architecture, considered as derivative or lacking spiritual meaning or personality, ...

128,00 CHF

Introduction to the Urban History of China

Introduction to the Urban ...

This book explores China's urban development, examining the history and culture of Chinese cities and providing a cultural background to the rapid urban development of contemporary China. It offers a new perspective on Chinese urban history, showcasing the traditional culture which underpins the emergence of the modern city and highlighting how traditional Chinese philosophical thought is reflected in the culture ...

116,00 CHF

The Privatization of Israel

The Privatization of Israel

The book is the first to cover all areas of privatization in Israel and one of the first to do so in general, including state infrastructure, immigration policy, land, health, education, welfare, regulation, and policy design. As such, it offers a comprehensive volume for students, policy makers, and scholars interested in the economic, sociological, political, and legal perspectives of a ...

149,00 CHF

African American Contributions to the Americas' Cultures

African American Contributions to ...

This book is a critical edition of six lectures by Alain Leroy Locke, the intellectual progenitor of the Harlem Renaissance. In them, Locke offers an Inter-American philosophical account of important contributions made by Afrodescendant peoples to the art, literature, and culture of various American societies. Locke offers a prescient vision of the intersection of the three Americas: Latin (South) America, ...

34,90 CHF

Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

Gendered Citizenship and the ...

This book sheds new light on gender-based inequalities in a globalized world. Interdisciplinary in scope, it reveals new avenues of research on gendered citizenship, analysing the possibilities and pitfalls of being represented and of representing someone. Drawing on contexts both historical and contemporary, it queries what it means to have access to representation, which power structures regulate and produce representation, ...

128,00 CHF

Paid Migrant Domestic Labour in a Changing Europe: Questions of Gender Equality and Citizenship

Paid Migrant Domestic Labour ...

This book analyses the changing face of work, gender equality and citizenship in Europe. Drawing on in-depth research conducted in nine different countries, it focuses on the discourses, social relations and political processes that surround paid domestic labour. In doing so, it rethinks the vital relationship between this kind of employment, the formal and informal citizenship of migrant workers and ...

128,00 CHF

Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification

Social Inequalities and Occupational ...

This book explores how structures of social inequality are linked to the social connections that people hold. The authors focus upon occupational inequalities where they see, for example, that the typical friendship patterns of people from one occupation are often very different to those of people from another. Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification leverages empirical data about differences in social ...

109,00 CHF

Producing British Television Drama: Local Production in a Global Era

Producing British Television Drama: ...

This book presents a compelling case for a paradigmatic shift in the analysis of television drama production that recentres questions of power, control and sustainability. Television drama production has become an increasingly lucrative global export business as drama as a form enjoys increased prestige. However, this book argues that the growing emphasis on international markets and global players such as ...

56,90 CHF

Societal Development in Rural China

Societal Development in Rural ...

This book provides a broad survey of Chinese rural households, examining ongoing changes in Chinese society and economy through the lens of the situation of rural families in China. Based on data from Zhejiang University's China Rural Household Panel Survey (CRHPS) in 2015 on rural households, which analyses all aspects of grass-roots rural households in China, this volume offers a ...

104,00 CHF

ASEAN Post-50: Emerging Issues and Challenges

ASEAN Post-50: Emerging Issues ...

The first 50 years of ASEAN integration has brought peace and prosperity to the Southeast Asian region, while the next 50 will undoubtedly be fraught with unprecedented challenges. Today ASEAN not only has to contend with its own internal challenges arising from the highly diverse political, economic and socio-cultural systems of its member countries, it also has to deal with ...

147,00 CHF

Limiting Outer Space

Limiting Outer Space

Limiting Outer Space propels the historicization of outer space by focusing on the Post-Apollo period. After the moon landings, disillusionment set in. Outer space, no longer considered the inevitable destination of human expansion, lost much of its popular appeal, cultural significance and political urgency. With the rapid waning of the worldwide Apollo frenzy, the optimism of the Space Age gave ...

109,00 CHF

Boys' Bodies: Sport, Health and Physical Activity

Boys' Bodies: Sport, Health ...

This is a book about boys' bodies, masculinities, and the ways in which boys navigate their lives from early childhood through to the beginning of adolescence. Drummond focuses on sport, health and physical activity, and adds context to the history of male bodies, the social construction of masculinity and the role of sport as a potential rite of passage for ...

109,00 CHF

Leadership in Regional Community-Building: Comparing ASEAN and the European Union

Leadership in Regional Community-Building: ...

This book examines the role of political leadership as a driver in the process of regional community-building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU). It considers under which conditions political leadership constitutes a driver of regional community-building and reconceptualises the very idea of political leadership in order to examine its role in a regional ...

135,00 CHF

Politics, Protest and Young People

Politics, Protest and Young ...

Sarah Pickard offers a detailed and wide-ranging assessment of electoral and non-electoral political participation of young people in contemporary Britain, drawing on perspectives and insights from youth studies, political science and political sociology. This comprehensive book enquires into the approaches used by the social sciences to understand young people's politics and documents youth-led evolutions in political behaviour. After unpicking key ...

115,00 CHF

On China's Road: In Search of a New Modernity

On China's Road: In ...

This book aims to delve deeper into China's Road studies, bringing together China's leading scholars from different disciplines to examine, with reference to the grand strategies of major powers in the world, the strategically important issues that China faces, the interactions between domestic politics and international politics, and the way in which China seeks to become a world player. The ...

77,00 CHF

Workers and Margins: Grasping Erasures and Opportunities

Workers and Margins: Grasping ...

This book focuses on informal workers and margins and seeks to advance the discourse on the concepts of 'work', 'workers' and 'margins'. By largely focusing on informal, non-formal and non-industrial sector workers where unionism, collective bargaining, and labour laws have little influence, the book promotes approaches to understanding alternate worker politics and organising practices. As such, it presents an alternative ...

170,00 CHF

Decarbonising the Built Environment: Charting the Transition

Decarbonising the Built Environment: ...

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC's Climate Change program and its focus on ...

77,00 CHF

City Water Matters: Cultures, Practices and Entanglements of Urban Water

City Water Matters: Cultures, ...

Water is one of the most pressing concerns of our time. This book argues for the importance of water as a cultural object, and as a source of complex meanings and practices in everyday life, embedded in the socio-economics of local water provision. Each chapter aims to capture one element of water's fluid existence in the world, as material object, ...

109,00 CHF