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Boats of South Asia

by Mcgrail, Sean

This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the ...

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Bodies in a Broken World

Women Novelists of Color and the Politics of Medicine

by Ann Folwell Stanford

<p>In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably linked. Drawing on ...

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Borders in Service

Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres

by Kiran Mirchandani & Winifred Poster

<p><em>Borders in Service</em> traces the intersection of service labour and national identity across global call centres in seven countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mauritius, Morocco, the Philippines, and the US-Mexico border. While ...

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Born in Tibet

By Cho¨gyam Trungpa, the Eleventh Trungpa Tulku, as told to Esme´ Cramer Roberts

by Chögyam Trungpa

<p>This is the story of the early life and escape from the Chinese of a young tulku of Tibet, an incarnate lama of high rank. The book, first published in 1966, shows the quality of human life as lived in Tibet at all levels. The account of his ...

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Born to Trade

Indian Business Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia

by Surendra Gopal

<p>This pioneering work traces migration of Indian traders to Russia, Iran, West Asia and South-East Asia in medieval times. Four essays throw light on the activities of the Indian business community in Russia. Generally Indians came to Russia ...

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Borrowed Voices

Writing and Racial Ventriloquism in the Jewish American Imagination

by Jennifer Glaser

<p>In the decades following World War II, many American Jews sought to downplay their difference, as a means of assimilating into Middle America. Yet a significant minority, including many prominent Jewish writers and intellectuals, clung to ...

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Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin

by Erik van Ree

<p>The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to ...

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Braiding Histories

Learning from Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences and Perspectives

by Susan D. Dion

<p>This book proposes a new pedagogy for addressing Aboriginal subject material, shifting the focus from an essentializing or “othering” exploration of the attributes of Aboriginal peoples to a focus on historical experiences that inform our ...

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Branding Humans

Selling White Supremacy to America

by Lowell D. Thompson

<p>AN ADMAN'S &quot;BRAND-NEW&quot; ANSWER TO AMERICAN RACISM. 50 years after becoming one of the first AfrAmericans creating advertising for the world's biggest brands, Lowell Thompson tackles what he calls the biggest branding campaign of all,

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Bridging Cultures

Cultural Intelligence

by Dominique Wagner

<p>Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Cultural Studies - Basics and Definitions, grade: 75%, Queensland University of Technology, language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to discuss different theories of cultural intelligence ...

ISBN: 9783656177210

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Britain's Imperial Retreat from China, 1900-1931

by Phoebe Chow

<p>Britain’s relationship with China in the nineteenth and early twentieth century is often viewed in terms of gunboat diplomacy, unequal treaties, and the unrelenting pursuit of Britain’s own commercial interests. This book, however, based on ...

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Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

by Antony Best

<p>The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to its influence in India and China, to the end of the ...

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British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869

by Grace Fox

<p>This study, first published in 1940, examines in detail the suppression of piracy in China. From a starting point of the considering the influence of the Admiralty on the development of British foreign policy in the nineteenth century, it ...

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British India and Tibet: 1766-1910

by Alastair Lamb

<p>This book, first published in 1960 and revised in 1986, is an important analysis of the under-studied Northern frontier of the British Indian Empire. It considers British relations across the Himalayas, looking at encounters with Bhutan, ...

ISBN: 9780429817908

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Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

by Ooi Keat Gin

<p>Brunei, although a relatively small state, is disproportionately important on account of its rich resource base. In addition, in recent years the country has endeavoured to play a greater role in regional affairs, especially through ASEAN, ...

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Buck Summer. Summers on the Lonely Isle

Summers on the Lonely Isle

by Kirby Wright

<p>Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Cultural Studies - Pacific Rim, grade: A, San Francisco State University, language: English, abstract: An older brother is determined to shoot a buck during his summer on Molokai island in order to ...

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Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will

A Theory of Mental Freedom

by Rick Repetti

<p>Traditionally, Buddhist philosophy has seemingly rejected the autonomous self. In Western philosophy, free will and the philosophy of action are established areas of research.</p> <p>This book presents a comprehensive analytical review of ...

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Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

Agentless Agency?

by Rick Repetti

<p>Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is ...

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Buddhists and Glaciers of Western Tibet

by Giotto Dainelli

<p>This book, first published in 1933, reproduces the diary of the 1930 explorations by the great Italian traveller, Giotto Dainelli. In it he records his experiences as he travels the little-explored (by Westerners) region of Western Tibet, and

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Burma Through the Centuries

Being a short account of the leading races of Burma, of their origin, and of their struggles for supremacy throughout past centuries; also of the three Burmese Wars and of the annexation of te country by the British Government

by J. Stuart

<p>First published in 1909, at the midpoint of British occupation, this volume sought to provide the first popular history of Burma (now Myanmar) for British businessmen and visitors otherwise put off by difficulties of translation and ...

ISBN: 9780429872822

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