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Asian Traditions of Meditation

Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of ... More

The Attractive EmpireTransnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Michael Baskett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Japanese film crews were shooting feature-length movies in China nearly three decades before Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) reputedly put Japan on the international film map. Although few would ... More

Autism and GenderFrom Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Jordynn Jack

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. This book suggests the proliferating ... More

Babel in ZionJews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Liora R. Halperin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300197488
eISBN:
9780300210200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197488.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War ... More

Babylon of EgyptThe Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Peter Sheehan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and ... More

The Bachelet GovernmentConflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Silvia Borzutzky

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Michelle Bachelet was the first elected female president of Chile, and the first woman elected president of any South American country. What was just as remarkable, though less noted, was the success ... More

Back from the DeadWrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Jiahong He

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856618
eISBN:
9780824868703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through highlighting and telling the story of some real cases of wrongful conviction, this book introduces the present situation in the Chinese criminal justice system, and makes deep analysis of its ... More

Bad GirlsYoung Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Amanda H. Littauer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book looks at mid-century American sex and culture. It traces the origins of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s. The book argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s ... More

Balancing on a PlanetThe Future of Food and Agriculture

Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

David A. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

We are in the middle of a major, long-term food crisis—how do we get out of it? The goal of Balancing on a Planet is to empower readers to analyze the challenges facing the agrifood system so they ... More

Barricades and BannersThe Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Scott Ury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the intersection of urban society and modern politics among Jews in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the time. By focusing on the tumultuous events ... More

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