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Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe : Power, Institutions and Mobile Actors in Transnational Space

Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe : Power, Institutions and Mobile Actors in Transnational Space

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Abstract: This book explores the daily survival strategies of people within the context of failed states, flourishing informal economies, legal uncertainty, increased mobility, and globalization, where many people, who are forced by the circumstances to be innov...

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Mental Health and Social Withdrawal in Contemporary Japan : Beyond the Hikikomori Spectrum

Mental Health and Social Withdrawal in Contemporary Japan : Beyond the Hikikomori Spectrum

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Abstract: This book examines the phenomenon of social withdrawal in Japan, which ranges from school non-attendance to extreme forms of isolation and confinement, known as hikikomori. Based on extensive original research including interview research with a range ...

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Vienna : Still a Just City?

Vienna : Still a Just City?

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Abstract: This book explores and debates the urban transformations that have taken place in Vienna over the past 30 years and their consequences in policy fields such as labour and housing, political and social participation and the environment. Historically, Eu...

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Xinjiang Year Zero

Xinjiang Year Zero

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Abstract: Since 2017, the Chinese authorities have detained hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities in'reeducation camps'in China's northwestern Xinjiang autonomous region. While the official reason for this mass detention was to pr...

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Democratising Participatory Research : Pathways to Social Justice From the South

Democratising Participatory Research : Pathways to Social Justice From the South

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Abstract: In this book Carmen Martinez-Vargas explores how academic participatory research and the way it is carried out can contribute to more, or less, social justice. Adopting theoretical and empirical approaches, and addressing multiple complex, intersection...

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The Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia : The State, Democracy and Social Movements

The Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia : The State, Democracy and Social Movements

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Abstract: This book engages with the concept, true value, and function of democracy in South Asia against the background of real social conditions for the promotion of peaceful development in the region. In the book, the issue of peaceful social development is d...

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International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions

International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions

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Abstract: Emerging in the throes of a global pandemic that threatens Europe's economies and food security, International Labour Migration to Europe's Rural Regions combines a diverse range of empirically rich, in-depth case studies, analysis of their rural conte...

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Sustainable Development in India : Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production

Sustainable Development in India : Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production

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Abstract: This book explores and interrogates the food–water–energy nexus, arguably the most crucial factor in sustaining India's economic development. The book sheds light on different experiences faced in states across India, including the consequences of elec...

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Caste and Equality in India : A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy

Caste and Equality in India : A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy

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Abstract: This book presents an alternative view of caste in Indian society by analysing caste structure and change in local communities in Orissa from historical and anthropological perspectives. Focusing on the agricultural society in the Khurda district of Or...

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Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora : Living at the End of Days

Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora : Living at the End of Days

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Abstract: This book is a study of the UK-based Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the context of the twentieth-century South Asian diaspora. Originating in late nineteenth-century Punjab, the Ahmadis are today a vibrant international religious movement; they are also...

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