Crossing Borders: An American Woman in the Middle East by Judith Caesar

By Judith Caesar

Through the Eighties, Judith Caesar taught literature in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Her aptly titled booklet deals one woman's view of a number of political powder kegs that did not make entrance web page information and of the conflict among Western and heart jap customs. An open-minded nature and interest in regards to the position of girls in cultures that appear wildly restrictive to many Westerners is helping Caesar deconstruct stereotypes on each side of the border. the yank tv exhibit Dallas, she notes, now in perpetual rerun in lots of international locations, has turn into a gold mine of incorrect information on Western girls. Likewise, our squeamishness approximately prepared marriage belies a number of the inside of tale shared by means of her scholars. One plans to land "a sturdy mood guy" via asking a suitor's sister to bare his actual temperament. And if he does not have a sister? "Then do not marry him," comes the rapid answer. "He hasn't ever discovered approximately women."

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Lao for Beginners: An Introduction to the Written and Spoken by Tatsuo Hoshino, Russell Marcus

By Tatsuo Hoshino, Russell Marcus

Traveling to Laos? this can be a very good introductory ebook to the language of Lao. Lao for novices supplies scholars a uncomplicated figuring out of the rudimentary facets of the language wanted for daily communique. Its easy-to-use structure contains classes in Laos script, romanized shape, and English, introducing starting scholars to crucial vocabulary and grammatical constructions, and permitting them to specialize in either the written and spoken language. This complete advisor is ideal for somebody attracted to studying the language of the folks of Laos.

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Nomads and Ottomans in Medieval Anatolia (Uralic and Altaic by Rudi Paul Lindner

By Rudi Paul Lindner

Rudi Paul Linder examines the the influence of nomadism on early Ottoman historical past and demanding situations the conclusions of Paul Wittek's upward thrust of the Ottoman Empire, which outlined the ways of greater than generatios of students. Nomads and Ottomans in Medieval Anatolia bargains a revealing research of pastoral nomads inhabiting the Anatolian plateau, the methods they met their wishes, their hazard to settled society, and the way that society managed them within the excessive heart Ages.

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Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in by Sangheon Lee and Francois Eyraud (Eds.)

By Sangheon Lee and Francois Eyraud (Eds.)

This e-book represents a different learn which reports employment stipulations in Asia and the Pacific within the context of globalization and extending strain in the direction of flexibilization. It areas a powerful concentrate on the diverging studies of person employees of their employment stipulations akin to employment prestige, wages/incomes, operating time, paintings companies and health and wellbeing and security. in addition to thematic experiences about the roles of employees voice and labour rules in selecting employment stipulations, this publication contains 9 kingdom reports which were undertaken in line with a standard examine framework for a extra rigorous comparability within the region.

  • A systematic assessment of employment stipulations within the nations that are rigorously chosen within the region
  • National-level research in keeping with a typical learn framework
  • A hugely analytical and well timed research of staff voice and labour law with admire to employment conditions

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The Indian Ocean in World History (Themes in World History) by Milo Kearney

By Milo Kearney

All through historical past, dominance of the Indian Ocean has been a serious consider defining a nation's supremacy and tool. it really is popular that it performed a tremendous half within the good fortune of the Portugese state at the beginning of the 16th century. during this concise survey, Milo Kearney indicates how the buying and selling and imperial growth provided through the Indian Ocean have been exploited by means of many best powers from the 3rd millennium BC to the very fresh prior. The international locations incorporated diversity from the traditional Egyptians of the hot country to the Han chinese language and, later, from the Moghul to the British Empire. Milo Kearney is going directly to exhibit what a serious territory the Indian Ocean was once in the course of the chilly warfare as a result of its wealthy provide for oil. The historical past of the Indian Ocean presents a photograph of a number of the key matters in global historical past, comparable to colonialism, alternate and unfold of cultures and religions. it's important interpreting for all scholars of global heritage.

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