Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience

This book gives a radically new reading of Russia’s cultural history. Alexander Etkind traces how the Russian Empire conquered foreign territories and domesticated its own heartlands, thereby colonizing many peoples, Russians included. This vision of colonization as simultaneously internal and external, colonizing one’s own people as well as others, is crucial for scholars of empire, colonialism and globalization.

Starting with the fur trade, which shaped its enormous territory,…

The Art Of Neighbouring

Pub Date : 2016-12-07 | Author : Martin Saxer | Publisher : Asian Borderlands

ISBN 10 : 9462982589
ISBN 13 : 9789462982581

For the nations on its borders, the rapid rise of China represents an opportunity--but it also brings worry, especially in areas that have long been disputed territories of contact..

Social Theory Of Fear

Pub Date : 2010-09-14 | Author : Geoffrey R. Skoll | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9780230103498
ISBN 13 : 0230103499

Fear has long served elites. They rely on fear to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites in the Unite..

The Chinese People S Liberation Army In 2025

Pub Date : 2015 | Author : Roy Kamphausen | Publisher : Department of the Army

ISBN 10 : 1584876883
ISBN 13 : 9781584876885

This updated volume is of special relevance in light of the profound changes occurring within the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). China's desire to develop a military comme..

The Wine Of Wisdom

Pub Date : 2013-10-01 | Author : Mehdi Aminrazavi | Publisher : Oneworld Publications

ISBN 10 : 9781780744742
ISBN 13 : 1780744749

Representative of the exotic and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba’iyyat have been the stuff of legend..

Multiethnic Japan

Pub Date : 2009-07-01 | Author : John Lie | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674040171
ISBN 13 : 9780674040175

Multiethnic Japan challenges the received view of Japanese society as ethnically homogeneous. Employing a wide array of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, intervie..

Bankrupting The Enemy

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Edward S. Miller | Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN 10 : 1591145201
ISBN 13 : 9781591145202

Award-winning author Edward S. Miller contends in this new work that the United States forced Japan into international bankruptcy to deter its aggression. While researching newly d..

Citizenship In The Arab World

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Gianluca Paolo Parolin | Publisher : Amsterdam University Press

ISBN 10 : 9789089640451
ISBN 13 : 9089640452

Subject: The book is the fruit of five years of on-site research on citizenship in the Arab world. It takes a broader legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality a..

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