Author: Bernard Comrie
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: languages, major, world
Number of Pages: 928
Published: 2009-01-28
List price: $200.00
ISBN-10: 0415353394
ISBN-13: 9780415353397

This volume features over fifty of the world’s languages and language families. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language’s history and cultural role. This second edition has been updated and revised. Two new languages, Amharic and Javanese, have been included. This accessible volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in linguist

Author: Jerome De Groot
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: history, consuming
Number of Pages: 292
Published: 2008-12-09
List price: $135.00
ISBN-10: 0415399467
ISBN-13: 9780415399463

Non-academic history - ’public history’ - is a complex, dynamic entity which impacts on the popular understanding of the past at all levels. In "Consuming History", Jerome de Groot examines how society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. This book analyses a wide range of cultural entities - from computer games to daytime television, from blockbuster fictional narratives such as Da Vinci Code to DNA genealogical tools - to analyse how history works in contemporary popular culture. Jerome de Groo

Author: Alan Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: relations, public, global
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 2009-02-12
List price: $55.95
ISBN-10: 0415448158
ISBN-13: 9780415448154

This ground breaking text provides a structured and practical framework to understanding the complexities of contemporary public relations. It is an instructional book that guides the reader through the pitfalls of communicating and problem solving across a range of organizations and locations, and in both international and cross cultural settings.Featuring case studies, testimonials from professionals working in the field, and discussion questions for further debate, Global Public Relations highlights the differing dynamics which need to be considered in a variety of contexts; from communicat

Author: Chao Xi
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: china, business, doing
Number of Pages: 289
Published: 2008-12-03
List price: $170.00
ISBN-10: 0415436311
ISBN-13: 9780415436311

Aimed specifically at Western and non-Chinese businesses and managers this book offers a theoretical framework for understanding Chinese business culture and a practical guide to business practices, market conditions, negotiations, organizations, networks and the business environment in China and the factors that can lead to business success. The authors guide the reader through the processes of market entry, marketing and managing operations in this unique social and cultural context by including: case studies and examples of business ventures as diverse as ornamental lamps, car washes, sausa

Author: Marcus Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: labour, rethinking, globalizations, development, production, economy, contested, finance, global
Number of Pages: 251
Published: 2008-06-25
List price: $44.95
ISBN-10: 0415775493
ISBN-13: 9780415775496

Although much has been written on the topic of economic globalization, few volumes examine the social foundations of the global economy in a way that puts power and contestation at the forefront of the analysis. This book addresses this gap by emphasizing the contested social processes that underpin global production chains and financial structures. It demonstrates not only how the uneven effects of global economic integration impact upon workers and communities across the globe, but also how the agency of these individual and collective actors have reciprocal effects that reconfigure the terr

Author: Arthur De Vany
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: industry, contemporary, politicaleconomy, film, shapes, economics, extreme, uncertainty, hollywood
Number of Pages: 448
Published: 2003-11-13
List price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0415312612
ISBN-13: 9780415312615

Movies expected to perform well can flop, whilst independent movies with low budgets can be wildly successful. In this superb new book, De Vany casts his expert eye over all aspects of the business and presents some intriguing conclusions.

Author: F.A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: works, hayek, collected, socialism, conceit, errors, fatal
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 1990-03-01
List price: $95.95
ISBN-10: 0415041872
ISBN-13: 9780415041874

F.A. Hayek presents a fundamental examination and critique of the central issues of socialism. His analysis begins with David Hume’s insight that ’the rules of morality ...are not conclusions of our reason.’ ’Was Socialism a mistake?’ he asks, and drawing upon research in evolutionary epistemology, moral tradition, and other current ethical thinking, he probes for answers. He argues that socialism, from its origins, has been mistaken on scientific and factual, even on logical grounds - and that its repeated failures were the direct outcome of these scientific e
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