Africa – December 2013 to July 2015.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 26, 2015|Africa|

Africa Business & Industry The politics of African industrial policy : a comparative perspective / Lindsay Whitfield Film & Media Identity in postmillennial German film narratives on Africa / Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu. Images of Africa : Creation, negotiation and subversion / Julia Gallagher. Through African eyes / editors, Mahen Bonetti and Prerana Reddy. History Understanding Africa / E. Jefferson Murphy ; illustrated by Louise E. Jefferson. Literature Mysteries of Africa

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Afghanistan’s next president may be an anthropologist..

By David Pearson|April 9, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Unknown|0 comments

I spotted this article on the Savage Minds blog, see the original here. It’s written by Alex Golub whose new book, Leviathans at the gold mine : creating indigenous and corporate actors in Papua New Guinea is on order for SOAS Library. Afghanistan’s next president may be an anthropologist by Alex Golub Afghanistan’s upcoming elections have received a lot of coverage here in the United States, and all over the world. But

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Elections in the news

By Victoria Bird|August 2, 2013|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Following several high-profile elections in the SOAS regions, the blog Elections in the News contains links to opinion and debate and is curated by an Academic Support Librarian at LSE. Photo from Flickr: “In the news” Some rights reserved by RambergMediaImages.

Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – March 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 20, 2013|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Middle East Distant witness : social media, the Arab Spring and a journalism revolution / Andy Carvin. Popular culture in the Middle East and North Africa : a postcolonial outlook / edited by Walid El Hamamsy and Mounira Soliman. Middle East authoritarianisms : governance, contestation, and regime resilience in Syria and Iran / edited by Steven Heydemann and Reinoud Leenders. The bazaar in the Islamic City : design, culture, and

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Japan and Korea – June 2012 to May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 21, 2013|Japan, Korea|0 comments

朝鮮通信使の足跡 : 日朝関係史論 / 仲尾宏著. Women of the Yi dynasty / [edited by Park Young-hai ; translated by Choi Jin-young et al.]. 평화 를 사랑 하는 세계인 으로 / 문 선명. Elections in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan under the single non-transferable vote : the comparative study of an embedded institution / edited by Bernard Grofman … [et al.]. A slow walk through Jeong-dong / written by Michael Gib, illustrated by

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Who’s the boss?! Global political leaders and government

By Victoria Bird|October 15, 2012|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Finding out about world leaders and governments, both past and present, can be trickier than it sounds. Try some of these resources to get started on researching who is who and what they stand for: Parline, a database provided by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, contains information on the structure and working methods of 267 parliamentary chambers in all of the 190 countries where a national legislature exists. © Photographer Johnlric | Agency: World

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Japan – April 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 30, 2012|Japan|0 comments

The face of Jizō : image and cult in medieval Japanese Buddhism / Hank Glassman. Bonds of the dead : temples, burial, and the transformation of contemporary Japanese Buddhism / Mark Michael Rowe Japan’s shrinking regions in the 21st century / Peter Matanle and Anthony S. Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group. Passionate friendship : the aesthetics of girls’ culture in Japan / Deborah Shamoon. The Okinawan diaspora in

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