History – November 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 18, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The Palgrave encyclopedia of imperialism and anti-imperialism / edited by Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope In the museum of man: race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950 / Alice L. Conklin The global transformation of time: 1870-1950 / Vanessa Ogle The past is a foreign country – revisited / David Lowenthal Africa Pan-African themes Hunting Africa: British sport, African knowledge, and the nature of empire / Angela

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Religions – November 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 17, 2015|Religions|

Comparative and thematic Die Religionen in vorgeschichtlicher Zeit / von Ina Wunn Discovering religious history in the modern age / Hans G. Kippenberg ; translated from German by Barbara Harshav Modern religious cults and movements / Gaius Glenn Atkins The origin and growth of religion: facts and theories / by W. Schmidt ; translated from the original German by H.J. Rose Les religions de la préhistoire : paléolithique / André

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Religions – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 5, 2015|Religions|

Comparative and thematic A noble death: suicide and martyrdom among Christians and Jews in antiquity / Arthur J. Droge, James D. Tabor. Bones: ancient men and modern myths / Lewis R. Binford ; with a foreword by F. Clark Howell The study of religion under the impact of fascism / edited by Horst Junginger Hermeneutics, politics, and the history of religions: the contested legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

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Religions – August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 4, 2015|Religions|

Comparative and thematic Modernities, memory and mutations: Grace Davie and the study of religion / edited by Abby Day, Mia Lövheim Religion in hip hop: mapping the new terrain in the US / edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman; preface by Michael Eric Dyson. – Religion and power: no logos without mythos / David Martin, London School of Economics, UK Buddhism The Buddha pill:

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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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Sociology of Islam journal now in SOAS Library

By Mary Fisk|August 21, 2015|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

SOAS Library has recently acquired both print and electronic subscriptions to the new Brill journal Sociology of Islam from Vol.1 (2013) onward. The publishers state that the journal will cover the  “modern social, political and economic transformations in Muslim Societies through the lens of sociological analysis, social theory, industrialization, modernity, social movements, secularism and political economy” We are awaiting the arrival of the print issues, but e-access is now live

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Law – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 10, 2015|Law|

Books Africa The Moroccan women’s rights movement / Amy Young Evrard. Commercial Law Comparative commercial contracts : law, culture and economic development / by Boris Kozolchyk, Evo DeConcini Comparative Law Comparative law / Mathias Siems. An introduction to comparative law theory and method / Geoffrey Samuel. The method and culture of comparative law : essays in honour of Mark Van Hoecke / edited by Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut. East

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Religions – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Shamanism, discourse, modernity / by Thomas Karl Alberts Religion, emergence, and the origins of meaning: beyond Durkheim and Rappaport / by Paul Cassell Dialogue in early South Asian religions: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions / edited by Brian Black and Laurie Patton. Mindscaping the landscape of Tibet: place, memorability, ecoaesthetics / Dan Smyer Yü. Buddhism Buddhist attitudes to other religions / edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel. Living karma:

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History – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2015|History|0 comments

Comparative & Thematic The material of world history / edited by Tina Mai Chen and David S. Churchill The Oxford handbook of environmental history / edited by Andrew C. Isenberg The great sea: a human history of the Mediterranean [updated edition] / David Abulafia. Empire by treaty: negotiating European expansion, 1600-1900 / edited by Saliha Belmessous. The pursuit of history: aims, methods and new directions in the study of history

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Religions – May 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 16, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative & thematic A moving faith: mega churches go South / edited by Jonathan D. James Memento mori: the dead among us / Paul Koudounaris The attraction of religion: a new evolutionary psychology of religion / edited by Jason Slone, James Van Slyke. African religions The public face of African new religious movements in diaspora: imagining the religious other / edited by Afe Adogame Buddhism Spells, images, and mandalas: tracing

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