Author: Mariam Whyte
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761444756
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Bangladesh. Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of Bangladesh.


Author: Douglas A. Phillips
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438104855
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Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the most densely populated nation in the world. Bangladesh's landscape is dominated by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and often experiences massive floods during the monsoon season. This work offers practical information for those seeking to learn more about this country's rich history and dramatic climate.

The Modern World

Author: Sarolta Takacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131745572X
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The Modern World. This title explores world history from approximately 500 C.E. to the present. Entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.

South Asia

Author: John E. Benhart
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143810460X
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South Asia. This new series puts people in the world geographic landscape, showing students how people are affected by and respond to, economic, social, and political forces at the global and the local scale.

Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137277246
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Mastering Modern World History. The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter

Fundamentalism In The Modern World Vol 2

Author: Ulrika Martensson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857719858
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Fundamentalism In The Modern World Vol 2. How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This two-volume work analyses the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalisation. This second volume explores the links between fundamentalism and communication: the rise of fundamentalism as a mass media phenomenon, fundamentalist communication in the public sphere, national cultural identities and the rise of a ‘global society’. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha’ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism._x000D_ _x000D_ The developments in interactive media now allow individual consumers to become co-producers and to take part in public debates through the media, and these forms of communication are extensively utilised by fundamentalist movements both to demarcate their borders and to proselytise. The authors explore the pertinent issue of how the global public sphere and its forms of communication have impacted not just the form of the communication of fundamentalist movements, but their content and influence as well. Here is a thorough and authoritative study of the ways in which the ritual communications of fundamentalist movements have been refashioned by the modern world. Here, various phenomena around the globe are explored, such as ‘Cyber Buddhism’, where websites have been set up with the intention of lobbying the Thai government, or the forms of dialogue following the 2005-06 furore over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad._x000D_ _x000D_ However, the latest developments in global communication and interactive media have not solely aided fundamentalist groups, but as part of a multicultural global society they also pose challenges and problems. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and problematic aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics, Communications and Media Studies.

Symbolische Politik Der Vereinten Nationen

Author: Reinhard Wesel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663115763
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Symbolische Politik Der Vereinten Nationen. Ein differenziertes Verständnis von "symbolischer Politik" kann erkennen lassen, von welch hoher Bedeutung diese Politikdimension für Arbeit der Vereinten Nationen war und ist. Das ist zumal an der Funktionsweise und den Leistungen von politischen Ritualen der UNO am Beispiel ihrer "Weltkonferenzen" zu zeigen.

Urban Poverty In Bangladesh

Author: Shahadat Hossain
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857719254
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Urban Poverty In Bangladesh. This exploration of urban poverty in Bangladesh seeks to make a contribution to the understanding and analysis of the phenomenon of rapid mass urbanisation and its social consequences, specifically the formation of huge urban slums and new forms of urban poverty. Its focus is the analysis of poverty, which has been overwhelmingly dominated by economic approaches, thus neglecting the social questions arising from poverty. _x000D_ _x000D_ This book seeks to redress the balance by approaching social questions and conceptualising urban poverty through its inclusion of both material and non-material dimensions. It is based on data collected from over 500 poor households living in Dhaka slums. The survey data is supplemented by qualitative data collected through a number of in-depth interviews with poor communities. It reveals that poverty in Dhaka slums is most strongly influenced by recent migration from rural areas, household organisation, participation in the ‘informal’ sector of the economy and access to housing and land. Almost half of the urban poor were identified as ‘hardcore poor’ that is having insufficient income for their physical needs. The remainder were found to be ‘absolute poor’, those who experienced poverty and vulnerability but varied in their levels of income and consumption. This level of poverty was also characterised by their social, cultural and political marginalisation. _x000D_ _x000D_ Despite living in the city for a long period of time they are often excluded from urban institutions. The urban poor remain very much dependent on their families and social networking, the main social capital they use to adapt to urban life. It argues that the experience of poverty for slum communities in the megacity of Dhaka follows the pattern of urbanisation without development, the very opposite to their expectations and aspirations. This book will be essential for those working in the areas of urban studies, development studies, Asian studies and sociology and social policy studies.

Encyclopaedia Of India Pakistan And Bangladesh

Author: Om Gupta
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 9788182053892
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Encyclopaedia Of India Pakistan And Bangladesh. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh share a long history, an emerging cordial and a common vision for the future. This book is not India-centric but deals with various aspects of all the three sovereign nations. Reading them together will be an unprecedented experience rarely attempted before. It has rarely happened in the modern world, how these three nations who geographically one but culturally so different are chalking out an independent place in the comity of nations at times with the help of each other and at another on its own merit and inherent strength. It is not written from any biased perspective. In fact, it explains people, places and events from a neutral world view. It is ideally an international venture that would benefit historians, teachers and students in the entire sub-continent It will be interesting to compare the three countries from different parameters, thus planning a wholesome picture. The encyclopedia aims at clearing confusions and contradiction that have crept in because of certain vested interests and it should be read from a neutral benchmark. These volumes very clearly and earlier suggest, how fatal the disintegrate have proven to these nations with the fact that divided these countries have in actuality fallen. In the face of achieving the target of universal supremacy.


Author: Jürgen Osterhammel
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406643116
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Kolonialismus. Koloniale Herrschaft von Europäern – und in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts auch von Nordamerikanern und Japanern – über große Teile der Erde war ein herausragendes Merkmal der Weltgeschichte zwischen etwa 1500 und 1960. Angesichts der extrem unterschiedlichen Entwicklung der früheren Kolonialgebiete in Amerika, Asien und Afrika stellt sich heute die Frage nach einer differenzierten Bewertung der Wirkungen des Kolonialismus. Diese grundlegend überarbeitete Neuauflage unterscheidet Formen und Epochen des Kolonialismus. An Beispielen aus allen Imperien der Neuzeit schildert das Buch Methoden der Eroberung, Herrschaftssicherung und wirtschaftlichen Ausbeutung, Formen des Widerstands, das Entstehen besonderer kolonialer Gesellschaften, Spielarten kultureller Kolonisierung sowie kolonialistisches Denken und Kolonialkultur in Kolonien und Metropolen. Es wird in der Reihe C.H.Beck Wissen ergänzt durch einen eigenen Band zur Dekolonisation.