Top 100 New Books at the Edwin Mellen Press Bazan-Gonzalez, Patricia
The transformation and reincarnation of culture is underway in the United States and has been ongoing for hundreds of years. England and Spain each played prominent roles in influencing the historical “founding” of what America has become for nearly five centuries. This study emerges as a leading identifier of the many historical and ingrained social nuances this hybrid culture – Hispanicity
– employs as it continues to modify and challenge every cultural aspect of modern society in the United States. | 152 pages Bukay, David
This research is about deception and propaganda. It deals with some issues where Muslims use Da'wah, a diplomacy of deceit and propaganda for western audiences. It is propaganda used to transform the west's thinking about Islam, its culture and beliefs. Dr. Bukay examines these issues to shed light on the Islam itself. | 100 pages Weatherby, Georgie Ann
This book seeks to analyze six mass murder shootings. Each rampage is described in detail and then further dissected by considering the background and contexts of the perpetrator(s). Sociological and Criminological theories are then applied to each in turn, in an effort to not only further understand possible motivations, but to identity and ward off similar attacks in the future. | 100 pages Ulloth, Dana
Dr. Dana Ulloth looks in the history of gun regulation in the United States from the founding of America to our modern age. He argues that the interpretation of second has moved from its earliest pro-regulation interpretation to an anti-regulation interpretation over that time period. | 104 pages Reyes, Xaé Alicia
Challenges the paradigms used in qualitative research, both at the level of data collecting and at the eventual publishing and/or sharing of findings. In reviewing published research and witnessing presentations of data resulting from interviews, narratives, open-ended questionnaires and field notes, critical issues related to the languages and cultures of both researchers and researched, appear to be neglected. | 144 pages Ulloth, Dana
In this book Dr. Ulloth has preserved the words of George Floyd and the officers and observers during the final few minutes of his life. | 80 pages Ulloth, Dana
This book is about 50 women and men who were innocent of any crime that merited them dying, but they nevertheless paid the ultimate price. They were the wrong color, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, confronted by the wrong person with too much power. | 162 pages Silver, Jr., Joseph H.
Dr. Joseph Silver describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African American population of the United States. He considers its medical and social impacts. | 62 pages Coumbe, Arthur
Dr. Arthur Coumbe and William Taylor break down the political history of the Chaplain's post at West Point from the foundation of the post to the modern era. The two scholars break down the Chaplain post, its duties, and the nature of the post in the modern era and its role in the military. | 344 pages Miller, R. Baxter
Doc Rivers transforms lyric release into public reckoning. In the personal grief of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he perceives a recurring American tragedy. Still fresh in memory are the deaths of Ahmaud Armery in Glynn County Georgia and of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. In his lyric cry, thirdly, Rivers voices the public grief about de facto, public executions of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York and of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More than a strict need for law and order, such homicides represent Trump’s existential threat to African Americans. | 50 pages Van Cleve, John W.Julius of Taranto
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first appeared during a brief literary movement that launched the career of Germany’s finest writer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and set the direction taken by the literature, art and music of the West during the nineteenth century, Romanticism. That German movement, commonly styled “Sturm und Drang
,” or “Storm and Stress,” begins in the latest 1760s and is coming to an end by 1780. It is in German literature of the 1790s that European Romanticism first emerged fully formed, and for over a century scholars have cited the debt that Romanticism owes to Storm and Stress. | 226 pages Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.
Dr. Nadya Chishty-Mujahid wrote a Pakistani college-based play in English. I had been thinking about the art of fiction and thought that an annotated version of the attached play would make for a good monograph-with detailed explanatory notes, a few translations. | 64 pages d’Amiens, Girart
L’Istoire le roy Charlemaine is one of the very last still unpublished chansons de geste in French literature, since until recently scholars have neglected the genre of late medieval remaniements and compilations to which it belongs. This critical edition of the 23,348 line poem will be greatly appreciated by French and medieval scholars. Preface and introduction in English, text and notes in French. | 392 pages d’Amiens, Girart
L’Istoire le roy Charlemaine is one of the very last still unpublished chansons de geste in French literature, since until recently scholars have neglected the genre of late medieval remaniements and compilations to which it belongs. This critical edition of the 23,348 line poem will be greatly appreciated by French and medieval scholars. Preface and introduction in English, text and notes in French. | 340 pages Ahmadian Cherkawani (Iman), Mohamed
The core purpose of this monograph has been to investigate the reconciliatory thought of a 13th century Persian poet named Sa’di Shirazi. Although Sa’di’s prose poetry is not set out in the systematic form of a comprehensive political theory, profound insights were extracted from it that convey a powerful message regarding the necessities of harmonious behaviour as a precondition for a healthy society, and the dangers of not adhering to it. | 116 pages Moore, Steven Troy
This monograph is an expanded edition of Dr. Steven Moore’s The Cry of Black Rage in African American Literature
, expanding the scholarly developments to the Age of Trump. | 208 pages Reynolds-Marniche, Dana
This monograph looks into the African and Arabian roots of the Hebrew Bible, a subject that is rarely discussed in Biblical studies. Dr. Reynolds-Marniche looks into the importance of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula culture in discussions of the Hebrew Bible. | 408 pages Breskaya, Olga
Dr. Olga Breskaya does a deep sociological study into the nature of religious freedom in society in a general sense, and in a deeper sociological sense. The monograph looks into the many facets of religious freedom and what purpose it serves in society. | 400 pages Gascoigne, Carolyn
Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne catalogs the rich and diverse linguistic collection of the Edwin Mellen Press. This resource is a perfect for Linguistic scholars looking to review the published linguistic scholarship of The Edwin Mellen Press. | 100 pages Mei, Jennifer
Dr. Jennifer Mei and Dr. Xueqing Xu collect five short stories translated from Chinese into English written by Chinese women about their marriages. The five stories are An Agreement between Two Women
by Bi Shumin, When the Clouds Disperse
by Chi Li, Darling Potatoes
by Chi Zijian, White Broth
by Pan Xiangli, and Kitchen
by Xu Kun. | 316 pages Mei, Jennifer
Dr. Jennifer Mei and Dr. Xueqing Xu collect three short stories translated from Chinese into English written by Chinese women about their daily lives. The three stories are Nowhere to Say Goodbye
by Chen Ran, Final Act of a Woman Poet
by Jiang Zidan, and Pisces
by Xu Xiaobin. | 328 pages Birnbaum, Barry W.
This book focuses on the assessment process for students with disabilities. Different categories of exceptionality are included as well as a discussion on Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning. These techniques are applied to a wide range of students, between birth and twenty-one who have been diagnosed with a disability. This book is based in current research and is appropriate reading for teachers, parents and other professionals in the field. | 244 pages Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony
Sir William Wilde’s intellectual achievements in many fields were forced into obscurity by the sensation generated by two trials, that of a trial for slander brought against Lady Jane Wilde in December 1864 by a young patient of her husband and the trial of Oscar Wilde in 1895. I have sought to avoid prejudice by presenting and examining his own writings for the contributions he made to research and progress in all his undertakings in science and medicine, particularly aural medicine. | 744 pages Ulloth, Dana
Dr. Dana Ulloth looks in the history of gun regulation in the United States from the founding of America to our modern age. He argues that the interpretation of second has moved from its earliest pro-regulation interpretation to an anti-regulation interpretation over that time period. | 104 pages Miller, Larry L.
Dr. Larry Miller has produced a compilation and Dictionary on the rivers of the world. It narrows the listings to the locations of the rivers, lengths, and the places that are located on the river itself. | 832 pages Herrick, Rick
Dr. Rick Herrick's work reconsiders foreign policy from the perspective of Christianity. It considers all the issues concerned with foreign policy through a religious frame of reference. | 104 pages Ulloth, Dana
This book reviews the broad sweep of English Common Law, colonial application of English principles, and continued evolution after the establishment of the United States with its Second Amendment. It found that states took two-pronged approach: one dealt with weapons in the hands of militias for the protection of their community ; the other imposed numerous restrictions on the ownership of guns by individuals for their own purposes. | 404 pages Llizo, Robert
The central thesis of this monograph is that Francis of Assisi and his hagiographers Thomas of Celano and Bonaventure, construct an image of sanctity that draws from urban ascetic traditions and practices that go back to the earliest centuries of desert monasticism. | 208 pages Coumbe, Arthur
Dr. Arthur Coumbe and William Taylor break down the political history of the Chaplain's post at West Point from the foundation of the post to the modern era. The two scholars break down the Chaplain post, its duties, and the nature of the post in the modern era and its role in the military. | 344 pages Lopez, Linda C.
Dr. Linda Lopez looks in the history of the educational history of Mexican-American students in southwest New Mexico. She collects the stories of both students and teachers during the age of segregated schools. | 224 pages Weaver, Wesley J. III
Dr. Wesley Weaver considers the literary legacy of Spanish author, Alvaro Pombo. The text is written in Spanish. | 512 pages Mc Elroy, James
This book provides a comprehensive and critical review of Derek Mahon's poetry and criticism from the 1960s to the present day (2019). As well as providing one of the very few detailed studies of Mahon's work in English, French, and more, it provides an entirely new approach to reading, more properly re-reading, his various publications in accordance with the belief that a specifically symptomic reading - lecture symptomale
- might help us to better elicit, and identify, those gaps, lapses, and silences, that give Mahon's writing its unique characteristics as part of a literature that has been, and is, largely determined by the unusual circumstances and colonial realities that continue to prevail in Northern Ireland. | 556 pages Legg, Olga
Dr. Legg's book adopts a semiotic approach in order to understand culture and society as a theatrical category and the way it functions as a dialogic discourse in the film Le Bal
, also known as "O'Baille", directed by Ettore Scola. | 120 pages Keith-Smith, Brian
Professor Brian Keith-Smith translated these poems from German from the Japanese poet Shizue Ogawa. He collects about 100 of Shizue's 300 poems. | 208 pages Herrick, Rick
Dr. Rick Herrick's work reconsiders foreign policy from the perspective of Christianity. It considers all the issues concerned with foreign policy through a religious frame of reference. | 104 pages Rogal, Samuel J.
This volume considers the English church during Shakespeare's lifetime. It covers the major figures of the period and the effect on Shakespeare's work. Includes Five black and white photos. | 264 pages Braun, Kazimierz
This book traces a movement in European theatre history known as the Great Reform of Theatre. This movement unfolded roughly between 1880 and the late 1930s. It developed against the background of dramatic political, technological, and cultural changes in the entire western world. The Reform transformed all facets of European theatre including play-writing, mise-en-scene, performance, production, criticism, and social significance. | 384 pages Whisker, James B.
Dr. James Whisker and Dr. Kevin Spiker discuss the issue of capital through a religious and philosophical context. It uses both holy text and religious thinkers over the ages. They also include historical precedents as well. | 360 pages Rogal, Samuel J.
Dr. Samuel Rogal reviews the evidence concerning John Wesley's practice of advocating vegetarianism, despite never fully embracing the vegetarian lifestyle entirely himself. This work considers the ethical and spiritual considerations of John Wesley on the issue. | 108 pages Anthony, Kevin
This reference work catalogs the research on electronic music pioneer Robert Moog. | 56 pages Fishbane, Simcha
Dr. Fishbane and Dr. Stern describe the Haye Adam
, a legal text about the nature of Jewish law and women within the Jewish community. It was composed by Rabbi Abraham Danzig (1748-1820) in Prague. | 80 pages Moss, Grant D.
Dr. Moss Grant reviews the relationship between how words are spoken and how they are written. Its goal is to set a standard for clear and understandable communication, whether written or spoken. | 80 pages Chao, Sheau-yueh J.
Dr. Chao and Dr. Yuan-Gee have collected the family history of Yuan Shikai (1859-1916), a Chinese military leader during the Qing Dynasty. The work collects family interviews and documents detailing five-hundred-year history of family and the family home in the Xiangcheng in central China. | 360 pages Hinkle, William G.
Dr. William Hinkle and Drew Lazzara have written a thorough history the Indiana State Prison. An extensive study, it covers the years 1860-1910. It includes 43 black and white photos. | 768 pages Eades, Jennifer Margaret Fox
Well-being is increasingly of interest of schools and educational policy makers in the UK and beyond. This monograph is a philosophical and empirical enquiry into the relationship between well-being and education and into the nature of a theory and practice of well-being in educational settings. | 364 pages Porter, Robert M.
In this volume, Dr. Robert M. Porter discusses the reaction of Coffee farmers in Rural Mexico to the globalizing economy of the 1980s and 1990s and the rise of free trade agreements in North America. Dr. Porter considers the changing agricultural and economic conditions that the farmers to revolt against the new economic conditions. | 218 pages Richardson, Herbert W.
This book considers the comparison of 1930s Germany and modern day America. It is only published in softcover. | 72 pages Taub, Michael
This book is an edited collection of three plays by Israeli Playwright Edna Mayza. The plays are: Games in the Backyard
, The New Criminals
and The Back Room
. | 288 pages Jacob, Alexander
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that Istanbul would be ideal capital of this secondary Euro-Asian superstate. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob. | 80 pages Jacob, Alexander
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that the creation of unitary state containing Europe, Russia, and Central Asia would be a second player in competition with the United States. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob. | 72 pages Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.
This monograph examines a dozen British and American novels that focus on identical (monozygotic) twins, and attempts to determine how the complex relationships between twin siblings are perceived via the lens of modern English fiction. | 116 pages Boyd, Melinda J.
This book is intended to broaden our understanding of opera by investigating the contributions of selected women composers who successfully navigated educational, institutional and social restrictions, and traditions in order to bring their operas to the public theaters, where their lives, as well as their works, were subject to scrutiny and criticism of the musical press. Ingeborg von Bronsart (1840-1913), Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), and Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) all made distinguished contributions to their art, producing operas of considerable artistic merit that were admired by many of their contemporaries. | 296 pages Erdmann, Thomas R.
This collection collects five interviews the author did for Saxophone Today
, following its final issue in 2017. The interview subjects are: Geoffrey Deibel, (Saxophone Professor at Wichita State University), Jared Sims, (Saxophone Professor West Virginia University), Ed Calle, (Professional Saxophonist), Michael Lington, (Danish Smooth and Contemporary Jazz Musician), and Brian Utley, (Saxophone Professor Vanderbilt University). | 176 pages Richardson, Herbert W.
The author describes his early life and education in the Midwestern United states between the years of 1932-1953. He tells the tale of his early childhood, lessons learned from his parents, his brother. The pedagogy of the education and what was learned is especially important. | 404 pages Saito, Paul
This book contains the authors views on the nature of parenthood, describing the extraordinary birth of his son. | 40 pages Saito, Paul
This book contains the authors views on the nature of a son’s relationship with his mother and that maternal
relationship can impact the child’s relationship with their father. | 34 pages Saito, Paul
This book contains the authors views on the nature of reincarnation, spiritual marriage and family. It speaks to the nature humans have with their ancestral past and how that effects the future. | 44 pages Richardson, Herbert W.
In this book, the author collects twelve letters he wrote to his children about the nature of God, spirituality and religion in general. The goal is to develop a program to enhance the spirituality of children. It prayers, scripture readings, and music. | 100 pages Brewer, Mary Kathryn
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was one of the most successful opera composers of the nineteenth century. His operas, including Rigoletto
, La traviata
, and Otello
, are still frequently performed in opera houses around the world. In comparison, his 27 art songs are far less known and rarely performed. This guide examines Verdi's 26 published art songs to highlight their profound musical and historical value and to encourage the study and performance of these pieces. The songs are discussed in terms of their composition and publication history and musical and text analyses, including examination of melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo, text, and form. | 252 pages Lipori, Daniel
This book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the bassoon or bassoon related topics. It includes citations for nearly every book, article, dissertation, thesis, and video dealing with the bassoon. It is divided into different sections, allowing one to easily look up available information on a particular bassoon player, composer, information on bassoon reeds, or aspects of the instrument. There is also an alphabetical section by the author included along with category listings. | 1012 pages Gil Naveira, Isabel
African literature has become a tendency again in the hands of a new generation of women writers who are often associated with the term 'Afropolitanism'. These writers openly criticise the still unsolved problems in both African and Western societies that African women writers from the first and second generation addressed more than thirty years ago. In order to understand our current times, it is essential to analyse the previous generations that have shaped the literary, if not the social world, we live in. Text in Spanish
| 304 pages Minett, Steve
An ‘Ontological’ Approach: four Ontologies & their Interactions My strategy has been to forge a theory at the level of ontology, speculating as to the ultimate nature of reality and of what it is composed. The argument consists of analysing four historical/scientific ontologies and the transitions between them: the first is ‘Folk Psychology’ that I characterise as an amalgam of, Evolved Psychology and Cartesian Interactive Dualism. The first characterised by sentience, affect and empathy. The second embodies a ‘Command and Control’ model of consciousness. This is part of the second historical/scientific ontology, which I call ‘Cart-Tonism’ (an amalgam of classical, Newtonian physics and mechanistic Cartesianism). Cart-Tonism undermined Folk Psychology, and has became the predominant paradigm of contemporary scientific culture. Cart-Tonist ontology has been profoundly challenged empirically (and potentially philosophically) by the ‘new physics’ and especially quantum mechanics. However, this challenge has been nullified by a ‘failure of ontological nerve’ on the part of the ‘fathers’ of quantum theory, very much influenced by Logical Positivism. I label the most extreme version of this ontological failure, ’Ideological Empiricism’, which can be reduced to two basic principles; 1) Observations are the only reality. 2) Speculation as to what may exist beyond observations is meaningless and futile. I conclude that the current predominance of these two ontologies, Cart-Tonism and Ideological Empiricism, is what underlies the failure of contemporary scientific culture to make progress in formulating a theory of consciousness.
The fourth ontology, I’m proposing is ‘Whit-Tum world’. This is a synthesis based on the later philosophical work of Alfred North Whitehead and the philosophical implications of quantum theory. A key feature here is the ‘externalising’ of mind and consciousness by postulating that ‘experience’ (‘sentience’ or ‘feeling’) is the ultimate constituent of reality. Consequently, Whit-Tum world breaks out of the alienating Cart-Tonist cul-de-sac, which has eliminated mind and consciousness from its vision of the world. By linking sensation and affect with ultimate reality, Cart-Tonism’s exclusion of mind and consciousness from nature is reversed at one stroke. This is to say that Whitehead’s ontology undid the alienation of consciousness from the natural world. Thus the continuity of the ‘creation myth’ in human history and culture is re-established. Cart-Tonism is certainly an ontology and even a creation myth. Where it differs from the human tradition of creation myths is that its account of ultimate reality is inherently ‘meaningless’ (in human terms). Traditional ontologies have tried to connect our affective experience of the world with a theory of its nature and composition. Cart-Tonism’s bleak rejection of this link does (I believe) justify describing it as pathological, seen from a humanist perspective. Ideological Empiricism’s breach with the human creation myth tradition is particularly radical, in so far as it explicitly rejects any attempt at ontology formulation. In its dismissal of ‘veiled or independent reality’ (see chapter eleven), it can be compared to Berkeleian Idealism or even to Buddhism. The massive difference being that for both the Buddha and Berkeley, consciousness is explicitly the ultimate reality, whereas Ideological Empiricism denies the existence of consciousness.
Consciousness & its Functions in ‘Whit-Tum world’
In Whit-Tum world however, consciousness emerges out of the constituents of which everything is composed; from ‘drops of experience’, or sentience. This ‘experience’ accounts for the bizarre behaviour of the constituents of ‘matter’ as observed in quantum mechanics. This sentience, inherent in the fabric of all reality, provides a ‘raw material’ available to all living things, assisting them in their evolutionary struggle to survive and reproduce. This raw material is used in many different ways and at several distinct levels of sophistication: in single-celled organisms it can be used to generate the ‘cellular attitudes’, as suggested by Antonio Damasio (see chapter fifteen), the basic awareness of ‘what’s happening to me’, as described by Nicholas Humphrey (see chapters thirteen and fifteen), and the features of intelligent behaviour displayed by, for example, amoeba, as demonstrated by Brian Ford (see chapter thirteen). In the complex nervous systems of mammals, the universal raw material of sentience can be processed into an extensive awareness of the environment. And in us (the most complex of all organisms), it is the basis for the vast richness and diversity of full human consciousness. Language and culture evolved out of our primary, emotional consciousness, and has had a transformative effect on the depth and power of our conscious capacities. Of course, we know very little, in terms of the detailed mechanisms as to how the raw material of universal sentience is converted into biologically useful awareness and consciousness. The important thing, however, is to seize on Whitehead’s insights and move our conceptual world out of the ‘dead’, billiard-ball vision of Cart-Ton world, in which mind and consciousness are by definition excluded, and into the psycho-physical ontology of Whit-Tum world, in which both quantum mechanics and mind and consciousness become immediately plausible and potentially comprehensible.
As to the function of consciousness, I propose that it’s the principle factor in adapting the the human infant’s mind to its environment. An adaptation that later guides adult behaviour. Before the vast influences of language and culture kick in, the conscious life of an infant consists of sensations and the infant’s affective reactions to these. As per Jaak Panksepp’s work (see chapter sixteen), the infant is genetically endowed to produce seven primordial affective responses to the sensations that it receives from its environment. While this sensitive process makes the infant vulnerable to psychological damage, it’s a marvellously effective system for adapting to the infant’s given environment: it enables the infant’s personality and life-attitudes to be finely adjusted to the conditions it finds itself in, even if these conditions are very sub-optimal (hence the potential for psychological damage). I call this process ‘deep learning’ and, according to my argument, it requires Whitehead’s ontological vision of sentience as basic to the fabric of reality in order to be effective: the infant must be conscious of its sensations of the world and it must be conscious of its affective reactions to these sensations if these potentially life-long adaptations are to be effectively established. Later in life the results of deep learning generally slip into the unconscious, but consciousness is necessary when they are being laid down. | 624 pages Castillon, Catalina T.
This songbook contains almost 7,000 traditional Galician poems and, only for this, it can be said that this collection of traditional poetry is one of the most important of the 20th century. The poems were compiled by Cipriano Torre Enciso during the second half of that century. They were copied at family parties, traditional markets, traditional gatherings, songbooks, etc. Preliminary studies prepared by Drs. Xose Manuel Sanchez Rei and Catalina T. Castillion develop literary, cultural, linguistic and historical characteristics of all these traditional texts. Both works serve to highlight the enormous value of those poems. | 1304 pages Smith-Ross, Camacia
Dr. Smith-Ross, the editor, and her colleagues use the nine essays in this book to suggest ways to renew Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The authors are scholars, teachers, and administrators bringing their knowledge and experience to renew these American historical educational institutions. | 180 pages Hardy, William Harold
This is first comprehensive scriptural study of African stories found in the Bible. It had its genesis in classes at Vanderbilt University School of Divinity with the late Dr. Walter J. Harrelson, a Hebrew Bible Scholar. This work focuses on a historical background for an African-centered perspective in the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. | 116 pages Bhowmik, Rajub
The primary objective of this textbook is to offer an introduction to mental disorders in humans. In this textbook, Dr. Bhowmik will explore most major mental disorders in humans, its symptoms, etiology, and treatment will be analyzed methodically. This text also explores abnormal behavior in humans within historical, social, and cultural contexts and focus on major research issues in each major disorder and efficacy of psychological interventions. | 328 pages Van Cleve, John W.
The plays in this volume are from the 1740s. Works from the early literary Enlightenment respond not only to the demand of educated people for rational responses to real-world situations but also to a new desire within the developing middle class to read about recognizable joys, sorrows and tensions within families and between husbands and wives. The audience for this literature held those expectations, and playwrights tried to satisfy them on the contemporary stage. | 264 pages Kone, Drissa
Conflict has always been an integral part of human condition. Any attempt to completely eradicate conflict between people sounds like a utopia. Paradoxically, the pursue of a world of peace and harmony has always been an ideal. This book offers a solution to the fundamental question of the unending conflict between people. Addressing conflict at its roots, through a self-transformative approach could be more effective in making the world a better place. There is no unity in resentment, no forgiveness in revenge and no peace in War. In this contemporary complex and diverse world, a collective responsibility is required to engrave in human consciousness the greatest values of Unity, Forgiveness and Peace. | 116 pages Carballal, Ana Isabel
This book studies the notion of the subaltern in the work of Alfonso Rodriguez Castelao. Although approximately three thousand books and essays have been written about Castelao's work, this study is the first to link his literature to the field of postcolonial studies, and in particular to the postcolonial subject. Castelao had a complex life, and his work has received much analysis and criticism from all ends of the political and academic spectrum. Castelao was the most important writer whose work analyzed the consequences of Galicia's position as a colony inside of Spain, regarded Galicians as the first casualties of this situation, and pointed out the mounting number of problems resulting from it. | 324 pages Bukay, David
This research is about deception and propaganda. It deals with some issues where Muslims use Da'wah, a diplomacy of deceit and propaganda for western audiences. It is propaganda used to transform the west's thinking about Islam, its culture and beliefs. Dr. Bukay examines these issues to shed light on the Islam itself. Knight, Jonathan
Dr. Knight contributes to the study of both the theology of the earliest Christian literature and the New Testament by examining the neglected early second century apocalypse known as The Ascension of Isaiah
. The goal is to allow scholars to examine all the evidence that exists. | 168 pages Margolis, Lawrence
Dr. Margolis' book analyzes the importance of several economic and cultural factors that impact the development of economic success in the developing world. It compiles data to consider the importance each factor, education, trade, democracy, women, or other, in the economic success or failure of developing nations. | 116 pages Azouqa, Aida O.
While Adaptations register the Arabian Nights'
resiliency to fit numerous literary modes, the book demonstrates that understanding the spirit of their hypertext has merited their magical realist novels in achieving their fictional purposes. Accordingly, the novels examined in this book use the varied elements of the Arabian Nights
to break away from conventions of realism. The categories of the Arabian Nights
in general, and its marvelous in particular, invariably suggests that novelists used to them either to subvert the discourses of colonial archives of discovery, or the transgression of institutionalized censorship. | 248 pages Majumdar, Robin
Dr. Majumdar reevaluates the Southern critics', especially the Agrarians' significance in the postmodern world. The Southern Agrarians and their spiritual descendants are out of fashion these days. They are either dismissed or at most marginalized as socially and culturally irrelevant. But an objective appraisal of their work tells a different story. The social, cultural, and moral issues the Agrarians, discussed, the questions they asked, and the values they fought for, in spite of their excesses and even aberrations, neither irrelevant nor meaningless in the modern age as their detractors would have us believe. | 152 pages Christiansen, Steen Ledet
Dr. Christiansen's study looks at the ways that five science fiction stories, Splice
, 28 Days Later
, and The Windup Girl
, look at the notions of humanity and trans humanism. The author argues that science fiction is the perfect genre to examine real philosophical questions about the human condition, its past, and its future. | 108 pages Bentley, Steven
This book is about The Alone as an archetypally grounded, and therefore an ontologically inherent constellation of human beings. As archetypally grounded, The Alone has it within it potential for transformation into the inexpressible energy of The Alone/All One which, as All One, inevitably presents itself as a paradox; at once A and not A, not two and not one. The first formulation is Jungian, the second is Zen. In both practices The Alone is central as both as means and as end. | 34 pages Bukay, David
This research is about deception and propaganda. It deals with some issues where Muslims use Da'wah, a diplomacy of deceit and propaganda for western audiences. It is propaganda used to transform the west's thinking about Islam, its culture and beliefs. Dr. Bukay examines these issues to shed light on the Islam itself. | 630 pages Christiansen, Steen Ledet
Dr. Christiansen's study looks at the ways that five science fiction stories, Splice
, 28 Days Later
, and The Windup Girl
, look at the notions of humanity and trans humanism. The author argues that science fiction is the perfect genre to examine real philosophical questions about the human condition, its past, and its future. | 120 pages Gil Naveira, Isabel
African literature has become a tendency again in the hands of a new generation of women writers who are often associated with the term 'Afropolitanism'. These writers openly criticise the still unsolved problems in both African and Western societies that African women writers from the first and second generation addressed more than thirty years ago. In order to understand our current times, it is essential to analyse the previous generations that have shaped the literary, if not the social world, we live in. | 292 pages Pitcher, Edward William
| 208 pages Riccio, Thomas
| 360 pages Spurr, Barry
| 399 pages Lawrence, Sharon Orleans
| 248 pages Morgan, Marcia
Dr. Morgan's book applies new and varied views of being black female prison employees, by combining intersectionality theory and organizational psychodynamics to explore the psychosocial experience of this group. Their perspective as gendered and racialised subjects provides an insightful account of what it 'feels' like to be black, women, and employees in the British Prison Service. | 272 pages Kadil, Ben J.
In this work, Dr. Kadil creates a comprehensive sociology study of history, politics, way of life, and speech patterns of the society of Mindanao. It collected from a vast array of sources to understand the culture of Mindanao in the past and in the present. | 488 pages Youmans, Patricia
Dr. Youmans' work will offer new perspectives and techniques for teaching primary age children how to read. It focuses on the attitudes and approaches to reading and how they affect young pupils. The goal is to help instructors create a comprehensive guide with the most effective techniques in the field to create a better literacy curriculum. | 104 pages Cliteur, Paul
This book is about the question of what to do with immoral religious practices in a legal context. There are some (so-called) religious practices that many or at least some people consider immoral such as withholding inoculation to children, male and female circumcision, and unstunned ritual slaughter of animals. Dr. Cliteur looks into ways to redefine freedom of religion with its abolition to make use practices illegal. Published in softcover only. | 164 pages Browning, Peter D.
In this book, Dr. Browning joins the fat acceptance movement in condemning discrimination against people because of their body size. It draws from theological ethics to reject the charges of "gluttony" and "sloth" directed at people solely because of their weight and shape. It applies these vices to the food industry and its less-than-energetic concerns about the health of its customers. | 160 pages Turner, Michael J.
This volume of essays is a mediation of the status of religion and politics in Nineteenth century Britain. It is based on a panel on the subject at the North American Conference on British Studies and brings together six academic experts on the subject. | 184 pages Yablokova, Zhanna
Vladimir Nabokov's theory and practice of translation evolved through three distinct and overlapping phases. In the first phase, Nabokov used translation to make literary works accessible to new audiences while preserving the spirit of the work. In the second phase, he made sure the translation was accurate to the original text. In the third and final phase, he argued that future translations should remain faithful to the first translation. This work analyzes and considers Nabokov and his sometimes contradictory philosophy towards translation. | 116 pages Taub, Michael
This book is an edited collection of three plays by Israeli Playwright Edna Mayza. The plays are: Games in the Backyard
, The New Criminals
and The Back Room
. | 288 pages Wilson, Andrew
Dr. Wilson postulates that Jesus, the Second Adam, should have not been circumcised. This leads to a detailed analysis of biblical history, beginning with Abraham and continuing with Judah and Tamar, Moses and Zipporah, even Jesus' family, looking at the context in which circumcision arose and how it might have been possible to end that practice prior to Jesus' advent. | 100 pages Scholnick, Robert
Dr. Scholnick argues that Poe recognized that 'science" was not a unitary endeavor. Like Shelley, who was influenced by Erasmus Darwin and Hawthorne among others, Poe understood that science was inherently political, and he wrote critically of the famous Bridgewater Treatises, which were commissioned in Britain in the 1830s to demonstrate God's continuing providence. The radical tradition enabled Poe to separate himself from the dominant assumptions of natural theology of his time about such matters as Special Creation and the Fixity of Species. | 140 pages Ulloth, Dana
The book traces the evolution of two technologies - elevators and air-conditioning - until they became essential elements of the "skyscraper". It examines several turning points in detail, alongside the economic and social consequences of these two technologies. | 136 pages Hargreaves, Alec G.
The contribution of this collection to scholarship is fourfold: it contributes to the expansion of knowledge about the African continent through a critic’s response to its many forms of representation by writers outside as well as inside Africa; the range of writings provides intertextual evidence supportive of Dorsinville’s own complex representation of Africa in his fiction and memoirs; it is a documented record of a broad paradigm concerned with a postcolonial representation of the dialectic of home and exile, memory and identity, and selfhood and otherness; and it provides a fascinating display of a postcolonial writer-critic’s intellectual journey enlivened by his use of voice in the African tradition of oral exchange whereby he positions himself as the one speaking to and for the many. The volumes follow the original chronology of the publication of the individual texts. The contents range from books on (or by) Doris Lessing to David Halberstam, Idi Amin, and Muhammad Ali. The pieces are in French. | 436 pages Spedaliere, Jody
This study demonstrates how William Saroyan and Jack Kerouac used autobiographical elements in constructing their fiction. Both Kerouac and Saroyan used writing about childhood experiences and striking out to find their places in the world as means of create ideas about who they were and what they could be. | 200 pages Richardson, Herbert W.
The author describes his four years studying for the ministry at the Boston University School of Theology. He analyzes the curriculum, the practical training, the relations between faculty and students, and explains how it transformed him and prepared him to function effectively as a Christian minister. | 328 pages Richardson, Herbert W.
This work is a comparison of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Puritan Preacher, and his conception and view of God with the great philosophical minds of his time: Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, and Shaftesbury. It seeks to create a philosophical route into the core of Jonathan Edward's Calvinism. | 416 pages Garlington, Don
Dr. Garlington has put together a New Testament commentary on the Greek text of Second Corinthians which emphasizes ease of use and extensive notation and scrutiny. It is meant to be a guide for students as they begin to study Bible commentary. | 676 pages Cassella-Blackburn, Michael
This book looks the career of William C. Bullitt and his campaign to save Nationalist China from Communism in the aftermath of the Second World War. William C. Bullitt put together a complete media campaign to convince the American public and American politicians to support Nationalist China against Communist. Dr. Cassella-Blackburn notes that this campaign was the earliest to use fear as a tool in foreign policy. | 180 pages