Book Announcement: Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship

Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp203, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship, edited by Paul de Beer and Ferry Koster.

Ethnic diversity and solidarity are often thought to be at odds with each other. In an increasingly diverse society, individuals find it more difficult to identify with other citizens and, therefore, are less willing to show solidarity. Empirical tests of the relationship between diversity and solidarity are, however, inconclusive. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity

Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp155, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity by Christine E. Poteau.

Creating classroom spaces that allow for increased learner participation and lowered anxiety levels allows for an inclusive learning environment. Continuing collaborative efforts to challenge theories and further test methodologies by drawing upon research studies helps researchers and educators to become more informed about individual learner preferences and classroom contextual factors and to foster meaningful learning environments across disciplines. Specifically, examining distinct learner contexts can allow educators to explore new avenues of pedagogical design to improve learning contexts. Continue reading

Book announcement: Lost in the Antebellum (paperback)

Paperback edition of Lost in the Antebellum now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp215, £39.99 / $67.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Lost in the Antebellum by Robert D. Morritt.

This volume is a compendium of the thoughts and works of authors, and of prose and scientific thought prior to the American Civil War. Featured are Maury the oceanographer; the author William Gilmore Simms, of whom Edgar Allen Poe remarked was the best American novelist in recent decades; the Hutchinson Family Singers whose concert tours in the USA and Britain did much to serve the cause of emancipation; the “real” story of Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman who died with Jim Bowie at the Alamo, which is more interesting than the old fictional accounts of his life; and “Six Days in the Moon,” a tale of an event that allegedly occurred in June 1844, by “an Aerio-Nautical Man” who has just returned from the Moon. Also featured are contemporary composers, explorers, poets and filibusters.
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Book Announcement: Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium

Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp340, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium, edited by David Forrest, Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Stacey Jocoy and Emily Ahrens Yates.

Coming to terms with Britten’s music is no easy task. The complex, often contradictory language associated with Britten’s style likely stems from his double interest in progressive composition and immediate connection with a broad, popular audience – an apparent paradox in the splintered musical culture of the 20th century – as well as from complicated truths in his own life, such as his love for a country that accepted neither his sexuality nor his politics. As a result, the attempt to describe his music can tell us as much about our own biases and the inadequacies of our analytic tools as it does about the music itself. Such audits of our scholarly language and strategies are vital in light of the still-murky view we have of twentieth century music. This opportunity for academic self-reflection is the reason Britten studies such as this book are so important. The essays included here challenge assumptions about musical constructs, relationships between text and music, and the influences of age, spirituality, and personal relationships on compositional technique. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice

Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp130, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice, edited by Andrzej Kapusta and Michal Lytovka.

This volume explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine, and promotes a multifaceted approach towards health, illness, healthcare and body. The articles gathered here focus on various issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policies, and the experiences of being ill and of caring for those who are ill. The questions and theories discussed by the authors, concerning methodological, ethical and philosophical aspects of medical knowledge, will serve to open up new vistas of study for the reader. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp516, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.
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Book Announcement: Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?

Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?, edited by Giray Sadık.

Hybrid threats posed by various combinations of state and non-state actors have presented considerable transnational challenges to EU-members and NATO-allies. This ongoing rise of hybrid threats, ranging from political instability in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the resulting mass refugee influx and terrorism in the European neighborhood, stress the need to timely discuss important questions about hybrid threats and the venues for effective Euro-Atlantic cooperation, including post-Brexit policy implications. This edited volume presents comprehensive analyses from various experts on these interrelated issues, and, thus, represents an essential source for scholars and practitioners of European politics and international relations with an interest in contemporary transnational security issues. In addition, this book will be useful as up-to-date coursework material for courses on European security and foreign policy, international security and strategic studies, unconventional warfare, and transatlantic relations. Continue reading