Book Announcement: The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding: Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion

The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding: Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873598
Hardback, pp410, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding: Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion, edited by Gordon P. Andrews and Yosay D. Wangdi.

This book, the first in a series entitled Historical and Pedagogical Issues: Insights from the Great Lakes History Conference, addresses historical and pedagogical issues. It explores the agency of historical actors tied to larger movements, demonstrating the efficacy and power of individuals to act with historical impact. It also describes the nuanced role of memory, often neglected in larger national or global social movements. This volume explores these powerful themes through a broad range of topics, including the research and pedagogy of revolution, reform, and rebellion as they are applied to race, ethnicity, political movements, labour, reconciliation, memory, and moral responsibility. The book will interest researchers that have an interest in both, or either, history and pedagogy. Continue reading

Call for chapters: Rethinking language and literature in a changing world

Call for chapters in English or French for the edited volume Rethinking language and literature in a changing world

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Initiators/editors:

  • Dr Genevoix Nana, the Open University, UK
  • Dr Andrew Tata Ngeh, University of Buea, Cameroon

Edited volumes seldom call for contributions in two different fields. By combining language and literature, two closely related disciplines, this volume hopes to bring together chapters presenting original research that focuses on the intersection of language and literature and how the teaching and use of the former construes classroom and societal reality and spurs linguistic and literary creativity. While the volume is broad in scope, it particularly welcomes papers that demonstrate how language transcends boundaries in education and literary creation and seek to cogently highlight in their analytical approach the intricacies of linguistic transformation.

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Book Announcement: Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal

Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879651
Hardback, pp346, £64.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal by Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado and Raúl de la Fuente Marcos.

Elagabal is the name of the Syrian sun god whose high priest Varius was, at the same time as Roman emperor, AD 218–222. Because of this connexion, Varius was misnamed Heliogabalus or Elagabalus long after his death. Second in the series Varian Studies, this book discusses Elagabal’s architectural and sculptural artefacts in Rome. These are represented by the Palatine site of the Varian Temple of Elagabal in Rome, and by relief sculpture on column capitals found in the Roman Forum, showing Elagabal with other deities, in a scene of sacrifice here reconstructed as Elagabal’s Idyll. The Varian Temple of Elagabal in Rome confirms on topographical grounds an hypothesis regarding the site of that temple on the Palatine, concurring with current archaeological opinion based on other grounds. It also shows that the site in question has definite astronomical implications. Elagabal’s Idyll gives a full account of scholarship concerning the three column capitals and the debate about their origin and function. It then goes on to analyse the iconography of one of them in order to explore the cosmology, theology and ritual of the cult of Elagabal. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Reflections on Female and Trans* Masculinities and Other Queer Crossings

Reflections on Female and Trans* Masculinities and Other Queer Crossings now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882859
Hardback, pp265, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Reflections on Female and Trans* Masculinities and Other Queer Crossings, edited by Nina Kane and Jude Woods.

This collection of essays emerged out of the Agender conference, and various queer cultural activities associated with the PoMoGaze project (Leeds Art Gallery, 2013–2015). PoMoGaze was a term created to promote queer co-curatorial projects held at the gallery as part of Community Engagement activities, and references ‘PoMo’ as a shortening of ‘Postmodern’ combined with ‘Gaze’ as a play on words linking the act of looking with LGBT*IQ activities. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene

Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882774
Hardback, pp356, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene by E.M. Ineshin and A.V. Tetenkin.

The site of Bol’shoy Yakor’ I is one of the most intensively investigated Late Pleistocene sites in Eastern Siberia. This volume compiles and presents the outcome of more than three decades of research by the authors in English for the first time.  Continue reading

Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881722
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages. Continue reading

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

9781443881715
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