Book Announcement: Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World

Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443893534
Hardback, pp170, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World by Mohammad Hashas.

This work introduces Kenneth White’s geopoetics as a radical, postmodern interdisciplinary and intercultural project that reclaims the return to communication with the earth, nature, wo-man, and the self as part of a cosmic unity approach. It traces geopoetics’ beginnings, key concepts, territories and trajectories, aims, and perspectives. Geopoetics is shown here to be a cosmopolitan project for a more open and harmonious world, which buries narrow-mindedness and offers new horizons. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study

The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895781
Hardback, pp190, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study by Renáta Panocová.

The question of characterizing academic vocabulary has often been framed in a context that is purely determined by questions of language teaching. The aim in such approaches is to come up with a list of words for learners of English for Special Purposes. This book approaches this question from a more general, empirical perspective, focusing on medical vocabulary. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, Power and Security

Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, Power and Security now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891653
Hardback, pp266, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, Power and Security, edited by Maria O’Neill and Ken Swinton.

This collection of papers examines a variety of areas and issues related to, or raised by, the EU Internal Security Strategy. It covers such matters as critical infrastructure protection and environmental crime, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including law, geography and politics. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Effect of the 1958 New York Convention on Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Arab Gulf States

The Effect of the 1958 New York Convention on Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Arab Gulf States now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895774
Hardback, pp255, £

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Effect of the 1958 New York Convention on Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Arab Gulf States by Reyadh Mohamed Seyadi.

In the second half of the twentieth century, alongside the evolution of the global economy, modern technology, rapid transportation and multinational enterprises, there was an increased demand for a dispute resolution mechanism that met the needs of traders, international trade and economic policy-makers. Arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution has significantly gained in popularity in the Arab Gulf States over the past two decades or so. This is no doubt reason enough to take a closer look at the main theme that defines arbitration in this region. National courts of the Arab Gulf states are invariably seen as not very arbitration friendly, some possibly even hostile to arbitration. Public order, alongside the Islamic legal traditions, is seen as unruly horse that could possibly undermine the development of international commercial arbitration in this region. The contribution in this book will go some way toward dissipating the concerns that are routinely raised about the procedural and practical soundness of arbitration in the Arab Gulf states. In addition, the book serves to place arbitration in the Arab Gulf states in its present legal systems, national laws and courts practices. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies

Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443892537
Hardback, pp120, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies by Georgina Gabor.

The book purports to mediate between various culturally determined profiles of the discipline of Communication Studies. While it directs the reader’s attention to landmark American texts in intercultural communication, it also signals the potential to make reading a relational praxis, thus writing a way out of the disciplinary meta-narratives of identification. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895965
Hardback, pp285, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century by Shahnaz Shoro.

Honour killing is considered the worst form of domestic violence against human beings, particularly against women. It is clear that societies across the world – through their laws and their courts – continue to countenance legal defences which overwhelmingly benefit males committing violence against females. Despite the statistics that honour killings are being reported from all over the world, the greatest number of shocking reports of honour killings come from Muslim countries. Continue reading

Book Review: Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture

This volume is a collection of essays which derive from a 2014 conference at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Together they seek, as Martin M. Winkler notes in his useful introduction, to demonstrate “the continuing presence of the past or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present and, by extension, for the future” (p.xiii).

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