Book Announcement: Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich

Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp195, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich by Marta J. Lysik.

This study portrays how Louise Erdrich’s writing extends Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogism and the novel through an investigation of a selection of her works, as well as her practices of writing, co-writing, re-writing, and reading novels. Erdrich’s hallmark dialogic literary style and practice encompasses writing a series of books; re-cycling protagonists, narrators, events, themes and settings; re-writing previously published novels; employing heteroglossia and polyglossia; co-authoring texts, blogging about books; translating different epistemologies for different audiences; and spotlighting families as the main thematic concern in dialogue with her own parenting experiences as depicted in her memoirs.
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Book Announcement: The Lure of Olde Arizona (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Lure of Olde Arizona now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp370, £44.99 / $75.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Lure of Olde Arizona by William Mallinson.

This book affords the reader an in-depth history of Arizona from the Paleographical era up until Statehood. The author has recorded music in Arizona and is a specialist on the advent of the recording industry from its inception in Arizona during the 1950s and 60s. The book examines the early ‘roots’ of the indigenous people, together with contemporary accounts of early settlers.
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Book Announcement: Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction

Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp190, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction by Sławomir Studniarz.

This volume examines a range of novels and novellas published over the course of nearly forty years, from 1968 to 2014, including E.L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain, John Gardner’s “The King’s Indian,” Paul Auster’s Travels in the Scriptorium, Peter Straub’s Mr. X, and Joyce Carol Oates’ Expensive People.
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Book Announcement: Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World

Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp604, £80.99 / $137.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World, edited by Vincenzo Bavaro, Gianna Fusco, Serena Fusco and Donatella Izzo.

Poised between the land and the sea, enabling the dynamic flow of people and goods, while also figuratively representing a safe place of rest and refuge, the harbor constitutes a liminal, ambivalent space par excellence that has been central to the American imagination and history since the early colonial days. From the mythical tales of discovery and foundation to the endless flows of migrants, through the dark pages of the slave trade and the imperialistic dream of an ever-expanding nation, harbors, both as a trope and as physical spaces, powerfully signify the American experience. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922

The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp250, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922 by Jeffrey M. Leatherwood.

Ever since the courtroom doors closed in 1919, the tragic Charlotte Streetcar Strike has haunted the collective memory of the Carolina Piedmont region. During a season of labor unrest, it briefly made national headlines. Five men were killed and at least twelve others were wounded by gunfire during a demonstration against Southern Public Utilities, a subsidiary of James B. Duke’s Southern Power. For many who lived afterward in North Carolina’s “Queen City,” the strike and riot were events better left forgotten, while, for later generations, the “Battle of the Barn” has become an item of curiosity. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times

The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp155, £45.99 / $78.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times by Frank A. Salamone.

This volume explores various kinds of love and the way music reflects them. It is about romantic love, ethnic pride and love, love and the media, and various other loves we have, especially love for popular culture. Throughout, special focus is given to the role jazz plays, as well as other forms of African and African American music, including hip hop, and, especially, the blues. Continue reading