Book Announcement: American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic”

American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic” now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp215, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic” by Caroline Joan “Kay” S. Picart.

American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of Jihadi Cool/Chic provides a critical legal analysis of how American self-radicalizing terrorists become what they are by analyzing, in detail, the stories of Colleen LaRose, America’s first Most Wanted Female Terrorist, and the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Jahar (Dzhokhar), the Boston Marathon Bombers. Drawing from the analytic tools of cutting-edge studies on terrorism by global experts, as well as the latest news reports, policy papers, Congressional Hearings, and legal documents, the book illustrates how the internet provides the means through which a self-activating terrorist may first self-radicalize through some imaginary or sympathetic connection with an organized terrorist network. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad

American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp566, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad, edited by Sämi Ludwig.

In March 2015, a group of experts from four continents and a wide range of disciplines met with the leading African American writer Ishmael Reed in Mulhouse, France, and Basel, Switzerland. Guided by Swiss cultural and literary theorist Sämi Ludwig, and deliberately migrating back and forth across a political border in the heart of Europe, they not only listened to Reed and discussed his work, but also looked more widely at the different meanings assigned to “multiculturalism” in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. This volume brings together their reflections. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Travellers in Scandinavia

American Travellers in Scandinavia now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp119, £45.99 / $78.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Travellers in Scandinavia by Dimitrios Kassis.

The emergence of the racial theories of Nordicism and Anglo-Saxonism at the threshold of the twentieth century changed the cultural and political mapping of the world, and gave a new impetus to the construction of national discourses both in Europe and overseas. In its complex situation as a former colony and a rising empire, America strove to forge a new identity based on the biological findings of fresh scientific fields, the so-called “pseudosciences”. In their travel texts, American travel writers wished to revive their ties with the Old Norse world, embarking on trips which aimed to link the discovery of Vinland, by the Vikings, with the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Old Norse culture, by Victorian and American scholars. Continue reading