Diversity Day – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

May 21st is the annual World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, or ‘Diversity Day’, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. Diversity Day aims to demonstrate that cultural diversity leads to economic growth alongside moral, intellectual and emotional growth.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing wholeheartedly believes in – and operates on the premise of – helping to develop a dialogue among civilisations and cultures, while fostering respect and mutual understanding.

To mark Diversity Day, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles on diversity.

9781527530867This book shows that the potential for evolution is based on the tenets of diversity and freedom, which also underlie most of the ethical and moral values that people cherish, whatever their beliefs. Those values can apply to everything that has evolved or will evolve, whether they are humans, other organisms, machines or memes. There is potential for all people who believe in the power of evolution, whether they link that to other spiritual beliefs or not, to unite in a congregation of evolutionists. This will not only help reduce present-day conflicts; it will also be important in the future when we have to face other challenges, such as machine self-awareness. Evolution has made humans not only self-aware, but aware of the universe. As they are a part of the universe, that means that the universe is self-aware in the same sense as any other entity is self-aware, and this gives enormous potential to change the future that mainline physicists tell us will be dark and dead.

This anthology is the official publication of World without Anger (WWA), a non-profit 9781527521865organization whose mission is to promote peace. This collection of peer-reviewed papers stemmed from presentations given at the 6th International WWA conference, titled “Global Peace and Emotional Intelligence for Education, Cultural Diversity, Harmony and Behavior Management”. The contributions reflect diverse, international perspectives on peace-related subjects. The topics include anger cognition and management; the study of self-referential and inclusive language; indigenous perspectives on peace; associations of stress with cardiovascular parameters; strategies to reduce anger through dance; personality traits including agreeableness among public employees; human resource development; emotional intelligence and technology project outcomes among ethnic minorities; the association of emotional maturity and academic performance; and emotional awareness and decision-making.

9781527513556While gender issues are almost always multidimensional and complex, this book discusses them from a cultural angle and with a focus on crossing borders, to represent their concepts meaningfully and to illuminate their realities as sharply as possible. Its five parts detail specific aspects and issues within that focus, namely communication, literary representation, equality and violence, work and politics, and cross-cultural connections. This combination of a wide topical range with specific discussions of gender issues makes the volume’s insights worthwhile for a wide range of readers, from individuals and groups engaging with current gender challenges, to institutional and political decision-makers entrusted with improving gender relations on national or international levels, up to social, economic or educational institutions empowered to implement such solutions in everyday reality.

This volume presents seventeen essays critically reflecting on the collaborative work of 9781527516083the contemporary ethnographic museum with diverse communities. It invites the reader to think about the roles and values of museums internationally, particularly the wide range of creative approaches that can progress dialogue and intercultural understanding in an age of migration that is marked by division and distrust. Against a troubling global background of prejudice and misunderstanding, where elections are increasingly returning right-wing governments, this timely book considers the power of an inclusive and transformative museum space, specifically the movements from static sites where knowledge is transmitted to passive audiences towards potential contact zones where diverse community voices and visibilities are raised and new knowledge(s) actively constructed.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code DIVERSITY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2019.

 

 

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Book of the Month – May 2019

Our May ‘Book of the Month’ is The Da Vinci Globe by Stefaan Missinne.

Leonardo Da Vinci is renowned as being one of the greatest artists, inventors and diversely talented individuals to have ever lived. The 2nd May 2019 is the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death, and this book celebrates his life as it brings the reader through a fabulous journey of scholars, maps, riddles, rebuses, iconographic symbols and enigmatic phrases to illuminate the da Vinci globe.

A chance discovery at a distinguished London map fair in 2012 by a Belgian globe collector produced the most unique of finds: a distinct globe with mysterious images, such as old ships, sailors, a volcano, a hybrid monster, pentimenti, waving patterns, conic individualised mountains, curving rivers, vigorous costal lines, chiaroscuro and an unresolved triangular anagram, which remains an enigma. The globe is hand-engraved in great detail on ostrich egg shells from Pavia by a left-handed Renaissance genius of unquestionable quality. It shows secret knowledge of the map world from the time of Columbus, Cabral, Amerigo Vespucci and Leonardo da Vinci. Central and North America are covered by a vast ocean. The da Vinci globe originates from Florence and dates from 1504. It marks the first time ever that the names of countries such as Brazil, Germania, Arabia and Judea have appeared on a globe. The da Vinci globe now takes its rightful place, surpassing the Lenox globe, its copper-cast identical twin, as the most mysterious globe of our time. As such, this monograph is an essential text in Leonardo studies and in the history of cartography.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page.

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on1st May 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“Dr. S. Missinne‘s thorough research on the da Vinci Globe has been of great personal interest and an update of the newest most convincing evidence took place last August during our meeting in Rome and the Vatican. Dr. Missinne’s detailed investigations provide irrefutable arguments towards the conclusion that the Ostrich Egg Globe and it’s twin are from the hand of nobody else than Leonardo da Vinci.“

Johan Ickx, Università Europea di Roma and Head of the Archive in Vatican City

“A gigantic, six-year labor of love, with hard to find research, proofs, and new information on Leonardo da Vinci! As a great canvas painting artist, da Vinci’s technique was also engraved in intaglio style, to even the smallest detail. The Da Vinci Globe traces the history of an ostrich egg (a symbol of great wealth ) to a garden, where ostriches were kept five hundred years ago in Italy, and upon which a map has been engraved, which only could be made by left-handed engraving typical to Da Vinci – the engravings are also paste-print, two dimensional, of great optical quality, and interesting in science, and map reading/navigation. […] Missinne, a student of Pedretti, lives up to the knowledge and analysis with a fun, fact-filled research tome which is generational in quality and academic research. It takes one thing to know a Da Vinci but it is quite another to prove one. And in this, Missinne’s book provides a great read to the world. Here, European artists are shown to be expert in more than one field, proficient in more than one area. This greatly enlarges our view of European art history and illuminates new paths of knowledge.”

J. Constable, Italian Renaissance Expert, Cambridge, USA

To read more reviews of Stefaan’s book please click here.

Andrea Gatti on the evolution of his appreciation for Nietzsche

This month we are celebrating the birthday of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and as part of this some of our authors and Editorial Advisory Board members will be posting short articles on their debt to Nietzsche, and on his relevance to contemporary debates. Starting off our month of celebrations is Dr Andrea Gatti. Andrea teaches Aesthetics at the University of Ferrara, Italy, having graduated in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, Italy. He took his PhD in the history of modern and contemporary art at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his research activities are principally oriented in the domain of eighteenth century philosophy and aesthetics. Here, he reflects on his difficult early relationship with Nietzsche, and explains how he came to acknowledge his greatness as a thinker. You can read more about Andrea here. Continue reading