Book Announcement: Family, Violence and Gender in African Anglophone Novels and Contemporary Terrorist Threats

Family, Violence and Gender in African Anglophone Novels and Contemporary Terrorist Threats now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898669
Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Family, Violence and Gender in African Anglophone Novels and Contemporary Terrorist Threats by Chi Sum Garfield Lau.

This book investigates how the breakdown of the family and the conventional gendering of roles gives rise to terrorist violence as portrayed in various African Anglophone narratives written by internationally renowned authors including Chinua Achebe, Doris Lessing, J.M. Coetzee and the award-winning contemporary Moroccan author Laila Lalami. It proves that the indispensable relationship between an eroding family structure and terror is not only an observation found in African Anglophone narratives, but, rather, that this relationship can help us to better comprehend terror as a globalized phenomenon in the twenty-first century.
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Book Announcement: Explorations in Southern African Drama, Theatre and Performance

Explorations in Southern African Drama, Theatre and Performance now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898690
Hardback, pp267, £61.99 / £104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Explorations in Southern African Drama, Theatre and Performance by Patrick J. Ebewo.

In spite of the rich repertoire of artistic traditions in Southern Africa, particularly in the areas of drama, theatre and performance, there seems to be a lack of a corresponding robust academic engagement with these subjects. While it can be said that some of the racial groups in the region have received substantial attention in terms of scholarly discussions of their drama and theatre performances, the same cannot be said of the black African racial group. As such, this collection of thirteen chapters represents a compendium of critical and intellectual discourses on black African drama, theatre and performance in Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.
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Book Announcement: Cultural Heritage in a Comparative Approach: In the Name of Aphrodite

Cultural Heritage in a Comparative Approach: In the Name of Aphrodite now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873116
Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Cultural Heritage in a Comparative Approach: In the Name of Aphrodite by Andrea Ragusa.

Despite the increasing focus from juridical and social sciences perspectives, cultural heritage remains a subject insufficiently considered from a historical point of view. Based on a comparative approach, looking at a variety of experiences developed for the management of cultural heritage since the emergence of the protectionist movement, this book analyses UNESCO cultural heritage legislation with regards to the socio-anthropological evolution of the concept of cultural heritage.
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Book Announcement: Homosexuality in Italian Literature, Society, and Culture, 1789-1919

Homosexuality in Italian Literature, Society, and Culture, 1789-1919 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872881
Hardback, pp285, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Homosexuality in Italian Literature, Society, and Culture, 1789-1919, edited by Lorenzo Benadusi, Paolo L. Bernardini, Elisa Bianco and Paola Guazzo.

Homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestitism, and trans-genders represented new ideas, customs, and mentalities which shattered nineteenth-century Italy. At this time, Italy was a state in the making, with a growing population, a fading aristocracy, and new urban classes entering the scene. While still an extremely Catholic country, atheism and secularization slowly undermined the old, traditional morality, with literature and poetry endorsing innovative fashions coming from abroad. Laxity mixed with perversion, while new forms of sexuality mirrored the immense changes taking place in a society that, since time immemorial, was dominated by the Church and by a rigid class system. This was a revolution, parallel to the political movements that brought about the Unification of Italy in 1861, and was tormented, intense, and occasionally tragic. This collection of essays offers a rather comprehensive overview of this phenomenon. Personalities and places, ideas and novels, poetry and tragedy, law and customs, are the subject of ten essays, written by leading international experts in Italian history, the history of sexuality, literature and poetry. The Italian nineteenth century is a time of a number of rapid changes, visible and invisible revolutions, often given less attention than the unification process. This book makes a substantial contribution to Italian studies and modern European history.
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Book Announcement: A Literary Journey to Rome: From the Sweet Life to the Great Beauty

A Literary Journey to Rome: From the Sweet Life to the Great Beauty now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873284
Hardback, pp115, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Literary Journey to Rome: From the Sweet Life to the Great Beauty by Christina Höfferer.

Rome is considered to be the most beautiful city in the world. However, how many people know about the hidden Rome, the Vatican’s secret archives, the true fate of Pasolini? This book describes a city full of passionate people who are in love with Rome and enthusiastic about what they experience there. Taking the reader on a journey through the city, we meet a woman picking urban fruit from the trees of Rome, learn the importance of studio 5 for Frederico Fellini, and chat with lovers of the work of the acclaimed Viennese-Roman author Ingeborg Bachmann. Always in search of the special in everyday life, the book draws a lively picture of the always vibrant Eternal City.
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Book Announcement: The Herb in History, Mysteries and Crafts

The Herb in History, Mysteries and Crafts now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443856874
Hardback, pp365, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Herb in History, Mysteries and Crafts by Zenia Sacks DaSilva.

This book is not the usual herbal; not a homeopathic handbook, a cookbook or a gardener’s consort; not even a compendium of history or lore, though these are its favourite pursuits. At heart, it is a tale of humanity’s poignant relationship with nature. Told in short vignettes, profusely illustrated and sprinkled with personal asides, it touches broadly on the role of plants in legend, in religion, in medicine, commerce, crafts and tradition, in literature, language, politics, beauty, in the rise and fall of empires, in food and manners, in love, in murder, and in crushing social passions. It selects from the trove of history and science moments that amaze, or shock, or move us to disbelief, and asks us to explore the uncanny bond between us and our non-speaking partners in creation.
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Meet our Authors: Brenda Domínguez-Rosado – May 2017

Brenda Domínguez-Rosado is currently a tenured Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus. She has a BA in Secondary Education in English (TESS=Teaching English to Spanish Speakers), an MA in American and British Literature, and a PhD in Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean, all from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. Brenda has been an educator for thirty-two years, has won awards for her teaching, and has presented multiple conferences and workshops both locally (Puerto Rico and the US) and internationally in countries such as Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Portugal, Spain, and St. Kitts.

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