Book Announcement: Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity

Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881678
Hardback, pp155, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity by Christine E. Poteau.

Creating classroom spaces that allow for increased learner participation and lowered anxiety levels allows for an inclusive learning environment. Continuing collaborative efforts to challenge theories and further test methodologies by drawing upon research studies helps researchers and educators to become more informed about individual learner preferences and classroom contextual factors and to foster meaningful learning environments across disciplines. Specifically, examining distinct learner contexts can allow educators to explore new avenues of pedagogical design to improve learning contexts. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881722
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages.
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Book Announcement: The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879613
Paperback, pp241, £37.99 / $64.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) by Terence Palmer.

Spirit possession, attachment, poltergeist activity and the negative impact of obsession, infestation and harassment on psychological health, together with the methods of dealing with it, are contemporary issues that demand serious scientific research and academic study. Essential reading for anyone who is presented with the problem of identifying and dealing with negative spirit influence, whether they are a health professional, a service user or a research scientist, this book presents a complementary approach that is built upon the theoretical concepts and experimental methods of Frederic Myers, together with modern research findings in quantum theory and neuro-imaging.
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Book Announcement: Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment

Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882811
Hardback, pp299, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment, edited by Anna Budziak, Katarzyna Lisowska and Jarosław Woźniak.

Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics views textual and extra-textual worlds as intimately connected, as forming a continuum, in fact. The essays – on literature, philosophy and the arts – gathered here derive their theoretical inspirations from two realms where embodiment and agency are particularly stressed: namely, from philosophical somaesthetics, a discipline proposed by Richard Shusterman in 1999, and from performance studies, remarkable for its current expansion. In most general terms, the point of convergence for somaesthetics and performativity is their stressing the agency of the embodied and sentient human self.
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Book Announcement: The Nomiotic-Wave Theory of Mind and Inherent Logic

The Nomiotic-Wave Theory of Mind and Inherent Logic now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443852029
Hardback, pp495, £74.99 / $127.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Nomiotic-Wave Theory of Mind and Inherent Logic by Mariano L. Bianca.

This book formulates a nomiotic-wave theory of the mind grounded in six fundamental aspects: 1) the mind is different from the brain as a whole because its processes directly involve the neocortex; 2) the mind generates significant processes and configurations; 3) the mind possesses an architecture and works with operational modalities; 4) the mental processes work with the transmission of informational waves; 5) the mind consists of several minds or mental units that operate independently or in synergy with each other in a parallel and syntotic way; and 6) the mind possesses a logic that is called inherent logic.
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Book Review: Disasters: Mental Health Context and Responses

Disasters: Mental Health Context and Responses is a fascinating compilation of chapters by expert authors from around the world. Each author uses his/her own unique expertise to outline how disasters impact mental health and comment on methods to mitigate human suffering. The book is presented in three separate but inter-related sections of articles. Each section is dedicated to a disaster subtype: Natural, Human-made (or man-made) and Economic disasters. The psychological impact of earthquakes, droughts, floods, and cyclones, occurring in different areas of the world, is presented in the natural disaster section. Authors from Greece, Turkey, India and Pakistan, for example, explore how disasters can lead to emotional distress and posttraumatic symptoms in the midst of and in the aftermath of a disaster. Epidemiological data is used thoughtfully to support the impact of natural disasters.

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