Book Announcement: The Polish Humboldtian University in the Face of Paradigmatic Change

The Polish Humboldtian University in the Face of Paradigmatic Change now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp255, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Polish Humboldtian University in the Face of Paradigmatic Change by Aleksander Kobylarek.

The Polish university is based on the Humboldt model, and can serve as a typical example of liberal education throughout Central and Eastern Europe. This book portrays an institution resistant to change and defying all attempts at reform. Currently, it is attempting to retain its identity with no regard to the rapidly changing world of science, culture and communication technologies that surrounds it. The absolute power of the professor, excessive administration and feudal subordination mean that such universities have lost touch with the local environment, and have become a factory for graduates with a random education. Power games and resentment have replaced the search for scientific truth, which in turn means that such institutions are practically invisible in the rankings, because of the lack of significant achievements. This situation has led to proposal here of a redefinition of the function of the university, based on a thorough analysis of needs of all its various groups of stakeholders. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A World Beyond Global Disorder: The Courage to Hope

A World Beyond Global Disorder: The Courage to Hope now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp275, £52.99 / $90.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A World Beyond Global Disorder: The Courage to Hope, edited by Fred Dallmayr and Edward Demenchonok.

A world which, like ours, has been ravaged by some sixty wars in recent decades, can rightly be described as the scene of global disorder. Even today, the same world is traumatized by hot and cold wars, proxy wars, and repeated outbursts of blood-filled mayhem, not to mention the threat of a nuclear holocaust unleashed by big power rivalries. These are not mere statistics, but wounds in the body of humanity, calling for healing and reconciliation. In biblical terms, human beings are not meant to be the owners or the destroyers of the world, but rather its custodians or caretakers. Continue reading

Call for Articles: Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

Editors

Anukrati Sharma, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

O.P. Rishi, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

Publisher

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

Submission deadline (Chapter Abstract): July 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the call for book chapters on Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook. We are hoping you will make this volume immensely beneficial by submitting your valuable contribution.

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Book Announcement: Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp465, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Pavlina Radia.

Social policy, as executed in western civilization, is apparently at a crossroads, with “forgotten” contradictions between the rich and the poor having once again become topical. The current economic and social crisis, including the crisis of the welfare state, raises the need to seek solutions from the past as well as the present. This volume brings together examples of social practice in the Central European region from the 19th century to the 1950s.
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Book Announcement: Caring Architecture: Institutions and Relational Practices

Caring Architecture: Institutions and Relational Practices now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Caring Architecture: Institutions and Relational Practices, edited by Catharina Nord and Ebba Högström.

Architecture is hard stuff. It is formed by walls, roofs, floors, all components of hard materials, stone, glass and wood. It distributes people in space and directs their doings and movements. Institutions are even harder stuff. Order is pushed a step further by the coerciveness of discursive architectural models and caring practices, restricting options to certain ways of thinking and acting. This book illuminates how people and spaces negotiate, and often challenge, regularities and patterns embedded in the meeting between architecture and institutions. It contains a number of essays by authors from disciplines such as human geography, architecture, planning, design, social work and education. The contributions discuss different examples from institutions in which care is carried out, such as assisted living facilities, residential care for children, psychiatric care facilities, hospitals, and prisons. By adopting a non-representational perspective, emergent practices render visible capacities of being flexible and mouldable, in which institutional architecture is defied, contested and transformed. New situations appear which transgress physical space in partnership with those who populate it, whether humans or non-humans. This book reveals the relational and transformative conditions of care architecture and the ways in which institutions transform (or not) into caring architecture. Continue reading

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: Formations of Terror

Formations of Terror now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp270, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Formations of Terror by Simon Bell.

There are a host of books about fear but, as yet, there has been little attempt to methodically and systemically assess how fear emerges and is targeted. This highly readable yet rigorous book sets about the methodical assessment of fear as an emergent property. Working from the personal experience of fear as ‘everyman’, and then using examples and case studies, it explores the main principles which lie behind the manifestation of fear of all kinds. Using climate change as its specific point of focus, fear is seen to be a major force in problem assessment and analysis and, by accident or intention, a significant confusion to human decision making. By the systemic development of the main features of the Paradigm of Fear and the identification of Fear Amplifying and Fear Attenuating systems, the book demonstrates how fear can be contained, how new social forms can arise and how new behaviours and social qualities can mitigate the Formations of Terror. Continue reading