Book Announcement: Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship

Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881715
Hardback, pp203, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ethnic Diversity and Solidarity: A Study of their Complex Relationship, edited by Paul de Beer and Ferry Koster.

Ethnic diversity and solidarity are often thought to be at odds with each other. In an increasingly diverse society, individuals find it more difficult to identify with other citizens and, therefore, are less willing to show solidarity. Empirical tests of the relationship between diversity and solidarity are, however, inconclusive. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice

Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886185
Hardback, pp130, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice, edited by Andrzej Kapusta and Michal Lytovka.

This volume explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine, and promotes a multifaceted approach towards health, illness, healthcare and body. The articles gathered here focus on various issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policies, and the experiences of being ill and of caring for those who are ill. The questions and theories discussed by the authors, concerning methodological, ethical and philosophical aspects of medical knowledge, will serve to open up new vistas of study for the reader. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?

Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881791
Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?, edited by Giray Sadık.

Hybrid threats posed by various combinations of state and non-state actors have presented considerable transnational challenges to EU-members and NATO-allies. This ongoing rise of hybrid threats, ranging from political instability in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the resulting mass refugee influx and terrorism in the European neighborhood, stress the need to timely discuss important questions about hybrid threats and the venues for effective Euro-Atlantic cooperation, including post-Brexit policy implications. This edited volume presents comprehensive analyses from various experts on these interrelated issues, and, thus, represents an essential source for scholars and practitioners of European politics and international relations with an interest in contemporary transnational security issues. In addition, this book will be useful as up-to-date coursework material for courses on European security and foreign policy, international security and strategic studies, unconventional warfare, and transatlantic relations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Public Health and Social Reforms in Portugal (1780-1805)

Public Health and Social Reforms in Portugal (1780-1805) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886161
Hardback, pp325, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Public Health and Social Reforms in Portugal (1780-1805) by Laurinda Abreu.

This monograph provides an innovative analysis of a unique period for social and public health policy in Portuguese history. With a firm basis in archival research, the book examines a lesser-known facet of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in the late Ancien Regime in Portugal: Diogo Inácio de Pina Manique, the Intendant-General of Police from 1780 to 1805. By combining the resources of the Intendancy with those of the Casa Pia, an institution for welfare provision and social control that he set up just a month after being appointed, Pina Manique attempted to introduce a variety of projects designed to create a prosperous, healthy, well-educated, informed, clean and hard-working country less inclined to vice and immorality, in which the people would be obedient and the upper classes more magnanimous. One of his greatest achievements was perhaps to understand the link between ill health and poverty and therefore to regard public health as a key area of governance.
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Book Announcement: Values, World Society and Modelling Yearbook 2015

Values, World Society and Modelling Yearbook 2015 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881753
Hardback, pp335, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Values, World Society and Modelling Yearbook 2015 by Gordon Burt.

The Values, World Society and Modelling Yearbook 2015, like the 2014 Yearbook, analyses contemporary world events with special attention to values, drawing on foundational ideas in a variety of academic disciplines. World society in 2015 exhibited economic, political and cultural tensions: growth and austerity; the Greek bailout referendum; the Paris attacks on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists; the Christian south and Muslim north in the Nigerian elections; and religion and secularism in Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage. Demographics, austerity, migration and nationalism were all issues in the UK general election. There were debates about immigration into Europe and debates about Western military intervention. There were debates about the Enlightenment surrounding the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
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Book Announcement: Postgraduate Voices in Punk Studies: Your Wisdom, Our Youth

Postgraduate Voices in Punk Studies: Your Wisdom, Our Youth now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881685
Hardback, pp180, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Postgraduate Voices in Punk Studies: Your Wisdom, Our Youth, edited by Mike Dines and Laura Way.

This volume represents the first academic collection to draw upon postgraduate research in exploring the punk scene. Cutting-edge studies, spanning both local and global contexts, are covered with contributions from a range of academic disciplines, including art and design, sociology, cultural studies, English, and music. The chapters are loosely focused around three themes: scenes; gender, “race” and sexuality; and therapy and laughter. The collection builds upon, and diversifies, existing academic work in punk studies covering such topics as “whitestraightboy” hegemony, straight-edge in France, CRT and the links between punk and the “rave” scene of the 1990s.
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Book Announcement: Audiovisual Posthumanism

Audiovisual Posthumanism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881777
Hardback, pp360, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Audiovisual Posthumanism, edited by Evi D. Sampanikou.

This volume deals with the challenges posthumanism meets as a successor to postmodernism in the field of artistic, literary and aesthetic expression. It also explores the ways social sciences and humanities are affected by posthumanism, and it asks how posthumanism can be an expansion of humanism in the contemporary world, rather than a transcendence of humanism. The chapters’ authors come from different countries, cultural backgrounds and study areas to present a varied perspective on posthumanism.
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