Book Announcement: Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?

Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872874
Hardback, pp295, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?, edited by Yunus Tuncel.

This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas.
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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: Indian Agriculture: Trends in Food Grains Production

Indian Agriculture: Trends in Food Grains Production now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872782
Hardback, pp281, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Indian Agriculture: Trends in Food Grains Production by Trinadh Nookathoti.

Population explosions have always pushed India into many deep-rooted socio-economic bottlenecks. India is home to one third of the globe’s poverty-ridden and hunger-prone population, despite the undoubted availability of and access to food grains. This study explores the causes of and solutions to the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition at the grassroots level. Although India’s spending on protecting its boundaries has increased massively, there does not seem to have been as much emphasis on protecting its citizens.
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Book Announcement: Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism

Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872836
Hardback, pp540, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism, edited by Recep Efe and Münir Öztürk.

The tourism industry is striving hard to create attractive worlds for its customers. Both as a necessity and as a challenge, this field is overwhelmed by the imagination economy, but raises several questions about tourists, providing opportunities to move deeper into the understanding of complexities involved in relationships among tourists, tourism sites and their historical structure, and environmental sustainability. As a result of this, a serious academic interest in tourism has developed over recent decades as a complex aspect of investigation into humans and their environment. This volume brings together case studies from different parts of the world, focusing on tourism and its interactions with the environment. It provides a general outline of theoretical issues and their practicality in different industrialising countries from both the East and the West. The book will appeal to researchers involved in tourism studies and environmental interactions, as well as academicians and tourism agencies.
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Book Announcement: Rethinking Comparison in Archaeology

Rethinking Comparison in Archaeology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872850
Hardback, pp215, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Rethinking Comparison in Archaeology, edited by Ana Vale, Joana Alves-Ferreira and Irene Garcia Rovira.

Although comparative exercises are used or applied both explicitly and implicitly in a large number of archaeological publications, they are often uncritically taken for granted. As such, the authors of this book reflect on comparison as a core theme in archaeology from different perspectives, and different theoretical and practical backgrounds. The contributors come from different universities and research contexts, and approach themes and objects from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, presenting case studies from Western Europe, the Near East and Latin America. The chapters here also relate archaeology with other disciplines, like art studies, photography, cinema, computer sciences and anthropology, and will be of interest to a wide range of readers, not only archaeologists and those interested in the area of social sciences, but for all those interested in how we construct the past today.
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Book Announcement: Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873109
Hardback, pp235, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned by Gayle Kimball.

Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.
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