Sanchita Saxena’s interviews by Voice of America and the Wilson Center on her new book

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Cambria Press author Sanchita Saxena’s interviews by Voice of America and the Wilson Center about her book, Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka

The launch of Sanchita Saxena’s new book, Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka, at the Wilson Center was an extremely successful one. The Wilson Center highlighted the book again in an interview of Dr. Saxena, who is the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) and the Director of the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at University of California at Berkeley.

She was also interviewed on Voice of America–listen to the podcast.

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This book was showcased at the recent 2014 APSA conference – check out the #APSA2014 book highlights.

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More #APSA2014 Musts! Michael Genovese’s session and his book Corruption and American Politics

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#APSA2014 MUST! Michael A. Genovese’s session and his book Corruption and American Politics

#APSA2014 Must! Michael Genovese’s session on Thursday and his highly acclaimed book Corruption and American Politics.

This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly.

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See the book at the Cambria Press #APSA2014 booth 524.

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#APSA2014 MUST! Lara M. Brown’s sessions and her book Jockeying for the American Presidency

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#APSA2014 MUST! Lara M. Brown’s sessions on Friday & Saturday and her book Jockeying for the American Presidency

#APSA2014 Must! Lara M. Brown’s session on Friday and Saturday and her book Jockeying for the American Presidency which has earned rave reviews.

This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly.

Get the #APSA2014 book highlights

See the book at the Cambria Press #APSA2014 booth 524.

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#APSA2014 Question: Which President was a Master at Handling Congress?

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#APSA2014 – Answer correctly and you might win a free book!

#APSA2014 Question – Answer correctly and you might win a free book!
A hint regarding how he did this can be found at the Cambria Press (booth 524) in the APSA book exhibit hall.

Drop off your business card with the correct answer for a draw to win a free book!

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President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President

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President Lyndon Johnson in a meeting with civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr.

The following is a commentary on President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President, who discuss the lessons which can be gleaned from past presidents.

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The current civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has led many to recall the racial animosity that spread throughout the United States in 1967. In his text Guns or Butter: The Presidency of Lyndon Johnson, political scientist Irving Berstein argued, “Not since the 1850s had a chief executive confronted domestic turmoil on this scale” (p. 410). As explained in Tough Times for the President, twenty-four racially motivated riots spread throughout twenty-three cities in 1967. In July 1967, President Johnson responded with Executive Order 11364, which resulted in 4,700 federal troops being sent to Detroit and Executive Order 11365, which established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (commonly referred to as the Kerner Commission) to investigate race riots across the country.

Not to diminish the current situation in Ferguson, but the numbers referenced above alone illustrate how President Johnson encountered a significantly greater adverse set of circumstances than President Obama presently faces. As such, it should come as no surprise that President Obama’s response has been much more subdued. Thus far, President Obama’s response has largely been rhetorical, but he now must choose if direct federal action is necessary. As we have argued, “Presidents must decide when and how to apply their power resources to gain leverage in specific contexts, and those decisions are made by weighing the risks, obstacles, and opportunities of action or inaction” (p. 275). As the nation’s first African American president, President Obama no doubt feels the pressure to respond appropriately in the wake of racial unrest, but he also must realize the need for “situational leverage” as we outlined in Tough Times for the President. The current situation is one in which violence has not spread throughout the country, and at a time when immigration reform, violence in the Middle East, and a major midterm election is about to take place. Consequently, the present political and social climate illustrates that presidential power is indeed a matter of situational leverage. President Obama’s leverage is a function of constitutional/legal, institutional, political, and personal resources that can be applied to his goals, but he continues to weigh the risks, obstacles, and opportunities presented to him in the current context.

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See Tough Times for the President at #APSA2014 or browse it online now using the Cambria Press Free Preview Tool. Check out the #APSA2014 book highlights too.

This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly.

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Cambria Press New Book! Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media

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Cambria Press New Book! Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media

Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited.

This fascinating book expands the current discourse on the monstrous reproductive potential of bodies—as well as minds—from a more interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework. While scholarly interest in monsters and the monstrous is certainly not new, studies on monstrous reproduction and birth have tended to be either discipline or period specific, and many are now dated.
Drawing from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives in film and media studies, literary studies, history, medicine, and women’s and gender studies, Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media builds upon pre-existing work while engaging more directly with monstrous progeny, as well as with unnatural reproduction(s), which threaten to eclipse the future, cast uncertainty on the present, and reimagine the past.

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Cambria Press New Book! Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts

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Cambria Press New Book!
Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts

 

The role of the hybrid artist-educator in schools and communities over the past fifty years has evolved significantly. Although education reform and political pressures during the last five decades have frequently interrupted steady and sustained arts education programming in the United States—especially in theatre and dance—the teaching artist today performs an important role in numerous educational contexts.

This volume, focused on teaching artists in dance and theatre disciplines, expands this developing area of inquiry and reveals topographies for teaching in and through these arts disciplines that have, until this text, been examined separately. Directed toward the last decade’s growth and professionalization, Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts asks: Where and how is teaching artistry in dance and theatre happening? What is guiding, supporting, or complicating the work of teaching artists in dance and theatre arts today? What training and preparation do teaching artists receive? How do teaching artists effectively address the cultural diversity of the communities they serve? What are the political and economic influences that impact the work and delivery of teaching artistry? What has been learned on a large scale about the hybrid lives and work of teaching artists in dance and theatre arts? In sum, what is the status of the teaching artist today?

Examining the pedagogical, artistic, and professional issues via the voices and experiences of practitioners and those who prepare them, this pioneering book not only illuminates the hybrid lives of teaching artists in dance and theatre but also highlights the incredible value of their hard work.

This book is in the Cambria Dance Studies Series, headed by Thomas Hagood and Luke Kahlich.

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