Cambria Press Book Launch at Wilson Center! Public policy scholar Sanchita Saxena will discuss her highly praised new book!

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Sanchita Saxena (Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) and Director, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, University of California at Berkeley) will discuss her new book which has earned rave reviews from leading experts.

Cambria Press author Sanchita Saxena, (Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies and Director of the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California at Berkeley) will discuss her new book, Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries, which has earned rave reviews from leading experts, at the Wilson Center on July 29.

Be sure to catch Dr. Saxena’s talk on her book, which Rehman Sobhan (Economist and Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh) commented, “Sanchita Saxena is to be commended on a work which contextualizes the emerging tensions within a highly competitive global economy, particularly as they pertain to the workers within the garments industries of three important exporters, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Her work, drawing on some valuable primary research, should be of much value to not just researchers and policymakers but also to the workers of these industries.”

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka is essential reading for students and researchers in policy studies, labor studies, South and Southeast Asian studies, international trade, and political science, as well as those engaged in program design and evaluation of projects focused on labor rights. This study is also critical for non-governmental organizations with a thematic focus on the garments and textiles industry, labor rights, human rights, and international trade policy, as well as for private sector organizations focused on improving labor conditions around the world.

This book will also be on display at the Cambria Press booth at the APSA conference, but you can browse the book now using the Cambria Press free preview.

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Cambria Press Book Review! Confucian Prophet “an engaging piece of scholarship”

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Cambria Press book review: Confucian Prophet has earned an excellent review in the Journal of Asian Studies

Cambria Press congratulates David Schneider on the excellent review of his book, Confucian Prophet: Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757) , in the Journal of Asian Studies, which praises the book for being “an engaging piece of scholarship,” which “raises thought-provoking questions while demonstrating solid command of relevant texts.” Regarding the objective to “establish that Du was troubled by a political system that allowed powerful families to live luxuriously at court while the people suffered amid deteriorating conditions in the mid-750s, and that he produced powerful art to register his objections,” the review declares that “Schneider has accomplished this and much more by reviving the question of how exactly Du Fu’s artistry relates to the grand political and social issues of his day.”

This book will be a valuable resource not only to Chinese scholars but also the growing group of readers of Chinese poetry in translation outside of academia.

Confucian Prophet is in the Cambria World Sinophone Series (General editor: Victor H. Mair).

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Emily’s List Candidates Are Quiet on Abortion ?

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This book is the first examination growth and transformation of EMILY’s List from its inception in 1985 through the 2008 election cycle.

Today’s Wall Street Journal article, “Emily’s List Candidates Are Quiet on Abortion,” reports that “none of Emily’s List’s statewide candidates in Southern states refer to abortion in their TV ads or in the issues section of their websites, including Wendy Davis, the Texas lawmaker whose filibuster of antiabortion legislation catapulted her into a gubernatorial campaign.” Is this surprising?

Perhaps not, as Women and the Democratic Party: The Evolution of Emily’s List has described, because “unlike NARAL, whose activity and mission is centered on achieving its policy goals, ELIST’s interest-group function and its goal of protecting Roe v. Wade (1973) is not a zero-sum game” and  because “it is a multipronged influence organization, the organization’s leadership is ever cognizant of the need to balance the goals and activities of one prong against those of the others.”

This book is the first examination of the growth and transformation of EMILY’s List from its inception in 1985 through the 2008 election cycle. Relying on interviews with organization staff, founding members, and members of Congress, it illuminates the ways in which the organization’s origin and mission are firmly rooted in the goals and activities of the liberal feminist women’s movement of the 1970s. The successes and failures of this movement set the stage for the creation of EMILY’s List. Using qualitative and quantitative data, the study traces the organization’s evolution from its early days as a PAC to its transformation into a multi-pronged influence organization that is a PAC, but also functions as an interest group, a party adjunct, and a campaign organization. The book explores the membership of the organization over time, highlighting EMILY’s List’s efforts to pull in new members and retain its loyal base. As such, this will provide excellent foregrounding of today’s strategy of keeping silent on abortion.

Women and the Democratic Party is part of the Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America book series (general editors: Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly).

This book will be at the Cambria Press booth at the 2014 APSA conference in August, but you can browse it now using the Free Preview Tool.

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China and the Artic – International Relations and the Arctic

 

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Cambria Press New Book! International Relations and the Arctic, a 742-page study by the world’s leading experts in Arctic affairs

An article in The Economist today discusses China and the Arctic, which is detailed in International Relations and the Arctic edited by Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall, which has just been published by Cambria Press.

The article echoes the findings of their study regarding China’s strong interest. The book states that: “China’s northward gaze continues to receive the most attention in political, media, and academic circles. Much of this arises from the perceived concern over the impact a vast, resource-hungry economy such as China’s will have on the Arctic, where new maritime routes for trade could potentially be charted and resources such as hydrocarbons and minerals could become economically viable for exploitation. Since 2007, China has participated as an ad hoc observer at Arctic Council meetings, which allowed it to gain a better understanding of the council’s work. It had also officially expressed its intentions to become a permanent observer to the Arctic Council since 2008. … In the long term, the resources they are now dedicating to strengthening their ability to operate in the polar regions demonstrate that China will increasingly be an important player in the region.”

The book also notes India’s interest: “Connected to India’s position on wanting observer status is, no doubt, the political calculation India made when noting China’s efforts at gaining permanent observer status at the Arctic Council. India’s historic rivalry with China—which saw two wars fought between them, as well as their competing geostrategic ambitions centering on the Siachen Glacier in the eastern Karakoram range of the Himalaya mountains (the Hindu Kush-Himalayan and Tibetan plateau region is often regarded as the “Third Pole”)—brings another geopolitical dimension to the nature of the interests expressed by these two large Asian countries in the polar regions, particularly the developments taking place in the Arctic.”

In the conclusion of the chapter on Asia and the Arctic, the authors caution that: “The gradual disappearance of Arctic sea ice raises serious sovereignty and security issues, some of which are increasingly evident in evolving relationships between the eight Arctic states and observer states such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India.”

The book is the first systematic study of Arctic international relations which brings together the world’s leading experts in Arctic affairs to demonstrate the multifaceted and essential nature of circumpolar politics. This volume successfully presents the reader with the theoretical tools necessary to approach the study of the Arctic, comprehensive studies of the policies of the eight Arctic states, an introduction to those non-Arctic states pursuing Arctic goals of their own, and the various institutional bodies and frameworks that address Arctic issues. Together, they paint a picture of a region undergoing profound change both politically and environmentally, and serve to map ways forward to a new and sophisticated understanding of Arctic international relations.

International Relations and the Arctic is core reading for political scientists, historians, anthropologists, geographers and any other observer interested in the politics of the Arctic region.

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ASAL 2014 at the University of Sydney

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Cambria Australian Literature Series (general editor: Susan Lever)

Brigitta Olubas, author of the well-praised Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist (part of the the Cambria Australian Literature Series headed by Susan Lever) is one of the conveners for the 2014 Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) held from July 9-12 at the University of Sydney.

Susan Lever, author of the highly acclaimed David Foster: The Satirist of Australia, which was shortlisted  the prestigious Walter McRae Russell Award, will also be in attendance.

The ASAL theme “Worlds Within” also ties in nicely with the books in the Cambria Australian Literature Series, including:

For the month of July, a 40% discount will be offered on books in the series as well as on related books not in the series, such as Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature.
Use web coupon code ASAL 2014 upon checking out. This offer will expire at midnight (US Eastern time) on July 31.

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Cambria Press New Book for African studies, Latin American studies, slavery studies, and women’s studies

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Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women’s Writing

At the 2014 LASA congress last month, there was much excitement not only for Howard University history professor Ana Lucia Araujo’s two highly praised books, Public Memory of Slavery and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade, but also her series, Slavery: Past and Present, because the inaugural title Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women’s Writing was published just in time for LASA.

Even more exciting was the fact that both the author Paula Sanmartín and one of the writers discussed in the book, Nancy Morejón, were both at LASA. This book is much cause for celebration because until now there has been no book-length study concentrating on black women writers from the United States and the Spanish Caribbean. Books on women authors from the Caribbean and comparative studies of the Black Diaspora tend to focus on Anglophone writers, and scarce critical attention is given to black women authors in the field of Afro-Hispanic studies.

Dr. Sanmartín’s book notes that “the totalizing impulse of race in concepts such as ‘black womanhood’ masks real differences between black women from the United States and Cuba,” and shows how “the work of Afro-Cuban writer and literary critic Nancy Morejón demonstrates that one needs to acknowledge internal discursive fields such as negrismo, transculturación, mestizaje, and cubanismo when studying Afro-Cuban women’s writings.”

This book is an important addition for collections in African studies, Latin American studies, slavery studies, and women’s studies.

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This book is in the  Slavery: Past and Present book series by Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University).

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