Sean Kelly, Coeditor of the Cambria PIPPA Series, Appointed to National Advisory Council

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Cambria Press author and series editor, Sean Kelly, has been appointed to a national advisory council to further understanding on how Congress works.

Cambria Press congratulates award-winning author and PIPPA (Politics, Institutions, and Public Administration) series coeditor, Sean Kelly, on his prestigious appointment to a national advisory council to further understanding on how Congress works.

Not only is Dr. Kelly extremely qualified for the position given his impressive, award-winning research, but he is also an exceptionally dedicated political scientist. “I’m honored by the appointment,” Kelly said. “And I am so pleased that I will have an opportunity to give back to an organization that has supported my research over the years, and does something as important as promoting understanding of an institution that I have dedicated a career to tying to understand, the U.S. Congress.”

In addition to having published a list of highly acclaimed books himself, Kelly, along with coeditor Scott Frisch, helps other political scientists in getting their research disseminated as well through the Cambria PIPPA (Politics, Institutions, and Public Administration) book series, which has published well-reviewed books, such as:

The selective series has more excellent books in the pipeline, including one by a well-known politician on bipartisanship. The book will be released in the early fall of 2015, along with another high-profile book, right in time for #APSA2015. Like Cambria Press on Facebook and follow Cambria Press on Twitter to stay posted for these announcements.

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#ISA2015 Essential Titles

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#ISA2015 Essential Titles

NEW TITLE: International Relations and the Arctic
Increased global interest in the Arctic poses challenges to contemporary international relations, and many questions surround exactly why and how Arctic countries are asserting their influence and claims over their northern reaches and why and how non-Arctic states are turning their attention to the region. This first systematic study of Arctic international relations, spanning 742 pages, by the world’s leading experts in Arctic affairs demonstrates the multifaceted and essential nature of circumpolar politics.

“A fantastic and elaborate collection, this book is right on time. The good news about the present volume is that it does not simply treat the region as just another case of the application and replication of paradigmatic international relation (IR) theories. Rather, the book shall “throw light on how the Arctic as an area of study contributes to the IR discipline.’ The contributors have done a great job doing so and their efforts will be of great interest to both the Arctic studies community and IR scholars.”– Polar Record

See also

The Nigeria-Biafra War: Genocide and the Politics of Memory
“Worthy and  invaluable.” – Journal of Asian and African Studies

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries
“Insightful and perceptive.” – William Milam, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Global Digital Economy: A Comparative Policy Analysis
JUST PUBLISHED! Covers the intense growth in East Asia and the transformations in Africa.

Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline
“A splendid effort, one that examines the problem at various scales—the national, prefectural, regional & local.” – Regional Studies

Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement
“A welcome collection of critical scholarship.” – Mike Hulme, University of East Anglia

Challenges to Civil Society: Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
“Lucid and powerful.” – Joseph Soeters, Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University

Use code ISA2015 at www.cambriapress.com for 35% off all hardcover titles.

Professors, Ask your librarian to order our Platinum Library E-books. When they buy these based on your recommendations, you will receive a complimentary hardcover of the titles purchased
AND your students will enjoy free mulitple-user, concurrent e-book

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Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the the Year of the Ovicaprid!

 

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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂! 恭喜發財! 萬事如意!

Happy Chinese New Year from Cambria Press! Confusion has arisen over whether it’s the year of the goat, sheep, or ram. Which is it? According to renowned Sinologist Victor Mair, it’s the Year of the Ovicaprid!

Regardless of whether it is sheep, goat, or ram, it is undeniable that some of the greatest people were born in this year. 新年快樂! 恭喜發財! 萬事如意!

Visit the Cambria Press booth at the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) conference next month in Chicago and check out our books, especially the ones in the Cambria Sinophone World Series.

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International Relations and the Arctic: “A Fantastic and Elaborate Collection” – Polar Record

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International Relations and the Arctic by Robert Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall earns a glowing book review in the journal Polar Record.

Congratulations to Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall on the glowing review their book International Relations and the Arctic has earned in the prestigious journal Polar Record. The book review praises the massive 742-page tome for being “right on time” and “a fantastic and elaborate collection.” The review states that “The good news about the present volume is that it does not simply treat the region as just another case of the application and replication of paradigmatic international relation (IR) theories. Rather, the book shall ‘throw light on how the Arctic as an area of study contributes to the IR discipline.’ The contributors have done a great job doing so and their efforts will be of great interest to both the Arctic studies community and IR scholars.”

Browse this book now and recommend the platinum e-book edition to your library today so that everyone at your university can enjoy concurrent, multiple-user access to this valuable resource.
Tell your library to mention your name when they purchase the platinum e-book edition–we will send you a complimentary hardcover for this purchase made because of your recommendation.

Prefer the hardcover? Use the web coupon code ISA2015 for a 35% discount before March 18, 2015.

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#BlackHistoryMonth: In Celebration

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Many notable African Americans hailed from Memphis, including Veronica Coleman, Tennessee’s first black U.S. Attorney General. In her book Notable Black Memphians, Miriam DeCosta-Willis (a notable African American herself as the first faculty member of Memphis State University) provides a biographical and historical study which traces the evolution of a major Southern city through the lives of black men and women who overcame social and economic barriers to create artistic works, found institutions, and obtain leadership positions that enabled them to shape their community.

Moving to the East Coast, Building a Healthy Black Harlem has been praised by the journal Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History for being “a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages … Wilson’s book is an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization.”

Black history also makes it mark in the performing arts. Black Medea is an anthology of six adaptations of the Euripidean tragedy by contemporary American playwrights that present Medea as a black Medea. For example, Jim Magnuson’s African Medea sets the play in Angola in the early nineteenth century with Medea as an African princess and Jason as a Portuguese soldier.  Placing six adaptations side by side and interviewing the playwrights in order to gain their insights into their work allows the reader to see how an ancient Greek tragedy has been used by contemporary American artists to frame and understand African American history. This book is in the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts Series headed by John Clum (Duke University).

Black history is to be found in literary works as well. Black Women as Custodians of History sheds much light on black history through the examination of texts by African American and Afro-Cuban women from four different literary genres (autobiographical slave narrative, contemporary novel on slavery, testimonial narrative, and poetry). The book shows that in the womens’ revisions of national history, their writings also demonstrate the pervasive role of racial and gender categories in the creation of a discourse of national identity, while promoting a historiography constructed within flexible borders that need to be negotiated constantly. This book is in the Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present book series headed by Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University).

Dr. Araujo herself has just published another excellent, essential book for Black History Month. African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World is an unprecedented study that makes a very important contribution to the understanding of the place of African heritage and slavery in the official history and public memory of Brazil and Angola. This new must-have book illuminates the history of African tangible and intangible heritages and its links with the public memory of slavery in Brazil and Angola.

Books like these are critical to black studies. Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by spreading the word about these important studies and making sure that these books are available at your library (if they are not, let your librarian know). From now until April 20, 2015, there is a 35% discount on all hardbound books–use coupon code CAMBRIA188.

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Bush-Clinton 2016: Back to the Future?

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President Bush or Clinton in 2016?

Just as this op-ed by Dr. Robert Alexander was published by the Plain Dealer, Mitt Romney announced that he would be dropping out of the  2016 presidential race, causing some to speculate that he was clearing the way for Jeb Bush. However, will the Bush-Clinton 2016 race materialize? If so, will we go back to the future with a President Bush or Clinton? According to Dr. Alexander, “Instead of going back to the future, those who run the farthest from Washington will likely cross their party’s finish line first.” Dr. Alexander’s research on the electoral college and presidential electors has him well-placed to make such a prediction, noting that “What members of the Electoral College think matters” and that “while many of these partisans would like to see Clinton or Bush at the top of their party’s tickets, we are decidedly in an anti-Washington era.” Learn how the electoral college and presidential electors affect who becomes the president of the United States by reading the highly praised Presidential Electors and the Electoral College (part of the PIPPA series by political scientists Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly).

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#Slavery: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Ana Lucia Araujo) now available!

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#slavery: New Essential Book for scholars in slave studies, world history, Africana studies, and Latin American Studies: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Ana Lucia Araujo)

“Brazil imported the largest number of enslaved Africans during the Atlantic slave trade era […] Today, with the exception of Nigeria, the largest population of people of African descent is in Brazil […] Yet, Brazil has a complex relationship with its slave past; consequently, these complications spill over into the various dimensions of Brazil’s rich African heritage that originated from this tragic period.”
– Ana Lucia Araujo (introduction to African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World)

This unprecedented interdisciplinary volume led by Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor of History at Howard University and general editor of the Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present book series) is now available. African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World is the first book in English to focus on African heritage and public memory of slavery in Brazil and Angola. This interdisciplinary study examines visual images, dance, music, oral accounts, museum exhibitions, artifacts, monuments, festivals, and others forms of commemoration to illuminate the social and cultural dynamics that over the last twenty years have propelled––or prevented––the visibility of African heritage (and its Atlantic slave trade legacy) in the South Atlantic region.

The book makes a very important contribution to the understanding of the place of African heritage and slavery in the official history and public memory of Brazil and Angola, topics that remain understudied. The study’s focus on the South Atlantic world, a zone which is sparsely covered in the scholarly corpus on Atlantic history, will further research on other post-slave societies.

African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World is an important book for African studies and Latin American studies. It is especially valuable for African Diaspora studies, African history, Atlantic history, history of Brazil, history of slavery, and Caribbean history.

See also Public Memory of Slavery, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Black Women as Custodians of History.

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