Religion

Tea Practices in Mongolia. Female Power and Gendered Meanings from Birth to Death

Author: 

Bamana, Gabriel

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Social Anthropology, University of Wales, Trinity St David (UK), D/Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Commendatory Preface: Professor Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania

From Birth to Death is a scholarly monograph based on years of field work in Mongolia as well as original research in Asia, Europe and North America. It is an original and detailed ethnography of tea practices, female power and gendered meaning in Mongolia. It is also a welcome addition to the field by an African scholar of distinction who is one of the few Black African researchers in Central Asia.

Market: 
Mongolian Studies, Social Anthropology—Asia, Ethnography, Feminism, Gender roles and meaning, Cultural Systems, Patriarchy and Gender, Womens Studies, tea ceremonies--Asia, Food Studies, Female power structures, Family structure and identity, Buddhism, Religion
Release Date: 
February 10th, 2016
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-68053-013-1
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
208
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Apologia Pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman’s Defence of the Virgin Mary in Catholic Doctrine and Piety

Author: 

Andrews, Robert M., Catholic Institute of Sydney

Credentials: 

PhD (Murdoch University)

With a foreword by Professor Austin Cooper, Catholic Theological College, Melbourne,AUS

Market: 
Church History, Anglican theology mid 19th c, Catholic theology 19th c,Mariology, historical theology, Anglo-Catholicism, Apologetics, John Henry Newman, Faith and Devotion in Catholic thought
Release Date: 
November 30, 2016
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-68053-009-4
Price: 
$76.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Esotericism and Christian Socialism in the Late Victorian Era: The Life and Teachings of Reverend G. W. Allen (1859 – 1913) and the Historical Narrative of the Christo-Theosophical Society

Author: 

Lavoie, Reverend Jeffrey D. MA (Harvard)

Credentials: 

Ph.D cand.Exon; author of Segregation and the Baptist Fellowship (Academica Press, 2015) and The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley (Scarecrow Press, 2015)

The Reverend George William Allen was an important figure in a number of esoteric religious and cultural movements in America and Europe. This is the first serious scholarly attempt to define the man, his theology and philosophy and link him directly to movements that helped determine the cultural and religious avant-garde of the Western world from the 1880s to 1914.

Market: 
G.W.Allen, Western Esotericism, Anglican studies, Modern Religious Movements, Victorian History, Theosophy, Madame Blatavsky, Alchemy, Annie Besant, Elizabeth Blackwell, C.C.Massey, Mysticism, Secret Societies
Release Date: 
November 15, 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-680530-10-0
Price: 
$76.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Education for Peace: The Politics of Adopting and Mainstreaming Peace Education Programs in a Post-Conflict Setting

Author: 

Tinker, Vanessa

Credentials: 

Ph.D., International Relations, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

This research monograph contributes to the fields of peace education, post conflict resolution, peacebuilding and conflict analysis by providing the first in-depth scholarly analysis of the Education for Peace program in Bosnia and Herzegovina by an independent scholar and researcher. It also provides an important systematic study of the “mainstreaming” process of peace education in post-conflict zones and the first substantial study to examine the interface between the substance of a program and the political process whereby they are tried, adopted, modified and finally mainstreamed.

Market: 
Peace Studies, Peace Education, Post-Conflict resolution, Peacebuilding, Conflict Analysis, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Islam in SouthEast Europe, Political Processes, EU Foreign Policy, US Foreign Policy and International Engagement, Political Science, Orthodox Christianity, Baha'i faith
Release Date: 
1 June 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-68053-007-0
Price: 
74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
262
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Ella Young and Her World: Celtic Mythology, The Irish Revival and The Californian Avant-Garde

Author: 

McDowell, Dorothea

Credentials: 

UCD, Womens Studies

Ella Young (1867-1956) the Irish poet, Celtic mythologist and author presents a number of problems to any researcher—she not only lived an Irish life of almost 60 years but she went on to have a dramatically different life in California that lasted over 30 years until her death. She also managed to write an autobiography that labeled her in many eyes as a Bohemian free spirit and not a a scholar with a vast knowledge of Irish myth and Celtic lore.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Celtic Mythology/Interpretation, Irish Language, Folkways/Cultural anthropology, W.B.Yeats, Irish Free State/ culture and language policies, Irish Catholicism and Robinson Jeffers,Alan Watts and Counter-culture in California, CelticFolklore
Release Date: 
December 10th, 2014
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-91-2
Price: 
$85.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
906
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

Maunsel & Co., Publishers (Dublin)
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Social Media Wars: Sunni and Shi'a Identity Conflicts in the Age of Web 2.0 and the Arab Spring

Author: 

Karolak, Magdalena

Credentials: 

Ph.D, University of Silesia (see Description)

This soon to be released monograph evaluates the role of the social media in strengthening and transforming religious identities in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Focusing specifically on Bahrain, this study assesses how the sectarian interpretation of the protests exacerbated social divisions and reverberated around the Middle East intensifying sectarian loyalties. The social media contribute to negotiation and re-construction of the collective identities of the groups involved in the 2011 uprising, which is visible through their online manifestations.

Market: 
Bahrain, Social Media in Political Conflict, Sunni-Shi'a Relations, The Arab Spring, Saudi Foreign Policy, Religion in Gulf State entities, Sociology of Religion, Islam and Media, Religion and Violence, Bahrain 2011-2013, Gulf monarchy and the masses
Release Date: 
Oct 15, 2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-71-4
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
324
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Segregation and the Baptist Bible Fellowship: Integration, Anti-Communism and Religious Fundamentalism, 1950 – 1970

Author: 

Lavoie, The Reverend Jeffrey D.

Credentials: 

LL.D, History Ph.D Programme Exeter University

This research monograph is an historical study of the Baptist Bible Fellowship and its connections with segregation during the 1950s. It includes an examination of some of its key founders and their views of segregation and observes some of the crucial figures who fought for racial equality and integration within this organization.

Market: 
Southern Baptist Convention in 20th Century,American Baptists and Segregation/Integration in American South, Anti Communism and American Conservative movements—religious and political, Bible as revealed faith,Fundamentalism, Theology of Anabaptism
Release Date: 
November 1st, 2012
ISBN: 
978-1-936320-50-9
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

War and Peace in Africa: Philosophy, Theology and the Politics of Confrontation

Author: 

Lutz, David W. ,Ph.D (Holy Cross College (USA) and The Catholic University of Eastern Africa) with Paul M. Shimiyu, George Ndemo Osengo and Opiyo A Oguta

Credentials: 

Editors are senior scholars and PhDs and conributors are Ph.Ds and MAs in East African /Central Africain Institutions.

This work is a major investigation of the questions of war and peace in Black Africa by Africans with an emphasis on the philosophical, theological and political underpinnings of contemporary African thought and practice. The voices are overwhelming African and the locus of contributors includes Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. Some of the contributors, as well as the editors, have experienced war first hand and have played honorable roles in rebuilding or re-energizing intellectual communities in Africa that have been affected by atrocities, destruction and inter-tribal hatreds.

Market: 
African Studies, War and Africa, Moral Philosophy, Peace Studies [Africa], Terrorism and Violence in Civil Societies, Peace and Reconciliation, Theology (Catholic), Development Studies, East Africa, Justice and Community Studies, De-colonization and its aftermath
Release Date: 
February 15th,2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-09-7
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
284
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Racism and The Baptist Bible Fellowship: Segregation, Anti-Communism and Religious Fundamentalism in the American South 1950-1965

Author: 

Lavoie, The Reverend Jeffrey D.

Credentials: 

LL.D, Ph D[History] Exeter University

This research work for the first time discusses the Baptist Bible Fellowship and its connections with segregation during the 1950sand beyond. It includes an examination of some of its key founders and their views of segregation and observes some of the crucial figures who fought for racial equality and integration within this organization. Though many of the founders of this Baptist denomination were segregationists (which could be considered racist in and of itself) some of these individuals held blatant racist views of white supremacy.

Market: 
American Religious history, 20th century, Baptist Church history, Segregation and White Supremacy, Racism in America, Civil Rights History, Southern Regional history 1945-1965, the Black Baptists, Martin Luther King, Anti Communism in American domestic politics
Release Date: 
10/19/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-50-9
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
304
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Belgravia, A London Magazine, and the World of Anglo-Jewry, Jews and Judaism, 1866 - 1899

Author: 

Morris, Ruth

Credentials: 

D/English, Aberdeen University, Scotland

This work has grown out of a previous study entitled Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Jewish Question: A Victorian English Novelist and the Worlds of Anglo-Jewry, Zionism and Judaism, 1859-1913, which focused solely upon Braddon’s novels and used them as a lens through which the changes in the Anglo-Jewish community throughout her lifetime could be charted within her work.

Release Date: 
12/06/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-30-1
Price: 
$76.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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