Religion

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

The Rise of Militancy in Waziristan: The Inside Story of Facing A Faceless Enemy 2001-2012

Author: 

Khan, Ghulam Qadir, MA, FTC

Credentials: 

MA, FTC

Foreword by Professor Akbar S Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington,DC

Waziristan has been declared the most dangerous place on earth and the next major attack on Europe and America will be planned here. To fight terrorism we need to know the people, the area and why they plan to attack Europeans and Americans.

Market: 
Islamic Studies, Pakistan and the Afganistani Wars, Waziristan, Pushtun society, mores and culture, Modern Terrorism. Jihadi militancy, Tribal governance, Jinnah and Modern Pakistan, U.S.Policies in South Asia, socio-politics of violence and repression
Release Date: 
2/14/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-38-7
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Jewish Question: A Victorian English Novelist and the Worlds of Anglo-Jewry, Zionism and Judaism, 1859 - 1913

Author: 

Morris, Ruth

Credentials: 

D/English Aberdeen University; University of York MA

Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Jewish Question investigates the representation of Jewish characters in 70 of the prolific and wildly popular Mrs Braddon's novels from the mid 19th c to the eve of World War One. This study considers how Braddon changes her descriptions across this timeframe and argues that these changes are reflective of the changing social and economic status of the Anglo-Jewish population.

Market: 
English fiction,19thc, Anglo-Jewry in literature,the Jewish Question in England, “sensational “novels,Women's fiction,Victorian and Edwardian popular literature in Britain, literary origins of Zionism in English literature
Release Date: 
12/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-13-4 / 1936320134
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Transcendent Mystery in Man: A Global Approach to Ecumenism

Author: 

Woznicki, Andrew

Credentials: 

PhD; University of Lublin: late Fleishacker Professor of Philosophy, University of San Francisco; STD- Toronto

Our new release by Professor Andrew N. Woznicki, The Transcendent Mystery in Man: A Global Approach to Ecumenism (Academica Press,2007,ISBN 193314615X) explores man as a being who is endowed not only with immanent but also with transcendent virtual power as well, and through both of them man is capax Dei. The author states that the twofold virtual power enables man to participate in divinity either in a form of an act of believing in the factually existing God, and/or in a form of self discovering of one’s own being as divine.

Market: 
Catholic Philosophy, Theology, Empirical Studies, Christian Ecumenism, Anthropology of Religion
Release Date: 
10/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-15-X
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
414
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Colm Toibin: Novels of the State, Childhood and Religion

Author: 

Turner, Tramble T.

Credentials: 

Ph.D: University of Pennsylvania

This monograph is a serious sustained study of one of Ireland’s most important emerging literary practitioners : Colm Toibin. Professor Turner focuses on the origins of Toibin’s career, his stylistic and thematic shift that became apparent in THE STORY OF NIGHT(1996). Another aspect of this critical evaluation is an examination of Toibin’s career as a journalist and non fiction writer.

Release Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-39-9
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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