Social Sciences

Forbidden Knowledge: Things We Should Not Know

Author: 

Porter, Burton, Ph.D., University of Oxford

Credentials: 

Author of Finding Your Own Philosophy of Life and The Great Perhaps: God as Question and The Janus Face of Ideas: Which Way Should We Look?

In this book eminent philosopher Burton Porter examines the concept of “forbidden knowledge” in religion, science, government, and psychology. From the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden (forbidden fruit), to world altering scientific research (nuclear power, stem-cells, cloning) to damning government secrets (Abu Ghraib, domestic spying), to traumatic experiences that individuals want to repress (sexual abuse), humanity has encountered knowledge that has been hidden and suppressed.

Market: 
Philosophy, National Security, International Relations, Ethics, Privacy, Terrorism, Psychology, Mindfulness, Humanities, Ideology, Myths, Epistemology, Repressed Memories, Pathology
Release Date: 
December 20, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680532142 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Peoples of Ancient Siberia: An Archeological History

Author: 

Okladnikov, Aleksei P. (1908-1981), famed Soviet Archeologist

Foreword: Elena A. Okladnikova, Herzen University, St. Petersburg (Russia), Deputy Director for Museum Work at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)
Translators: Richard L. Bland, Archeologist (retired), U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Institute of Geology & Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences; and Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, Tomsk State University (Russia)

Market: 
Anthropology, Archeology, Art, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, Prehistoric Art, Russian Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Ancient History, Rock Art, Petroglyphs, Pictographs
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531442 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Warfare in the Russian Arctic: The Military History of Chukotka from the Early First Millennium to the Nineteenth Century

Author: 

Nefedkin, Alexander K., St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

Translator: Richard L. Bland, Archeologist (retired), U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Market: 
Anthropology, Archeology, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, War Studies, Asia, Asian Studies, Eurasia, Russian Studies, Arctic, Polar Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Chukotka, Ancient History
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531435 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
448
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education: Causes of Inequality

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Credentials: 

Author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System

In Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education, noted education expert Jose Martinez’s examines current aspects of inequality in American education, examining the complex nexus of funding, diversity, and the increasingly contentious role of standardized testing. A readable narrative format assesses the extensive documentation, which demonstrates that inequality is becoming entrenched throughout the education system, in no small measure due to biases in standardized testing systems.

Market: 
American Studies, Education, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Colleges and Universities, Sociology, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Policy, Minority Studies, Identity Studies, Standardized Testing, Outcomes Assessment
Release Date: 
October 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531909 Hardcover
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Law in Cameroon: A French Tradition (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Bongyu, Moye Godwin Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Senior Lecturer of Public Law and Political Science, Dschang University, Cameroon

Colonialism led to the importation, or better still imposition, of European administrative systems on the indigenous people of Africa. France specialized in this, practicing direct rule and an assimilation policy in their colonies up to the time of independence. In Cameroon, French administrative law (“droit adminstratif”) became part of the national legal system.

Market: 
Law, Political Science, Africa, African Studies, African Law, France, French Colonies, Colonialism, Imperialism, Cameroon, West Africa, Civil Law, Administrative Law
Release Date: 
March 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531923 Hardcover
Price: 
$189.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Nazi Ideologist: The Political and Social Thought of Alfred Rosenberg

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg WV schools, retired

This book by dynamic scholars James Whisker and John Coe examines the short life of the Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, one of the most overlooked individuals in the pantheon of leaders in the Third Reich. Born to German mercantile parents in the Baltic region of the Russian Empire, he was a student in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution. Deeply influenced by the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a propaganda pamphlet distributed by the tsar’s secret police, he carried it to Germany, where he introduced it to Adolf Hitler.

Market: 
Political Science, European History, Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Christian Thought, the Holocaust, Psychology, Intellectual History, 20th Century Studies, Fascism, Nazi Germany, Hitler, Alfred Rosenberg, World War II, War Crimes, Racism, “Scientific” Racism, Adolf Hitler, Mysticism, Traditionalism, Houston Stewart Chamberlain
Release Date: 
March 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531176 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Being and Symptom: The Intersection of Sociology, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Continental Philosophy

Author: 

Öğüt, Suheyb; Founder and Director, Bosphorus Center for Global Affairs

In this daring new study, the renowned Turkish sociologist and public intellectual Suheyb Öğüt seeks a new explanation of political sovereignty demystified from traditional descriptions of the political process.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sexuality, Psychoanalysis, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Ontology, Metaphysics, Hobbes, Foucault, Lacan, Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, Žižek
Release Date: 
June 8, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539974 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Hounds of Actaeon: The Magical Origins of Public Relations and Modern Media

Author: 

Loza, Mauricio; Independent Researcher and Technology Writer

In this innovative study, Colombian technology writer Mauricio Loza pursues an intriguing thesis on the origin of psychology and modern media, namely that they arise from the magical arts of the Renaissance, and it is there that we must seek what Ioan Culianu called “the prototype of the impersonal systems of the media, of indirect censorship, of global manipulation and of the trusts that exercise their occult control over the Western masses.”

Market: 
Political Science, European History, Media Studies, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Intellectual History, Renaissance Studies, Magic, Paranormal Studies, Ioan Culianu, Marsilio Ficino, Giordano Bruno, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Guy Debord
Release Date: 
June 8, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531206 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
430
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Trumplandia: Populist Nationalism in America

Author: 

Dianu, Tiberiu, attorney and author

Trumplandia: Populist Nationalism in America is a collection of essays about the transformation of America, which has turned from a united nation to one more divided than ever under the presidency of Donald Trump. Some pundits predict that if things don’t change another civil war could occur. Have we reached a point of no return? Author and attorney Tiberiu Dianu writes in the hope that America is mature enough to learn from its mistakes and avoid further scars along its evolving history.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, Presidential Elections, Presidential Politics, Democracy, Journalism, Nationalism, Populism, Donald Trump, American History, Sociology
Release Date: 
December 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680532234 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
420
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Discourses of Asian Societies: Cases from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Author: 

Li, Simin, University of Victoria (Canada)

In this pathbreaking collections of essays, Canada-based Chinese scholar Simin Li explores the latest insights into information, knowledge, political communication, and identity in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and their neighbors, friends, and adversaries. Discourses of Asian Societies follows the social dynamics of these East Asian nations and reflects their recent political discourses and civil practices, grouped into four themes: memory and diaspora, civil practice and discourse in China, political discourses in Hong Kong, and youth identity and nationalism in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Market: 
Sociology, Political Science, Social Science, Asia, Asian Studies, East Asia, Development Studies, Youth Studies, China, Chinese Society, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Post-Colonial Studies, Information Technology, Social Media
Release Date: 
December 13, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531626  Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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