Social Sciences

A Book Too Risky To Publish: Free Speech and Universities

Author: 

Flynn, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Professor Emeritus of Political Studies, University of Otago

(Author of The Torchlight List, Fate and Philosophy, and 16 other books)

Market: 
Political Science, Politics, American Studies, Education, Higher Education, Colleges and Universities, Free Speech, Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, Ideology, Epistemology, Critical Thought
Release Date: 
December 20, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680532043 Hardcover; 978-1680532197 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95/$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Neither Thugs nor Terrorists: Black-Palestinian Solidarity Movements in the United States

Author: 

Serhan, Randa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, American University

Soon after a series of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, African-American protestors there and Palestinian protestors in the West Bank began to include the slogan “From Ferguson to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” in their public statements. In Neither Thugs nor Terrorists, Randa Serhan uses cutting edge first-hand research to explore how these two distant communities found common cause in protesting the militarization of the forces that policed and criminalized them.

Market: 
American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Identity Politics, Activism, African-American Studies, Mass Movements, Protest Movements, Palestine, Palestinian Studies, Malcom X, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Surveillance, Police Operations, Missouri
Release Date: 
December 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530896 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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Human Rights and the Arab Spring: The Cases of Tunisia and Egypt (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)(Paperback edition)

Author: 

El-Halabi, Bachar, Asfari Institute, American University of Beirut

By 2015, four years after the dawn of the Arab Spring, the prospects of a unifying political reform narrative in the Arab World were noticeably dwindling. The unprecedented opportunity for a regional workshop of reform and state building had stalled, with Islamist movements more anxious about questions of identity and religious ethics, and with the old guards of the “deep state” establishments (mainly military or religious personnel) countering the revolutions, rather than being concerned with constitutionalism.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Egypt, Tunisia, Arab Spring, Islam, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Criminal Justice, Law, Transition Politics
Release Date: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531671 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Instructional Designers: A Guide for Dual Credit Teachers—Theory and Practice

Author: 

Johnson, Roscoe A., Ph.D., Professor of English, Lone Star College

Credentials: 

Author of Understanding Dual Credit Education: Theory, Philosophy, and Psychology – The Community College Perspective

The Instructional Designers: A Guide for Dual Credit Teachers—Theory and Practice presents a thorough examination of American higher education, and particularly the emergence of dual credit education, as a viable program of teaching and learning, within the higher education paradigm. Professor Roscoe Johnson introduces the first half of the book with an examination of the history and development of education in the West, and higher education in particular. He then moves on to an exhaustive retracing of the history and theory of education curriculum in the United States.

Market: 
Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Gifted and Talented Programs, Education Policy, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Psychology, Organizational Research, Organizational Development, Behavioral Research, Pedagogy, Teaching, Credit Policy, Community College
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531473 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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The Presence of the Past: Essays on Memory, Conflict, and Reconciliation (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Palouš, Martin, Glenn Hughes (Editors)

Credentials: 

Palouš: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011; Hughes: Professor of Philosophy, Inaugural Chair in Catholic Philosophy, St. Mary’s University

Edited by veteran Czech diplomat and senior religion scholar Glenn Hughes, The Presence of the Past presents new insights from a conference hosted by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, in cooperation with the Czech non-profit organization Post Bellumand the Vaclav Havel Library. Its fundamental topic is memory, the human capacity to retain its contents in the flux of time, which is explored and discussed both theoretically and in terms of current action-oriented public discourse.

Market: 
Market:Politics, Memory, Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, Humanities, Religion, Human Rights, Philosophy, International Law, Diplomacy, Ideologies, Intellectual History, Political Philosophy, Conflict Studies, Conflict and Reconciliation, History and Memory
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531855 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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Approaches to the Contemporary American Theatre

Author: 

Andreach, Robert J., Retired Professor of English, Monmouth College

Credentials: 

Robert J. Andreach is a retired professor and author of numerous studies of the contemporary American theatre. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

Book CoverIn this engaging study, theatre scholar Robert J. Andreach argues, in what will be his final book, that the contemporary American theatre merits appreciation for dramatizing experiences in genres that jostle the audience into thinking about the experiences in new ways, based on five units of analysis: the naturalistic play, modernist theatre, trilogies, tragedy, and comedy.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, American History, American Theatre, Theatre Studies, Modernism, Tragedy, Comedy, Naturalism, Performing Arts, Stage, Politics, Social Science, Humanities
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531787 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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Conflict and Human Security Threats in Africa

Author: 

Ojakorotu, Victor

Credentials: 

Department of Politics and International Relations, North-West University (South Africa)

In Conflict and Human Security Threats in Africa, South African scholar Victor Ojakorotu unravels the dynamics of conflicts and human security threats now affecting numerous African nations. While some of these conflicts are local, others are national and international. This current and highly engaging study captures multiple cases of insecurity, presenting discussions of terrorism, kidnapping, militia activities, human trafficking, political violence, teenage pregnancy, civil war, and armed conflicts, as well as strategies for their future management.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Africa, African Studies, Conflict, Security Studies, Human Security, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531749 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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The Solidarity of The Shaken: Jan Patočka’s Legacy in the Modern World

Author: 

Palouš, Martin (Editor)

Credentials: 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011

The phrase “solidarity of the shaken” was introduced into the today’s political vocabulary by Jan Patočka, one of the last students of the philosopher Edmund Husserl and undoubtedly the most important Czech philosopher of the twentieth century. In January 1977, Patočka became – together with Vaclav Havel and Jiri Hajek -- one of the first three spokespersons of Charter 77, Czechoslovakia’s anti-communist resistance movement. He died less than three months later, as a result of total exhaustion caused by days-long police interrogations.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Human Rights, Intellectual History, Communism, Anti-Communism, Dissident Movements, Revolution, Resistance, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, European Studies, Edmund Husserl, Jan Patočka, Charter 77, Vaclav Havel, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic
Release Date: 
August 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531848: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Neurodiversity Within A Divided Nation: The Nerve to Unite

Author: 

Stevenson, Joseph Martin, Jay Finkelman, Bryant Horowitz, Melissa Druckrey, and Karen Wilson-Stevenson

This collaborative book by five distinguished scholars in overlapping fields suggests that fruitful living is extremely hard work and that social harmony requires the unlocking and the emancipation of the human brain– the core cerebral source for advancing human coherence, connectivity, cohesion and civility. The stakes are simply too high for stakeholders across our country not to respond to the ongoing and escalating crisis of human division and the desperate need for engagement, enlightenment, and acceptance of human diversity.

Market: 
Psychology, American Studies, Social Science, Neuroscience, diversity studies, human diversity, intellectual diversity, cultural neuroscience, neuro-social studies, brain theory, brainstorming, mindset, cognitive diversity, mindfulness, critical thinking, higher education, cognitive climbing, taxonomy, thought leadership, paradigm shifts, brain science, culture economics, cerebral capacity, American psyche.
Release Date: 
July 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534870: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The End of the Future: Governing Consequence in the Age of Digital Sovereignty

Author: 

Polsky, Stephanie, Ph.D., California College of the Arts

Credentials: 

Author of Walter Benjamin’s Transit: A Destructive Tour of Modernityand Ignoble Displacement: Dispossessed Capital in Dickensian London

We are now entering an era where the human world assumes recognition of itself as data. Much of humanity’s basis for existence is becoming subordinate to software processes that tabulate, index, and sort the relations that comprise what we perceive as reality. The acceleration of data collection threatens to relinquish ephemeral modes of representation to ceaseless processes of computation. This situation compels the human world to form relations with non-human agencies, to establish exchanges with software processes in order to allow a profound upgrade of our own ontological understanding.

Market: 
Social Science, Information Technology, Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), American Studies, Slavery Studies, Colonialism, Counterinsurgency, Social Control, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Futurism, Identity Management, Data Collection, Date Protection
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531572: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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