Social Sciences

Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Author of BRITAIN’S INJURIOUS PEACE GAMES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, 1967-1970

In Once Upon a Time in Biafra, the prolific Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus has produced an unprecedented study of prominent individuals from across the globe who visited the Republic of Biafra and Federal side of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970. This innovative new study contributes much to restoring the memory of the civil war, which has faded in recent decades. There is no better way to take a glimpse of how life was in Biafra as well as the Federal side of the war other than a careful study of reports of those who visited these troubled areas.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
July 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531596: 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 Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom

Author: 

Pilon, Juliana Geran, Ph.D.

Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. Her books include "The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World", "Notes From the Other Side of Night", "Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve"; "Why America is Such a Hard Sell": "Beyond Pride and Prejudice", and "The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe -- Spotlight on Romania".

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Ideology, Intellectual History, Religion, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Utopianism, Anti-Semitism, Global Politics
Release Date: 
September 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531558 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1680531664 Paperback
Price: 
$139.95 / $29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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In the ‘Wild Countries’ of Central Asia: Ethnography, Science, and Empire in Imperial Russia

Author: 

Bailey, Scott, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)

In this stimulating and timely book, Scott Bailey, an American teaching Russian and Eurasian history in Japan, traces the history of the dynamic Russian Geographical Society, which carried out major research expeditions to Central Eurasia during the second half of the nineteenth century. The immediate goal of its expeditions was to collect ethnographic, geographic, and natural-scientific information on these regions and their peoples. Their wider benefits established and extended Russia’s imperial control in Central Eurasia, including some regions under direct or indirect Chinese control.

Market: 
Asia, Asian Studies, Russia, Russian Empire, Russian History, Eurasia, Eurasian Studies, Central Asia, Science, Ethnography, Imperial Studies, Colonization, China, Imperial China, Turkestan, Geography
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530872: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
284
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor

Author: 

Rose, Gary L., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Sacred Heart University Author of Haywire: A Chronology of the 2016 Presidential Contest(2017), No Holds Barred: The 2012 Connecticut Senate Race(2013), and Shaping A Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases That Changed the United States (2010)

Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor is Gary L. Rose’s most recent book on the New England political scene, a vital arena of American politics today. In this timely and penetrating volume, Rose explores five policy dilemmas currently facing Connecticut law makers.

Market: 
Political Science, American Politics, Electoral Processes, Democracy Studies, 2018 Elections, New England, New England Politics, Connecticut, Democratic Party, Sociology, Political Psychology, Local Government, State Government
Release Date: 
May 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534955: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
281
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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An Evolving Racial Identity: A Social and Cultural History of Latinos in the United States

Author: 

Hernandez, Ana, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Drexel University

In this groundbreaking study, Ana Hernandez offers an in-depth analysis of the social and cultural influences in the Latino community and its effect on the development of Latino racial identity from clinical and therapeutic perspectives. Her book addresses what it means to be a “Latino” in the United States, including the origins of the term and its use to describe individuals from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Market: 
Sociology, Latino Studies, Latinx Studies, Ethnicity Studies, Identity Studies, Minority Studies, Therapy, Psychology
Release Date: 
June 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534924: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
127
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The African Theater of the Middle East Conflict: Studies in Arab Neo-Colonialism in Black Africa, 1952-1993

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

In this engaging study of African diplomacy, Nigerian scholar Nwankwo Nwaeziegwe revisits the issue of cooperation between Arab nationalist governments and the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The book clinically explores the proper bases, character, and implications of Arab-Sub-Saharan relations through the lens of Arab nationalist diplomatic initiative and collective Black African development initiatives.

Market: 
Africa, Middle East, International History, Nationalism, Arab Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development Studies, Twentieth Century History, World History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Gamal Abdel Nassar, Third World, Developing World
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534962: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
378
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Real Housewives of Diplomacy: A Psychological Study

Author: 

Nasr, Nicole

Credentials: 

DPsych, University of London

Book CoverThis highly original new book addresses the mobility of diplomats, an important facet of migration flows in the modern world. Diplomatic mobility has had a profound effect on family arrangements, working lives, and future plans. But despite being one of the earliest forms of expatriation, very little is known about the experiences of wives of diplomats who decided to embark on this journey alongside their husbands.

Market: 
Psychology, International Relations, Diplomacy, Marriage, Professionalism, Migration Studies, Identity, Cosmopolitanism, Counseling
Release Date: 
July 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534894: Hardcover
Price: 
$109.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Janus Face of Ideas: Which Way Should We Look?

Author: 

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

Credentials: 

Professor of Philosophy, Western New England University; Author of Finding Your Own Philosophy of Life and The Great Perhaps: God as Question

In ancient Roman myth and religion, Janus was the god of physical and emotional gateways. He is traditionally shown as having two faces pointing in opposite directions, representing different perspectives, or perhaps a reconciliation of two points of view. He is the god of the past and the future, looking fore and aft, as Homer says. He is the god of transitions, doorways, beginnings and endings, passageways, options, change, entrances and exits.

Market: 
Philosophy, Psychology, Mindfulness, Humanities, Ideology, Classics, Antiquity, Philosophy, Mythology, Myths
Release Date: 
July 1, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680531510
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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ISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq (St. James's Studies in World Affairs) (paperback)

Author: 

Ghandour, Christel, University of Leiden

ISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq explores how and why the Islamic State organized and used sexual violence against Yezidi women in Iraq. Sexual violence in conflict is one the most devastating types of attack waged against non-combatants. It separates families, displaces communities, and perpetuates on-going social and psychological conflicts long after surviving victims are freed. It is a highly effective weapon that degrades and humiliates people when they are most vulnerable.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Women's Studies, War Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Iraq, ISIS, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Evolution Theory, Feminist Theory, Strategic Rape Concept, Violence, Criminal Justice, Terrorism, International Law, Trauma Studies, Victim Studies, Rape Culture
Release Date: 
March 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534948
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
129
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Crossing the Catwalk: Transvestism in Contemporary Fashion and Culture (Paperback)

Author: 

Laura Cherrie Beaney

In the 1930s, Freud observed that "when you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is 'male or female?' and you are accustomed to make the distinction with unhesitating certainty." As Freud suggests, society is divisible by gender. We are taken to be either "male" or "female." This notion seems to be fixed within our culture and is often unquestioned. In this dynamic book, fashion journalist Laura Cherrie Beaney examines gender as a concept and as a practice that is also challenged and contested in the fashion industry.

Market: 
Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, Fashion, Fashion Industry, Transgenderism, Cross Dressing, Transvestites, Human Rights
Release Date: 
March 1, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534825
Price: 
$34.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
98
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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