Social Sciences

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

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Recent and ongoing issues at all levels of American education are at the forefront of public discussion and political debate. Explored by seasoned sociologist and education researcher Jose Martinez, the issues involved include segregation, tracking, discipline, charter schools, various types of higher education, online education, and faculty matters, among others.

Market: 
American Studies, Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Sociology, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Policy, Minority Studies, Identity Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534832
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Medical Circumcision and HIV/AIDS Policy (Bethesda Scientific)

Author: 

Kityo, James

Credentials: 

Health Policy Consultant, University of Leeds

Since the first randomized controlled studies were conducted on medical circumcision to assess their effectiveness on reducing HIV transmission, health systems have made considerable progress in adopting this practice in their HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health policies. As such, medical circumcision is being adopted as an additional intervention measure to support previous practices for reducing HIV infections in various countries or settings.

Market: 
Science, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Wellness, HIV/AIDS, African Studies, Sub-Saharan Africa, Disease Prevention, Social Policy, Community Studies, Circumcision, Preventative Medicine
Release Date: 
January 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534856
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
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

Author: 

Beaney, Laura Cherrie

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: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534801
Price: 
$129.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
98
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)

Author: 

El-Halabi, Bachar, National University of Ireland, Galway

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: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534702
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
120
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)

Author: 

Ghandour, Christel, University of Leiden

Book CoverISIS’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: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534719
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
129
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Artificial Intelligence: A Dependent Legal Person – An Evolutionary Step for the United States Patent Law (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Bac, Jo - University of Aberdeen, School of Law

Credentials: 

Author of "Is Bad-Faith the New Willful Blindness?: The Company Director’s Duty of Good Faith"

Jo Bac’s groundbreaking legal study asks why and how the United States legal system should grant legal personhood to artificial intelligence (AI). This new legal status of AI is visualized as a dependent person. The AI dependent legal person would be determined by an inextricable connection between AI and a new type of corporate body, introduced here as “AI-Human Amalgamation” (AI-HA).

Market: 
Law, Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), International Law, American Studies, Legal Tradition, Legal Personhood, Patent Law, Law and Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534788
Price: 
249.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Identity Politics and the Third World

Author: 

Soi, Neha

Credentials: 

Assistant Professor of English, MCM DAV College for Women,Chandigarh

Identity Politics and the Third World revisits the theories of identification in challenging existing methods of ascertaining developing world identities on the grounds of objectivity and universality. The construction of postcolonial identities refers to the creation of systems of identification.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Identity Politics, National Identity Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Literature, Culture, Cultural Studies, Developing World, Development Studies, Consumerism
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534764
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Revelation of Art-Religion

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna; Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Art’s original function in Christian Europe is exemplified by the way the Eastern Icon served as a window to the divine. After the Great Schism of 1054, several developments in Western Christianity separated art from church, cult, and religion. Art continued to evolve independently of the Roman Catholic Church through the Renaissance, with a continuous development of artistic style that culminated in the Baroque Totalism of
the eighteenth century.

Market: 
Religion, Culture, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Wagner, Nietzsche, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decay, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534696
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
169
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The O’Donnells of Tyrconnell – A Hidden Legacy (Maunsel Irish Research Series)

Author: 

O'Donnell, Francis Martin

Credentials: 

Ambassador, GCMM, GCEG, KCSG, KM, KCHS, KCMCO, BA (NUI), Sovereign Military Order of Malta & Military History Society of Ireland

Foreword: Dom Henry O’Shea, OSB, Glenstal Abbey

Dom Henry has provided a very good 2-page foreword. He is also the Heraldic and Genealogical Advisor to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Ireland, and its principal chaplain.

Market: 
Ireland, Irish Studies, European History, Medieval History, British Isles, Irish Genealogy, Tyrconnell, O’Donnell Family, Genealogy, Irish Diaspora, Anglo-Irish Wars, Jacobite Rebellion, Hugh Dubh, Ulster, Heraldry, Nobility, Military History, Irish Celtic/Gaelic Culture, Gaelic Clans, Catholicism, Christianity, Reformation/Counter-Reformation, French History, French Revolution, French Literature/Culture, Napoleonic & Bourbon Studies, Spanish Flanders
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534740
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
748
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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National Security in the Digital Age: Cybersecurity Challenges in India (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Devi, Sushma, Doctoral Research Fellow

Credentials: 

Centre for Security Studies and Research, Central University of Gujarat

In this pioneering study, Sushma Devi explores the place of cybersecurity within the larger international debate on security issues. She argues that it is important to begin placing cybersecurity in the context of national security matters since the issues are most often relegated to technology debates. *National Security in the Digital Age *argues that cyber threats can be viewed as national security matters and therefore should be relevant to the security studies field and should be analyzed using security studies theories.

Market: 
International Relations, International Security, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Internet, Internet Crime, South Asian Studies, Security Studies, Human Rights Studies, India, Pakistan, Cybersecurity
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534757
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
110
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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