Social Sciences

Mapping Human Security Challenges in the Kashmir Valley (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Rather, Mohd Aarif, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Centre for Security Studies and Research, Central University of Gujarat

In this penetrating study, Mohd Aarif Rather tackles the problem of the Kashmir Valley, one of the most complex situations in international politics, from the perspective of human security. The Kashmir conflict involves disputed borders between two nuclear power, India and Pakistan, and a local population that has become increasingly alienated from Indian federal rule. Kashmir has also witnessed intense militarization, resulting in various security issues,problematized identities, and disputed demarcation of frontiers.

Market: 
International Relations, International Security, South Asian Studies, Security Studies, Human Rights Studies, India, Pakistan, Kashmir
Release Date: 
October 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534726
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
201
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Honor Killings: Socio-Legal Dimensions (Saint James’ Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Jan, Aneeda, University of Kashmir

In this fascinating new study, Aneeda Jan examines an enduring problem prevailing on an international scale. In the absence of any comprehensive approach, the phenomenon of honor killings is mainly viewed as a social menace than a criminal act demanding global solutions. Why is the menace of honor killing so rampant? How can we analyze or focus on social and legal measures adopted by different countries to prevent honor killings? To what extent have judicial bodies provided guidance to set standards regarding the prevention and control of honor killings?

Market: 
Sociology, Religion, South Asian Studies, Traditional Cultures, Religion, Honor Killings, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, India, Pakistan
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
978-1680530766: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Economics of Kidney Transplantation

Author: 

Demirdöğen, Yavuz

Credentials: 

Assistant Professor, Süleyman Demirel University (Turkey)

Over the last century, the world witnessed outstanding advancements in the field of surgery and organ transplantation, with success ratios reaching 80% to 90%. There is, however, a huge difference between the number of organs available for transplantation and the number of people in need of transplantable organs. Over the past few decades, the gap has grown dramatically, and the systems mentioned are insufficient to balance the supply and demand of transplantable organs and, specifically within the scope of this book, the shortage of kidneys.

Market: 
Science, Public Health, Public Policy, Global Studies, Human Biology, Healthcare, Healthcare Economics, Organ Transplants, Organ Donation, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Kidney Transplantation
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530865
Price: 
$249.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
199
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Luciferic Verses: The Daodejing and the Chinese Roots of Esoteric History

Author: 

Cunningham, Ph.D., Eric

Credentials: 

Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Eric Cunnigham’s exciting new book combines a new translation of the Chinese classic Daodejing with a synthetic interpretation of the Dao. It innovatively employs the interweaving perspectives of Anthroposophy and esoteric world history. Among the inspirations for this work’s unique reading of the verses of the Daodejing is the speculation of contemporary esoteric scholars that the Yellow Emperor of Chinese mytho-history was actually a human incarnation of the spirit known elsewhere as Lucifer.

Market: 
Philosophy, History, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Anthropology, Daoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Anthroposophy, Mysticism, Gnosticism, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, the *Daodejing*, Humanism, Esotericism
Release Date: 
November 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530834
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
199
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Challenge of Change: Perspective for Our Twenty-First Century

Author: 

Moffitt, Leonard Caum

Credentials: 

Author of "Religiosity: A Propensity of the Human Phenotype" and "Global Positing for the Twenty-First Century: Rethinking Strategic Planning"

In a succinct, easily read and comprehended style, Challenge of Change makes an eye-opening global exploration of human organization in a tumultuous world: organization to cope with obstacles that have, over the centuries, threatened human survival and vitality. In keeping with how the Founding Fathers conceived our unprecedented American democracy and how entrepreneurs have accomplished our current information technology revolution, this book emphasizes “thinking outside the box.”

Market: 
International Relations, Public Policy, Social Science, Economics, Education, International Law, Security Studies, Human Rights Law, Futurism, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Gender
Release Date: 
September 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530827
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
193
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Conflict, Gender, and Body Politic in Nepal: Anthropological Engagement with the Threatened Lives and Well-Being of Women (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Dahal, Kapil Babu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University (Nepal)

More than 13,000 people lost their lives and many others suffered in other ways during the Maoist-led armed conflict that lasted for ten years (1996-2006) in Nepal. Many people are still missing and many more have been displaced. The lives of women in particular have been affected, with a heightened prevalence of gender-based violence during the armed conflict and post-conflict transition period. The warring sides used gendered strategies of the war wage war against each other and this book deals about the implications of such tactics.

Market: 
Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, Gender, Women and Conflict, Civil Conflict, War Studies, Nepal, Nepalese Civil War, International Relations, Wellness, Women’s Health, Trauma Studies
Release Date: 
September 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530810
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Understanding Dual Credit Education: Theory, Philosophy, and Psychology – The Community College Perspective

Author: 

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

Understanding Dual Credit Education: Theory, Philosophy, and Psychology - The Community College Perspective presents an incisive look at the increasingly popular academic program known as dual credit. The book lays out a thorough introduction to the scientific, psychological, and philosophical approaches to understanding human/student learning within the larger context of dual credit education.

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: 
August 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530780
Price: 
$129.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
108
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Humankind, Society, and the Environment: Lessons of the Past and Responsibility to the Future

Author: 

Wolfson, Adi, Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Credentials: 

Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering

Our world is the product of many changes. Evolutionary processes of matter and energy have altered the natural environment. Revolutionary changes created by humans have alienated man from nature and changed the relationship between them in fundamental ways. These processes, led by urbanization and industrialization, have also eroded natural resources, polluted the air, land, and water, reduced biodiversity, and caused climate change. All of these transformations threaten the existence of humanity as we know it and endanger the whole of nature.

Market: 
Science, Environmental Studies, Natural History, World History, Resource Management, Sustainability, Climate Change, Natural Science, Physical Science, Activism, Global Studies, Security Studies, Evolution, Human Biology
Release Date: 
August 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530711
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Prisoners of War or Unlawful Combatants?: Guantanamo Bay and International Law (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Jeche, Valerie, Department of International Relations, University of Zimbabwe

In this penetrating study, Zimbabwe international relations scholar Valerie Jeche questions the legality of the detentions at Guantanamo Bay. She emphasizes that Guantanamo is a legal detention camp and evaluates the rights that its detainees have under international humanitarian and human rights law. This study tested the hypothesis that the detentions at Guantanamo represent a violation of international law. Jeche conducted interviews with selected officials from the US and Cuban embassy as well as academics and those from the Red Cross and Amnesty
International.

Market: 
International Relations, International Law, American Studies, Security Studies, Human Rights Law, Human Rights Studies, Terrorism Studies, Constitutional Law, Middle East Studies, Cuba, Latin American Studies, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bush Administration, Obama Administration
Release Date: 
July 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530698
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6 X 9
Pages: 
99
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Language Matters: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language and Nationalism in Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico

Author: 

Clampitt-Dunlap, Sharon, Ed.D.

Credentials: 

Professor, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

Taking a sociolinguistics-in-action approach, Language Matters explores the language situations in Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, three geographic areas that experienced the effect of linguistic imperialism in a historically similar timeframe and manner, but with very different results. English has all but replaced the native language of Guam, plays a significant role in the multilingual society of the Philippines, but is barely existent in the daily lives of Puerto Ricans, who are mostly monolingual Spanish speakers. Language Matters is the first book to explain why this is.

Market: 
American Studies, Linguistics, Nationalism, Nationalism Studies, Colonialism, Post-Colonial Studies, Latin American Studies, Pacific Studies, Identity Studies, Pacific Studies, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines
Release Date: 
July 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530681
Price: 
129.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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