American Studies

Next Stop, Tehran: The Neoconservative Campaign For War in Iran

Author: 

Davis, Rohan, Ph.D. RMIT University in Melbourne

Credentials: 

Author of Western Imaginings: The Intellectual Contest to Define Wahhabism

As the beating drums within the United States for a war with Iran grow louder, it is important, now more than ever, to understand precisely how and why neo-conservatives have chosen to orchestrate a sustained and coordinated campaign for a U.S. attack on Iran, or short of that, support an Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's nuclear technology facilities. This campaign is aimed at convincing U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Islamic Studies, War Studies, Neo-Conservatism, American Politics, Interest Groups, Nuclear Policy
Release Date: 
February 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532296 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Debtor Protection in American and European Union Bankruptcy Law: A Comparative Analysis of Automatic Stay

Author: 

Liakopoulos, Dimitris, Professor of International and European Union Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

In Debtor Protection in American and European Union Bankruptcy Law, international law scholar Dimitris Liakopulos raises a delicate issue at the foundations of the modern banking system by analyzing US bankruptcy law with a focus on the concept of automatic stay. His work identifies legal sources and authorities having repercussions in terms of operational protection. It then examines their functional profiles, with specific regard to procedure.

Market: 
Law, Legal Studies, American Studies, Business Law, International Law, European Union Law, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Automatic Stay, Insolvency Law, US Bankruptcy Code, Title 11, Cross-Border Insolvency, Banking Groups Insolvency
Release Date: 
Feb. 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532036 Hardcover
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Death in Herman Melville’s Fiction: Melville’s “Memento Mori”

Author: 

Thompson, Corey Evan; University of Windsor

Credentials: 

Author of Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville: “The Ever-Devilish God of Grog”

Literary critics have aptly noted that death is arguably the most frequent topic, theme, or occurrence in all of American literature. Naturally, the works of such authors as Charles Brockden Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Kate Chopin, Shirley Jackson, and Stephen King, among countless others, go to great lengths to support this observation; however, the renowned nineteenth-century American literary giant Herman Melville, most famous as the author of Moby Dick, has been frequently overlooked.

Market: 
American Studies, Literature, American Literature, Death, Death in Literature, Melville
Release Date: 
April 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531954 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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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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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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All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood (Paperback)

Author: 

Frame, Jackie

For forty years, Jackie Frame stood at the center of business, entertainment, and publicity in Classic Hollywood. This stunning collection of never before told vignettes reveals that lost world in all its splendor and with all its quirks. No scholar of the period will be able to reconstruct its dynamics, and no fan will be able to appreciate the film and music of those exciting times, without a careful consideration of these scintillating and revelatory memoirs by a true Hollywood insider.

Market: 
American Studies, Entertainment, American History, Film, Film Studies, Music, Arts, Arts Management, Hollywood, California Studies, Publicity, Migration
Release Date: 
December 25, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680531541
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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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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Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1 st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I

Author: 

Norton, Bruce H.

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972 and The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes

Letters From a Yankee Doughboy is a collection of more than 125 letters written by Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker, to his sister, Eva, a county nurse living in Framingham, Massachusetts, describing his everyday service in combat during World War 1. These letters, edited by Private Maker’s grandson, Major Bruce H. Norton (USMC retired) are accompanied by 365 pocket-diary entries that Raymond religiously kept throughout the year 1918.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, American Military History, Military Science, Military History, European History, World War I, Combat, Epistemology, American Studies, War Studies, France, French History, Germany, German History, New England
Release Date: 
October 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531985  Hardcover; 978-1680532012 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 (Hardcover); $29.95 (Paperback)
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
394
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ecosophical Vision and Self-Realization in Margaret Atwood’s Prose

Author: 

D'Cunha, Sr. Candy, Associate Professor of English, Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology (India)

Credentials: 

Author of Keys of Life; Editor of English Language and Literature in the Era of Globalization

Margaret Atwood is arguably the most renowned and internationally acclaimed Canadian writer, poet, novelist, short story writer, literary critic, and environmental activist. In this incisive interpretation of Atwood’s prose, Candy D’Cunha argues that the novelist’s ecosophical vision provides valuable lessons that could help in creating a greater and more responsible awareness in the modern psyche about the environment.

Market: 
Literature, American Literature, Canadian Literature, World Literature, Intercultural Studies, Transnational American Studies, Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Developing World, India, Ecofeminism, Literature and Nature, Naturalism
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531824 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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