American Studies

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
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Publisher: 

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All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood

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: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534979 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem

Author: 

Kieckhefer, Daniel

Credentials: 

Professor of Film Studies, Triton College

Book CoverNinety-nine years ago, a new form of storytelling emerged from the ruins of World War I. Different in scope and power from theater or literature, and unlike any film that had come before, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari addressed a direct challenge to its audience, demanding to be viewed as something other than what was immediately presented. Unfortunately, criticism has not risen to the challenge.

Market: 
Film Studies, American Studies, Art History, Film Criticism, Cultural Studies, Motion Pictures, Performance, Directing
Release Date: 
March 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534900
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
633
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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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: 

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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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