Political Science

Imaginative Inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research

Author: 

Fogel, Dr. Curtis (with Andrea Quinlan,York University and Dr Elizabeth Quinlan, D/Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)

Credentials: 

Ph.Ds (author: D/Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University, Canada)

Academic disciplines have remained largely committed to research methods and methodologies that hinge on simplistic binaries and problematic dichotomies. Despite this historical and contemporary trend in interdisciplinary research, there have been some notable advances in innovative approaches to method and methodology. With the recent growth in these advances, there is an increasing need for texts that document contemporary, innovative approaches to research.

Market: 
Research Methods ,Sociology, Psychology, Nursing, Health Studies, Criminology, Interdisciplinary Studies, History, Political Science, Gender Studies and Anthropology
Release Date: 
September 15th , 2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320- 43-1
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Yeats and Tagore: A Comparative Study of Cross-Cultural Poetry, Nationalist Politics, Hyphenated Margins and The Ascendancy of the Mind

Author: 

Majumdar, Sirshendu

Credentials: 

M.Phil. & PhD. Jadavpur University, Assistant Professor of English, Bolpur College, University of Burdwan, West Bengal India

“ This major monograph enables us for the first time to enter deeply into Bengali archives of Tagore to discuss the Yeats and Tagore relationship with the crucial link of James Henry Cousins, an Irish Theosophist who lived in India after acting at the Abbey Theatre fully illuminated and explained: Cousins was related by belief and controversy to Yeats and by marriage and religion to Tagore. This work should be in research libraries . It has scholarly importance not only for Yeats Studies but for Tagore and Theosophy in India as well as Ireland .

Market: 
Yeats, Irish Studies, Yeats-Tagore relationship, Tagore, Indo-Irish anti-Colonialism, subaltern studies, Irish poetry, Bengali poetry and prose 1890-1920, Theosophy and Politics, nationalism and theatre, The Great War in India (1914-1918), marginalization of elites in India and Ireland
Release Date: 
April 2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-64-6
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
392
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Twenty-first Century Ireland: A View From America

Author: 

McCarthy, John P.

Credentials: 

Ph.D,Columbia University, History; Professor emeritus at Fordham University(NY), former Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University 1997- 2004; Member, Executive Council of the American Irish Historical Society, Commentator on Irish Issues: PBS, BBC, CBC, RTE and CNN. An OBE (2006) was awarded to Dr. McCarthy for his efforts in the Northern Irish Peace Process. Author of IRELAND: A REFERENCE GUIDE(2006), Contributor, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND (2009)

This work, a summation of a lifetime of research and personal involvement with all things Irish and Irish-American, has several unusual strengths. For one, it neatly meshes both contemporary Irish and Irish-American concerns and issues over Ireland's future and her immediate past.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Modern Irish History, Politics in Ireland 1992-2012, Irish-American Studies, Church and State in Ireland, Ulster/Northern Ireland
Release Date: 
06/15/2012
ISBN: 
Paper: 978-1-936320-49-3
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Caribbean Liberators: Bold and Black Personalities and Organizations 1900-1989

Author: 

Teelucksingh, Jerome

Credentials: 

Ph.D, D/History University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

This ambitious research monograph discusses key individuals (George Padmore, Eric Williams, C.L.R.James among others) and organizations (particularly Labor and liberation movements) in the Anglophone Caribbean world from the perspective of contemporary political and economic Caribbean realities. Particular attention is paid to the Pan-African Movement and its linking of Black Africa and the diasporic Black world of the British West Indies.

Market: 
Modern Caribbean History, Afro-Caribbean organizations, Independence movements in Anglophone Caribbean, George Padmore, C.L.R. James, Eric Williams, Labor Movements, Liberation Movements 20th c, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados
Release Date: 
03/15/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-35-6
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Rise of Militancy in Waziristan: The Inside Story of Facing A Faceless Enemy 2001-2012

Author: 

Khan, Ghulam Qadir, MA, FTC

Credentials: 

MA, FTC

Foreword by Professor Akbar S Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington,DC

Waziristan has been declared the most dangerous place on earth and the next major attack on Europe and America will be planned here. To fight terrorism we need to know the people, the area and why they plan to attack Europeans and Americans.

Market: 
Islamic Studies, Pakistan and the Afganistani Wars, Waziristan, Pushtun society, mores and culture, Modern Terrorism. Jihadi militancy, Tribal governance, Jinnah and Modern Pakistan, U.S.Policies in South Asia, socio-politics of violence and repression
Release Date: 
2/14/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-38-7
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: A Marxist Historical / Materialist Interpretation

Author: 

Mentan, Tatah

Credentials: 

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin; author of The Recolonization of Africa (Bethesda, 2011)

Is capitalism coming to an end in a manner somewhat similar to communism in the USSR? Events certainly bode ill for the classic view that capitalism will prevail as the greatest source of economic growth and stability. Dr. Mentan maintains that the study of contemporary capitalism must entail both the interrogation of the capitalist mode of production as an abstract-formal object and investigation of the diverse historical forms that capitalism has taken across time and space.

Market: 
Marxist Studies: Marxism, 20th century; historical materialism, Capitalism, neo liberal economics, Economics and the State, African Socialism, Karl Marx
Release Date: 
1/15/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-37-0
Price: 
$42.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Latin American Studies: Critiques of Contemporary Cinema, Literatures, Politics and Revolution

Author: 

Gallagher, David

Credentials: 

Ph.D Royal Holloway College; Cambridge University; winner of the Farnworth Prize, Author of Comedy in Contemporary Literature, 2009

“...a well chosen and absolutely fascinating discussion of Latin American literary and cultural life today emphasizing the region's dialogue with the world as an equal and not as a magical realist , protean revolutionary, or Bolanian construct . Virtually all contributors are Latin American or Caribbean scholars with first class credentials. Recommended for library collections.”

Professor Helga Gates,UNE

Market: 
Latin American Studies, the role of the artist in contemporary Latin American poetry, prose and criticism, Translation, Politics and social criticism, American writers (Faulkner, William Carlos Williams, Waldo Frank etc), Columbia, Peru, Argentina, Cuba and Haiti in contemporary fiction, poetry, drama and film, revolution and homosexuality in Cuban literature.
Release Date: 
10/15/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-20-2
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
358
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

American Historians in War and Peace: Patriotism, Diplomacy and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919

Author: 

Nielson, Jonathan M.

Credentials: 

Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara; D/History University of Alaska

In this study of the American historians who accompanied President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 Professor Nielson focuses on a development unique in its time (and now taken for granted): for the first time a president used the expertise of professional scholars as the basis for far reaching decisions on the immediate issues of war and peace and European reconstruction as well as reconciliation.

Market: 
Historiography, American foreign policy 1917-1919, Woodrow Wilson, American war aims 1918-1919, World War One, Intellectual History, the Department of State foreign policy implementation, League of Nations, Propaganda, American diplomacy/diplomats 1918-1919
Release Date: 
11/05/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-14-1 / 193632014-2
Price: 
$86.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
464
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Turning Victorian Ladies Into Women: The Life of Bessie Rayner Parkes, 1829 – 1925

Author: 

Lowndes, Emma

Credentials: 

M.Litt, University of Lisbon; under the name Ana Vicente, author of numerous studies including Women in Portugal at the Turn of the Millennium(1998), Portugal in Spanish Eyes: Diplomatic Correspondence, 1939 -1960 (1992)

With a commendatory foreword by Professor Bonnie Anderson, CUNY Graduate Center

Bessie Rayner Parkes (1829-1925) was one of the most prominent and influential campaigners for women’s rights in the nineteenth century and her life and work are of remarkable interest. She is described by the American historian Bonnie S. Anderson as one of the key British feminists of her time. Surprisingly, Turning Victorian Ladies into Women is her first biography.

Market: 
Feminist Studies, Womens Studies, English History 19th c, Womens' Rights/Suffragette Movement, English Catholicism 19th c, Hilaire Belloc, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Politics and Society in Victorian Age
Release Date: 
10/15/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-28-8
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Beyond Jihad: Critical Voices From Inside Islam

Author: 

Shienbaum, Professor Kim and Jamal Hasan, Editors

Credentials: 

D/Politics, Rutgers University

This collection of non Western scholarly voices is a long awaited remedy to the lack of critical commentary by Muslim intellectuals on the nature of modern Jihadi terrorism and the political debate within Islam over the direction of resistance to modernization and secularization of traditional societies.

The work is divided into three parts:

1) Understanding the Islamist Mind
2) Understanding Islamism and Politics
3) Beyond Jihad: Expanding the Circle of Sanity

Market: 
Islamic Studies, Terrorism, Middle East Studies, Politics and Nationalism-20th c., International Relations
Release Date: 
3/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-93314619-2
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
338
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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