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Africans in China:

A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications for Africa-China Relations
Adams Bodomo
ISBN: 9781604977905

"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities." - Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Read More..

Cultures of Addiction

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604977998

While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies. Read More..

Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost:

Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN: 9781604978001

Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries. Read More..

Childbirth in a Technocratic Age:

The Documentation of Women’s Expectations and Experiences
Elizabeth Soliday
ISBN: 9781604977981

“A very organized and readable book ... Healthcare providers from various disciplines would likely benefit from reading Elizabeth Soliday’s compassionate book in which she advocates for mothers by emphasizing the many factors, most important of which is patient autonomy, that contribute to maternal satisfaction in the labor and delivery process.” – Archives of Women's Mental Health Read More..

The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education

Dameon V. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977943

This study demonstrates that social business norms penetrate the learning processes affecting school administration, instruction, and pupil conceptions of knowledge. Traditional forms of education are revealed to be in competition with other forms of education, such as training for employable and transferable social skills where the virtual high technology age is perceived as a contributor to rapid social change. Ultimately, three contextual themes emerge from the data: entrepreneur ethics, social skills, and technology; all of these are indications of how business mores are apparent in education. Read More..

Challenges to Civil Society:

Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
Hume Johnson
ISBN: 9781604977820

“This book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in Jamaica. The book also demonstrates that female researchers such as Hume Johnson—like Nobel Prize–winning female political actors and activists—pair intelligence and persuasive power with pragmatism and courage.” — Joseph Soeters, Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University Read More..

AIDS Crisis Control in Uganda:

The Use of HAART
Dorothy J. N. Kalanzi
ISBN: 9781604977875

This book is a compelling study of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment in Uganda to overcome the AIDS crisis. The physical, psychological, and emotional challenges are shown using case studies and an extensive empirical method. This book is an important addition to collections in African studies and public health. Read More..

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Kirk St.Amant and Bolanle Olaniran
ISBN: 9781604977707

This book examines globalization and its effects from the perspective of how differences in access to online communication technologies between the economically developed countries and less economically developed countries is affecting social, economic, educational, and political developments in the world’s emerging economies. Read More..

Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century:

Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline
Peter Matanle and Anthony Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group
ISBN: 9781604977585

The ratio of dependants to active workers in Japan is expected to approach 1:1 by around 2030. This timely work is the first comprehensive study of contemporary regional shrinkage under Japan’s national depopulation. It brings together detailed research from across the whole Japanese archipelago, from macro to micro levels. Read More..

Patriotism:

Insights from Israel
Eyal Lewin
ISBN: 9781604977653

In this systematic inquiry of patriotism and its social and political causes, which goes beyond the analyses of numerous quantitative and qualitative studies, a holistic point of view is presented––one which finally puts together the pieces that form one of the most unique social phenomena. Read More..

 

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