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Research Realities in the Social Sciences:

Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas
Gregory S. Szarycz
ISBN: 9781604977073

Most studies on fieldwork represent the research process in ideal and potentially abstract forms—a process seemingly void of human fallibility and separate from the everyday context in which academics conduct their work. This unique volume is much more acutely oriented to the problems of conducting fieldwork––a considerable contrast to the squeaky-clean depictions of fieldwork in most publications. Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China:

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Tian Shi
ISBN: 9781604977158

As sustainable agricultural development has increasingly become an international trend in recent years, a focus on the analysis and management of its practical dimensions is imperative. This book helpfully provides a comprehensive analytical framework within which agricultural sustainability can be better analyzed and understood by articulating ecological economics as a policy science to guarantee transparency and fairness in the decision-making process. Read More..

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora:

Ethnogenesis in Context
Antonio Olliz Boyd
ISBN: 9781604977042

"The author's analysis offers a new way to approach critical race theory.... Affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies.While it is a necessary text for all institutional libraries, it would also make a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies. It could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields." - New West Indian Guide Read More..

Social Network Structures and the Internet:

Collective Dynamics in Virtual Communities
Dongyoung Sohn
ISBN: 9781604975369

Social networking sites are getting more and more attention these days from the business sector, and companies are eager to find ways to use them for business opportunities. This innovative book details the implications of the collective social dynamics in a computer-mediated environment on advertising, business, and communication in general. Read More..

Mahadevi Varma:

Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation
Anita Anantharam
ISBN: 9781604976717

This volume of translations of Mahadevi Varma’s feminist political essays is the first of its kind. While there is ample work on Varma in Hindi, scholars of feminism (and students of Hindi who are in the nascent stages of language acquisition) have nowhere to turn for a comprehensive sampling of her work. This book now helps fill the void with contributions from some of the highly regarded experts in the world of Hindi today. Read More..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb Read More..

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

Marianne Dacy
ISBN: 9781604977004

"The book covers an enormous amount of material on the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, but presents this in a highly accessible manner, clearly showing how the separation between the two emerged over time ... It is essential for the shelves of academic institutions and public libraries, and it will also be a helpful supplement to the libraries both of scholars and Christian and Jewish religious leaders." - Jewish-Christian Relations Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants
Lara M. Brown
ISBN: 9781604977028

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

 

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