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The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867

by Nicholas S. Racheotes Lexington Books (December 15, 2018)

The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867: The Thorny Path to Sainthood is an intellectual biography of the foremost historical figure in the religious world of nineteenth-century Russia. The product...


Improving the Viability and Perception of HBCUs

by Kimberly Young Walker, Comfort O. Okpala, Emetrude Lewis & Maquisha Mullins et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book offers an examination of the development of HBCUs and their role in higher education. Chapters in the volume analyze the contemporary role of HBCUs through several lenses, including politics, education...


Overcoming Ptolemy

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the...


Prison Architecture and Punishment in Colonial Senegal

by Dior Konaté Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

For the past four decades, a rich scholarship has investigated the emergence of the prison in Europe and North America, mainly the connection between institutional architecture, techniques of social control,...


Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

In the mid-twentieth century, certain elements of the American popular music industry (publishers, recording companies, and broadcasters) began to redefine their product as something more than mere entertainment....


Music and Words

by Patrick M. Patterson Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Composer Nakayama Shimpei (1887-1952) wrote more than 300 popular songs in his lifetime. Most are still well known and recorded regularly. An entrepreneur, he found ways to create popular songs that powered...


Youth and the Cuban Revolution

by Anne Luke Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Youth and the Cuban Revolution: Youth Culture and Politics in 1960s Cuba is a new history of the first decade of the Cuban Revolution, exploring how youth came to play such an important role in the 1960s on...


Edges of Global Transformation

by Anne Kathrine Larsen, Harald Aspen, Håkon Fyhn & Marianna Betti et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Through nine ethnographic case-studies, Edges of Global Transformation explores situations where global transformations associated with neoliberalism meet local realities. The “edge” of transformation is...


The Novel of a Novel

by Ervin Sinkó & George Deák Lexington Books (March 20, 2018)

One of the first critiques of Stalinism from within the communist movement, The Novel of a Novel is a memoir in the form of a journal. It was first published in Yugoslavia in 1955 based on the journal, letters,...


The Dialectics of Post-Soviet Modernity and the Changing Contours of Islamic Discourse in Azerbaijan

by Murad Ismayilov Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Azerbaijan’s independence came after seven decades of militant atheism of Soviet modernization project and emerged into staunch secularism of Western modernity, two factors that, on a par with the country’s...


Party Leadership under Stalin and Khrushchev

by Jonathan Harris Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This study demonstrates that the full time party officials of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) used the term “party leadership” to both disguise and signal their efforts to lead the Communists...


The Strategic Defense Initiative

by Ralph L. Dietl Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The Nuclear and Space Talks revolutionized arms control. The Cold War endgame commenced with the umbrella negotiations’ that linked START and INF negotiations to a regulation on the weaponization of space....


Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1959–1973

by Danhui Li & Yafeng Xia Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In the twenty-first century, students of Cold War history are fortunate to have the fruits of several major works on the Sino-Soviet split by European and American scholars. What is lacking in English literature,...


Rhetorics Haunting the National Mall

by Roger C. Aden, Carl T. Hyden, Ethan Bottone & A. Cheree Carlson et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Rhetorics Haunting the National Mall: Displaced and Ephemeral Public Memories vividly illustrates that a nation’s history is more complicated than the simple binary of remembered/forgotten. Some parts of history,...


China’s Assistance Program in Xinjiang

by Yuhui Li Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

China’s Assistance Program in Xinjiang: A Sociological Analysis examines the partnership assistance program (PAP) in Xinjiang of northwestern China, which was initially implemented by the Chinese government...


Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume

by Dennis C. Rasmussen Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Letter to Strahan is an ostensible letter that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume, and published alongside Hume’s autobiography, My...


A Case Study of European Skill Formation in Albania

by Indrit Vuçaj Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In the quest of becoming a competitive knowledge-driven society and nationalize the efficacy of an evolving tradition in the free labor market, Albania is increasingly pursuing policies in alignment with the...


Pugnacious Puritans

by Carl I. Hammer Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Hadley, located on the Connecticut River at the far western frontier of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was settled from the colony of Connecticut to the south, and early Hadley’s social and economic relations...


Rationality in the North Korean Regime

by David W. Shin Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

How and why are the Kims rational? There is no consensus about either the Kims’ rationality or how best to determine if they are rational actors. Rationality in the North Korean Regime offers a concise and...


Education Marginalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Obed Mfum-Mensah Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book focuses on education policy framework for educating marginalized children in sub-Saharan Africa. It uses “marginality” as a critical discourse to highlight the complicated ways education policy...


The Eucharistic Debate in Tudor England

by Amanda Wrenn Allen Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

In 1550–51, English Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer engaged in a debate with Bishop Stephen Gardiner. Archbishop Cranmer was asserting a new Reformed view for England's Eucharist theology, but he faced...


Cuba's Forgotten Decade

by Isabel Story, Anna Clayfield, Emily J. Kirk & Anne Luke et al. Lexington Books (August 24, 2018)

The 1970s have largely been overlooked in scholarly studies of the Cuban Revolution, or, at the very least, dismissed simply as a period of “Sovietization” characterized by widespread bureaucratization,...


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka

by Frank Gunderson & Hassan Rehani Bitchuka Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Muhidin Maalim Gurumo and Hassan Rehani Bitchuka are two of Tanzania’s most well-known singers in the popular music genre known as muziki wa dansi (literally, 'music for dancing'), a variation of the Cuban-based...


Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Hirokazu Toeda, Richi Sakakibara, Michael K. Bourdaghs & Atsuko Ueda et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...


Political Pioneer of the Press

by Jodi L. Rightler-McDaniels, Lori Amber Roessner, Jinx C. Broussard & Norma Fay Green et al. Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

Known most prominently as a daring anti-lynching crusader, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) worked tirelessly throughout her life as a political advocate for the rights of women, minorities, and members of the...


Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar

by Christopher J. Ryan Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

This book is a rhetorical study of the writings of Republic of Texas presidents Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar which analyzes the frames applied in the writings of the two leaders to define Native Americans....


Smash the Pillars

by Antonio Carmona Báez, Melissa F. Weiner, Lianne Leonora & Teresa Maria Díaz Nerio et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

Smash the Pillars builds on the efforts by scholars and activists to decolonize Dutch history and memory, as they resist the epistemological violence imposed by the state, its institutions, and dominant narratives....


Tropical Idolatry

by R. L. Green Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

In Tropical Idolatry, R.L. Green examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism during...


Tajikistan on the Move

by Marlène Laruelle, Jesse Driscoll, Tim Epkenhans & John Heathershaw et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

The southernmost and poorest state of the Eurasian space, Tajikistan collapsed immediately upon the fall of the Soviet Union and plunged into a bloody five-year civil war (1992–1997) that left more than 50,000...


Post-Colonial Cameroon

by Julius A. Amin, Joseph Takougang, Lotsmart Fonjong & Walter Gam Nkwi et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

In this unique volume, leading scholars examine how Cameroonians organize and experience their lives under Cameroonian leadership and local responses to that leadership. The volume offers essential case studies...


McCarthyism in the Suburbs

by Allison Hepler Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

In 1953, Mary Knowles was fired as a branch librarian for the Morrill Memorial Library, a public library in Norwood, Massachusetts. She had been called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and, when...


Buddhist Learning in South Asia

by Pintu Kumar Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of ?r? N?land? Mah?vih?ra from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed...


The Illusion of the Post-Colonial State

by W. Alade Fawole Lexington Books (June 01, 2018)

This book challenges the long-held conventional wisdom that Africa is a post-colonial society of sovereign nation-states despite the outward attributes of statehood: demarcated territories, permanent populations,...


Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


Stalin's Legacy in Romania

by Stefano Bottoni Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This study explores the little-known history of the Hungarian Autonomous Region (HAR), a Soviet-style territorial autonomy that was granted in Romania on Stalin’s personal advice to the Hungarian Székely...


Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea

by Nojin Kwak, Dal Yong Jin, Yeuseung Kim & Ji-Hyun Ahn et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2018)

In recent decades, Korean communication and media have substantially grown to become some of the most significant segments of Korean society. Since the early 1990s, Korea has experienced several distinctive...


Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean

by Sabella Ogbobode Abidde, Bruce Ormond Grant, Leonard Sitji Bombom & Elisha J. Dung et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2018)

As important as state-to-state and multi-state cooperation have long proven to be, many countries in the Global South have yet to fully explore its potentials. Despite their shared history of slavery, colonialism,...


Vindicating the Commercial Republic

by Anthony A. Peacock Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Contrary to most academic commentary on The Federalist, this book contends that the most significant teachings of the work did not have to do with the institutions of government so much as with the non-institutional...


The British and the Greek Resistance, 1936–1944

by Andre Gerolymatos Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Between 1941 and 1944, the Germans and the Italians imposed a brutal occupation of Greece. This, as well as the outbreak of famine, drove many Greeks to join a variety of resistance movements in the mountains....


Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe

by Christian Raffensperger Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe takes the familiar view of Eastern Europe, families, and conflicts and stands it on its head. Instead of a world rife with civil war and...


Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe

by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, Nelson Graburn, Tom Selwyn & Maarja Kaaristo et al. Lexington Books (April 11, 2018)

In Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe: Bridging Worlds, Sabina Owsianowska and Magdalena Banaszkiewicz examine the limitations of the anthropological study of tourism, which stem from both...


Paths of Innovation in Warfare

by Nicholas Michael Sambaluk, Nathan A. Jennings, Brian Drohan & Mark Ehlers et al. Lexington Books (April 20, 2018)

Innovation shapes wars, and twelve studies by former faculty members of West Point’s United States Military Academy examine specific cases of past and present military innovation. The complex, competitive,...


Archibald Simpson's Unpeaceable Kingdom

by Peter N. Moore Lexington Books (April 05, 2018)

This book draws on the life of Presbyterian minister and diarist Archibald Simpson (1734–1795) to examine the history of evangelical Protestantism in South Carolina and the British Atlantic during the last...


Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II

by Mike Mochizuki, Daqing Yang, Marlène Laruelle & Ricardo T. Jose et al. Lexington Books (April 11, 2018)

Why do some governments and societies attach great significance to a particular anniversary year whereas others seem less inclined to do so? What motivates the orchestration of elaborate commemorative activities...


Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia

by Penglin Wang Lexington Books (March 28, 2018)

In Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia, Penglin Wang focuses on semantics as a central theme in onomastics and strives to unravel the origin and meaning of a series of influential ethnonyms such...


Between Two Worlds

by Glodel Mezilas, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Celucien L. Joseph & Paul C. Mocombe et al. Lexington Books (February 07, 2018)

Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is a special volume on Jean Price-Mars that reassesses the importance of his thought and legacy, and the implications of his ideas in the twenty-first century’s...


The YMCA at War

by Yan Xu, Jeffrey C. Copeland, John Moremon & Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre et al. Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is best known for its athletic and youth programs, a heritage that draws on its origins in 1844 to provide wholesome recreation to urban youth away from the moral...


Central Asia in the Era of Sovereignty

by Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Daniel L. Burghart, Sébastien Peyrouse & Yuhao Du et al. Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

After twenty-five years of independence, there is little doubt that the five Central Asian states will persist as sovereign, independent states. They increasingly differ from each other, and are making their...


Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction

by Kim Chul Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction is a compilation of thirteen original essays which was first serialized in a quarterly issued by the National Institute of Korean Language, Saekuk?saenghwal (Living our...