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Listening, Religion, and Democracy in Contemporary Boston

by William W. Young Iii Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book is a study of religious practices of listening in the Boston area. Through ethnographic study of a variety of religious communities, with an extensive focus on Quaker listening, it argues that religious...


The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai

by Anke Wolbert, Alberto Gonzalez, Eddah M. Mutua & Stella-Monica Mpande et al. Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book honors the advocacy of Dr. Wangari Maathai, acclaimed environmentalist and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr. Maathai was a gifted orator who crafted messages that imagined...


Jihadism

by Nirode Mohanty Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Jihad (struggle) is a holy war to defend Islam against non-believers and non-Muslims. Jihadists are holy warriors. The intellectual father of jihadist Islamism, Sayyid Qutb, who was executed in Cairo in 1966,...


Reshaping Beloved Community

by Marlon A. Smith Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Reshaping Beloved Community: The Experiences of Black Male Felons and Their Impact on Black Radical Traditions offers a reflexive interrogation on the history of black male incarceration in the United States...


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...


Covering the Shi`a

by Robert Tomlinson Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Often demonized by the Western media and press, Hezbollah’s origins are rooted in activities of the Lebanese Shi`a in the late 1970s and early 80s. Covering the Shi`a: English Press Representation of the Lebanese...


Eurasia on the Edge

by Richard Sakwa, Piotr Dutkiewicz, Andrei Kazantsev & Fyodor Lukyanov et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Eurasia, wherever one draws the boundaries, is very much at the centre of discussions about today’s world. Security across Eurasia is a global concern and has been subject to a range of discussions and debate....


A Jewish Public Theology

by Abraham Unger Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

A Jewish Public Theology draws from Halakhah, Jewish law, to address some of the most searing current policy issues. Abraham Unger examines how Jewish tradition speaks to globalization and its attendant political...


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,...


Human Nature and Politics in Utopian and Anti-Utopian Fiction

by Nivedita Bagchi Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

While the interest in anti-utopias has exploded over the years, issues of human nature rarely make it into the discussion of these works of literature. Yet conceptions of human nature play a key role in both...


Governance Innovation and Policy Change

by Nele Noesselt, Jon Taylor, Kent Freeze & Wei-chin Lee et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This edited volume assesses governance innovation and institutional change under the fifth generation of China’s political leaders headed by Xi Jinping. The configuration of long-term policy innovation without...


Customized Forms of Kurdishness in Turkey

by Ceren Şengül Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The discussions on Kurds of Turkey mostly refer to them as if they are one homogeneous group, with different forms of being Kurdish mostly overlooked. Yet, Kurds have been scattered all across Turkey; they differ...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


The Intellectual Legacy of Victor and Edith Turner

by Marjorie M. Snipes, Frank A. Salamone, Xinyan Peng & James Peacock et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

In 2017, Edith Turner passed away. She left behind an intellectual legacy that, together with her husband, Victor Turner, transformed modern anthropology. This edited collection focuses on Victor and Edith Turner’s...


A Phenomenology of Langerian Mindfulness

by Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

While making a distinction between meditation-based mindfulness and Langerian mindfulness, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi The Phenomenological Psychology of Mindfulness illustrates the components of Langerian phenomenology...


After the Fall

by Hanna S. Kassab, Dina Moulioukova, Bruce Bagley & Suzanne Loftus et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This edited volume examines the impacts of the 2014-2015 decline in the price of oil. Participants will examine the economic, social and political consequences on states and regions, along with their responses....


The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter

by Amanda Nell Edgar & Andre E. Johnson Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

In The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter, Amanda Nell Edgar and Andre E. Johnson examine the surprisingly complex relationship between Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter as it unfolds...


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...


Reassembling the Strange

by Thomas Anderson Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book examines how Westerners understood and processed Madagascar and its environment during the nineteenth century. Madagascar’s unique ecosystem crafted its reputation as a strange place full of unusual...


Mythos and Voice

by Charles Underwood Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book focuses on mythos and voice in the Odyssey, to illuminate its characters’ journeys from social displacement through discovery and recovery. Mythos and Voice approaches the Odyssey as a narrative...


Alleluia

by Don Swenson Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Alleluia Community is a unique Christian community of over three hundred committed charismatic Christians in Augusta Georgia who live a covenant and ecumenical lifestyle. Emerging from the Charismatic Renewal...


Queering Multiculturalism

by Aret Karademir Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Queering Multiculturalism argues for group-specific rights for ethno-cultural minorities, but without ignoring that such rights may lead to ethnic chauvinism, balkanization, and the cultural marginalization...


The Iranian Crisis and the Birth of the Cold War

by Benjamin F. Harper Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This work examines the Iranian Crisis of 1946 and its active role in shaping the Cold War that followed. It is intended to serve as a case study of how the United States was able to successfully flex its short-lived...


The Soul of Statesmanship

by L. Joseph Hebert Jr., Khalil M. Habib, Carson Holloway & J David Alvis et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Shakespeare’s plays explore a staggering range of political topics, from the nature of tyranny, to the practical effects of Christianity on politics and the family, to the meaning and practice of statesmanship....


Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts

by Jennifer Baldwin, Graham Walker, Lisa Stenmark & Paul Allen et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts: Religion and Science as Political Theology is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of “religion-and-science” and our contemporary political...


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...


Radical Psychology

by Don Coyhis, David D. Moore, Mathew A. Poteet & Susan O. Gelberg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Radical Psychology discusses psychological factors that shape multicultural competency and social justice effectiveness, such as implicit and explicit biases, difficulties in accurate self-assessment of cultural...


Augustine and Wittgenstein

by John Doody, Alexander R. Eodice, Kim Paffenroth & Garry Hagberg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This collection examines the relationship between Augustine and Wittgenstein and demonstrates the deep affinity they share, not only for the substantive issues they treat but also for the style of philosophizing...


Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education

by Michael G. Strawser, Trey Lewis, Carolyn Baum & James D. Breslin et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Student and Modern Workplace presents a thorough consideration of the role, use, and implications of transformative...


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....


Digital Inclusion

by Bruce Mutsvairo, Massimo Ragnedda, Sue Malta & Orit Ben-Harush et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The volume examines the risks and opportunities of a digital society characterized by the increasing importance of knowledge and by the incessant rise and pervasiveness of information and communication technologies...


Losing Legitimacy

by Clifton W. Sherrill Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book contends that the transition of leadership from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will result in a crisis of legitimacy for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Using Max Weber’s typology of legitimacy, the book explains...


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,...


Predicting Hotspots

by Atin Basuchoudhary, James T. Bang, Tinni Sen & John David Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book should be useful to anyone interested in identifying the causes of civil conflict and doing something to end it. It even suggests a pathway for the lay reader. Civil conflict is a persistent source...


Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon"

by David J. Puglia Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Baltimoreans have garnered a reputation for greeting one another by tagging “hon” to their speech. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, this small piece of local dialect took center stage...


Identities on Trial in the United States

by ChorSwang Ngin, Joann Yeh & David W. Haines Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

ChorSwang Ngin radically shifts the asylum seeking narrative by focusing on rarely heard stories of persecution and escape from China and Southeast Asia. Identities on Trial in the United States weaves together...


Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

by Ari Ofengenden Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this book Ari Ofengenden examines the ways that Israel’s integration into global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the...


Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London

by Ruth Illman Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book analyses religion and change in relation to music within the context of contemporary progressive Judaism. It argues that music plays a central role as a driving force for religious change, comprising...


Television Storyworlds as Virtual Space

by M. King Adkins Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Television Storyworlds as Virtual Space examines television as a series of virtual realities viewers enter and explore one episode at a time. Drawing on specific examples, from Westworld to Green Acres, Twin...


HIV on TV

by Malynnda A. Johnson Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

In the 80’s and 90’s it was Designing Women and The Real World, today it’s Grey’s

Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. 35 years since HIV hit prime time it

remains a hot topic for TV producers to...


Making Media Literacy in America

by Michael RobbGrieco Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Making Media Literacy in America presents a history for the field of Media Literacy. It recounts how people have developed knowledge and skills in organized ways to respond to their rapidly changing media environments...


Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...


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 Unified Theory of Justice and Crime

by Michael J. DeValve, Tammy S. Garland & Elizabeth Q. Wright Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Despite great effort and some improvements, criminal justice today still seems like an oxymoron. There are some very good reasons for this feeling: catastrophic failures abound and marginal improvements appear...


Reducing Race Differences in Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising

by Stephany De Scisciolo & Teresa L. Scheid Lexington Books (August 31, 2018)

Reducing health disparities by increasing access to health information is a national health policy priority. Evidence exists that direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising (DTCA) is effective in educating...


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...


Rural Voices

by Christine Mallinson, Elizabeth Seale, Rania Habib & Kirk Hazen et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this interdisciplinary volume, sociolinguists and sociologists explore the intersections of language, culture, and identity for rural populations around the world. Challenging stereotypical views of rural...


Enjoying Religion

by Paul van der Velde, Karin van Nieuwkerk, Frans Jespers & Catrien Notermans et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

“Enjoying religion” seems to be a contradiction because religion is generally perceived as a serious or even suppressive phenomenon. This volume is the first to study the increase of enjoying religion systematically...


Clearing the Path for First-Generation College Students

by Nicolas P. Simon, Bedelia Nicola Richards, Ashley C. Rondini & Casandra E. Harper et al. Lexington Books (June 07, 2018)

Clearing the Path for First-Generation College Students comprises a wide range of studies that explore the multidimensional social processes and meanings germane to the experiences of first-generation college...