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Rhetoric and Settler Inertia

by Patrick Bélanger Lexington Books (May 23, 2019)

Rhetoric and Settler Inertia: Strategies of Canadian Decolonization explores how communication might accelerate decolonial actions in Canada. Tracing a middle path between essential Indigenous-focused calls...


Embodied Difference

by Christina Jackson, Jamie A. Thomas, Dorisa Costello & Barry R. Furrow et al. Lexington Books (February 20, 2019)

Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, we study marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. Whereas mass incarceration and law enforcement readily...


Fathers, Prisons, and Family Reentry

by William Muth Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Fathers, Prisons, and Family Reentry: Presencing as a Framework and Method asks scholars, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners to rethink family reentry in a new light, to seek to understand both the...


The Philippines and the International Monetary Fund Negotiations on Petroleum and Imports

by Kenneth Faulve-Montojo Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

In their negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, Philippine chief negotiators attempt to build coalitions to implement reform. Deference and “External-Internal” sequencing tactics are quite common,...


Persons of Courage and Renown

by Susan Rasmussen Lexington Books (January 22, 2019)

Persons of Courage and Renown is theoretically-engaged ethnography by a social/cultural anthropologist that explores issues of culture, memory, creativity, and power by analyzing beloved, but also vulnerable,...


International Sporting Events and Human Rights

by Zack Bowersox Lexington Books (November 12, 2018)

Questions have recently been raised about the political consequences a state experiences when hosting an international sporting event. As the Olympics and FIFA World Cup have visited Brazil and Russia, and the...


Global Impact of Unconventional Energy Resources

by Ken Morgan, Manochehr Dorraj, Isidro Morales & Tina Hunter et al. Lexington Books (November 26, 2018)

The chapters in this volume represent the latest thinking on the development and exploration of unconventional energy resources in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin...


Shackled Sentiments

by Eric Montgomery, Gerasimos Makris, Maureen Elgersman Lee & Laura Álvarez López et al. Lexington Books (January 21, 2019)

The ramifications of the trans-Saharan, trans-Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and domestic African slave trades are immeasurable, and they continue to disaffect black people from Africa to Haiti and Los Angeles to Lagos....


Ecomasculinities

by Stefan Brandt, Rubén Cenamor, Virginia Luzón-Aguado & Evangeline Heiliger et al. Lexington Books (January 25, 2019)

While there exist numerous studies on ecocriticism and ecofeminism, much less has been written about ecomasculinities. This volume contributes to filling this gap by examining models of fictional ecomasculinity...


Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity

by Jennifer L. Schulz, Peter Robson, Lukas Musumeci & Nickos Myrtou et al. Lexington Books (December 17, 2018)

Television and streamed series that viewers watch on their TVs, computers, phones, and tablets are a crucial part of popular culture They have an influence on viewers and on law. People acquire values, behaviors,...


History of American Political Thought

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Bryan-Paul Frost, Peter C. Meyers & Paul O. Carrese et al. Lexington Books (January 08, 2019)

Revised and updated, this long-awaited second edition provides a comprehensive introduction to what the most thoughtful Americans have said about the American experience from the colonial period to the present....


Spatial Resistance

by Christian Beck Lexington Books (January 11, 2019)

Literary and Digital Challenges to Neoliberalism: Spatial Resistance utilizes various literary and digital artifacts to show the potential and possibility of changing the ways we consider the spaces we inhabit....


Republican Presidents and the Safety Net

by Matthew Gritter Lexington Books (December 21, 2018)

Republican presidents have navigated between popular programs and conservative supporters since the Eisenhower administration, and since the New Deal, Republican presidents have looked for ways to accommodate...


Tweencom Girls

by Patrice A. Oppliger Lexington Books (December 17, 2018)

Banet-Weiser (2004) marked the debut of Clarissa Explains it All in 1991 as a crucial turning point for recognition of girls as “important empowered subjects in the social world.” The current study of tweencoms...


Cultural Imperialism and the Decline of the Liberal Order

by G. Doug Davis & Michael O. Slobodchikoff Lexington Books (December 14, 2018)

The end of the Cold War heralded in a new era for liberalism. Eastern European states adopted democracy and capitalism to gain acceptance by the West. Yet, a mere two decades later, liberalism was in crisis....


African Immigrant Families in the United States

by Serah Shani Lexington Books (November 26, 2018)

Sub-Saharan African immigrants are emerging as the new model minority in the United States, excelling in education and social mobility. In African Immigrant Families in the United States: Transnational Lives...


Twentieth Century Forcible Child Transfers

by Ruth Amir Lexington Books (November 27, 2018)

The current surge of displaced and trafficked children, child soldiers, and child refugees rekindles the virtually dead letter of the Genocide Convention prohibition on transferring children of one group to...


Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011

by Kendra R. Parker Lexington Books (November 09, 2018)

This book critically situates the figure of the black female vampire in several fields of study including literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical race studies. Black female vampires...


Nigeria–United States Relations, 1960–2016

by Olayiwola Abegunrin & Ambassador E. Olusola Sanu Lexington Books (October 24, 2018)

This book examines relations between Nigeria and the United States, analyzing the levels of collaboration and interaction between the two countries since Nigerian independence in 1960. The central objective...


Africa in Europe: Antiquity into the Age of Global Exploration

by Stefan Goodwin Lexington Books (January 01, 1955)

Africa in Europe, in two volumes, is an interdisciplinary work about Europeans that demonstrates fluid boundaries and connections between them and Africans from antiquity until the present. Written by a scholar...


Wrestling with Archons

Pornography, Ideology, and the Internet

by Zhang Mei Lexington Books (October 22, 2018)

This book starts from the discussion of a pornography, but does not end with pornography. Rather, it suggests that a pornographic star can be treated as a cultural product which obtains rich cultural meanings....


Listening, Religion, and Democracy in Contemporary Boston

by William W. Young Iii Lexington Books (November 01, 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...


An Ethnography of Gun Violence Prevention Activists

by Teal Rothschild Lexington Books (October 25, 2018)

This work builds on established literature that is centered on how the activists see themselves, their groups, and the national movement promoting gun violence prevention. This study focuses on two contemporary...


The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai

by Anke Wolbert, Alberto Gonzalez, Eddah M. Mutua & Stella-Monica Mpande et al. Lexington Books (October 25, 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...


Minorities and Deviance

by Pamela Black Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Grounded in both current and original research, Minorities and Deviance, expands the definition of stress and its relationship to deviance, providing a better understanding the role stress can play in addiction,...


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...


Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

by Valerie Estelle Frankel Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Star Wars defined popular, big-screen science fiction. Still, what many viewers best recall is assertive, hilarious Leia, the diminutive princess with a giant blaster who had to save them all. As the 1977 film...


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 United States Constitution in Film

by Eric T. Kasper & Quentin D. Vieregge Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The U.S. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington educates how a bill becomes a law. 12 Angry...


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...


Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order

by Chris J. Dolan Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American...


A Phenomenology of Langerian Mindfulness

by 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...


In Pursuit of Impact

by Nadia Ferrara & Grant J. Rich Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In Pursuit of Impact pushes researchers and policymakers to reflect, rethink, and reconnect with their purpose to support the greater good by developing meaningful public policies. Through a multidisciplinary...


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...


Flattering the Demos

by Travis D. Smith, Marlene K. Sokolon, Derval Ryan & Steven Orr et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This volume brings together reflections on the relationship between politics and storytelling, especially within the democratic context. Examples are drawn from the ancient and modern worlds, from classical...


Democracy and Its Enemies

by Paul N. Goldstene Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

America, it is often argued, emerged from the Enlightenment. It follows that the prevailing elements of politics in the United States are echoes of struggles among what is here referred to as the moderate Enlightenment,...