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This Bridge We Call Communication

by Robert Gutierrez-Perez, Leandra Hinojosa Hernández, Xamuel Bañales & Sara Baugh-Harris et al. Lexington Books (January 15, 2019)

This Bridge We Call Communication: Anzaldúan Approaches to Theory, Method, and Praxis explores contemporary communication research studies, performative writing, poetry, Latina/o studies, and gender studies...

The Naturalness of Belief

by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Copan, Angus Menuge & James S. Spiegel et al. Lexington Books (November 13, 2018)

Despite its name, “naturalism” as a world-view turns out to be rather unnatural in its strict and more consistent form of materialism and determinism. This is why a number of naturalists opt for a broadened...

Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock's Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films

by Mark William Padilla Lexington Books (December 12, 2018)

Mark Padilla’s classical reception readings of Alfred Hitchcock features some of the director’s most loved and important films, and demonstrates how they are informed by the educational and cultural classicism...

Theories of Hope

by Rochelle M. Green, Allison Merrick, Patrick Shade & Akiba Lerner et al. Lexington Books (December 12, 2018)

Theories of Hope: Exploring Affective Dimensions of Human Experience is a collection of essays dedicated to inquiring into the nature of hope in its multiple and varied guises. Looking specifically at the ways...

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...

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,...

Propaganda, Media, and Nationalism in Mainland China and Hong Kong

by Luwei Rose Luqiu Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Propaganda, Media, and Nationalism in Mainland China and Hong Kong gives a clear and insightful introduction to the nature of media in China and Hong Kong and presents a conceptual discussion of propaganda....

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...

Comparative Literature in the Light of Chinese Prosody

by Shudong Chen & Roger T. Ames Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

In the light of Chinese prosody and various mutually illuminating major cases from the original English, Chinese, French, Japanese and German classical literary texts, the book explores the possibility of discovering...

Foundation for a Natural Morality

by Edmund Wall Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Few philosophers attempt to establish that there is an evaluative and moral realm. They make these major assumptions without argument. This plays into the hands of moral nihilists and certain other moral skeptics....

Mereologies, Ontologies, and Facets

by Paul M. W. Hackett, Jonathan C. W. Edwards, Gal Yehezkel & Claire Ortiz Hill et al. Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

The assignment events, objects, state of beings, etc., to an experiential category is a fundamental activity carried out by human (and by other animals). So rudimentary are the processes involved in categorizing...

Meeting Foreignness

by Paola Giorgis Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

How is Foreignness defined by language? Who has the power to define the ‘foreigner’ as such, on which grounds, from which positioning, for which purposes? And within such premises, which is the role of foreign...

Peirce and Religion

by Roger Ward Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Charles Sanders Peirce is one of the most original voices in American philosophy. His scientific career and his goal of proving scientific logic provide rich material for philosophical development. Peirce was...

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...

Aristotle on the Nature of Analogy

by Eric Schumacher Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Focusing primarily on Aristotle’s Physics Alpha, an attempt is made to establish the structure and significance of the Aristotelian analogy. Traditionally, the concept of analogy in Aristotle has been treated...

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...

The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

by Christopher J. Oldenburg Lexington Books (October 17, 2018)

What is it about the rhetoric of one the most influential and powerful religious leaders in the world and in history—Pope Francis—that is so engaging and yet so challenging to the Church writ large, the...

How the Neoliberalization of Academia Leads to Thoughtlessness

by Justin Pack Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Universities across the US have committed to a process of neoliberalization that is radically altering higher education: academia is increasingly being run like a business. As a result, the university is becoming...

Speaking of Evil

by Matthew Boedy Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Rhetoric and the Responsibility to and for Language: Speaking of Evil relocates the “problem of evil”— the question of why God would allow for the existence of evil—and surveys it as a rhetorical problem....

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...

Underserved Communities and Digital Discourse

by Benjamin Rex LaPoe Ii, Candi S. Carter Olson, Victoria L. LaPoe & Andrea Miller et al. Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

Underserved Communities and Digital Discourse: Getting Voices Heard presents a series of case studies which evaluate the elevation and suppression of voices within marginalized and minority communities. It examines...

The Rape of Childhood

by Salman Akhtar, Christie Huddleston, Gordon Caras & Calvin Colarusso et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot...

Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects

by Kawser Ahmed, Patrick Bélanger & Susan Szmania Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Following the launch of the global war on terror, western nations commissioned multiple community focused projects aimed at preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism. With an understanding that a...

Korean Communication, Media, and Culture

by Nojin Kwak, Kyu Ho Youm, Hye-ryeon Lee & Yoonmo Sang et al. Lexington Books (August 31, 2018)

Korean Communication, Media, and Culture is a bibliography of English-language publications for non-Korean-speaking academics, researchers, and professionals. In addition to the actual annotations of all the...

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...

Ethical Restoration after Communal Violence

by Marguerite La Caze Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Contemporary political ethics has to face the question of how to repair relations which have broken down after crimes, oppression, and political violence. The book employs the work of European and feminist philosophers,...

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...

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape

by Amy B. Becker, Jody C. Baumgartner, Sophia A. McClennen & Josh Compton et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In the past decade various studies have examined how political humor may influence various political attitudes and voting behavior; whether it affects learning, cognition and media literacy, how it might shape...

Surfing, Street Skateboarding, Performance, and Space

by Hunter Hawkins Fine Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Surfing, Street Skateboarding, Performance, and Space: On Board Motility draws from critical cultural studies, political philosophy, postcolonial studies, urban sociology, and poststructuralist theory in the...

The Metaphysics of Paradox

by Wm. Andrew Schwartz Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book is an exploration into the paradoxical structure of pluralistic thinking as illuminated by both Western and Eastern insights—especially Jainism. By calling into question the most fundamental assumptions...

The Talk Therapy Revolution

by Peter D. Ladd Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Talk Therapy Revolution: Neuroscience, Phenomenology and Mental Health, uses phenomenology and neuroscience to describe experiential counseling themes such as intuition, attunement, emotional regulation,...

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 Adulteration of Children’s Sports

by Kristi Erdal Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Adulteration of Children's Sports explores what behavioral and physiological scientists know about how children’s organized sport has changed, how adults’ goals and needs are at the heart of those changes,...

Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness

by Court D. Lewis Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness adds the voice of rights theory to contemporary discussions on forgiveness. Rights have been excluded for two related reasons: first, forgiveness is often framed as “a...

Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India

by Ethan Mills Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Beginning with the earliest strata of Indian philosophy, this book uncovers a distinct tradition of skepticism in Indian philosophy through a study of the “three pillars” of Indian skepticism near the beginning,...

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...

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...

Understanding Reality

by Nicholas Rescher Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The book sees to show that the present discussion so unfolds as to show that ultimately Reality’s inherent impetus to lawful order serves also to account for its existence. The ultimate explanation of its...

Silver Universe

by Roberto Giua, Laura Dryjanska, Francesca Frangipane & Giovanni Anzidei et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Silver Universe explores the topic of aging through an interdisciplinary lens while promoting their new idea of “active living” which incorporates exercise alongside a healthy diet and the implementation...

Constructing Feminine to Mean

by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Linguistic gender is a complex and amazing category that has puzzled and still puzzles theoretical linguists, typologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, didacticians, as well as scholars of anthropology,...

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,...

Emerson and Environmental Ethics

by Susan L. Dunston Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

At the core of Emerson’s philosophy is his view as a naturalist that we are “made of the same atoms as the world is.” In counterpoint to this identity, he noted the fluid evolution and diversity of combinations...

For Equals Only

by Tina Fernandes Botts Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book philosophically explores how changing conceptions of race and equality have affected Supreme Court interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over...

Aesthetics, Disinterestedness, and Effectiveness in Political Art

by Maria Alina Asavei Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Should politically concerned and engaged artistic production disregard questions or/and requirements of aesthetic reception and value? Whether art should be “aesthetic” or “political” is not a new question....

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...

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...

Entropic Affirmation

by Apple Zefelius Igrek Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

How do we conceptualize death when its very nature implies absence and nothingness? It is difficult to put into words precisely because we want our words to help us delineate the world around us, whereas 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...