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Customized Forms of Kurdishness in Turkey

by Ceren Şengül Lexington Books (November 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...


Peirce and Religion

by Roger Ward Lexington Books (November 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 (November 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 (November 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...


Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (November 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....


The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

by Christopher J. Oldenburg Lexington Books (November 15, 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...


James Ellroy and Voyeur Fiction

by Nathan Ashman Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

James Ellroy is an acclaimed yet controversial popular novelist. Since the publication of his first novel Brown’s Requiem in 1981, Ellroy’s eccentric “Demon Dog” persona and his highly stylized, often...


Speaking of Evil

by Matthew Boedy Lexington Books (November 30, 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 Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi Lexington Books (November 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...


Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects

by Kawser Ahmed, Patrick Bélanger & Susan Szmania Lexington Books (November 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...


The Talk Therapy Revolution

by Peter D. Ladd Lexington Books (October 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,...


Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer

by Michael Brocken & Jeff Daniels Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This extensively researched text concerning the life and career of Liverpool-born Black jazz musician Gordon Stretton not only contributes to the important debate concerning the transoceanic pathways of jazz...


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....


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,...


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...


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....


On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur

by Felix R. Livingston Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Alexis de Tocqueville’s writings on honor, and his observation that a democracy’s definition of honor “stands for the peculiar individual character of that nation before the world,” provide inspiration...


Making Media Literacy in America

by Michael RobbGrieco Lexington Books (September 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 (September 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...


Entropic Affirmation

by Apple Zefelius Igrek Lexington Books (September 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...


Enjoying Religion

by Paul van der Velde, Karin van Nieuwkerk, Frans Jespers & Catrien Notermans et al. Lexington Books (September 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...


Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia

by Elisabeth Yarbakhsh, Maria Syed, Katlyn Quenzer & Matthew Gray et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia: Moving from the Periphery provides fresh analysis and cutting-edge critique of phenomena and events across the region. Working out of diverse disciplinary...


Brazil and the Emergence of a Digital Lusosphere

by Valnora Leister, Mark C. Frazier, Jacqueline Cunha da Serra Freire & Elisangela André da Silva Costa et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book maps how Brazil and the network of Portuguese-speaking countries—the “Lusosphere”—are using digital technologies in new ways to expand opportunities at all levels of society. From a diverse...


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...


The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices

by Gian Marco Farese Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from the perspective of cultural semantics, the branch of linguistics which investigates the relationship between...


Knowing Self, Changing Self

by Scotty Enyart Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book uses philosophy, psychology, and autobiography in an innovative exploration of self and self-knowledge. It argues that our sense of who we are is an ever-changing response to the world of interpersonal...


The Garden of Reality

by Roland Faber Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The Garden of Reality contemplates the relativity of religious truth, religious pluralism, transreligious discourse, postmodern cosmology, and multireligious mysticism. Its transreligious approach aims at a...


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...


The European Right to Be Forgotten

by Kristie Byrum Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The European Right to be Forgotten: The First Amendment Enemy asserts that the right to be forgotten provision of the European General Data Protection Regulation threatens the free flow of information within...


Rape Culture on Campus

by Meredith Minister Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Rape Culture on Campus explores how existing responses to sexual violence on college and university campuses fail to address religious and cultural dynamics that make rape appear normal, dynamics imbedded in...


Postphenomenological Methodologies

by Cathrine Hasse, Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, Jesper Aagaard & Oliver Tafdrup et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This edited volume is the first publication to tackle the issue of researching human-technology relations from a methodological postphenomenological perspective. While the ‘traditional’ phenomenology of...


Unframing Martin Heidegger’s Understanding of Technology

by Søren Riis & Rebecca Walsh Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book presents a new and radical interpretation of some of Martin Heidegger’s most influential texts. The unfamiliar interpretations all seek to question and unframe hasty assessments of the concepts and...


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...


Dharma and Halacha

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Ithamar Theodor, Shoshana Razel Gordon-Guedalia & Phillipe Bornet et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

In recent decades there has been a rising interest among scholars of Hinduism and Judaism in engaging in the comparative studies of these ancient traditions. Academic interests have also been inspired by the...


Uncovering Indigenous Models of Leadership

by Robert Jon Peterson Lexington Books (August 16, 2018)

Uncovering Indigenous Models of Leadership focuses on Native and Indigenous leadership as an expression of a lived experience––as seen, felt, and heard––from the perspectives provided by Native Pacific...


Kenyan Public Universities in the Age of Internationalization

by Iddah Aoko Otieno Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

This book presents a comprehensive institutional level analysis of a single public institution of higher education in the Republic of Kenya using the case study method of investigation. It is the first case...


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...


Media Hoaxing

by Ian Reilly Lexington Books (August 24, 2018)

This book explores the history, theory, practice, politics, and efficacy of hoaxing through an in-depth study of the Yes Men, one of the most important media activist groups to have emerged in the past two decades....


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...


The Logic of the Cold War

by Tian-jia Dong Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The Cold War revealed, for the first time in human history, the logic of human togetherness, which indicated that it was not only necessary for nation-states to live together but also possible for them to do...


From Disability Theory to Practice

by Christopher A. Riddle, David Wasserman, Patricia Welch Saleeby & Somnath Chatterji et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

From Disability Theory to Practice pays tribute to Professor Jerome Bickenbach’s highly influential and immensely important work. Professor Bickenbach is a scholar, policy-maker, and activist, of international...