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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...


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,...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950

by Miriam S. Gogol, Jessica McCarthy, Lara Hubel & Irene Gammel et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950 consists of eight original essays by literary, historical, and multicultural critics on the subject of working women in late-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century...


The Political Effects of Entertainment Media

by Anthony Gierzynski Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Entertainment media are rife with material that touches on the political. The stories with which we entertain ourselves often show us, for better or worse, that everything can be solved by the rise of an individual...


Insufficient Representation

by Patrick Fisher Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect...


Political Corruption and Democratic Governance

by Jongseok Woo & Eunjung Choi Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Political Corruption and Democratic Governance explores the effects of political corruption on important aspects of democratic governing. Jongseok Woo and Eunjung Choi use a cross-national lens to analyze how...


Applying Dialogic Pedagogy

by Cynthia Z. Cohen Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Recent academic research criticizes the effectiveness of traditional lecturing methods and instead shows the pedagogical effectiveness of active learning methods, especially discussion-based education. Drawing...


Island off the Coast of Asia

by Clinton Fernandes Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book examines Australian foreign policy in multiple dimensions: diplomatic, military, economic, legal and scientific. It shows how the instruments of statecraft have defended domestic concentrations of...


Marx and Hegel on the Dialectic of the Individual and the Social

by Sevgi Dogan Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Marx and Hegel on the Dialectic of the Individual and the Social is a detailed investigation of the major works of Hegel and the young Marx with exploring how the concept of the individual is positioned within...


The Iranian Green Movement of 2009

by Maral Karimi Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

In 2009 Iran witnessed the Green Movement, a popular uprising that challenged the status quo of the socio-political structures of the Islamic Republic. This movement which pre-dates the Arab Spring uprisings...


Christianity and the Limits of Minority Acceptance in America

by J. E. Sumerau & Ryan T. Cragun Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

This book explores the ways Christian women in college make sense of bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, and atheist others. Specifically, it explores the ways they express tolerance for some sexual groups,...


Transition in Power

by Peter J. Hugill Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

Hegemonic transitions are never clear, and they usually emerge from a period of multi-polarity in the world-system. Two types of state tend to contend for power: trading states and territorial states, although...


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....


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...


Gandhi and the World

by Yashwant Pathak, Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, Anna Hamling & Abdelwahab Hechiche et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The book revisits Gandhi in this era of turbulence. As rigidly held notions and practices fall to pieces, and as mechanisms of violence and politicking fail, Gandhi comes to picture. If Gandhi could change the...


God on High

by Laurie Cozad Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

God on High examines cannabis-based religious groups in Canada and the United States. These religious groups are on the rise as cannabis use is further decriminalized or legalized. In examining these groups,...


As Democracy Goes, So Does Journalism

by Seong Jae Min Lexington Books (June 18, 2018)

As Democracy Goes, So Does Journalism: Evolution of Journalism in Liberal, Deliberative, and Participatory Democracy explores the symbiotic relationship between democracy and journalism in an engaging historical...


Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice

by Christopher J. Libby Lexington Books (June 18, 2018)

Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice is to ask how it might be possible today to uphold an understanding of the prophetic voice that comports in essential ways with its expression in the biblical vision,...


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...


Everyday Adjustments in Havana

by Hope Bastian Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

By comparing the current reform process under President Raúl Castro to Cuba’s opening to market capitalism during the 1990s Special Period crisis, Everyday Adjustments in Havana: Economic Reforms, Mobility,...


The Australian Nexus

by Randall Doyle Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

In 2018, Australia finds itself at the center of a geopolitical storm within the Indo-Pacific region. With the meteoric rise of China and the perceived decline of U.S. influence and power in East Asia, Australia...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


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....


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...


Paul Auster's Ghosts

by María Laura Arce Álvarez Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

The following book explores the intertextual relationship between Paul Auster’s first and most remarkable work, The New York Trilogy (1987), and the works of certain American and European writers who shaped...


The Influence of Polls on Television News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns

by Vincent M. Fitzgerald Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

Since the election of Richard Nixon in 1968 to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, both presidential campaigns and television news have undergone significant changes, perhaps most noticeably in the use of public...


The Islamic State

by Anthony Celso Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

This book analyses the Islamic State (IS) within a comparative framework of past Sunni jihadist movements. It argues jihadist failure to overthrow Muslim apostate states has led to a progressive radicalization...


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...


In Search of Just Families

by Chhanda Gupta Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Triggered by anti-family movements, which have been inspired by the ideas of some theorists and writers, the book addresses the question: Is family destined to wither away? It challenges the radical idea that...


Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature

by Roger McNamara Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature examines how writers from religious and ethnic minority communities (Anglo-Indians, Burghers, Dalits, Muslims, and Parsis) in India and...


How the Liberal Arts Can Save Liberal Democracy

by Steven M. DeLue Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Currently, liberal democracy is threatened by authoritarian movements, not just in the United States but also in societies around the world. The liberal arts helps to arrest these tendencies because of the support...


The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos

by Louisa Ha, Claire Youngnyo Joa, Alyssa Fisher & Nicky Chang Bi et al. Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos is a thorough analysis of YouTube audiences and creators of online videos that considers how the coexistence of user-generated and professional media content...


Medical Transnationalism

by Sou Hyun Jang Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Medical Transnationalism examines Korean immigrants’ distinctive healthcare behaviors, contributing factors to their medical tourism, and their experiences and evaluations of medical tourism. Analyzing survey...


Transnational Return Migration of 1.5 Generation Korean New Zealanders

by Jane Yeonjae Lee Lexington Books (June 04, 2018)

Why do immigrants return home? Is return migration a failure or a success? How do returnees settle back into their original homeland while retaining their connections to their host society? How do returnees...


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,...


Word, Liturgy, Charity

by Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Mary L. Gautier, Thomas P. Gaunt & Thu T. Do et al. Lexington Books (May 28, 2018)

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent and stable order of ministry in the United States, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown...


Being Gay in Ireland

by Gerard Rodgers Lexington Books (May 26, 2018)

In Being Gay in Ireland: Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present, Gerard Rodgers argues that existing theory and research on the lives of gay men often exhibits a social weightlessness such that self-beliefs...


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...


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...


Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach

by Reginald L. Sanders, Mark A. Peters, Robert L. Marshall & Eric Chafe et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach collects seventeen essays by leading Bach scholars. The authors each address in some way such questions of meaning in J. S. Bach’s vocal compositions—including...


Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Ray Lacina, Tracy Hoffman & Jeffrey Einboden et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Washington Irving and Islam contributes to understanding the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, valuable not only for studies of Washington Irving, American Literature, or Islam, but...