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Environment, Politics, and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project

by Robert Winstanley-Chesters Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book provides a unique summary of North Korean environmental and developmental policies. Coupling ideological and political developments with a review of practical projects within specific sectors, it provides...


The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo Lexington Books (November 14, 2014)

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


Chinese Lesbian Cinema: Mirror Rubbing, Lala, and Les

by Liang Shi Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

This book is the first extensive study of lesbian cinema in mainland China. It also provides an account of the history of Chinese homosexuality, especially its female same-sex erotic tradition, from antiquity...


Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War

by Philip B. Lyons Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly...


Rural Transition in Azerbaijan

by Zvi Lerman & David Sedik Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)

The book demonstrates that reform policies_including privatization of land and the shift from collective to individual farming_have a significant impact on agricultural growth, rural incomes, and poverty alleviation....


In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Natasa Kovacevic & Elena Gapova et al. Lexington Books (March 19, 2010)

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler Lexington Books (May 26, 2011)

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...


Mark Twain's Audience: A Critical Analysis of Reader Responses to the Writings of Mark Twain

by Robert McParland Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

The unique contribution of this book is the focus upon the testimony of Twain’s audience as a unique “reading community”—how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing,...


The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Rob Simms & Amir Koushkani Lexington Books (January 20, 2012)

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...


An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law

by David M. Gold Lexington Books (July 06, 2012)

An Exemplary Whig examines the life and thought of Edward Kent, a nineteenth-century state political leader and judge and Maine's quintessential Whig. It reveals Kent's characteristically conservative Whig aversion...


Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

by Robert P. Watson, Frank J. Williams, William D. Pederson & Norman W. Provizer et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and American history....


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


Legacies of Socialist Solidarity: East Germany in Mozambique

by Tanja R. Müller Lexington Books (August 06, 2014)

Through an examination of the individual life trajectories of youth who participated in an educational exchange project between Mozambique and East Germany, this book offers an alternative reading of Mozambique’s...


American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan: From Perry to Obama

by John H. Miller Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan: From Perry to Obama presents a panoramic survey of American images and ideas about Japan—past, present, and future.


A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self-Determination, 1950-1975

by Bayyinah S. Jeffries Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Nation of Islam, 1950–1975 challenges traditional interpretations of African American women who joined the Original Nation of...


The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper

by Vicki Mayer, S. L. Alexander, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz & Frank D. Durham et al. Lexington Books (July 17, 2014)

This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (“Digital First”). It is...


Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Individualism in Modern China: The Chenbao Fukan and the New Culture Era, 1918-1928

by Xiaoqun Xu Lexington Books (May 23, 2014)

Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Individualism in Modern China explores Chinese intellectual life and cultural practices in the New Culture era of modern China by examining an influential newspaper supplement...


The Kalamata Diary: Greece, War, and Emigration

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (December 15, 2009)

From October 28, 1940 until February of 1947, Sotiria Salivaras provided a unique eye-witness account of life in Kalamata, Greece before, during, and after World War II through her meticulous diary entries....


The Dangers of Dissent: The FBI and Civil Liberties since 1965

by Ivan Greenberg Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

This book traces the evolution of FBI spying from 1965 to the present, through the eyes of those under investigation, and through numerous FBI documents, never used before in scholarly writing, that were recently...


Czernowitz at 100: The First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective

by Keith Weiser, Joshua A. Fogel, Ezra Mendelsohn & Matthew Hoffman et al. Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection that assesses the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held in Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi in Ukraine....


Globalizing de Gaulle: International Perspectives on French Foreign Policies, 1958-1969

by Garret Martin, Anna Locher, Christian Nuenlist & Piers Ludlow et al. Lexington Books (April 27, 2010)

This book offers novel perspectives and insights into key themes of French foreign policy in the de Gaulle years (1958-69). Globalizing research on the ideas and impact of le gZnZral, the volume's 13 well-matched...


Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938

by Ladislav Cabada & Zdenek Benedikt Lexington Books (September 14, 2010)

Intellectuals and the Communist Idea describes how the Communist ideology penetrated into Czech culture and politics from the dawn of the twentieth century into the late 1930s. This analysis examines the complex...


Eisenhower and Adenauer: Alliance Maintenance under Pressure, 1953-1960

by Steven J. Brady Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

This book addresses the US-West German alliance in the 1950s, during which time Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Konrad Adenauer in the Federal Chancery. This is a unique multi-lateral, multi-archival...


The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)

by Nathaniel Greenberg Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers’ Coup that brought an end...


Veterans of Future Wars: A Study in Student Activism

by Donald W. Whisenhunt Lexington Books (October 26, 2010)

This book tells the story of The Veterans of Future Wars (VFW), a student movement that attracted widespread support in a short few months in 1936. Despite its short life, it was a successful movement that attracted...


FDR's Republicans: Domestic Political Realignment and American Foreign Policy

by Robert E. Jenner Lexington Books (December 02, 2009)

FDR's Republicans: Domestic Political Realignment and American Foreign Policy illuminates the debate over foreign policy that took place in the United States prior to World War II. Robert E. Jenner approaches...


Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China

by Hsieh Bao Hua Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on...


Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalon and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

by Michael Thomas D'Emic Lexington Books (June 17, 2014)

Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain examines the religious views and motivations of the late scholastic authors Cristobal de Villalon and Luis Saravia de la Calle . Michael Thomas D’Emic explains...


Colombia and World War I: The Experience of a Neutral Latin American Nation during the Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921

by Jane M. Rausch Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

This book offers an overview of the foreign and domestic policies of the administrations of José Vicente Concha (1914–1918) and Marco Fidel Suarez (1918–1923). It reveals that despite Colombia’s neutrality,...


Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain’s...


Women's Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of Empowerment and Peacebuilding

by Zulfiya Tursunova Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Women's Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan examines women’s livelihood activities in response to land tenure changes in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. Zulfiya Tursunova shows how women’s multi-dimensional...


Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals

by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme Lexington Books (May 29, 2014)

This book examines how pigs are entangled in the constitution of relations between humans and between humans and spirits among the Ifugao of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. The book applies concepts like...


The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade

by Barbara L. Solow & Dale Tomich Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe,...


Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan: A Complex Adaptive Systems Theory Approach

by David Rands Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically...


Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal

by Lucas Richert Lexington Books (May 16, 2014)

Using a balanced methodological approach, Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era explores American pharmaceutical regulation and connects political, cultural,...


Understanding the Black Flame and Multigenerational Education Trauma: Toward a Theory of the Dehumanization of Black Students

by June Cara Christian & Mary Rogers-Grantham Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Using Africana critical theory as a critical framework to analyze W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Flame trilogy, this study establishes a transdisciplinary theory of the dehumanization of Black students in the United...


Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant

by Ben Novak Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Was Hitler rational? This question has spawned vociferous debates among historians, and has fascinated every layman who has ever dipped into a biography of Hitler. In Hitler and Abductive Logic, Ben Novak argues...


Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

by Bettina Greiner Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

After World War II, 154,000 Germans were arrested by the Soviet secret police and held incommunicado in so-called special camps in the Soviet occupation zone. One third of the inmates did not survive captivity....


The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad

by Paul Alkebulan Lexington Books (April 17, 2014)

The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad thoroughly explores the diverse nature of the wartime African American press at home and its groundbreaking international coverage....


Civil Society and Democracy in Iran

by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Omid Memarian, Mehrzad Boroujerdi & Yousefi Eshkevari et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2011)

The book is focused on the work of Iranian civil society and the process of democratization in Iran. All contributors in this volume develop and discuss these issues with an eye on the political evolution of...


Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China: A Case Study of the Beijing Youth Daily

by Shixin Ivy Zhang Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

This is an essential read for Chinese journalism. China has the world’s largest newspaper market, and globalization impacts many aspects of newspapers in China, ranging from press policies, press ownership,...


New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, Sarah O'Brien & Juan José Delaney et al. Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People? investigates how Irish emigrants maintain a dialogue with Ireland. The contributors explore both Ireland’s relationship with its diaspora communities...


The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D. S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close Lexington Books (March 13, 2014)

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative...


Heritage Politics: Shuri Castle and Okinawa's Incorporation into Modern Japan, 1879-2000

by Tze May Loo Lexington Books (March 14, 2014)

Tze May Loo's HeritagePolitics examines Okinawa’s relationship with the Japanese nation-state from 1879 to 2000 through the lens of cultural heritage. This book is a study of the politics of cultural heritage:...


The African-American Experience in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut: Benevolence and Bitterness

by Theresa Vara-Dannen Lexington Books (February 28, 2014)

The African-American Experience in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut examines and analyzes the African-American experience in Connecticut as it was portrayed through primary sources. In this book we can hear, sometimes...


Israeli Culture on the Road to the Yom Kippur War

by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

While many scholars have tried to explain why Israel was caught unawares despite its sophisticated military intelligence services, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri looks beyond the military, intelligence, and political explanations...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


The Implementation of Inclusive Education in Beijing: Exorcizing the Haunting Specter of Meritocracy

by Kai Yu Lexington Books (February 16, 2014)

The Chinese educational experience illustrates a vacillation between a socialist egalitarian belief and a liberal cost-effective development model. The apex of China’s education system has become a privileged...


Brazil in Twenty-First Century Popular Media: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism on the World Stage

by Naomi Pueo Wood, Cacilda Rêgo, Carolina Rocha & Leonardo Custódio et al. Lexington Books (February 16, 2014)

This volume situates the field of Brazilian studies firmly in the twenty-first century as the nation confronts growing social discontent and global intrigue in light of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament....