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Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion

by Josh Gressel UPA (October 08, 2014)

Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our...

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury UPA (October 08, 2014)

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...

No Holding Back: The 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign

by Jim Mason UPA (January 16, 2011)

In 1980, John Anderson ran what experts initially considered a quixotic race for the Republican presidential nomination before switching to run as an independent. He ran a unique campaign and won unprecedented...

The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli UPA (September 26, 2014)

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...

Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...

Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (September 17, 2014)

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.

Am I Still My Brother's Keeper?: Biblical Perspectives on Poverty

by Robert Wafawanaka UPA (April 05, 2012)

This powerful book reveals what we can learn about poverty from a biblical context and how we might appropriate those insights to fight poverty in our own communities. Wafawanaka surveys the Hebrew Scriptures...

Technology and Society Reader: Case Studies

by Peter B. Heller UPA (March 15, 2012)

These case studies illustrate the mutual, reciprocal impact of technology on one hand and the social sciences, including government policy, on the other. The text suggests that advanced technology is not always...

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga UPA (September 08, 2014)

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...

Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...

Viewing an American Ethnic Community: Rochester, New York, Italians in Photographs

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

The Italians of Rochester were unique because of the history, culture, and society to which they adapted. This photo-book is a record of the city and its Italian community, showing mainly the happy times in...

Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America

by Jerry W. Knudson UPA (December 10, 2009)

This book focuses on the longstanding social and economic ills that caused society to disintegrate into violence during the social and economic Latin American revolutions. Based upon the author's firsthand knowledge...

The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality: Western, Islamic, and African Perspectives

by Ali A. Mazrui & Etin Anwar UPA (July 08, 2014)

The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality outlines theories of gender within the intellectual paradigm of the triple heritage: Islam, Africanity, and the West. In doing so, the author and editor present...

The Andragogic Learning Center: A Field Study in Social Work Education

by Moshe Sonnheim & Shlomit Lehman UPA (December 21, 2009)

This book examines an eight-year study at the Bar Ilan School of Social Work, Israel (1989-1997). The study tested the efficacy of an innovative community-based teaching approach, combining field and class instruction....

The Democracy Perspective in the Americas

by Odeen Ishmael UPA (November 24, 2009)

This book presents the author's views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a collection of his statements and published...

Our Own Worst Enemy as Protector of Ourselves: Stereotypes, Schemas, and Typifications as Integral Elements in the Persuasive Process

by Byron B. Renz UPA (February 23, 2010)

This book takes us through the persuasive process, particularly as it is used in terrorist persuasive settings and as it has been used in some of the major propaganda battles of the twentieth and twenty-first...

The Hausa of Nigeria

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

This book is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history,...

African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Abdul Karim Bangura UPA (February 16, 2011)

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...

Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth-Century America

by Frank Morn UPA (December 22, 2010)

This book traces criminal justice practice and reform developments in late nineteenth-century America through Robert McClaughry's career as a prison warden, a chief of police of Chicago, a reformatory superintendent,...

The Legacy: South Florida Museum

by Thomas Peter Bennett UPA (December 18, 2010)

This book is an account of the origins, founding, and development in twentieth-century Florida of a people's museum that reflects Florida's changes through Spanish exploration, statehood, tourism, endangered...

Desperate for Authenticity: A Critical Analysis of the Feminist Theology of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

by Patricia Hawley UPA (August 04, 2010)

Mollenkott is a pioneer in the endeavors to integrate feminism with Christian theology, specifically evangelical theology. This book considers her personal development alongside her theological development to...

Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process

by Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani UPA (December 18, 2010)

This book is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact public health, and in this case, psychotherapeutic process. It examines a family therapy program being run by a major public...

African Americans in the Post-Emancipation South: The Outsiders' View

by Alton Hornsby Jr. UPA (December 22, 2010)

This study uses these first-hand accounts to attain glimpses of African American life in the post-emancipation South, incorporating a broad cross-section of the views of European travelers and Euro-American...

The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (May 23, 2014)

The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment...

Dispatches from the Frontlines: Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (May 08, 2014)

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign...

Alleviating Bullying: Conquering the Challenge of Violent Crimes

by Ashraf Esmail UPA (May 05, 2014)

Alleviating Bullying examines the facets of bullying that have become a major concern around the nation. This book explores the impact of bullying on teachers, students, the elderly, prisoners, and other socio-economic...

Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

by La Trice M. Washington UPA (May 05, 2014)

This book questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...

The Rhetoric of Black Mayors: In Their Own Words

by Deborah F. Atwater UPA (August 30, 2010)

This book explores rhetorical and practical efforts of Black mayors in building coalitions to win elections and govern cities. Atwater discusses and analyzes the process of creating coalitions by each mayor...

Divided Dynamism: The Diplomacy of Separated Nations: Germany, Korea, China

by John J. Metzler UPA (April 15, 2014)

Divided Dynamism presents a comprehensive review of the political and unification policies of separated nations. Metzler provides an invaluable record of the dynamics of modern politics in the post-Cold War...

The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War

by Kitamura Minoru & Lin Si-Yun UPA (April 15, 2014)

The Reluctant Combatant offers proof that Japanese political leaders were reluctant to engage China in a full-scale conflict during the Second Sino-Japanese War. This book reveals that the Communists, the National...

From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes UPA (February 18, 2014)

This book describes how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings in West Virginia and Harlem, New York to become an influential voice in academics and politics. This...

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...

The German Jews in America: A Minority within a Minority

by Gerhard Falk UPA (April 01, 2014)

Falk focuses on refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny in the 1930s, immigrated to America, and succeeded despite immense obstacles. This book includes a review of the most prominent academics that made major contributions...

Presidential Lessons in Leadership: What Executives (and Everybody Else) Can Learn from Six Great American Presidents

by Ron Felber UPA (February 22, 2011)

This book crystallizes the methods of leadership from America's greatest presidents during moments of personal challenge and turns them into concrete lessons that business leaders, and anyone interested in becoming...

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Kehbuma Langmia UPA (December 20, 2013)

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide-array of...

On the Boundaries: When International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy Meet

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (December 27, 2013)

This book analyzes the connections between international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy. Howard J. Wiarda points out where these fields have gone astray, indicates what must be done to correct...

Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice

by Kehbuma Langmia, Tia C. M. Tyree, Pamela O'Brien & Ingrid Sturgis UPA (December 23, 2013)

Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice examines how interactive technologies can be applied to teaching, research and the practice of communication. This book demonstrates how social media can be utilized in the...

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Questions of Expatriate Identity in Contemporary American Paris

by Kelly Rogers UPA (December 16, 2013)

This book provides an intimate portrait of twenty American expatriate women residing in Paris today. Pulling back the veil of idealism and romanticism shrouding the women’s migrant lives, the book examines...


by Johann Wilhelm von Archenholtz & Lois E. Bueler UPA (December 24, 2013)

J. W. von Archenholtz’s England is a political and sociological description of Great Britain during the second half of the 18th century. Based primarily on Archenholtz’s firsthand observations from 1769...

On Christendom's Far Shore: The United States and the Western Tradition

by James Larry Hood UPA (December 18, 2013)

Hood explores the traditional western (Judeo-Christian) faith in God and the West’s once common understanding of the natural order and the nature and destiny of man. He explains how the United States is currently...

The Jonathan Presidency: The First Year

by John A. Ayoade, Adeoye A. Akinsanya & Olatunde J. B. Ojo UPA (December 20, 2013)

The Jonathan Presidency provides a comprehensive and unique analysis of the tenure of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. The Jonathan Presidency analyzes the ability of the featured Nigerian politicians to...

Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (December 19, 2013)

Fisher asserts that more native-born women and underrepresented minorities need to obtain advanced degrees in the United States. Drawing on rich data from a sample of approximately 1,300 graduate students, Fisher...

Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories from Generation X Faculty

by Elwood Watson UPA (December 04, 2013)

This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation....

What the Village Gave Me: Conceptualizations of Womanhood

by Denise Davis-Maye, Annice Dale Yarber & Tonya E. Perry UPA (November 22, 2013)

The contributors—all women of color—present their varied experiences regarding the conceptualizations of womanhood, beauty, and gender roles. What the Village Gave Me touches upon careers, relationships,...

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna UPA (November 21, 2013)

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...

Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre UPA (November 21, 2013)

This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jürgen Habermas’ oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. Segre explores Habermas’ themes of the rationalization...

Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives

by Elizabeth A. McCabe, Victoria Phillips, Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge & William L. Lyons et al. UPA (December 22, 2009)

This volume features the most current research in feminist biblical scholarship. This collection will whet the reader's appetite for cutting-edge research and encourage a closer look at key biblical passages...

English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities

by Lear Matthews UPA (October 30, 2013)

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical...

A Peacemaking Approach to Criminology: A Collection of Writings

by Louis J. Gesualdi UPA (October 30, 2013)

A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to...

The Desert Experience in Israel: Communities, Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev

by A. Paul Hare & Gideon M. Kressel UPA (September 29, 2009)

This book shares the responses of settlers, artists, poets, scientists, and educators who lived near the Blaustein Institute in the Negev Desert of Israel as they answer the question, 'What difference has living...