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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...


Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European Social Identity

by Hakan Ovunc Ongur Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

This book combines the conceptualization of social identity with historical analysis to rethink discussions of Europeanization and minorities. Problematizing the EU’s attempts to create a “European social...


Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Recovering Christian Realism: Just War Theory as a Political Ethic

by H. David Baer Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

Recovering Christian Realism develops an account of just war theory as a political ethic grounded explicitly in a Christian theory of political authority. It advances a defense of Christian realism, explains...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...


Eisenhower: The Public Relations President

by Pam Parry & Mary Jean Eisenhower Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Dwight D. Eisenhower is this nation’s most transformative public relations president, not because he was the best practitioner to occupy the Oval Office but because he embraced public relations as vital to...


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...


Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

This book connects diverse subjects that remind the reader of fundamental issues with respect to war/peace and politics. It examines the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures dealing with...


Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self

by Lauren Rosewarne Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Through reference to over six hundred scenes from film and television—as well as a diverse and cross-disciplinary academic bibliography—Masturbation in Pop Culture investigates the role that masturbation...


Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


Class Formations and Inequality Structures in Contemporary African Migration: Evidence from Ghana

by John A. Arthur Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Using evidence from Ghana, this book argues that power and class-based structural relationships are significant components in understanding how migratory diasporas shape and are shaped in turn by social class...


Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...


The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1971-2013: In Pursuit of a Just Peace

by Anders Persson Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

This book explores the work of the European Union to establish a just peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, covering over four decades (1971-2013). It examines what constitutes a just peace, both conceptually...


Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Order, Stability, and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines Russia’s emergence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its creation of a security architecture in the post-Soviet space. It explores how through building this security architecture,...


Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al. Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...


White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?

by George Yancy, Steve Martinot, Alison Bailey & Steve Garner et al. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

George Yancy gathers white scholarship that dwells on the experience of whiteness as a problem without sidestepping the question’s implications for Black people or people of color. This unprecedented reversion...


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...


Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia

by Jeanette Covington Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia critically examines how the film industry and criminologists have constructed African Americans in their...


Communicative Action: The Logos Interviews

by Amy L. Buzby Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

This volume of interviews from the popular online journal Logos are organized around the critical and formative themes of the decline of politics and culture, the rise in American imperialism, the crisis in...


Centrist Rhetoric: The Production of Political Transcendence in the Clinton Presidency

by Antonio de Velasco Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

Focused on the centrist rhetoric of President Bill Clinton, Centrist Rhetoric explores questions about the basic nature and function of pleas to transcend partisan division. Using close textual analysis in the...


Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy

by Toni-Michelle Travis, Ronald W. Walters, Kevin L. Glasper & Daryl Harris et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2010)

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy...


The Article V Amendatory Constitutional Convention: Keeping the Republic in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas E. Brennan Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

This book is the first full-length entry into the academic debate about Article V by an author with judicial credentials. It includes the proposal of a plan to conduct an Article V convention. The work will...


Human Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic: A Collaborative Model of Humans and Nature through Space and Time

by Ruth A. Maher, Ramona Harrison, Aaron Kendall & Andrew J. Dugmore et al. Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

In Human Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic: A Collaborative Model of Humans and Nature through Space and Time, Maher and Harrison have compiled a series of separate research projects conducted across the North...


The Cultural Revolution and Overacting: Dynamics between Politics and Performance

by Tuo Wang Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This postmodern study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution examines the inner mechanism of the mass movement. Utilizing methodologies of cultural anthropology, linguistics, acting theory, and literary criticism,...


Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah's Choice

by Amy K. Milligan Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of...


Unlearning the Soviet Tongue: Discursive Practices of a Democratizing Polity

by Natalia Kovalyova Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This book refines the discursive theory of democratization by juxtaposing the elite and lay discourses in post-Soviet Russia (1996–2008). Through examining how Russians position themselves as political subjects,...


The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995

by Timothy R. Walton, Jonathan Keller, Anamaria Berea & Steven L. Burg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2014)

Based on primary sources, this book examines the 1995 Dayton Peace agreement, which ended the fighting in Bosnia, to show how American decision-making works on a complex issue. It takes a multidisciplinary approach...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Civilizations and World Order: Geopolitics and Cultural Difference

by Ismail Yaylaci, M. Akif Kayapinar, Fred Dallmayr & Çiğdem Çıdam et al. Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This book examines the role of civilizations in the context of the existing and possible world orders from a cross-cultural perspective. Seeking to clarify the meaning of such complex and contested notions as...


Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric

by Kathleen Mollick, Michele Lockhart, Catherine Waithera Mwangi & Nicole Khoury et al. Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric demonstrates the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership,...


Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit Lexington Books (September 26, 2014)

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...


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,...


Research Beyond Borders: Multidisciplinary Reflections

by Anjana Narayan, Lise-Hélène Smith, Wiline Pangle & Sami Hanna et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2011)

This collection draws insights from an interdisciplinary group of scholars specializing in diverse methods used in the social sciences and humanities to reflect on the empirical, methodological, and practical...


The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: The Role of Mass Media

by Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Walter C. Soderlund & Donald E. Briggs Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur traces the development of international intervention in domestic conflict, culminating in the concept of 'Responsibility to Protect' in 2001. The authors explain the background...


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...


Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics

by Brian T. Kaylor Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in the Age of Confessional Politics analyzes religious rhetoric in presidential campaigns from 1976-2008, proposing a confessional political style successful candidates must employ...


Freedom and Order: How Democratic Governments Restrict Civil Liberties after Terrorist Attacks_and Why Sometimes They Don't

by Gabriel Rubin Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

This book forwards the debate on how to respond to terror attacks. It compares legislative responses to terrorism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel finding that government centralization and abridgement...


Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives: Delivering Diversity in the United States Postal Service

by Linda B. Benbow Lexington Books (December 29, 2010)

Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives offers an examination of a workplace that for many years has employed an extraordinarily diverse workforce: the United States Postal Service. In the post-civil rights era, the...


Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al. Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...


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...


Primetime Pundits: How Cable News Covers Social Issues

by Lynn Letukas Lexington Books (September 04, 2014)

Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Pockets of Change: Adaptation and Cultural Transition

by Tricia Hopton, Adam Atkinson, Peta Mitchell & Jane Stadler et al. Lexington Books (April 29, 2011)

Pockets of Change addresses issues of cultural adaptation and transition in the Arts. Based on insights into a range of primary texts and cultural practices-from visual art to film, from literature to theatre-these...


Is the Good Book Good Enough?: Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy

by David K. Ryden, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Francis J. Beckwith & Zachary R. Calo et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

The book analyzes evangelical Christianity as a comprehensive perspective for understanding the range of contemporary policy issues in America. It finds that evangelicalism can be understood as a distinctive...