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Hip Hop in American Cinema

by Melvin Donalson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2007)

Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of...


Communities for Social Change

by Annette Coburn & Sinéad Gormally Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 04, 2017)

Communities for Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work examines core ideas of social justice and equality that underpin community and youth work. It informs understanding...


What Is Sustainable Journalism?

by Mart Ots, Ulrika Olausson & Peter Berglez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 04, 2017)

This edited volume, which elaborates on the idea and concept of sustainable journalism, is the result of a perceived lack of integral research approaches to journalism and sustainable development. Thirty years...


The Middle Years of Marriage

by Vince Waldron Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

Midlife can be a time of great change for individuals and a "make or break" period for marriages. Couples navigate a relationship landscape defined by such lifecourse landmarks as "the empty nest," changing...


Molefi Kete Asante

by James L. Conyers, Jr. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Conceptually, Molefi Kete Asante: A Critical Afrocentric Reader is a reflexive analysis of the editor’s space in higher education over the past three decades. As a historical assessment, this reader is a narrative...


Boondock Kollage

by Regina N. Bradley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 23, 2017)

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. Using historical, spectral,...


Media Ecology

by Lance Strate Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 26, 2017)

Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition provides a long-awaited and much anticipated introduction to media ecology, a field of inquiry defined as the study of media as environments. Lance...


Branding as Communication

by Susan B. Barnes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 06, 2017)

Once only a sign, technologies have helped to transform brands into symbols that we constantly encounter in our natural and mediated environments. Moreover, the branding of culture marks a commercialization...


Dreams and Deception

by Isabel Ann Dwornik Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2016)

This book helps young black males, educators, policy makers, parents, and all other interested parties to understand the importance of education alongside athletic pursuits. In the world today, many young black...


The Discursive-Material Knot

by Nico Carpentier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

The theoretical framework of the discursive-material knot consists out of a non-hierarchical ontology of the interactions of the discursive and the material, articulating the assemblages that are driven by this...


WechselWirkungen

by Clemens Ruthner, Diana Reynolds Cordileone, Ursula Reber & Raymond Detrez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

What can post/colonial studies and their approaches contribute to our understanding of the Austro-Hungarian (k.u.k.) occupation and administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1878 to 1914?

This anthology presents...


Socialist Literature

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 27, 2012)

Socialist Literature studies the relationship between the development of socialist literary theory and the process of cultural transformation in modern society by tracing the outline of the theory in the works...


Reading Rey Chow

by Paul Bowman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This is the first book-length study of the groundbreaking work of Rey Chow, whose work has transformed the fields of postcolonialism, cultural studies, film, ethnicity and gender. It describes and explains the...


New Noise

by Simon Lindgren Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This book is about online subcultures thriving in the border zones between pop cultural and political engagement. Combining classic theories of space, power and resistance with current case studies of digital...


Crafting Critical Stories

by Judith Flores-Carmona & Kristen V. Luschen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2012)

Critical storytelling, a rich form of culturally relevant, critical pedagogy, has gained great urgency in a world of standardization. Crafting Critical Stories asks how social justice scholars and educators...


Tweening the Girl

by Natalie Coulter Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2013)

Tweening the Girl challenges the argument that the tween market began in the mid-1990s. It was actually during the 1980s that young girls were given the label «tweens» and were heralded by marketers, and subsequently...


Critical Studies of Southern Place

by William M. Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader critically investigates and informs the construction of Southernness, Southern identity, and the South past and present. It promotes and expands the notion of a Southern...


Making Room for One Another

by Gerri August Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2013)

Quoting an abolitionist preacher, Martin Luther King Jr. once said, «The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice». This is true, but the moral arc doesn’t bend on its own. We must...


Communication Theories in a Multicultural World

by Clifford G. Christians & Kaarle Nordenstreng Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This volume is an up-to-date account of communication theories from around the world.

Authored by a group of eminent scholars, each chapter is a history and state-of-the-art description of the major issues...


Gender and Sexualities in Education

by Elizabeth J. Meyer & Dennis Carlson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This volume is about the education of gender and sexualities, which is to say it explores how gender and sexuality identities and differences get constructed through the process of education and «schooling»....


A Reconciled Community of Suffering Disciples

by Frank-Ole Thoresen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 13, 2014)

Church members among the ethnic Somali population in the Horn of Africa constitute a culturally marginalized and persecuted minority. Despite more than a hundred years of Protestant missionary efforts, the growth...


Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar

by Marianne Skjortnes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 25, 2014)

Christian churches across the world such as the Lutheran church in Madagascar have long been engaged in what we would today term «development». The church has been deeply involved in humanitarian assistance...


The Future of Church Planting in North America

by Damian Emetuche Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 13, 2014)

The Future of Church Planting in North America looks to Jesus as the model for life and ministry as he said, «As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you». In exploring this passage, the author asks,...


Home with Hip Hop Feminism

by Aisha S. Durham Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2010)

This book has won the 2015 Top Book Award from the NCA African American Communication and Culture Division (AACCD) of NCA

Home with Hip Hop Feminism brings together popular culture and the everyday experiences...


Biblical Representations of Moab

by R.S. Wafula Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Biblical Representations of Moab: A Kenyan Postcolonial Reading employs critical theories on colonial, anticolonial, and postcolonial ethnicity and African cultural hermeneutics to examine the overlap of politics,...


The Story of the Mexican Screenplay

by María Teresa DePaoli Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2011)

The Story of the Mexican Screenplay: A Study of the Invisible Art Form and Interviews with Women Screenwriters contributes to the international development of screenplay studies. While the debate on the ontology...


Children?s Rights and Education

by Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Beth Blue Swadener, Laura Lundy & Janette Habashi Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This book compares ways in which children’s rights in, to, and through education, formal and informal, are viewed and implemented in a variety of social and political contexts, aiming to shed light on how...


Ordinary Theologies

by Arnold Noelle Witherspoon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2012)

Through narrative analysis, Ordinary Theologies highlights the intersectionality of gender, race, and religio-spirituality. It examines the relationship of past and current religio-spiritual leadership understandings...


Emerging from out of the Margins

by Fredericke White Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

This book provides an insider view of Haida language, history, and culture, and offers a perspective on Haida culture that comes not only from external research but also from intimate knowledge and experiences...


Migrant Identities of «Creole Cosmopolitans»

by Nirmala Menon & Marika Preziuso Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 06, 2014)

One defining question links the essays of this collection: How do aesthetic and stylistic choices perform the condition of dislocation of the migrant and, in doing so, also put pressure on the seemingly global...


Peace and Pedagogy Primer

by Molly Quinn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2012)

What makes for peace as lived? What images of peace issue from examination of daily experience? What can be gleaned from reflection upon the topic for the meanings and makings of peace in our world? Considering...


Critical Youth Studies Reader

by Awad Ibrahim & Shirley R. Steinberg Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2012)

This book won the 2014 AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award.

This reader begins a conversation about the many aspects of critical youth studies. Chapters in this volume consider...


Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies

by Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu & William B. Russell Iii Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 16, 2013)

This book on global issues, trends, and practices is intended to serve primarily as an instructional and learning resource in social studies methods courses for preservice teachers. In addition, it is an effective...


Advertising and Race

by Linda C. L. Fu Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

Since colonization, dominant ideologies of «race» have been visualized and communicated through advertising. At its core, this book delineates the continuities and changes in what is termed the «colonial...


Visualizing Culture

by Roxanne M. O'Connell Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2013)

In an increasingly global society, the ability to identify a culture’s visual aesthetics helps us localize messages for better understanding and resonance with targeted audiences. But how do we identify the...


(Re)thinking Orientalism

by Rachel Bailey Jones Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 13, 2012)

(Re)thinking Orientalism is a text that examines the visual discourse of Orientalism through the pedagogy of contemporary graphic narratives. Using feminist, critical race, and postcolonial theoretical and pedagogical...


Language, Nation, and Identity in the Classroom

by David Hemphill & Erin Blakely Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2014)

Language, Nation, and Identity in the Classroom critiques the normalizing aspects of schooling and the taken-for-granted assumptions in education about culture, identity, language, and learning. The text applies...


Curriculum as Spaces

by David M. Callejo Pérez, William White & Donna Adair Breault Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

This book has won the «O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award» 2015 from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)

Curriculum as Spaces: Aesthetics, Community, and the Politics of Place can...


Judaism’s Promise, Meeting the Challenge of Modernity

by Seymour W. Itzkoff Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 04, 2015)

Judaism’s Promise, Meeting The Challenge Of Modernity follows Seymour W. Itzkoff’s well-received three-book series, Who Are the Jews? Judaism’s Promise, confronts the many revolutions that have reshaped...


Performative Listening

by Chris McRae Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Performative Listening: Hearing Others in Qualitative Research offers an alternative theory of listening – as a performative act, or as a relational stance and performance in which listeners ethically engage...


Alchemy of the Soul

by Joyce Piert Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2014)

It started with a dream, a dream in the night that challenged the dream of the author’s life. That dream, which evolved through her personal experiences, was to start an African-centered school. The dream...


D.I.V.A. Diaries

by Cherrel Miller Dyce & Toni Milton Williams Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2013)

The Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic Sistas (D.I.V.A.S.) is a group of Black women who formed a bond with one another as doctoral students as a means of support on their journey through the academy....


Toni Morrison and the Maternal

by Linda Wagner-Martin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2014)

Linda Wagner-Martin’s study of African American writer Toni Morrison’s work, beginning with The Bluest Eye in 1970 and continuing through her 2012 novel Home, describes Morrison as an inherently original...


Contested Sites in Education

by Karen Ragoonaden Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 20, 2015)

Emerging from the contested site of a new university campus, educators reflect upon the transformative process of reconceptualising and rebuilding a faculty of education in the twenty-first century. Contested...


Somali Oral Poetry and the Failed She-Camel Nation State

by Ali Mumin Ahad Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

Somali Oral Poetry and the Failed She-Camel Nation State: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Deelley Poetry Debate (1979–1980) examines the most expressive medium in Somali culture and politics, that is,...


Boyhood to Manhood

by C. Spencer Platt, Darryl B. Holloman & Lemuel W. Watson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2015)

Boyhood to Manhood: Deconstructing Black Masculinity through a Life Span Continuum seeks to foster an open and honest discussion about the intersection of multiple identities found among Black males. The book...


The Plight of Invisibility

by Donna Marie Harris & Judy Marquez Kiyama Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

The Plight of Invisibility offers unique contributions that inform the use of a community-based research approach that examines educational issues identified by urban, Latina/o communities. It offers a new lens...


Disabling Characters

by Patricia A. Dunn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 15, 2014)

Disabling Characters provides detailed analyses of selected young adult (YA) novels and short stories. It looks at the relative agency of the disabled character, the behavior of the other characters, the environment...


A Culture of Tough Jews

by David Moscowitz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

From brutal Nazi killers to Hanukkah heroes in the ’hood, tough Jews refute images of doomed Holocaust victims, wandering Jews of exile before them, and the post-war ‘nice Jewish boys’ who followed. They...


Gonzo Text

by Matthew Winston Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

Hunter Thompson’s writing is widely read and studied, yet as a methodology and body of work his Gonzo journalism has not been the subject of much critical or theoretical examination. This book fills the gap...