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Meet our Authors: Katia Savrami – December 2017 14 December 2017

Dr Katia Savrami is Assistant Professor of Dance Studies and Choreology in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, Greece. She received her MA and PhD degrees from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance at City, University of London.

Her research interests focus on the theory of performance and practice of dance, specifically on dance analysis, choreography, dance neuroscience and education. Her research papers cover a variety of topics, and include “The Human Body in Contemporary Dance: from Costumes to Nakedness”, “Capturing the Moment: Creating Hybrid Performances through Collaborative Polarity”, “Martha Graham’s Lamentation: A Contemporary Revival”, “Does Dance Matter? The Relevance of Dance Technique in Professional Actor Training”, “A Duet between Science and Art: Neural Correlates of Dance Improvisation”, and “Aging Bodies in Contemporary Dance Performances”.

She is the editor of both the series of books in Greek entitled Technes (Arts), published by DIAN Editions, and of Choros International Dance Journal, and is also a member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Research in Dance Education.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Katia has authored Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi, which elucidates both the work of a distinguished twentieth-century Greek choreographer and our understanding of classical Greek aesthetic theories.


Katia explains her reasons for publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

When I wrote my book on Greek dramatic odes, specifically on the work of an established Greek contemporary choreographer with the title ‘Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi’, I contacted Cambridge Scholars Publishing because they publish high quality books and embrace a vast variety of disciplines in their publications. My experience from the publication of my book has been very positive, and I considered the speed and professionalism during the whole process to be particularly important. This includes the clarity of the contract and the instructions concerning the book format, as well as the availability, support and immediate response of the editorial team on these matters. I am thankful also to the suggestions of Anthony Wright (Assistant Publisher) as to where to send my book for book review: one is currently being prepared by an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature and will appear in the Classical Journal. I am grateful for this excellent publishing process and I look forward to future collaboration.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOADEC17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th January 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Arundhati Bhattacharyya – December 2017 14 December 2017

Dr Arundhati Bhattacharyya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Diamond Harbour Women’s University in West Bengal, India. She is an alumna of Presidency College, Kolkata (now Presidency University) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and she obtained her PhD from the University of Calcutta.

She has the distinction of having been invited to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Geneva, to present a paper on Indian rural women as a sole oral speaker. In total, she has authored three books and 32 papers.

Her areas of specialization and interest are political science, international relations and gender studies. She is a consultant for the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is an active researcher, and has completed projects funded by the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Arundhati has authored Sexual Harassment in the Indian Bureaucracy: Violation of Human Rights, a revealing and illuminating analysis of the hitherto unexplored area of the dynamics of one facet of gender relationships in the Indian bureaucracy.

Arundhati describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Cambridge Scholars has been very systematic in providing guidance with regard to the process of publishing within a specified period. Whenever there were any issues, the staff were available to clarify and support. They are very professional in their approach. I am very happy I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars, after one of my colleagues advised me to publish with them and provided me with information about them. It was a very good journey and as time wore on, I was convinced that Cambridge Scholars are a world class publishers. Their approach to the manuscript, the speed with which they took their decisions, the clarity in their thought process and their overall transparency impressed me greatly. All my esteemed faculty colleagues and peers spoke highly of Cambridge Scholars and that also encouraged them to record their impressions of my attempted work. All in all, it was a happy process and the published book has already had a favourable impact.”


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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 30 November 2017

This December marks the final month of the United Nations’ designated International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly both in recognition of the vast potential of the tourism industry and to encourage the expansion of the sector towards sustainability.

The tourism industry accounts for around 10% of the world’s economic activity, and sustainable tourism – defined as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities” – takes on increasing importance as the industry continues to grow.

To mark the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on four of our best-selling titles on tourism and sustainability. To find out more about each title, click on the image.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SUSTAINABLE17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd January 2018.

The tourism industry is striving hard to create attractive worlds for its customers. Both as a necessity and as a challenge, this field is overwhelmed by the imagination economy, but raises several questions about tourists, providing opportunities to move deeper into the understanding of complexities involved in relationships among tourists, tourism sites and their historical structure, and environmental sustainability. Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism brings together case studies from different parts of the world, focusing on tourism and its interactions with the environment. It provides a general outline of theoretical issues and their practicality in different industrialising countries from both the East and the West. The book will appeal to researchers involved in tourism studies and environmental interactions, as well as academicians and tourism agencies.

Despite some recent studies examining the critical factors of success for rural tourism, there is still a need for a deeper understanding of the rural tourism phenomenon, the nature of the tourism experience and how it could be optimized to the benefit of all, while making the best use of endogenous resources and competences, yielding sustainable destination development. Meeting Challenges for Rural Tourism through Co-Creation of Sustainable Tourist Experiences contributes to the debate, focusing on the tourist experience, here conceptualized as “co-created” between hosts and guests, based on destination-specific elements of “countryside capital” and aiming at sustainability. It contains both conceptual and empirical chapters, with diverse and new perspectives, methodological approaches and cases from several countries.

The economic and sociocultural significance of tourism today cannot be overstated. With the rapid growth of travel and tourism, more and more research is being undertaken in this field, with particular attention paid to the concept of sustainability. Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development broadens the reach of such studies by providing comprehensive and rigorous examinations of many issues and concepts related to sustainable tourism, with particular attention paid to Slovenia. It considers the area broadly, and presents in-depth discussions on many relevant and important tourism issues. The collection provides a unique and balanced view of both theoretical issues and practical cases and is a valuable reading for students, researchers and professionals in the field of tourism and sustainability.

Tourism has attracted increasing interest from not only scholars with a background in the subject, but also those studying in a number of other fields, given the growing relevance of areas such as psychology, sociology, planning and marketing. As such, Tourism Development brings together twelve chapters addressing various aspects of tourism development, from sustainability and ecotourism to cases of developing alternative tourism products. The contributions are enriched through selected practical case studies from a wide range of countries. The book, systematic in structure and thorough in content, will be useful for people from academic and practical backgrounds seeking to update their current knowledge of tourism development.


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Book of the Month - December 2017 30 November 2017

Our December Book of the Month is A World Beyond Global Disorder: The Courage to Hope, edited by Fred Dallmayr and Edward Demenchonok.


A world which, like ours, has been ravaged by some sixty wars in recent decades, can rightly be described as the scene of global disorder. Even today, the same world is traumatized by hot and cold wars, proxy wars, and repeated outbursts of blood-filled mayhem, not to mention the threat of a nuclear holocaust unleashed by big power rivalries. These are not mere statistics, but wounds in the body of humanity, calling for healing and reconciliation. In biblical terms, human beings are not meant to be the owners or the destroyers of the world, but rather its custodians or caretakers.

This collection is a summons to responsible care-taking, and it approaches the subject from an intercultural perspective in a variety of fields, including religion and politics. The topics covered range from accounts of major global calamities today to explorations of possible political, economic and societal reforms, and to the invocation of basic religious and philosophical resources needed for the recovery of a world beyond global disorder.


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMDEC17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd January 2018.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“I am glad to learn about the book. The topic could hardly be more timely and important.”

—Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


“This is an outstanding collection of original essays by distinguished scholars from the East, Middle East, and West. While it moves increasingly towards its theme of hope despite the global disorder of the present, it is anything but saccharine in its approach: It views the disorder, much of it born of serious past malfeasances by state actors, as very real, and it insists, from its title onwards, that transformative hope requires considerable courage under the circumstances.”

—William L. McBride, Immediate Past President, International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP)


“The volume analyzes the present system of hegemonic globalization with deep insight and offers much-needed hope for resisting and possibly transforming it. As such, it issues an urgent call both for sober attention and transformative praxis.”

—Joseph Prabhu, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, California State University-Los Angeles, USA


“The superb contributions to this volume illuminate our current global disorder comprehensively and trenchantly, from the spiritual to the material and beyond. They are imperative reading for anyone seeking a truly global understanding of today's global crises and the utter futility of unipolar solutions based on monological reasoning.”

—David B. Ingram, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, USA


“The editors have assembled a collection of top international scholars who analyze why we live in a world of so much violence, domination, and disorder. They propose ways to overcome that disorder and to nurture a sustainable world of greater justice and peace.”

—Douglas Allen, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine, USA


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Featured Review - Frontiers in American Children’s Literature 30 November 2017

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar’s review of Frontiers in American Children’s Literature, edited by Dorothy Clark and Linda Salem, which was published in International Research in Children's Literature earlier in 2017. Taraneh is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, USA, and praised this title as a “masterful collection of critical essays”.


"Frontiers in American Children’s Literature is a remarkable collection of essays culminating in a dialogue on various scholarly strands in children’s literature, highlighting ‘triumph over trauma, transformational borders, and moral vision’ (x). The lucid analysis of different frontiers in children’s literature, as presented by the authors, offers an excellent scaffold for reading about traumatic struggles, violence, brutality and oppression. Each of the chapters propagates tolerance, equality and freedom and suggests a scholarly focus on the sensitive position of the voiceless in children’s literature. A careful and different visioning of what it means to be voiceless seems very appropriate and important for the current cultural and historical moment. [...] This masterful collection of critical essays creates a thorough scholarly landscape and marks a significant contribution to the field of frontiers in American children’s literature, in particular ‘the frontier of race and language’ (1). Frontiers in American Children’s Literature is engaging and enticing not only for children’s literature scholars, but also for anyone who cares for children’s books, multicultural education and issues of diversity."

–Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, International Research in Children's Literature


To find out more about Frontiers in American Children’s Literature, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here or email marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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Meet our Authors: Erwin J. Warkentin - November 2017 14 November 2017

Erwin J. Warkentin received his PhD from the University of Alberta in German Language and Literature in 1995, having written his dissertation on the author of Draußen vor der Tür (The Man Outside), Wolfgang Borchert.

It was while conducting research in the Borchert Archives at the University of Hamburg in 1992 that he came across some books in Borchert’s personal library that indicated they were published under license of the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS) and the Information Control Division (ICD). This in turn, gave rise to his interest in information control in post-war Germany.

Erwin has since published extensively on post-war German literature and culture, and his book Unpublishable Works: Wolfgang Borchert's Literary Production in Nazi Germany was the first English language biography of Borchert, which has helped to spark a renewal of interest in this important author and playwright.

Since arriving at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he is currently an Associate Professor of German and an Associate Professor of Communications, he has broadened his scholarly interests to include propaganda and persuasion

Under Cambridge Scholars, Erwin has authored The History of U.S. Information Control in Post-War Germany: The Past Imperfect, which is not only the first historical overview of the activities of the ICD and the methods they employed, but also offers a unique perspective on how the US occupation utilised academics to vet potential candidates for media licenses in Germany. Here he describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:


I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing because I had heard from colleagues that the process was thoroughly professional and that the people I would work with would take care to provide the best end product possible. I was not disappointed with their efficiency and everyone I dealt with made the experience as pleasant as possible. The results of the publication of my book, The History of U.S. Information Control in Post-War Germany: The Past Imperfect, have surprised me to some extent. While I expected others to comment on my work, I did not expect the volume of responses and opportunities that I now have to work collaboratively with others from many different disciplines as varied as music, journalism and psychology (to mention just a few), and from a number of different countries. To me, it demonstrated the breadth of reach that Cambridge Scholars Publishing has in academia around the world.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The History of U.S. Information Control in Post-War Germany: The Past Imperfect. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2017.


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Meet our Authors: Ali Shehata Abdou Selim - November 2017 14 November 2017

Dr Ali Shehata Abdou Selim is a senior member of staff at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. He is currently a guest lecturer at Smurfit College, University College Dublin, and Chairperson of the Irish Muslim Board.  Ali also lectures in Arabic at Trinity College, Dublin, having taught Arabic to a number of Irish politicians and members of the business community. He has an extensive background in Islamic and Faith Studies, with a Bachelor’s Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, and an MA and a PhD in Ecumenics from Trinity College Dublin.

As a Muslim spokesperson in Ireland, he has written articles for The Irish Times and Spectrum, and is also the editor of Ar-Resalah magazine. Ali is the official translator for the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and translates their annual final statements. He also recently translated the book The Muslim as a European Citizen in to English.

Ali previously served as the secretary to the Imam at the Islamic Cultural Centre, Dublin, and as the Secretary General of the Irish Council of Imams. This led to his academic career as a Lecturer on Islam and Multiculturalism at the Mater Dei Institute, Dublin.

His publications include The Muslim as a European Citizen (2012) and Muslims and Educational Challenges in Ireland (2014). Ali published The Concept of Coexistence in Islamic Primary Sources: An Analytical Examination with Cambridge Scholars in 2015, and here he explains why he chose to publish with us:

When I received my PhD degree, I thought of turning my thesis “The Concept of Coexistence in Islamic Primary Sources, An Analytical Examination” into a book, as advised by my external examiner. Realising the limited number of publications in my area, I looked into the matter seriously. I contacted a number of academic colleagues and one of them shared with me her wonderful experience with Cambridge Scholars. I took the initiative and made the first contact, and got a prompt but professional response. It was my first and most memorable experience of publication. The communication with everyone at Cambridge Scholars was friendly and efficient. This experience encouraged me to proceed with further publications, the most recent of which are Educational Exclusion: A Fundamental Layer of Social Exclusion and The Islamic Law of Worship.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Concept of Coexistence in Islamic Primary Sources: An Analytical Examination. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2017.


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World Philosophy Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 31 October 2017

This month, Cambridge Scholars are pleased to support World Philosophy Day, which this year takes place on 16th November. By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. The goal of World Philosophy Day is to “win recognition for and give strong impetus to philosophy and, in particular, to the teaching of philosophy in the world”.


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World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002, and later institutionalised in 2005, by UNESCO in order to achieve a number of objectives: the renewal of the international community’s commitment to philosophy, the fostering of philosophical analysis, research and studies on major contemporary issues, to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and the myriad ways it is used today, to appraise the state of philosophy teaching throughout the world, and to underline the importance of the universalization of philosophy teaching for future generations.


To mark World Philosophy Day, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling philosophy titles. To find out more about each title, click on the image.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code PHILOSOPHY17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2017.

Collected Essays on Philosophers brings together, for the first time, Colin Wilson’s essays on seventeen philosophers, including some of those he met personally to discuss their ideas. In his essay on Spinoza he wrote: “Philosophers are never so entertaining – or so instructive – as when they are beating one another over the head.” It is that statement, applied to this particular volume, that makes these essays, from England’s only home-grown existential philosopher, so eminently readable, entertaining, instructive and, sometimes, controversial.

Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions is a highly innovative and powerfully argued book. According to the author, many philosophical ideas that today are widely seen as old-fashioned and outdated should not be dismissed, but instead should be extensively reworked and reformulated. This also means that contemporary analytical philosophy should begin to question many of its most cherished views and reconsider some of the current ways of looking at philosophy. The papers in this collection aim to restore something of a broader perspective, salvaging isolated insights by integrating them into more comprehensive views.

The essays and interviews collected in The Philosophy Clinic: Practical Wisdom at Work highlights the modern movement of ‘philosophical practice’. Taking their cue and call from Socrates’ summons to ‘know thyself’, contemporary philosophical counsellors and practitioners have returned to the ancient understanding of philosophy as consolation and contemplation, as  a life directed to the loving search for wisdom and clarity. As such, this book will prove of inestimable value to philosophers, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, clients, and students of these disciplines.

Why Philosophy Matters: 20 Lessons on Living Large demonstrates that philosophy matters to everyday living and that people who ignore the enduring, fundamental questions of life thereby unwittingly relinquish part of their humanity. The question – “How should I live my life?” – along with cosmological inquiries about the nature of the world, animated Western philosophy during its earliest recorded years. Throughout history, philosophers have provided vastly different answers to the question of what constitutes life. By analyzing carefully their disparate definitions, recipes, and accounts of the good human life we can understand better who we are and who we might be.


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Book of the Month - November 2017 31 October 2017

Our November Book of the Month is Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933): Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge by Antony Lentin.


According to the Law Journal in 1932, ‘No present-day figure on the Bench is of greater interest than Mr Justice McCardie’. A High Court Judge from 1916 to 1933, no twentieth-century judge was more conspicuous or controversial.

To his critics, he was a ‘rogue judge’ whose headline-hitting pronouncements often angered his fellow judges, called down the ire of the Churches, provoked calls in Parliament for his removal and earned a public rebuke from the Prime Minister.

To his admirers, he was ‘a Crusader on the Bench’, a pioneer who denounced outdated laws, strove to make the law meet the needs of modern society and boldly championed women’s causes, birth control and abortion.

The Law Quarterly Review described him as ‘one of the most interesting men in the history of the English Bench.’


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMNOV17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2017.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“[F]rom the pen of Antony Lentin comes this definitive and scholarly but most entertainingly readable biography of McCardie. There are surprisingly few really good, scholarly, biographies of English judges and this is one of the very best. He makes extensive and fascinating use not merely of the law reports but of a wide range of public and private papers, including McCardie's surviving papers. [T]his is a book to be savoured by anyone with an interest in either the history of the English judiciary or the history of family law in the twentieth century. I cannot recommend it too highly.”

—Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court; Family Law Journal


“This is a gem of a book. Under 200 pages in length it is very fully and carefully researched and for the student, however amateur, of the development of English Jurisprudence during an era of massive social change following the close of the Victorian era, a cameo performance of profound insight and quality. For someone who has experienced the unique cloistered and sometimes claustrophobic ambience of the Law courts, Barristers chambers and the Temple it plunges you straight into the early twentieth century world of Bar and Bench with all its professional tittle-tattle and with which we are all still familiar!”

—Sir Paul Coleridge, Chairman of the Marriage Foundation, retired judge of the High Court of England and Wales


“In these post-Brexit vote days when the independence of the judiciary is a hot topic, Antony Lentin’s biography of one of the most controversial judges this country has ever seen is timely. Few have ever publicly expressed themselves with such personal conviction as did Mr Justice McCardie and few have engendered such divided emotions, veering from contempt to something approaching veneration. Lentin leans towards the latter, though like all good lawyers he is scrupulous in recognising the strengths of the other side’s argument and ultimately leaves it to the reader to decide which of the two camps to join.”

—Sally Smith, QC, The Times


“Perhaps the most surprising feature of this lucid and suspenseful biography is that its author – an authority on the lives of eminent British lawyers – comes down heavily in favour of this apparent monster. Yet one comes to the end of this remarkable book with a feeling of gratitude that “Mac” never remotely achieved the kind of power to which he so evidently aspired.”

—W. Sydney Robinson, Wolfson College, Cambridge; Times Literary Supplement


“Lawyers, academics and general readers interested in all things judicial – and their effects on social change – will be especially fascinated. For details read this book, which the author has copiously researched using many original sources.  The result is an absorbing narrative which fills in any number of blanks in the story of Mr Justice McCardie and which therefore makes an important contribution to English legal history.”

—Phillip Taylor, MBE, Barrister-at-Law


“Antony Lentin’s life of Henry Alfred McCardie, published in the centenary year of his appointment to the High Court Bench, offers a fascinating portrait of a judicial figure whose reforming judgments have stood the test of time rather better than some of the public pronouncements that brought him fame and notoriety in his own day.”

—Paul Magrath, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales


“This well-researched study of an interesting character (and the not-too-distant legal past) ... offers fascinating insights.”

—David Pickup, The Law Society Gazette


“The eccentric judge – reformer, feminist and gambler – gets a sensitive hearing in Anthony Lentin’s biography.”

—Michael Beloff QC, The Spectator


“This excellent biography by Antony Lentin takes a detached and fascinating look at a very controversial figure. Lentin has combined deep scholarship with vivid imagery, creating a fitting tribute to an extraordinary and populist figure, whose personality and achievements deserve to be remembered. I strongly recommended this striking portrait.”

—Nigel Pascoe QC, Counsel Magazine


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Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece Awarded Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 31 October 2017

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce that Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective, by Evy Johanne Håland, has been awarded the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize by the American Folklore Society (AFS).


Each year, the Women’s Section of the AFS awards two prizes in honour of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prizes recognize superior work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or local culture and/or feminist theory and folklore.

The Women’s Section of the AFS was convened more than 25 years ago, as folklorists (primarily women) felt the need to meet other feminists, and to address the lack of serious study of women's issues in the field of folklore.

Thanks to the work of these first section members, and those that have followed, feminist contributions to the study of folklore are no longer rare or overlooked. With more than 200 section members, the Women's Section is a substantial force in the American Folklore Society.

The prizes awarded annually by the Women’s Section of the AFS are in honour of the internationally renowned feminist folklorist Elli-Kaija Köngäs-Maranda, who was born in Finland in 1932. She held various research positions, and taught at the University of British Columbia (1970-1976) and at Laval University from 1976 until her premature death in 1982. She was elected a Fellow of the American Folklore Society in 1978. Academically, she was known for her structural analysis of traditional culture, demonstrating precision and mathematical intellect, but also for her eloquent writing. To her friends, colleagues, students, and acquaintances she was known for her personal warmth, lack of snobbery, and love of Finnish poetry.


To celebrate this award, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective. To redeem your discount, simply enter the promotional code AWARD17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2017.


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