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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 June 31 May 2019

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Shamini Srivastava has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most recent titles in psychology. Dr Shamini Srivastava obtained her BSc (Bio) from D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, India, her MA in Applied Psychology (Gold Medalist) from V.B.S. Purvanchal University, India, and her PhD  from the Department of Psychology at Banaras Hindu University, India. Currently she is H.O.D in Psychology at Feroze Gandhi College, affiliated to Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, India. Previously she has worked as a guest lecturer at UNSIET Jaunpur and HRIT Ghaziabad, India.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Shamini’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st July 2019.

Dr. Shamini Srivastava’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Applied Social Psychology

Editors: Patricia-Luciana Runcan, Georgeta Raţă  

The concept of applied social psychology aims at using social psychology theories and principles to improve the functioning of institutions and individuals. The five chapters of this book contain carefully selected essays that approach both academic issues and empiric research results covering a wide range of interests. The ways in which vulnerable groups rely on psychological mechanisms in their adjustment to concrete situations, and new research in the sphere of mental health are two such subjects covered here.  

Applied Social Psychology represents a landmark for the interdisciplinary approach to social psychology by focusing on the different and burning issues of modern society. First of all, it focuses on theoretical approaches to psychology, which considerably focused on the frame for today’s orientation in the area of applied psychology. Furthermore, it deals with this concerned field with special reference to school psychology. In this area this book focuses on the attitude of students towards their career, and how social identity is represented among the students. This book also offers a large amount of empirical evidence for the better understanding of these issues. It is very appreciable that this book also deals with the role of media in relation to teenagers and their personal development and interpersonal relationships in the cultural context. This section is very useful and beneficial in understanding the behavior of teenagers in the social context. It is really impressive that this book also tackles some current societal issues such as addiction and media structure in a new era. Internet addiction is the most pervasive and challenging issue in recent years. That is why this book is very unique and impressive. Lastly, this book focuses on the extremely sensible area of social psychology i.e. on mental health issues which differentiate between a normal and a pathologic person. Different mental health issues are covered in this section with special focus on postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer disease, schizophrenia. It is a very noteworthy point, and this becomes a key chapter for the readers and should also attract students and academics to study more and more in the field of psychology. Further, those who are professionally trained and want to deepen their knowledge about the applied social psychology should read this book. 

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Book of the Month - June 2019 30 May 2019

Our June ‘Book of the Month’ is The Death of Childhood: Reinventing the Joy of Growing Up by Victor Strasburger.

Strasburger provides a sobering look at what it means to grow up in America today. It is both an obituary to childhood and a work which offers solutions on how to restore the charm and innocence of youth. 

Written by an international expert on the effects of media on children, The Death of Childhood provides a fascinating—and sobering—look at what it means to grow up in America today. Following in the footsteps of Neil Postman, Marie Winn, and Mary Pipher, this riveting and heart-breaking book is an obituary to childhood, exploring its origins and tracing its progress to what could be its bitter end in the early 21st century—if we don’t act now to resuscitate it.

No longer are we raising children in the idyllic world that many of today’s grandparents and parents remember—a world filled with kick-the-can, unsupervised bike adventures and dog-walking, and the freedom to explore. Now, thanks to the Internet, new technology, and social networking, the complexion of childhood has changed and there are no adult “secrets” anymore—the answer to every question exists a fingertip’s reach away in cyberspace. It’s not just technology and media that are changing, childhood is also suffering the effects of underfunded schools, inattentive parents, a plethora of guns, and a hostile society. Despite all of that, this book shows that there is hope, and offers solutions to restore the charm and innocence of childhood.

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 BOMJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th June 2019.

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

“It is a much different world for children today. The Death of Childhood helps us navigate this complex terrain. [It is a] must-read for educators, parents, researchers, and policy makers.”
Ed Donnerstein, PhD
Dean Emeritus, University of Arizona

“Raising children is probably the most important job parents have, but it is a tough job (to say the least). Parents want to get it right, but often don’t know where to turn for valid and reliable information about how to raise their children. I suggest that they turn to Dr. Victor Strasburger’s book, The Death of Childhood. This is a well-documented book that provides parents useful and accurate answers to their most important questions (such as, how much media is too much?)."
Brad Bushman, PhD
Professor of Communications, Ohio State University

“I found [this book] impressively researched and documented... [It is] a powerful, well-documented argument for rethinking childhood and our approach to it from the parenting to the educational perspectives.
David Elkind, PhD
Professor of Child Development Emeritus, Tufts University

“This book is timely, easy to read, [and] is well-researched. It will greatly benefit parents and grandparents who read it and children in the care of such people. Anyone who cares about children or the future of our society also should pay close attention to the key public policy issues raised in this book. How do we teach and socialize children into adolescence and into a physically and emotionally healthy young adulthood? How do we regulate digital space in ways that foster positive growth and an accurate understanding of the world and our place in it? How can we reclaim a positive historical role for childhood, one that keeps the fun and enjoyment of learning and growing with others and that simultaneously uses modern technologies to enhance childhood rather than destroying it? Vic Strasburger hits on these issues in an engaging, often humorous, way.”
Craig A. Anderson
Editor-in-Chief, Aggressive Behavior; Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

“The Death of Childhood boldly explains the myriad challenges and threats facing kids and teens today. From our gun culture to the obesity epidemic (and so much more!), Dr Strasburger’s insights are seen through his unique lens as an expert on media. This book will inform the knowledge, attitudes, and response of parents, educators, mental health experts, pediatricians and other healthcare providers, as well as policy makers.”
Marjorie Hogan
Former Chair, AAP Committee on Communications; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, USA

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World Refugee Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 30 May 2019

June 20th is the annual World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is a day that is organised by the United Nations in order to "commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee." For more information about this hugely important day please click here to go to the UN website.

To mark this day, and to try and help educate on this issue of paramount importance, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to refugees and their struggles.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code WORLDREFUGEE19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th June 2019.

Intersections of Displacement Operating at different scales and imagined places, homelessness and asylum seeking are issues of fundamental social justice typically viewed as a problem of cities and crises of national and international concern respectively. However, over the past two decades in particular, the increasing and volatile numbers of asylum seekers arriving in the West have created a new form of homelessness, mainly hidden, often vulnerable, and located in the interstices of international and local displacement. Considering refugee settlement in London, England, and Toronto, Canada, this book argues that this new form of homelessness also requires a new perspective in order to be properly understood, and this perspective should come from refugees themselves.   

The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to the Canadian Council for Refugees.

International Migration in the 21st Century: Problems and Solutions - This collection tackles the problems surrounding international migration, raising the question of the reasons for, and consequences of, being a migrant in the 21st century. Some of the issues it focuses on include migrant identities, integration, voting behavior, citizenship, and child health encountered in Europe and Turkey. The book also provides psychological, economic and micro-level analysis, together with social and judicial perspectives. It contributes to the endeavor to understand the global parameters on migration and potential solutions for a boundless global community.

Exploring Intervention - Drawing on nine case studies and innovative empirical material from various regions of Uganda, this edited volume focuses on the interplay between humanitarian, economic and academic intervention on the one hand and mobility, permanent transit and (re-)settlement on the other – not least against the background of the versatile trajectories of flight and displacement and cultural practices that can be observed in the diverse environment of the country. In doing so, on a methodological level, this volume casts light on multifaceted processes of academic entanglements and knowledge production, on self-positioning processes of the researcher and the various role conflicts connected to research in complex settings.

Processes of Immigration in Rural Europe - Contemporary immigration processes, such as forced migration and labour-induced mobility, as well as lifestyle and leisure-oriented movements, increasingly affect areas in Europe that are considered as peripheral or rural. This edited collection sheds light on the diversity of in-migration, its specific implications for development and strategies for coping.

The structure of the volume therefore follows four main themes: (1) conceptual reflections on immigration to peripheral rural areas and development prospects; (2) patterns and types of immigration processes, drawing on various case studies from all over Europe; (3) realms of integration: namely, housing, economy and social life; (4) immigration management with a special emphasis on regional and local strategies, undertaken by policy-makers, the private sector and civil society.

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Meet our Authors: Maria Vodenska - May 2019 14 May 2019

Prof. Maria Vodenska received her Master’s degree in Geography of Tourism from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Geology and Geography, in 1974, and her PhD from Moscow Academy of Sciences in 1978. She has worked at the “Geography of Tourism Department” of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” from 1979-2017 and was heading the department in the period 1994-1999. In 1994-2003 she was consecutively Deputy Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography. From 2011 to 2015 Prof. Vodenska was the Deputy Chairperson of the Sofia University’s General Assembly. Now she is a Professor at the International Business School-Botevgrad in Bulgaria. She has over 100 research papers and books, mainly in Bulgarian and English.

In 2018 she was a part of the Editorial team and also a contributor to a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing under the title Traditions and Innovations in Contemporary Tourism. This book presents significant theoretical and empirical approaches towards various hospitality and tourism aspects concerning both traditions and innovations in tourism development.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maria has most recently edited Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis.

Maria explains her reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the efficient nature of our work, and the special attention given to her as an author and editor:

Cambridge Scholars contacted our Tourism Department at Sofia University in 2017 and offered to publish selected papers of our international 50 anniversary conference. The reason we decided to accept the offer was that it promoted itself as an ‘upmarket’ niche publisher and that was what we were looking for for our contributors. The process of handling the legal side (contracts, agreements, etc.) was extremely quick and efficient and the production process was conducted in an efficient and pleasantly friendly manner. The editorial guidance given to us has always combined with support and encouragement. In the earliest stages the editorial team put me on the right track, and provided assistance that was valuable. I especially appreciated the prompt replies whenever we had any queries concerning the manuscript, e.g. its layout, scope, or any other particular section like the cover design.

As a result of our joint and good productive work I was invited by CSP to become a member of the Advisory Board of Travel and Tourism Management and the Advisory Board of Sociology of Leisure and Tourism and Travel books.

Later in 2018 I offered another international book for publication by CSP. The proposal was gladly accepted and we enjoyed the same satisfactory process of going through all publication stages. Texts were checked very thoroughly, and often sent back to authors with explicit comments to make sure they meet the highest standards of publication. Questions were answered promptly and special concerns of mine were adequately handled.

I am really glad I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars and I plan to continue this fruitful collaboration. I am pleased and would recommend them to other scholars without hesitation!

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.

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Meet our Authors: Galina Weinstein - May 2019 14 May 2019

Dr Galina Weinstein specializes in the work of Albert Einstein and in the history and philosophy of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. She is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. She has received several prestigious awards in recent years, including a GIF (German Israeli Foundation for Research) grant to conduct extended research in the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and several post-doctoral fellowships. She worked as an invited Guest Research Associate in REHSEIS at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, and in the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University, USA.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Galina has authored Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition).

Galina describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

"It is my pleasure to write this recommendation on behalf of Cambridge Scholars. I believe any scholar will enjoy publishing their book with Cambridge Scholars. They showed kindness from the very first contact with me shortly after I was in search of a publisher for my first book. For my second manuscript, it was clear to me that Cambridge Scholars would be the right publisher, capable of creating a perfect academic book (book manuscripts were already reviewed before signing the contract). Cambridge Scholars' workers have impressed me with their flexibility and understanding of the marketing process. Future writers should feel confident that their manuscripts will be published on time and with consistent quality. In the typesetting process, the workers were thorough but prompt, clean and sharp in their execution. They have paid close attention to details and were ready to reformulate until the desired effect was achieved."

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition). To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 May 01 May 2019

This month's recommended read is one of our recent titles in the environmental science domain and was decided on by our Editorial Advisory Board member Sukanchan Palit as his recommended read.

Sukanchan is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. He reached this impressive point by obtaining his BChE in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and his MChE in 1994 in Chemical Engineering, both from Jadavpur University, India. He has 23 years of experience in the fields of industry, teaching and research.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Sukanchan’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2019.

Sukanchan Palit’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

Editor: Filiz Katman

Global climate change is the result of natural climate change and man-made climate change damaging the global atmosphere over a comparable time period. Despite its overwhelmingly negative connotations, it also brings about opportunities such as the possibility of a green economy.This book covers both sides of this debate in providing comprehensive information concerning climate change, environment and energy.

"Human civilization and human scientific progress are today in the path of newer vision and newer scientific rejuvenation. Sustainable development whether it is environmental, energy, social or economic are the utmost needs of human civilization today. The science of climate change and environmental protection today stands at the crucial juncture of deep scientific profundity and scientific redemption. Water, air and soil pollution are a bane to human civilization. The authors deeply reaffirm and pointedly focus on the scientific success, the scientific excellence as well as scientific vision in the research pursuit in climate change and environmental sustainability. Thus, humanity will surely embark on a newer scientific venture and a newer scientific vision in the field of environmental engineering science and environmental process engineering in decades to come.” 

For further information on Sukanchan, please click here.

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