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War Child and Charles Dickens 03 December 2014

Nearer and closer to our hearts be the Christmas spirit, which is the spirit of active usefulness, perseverance, cheerful discharge of duty, kindness and forbearance! (Charles Dickens, 'What Christmas Is as We Grow Older', 1851)

For many people, especially the young, Christmas is a very exciting time. However, millions of children in conflict-hit countries are in the midst of increasingly volatile situations. This December, Cambridge Scholars Publishing will be supporting the international charity, War Child – an international charity that protects children from the brutal effects of war and its consequences. The charity works in many conflict zones, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq, and with the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

We hope you will join us in showing your support for this important cause. We are offering our readers a 60% discount on Charles Dickens’s Christmas works, and donating the proceeds to the excellent work of War Child.

Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol (and other works)

The Major Works of Charles Dickens in 29 volumes

For those of us of British origin, Dickens, more than anyone else, embodies the spirit of a traditional Christmas. Indeed, one of the founding fathers of Dickens scholarship, F. G. Kitton, published an article on the author entitled “The Man Who ‘Invented’ Christmas.” More importantly, the values and moral messages of his Christmas works still resound today. In A Christmas Carol, the primary value of Christmas is shown to be altruism; those who have “more” than they “need” are expected to share their wealth in order to know true happiness.


To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code DICKENS14 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 4th January 2015.


To learn more about the work of the charity, War Child, please click here.

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Book of the Month - December 2014 03 December 2014

Our December ‘Book of the Month’ is The Disappointed Bridge: Ireland and the Post-Colonial World by Richard Pine.

An original study, this is the first major appraisal of Ireland’s post-colonial experience in relation to that of other emergent nations. This recently released title has received critical acclaim, with an endorsement of the author by the late Seamus Heaney, and a presentation of the book to H.E. Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland (see photo on left).

The book draws parallels between Ireland, India, Latin America, Africa and Europe, and explores the master-servant relationship, the functions of narrative, and the concepts of nationalism, map-making, exile, schizophrenia, hybridity, magical realism and disillusion. The author offers many incisive answers to the question: What happens to an emerging nation after it has emerged?


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 BOMDEC14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 4th January 2015.

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


“Pine’s strength as a commentator comes from his meditative, associative, habit of mind. His readings constantly deepen our sense of complexity and modernity.”

—Seamus Heaney


“A thoughtful, nuanced interrogation of Irish contemporary culture and Ireland’s cultural and historical links to Europe and farther afield, reflecting on music, drama, literature and political identity from a particular angle to the universewidely-read, sometimes astringent, and always well worth paying attention to.”

—Professor Roy Foster, Hertford College, University of Oxford


“In The Disappointed Bridge, Richard Pine has given us a sweeping reflection on Ireland’s place in the post-colonial world.  As he tells us in the opening pages, the ideas here began percolating in the 1980s, and have evolved over the past three decades.  As such, what we have in The Disappointed Bridge can be read as an archaeology of Irish post-colonial criticism, beginning in the first excitement of the explanatory power of what was once a new critical paradigm, and then mutating in increasingly interesting ways as the place of Ireland in the post-colonial world developed in complexity and nuance.   Indeed, underpinning The Disappointed Bridge is a spatial logic; it begins in a series of seminars in Berkeley, California, but it spirals outwards to take in Greece, Africa, India, Latin America and Transylvania, with Ireland always somewhere in the reckoning.  As a map of the concerns of one of the most engaged scholars in Irish Studies, The Disappointed Bridge does not disappoint.”

—Professor Chris Morash, Trinity College, Dublin


 

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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - December 2014 03 December 2014

This December, our Editorial Advisory Board member, Professor Emeritus Simon Coke, has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Simon’s expertise lies in the field of international business and commerce. He co-founded The University of Edinburgh’s first Management School, was Dean of the Scottish Business School, at the University of Glasgow, and was previously on the Board of Edinburgh University Press.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Simon’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABDEC14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 4th January 2015.


Professor Simon Coke’s ‘Recommended Read’:

The Aftermath of the Global Crisis in the European Union

Editor: Beáta Farkas

Subject: Business, Finance and Economics

“In the thirteen well-researched papers, the authors recommend possible solutions to the problems faced by the EU following the global financial crisis of 2008. Will this collective analysis continue to be relevant tomorrow, given that the global political and economic situation has changed, to the detriment of the EU? Take, for example, the hostile stance of Putin’s Russia, the uncertainties of the Chinese economy and the festering opposition to the Union by nationalist politicians among its key member states. Yes, this volume will be of value in assisting interested readers to compare fresh threats to those of the past, hence permitting the recalibration of earlier solutions to new realities.”


For further information on Professor Emeritus Simon Coke, please click here

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Meet our Authors: Mark S. Ellis - November 2014 19 November 2014

Dr Mark S. Ellis is the Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA), the foremost international organisation of bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers in the world. He has published extensively in the area of international law, and his op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and The Times 

Mark served as Legal Advisor to the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, and was appointed by the OSCE to advise on the creation of Serbia’s War Crimes Court. He also acted as legal advisor to the defense team at the Cambodian War Crimes Court (ECCC). Mark was actively involved with the Iraqi High Tribunal, and is a member of the Disciplinary Advisory Panel to the Defense Counsel for the ICTY and ICTR. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of National Security Law and Policy and The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mark has authored Sovereignty and Justice: Balancing the Principle of Complementarity between International and Domestic War Crimes Tribunals, a critically acclaimed book, which has been deemed “meticulously researched, thought-provoking, and compelling.”


Mark explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing and emphasises our commitment to an author-centric approach, as well as our straightforward and easy-to-navigate publishing process:

“I am delighted to be part of Cambridge Scholars’ 'Meet our Authors' campaign. I have worked with a number of different publishing houses over the last few years, and none has been so helpful, so supportive or so accommodating as Cambridge Scholars Publishing. I had the pleasure of working with some great editors whose guidance and expertise proved invaluable to me as the book progressed. They made the process both painless (where it had not always been before) and straightforward. Communications from myself were always readily received and prompt responses forthcoming. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quick turnaround time: the time from the manuscript being submitted to publication of the finished book was impressively short. I am immensely proud of the finished book and very grateful to Cambridge Scholars Publishing for the direction and assistance they provided throughout.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Sovereignty and Justice: Balancing the Principle of Complementarity between International and Domestic War Crimes Tribunals. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st December 2014.


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Meet our Authors: Abdullahi Arabo - November 2014 19 November 2014

Dr Abdullahi Arabo is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Networks and Mobile Technologies at the University of the West of England (UWE), as well as a cyber-security consultant working with numerous companies. Abdullahi was a Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute and a member of the Oxford Cyber Security Centre. His work has been covered by CNN and ReadWrite, as well as various news outlets.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Abdullahi has authored: User-Centred and Context-Aware Identity Management in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

He describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Publishing my PhD work as a book has always been a dream, and when the opportunity to do so with Cambridge Scholars Publishing materialised, this became a reality, as well as a great opportunity. I have always read and admired research published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Preparing my manuscript in the correct format and producing the required format and quality for the images was quite tricky. Nevertheless, I was able to pull it off with the help of dedicated support staff from the publishing team. They have been patient, supportive and extremely friendly. It is a great experience, and I am already planning on my next publication with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on User-Centred and Context-Aware Identity Management in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV14 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st December 2014.


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25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall 01 November 2014

On the evening of 9th November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Countless Berliners from both East and West wrote their own history that day. They climbed over the concrete walls, poured through the border crossing, joined forces to chip away at the Wall, and reclaimed their city.

This November marks the 25th anniversary of that fateful day. Today, Berlin is no longer a divided city, but a world metropolis. However, many feel that it is still possible to sense, deep down, entrenched psychological differences between the two halves of Germany. For all the massive investment in the former East, there are still gaps in the centre of Berlin, where no-man’s-land used to run, and there is still dereliction to be found on the outskirts of well-restored East German cities and towns.

This weekend, a special light installation will be set up along the former course of the Wall as a “symbol of hope for a world without walls”. Made of thousands of illuminated, helium-filled balloons, a border made of light will run for twelve kilometres across the city centre for the entire weekend.

To commemorate this anniversary, and to reflect the cultural, social and economic diversity on either side of the ‘Iron Curtain’, Cambridge Scholars is offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BERLIN14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st December 2014.


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Cambridge Scholars Publishing #4 in ‘World’s Top Ranked Publishers’ List 01 November 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce that we have been ranked fourth in the ‘World’s Top Ranked Publishers’ list, as compiled by the Library of Social Science. These 2014 rankings are primarily based on the capacity of a publisher to promote its books and receive recognition at scholarly conferences. The Library of Social Science organises book exhibits at approximately 30 meetings every year throughout North America, selected for their significance, impact and capacity to attract influential audiences.

Dr Richard A. Koenigsberg, Director of the Library of Social Science says: “We have been promoting Cambridge Scholars Publishing titles at our book exhibits for the last several years, and have been very excited to follow the growth and development of this company.”

Cambridge Scholars Publishing CEO, Graeme Nicol, adds: “We are delighted to receive this accolade and acknowledgement of the importance we place on getting our titles in front of the most appropriate target markets: the academics that need and use this research.”

For further information on the Library of Social Science book exhibit schedule, where Cambridge Scholars Publishing titles are typically promoted, please click here.

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Book of the Month - November 2014 01 November 2014

Our November ‘Book of the Month’ is Seductive Screens: Children's Media—Past, Present, and Future – a novel and timely exploration of the development of child media from its early beginnings on the radio to the millions of postings on Facebook today. The author, Michael Brody, integrates case studies that consider the role of economics, psychology and technology, and discusses how the media affects our children by impacting on education, civility, celebrity, violence, play and child rearing. This exciting title has a wide-ranging appeal, and will encourage the reader to join in the debate, as questions follow most chapters.

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 BOMNOV14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st December 2014.

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


"In the crusading tradition of Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent (1954), Brody provides an insightful history, analysis, and critique of the psychological impact that media has had and has on children and adolescents. By no means a definitive or comprehensive history of children’s media, Seductive Screens seeks to fill the gap in media studies literature with a decisively psychological and often deeply personal reading of various aspects of the child media phenomenon that centers primarily on Disney, Batman, Star Wars, Barbie, and Sesame Street, with some attention given to other influential children’s media constructions. [....] If one has ever wondered how a psychiatrist would think about elements of popular culture today, Seductive Screens is a brilliant introductory text accessible to the non-specialist and academic alike.”

 Ben Crace, Journal of American Culture, 37:2 (June 2014), 249-250


''In 'Seductive Screens', [Dr. Brody] explores just how media has shaped the psyches of children, from early beginnings with radio programs to the pokes and status updates of Facebook, and what forces have bought us to today's media-rich milieu. Dr. Brody assembles case studies like Disney, Sesame Street, and Batman in chapters that focus on the social, economic, psychological, and technological forces driving the form and content of children's media, which is becoming more and more participatory and potentially even more dangerous.”

—American Academy of Child and Adolescent News, March/April 2013.



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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - November 2014 01 November 2014

This November, our Editorial Advisory Board member, Professor Chrissie Harrington, has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, which is noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. As an Arts Education Consultant, Chrissie’s main expertise lies in the areas of education, the arts and performance.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Chrissie’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABNOV14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st December 2014.


Professor Chrissie Harrington’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Sound, Music and the Moving-Thinking Body

Editors: Marilyn Wyers and Osvaldo Glieca

“In this book the editors, Wyers and Glieca, are successful in promoting a greater interest in inter-disciplinary and collaborative practice. They bring together diverse contributions from practitioners who are looking beyond the perceived confines of their disciplines and exploring new modes of devising, making and performing. Their investigations have the potential to impact on the ways in which performance is perceived, and subsequently created. 

Specifically, music and sound are key to all of the twelve contributions, and movement is frequently explored to both enhance and transform the potential of performance from concept to realisation. The issue of presence, newness, immediacy and experience is a common theme running through the research practice that includes opera, contemporary choreography, social dance and music forms, sound/image spaces, and audio/visual media productions. In most cases, practice is informed by theory, and adds to the depth of debate and scholarly rigor. At other times, a more documentary approach tells us what happened, and proposes new research possibilities. The book includes some provocative texts, with room for others to take forward – most especially in the field of corporeality and multi-dimensional performance modes. Highly recommended.”


For further information on Professor Chrissie Harrington, please click here

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Meet our Authors: Peter Whiteman - October 2014 15 October 2014

Dr Peter Whiteman is the Head of the Department of the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. An experienced music educator, he has worked with families and young children in a range of children's services, schools, and community organisations. He was previously the Director of the Centre for Education, Research and Children at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he convened the Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs. Peter is a member of the editorial board of Advances in Music Education Research, and is the Commissioning Editor for the Children and Childhoods book series, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Peter and his co-editor, Katey De Gioia, have now authored 3 volumes in the Children and Childhoods series.

Peter explains his reasons for choosing to publish his series with Cambridge Scholars Publishing and emphasises our commitment to an author-centric approach, allowing scholars to present their work as authentically as possible:

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the ease I find in working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. We are now up to volume three in press and volume four is underway. Since my first interaction with Cambridge Scholars, every person that I have been in contact with has been so helpful and timely in our work together. Knowing that there is always advice at hand, yet also having a deal of academic freedom has been a refreshing experience. This allows each volume to have its own unique flavor, ensuring that we remain true to our own discipline and the many idiosyncrasies that it entails. I always feel that my knowledge is valued and remains at the forefront of what the final product looks like. I am so happy that we started this endeavor and look forward to further additions to the series.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on the 3 volumes of the Children and Childhood series, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2014.


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