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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - November 2015 30 October 2015

This November, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Mark Lemon has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Mark is a social scientist and systems specialist, and is currently Professor of Integrated Environmental Systems at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development within De Montfort University.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Mark’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABNOV15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2015.


Professor Mark Lemon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Identity, Culture and the Politics of Community Development

Editors: Stacey-Ann Wilson.

This book argues that including identity and culture in community development design, and treating identity and culture as an intrinsic asset can be beneficial for all types of community action, from social cohesion to community economic development. It provides a rethinking and reconceptualising of “community” in an international context, and interrogates what community building, community engagement and community development could entail in this context. The chapters explore different conceptual and theoretical frameworks in analysing identity and culture in community development, and provide empirical insights on such efforts around the globe.

This book addresses the continually changing relationship between community development as theory and practice, and, as such, will be of interest to both theoreticians and practitioners. Indeed, it gives the reader the impression that theory and practice are not separate endeavours, but are encapsulated in the reflective practitioner. Through the presentation of diverse and interesting case studies, this text posits the need to actively incorporate identity and culture within the analysis and practice of community development, and, as such ,convincingly critiques homogeneous approaches to planning and development in favour of more nuanced, and flexible, processes. A legitimate component of this critique is that the growing focus on ‘globalisation’ can lead to such homogeneous interpretations. The cases presented here provide varied insights into identity and indigenous communities, activism and community, engagement tools and migration and community integration; they also provide evidence of how movement across space, like contemporary migration, and through time, such as changes in the built environment, community integration, assimilation and separation, are indicative of how local communities emerge and re-structure in response to wider temporal and spatial influences. This dynamic process inevitably means that we need to recognise how communities adapt, retain identities and generate new ones, and this book provides some fascinating case-based insights into how we might understand this.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - October 2015 30 September 2015

This October, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jonathan Winterton has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’, a title noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Jonathan is Professor of Work and Employment and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Humanities at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. He was formerly Professor of Employment at Toulouse Business School, where he served ten years as Director of Research and five years as Director of International Affairs.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Jonathan’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABOCT15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd November 2015.


Professor Jonathan Winterton’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Work and the Challenges of Belonging: Migrants in Globalizing Economies

Editors: Mojca Pajnik and Floya Anthias.

This book engages with migrant work in globalizing economies, both in the EU and worldwide, to explore the relationships between work and the complexity of migrant belonging in transnational spaces. It is cross-disciplinary and comparative, engaging with theoretical, empirical and policy approaches.

This edited collection approaches migration in the wider context of economic globalization and from a perspective that focuses on the lived experience of migrant workers. The strong representation of transition economies in this collection is particularly welcome. In this analysis, migrants’ mental maps serve to redefine geo-political space around the economies of origin and destination. Such contributions greatly enhance understanding of the complexities of migration around the EU and the former Soviet Union. This collection offers an inspirational, transnational, and multi-disciplinary analysis of some of the complexities of migration in the global era, and in so doing sets new directions for further research. Migration in search of work is already at an unprecedented level and affecting every region of the world, and policy responses are largely inadequate to the task of providing adequate protection. Policy makers in international bodies like the ILO and OECD, supra-national regional bodies like the EU and APEC, as well as representatives of governments, employers and trade unions would do well to read this book to better understand the issues they will need to address.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - September 2015 28 August 2015

This September, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jon Nixon has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most noteworthy and best-selling titles in its field. Jon is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and is an Honorary Professor of the University of Sheffield. He currently co-edits the Bloomsbury Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education series.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Jon’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABSEP15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2015.


Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Contemporary Issues in Equity in Education

Editors: Susanne Gannon and Wayne Sawyer.

Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education argues that equity and social justice must be brought back to the centre of discussions about education. It demonstrates collaborative and inclusive approaches for researching schooling in disadvantaged communities, and offers strategies and practices for reimagining schools and universities in ways that enable young people in diverse communities to effectively engage with education.

Contemporary Issues in Equity in Education is an authoritative and wide-ranging collection of research-based papers thatwhile focusing specifically on the Australian contextaddresses issues of general concern and contemporary relevance. All the papers are theoretically grounded, clearly focused and accessible. The contributors include internationally recognised researchers and scholars whose work has been influential in guiding national and international policies relating to education, equality and schooling. It is a book that will be of interest to educational professionals, policy makers working within the field of education, and educational researchers and scholars whose work focuses on equity issues.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - August 2015 30 July 2015

This August, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jon Nixon has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most noteworthy and best-selling titles in its field. Jon is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and is an Honorary Professor of the University of Sheffield. He currently co-edits the Bloomsbury Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education series.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Jon’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2015.


Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

About the Boys: Stories from the Urban Community

Author: Lynn Maddern.

This book focuses on seven Somali and African Caribbean boys in primary and secondary education, who are referred into a Year 6 social skills group run by the author. Five years later, she meets the boys again, and at home with their mothers, grandmothers and siblings, she hears stories of exclusion, disappointment, success and ambition.

About the Boys is a moving and deeply thoughtful study of a group of Somali and African Caribbean boys working their way through primary and secondary education. It will be of interest to community workers, educational professionals, and those working in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

As a detailed account of how the author developed a highly original and innovative methodological approach to the gathering and interpretation of qualitative data, it will also be of interest to those working in the area of social science research. Doctoral students in particular will find the insights it offers into what it means to be a researcher both useful and inspiring.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - July 2015 29 June 2015

This July, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Richard Cogdell has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Richard holds the Hooker Chair of Botany at the University of Glasgow, and is also the Director of the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, the Director of the Research Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, and the Deputy Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Richard’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUL15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd August 2015.


Professor Richard Cogdell’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region II

Editors: Recep Efe and Munir Ozturk.

Ecology and its relationship with the environment are taking on an increasingly important role in today's world, and this book examines this relationship from a number of different aspects including: social changes in new life environments, recreation and tourism based on natural resources, and water scarcity and adaptation in agriculture.

“It is clear that mankind’s activities are affecting our environment, often adversely. The first step in trying to mitigate these problems is to be able to document what is changing. This very interesting book is an important contribution in this regard. It has a collection of chapters that cover a detailed description of the environment in the Mediterranean region, including its geology, ecology, plant diversity and water resources, and how these have been and continue to be influenced by such human related factors as agriculture, tourism and, indeed, the development of human civilisations and more general socioeconomic factors. I found chapters 23 and 24 particularly interesting and disturbing. The problem of maintaining sufficient clear water supplies is one of the major environmental challenges facing the sustainability of our species. These two chapters describe this problem vividly. I hope they will stimulate the appropriate political responses to begin to restore water quality to a satisfactory level. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can strongly recommend it to readers interested in environmental and ecological issues.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - June 2015 29 May 2015

This June, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Victor Merriman has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Victor is currently Professor of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University, and has a particular interest in Irish theatre, postcolonial critique, and radical performance practices.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Victor’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUN15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th June 2015.


Professor Victor Merriman’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Applied Drama/Theatre as Social Intervention in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

Editors: Hazel Barnes and Marié-Heleen Coetzee.

“This stimulating essay collection is both a snapshot of particular concerns, practices and values, and a resource for critical practitioners of applied theatre. It documents interventions across a range of applied theatre and drama, from building-based theatre to therapeutic projects. Well-chosen illustrations take readers into spaces of creation and performance, in which struggles with complex contemporary problems and debates are vividly captured. A common concern for an ethics for today and tomorrow is captured by Coetzee et al., ‘It is easy to hold a gun, but it is far harder to hold a hand, especially that of an enemy’.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - May 2015 29 April 2015

This May, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr Terri Apter has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Dr Terri Apter is a psychologist and writer, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Her research focuses on family dynamics – between parents and children at various stages of development, among siblings, and between families connected by marriage.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Terri’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st May 2015.


Dr Terri Apter’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Innovative Practice and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial Difficulties and Disabilities

Editors: Elias Kourkoutas & Angie Hart

“A surprisingly high proportion of young people—estimates range from 20 to 38 per cent—are in need of some intervention for psychological, behavioural or educational problems. There is a pressing need to model the variety of different psychosocial difficulties and disabilities to take into account how young people experience their conditions, how families respond (and how these responses affect the child or adolescent), and how teachers’ attitudes and behaviour might facilitate development.

Innovative Practice and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial Difficulties and Disabilities brings together approaches from high-ranking academics and practitioners from diverse countries, including Europe, America, the Middle East and Australia. As can be expected, there is not one model or one set of proposals, but the contributors share the mission to take a holistic view of disabilities and disorders, and to provide theoretical frameworks that can facilitate education and development within mainstream structures. This is an impressive and valuable contribution to an important field.”


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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - March 2015 04 March 2015

This March, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jonathan Gosling has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. A trained anthropologist, Jonathan is Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School, and has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD, France, as well as Visiting Professor at McGill University, Quebec, and at Lund University, Sweden.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Jonathan’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAR15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 6th April 2015.


Professor Jonathan Gosling’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Good Governance and Civil Society: Selected Issues on the Relations between State, Economy and Society

Editor: Adam Jarosz

“‘Good Governance and Civil Society’ is a title that names a simple and most desirable good, and a book that weaves its many-textured threads into a complex and satisfying whole. I have read the third volume, focusing on relations between state, economy and society, which includes 23 papers and an excellent introduction that lays out the conceptual ground in terms of the paradoxes addressedat least ideallyby civil society. Most appealingly, Ralph Schattkowsky [in his introductory remarks] points out the naivety of the many calls for simple solutions (desire less, occupy more), calling for scholarshipoffered in these chaptersthat “escapes from the principle of general approval”.”


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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - February 2015 09 February 2015

This February, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Gerald Mars has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. An applied social anthropologist, Gerald is an Honorary Professor of Anthropology at University College London and a Visiting Professor of Organisational Ethnography at University Campus Suffolk.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Gerald’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABFEB15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 8th March 2015.


Professor Gerald Mars’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Neither Good Nor Bad: Why Human Beings Behave How They Do

Author: Gerhard Besier

“This title is misleadingly simple. But to understand and explain this range of human behaviour, and especially 'evil’ behaviour, the author has had to mobilise formidable, wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary scholarship - both humanist and scientific. As a guide to the areaone the author has made his ownthe book is unrivalled. Despite the circa 1500 footnotes that take up a third of its length, the task has been achieved with style and an enviable clarity.” 


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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - January 2015 12 January 2015

This January, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Bill Speck has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. As Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, Bill specialises in Modern History and has taught in the History departments of Exeter, Newcastle and Hull University.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Bill’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJAN15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 8th February 2015.


Professor Bill Speck’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Documenting Eighteenth Century Satire: Pope, Swift, Gay, and Arbuthnot in Historical Context

Author: Pat Rogers

Pat Rogers has devoted a distinguished career to placing eighteenth-century poetry in its contemporary setting. This is essential for appreciating satirical poems, for satire deals with historical realities, and readers need to be familiar not only with the texts but also with their contexts. Commentators have consequently to be historians as well as literary critics. No scholar is better equipped in the disciplines of history and criticism than Professor Rogers, who here employs a wide variety of sources to document the people, settings and subjects of poems by John Arbuthnot, John Gay, Jonathan Swift and, above all, Alexander Pope.” 


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