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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.”


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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.”


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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - October 2014 26 September 2014

This October, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Mark Lemon, Professor Brian Sturgess and Professor David Weir, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABOCT14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd November 2014.


Professor Mark Lemon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Human-Environmental Interactions in Cities: Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Land Use Planning and Green Infrastructure

Editors: Nadja Kabisch, Neele Larondelle, Angela Reeve, and Martina Artmann

“The foreword to these conference proceedings recognises that urbanisation is a fundamental global phenomenon, and that cities are complex adaptive systems embedded within even more complex ecosystems. This is of considerable importance when we consider the impacts on ‘colonised’ natural landscapes and the life experiences, and health — physical and mental — of those already within the urban environment, and those migrating to it. There is a great temptation to try and understand urban growth through the lens of social, biological and physical disciplines, and in so doing to lose sight of the emergent and interconnected nature of that change. This book highlights an important and emerging approach to research and planning practice, and is an extensive, contemporary and very useful resource for those wishing to embark upon this multidisciplinary journey.”


Professor Brian Sturgess’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Brian Sturgess is a Consultant to the Islamic Development Bank

Islamic Banking and Finance

Editors: Mondher Bellalah and Omar Masood

“This comprehensive book of readings provides not only an introduction to the rapidly growing field of Islamic finance, but also supplies practical examples of how it has developed in various countries. The editors rightly point out that there is little accurate data on the size and growth of Islamic banking, but with current global estimates of US$1.3 million trillion in Shari’ah compliant assets, the importance of this book needs no justification. The Islamic banking industry, with its emphasis on ethics, asset-backing and risk-sharing, is growing rapidly and attracting both Muslim and non-Muslim clients and participants. Growth creates new challenges, and the editors note that the industry needs to develop instruments that enhance liquidity and transparency in order to avoid in-built systemic problems as it evolves from niche to mainstream.”


Professor David Weir’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Work and the Challenges of Belonging: Migrants in Globalizing Economies

Editors: Mojca Pajnik and Floya Anthias

“Migration and the translocation of skilled and unskilled workers is the iconic process of the global world. The studies in this book range from temporary movements like au pair work, through in-and-back expatriation, to once-in-a-lifetime, permanent relocations into other cultures. The roles of intermediary institutions like social networks and the personal tragedies implied in “not belonging” are described, and the studies illuminate the danger that sources of useful information can mutate into mechanisms (sometimes imprisoning) of social control.”


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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - September 2014 01 September 2014

This September, two of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Tim Connell and Professor Jon Nixon, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABSEP14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.


Professor Tim Connell’s ‘Recommended Reads’:

Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation: Sociolinguistic Issues

Editors: Martin Solly, Edith Esch

This book covers language policy and planning, the role of language in communities and the revitalization of indigenous languages. A critical topic is the position of English as a lingua franca within education, in a globalised post-colonial world. The case studies are broad, ranging from Cameroon to Mexico, and so provide some interesting perspectives on language policy and provision, based on both research and practical experience. This title will be of interest to people working in global education or those who have an interest in socio-linguistics in an educational context.”

Teaching Translation and Interpreting: Advances and Perspectives

Editors: Łukasz Bogucki, Mikołaj Deckert

“Translation and interpreting are still not fully regulated professions. The authors look at training, quality provision and the increasing use of computers in both fields, as part of teaching and delivery. The book includes student surveys and also looks at provision by the largest user of all – the European Union and its respective agencies. This title makes interesting reading not only for trainers and practitioners, but also for the increasing number of people who find that they need translating and interpreting services in their own field of work.”


Professor Jon Nixon's ‘Recommended Read’:

Strong Starts, Supported Transitions and Student Success

Editors: Andrew Funston, Miguel Gil, and Gwen Gilmore

“How can we facilitate the transition of new student groups into higher education? This is the crucial question addressed by the contributors to this book, all of whom are deeply committed to ensuring that higher education is open, accessible and participative. All of the contributions to this important book are scholarly and thoughtful, while at the same time providing positive ways forward. The editors have done a superb job in producing a coherent and timely volume that helps us understand how institutions can meet the challenges of a mass higher education system through policies and practices designed to promote widening access and increased student participation."


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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - August 2014 25 July 2014

This August, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Tony Eccles, Professor Luiz Moutinho and Professor Jon Nixon have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.


Professor Tony Eccles’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Innovative Business Practices: Prevailing a Turbulent Era

Editors: Demetris Vrontis and Alkis Thrassou

The 22 Chapters of this well-edited book contain an array of intriguing and illuminating findings on a range of innovative business practices, which scholars will find of considerable use. Topics range through succession effectiveness, sustainable tourism model development and knowledge hybridization – all of which are significant value to researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields."


Professor Luiz Moutinho’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Tourism Marketing: On Both Sides of the Counter

Editors: Metin Kozak, Luisa Andreu, Juergen Gnoth, Sonja Sibila Lebe and Alan Fyall

"This book entails a good collection of research studies in tourism and hospitality, ranging from Tourist Experiences and Satisfaction, to Destination Image and Branding. It is a tidy, robust, and scholarly publication. It contains good facets of advancement of knowledge in areas such as co-creation, environmental consumption, information asymmetries and agent-based modelling. With respect and the permission of the Editors, I would expect that future volumes will incorporate even more seminal thinking, both conceptual and methodological (e.g. networked narratives, ethnographic mimicry, biometrics, generalised linear methods, multi-criteria decision-making models and evolutionary algorithms). Nonetheless, this remains a commendable scholarly effort within a good academic remit."


Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Equalities and Education in Europe: Explanations and Excuses for Inequality

Authors: Alistair Ross, Melinda Dooly and Nanny Hartsmar

"This book invites us to reconceptualise inequality – and policy responses to inequality – with reference to educational attainment across Europe. It argues that many of those policy responses are based on false or misleading premises and proposes a radical reorientation towards policies based not on equality of opportunity, but on equality of outcome. It offers a reasoned critique of current educational policy while refocusing the debate on to the causes and underlying conditions of inequality. I recommend it to all those with a commitment to developing a fair and equitable system of educational provision within and across the national regions of Europe."


For further information on Professor Tony Eccles, please click here.

For further information on Professor Luiz Moutinho, please click here.

For further information on Professor Jon Nixon, please click here.

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - July 2014 02 July 2014

This July, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Pierpaolo Andriani, Professor Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, and Professor Jonathan Winterton, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUL14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 4th August 2014.


Professor Pierpaolo Andriani’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Innovations and Entrepreneurs in Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies

Authors: Jouko Nikula and Ivan Tchalakov

“This book offers a rich and unbiased source of material for scholars interested in the transition from socialist to market-oriented economies in Eastern Europe. Departing from conventional thinking, the authors show that under the apparent homogeneity imposed by communist parties, local institutional diversity enabled experiments in entrepreneurship. The book discusses the chaos that followed the collapse of the socialist order, with the sometimes senseless destruction of valid organisations and technological competencies. It also discusses new organizational forms that are being created in the former socialist countries. This study is an important tool in making sense of one of the most important socio-economic transformation of the last decades.”


Professor Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Leading for the Future

Author: Steve Lambert

“This book gives an innovative view on sustainable leadership for Further Education, providing an in-depth analysis on the required management qualifications and recruitment of principals. It also offers a toolset for professionals working on the sustainable future of Further Education, although primarily focused on the UK. In a follow-up study, the emerging field of online learning and online leadership would be a natural step to enhance sustainability of principals in 21st century Further Education. Worldwide linkages with academic networks e.g. the International Leadership Association (ILA), the Greenleaf Foundation, WCCES, EURAM, and the Academy of Management, would give this valuable study global wings.


Professor Jonathan Winterton’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Working

Editors: Malcolm Sargeant and Martina Ori

"This collection of papers from a 2012 conference in London offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of vulnerable workers and precarious work, usefully interpreted both in terms of labour market insecurity and exposure to unsafe working conditions. These debates are increasingly relevant in the unfolding crisis and associated restructuring, where precarious work is becoming the norm. Further studies of these important issues are needed, particularly action research seeking to limit insecurity and eradicate dangerous work. Until we make progress in this area, the Lisbon Strategy and Europe 2020 slogan of 'more and better jobs' will continue to have a hollow ring."


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Editorial Panel's Recommended Reads - June 2014 04 June 2014

This June, our Editorial Panel have chosen 3 ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on these best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUN14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 6th July 2014.

Our Editorial Panel’s selection for June includes:

The Communicative Mind: A Linguistic Exploration of Conceptual Integration and Meaning Construction

Author: Line Brandt

“Brandt brings together a remarkably diverse set of methodologies to elucidate the ways in which language depicts conceptualizers and enunciation. This work shows us new and useful directions in analyzing literary texts as complex subjective networks of mental spaces – and challenges psychologists and neuroscientists to tackle cognitive complexities which are at present beyond them.”

– Professor Eve Sweetser, University of California, Berkeley


The Design Collective: An Approach to Practice

Editors: Harriet Edquist and Laurene Vaughan

“The early twenty-first century has seen the death of the ego-centric ‘designer-hero’ and the birth of a new approach to design practice that is rooted in collective values. This book is the first to unpack that exciting form of practice and to evaluate its successes. Focusing on its historical roots, and its links with activism, craft, and curating, among many other things, it will open your eyes to the breadth of possibilities that flow from the idea of the ‘design collective’ and its multiple benefits.”

– Professor Penny Sparke, Kingston University, UK


Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

Authors: Vinayak Bharne and Krupali Krusche

“What this extraordinary book reveals is the power of a new attitude. Instead of looking at the Hindu temple with the eyes of historians or anthropologists, it espouses the mind-set of the technician laying bare the workings of a well-functioning machine. Bharne and Krusche do not use or teach traditional techniques of planning and building for restoration and conservation purposes but more importantly as disciplines to design modern buildings and cities. This study is not only relevant for the sub-continent but contributes importantly to the general re-evaluation of traditional values globally.”

– Leon Krier, Architect and Urbanist

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - May 2014 30 April 2014

This May, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Dr Terri Apter, Professor Richard Cogdell and Margaret Exley CBE, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 3rd June 2014.


Dr Terri Apter’s ‘Recommended Read’:

The Moral Psychology of Terrorism: Implications for Security

Editors: Jalil Roshandel and Nathan Lean

“When Cherie Blair spoke about the hopelessness that drives young people to become suicide bombers, there was such outrage that the then Prime Minister’s wife had to apologise profusely for her offence.  The Moral Psychology of Terrorism: Implications for Security defies the cultural cliché that explanations involve “sympathy for the terrorists”. Jalil Roshandel and Nathan Lean bring together a selection of papers from many disciplines to explore why one individual becomes a terrorist and another does not, and how some political and religious cultures, in some contexts, construct myths and motives for terrorism.  In rebutting the reductive assumption that terrorist acts spring from an evil beyond our understanding, the editors de-mystify terrorism, thereby reducing the risks of escalation and increasing the possibility of effective security.”


Professor Richard Cogdell’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Darwinism and Natural Theology: Evolving Perspectives

Editor: Andrew Robinson

“This book is a collection of essays that arose from a conference on this topic. In many ways, the book echoes a debate that has resonated down the years since Darwin’s ‘Origin of the species’ was first published and recapitulates many of the classic arguments, putting them into an up-to-date context and even dealing with so-called ‘intelligent design’. Evolution powered by natural selection is one of the great pillars on which modern biology is based. It is clear though that this concept is still challenging to Christian theology even when that theology does not believe that everything in the Bible is literally true. For people, like me, interested in this debate, this is an excellent and stimulating read.”


Margaret Exley’s ‘Recommended Read’:

New Directions in Management and Organization Theory

Editor: Jeffrey A. Miles

"I found this both an interesting and diverse overview of the latest theory on management and organization and a very useful single point of reference on new thinking in the field. The papers in the book were all tabled at a conference in 2013, which was deliberately designed to stimulate and pull together the latest theories from the best authors and institutions (including Harvard, LBS, LSE, Cornell, Duke). Theories presented range from micro theories on performance in diverse groups, to the theories of enterprise risk management and financial sociology. Highlights included a paper on how emergent leaders inadvertently create conflict, a fascinating paper on the concept of organisational medicine, and a paper on structuring community engagement to facilitate product development. An excellent resource based on a very helpful intervention."


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Editorial Panel's Recommended Reads - April 2014 02 April 2014

This April, our Editorial Panel have chosen 3 ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on these best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAPR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on May 5th.

Our Editorial Panel’s selection for April includes:


The Other India: Narratives of Terror, Communalism and Violence

Editor: Om Prakash Dwivedi

“This is a rich and various collection of essays. Om Prakash Dwivedi has here brought together a number of significant voices, all of whom address the endlessly evolving – beauteous, ornate, tragic – tapestry which is contemporary ‘India’, a real India but one which is never separable from Indias of imagination and the mind.”

- Professor David Punter, University of Bristol


Fandom At The Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Authors: Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

“The fans’ are an incredibly important force in the entertainment industry: Powerful executives, directors and writers fear them, countless web sites cater to them and their support (or wrath) can make or break a project. But who are the fans? What do they want? How do they view their complex relationships with the stories and storytellers they obsess over? Fortunately, Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen are here to take us on a fascinating journey into the belly of the beast. But you don’t have to be a fan of the Winchester Brothers to enjoy this witty, thoughtful and intelligent guide to the nature of fandom and the endless varieties of the fan experience.”

- Maureen Ryan, Television Critic, AOL/Huffington Post


The European Avant-Garde: Text and Image

Editors: Selena Daly and Monica Insinga

“This selection of essays brings together clearly focused critical studies, displaying insight, creative comparison and original associations and conclusions. The result is a highly recommendable interdisciplinary vision of the early twentieth century ranging from Futurism to Cubism, from Surrealism to Translation, with an entire section dedicated to the Body from both a verbal and visual dimension.”

- Deirdre O’Grady, Emeritus Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, University College Dublin; Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana.

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - March 2014 14 March 2014

This March, two of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Victor Merriman and Professor Emeritus David Weir, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering 50% discount on Victor and David’s picks. As a bonus, every reader who orders one of the ‘Recommended Reads, will also receive a free best-selling title in a related subject area. 


Professor Victor Merriman’s ‘Recommended Read’:

We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration. 

Editors: Jeffrey Lee Meriwether and Laura Mattoon D’Amore

“America’s self-image – how it is created, sustained, and deployed – matters greatly to everyone on the planet. The editors have assembled an exciting combination of established and emerging scholars, who address well-chosen topics with impressive expertise and style. Perhaps unexpectedly, given the scholarly quality here, many chapters are real page turners, offering insights into practices that create ‘a past that is always already tainted with its present moment’. It is a particularly timely and provocative exploration of what is in play and what is at stake as European states embark on a protracted period of commemoration of World War I.


Professor Emeritus David Weir’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Worlds Apart? A Postcolonial Reading of post-1945 East-Central European Culture

Author: Cristina Şandru

“At the immediate time of this present crisis involving the Ukraine as an independent country facing partition or invasion at the hands of a dominant neighbour, it is tempting to revert to the Binary Certainties of the Cold War. It is the great merit of Sandru’s impressively scholarly analysis that it eschews such simplicities and elaborates the multiple and diverse roots of culture and politics. For those wishing to go beyond the simplistic polarities of rhetorical politics and understand the bases for innovative mediation and potential reconstruction, Sandru’s book is a must-read.”

To redeem your 50% discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

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