Category: anthropology

Cambria Press Publication Review: The Borderlands of Asia

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bender (The Ohio State University) on the outstanding review of his book, The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry, in the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC). The review states: In translating these poems into English, the global ‘language of interaction’ (p. xxi), the voices of poets from the borderlands of Asia can be heard...

New Cambria Press Publication: Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism

Cambria Press is pleased to announce a new publication Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism: Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to 21st Centuries by Karil J. Kucera. This book will be launched at the upcoming 2016 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Seattle. The following are excepts from the book, which includes 159 color images: The earliest...

International Day of Rural Women – Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women, and so Cambria Press is highlighting Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India: Making Place for Rural Development by Dr. Pratyusha Basu. Cambria Press Publication Excerpt Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India “The constant appearance of India’s cooperative dairying program in celebratory itineraries of...

Cambria Press New Publication: #Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations

Cambria Press announces a new publication in the Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present Series by Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). “One cannot extricate the diasporic experiences of Haitians in Miami or Nigerians in Houston from the larger political and social climate of today’s world, which transcends national, regional, and international borders and connects Africans and African diasporic experiences...

#BreakTheInternet Meets Scholarly Research! Female Figures from Ancient Times were Already Engaging in #BreakTheInternet Displays

#BreakTheInternet Meets Scholarly Research! Female figures were already engaging in #BreakTheInternet displays in ancient times. Here is just one example from chapter 4 (“The Power of the Vulva”) in Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia by Miriam Robbins Dexter (UCLA) and Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania):  “Anasyrma is literally “the exposing of the genitals.” This is a...

Cambria Press Book Review: Literary Review of Canada recommends Human Evolution and Male Aggression for university curricula

Cambria Press congratulates Anne Innis Dagg and Lee E. Harding on the glowing review of their book in Literary Review of Canada by Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy, the Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences at West Virginia University. The book review commends Human Evolution and Male Aggression: Debunking the Myth of Man and Ape because it is a...

The Economist highlights emptying of Japan’s rural areas – An issue that has been comprehensively covered in Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century!

The Economist has reported that “public awareness of voting disparities in Japan is rising as rural areas empty, putting pressure on the judiciary to act. Politicians are strongly attached to the system that elects them. The LDP in particular has flourished in the countryside. For most in the party, deliberately weakening its rural base and scope for patronage would be...

Cambria Press Book Review: The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora is “a necessary text for all institutional libraries” and “”a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar”

Cambria Press congratulates Antonio Olliz Boyd on another great review of his book The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora: Ethnogenesis in Context by the journal New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, which praises the book because the author “offers a new way to approach critical race theory.And he takes a great leap forward when he includes the results...

Excellent Cambria Press Book Review! Archives of Women’s Mental Health lauds Childbirth in a Technocratic Age!

Cambria Press congratulates Elizabeth Soliday on the excellent review by Archives of Women’s Mental Health on her book Childbirth in a Technocratic Age: The Documentation of Women’s Expectations and Experiences! It is a fitting coincidence that this review came in the day after Mother’s Day! The journal commends the book because it is “a very organized and readable book” and makes...

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