Cambria Press Publication Review: Contents Tourism in Japan

Congratulations to Philip Seaton (Tokyo University), Takayoshi Yamamura (Hokkaido University), Akiko Sugawa-Shimada (Yokohama National University), and Kyungjae Jang (Hokkaido University) on the outstanding review of their book, Contents Tourism in Japan: Pilgrimages to “Sacred Sites” of Popular Culture, in the journal Tourist Studies. The review praises the book, which includes 100 color images, noting that:… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Contents Tourism in Japan

Cambria Press New Publication: State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America

Cambria Press is releasing a new book, State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America, by Dr. Gabriela Fried Amilivia (associate professor of sociology at California State University Los Angeles). Watch Dr. Fried discuss the book during the publication launch at the LASA Congress in New York. Praise for the book: "This study is… Continue reading Cambria Press New Publication: State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America

#ISA2015 Essential Titles

NEW TITLE: International Relations and the Arctic Increased global interest in the Arctic poses challenges to contemporary international relations, and many questions surround exactly why and how Arctic countries are asserting their influence and claims over their northern reaches and why and how non-Arctic states are turning their attention to the region. This first systematic… Continue reading #ISA2015 Essential Titles

#NWSA2014 Highlights: Groundbreaking Books for Women’s Studies

#NWSA2014 attendees, are these groundbreaking books in women's studies in your library? Make sure they are and take advantage of the 30% discount on all titles (now until November 30, 2014). Use web coupon code BA188. Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace… Continue reading #NWSA2014 Highlights: Groundbreaking Books for Women’s Studies

Veterans Day Salute: Language and Gender in the Military

  Happy Veterans Day to America's heroes! Highlighted today is Lt. Col. Edith Disler's book Language and Gender in the Military. From the preface: "American military identity is part of American identity in that it influences the American masculine construct and has affected 26 million veterans and their families, as well as those who may… Continue reading Veterans Day Salute: Language and Gender in the Military

Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?

President Barack Obama recently declared that the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Reinforcing this is Toyin Falola, leading authority in African studies, who stated that "scholars and policy makers have the obligation to show Africa and the world how to succeed." This is why African studies continues to… Continue reading Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?

Cambria Press Book Highlight: Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua

An excerpt from Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua: Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality: [An] example of a public performance of marginality that critically responds to the Nicaraguan regime’s theatricality of power is the performance of Shayra, a twenty-four-year-old gay transvestite man, in the fringe circus called King Cat in a modest barrio of Managua. Escaping years of… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight: Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua

Power, Gender, Social Class in Latin America

  At the recent 2014 LASA congress, a book which attracted much interest was Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision by Currie Thompson. The book, which was published just in time for the LASA congress, is the inaugural title of the groundbreaking Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures series headed by… Continue reading Power, Gender, Social Class in Latin America

Latin American Studies catalog now up for LASA 2014

The Latin American studies catalog is now up for LASA 2014! Download it now &/or pick one up at the Cambria Press booth (#209) in the LASA book exhibit hall next week in Chicago! Be sure to check out the new books in the series headed by: Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania): Cambria… Continue reading Latin American Studies catalog now up for LASA 2014

AAS 2014 Highlight: Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women

Praise for Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women: "A wonderfully detailed history of the shogunal harem in Japan ... The study covers everything from job descriptions and employment procedures to struggles over money and power; and it does not shy away from discussion of the sex—or lack of it—at the heart of the Ooku’s raison… Continue reading AAS 2014 Highlight: Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women