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#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 study of Arctic international relations,...

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 mistreatment from family, neighbors, and...

What is the local economic impact of Wal-Mart? Find out in the book that the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy says anyone will benefit from reading, regardless of their feelings toward Wal-Mart

Recent reports state that Wal-Mart is threatening to walk away from at least three planned sites in the District of Columbia after DC lawmakers voted to require the megastore and other large nonunion retailers to provide workers with a mimimum “living wage” of $12.50 an hour.” This could mean a loss of 1,800 jobs to Washington, D.C. — catering to parts of...

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...

ISA 2013 Book Highlights: Rave Reviews for Cambria Press Titles!

The following titles by Cambria Press in international studies are being highlighted for the 2013 International Studies Association (ISA) annual conference in San Francisco (click on links for more details): The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada: Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System by Howard A. Palley, Marie-Pascale Pomey, and Owen B. Adams (“A...

AAS 2013 Book Highlights: Outstanding Reviews for Cambria Press Titles!

In addition to the titles in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, the following titles in Asian Studies are being highlighted for the 2013 Asian Studies Association (AAS) annual conference in San Diego (click on links for more details): Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair (Winner of the the Sarasvati...

First-Rate Cambria Press Book Review! Asian Anthropologist hails Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century for being “very substantial” and a “must read”!

Cambria Press congratulates Peter Matanle, Anthony Rausch, and the Shrinking Regions Research Group on the review on their highly acclaimed book Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline! The reviewer for Asian Anthropologist praises the book, stating that this is “an ambitious project. I should also note that it is largely successful in achieving...

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