Lexington Books Series

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Area Studies
Legal Studies
Literary Studies
Cultural Studies
Religious Studies
Communication Studies
Music Studies
Political Science & International Relations


Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility, and Society
Series Editors: Michael A. Di Giovine (michael@michaeldigiovine.com) and Noel B. Salazar (noel.salazar@soc.kuleuven.be)

Advisory Board: Quetzil Castañeda, Saskia Cousin, Jackie Feldman, Nelson H. H. Graburn, Jafar Jafari, Tom Selwyn, Valene Smith, Amanda Stronza, Hazel Tucker, and Shinji Yamashita

Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility, and Society brings together the best in new and innovative research on tourism to provide anthropologists and others in the social sciences and humanities with cutting-edge, engaging research on the culture(s) of tourism, its relationship to cultural heritage and mobility, and its impacts on society. Embracing anthropology’s holistic, comprehensive approach to scholarship that is sensitive to the complex diversity of human expression, books in this series are transdisciplinary in nature, and may look at a particular country, region, or population, or may take a more global approach. Including single-author monographs and edited collections, this series is a valuable resource to scholars and students alike interested in the varied manifestations of tourism as the world’s largest and fastest-growing source of socio-cultural and economic activity.

The Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society
Series Editor: Ben G. Blount

Advisory Board: Judith Freidenberg, Kathleen Galvin, Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Cynthia Isenhour, Steven Jacob, and Richard Pollnac

Well-being is central and important in people’s daily lives and life history. This book series brings about understanding of what the complex concepts of well-being include. The concepts of quality of life, life satisfaction, and happiness will be explored and viewed at the individual level, the community level, and the level of society. The series encourages and promotes research into the concept of well-being, how it appears to be defined culturally, and how it is utilized across levels and across different social, economic, and ethnic groups. Understandings of how well-being promotes stability and resilience will also be critical to advances in understanding, as well as how well-being can be implemented as a goal in resisting vulnerabilities and in adaptation. Series books include monographs and edited collections by a range of academics, from rising scholars to experts in relevant fields.

Area Studies

African Governance and Development
Series Editor: Olayiwola Abegunrin (layiabegunrin@yahoo.com)
Advisory Board: Sulayman S. Nyang, Getachew Metaferia, Ntalaja Nzongola, Adebayo Oyebade, Sabella Abidde, Gloria Chuku

African Governance and Development identifies and elaborates on the strategic place of governance and development within the African studies. Reflecting the fact that life in Africa continues to change; particularly in political, development, and socio-economic arenas; this series explores issues focusing on the ongoing mobilization for good governance and the search for sustainable and economic development. The African Governance and Development series addresses gaps and larger needs in the developing scholarship on Africa and the African Diaspora. This series provides scholarly monographs and edited collections in the humanities, social science, and social scientific traditions. Contributors are encouraged to submit book length manuscripts that encompass, besides the above named topics, those focusing on: Africa’s political economy and economic development, Africa’s place in world trade development, democratization of African countries, the inclusion and representation of ethnic minorities, and the role of gender in Africa’s development. Works can be focused on a single African country, a region of African countries, or the African continent’s place as a global player.

Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Series Editors: Besi Brillian Muhonja (muhonjbx@jmu.edu) and Babacar M’Baye (bmbaye@kent.edu)
Advisory Board: Nkiru Nzegwu, Achola Pala, Melinda Adams, Binyavanga Wainaina, Ashley Currier, Betty Wambui, Jane Rarieya, Olufemi Taiwo, Cheikh Thiam

Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality publishes innovative, interdisciplinary research on intersections of gender, sexuality, and other political, social, economic, cultural, and geographic identity markers. The series has particular interest in groundbreaking scholarship on herstories/histories, elements and politics of gender and sexuality that center critical African thought and philosophies within global contemporary theoretical debates across the disciplines. Thus, manuscripts exploring gender relationships, queer identities, sexualities, masculinities, and femininities within both Africa and its Diaspora in interdisciplinary contexts are highly encouraged.

Social Movements in the Americas
Series Editor: Ricardo López (Ricardo.Lopez@wwu.edu)

This series seeks to reach beyond conventional approaches and disciplinary boundaries to publish widely ranging studies in social movements from diverse perspectives. The fundamental premise of this book series is that, if social movements have historically been constituted across nations, the study of them must be transnational as well. The main objective is threefold. First, the series seek to de-emphasize—indeed transcend—the nation-state as the primary framework for understanding social movements in the Americas. This series proposes that the local and historical constitution of any social movement—whether in the United States or Colombia or Argentina—have historically had a bearing on larger questions about social change that cannot fruitfully be analyzed in local detail, although such detail must surely form the basis of any significant account of a social movement. Second, the series also seeks to constitute a transnational and interdisciplinary intellectual community to explore the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions through which social movements have played a fundamental role in shaping the experiences, categories, practices, and meanings of democracy. Third, the series offers a possibility to reconsider the origins of social change and democracy away from the US and Europe. Thus, the series features books that trace the interdependencies across national borders, translocal political inspirations, and trans-regional intimate connections that have shaped the making of social movements. In so doing, it argues that social movements have been historically practiced and constituted in a single yet complex transnational terrain. The series invites us to historicize how social movements were neither the result of purely local circumstances nor a simple imposition of global forces but rather integrated formations of transnational scope. This series offers a possibility for reconsidering the contributions that social movements across the Americas have made to the repertoire of ideas, definitions, categories, experiences, and institutions of democracy.

Critical Studies in Korean Literature and Culture
Series Editors: Hyunjoo Kim and Theodore Yoo (yoojun@yonsei.ac.kr)

This series will introduce English-language readers to critically acclaimed works written by leading Korean scholars in the arts and humanities. Korean studies is increasing in size and importance around the world—this series intends to support that growth by augmenting the body of English-language work on Korea through the translation of new and important scholarship by South Korean scholars. This includes books produced recently by a new generation of Korean scholars as well as older works that have not previously appeared in English. The studies will appeal to both academics and students interested in Korea and will include substantive introductions, as well as critical and explanatory notes and select bibliographies, by the series board.

Latin American Gender and Sexualities
Series Editor: Carolina Rocha (crocha@siue.edu)

The Latin American Gender and Sexualities series is a timely addition to current scholarship on gender and sexuality. In the last decade, a number of Latin American governments are showing openness to new kinds of sexualities through public policy. The study of gender and sexuality also developed during that time to examine questions of power, nationalism, and changing identities within the social fabric of Latin American countries. Because of its appeal ranging from gender and feminist studies to queer theory, this series is a vibrant component of Latin American studies looking at the intersection of gender and culture. Works include book-length studies and essay collections that combine the methodologies and insights of cultural studies and literature with those of history, anthropology, and other social sciences.

Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America
Series Editors: Pablo Vila (pvila@temple.edu) and Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste (fernandez@gsu.edu)

Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaetón, the musical manifestations that people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. The Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America series examines the ways in which music is used to advance identity claims in different Latin American countries and among Latinos in the United States. The series wants to shed new light on the complex ways in which music provides people from Latin American countries with both enjoyment and tools for understanding who they are in terms of nationality, region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality, and migration status (among other identitarian markers). Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America seeks to be truly interdisciplinary by including authors from all the social sciences and humanities: political science, sociology, psychology, musicology, cultural studies, literature, history, religious studies, and the like.

African Migration and Diaspora Series
Series Editors: John A. Arthur (jarthur@d.umn.edu) and Mary Setrana (mobkjowat@yahoo.com)

Migration is transforming the socioeconomic, political, and cultural landscapes of Africa. For a growing number of Africans, migration has become the vehicle for establishing interconnections with the international community. Migration is a poverty-reduction strategy designed to empower Africans and create agencies for self-improvement and community development. Africa and Africans are aspirational actors imbued with energy, talents, and buoyed by rich cultural traditions and heritages that resonate in their migratory profiles.

African Migration and Diaspora Series is a collection of monographs and edited collections on contemporary transnational African migration and how these migrations are defining and transforming African societies. This series accentuates how African immigrants influence and are influenced by their host societies, including a synthesis of how migratory outcomes are played out in the migrant countries of origination. It also builds social, cultural, economic, and political platforms to provide a comprehensive understanding of the importance of migration in Africa’s rising.

Black Diasporic Worlds: Origins and Evolutions from New World Slaving
Series Editors: Antonio D. Tillis (antonio_tillis@yahoo.com) and Elizabeth J. West (EWest@gsu.edu)

Black Diasporic Worlds is a humanities series whose publications highlight the transnational Africana experience that has resulted from and/or emerged alongside European exploits in the Americas. Additionally, it encompasses contemporary and comparative contexts that are a byproduct of multidirectional shifting of Africana people over space and time. Further, Black Diasporic Worlds as a series will represent works that query the transcultural and transnational understandings of contemporary articulation and impact of “Africana” in Europe and other geographies outside of the Americas. Thus, manuscripts focusing on Africana migration narratives, the Africana body as text, cross-cultural narratives in the Africana world, neo-historiographies of the Africana experience, and slavery in the Africana world, are of particular interest.

We have entitled the series Black Diasporic Worlds: Origins and Evolutions from New World Slaving as publications will look at African derived people/populations/cultures/civilizations resulting from the economic and political dynamics of new world slaving and its aftermath. The title also implies ways in which the aforementioned has informed their experiences, their nationalistic and racial orientations, and in turn how their presence and histories have helped to shape the western world on both sides of the Atlantic. With regard to geographical scope, publications in this series will thus include works focusing on blacks in the Americas, in Europe, and could conceivably extend to the experiences of blacks beyond the western world whose destinies have been shaped by the legacy or spillover of new world slaving.

Series Editor: Mark Selden (mark.selden@cornell.edu)

This series charts the frontiers of Asia in a global perspective. Central to its concerns are Asian interactions—political, economic, social, cultural, and historical—that are transnational and global, that cross and redefine borders and networks, including those of nation, region, ethnicity, gender, technology, and demography. It looks to multiple methodologies to chart the dynamics of a region that has been the home to major civilizations and is central to global processes of war, peace, and development in the new millennium.

Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies
Series Editor: Mauricio A. Font

This series represents a joint publication initiative of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Lexington Books. The books published in this series endeavor to support the Center’s mission of generating greater comprehension of contemporary issues in the Americas, creating an international dialogue on policy issues, and producing a research on a range of topics that are both country and theme specific.

Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development
Series Editor: Sujian Guo (sguo@sfsu.edu)

In an attempt to reflect the rapidly changing political environment of the People’s Republic of China, this series presents specialized areas of research in current Chinese political studies. Incorporating theoretical, empirical, and policy research on contemporary Chinese politics both domestically and internationally, this series contemplates the Chinese past, present, and future by utilizing interdisciplinary perspectives to approach issues related to Chinese politics, economy, culture, social development, reform, the military, legal system, and foreign relations. Aimed at bringing a greater understanding of the current Chinese political climate to Western audiences, this series is focused on the emerging voices of Chinese scholars and their perspectives on the ever-changing Chinese diaspora.

Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity
Series Editor: Jan Servaes (9cssc9@gmail.com)

This series will explore and complicate the interlinked notions of “local” and “global,” by integrating global dependency thinking, world-system theory and local, grassroots, interpretative, participatory theory, and research on social change. In the current world state, globalization and localization are seen as interlinked processes and this marks a radical change in thinking about change and development. It could integrate macro- and micro-theory. It also marks the arising of a new range of problems. One of the central problems is that the link between the global and the local is not always made clear.

The debates in the general field of international and intercultural communication have shifted and broadened. They have shifted in the sense that they are now focusing on issues related to “global culture,” “local culture,” “(post)modernity” and “multiculturalism” instead of their previous concern with “modernization,” “synchronization,” and “cultural imperialism.” With these new discussions, the debates have also shifted from an emphasis on homogeneity towards an emphasis on differences. With this shift towards differences and localities there is also an increased interest in the link between the global and the local and in how the global is perceived in the local. This series invites manuscripts which address the above changes, either from global or local perspectives.

Contemporary Central Asia: Societies, Politics, and Cultures
Series Editor: Marlene Laruelle (infocap@gwu.edu)

At the crossroads of Russia, China, and the Islamic world, Central Asia remains one of the world’s least-understood regions, despite being a significant theater for muscle-flexing by the great powers and regional players. This series, in conjunction with George Washington University’s Central Asia Program, offers insight into Central Asia by providing readers unique access to state-of-the-art knowledge on the region. Going beyond the media clichés, the series inscribes the study of Central Asia into the social sciences and hopes to fill the dearth of works on the region for both scholarly knowledge and undergraduate and graduate student education.

Emerging Perspectives on Education in China
Series Editor: Gerard A. Postiglione (gerry.hku@gmail.com)

China’s economic rise continues to transform its education system and drive an unprecedented expansion of educational opportunities. Meanwhile, China struggles with innumerable challenges: glaring inequalities in school access across social groups; widespread irregularities in educational financing; and declining ideological vitality at a time when schooling is being called on to stabilize an increasingly restive society. The education system is expected to reproduce a social order that can support a massive manufacturing economy, while producing innovative thinkers for a knowledge economy. While it espouses the values of socialism, it promotes private schools and universities. The demand for higher education grows while the labor market fails to absorb each year’s university graduates. On top of this, overseas study continues to have global implications. Not only do science and technology industries in developed countries increasingly rely on China’s postgraduate talent, but overseas students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities have spawned an intellectual renaissance. As the work of young scholars becomes accessible in English to the larger global community, myths are replaced by empirically based analyses of China’s complex and fascinatingly educational transformation. This series presents the work of young scholars who demonstrate a determination to explore emerging educational issues through field based empirical research and sophisticated analyses.

New Studies in Modern Japan
Series Editors: William Tsutsui (tsutsui@hendrix.edu) and Douglas Slaymaker (dslaym@uky.edu)

New Studies in Modern Japan is a multidisciplinary series that consists primarily of original studies on a broad spectrum of topics dealing with Japan since the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the series aims to bring back into print classic works that shed new light on contemporary Japan. The series speaks to cultural studies (literature, translations, film), history, and social sciences audiences. We publish compelling works of scholarship, by both established and rising scholars in the field, on a broad arena of topics, in order to nuance our understandings of Japan and the Japanese.

Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture
Series Editor: Gray Tuttle (gwt2102@columbia.edu)

The Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture series focuses on Tibetan culture and society from the early modern period of the seventeenth century to the present. The first series on modern Tibetan studies by a scholarly press, it explores how modernity manifests in a wide range of fields, not only religion, but also literature, history, economy, anthropology, media, and politics. It seeks to bring rarely heard and important Tibetan perspectives to a wider audience by publishing fresh analyses of yet unexplored source materials ranging from census and yearbook databases to auto/biographies and ethnographic fieldwork, as well as original translations of poetry, biography, and history.

The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
Series Editor: Emily Allen-Williams (akilahw@msn.com)

Advisory Board: Afua Cooper, Kwame Dawes, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Reginald Martin, Derrilyn Morrison, Keith Mitchell, and Christopher Winks

The Black Atlantic Cultural Series embraces exploratory discussions that emanate from the latest Africana ideas from the Black Atlantic, Caribbean, and Southern United States. It examines ideologies, theories, aesthetics, and their cultural and global manifestations. From the dance, linguistic nuances, literature, music, theater, visual arts, and beyond, Africana culture is vibrantly original and requires significant documentation to avoid its loss in the vast imitation that abounds nationally and internationally. Works include monographs and edited collections that reach across the various cultures and regions that comprise the Black Atlantic.

The Africana Experience and Critical Leadership Studies
Series Editors: Abul Pitre (abulpitre@yahoo.com) and Comfort Okpala (cookpala@ncat.edu)

The Africana Experience and Critical Leadership Studies is a book series that explores through interdisciplinary scholarship the experiences of people of African descent in the U.S. and abroad. The series covers a wide range of areas to include but not limited to the following: history, political science, education, science, health care, sociology, cultural studies, religious studies, psychology, hip-hop, anthropology, literature, and leadership studies. With the addition of leadership studies the series breaks new ground as there is a dearth of scholarship in leadership studies as it relates to the Africana experience. The critical leadership studies component of the series allows for critical leadership discourse in the Africana experience that is interdisciplinary offering scholars an outlet to produce new scholarship that is engaging, innovative, and transformative. Scholars across disciplines are invited to submit their manuscripts for review in this timely series that seeks to provide cutting edge knowledge that can address the societal challenges facing Africana communities.

The Levant and Near East: A Multidisciplinary Book Series
Series Editor: Franck Salameh (franck.salameh@bc.edu)
Advisory Board: Aviva Ben-Ur, Marius Deeb, Randy Geller, Rachel Harris, William Harris, Asher Kaufman, Michael Kerr, Tomer Levi, Holli Levitsky, Avigdor Levy, Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Kanan Makiya, Elias Muhanna, John Myhill, Camille Pecastaing, Arkadiusz Plonka, Uzi Rabi, Robert Rabil, Itamar Rabinovich, Nadim Shehadi, and Madalina Vartejanu-Joubert.

The Levant and Near East series publishes works reflecting the region’s hybridity and offer new perspectives on an area in permanent transformation. This series studies the Near East from a broad, diverse, inclusive and cross-multi-disciplinary purview, with the aim of bringing into focus its larger conceptual, geographic, social, linguistic, and cultural settings. In line with its commitment to this “ecumenical” approach, The Levant and Near East series is designed to present clearly, accurately, comprehensively, and objectively research in a variety Near Eastern Studies sub-fields and disciplines—examining narratives, histories, cultures, ideas, and intellectual traditions often overlooked in traditional scholarship, with the purpose of appealing to both experts and general audiences. The series’ objective is, therefore, to deal with the Levant and the Mediterranean from the perspective of Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural and Intellectual History, Political Science, Religion, Philology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Literature, Security Studies, Women Studies, and other disciplines of the humanities and social science, with the aim of advancing an inclusive, deep understanding of the Near East, and casting a broad look at the region beyond soothing familiar settings, and prevalent dominant models.

The Peoples of ‘Latin’ America and the Caribbean: A Series Focusing on Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities
Series Editor: Martin Edwin Andersen (martinedwinandersen@gmail.com)

This series publishes new research on understudied aspects of both the history of and contemporary affairs affecting indigenous peoples and other minority populations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Although a new specific effort, this initiative for thinking globally/historically builds upon already-published Lexington works on the recent past and current affairs, and intends to become a comprehensive resource and established publication series. The Peoples of ‘Latin’ America and the Caribbean seeks to ensure a space is made to systematically analyze important qualitative and quantitative aspects of the transformation affecting the peoples of the region.

An outlet for empirical research on a broad variety of themes, issues of specific interest that too often remain either under the radar or on the sideline of mainstream publishing include: ethnonationalism; Colonialism and Empire; identity, race, ethnicity, mixed heritages; political radicalization; religion; intersections of indigeneity, stress, poverty, and/or organized crime; comparative studies with indigenous peoples from outside the region; local and urban histories; cultural innovation, indigenous knowledge, and intellectual property rights; ethnic geography (including the diaspora); contested memory; heritage preservation; law; etc.


Capitalist Thought: Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Series Editor: Edward W. Younkins (younkins@wju.edu)

This book series is devoted to studying the foundations of capitalism from a number of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, philosophy, political science, economics, law, literature, and history. Recognizing the expansion of the boundaries of economics, this series particularly welcomes proposals for monographs and edited collections that focus on topics from transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary perspectives. Lexington Books will consider a wide range of conceptual, empirical, and methodological submissions. Works in this series will tend to synthesize and integrate knowledge and to build bridges within and between disciplines. They will be of vital concern to academicians, business people, and others in the debate about the proper role of capitalism, business, and business people in economic society.

Heterodox Studies in the Critique of Political Economy
Series Editor: Andrew Kliman (akliman@pace.edu)

The outbreak of the global economic crisis in 2007 has led to renewed discussion of heterodox economics and Karl Marx’s contributions. Heterodox Studies in the Critique of Political Economy contributes to and seeks to broaden the focus of these discussions. It welcomes proposals from authors working within various heterodox traditions. Contributions to the critique of political economy in the tradition founded by Marx are strongly encouraged, as are other marginalized voices and perspectives. Thus, non-academics, scholars from Asia and the global South, and proponents of perspectives that are under-represented in the existing academic heterodox literature are encouraged to submit proposals. Both single-authored works and edited collections are welcome.

Revisiting Communism: Collectivist Economic Thought in Historical Perspective
Series Editor: Janos Matyas Kovacs (kovacs@iwm.at)
Advisory Board: Paul Dragos Aligica, Philip Hanson, Jerzy Osiatynskl, and Hans-Jürgen Wagener

The series will cover the evolution of economic ideas under communism in Eastern Europe (including the Soviet Union) and China. These ideas will be presented in the context of the global history of collectivist economic thought. The core of the series will include a number of country monographs, a comparative analysis and a multiple-volume anthology of studies that have not been published in English yet.

Legal Studies

Originalism and Its Critics
Series Editor: Guy F. Burnett (guyfburnett@gmail.com)

Originalism as an interpretive approach to the Constitution has recently experienced a resurgence in the political science and legal communities, and is widely recognized as one of the most important in constitutional jurisprudence. The approach has also received substantive criticism from a variety of different scholars. Drawing on historical, legal, as well as philosophical sources, originalism seeks to use the Founding, Framing, and debates surrounding the ratification of the Constitution as a guide to constitutional jurisprudence. The approach has been broken into three distinct categories: original intent (what the original Framers of the Constitution intended when they wrote the document), original understanding (what the Framers as well as the broader public debates and contemporary commentary set forth), and original public meaning (what the text of the document in context meant to those who drafted it). This series seeks to explore different facets of originalism, including valuable and substantive critiques of the approach. The series is open to submissions on originalism focusing on theory, the Constitution, law, critiques of the approach, or any combination of these. The series is open to both political science and legal scholars. By advancing our understanding of originalism, scholars and those who practice the law can better understand the importance of originalism in constitutional jurisprudence today.

Literary Studies

After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
Series Editor: Valérie Orlando (vorlando@umd.edu)

This series is dedicated to the promotion of intellectual thought on and about the Francophone world. After the Empire provides a forum for the publication of original works that explore Francophone literature and cinema, politics, history, and culture. The series engages with notions of identity and exile and includes the study of the Francophone world’s relationship to France as an integral part of Francophone expression.

Ecocritical Theory and Practice
Series Editor: Douglas Vakoch (dvakoch@ciis.edu)

Ecocritical Theory and Practice highlights innovative scholarship at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment, seeking to foster an ongoing dialogue between academics and environmental activists. Works that explore environmental issues through literatures, oral traditions, and cultural/media practices around the world are welcome. The series features books by established ecocritics that examine the intersection of theory and practice, including both monographs and edited volumes. Proposals are invited in the range of topics relevant to ecocriticism, including but not limited to works informed by cross-cultural and transnational approaches; postcolonialism; posthumanism; ecofeminism; ecospirituality, ecotheology, and religious studies; film/media and visual cultural studies; environmental aesthetics and arts; ecopoetics; ecophenomenology; ecopsychology; animal studies; and pedagogy.

Native American Literary Studies
Series Editor: Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez (brill@fsmail.bradley.edu)

Nartive American Literary Studies features new and important scholarship on the literature and culture of Indigenous North America. We invite scholarship that is both deeply informed from within Indigenous North America, as well as more broadly based and innovative comparative studies that may be transnational, hemispheric, or global. The series includes works in the areas of transnationalism, ecocriticism, linguistics, poetics, digital humanities, and innovative pedagogies.

Transforming Literary Studies: Crossing Boundaries
Series Editors: Ranjan Ghosh (weransum@yahoo.co.in) and Daniel T. O’Hara

This series is dedicated to exploring how our reading and understanding of literature and culture within modernity is continually about “going beyond.” It focuses on the modern and contemporary experiences of literature and the critique of literary studies arising from them at the crossroads of disciplines, traditions, and cultures where the politics and aesthetics of historical embeddedness emerge across such determinants. Works in the series encourage us to rethink the strictures and limitations of modelling literature and literary studies upon one static paradigm because literature cannot have a life without “crossing boundaries”—being ever mobile, transitive, and transmuting. The series acknowledges that literary studies today is a transformative site. It commits to decipher, discover, and conceptualize anew a variety of embeddings in such sites through a deep and fresh reading of texts from across world literature (both in English and translation), theory, and cultural events.

Latin American Decolonial and Postcolonial Literature
Series Editor: Thomas Ward (TWard@Loyola.edu)

This series features works that analyze and engage with Latin American decolonial and postcolonial literatures. Recent work by Walter Mignolo, Enrique Dussel, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Aníbal Quijano, and others has shown how colonial elements were instituted during the colonial period and offer mechanisms and methodologies to overcome the persistence of those colonial forms in literature, philosophy, theology, and society during the post-Independence era. This series focuses on the medium of literature. Decolonial can take the form of resistance to the colonial during that period or it can occur after independence trying to overcome the cultural and political heritage of the colonial interval. Some works in the series may depart from the Anglo-American perspective and use its terminology and thus would prefer the term “postcolonial.” Others may depart from the Mediterranean or Latin perspective a la Frantz Fanon and thus use the term “decolonial.” All decolonial or postcolonial perspectives on literatures of Latin American are welcome.

Innovation and Activism in American Women’s Writing
Series Editors: Sharon J. Kirsch (sharon.kirsch@asu.edu) and Janet Boyd

Innovation and Activism in American Women’s Writing focuses on writing by women who have sought to critique and transform their communities, countries, cultures, identities, or aesthetics. We invite monographs and edited collections of essays from established and emerging scholars that examine how women’s writing questions, resists, subverts, or revises traditional gender roles, ways of knowing, ways of meaning/interpreting, and/or expectations of genre. This series features scholarship that expands theories, methodologies, and practices of established traditions or contributes to emerging innovative practices through the exploration of the inevitable connections between aesthetic forms and political, social, cultural, and/or historical contexts. Innovation and Activism in American Women’s Writing represents a diverse range of approaches and styles that examine the ways different women writers explore the intersections of gender, race, religion, class, ethnicity, ability, and sexual orientation to shape human experience and understanding. Projects that pay attention to language and form, production and reception, practices of individual authors and collectives, and hybrid aesthetics are particularly welcome.

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies/Pedagogy/Activism
Series Editors: Rachel Riedner (rach@gwu.edu) and Randi Kristensen

The Cultural Studies/Pedagogy/Activism series offers books that engage with questions about the intersection of contemporary cultural studies, critical pedagogy, and activism. Anticipating interdisciplinary audiences, books in the series aim to interrogate and inform pedagogical practice and activism with theoretical concerns from cultural studies, feminism, political theory and economy, rhetoric and composition, post-colonial theory, U.S. ethnic and transnational studies, and more.

Children and Youth in Popular Culture
Series Editor: Debbie Olson (debbieo@okstate.edu)

The Children and Youth in Popular Culture series features works that interrogate the various representations of children and youth in popular culture, as well as the reception of these. The series is international in scope, recognizing the transnational discourses about children and youth that have helped shape modern and post-modern childhoods and adolescence. This series also recognizes that too often “popular culture” is a buzz word for “Western” culture. One of the unique goals of this series is to expand that definition to include children and youth in popular cultures that are positioned beyond the West. The scope of the series ranges from such subjects as gender, race, class, and economic conditions and their global intersections with issues relevant to children and youth and their representation in global popular culture: children and youth at play, geographies and spaces (including World Wide Web), material cultures, adultification, sexuality, children of/in war, religion, children of diaspora, youth and the law, and more.

The Children and Youth in Popular Culture series is a timely addition to current scholarship in the field of children and youth studies that also explores new areas in the study of the intersections of children and youth and popular culture, particularly in the growing study of globalization and its representations of children and youth, childhood and adolescence.


Byzantium: A European Empire and Its Legacy
Series Editor: Vlada Stankovic (vladastankovic73@gmail.com)

The series explores the rich and complex history, culture, and legacy of the longest lasting European state, its place in the Middle Ages, and in European civilization. Through positioning Byzantine history in a wider medieval context, the series will include new perspectives on the place of the eastern Mediterranean, Central, Eastern, and South Europe, and the Near East in the medieval period. The intention is not simply to place the Byzantine Empire in the Western sphere, but rather to call for a reorientation away from the traditional East-West divide and to bring Byzantium out of its isolation from the rest of the medieval world. Byzantium: A European Empire and Its Legacy seeks both monographs and edited collections that bring Byzantine studies in conversation with scholarship on the Western medieval world, as well as other works on the place of the Byzantine Empire in the global Middle Ages.

New Studies in Southern History
Series Editor: John David Smith (jdsmith4@uncc.edu)

Books in the New Studies in Southern History series will focus on the history of the American South broadly defined. From the colonial period through the New South, the South has both been part of and apart from the American experience. Its nuanced and varied culture continues to attract some of the most influential scholarship in American, comparative, and regional history. Projects appropriate for the series, including monographs, edited essay collections, and edited historical texts, will bring a new perspective to different aspects of southern U.S. life and history.

The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
Series Editor: Mark Kramer (mkramer@fas.harvard.edu)

The collapse of the Soviet Union has led to immense opportunities for primary research on all aspects of the Cold War as Eastern-bloc archives have begun to open. The vast amount of newly released documentation and first-hand accounts has enabled scholars to gain a much better understanding of events that once seemed impenetrable. The Harvard Cold War Project was established to take advantage of these opportunities by promoting archival research in former Eastern-bloc countries. The Project seeks to expand and enrich what is known about Cold War events and themes, and encourages scholars to use their research on Cold War topics to illuminate current theoretical debates about international and domestic politics. This series, comprising original monographs by scholars working in conjunction with the Harvard Cold War Project, emphasizes the use of new archival evidence to test and reexamine theoretical concepts.

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

After the death of Alexander the Great, as Greek culture and people influenced and were influenced by those of the Hellenistic kingdoms in Asia and Africa, this part of the world entered a complex period of transition. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World publishes academic works that examine and explore the world Alexander the Great forged. This series provides a comprehensive, multifaceted look at this period in history, and includes books that present rigorous analysis of the Age created by the great Conqueror. Projects appropriate for the series, including monographs, edited essay collections, and edited historical texts, bring new perspectives on the study of the people, culture, politics, art, or society of the Hellenistic world.

Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in U.S. Urban History
Series Editor: Jeff Strickland (jestrick@outlook.com)

Immigrants have profoundly influenced the history of cities in the United States from the founding of the Republic to recent times. Racial and ethnic relations between various immigrant groups have proved cooperative and conflictive, depending upon time and place. Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in U.S. Urban History seeks works of social history, urban history, historical sociology, and historical demography that investigate the role of European, Asian, and Latin American immigrants and African Americans in the growth of cities and suburbs. This series is particularly interested in works of comparative history that focus on relations between two or more ethnic groups in the urban and suburban context, and especially studies that document social, economic, and political relations between immigrants and African Americans.

Empires and Entanglements in the Early Modern World
Series editors: Charles Parker (parkerch@slu.edu) and Ulrike Strasser (ustrasser@ucsd.edu)

An extraordinary pattern of state and empire building across Eurasia and the Atlantic basin in the early modern period inaugurated a new era in world history characterized by ongoing cross-cultural engagement among peoples from around the globe. The monographs and edited collections published in the Empires and Entanglements in the Early Modern World series will pursue particular historical themes that illuminate these interactive dimensions in the early modern world. These studies either take a comparative approach to commensurate historical developments in various parts of the world or examine trans-regional patterns and forces that brought together different societies and communities. This series seeks to go beyond essentialist approaches that treat regions and oceans as self-contained, insular cultural spaces to stress interconnectedness in a paramount age of imperial expansion. We therefore welcome proposals and manuscripts on cultural, religious, intellectual, and environmental themes that show connections and conjunctures across territories and oceans or undertake comparisons within particular regions and maritime basins.

Religious Studies

Graven Images
Series Editor: Leonard V. Kaplan (lvkaplan@wisc.edu)

The Graven Images series is intent upon publishing intellectual contemplation from the foremost scholars of law, theology and the humanities. In part, Graven Images returns to the possibility of engaging the real and its analysis without losing the gains of the Enlightenment. Series authors and editors choose to revisit classical thought and analysis with an aim of understanding contemporary issues, creating trust and meaning in a confused and ever-changing modern world.

Studies in Body and Religion
Series Editors: Richard M. Carp (rmc8@stmarys-ca.edu) and Julia Huang Lemmon (julia12@stanford.edu)

Studies in Body and Religion publishes contemporary research and theory that addresses body as a fundamental category of analysis in the study of religion. Embodied humans conceive of, study, transmit, receive, and practice religion, with and through their bodies and bodily capacities. Volumes in this series will include diverse examples and perspectives on the roles and understandings of body in religion, as well as the influence and importance of religion for body. They will also move conversation on body and religion forward by problematizing “body,” which, like “religion,” is a contested concept. We do not know exactly what religion is, nor do we know exactly what body is, either; much less do we understand their mutual interpenetrations. This series aims to address this by bringing multiple understandings of body into an arena of conversation.

Interreligious Reflections
Series Editor: Alon Goshen-Gottstein (gogo@elijah.org.il)

With the rise of interfaith relations comes the challenge of providing theory and deeper understanding for these relations and the trials that religions face together in an increasingly globalized world. Interreligious Reflections addresses these challenges by offering collaborative volumes that reflect cycles of work undertaken in dialogue between scholars of different religions. The series is dedicated to the academic and theological work of The Elijah Interfaith Institute, a multinational organization dedicated to fostering peace between the world’s diverse faith communities through interfaith dialogue, education, research, and dissemination. In carrying out Elijah’s principles, these volumes extend beyond the Abrahamic paradigm to include the dharmic traditions. As such, they promise to be a source of continuing inspiration and interest for religious leaders, academics, and community-oriented study groups that seek to deepen their interfaith engagement.

Feminist Studies and Sacred Texts
Series Editor: Susanne Scholz (sscholz@mail.smu.edu)

Advisory Board: Naomi Appleton, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Todd Penner, Sa’diyya Shaikh, and Sharada Sugirtharajah

Feminist Studies and Sacred Texts makes available innovative and provocative research on the interface of feminist studies and sacred texts. Books in the series are grounded in religious studies perspectives, theories, and methodologies, while engage with the wide spectrum of feminist studies, including women’s studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, masculinity studies, and queer studies. They embrace intersectional discourses such as postcolonialism, ecology, disability, class, race, and ethnicity studies. Furthermore, they are inclusive of religious texts from both established and new religious traditions and movements, and they experiment with inter- and cross-religious perspectives. The series publishes monographs and edited collections that critically locate feminist studies and sacred texts within the historical, cultural, sociological, anthropological, comparative, political, and religious contexts in which they were produced, read, and continue to shape present practices and discourses.

Religion and Race
Series Editors: Monica R. Miller ( mrm213@lehigh.edu ) and Anthony B. Pinn ( pinn@rice.edu )

The local/global connections between religion and race are complex, interrelated, ever changing, and undeniable. Religion and Race bridges these multifaceted dimensions within a context of cultural complexity and increasing socio-political realities of identity and difference in a multi-disciplinary manner that offers a strong platform for scholars to examine the relationship between religion and race. This series is committed to a range of social science and humanities approaches, including media studies, cultural studies, and feminist and queer methods, and welcomes books from a variety of global and cultural contexts from the modern period to projects considering the dynamics of the “postmodern” context. While the series will privilege monographs, it will also consider exceptional edited volumes. Religion and Race seeks to impact historical and contemporary cultural and socio-political conversations through comparative scholarly examinations that tap the similarities and distinctions of race across geographies within the context of a variety of religious traditions and practices.


Youth Culture and Pedagogy in the 21st Century
Series Editors: William Reynolds (wrey@georgiasouthern.edu) and Brad Porfilio (porfilio16@aol.com)

This series critically investigates and informs the construction of identity through the study of various forms of contemporary media, and will expand the notions of critical media literacy and its implications for multiple understandings of culture and youth. Popular culture (including media texts) is one of the primary sites of education for our youth, so it is crucial for those scholars involved in critical media studies to discuss these issues in book form. How do multiple interpretations of popular culture within conceptualizations of media enhance our understandings of education, and how can critical pedagogy, in the Freirean sense, be expanded to develop a student’s critical consciousness of the works (books, films, games, social media, etc.) that surround them in popular culture? The books in this series tackle those tough questions and others in youth pedagogy.

Critical Education Policy and Politics
Series Editors: Michael A. Peters (mpeters@waikato.ac.nz) and A.C. (Tina) Besley (tbesley@illinois.edu)

This series focuses on current issues in education policy. Books explore the development of the new educational policies and practices that are changing the structure and functioning of educational institutions—primary, secondary, and higher—both in the United States and abroad. In the U.S., the involvement of the federal government in legislating education has brought a new era of testing and accountability while raising questions about the role of schools in promoting social inclusion and providing basic training for the new economy, specifically science, technology, and math related professions. Critical Education Policy and Politics will take on hot topics such as: charter schools, testing, vouchers and tax deductions for education, teacher education and the teaching profession, and public v. private competition, among other important issues in today’s educational politics.

Race and Education in the Twenty-First Century
Series Editors: Kenneth Fasching-Varner (
varner@lsu.edu), Roland Mitchell (rwmitch@lsu.edu), and Lori Martin (lorim@lsu.edu)

This series asks authors and editors to consider the role of race and education, addressing question such as “how do communities and educators alike take on issues of race in meaningful and authentic ways?” and “how education work to disrupt, resolve, and otherwise transform current racial realities?” The series pays close attention to the intersections of difference, recognizing that isolated conversations about race eclipse the dynamic nature of identity development that play out for race as it intersects with gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, and ability. It welcomes perspectives from across the entire spectrum of education from Pre-K through advanced graduate studies, and it invites work from a variety of disciplines, including counseling, psychology, higher education, curriculum theory, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

Social Class in Education
Series Editors: Buffy Smith (BSMITH@stthomas.edu) and Victoria Svoboda (tsvoboda@uwlax.edu)

While education is often heralded as a means to social mobility, educational outcomes suggest that schools, colleges, and universities actually replicate rather than transform social class inequities. Social Class in Education focuses on the ways in which social and socioeconomic class issues, broadly defined, impact educational experiences and outcomes. We invite submissions from scholars focused on Pre-K through post-secondary environments, as well as manuscripts that explore intersections of classism and other forms of identities and oppressions. We aim to expand the conversation about how class is defined, measured, and experienced in educational settings. Scholars who use theoretical frameworks such as critical race theory, reproduction theory, and feminist theories are especially encouraged to submit proposals, though the series is open to other considerations. Successful proposals will be accessible to a multidisciplinary audience, and advance our understanding of social class, its impact on educational outcomes, and practical suggestions for narrowing economic inequality in school settings.

Explorations of Collegiate Athletics
Series Editors: Todd C. Ream (tdream@tayloru.edu) and Drew Moser (drmoser@taylor.edu)

Conversations concerning collegiate athletics are dominated by journalists who focus almost singularly upon football and men’s basketball programs populating the NCAA’s Division I “Power Five” conferences. Almost no scholarly attention focuses on athletics as a whole, with little attention of any kind expended on sports beyond those two. As a result, most iterations of the student-athlete experience go under-assessed and thus under-appreciated for the vast array of qualities defining them.

Explorations of College Athletics fills this void by focusing on the unique qualities defining college athletics as a whole and, in particular, the association’s Division III. We thus invite contributions ranging from empirical studies of the student-athlete experience to philosophical conversations concerning amateur athletics. In this way, scholars reflecting a wide variety of disciplines and research methodologies are welcomed as possible contributors. Those methodologies will thus serve as the foundation for the material presented in each volume. At the same time, the writing style in each title will lend itself to being accessible and of practical use to a wide array of constituents with vested interests in this unique yet unexplored model of collegiate athletics.

Critical Issues in Disabilities and Education
Series Editor: Eric Shyman (eshyman@sjcny.edu)

The social, legal, and political history of persons with disabilities in the United States as well as internationally has been significant, especially in the areas of social justice, civil rights, and cultural inclusion. This series will focus on various critical perspectives on issues involving the social, political, and cultural experiences of people with disabilities. Manuscripts in this series will address topics such as: (1) legal developments (such as issues with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Education for All, and others) at both the national and international level; (2) social and cultural models of disability and its outcome on the inclusion and/or exclusion of individuals with disabilities; (3) the benefits and challenges of the current educational system for children and adolescents with disabilities, including specific methodologies and categories of students (e.g., educational approaches for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, inclusive education for students with disabilities, etc.); (4) philosophical perspectives of special education/education for students with disabilities; (5) issues regarding transitional support services and approaches to community support for adults with disabilities.

Communication Studies

Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy
Series Editors: Stuart Kendall, Steven Rybin (srybin@ggc.edu), Thomas Deane Tucker

Moving beyond other approaches that merely use film to illustrate philosophy, the books included in this series will probe the question of the relationship between the institutions of Film Studies and Philosophy by setting into motion the encounter between the aesthetics, history, and theories of cinema and the creation of concepts on the philosophical plane. Cine-Aesthetics will actively probe what the interdisciplinary contact between film and philosophy means to both the practice of film study and the creation of philosophical meaning.

Communicating Gender
Series Editors: Diana Bartelli Carlin (dcarlin1@slu.edu), Nichola D. Gutgold (ngutgold@psu.edu), and Theodore F. Sheckels (tsheckel@rmc.edu)

Communicating Gender features original research examining the role gender plays in communication. It encompasses a wide variety of approaches and methodologies to explore theoretically relevant topics pertaining to the interrelation of gender and communication both in the United States and worldwide. This series examines gender issues broadly, ranging from masculine hegemony and gender issues in political culture to media portrayals of women and men and the work/life balance.

Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture
Series Editors: Andrew F. Herrmann
(andrew.f.herrmann@gmail.com) and Art Herbig (herbiga@ipfw.edu)

This series shapes popular culture research among scholars in the communication discipline and helps interdisciplinary scholars to share a common language. Popular culture helps us understand public discourse as well as explains the role that those discourses play in our daily lives. Similarly, popular culture itself influences the discourses of our broader cultural contexts and understandings. This series will highlight how popular culture creates connections and community.

Critical Media Studies
Series Editor: Andrew Calabrese (andrew.calabrese@colorado.edu)

This series covers a broad range of critical research and theory about media in the modern world. It includes work about the changing structures of the media, focusing particularly on work about the political and economic forces and social relations which shape and are shaped by media institutions, structural changes in policy formation and enforcement, technological transformations in the means of communication, and the relationships of all these to public and private cultures worldwide. Historical research about the media and intellectual histories pertaining to media research and theory are particularly welcome. Emphasizing the role of social and political theory for informing and shaping research about communications media, Critical Media Studies addresses the politics of media institutions at national, subnational, and transnational levels. The series is also interested in short, synthetic texts on key thinkers and concepts in critical media studies.

Critical Studies in Television
Series Editor: Mark Andrejevic (markbandrejevic@gmail.com)

This series critically examines television, emphasizing in-depth monographic studies on a particular television series. By looking at television through a critical lens, the books in this series will bring insight into the cultural significance of television, and also explore how the lessons apply to larger critical and social issues. The texts in the series will appeal to communication, media, and cultural theory scholars.

Integrated Marketing Communication
Series Editor: Jeanne M. Persuit (persuitj@uncw.edu)

Integrated marketing communication (IMC) is a holistic approach to the areas of advertising, public relations, branding, promotions, event and experiential marketing, and related fields of strategic communication. This series seeks to ground IMC with communication ethics in order to take the theory and practice of IMC beyond a critical and deconstructive understanding and into new areas of productive inquiry. We seek to advance the scholarship of IMC in a manner that influences and informs future practice. Submissions may rely on varied methodologies and relate to the study and practice of communication and its theoretical diversity, including but not limited to the areas of rhetoric, visual communication, media ecology, philosophy of communication, mass communication, intercultural communication, and instructional communication. We welcome submissions addressing all facets of IMC although the series’ focus is on IMC’s relationship with communication ethics. While edited volumes will be considered, we encourage the submission of scholarly monographs that explore, in-depth, issues in integrated marketing communication.

Lexington Studies in Communication and Storytelling
Series Editors: Kathleen M. Ryan (Kathleen.Ryan@Colorado.EDU) and Deborah A. Macey

This series engages scholarship in mediated storytelling: be it the traditional book or television program, the performed oral narrative, or the emerging media platform. Interdisciplinary in scope, this series looks at the myriad theoretical and practical approaches to the story. From the audience member-turned creator to new narrative, this series explores what storytelling means in the twenty-first century.

Lexington Studies in Contemporary Rhetoric
Series Editor: Gary C. Woodward (woodward@tcnj.edu)

This series provides thought-provoking and accessible analyses of the uses of language and media from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. In particular, this series examines how modern discourse is constructed and communicated in our distracted times, focusing on specific settings such as health communication, crisis communication, changing norms of interpersonal exchange, political communication beyond the presidency, etiquettes of communication in the digital age, celebrity as a rhetorical form, changing norms in “reality” and narrative television, and altered patterns of address in computer mediated discussion. These books will provide depth and clarity about discourse more familiar than understood.

Lexington Studies in Political Communication
Series Editor: Robert E. Denton, Jr. (rdenton@vt.edu)

This series encourages focused work examining the role and function of communication in the realm of politics including campaigns and elections, media, and political institutions.

Media, Culture, and the Arts
Series Editors: Theresa Carilli (tcarilli@sbcglobal.net) and Jane Campbell (campbelljane@sbcglobal.net)

Media, Culture, and the Arts explores the ways cultural expression takes shape through the media or arts. The series initiates a dialogue about media and artistic representations and how such representations identify the status of a particular culture or community. Manuscripts for this series will examine media, the performing arts, or the literary arts as cultural, political, and social artifacts. Proposed books might include the study of a particular community or culture through race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, gender, religion, or able-ness, and its media or artistic representations, or the study of how media genres (e.g., film, television, print, Internet) or the performing, or literary arts have depicted a community or culture. Supporting the principles of feminism and humanitarianism, the series contributes to a dialogue about media, culture, and the arts.

Rhetoric, Race, and Religion
Series Editor: Andre Johnson (ajohnson@memphisseminary.edu)

This series will provide space for emerging, junior, or senior scholars engaged in research that studies rhetoric from a race or religion perspective. This will include studies contributing to our understanding of how rhetoric helps shape race and/or religion and how race and/or religion shapes rhetoric. In this series, scholars seek to examine phenomenon from either a historical or contemporary perspective. Moreover, we are interested in how race and religion discourse function rhetorically.

Studies in New Media
Series Editor: John Allen Hendricks (jhendricks@sfasu.edu)

This series aims to advance the theoretical and practical understanding of the emergence, adoption, and influence of new technologies. It provides a venue to explore how New Media technologies are changing the media landscape in the twenty-first century.


Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Series Editor: Gregory Nagy
Executive Editors: Corinne Pache (corinne.pache@gmail.com), Emily Allen Hornblower (allen.emilym@gmail.com), and Eirene Visvardi (evisvardi@wesleyan.edu)
Associate Editors: Mary Ebbott, Casey Dué Hackney, Leonard Muellner, Olga Levaniouk, Timothy Powers, Jennifer R. Kellogg, and Ivy Livingston

The books in this series feature on the front cover a calendar frieze representing the Athenian months, reused in the Byzantine Church of the Little Metropolis in Athens. The cross is superimposed, obliterating Taurus of the Zodiac. The choice of this frieze for books in Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches reflects this series’ emphasis on the blending of the diverse heritages—Near Eastern, Classical, and Christian—in the Greek tradition.

Roman Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Series Editor: Sarolta A. Takács (stakacs@rci.rutgers.edu)
Advisory Board: Francesca Behr, Paul Blaney, Miriam Carlisle, Mary Ebbot, Lee Fratantuono, Casey Dué Hackney, Prudence Jones, Ellen Perry, and Werner Riess

As did their cultures in antiquity, Greek Studies and Roman Studies complement each other. Roman Studies focuses on subjects related to the Roman world, examined from a multitude of angles. As the chronological, the territorial, and the cultural expanse of the field demand interdisciplinarity, this series encourages the implementation of newer disciplines and methodologies, such as anthropology, linguistics, sociology, and literary theory, alongside the established methodologies of archaeology and philology. The series editors for Roman Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches seek new and alternative approaches, especially from younger scholars whose work bridges more than one discipline and encourages us to think beyond established patterns and models of explanation.

Music Studies

For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music
Series Editors: Scott Calhoun (calhouns@cedarville.edu) and Christopher Endrinal

This series features works that examine topics relevant to the composition, consumption, and influence of the rock and popular music genres which have arisen starting in the 20th century in all nations and cultures. In the series, scholars approach these genres from music studies, cultural studies, and sociological studies frameworks, and may incorporate theories and methods from literary, philosophical, performance, and religious studies, in order to examine the wider significance of particular artists, subgenres, fandoms, or other music-related phenomena.
For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music books use as a starting point the understanding that as both products of our larger culture and driving forces within that wider culture, rock and popular music are worthy of critical study. The series seeks to answer, for example, questions about the nature of an artist’s primary contributions to the development of the popular music genre, the national themes and cultural tensions present in the corpus of a given band, how the performative element of an artist’s career has defined them, what challenges to different generic conventions define the works of different artists, what compositional or recording innovations were employed by different artists, and how fans of an artist or genre have played a role in the evolution of that artist/genre.


African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogue
Series Editors: Uchenna Okeja (uchenna.okeja@gmail.com) and Bruce Janz (bbjanz@gmail.com)

Advisory Board: Valentine Mudimbe, Robert Bernasconi, Samuel Imbo, Thaddeus Metz, Katrin Flikschuh, Niels Weidtmann, Kai Kresse, Joseph Agbakoba, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Dismas. A. Masolo, and Pedro Tabensky

The African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogue book series serves as an avenue for philosophers within and between many African cultures to present new arguments, ask new questions, and begin new dialogues both within specialized communities and with the general public. By merging the critical and global dimensions of thoughts pertaining to important topics in African philosophy, this series beams the lights and rigor of philosophical analysis on topical as well as classical questions reflective of the African and African diaspora search for meaning in existence. Focused on the best of African philosophy, the series introduces new concepts and new approaches in philosophy to intellectual communities across Africa and to the rest of the world.

American Philosophy Series
Series Editor: John J. Kaag (John_Kaag@uml.edu)

Advisory board: Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Joe Margolis, Marilyn Fischer, Scott Pratt, Douglas Anderson, Erin McKenna, and Mark Johnson

The American Philosophy Series at Lexington Books features cutting-edge scholarship in the burgeoning field of American philosophy. Some of the volumes in this series are historically oriented and seek to reframe the American canon’s primary figures: James, Peirce, Dewey, and DuBois, among others. But the intellectual history done in this series also aims to reclaim and discover figures (particularly women and minorities) who worked on the outskirts of the American philosophical tradition. Other volumes in this series address contemporary issues—cultural, political, psychological, educational—using the resources of classical American pragmatism and neo-pragmatism. Still others engage in the most current conceptual debates in philosophy, explaining how American philosophy can still make meaningful interventions in contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and ethical theory.

Contemporary Whitehead Studies
Series Editors: Roland Faber and Brian G. Henning (cws@whiteheadresearch.org)

Contemporary Whitehead Studies, co-sponsored by the Whitehead Research Project, is an interdisciplinary book series that publishes manuscripts from scholars with contemporary and innovative approaches to Whitehead studies by giving special focus to projects that
explore the connections between Whitehead and contemporary Continental philosophy, especially sources, like Heidegger, or contemporary streams like poststructuralism; reconnect Whitehead to pragmatism, analytical philosophy, and philosophy of language;
explore creative East/West dialogues facilitated by Whitehead’s work; explore the interconnections of the mathematician with the philosopher and the contemporary importance of these parts of Whitehead’s work for the dialogue between sciences and humanities; reconnect Whitehead to the wider field of philosophy, the humanities, the sciences and academic research with Whitehead’s pluralistic impulses in the context of a pluralistic world; and address Whitehead’s philosophy in the midst of contemporary problems facing humanity, such as climate change, war and peace, race, and the future development of civilization.

Please also see https://whiteheadresearch.org/research/cws/.

Philosophy of Childhood
Series Editor: Peter Costello (dr.petercostello@gmail.com)

This interdisciplinary series examines questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics as they develop within a consideration of the meaningfulness of childhood. Such examination often builds on the work of twentieth-century philosophers such as John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the work of twentieth-century psychoanalysts such as Melanie Klein, D.W. Winnicott, and R. D. Laing. With these figures, and in dialogue with contemporary philosophers such as Eva Marie Simms, Sara Heinamaa, Julia Kristeva, the monographs and collections in this series continue to ask and answer the following: What is a child? How do children’s ways of knowing emerge in their educational and family life? What ought we to do to address children? How are children’s literature, athletics, and education able to articulate a sense of beauty or wonder that are particularly unique?

Philosophy and Cultural Identity
Series Editors: Michael Krausz and Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Advisory Board: Stephen Angle, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Costica Bradatan, Noel Carroll, Aurelian Craiutu, Christoph Cox, David Crocker, Cora Diamond, Edward Dimendberg, Fred Evans, John Gibson, Lydia Goehr, David Goldberg, Gary Hagberg, Rom Harré, Ian Jarvie, Christine Koggel, Thomas Leddy, Bo Mou, Amelie Rorty, Henry Rosemont, Paul Snowden, Kok Chor Tan, Mary Wiseman, and David Wong

The Philosophy and Cultural Identity series will encourage new scholarship in cross-cultural philosophy, exploring topics such as cultural memory, cultural membership, cultural obligations, cross-cultural experience, personal identity, single and multiple identities, single and multiple selves, and cosmopolitanism.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Jana Hodges-Kluck, Associate Acquiring Editor, Lexington Books (jhodgeskluck@rowman.com).

Philosophy of Popular Culture
Series Editor: Mark T. Conard (marktconard@gmail.com)

The Philosophy of Popular Culture series comprises volumes that explore the intersection of philosophy and popular culture. The works are devoted to a subject in popular culture, such as a particular genre, filmmaker, or television show. The essays investigate the philosophical underpinnings, or do a philosophical analysis, of the particular topic. The books will contain smart, jargon-free essays that illuminate texts (films and TV shows) in popular culture, and they will introduce non-specialists to traditional philosophical ideas and issues. The governing ideas of the series are that texts in popular culture are worthy of philosophical analysis and that philosophical thinking and traditional philosophical ideas can enlighten us and enrich our everyday lives.

Philosophy of Race
Series Editor: George Yancy (gyancy@emory.edu)

Advisory Board: Sybol Anderson, Barbara Applebaum, Alison Bailey, Chike Jeffers, Janine Jones, David Kim, Emily S. Lee, Zeus Leonardo, Falguni A. Sheth, and Grant Silva

The Philosophy of Race book series seeks interdisciplinary projects that center upon the concept of race. Race, though not a natural kind, is a social kind that has deep and significant embodied, existential, political, social, and historical implications. The series is a site for philosophers and scholars whose work critically addresses race and the process of racialization. As such, the series is open to examine monographs, edited collections, and revised dissertations that analyze race from multiple perspectives—existential, phenomenological, sociopolitical, feminist, theological, historical—along philosophical lines. The Philosophy of Race book series speaks to the significant scholarship that is being produced related to the concept of race, especially in the field of philosophy.

Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology
Editor-in-Chief: Robert Rosenberger (robert.rosenberger@pubpolicy.gatech.edu)
Executive Editors: Don Ihde (don.ihde@stonybrook.edu) and Peter-Paul Verbeek (p.p.c.c.verbeek@utwente.nl)

As technologies continue to advance, they correspondingly continue to make fundamental changes to our lives. Technological changes have effects on everything from our understandings of ethics, politics, and communication, to gender, science, and selfhood. Philosophical reflection on technology can help draw out and analyze the nature of these changes, and help us to understand both the broad patterns of technological effects and the concrete details. The purpose of this series is to provide a publication outlet for field of the philosophy of technology in general, and the school of thought called “postphenomenology” in particular. The field of philosophy of technology applies insights from the history of philosophy to current issues in technology, and reflects on how technological developments change our understanding of philosophical issues. Postphenomenology is the name of an emerging research perspective used by a growing international and interdisciplinary group of scholars. This perspective utilizes insights from the philosophical tradition of phenomenology to analyze human relationships with technologies, and also integrates philosophical commitments of the American pragmatist tradition of thought.

Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion
Series Editor: Douglas Allen (douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu)

This series is based on the view that significant and creative future studies in philosophy and religious studies will be informed by comparative research. These studies emphasize aspects of contemporary and classical Asian philosophy and religion and their relationship to Western thought. This series features works of specialized scholarship by new and upcoming scholars in Asia and the West, as well as works by more established scholars and books with a wider readership. The editor welcomes a wide variety of manuscript submissions, especially works exhibiting highly focused research and theoretical innovation.

Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Series Editors: Greg S. Johnson (johnsogs@plu.edu) and Dan R. Stiver

Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur, a series in conjunction with the Society for Ricoeur Studies, aims to generate research on Ricoeur, about whom interest is rapidly growing both nationally (United States and Canada) and internationally. Broadly construed, the series has three interrelated themes. First, we develop the historical connections to and in Ricoeur’s thought. Second, we pursue further Ricoeur’s dialogue with contemporary thinkers representing a variety of disciplines. Finally, we utilize Ricoeur to address future prospects in philosophy and other fields that respond to emerging issues of importance. The series approaches these themes from the belief that Ricoeur’s thought is not just suited to theoretical exchanges, but can and does matter for how we actually engage in the many dimensions that constitute lived existence.

TEXTURES: Philosophy / Literature / Culture
Series Editor: John Phillips (elljwp@nus.edu.sg)

This series seeks to publish the most exciting in-depth research in the areas of philosophy, literature, and culture today. TEXTURES has been established to include not only contemporary interdisciplinary studies in philosophy, literature, film, media, and the arts, but also literary, aesthetic, and cultural theory. It addresses questions of cultural meaning and cultural difference, aesthetic experience and cultural studies while focusing on new directions in philosophical/ literary/ art/ musical/ film/ cultural theory.

Founded by Hugh J. Silverman, this series sets a new standard for quality books in the interrelations between philosophy, literature, the arts, and culture and for identifying some of the most important and pressing contemporary issues in these inter-cultural and cross-disciplinary areas. Volumes are to emphasize the intersections between disciplinary practices and the ways in which these differences in practices can be thematized and articulated theoretically and philosophically. They should provide a focused contribution to varying aspects of a contemporary or thematic topic.

Toposophia: Sustainability, Dwelling, Design
Series Editors: Robert Mugerauer (drbobm@uw.edu) and Brian Treanor (btreanor@lmu.edu)

Advisory Board: Edmunds Bunkse, Kim Dovey, Nader El-Bizri, Joseph Grange, Matti Itkonen, Eduardo Mendieta, John Murungi, John Pickles, and Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

Toposophia is dedicated to the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of place. Authors in the series attempt to engage a geographical turn in their research, emphasizing the spatial component, as well as the philosophical turn, raising questions both reflectively and critically.

Studies in Philosophy of Sport
Series Editor: Shawn E. Klein (shawn.klein@asu.edu)

The Studies in Philosophy of Sport series encourages scholars from all disciplines to inquire into the nature, importance, and qualities of sport and related activities. The series aims to encourage new voices and methods for the philosophic study of sport while also inspiring established scholars to consider new questions and approaches in this field. The series encourages scholars new to the philosophy of sport to bring their expertise to this growing field. These new voices bring innovative methods and different questions to the standard issues in the philosophy of sport. Well-trodden topics in the literature will be reexamined with fresh takes and new questions and issues will be explored to advance the field beyond traditional positions.

Critical Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
Series Editors: A. L. Jones (writeraljones@gmail.com), Damien Riggs (contact@damienriggs.com), and Rebecca Stringer (rebecca.stringer@otago.ac.nz)

Advisory Board: Meg John Barker, Virginia Braun, Chris Brickell, Heather Brook, Victoria Clarke, Charlotte Patterson, Elizabeth Peel, Esther Rothblum, and Gareth Treharne

The Critical Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies series invites contributions that denaturalize, problematize, and deconstruct fundamental gendered issues and that bridge the gap between research and lived experience. It seeks scholarship that engages critically with the social and political uses of psychological knowledge; with how social and political issues impact significantly on the notion of gender and on how persons react to their gender issues; and with transformative paradigms that address obstacles to change, including how the idea of gender equality threatens existing politico-economic structures. The series will move beyond dichotomies in gender theory and will include critiques of “insider” psychological practices that consciously or unconsciously perform the discriminating practices that put trans (and others) “outside.” Associated issues include identity, perception, and victimization, as well as conflict between the official status of transgender people and the actual problems they deal with on account of a lack of institutional preparedness. The series will critique the psychological idea that gender issues can be classified as male or female, straight or queer.


Critical Africana Studies: African, African American, and Caribbean Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Studies
Series Editor: Reiland Rabaka (Reiland.Rabaka@Colorado.edu)
Advisory Board: Christel N. Temple, Martell Teasley, and Deborah Whaley

The Critical Africana Studies book series features critical, interdisciplinary, and intersectional scholarship within the emerging field of Africana studies. Most scholars within the field agree that “Africana studies” is essentially a rubric term utilized to conceptually capture the teaching and research of a wide-range of intellectuals (both “academic” and “organic” intellectuals) working in disciplines or subdisciplines as discursively diverse as: African studies, African diasporan studies, African American studies, Afro-American studies, Afro-Asian studies, Afro-European studies, Afro-Islamic studies, Afro-Jewish studies, Afro-Latino studies, Afro-Native American studies, Caribbean studies, Pan-African studies, Black British studies and, of course, Black studies. Epistemological and methodological advances in Africana studies, as well as historical and cultural changes, over the last fifty years have led to an increased interest in continental and diasporan African history, culture, thought, and struggles. The Critical Africana Studies book series directly responds to the heightened demand for monographs and edited volumes that innovatively explore Africa and its diaspora employing cutting-edge critical, interdisciplinary, and intersectional theory and methods.

Critical Animal Studies and Theory
Series Editors: Anthony J. Nocella II (nocellat@yahoo.com) and
Scott Hurley (hurlsc01@luther.edu)

The Critical Animal Studies and Theory series addresses human relations with other animals in the context of socio-political relations and economic systems of power. Critical Animal Studies and Theory argues that liberation is not a single-issue phenomenon, but rather inseparably related to human rights, peace and justice, and environmental issues and movements. Instead of emphasizing abstract theory, the series links theory with practice for animal advocacy and a humane, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable world. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to questions of social change, moral progress, and ecological sustainability, the Critical Animal Studies and Theory series connects with traditional disciplines such as economics, political science, religion, history, education, sociology, science, English, anthropology, and art. Further, this series is interested in interdisciplinary fields of study and theories such as feminism, globalization, disability studies, eco-ability, ecopedagogy, environmental studies, ethnic studies, critical race theory, media studies, and cultural studies. The series will serve as a foundational project for one of the fastest growing and most exciting new fields of scholarship, Critical Animal Studies. Rooted in critical theory as well as the animal advocacy movement, Critical Animal Studies and Theory argues for an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to understanding our relationships with nonhuman animals. Rejecting the notion that nonhuman animals do not have a voice, the series stresses that nonhuman animals do have agency, and thus argues for an animal standpoint. In keeping with the principles of Critical Animal Studies, the series encourages progressive and committed scholarship and sees exploitation of nonhuman animals as interrelated with other forms of oppression based on issues such as class, gender, and racism. Against apolitical scholarship, the series encourages engaged critical praxis, total liberation, social justice, and the end of all systems of domination.

New Directions in Culture and Governance
Series Editor: Terry Nichols Clark (t-clark@uchicago.edu)

This series has a combined focus on innovation in local governance and new developments in the field of cultural policy. Culture functions, much like society itself, as a complex system of elements that often acts to strengthen attachments to place. New Directions publishes scholarship that is thematically diverse—examining culture, for example, as a trigger for economic renewal or as a tool for intercultural understanding—and while books in the series may use differing methodologies, we are especially interested in creative applications of social science research.

Comparative Urban Studies
Series Editor: Kenneth R. Hall (khall2@bsu.edu)
Associate Editors: James J. Connolly (jconnoll@bsu.edu) and Stephen Morillo

The Comparative Urban Studies Series encourages innovative studies of urbanism, contemporary and historical, from a multidisciplinary (e.g., architecture, art, anthropology, culture, economics, history, literature, sociology, technological), comparative, and/or global perspective. The series invites submissions by scholars from the fields of American studies, history, sociology, women’s studies, ethnic studies, urban planning, material culture, literature, demography, museum studies, historic preservation, architecture, journalism, anthropology, and political science. New studies will consider how particular pre-modern and modern contexts shape(d) urban experience and how modern and pre-modern, Western and non-Western cities respond(ed) to broad social and economic changes.

Lexington Studies in Environmental Sociology
Series Editor: Dorceta Taylor (dorceta@umich.edu)

Books in this series will explore the social and political dimensions of the environment around the globe. We invite the submission of manuscripts in the general field of environmental sociology. This includes but is not limited to manuscripts that draw on themes from the disciplines such as sociology; environmental justice; cultural, ecological, and medical anthropology; environmental policy; political science; urban studies; environmental history; agriculture; foods security; sustainability; climate change; technology; and development. We are looking for manuscripts that are grounded in sociological, anthropological, political, or environmental theories and employ rigorous methodological techniques. This is an international book series that can include case studies or regional or national studies. Manuscripts that explore connections across disciplinary boundaries or that examine new theoretical or methodological techniques are welcome.

Studies in Urban–Rural Dynamics
Series Editors: Gregory Fulkerson (Gregory.fulkerson@oneonta.edu) and
Alex Thomas (alex.thomas@oneonta.edu)

This series focuses attention on understanding theoretically and historically the development and maintenance of urban systems through a demographic ecological perspective. It seeks a blending or reintegration of the urban, rural, world-systems, and environmental research literature under a comprehensive theoretical paradigm. As such, we further specify Urban–Rural Dynamics as analysis of human population distribution on social variables, including politics, economics, and culture.

Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences
Series Editor: Alexander I. Stingl (nomadicscholarship@gmail.com)

More than being just an ‘emerging paradigm’, decoloniality is a troubling and troubled conversation that does more than just cross the boundaries of disciplines, geo-polities, time frames, cultures, and identities. Interrogating the acts and gestures of crossing borders as events that simultaneously also make borders, decolonial perspectives have opened the possibility for border thinking and border existences that challenge the social sciences at their core. This series seeks books that consider in all aspects the gesture of sociological delinking from the coloniality of power, being, knowledge, and life itself. Our main aim with series is to consider, discuss, and develop ideas and questions that represent an epistemic de-linking that challenges sociology.


Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice
Series Editor: Tony Gaskew (tog6@pitt.edu)

Advisory Board: Robert Grantham and Breea Willingham
This book series seeks interdisciplinary scholars whose work critically addresses the racialization of criminal justice systems. Grounded within the connective space of history, the nuances of race continue to define the standard of how justice is applied throughout policing, courts, and correctional systems. As such, this series is open to examine monographs and edited volumes that critically analyze race from multiple narratives—sociopolitical, cultural, feminist, psychosocial, ecological, critical theory, philosophical—along criminal justice lines. The Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice book series speaks to the significant scholarship being produced in an era where race continues to intersect with crime and justice.

Policing Perspectives and Challenges in the 21st Century
Series Editor: Jonathon A. Cooper (ggss@iup.edu)

In many respects, policing has evolved over the last two centuries; yet issues that concerned policing in the 19th and 20th centuries continue to be salient to contemporary law enforcement. But how these challenges are manifest to the police today are distinct, as society and politics, too, have evolved. And so understanding the role of police in society, the behavior and organization of law enforcement, the relationship between officers and civilians, and the intersection of theory and praxis remain important to the study of police. To this end, volumes in this series will consider policing perspectives and challenges in the 21st century, around the world, and through a variety of disciplinary lenses. Ultimately, this series “takes stock” of policing today, considers how it got here, and projects where it might be going. This series will be of interest and use to a variety of policing scholars, including academics, police executives, and others who study law enforcement.

Political Science & International Relations

Europe and the World
Series Editors: Sharon Pardo (pardosharon@yahoo.co.uk) and Joel Peters (peters25@vt.edu)

From the early days of the European Political Cooperation (EPC), the European Union (EU) has emerged as a significant foreign policy and security actor. In a rapidly changing world, the EU faces a series of foreign policy and security challenges. This book series explores how the EU has addressed and is meeting those challenges. This series welcomes contributions that address all aspects of the EU’s external relations. We are interested in manuscripts that analyze the formulation and implementation of the EU’s policies with specific countries or with various regions of the world. We also seek books that examine the role of the Union: in global governance and multilateral security structures, the promotion of human rights and international law, the protection of the environment, as a normative actor in the international arena, as a global economic player, and in the prevention, management and resolution of international conflicts. Proposals and manuscripts are invited from a variety of disciplines: European studies, international relations, strategic studies, political science, economics, and international law.

Globalization and Its Costs
Series Editor: Dhirendra Vajpeyi (dhirendra.vajpeyi@uni.edu)

The last two decades of the 20th century witnessed drastic political and economic changes. As the sole superpower in world affairs, the U.S. has used its economic and military power to shape the rest of the world in its own image. Hence the need to develop a balanced, just, and holistic approach not only to meet the narrow trade and finance interests of developed democracies but also to encompass other crucial global concerns such as environmental degradation, human rights, immigration, private and public governance, poverty, income inequality, and political instability—issues and challenges directly or indirectly connected to human security. Though globalization has elevated hundreds of millions of people around the world from dire poverty, it has posed new challenges to humanity. Globalization and Its Costs will include analytical and empirical work from scholars in a comparative context. Topics should be of current interest, interdisciplinary and policy-oriented, and broadly related to human security and sustainable development paradigms.

Comparative International Development
Series Editor: A.J. Jacobs (drajjacobs@yahoo.com)

Comparative International Development seeks to publish innovative empirical and theoretical studies of the factors influencing social, political, and/or economic outcomes. Examples include manuscripts that chronicle national industrial/economic development over time or which analyze tensions between state and market, government policy/planning, foreign direct investment (FDI) or transnational corporations (TNCs). Critical analyses of outcomes, such as income, racial-ethnic or gender inequality, uneven development, core-periphery dependency relations, and environmental justice/degradation also are welcomed. The series encourages submissions by scholars from all social science disciplines. It is open to global, multinational, national and regional studies examining all geographic areas of the world. It invites cross-national comparisons, multidisciplinary studies, and research utilizing macro, integrative, or micro approaches.

Security in the Americas in the 21st Century
Series Editor: Jonathan D. Rosen (jonathanrosenrosen@gmail.com)

Countries throughout the Americas face many challenges in the 21st century such as drug trafficking, organized crime, environmental degradation, guerrilla movements, and terrorism among many other major threats. Security in the Americas in the 21st Century will feature contributions on topics focusing on security issues in specific countries or regions within the Americas. We are interested in approaching this topic from a political science and international relations perspective. However, we invite manuscript submissions from other disciplines. The aim of this series is to highlight the major security challenges in the 21st century and contribute to the security studies literature. We invite both policy-oriented and theoretical submissions.

Honor and Obligation in Liberal Society: Problems and Prospects
Series Editors: Laurie Johnson (lauriej@k-state.edu) and Dan Demetriou

Liberalism’s political, economic, and social benefits are undeniable. However, these benefits come with a price: liberal societies are losing their sense of honor, civic obligation, higher moral purpose, shared values, and community. This series focuses on classical liberalism, honor, and social and civic obligation. We invite contributions on the problems within liberalism in general, and especially scholarship addressing how honor codes are challenged or changed by liberalism. We also welcome manuscripts which conceptualize liberalism in ways compatible with modern needs, or discuss the prospects and problems associated with the so-called “bourgeois virtues” extolled by liberal philosophers, and their connection to materialism, individualism, and social obligation. Scholars who can address the international dimension of these questions are also sought: for instance, globalization may spread economic development, but at what expense to cultural norms and practices that have kept traditional societies intact? This series is open to contributions from scholars representing classics, political science, international relations, philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, and other disciplines whose work bears on these questions. Successful proposals will be accessible to a multidisciplinary audience, and advance our understanding of liberalism, its development, and its repercussions for our future.

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Conflict and Security in the Developing World
Series Editor: Akanmu Adebayo (aadebayo@kennesaw.edu)

Since the end of World War II, there have been more intrastate than interstate conflicts—and most of the violent conflicts have occurred in the developing world. Many conflicts are over complex issues of governance and development while others have been over ethnicity, politics, religion, and other cultural issues. They have often resulted in fragile, uncoordinated, failing or collapsed states, and grave global security concerns prompting massive peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and other conflict transformation efforts. This series publishes works that expand our understanding of, and that propose possible solutions to, issues of conflicts and security in the developing world. The series conceives the “developing world” broadly as transitional societies and emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. The series publishes works that are interdisciplinary and cross-cutting, that combine Western and local perspectives, and that employ a diversity of research methods, theories, and approaches. Examples of topics include youth vulnerability and exclusion, police and policing, terrorism, small arms, genocidal wars, drug and human trafficking, security sector reform, natural resource governance, faith and violence, democratization and governance, gender and development, regional organizations and peacebuilding, electoral issues, and indigenous conflict management mechanisms. These works may cut across the region or focus on a country or community.

Politics, Literature, & Film
Series Editor: Lee Trepanier (ldtrepan@svsu.edu)

This interdisciplinary series examines the intersection of politics with literature and/or film. The series is receptive to works that use a variety of methodological approaches, focus on any period from antiquity to the present, and situate their analysis in national, comparative, or global contexts. Politics, Literature, & Film seeks to be truly interdisciplinary by including authors from all the social sciences and humanities: political science, sociology, psychology, literature, philosophy, history, religious studies, and law. The series is open to both American and non-American literature and film. By putting forth bold and innovative ideas that appeal to a broad range of interests, the series aims to enrich our conversations about literature, film, and their relationship to politics.

Logos: New Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture
Editor: Michael J. Thompson

The books in the Logos series examine modern society, politics, and culture, emphasizing the connections between these spheres rather than their academic separateness. Skeptical of what current intellectual trends call “interdisciplinary,” titles in this series explore the ways that politics, economics, and culture inform one another, overlap, and weave the complex fabric of modern life in a global context. By putting forth bold ideas written to appeal to a broad range of interests, the series situates itself within the long tradition of intelligent social critique.

Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory
Editor: Fred Dallmayr (Fred.R.Dallmayr.1@nd.edu)

This series seeks to inaugurate a new field of inquiry and intellectual concern: that of comparative political theory as an inquiry proceeding not from the citadel of a global hegemony but through cross-cultural dialogue and critical interaction. By opening the discourse of political theory—today largely dominated by American and European intellectuals—to voices from across the global spectrum, we hope to contribute to a richer, multifaceted mode of theorizing as well as to a deeper, cross-cultural awareness of the requirements of global justice.

Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation
Series Editors: Kim Paffenroth (kimpaffenroth@msn.com) and John Doody (john.doody@villanova.edu)

This series produces edited volumes that explore Augustine’s relationship to a particular discipline or field of study. This “relationship” is considered in several different ways: some contributors consider Augustine’s practice of the particular discipline in question; some consider his subsequent influence on the field of study; and others consider how Augustine himself has become an object of study by their discipline. Such variety adds breadth and new perspectives—innovation—to our ongoing conversation with Augustine on topics of lasting import to him and us, while using Augustine as our conversation partner lends focus and a common thread—tradition—to our disparate fields and interests.

Studies in Marxism and Humanism
Series Editors: Kevin B. Anderson (kanderson@soc.ucsb.edu) and Peter Hudis (phudis@oakton.edu)

In the spirit of the dialectical humanist perspective developed by Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987), rooted in the thought of Marx and Hegel, this series publishes across a broad spectrum focusing on figures and ideas that are fundamental to the development of Marxist Humanism. This will include historical works, works by Dunayevskaya herself, and new work that investigates or is based upon Marxist Humanist thought.

Critical Studies on the Left
Series Editor: Anatole Anton (aanton@sfsu.edu) and Richard Schmitt (schmitt@charter.net)

Critical Studies on the Left publishes books that elaborate on alternative views to capitalism. This series will publish works that discuss the necessity of socialism and the continued vitality of social movements that call for a critique of capitalism. The series aims to develop and publish cogent, accessible socialist visions informed by the ideas and motivations of contemporary movements: peace, sustainability, identity, dignity, human rights, equality, and international solidarity. Volumes in the series will include original critiques of mainstream philosophy and social theory, as well as translations of important texts on these subjects which are not yet available in English.

Peace and Conflict Studies
Series Editors: Thomas Matyók (tommatyok@gmail.com), Sean Byrne, and Jessica Senehi

Within a global context, this interdisciplinary series advances the work of recognized scholars in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) as well as emerging and marginalized voices. Peacebuilding and conflict transformation are activities that address the world’s wicked problems—a task that requires a broad range of global actors. The series seeks a balance of western and non-western approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution practice, and a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to peace and conflict studies is encouraged. Particular interest is placed on scholarship and practice developing in the Two-Thirds World. As an integrated field of study and practice it incorporates a substantial number of sub-disciplines: alternative dispute resolution, conflict analysis and resolution, peacebuilding, human rights, social justice, reconciliation and forgiveness, narrative and peacemaking, indigenous peacemaking, gender, and religion, among others.

Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Politics
Series Editor: Michael O. Slobodchikoff (mslobodchikoff@troy.edu)

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, little attention was paid to Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. The United States and many Western governments reassigned their analysts to address different threats. Scholars began to focus much less on Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, instead turning their attention to East Asia among other regions. With the descent of Ukraine into civil war, scholars and governments have lamented the fact that there are not enough scholars studying Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. This series focuses on the Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European region. We invite contributions addressing problems related to the politics and relations in this region. This series is open to contributions from scholars representing comparative politics, international relations, history, literature, linguistics, religious studies, and other disciplines whose work involves this important region. Successful proposals will be accessible to a multidisciplinary audience, and advance our understanding of Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Please also see here.

Women in American Political History
Series Editors: Pam Parry (Pamela.Parry@eku.edu ) and David R. Davies (dave.davies@usm.edu)
Advisory Board: Maurine Beasley, Barbara Friedman, Karla K. Gower, Janice Hume, Margot Opdycke Lamme, and Jane Marcellus

Women in American Political History focuses on influential women throughout the history of American politics. From the colonial period through the Founding up to the present, women often have played significant and meaningful roles in politics, both directly and indirectly. Many of their contributions have been overlooked. This interdisciplinary series seeks to advance the dialogue concerning the role of women in politics in America and highlight their various contributions, including women who were elected and appointed to office and those who have wielded political power behind the scenes, such as first ladies, journalists, activists, and public relations practitioners. The series welcomes contributions from all methodologies and disciplines across the social sciences and humanities.

Latinos and American Politics
Series Editor: Henry Flores (hflores@stmarytx.edu)

Latinos and American Politics is concerned with the role Latinos, of all national origins and races, play in the American political process. Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States and have become the single most important group in presidential politics. This series, interdisciplinary in nature, seeks to advance the knowledge of Latino politics in the academy. The series includes works that focus on racial identities and their impact on intra-Latino relations and politics, Latina politics broadly defined to include the politics of gender, institutional and identity politics, electoral politics, community level politics and activism, the shifting types of politics Latinos have played in order to have their agendas entertained by political institutions, the behavior of Latina/o politicians, and the effects of the Civil Rights Acts on the political participation of Latinos. Contributors are encouraged to submit book length manuscripts that encompass besides the above named topics those focusing on gender, identity, racial politics and all areas of public policy.