New from Our Distributed Presses! Science with Street Value, Creative Industries in Syria, How to Use Exploratory Scenario Planning (XSP) and More!

Our weekly list of new books is now available!

Science with Street Value

A Physicist’s Wanderings off the Beaten Track

Theodore Modis

In his groundbreaking book, Predictions: Society’s Telltale Signature Reveals the Past and Forecasts the Future, Theodore Modis showed readers a fascinating new way to understand our society and ourselves by applying fundamental scientific concepts to predicting social phenomena.

Creative Industries in Syria

Changes and Adaptation

Edited by Ettijahat – Independent Culture
Foreword by Sarab Atassi

This unique book focuses on the transformations in creative industries and presents a collection of research papers describing and analyzing this pivotal period, in which their role evolved from producing tangible cultural products to becoming an active player in the maintenance of knowledge and a source of support and revenue.

Seeking the National Interest

Slovakia after 15 Years of EU and NATO Accession

Edited by Radoslava Brhlíková

This collected volume presents research focusing on the interaction of domestic, foreign, and transnational actors in the process of the construction of national interests.

Mass Murder and Serial Murder

An Integrative Look

Arnon Edelstein
Translated by Sara Yurman

Arnon Edelstein examines the various categories of mass murder and serial murder and suggests a new category: “mass-serial murder”. He presents and criticizes the most up-to-date research and theoretical literature in the field and suggests an integrative theoretical model. 

From the Ukrainian Voices series

Towards a Political Economy of Ukraine

Selected Essays 1990–2015

Marko Bojcun. Foreword by John-Paul Himka

The essays in this book explore the major developments, both domestic and international, that shaped the first quarter-century of Ukraine’s independence.

Allegory in Early Greek Philosophy

Jennifer Lobo Meeks

Allegory in Early Greek Philosophy examines the role that allegory plays in Greek thought, particularly in the transition from the mythic tradition of the archaic poets to the philosophical traditions of the Presocratics and Plato.

The Russian Path

Ideas, Interests, Institutions, Illusions

Dmitry Travin, Vladimir Gel’man, and Otar Marganiya
Foreword by Vladimir Ryzhkov

This study offers a different framework for the analysis of political and economic developments in present-day Russia. It is based on four ‘i’s—ideas, interests, institutions, and illusions.

From the Body and Consciousness series

Decisions and Transformations

The Phenomenology of Embodiment

James Richard Mensch

The ambiguity inherent in our being both can be put in terms of a double “being in.” Thus, while it is true that the world is in consciousness taken as a place of appearing, it is equally true that, taken as embodied, consciousness is in the world. How can our selfhood support both descriptions? Starting with Husserl’s late manuscripts on birth and death, James Mensch traces out the effects of this paradox on phenomenology.

 

From the Edition Noema series

Depends on How You Tell It

A Mother’s Search from Tel Aviv to India

Dorit Silverman

From Tel Aviv’s underworld of nightclubs, drug dealers, and prostitutes to the beauty and mysteries of India, Anna goes on a fascinating journey, following clues and threads of information, alongside an adventurous rescuer, all while getting help from friends and a variety of characters she had never met before. 

Human Being and Vulnerability

Beyond Constructivism and Essentialism in Judith Butler, Steven Pinker, and Colin Gunton

Joseph Sverker

In order to understand what underlies the division between nature and nurture, or biology and the social in school, Joseph Sverker develops new central concepts such as a kenotic personalism, a weak ontology of relationality, and a relational and performative reading of evolution

From the Policy Focus Reports series

How to Use Exploratory Scenario Planning (XSP)

Navigating an Uncertain Future

Jeremy Stapleton

This manual is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in using this emergent planning approach, which is effective at the local, regional, or organizational level. 

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