Book review: Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

The aim of Music Glocalization is to provide an international readership with a collection of chapters authored by scholars on the subject of globalization, localization, and music. Globalization and localization, two opposite processes of change, can be accommodated within the framework of musical development in diverse social, technological, cultural, and national contexts. This book offers … Continue reading Book review: Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

Radio interview: Wayne Murdoch discusses his book Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts

Wayne Murdoch, the author of Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts with Cambridge Scholars, has been interviewed by JOY radio about the book. The interview can be listened to at this link. Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts is available now from Cambridge Scholars, and can be … Continue reading Radio interview: Wayne Murdoch discusses his book Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts

Book review: Queer Stories of Europe

Queer Stories of Europe, edited by Kārlis Vērdiņš and Jānis Ozoliņš and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2016, has been reviewed by Uku Lember of Tallinn University, Estonia, in the Journal of Baltic Studies. The full review requires subscription (click here), but here is an excerpt from the first paragraph: "This is a great survey of … Continue reading Book review: Queer Stories of Europe

“And There’ll Be NO Dancing”: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia Since 2007

“Sexual abuse of children is inexcusable. So why is there such a fuss about a state intervention? Should we shut up and do nothing just because there is racism? No child or woman must be molested, irrespective of who the perpetrator is!” Thus my recollection of what one of my Scottish colleagues said in an … Continue reading “And There’ll Be NO Dancing”: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia Since 2007

“When Courts do Politics”

The book ploughs through the complex issues relating judicial struggles over sexual and gender-based discrimination, social justice and poverty and the adjudication of presidential elections in East Africa. Marxist literature makes a distinction between the “base” of a socio-political entity like a nation-state and its “superstructure”. To put it simply, the "base" comprises the economy … Continue reading “When Courts do Politics”

Book Review: Mapping the History of Folklore Studies: Centres, Borderlands and Shared Spaces

This collection of twenty articles is the outcome of a conference that was held in Riga in 2014 to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the Archives of Latvian Folklore. The book sheds light on the history of folkloristics in Europe, its ideological background, success stories and hardships, and the complicated relationship of the discipline with … Continue reading Book Review: Mapping the History of Folklore Studies: Centres, Borderlands and Shared Spaces

The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview

The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview by Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam. The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview traces … Continue reading The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview