Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 31 Volumes

Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 31 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Nancy Erbe (California State University-Dominguez Hills, USA)
ISSN: 2475-675X|EISSN: 2475-6768
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In the era of globalization, the diversity of the world and various cultures becomes apparent as cross-cultural interactions turn into a daily occurrence for individuals in all professions. Understanding these differences is necessary in order to promote effective partnerships and interactions between those from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

The Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS) book series brings together a collection of scholarly publications on topics pertaining to religious beliefs, culture, population studies, and sociology. Books published within this series are ideal for professionals, theorists, researchers, and students seeking the latest research on collective human behavior in terms of religion, social structure, and cultural identity and practice.

Topics Covered

  • Cross-Cultural Interaction
  • Cults and Religious Movements
  • Cultural Identity
  • Gender
  • Globalization and Culture
  • Group Behavior
  • Human Rights and Ethics
  • Impact of Religion on Society
  • Politics and Religion
  • Social Stratification and Classes
  • Sociology
  • Stereotypes and Racism

Titles in Series

Examining the Social and Economic Impacts of Conflict-Induced Migration
Esther Akumbo Nyam (Plateau State University, Nigeria), Festus Idoko (University of Jos, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 270 pages.
Worldwide conflict continues to force the migration of citizens seeking safety, shelter, and stability. This conflict-induced migration has social and economic impac...
Dialectical Perspectives on Media, Health, and Culture in Modern Africa
Alfred O. Akwala (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Joel Ngetich (Kabianga University, Kenya), Agnes Theuri (National Youth Service School of Business Studies, Kenya)
Copyright © 2019. 225 pages.
Communication plays a critical role in enhancing social, cultural, and business relations. Research on media, language, and cultural studies is fundamental in a glob...
Handbook of Research on Indigenous Knowledge and Bi-Culturalism in a Global Context
Shahul Hameed (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand), Siham El-Kafafi (Arrows Research Consultancy Limited, New Zealand), Rawiri Waretini-Karena (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2019. 400 pages.
Society is continually moving towards global interaction, and nations often contain citizens of numerous cultures and backgrounds. Bi-culturalism incorporates a high...
Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena
Uche T. Onyebadi (Texas Christian University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Political campaigning affects numerous realms under the communication umbrella with each channel seeking to influence as many individuals as possible. In higher educ...
Global Diaspora Politics and Social Movements: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emily B. Stacey (Swansea University, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 142 pages.
Global politics has transformed in recent years due to a rise in nationalist ideology, the breakdown of multiple societies, and even nation-state legitimacy. The nat...
Conservation, Restoration, and Analysis of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage
Carlo Inglese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 485 pages.
Cultural heritage identifies and preserves past achievements for the benefit of future generations. Examining the extent to which heritage preservation is feasible i...
Analysis, Conservation, and Restoration of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Carlo Inglese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University of Roma, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 491 pages.
Communities have witnessed a fundamental shift in the ways they interact with heritage sites. Much of this change has been driven by the rapid democratization and wi...
Infocommunication Skills as a Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Tool for Inmates
Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Daniela Graça (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 326 pages.
The prison population is a social group with a high level of digital divide. These individuals need to acquire digital skills for their future integration into socie...
Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context
Nitza Davidovitch (Ariel University, Israel), Ronen A. Cohen (Ariel University, Israel), Eyal Lewin (Ariel University, Israel)
Copyright © 2019. 286 pages.
In the modern age, post-Holocaust studies should embrace the variety of media and cultural channels available to enable the comprehension of the current population....
Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation
Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2018. 508 pages.
Archives, museums, and libraries are pivotal to the management and preservation of any society's heritage. Heritage assets should be systematically managed by pu...
Redefining Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Evolution
Olaf Immanuel Seel (Ionian University of Corfu, Greece)
Copyright © 2018. 310 pages.
Culture has a significant influence on the emerging trends in translation and interpretation. By studying language from a diverse perspective, deeper insights and un...
Educational Development and Infrastructure for Immigrants and Refugees
Şefika Şule Erçetin (Lancaster University, UK & Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 375 pages.
Education is a pivotal influence on all members of society. However, in the case of immigrants and refugees integrating into a new country, allowing proper learning...
Social Considerations of Migration Movements and Immigration Policies
Şefika Şule Erçetin (Lancaster University, UK & Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 283 pages.
In the globalized era, a higher level of attention is given to various migration, immigration, and refugee movements. By undertaking research on these concepts, thei...
Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice
Icarbord Tshabangu (Leeds Trinity University, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 296 pages.
Social rights are a pivotal concern for all of society, including today’s population of children. The study of the rights, or lack thereof, that children have must b...
Interpretation of Visual Arts Across Societies and Political Culture: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 110 pages.
It is thought that every work of art possesses multiple interpretations, depending on each viewer. Analyzing personal assessments of artwork can help enable us to ga...
Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society
Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 439 pages.
As society changes and develops, personal relationships can be significantly affected by evolving cultures. By examining amorous and familial bonds in the present er...
Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society
Swaranjit Singh (California State University, USA), Nancy D. Erbe (California State Education Vendor, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 322 pages.
A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly...
Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society
Ana-Maria Pascal (Regent's University London, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 397 pages.
Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spir...
Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System
Stephen Egharevba (University of Turku, Finland)
Copyright © 2017. 372 pages.
In order to protect and defend citizens, the foundational concepts of fairness and equality must be adhered to within any criminal justice system. When this is not t...
Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization
Christina Akrivopoulou (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 422 pages.
The era of technology in which we reside has ushered in a more globalized and connected world. While many benefits are gained from this connectivity, possible disadv...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Architectural and Archaeological Heritage
Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Copyright © 2017. 647 pages.
Cultural heritage is a vital, multifaceted component of modern society. To better protect and promote the integrity of a culture, certain technologies have become es...
Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia
Swati Jaywant Rao Bute (AMITY University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 236 pages.
Many geographically diverse regions in the world contain a rich variety of cultures within them. While some have many socio-cultural similarities, tensions can still...
Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence
Eyal Lewin (Ariel University, Israel), Etta Bick (Ariel University, Israel), Dan Naor (Bar Ilan University/Ariel University, Israel)
Copyright © 2017. 322 pages.
Throughout history, as well as in contemporary times, religion has had a significant impact on society and culture. Many times religious undertones are incorporated...
Critical Research on Sexism and Racism in STEM Fields
Ursula Thomas (Georgia Perimeter College, USA), Jill Drake (University of West Georgia, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 301 pages.
Despite a higher percentage of women entering various STEM fields, issues of discrimination and stereotyping continue to exist. These difficulties create a potential...
Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
Şefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Hüseyin Bağcı (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 458 pages.
The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics...
Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era
Majeed Khader (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore), Loo Seng Neo (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore), Gabriel Ong (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore), Eunice Tan Mingyi (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore), Jeffery Chin (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore)
Copyright © 2016. 582 pages.
Advances in digital technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently...
Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 744 pages.
Diversity in the workforce can be attributed to both a popular, cultural shift and legislative intervention. Despite these forces, discrimination endures in all aspe...
Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations
Hasan Shahpari (Community College of Philadelphia, USA), Tahereh Alavi Hojjat (DeSales University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 372 pages.
In an era of globalization and cross-cultural awareness, an interest in the relationship between economics and religion, politics, and social behavior is alive and w...
Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA), Joyce Koeman (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Copyright © 2015. 364 pages.
With a background of technological and communication innovations, socialization research, particularly as it refers to cultural and academic learning, has become inc...
Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Copyright © 2014. 349 pages.
While the balance between private and public sectors are based primarily on the experiences of the wealthy societies in Western Europe and North America, the global...
New Media and Communication Across Religions and Cultures
Isaac Nahon-Serfaty (University of Ottawa, Canada), Rukhsana Ahmed (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 328 pages.
The connection of interfaith and intercultural understanding stems from a conceptual foundation on the dialogue between religions and cultures. These types of conver...

Editorial Advisory Board

Nancy Erbe, California State University-Dominguez Hills, United States

Editorial Advisory Board
Ahmet Sozen, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Angela Paiva, Pontifero Catholic University, Brazil
Anthony Normore, California State University-Dominguez Hills, United States
Charles Thomas, California State University-Dominguez Hills, United States
Daniel Karanja, U.S. Airforce, United States
Joyce Chen, Northern Iowa University, United States
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Kirti Celly, California State University-Dominguez Hills, United States
Mary Jo Festle, Elon University, United States
Matthew Kurtz, Bowling Green State University, United States
Mike Bugason, African Union, Ethiopia
Naresh Dadhich, University of Rajasthan, India
Richard Ndi Tanto, Conflict Resolution and Peace Consultant, Cameroon
Samantha Szczur, Eastern Illinois University, United States
Samuel (Muli) Peleg, Rutgers University, United States
Swaranjit Singh, California Education Vendor, United States
Yeshi Choedon, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India