Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 58 Volumes

Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 58 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

New Dimensions of Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment
Moly Kuruvilla (University of Calicut, India), Irene George (Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies, UAE)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Globally, women are facing social, economic, and cultural barriers impeding their autonomy and agency. Accelerated women empowerment programs often fail to attain th...
Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age
Rachel Kalish (SUNY College at Old Westbury, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Technology is rapidly advancing, and each innovation provides opportunities for such technology to mesh with the human enactment of physical intimacy or to be used i...
Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities
F. Sigmund Topor (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 130 pages.
Cultural values and structures differ in societies throughout the world. For example, the traditional conformism of Confucian countries is vastly dissimilar from the...
Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 260 pages.
Today’s world is continually facing complex and life-threatening issues that are too difficult or even impossible to solve. These challenges have been titled “wicked...
Understanding Gender in the African Context
Jeffrey Kurebwa (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
One of the most significant dimensions of gender studies is that it is political. It raises questions about power in society and how and why power is differentially...
Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies
Toru Okamura (Komatsu University, Japan), Masumi Kai (University of Guam, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
The world’s linguistic map has changed in recent years due to the vast disappearance of indigenous languages. Many factors affect the alteration of languages in vari...
Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
Essien Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 400 pages.
The contemporary conflict scenarios are beyond the reach of standardized approaches to conflict resolution. Given the curious datum that culture is implicated in nea...
Handbook of Research on Women in Leadership Roles
Freda R. Russell (Cardinal Stritch University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 400 pages.
Compared with the representation of women in the U.S. labor force, an overall gap continues to persist in the number of women in positions of power and authority at...
Applying Innovative Technologies in Heritage Science
George Pavlidis (Athena Research Centre, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Heritage science, a cross-disciplinary field of study that emphasizes research on cultural interpretation and management, has seen significant development in recent...
Fostering Collaborations Between African American Communities and Educational Institutions
Patrice Wynette Jones (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Historically, African American communities were marked by a strong sense of community, promoted by limited resources and racial segregation. However, with integratio...
Self-Organization of the Human Mind and the Transition From Paleolithic to Behavioral Modernity
Yury N. Kovalyov (Kyiv State Academy of Crafts Art and Design, Ukraine), Nver M. Mkhitaryan (National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Ukraine), Alexander Yu. Nitsyn (Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2020. 470 pages.
There is no common understanding of the concept of the human mind, its changes in different historical epochs, forecasts for development, or its influence on the phe...
Understanding the Relationship Between Religion and Entrepreneurship
Khaled Tamzini (IHEC of Sousse, Tunisia), Anis Ben Salem (ISG of Sousse, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2020. 298 pages.
In recent years, a number of scholars trained in the area of economics have begun to pay attention to a fascinating and increasingly important question: Does the int...
Adapting Human Thinking and Moral Reasoning in Contemporary Society
Hiroshi Yama (Osaka City University, Japan), Veronique Salvano-Pardieu (University of Tours, France)
Copyright © 2020. 330 pages.
Studies on human thinking have focused on how humans solve a problem and have discussed how human thinking can be rational. A juxtaposition between psychology and so...
Impacts of Globalization on Youth in the Developing World: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Obediah Dodo (Bindura University, Zimbabwe), Vincent Mabvurira (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2020. 145 pages.
Evidence has shown that the majority of the challenges facing modern youth populations worldwide originate from globalization. It is essential to look at the nexus b...
Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology
Enrico Proietti (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism, Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 347 pages.
Communicating archaeological heritage at the institutional level reflects on the current status of archeology, and a lack of communication between archaeologists and...
Recent Social, Environmental, and Cultural Issues in East Asian Societies
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 298 pages.
East Asian societies continue to react to developments occurring in the Western part of the world as well as influence development elsewhere due to the global reach...
Projects That Fuel Women's Empowerment and Global Impact: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Cassandra Sligh Conway (South Carolina State University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 160 pages.
The past few decades have introduced an increase of women’s roles in a variety of fields. However, the demand to create and promote more women-based business opportu...
New Aesthetic Thought, Methodology, and Structure of Systemic Philosophy
Jie Wu (China System Philosophy Research Centre, Shenzhen University, China)
Copyright © 2020. 301 pages.
The methodologies of aesthetic thought have always had a deep, historic foundation and serve as a staple of philosophy. Researchers have begun re-examining the struc...
Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas
Uche T. Onyebadi (Texas Christian University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 330 pages.
Members of diasporic populations often have a unique, dual persona consisting of one’s migrant role as a permanent or transient member of a new country and one’s rol...
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 © 2020. 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...
Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups
Milica S. Boskovic (College of Social Work, Serbia)
Copyright © 2020. 315 pages.
Violence is most common when there is a power disparity between two groups of people, and those with less power are far more likely to become the victim in a violent...
Working With Muslim Clients in the Helping Professions
Anisah Bagasra (Kennesaw State University, USA), Mitchell Mackinem (Wingate University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 317 pages.
Members of the Muslim community are a growing population in North America and Europe who go underserved due to challenges that they face when seeking to utilize serv...
#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations
Blanche J. Glimps (Tennessee State University, USA), Theron N. Ford (Independent Scholar, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 341 pages.
Currently, the nation’s attention is concentrated on the long-standing sexual misdeeds conducted by prominent political, sports, and entertainment figures, which has...
Science and Spirituality for a Sustainable World: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Deepanjali Mishra (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India)
Copyright © 2019. 211 pages.
Spiritual masters through the ages have devised methods different than those of science for investigating the great mystery of nature by, for example, immersing them...
African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity
Patricia H. Hoffman-Miller (Prairie View A&M University, USA), Marlon James (Texas A&M University, USA), Douglas Hermond (Prairie View A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 258 pages.
African Americans migrated from southern regions of the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa during the early 20th century, settling in large urban communities i...
Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogues for Global Peacebuilding and Stability
Samuel Peleg (Fordham University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 403 pages.
Communication is vital to the prosperity and survival of the community, with the quality of communication amongst its members directly improving or worsening the val...
The Normative Nature of Social Practices and Ethics in Professional Environments
Marc J. de Vries (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Henk Jochemsen (Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2019. 336 pages.
Professionals function in what can be called “social practices.” Norms in the practice set professionals’ responsibilities and rights and classify what is seen as mo...
Memory, Identity, and Nationalism in European Regions
Victor Apryshchenko (Southern Federal University, Russia), Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University, Russia)
Copyright © 2019. 254 pages.
Memory studies is a well-established academic discipline, but the revised issue of ethnicity poses a new set of research questions, particularly in relation to the p...
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. 328 pages.
Worldwide conflict continues to force the migration of citizens seeking safety, shelter, and stability. This conflict-induced migration has social and economic impac...
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. 396 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. 321 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 at Albany, SUNY, USA)
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

Editor-in-Chief
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