Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 115 Volumes

Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS): 115 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

Women Empowerment and the Feminist Agenda in Africa
Maxwell Constantine Chando Musingafi (National University of Lesotho, Lesotho), Chipo Hungwe (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2023. 320 pages.
This book argues that African women's lived experiences are often spoken about authoritatively by people who are not included within this demographic, relegating...
Handbook of Research on Diversity and Gender Differences in Spiritual Experiences
Essien Daniel Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2023. 295 pages.
In society, diversity is often complicated by the considerations of the intersections of gender and religion. Given that religion is particularly shaped by and inter...
Understanding Bilingualism, Bilinguality, and Bilingual Education in an Era of Globalization
Ai-Ling Wang (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Copyright © 2023. 344 pages.
Understanding Bilingualism, Bilinguality, and Bilingual Education in an Era of Globalization is written by Dr. Ai-Ling Wang, and provides a comprehensive guide for s...
Evaluating Indigenous African Tradition for Cultural Reconstruction and Mind Decolonization
Oluwole Olumide Durodolu (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Olumuyiwa Olusesan Familusi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Ngoako Solomon Marutha (University of South Africa, South Africa), Collence T. Chisita (Durban University of Technology, South Africa)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
Evaluating Indigenous African Tradition for Cultural Reconstruction and Mind Decolonization is edited by Oluwole O Durodolu, and is an insightful book that challenge...
The Russia-Ukraine War and Its Consequences on the Geopolitics of the World
Nika Chitadze (International Black Sea University, Georgia)
Copyright © 2023. 303 pages.
Geopolitics is a concept that shapes shifts following the socio-political and economic changes made within or in neighboring states. Usually, the popularity in geopo...
Strategies for Cultural Assimilation of Immigrants and Their Children: Social, Economic, and Political Considerations
Harish Chandra Chandan (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 267 pages.
When immigrants leave their home country to live in a host country that has a different culture, the acculturation process begins. There is subtle cultural, social,...
Implications of Marginalization and Critical Race Theory on Social Justice
Harish C. Chandan (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 316 pages.
Critical race theory is an emerging transdisciplinary, race-equity methodology that originated in legal studies and is grounded in social justice. Critical race theo...
Handbook of Research on Deconstructing Culture and Communication in the Global South
Desmond Onyemechi Okocha (Bingham University, Nigeria), Muhammad Yousaf (University of Gujrat, Pakistan), Melchizedec J. Onobe (Bingham University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2023. 490 pages.
There are inequalities in global knowledge production in communication outlets, cultural practices, and governance problems. Under this symbiotic relationship, they...
Transformative Social Change in Organizations and Institutions: A DEI Perspective
Jonathan Wesley (Independent Researcher, USA), Adrian J. Mack (Independent Researcher & DEI Consultant, USA), LaKeisha Thorpe (Independent Researcher & DEI Practitioner, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 330 pages.
Due to the unfortunate events of 2020, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become trendy without the public truly understanding the systemic and structural im...
The Depathologizing of Black Masculinity Within Legacy and New Media
William R Robinson (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
It has been over 10 years since the tragic and preventable death of Trayvon Martin. In the 10 years since his death, there have been at least 20 high-profile media c...
Handbook of Research on Exploring Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Through an Intersectional Lens
Eleni Meletiadou (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Copyright © 2023. 519 pages.
Organizations worldwide have introduced equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) policies to address the inherent disadvantages experienced by employees with diverse...
Intersecting Health, Livability, and Human Behavior in Urban Environments
Roberto Alonso González-Lezcano (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain)
Copyright © 2023. 420 pages.
The promotion of sustainable urban development and livable cities in the past three decades has effectively merged the themes of urban health, urban sustainability,...
Reconstructing Perceptions of Systemically Marginalized Groups
Leslie Ponciano (Hope Education Research Solutions, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 338 pages.
The professions that are designed to help others are often deeply ingrained with a pervasive deficit perspective that may hinder the potential for people who have be...
Perspectives on Critical Race Theory and Elite Media
E. Thomas Lehner (Bronx Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 207 pages.
In the modern world, ideology is prominent in elite educational journalism. Because of this, for many audiences, it is not apparent what is a myth and what is fact....
Analyzing Black History From Slavery Through Racial Profiling by Police
Janelle Christine Simmons (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 202 pages.
Around the world, Black individuals still fight for their rights. It is important to see the roots, the progression, and current state of both Black discrimination a...
Handbook of Research on Managing the Urban-Rural Divide Through an Inclusive Framework
Ayobami Abayomi Popoola (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha-Chipungu (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Lovemore Chipungu (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2023. 396 pages.
In recent years, the growing disparities between rural and urban areas in developing countries have been a cause of major concern. The rural-urban gap remains the si...
Hamas in Power: The Question of Transformation
Qossay Hamed (Al-Quds Open University, Palestine)
Copyright © 2023. 294 pages.
Since winning the majority in the Palestinian legislative council in 2006 and seizing power in Gaza in 2007, Hamas’ location in power has posed a serious challenge t...
Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East
Moussa Pourya Asl (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2023. 330 pages.
In today’s world, it is crucial to understand how cities and urban spaces operate in order for them to continue to develop and improve. To ensure cities thrive, furt...
Preservation and Restoration Techniques for Ancient Egyptian Textiles
Harby E. Ahmed (Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Egypt), Abdulnaser Abdulrahman Al-Zahrani (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2023. 272 pages.
Preservation and restoration techniques are essential in maintaining the integrity of historic artifacts, including textiles, and specifically, the materials of the...
Global LGBTQ+ Concerns in a Contemporary World: Politics, Prejudice, and Community
Namita Rajput (Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, India), Aishwarya Katyal (Shri Venkateshwara University, India), Radhhika Katyal (Jagannath University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 349 pages.
Despite the empowering pride culture that has evolved globally in the past half-century, the LGBTQAI+ community continues to face widespread discrimination. They are...
Fighting for Empowerment in an Age of Violence
Milica Boskovic (Faculty of Diplomacy and Security, University Union Nikola Tesla, Serbia), Gordana Misev (Ministry of Mining and Energy Republic of Serbia, Serbia), Nenad Putnik (Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Copyright © 2022. 391 pages.
In today’s modern world, persistent violence against vulnerable groups and minorities permeates societies, making it difficult for them to flourish. Empowering these...
Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity
Sarah E. DeCapua (University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA), Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoglu (Mediterranean (Akdeniz) University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 383 pages.
A world of diversity brings along the necessity for multilingual perspectives. People must unite and understand each other more than ever before to overcome the chal...
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Women After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Siham El-Kafafi (Arrows Research Consultancy Limited, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2022. 316 pages.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, women played a great leading role in cementing communities, organizations, and family foundations. However, the pandemic also exposed v...
Global Perspectives on the LGBT Community and Non-Discrimination
Augustine Edobor Arimoro (University of Roehampton, UK)
Copyright © 2022. 290 pages.
In at least seventy-one countries in the world, there are national laws that criminalize same-sex relationships between consenting adults. In at least nine countries...
Examining the Relationship Between the Russian Orthodox Church and Secular Authorities in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Bogdan Ershov (Voronezh State Technical University, Russia), Igor Ashmarov (Voronezh State Institute of Arts, Russia)
Copyright © 2022. 283 pages.
In modern Russia, the question is raised about the revival of the spirituality of the population, which increases interest in studying the history of the church. In...
Practices, Challenges, and Prospects of Digital Ethnography as a Multidisciplinary Method
Jahid Siraz Chowdhury (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Haris Abd Wahab (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Rashid Mohd Saad (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Parimal Kumar Roy (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Joseph Wronka (Springfield Colleges, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 340 pages.
Ethnography in the digital age presents new methods for research. It encourages scientists to think about how we live and study in a digital, material, and sensory w...
Reciprocity and Its Practice in Social Research
Jahid Siraz Chowdhury (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Haris Abd Wahab (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Rashid Mohd Saad (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Hasan Reza (Indiana University, USA), Mokbul Morshed Ahmad (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
Copyright © 2022. 247 pages.
Reciprocity has been critical in the philosophy and social sciences of the 20th century. Over the last seven decades, several countries settled by European powers ha...
Whole Person Promotion, Women, and the Post-Pandemic Era: Impact and Future Outlooks
Michelle Crosby (Corvinus University, Hungary), Julianna Faludi (Corvinus University, Hungary)
Copyright © 2022. 250 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic both accelerated social and household inequalities and made them more visible as the spatial and social divide between work and home life was b...
Evolution of Peace Leadership and Practical Implications
Erich Paul Schellhammer (International Leadership Association, Canada)
Copyright © 2022. 382 pages.
Faced with conflict and opposition across disciplines and industries, understanding and utilizing peace throughout leadership roles has never been more important tha...
Impact of Women's Empowerment on SDGs in the Digital Era
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes (University of Miami, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 344 pages.
The impact of women’s empowerment on the Sustainable Development Goals is exponential, as their contributions are essential in all domains relevant to our society an...
Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories
Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoglu (Mediterranean (Akdeniz) University, Turkey), Şehnaz Şahinkarakaş (Cağ University, Turkey), Dan J. Tannacito (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 343 pages.
Storytelling is an ideal avenue for language learners to share their experiences and journeys and find a sense of identity. Everyone who has learned an additional la...
Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers
Patricia Goodman Hayward (Northeastern University, USA), Sahar Rehman (Northeastern University, USA), Zirui Yan (Tsinghua University, China)
Copyright © 2022. 399 pages.
Women, though historically oppressed, have always played a crucial role in global communities. As more women are taking leadership positions in social, political, an...
Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women
Moussa Pourya Asl (School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2022. 302 pages.
In the past century, South Asia underwent fundamental cultural, social, and political changes as many countries progressed from colonial dominations through national...
Cultural Encounters and Tolerance Through Analyses of Social and Artistic Evidences: From History to the Present
Meltem Özkan Altınöz (Art History Department, Ankara University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 329 pages.
Cultures around the world have recently become more isolated and aggressive in defending their socio-cultural domain. However, throughout history, many civilizations...
Addressing Issues of Systemic Racism During Turbulent Times
Jennifer T. Butcher (Abilene Christian University, USA), Wilbert C. Baker (Lakeland Ministry Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 284 pages.
During times of crises, such as pandemics, natural disasters, global poverty, nationwide economic issues, and social justice upheavals, African Americans often encou...
Handbook of Research on Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflicts and Their Impact on State and Social Security
Emilia Alaverdov (Georgian Technical University, Georgia), Muhammad Waseem Bari (Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2022. 367 pages.
The resolution of conflicts based on religious and ethnic contradictions is a time-consuming process. Under certain conditions, a religious conflict became a form of...
Handbook of Research on Protecting and Managing Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Rendani Tshifhumulo (University of Venda, South Africa), Tshimangadzo Justice Makhanikhe (University of Venda, South Africa)
Copyright © 2022. 461 pages.
Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) are a combination of knowledge systems encompassing technology; social, economic, and philosophical learning; or educational, lega...
Black and Brown Leadership and the Promotion of Change in an Era of Social Unrest
Sonia Rodriguez (National University, USA), Kelly Brown (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 352 pages.
The world was dealt a blow that included a pandemic and economic crisis as well as racial unrest, initiating an energized charge for social justice advocacy. The Uni...
Overcoming Challenges and Barriers for Women in Business and Education: Socioeconomic Issues and Strategies for the Future
Alice S. Etim (Winston-Salem State University, USA), James Etim (Winston-Salem State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 268 pages.
Recently, greater emphasis has been placed on the fact that women, regardless of whether they are located in developed or developing nations, are still facing numero...
Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education
Isabel María Gómez Barreto (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 468 pages.
Migration movements have been a constant in the societies of the past, as well as in postmodern society. However, in the past ten years, the increase in political, e...
Handbook of Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Populations and Support for the Future
Haris Abd Wahab (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Jahid Siraz Chowdhury (University Malaya, Malaysia), Siti Hajar Binti Abu Bakar Ah (University of Malaya, Malaysia), Mohd Rashid Mohd Saad (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2021. 450 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant risks to particular communities and individuals, including indigenous communities, migrant workers, refugees, transgender...
Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications
Joseph Mukuni (Virginia Tech, USA), Josiah Tlou (Virginia Tech, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 299 pages.
Given the importance of cross-cultural competence, it is important that scholars from different parts of the world describe the conceptual frameworks underlying thei...
Philosophising Experiences and Vision of the Female Body, Mind, and Soul: Historical Context and Contemporary Theory
Maxwell Constantine Chando Musingafi (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Racheal Mafumbate (University of Eswatini, Eswatini), Thandi Fredah Khumalo (University of Eswatini, Eswatini)
Copyright © 2021. 255 pages.
Much of our understanding of the world, our societies, and ourselves rests on theories and knowledge generated predominantly by men of certain nationalities and econ...
Phenomenological Approaches to Religion and Spirituality
Essien D. Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2021. 298 pages.
There is an interesting knowledge trajectory that God remains incomprehensible, not imperceptible. This lends credence to the fact that religious study since the Enl...
Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities
F. Sigmund Topor (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Copyright © 2021. 116 pages.
Cultural values and structures differ in societies throughout the world. For example, the traditional conformism of Confucian countries is vastly dissimilar from the...
Social, Educational, and Cultural Perspectives of Disabilities in the Global South
Sibonokuhle Ndlovu (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Phefumula Nyoni (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 306 pages.
Technology and research for disabilities and disability support are largely produced by the Global North even though it is utilized globally, including in the Global...
Immigrant Women’s Voices and Integrating Feminism Into Migration Theory
Florence Nyemba (University of Cincinnati, USA), Rufaro Chitiyo (Tennessee Technological University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 281 pages.
Migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that plays a critical role in today’s world, yet there have been few attempts to look beneath the surface of the mass movement...
Impact of Immigration and Xenophobia on Development in Africa
Mavhungu Abel Mafukata (Department of Development Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 323 pages.
Human movement has an influence on the socio-economic dynamics of people, regions, and countries. The schisms between host and immigrants impact how host countries u...
Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit
Robin Throne (University of the Cumberlands, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 301 pages.
Indigenous cultures meticulously protect and preserve their traditions. Those traditions often have deep connections to the homelands of indigenous peoples, thus for...
Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems
Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 537 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...
Handbook of Research on Cultural Heritage and Its Impact on Territory Innovation and Development
Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Ana Carla Amaro (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Ana Melro (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 447 pages.
Cultural heritage is perceived as the glue that keeps individuals together and makes them feel a part of something larger. It is the past that allows individuals to...
Women Empowerment and Well-Being for Inclusive Economic Growth
Shailja Dixit (Amity University, India), Sana Moid (Amity University, India)
Copyright © 2021. 259 pages.
As women become more outspoken regarding their right to equal pay, it has been noted that gender equality, with women earning as much as men, would enrich the global...
Challenges to Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs in Organizations
Aaron J. Griffen (DSST Public Schools, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 269 pages.
Throughout the past several years, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have been a part of a growing phenomenon to address the diverse needs of organization...
Dialectical Perspectives on Media, Health, and Culture in Modern Africa
Alfred O. Akwala (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Joel K. Ngetich (Kabianga University, Kenya), Agnes Wanjiku Muchura Theuri (National Youth Service School of Business Studies, Kenya)
Copyright © 2021. 275 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...
History of Catalonia and Its Implications for Contemporary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict
Antonio Cortijo Ocaña (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Vicent Martines (ISIC-IVITRA, University of Alicante, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 300 pages.
Recent political developments in Spain regarding Catalonia have prompted scholars from several disciplines to research the singularity of this region and of the terr...
Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies
Toru Okamura (Komatsu University, Japan), Masumi Kai (University of Guam, Guam)
Copyright © 2021. 302 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...
Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced
Clara Rachel Eybalin Casseus (Independent Researcher, France), Stevens Aguto Odongoh (Makerere University, Uganda), Amal Adel Abdrabo (Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2021. 203 pages.
Transnational migration studies tend to conceptualize a clear spatial distinction between refugee camps and their surroundings as “spaces of the displaced” and “spac...
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Women, Voice, and Agency
Berrin Yanıkkaya (Yeditepe University, Turkey), Angelique Margarita Nairn (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2021. 333 pages.
Across the world, it has remained a significant challenge for women to be heard within crucial components of society. Male domination has a vast history of restricti...
Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World
James Patrick Byrnes (Temple University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 271 pages.
Evolved Christianity represents something of a middle ground between the “nothing should be retained” and “everything should be retained” positions typically held by...
Handbook of Research on Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema
Santosh Kumar Biswal (Symbiosis International University (Deemed), India), Krishna Sankar Kusuma (Jamia Millia Islamia, India), Sulagna Mohanty (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India)
Copyright © 2020. 401 pages.
Cinema in India is an entertainment medium that is interwoven into society and culture at large. It is clearly evident that continuous struggle and conflict at the p...
Examining a New Paradigm of Heritage With Philosophy, Economy, and Education
António dos Santos Queirós (Lisbon University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 274 pages.
OECD, UNESCO, the European Union, and the United Nations acknowledge that formal educational systems alone cannot respond to rapid and constant technological, social...
Handbook of Research on New Dimensions of Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment
Moly Kuruvilla (University of Calicut, India), Irene George (Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, UAE)
Copyright © 2020. 610 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. 262 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...
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom
Robert Andrew Dunn (East Tennessee State University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 433 pages.
Leisure time today is driven by fandom. Once viewed as a social pariah, the fan and associated fandom as a whole has transformed into a popularized social construct...
Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy
Taima Moeke-Pickering (Laurentian University, Canada), Sheila Cote-Meek (Brock University, Canada), Ann Pegoraro (Laurentian University, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 243 pages.
Women in the Academy are raising issues of pay parity, equal representation on committees, increased leadership positions, stories of resilience, and mentorship espo...
Understanding Gender in the African Context
Jeffrey Kurebwa (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2020. 250 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...
Oral History Reimagined: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sam Pack (Kenyon College, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 392 pages.
The traditional method of composing the life history as a flowing narrative is not only morally dishonest but also intellectually inadequate because it conveys the f...
Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
Essien Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 521 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...
Applying Innovative Technologies in Heritage Science
George Pavlidis (Athena – Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 364 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. 260 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 (Mykhailo Boichuk Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Applied Arts and Design, Ukraine), Nver M. Mkhitaryan (Institute of Renewable Energy, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Ukraine), Alexander Yu. Nitsyn (National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2020. 478 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 (University 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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Ahmet Sozen, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
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Charles Thomas, California State University-Dominguez Hills, United States
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Matthew Kurtz, Bowling Green State University, United States
Mike Bugason, African Union, Ethiopia
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Richard Ndi Tanto, Conflict Resolution and Peace Consultant, Cameroon
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