Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award 2014

De-Testing and De-Grading Schools
Authentic Alternatives to Accountability and Standardization
Edited by Joe Bower and P. L. Thomas

Fallen Sports Heroes, Media, & Celebrity Culture
Edited by Lawrence A. Wenner

Twitter and Society
Edited by Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt and Cornelius Puschmann

These books have won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award 2014.

Literacy Research Association’s 2014 Edward B. Fry Book Award

Critical Digital Literacies as Social Praxis
Intersections and Challenges
Edited by JuliAnna Ávila and Jessica Zacher Pandya

Winner of the Literacy Research Association’s 2014 Edward B. Fry Book Award.

MEA Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction 2014

NCA Applied Communication Division Research Award 2014

Volunteering and Communication
Studies from Multiple Contexts
Edited by Michael W. Kramer, Loril M. Gossett and Laurie K Lewis

Winner of the National Communication Association 2014 Applied Communication Division Award for Outstanding Edited Book.

AESA 2014 (American Educational Studies Association) Critics’ Choice Award

A Curriculum of Place
Understandings Emerging through the Southern Mist
Edited by William M. Reynolds

Reading the World, the Globe, and the Cosmos
Approaches to Teaching Literature for the Twenty-first Century
By Suzanne S. Choo

Engaging Culture, Race and Spirituality
New Visions
Edited by Cynthia B. Dillard and Chinwe L. Ezueh Okpalaoka

The Evolving Significance of Race
Living, Learning, and Teaching
Edited by Sherick A. Hughes and Theodorea Regina Berry

Critical Youth Studies Reader
Edited by Awad Ibrahim and Shirley R. Steinberg

The Cultural Practice and Critical Pedagogy of International Hip-Hop
Edited by Brad J. Porfilio and Michael J. Viola

These books have won the AESA 2014 Critics’ Choice Award.

2014 Qualitative Book Award

Black Women and Narratives of Resilience
By Robin M. Boylorn

Winner of the 2014 Qualitative Book Award.

Navigating Borders
Critical Race Theory Research and Counter History of Undocumented Americans
By Ricardo Castro-Salazar and Carl Bagley

Honorable mention at the 2014 Qualitative Book Award.

National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award 2014

The Communication of Jealousy
By Jennifer L. Bevan

This book won a second award this year – the National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award 2014.

An Interview and article with Dr. Bevan on her university’s website.

Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association 2014

The Communication of Jealousy
By Jennifer L. Bevan

This book received the 2014 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

Everett Lee Hunt Award 2014

Professional Civility
Communicative Virtue at Work
By Janie M. Harden Fritz

Winner of the Everett Lee Hunt Award 2014 from the Eastern Communication Association.

2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award – Edited Collection

Ohio Professional Writer's, Inc. 2014 Communication Competition Award

The Televiewing Audience
The Art and Science of Watching TV
Second Edition
By Robert Abelman and David J. Atkin

Winner of the Ohio Professional Writer's, Inc. 2014 Communication Competition Award.

North American Sport Sociology Society’s 2013 Outstanding Book Award

Critical Pedagogy, Physical Education and Urban Schooling
By Katie Fitzpatrick

Winner of the North American Sport Sociology Society’s 2013 Outstanding Book Award.

National Communication Association - Communication and Social Cognition Division - 2013 Distinguished Book Award

The Communication of Jealousy
By Jennifer L. Bevan

Winner of the National Communication Association - Communication and Social Cognition Division - 2013 Distinguished Book Award.

NCA Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award 2013

Professional Civility
Communicative Virtue at Work
By Janie M. Harden Fritz

Winner of the NCA Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award 2013 from the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research.

AESA 2013 (American Educational Studies Association) Critics’ Choice Winners

Congratulations to our award Winners!

Seven Peter Lang titles have been awarded Critics' Choice Book Awards from the American Educational Studies Association. AESA is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural studies. The Critics’ Choice Award serves to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of Social Foundations of Education.

All titles were nominated and reviewed by AESA members and will be honored at the AESA annual meeting on October 30, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

Peter Lang Publishing’s AESA 2013 Critics’ Choice Winners:

Educating for Democratic Consciousness
Counter-Hegemonic Possibilities 
Edited by Ali A. Abdi & Paul R. Carr
Critical Studies in Democracy and Political Literacy; 3

Reviewers’ comments: “The guiding principles of education for democracy are clearly articulated and each chapter strategically connects theory and practice in a way that provides concluding recommendations for counter-hegemonic possibilities that can be realized in educational contexts.”

Critical Civic Literacy
A Reader
Edited by Joseph L. DeVitis

Reviewers’ comments: “This 21st century reader is a must-have for educational scholars who work toward enabling students to understand that the fundamental purpose of public schooling ought to be to develop the knowledges, habits, dispositions, and skills necessary for democracy to prosper.”

International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education
Edited by Matthew Knoester
Counterpoints; 427

Reviewers’ comments: “Knoester takes a hard look at the critical research paradigm and tradition in this book. Embracing a Freirean and Gramcian tradition of counter-hegemony on an international educational stage, he does not shy away from contradictions, dichotomies, and messy situations, but rather embraces struggle as he aims to broaden the scope of what we consider to be ‘research.’”

Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak
Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South By Bettina L. Love
Counterpoints; 399

Reviewers’ comments: “This book is an honest, thought-provoking, counter-hegemonic discussion that makes transparent the challenges and beauty of African American women and girls through a rare, first-hand look into their lives and everyday experiences.” 

Sexualities in Education
A Reader
Edited by Erica R. Meiners & Therese Quinn
Counterpoints; 367

Reviewers’ comments: “Meiners’s and Quinn’s theoretically sound and complex analyses provide complex, diverse, and well-articulated perspectives across straight and LGBT and queer communities and contrasting and conflicting political agendas. It is an important addition to scholarship in sex education, LGBT studies, curriculum studies, and teacher education.” 

Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy
By Robert J. Nash, Richard Greggory Johnson III & Michele C. Murray
Black Studies and Critical Thinking; 23

Reviewers’ comments: “With the face of the student population in the Unites States of America’s colleges and universities rapidly changing in the 21st century, Nash, Johnson III, and Murray’s timely communication strategies for advocates of social justice is a welcome addition to the body of critical foundational higher literature in the field of higher education.”

Self-Regulated Learning
An Application of Critical Educational Psychology
By Stephen Vassallo
Educational Psychology; 15

Reviewers’ comments: “Vassallo explores the nuances of ‘self-regulated learning’ (SRL) from multidisciplinary and critical perspectives that challenge the more traditional approaches to understanding learning processes in the field of educational psychology.”

The Society of Dance History Scholars De la Torre Bueno Prize 2013

The Compleat Dancing Master
A Translation of Gottfried Taubert's Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister (1717), Vols. 1 & 2
By Gottfried Taubert

This book was awarded with the De la Torre Bueno Prize 2013 by the Society of Dance History Scholars.

National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Best Book award for 2013
Eastern Communication Association Everett Lee Hunt Book Award 2013

An Overture to Philosophy of Communication
The Carrier of Meaning
By Ronald C. Arnett & Annette M. Holba

This book won the National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Best Book award for 2013 and the Eastern Communication Association Everett Lee Hunt Book Award 2013.

New book series

South Asian Literature, Arts, and Culture Studies
Series Editor: Moumin Quazi

The South Asian Literature, Arts and Culture Studies series invites submissions from scholars working in the field of South Asian Studies, with a particular interest in literature, the arts (print and film), politics, religion, and society. South Asian Studies especially focuses on the Indian subcontinent, particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, and the diaspora of Non-Resident South Asians throughout the world. The series welcomes a variety of approaches and theories that interrogate and explore aspects and elements of South Asian thought, life, and artistic production. The series does not only focus on contemporary, but also in special cases, on the ancient or classical studies.

This series welcomes a variety of analytical approaches and theories, especially postcolonial, feminist, post-structural, new historical, psychological, Marxist, and structuralist. Scholars working in related fields, such as philosophy, hermeneutics, and social theory, with a major interest in how these disciplines relate to South Asian Studies, are also invited to contribute manuscripts.

Lifespan Communication
Children, Families, and Aging
Edited by Thomas J. Socha

From first words to final conversations, communication plays an integral and significant role in all aspects of human development and everyday living. Peter Lang Publishing’s Lifespan Communication: Children, Families and Aging book series seeks to publish authored and edited scholarly volumes that focus on relational and group communication as they develop over the lifespan (infancy through later life). The series will include volumes on the communication development of children and adolescents, family communication, peer-group communication (among age cohorts), intergenerational communication, and later-life communication, as well as longitudinal studies of lifespan communication development, communication during lifespan transitions, and lifespan communication research methods. The series also includes college textbooks as well as books for use in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses.

Critical Studies of Latinos/as in the Americas
Edited by Yolanda Medina & Angeles Donoso

The Latinos/as presence continues to grow and intersect with every aspect of life in the 21st century. This is evident when one considers the recent appointment of Sonia Sotomayor as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court as well as the prominence of distinct Hispanic men and women in various spheres of social, cultural, and political life.

Latino Studies, as an academic field of inquiry, began to emerge during the early 1990s surfacing from the more recognized field of Chicano/a studies. As such, the major contributions to the field first emerged from Mexican/Chicano/a scholarship – publications such as Aztlán, the most important journal in the field of Chicano studies since 1970; Gloria Anzaldúa’s groundbreaking memoir/essay Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987); George J. Sanchez’s historical account Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900–1945 (1995); and the two volumes of The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlan, 1970–2010. These are a few examples of the consolidation and the continuing development of Chicano Studies in the United States.

In the past decade, Latino Studies have grown and expanded significantly. There have been a number of publications about Latino/as in the Midwest and North East; in addition, due to the fast growing population of Latinos/as in the area, new scholarship has emerged about the Latinos/as in the New South. Some examples of the emerging field of Latino Studies are the Handbook of Latinos and Education edited by Enrique Murillo, et al. in 2010; Angela Anselmo’s and Alma Rubal-Lopez’s 2004 On Becoming Nuyoricans; Latino Voices in New England (2009), a volume of compelling testimonies by Latinos living in Maine edited by David Carey Jr., and Robert Atkinson; Yolanda Prieto’s case study entitled The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community (2009); and Lawrence La Fontaine-Stokes’ Queer Ricans Culture sand Sexualities in the Diaspora, also published in 2009.

Critical Studies of Latinos/as in the Americas will become the counterpart of the aforementioned research about the Latino/a diaspora that deserve equal scholarly attention and will add to the academic field of inquiry that highlights the lived experience, consequential progress and contributions, as well as the issues and concerns that all Latinos/as face in present times. This provocative series will offer a critical space for reflection and questioning of what it means to be Latino/a living in the Americas, extending the dialogue to include the North and South Western hemispheric relations that are prevalent in other fields of global studies such as Post Colonial Theory, Post Colonial Feminism, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Critical Race Theory, among others. This broader scope can contribute to prolific interdisciplinary research and can also promote changes in policies and practices that will enable today’s leaders to deal with the overall problems that affect us all.

Topics that explore contemporary inequalities and social exclusions associated with processes of racialization, economic exploitation, health, education, transnationalism, immigration, gendered and sexual identities, and disabilities that are not commonly highlighted in the current literature as well as the multitude of socio-economic, and cultural commonalities and differences among the Latinos/as in the Americas will be at the center of the series.

As the Latino population continues to grow and change, and universities enhance their Latino Studies programs to be inclusive of all types of Latinidad, a series dedicated to the lived experience of Latinos in the Americas and a consideration of their progress and concerns in the social, cultural, political, economic, and artistic arenas is of incredible value in the quest for pedagogical practices and understandings that apply a critical perspective to the problems and issues facing scholars in this area of study. Scholars, faculties, and students alike will benefit from this series.


Peter Lang Publishing purchases forthcoming Media/Communication list from Hampton Press

New York-based Peter Lang Publishing has purchased a portion of the frontlist of Hampton Press, an academic publisher of books in media/communication.  Hampton will retain its current backlist, and will publish the balance of its contracted titles, but plans to wind down remaining operations by the end of 2012 when it publishes its final list of new titles.

“Hampton Press is a well respected name among academics and libraries,” stated Chris Myers, Managing Director of Peter Lang. “We’re very pleased to be working with their authors. This is a significant addition to our media and communication list, one that creates real synergy between the two companies.”

Founded in 1992, Hampton Press has a backlist of over 400 titles and publishes 35 new books annually.



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