Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association 2014

The Communication of Jealousy
Edited 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».

Winner of the Everett Lee Hunt Award 2014

Professional Civility. Communicative Virtue at Work
Edited 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

Race and Writing Assessment
Edited by Asao B. Inoue & Mya Poe
Winner of the «2014 CCCC (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
Edited 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
Edited 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
Edited 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
Edited 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 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
Edited 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 and
the 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».

Qualitative Book Award 2013 at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

An Sweetwater
Edited by Robin M. Boylorn
The book was awarded with the «2013 Qualitative Book Award at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry».


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.


B L A C K  S T U D I E S  A N D  C R I T I C A L  T H I N K I N G

Black Studies and Critical Thinking is an interdisciplinary series which examines the intellectual traditions of and cultural contributions made by people of African descent throughout the world. Whether it is in literature, art, music, science, or academics, these contributions are vast and far-reaching. As we work to stretch the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of issues critical to the Black experience, this series offers a unique opportunity to study the social, economic, and political forces that have shaped the historic experience of Black America, and that continue to determine our future. Black Studies and Critical Thinking is positioned at the forefront of research on the Black experience, and is the source for dynamic, innovative, and creative exploration of the most vital issues facing African Americans. The series invites contributions from all disciplines but is specially suited for cultural studies, anthropology, history, sociology, literature, art, and music.


  • Education
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Media/Communication
  • Spirituality/Indigenous Thought
  • Women’s Studies
  • Policy Studies
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies
  • Black Political Thought
If you have a book prospectus or manuscript that you would like considered for the series, please contact Dr. Brock (Indiana University Northwest): or Dr. Johnson (University of Vermont):


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.


Peter Lang USA will attend the following conferences in Fall 2010:

  • AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
  • NAME (National Association of Multicultural Education)
  • NCA (National Communication Association)
  • SBL (Society for Biblical Literature)
Contact the Marketing department if you have any questions concerning US conferences.