National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award 2014

The Communication of Jealousy
Edited 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.

AESA 2014 (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Reading the World, the Globe, and the Cosmos
Approaches to Teaching Literature for the Twenty-first Century
Edited 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

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

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.

Critical Criminologist of the Year Award 2013

Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Greece
International Comparative Perspectives
Edited by Leonidas K. Cheliotis and Sappho Xenakis

Winner of the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award 2013 by the Division on Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology 'for distinguished accomplishments in research which have symbolised the spirit of the Division in recent years'.

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.

Preis des Präsidiums für ausgezeichnete Dissertationen der Universität Paderborn
Preis der Unternehmergruppe Ostwestfalen für hervorragende Dissertationen 2013

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Configurational Thinking in Management Studies
Edited by Conrad Schulze-Bentrop

This study was awarded the Preis des Präsidiums für ausgezeichnete Dissertationen der Universität Paderborn as well as the Preis der Unternehmergruppe Ostwestfalen für hervorragende Dissertationen.

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
Foreword by Michael W. Apple
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
Edited 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.

NCA Philosophy of Communication Division's award for Best Book 2013

Everett Lee Hunt Award 2013

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

This book won the Communication Division Award 2013 by the National Communication Association and the Everett Lee Hunt Award 2013.

Qualitative Book Award 2013 at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

An Sweetwater
Black Women and Narratives of Resilience
Edited by Robin M. Boylorn

The book was awarded with the 2013 Qualitative Book Award at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards

A Hero for the Atomic Age
Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Expedition
Edited by Axel Andersson

Congratulations to the Norwegian Feature Film Kon-Tiki on the nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards. Read Axel Andersson’s compelling and surprising account of the man at the helm – Thor Heyerdahl – and the making of a modern myth, as he de-constructs the legend of the man himself. Find more information about the nomination under this link.

Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to the Humanities in Literary Studies 2013

On Tagore
Reading the Poet Today
Edited by Amit Chaudhuri

Congratulations to Amit Chaudhuri, author of the publication Clearing a Space and the forthcoming publication On Tagore, who is the winner of the Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to the Humanities in Literary Studies.

Shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Prize 2013

Professionals, Amateurs and Performance
Sports Coaching in England, 1789 -1914
Edited by Dave Day

This book was shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Prize 2013.

Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2012

Aesthetics in Sartre and Camus. The Challenge of Freedom
Translated by Catherine Atkinson
Edited by Heiner Wittmann

Der Ordre des Palmes Académiques, kurz Palmes Académiques, ist eine der höchsten Auszeichnungen der Republik Frankreich für Verdienste um das französische Bildungswesen.

Unser Autor Dr. Heiner Wittmann ist vom französischen Premierminister am 8. Februar 2012 mit den Palmes Académiques für seine Verdienste um die französische Bildung und Kultur ausgezeichnet worden.

Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in German Studies Awards 2011

Walking Through History
Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard
Edited by Katya Krylova

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the publication of the winning books in the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in German Studies.

Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies Awards 2011

The Black Irish Onscreen
Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television
Edited by Zélie Asava

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the publication of the winning books in the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies.

Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies Awards 2011

A Legacy of Shame
French Narratives of War and Occupation
Edited by Ruth Kitchen

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the publication of the winning books in the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies.

NCA (National Communication Association) Awards 2011
The Communication of Hate Edited by Michael Waltman and John Haas Each year, NCA honors the best in communication, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Distinguished Scholar Award honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. NCA Distinguished Scholars are elected by previously named Distinguished Scholars. The book was awarded the 2011 NCA Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2011 Qualitative Book Award Writing Against, Alongside and Beyond MemoryLifewriting as Reflexive, Poststructuralist Feminist Research Practice Edited by Marilyn Metta International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2011 The Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from May 17-21, 2011. The theme of the 2011 Congress is "Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy". Increasingly in these troubling political times qualitative researchers are called upon to make their work relevant. They are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, to be human rights advocates, to do work that honors the core values of human dignity, and freedom from fear and violence Marilyn Metta is the cowinner of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2011 Qualitative Book Award.