KSU SCMPD Authors Publication Party

Acworth Bookstore will host a publication party for Kennesaw State University School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development  to celebrate faculty accomplishments. Faculty in the School have published 10 books in the last 5 years and are due to publish 6 more in 2019! 

Please join us in celebrating new titles. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2017-2019 Releases

1.Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen by Maia Carter Hallward and Amanda Guidero Published January 2019 Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen compares different international responses to the internal conflicts in Syria and Yemen through an examination of the coverage each conflict has received in the media. The work explores and evaluates rival explanations for why the Syrian conflict has garnered so much more attention than the Yemen conflict and the opportunities and limitations for using international law and international humanitarian law to discuss and analyze intervention. Using this assessment, the authors discuss why this differential attention matters in terms of IR theory, humanitarian response, and policy recommendations for responding to humanitarian crises.

2.Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling by Debarati Sen Published July 2018 WINNER OF TWO BOOK AWARDS. Everyday Sustainability is a fantastic and strong ethnography looking into problems of microcredit. It makes an important intervention in the field of “fair trade” and provides novel contributions to the discourse on helping or empowering women workers in India (and elsewhere). This book offers a textured critique of so-called fair trade economic models through a post-colonial, feminist framework. It offers an extensive review of feminist research methods grounded in ethnography. This is a lucid book based on over ten years of research. Its success as a text relies on an approachable use of theory and highly precise writing. Everyday Sustainability is a monumental achievement in feminist ethnography. -Praise from Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize Committee (2018) National Women’s Studies Association

3.The Russion Revolution A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney Edited by Jesse Benjamin and Robin D. G. Kelley Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D.G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a broad range of subjects—the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism—Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion.

4.Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation Edited by Brandon D. Lundy, Akanmu G. Adebayo, and Sherrill Hayes Published February 2018 Atone examines the relationship between religion and conflict has generated considerable academic and political debate. Although the majority of religions and spiritual traditions are replete with wisdom that propagates a broader unity among human beings, these same examples have been used to legitimize hatred and fear. While some studies claim that religion facilitates peacebuilding, reconciliation, and healing, others argue that religion exacerbates hostility, instigates vengeance-seeking behaviors, and heightens conflict. But religion does not act by itself, human beings are responsible for acts of peace or conflict, of division or reconciliation, in the name of religion. This book addresses these rather complex issues from the perspective of reconciliation, or atonement, to advance both the frontiers of knowledge and the global search for alternative paths to peace.  Date & Time Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM