The Casden Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, supports research that aims to spur dialogue and achieve greater understanding not only about what it means to be Jewish in America but what it means to be American in a pluralistic society. What can we learn from the historical and contemporary impact of Jews on American life? How have Jews interacted with other ethnic and religious groups? How has Jewish identity changed? What has the cultural expression of those changes been? Such inquiries can lead to a new appreciation for what it means to be Jewish, to be American, and to interact with people of other cultures.
Part of the challenge in homeland security research is developing plans for emerging areas of research. In order to provide a solid basis for future needs, the Purdue University Press series, Advances in Homeland Security, was created. Books in the series were published in collaboration with the Purdue Homeland Security Institute that was established in response to the events of September 11, 2001 with the charter to help the United States prevent, protect, respond and recover from any threat or action taken against our homeland. The series is not currently active.
The demise of the Communist Bloc exposed the need for greater understanding of the broad stretch of Europe that lies between Germany and Russia. For more than three decades the Purdue University Press series in Central European Studies has enriched our knowledge of the region by producing monographs, advanced surveys and select collections at a price accessible to scholars and university students. Its extensive list of attractively produced and reasonably-priced titles by a broad range of international scholars...
Series Editor: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Editor's Curriculum Vitae <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/totosycv/>
Comparative cultural studies is a contextual approach to the study of culture in a global and intercultural context. It works with a plurality of methods and approaches. The theoretical and methodological framework of comparative cultural studies is built on tenets borrowed from the disciplines of comparative literature and cultural studies and from a range of thought traditions including literary and culture theory, (radical) constructivism, communication theories, and systems theories. In comparative cultural studies the focus is on theory and method as well as application.
The monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies publishes single-authored...
The titles in the Purdue University Series in the History of Philosophy were designed to present well-edited basic texts to be used in courses and seminars and for teachers looking for a succinct exposition of the results of research. Each volume presented the fundamental ideas of a great philosopher by means of a very thorough and up-to-date commentary on one important text. The edition and explanation of the text gave insight into the whole of the text. While all published volumes are available, the series is no longer active.
Series Editor: Alan M. Beck, Purdue (website)
A dynamic relationship has always existed between people and animals. Each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other. This series of scholarly publications, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, expands our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals, and their environment. Manuscripts are welcomed on all aspects of human-animal interaction and welfare, including therapy applications, public policy, and the application of humane ethics in managing our living resources.
Published between 2002 and 2011, the Purdue University Press Series in Philosophy/Communication provided opportunities for explorations, deliberations, and investigations across the terrains of those disciplines that dealt with issues concerning the intersections of philosophical and communicative practice. It seems unlikely that major new advances could be made in either field without considerations drawn from what each offers the other.
There are well-worn paths for familiar professional studies that remain inside historical and institutionalized boundaries. This series followed a different route, one that took its new direction at a multidisciplinary intersection that might well lead to post-disciplinary destinations fitting to the university in particular and the larger intellectual life in general at the dawn of the millennium. As of late 2011, the series is no longer accepting submissions.
Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures (PSRL) publishes books on topics of literary importance that make a significant contribution to Romance scholarship. Studies are written in English, Spanish, or French and deal with topics in French, Italian, Luso-Brazilian, Spanish, and Spanish American literatures. Scholars have told us that they use PSRL books in their own research and in graduate courses and seminars. The books in the series cover a wide range of topics, including the comedia, seventeenth-century French literature, Italian and Latin American works, women's issues, and textual interpretation.
PSRL books are evaluated, edited, and prepared in electronic form in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Purdue and published and distributed by Purdue University Press. More information can be found at the series website.
Each volume in this series aims to thoroughly discuss a particular theme, topic, or approach to human rights. Books are published in collaboration with the Human Rights Institute of the Center for Applied Ethics, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne. The series is not currently recruiting new submissions.
Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies is a book series linked to Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Volumes range widely, appropriately for a multidisciplinary field such as Jewish studies, but they tend to focus more on Jewish literature, culture, and history in the modern period and recent past. The series accepts both single author and edited manuscripts, written for audience levels ranging from advanced undergraduate to post-graduate. Volumes designed for undergraduate audiences are marked out by the addition of useful pedagogical apparatus, such as discussion questions at the end of chapters, and authors are encouraged to supply these along with their manuscripts. The series is well-known for speed of production and the fact that books are circulated in electronic as well as print form, both through the Project Muse / UPCC collection and through online retailers. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript should...
Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history. Recent volumes have taken a thematic approach. Volume 21 is the first published by Purdue University Press. Previous volumes in the series were published by Creighton University Press and distributed by University of Nebraska Press. Each thematic volume is sold as a book but, since the series was previously marketed as a journal, there is also a journal listing on this site and it can be subscribed to through subscription agents. The ISSN is 1070-8510.
The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,400 in 2011. Purdue University Press publishes print versions of the conference proceedings and Purdue Libraries hosts an online, Open Access version of all proceedings publishing since 2009 at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/...
The Charleston Library Conference and its related venues for discourse provide a unique forum for discussion of issues of mutual interest across traditional divides between librarians, publishers, and vendors. Discussion is often 'ahead of the curve,' anticipating as well as reflecting the most important trends. The Series will focus on important topics in library, archival, and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals. Most volumes will be edited collections. A typical volume will present an overview of issues by an expert volume editor and then thematic chapters. Reflecting the pragmatic tone of the series, chapters will often include case studies that describe lessons learned and suggest best practice.