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Childhood Studies

A small but growing collection, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Childhood Studies collection provides a platform for interdisciplinary and geographically varied work investigating the lives of children and young people. Encompassing leading research from sociologists, geographers, psychologists, and education professionals, these titles will be a touchstone for anyone interested in sharp analyses of the problems and possibilities of growing up.  

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The Future of Post-Human Martial Arts

Is it really true that martial arts, in spite of their popularity in this day and age of ours, have, at their deepest level, the promised land of “self-knowledge,” “the expression of beauty,” or something highly spiritual to be pursued for the human soul? Or, to put it in a different way, what exactly makes martial arts so amazing ...

The Future of Post-Human Transportation

Can transportation really have such a destructive impact on society that, as Jay Holtz Kay (1998) once forcefully wrote, with the automobile industry as an example, that “the modern consequences of heavy automotive use contribute to the use of non-renewable fuels, a dramatic increase in the rate of accidental death, social isolatio...

The Future of Post-Human War and Peace

Is peace really so precious that it is popularly viewed in irenology (peace studies) of our time as “natural” and “a prime force in human behavior”—whereas war, its opposite, is instead condemned as “sinful” and “not” natural? In fact, there is even the prestigious Nobel “peace” prize to be awarded to those who contribute to world ...

The Future of Post-Human Waste

Is waste (or trash) really so useless that, as William Faulkner once wrote, “[r]ead everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. . . . If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window”? (TE 2012)Interestingly, this critical view of waste (or trash) can be contrasted with an opposing observat...
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