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Peter Lang specializes in the Social Sciences and Humanities and covers the complete spectrum from monographs to student textbooks. The Peter Lang Publishing Group has its headquarters in Berne and Pieterlen, Switzerland, with publishing offices strategically located in Berne, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Vienna and Warsaw.

The publishing program focuses on the following 12 core disciplines:

  • Economics & Management
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • English Language and Literatures
  • German Language and Literatures
  • History
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  • Linguistics
  • Media & Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Theology

The Peter Lang academic publishing group covers the complete range of topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities. For example: Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Religion, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies and
Black Diversity Studies.

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Floros, Constantin

Brahms and Bruckner as Artistic Antipodes

Studies in Musical Semantics Translated by Er...

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 311 pp., 7 b/w ill., 42 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-66034-8 hb. (Hardcover)

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Jabłońska-Hood, Joanna

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 253 pp., 14 b/w ill., 10 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-65917-5 hb. (Hardcover)

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Grossmann, Jonathan

Ruth: Bridges and Boundaries

Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 348 pp.
ISBN 978-3-0343-1674-3 pb. (Softcover)

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Cottle, Simon / Cooper, Glenda (eds.)

Humanitarianism, Communications and Change

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 292 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-1-4331-2526-3 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-1-4331-2527-0 hb. (Hardcover)

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Axelrod, Mark

Big Thoughts are Free

The Authorized Biography of Milan Panić

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2015. XIV, 314 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-1-4331-2865-3 hb. (Hardcover)

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Aikat and Tan Recipients of Book Contracts in Inaugural AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Series


The first two books to be published in the new AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Series will be authored by Debashis “Deb” Aikat of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Alexis Tan of Washington State University.


Their winning proposals were chosen through a unique “Scholarsourcing” process that kicked off in September 2014. Drawing on the idea of crowdsourcing, the innovative initiative enabled AEJMC members to review abbreviated and anonymized book proposals, and to indicate which ones they felt were most promising. Twenty-six proposals were received in this first year, and dozens of AEJMC members participated in the selection process.

Aikat’s book, Who’s a Journalist? News in the Digital Age, will draw on original research to explore the evolving roles of journalists and journalism. Tan’s book, Global Mass Communication and Journalism Research, will also rely on original research to outline the scope of contemporary journalism research worldwide and to highlight opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration. Both Aikat and Tan are long-time members of AEJMC and have held multiple leadership roles within the organization. Tan is a past president, and Aikat is incoming chair of the Professional Freedom & Responsibility Standing Committee. Both authors will be recognized at the AEJMC business meeting in San Francisco.

Their books will be jointly published by Peter Lang and AEJMC, representing the association’s first entry into academic book publishing. Peter Lang Publishing Group is an international scholarly press with offices in the United States and throughout Europe.

The Scholarsourcing initiative is the brainchild of Peter Lang Senior Acquisitions Editor Mary Savigar and AEJMC Past President Paula Poindexter. After AEJMC members read and ranked the abbreviated proposals, Savigar invited authors receiving the highest ratings to submit more extensive proposals. Those were then reviewed by a five-person editorial committee that includes Poindexter as well as Carolyn Bronstein (DePaul), David Perlmutter (Texas Tech) and Richard Waters (San Francisco). Jane Singer (City University London) serves as committee chair and series editor.

“This has proved to be a wonderfully creative idea with a fantastic outcome,” Singer said. “We received lots of interesting proposals, and AEJMC members took it from there. The committee then had the enjoyable task of following the membership’s lead to select the best of the best. Our first contracts will go to two quite different but highly promising books, nicely showcasing the range of ideas this initiative can encompass. Congratulations to our winning authors!”

“We went into this without a good sense of how many proposals would be submitted or how many members would be willing to participate in the review process,” Savigar said. “The outcome has far exceeded my expectations, and I’m thrilled that the membership has responded so enthusiastically to the initiative. The publishing industry is experiencing unprecedented change, so I believe it is important for academic publishers to address this by creatively re-thinking how scholarly books are proposed, peer-reviewed, and approved for contract.


Thank you to all of the authors and members who participated this year.” Entries will open for the second year of the AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing initiative on September 1, 2015, with a closing date of October 15, 2015, for submission of abbreviated proposals.


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