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Left Coast Hits the Road for the Fall Conference Season
November 12th, 2015

It's one of the best times of the year -- fall conference season! We're looking forward to talking with people face-to-face (what a concept!) and highlighting our new and bestselling titles at both the American Anthropological Association and the National Communication Association annual meetings next week.

If you’re in Denver for the AAA conference, visit our booth (#220) in the Exhibit Hall (Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center). We’ll be there Thursday (11/19) from 9 AM - 5 AM; Friday (11/20) from 9 AM - 5 AM; and Saturday (11/21) from 9 AM - 4 PM. 

In Vegas for NCA’s annual meeting? Don’t forget to stop by our booth (#111) in the Exhibit Hall (Rio Pavilion 2). We can be found there (when we’re not playing the slots) Thursday (11/19) from 12 - 4 PM; Friday (11/20) from 9 AM - 4 PM; and Saturday (11/21) from 9 AM - 12 PM.

If your attending The American Schools of Oriental Research meeting in Atlanta, you can find information on our titles in the exhibit area as well.

See you at a conference soon!

Our Helpful Textbook Recommendations for Your Winter and Spring Courses
September 25th, 2015

Ah, Fall. Between your teaching responsibilities and endless faculty meetings, you also need to start think about your textbooks for the next winter or spring term. We offer some of the best options from leading figures in the social sciences and humanities.

Here are our recommendations in some of our key disciplines: 

Anthropology texts and more texts

Archaeology texts 

Communication Studies methods texts

Qualitative Research and Methods texts  

E-mail explore@lcoastpress.com to request your exam copies today! All exam copies are good for 90 days. Read our full policy here.

LCP Author Jan Morse leading a Special Interest Group (SIG) at ICQI in 2016
September 9th, 2015

Qualitative Researchers: Planning on attending the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next May? (And why wouldn’t you?!) 

Our author and series editor Janice M. Morse is leading a Special Interest Group on “Critical Issues in Qualitative Health Research” on Wednesday, May 18 at the 12th annual conference. 

The SIG will address such topics as: 
  • Does the context of health (and illness) related research require or force the adaptation of qualitative methods? 
  • Is qualitatively-derived theory clinically useful? 
  • How do (and can) results of qualitative health research influence education, policy, and practice? Developing partnerships and teamwork in health related qualitative inquiry. 
  • Are practice-based evidence and qualitative health research a good fit? 
Selected issue-based panels will be programmed on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Submit Abstracts to the ICQI: http://icqi.org/submission, marked GQHR SIG. Register for the full conference. (Registration includes the GQHR session, but there is an additional fee for workshops on Thursday May 19th).

Learn more about Jan's Left Coast books here.

Our Museum Studies experts are on the air!
August 25th, 2015

Listen to recent interviews with two of our authors on “The Museum Life” on VoiceAmerica Radio hosted by Carol Bossert. 

First up is “Exhibiting Patriotism” author Teresa Bergman. Listen to her interview here:  Learn more about her Left Coast book here.

Then listen in on Shaila Bhatti’s interview about her book “Translating Museums” here. Find more information about Shaila’s Left Coast book here.

Four New-to-Left Coast Titles by Max van Manen
August 14th, 2015

We’re very pleased to announce the following news about our author Max van Manen. 

Max is unquestionably the most respected and read contemporary phenomenologist in education and the human sciences. We published his Phenomenology of Practice last year and it is now our bestseller. We’ll be publishing his Pedagogical Tact this fall as well. We have just added four “new-to-Left Coast” titles as well. 

Max's older works were published through Althouse Press, a small education publisher based at University of Western Ontario. Althouse has now gone out of business and we have worked out with Max that Left Coast Press, Inc. will be distributor of these titles effective immediately. If you had thought of adding these books to your library or assigned them for your courses, you should now order from us. 

These titles include:

We look forward to publishing more with Max, including those titles in his Phenomenology of Practice series

Listen to LCP Publisher Mitch Allen's Interview on "The Museum Life"
March 20th, 2015

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be in book publishing, especially for your favorite, slightly off center, reasonably priced academic and professional resources book publisher? Now’s your chance! Listen to Left Coast Publisher Mitch Allen’s interview on “The Museum Life” hosted by Carol Bossert on VoiceAmerica Radio. In the interview, he discusses the pleasures (and occasional perils) of life as a book publisher, especially in the museum studies realm, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. 

Click here for the audio.

Left Coast Sweeps the 2014 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Titles Derby!
January 6th, 2015

Happy 2015! This year promises to be a big one for us, as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary. 

And we’re starting out the year with some fantastic news. Six (6!) of our titles have been honored as Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Title winners! This is a huge recognition from the American Library Association’s magazine dedicated to reviews of academic books and digital resources for the higher education field. 

Be sure to tell your university librarian to order these award-winning titles: 
Congratulations to these authors!

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