Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity Network

CDSS Co. is beginning its own academic publishing house in late 2016. Known as CDSS Publishing, our goal is to publish, and make available through a global distribution network of online and brick and mortar bookstores, scholarly works that broadly address issues of cultural difference and social solidarity.


In the near future we will post information and instructions for manuscript submissions as well as other information for authors.


​In the meantime, these are some reasons you should consider publishing with us:


  • We are open to publishing books on a wide array of topics written in a variety of traditional and nontraditional styles.
  • Since we only consider completed works, we endeavor to offer a fairly quick acceptance/rejection turnaround time.
  • Because we publish on demand, we can publish quickly. This allows us to publish works in a timely manner on contemporaneous issues.
  • As a non-profit corporation, we try to make our books affordable and will consult with the author before setting the price.
  • We will promote your book to the extent of our means through the CDSS network and events, appropriate press releases, and on our website.
  • Authors’ books are available world-wide through online booksellers, such as Amazon.com, and in global books in print databases used by bookstores and libraries.
  • We cover all formatting and publishing costs.
  • A Kindle version of your book can also be made available.
  • Authors receive a commission on every book sold (commission amount varies depending on how it was sold and the agreement with the author).


Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs

by Nandita Dogra

I.B. Tauris Publishers

(2011 Conference Participant)


Representations of Global Poverty is the first comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to portray poverty in the global South. The book examines a full cycle of representation – integrating analyses of the public messages of international development NGOs in the UK with the views of their staff and audiences. It presents a detailed empirical review of the fundraising and advocacy campaigns of international NGOs such as Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision, ActionAid, Plan and Christian Aid, and utilizes an original postcolonial analytical framework to better understand and evaluate these public messages. Exploring NGO messages across the discourses of charity, justice, humanism, cosmopolitanism and Eurocentrism, it argues for a greater acknowledgment of NGOs as significant mediating institutions which can expand understandings of global inequalities and their historical causation. The book provides new insights into the management of NGOs, discursive constructions of global poverty, international aid, development and human rights, and the politics of representation.

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity:

Critical Cases 


Edited by Scott H. Boyd and Mary Ann Walker


Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


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CDSS Publishing:

İki Taratfta Evlat Acısı

by Burcu Şentürk

İletişim Press

(2011 and 2012 Conference Participant)

Heimat? - Vielleicht
Kinder von Holocaustüberlebenden zwischen Deutschland und Israel


Anita Haviv-Horiner/ Sibylle Heilbrunn

In 16 Interviews berichten Kinder von Holocaustüberlebenden, die in Deutschland aufgewachsen sind, über Ihre besondere Lebenssituation. Die Hälfte von Ihnen wohnt noch heute in Deutschland, die andere Hälfte ist nach Israel eingewandert. Es geht um Identität, Zugehörigkeit und "Heimat".

http://www.bpb.de/shop/buecher/schriftenreihe/169636/heimat-vielleicht


CDSS Network Publishing Updates:

Changing Polish Identities: Post-War and Post-Accession Polish Migrants in Manchester

by Agnieszka Bielewska

Peter Lang Academic Publishers

(2011 and 2012 conference participant)


This book discusses how globalization transforms national identity, comparing the assertion that globalization disembeds national culture with contrasting claims that identities remain primarily anchored in national space. It examines the impact of mobility on identity and explores the role of virtual worlds in preserving national culture.

The investigation is based around a case study looking at two very different groups of Polish migrants in Manchester: those who settled in the city after the Second World War and those who arrived after Poland joined the European Union in 2004. A comparison of the two groups reveals a fascinating transformation in the process of identity formation, which has led to the clearly defined modern identity of the post-war migrants being replaced by a postmodern, multidimensional sense of self in the post-accession migrants.

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity:
Solidarities and Social Function


Edited by Scott H. Boyd and Mary Ann Walter

Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers

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