2004 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences

300-329 Political Science

360-369 Social Problems and Services

 

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

   

350-359 Public Administration

 

390-399 Customs and Folklore

 

 

   

300-329 Political Science

300.972

Hernández, Rafael

Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society

152 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w photos, notes, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University Press of Florida

This unprecedented inside look at Cuba offers the first in English of the way radical changes in the island's economy and society in the 1990s created a new environment for rethinking the country's future. Rafael Hernández, one of the most visible intellectuals living and writing in Cuba today, addresses such controversies as the current social diversity brought about by socialist policies, the presence of well-educated new generations, and the emergence of growing inequality that accompanied and has followed the crisis of the 1990s.

LC 2003054075, ISBN 0-8130-2642-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


302

Hochschild, Arlie R.

The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work

339 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 4 tables, 1 chart, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper

May 2003

University of California Press

"[An] opportune and profoundly fascinating new book....This eclectic collection of essays cover (and contrasts) a wealth of topics...a must-read sociological primer for anyone concerned with the intricacies and ironies of American family life today."-The Atlantic Monthly. "An excellent introduction to her [Hochschild's] curious, roving mind, her big ideas and her gift for generalizing on the basis of precisely observed detail....the analysis is terrifically persuasive."--Washington Post Book World

LC 2002152224, ISBN 0-520-21487-0 (c.), ISBN 0-520-23933-4 (p.)

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302

Kowalski, Robin M.

Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviors

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

In this valuable book, Robin Kowalski examines six annoying interpersonal behaviors: complaining, teasing, breaches of propriety, worry and reassurance-seeking, lying, and betrayal. She considers the functions of these behaviors, the types of people who are inclined to do them, the consequences for victims and perpetrators, and the ways they might be curtailed. "A recognized expert of research on complaining and teasing, Dr. Kowalski offers an excellent review of annoying behaviors and the people who engage in them."--James Shepperd, University of Florida

LC 2002153573, ISBN 0-300-09971-1

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302.23

Tichi, Cecelia

Exposés and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900-2000

248 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Tichi provides rich and nuanced readings of works by muckrakers at both ends of the twentieth century, plus a stunning cultural analysis of the booming, insecure world in the U.S., c.1980-2000. She shows what it means to think of noncanonical texts in multiple ways, including those shaped by literary theory. Finally, she offers wonderful insights into the process by which journalists emerge as writers, and into the problematic differences between journalism and literature."--Daniel Horowitz, Smith College

LC 2003056363, ISBN 0-8122-3763-3

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303.48

Mossberger, Karen, Caroline J. Tolbert, and Mary Stansbury

Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide

208 pp., 6" x 9", index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

Georgetown University Press

That there is a "digital divide" which falls between those who have and can afford the latest in technological tools and those who have neither in our society is indisputable. Virtual Inequality redefines the issue as it explores the cascades of that divide, which involve access, skill, political participation, as well as the obvious economics. Computer and Internet access are insufficient without the skill to use the technology, and economic opportunity and political participation provide primary justification for realizing that this inequality is a public problem and not simply a matter of private misfortune.

LC 2003004571, ISBN 0-87840-999-8

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303.49

Cocks, Doug

Deep Futures: Our Prospects for Survival

330 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

Will the human lineage survive, reasonably happily, into the distant future? Will we survive the next millennium? Will the next 1,000 years be particularly difficult...or just plain difficult? Supposing that we survive the next 1,000 years, will we eventually become extinct (like most species) or continue to evolve? Deep Futures asks these questions, and more.

C2003-902039-8, ISBN 0-7735-2671-4 (c.), ISBN 0-7735-2672-2 (p.)

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303.6

Gilbert, Paul

New Terror, New Wars

176 pp., 6" x 9", index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Georgetown University Press

A timely philosophical treatment of the current wave of international terrorism and armed conflicts around the world, New Terror, New Wars explores the ethical significance of September 11, and its aftermath. From the nationalistic violence that reigned over the last century, to the amorphous terrors without national boundaries characterizing the opening of this new century, Gilbert leads the way through some of the difficult terrain that has brought the world to these troubling crossroads.

LC 2003007362, ISBN 0-87840-345-0

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304.6

Bloom, David E., David Canning, and Jaypee Sevilla

The Demographic Dividend: A New Perspective on the Economic Consequences of Population Change

126 pp., 6" x 9", 20 figures, 4 tables, summary, acknowledgments, references, index, $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2003

RAND

This report examines the debate on how population growth affects national economies and synthesizes current research on the topic. The authors, led by Harvard economist David Bloom, conclude that population age structure, more than life or growth per se, affects economic development, and that reducing high fertility can create opportunities for economic growth if the right kinds of educational, health, and labor market policies are in place. The report also examines specific regions of the world and how their policy environments have affected the relationship between population change and economic development.

LC 2002024818, ISBN 0-8330-2926-6

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304.873

Bean, Frank D. and Gillian Stevens

America's Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity

312 pp., 6" x 9", bibliographical references, index, $32.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

The Russell Sage Foundation

Winner of the Otis Dudley Duncan Award. "The singular accomplishment of this impressive volume is its simultaneous consideration of the two anxieties that continue to vex sound immigration policy-that newcomers undermine economic prosperity; that they increase ethnic tensions and fragmentation. Policy-making will find here a much needed empirically rich, nuanced treatment of economic and cultural issues."--Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia University

LC 2002036744, ISBN 0-87154-124-6

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305

Farmer, Paul

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

415 pp., 6" x 9", $27.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

University of California Press

In Pathologies of Power Paul Farmer, the subject of Tracy Kidder's best-selling Mountains Beyond Mountains, uses harrowing stories of life and death in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. "It's crucial that we confront the link Farmer reveals between social inequality and disease."--Utne. "In his compelling book, Farmer captures the central dilemma of our times-the increasing disparities of health and well-being within and among societies. Pathologies of Power makes a powerful case that our very humanity is threatened by our collective failure to end these abuses."--Robert S. Lawrence, President of Physicians for Human Rights

LC 2002013311, ISBN 0-520-23550-9

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305

Niven, David

The Politics of Injustice: The Kennedys, the Freedom Rides, and the Electoral Consequences of a Moral Compromise

288 pp., 6" x 9", 20 line art, 6 tables, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of Tennessee Press

This political analysis of history considers the electoral calculation behind John F. Kennedy's reluctance to support civil rights. While long viewed as a stroke of political genius, Kennedy's moderation on civil rights was the product of a grand political miscalculation, according to political evidence presented in this book. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of The Freedom Rides.

LC 2002011948, ISBN 1-57233-212-3

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305.235

Levine, Stephanie Wellen

Mystics, Mavericks and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls

265 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/4", index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

Septmeber 2003

New York University Press

Stephanie Wellen Levine spent a year living in the Lubavitch community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, participating in the rhythms of Hasidic girlhood. Drawing on many intimate hours among Hasidim and over 30 in-depth interviews, this book offers rich portraits of individual Hasidic young women and how they deal with the conflicts between the regimented society in which they live and the pull of mainstream American life. Perhaps counterintuitively for those who envision meek, religious girls confined within very structured roles, Levine finds that on the whole, these young Hasidic women seem more confident and have a greater sense of self than many of their mainstream peers.

LC 2003014983, ISBN 0-8147-5192-X

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305.4

Sigerman, Harriet (Editor)

The Columbia Documentary History of American Women Since 1941

796 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Columbia University Press

A wide-ranging collection of public and private primary sources illuminating the experience of women in America from the beginning of World War II until the present.

LC 2002041395, ISBN 0-231-11698-5

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305.409

Clayton, Bruce L. and John A. Salmond

Lives full of Struggle and Triumph: Southern Women, Their Institutions, and Their Communities

336 pp., 6" x 9", notes, works cited, index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University Press of Florida

Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern women. It explores how southern women constantly moved beyond the traditional confines of race, class, and gender to resist the restrictions of a patriarchal society and assert themselves through organizations and institutions in their communities and personal lives.

LC 2003057916, ISBN 0-8130-2675-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.488

Johnston, Carolyn Ross

Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907

272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 31 illus., $48.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Explains how traditional Cherokee women's roles were destabilized, modified, recovered, and in some ways strengthened during three periods of great turmoil. Johnston examines the different aspects of Cherokee women's power: authority in the family unit and the community, economic independence, personal autonomy, political clout, and spirituality. Weaving a great-grandmother theme throughout the narrative, she begins with the protest of Cherokee women against removal and concludes with the recovery of the mother town of Kituwah and the elections of Wilma Mankiller and Joyce Dugan as principal chiefs of the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokees.

LC 2003002593, ISBN 0-8173-1332-X (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5056-X (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.488

Schwarz-Bart, Simone, with André Schwarz-Bart Translated by Rose-Myriam

In Praise of Black Women, Volume 3: Modern African Women

258 pp., 9" x 12", color and b&w illus. throughout, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press (co-published by Modus Vivendi Publications)

Modern African Women offers powerful and unforgettable tales from Senegal to South Africa, from the 19th century to the present. These modern African rulers, leaders, and visionaries include Madam Yoko, heroine of Sierra Leone; Princess Kesso, a Fulani Muslim princess from Guinea; Alice Lenshina, considered a prophet in the Lumpa Church; Ellen Kuzwayo, of the African National Congress who struggled for civil and women's rights; Dulcie September, ANC representative in France, killed for her ardent work for freedom; Miriam Makeba, internationally beloved South African singer; Winnie Mandela, who carried on the struggle during Nelson Mandela's long imprisonment.

LC 00012316, ISBN 0-299-17270-8

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305.697

Leonard, Karen Isaksen

Muslims in the United States: The State of Research

216 pp., 6" x 9", bibliographical references, index, $17.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

The Russell Sage Foundation

"The prominent anthropologist Karen Leonard has written the definitive book on Muslims in the United States. This book is clearly the best available analysis of the socio-political and intellectual challenges confronting Muslims in the United States at the current time. This concise and perceptive book is a must-read not only for any person interested in American Muslims but also anyone interested in the broader issue of the relationship of Islam and Muslims to the West."--Khaled Abou El Fadl, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

LC 2003043100, ISBN 0-87154-530-6

AASL: S/HS

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305.841

Bernard, Shane K.

The Cajuns: Americanization of a People

196 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photos, index, $48.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

April 2003

University Press of Mississippi

The past sixty years have shaped and reshaped that group of French-speaking Louisiana people known as the Cajuns. During this period they have become much like other Americans and yet have remained strikingly distinct. This book explores six decades of Cajun history and analyzes the forces that impacted on Louisiana's Acadiana. During these years of Americanization the Cajuns were swept into the strong currents of mass culture. All of these forces have pushed and pulled at the fabric of Cajun life, but they have not destroyed it. This fascinating book reveals why.

LC 2002005652, ISBN 1-57806-522-4 (c.), ISBN 1-57806-523-2 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

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305.892

Poliakov, Léon Translated by Richard Howard

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume I: From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews

352 pp., 6" x 9", index, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume I presents a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe. From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews systematically traces the twists and turns of hatred against Jews as it developed from Roman times to the end of the eighteenth century. "Highly recommended without exception."--Choice

LC 2003057081, ISBN 0-8122-3766-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1863-9 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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305.892

Poliakov, Léon Translated by Natalie Gerardi

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume II: From Mohammed to the Marranos

416 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The History of Anti-Semitism Volume II presents a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe. From Mohammed to the Marranos focuses on the Sephardim, the Jews of North Africa and Iberia. Poliakov relates the great achievements of Spanish Jewry under the Muslim Caliphs followed by their gradual and painful decline during and after the Christian reconquest. "Poliakov has demonstrated brilliantly how widely and deeply versed he is in his subject."--The Economist. "Lon Poliakov's work on anti-Semitism is of enormous importance. As a work of scholarship it is almost without peer."--Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute

LC 2003057081, ISBN 0-8122-3767-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1864-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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305.892

Poliakov, Léon Translated by Miriam Kochan

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume III: From Voltaire to Wagner

592 pp., 6" x 9", index, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The History of Anti-Semitism Volume III presents a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe. From Voltaire to Wagner reviews the period of the European Enlightenment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when anti-Semitism gradually stopped being an official state policy in most countries. Poliakov shows how philosophers, statesmen, and some theologians became concerned with civil rights, yet the anti-Semitic beliefs of many highly regarded and influential persons remained a major roadblock to true equality and justice. The volume ends with the development of racial anti-Semitic theories bound up in the emerging modern sciences.

LC 2003057081, ISBN 0-8122-3768-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1865-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


305.892

Poliakov, Léon Translated by George Klin

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume IV: Suicidal Europe, 1870-1933

440 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume IV, traces the development of a belief among Europe's educated classes in an eventual Jewish domination of the West. Revealing the embedded myths about Jewish bankers and Jewish Bolsheviks in European rhetoric and histories, Poliakov demonstrates that the steady rise in anti-Semitism and suspicion of Jews in the late nineteenth century--highlighted by the Dreyfus affair--and its eventual eruption in the rise of the Nazi party in Germany in the 1920s are part of the same thread of fear and hatred that reaches back to the beginning of the first millennium.

LC 2003057081, ISBN 0-8122-3769-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1866-3 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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305.895

Djao, Wei

Being Chinese: Voices from the Diaspora

240 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illus., index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Arizona Press

Twenty-two people from all over the world and all walks of life talk about what it means to be Chinese in non-Chinese societies. "Extraordinary history is made by ordinary people, as this volume by Shanghai native Djao subtly demonstrates....Such documentary-based representation leaves a space for readers to experience, feel, imagine, and draw their own conclusions about a distinguished cultural group."--Library Journal. "One does not need to be Chinese to enjoy Being Chinese. Indeed, the view given to non-Chinese by this masterful work is priceless and unprecedented."--New York Resident

LC 2003001361, ISBN 0-8165-2302-9

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305.896

Jarrett, Beverly (Editor)

Tributes to John Hope Franklin: Scholar, Mentor, Father, Friend

112 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University of Missouri Press

Tributes to John Hope Franklin focuses on this esteemed scholar's academic achievements, his humanitarian contributions, and his extraordinary legacy. This collection of comments by Franklin's students, family, colleagues, and friends captures the man and his work for future generations. Tributes offered by Franklin's admirers, Walter B. Hill Jr., David Levering Lewis, Alfred Moss, Darlene Clark Hine, Loren Schweninger, Daryl Michael Scott, George Fredrickson, Mary Frances Berry, and many others, attest to Franklin's commitment to his intellectual pursuits, to public service, and, most important, to his students.

LC 2003017515, ISBN 0-8262-1504-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


306.3

Gilliland, Herbert C.

Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Masters Mate Lawrence with the African Squadron, 1844-1846

176 pp., 6" x 9", 10 photos, 2 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Naval Institute Press

In 1844 the USS Yorktown sailed from New York, as part of the U.S. Navy's newly established African Squadron, to interdict slave ships leaving the African coast. Aboard the sloop of war, Master's Mate John C. Lawrence, an educated New Yorker in his early twenties, kept a private journal describing what happened during the extraordinary two-year voyage and his reactions to the events he witnessed. Although there have been many books written on the slave trade and many others on life in the ante-bellum Navy, no other book has succeeded so well at bringing to life the issues of America's role in the Middle Passage.

LC 2003005263, ISBN 1-59114-320-9

AASL: S/HS

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306.44

Talbot, Mary, Karen Atkinson, and David Atkinson

Language and Power in the Modern World

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Alabama Press

An accessible overview of the five major issues in sociolinguistics and the relationship between language and power: multilingualism, identity, and ethnicity; language and youth; language and gender; language and the media; language and organizations. Language and Power in the Modern World covers contemporary issues of communication theory and sociolinguistics, ranging from the global to the interpersonal.

LC 2003006762, ISBN 0-8173-1384-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5069-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


306.8

Gallop, Jane

Living with His Camera

168 pp., 7" x 9", 27 b&w photos, end notes, index, $23.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Duke University Press

Living with His Camera offers a perspective rarely represented-that of the photographed subject. Dick Blau has been making art photographs of the people he lives with for more than thirty years; cultural theorist Jane Gallop has been living with him-and his camera-for twenty years. This is Gallop's nuanced meditation on photography and the place it has in her private life and in her family.

LC 2002152609, ISBN 0-8223-3102-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


307.141

Altshuler, Alan A. and David E. Luberoff

Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment

339 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $54.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Since the demise of urban renewal in the early 1970s, little attention has been paid to the politics of large-scale public investment in urban areas. This book examines the forces that gave rise to a great wave of urban mega-projects in the 1950s and 1960s, that broke this wave in the years around 1970, and that have shaped a new generation of such projects in the decades since. "With a thorough examination of various theoretical perspectives...and carefully selected case studies, this book presents insightful perspectives on urban developmental politics."--Public Administration Review

LC 2002152773, ISBN 0-8157-0128-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0129-2 (p.)

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307.764

Katz, Bruce and Robert E. Lang (Editors)

Redefining Urban and Suburban America: Evidence from Census 2000

305 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Brookings Institution Press

"First in a series to better understand how U.S. cities and suburbs are changing, this book analyzes the changing demographics of urban and suburban areas based on the 2000 Census, with a comparison of data for the 1990 Census. Knowledgeable contributors ask three basic questions in 13 chapters covering as many different themes: Are cities coming back? Are all suburbs growing? Are cities and suburbs becoming alike? Each chapter begins with a summary or analysis of the theme, followed by the methods used to analyze and present the data, the findings, and a conclusion."--J.C. Phillips, Choice

LC 2002151690, ISBN 0-8157-4860-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-4859-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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320.1

Lord, Carnes

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $26.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

An eminent political scientist and government official here offers witty and trenchant counsel on what leaders need to know in order to be effective. Carnes Lord offers practical advice on the challenges facing leaders dealing with war and crises, diplomacy, the use of secret intelligence, the role of political advisors, the media, and more. "Lord's understanding of the workings of government, both ancient and modern, is profound, and his ability to assimilate the two makes The Modern Prince indispensable."--Brian M. Carney, Wall Street Journal

LC 200300534, ISBN 0-300-10007-8

AASL: S/HS

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320.5

Benard, Cheryl

Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies

88 pp., 7" x 10", 1 figure, 10 tables, summary, glossary, bibliog., $20.00 paper, CIP included

December 2003

RAND

In the face of Islam's own internal struggles, it is not easy to see who we should support and how. This report provides detailed descriptions of subgroups, their stands on various issues, and what those stands may mean for the West. Since the outcomes can matter greatly to the international community, that community might wish to influence them by providing support to appropriate actors. The author recommends a mixed approach of providing specific types of support to those who can influence the outcomes in desirable ways.

LC 2003012442, ISBN 0-8330-3438-3

AASL: S/HS

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320.5

Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (Editors)

The Christian Right in American Politics: Marching to the Millennium

304 pp., 6" x 9", index, $44.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Georgetown University Press

The Christian Right in American Politics, under the direction of three of the nation's leading scholars in the field of religion and politics, undertakes the important task of making an historical analysis of the Christian Right in state politics during its heyday, 1980 to the millennium. Its twelve chapters, written by outstanding scholars, review the impact and influence of the Christian Right in those states where it has had its most significant presence: South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Maine, Oregon, and Washington.

LC 2002014309, ISBN 0-87840-393-0 (c.), ISBN 0-87840-392-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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320.6

Aaron, Henry J., James M Lindsay, and Pietro S. Nivola (Editors)

Agenda for the Nation

573 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Brookings Institution Press

In this visionary book, leading scholars from prominent research organizations and universities analyze the major domestic and foreign policy problems facing the nation over the next five to ten years.

LC 2003011352, ISBN 0-8157-0126-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0127-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

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320.6

Simon, Paul

Our Culture of Pandering

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Southern Illinois University Press

"Paul Simon, in another of his powerful treatises, has written the guidebook for anyone interested in the future of our democracy. It exalts the element too often missing in those who would lead us, in commerce, government, the media, or even in religion and education. The element is courage--courage to follow one's conscience rather than yielding to self-serving ambition in the pursuit of personal success. He presents as well a veritable encyclopedia of our nation's most pressing problems. It is a challenging call to arms for citizen participation in solving them."--Walter Cronkite

LC 2003005979, ISBN 0-8093-2529-2

AASL: O/HS

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320.917

Gregorian, Vartan

Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith

164 pp., 5 3/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Brookings Institution Press

In this succinct, powerful survey of Islam, Vartan Gregorian focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith. "While many in the Western media have depicted Islam with broad strokes to the point of caricature, Gregorian, the president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, reminds readers that it is unfair to generalize so wantonly about a religion that encompasses more than a billion people. This book is brief, but its scope is ambitious."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003006189, ISBN 0-8157-3282-1

AASL: S/HS

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320.973

Williams, Walter

Reaganism and the Death of Representative Democracy

312 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Georgetown University Press

This is a reasoned but passionate look at how Reaganism, the political philosophy of Ronald Reagan, has severely damaged representative democracy as created by the nation's founders. According to Williams, Reagan and his foremost disciple George W. Bush have created a plutocracy where the United States is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people but is ruled by the wealthiest individuals and corporate America.

LC 2003006471, ISBN 0-87840-147-4

AASL: S/HS

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320.983

Weeks, Gregory

The Military and Politics in Postauthoritarian Chile

248 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Why have political leaders of developing and authoritarian nations run into so many obstacles as they attempt to establish civilian supremacy over armed forces in the democratization of their countries? This is the question Weeks poses in his study of Chile from 1990 onward. He explains how the Chilean military has maintained a high level of political influence in the tumultuous aftermath of dictatorial rule by Army General Augusto Pinochet, thus confounding a smooth transition to civilian authority. Based on interviews, government documents, military journals, and other archival sources, Weeks describes how presidents, military officers, members of Congress, and judges have interacted since the end of the military regime.

LC 2003000561, ISBN 0-8173-1177-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-1232-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


321

Carland, Maria Pinto and Lisa A. Gihring (Editors)

Careers in International Affairs, Seventh Edition

384 pp., 6" x 9", index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Georgetown University Press

Careers in International Affairs, now in its 7th Edition, is totally revised and provides up-to-date descriptions and data about careers in the global workplace and how to find them. Much more than a lengthy list of potential organizations and contacts, Careers in International Affairs goes beyond what is traditionally offered to international job seekers by providing, among other attributes, a wealth of insight and information on global career networking. Particularly helpful is the addition of a chapter on Internet job searches, which have grown exponentially since the last edition.

LC 2002013807, ISBN 0-87840-391-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


321.8

Barnett, Clive

Culture and Democracy: Media, Space, and Representation

288 pp., 9 1/4" x 6 3/20", $79.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Redefines the contemporary interactions between media, culture, and the democratic process. Through a triangulation of the ideas of Derrida, Foucault, and Habermas, Barnett argues that deconstruction, poststructuralism, and critical theory converge around shared concerns for the possibilities of democratic public life in a globalizing age. Focusing on the United States, Europe, and South Africa, he demonstrates the indispensability of concepts of the public sphere, representation, and spatiality in a cultural democracy. The book crosses the following disciplines: political theory, philosophy, geography, communications, and political science.

LC 2003013598, ISBN 0-8173-1387-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5077-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


322.3

Berry, Jeffrey M., with David F. Arons

A Voice for Nonprofits

210 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Without the involvement of nonprofits in the governmental process, the vulnerable populations they serve are left without effective representation in the political system. A Voice for Nonprofits analyzes the effect of government restrictions on the participation of nonprofits in the policymaking process and suggests ways to address the problems.

LC 2003012547, ISBN 0-8157-0912-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


322.42

Gardell, Mattais

Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism

456 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photos, end notes, works cited, index, $69.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Duke University Press

Racist paganism is a dynamic but understudied element of the American religious and cultural landscape. This is the first in-depth survey of the people, ideologies, and practices that make up this fragmented yet increasingly radical and militant milieu.

LC 2002153598, ISBN 0-8223-3059-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3071-7 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


323

Lauren, Paul Gordon

The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen Second Edition

392 pp., 7" x 10", 16 illus., index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

This new edition incorporates the most recent developments of the International Criminal Court, the arrest of Augusto Pinochet and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, technology and the Internet, the impact of NGOs like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, globalization, terrorism, and the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Praise for the first edition: "A beautifully written and meticulously researched history of the idea of human rights."--American Journal of International Law. "An indispensable reference source for scholars and students of human rights."--Political Science Quarterly

LC 2003047383, ISBN 0-8122-1854-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


323.092

Bermanzohn, Sally

Through Survivors' Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre

400 pp., 7" x 10", illus., index, $59.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

Vanderbilt University Press

In passionate, first-person accounts, this book tells the story of six remarkable people who set out to change the world. The survivors came of age as the "protest generations", joining the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. They marched for civil rights, against war, for textile and healthcare workers, and for black power and women's liberation. This book is also a story of one divided southern community, from the protests of black college students of the late 1980s to the convening this January of a Truth and Community Reconciliation Project (on the South African model) intended to reassess the Massacre.

LC 2003012401, ISBN 0-8265-1438-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8265-1439-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


323.092

Ransby, Barbara

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

496 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 14 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

The University of North Carolina Press

A biography of Ella Baker (1903-1986), one of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement. Baker was a gifted grassroots organizer whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. She was a key figure in the NAACP, a founder of the SCLC, and a prime mover in the creation of SNCC. "A remarkable biography....Essential for all biography, civil rights, community organizing, feminism, and 20th century U.S. or black history collections."--Library Journal (March 15, 2003)

LC 2002153275, ISBN 0-8078-2778-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


323.092

Thompson, Cooper, Emmett Schaefer, and Harry Brod (Editors)

White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories

392 pp., 6" x 9", 3 illus., appendix, end notes, suggestions for further reading, $64.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Duke University Press

A collection of first-person narratives chronicling the compelling experiences of thirty-five white men whose efforts to combat racism and fight for social justice are central to their lives.

LC 2002014628, ISBN 0-8223-3084-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3096-2 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


323.119

Walters, Ronald W.

White Nationalism, Black Interests: Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community

352 pp., 6'' x 9'', $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

Wayne State University Press

"W. E. B. Du Bois predicted a century ago that the problem of the twentieth century was the 'color line.' In this brilliant and provocative study, noted political scientist Ronald Walters illustrates how America's color line-structural racism-has fundamentally shaped U.S. political culture. White Nationalism, Black Interests explains how and why white racism continues to play a central role in the setting of public policy and governmental priorities. Richly documented and well argued, White Nationalism, Black Interests is an extraordinary accomplishment in the field of black politics."--Manning Marable, Director, Center for Contemporary Black History

LC 2003001517, ISBN 0-8143-3019-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8143-3020-7 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


323.44

Miller, William Lee

The First Liberty: America's Foundation in Religious Freedom

296 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Georgetown University Press

For this revised edition of First Liberty, Miller has written a pointed new introduction, discussing how religious liberty has taken on deeper dimensions in a post-9/11 world. With new material on recent Supreme Court cases involving church-state relations and a new concluding chapter on America's religious and political landscape, this volume is an eloquent and thorough interpretation of how religious faith and political freedom have blended and fused to form part of our collective history-and most importantly, how each concept must respect the boundaries of the other.

LC 2002033908, ISBN 0-87840-899-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


323.442

Post, Stephen

Human Nature and the Freedom of Public Religious Expression

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", notes, index, $36.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

September 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

"Stephen Post persuasively argues to stop tying ourselves into legal, philosophical, and psychological knots in trying to deny the obvious. The obvious is that people are, in maddeningly diverse ways, religious, and that the way people are is a public reality to be welcomed in order to make our common life more authentically human. This book both provokes and convinces."--Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-in-Chief, First Things. "This is a well reasoned and clearly presented thesis that merits serious consideration by thoughtful readers. Recommended for academic and public libraries."--Library Journal (June 15, 2003)

LC 2003004350, ISBN 0-268-03827-9 (c.), ISBN 0-268-03062-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


323.46

Weaver, John C.

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900

488 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 describes the appropriation and distribution of land by Europeans in the new world. By integrating the often violent history of colonization of this period and the ensuing emergence of property rights with an examination of the decline of an aristocratic ruling class and the growth of democracy and the market economy, John Weaver describes how the landscapes of North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were transformed by the pursuit of resources.

C2002-905705-1, ISBN 0-7735-2527-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


324.6

Schier, Steven E.

You Call This an Election? America's Peculiar Democracy

176 pp., 6" x 9", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

Georgetown University Press

There is something awry with the American form of electoral democracy. Florida's continuing ability to misplace votes recently and in the 2000 Presidential election is only part of the iceberg we have been made privy to and Steven Schier takes a hard, evaluative look not only at what is there in plain sight, but that which lurks below the surface (and not only in Florida and not only with the electoral college). He further proposes practical improvements that will make our surprisingly peculiar democratic processes healthy, whole, and responsive again.

LC 2002013812, ISBN 0-87840-895-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


325.259

Freeman, James M. and Nguyen Dinh Huu

Voices from the Camps: Vietnamese Children Seeking Asylum

288 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

University of Washington Press

Combining anthropology with advocacy, this book presents the voices and experiences of Vietnamese refugee children neglected and abused by the system intended to help them. The hardships these children endured are disturbing, but more disturbing is the story of how the governments and agencies that set out to care for them eventually became the children's tormentors.

LC 2003040227, ISBN 0-295-98313-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


326.8

Kachun, Mitchell

Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915

360 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 15 illus., bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Kachun has a sophisticated understanding of the significance of public rituals, parades, commemoration, and memorialization in both the nineteenth-century black community and the country at large. He succeeds in showing the multiple layers of contested memory, as some black leaders embraced national reconciliation, and others did not."--David W. Blight, author of Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War

LC 2003002465, ISBN 1-55849-407-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.1

Brown, Michael E. (Editor)

Grave New World: Security Challenges in the 21st Century

352 pp., 7" x 10", index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Georgetown University Press

The optimism that arrived at the end of the cold war and marked the turn of the Millennium was shattered by September 11. In the aftermath of that event it is not unwarranted pessimism that lines the pages of Grave New World, it is unavoidable reality. The challenges and complexities might seem insurmountable but the first step in solving problems is recognizing that they exist. Grave New World provides an eye-opening assessment of the prospects for peace and security in the 21st century.

LC 2003006464, ISBN 0-87840-142-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.117

O'Sullivan, Meghan L.

Shrewd Sanctions: Statecraft and State Sponsors of Terrorism

424 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

Brookings Institution Press

O'Sullivan, a State Department expert on the use of economic sanctions, argues that in the post-September 11th international climate, the United States will be even more willing to use its economic power to advance its foreign policy goals than it has in the past. "Shrewd Sanctions breaks new ground in moving beyond the narrow sanctions debate to address more pertinent concerns about how sanctions fit into a post-cold war, post-9/11 approach to American foreign policy."--Middle East

LC 2002151487, ISBN 0-8157-0602-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0601-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Brown, Seyom

The Illusion of Control: Force and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

196 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $46.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Brookings Institution Press

This provocative book assesses the implications of a disturbing trend in U.S. security policy: an increased willingness to use military force as an instrument of diplomacy. "The Illusion of Control offers readers a very current assessment of U.S. foreign policy, including an exploration of the increased dependence on the use of military force to achieve foreign policy goals."--Joyce P. Kaufman, Perspectives on Political Science

LC 2003002604, ISBN 0-8157-0262-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0263-9 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Daalder, Ivo H. and James M. Lindsay

America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy

246 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Named a "book of the year" by The Economist magazine, and called "splendidly illuminating" by The New York Times. "I would not have imagined that two former Clinton staffers could write such a detached and richly textured book about Bush foreign policy. America Unbound is refreshingly original and it makes the case for President Bush as the master of his own unilateralist revolution. Future examinations of Bush foreign policy will be measured against this authoritative book."--Daniel Schorr, Senior News Analyst, National Public Radio America

LC 2003016767, ISBN 0-8157-1688-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Dionne, E.J., Jr., Kayla Meltzer Drogosz, and Robert E. Litan (Editors)

United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship

327 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $46.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Brookings Institution Press

This book gathers many diverse voices on civic life and civic obligation to explore the idea of national service as it relates to citizenship.

LC 2003007543, ISBN 0-8157-1866-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-1865-9 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Dobbins, James, John G. McGinn, Keith Crane, Seth G. Jones, Rollie Lal, Andrew Rathmell, Rachel Swanger, and Anga Timilsina

America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq

280 pp., 6" x 9", 14 figures, 1 table, summary, acknowledgments, bibliog., appendix, $35.00 paper, CIP included

July 2003

RAND

This book reviews more than 50 years of U.S. efforts to transform defeated and broken enemies into democratic and prosperous allies. Drawing lessons from America's experiences in rebuilding Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, the authors show how these lessons might be applied to rebuilding Iraq. This book should interest anyone trying to better understand nation-building efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan by placing today's headlines in historical context. "Jim Dobbins and his team have produced a marvelous 'how to' manual for post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction...."--Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, Interim Administrator for Iraq

LC 20032014127, ISBN 0-8330-3460-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Goldgeier, James M. and Michael McFaul

Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War

467 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 3/4", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Russia, once seen as America's greatest adversary, is now viewed by the United States as a potential partner. This book traces the evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union, and later Russia, during the tumultuous and uncertain period following the end of the cold war. It examines how American policymakers-particularly in the executive branch-coped with the opportunities and challenges presented by the new Russia.

LC 2003019079, ISBN 0-8157-3174-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-3173-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Lindsay-Poland, John

Emperors in the Jungle: The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama

280 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illus., end notes, index, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

Duke University Press

An expose of key episodes in the United States' military involvement in Panama. Investigative journalism at its best, this book reveals how U.S. ideas about taming tropical jungles and people, combined with commercial and defense objectives, shaped more than a century of intervention and environmental engineering in a small, strategically located nation.

LC 2002013820, ISBN 0-8223-3100-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3098-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


327.73

Suettinger, Robert L.

Beyond Tiananmen: The Politics of U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000

556 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 3/4", bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

Brookings Institution Press

In Beyond Tiananmen, Robert Suettinger suggests the calamity in Tiananmen Square marked a critical turning point in U.S.-China affairs. He traces the turbulent bilateral relationship since that time and outlines the opportunities he sees for cooperation between the two countries in the future. "Although accounts written by former officials always raise questions of balance and personal agendas, Suettinger gives his reader enough detail about the messy process of making and managing policy to set this book apart from its competitors."--Robert M. Hathaway, Foreign Affairs

LC 2003006186, ISBN 0-8157-8206-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


328.73

Binder, Sarah A.

Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock

202 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Brookings Institution Press

This book examines the causes and consequences of gridlock, exploring the ways in which elections and institutions together limit the capacity of Congress and the president to make public law. "Binder makes a solid contribution to a continuing scholarly discussion of the causes and consequences of legislative stalemate. She anchors her analysis on a database she created that spans congressional policy making over a 54-year period. She examines the institutional evolution of Congress, develops a measure of legislative performance, assesses the consequences of legislative stalemate, and concludes by making modest suggestions for reforming Congress to facilitate compromise on Capitol Hill."--R.E. Dewhirst, Choice

LC 2002154556, ISBN 0-8157-0910-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0911-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


328.73

Olson, James C.

Stuart Symington: A Life

568 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 illus., bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University of Missouri Press

Stuart Symington is the first full-length biography of one of Missouri's most influential and effective twentieth-century political leaders. It tells the story of a remarkable man whose adult life was spent at or near the center of power in America, a man who was talented and ambitious, yet maintained a realistic touch that enabled him to connect with ordinary people.

LC 2003017200, ISBN 0-8262-1503-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G

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330.951

Wolf, Charles, Jr., K.C. Yeh, Benjamin Zycher, Nicholas Eberstadt, and Sung-Ho Lee

Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain

234 pp., 6" x 9", 13 figures, 34 tables, summary, acknowledgments, epilogue, bibliog., index, $24.00 paper, CIP included

June 2003

RAND

The authors identify and evaluate key fault lines in Central Asia and the South Caucasus and how they affect the likelihood and possible evolution of armed conflict in these regions. These fault lines include the roles of state political and economic weakness; the impact of crime and drug trade; the effects of ethnic tensions, foreign interests and influence; and the impact of competition over natural resources. "Those who fear China should read this sobering assessment of the challenges that it may soon face."--Foreign Affairs

LC 2003002047, ISBN 0-8330-3344-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


330.957

Hill, Fiona and Clifford G. Gaddy

The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold

303 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $46.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Brookings Institution Press

This path-breaking book argues that Russia's future prosperity requires that it throw off the shackles of its Soviet past and shrink Siberia's cities. "Russia is the wrong shape. Too big, far too long, flat for much of the way and accursedly mountainous in between; but above all, as Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy show in this fascinating study, the wrong shape economically...If only some of them [Russian leaders] would read this book, Russia might start shifting towards the right shape."--The Economist

LC 2003016801, ISBN 0-8157-3644-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-3645-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


331.252

Presser, Harriet B.

Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families

312 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

The Russell Sage Foundation

"The complicated and difficult lives of workers forced to work at times others sleep, play, and have normal family time together is documented in this meticulous study. Harriet Presser describes the severe problems of broken marriages and problematic child care arrangements that two-fifths of our work force confronts in an economy in which there are no time boundaries. This is must reading for scholars, policy-makers, and the public."--Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York

LC 2003047051, ISBN 0-87154-670-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


331.7

Kalafatas, Michael N.

The Bellstone: The Greek Sponge Divers of the Aegean

308 pp., 6" x 9", 21 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

In 1995, the author discovered an epic poem, composed a century earlier in Greek by his grandfather, that recounts the plight of sponge skin divers confronted with new technology--namely, the deep-sea diving suit. Michael Kalafatas had the poem rendered into English by the award-winning poet Olga Broumas, and, using it as his bellstone, he dove into his family's past. "What an eye-opener this book is...The saga of the sponge fishermen of the Dodecanese Islands and their contribution to America is a great tale-and brilliantly told in this very special book."--Michael Dukakis

LC 2002153371, ISBN 1-58465-272-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


331.767

Ingalls, Robert P. and Louis A. Prez Jr.

Tampa Cigar Workers: a Pictorial History

243 pp., 7" x 10", 220 b&w photos, bibliog., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University Press of Florida

From the founding of Ybor City in 1886 to the dispersal of Tampa's Latin population in the years following World War II, this book documents the history of the Cuban, Spanish, and Italian immigrants who created the cigar industry in Tampa and the extraordinary multi-ethnic community that flourished around it. Focusing on the public spaces of work and society as well as the private sphere of the home, this book tells an inspiring and deeply moving story of how immigrant cigar workers carved out their space in Tampa while struggling to survive economically and defending their ideals and way of life.

LC 2002028936, ISBN 0-8130-2602-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


331.798

Appelbaum, Eileen, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane, (Editors)

Low-Wage America: How Employers are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace

560 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The Russell Sage Foundation

"Low-Wage America is a wake up call to all who believe the term 'working poor' should be an oxymoron. The authors provide the most thorough analysis available on the state of the working poor in America and show what can be done about this disgraceful national problem. All who share the simple view that people who work hard should earn a decent living need to read this book and take it as a call to action."--Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management

LC 2003046584, ISBN 0-87154-025-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


332.042

Bryant, Ralph C.

Turbulent Waters: Cross-Border Finance and International Governance

503 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $52.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Today's world is organized politically into nation states with sovereign national governments. But with economic globalization expanding dramatically, the world's economic structure is fast outgrowing its political structure. This book's ambitious goal is no less than to outline a pragmatically sound vision for the evolution of international governance for the world economy and financial system.

LC 2002151830, ISBN 0-8157-0072-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0071-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


333.3

Brewer, Richard

Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America

320 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of New England

This first comprehensive treatment of land trusts combines a historical overview of the movement with specific information on the different kinds of land trusts that exist and the problems they face. Conservancy is a must-read volume for people interested in land conservation as well as anyone concerned about land use and the environment. "Brewer...takes a panoramic view of land conservancy in the United States...[and] his book is also a how-to manual on establishing land trusts. Recommended for public and academic libraries supporting environmental policy or ecology programs."--Library Journal

LC 2003012938, ISBN 1-58465-350-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


333.823

Bahgat, Gawdat

American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea

232 pp., 6" x 9", 6 maps, 12 tables, notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University Press of Florida

Gawdat Bahgat examines the nation's growing dependence on fossil fuels--particularly oil--and the main challenges it faces in securing supplies from two energy rich regions, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. He argues that long-term U.S. energy strategy must be built on diversity of both the fuel mix and the geographic origin of that fuel. However, he also contends that the goal should not be energy independence, but finding new ways of managing dependence on oil supplies from abroad.

LC 2003040238, ISBN 0-8130-2639-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


333.91

Lowry, William R.

Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers

320 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Georgetown University Press

Efforts to restore American rivers are clearly delineated by William Lowry in Dam Politics as he looks at how public policy and rivers interact, examines the physical differences in rivers that affect policies, and analyzes the political differences among the groups that use them. He argues that we are indeed moving into an era of restoration (defined in part as removing dams but also as restoring the water quality, seasonal flows, and natural habitat that existed before structural changes to the rivers), and seeks to understand the political circumstances that affect the degree of restoration.

LC 2002015787, ISBN 0-87840-389-2 (c.), ISBN 0-87840-390-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


333.958

McIver, Stuart B.

Death in the Everglades: the Murder of Guy Bradley, America's First Martyr to Environmentalism

208 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of Florida

Death in the Everglades chronicles the demise of one of 20th century Florida's most enduring folk heroes. The murder of Guy Bradley represents a milestone not only in the saga of the Everglades but also in the broader history of American environmentalism. As Stuart McIver unfolds the story behind this little-known crime, he also provides a window into Florida's history during the creation of modern South Florida.

LC 2003054080, ISBN 0-8130-2671-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG


333.959

Peterson, Dale

Eating Apes

333 pp., 9" x 6", 16 color photos, 3 maps, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of California Press

"Riveting...Eating Apes addresses compelling material, and deserves a wide public."--Washington Post. "Peterson's outstanding book with its understated title tells about the danger of extinction of African apes, the crisis of conservation in West and Central Africa, and the path that led to the current state of affairs. The beautifully written story (of astonishing breadth) is riveting, and thoroughly researched and photographed on the very grounds where the systematic annihilation of apes is a dreadful part of the exploding bush meat trade."--Choice

LC 2002009715, ISBN 0-520-23090-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


338.3

Playfair, Susan R.

Vanishing Species: Saving the Fish, Sacrificing the Fisherman

292 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

University Press of New England

Vanishing Species chronicles the fate of groundfishing in New England waters since the Sustainable Fisheries Act was enacted in 1996, causing increasingly strict regulations to be placed on the harvesting of fourteen species of edible fish. The compelling narrative, based in large part on interviews with a wide range of people, brings the reader face-to-face with all aspects of this controversy. "Through narrative, the author gives voice to people closely involved with the problems of exploited fisheries in a book for a wide audience."--Fisheries. "...exhaustively reported and powerfully written...."--National Fisherman

LC 2002153373, ISBN 1-58465-318-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


338.479

Starnes, Richard D.

Southern Journeys: Tourism, History, and Culture in the Modern South

352 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illus., $55.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Alabama Press

This collection examines tourism as a complicated and vital force in southern history, culture, and economics. Tourism has been, and is still, one of the most powerful economic forces in the modern South. It is a multibillion-dollar industry that creates jobs and generates revenue while drawing visitors from around the world to enjoy the region's natural and man-made attractions. Southern Journeys introduces a new window through which to view the region's distinctiveness. Scholars and students of environmental history, business history, labor history, and social history will all benefit from a consideration of the place of tourism in southern life.

LC 2002156532, ISBN 0-8173-1297-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5009-8 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


338.642

Baumol, William J., Alan S. Blinder, and Edward N. Wolff

Downsizing in America: Reality, Causes, and Consequences

336 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

The Russell Sage Foundation

"This clearly written book explodes several myths about downsizing with hard facts drawn from multiple sources and thoughtful analysis. Anyone interested in the reality of downsizing needs to digest this book."--Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University. "In one place and without an ideological chip on their shoulders, these authors tell us all that we want to know about the real consequences of downsizing in America. It is an invaluable work."--Jeffrey Madrick, Editor, Challenge Magazine

LC 2002036740, ISBN 0-87154-094-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


338.762

Hyde, Charles K.

Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation

408 pp., 7'' x 10'', 60 b&w photos, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Wayne State University Press

"As the title indicates, Charles Hyde's history of the Chrysler Corporation takes the reader on a historical journey marked by exhilarating climbs, severe descents, and disorienting changes of direction. The meticulous scholarship never gets in the way of a good story, one that shows how the business cycle, changing consumer tastes, governmental regulations, and management decisions impelled the wild ride taken by America's third largest automobile firm."--Rudi Volti, Pitzer College

LC 2002008512, ISBN 0-8143-3091-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


338.762

Wagner, Herbert

At the Creation: Myth, Reality, and the Origin of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 1901-1909

256 pp., 8" x 9", 120 illus., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press (distributed by The University of Wisconsin Press)

Backed by a decade of research, At the Creation documents for the first time the early and critical years of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in its birthplace of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Herbert Wagner brings to life the human side of Harley-Davidson's quest to motorize the bicycle and then promote it as a powerful, fast, reliable, and thrilling means of personal transportation. This book examines the origins of two-wheeled transportation at a time when combining the gasoline engine with the bicycle was the province of dreamers and con men. This is the definitive account of the beginnings of the only American motorcycle brand to ultimately succeed and survive.

LC 2003008948, ISBN 0-87020-351-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


338.91

Dichter, Thomas W.

Despite Good Intentions: Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed

320 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $70.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"I can think of no study as comprehensive and grounded in such wide experience and knowledge as Dichter's...The presentation is amazingly effective, especially the alternation of narrative accounts of hypothetical (but very believable) examples of technical assistance projects with factual discussions of aspects of developmental assistance...."--Barbara B. Burn, author of Expanding the International Dimension of Higher Education. "A literate, entertaining, and soul-searching critique of the international aid business, by an insider who will make other insiders think hard about what they are doing and where they are going."--Ian Smillie, author of Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises

LC 2002010178, ISBN 1-55849-392-1 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-393-X (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S

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340-349 Law

341.23

Fasulo, Linda

An Insider's Guide to the UN

272 pp., 5" x 8", $27.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

Prominent news correspondent Linda Fasulo provides a colorful introduction to the activities, goals, and operations of the United Nations in this engaging book. She describes how the UN actually works, surveys its humanitarian, crime-fighting, and peacekeeping programs, and argues that the organization continues to deserve American support. "This unique book combines a solid guide to the workings of the United Nations with illuminating insights from credible and serious experts."--Barbara Crossette, former New York Times bureau chief at the United Nations

LC 2003010668, ISBN 0-300-10155-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


341.5

Lang, Anthony F., Jr. (Editor)

Just Intervention

240 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Georgetown University Press

In Just Intervention, Sohail Hashmi analyzes how Islamic tradition and Islamic states understand humanitarian intervention; Thomas Weiss strongly advocates the use of military force for humanitarian purposes in Yugoslavia; Martin Cook, Richard Caplan, and Julie Mertus query the use of force in Kosovo; Michael Barnett, drawing on experience in the United Nations while it debated how best to respond to Rwandan genocide, discusses how international organizations may become hamstrung in the ability to use force due to bureaucratic inertia; and Anthony Lang envelopes these and other complex issues with a deft hand and contextual insight.

LC 2003006944, ISBN 0-87840-341-8

AASL: S/HS


342.73

Bezanson, Randall P.

How Free Can the Press Be?

312 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Illinois Press

"Randall Bezanson's book explores the gravest free press issues of our time--national security, terrorism, media monopoly, privacy, political corruption, press dishonesty, intrusive newsgathering, convergence of news and entertainment, and the breach of the wall between news and advertising. Readers who are familiar with the great free press cases will learn much from this book, and those reading about them for the first time are in for a stimulating experience."--David Anderson, co-author of Mass Media Law: Cases and Materials

LC 2003002148, ISBN 0-252-02866-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


342.73

Parker, Richard A.

Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

400 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illus., $60.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Describes landmark free speech decisions of the Supreme Court while highlighting the issues of language, rhetoric, and communication that underlie them. Collectively, the essays in this volume suggest that the life of free speech law is communication. It fills a gap between textbooks that summarize First Amendment law and books that analyze case law and legal theory. These essays explore questions regarding the significance of unregulated speech in a marketplace of goods and ideas, and limits of offensive language and obscenity as expression, the power of symbols, and consequences of restraint prior to publication versus the subsequent punishment of sources.

LC 2003001148, ISBN 0-8173-1301-X (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5025-X (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S


344.73

Cottrol, Robert J., Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware

Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution

xii + 292 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $25.00 cloth, $15.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of Kansas

"This work explores the cultural context of the groundbreaking Brown decision...The authors highlight the pivotal role of the NAACP...and also focus on many of the figures involved in this historic legal battle. [They show that] Brown reflects both the potential and the limitations of the court's ability to reflect, influence, and reconcile cultural customs with the highest ideals of racial equality."--Booklist (October 15, 2003). "A vivid and comprehensive account of the historical, legal and political dramas surrounding one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the twentieth century..."--Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic

LC 2003013217, ISBN 0-7006-1288-2 (c.), ISBN 0-7006-1289-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


345.797

Phillips, Jim and Rosemary Gartner

Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell

360 pp., 6" x 9", 21 b&w photos, 1 map, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of British Columbia Press

Murdering Holiness explores the story of the "Holy Roller" sect led by Franz Creffield in the early years of the 20th century. A riveting microhistory and legal examination of the murders and subsequent trials, this case study includes a detailed examination of the trial, the media's response to it, and the dramatic aftermath. It sheds light on the rise of ardent religion in the Pacific Northwest, the justice system in Seattle, and the role of the press in influencing public opinion.

LC 2003495308, ISBN 0-774-80906-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


346.730

Lindsey, Marc

Copyright Law on Campus

64 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 11 halftones, notes, $16.00 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Washington State University Press

"Copyright issues arise on a daily basis, from students, faculty, and administration..." explains author Marc Lindsey. With that in mind, he created a concise desktop reference about a complex legal subject written in a straightforward, easy-to-read style. Extensively researched, this new book includes the latest legal developments as they apply to life on campus. Students will find this guide beneficial whether completing homework assignments or publishing dissertations. Administrators and faculty members will appreciate learning how copyright law applies to the Internet, music, distance education, and the use of course packs and other class room materials.

LC 2003012583, ISBN 0-87422-246-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


347.73

Ross, Michael A.

Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court during the Civil War Era

323 pp., 6" x 9", preface, notes, bibliog., index, $69.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Louisiana State University Press

In the first biography of Miller since 1939, Ross creates a colorful portrait of a passionate man grappling with the difficult legal issues arising from a time of wrenching social and political change. "This splendid biography humanizes its subject and provides a lucid analysis of the political and economic context as well as juridical reasoning of the Supreme Court rulings during the Civil War and Reconstruction...[It] will greatly enhance our understanding of the era."--James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

LC 2003002069, ISBN 0-8071-2868-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8071-2924-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


347.735

Schapiro, Jane

Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks

304 pp., 6" x 9", index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Through extensive interviews and detailed research of documents and court transcripts, Jane Schapiro documents a major human rights lawsuit from its inception to its conclusion. On October 21, 1996, attorney Michael Hausfeld filed a class-action complaint against Union Bank of Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation, and Credit Suisse on behalf of Holocaust victims. The suit accused the banks of acting as the chief financiers for Nazi Germany. Hausfeld wanted to prove that the banks not only concealed and refused to return millions of dollars in dormant accounts, but that they acted as a conduit for looted assets and slave labor profits.

LC 2003005663, ISBN 0-29919330-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S

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350-359 Public Administration

352.63

White, Richard D., Jr.

Roosevelt the Reformer: Theodore Roosevelt as Civil Service Commissioner, 1889-1895

272 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Covers a fascinating period of Theodore Roosevelt's life, his first six years in Washington. This was a significant period of his life because he matured politically and learned how to navigate through Washington politics. He sparred with powerful cabinet officers and congressmen and survived their attempts to destroy him. He cultivated important friendships and allegiances, flourished intellectually, and strengthened his progressive views of social justice, racial theory, and foreign relations. It was a period altogether significant to the honing of administrative talent and intellectual acuity of the future president.

LC 2003005508, ISBN 0-8173-1361-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


353.409

Thornburgh, Dick

Where the Evidence Leads: An Autobiography

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 39 b&w photos, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Pittsburgh Press

Perhaps best known as the attorney general, who returned respectability to the office in the late 1980s, Dick Thornburgh has been a key participant in and observer of American political and legal life for more than three decades. In Where the Evidence Leads, he candidly reveals the joys, frustrations, mistakes, and accomplishments of his career in public service.

LC 2003007696, ISBN 0-8229-4220-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


356.9

Yamashita, Bruce I.

Fighting Tradition: A Marine's Journey to Justice

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 24 illus., $55.00 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University of Hawai'i Press

Determined to be a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Bruce Yamashita enrolled in Officer Candidate School, where he was the target of persistent racial harassment by officers and staff. After enduring nine weeks of emotional and physical abuse, Yamashita was "disenrolled" in April 1989--kicked out of the Marine Corps because of the color of his skin. Fighting Tradition is Yamashita's own story of his courageous struggle to expose a pattern of racial discrimination against minorities that has existed at various levels of the Corps.

LC 2003043446, ISBN 0-8248-2410-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8248-2745-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


359.008

Miller, Richard E.

The Messman Chronicles: African-Americans in the U.S. Navy, 1932-1943

272 pp., 6" x 9", 15 photos, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Naval Institute Press

Despite racial discrimination and second-class status within the enlisted corps, the U.S. Navy's mess attendants, officer's cooks, and stewards compiled a proud legacy of combat service in World War II. The heroism of a few like "Dorie" Miller became well known to the American public, but most have long been forgotten. This book tells the story of those thousands of unheralded sailors of African descent who served in frontline combat with fellow "messmen" of Filipino, Guamanian, and Chinese ancestry from the first day of war to the last.

LC 2003017842, ISBN 1-55750-539-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G

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360-369 Social Problems and Services

361.92

Brown, Victoria Bissell

The Education of Jane Addams

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Victoria Bissell Brown challenges the received image of America's premier pacifist and urban reformer. Addams emerges as a smart, determined young woman who fashioned a vibrant civic career after she cast off Gilded Age fantasies of individual heroism and folded her ambition for herself into the Progressive Era's drive for democracy.

LC 2003053337, ISBN 0-8122-3747-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


362.1

Banish, Roslyn Introduction by Paul A. Volberding, M.D.

Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV and AIDS

288 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 3/4", 43 duotone plates, $50.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Forty outstanding portraits of individuals with AIDS from all walks of life along with their stories are included in this beautifully created book. Roslyn Banish has presented for us a snapshot in the history of the AIDS epidemic. Her candid photographs and very interesting interviews show us how this dreaded virus has infiltrated the lives of everyone...The stories are not doomsday stories, but stories of first fear and then hope and then survival...This is truly one of the most inspiring photographic journals that this reviewer has seen and a book that is recommended for all libraries."--AIDS Book Review Journal

LC 2002014512, ISBN 1-55849-394-8 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-395-6 (p.)

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: G


362.1

Skloot, Floyd

In the Shadow of Memory

260 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of Nebraska Press

This is Floyd Skloot's candid memoir of living with a brain and a mind that have suddenly been shattered by a virus. It is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory, unstable balance, and wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, learning a new way to be at home in the world. This book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.

LC 2002020316, ISBN 0-8032-4297-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


362.102

Donaldson, Robert M., Jr., Kathleen S. Lundgren, and Howard M. Spiro

The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions: Pathways to Medicine in the 21st Century

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", illus., $40.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Yale University Press

For anyone pondering a career in medicine or a related health profession, this book is an essential resource. More than seventy professionals in the health field offer first-hand accounts of how and why they made their career choices and what the journey has been like. Together these men and women convey more comprehensively and openly than ever before what it means to choose a career in medicine. "The wisdom, practical advice, and comprehensive experiences of the contributors make this book beneficial for any person seeking academic or career guidance."--Mike Murphy, Headmaster, Pace Academy

LC 2002009648, ISBN 0-300-09542-2

AASL: S/HS-P

PLA: G


362.196

Brown, Rebecca

Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary

126 pp., 6 1/2" x 10 3/4", $21.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary is an intimate, exquisite, and true account of what it is to help a parent die. After her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, former home care worker and award-winning writer Rebecca Brown cared for her mother during the last six months of her life. This spare, unsentimental book comes out of that experience. In short chapters headed by definitions of medical terms, she confronts anemia, chemotherapy, metastasis, cremation. Brown's is a poignant and unflinching story of how one family coped with loss and learned about the longevity of love.

LC 2003005653, ISBN 0-299-18970-8

PLA: G


362.196

Irvin, Cass

Home Bound: Growing Up with a Disability in America

264 pp., 6" x 9", $59.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Temple University Press

"Breaking out of the familiar genres of disability books such as history, autobiography, inspirational, or catastrophe narratives, Irvin's book sets out a rhetoric of protest and consciousness-raising that mobilizes elements from more conventional disability books to create a fresh discourse of disability from inside the movement. She clearly and convincingly lays out the arguments for seeing disability as a sociopolitical issue, for recognizing its connections to the civil rights and women's movements, for disability pride, and for building community and a politicized consciousness...."--Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, author of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Literature and Culture

LC 2003050789, ISBN 1-59213-219-7 (c.), ISBN 1-59213-220-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


362.196

O'Brien, Mark, with Gillian Kendall

How I Became a Human Being: A Disabled Man's Quest for Independence

276 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

September 1955. Six-year-old Mark O'Brien moved his arms and legs for the last time. He came out of a coma to find himself enclosed from the neck down in an iron lung, in which he would live for much of the rest of his life. Mark O'Brien's account of his struggles to lead an independent life describes the ways in which a paralyzed person takes care of the body, mind, and heart. "The whole disability revolution has come as a surprise. This book shows how that revolution freed me to become a human being, and how that revolution made a society become more human."--Mark O'Brien

LC 2002010451, ISBN 0-299-18430-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


362.196

Ruzic, Neil P.

Racing to a Cure: A Cancer Victim Refuses Chemotherapy and Finds Tomorrow's Cures in Today's Scientific Laboratories

440 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Illinois Press

"In this extraordinary book, we encounter the experience and science of cancer through the lens of a delightful and sophisticated writer. Exploring the landscape of American research with intelligence and passion, Neil Ruzic leads us to the important and surprising conclusion that the immune system is a central agent for cancer cure. This insight frames important new ways that patients and their families should understand and select their cancer care."--Dr. Jonathan Braun, molecular immunologist, UCLA

LC 2003000558, ISBN 0-252-02867-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


362.2

Goodheart, Lawrence B.

Mad Yankees: The Hartford Retreat for the Insane and Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry

256 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illus., notes, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

A study of the changing treatment of mental illness in nineteenth-century America. "A welcome and well-crafted addition to the growing body of work dealing with the history of nineteenth-century American mental hospitals."--Gerald N. Grob, author of Mad Among Us: A History of America's Care of the Mentally Ill

LC 2003014230, ISBN 1-55849-405-7

AASL: S, RS/HS

PLA: G, S, RG


362.4

Switzer, Jacqueline Vaughn

Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality

328 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Georgetown University Press

Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer gives us a comprehensive introduction to and overview of U.S. disability policy in all facets of society, including education, the workplace, and social integration. Disabled Rights provides an interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of the disability rights movement and assesses the creation and implementation, successes and failures of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by federal, state and local governments.

LC 2002013813, ISBN 0-87840-897-5 (c.), ISBN 0-87840-898-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


362.43

Hankins, Gerald W.

Rolling On: The Story of the Amazing Gary McPherson

216 pp., 9" x 6", b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

University of Alberta Press

Gary McPherson contracted life-threatening polio during the epidemic of 1955, leaving him a quadriplegic. He retains just enough movement in his left hand to click a mouse and strength in his left leg to push his wheelchair backwards a few feet. Gary cannot feed himself or comb his hair. Yet, he is a husband and father, has coached championship sporting teams, is past-chairman of the Premier's Council for the Status of People with Disabilities, and is currently both a lecturer in the School of Business at the University of Alberta and executive-director of the Canadian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

C2003-905730-5, ISBN 0-88864-405-1

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


362.43

Iezzoni, Lisa I.

When Walking Fails: Mobility Problems of Adults with Chronic Conditions

420 pp., 6" x 9", 5 line illus., 8 b&w photos, 18 tables, $60.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

June 2003

University of California Press

"Iezzoni grounds her readable and compelling discussion with case histories and interviews...As an accessible and informative look at an issue that touches so many, and as a critique of public policy that is evidently in need of major improvement, this is a valuable work."--Library Journal ((starred review)

LC 2002152225, ISBN 0-520-23742-0 (c.), ISBN 0-520-23819-0 (p.)

PLA: S


362.5

Green, Elna C.

This Business of Relief: Confronting Poverty in a Southern City, 1740-1940

376 pp., 6" x 9", 11 photos, 28 tables, 7 figures, $54.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

The University of Georgia Press

The South has been largely overlooked in the debates prompted by the wave of welfare reforms during the 1990s. This book helps correct that imbalance. Using Richmond, Virginia, as an example, Green looks at issues and trends related to two centuries of relief for the needy and dependent in the urban South. Throughout, she links her findings to the larger narrative of welfare history in the United States. She ties social-welfare policy in the South to other southern histories, showing how each period left its own mark on policies and their implementation.

LC 2003008366, ISBN 0-8203-2451-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8203-2552-X (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


362.734

McCabe, Nancy

Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption

192 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Missouri Press

Meeting Sophie tells the story of Nancy McCabe adopting a Chinese daughter and the many obstacles she faced during the adoption and adjustment process as she renegotiated her role within her family and fought difficulties in her job. Especially poignant is her struggle to bond with a sick, grieving baby while in a foreign country during political unrest-followed, upon her return to the U.S., by a devastating loss and a career crisis.

LC 2003010935, ISBN 0-8262-1495-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


363.11

Puleo, Stephen

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

263 pp., 6" x 9", index, $23.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Beacon Press

On January 15, 1919, a fifty-foot tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a fifteen-foot high wave of molasses that briefly traveled at thirty-five miles per hour. The Great Boston Molasses Flood claimed the lives of twenty-one people and scores of animals, injured 150, and caused widespread destruction. Tracing the era from the tank's construction in 1915 through the multiyear lawsuit that followed the tragedy, Dark Tide uses the drama of the flood to examine the sweeping changes brought about by World War I, Prohibition, the Anarchist movement, the Red Scare, Immigration, and the role of big business in society.

LC 2003010433, ISBN 0-8070-5020-2

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


363.192

Nestle, Marion

Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism

366 pp., 6" x 9", 21 b&w photos, 9 line illus., 16 tables, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of California Press

"...Dr. Nestle has repeated the clearheaded thinking that made Food Politics an important addition to the debate about food in this country. Her ability to look at issues as both a scientist and a consumer makes her a particularly useful source when food safety is up for discussion. Such sources are few and far between."--New York Times. "This important book is required reading for everybody interested in food and how it is produced...It is written with the weight of science behind it and has general lessons about the importance of understanding that food safety must be everybody's concern."--Sunday Tribune

LC 2002027172, ISBN 0-520-23292-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


363.3

Brower, Jennifer and Peter Chalk

The Global Threat of New Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Reconciling US National Security and Public Health

166 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, 9 tables, summary, bibliog., appendix, $20.00 paper, CIP included

March 2003

RAND

The spread of infectious diseases has emerged as a significant challenge to the stability of the contemporary international system. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the security implications posed by infectious diseases. Authors examine two illustrative case studies: HIV/ AIDS in South Africa, as a graphic example of the devastating effects that infectious diseases can have on a state's functioning viability, and the effect of the United States public health response system, offering specific recommendations to improve the country's ability to meet this emerging challenge.

LC 2002036756, ISBN 0-8330-3293-3

AASL: G/HS


363.3

Cragin, Kim and Peter Chalk

Terrorism & Development: Using Social and Economic Development to Inhibit a Resurgence of Terrorism

60 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, summary, bibliog., $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2003

RAND

Examines the social and economic development policies enacted by three countries-Israel, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom-to inhibit a resurgence of terrorism within their jurisdictions. Drawing on a broad research base, including numerous firsthand interviews, the authors outline the initiatives implemented by each country then assess their effectiveness, with the aim of informing U. S. decision makers of the benefits and pitfalls of such initiatives as they develop policy to counter terrorism.

LC 2002036871, ISBN 0-8330-3308-5

AASL: G/HS


363.9

Feldt, Gloria, with Carol Trickett Jennings

Behind Every Choice Is a Story

264 pp., 6" x 9", index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2003

University of North Texas Press

Planned Parenthood's leader affirms every woman's fundamental human right to control her body, her destiny, her dreams; and inspires readers to see how the world can change-one heartfelt story at a time. Along with dozens of individual, first-person stories, this book also traces Gloria Feldt's personal journey from West Texas to activism in the civil rights and women's movement, culminating in her current standing as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation and one of the most influential voices in the reproductive freedom movement.

LC 2002012608, ISBN 1-57441-158-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G, S


364.15

Ludwig, Jens and Philip J. Cook (Editors)

Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on Crime and Violence

469 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Policymakers have tried to combat gun-related violence and crime in various ways: including sentence enhancements, restricting access, and banning certain models and designs. Yet far too little is currently known about the efficacy of these policies. This book sheds light on what works by presenting rigorous empirical evaluations of a variety of current policies. "This collection of essays deserves special praise for including authors on both sides...It ought to be the starting point for any future debate over gun policy...."--Saul Cornell, Washington Post Book World

LC 2002014696, ISBN 0-8157-5312-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-5311-X (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


364.15

Moran, Molly Hurley

Finding Susan

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 36 b&w illus., $29.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Southern Illinois University Press

A pointed exploration of the disappearance and murder of the author's sister, Susan Hurley Harrison, that calls critical attention to our alarming blindness to domestic abuse and sheds light on the forces that can cause an intelligent, talented woman to remain trapped in a violent marriage. Includes appendixes of domestic violence resources and serves as a guide for concerned family members and friends of at-risk women to help identify warning signs. "Completely enthralling...This is an important book and beautifully written."--Ann Rule. "A significant commentary on the nature of domestic violence."--Penelope Lively

LC 2002151208, ISBN 0-8093-2519-5

AASL: S/HS-P

PLA: S


364.152

Wrone, David R.

The Zapruder Film: Reframing JFK's Assassination

xii + 368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 photos-22 in full color, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University Press of Kansas

"Wrone is neither a Warren Commission defender nor an outlandish conspiracy theorist but a careful historian who presents a strong case that the Warren Commission hastily and wrongly concluded that Oswald murdered Kennedy and that a single "magic bullet" shot both the President and Texas governor John Connally. Strongly recommended."--Library Journal (January 2003). "Wrone brilliantly dissects the reality and legend of this startling footage and provides a truly important new contribution to our understanding of the assassination and its impact on our culture."--Douglas Brinkley, author of American Heritage History of the United States

LC 2003013218, ISBN 0-7006-1291-2

PLA: G


364.4

Tita, George, K. Jack Riley, Greg Ridgeway, Clifford Grammich, Allan Abrahamse, and Peter W. Greenwood

Reducing Gun Violence: Results from an Intervention in East Los Angeles

76 pp., 6" x 9", 8 figures, 16 tables, summary, bibliog., $20.00 paper, CIP included

November 2003

RAND

Could an initiative to reduce gun violence that had been successful in Boston be adapted for use elsewhere? RAND researchers selected a 15-square mile area in East Los Angeles where inter-gang rivalries were prevalent for a similar intervention that was to include both law enforcement and social service components. A walk-by shooting and resulting double homicide triggered implementation of the intervention before the latter component was widely available. Nevertheless, the intervention helped reduce violent and gang crime in the targeted districts, both during and immediately after implementation, and did not disperse crime from the targeted areas and gangs to others-crime decreased in surrounding communities as well.

LC 2003016717, ISBN 0-8330-3475-8

AASL: S, RS/HS


364.66

Chardavoyne, David G.

A Hanging in Detroit: Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

264 pp., 6'' x 9'', 12 illus., $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Wayne State University Press

"This benchmark study of the early law-in-court history of Michigan is a must-read for all sides on the question of restoring capital punishment in the state."--Avern Cohn, District Judge, United States District Court

LC 2003002434, ISBN 0-8143-3132-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8143-3133-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S, RS


364.99

Edds, Margaret

An Expendable Man: The Near-Execution of Earl Washington Jr.

272 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illus., index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

New York University Press

This is the fascinating account of the imprisonment, near-execution and eventual pardon of Earl Washington Jr., an impoverished and mentally retarded black farm hand convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a young mother in Culpeper, Virginia. Washington was finally pardoned and freed in October 2000. Washington was freed not because of the legal and judicial systems, but despite them. While DNA testing was central to his eventual pardon, such tests would never have occurred without an unusually talented and committed legal team and without a series of incidents that are best described as pure luck. Edds makes the argument that other "expendable men" almost certainly have not been as fortunate.

LC 2002155791, ISBN 0-8147-2222-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


369.17-dc21

Cox, Karen L.

Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture

256 pp., 6" x 9", 46 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

University Press of Florida

Placing the organization's activities in the context of the post-war and Progressive-Era South, Cox describes in detail the United Daughters of the Confederacy's origins and early development, its efforts to collect and preserve manuscripts and artifacts and to build monuments, and its later role in the peace movement and World War I. This remarkable history of the organization presents a portrait of two generations of southern women whose efforts helped shape the social and political culture of the New South.

LC 2002040904, ISBN 0-8130-2625-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S, RS

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370-379 Education

370

Noddings, Nel

Happiness and Education

316 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

Cambridge University Press

When parents are asked what they want for their children, they usually answer that they want their children to be happy. Why, then, is happiness rarely mentioned as a goal of education? This book explores what we might teach if we were to take happiness seriously as a goal of education. Criticizing our current almost exclusive emphasis on economic well-being and pleasure, Noddings discusses the contributions of making a home, parenting, cherishing a place, the development of character, interpersonal growth, finding work that one loves, and participating in a democratic way of life.

LC 2002041547, ISBN 0-521-80760-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


370.1-dc21

Cottom, Daniel

Why Education Is Useless

256 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Education is useless because it destroys our common sense, because it isolates us from the rest of humanity, because it hardens our hearts and swells our heads. Bookish persons have long been subjects of suspicion and contempt and nowhere more so, perhaps, than in the United States during the past twenty years. "A tour de force, implicitly summarizing and commenting on more than two millennia of arguments about the function of education. Why Education Is Useless is craftily written and thoroughly enjoyable."--Michael Brub, author of The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies

LC 2002045599, ISBN 0-8122-3720-X

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


370.11

Horton, Myles Edited by Dale Jacobs

The Myles Horton Reader: Education for Social Change

360 pp., 6" x 9", 21 photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

University of Tennessee Press

The first volume to collect the writings of activist and educator Myles Horton. Through essays, speeches, and interviews, The Myles Horton Reader demonstrates the breadth of Horton's thinking and the importance of his contributions to education, labor, and civil rights.

LC 2002155366, ISBN 1-57233-271-9

AASL: S/HS-P

PLA: S, RS


371.8

Perry, Theresa, et al.

Young, Gifted, and Black

183 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

Beacon Press

A huge portion of the school reform debate in America-explicitly and implicitly-is framed around the success and failure of African-American children in school. The test-score "achievement gap" between white and black students, especially, is a driving issue behind nearly every national conversation about schools. But despite this focus on African-American kids, the voices of prominent African-American intellectuals are conspicuously left out of the debate about black children. Young, Gifted, and Black sets out to reframe the terms of the debate. The authors argue that understanding how children experience the struggle of being black in America is essential to improving how schools serve them.

LC C2002012009, ISBN 0-8070-3154-2

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S


373.2

Toch, Thomas

High Schools on a Human Scale

141 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $15.00 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Beacon Press

High Schools on a Human Scale shows the huge power of small schools, perhaps the nation's fastest-growing reform idea. Tom Toch takes us inside four very different small schools around the country--from an entrepreneur's high-tech charter school in San Diego to a school formed out of the breakup of a huge public high school in Manhattan. All are small enough so that every student is known well by adults, and the results are remarkable. Together they show the proven virtues of small schools--safety, community, and high achievement.

LC 2002155245, ISBN 0-8070-3245-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation

385.1

Saunders, Richard, Jr.

Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002

458 pp., 6" x 9", 48 maps, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Northern Illinois University Press

"Magisterial in scope and precise in detail, Main Lines makes a significant contribution to modern railroad history and to the history of American business."--Mark Reutter, Editor, Railroad History. This gripping sequel to the award-winning Merging Lines tells how politically risky public aid and talented management restored American railroads.

LC 2003052711, ISBN 0-87580-316-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


385.979

Fredrickson, Jim

Railscapes: A Northern Pacific Brasspounder's Album

160 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", illus., photos, index, $45.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Washington State University Press

Brimming with spectacular photographs and a trainman's vivid memories, Railscapes is an exceptional album, filled with the author's unbounded enthusiasm, love, and respect for the whole world of trains. For 39 years, the author worked for the Northern Pacific Railway in Washington state as a telegraph operator-a "brasspounder"-and dispatcher. Drawn from an immense collection of railroad images, Railscapes features more of Jim's favorite photographs of train wrecks, premier passenger trains, the last of the steam engines, railroad folks, and more.

LC 2003012583, ISBN 0-87422-272-9 (c.), ISBN 0-87422-271-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S, RG

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390-399 Customs and Folklore

394.13

Burns, Eric

The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol

336 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", 1 table, $29.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Temple University Press

"Eric Burns' book is as lively and engaging as a tailgate party on a Saturday afternoon, yet as sobering as a car wreck and a diagnosis of addiction. Burns connects America's thirst for drink to some of the most important social movements in the country's history: abolition and suffragism, organized labor, Progressivism, and, of course, temperance and Prohibition. Reading this epic of desire and destruction is to see our story magnified through the bottom of a bottle. It's history by the shot glass."--Bill Moyers

LC 2003050790, ISBN 1-59213-214-6

PLA: O


398.089

Jemie, Onwuchekwa

Yo' Mama!: New Raps, Toasts, Dozen, Jokes & Children's Rhymes from Urban Black America

340 pp., 6" x 9", $69.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Temple University Press

Collected primarily in metropolitan New York and Philadelphia during the classic era of black "street poetry" (i.e. during the late 1960s and early 1970s), these raps, signifyings, toasts, boasts, jokes and children's rhymes will delight general readers as well as scholars. Ranging from the simple rhymes that accompany children's games to verbally inventive insults and the epic exploits of traditional characters like Shine and Stagger Lee, these texts sound the deep rivers of culture, echoing two continents.

LC 20022040858, ISBN 1-59213-02803 (c.), ISBN 1-59213-029-1 (p.)

PLA: S


398.089

Toelken, Barre

The Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West

220 pp., 6" x 9", color illus., $39.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

Utah State University Press

After a career's worth of experience working and living with American Indians and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance theory, cultural worldview, and collaborative research, he examines Native American visual arts, dance, oral tradition (story and song), humor, and patterns of thinking and discovery to demonstrate what can be gleaned from Indian traditions by Natives and non-Natives alike. In the process he considers popular distortions of Indian beliefs and demystifies many traditions by showing how they can be comprehended within their cultural contexts.

LC 2003006172, ISBN 0-87421-555-2 (c.), ISBN 0-87421-556-0 (p.)

AASL: R, S/HS

PLA: S


398.208

Beardslee, Lois

Lies to Live By

152 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Michigan State University Press

"It is like sitting across the coffee table on a delightful sunny morning. You're listening to Lois share personal insights as to being Native American, what it is like to raise a family, and what uniqueness life has to offer. A truly enjoyable book!"--Will Reding, Interpretive Naturalist of Rent a Rambling Naturalist, Founder/life member of The National Association for Interpretation

LC 2002153575, ISBN 0-87013-663-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


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