2008 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


301

Howard, Martin (Editor)

Intercultural Dialogue: Canada and the Other

152 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

July 2007

University of Ottawa Press

This book is about the other, that conceptual reality we increasingly encounter in our daily lives as the global village manifests itself in Canada and beyond. The other presents values and lifestyles different from our own, requiring a sharpening of our perception of self and of those around us. This collection of essays takes a hard look at how these perceptions are revealed through intercultural dialogue in the literary, political and sociological aspects of Canadian society. The dilemma of the other, is thoroughly addressed through the work of nine authors who first made their presentations at the XII Biennial International Conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in 2004.

ISBN 978-0-7766-0646-0

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302.2

Caron, André H. and Letizia Caronia

Moving Cultures: Mobile Communication in Everyday Life

276 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The interruption of personal interaction, even the most intimate, by a ringing cell phone has profoundly affected social behavior. New communication technologies transform culture—but the reverse is also true. Moving Cultures explores the ways in which teenagers have creatively adopted cell phones and blackberries in their social and cultural lives. The authors look at teenagers’ use of text messaging to chat, flirt, and gossip. They find that messaging among teens has little to do with sending shorthand information quickly. Instead, it is a verbal performance through which young people create culture.

C2007-900295-1, ISBN 978-07735-3218-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3230-4 (p.)

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302.23

Alsford, Mike

Heroes and Villains

172 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliog., references, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

Baylor University Press

Hercules, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom. Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do they represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain, we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.

LC 2006032549, ISBN 978-1-932792-92-8

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302.234

Shaw, Tony

Hollywood’s Cold War

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 42 illus., $98.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

This book examines the role of American filmmakers in the ideological struggle against communism. In an analysis of films dating from America’s first Red Scare in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Shaw examines the complex relationship between filmmakers, censors, politicians, and government propagandists. Subjects addressed include McCarthyism, drug smuggling, Christianity, and American cultural diplomacy in India. Anyone seeking to understand wartime propaganda today will find striking contemporary resonance in his conclusions about Hollywood’s versatility and power.

LC 2007017494, ISBN 978-1-55849-611-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-612-5 (p.)

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303.4

Rousseau, Jérôme

Rethinking Social Evolution: The Perspective from Middle-Range Societies

304 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Human societies are characterized by complex and varied social systems that change through time due to communication and negotiation. Jérôme Rousseau makes cognitive complexity his starting point in an innovative study of how and why human societies evolve. Breaking away from traditional analyses of social evolution as a response to ecological constraints, he shows that social systems are maintained and transformed through self-interest and suggests that conflicts about sharing generate social transformations that result in inequality and increasingly encompassing socio-political structures.

C2006-902334-4, ISBN 978-0-7735-3226-7

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303.482

Stradling, David

Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 illus., 3 maps, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2007

University of Washington Press

For over 200 years, the Catskill Mountains have been transformed repeatedly and dramatically, by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows that the process was collaborative, as local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. The painters of the Hudson River School, the “Borscht Belt” resorts, the great reservoir and aqueduct system that supplies the city with 90% of its water are among the many factors the author considers in understanding this region in which the nation’s ideas about nature evolved.

LC 2007019376, ISBN 978-0-2959-8747-7

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303.483

Andrejevic, Mark

iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era

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

September 2007

University Press of Kansas

A chilling account of the tradeoff we are willing to make between interactive media technologies and the power of others to watch over—and control—us. This brave new world of electronic marketing and consumption actually lulls consumers into blissful ignorance of how that usage can be—and is being—monitored. “From cell phones to smart clothes, from the Internet to television, Andrejevic reveals that our urge to connect is rapidly leading us into webs of associations that few of us either recognize or understand. An essential guide to a rapidly networking world.”—Fred Turner, author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture.

LC 2007016410, ISBN 978-0-7006-1528-5

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303.66

Evans, Suzanne

Mothers of Heroes, Mothers of Martyrs: World War I and the Politics of Grief

224 pp., 6” x 9”, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Maternal love is considered the unconditional form of love, yet mothers have been prepared to sacrifice their children, or to see them sacrificed, for a “noble” cause. Mothers of Heroes, Mothers of Martyrs shows that, across cultures and historical eras, in times of great stress societies will channel all their resources, even maternal love and grief, toward a common cause.

C2006-904113-X, ISBN 978-0-7735-3188-8

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304.2

Pyne, Stephen J.

Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada

450 pp., 6” x 9”, 32 b&w photos, 8 maps, 8 figures, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University of British Columbia Press

Canada’s forests and prairies have evolved with fire; its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses. The book has three parts. ‘Torch’ sketches the historical geography of fire from the retreat of the ice sheets to the advent of agriculture. ‘Axe’ focuses on the era of European colonization and describes what happens when people create new fuels through cutting. ‘Engine’ traces the impact of industrialization. An epilogue summarizes recent developments. Fire remains a vital presence in the boreal environment. How Canadians have chosen to relate to it says a great deal about their national character.

LC 20079034683, ISBN 978-0-7748-1391-4

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304.873

Myers, Dowell

Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America

376 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

Russell Sage Foundation

“Dowell Myers has described a future full of hope—if as a nation we are able to understand the power of immigration, to reach understandings about our mutual societal responsibilities, and to unleash the full capabilities of immigrants who want to contribute to American society. It is an approach that is hopeful but is also entirely possible.”—Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView

LC 2006033289, ISBN 978-0-87154-636-4

AASL: G/P

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305

Hamilton, Laura S., et al.

Standards-Based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind: Experiences of Teachers and Administrators in Three States

302 pp., 7” x 10”, 152 tables and figures, $32.50 paper, CIP included

May 2007

RAND Corporation

Standards-based accountability (SBA) provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act have shaped the work of public school teachers and administrators in the United States. This book sheds light on how accountability policies have influenced attitudes and been translated into actions at the district, school, and classroom levels in three states, with a focus on mathematics and science. SBA is leading to an increased emphasis on student achievement, and many educators laud this focus, but a single-minded emphasis on student proficiency on tests has some potentially negative consequences such as narrowing curriculum and declining staff morale.

LC 2007008952, ISBN 978-0-8330-4149-4

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305.23

Chudacoff, Howard P.

Children at Play: An American History

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 22 illus., $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

New York University Press

Through expert investigation in primary sources—including dozens of children’s diaries, hundreds of autobiographical recollections of adults, and a wealth of child-rearing manuals along with wide-ranging reading of the work of educators, journalists, market researchers, and scholars—Chudacoff dig into the “underground” of play. Filled with intriguing stories and revelatory insights, Chudacoff provides a chronological history of play in the U.S. from the point of view of children themselves. He highlights transformations that have occurred over the last 200 years, paying attention not only to the activities of the elite but also to those of working-class men and women, to slaves, and to Native Americans.

LC 2007007865, ISBN 978-0-8147-1664-9

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305.23

Kelly, Catriona

Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991

736 pp., 7” x 10”, 115 b&w illus, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

Yale University Press

This landmark history of childhood in twentieth-century Russia presents an enthralling and detailed picture of a society where childhood was celebrated but children were often neglected by the state. Catriona Kelly, one of the foremost cultural historians of modern Russia, explores every aspect of children’s lives through extensive, unprecedented research. Her study of the relationships between children and adults, prevailing ideas about childhood, and children’s actual experiences creates an unforgettable account of the intimate workings of Russian and Soviet society. “A work of formidable erudition, huge originality and powerful imagination...A tour de force.”—Stephen A. Smith, University of Essex

LC 2007012118, ISBN 978-0-300-11226-9

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305.42

Boomhower, Ray E.

Fighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall

160 pp., 7 1/4” x 8 3/4”, illus., bibliog., index, $17.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Indiana Historical Society Press

A biography aimed at young readers, Fighting for Equality explores the life of educator, woman’s rights pioneer, and peace activist May Wright Sewall. Possessed with the “organizing touch,” Sewall made important contributions to the history of Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States, and the world, serving as a key ally to such national suffrage leaders as Susan B. Anthony and giving the woman’s movement an international focus through her pioneering involvement with the International Council of Women.

LC 2007008517, ISBN 978-0-87195-253-0

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305.42

Seely, Megan

Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist

279 pp., 6” x 9”, $65.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

New York University Press

Fight Like A Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name. A Third Wave manifesto as well as an introduction to feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl is a powerful blueprint for young women today.

LC 2006023651, ISBN 978-0-8147-4001-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8147-4002-6 (p.)

AASL: S/P

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305.677

Shires, Preston

Hippies of the Religious Right: From the Countercultures of Jerry Garcia to the Subculture of Jerry Falwell

242 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Baylor University Press

This volume demonstrates that the Christian Right has a surprising past. Historical analysis reveals that the countercultural movements and evangelicalism share a common heritage. Shires warns that political operatives in both parties need to heed this fact if they hope to either, in the case of the Republican Party, retain their evangelical constituency, or, in the case of the Democratic Party, recruit new evangelical voters.

LC 2007001124, ISBN 978-1-932792-57-7

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305.697

Patel, Eboo

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

189 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $22.95 cloth, $13.00 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Beacon Press

Acts of Faith interweaves accounts of how religious totalitarian groups engage youth with Patel’s own story of growing up Muslim and angry in America. His unique understanding of the importance of positively engaging religious youth led him to found the Interfaith Youth Core, an energetic organization that seeks to counter religious totalitarianism by building an interfaith, pluralistic youth movement. Addressing the key questions of this emerging movement, Patel shows us how to engage religious conservatives and, most importantly, how to positively focus the fires of youth.

LC 2007009064, ISBN 978-0-8070-7726-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-7727-6 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

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305.8

Blum, Edward J.

W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet

288 pp., 6” x 9”, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Pioneering historian, sociologist, editor, novelist, poet, and organizer, W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the foremost African American intellectuals of the twentieth century. While Du Bois is remembered for his monumental contributions to scholarship and civil rights activism, the spiritual aspects of his work have been misunderstood, even negated. W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet is the first religious biography of this leading civil rights activist and intellectual. Though Du Bois is often labeled an atheist, historian Edward J. Blum argues that his religious and spiritual insights are central to understanding his political and intellectual work.

LC 2006051466, ISBN 978-0-8122-4010-8

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305.8

Brown, Nicholas and Linda Cardinal (Editors)

Managing Diversity: Practices of Citizenship

232 pp., 5” x 8”, index, $28.00 paper, CIP included

October 2007

University of Ottawa Press

This collection of essays deals with the ways three contemporary nations, Canada, Australia, and Ireland, seek to manage issues of diversity in their own societies and in the context of the economic, political, and technological changes and population mobility associated with globalization. Analyzing issues ranging from urban planning and the provision of broadcasting services for minority languages, to principled debates over basic rights and entitlements, these essays offer penetrating summaries of each political culture while also prompting comparative reflection on the broad theme of “democracy and difference.”

C2007-903174-9, ISBN 978-0-7766-0654-5

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305.8

Stein, Janice, et al.

Uneasy Partners: Multiculturalism and Rights in Canada

165 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Examines the conflict between equality rights, as embedded in the Charter, and multiculturalism as policy and practice. The opening essay deliberately sharpens the conflict among religion, culture, and equality rights and proposes to shift some of the existing boundaries. Others disagree strongly, arguing that this position might seek to limit freedoms in the name of justice that the problem is badly framed, or that silence is a virtue in rebalancing norms. The contributors debate the analytic arguments and infuse their discussion with their personal experiences, which have shaped their perspectives on multiculturalism in Canada.

LC 2007407716, ISBN 978-1-55458-012-5

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305.82

Steinberg, Stephen

Race Relations: A Critique

208 pp., 6” x 9”, $45.00 cloth, $17.95 paper

September 2007

Stanford University Press

On race, Steinberg argues that generations of sociologists have unwittingly practiced a “white sociology” that reflects white interests and viewpoints. What happens, he asks, when we foreground the interests and viewpoints of the victims, rather than the perpetrators, of racial oppression? On ethnicity, Steinberg turns the tables and shows that the new immigrants, including Asians and most Latinos, are following in the footsteps of past immigrants, leading into the melting pot. But even today, there is the black exception. The end result is a dual melting pot—one for peoples of African descent and the other for everybody else.

LC 2007007300, ISBN 978-0-8047-5326-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8047-5327-2 (p.)

AASL: S/P

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305.891

Campbell, Malcolm

Ireland’s New Worlds: Immigrants, Politics, and Society in the United States and Australia, 1815-1922

264 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w illus., 3 maps, 2 graphs, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

December 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press

In the century between the Napoleonic Wars and the Irish Civil War, more than seven million Irish men and women left their homeland to begin new lives abroad. While the majority settled in the United States, Irish emigrants dispersed across the globe, many of them finding their way to another “New World,” Australia. Ireland’s New Worlds is the first book to compare Irish immigrants in the United States and Australia. Challenging the national histories that frame most accounts of the Irish Diaspora, the author highlights the ways that economic, social, and cultural conditions shaped distinct experiences for Irish immigrants in each country.

LC 2007011736, ISBN 978-0-299-22330-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-22334-2 (p.)

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305.896

Abalos, David T.

Latinos in the United States: The Sacred and the Political, Second Edition

352 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

University of Notre Dame Press

“Professor Abalos is able to bring his original analysis into contemporary issues with the same clarity and depth he offered in his first edition of this book...instead of providing us a sociological perspective or a political or theological perspective in the traditional compartmentalized model of academia he provides us with a textured holistic representation of this segment of humanity we call Latinos...This is an important and original contribution to knowledge in the field of Latino Studies.”—Victor M. Rodriguez, California State University, Long Beach

LC 2006039805, ISBN 978-0-268-02025-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.897

Malaurie, Jean

Hummocks: Journeys and Inquiries Among the Canadian Inuit

424 pp., 6” x 9”, 125 b&w illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

More than simple knolls, the jutting ice that emerges over time is, for Jean Malaurie, a metaphor for the process of memory and recollection and Hummocks, the first English translation of the renowned anthropologist’s memoir of his expeditions to the Canadian Arctic, is a detailed evocation of Malaurie’s travels among the Inuit. Malaurie’s exploration of the North spanned a half-century, with voyages to Greenland, the Arctic, Alaska, and Siberia.

C2006-905923-3, ISBN 978-0-7735-3200-7

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306

Hyde, Sue

Come Out and Win: Organizing Yourself, Your Community and Your World

168 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $13.00 paper

June 2007

Beacon Press

Come Out and Win will educate, engage, and agitate LGBT and straight activists to become involved in the political movement to win full equality under the law and sexual/gender freedom. Spurring a new generation of activists to positive social action, it not only tells the history of gay liberation but, crucially, offers guidance and practical advice for building organizations and taking concrete action to eradicate homophobia. From starting a gay-straight alliance in your high school to the most effective way to lobby your state representative face-to-face, this book explains how to organize and become politically engaged in a clear and user-friendly manner.

LC 2007924181, ISBN 978-0-8070-7972-0

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306.094

Bourg, Julian

From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought

488 pp., 6” x 9”, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The French revolts of May 1968, the largest general strike in twentieth-century Europe, were among the most famous and colorful episodes of the twentieth century. Julian Bourg argues that during the subsequent decade the revolts led to a remarkable paradigm shift in French thought—the concern for revolution in the 1960s was transformed into a fascination with ethics. In absorbing and scrupulously researched detail Bourg explores the developing ethical fascination as it emerged among student Maoists courting terrorism, anti-psychiatric celebrations of madness, feminists mobilizing against rape, and pundits and philosophers championing human rights.

C2006-906553-5, ISBN 978-0-7735-3199-4

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306.097

Peacock, James L.

Grounded Globalism: How the U.S. South Embraces the World

311 pp., 6” x 9”, Index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2007

University of Georgia Press

This volume explores the South of the present and the past to develop the concept of “grounded globalism,” in which global forces and local cultures reverberate against each other in mutually sustaining and energizing ways. “James Peacock is a path breaking commentator on the impact of globalization on the American South. In this provocative volume, he challenges us to move beyond traditional notions of a southern identity shaped and sustained by the South’s historically ‘oppositional’ relationship with the rest of America to focus on its rapidly evolving relationship with the rest of the world.”—James C. Cobb, Away Down South

LC 2007015453, ISBN 978-0-8203-2868-3

AASL: G/P

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306.097

Stroup, John M. and Glenn W. Shuck

Escape Into the Future: Cultural Pessimism and its Religious Dimension in Contemporary American Popular Culture

375 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., $34.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

Baylor University Press

Escape into the Future analyzes the power of pessimism, showing links between present-day religious pessimism and the nihilism of popular culture. Stroup and Shuck rummage through an interesting and eclectic body of pop culture—from Fight Club to X-Files to the Left Behind series—pointing out the presence of pessimistic themes throughout. This volume identifies and illuminates the religious language used in these works to articulate America’s need to escape from its present cultural path and ultimately, provides hope that it might do so.

LC 2007026453, ISBN 978-1-932792-52-2

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306.122

Goodlad, Lauren M.E. and Michael Bibby (Editors)

Goth: Undead Subculture

456 pp., 6” x 9”, 67 illus., references, index, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

Duke University Press

Since it first emerged from Britain’s punk-rock scene in the late 1970s, Goth subculture has haunted postmodern culture and society, reinventing itself inside and against the mainstream. Goth: Undead Subculture is the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to this enduring yet little examined cultural phenomenon. Twenty-three essays from various disciplines explore the music, cinema, television, fashion, literature, aesthetics, and fandoms associated with the subculture. They examine Goth’s many dimensions—including its melancholy, androgyny, spirituality, and perversity—and take readers inside locations in Los Angeles, Austin, Leeds, London, Buffalo, New York City, and Sydney.

LC 2006031838, ISBN 978-0-8223-3908-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3921-2 (p.)

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306.209

Wiseman, Nelson

In Search of Canadian Political Culture

348 pp., 6” x 9”, 8 tables, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

University of British Columbia Press

What do we mean by phrases such as “western Canadian political culture,” “the centrist political culture of Ontario,” “Red Toryism in the Maritimes,” or “Prairie socialism”? What historical, geographical, and sociological factors shape these cultures? In this book, Nelson Wiseman addresses these questions and offers new ways of conceiving Canadian political culture. The most thorough review of the national political ethos written in a generation, it offers a bottom-up, regional analysis that challenges how we think and write about Canada.

LC 20079033520, ISBN 978-0-7748-1388-4

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306.361

Drew, Shirley K., Melanie Mills, and Bob Gassaway (Editors)

Dirty Work: The Social Constructions of Taint

278 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2007

Baylor University Press

Dirty Work profiles a number of occupations that society deems tainted. The volume’s vivid, ethnographic reports focus on the communication that helps workers manage the moral, social, and physical “stains” that derive in engaging in such occupations. The creative ways that those who perform such dirty work learn to communicate with each other—and with outsiders—regulate the negative aspects of the work itself and emphasize the positives so that workers can maintain a sense of self-value even while performing devalued occupations.

LC 2007015611, ISBN 978-1-932792-73-7

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306.362

Bales, Kevin

Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves

274 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 photos, 3 tables, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of California Press

“Tempers horror with hope by outlining local and global actions to liberate as many as 27 million people worldwide from their lacerating bonds.”—O: the Oprah Magazine. “Shocking, saddening, angering and inspiring, this volume reveals in full a side of the global market many Americans simply do not know about, clueing readers in on ‘the extent of their own involvement in global slavery,’ and the unthinkable injustices that could be taking place even in their local communities.” —Publishers Weekly. “Read Kevin Bales’s practical and inspiring book, and you will discover how our world can be free at last.” —Desmond Tutu

LC 2007008235, ISBN 978-0-520-25470-1

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306.362

Mintz, Stever and John Stauffer (Editors)

The Problem of Evil: Slavery, Freedom, and the Ambiguities of American Reform

424 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

“’The Problem of Evil is indeed a very important theme that we have too long side-stepped as research scholars. It lingers next to or beneath so much scholarship on slavery, on war, on our heritage of racism and discrimination, on our study of violence generally...In America we still as a collective society have to remind ourselves of the evil embedded in our nature, our institutions, our past. Thus, the overall theme of this book is really important at this moment in history.”—David W. Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

LC 2006037069, ISBN 978-1-55849-569-2 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-570-8 (p.)

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306.4

Wiltse, Jeff

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

288 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 29 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

The University of North Carolina Press

From nineteenth-century public baths to today’s private backyard havens, swimming pools have been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the U.S., Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

LC 2006031021, ISBN 978-0-8078-3100-7

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306.609

Kennedy, Sheila

God and Country: America in Red and Blue

254 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Baylor University Press

Americans increasingly think in terms of red and blue. God and Country examines the religious roots of these cultural divisions in American political life. But instead of pitting a “people of faith” against a “secular humanist elite,” God and Country helps Americans understand the religious differences that divide us, appreciate the public agreements that allow us to live with religious differences, evaluate how existing democratic processes alleviate divisions, and identify ways Americans can agree to disagree.

LC 2007009738, ISBN 978-1-932792-99-7

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306.76

Raz Link, Aaron and Hilda Raz

What Becomes You

304 pp., 6” x 9”, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books

“Being a man, like being a woman, is something you have to learn,” Aaron Raz Link remarks. Few would know this better than the coauthor of What Becomes You, who began life as a girl named Sarah and twenty-nine years later began life anew as a gay man. Turning from female to male and from teaching scientist to theatre performer, Link documents the extraordinary medical, social, legal, and personal process involved in a complete identity change. Hilda Raz, a well-known feminist writer and teacher, observes the process as both an “astonished” parent and as a professor who has studied gender issues.

LC 2006035800, ISBN 978-0-8032-1081-3

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306.76

Sloan, Johanne (Editor)

Urban Enigmas: Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities

312 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The practice of comparison is implicit in every act of imagining, representing, and studying urban experience. Urban Enigmas contributes to recent interdisciplinary interest in cities by introducing comparison as a key methodology for urban cultural analysis. “This original book is useful in helping to connect cultural products—books, film, architecture—to the underlying structure of society.”—The Globe and Mail

C2006-904924-6, ISBN 978-0-7735-3181-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3182-6 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: S


306.82

Johnson, Ericka

Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband: Russian-American Internet Romance

208 pp., 6” x 9”, notes, bibliog., index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Duke University Press

In Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband, six Russian women who are in search of or have already found U.S. husbands via listings on the Internet tell their stories. Ericka Johnson, an American researcher of gender and technology, interviewed these women and others. In addition to her research in the former Soviet Union, Johnson conducted interviews in the United States, and she shares the insights—about dating, marriage, and cross-cultural communication—of a Russian-American married couple who met via the Internet.

LC 2007000705, ISBN 978-0-8223-4010-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4029-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


306.872

Darrah, Charles N., James M. Freeman, and J.A. English-Lueck

Busier than Ever! Why American Families Can’t Slow Down

296 pp., 6” x 9”, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper

April 2007

Stanford University Press

Busier Than Ever! follows the daily activities of fourteen American families. It explores why they are busy and what the consequences are for their lives. Busyness is not just a matter of personal time management, but of the activities we participate in and how each of us creates “the good life.” While numerous books deal with efficiency and the difficulties of balancing work and family, Busier Than Ever! offers a fresh approach. Busyness is not a “problem” to be solved—it is who we are as Americans and it is redefining American families.

LC 2006038221, ISBN 978-0-8047-5491-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8047-5492-7 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


307.121

Hamin, Elisabeth M., Linda Silka, and Priscilla Geigis (Editors)

Preserving and Enhancing Communities: A Guide for Citizens, Planners, and Policymakers

272 pp., 7” x 9 1/4”, 8 color and 23 b&w illus., $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

An environmentally informed guide to community land-use planning and development, covering the full spectrum of innovative and emerging practices, Preserving and Enhancing Communities starts from the premise that each community chooses its future every day, through the incremental decisions made by planning and zoning boards and other citizen volunteers, as well as professional staff. The challenge is to ensure that these decisions support the preservation of what is special about the community, while still fostering necessary and appropriate growth. Includes illustrations and case studies, and concludes with a set of indicators that communities can use to track their progress in community preservation and enhancement.

LC 2007006701, ISBN 978-1-55849-563-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-564-7 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G

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320.092

Tanguay, Daniel

Leo Strauss: An Intellectual Biography

272 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, bibliog., index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

Yale University Press

The first complete account of the intellectual development of Leo Strauss, an important political theorist of the 20th century whose legacy continues to be hotly contested. “Will in all likelihood become the standard study of the philosopher’s development.”—The Chronicle of Higher Education. “[A] step-by-step development of Strauss’s ideas and writings... a reconstruction that—remarkably, but tellingly—no American Straussian has thought to undertake.”—The New York Review of Books. “This may well be the best study of Leo Strauss yet to appear....I recommend this book very highly.”—Stanley Rosen

LC 2006030896, ISBN 978-0-300-10979-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


320.092

Dickinson, Matthew J. and Elizabeth A. Neustadt (Editors)

Guardian of the Presidency: The Legacy of Richard E. Neustadt

217 pp., 6” x 9”, 18 b&w photos, appendix, endnotes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

Brookings Institution Press

For more than five decades, Richard E. Neustadt was America’s leading scholar on the Presidency. He was an adviser to several Presidents, from Harry S. Truman to Bill Clinton. His book Presidential Power, first published in 1960, remains required reading. Here, Neustadt’s colleagues and students celebrate the rich and diverse contributions he made to political and academic life.

LC 2007023888, ISBN 978-0-8157-1842-0

PLA: S


320.12

Brunet-Jailly, Emmanuel

Borderlands: Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe

406 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $33.00 paper, CIP included

May 2007

University of Ottawa Press

Border security has been high on public-policy agendas in Europe and North America since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Governments are now confronted with managing secure borders, a policy objective that in this era of increased free trade and globalization must compete with intense cross-border flows of people and goods. Borderlands addresses the gap between security needs and an understanding of borders and borderlands. The book’s contributors ask policy-makers to recognize that two fundamental elements define borders and borderlands: human activities, and broader social processes, such as trade, government interactions, and local cross-border culture and politics.

C2007-901923-4, ISBN 978-0-7766-0651-4

PLA: S


320.557

Rabasa, Angel, et al.

Building Moderate Muslim Networks

216 pp., 7” x 10”, 5 tables and figures, $30.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

RAND Corporation

Radical and dogmatic interpretations of Islam have gained ground in recent years in many Muslim societies via extensive Islamist networks spanning the Muslim world and the Muslim diaspora communities. Though a majority throughout the Muslim world, moderates have not developed similar networks to amplify their message and to provide protection from violence and intimidation. The authors derive lessons from the U.S. and allied Cold War network-building experience and develop a “road map” to foster the construction of moderate Muslim networks.

LC 2006101898, ISBN 978-0-8330-4122-7

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


320.609

O’Hanlon, Michael E. (Editor)

Opportunity 08: Independent Ideas for America’s Next President

382 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, endnotes, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

Brookings Institution Press

Voters say they want to hear more about issues and less about partisan politics. An unusually wide-open 2008 presidential race presents a unique opening for frank discussion and innovative solutions to a wide variety of pressing policy challenges. Opportunity 08 takes advantage of this political space to focus on critical issues facing the nation, including climate change, energy security, health care, homeland security, the Middle East, and dealing with China.

LC 2007036224, ISBN 978-0-8157-6464-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-6465-6 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S


320.971

Henderson, Ailsa

Nunavut: Rethinking Political Culture

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 map, 28 figures, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

University of British Columbia Press

Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and quantitative analysis, this is the first systematic, empirical study of political life in Nunavut, offering comprehensive analysis of the evolving nature of aboriginal self-government in the Arctic and shedding crucial light on Inuit—non-Inuit relations. Ailsa Henderson links these findings to contemporary political attitudes and behavior, concluding that a distinctive political culture is emerging in Nunavut. Original and provocative, it explores institutions in Nunavut before, during, and after the creation of the new territory, challenging our understandings of how political cultures are generated and sustained.

LC 20079044158, ISBN 978-0-7748-1423-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


320.973

Ackerman, Bruce A.

The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy

400 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 4 line illus., $25.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Based on seven years of archival research, this book describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis. Ackerman shows how Thomas Jefferson counted his Federalist rivals out of the House runoff, and how the Federalists threatened to place John Marshall in the presidential chair. Nevertheless, the Constitution managed to survive through acts of statesmanship and luck.

LC 2005047034, ISBN 978-0-674-01866-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-674-02395-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


320.973

Holland, Matthew S.

Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America—Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln

336 pp., 6” x 9”, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Georgetown University Press

Notions of Christian love, or charity, strongly shaped the political thought of John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. Matthew Holland examines how each figure interpreted and appropriated charity, revealing both the problems and possibilities of making it a political ideal. “An exemplary piece of scholarship. It is thoughtfully conceived and rigorously argued. Readers will be impressed by the exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge displayed, as well as by the author’s philosophical sophistication and interpretative skills. Matthew S. Holland is a rising star in the field of American political thought.”—Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

LC 2007007358, ISBN 978-1-58901-183-0

PLA: S


321.02

Shah, Anwar (Editor)

The Practice of Fiscal Federalism: Comparative Perspectives

440 pp., 6” x 9”, 12 maps, $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Leading scholars and practitioners examine constitutional design and taxing, spending, and regulatory responsibilities at the federal, state/provincial, and local/municipal levels in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. This volume also explores the effects of intergovernmental fiscal relations on securing economic unions and improving social welfare.

C2007-902348-7, ISBN 978-0-7735-3301-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3302-8 (p.)

PLA: S


322.109

DiIulio, John J. Jr

Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America’s Faith-Based Future

323 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University of California Press

A Former White House official explodes ten polarizing myths about religion and government in America today. “If there were more liberals who shared John DiIulio’s passion for justice, liberalism would be better-and so would America.”—The American Prospect. “DiIulio is the ideal salesman for faith-based social services. He is one of America’s leading political scientists—a man who has all the latest data at his fingertips, but who also knows his “Federalist Papers” and his de Tocqueville. In a world where people like to talk about Jesus changing their hearts, he presents the case for “faith” in scrupulously secular terms.”—The Economist

LC 2007011434, ISBN 978-0-520-25414-5

AASL: G, S, RG/HS, P

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322.109

Djupe, Paul A. and Laura R. Olson

Religious Interests in Community Conflict: Beyond the Culture Wars

353 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

Baylor University Press

This volume investigates some of the most visible issues in American politics today, including gay marriage and race, along with ongoing concerns that often fly below the radar of the mass media, such as healthcare and homelessness. The book uncovers explores the political motivations, effectiveness, and interplay of organized religious interests as they confront public problems in their local communities.

LC 2006032758, ISBN 978-1-932792-51-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


322.309

Roy, Jeffrey

Business and Government in Canada

208 pp., 5” x 8”, index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Ottawa Press

This book is an exploration of the dynamic relationship between business and government that shapes Canada’s national performance. Corporate governance, lobbying and influence, security and privacy, public-private partnerships, and geography and development pose the most critical challenges to business and government in Canada today. The author adopts three perspectives, drawn from leading Canadian scholars, in order to frame the examination of these challenges.

C2007-903948-0, ISBN 978-0-7766-0658-3

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


323

Finan, Christopher M.

From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America

348 pp., 6” x 9”, $25.95 cloth

May 2007

Beacon Press

In this lively history of our most fundamental and perhaps most vulnerable right, Chris Finan traces the lifeline of free speech from the War on Terror back to the turn of the last century. Finan’s dramatic review of such touchstones as the Scopes trial and Edward R. Murrow’s challenge to Joseph McCarthy are revelatory; many of his narratives are entirely fresh and have as much relevance to our post-Patriot Act world as his final chapter on the twenty-first century. The story of the fight for free speech, in times of war and peace—when writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians are often on the front lines—is essential reading.

LC 2007922269, ISBN 978-0-8070-4428-5

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


323.119

Jorgensen, Miriam

Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development

384 pp., 6” x 9”, 6 illus., 9 tables, $40.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

December 2007

The University of Arizona Press

A growing number of Native American tribes are breaking out of poverty and creating self-determined, sustainable new governments and economies. This is their inspiring story. Intended to serve as a “how to” handbook for tribal leaders, Rebuilding Native Nations will interest anyone who wants to know more about these remarkable successes.

LC 2007011398, ISBN 978-0-8165-2421-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8165-2423-5 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


323.2

Robinson, Mary

A Voice for Human Rights

456 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Mary Robinson was United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. During those five tumultuous years, which included the tragic events of 9/11, she offered moral leadership and vision to the global human rights movement. This volume collects her major public addresses from the period.

LC 2005042338, ISBN 978-0-8122-3904-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-2007-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


323.4

Schulz, William F. (Foreword by Juan E. Méndez)

The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary

424 pp., 6” x 9”, $34.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Torture is the most widespread human rights crime in the modern world, practiced in more than one hundred countries, including the United States. How could something so brutal, almost unthinkable, be so prevalent? The Phenomenon of Torture is designed to answer that question and many others. Beginning with a sweeping view of torture in Western history, the book examines questions such as: Can anyone be turned into a torturer? What exactly is the psychological relationship between a torturer and his victim? Are certain societies more prone to use torture? Are there any circumstances under which torture is justified? Edited by the former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.

LC 2006053093, ISBN 978-0-8122-1982-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, S


323.49

Rapley, Robert

Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay

326 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Witch hunts are the products of intense fear and paranoia and the results are often terrible. Arguing that fear was, and still is, a prerequisite to any witch hunt, Robert Rapley shows that the current hunt for terrorists mirrors the witch crazes of the past. He analyses witch hunts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and finds many of the same elements repeated in more recent miscarriages of justice. He cites as evidence Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the first prisons created for “witches” since Salem, making a compelling case that, in the wake of 9/11, witch hunts threaten today’s America.

C2006-04925-4, ISBN 978-0-7735-3186-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


324.089

Kim, Thomas P.

The Racial Logic of Politics: Asian Americans and Party Competition

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 table, index, $69.50 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2007

Temple University Press

Assessing the successes and failings of Asian Americans in their quest for political participation, this book contradicts the common wisdom that minority group mobilization results in favorable attention from political party elites. Kim examines the institutional barriers that Asian Americans face in the electoral and legislative processes, showing that structurally based racism is embedded in the two-party system. The political logic of two-party competition works, in fact, against Asian American political interests. This logic, rather than the diversity of the Asian American population is the chief barrier to political participation, one that will not be overcome by a larger number of Asian Americans in political office.

LC 2006015251, ISBN 978-1-59213-548-6 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-549-3 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


324.256

Norton, Augustus R.

Hezbollah: A Short History

187 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 10 halftones, 1 table, 2 maps, glossary, bibliog., index, $16.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Princeton University Press

“In this remarkably thorough, articulate portrait of Hezbollah, Norton...analyzes how the organization was formed, how it evolved and its current role in Lebanese politics...Norton’s authoritative account is rooted in such important Middle East themes as the historical division between Sunni and Shiites and the origins of Iranian influence in Arab affairs. It is also personal, speckled with anecdotes from more than three decades of experience. Given the contentious subject, Norton’s tone is remarkably even: Hezbollah is an organization he respects, but whose actions he does not condone.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2006100594, ISBN 978-0-691-13124-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


324.409

Adams, Brian E.

Citizen Lobbyists: Local Efforts to Influence Public Policy

240 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 13 tables, 1 figure, $69.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

Temple University Press

Citizen Lobbyists explores how citizens engage the local policy making process by examining the issues that stimulate them to participate and how they try to influence them once engaged. Using Santa Ana, California, as a case study, the first half of the book explores four possible factors that could influence participation patterns: policy characteristics, policy entrepreneurs, the media, and social cleavages. The second half of the book analyzes how citizens participate, with a particular focus on the role of public meetings and social networks.

LC 2006015935, ISBN 978-1-59213-569-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-570-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


324.409

Van Dyk, Ted

Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

University of Washington Press

Ted Van Dyk, a shrewd veteran of countless platform fights and straw polls, casts fresh light on many of the leading personalities and watershed events of American politics since JFK. “Van Dyk uses telling anecdotes to show what it was like to be part of the Humphrey, McGovern, and other liberal Democratic presidential campaigns from 1968 to 1992. This is one of the best inside political accounts that I have read.”—William Rorabaugh, author of Berkeley at War and Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties

LC 2007020203, ISBN 978-0-2959-8751-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


324.973

Campbell, David E. (Editor)

A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election

308 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, references, index, $62.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Brookings Institution Press

“Moral values” dominated the 2004 post-election headlines. Analysts pointed to exit polls, a strong evangelical turnout, and controversy over gay marriage as evidence that the election was decided along religious lines. However, other experts disputed this claim, arguing that views on issues such as the economy and the Iraq war had carried the day. A Matter of Faith goes beyond the headlines to assess the role religion played in the 2004 election and explore its significance for future contests. “Students of elections and those interested in religion and American politics will find this volume useful reading. Recommended.”—Choice

LC 2007007869, ISBN 978-0-8157-1328-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-1327-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.1

Chari, P.R., Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema, and Stephen P. Cohen

Four Crises and a Peace Process: American Engagement in South Asia

252 pp., 6” x 9”, maps, figures, appendix, endnotes, index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Brookings Institution Press

While India and Pakistan, nuclear neighbors and rivals, fought the last of their three major wars in 1971, the period since then has been one long crisis punctuated by periods of peace. Four Crises and a Peace Process focuses on four contained conflicts on the subcontinent since 1971 and examines the underlying causes and effects of these crises, along with the U.S. role in each, and the subsequent peace processes. Four Crises and a Peace Process explains how these crises have affected regional and international policy and evaluates the current prospects for lasting peace in South Asia.

LC 2007034783, ISBN 978-0-8157-1384-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-1383-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


327.1

Funabashi, Yoichi

The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis

592 pp., 6” x 9”, chronology, endnotes, index, $36.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

Brookings Institution Press

In 2002, the United States learned of North Korea’s secret plans to resume uranium enrichment for nuclear arms, a clear violation of the 1994 Agreed Framework. The Peninsula Question chronicles the resulting nuclear crisis, analyzing the responses of six major players: China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United States, and North Korea itself. Yoichi Funabashi, a leading Japanese journalist, provides an insider’s look at the negotiations to denuclearize the peninsula. Informed by interviews with more than 160 diplomats and decision makers, Funabashi offers new understanding on the historical, geopolitical, and security concerns at play on the Korean peninsula since 2002.

LC 2007033083, ISBN 978-0-8157-3010-1

PLA: RS


327.122

Dobbins, James, et al.

The Beginner’s Guide to Nation-Building

328 pp., 6” x 9”, 42 tables and figures, $35.00 paper, CIP included

February 2007

RAND Corporation

This guidebook is a practical “how-to” manual on the conduct of effective nation building. It is organized around the constituent elements that make up any nation-building mission: military, police, rule of law, humanitarian relief, governance, economic stabilization, democratization, and development. The chapters describe how each of these components should be organized and employed, how much of each is likely to be needed, and the likely cost.

LC 2006100823, ISBN 978-0-8330-3988-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.124

Bagley, Tennent H.

Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games

336 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Yale University Press (in association with Caravan Books)

As intriguing as any rapid-paced spy novel, this book breaks open the mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko’s defection to the United States in 1963 and offers revelations about his entanglement in the deepest secrets of CIA and KGB counterespionage. “[A] fascinating cold war memoir...Bagley offers a provocative new look at one of the great unresolved mysteries of the cold war.”—The New York Times Book Review. “Especially intriguing. For most collections.”—Library Journal. “Perhaps the most amazing non-fiction spy book that has ever appeared during or after the Cold War.”—Spectator

LC 2006036953, ISBN 978-0-300-12198-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-13624-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O, G


327.172

Crocker, Chester A., Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall

Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World

800 pp., 7” x 10”, bibliog., references, index, $75.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included

January 2007

United States Institute of Peace Press

Leashing the Dogs of War replaces its well-established predecessor, Turbulent Peace, as the definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it. The authors—more than forty of the most influential and innovative analysts of international affairs—present multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, manage, or resolve conflicts around the world. Leashing the Dogs of War assesses the nature and extent of the changes wrought by 9/11 and its aftermath, and explores their wide-ranging implications.

LC 2006027680, ISBN 978-1-929223-97-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-929223-96-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.172

Zartman, I. William

Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods & Techniques (Revised Edition)

505 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $60.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

United States Institute of Peace Press

This updated and expanded edition of the highly popular volume originally published in 1997 describes the tools and skills of peacemaking that are currently available and critically assesses their usefulness and limitations. The field’s preeminent researchers and practitioners, including a United Nations undersecretary-general on the threat and use of force in peacemaking, present not only the more traditional approaches to peacemaking (bargaining and negotiation, third-party mediation, and arbitration and adjudication) but also newer, “nonofficial” approaches that have attracted considerable attention for their innovativeness (social-psychological approaches, problem-solving workshops, conflict transformation, peace education, and training).

LC 2007034632, ISBN 978-1-929223-65-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-929223-66-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


327.174

Pilat, Joseph

Atoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty Years?

392 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press

On December 8, 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower proposed in a speech to the United Nations that nuclear nonproliferation be promoted by offering peaceful nuclear technology to countries that would renounce nuclear weapons. Today the value of that basic trade-off—atoms for peace—is in question, along with the institutions that embody it. The twenty-five contributors to Atoms for Peace grapple in many ways with nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy. They include officials and scientists from a wide range of agencies and institutions. Also included: a set of fundamental speeches and documents relating to Atoms for Peace and its institutions.

LC 2006029064, ISBN 978-0-8018-8560-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8018-8561-7 (p.)

PLA: S


327.569

Parsi, Trita

Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States

384 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

Yale University Press

Middle East expert Trita Parsi untangles the complex and often-duplicitous relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 to the present, explaining how American policies can lead the region toward peace. “A brilliant interpretation of one of today’s most enigmatic conflicts...a sober and original analysis.”—Shlomo Ben-Ami, Israel’s former foreign minister and author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy. “Penetrating, provocative, and very timely.” —The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. “[A] wonderfully informative account.”—The New York Review of Books.

LC 2007018945, ISBN 978-0-300-12057-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


327.73

Clymer, Kenton

Troubled Relations: The United States and Cambodia since 1870

266 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 illus., bibliog., index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Northern Illinois University Press

In this abridged and updated version of his definitive history, Clymer examines the effects of U.S. interactions with Cambodia, tracing the disruptions that climaxed during the Vietnam War when U.S. planes bombed perceived enemy strongholds within Cambodia. The attacks led to Cambodia’s involvement in the war and to civil war, from which the Khmer Rouge emerged victorious. Clymer shows how diplomatic neglect, misperceptions, misunderstandings, and poorly conceived policies contributed to these tragic events. In the 1990s, the United States finally worked with the United Nations to broker the settlement of conflict in Cambodia.

LC 2007004624, ISBN 978-0-875-80615-0

PLA: R


327.73

Litwak, Robert

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

424 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $65.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

January 2007

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press

The 9/11 terrorist attacks starkly recast the U.S. debate on “rogue states.” In this new era of vulnerability, should the United States counter the dangers of weapons proliferation and state-sponsored terrorism by toppling regimes or by promoting change in the threatening behavior of their leaders? Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and provides incisive analysis of the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. A successor to the author’s influential Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy (2000), this compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted.

LC 2006036227, ISBN 978-0-8018-8642-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8018-8643-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


327.73

Luckas, John

George Kennan: A Study of Character

224 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, index, $26.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Yale University Press

A diplomat, an adviser to presidents, and a prolific scholar, George Kennan was, above all, a man of integrity. In this account of Kennan’s work and thought, acclaimed historian John Lukacs explores his subject’s contributions to the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan, his “Containment” article, his role as realist critic during the Cold War, and more. “[An] elegant and elegiac biography... Lukacs artfully braids the life and the work in this consciously old-fashioned study of character.’”—The New York Times Book Review. “Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

LC 2006053107, ISBN 978-0-300-12221-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


327.73

Stuart, Reginald

Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

424 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press

Although they sometimes seem to be engaged in a single, wildly imbalanced relationship, the United States and Canada actually share interwoven connections through a host of regional, cultural, social, economic, and even political communities that form an American-Canadian interdependence, according to Reginald C. Stuart. Dispersed Relations uses multidisciplinary research and an innovative framework to show how a shared history of ideas and tastes, values and interests, ethnic groups, and institutions in North America has sorted into four realms: cultural, social, economic, and political. This timely and provocative book provides context for current events and trends that, in isolation, daunt and baffle observers, citizens, and policymakers alike.

LC 2007016402, ISBN 978-0-8018-8785-7

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


327.73

Xu, Guangqiu

Congress and the U.S.-China Relationship, 1949-1979

407 pp., 6” x 9”, 3 illus., bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

The University of Akron Press

Based upon extensive archival research in Chinese and American sources, Congress and the U.S. is a detailed account of the interactions between Congress and the White House as the United States forged its policies regarding the world’s most populous nation. Covering the period from the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the United States’ recognition of the PRC in 1979, this study shows how Congress became a key factor in the formulation and conduct of China policy. No other book examines so fully the legislative-executive struggles and compromises during this period.

LC 2006036924, ISBN 978-1-931968-39-3

PLA: RS


328.73

Obey, David

Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland Progressive

448 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 b&w photos, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press

In his autobiography, Rep. David Obey looks back on his journey in politics beginning with his early years in the Wisconsin Legislature, when Wisconsin moved through eras of shifting balance between Republicans and Democrats. On a national level Obey traces, as few others have done, the dramatic changes in the workings of the U.S. Congress since his first election to the House in 1969. He discusses his own central role in the evolution of Congress and ethics reforms and his view of the recent Bush presidency—crucial chapters in our democracy, of interest to all who observe politics and modern U.S. history.

LC 2007013249, ISBN 978-0-299-22540-7

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


328.73

Sherman, Max (Editor)

Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder

128 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 35 b&w illus., 1 DVD, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

University of Texas Press

A collection of speeches by former U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan that speaks to issues—ethics in government, civil liberties, and democratic values—still under intense debate in the twenty-first century. Revered by Americans across the political spectrum, Barbara Jordan was “the most outspoken moral voice of the American political system,” in the words of former President Bill Clinton, who awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Throughout her career as a Texas senator, U.S. congresswoman, and college professor, Barbara Jordan lived by a simple creed: “Ethical behavior means being honest, telling the truth, and doing what you said you were going to do.”

LC 2006017267, ISBN 978-0-292-71637-7

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330-339 Economics


331.109

Freeman, Richard B.

America Works: Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

206 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Russell Sage Foundation

“Richard Freeman’s America Works is an altogether different kind of book. Freeman, a Harvard labor economist with a long career of careful, empirical research and a deep historical knowledge of American political economy, provides us with one of the most convincing and authoritative accounts of the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. economy. This is a slim, readable volume that both celebrates market forces and provides a stark warning of the need to strengthen the institutions that hold those forces in check.” —The American Prospect

LC 2006038382, ISBN 978-0-87154-283-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


331.109

Juravich, Tom (Editor)

The Future of Work in Massachusetts

252 pp., 6” x 9”, 23 illus., 40 tables, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Across Massachusetts, workers in virtually all sectors of the economy are facing reorganization, new technology, and the intensification of expectations and demands. With globalization, smaller employers are increasingly becoming part of large multinational companies, and workers are now forced to compete on a world stage. The result is that long-term, stable jobs are disappearing as work has become more temporary, part-time, and contingent. This volume offers a collection of original essays that explore the changing nature of work in the Commonwealth and its impact on workers, their families, and their communities.

LC 2007011372, ISBN 978-1-55849-606-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-607-1 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RG


331.398

Ghilarducci, Teresa and John Turner

Work Options for Older Americans

392 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, index, $45.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

University of Notre Dame Press

“While demographic forces make it inevitable that social institutions that encouraged workers to retire in their early sixties must change, this book shows that how we make these changes will have substantial implications on the risk of poverty and the general level of economic well being of older populations...This is an important book for those interested in understanding how recent changes in the United States retirement system are impacting the employment and economic well-being of older workers.”—Richard V. Burkhauser, Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

LC 2007003382, ISBN 978-0-268-02970-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


331.627

Acuña, Rodolfo

Corridors of Migration: The Odyssey of Mexican Laborers, 1600-1933

424 pp., 6” x 9”, 39 b&w photos, 4 maps, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2007

The University of Arizona Press

One of the founding scholars of Chicana/o studies, Rodolfo Acuña culminates three decades of dedicated research into the origins of the migrations and the labor activism that helped to shape the economics and politics of the United States into the twenty-first century. Acuña shows the combined influences of racism, transborder dynamics, and events such as the industrialization of the Southwest, the Mexican Revolution, and World War I in shaping the collective experience of these people as they helped to form the economic, political, and social landscapes of the American Southwest in their interactions with agribusiness and absentee copper barons.

LC 2007019333, ISBN 978-0-8165-2636-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RG


331.639

Smith, Sandra Susan

Lone Pursuit: Distrust and Defensive Individualism Among the Black Poor

264 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $32.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

Russell Sage Foundation

“Lone Pursuit significantly advances our understanding of the employment woes of poor African Americans. Providing data from in-depth interviews on the process of finding jobs, Sandra Susan Smith examines social interaction in the informal networks of black job-holders and job-seekers and brilliantly shows how the distrust of the former and defensive individualism of the latter profoundly affect the use of job referrals in the search for employment. This book provides new insights on the structural, cultural and psychological factors that contribute to the high rate of joblessness among low-skilled blacks. I highly recommend it.”—Professor William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

LC 2007008380, ISBN 978-0-87154-773-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


331.813

Barry, Kathleen M.

Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants

328 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, 19 photos, notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

Duke University Press

In Femininity in Flight, Kathleen M. Barry tells the history of flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists. Barry combines attention to the political economy and technology of the airline industry with perceptive readings of popular culture, newspapers, industry publications, and first-person accounts. In so doing, she provides a potent mix of social and cultural history and a major contribution to the history of women’s work and working women’s activism.

LC 2006031837, ISBN 978-0-8223-3934-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3946-5 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

PLA: S


331.892

Ziegler, Catherine

Favored Flowers: Culture and Economy in a Global System

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 photos, 11 tables, 19 figures, notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Duke University Press

Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area. In an ethnography filled with roses, orchids, and gerberas, flower auctions, new hybrids, and new logistical systems, Catherine Ziegler unravels the economic and cultural strands of the global flower market. As she points out, cut flowers signal consumers’ social and cultural decisions about expressing love, mourning, status, and identity. Ziegler shows how consumer behavior and choices have changed over time and how they are shaped by the media, by the types of available flowers, and by flower retailing.

LC 2006102944, ISBN 978-0-8223-4007-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4026-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


332.4

Helleiner, Eric

Towards North American Monetary Union?: The Politics and History of Canada’s Exchange Rate Regime

352 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Many believe that Canada’s deepening economic integration with the United States and the worldwide trend towards currency blocs will eventually lead to a North American monetary union. In the first detailed analysis of Canadian exchange rate politics, Eric Helleiner challenges this view. Helleiner finds little support in the U.S. for the concessions necessary to make a North American monetary union palatable in Canada. Comparing the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Monetary Union, he argues that the influence of Canada within a North American monetary union would be far less than that of individual countries within the European community.

C2005-907100-1, ISBN 978-0-7735-3178-9

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


333.315

Borras, Saturnino M.

Pro-poor Land Reform: A Critique

432 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $40.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Ottawa Press

Using empirical case materials from the Philippines and referring to rich experiences from different countries historically, this book offers conceptual and practical conclusions relevant to land reform throughout the world. This book is a critique of both mainstream market-led agrarian reform and conventional state-led land reform, and offers an alternative perspective on how to move forward, in theory and practice, to open new paths in land policy research.

C2007-903932-4, ISBN 978-0-7766-0650-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


333.72

Kirk, Andrew G.

Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 40 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

University Press of Kansas

The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as “Access to Tools”. It grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon, catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America. This book takes a fresh look at the many individuals and organizations who worked in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to construct this philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism. “This is the story of America’s other environmental movement, one that promoted safe and small technologies, that celebrated human ingenuity as well as the human species, that fostered passionate thinking—and acting—outside the box. Timely, informative, entertaining, and critically important.” —Marcus Hall, author of Earth Repair

LC 2007028130, ISBN 978-0-7006-1545-2

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.72

Nash, Steve

Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction

178 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, index, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

The University of Virginia Press

Millipedes and Moon Tigers explores those uneasy places where scientific research meets public policy-making—and the resulting human effect on our natural and historical landscapes. “A compelling and fast-paced accounting of some of the most important conservation questions of our time. Each superbly written chapter brings to the reader’s attention the various roles that science, technology, and politics play in efforts to preserve the last remaining remnants of our natural and cultural heritage.”—Arthur Evans, Smithsonian Institution, author of An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

LC 2006025466, ISBN 978-0-8139-2623-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


333.72

Adelson, Glenn, et al. (Editors)

Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology

984 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 127 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $70.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included

December 2007

Yale University Press

Part of the Lamar Series in Western History, this major, definitive anthology of writings is a complete and up-to-date guide to environmental literacy, and the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. The collection demonstrates how the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities all contribute to a balanced understanding of the natural world and our relationships to it. “Superb....Highly recommended for any student or scholar of environmental studies.”—Professor Andrew Friedland, Dartmouth Environmental Studies Program.

LC 2007033169, ISBN 978-0-300-12614-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


333.76

Wall, Ellen, Barry Smit, and Johanna Wandel

Farming in a Changing Climate: Agricultural Adaptation in Canada

304 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w photos, 10 maps, 32 figures, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

University of British Columbia Press

In farming systems across Canada, effective risk management is necessary to deal with drought, flooding, and other extremes of climate and weather. Unfortunately, climate-change risks and opportunities are not always well understood among researchers and policy-makers in the Canadian agri-food sector. This book addresses that gap. This comprehensive survey covers all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems. Comments from agricultural producers and policy-makers add a practical component to the book and emphasize the value of applied research.

LC 20079051707, ISBN 978-0-7748-1393-8

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RG


333.78

Carr, Ethan

Mission 66: Modernism and the National Park Dilemma

424 pp., 10 1/4” x 10”, 200 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

In the years following World War II, Americans visited the national parks in unprecedented numbers, yet Congress held funding at prewar levels and park conditions steadily declined. To address the problem, in 1956 a ten-year, billion-dollar initiative titled “Mission 66” was launched, timed to be completed in 1966, the fiftieth anniversary of the National Park Service. The program covered over one hundred visitor centers (a building type invented by Mission 66 planners), campgrounds, comfort stations, roads, parking lots, maintenance buildings, and hundreds of employee residences. “An intelligent and level-headed look at the great promise and the great problems associated with the Park Service’s Mission 66 program.”—Ken Burns

LC 2006037077, ISBN 978-1-55849-587-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.956

Helfman, Gene S.

Fish Conservation: The Degradation and Restoration of Biodiversity

688 pp., 8” x 10”, 133 figures, 29 boxes, 15 tables, index, $170.00 cloth, $85.00 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Island Press

Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. This book summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done.

LC 2007001842, ISBN 978-1-55963-595-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55963-596-7 (p.)

AASL: G/P


333.959

Zontek, Ken

Buffalo Nation: American Indian Efforts to Restore the Bison

263 pp., 6” x 9”, 61 photos, 3 maps, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books

Interspersing scientific hypothesis with Native oral traditions and interviews, Buffalo Nation provides a brief history of bison and human interaction from the Paleolithic era to present preservation efforts. Zontek’s account of Native peoples’ efforts to repopulate the Plains with a healthy, viable bison population is also a history of North American Native peoples’ pursuit of political and cultural autonomy, revealing how Native peoples’ ability to help the bison has fluctuated with their overall struggle. Buffalo Nation offers insights into the ways that the Native North American effort to restore the buffalo nation inspires discourse in cultural perseverance, environmentalism, politics, regionalism, spirituality, and the essence of human-animal interaction.

LC 2006018311, ISBN 978-0-8032-9922-1

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: G


337.17

Grinspun, Ricardo and Yasmine Shamsie (Editors)

Whose Canada?: Continental Integration, Fortress North America, and the Corporate Agenda

592 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 tables and figures, $85.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Questions and concerns regarding the scope and depth of Canada’s relationship with the United States loom larger than ever since 9/11. In Whose Canada?, contributors provide a comprehensive analysis of the legacy of free trade and examine the challenges that deepening bilateral integration—including its latest incarnation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)—presents for Canadian sovereignty and public policy autonomy.

C2007-900686-8, ISBN 978-0-7735-3191-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3192-5 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


337.51

Tanner, Murray Scot

Chinese Economic Coercion Against Taiwan: A Tricky Weapon to Use

178 pp., 7” x 10”, 7 tables and figures, $25.00 paper, CIP included

January 2007

RAND Corporation

Ever since the economic relationship between China and Taiwan began to explode in the early 1990s, U.S. policymakers have been concerned that China could exploit these economic ties to coerce Taiwan into making political concessions. Taiwan and China now rely on each other for important contributions to their respective economies, and each would suffer great economic pain and dislocation in the event of a major disruption, but Taiwan is far more dependent. This monograph analyzes the political impact of that rapidly growing economic relationship and evaluates the prospects for Beijing to exploit it by employing economic coercion against Taiwan.

LC 2006033995, ISBN 978-0-8330-3969-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


338.272

Randall, Stephen J.

United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I: For Profits and Security

416 pp., 6” x 9”, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Exploring the relationship between the state and the private sector in the development of American foreign oil policy, Stephen Randall argues that policy has been consistently dependant on maintaining a delicate balance between private and public interests. He demonstrates that U.S. foreign oil policy has been based on ensuring an adequate supply of oil and oil products at reasonable prices to meet American industrial and military needs, resulting in an ongoing search for energy security that has taken the United States into regions of the world where its national security interests would not otherwise have been at stake.

C2005-900149-6, ISBN 978-0-7735-2923-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


338.272

Shankleman, Jill

Oil, Profits, and Peace: Does Business have a Role in Peacemaking?

228 pp., 6” x 9”, notes, appendix, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

United States Institute of Peace Press

Jill Shankleman’s timely and highly informative Oil, Profits, and Peace presents an evenhanded and insightful picture of the obstacles, fiscal incentives, and growing potential for Western oil companies to ameliorate or even prevent conflict in the areas where they operate. Drawing on years of field experience and new data from corporations, NGOs, and hundreds of personal interviews, the author explores the links between oil and conflict, and changing notions and forms of corporate responsibility. Oil, Profits, and Peace spotlights three oil-dependent countries—Angola, Azerbaijan, and Sudan—that have had very different experiences with conflict and the oil industry, and concludes with recommendations for government and corporate policymakers.

LC 2006024309, ISBN 978-1-929223-99-2 (c.), ISBN 978-1-929223-98-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


338.979

Stiles, Jim

Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed

272 pp., 7” x 7”, 17 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

The University of Arizona Press

Environmentalists in Southeast Utah have fought vigilantly to save dwindling wilderness lands by replacing the region’s extractive industries with an amenities economy. However, is there a downside to this seemingly bucolic vision? Jim Stiles makes a provocative argument that there is. Bringing insight based on decades of residence in Moab, he makes a provocative and compelling argument that the economy which most environmentalists hail as the solution to the woes of the rural West is in fact creating an unprecedented impact of its own.

LC 2006026089, ISBN 978-0-8165-2474-7

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340-349 Law


340

Kilpatrick, Judith

There When We Needed Him: Wiley Austin Branton, Civil Rights Warrior

230 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 photos, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Arkansas Press

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall said of Wiley Austin Branton that he “devoted his entire life to fighting for his own people.” There When We Needed Him is the story of that fight, which began with Branton’s being one of the first black students at the University of Arkansas Law School and which took him to the highest levels of business and government.

LC 2007016709, ISBN 978-1-55728-848-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


340.092

Norgren, Jill

Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President

311 pp., 6” x 9”, 18 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

New York University Press

Jill Norgren recounts, for the first time, the life story of one of the nineteenth century’s most surprising and accomplished advocates for women’s rights. As Norgren shows, Lockwood was fearless in confronting the male establishment, commanding the attention of presidents, members of Congress, influential writers, and everyday Americans. Not only did she become one of the first female attorneys in the U.S., but in 1879 became the first woman ever allowed to practice at the bar of the Supreme Court. In 1884, Lockwood continued her trailblazing ways as the first woman to run a full campaign for the U.S. Presidency.

LC 2006034486, ISBN 978-0-8147-5834-2

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O, RS


340.112

Manderson, Desmond

Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law

280 pp., 6” x 9”, $34.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law links the controversial ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas to the common law legal tradition that has recently invigorated the idea of “the duty of care.” Desmond Manderson argues that the ethicist and lawyer struggle with the same basic questions of why we should care for others and what responsibility really demands of us when we use the language of care, neighborhood, and proximity.

C2005-906869-8, ISBN 978-0-7735-3101-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


341.584

Perito, Robert M.

Guide for Participants in Peace, Stability, and Relief Operations

432 pp., 4 1/4” x 8”, illus., maps, graphs, bibliog., index, $17.50 paper, CIP included

June 2007

United States Institute of Peace Press

This invaluable guide provides short scenarios of typical international involvement in peace missions, natural disasters, and stability operations, as well as an introduction to the organizations that will be present when the international community responds to a crisis. Equally valuable are descriptions of the roles of the United Nations and other international institutions, NGOs, the U.S. military, and U.S. government civilian agencies, which were added because of their increased role in these operations.

LC 2006017695, ISBN 978-1-601270-00-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


342.08

Joachim, Jutta M.

Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights

256 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $59.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Georgetown University Press

“Expertly drawing from organizational theory and the literature on social movements, Joachim demonstrates the interplay between struggles among NGOs to define the principles that will hopefully become part of new global agendas, the institutional context that favors some NGOs and their principles over others, and the critical role of creative entrepreneurs who not only seize new opportunities and forge strategic alliances, but also, at times, make their own opportunities. A highly readable book that is warmly recommended.”—Michael Barnett, Stassen Chair of International Affairs, University of Minnesota

LC 2007007012, ISBN 978-1-58901-174-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-58901-175-5 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


342.73

Keen, Lisa

Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights

158 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $13.00 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Beacon Press

In this accessible guide, Lisa Keen illustrates how some laws limit the rights of LGBT youth and others protect them. Out Law lays out the basics about federal, state, and local laws that frequently impact LGBT youth and explains how legal authority and responsibility is often vested in local officials, such as school principals. Keen explains how laws treating LGBT people differently came to exist, evolved over time, and are subject to significant changes even today. Out Law discusses the shifting legal terrain for such issues as when schools can censor messages on T-shirts or library computer research into LGBT-related Web sites.

LC 2007924182, ISBN 978-0-8070-7966-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


344.71

Young, Margot, et al.

Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism

400 pp., 6” x 9”, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

University of British Columbia Press

Recent years have seen the retrenchment of Canadian social programs and the restructuring of the welfare state along neo-liberal lines. The essays in this volume investigate current trends in social, political, and legal anti-poverty activism. They challenge prevailing assumptions about the role of governments and the modes of accountability in the field of social and economic justice by examining the ideas and practices of human rights, citizenship, legislation, and institution-building. Through their analysis of rights advocacy and the interconnectedness of law and politics, the contributors demonstrate that the fight for social and economic justice is both crucial and vibrant.

ISBN 978-0-7748-1287-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


347.732

Geib, George W. and Donald B. Kite

Federal Justice in Indiana: The History of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

335 pp., 6 1/4” x 9 1/4”, illus., maps, notes, glossary, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

Indiana Historical Society Press

Since Indiana’s inception as a territory under the Northwest Ordinance, the federal courts held here over the last two centuries have played an important and distinguished role in both local and national legal history. This significance is vividly represented in Federal Justice in Indiana. From its earliest days as a territorial court to the District Court’s current composition, the people and places central to the conduct of the court’s business are placed into the wider context of Indiana and American history.

LC 2007010528, ISBN 978-0-87195-202-8

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


347.732

Hoffer, Peter Charles,Williamjames Hull Hoffer, and N. E. H. Hull

The Supreme Court: An Essential History

504 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 photos, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University Press of Kansas

This one-volume interpretive history of the Supreme Court, written for the general reader, demonstrates how the justices have shaped the law, and how the Court has shaped our nation. “This ambitious book chronicles the Supreme Court from its colonial origins to the end of the Rehnquist era. The authors combine their expertise to give their topic a thorough exploration, moving chronologically from the Constitutional Convention through each chief justice’s time on the Court. The book’s historical rather than strictly legal contextualizing distinguishes it from other Court histories. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.”—Library Journal.

LC 2007016900, ISBN 978-0-7006-1538-4

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


352.748

Hubbard, Ruth and Gilles Paquet

Gomery’s Blinders and Canadian Federalism

136 pp., 5” x 8”, index, $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2007

University of Ottawa Press

In 2004, Justice John Gomery was appointed to lead an inquiry into Canada’s sponsorship scandal, a tale of government kick-backs, mismanagement, and corruption. However, the Gomery Inquiry chose to focus exclusively on the sordid details of money laundering and paid no attention to the deeper causes and sources of the problem: the dysfunctions of an existing centralized governing apparatus that is tearing the fabric of Canada apart, and the collusion of centralizing groups that are defending the status quo.

C2006-906886-0, ISBN 978-0-7766-0641-5

AASL: RG/P

PLA: S


355

Gill, Bates

Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy

267 pp., 6” x 9”, appendix, endnotes, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

Brookings Institution Press

China’s diplomatic strategy has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s, creating both challenges and opportunities for other world powers. U.S. policymakers have just begun to comprehend these critical changes, which include pragmatic security policies, growing economic clout, and increasingly deft diplomacy. In Rising Star, Bates Gill provides a coherent framework for understanding China’s new security diplomacy and guiding America’s future China policy. “The quality of the research is exceeded only by the sophistication of the analysis...this is an important intellectual contribution. Highly recommended.”—Choice

LC 2006039013, ISBN 978-0-8157-3146-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


355.02

Pritchard, Charles L.

Failed Diplomacy: The Tragic Story of How North Korea Got the Bomb

228 pp., 6” x 9”, appendices, endnotes, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2007

Brookings Institution Press

Charles L. “Jack” Pritchard was intimately involved in developing America’s North Korea policy under Presidents Clinton and Bush. In this hard-hitting and insightful book, he offers an authoritative analysis of recent developments on the Korean peninsula. Although multilateral negotiations continue, Pritchard remains skeptical of their effectiveness. More hopefully, Failed Diplomacy offers lessons from missed opportunities. “This book is indispensable to understanding how the George W. Bush Administration has dealt with...nuclear weapons... Failed Diplomacy is a superb contribution to the diplomatic history of our times.”—Ambassador (Ret.) James E. Goodby, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Security and Dismantlement, 1995-96

LC 2007006949, ISBN 978-0-8157-7200-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


355.021

Henck, Nick

Subcommander Marcos: The Man and the Mask

528 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 photos, 3 maps, notes, glossary, works cited, index, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Duke University Press

In this, the first English-language biography of Subcommander Marcos, Nick Henck describes the thought, leadership, and personality of this charismatic rebel spokesperson. He traces Marcos’s development from his provincial middle-class upbringing, through his academic career and immersion in the clandestine world of armed guerrillas, to his emergence as the iconic Subcommander. Henck reflects on what motivated an urbane university professor to reject a life of comfort in Mexico City in favor of one of hardship as a guerrilla in the mountainous jungles of Chiapas, and he examines how Marcos became a conduit through which impoverished indigenous Mexicans could communicate with the world.

LC 2006102427, ISBN 978-0-8223-3978-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3995-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


355.033

Jockel, Joseph T.

Canada in Norad, 1957-2007: A History

250 pp., 6” x 9”, $75.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

At its creation in 1957, NORAD was given operational control over the vast U.S. and Canadian continental air defence forces. Canada in NORAD follows Canadian involvement in the binational command as the threat shifted from Soviet bombers to ballistic missiles to terrorist-highjacked aircraft. It focuses particularly on what continental air defence has meant for the Canadian air force and for Canadian airspace and territory.

C2007-904927-3, ISBN 978-1-5533-9135-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-5533-9134-0 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


355.422

Helmus, Todd C., Christopher Paul, and Russell W. Glenn

Enlisting Madison Avenue: The Marketing Approach to Earning Popular Support in Theaters of Operation

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 tables and figures, $30.00 paper, CIP included

July 2007

RAND Corporation

Business marketing practices provide a useful framework for improving U.S. military efforts to shape the attitudes and behaviors of local populations in a theater of operations as well as those of a broader, international audience. Enlisting Madison Avenue extracts lessons from these business practices and adapts them to U.S. military efforts, developing a unique approach to improve military-civilian relations, the accuracy of media coverage of operations, communication of U.S. and coalition objectives, and the reputation of U.S. forces in theater and internationally. Foremost among these lessons are the concepts of branding, customer satisfaction, and segmentation of the target audience.

LC 2007028915, ISBN 978-0-8330-4156-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


355.422

Johnson, David E.

Learning Large Lessons: The Evolving Roles of Ground Power and Air Power in the Post-Cold War Era

264 pp., 6” x 9”, 3 tables, $28.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

RAND Corporation

The relative roles of U.S. ground and air power have shifted since the end of the Cold War. At the level of major operations and campaigns, the Air Force has proved capable of and committed to performing deep strike operations, which the Army long had believed the Air Force could not reliably accomplish. If air power can largely supplant Army systems in deep operations, the implications for both joint doctrine and service capabilities would be significant. To assess the shift of these roles, the author of this report analyzed post-Cold War conflicts in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

LC 2007277783, ISBN 978-0-8330-3876-0

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


359.9

McLaurin, Melton A.

The Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines

216 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 36 illus., 4 maps, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

The University of North Carolina Press

This book, in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name, tells for the first time the story of the African American Marines who integrated the last all-white branch of the U.S. military in 1942. Drawing from interviews with 60 veterans, McLaurin relates their reasons for enlisting; their arrival at Montford Point and their training; their lives in a segregated military and in the Jim Crow South; their combat and service experience in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; and their legacy. This book recognizes and honors the men who desegregated the Marine Corps and loyally served their country in three major wars.

LC 2006028179, ISBN 978-0-8078-3097-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


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360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology


362.1

Hadler, Nortin M.

The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System

328 pp., 6” x 9”, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Dr. Nortin Hadler believes that heart bypass surgery is usually a waste of money, time, and energy, that treatment for prostate cancer does more harm than good, and that testing for breast cancer is not always useful or effective. The Last Well Person shows how a self-serving medical industry promotes constant monitoring and unnecessary intervention, turning healthy people into patients. Sick with worry, we have become a culture panicked over unfounded illnesses—a culture that treats everyone as a diseased time bomb.

C2004-901742-X, ISBN 978-0-7735-3254-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


362.16

Baker, Beth

Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes

236 pp., 6” x 9”, 12 illus., index, appendices, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Vanderbilt University Press

Nursing homes will not change on their own-the public must demand it, and this book points the way. Although many books expose the terrible conditions inside nursing homes, this is one of the first to offer a hopeful look at how life can be different, both for elders and for caregivers-and at no greater cost. “An insightful, inspiring, well-researched book that poignantly describes the lessons of how a person centered approach and culture change are possible and should be expected in nursing homes and assisted-living communities.”—Linda Aufderhaar, Past President, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

LC 2006038878, ISBN 978-0-8265-1562-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1563-6 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


362.16

Terry, Ken (Foreword by Paul B. Ginsburg)

Rx for Health Care Reform

364 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $69.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

Vanderbilt University Press

In this readable and well-researched book, Ken Terry analyzes the current state of health care reform and finds it wanting. The prescription he writes bridges the gap between so-called liberal and conservative ideologies and offers a complete overhaul of our system for financing and delivering health care: one government-regulated insurer per region, which should have no role in managing care.

LC 2007007055, ISBN 978-0-8265-1570-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1571-1 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


362.196

Bongmba, Elias K.

Facing a Pandemic: The African Church and the Crisis of AIDS

350 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $39.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Baylor University Press

Facing a Pandemic traces the history and spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in Africa and its impact on African society and public policy before considering new priorities needed to combat the pandemic. The central argument is that the theological motif of the image of God invites a prophetic critique of the social environment in which HIV/AIDS thrives and calls for a praxis of love and compassion.

LC 2007007088, ISBN 978-1-932792-82-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


362.309

Bernstein, Jane

Rachel in the World: A Memoir

266 pp., 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”, 22 illus., $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of Illinois Press

A candid and compelling chronicle of a child and family with “special needs” told with the same honesty and humor that made Loving Rachel, Bernstein’s first memoir, a classic in its field. Part one centers on family issues, social services, experiences with caregivers, and Rachel herself—difficult, charming, hard to fathom, eager for her own independence. The second part chronicles Bernstein’s attempt to find Rachel housing with residential services. As Rachel prepares to leave her mother’s constant protection, Bernstein invites the reader to share the frustrations and unexpected pleasures of finding a place for her daughter, first in her family, and then in the world.

LC 2007005062, ISBN 978-0-252-03253-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


362.4

Burch, Susan and Hannah Joyner

Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson

320 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 19 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

The University of North Carolina Press

Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent seventy-six years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including six in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. Unspeakable is the story of his life. In addition to offering a bottom-up history of life in a segregated mental institution, Burch and Joyner’s biography also highlights the complicated interplay between race and disability and between community and language.

LC 2007019400, ISBN 978-0-8078-3155-7

AASL: RG/P

PLA: O


362.584

Duncan, Greg J., Aletha C. Huston, and Thomas S. Weisner

Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children

184 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2007

Russell Sage Foundation

“New Hope was an ambitious experiment in helping the poor and near-poor. Higher Ground brings out its full significance and potential, especially by showing the effects on families and children. Greg J. Duncan, Aletha C. Huston, and Thomas S. Weisner make visible what rebuilding the welfare state around employment might mean.”—Lawrence M. Mead, New York University

LC 2006027799, ISBN 978-0-87154-325-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


362.656

Meyer, Madonna Harrington and Pamela Herd

Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age

248 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

Russell Sage Foundation

“A welcome addition to the burgeoning debate over America’s fraying social contract. With the knowledge and care of social scientists and the passion and vision of public intellectuals, Harrington Meyer and Herd show that older women continue to be gravely disadvantaged by a framework of old-age security that has been under assault for more than two decades. To their great credit, they also lay out a set of reasonable reforms that would go a long way toward making American social policy more ‘family friendly’.” —Jacob S. Hacker, Yale University

LC 2007008382, ISBN 978-0-87154-598-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


362.73

Gerstenzang, Sarah

Another Mother: Co-Parenting with the Foster Care System

206 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, references, index, $59.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

Vanderbilt University Press

Another Mother is a social worker’s dramatic first-person account of becoming a foster mother and experiencing how the foster care system treats foster parents. Today, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care in the United States. This book touches on current and thought-provoking themes, such as transracial placements of children, open relationships with birth families, attachment, the stigmatization of children in foster care and the exploding trend towards adoption of children from outside the United States, and works to expose some of the myths surrounding children in foster care, their birth families, and their temporary caretakers.

LC 2006029489, ISBN 978-0-8265-1548-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1549-0 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


362.73

Lemay, Raymond and Hayat Ghazal

Looking After Children: A Practitioner’s Guide

136 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

University of Ottawa Press

Looking After Children is an assessment and planning approach for children and youth in out of home care, first developed in the UK, and since 1997 adapted and used increasingly in Canada. The approach is developmental and strengths based. The Assessment and Action Record (AAR), the core clinical tool, provides the basis for an in-depth assessment interview, which then leads to a comprehensive care plan. This practitioner’s guide includes training material that will help practitioners understand and put the LAC approach and tools to effective use.

C2006-906894-1, ISBN 978-0-7766-0643-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


362.839

Smith, James M.

Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment

312 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $28.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Notre Dame Press

“Smith, a literary critic, evaluates diverse contemporary representations of the women of the Magdalen laundries within the context of the available historical information about these institutions. Most usefully, he also measures the relationship between historical record and literary interpretation to good effect...[T]he tone of Smith’s method and writing here is balanced and compassionate, sensitive to the injustices done to these women in the laundries but scrupulous in terms of historical and archival research...a fair-minded, scholarly and sensitive study of a profoundly difficult chapter in our recent and living history.”—The Irish Times

LC 2007025510, ISBN 978-0-268-04127-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


363.25

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri

The FBI: A History

320 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, bibliog., index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

Yale University Press

This groundbreaking history of the FBI, from its anti-terrorist roots in the Reconstruction era to the attacks of 9/11, “takes its place proudly on the small shelf of outstanding studies of America’s top agency for domestic law enforcement, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism....an insightful, lucidly written, and exhaustively researched examination.”—Loch Johnson, author of Seven Sins of American Foreign Policy.”...a most important work...It will change the way people think and talk about the FBI.”—Christopher Waldrep, San Francisco State University

LC 2007014617, ISBN 978-0-300-11914-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


363.325

Bonomo, James, et al.

Stealing the Sword: Limiting Terrorist Use of Advanced Conventional Weapons

154 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, 4 tables, $20.00 paper, CIP included

November 2007

RAND Corporation

Stealing the Sword examines how terrorists make technology choices and how the United States can discourage terrorists’ use of advanced conventional weapons. The authors identify five types of advanced conventional weapons that could provide terrorists with a new and qualitatively different weapon capability: sniper rifles, squad-level weapons, antitank missiles, large limpet mines, and mortar systems. The book concludes that the United States should urgently start discussions with key producer nations and also decide on an architecture needed to impose technical controls on new technologies that will enter development soon.

LC 2006017948, ISBN 978-0-8330-3965-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


363.325

Cragin, Kim R., et al.

Sharing the Dragon’s Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies

136 pp., 6” x 9”, 6 tables and figures, $20.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

RAND Corporation

Terrorist groups—both inside and outside the al Qaeda network—sometimes form mutually beneficial partnerships to exchange “best practices.” These exchanges provide terrorist groups with the opportunity to increase their skills and expand their reach. Understanding how terrorist groups exchange technology and knowledge, therefore, is essential to ongoing and future counterterrorism strategies. This study examines how 11 terrorist groups in three areas have attempted such partnerships. The analysis provides the Department of Homeland Security and other national security policymakers with insight into the innovation process and suggests ways that government policies can create barriers to terrorists’ adoption of new technologies.

LC 2006012871, ISBN 978-0-8330-3915-6

PLA: S


363.325

Rabasa, Angel, et al.

Ungoverned Territories: Understanding and Reducing Terrorism Risks

396 pp., 7” x 10”, b&w photos, 54 tables, $44.00 paper, CIP included

August 2007

RAND Corporation

Ungoverned territories—failed or failing states or ungoverned areas within otherwise viable states—generate all manner of security problems and can become terrorist sanctuaries. Using a two-tiered framework applied to eight case studies from around the globe, the authors seek to understand the conditions that give rise to ungoverned territories and what makes some more conducive to a terrorist or insurgent presence than others. On the basis of this ground-breaking analytical work, they identify three types of ungoverned territories and their effects on U.S. security interests and develop strategies to improve the U.S. ability to mitigate these effects.

LC 2007023733, ISBN 978-0-8330-4152-4

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: S


363.34

Fukuyama, Francis (Editor)

Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics

198 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 table, 1 figure, endnotes, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

Brookings Institution Press

A host of catastrophes, natural and otherwise, have caught governments and societies unprepared in recent decades. September 11th is only the most obvious example among many unforeseen events that have changed, even redefined, our lives. Certain kinds of unanticipated scenarios—particularly those of low probability and high impact—have the potential to escalate into systemic crises, and even pleasant surprises can post major policy challenges. Blindside refines our understanding of low-probability, high-impact events and how to develop tools to deal with them. An American Interest book.

LC 2007027757, ISBN 978-0-8157-2990-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


363.728

Benidickson, Jamie

The Culture of Flushing: A Social and Legal History of Sewage

432 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 b&w photos, $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

University of British Columbia Press

To most, the flush of a toilet is routine—the way we banish waste and ensure cleanliness. It is safe, necessary, nonpolitical, and utterly unremarkable. Yet Benidickson’s examination of the social and legal history of sewage in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom demonstrates that the uncontroversial reputation of flushing is deceptive. This book is particularly relevant in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted, as it investigates and clarifies the murky evolution of waste treatment. Readers concerned with protecting water quality and the environment will find it comprehensive and accessible.

LC 2006905360X, ISBN 978-0-7748-1291-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7748-1292-4 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


363.728

Durant, Robert F.

The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change

320 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Georgetown University Press

Durant delves into this too-little understood world of defense environmental policy to uncover the epic and ongoing struggle to build an environmentally sensitive culture within the post-Cold War military. Through over 100 interviews and thousands of pages of documents, reports, and trade newsletter accounts, he offers a telling tale of political, bureaucratic, and intergovernmental combat over the pace, scope, and methods of applying environmental and natural resource laws while ensuring military readiness. He then discerns from these clashes over principle, competing values, and narrow self-interest a theoretical framework for studying and understanding organizational change in public organizations.

LC 2006031174, ISBN 978-1-58901-153-3

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


364.134

Ifill, Sherrilyn A.

On The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century

204 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w illus., $25.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

February 2007

Beacon Press

Nearly 5,000 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1960, and as Sherrilyn Ifill argues, the effects of this racial trauma continue to resound. Ifill traces the lingering effects of two lynchings in Maryland to illustrate how ubiquitous this history is and issues a clarion call for the many American communities with histories of racial violence to be proactive in facing this legacy. A landmark book, On the Courthouse Lawn is a much-needed road map to help communities finally confront lynching’s long shadow by embracing pragmatic reconciliation and reparation efforts.

LC 2006016618, ISBN 978-0-8070-0987-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-0988-8 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


364.152

Adams, David

Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners

288 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $69.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

Vanderbilt University Press

This is the first American study of domestic homicide that includes in-depth interviews with killers. No previous study has so painstakingly examined the lives of men who kill their intimate partners. Moving backwards from the murders they committed through their adult lives, relationship histories, and their childhoods, the author delved deeply so that he—and we—can understand what motivates these men to kill.

LC 2007007049, ISBN 978-0-8265-1568-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1569-8 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S


364.152

Drennan, William R.

Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders

230 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

The most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, Wright’s landmark residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. In response to the scandal generated by his open affair with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Wright had begun to build Taliesin as a refuge and “love cottage” for himself and his mistress. The original Taliesin would stand for only a few months before the bloody slayings that rocked the nation and reduced the structure itself to a smoking hull. A gripping mystery story and an authoritative portrait of the artist.

LC 2006031765, ISBN 978-0-299-22210-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O


364.152

Recko, Corey

Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 32 b&w illus., 1 map, notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

The University of North Texas Press

On a cold February evening in 1896, prominent attorney Col. Albert Jennings Fountain and his eight-year-old son Henry disappeared near the White Sands of New Mexico at the hands of suspected cattle rustlers. The governor called in Pat Garrett, killer of Billy the Kid, to investigate. The evidence pointed at three former deputies, who were defended by powerful ex-judge, lawyer, and politician Albert B. Fall. The verdict? Not guilty. The bodies of Albert and Henry Fountain have never been found. Corey Recko tells the complete story of the Fountains and, through extensive research, reconstructs what really happened to them and who the likely killers were.

LC 2006038400, ISBN 978-1-57441-224-6

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RG


364.152

Wilson, Jeremy M. and Erin Dalton

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Markets, Responses, and Considerations

108 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 tables, $23.50 paper, CIP included

November 2007

RAND Corporation

Human trafficking has garnered a significant and growing amount of attention from the U.S. government since the 1990s, culminating in the passage of the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000. The authors explore the extent and characteristics of concrete cases of human trafficking in two cities in Ohio. They compare the two cities’ considerably different responses to human trafficking, and conclude with suggestions on how to raise awareness and improve the responses of the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, and social services to the problem.

LC 2007040787, ISBN 978-0-8330-4296-5

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


365.45

Bornemann, Alberto Ulloa (Edited and Translated by Arthur Schmidt and Aurora Camacho de Schmidt)

Surviving Mexico’s Dirty War: A Political Prisoner’s Memoir

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 11 b&w illus., 1 map, index, $74.50 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

Temple University Press

Surviving Mexico’s Dirty War is the first major memoir of a political prisoner from Mexico’s “dirty war” of the 1970s. It appears at a time in which Mexico remains engaged in public debate over matters of accountability for the human rights violations of those years. It describes in vivid detail Alberto Ulloa Bornemann’s logistical support for a prominent guerrilla movement and his subsequent struggle to survive in three different prisons. Its thoughtful, reflective tone offers a seasoned critique thirty years later, not only of the Mexican governmental system, but also of the armed left of the 1970s and of Ulloa Bornemann himself.

LC 2006012479, ISBN 978-1-59213-422-9 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-423-6 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S


365.92

Shelton, Richard

Crossing the Yard: Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer

256 pp., 6” x 9”, $35.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Arizona Press

Thirty years ago, poet Richard Shelton began organizing creative writing workshops in prisons, a program that has resulted in dozens of books published by writers like Ken Lamberton and Jimmy Santiago Baca. In this gritty memoir, Shelton offers up a chronicle of a life helping forgotten men and women, and of creativity blossoming behind bars.

LC 2007008827, ISBN 978-0-8165-2594-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8165-2595-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


366.1

Jacob, Margaret C.

The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions

176 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 illus., $26.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, but what are their origins? Margaret C. Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all, revealing the truth about an organization that fascinated the eighteenth-century public in much the same way it fascinates us today.

LC 2005042440, ISBN 978-0-8122-3901-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1988-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


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370-379 Education


370

Tatum, Beverly Daniel

Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation

147 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $22.95 cloth, $14.00 paper

April 2007

Beacon Press

With a blend of analysis and storytelling, Can We Talk About Race? warns us about the increasing but underreported resegregation of America. In this ambitious, accessible book, Tatum examines some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations: the need of African American students to see themselves reflected in curricula and institutions; how unexamined racial attitudes can negatively affect minority-student achievement; and the possibilities—and complications—of intimate crossracial friendships. Tatum’s unique ability to get people talking about race makes her one of our most persuasive and engaging commentators on the issue.

LC 2007922270, ISBN 978-0-8070-3284-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-3285-5 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


370.953

Brewer, Dominic J., et al.

Education for a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12 Education Reform in Qatar

216 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 figures, $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2007

RAND Corporation

The leadership of Qatar has a social and political vision that calls for improving the outcomes of the Qatari K-12 education system. With this vision in mind, the leadership asked RAND to examine Qatar’s K-12 education system, to recommend options for building a world-class system, and, subsequently, to develop the chosen option and support its implementation. The option that was selected includes internationally benchmarked curriculum standards, national testing based on those standards, independent government-funded schools, and parental choice among schools using annual school report cards. This monograph describes Phase I (2001-2004) of the Qatari education reform initiative.

LC 2006027019, ISBN 978-0-8330-4007-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


377.73

Martini, Edwin A.

Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000

296 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Beginning where most histories of the Vietnam War end, Invisible Enemies examines the relationship between the United States and Vietnam following the American pullout in 1975. Drawing on a broad range of sources, from White House documents and congressional hearings to comic books and feature films, Martini shows how the United States continued to wage war on Vietnam “by other means” for another twenty-five years.”Original, lucid, and convincing—a powerful indictment of the vindictive postwar policies the United States leveled against the one nation that successfully resisted the heaviest bombing in world history.”—Christian G. Appy, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts

LC 2007007632, ISBN 978-1-55849-608-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-609-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


378.014

Henry, Douglas V. and Michael R. Beaty

The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education

240 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Baylor University Press

The Schooled Heart addresses a basic question about the nature of the university: should moral education figure among the university’s purposes? This volume offers an affirmative response to that question. A central purpose of the university is the moral formation of students—what Beaty and Henry call the schooling of the heart.

LC 2007004740, ISBN 978-1-932792-94-2

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


379.153

Wong, Kenneth K., et al.

The Education Mayor: Improving America’s Schools

272 pp., 6” x 9”, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Georgetown University Press

As the first multidistrict empirical examination and most comprehensive overall evaluation of mayoral school reform, The Education Mayor is a must-read for academics, policymakers, educational administrators, and civic and political leaders concerned about public education. “The most comprehensive, rigorous, and authoritative examination to date of a reform strategy that has occasioned heated debate in cities from New York to Los Angeles. This volume is essential reading for those parents, practitioners, and policymakers serious about improving urban schools.”—Frederick M. Hess, Director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute

LC 2007007018, ISBN 978-1-58901-179-3

AASL: RG/P

PLA: G


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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


381.097

Rosenberg, Chaim M.

Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 90 color and 35 b&w illus., $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

During the nineteenth century, Massachusetts was transformed from a fishing and farming economy into a highly urbanized industrial state. This book presents an appealing portrait of the diverse manufacturing enterprises that flourished from 1865 through the 1920s and the colorful trade cards they used to market their goods. “A vivid look at what constituted the amenities of life in an earlier time.” —College & Research Libraries News

LC 2006028856, ISBN 978-1-55849-579-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-580-7 (p.)

AASL: RS/MS, HS

PLA: RG


384.54

Feraca, Jean

I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death, and the Radio

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

September 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Jean Feraca is a twenty-five year veteran of public radio broadcasting, as well as a writer and a poet. She is a talk show host and creator of the international cultural affairs radio program Here on Earth: Radio without Borders. In her memoir, Feraca pulls back the curtain on her private life, revealing unforgettable portraits of the characters in her brawling Italian American family. While building a career and raising two sons, Feraca learns empathy when she faces her brother’s cancer and her mother’s dementia. Unique, eccentric, and distinctive, I Hear Voices tells a universal story of a woman evolving to fully embrace her life and the world.

LC 2007011786, ISBN 978-0-299-22390-8

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


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390-399 Customs and Folklore


391

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee

Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers

376 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 illus., $55.00 cloth

November 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

How has Paris, the world’s fashion capital, influenced Milan, New York, and Tokyo? When did The Marlboro Man become a symbol of American masculinity? Fashion icons and failures have long captivated the general public, but few scholars have examined the historical role of business and commerce in creating the international market for style goods. Producing Fashion is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that shows how economic institutions in Europe and North America laid the foundation for the global fashion system and sustained it commercially through the mechanisms of advertising, licensing, marketing, publishing, and retailing.

LC 2008295550, ISBN 978-0-8122-4037-5

AASL: O,S/HS, P

PLA: S


391.413

Oakes, Jill and Rick Riewe

Alaska Eskimo Footwear

175 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 153 color photos, 2 maps, 47 line drawings, $54.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

University of Alaska Press

Alaska Eskimo Footwear celebrates the incredible beauty and spiritual significance of the shoes and boots worn by Alaska Native peoples. Stunning photography brings the harsh and striking environment of the North alive and demonstrates how essential footwear was to Native survival. Eskimo seamstresses, dancers, and hunters explain the symbolic meaning of their traditional patterns and decorative details. For each major Alaska Eskimo group—Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, St. Lawrence Islander—authors Oakes and Riewe discuss skin preparation, boot construction, and decoration.

LC 2005018805, ISBN 978-1-88996-380-8

AASL: RG/MS, HS, P

PLA: G


394.266

Forbes, Bruce David

Christmas: A Candid History

193 pp., 6” x 8”, 12 illus., bibliog., index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University of California Press

“A forthright, accessible, informative and interesting account of the evolution of Christmas customs and celebrations. Forbes’s tone is direct, friendly, and open, and he serves as a companionable and trustworthy guide...Thoroughly engaging and studded with fascinating details, this book will reward any reader who picks it up.”—Eugene V. Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College. “An accessible, jargon-free, fast-paced, and reliable historical sketch of Christmas and its evolution from pre-Christian times to the present...an excellent book for reference purposes, classroom use, and recreational reading. I might also add, it would make a great Christmas gift.”—Dell deChant, author of Sacred Santa

LC 2007000366, ISBN 978-0-520-25104-5

AASL: O, G/MS, HS

PLA: G


398.2

Seaburg, William R. (Editor and Introduction) Collected by Elizabeth D. Jacobs

Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian

384 pp. , 6” x 9”, 5 photos, drawing, map, 2 tables, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

University of Nebraska Press

The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. In 1935 Elizabeth D. Jacobs conducted ethnographic fieldwork with survivors of several Athabaskan cultures living on the Siletz Reservation. Her work preserves the forty-seven stories recorded here as recounted by Upper Coquille consultant Coquelle Thompson Sr., an accomplished storyteller who lived through the Rogue River Wars of 1855-56. This volume offers a behind-the-scenes look at the collection of oral accounts, a sketch of Upper Coquille Athabaskan culture, and extended analyses of four stories, including “Pitch Woman.” A 2007 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.

LC 2006027329, ISBN 978-0-8032-4333-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RG


398.208

Fienup-Riordan, Ann and Lawrence D. Kaplan (Editor)

Words of the Real People: Alaska Native Literature in Translation

328 pp., 6” x 9”, 4 maps, 2 halftones, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

University of Alaska Press

Words of the Real People collects the life stories, poetry, and oral literature of Alaska’s Native speakers of Yupik, Inupiaq, and Alutiiq. This anthology includes ancient tales passed down for generations as well as new traditions that Alaska Natives are creating for the twenty-first century. Accompanied by background essays on each Native group, the literature in this collection embraces Native Alaskan life in its richest forms-from tales of malevolent shamans to the poetry of the urban experience.

LC 2006103101, ISBN 978-1-60223-005-7

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RS


398.208

Rosenberg, Yudl (Edited and Translated by Curt Leviant)

The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague

256 pp., 5 1/2” x 7”, illus., $25.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Yale University Press

Yudl Rosenberg’s volume of golem stories, an immediate bestseller in 1909, transformed the ancient legend, creating a new role for the creature of clay: Golem as protector of the Jewish people. This translation brings the Hebrew work to English-language readers for the first time. “Provides a valuable inside perspective on the shape of the legend.”—Robert Alter, author of Imagined Cities. “An important addition to the corpus of Jewish cultural texts in English translation.”—Lewis Glinert, Dartmouth College. “Leviant’s translation of Rosenberg’s work is both an academic triumph and a fun read.”—World Jewish Digest

LC 2006032509, ISBN 978-0-300-12204-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


398.209

Bird, Louis (Compiled and Edited by Susan Elaine Gray)

The Spirit Lives in the Mind: Omushkego Stories, Lives, and Dreams

256 pp., 6” x 9”, $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Louis Bird has spent the last three decades documenting Cree oral traditions and sharing his stories with audiences in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In The Spirit Lives in the Mind the renowned storyteller and historian of the Omushkego shares teachings and stories of the Swampy Cree people that have been passed down from generation to generation as part of a rich oral tradition.

C2006-905865-2, ISBN 978-0-7735-3209-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3210-6 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: G


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