2009 University Press Books

 

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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


301.072

Best, Joel

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

144 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 14”, 1 photo, 1 line illustration, 4 tables, bibliog., index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

University of California Press

“If you ever scan the newspaper, watch the TV news, or surf the blogs, you should read this charming book. If you’re a journalist, read it twice.”—James M. Jasper. “A practical guide on how to recognize questionable statistics, the kind typically thrown around by pundits and cited in news stories...a wakeup call for many of us to learn to identify or to find out how to track down credible information.”—Publishers Weekly. “Best plays off the format of field guides to give readers good, common sense ways not only to sense bad data but to understand what’s wrong...”—Bernard Madison, University of Arkansas

LC 2008017175, ISBN 978-0-520-25746-7 (c.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

PLA: O, G


302.33

Rigakos, George S.

Nightclub: Bouncers, Risk, and the Spectacle of Consumption

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 6 drawings, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper,

CIP included

March 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

In the last thirty years, bouncers have emerged as gatekeepers of contemporary urban cool, exclusivity, and social capital. In this ground-breaking empirical study, George Rigakos looks at the relation between consumption, security, and risk and challenges the idea of nightclubs as places of liberation and personal expression.

C 20079058612, ISBN 978-0-7735-3361-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3362-2 (p.)

PLA: S


303.34

Steinberg, Blema S.

Women in Power: The Personalities and Leadership Styles of Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher

436 pp., 7” x 10”, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher were all described at various times as the “only man” in their respective cabinets—a reference to their tough, controlling behavior. What explains this type of leadership style? In Women in Power, Blema Steinberg describes the role that personality traits played in shaping the ways in which these three women governed.

C 20079063608, ISBN 978-0-7735-3356-1 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


303.38

Moore, David W.

The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls

196 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliog., index, $23.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

Beacon Press

David W. Moore—lauded as a “scholarly crusader” by Herbert Mitgang in The New York Times—exposes an industry intent on serving headlines rather than democracy and the sometimes disastrous consequences for all Americans, from the myth of public support for the invasion of Iraq to early presidential frontrunners selected not by voters but by pollsters. In this presidential election year, Moore offers a fresh approach to the candidates’ polling percentages including preelection that polls conceal rampant voter indecision. Going beyond a clear and critical argument for reform, Moore outlines steps to make polls deliver on their promise to monitor the pulse of democracy.

LC 2008015392, ISBN 978-0-80704232-8 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


303.48

Horne, Gerald

The End of Empires: African Americans and India

274 pp., 6” x 9”, 7 halftones, bibliog., index, $54.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2008

Temple University Press

Gerald Horne provides an unprecedented history of the relationship between African Americans and Indians in the period leading up to Indian independence in 1947. Recognizing their common history of exploitation, Horne writes, African Americans and Indians interacted frequently and eventually created alliances, which were advocated by W.E.B. Du Bois, among other leaders. Horne tells the fascinating story of these exchanges, including the South Asian influence on the Nation of Islam and the close friendship between Paul Robeson and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The End of Empires breaks new ground in the effort to put African American history into a global context.

LC 2008006410, ISBN 978-1-59213-899-9 (c.)

PLA: G


303.482

Juris, Jeffrey S.

Networking Futures: The Movements Against Corporate Globalization

400 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 illus., bibliog., index, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

June 2008

Duke University Press

Since the first worldwide protests inspired by Peoples’ Global Action (PGA), anti-corporate globalization activists have staged direct action protests against multilateral institutions in cities such as Prague, Barcelona, Genoa, and Cancun. In 2001 and 2002, the anthropologist Jeffrey S. Juris participated in the Barcelona-based Movement for Global Resistance, one of the most influential anti-corporate globalization networks in Europe. Combining ethnographic research and activist political engagement, Juris took part in hundreds of meetings, gatherings, protests, and online discussions. Those experiences form the basis of Networking Futures, an innovative ethnography of transnational activist networking within the movements against corporate globalization.

LC 2007049448, ISBN 978-0-8223-4250-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4269-4 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: S


303.482

Medeiros, Evan S., et al.

Pacific Currents: The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China’s Rise

308 pp., 7” x 10”, color tables, figures, bibliog., $52.00 paper, CIP included

November 2008

RAND Corporation

China’s economic, military, and diplomatic power has been on the rise, and many worry that it is nudging aside U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region. To explore this issue, the authors examined six specific U.S. allies and partners — Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. From extensive in-country interviews, trade and poll data, etc., they examined the responses in each nation to China’s rise and assessed the implications for U.S. regional security interests.

LC 2008043550, ISBN 978-0-8330-4464-8 (p.)

PLA: G


303.483

Kelty, Christopher M.

Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software

400 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 illus., bibliog., index, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

May 2008

Duke University Press

In Two Bits, Christopher M. Kelty investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software but also music, film, science, and education. He also makes an important contribution to discussions of public spheres and social imaginaries by demonstrating how Free Software is a “recursive public”—a public organized around the ability to build, modify, and maintain the very infrastructure that gives it life in the first place.

LC 2007049447, ISBN 978-0-8223-4242-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4264-9 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: S


304

Hynes, Eugene

Knock: The Virgin’s Apparition in Nineteeth-Century Ireland

398 pp., 9 1/4” x 6 1/8”, b&w photos, $65.00 cloth

October 2008

Cork University Press

In 1879, local people reported an apparition of the Virgin Mary and other supernatural personages at Knock, a poor rural village in western Ireland. In contrast to devotional or dismissive accounts, the author draws on both insiders’ views and his training as a sociologist to show how the apparition was related to the local social context including economic, cultural, religious, political and historical dimensions. Drawing on new and neglected sources of evidence, Hynes pays particular attention to the individuals most directly involved including the seers, local clergy, Land League activists, various promoters, and others. The author looks through participants’ eyes as much as possible.

LC 2009294416, ISBN 978-1-85918-440-0 (c.)

PLA: S


304.22

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

440 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, index, $35.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2008

Island Press

The Dominant Animal traces the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution since the dawn of humanity. In lucid and engaging prose, renowned scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich describe how homo sapiens adapted to their surroundings, eventually developing the vibrant cultures, scientific knowledge, and technological wizardry we know today. But the Ehrlichs also explore the flip side [of] human innovation and conquest. As we clear forests to raise crops, build cities and create chemicals never before seen in nature, we may be undermining our own supremacy. Humanity can again adapt—if we learn from our evolutionary past.

LC 2007050706, ISBN 978-1-59726-096-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59726-097-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


304.437

Reid, Verna

Women Between: Construction of Self in the Work of Sharon Butala, Aganetha Dyck, Mary Meigs, and Mary Pratt

379 pp., 6” x 9”, 27 color plates, bibliog., index, notes, $39.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

University of Calgary Press

Author Verna Reid explores the evolving perceptions of “self” in the work of four Canadian women—visual artists Aganetha Dyck and Mary Pratt, and writers Sharon Butala and Mary Meigs. All four came into prominence in middle age, doing their most significant work in their mature years. They, along with the author, are members of a transitional generation of women, occupying the space between the traditional world of their mothers and the postmodern world of their daughters. The multiple roles they have played are reflected in the strong autobiographical content present in their work.

C 20089038398, ISBN 978-1-55238-242-4 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: RS


304.8

Bowden, Charles (Photography by Julián Cardona)

Exodus/Éxodo

295 pp., 11.75” x 9.5”, 115 duotones, bibliog., $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

University of Texas Press

Immigration has become one of the most important and contentious issues of our time. But even as policy makers in the United States and Mexico argue over what to do about the half million or more Mexicans who cross the border illegally each year to work in the United States, one fact has become indisputable. Illegal immigration has enhanced the lives of poor people more than any policy attempted by either the U.S. or the Mexican governments. This searing documentary of the largest single transnational migration in history forces us to face the tremendous human cost of a failed Mexican state and a relentlessly globalizing world.

LC 2007052237, ISBN 978-0-292-71814-2 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG


305.097

Lucas, Samuel Roundfield

Theorizing Discrimination in an Era of Contested Prejudice

296 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 tables, 19 halftones, bibliog., index, $49.50 cloth, CIP included

July 2008

Temple University Press

Despite several decades of attention, there is still no consensus on the effects of racial or sexual discrimination in the United States. In this landmark work, sociologist Samuel Lucas shows how discrimination is not simply an action that one person performs in relation to another individual, but something far more insidious: a pervasive dynamic that permeates the environment in which we live and work. Challenging existing literature on the subject, Lucas makes a clear distinction between prejudice and discrimination. He maintains that when an era of “condoned exploitation” ended, the era of “contested prejudice,” as he terms it, began.

LC 2008006411, ISBN 978-1-59213-912-5 (c.)

PLA: S


305.23

Parker, Roy

Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

384 pp., 6” x 9”, notes, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2008

University of British Columbia Press

Some 80,000 British children—many of them under the age of ten—were shipped from Britain to Canada by Poor Law authorities and voluntary bodies during the 50 years following Confederation in 1867. How did this come about? What were the motives and methods of the people involved in both countries? Why did it come to an end? What effects did it have on the children involved and what eventually became of them? These are the questions Roy Parker explores in a meticulously researched work that brings together economic, political, social, medical, legal, administrative and religious aspects of the story in Britain and Canada.

C 20079075428, ISBN 978-0-7748-1540-6 (c.)

PLA: RG


305.235

Shankar, Shalini

Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley

288 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2008

Duke University Press

Desi Land is Shalini Shankar’s lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or “Desis,” define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months “kickin’ it” with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools. The diverse high-school students who populate Desi Land are Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, from South Asia and other locations.

LC 2008028432, ISBN 978-0-8223-4300-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4315-8 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RG


305.31

Nonnekes, Paul

Northern Love: An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity

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

May 2008

Athabasca University Press (AU Press)

In Northern Love, Paul Nonnekes proposes a conception of love that suggests a distinctive model of Canadian masculinity. He pursues debates in psychoanalysis and cultural theory in relation to two representative male characters in novels by Rudy Wiebe (A Discovery of Strangers) and Robert Kroetsch (The Man from the Creeks). Ranging from debates on the Hegelian master-slave dialectic to the Lacanian Name of the Father, and from Butler’s strange gender to Zizek’s subjective awareness of lack, Nonnekes probes the two novels and their main characters, eliciting an evolving conception of love characteristic of the Canadian cultural imaginary.

C 2008425731, ISBN 978-1-897425-22-0 (p.)

PLA: RS


305.4

Scott, Joan Wallach (Editor)

Women’s Studies on the Edge

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 photo, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2008

Duke University Press

At many universities, women’s studies programs have achieved department status, establishing tenure-track appointments, graduate programs, and consistent course enrollments. Yet, as Joan Wallach Scott notes, in the wake of its institutional successes, women’s studies has begun to lose its critical purchase. Feminism, the driving political force behind women’s studies, is often regarded as an outmoded political position by many of today’s students, and activism is no longer central to women’s studies programs on many campuses. In Women’s Studies on the Edge, leading feminist scholars tackle the critical, political, and institutional challenges that women’s studies has faced since its widespread integration into university curricula.

LC 2007053027, ISBN 978-0-8223-4252-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4274-8 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: S


305.42

Smith, Bonnie G.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

2,752 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 450 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $595.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2008

Oxford University Press

The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.

LC 2007034939, ISBN 978-0-19514890-9 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


305.809

Dreisinger, Baz

Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture

192 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2008

University of Massachusetts Press

In the United States, the notion of racial “passing” is usually associated with blacks and other minorities who seek to present themselves as part of the white majority. Yet as Baz Dreisinger demonstrates in this fascinating study, another form of this phenomenon also occurs in American culture: cases in which legally white individuals are imagined, by themselves or by others, as passing for black. “This book is the first of its kind: a study of racial passing focused on whites who pass as blacks...”—Joel Dinerstein, author of Swinging the Machine: Modernity, Technology, and African American Culture between the World Wars

LC 2008028712, ISBN 978-1-55849-674-3 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-675-0 (p.)

PLA: S


305.822

Nguyen, Tram (Editor)

“Language is a Place of Struggle”: Great Quotes by People of Color

283 pp., 5 3/4” x 8 1/4”, index, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

Beacon Press

Language is a Place of Struggle” is the first truly multiracial and polycultural quote book, collecting quotations from both historical and contemporary novelists and poets, activists and political leaders, and artists and musicians. With more than fifteen hundred quotations, this exceptional book covers a broad spectrum: from the role of spirituality to words inciting social change and justice; from the impact of colonization, slavery, and racism to writing on gender, sexuality, and identity. The quotes show how people of color in the United States have been shaped by various community histories, ongoing political and cultural struggles, and personal evolutions.

LC 2008015487, ISBN 978-0-80704800-9 (c.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

PLA: G


305.831

Schulze, Mathias et al.

German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss

540 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

For centuries, large numbers of German-speaking people have emigrated from Europe to other countries. Here more than forty international contributors discuss aspects of the history, language, and culture of these migrant groups, individuals, and their descendants. Part I focuses on identity exploring the connections among language, politics, and the construction of histories—national, familial, and personal—in German-speaking diasporic communities around the world. Part II deals with migration, examining such issues as German migrants in postwar Britain, German refugees and forced migration, and the immigrant as a fictional character. Part III examines the idea of loss in diasporic experience.

C 20079076130, ISBN 978-1-55458-027-9 (c.)

PLA: S


305.86

Chavez, Leo R.

The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 13 tables, 15 figures, 32 illus., bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth,

$21.95 paper

August 2008

Stanford University Press

Directly opposing ideas constructed and perpetuated by pundits and the media at large, The Latino Threat challenges the suggestion that Latino immigrants are unwilling to integrate and reveals that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society. “In this tour de force volume, Leo Chavez offers a penetrating analysis of how Latinos have been socially constructed as a threat to the American nation by bigoted political actors for their own cynical purposes and draws expertly on logic, facts, and reason to expose the mythical threat for the intellectual fraud and moral travesty that it truly is.”—Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University

LC 2008014762, ISBN 978-0-8047-5933-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8047-5934-2 (p.)

PLA: G


305.892

Schwartz, Mimi

Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father’s German Village

280 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 20 photos, recipe, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

University of Nebraska Press

A daughter recovers the history of her father’s German village during World War II where Jews’ and Christians’ claims of congeniality were often proved true. “A fascinating picture, atypical of so much written on the subject. Blessed with good antennae and a skeptical mind, Ms. Schwartz is not an innocent abroad. Never gullible or credulous, but open to the evidence of her own eyes and ears, she is an ideal guide to her father’s lost world, which for so long she resisted.”—The Washington Times. “An eloquent and affectionate account...Schwartz’s tone is gentle, her prose brilliantly clear and her insights keen.”—Kirkus Reviews.

LC 2007024132, ISBN 978-0-8032-1374-6 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


305.896

Stockley, Grif

Ruled by Race: Black/White Relations in Arkansas From Slavery to the Present

550 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 photos, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2008

The University of Arkansas Press

From the Civil War to Reconstruction, the Redeemer period, Jim Crow, and the modern civil rights era to the present, Ruled by Race describes the ways that race has been at the center of much of the state’s formation and image since its founding. Grif Stockley uses the work of published and unpublished historians and exhaustive primary source materials along with stories from authors as diverse as Maya Angelou and E. Lynn Harris to bring to life the voices of those who have both studied and lived the racial experience in Arkansas.

LC 2008031017, ISBN 978-1-55728-885-1 (c.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


306.097

Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Kristen Lewis, and Eduardo Borges Martins (Editors)

The Measure of America: American Human Development Report, 2008-2009

256 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 80 illus, bibliog., index, $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2008

Columbia University Press

The Measure of America is the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation. It introduces the American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans, disaggregated by state and congressional district, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. The Index rankings of the 50 states and 436 congressional districts reveal huge disparities in the health, education, and living standards of different groups. Clear, precise, objective, and authoritative, this report will become the basis for all serious discussions concerning the realization of a fair, just, and globally competitive American society.

LC 2008020177, ISBN 978-0-231-15494-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-231-15495-6 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O, G


306.23

Comacchio, Cynthia

The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada

312 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w illus., bibliog., index, $36.95 paper, CIP included

October 2008

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Adolescence, like childhood, is more than a biologically defined life stage: it is also a sociohistorical construction. The meaning and experience of adolescence are reformulated according to societal needs, evolving scientific precepts, and national aspirations relative to historic conditions. Although adolescence was by no means a “discovery” of the early twentieth century, it did assume an identifiably modern form during the years between the Great War and 1950. Honorable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association’s 2007 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.

C 20069023484, ISBN 978-1-55458-151-1 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: RS


306.36

Scheckner, Peter and Boyes, M.C.

The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings from the American Workplace

312 pp., 7” x 10”, bibliog., $79.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

Vanderbilt University Press

These writings address such current issues as the effects of globalization, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and the weakening of unions, as well as a general sense of worker disengagement in the workplace. Speaking in multiple genres, the men and women whose voices are collected here run the whole gamut of the workplace. From an executive at an office products company to a migrant fruit picker to a stripper to a doctor to a cleaner of garbage trucks, The Way We Work captures, with passion and honesty, the experiences of a myriad of workers.

LC 2008019023, ISBN 978-0-8265-1608-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1609-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS,P

PLA: G


306.362

DeWolf, Thomas Norman

Inheriting The Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History

262 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 b&w photo, 1 table, bibliog., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2008

Beacon Press

In 2001, at age forty-seven, Thomas DeWolf was horrified to discover that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in United States history, responsible for transporting at least 10,000 Africans. When Thomas DeWolf’s cousin Katrina Browne learned about their family’s history, she was wracked with guilt. However, unlike others who might ignore their sordid legacy, she resolved to confront it head-on. Browne produced and directed a documentary feature film, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, in which she, Thomas, and eight other family members retraced the steps of their ancestors. Inheriting the Trade is Thomas DeWolf’s powerful memoir of their journey.

LC 2007019708, ISBN 978-0-80707281-3 (c.)

AASL: O/HS,P

PLA: O, G


306.362

Jordan, Don and Michael Walsh

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 illus., bibliog., index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2008

New York University Press

White Cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies. Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. This is a saga of exploration and cruelty, spanning 170 years, that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.

LC 2007037976, ISBN 978-0-8147-4296-9 (p.)

AASL: O/HS,P

PLA: G


306.42

Lutz, John Sutton and Barbara Neis (Editors)

Making and Moving Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and Community-based Research in a World on the Edge

360 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

July 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

It has been clear for some time that research does not automatically translate into knowledge, nor does knowledge necessarily translate into wisdom. Whether the immediate challenge is global warming, epidemic disease, poverty, environmental degradation, or social fragmentation, research efforts are wasted if we cannot devise efficient and understandable processes to create and transfer knowledge to policy makers, interested groups, and communities. Concentrating on intellectually fertile spaces at the edges of disciplines, authors demonstrate their commitment to knowledge transfer in their work, showing how knowledge transfer can be considered theoretically, methodologically, and practically.

C 20089006763, ISBN 978-0-7735-3373-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3393-6 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


306.609

Zuckerman, Phil

Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

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

October 2008

New York University Press

This fascinating approach directly counters the claims of conservative American Christians who argue that a society without God would be hell on earth. Zuckerman formally interviewed 150 Danes and Swedes of all ages and educational backgrounds—he was particularly interested in the worldviews of people who live without religious orientation. What he found is that nearly all of his interviewees live without much fear of the Grim Reaper or worries about the hereafter. This led him to wonder how and why it is that certain societies are nonreligious in a world that seems to be marked by increasing religiosity.

LC 2008018213, ISBN 978-0-8147-9714-3 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: O, S


306.81

Dolan, Frances

Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy

248 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 illustration, index, $47.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2008

University of Pennsylvania Press

Marriage is often described as a melding of two people into one. But what—or who—must be lost, fragmented, or buried in that process? Dolan reveals the contradiction that lies at the very heart of modern marriage. We have inherited from early modern England a model of marriage, she contends, so flawed that its logical consequence is conflict. In an era when marriage remains hotly contested, this book draws our attention to one of the histories that bears on the present, a history in which marriage promises both intimate connection and fierce conflict, both companionship and competition.

LC 2008010523, ISBN 978-0-8122-4075-7 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


306.85

Márquez, Raquel R. and Harriett D. Romo

Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border

336 pp., 6” x 9”, illus., graphs, index, $28.00 paper, CIP included

April 2008

University of Notre Dame Press

“This timely volume provides a unique comprehensive presentation of cultural and socioeconomic issues tied to the border, particularly as it relates to the everyday lives of transnational families and their on-going negotiation of identities. As a result, the authors’ conclusions and recommendations are imbued with a power of analysis that is grounded in their complex engagement of the issues. This is an outstanding book of significance for scholars and students working on issues of transnationalism, the political economy of migration, immigration, and border culture.”—Antonia Darder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LC 2008010456, ISBN 978-0-268-03509-9 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: RS


306.874

Kiselica, Mark S.

When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America

296 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $32.95 cloth

October 2008

Rutgers University Press

In this informative book, Counselor Education professor Dr. Mark S. Kiselica, draws on his many years of counseling teenage fathers to offer a compassionate look at the difficult life circumstances and the complicated hardships these young men experience. “This book shines a much-needed light on the struggles of adolescent fathers and what our society must do to help them. If every professional currently working in an adolescent parents program were to read this book, one can easily imagine a new generation of young fathers who are fully engaged in their children’s lives.”—Michael Hayes, director of Family Strengthening Initiatives, Texas Attorney General’s Office

LC 2007048279, ISBN 978-0-8135-4358-1 (c.)

AASL: G/HS,P

PLA: G


306.874

Phillips, Kathy J.

The Moon in the Water: Reflections on an Aging Parent

160 pp., 6” x 8”, 10 b&w illus., bibliog., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2008

Vanderbilt University Press

In a series of moving vignettes, the author begins by describing a particular representation of Water-Moon Kuan Yin, a Buddhist teacher and goddess associated with compassion, who often sits on a precarious overhang or floats on a flimsy petal. Then Kuan Yin steps out of the frame to join the author in the mundane challenges of caring for her father-transferring his health insurance, struggling with a wheelchair van, managing adult diapers, or playing in the fictions of dementia. Each vignette invites the harried caregiver to take a deep breath and meditate on the trials and joys of caring for an aging parent.

LC 2007026255, ISBN 978-0-8265-1586-5 (c.)

AASL: G/HS,P

PLA: G


307.121

Manzini, Ezio, Stuart Walker, and Barry Wylant

Enabling Solutions for Sustainable Living: A Workshop

120 pp., 9” x 7”, b&w illus., tables, charts, bibliog., $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2008

University of Calgary Press

Members of a new generation of designers—students from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design—come together to identify some of the sustainability challenges of contemporary suburban living. Exploring such issues as quality of life, community cohesiveness, and environmental impacts of city living, workshop participants present their research graphically, illustrating key concepts, the resources required, and the desired outcomes. Also includes essays from the editors contextualizing the central ideas and elaborating on the theoretical basis for the workshop.

LC 20089007611, ISBN 978-1-55238-236-3 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: G


307.76

Gordon, Colin E

Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City

304 pp., 7” x 10”, 78 color maps, index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2008

University of Pennsylvania Press

Once a thriving metropolis on the banks of the Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri, is now a ghostly landscape of vacant houses, boarded-up storefronts, and abandoned factories. The Gateway City is, by any measure, one of the most depopulated, deindustrialized, and deeply segregated examples of American urban decay. Mapping Decline examines the causes and consequences of St. Louis’s urban crisis. Illustrated with more than 75 full-color maps, this urban history traces the ways private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, federal housing policies, and urban renewal encouraged “white flight” and urban decline in St. Louis, Missouri.

LC 2008010809, ISBN 978-0-8122-4070-2 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


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320-329 Political Science


320.01

von Heyking, John and Richard Avramenko (Editors)

Friendship and Politics: Essays in Political Thought

368 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $35.00 paper, CIP included

May 2008

University of Notre Dame Press

This volume addresses contemporary concerns about community in the context of philosophical ideas about friendship. Part One offers three essays on Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero. Part Two considers treatments of friendship by Christian thinkers, such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin, and essays in Part Three address Thomas Hobbes, Montaigne, the American founders, and de Tocqueville. “This is an outstanding anthology in every respect. Friendship, the contributors demonstrate, is an indispensable concept for the analysis of the bonds of political association. The case is most convincingly made by drawing upon the analyses of the greatest thinkers within the history of political thought.”—David Walsh, Catholic University of America.

LC 2008010164, ISBN 978-0-268-04370-4 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: S


320.012

Clor, Harry

On Moderation: Defending an Ancient Virtue in a Modern World

150 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2008

Baylor University Press

Moderation suffers in today’s culture of excesses. In resuscitating this discarded virtue, Harry Clor unveils the intrinsic power of moderation to influence and engage, from the public square to the deeply personal. A mature book from a senior scholar, On Moderation answers critics of this misunderstood value, demonstrating its continued relevance to human flourishing.

LC 2008010611, ISBN 978-1-602581-55-5 (p.)

PLA: S


320.092

Miller, Joseph S.

The Wicked Wine of Democracy: A Memoir of a Political Junkie 1948-1995

280 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 photos, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2008

University of Washington Press

A frank account by a noted political operative who worked on the campaigns of Warren G. Magnuson, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Frank Church, William Proxmire, and, finally, John F. Kennedy. In 1957, The Washington Post labeled Joe Miller “the Democrat’s answer to Madison Avenue.” After Kennedy’s victory, Miller was a lobbyist for United Steelworkers of America, the Western Forest Industries Association, and others. In this revealing, often humorous memoir, Miller recounts highlights and backroom conversations from political campaigns, labor negotiations, and lobbying deals to give an honest picture of how politics worked over his forty-year career in the nation’s Capitol.

LC 2008006193, ISBN 978-0-2959-8801-6 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


320.54

Gentile, Emilio

La Grande Italia: The Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century

432 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper,

CIP included

December 2008

The University of Wisconsin Press

In a new English translation, this important study of modern Italian nationalism and the ambition to achieve a “great Italy” between the unification of Italy and the advent of the Italian Republic will appeal to anyone interested in modern European history, Fascism, and nationalism. “Emilio Gentile’s La Grande Italia is a work of rare quality. It covers, with assurance, economy, intelligence, and objectivity, a century of Italy’s turbulent history. This book is a significant contribution to the literature devoted to Italian Fascism and to the history of Italy after the Fascist experience.”—A. James Gregor, University of California at Berkeley

LC 2008013448, ISBN 978-0-299-22810-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-22814-9 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


323

Young, Andrew

An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America

550 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

March 2008

Baylor University Press

Andrew Young is one of the most important figures of the U.S. civil rights movement and one of America’s best-known African American leaders. Working closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he endured beatings and arrests while participating in seminal civil rights campaigns. In 1964, he became Executive Director of the SCLC, serving with King during a time of great accomplishment and turmoil. In describing his life through his election to Congress in 1972, this memoir provides revelatory, riveting reading. Young’s analysis of the connection between racism, poverty, and a militarized economy will resonate with particular relevance for readers today.

LC 2007049679, ISBN 978-1-602580-73-2 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


323.092

Johnson, Arthur L.

Race and Remembrance: A Memoir

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 42 photos, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

Wayne State University Press

Race and Remembrance tells the remarkable life story of Arthur L. Johnson, a Detroit civil rights and community leader, educator, and administrator whose career spans much of the last century. In his own words, Johnson takes readers through the arc of his distinguished career, which includes his work with the Detroit branch of the NAACP, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, and Wayne State University.

LC 2008009601, ISBN 978-0-8143-3370-9 (c.)

AASL: G, RG/HS

PLA: S, RG


323.092

Selby, Gary S.

Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom

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

February 2008

Baylor University Press

In this beautifully written book, Gary Selby shows how Martin Luther King, Jr. used the biblical story of Exodus to motivate African Americans in their struggle for freedom from racial oppression. Through an examination of King’s major speeches, Selby illuminates the ways in which King drew from the Exodus narrative to offer his listeners a structure that explained their present circumstances, urged united action, and provided the conviction that they would succeed. Selby explains how King constructed a symbolic framework for interpreting the setbacks of the Civil Rights movement, even as he challenged them to remain faithful to the cause.

LC 2007042670, ISBN 978-1-602580-16-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


323.119

Ogden, Dunbar H.

My Father Said Yes: A White Pastor in Little Rock School Integration

200 pp., 7” x 10”, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2008

Vanderbilt University Press

On September 4, 1957, the group of African American high school students who became known as the Little Rock Nine walked up to the front of Central High to enroll in school. My Father Said Yes is the untold story of the Reverend Dunbar Ogden, who became the pro-integration leader in Little Rock’s white community. This memoir is also a moving father-son story. In this frank account, the author discusses the depression his father battled for most of his life, as well as the family tragedy of his brother’s suicide.

LC 2007032192, ISBN 978-0-8265-1592-6 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG


323.49

Matthews, Richard S.

The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must be Prohibited

256 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

State torture has found an increasing number of defenders in law, philosophy, and public policy. Their defenses often ignore the empirical literature on torture and thus misunderstand its nature and the damage it does, as well as accepting the illusory benefits it promises. Richard Matthews challenges the increasing acceptability of state-sponsored torture interrogation, repudiating any possible justifications. He confronts its various supporters and draws from philosophy, medicine, psychiatry, survivor and torturer narratives, history, feminism, the experience of working intelligence officials, anthropology, and game theory to illustrate that no moral justification for torture can be supported.

C 20089016955, ISBN 978-0-7735-3422-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3451-3 (p.)

PLA: S


323.6

Kenney, David Ngaruri and Philip G. Schrag

Asylum Denied: A Refugee’s Struggle for Safety in America

360 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 b&w photos, 3 maps, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2008

University of California Press

“Astonishing in its power to move and inform.”—Publishers Weekly. “A model of polished prose and informed advocacy that brings the reader into the life of a man who, for all any functionary in the U.S. government cared, was a castoff, worthy of nothing but a deportation decree.”—National Catholic Reporter. “Reminds us of the persecution that refugees face, takes our collective conscience and shakes it to the core.”—Financial Times. “A fabulous book—a love story, a law story, a struggle against death, a battle for justice, and much more. I urge you to read it.”—Professor Bruce Ackerman, Yale University

LC 2007048703, ISBN 978-0-520-25510-4 (c.)

AASL: G, RS/HS, P

PLA: O, G, S


327.122

Dobbins, James, et al.

Europe’s Role in Nation-Building: From the Balkans to the Congo

342 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, b&w photos, bibliog., $35.00 paper, CIP included

July 2008

RAND Corporation

Peace is the most essential product of nation-building. Without peace, neither economic growth nor democratization is possible. The authors of Europe’s Role in Nation-Building investigate the use of armed force as part of broader nation-building efforts led by European powers and its success at achieving the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself, and its neighbors. They then evaluate Europe’s performance against the U.S. and United Nations records in past nation-building operations.

LC 2008016898, ISBN 978-0-8330-4138-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.127

Diamond, John

The CIA and the Culture of Failure: U.S. Intelligence from the End of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq

552 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 illus., bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth,

September 2008

Stanford University Press

The CIA and the Culture of Failure follows the CIA through a series of crises from the Soviet collapse to the war in Iraq and explains the political pressures that helped lead to the greatest failures in U.S. intelligence history. “Diamond, a defense analyst and former reporter for USA Today, presents a perceptive account of the reasons behind a double-barreled intelligence fiasco: 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq...Diamond’s evaluation of the CIA’s crisis of confidence adds insight to debates about intelligence failures.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2008011826, ISBN 978-0-8047-5601-3 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.127

George, Roger Z. and James B. Bruce (Editors)

Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations

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

April 2008

Georgetown University Press

Drawing on the individual and collective experience of recognized intelligence experts and scholars in the field, Analyzing Intelligence provides the first comprehensive assessment of the state of intelligence analysis since 9/11. Its in-depth and balanced evaluation of more than fifty years of U.S. analysis includes a critique of why it has under-performed at times. It provides insights regarding the enduring obstacles as well as new challenges of analysis in the post-9/11 world, and suggests innovative ideas for improved analytical methods, training, and structured approaches.

LC 2007031706, ISBN 978-1-58901-201-1 (p.)

PLA: G


327.174

Maloney, Suzanne

Iran’s Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

156 pp., 6” x 9”, map, index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

October 2008

United States Institute of Peace Press

This lucid and timely volume sheds much-needed light on Iran’s strikingly complex political system and foreign policy and its central role in the region. Suzanne Maloney systematically outlines Iran’s sources of influence in the Muslim world, including its strategic ambitions and dynamism, political innovations, economic clout, religiocultural institutions, and historical and cultural linkages. She analyzes the social, economic, and regional forces that are driving Iran toward change and asks what these factors mean for U.S. foreign policy.

LC 2008016494, ISBN 978-1-601270-33-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


327.47

Lo, Bobo

Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New Geopolitics

277 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

Brookings Institution Press

Few relationships have been as misunderstood as the “strategic partnership” between Russia and China. Official rhetoric portrays it as the very model of international cooperation: Moscow and Beijing claim that ties are closer and warmer than at any time in history. In reality, however, the picture is highly ambiguous. Axis of Convenience cuts through the mythmaking and examines the Sino-Russian partnership on its own merits.

LC 2008028108, ISBN 978-0-8157-5340-7 (c.)

PLA: S


327.71

Drache, Daniel (Editor)

Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads

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

October 2008

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

In the post-NAFTA era, Canada and Mexico face dramatic and irreversible changes from the Bush revolution in foreign public policy, the rising economic power of China and India, new concerns about border security and human rights, and the trends of economic integration. These essays chronicle the attempts of Canada and Mexico, two very different societies, to come to terms with the accumulated and often contradictory effects of micro and macro changes. Contributors are Canadian and Mexican scholars and leading authorities in security, immigration, human rights, foreign policy, Canada-Mexico relations, and market integration.

C 20089027140, ISBN 978-1-55458-045-3 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Gutman, Roy

How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan

352 pp., 6” x 9”, chronology, notes, bibliog., index, $26.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2008

United States Institute of Peace Press

Focusing principally on events and policy missteps in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s, award-winning journalist Roy Gutman weaves a narrative that exposes how and why the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the Western media “missed the story” in the leadup to 9/11. Advancing his narrative carefully and persuasively, Gutman approaches his subject with an objective, journalistic eye and draws heavily on his own original research and extensive interviews with key players both in the United States and abroad.

LC 2007032944, ISBN 978-1-601270-24-5 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


327.73

Haass, Richard N., and Martin S. Indyk

Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President

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

November 2008

Brookings Institution Press

The next U.S. president will need to pursue a new strategic framework for advancing American interests in the Middle East. In Restoring the Balance, experts from the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution and from the Council on Foreign Relations propose a new, nonpartisan strategy drawing on the lessons of past failures to address both the short-term and long-term challenges to U.S. interests.

LC 2008044173, ISBN 978-0-8157-3869-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Kaufman, Scott

Plans Unraveled: The Foreign Policy of the Carter Administration

308 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 b&w illus., works cited, index, $38.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2008

Northern Illinois University Press

Greatest ex-president or foreign policy failure? Plans Unraveled offers a fresh, comprehensive look at Carter’s aggregate foreign policy record. Kaufman admits that while Carter faced limitations in what he wanted to achieve, he did have some success. Nonetheless, he concludes that Carter’s style of leadership caused his failures to far outnumber his successes. “Well-researched, clearly written, and persuasive in its judicious conclusions. [This] book should become the standard source for the foreign affairs record of this presidency.”—Lewis Gould, University of Texas, Austin

LC 2008014039, ISBN 978-0-87580-390-6 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Monroy, Douglas

The Borders Within: Encounters Between Mexico and the U.S.

272 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

May 2008

The University of Arizona Press

Throughout its history, the nation that is now called the United States has been inextricably entwined with the nation now called Mexico. Indeed, their indigenous peoples interacted long before borders of any kind were established. In beautifully crafted essays, Douglas Monroy, a Mexican American who grew up and now teaches in the U.S., ponders the ways that two neighboring nations can misunderstand each other. Ranging widely, and frankly discussing his own quest for understanding, Monroy examines how “borders” of many kinds are constructed and maintained.

LC 2007039510, ISBN 978-0-8165-2691-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8165-2692-5 (p.)

PLA: RG


327.73

Root, Hilton L.

Alliance Curse: How America Lost the Third World

286 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2008

Brookings Institution Press

American foreign policy needs a new playbook. Trapped in an outdated cold war mindset, Washington continues to forge alliances with dictators who do not share its values of freedom and democracy. America is once again backing authoritarian regimes that oppress their citizens and plunder resources—this time in the name of global stability and the war on terror. In Alliance Curse, Hilton Root illustrates that recent U.S. foreign policy is too often misguided, resulting in misdirected foreign aid and alliances that stunt political and economic development among partner regimes, leaving America on the wrong side of change.

LC 2008012055, ISBN 978-0-8157-7556-0 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Wilkowski, Jean M.

Abroad for Her Country: Tales of a Pioneer Woman Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service

400 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, photos, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2008

University of Notre Dame Press

“This is a fascinating biography of a woman who entered the political arena at a time when few women were accepted. Jean Wilkowski entered the Foreign Service in 1944, accepting assignments around the world before retiring in 1980...she served in Paris, Rome, Chile, Columbia, and El Salvador-nine countries on three continents in her thirty-five years of service. She has met and dealt with popes, presidents and dignitaries in her long career...Wilkowski tells her extraordinary story with humor and wit...This testament will go far to encourage young women to investigate a career in government service.”—The Polish American Journal

LC 2007051042, ISBN 978-0-268-04413-8 (c.)

PLA: S


327.732

Campbell, Kurt M. and James B. Steinberg

Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power

204 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2008

Brookings Institution Press

New presidents have no honeymoon when it comes to foreign policy. Less than three months into his presidency, for example, John F. Kennedy authorized the disastrous effort to overthrow Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs. More recently, George W. Bush had been in office for less than eight months when he was faced with the attacks of September 11. How should an incoming president prepare for the foreign policy challenges that lie immediately ahead? That’s the question Kurt Campbell and James Steinberg tackle in this compelling book.

LC 2008043661, ISBN 978-0-8157-1340-1 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.732

Kopp, Harry and Charles A. Gillespie

Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service

280 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

August 2008

Georgetown University Press

Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 85 current and former foreign service officials, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service—how to get in, get around, and get ahead.

LC 2008004495, ISBN 978-1-58901-219-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


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330-339 Economics


331.62

Bacon, David

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

261 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $25.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

Beacon Press

In Illegal People, photojournalist David Bacon exposes the many ways globalization uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Bacon traces the development of illegal status back to slavery and shows the human cost of treating the indispensable labor of millions of migrants—and the migrants themselves—as illegal. This book argues for a sea change in the way we think, debate, and legislate around issues of migration and globalization, promoting a human rights perspective throughout a globalized world.

LC 2008015394, ISBN 978-0-80704226-7 (c.)

PLA: G


332.15

van Putten, Maartje

Policing the Banks: Accountability Mechanisms for the Financial Sector

520 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $90.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

November 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

From 1999 to 2004, Maartje van Putten served as a member of the World Bank’s Inspection Panel. Using personal experience and extensive interviews with principal decision-makers and stakeholders in the Panel’s work, she chronicles the history of accountability in the World Bank and other major financial entities. Policing the Banks is a passionate plea for global accountability for all powerful financial players—including the transnational private banks that are now entering the scramble for profits from development projects in the third world.

C 20089025997, ISBN 978-0-7735-3401-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3402-5 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


333.722

Knight, Richard L. and Courtney White

Conservation for a New Generation: Redefining Natural Resources Management

336 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, case studies, index., $60.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

October 2008

Island Press

In hundreds of watersheds and communities across the United States, conservation is being reinvented and invigorated by collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local governments working with NGOs and private landowners, and fueled by economic incentives, to promote both healthy natural and human communities. Conservation for a New Generation captures those efforts with chapters that explain the new landscape of conservation along with case studies that illustrate these new approaches. The book brings together leading voices in the field of environmental conservation, and highlights natural resources management that emphasizes building relationships that are beneficial to both people and land.

LC 2008008687, ISBN 978-1-59726-437-2 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59726-438-9 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


333.722

Pearce, Fred

Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff

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

October 2008

Beacon Press

Where does everything in our daily lives come from? The clothes on our backs, the computers on our desks, the spices behind our doors? Under what conditions are they harvested or manufactured? Fred Pearce shows us the hidden worlds that sustain a Western lifestyle, and he does it by examining the sources of everything in his own life; as an ordinary citizen of the Western world, he, like all of us, is an “eco-sinner.” A fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful, of the effects the world’s more than 6 billion inhabitants—all eating, consuming, making—have on our planet.

LC 2008008092, ISBN 978-0-80708588-2 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


332.722

Shiller, Robert J.

The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It

208 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 4 line illus., bibliog., index, $16.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

Princeton University Press

“[Shiller’s] text is a stimulating, rapid response to current events—and a forceful demand for dramatic action from Washington, where, he says, the White House and Congress have been ‘totally inadequate’ to the task.”—BusinessWeek. “[Shiller] argues that what united the missteps by the Federal Reserve, mortgage brokers, Wall Street bankers, and home buyers that together brought on the current financial mess was a shared belief that house prices never go down. What’s the antidote to that kind of mass delusion? Shiller seems to have no interest in substituting his judgment, or the government’s, for the market’s. Instead, he sees information and innovation as the counter to group think.”—Time

LC 2008013734, ISBN 978-0-691-13929-6 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


337.702

Mueller, Sherry L., and Mark Overmann

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development

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

July 2008

Georgetown University Press

To help the job seeker chart the best course, Working World provides specific resources including annotated lists of selected organizations, websites, and further reading. Profiles of twelve professionals, from promising young associates to presidents and CEOs, illustrate the book’s main topics. Each professional provides insight into his or her career choices, distills lessons learned, and offers practical advice about building a career in international affairs. All of these resources were chosen specifically to help job seekers map the next steps toward the internship, job, or other opportunity that will give shape to the career they envision.

LC 2007050931, ISBN 978-1-58901-210-3 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


338.092

Dosman, Edgar J.

The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986

624 pp., 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”, 26 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Raúl Prebisch was a leader in economic development theory and international economic policy, an institution builder, and an international diplomat. The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986 provides the first book-length account of his life and work, a story cast against the backdrop of Latin America, the Cold War, the rise of the United Nations, and the struggle for equity between First and Third Worlds.

C 20089035291, ISBN 978-0-7735-3412-4 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


338.4

Burhans, Dirk

Crunch!: A History of the Great American Potato Chip

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 b&w illus., 8-page color insert, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2008

The University of Wisconsin Press

The potato chip has been one of America’s favorite snacks since its accidental origin in a nineteenth-century kitchen. Crunch! tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry. “Dirk Burhans (a past publisher of Greasy Spoon magazine) recounts the transformation of a seventy-percent water-filled slice of potato into a crisp, near-irresistible taste-teaser...Interviews, illustrations, and solid sources make this book a meal, not a snack.”—ForeWord

LC 2008011962, ISBN 978-0-299-22770-8 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


338.479

Honey, Martha

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? 2nd Edition

558 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, index, $60.00 cloth, $29.50 paper, CIP included

August 2008

Island Press

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. In this second edition, Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition—the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa—and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country’s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.

LC 2007045269, ISBN 978-1-59726-125-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59726-126-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


338.7

Kealing, Bob

Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers

264 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 29 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2008

University Press of Florida

Brownie Wise, the first woman to appear on the cover of BusinessWeek, was the driving force behind making Tupperware a household name. A trailblazing businesswoman decades ahead of her time, Wise created the Tupperware “home party” phenomenon in the 1950s. Fired under mysterious circumstances, she was written out of Tupperware history and died in obscurity. “Vivid portrait of Tupperware’s origins and of the little-remembered woman behind its remarkable selling strategy. Kealing celebrates Wise’s struggles against sexist, chauvinist corporate America. A book that certainly does her justice.”—The Wall Street Journal

LC 2007047539, ISBN 978-0-8130-3227-6 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


338.978

Schwantes, Carlos A. and James P. Ronda

The West the Railroads Made

256 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 65 b&w and 135 color illus., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2008

University of Washington Press

Railroads were second only to the federal government in shaping the West, and nowhere was that shaping more visible than on the Great Plains and in large parts of the Pacific Northwest. Using a rich collection of contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, two noted historians offer a fresh look at what the iron road created. “Bold entrepreneurs, big visions, daring engineering, great scenery, a huge new economy, and sweeping social change are among the elements that Carlos Schwantes and James Ronda masterfully describe in their exuberant and lavishly illustrated volume.”—ForeWord

LC 2007029363, ISBN 978-0-2959-8769-9 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O

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340-349 Law


341.584

Marchak, Patricia

No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes Against Humanity

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

March 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The UN has adopted a “responsibility to protect” mandate for humanitarian intervention in civil wars—but there is no institutional basis for carrying out that mandate. Patricia Marchak argues that unless would-be interveners have an understanding of local issues, agents who speak local languages, and a military force fully prepared to undertake both peaceful and military missions on short notice, UN and other attempts to intervene are unlikely to succeed. Bringing together her own field interviews, documentary material, and secondary sources, Marchak critically assesses the recent history of international interventions and criminal prosecutions.

C 20079063586, ISBN 978-0-7735-3368-4 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


342.73

Moss, Kenneth B.

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

316 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $60.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2008

The Johns Hopkins University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Undeclared wars have a history in the United States almost as old as the country itself and bear an importance that has grown along with the nation’s power, international status, and technological proficiency. Kenneth B. Moss’s highly original argument in Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy demonstrates that, though the framers of the Constitution had a broad notion of the varieties of war and the authority under which they would be undertaken without a formal declaration, Congress and the President are leading the United States into conflicts without fundamental oversight and accountability.

LC 2008002496, ISBN 978-0-8018-8856-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8018-8856-1 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


344.73

Daugherity, Brian and Charles C. Bolton (Editors)

With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education

300 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $64.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2008

The University of Arkansas Press

This is the first effort to provide a broad assessment of how well the Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared an end to segregated schools in the United States was implemented. Written by a distinguished group of historians, the twelve essays in this collection examine how African Americans and their supporters in twelve states—Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, and Wisconsin—dealt with the Court’s mandate to desegregate “with all deliberate speed.” The process followed many diverse paths.

LC 2008000753, ISBN 978-1-55728-868-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55728-869-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


344.73

Goldman, Robert M.

One Man Out: Curt Flood Versus Baseball

176 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

University Press of Kansas

Chronicles star baseball player Curt Flood’s attempt to overthrow the “reserve” clause system of professional baseball, which bound players to teams as a form of property. Although he lost his legal battle, the Court left the door open for the players to eventually negotiate a version of “free agency.” “Provides a nice review of the court case as well as a description of Flood’s personal life. A short, albeit comprehensive review of the man and the court case that would eventually lead to significant changes in baseball, including the end of the ‘reserve clause’ and MLB’s antitrust exemption; recommended for sports collections.”—Library Journal

LC 2008016874, ISBN 978-0-7006-1602-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7006-1603-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


346.73

Aoki, Keith, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins Foreword by Davis Guggenheim

Bound by Law? Tales from the Public Domain

80 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, graphics, $8.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

Duke University Press

Why do we have copyrights? What’s “fair use”? This reaches beyond documentary film to provide a commentary on the most pressing issues facing law, art, property, and an increasingly digital world of remixed culture. “A knockout comic book about fair use and filmmaking. Bound by Law? riffs expertly on classic comic styles, from the Crypt Keeper to Mad Magazine, superheroes to Understanding Comics, and lays out a sparkling, witty, moving and informative story about how the eroded public domain has made documentary filmmaking into a minefield.”—Cory Doctorow, co-editor of the blog BoingBoing.net

LC 2008279001, ISBN 978-0-8223-4418-6 (p.)

AASL: Not Reviewed

PLA: G


347.732

Tushnet, Mark (Editor)

I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases

229 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliog., index, $16.00 paper, CIP included

June 2008

Beacon Press

American history can be traced in part through the words of the majority decisions in landmark Supreme Court cases. Now, for the first time, one of the most distinguished Supreme Court scholars has gathered famous dissents as he considers a provocative question: how might our history appear now if these cases in the highest court in the country had turned out differently? The surprising answer Mark Tushnet offers: not all that different. Tushnet introduces and explains sixteen influential cases from throughout the Court’s history, putting them into political context and offering a sense of what could have developed if the dissents were instead the majority opinions.

LC 2007031511, ISBN 978-0-80700036-6 (p.)

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


352.23

Hess, Stephen

What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect

174 pp., 7” x 8”, bibliog., index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

October 2008

Brookings Institution Press

The period from Election Day to Inauguration Day in America seems impossibly short. Newly elected U.S. presidents have less than eleven weeks to construct a new government composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all parts of the nation. This unique and daunting process always involves at least some mistakes-in hiring, perhaps, or in policy priorities, or organizational design. Early blunders can carry serious consequences well into a president’s term; minimizing them from the outset is critical. In this book, Stephen Hess draws from his long experience as a White House staffer and presidential adviser to show what can be done to make presidential transitions go smoothly.

LC 2008033786, ISBN 978-0-8157-3655-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


352.237

Patterson, Bradley H.

To Serve the President: Continuity and Innovation in the White House Staff

450 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2008

Brookings Institution Press

One of the first challenges facing the new chief executive, and one of the most consequential, is to put his or her stamp on the personnel and day-to-day operations of the “new” White House. In this insightful and entertaining book, a veteran of several presidential administrations opens a window onto the closely guarded Oval Office turf.

LC 2008027114, ISBN 978-0-8157-6954-5 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


355.021

Long, Austin

Deterrence: From Cold War to Long War: Lessons from Six Decades of Rand Deterrence Research

122 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2008

RAND Corporation

Since its inception six decades ago, the RAND Corporation has been one of the key institutional homes for the study of deterrence. This book examines six decades of research for lessons relevant to the current and future strategic environments This book examines these six decades of research for lessons relevant to the current and future strategic environments. The author also makes specific recommendations about policies and force structures the United States should pursue to maximize its deterrent capabilities.

LC 2008027296, ISBN 978-0-8330-4482-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: Not Reviewed


355.033

Neocleous, Mark

Critique of Security

256 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The contemporary political imagination and social landscape have been almost overwhelmed by worries about security. These concerns have led to the emergence of a minor industry generating ideas about how to define security, how to defend and improve it, how to civilize and democratize it. In Critique of Security Mark Neocleous takes an entirely different approach. Challenging the common assumption that security is an unquestionable good, Neocleous explores the ways in which security has been used in the service of a vision of social order in which state power and liberal subjectivity become an integral part of human experience.

C 20089021258, ISBN 978-0-7735-3481-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3482-7 (p.)

PLA: S


355.133

Jenkins, Charles Robert with Jim Frederick

The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

228 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 14 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2008

University of California Press

“However we judge Mr. Jenkins’s actions so many years ago, The Reluctant Communist is itself an act of redemption. This extraordinary book opens a window on a world of fathomless evil, and it tells a heartbreaking story—of a life lived in adversity and conducted with a mixture of fortitude, resignation, tenderness and regret. Clearly Jenkins emerged from his years of ordeal with his Americanness intact. True patriotism can come in many forms.”—The Wall Street Journal. “A riveting account.”—Kirkus Reviews. “One of the most important and devastating accounts of life inside a totalitarian society.” —Commentary

LC 2007033315, ISBN 978-0-520-25333-9 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: G


355.609

Van Atta, Dale (Foreword by President Gerald R. Ford)

With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics

664 pp., 6” x 9”, 40 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2008

The University of Wisconsin Press

Drawing on exclusive interviews with Melvin Laird, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and others, this authorized biography offers new insight on the Vietnam War and the fall of a president. Laird, Nixon’s powerful Secretary of Defense, sought to extricate the U.S. from the quagmire of the Vietnam War and played a behind-the-scenes role in helping Gerald R. Ford assume the presidency. “Watching Laird operate, I sometimes wondered if Nixon realized what he had gotten when he picked Laird, who was the most accomplished politician I have ever known, with the possible exception of Lyndon Johnson.”— Bob Schieffer

LC 2007040159, ISBN 978-0-299-22680-0 (c.)

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PLA: S

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360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology


362.106

Farley, John

Brock Chisholm, the World Health Organization, and the Cold War

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 map, 13 tables, 17 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

June 2008

University of British Columbia Press

Brock Chisholm, the World Health Organization, and the Cold War is the story of a man and an institution. Chisholm was one of the most influential Canadians of the twentieth century: a world renowned psychiatrist, he was the first director-general of the WHO. During Chisholm’s lifetime, only Lester B. Pearson and Marshall McLuhan were as internationally prominent. This story of one of Canada’s most influential and controversial historical figures will appeal to readers interested in post-1945 international politics, world health, and medical history, as well as to those interested in the life of Brock Chisholm and the history of the World Health Organization.

C 20079074774, ISBN 978-0-7748-1476-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7748-1477-5 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS


362.109

Hadler, Nortin M., M.D.

Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America

392 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 12 tables, supplementary readings, bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2008

The University of North Carolina Press

At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler urges American consumers to adopt an attitude of skepticism and to arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, and coronary stents. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health and can gain an informed perspective on health-policy issues.

LC 2007042147, ISBN 978-0-8078-3187-8 (c.)

PLA: G


362.196

Nack, Adina

Damaged Goods: Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

264 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 1 table, bibliog., index, $21.95 cloth, $64.50 paper, CIP included

June 2008

Temple University Press

Adina Nack, a medical sociologist who specializes in sexual health and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 women about their identities and sexuality in regards to chronic illness. The result is a fascinating book about an issue that affects over 15 million Americans, but is all too little discussed. Damaged Goods adds to our knowledge of how women are affected by living with chronic STDs and reveals the stages of their sexual-self transformation. Nack—herself diagnosed with a cervical HPV infection—shows why these women feeling that they are “damaged goods,” question future relationships, marriage, and their ability to have healthy children.

LC 2007050273, ISBN 978-1-59213-707-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-708-4 (p.)

PLA: G


362.208

Kirmayer, Laurence J. and Gail Guthrie Valaskakis (Editors)

Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

528 pp., 6” x 9”, 4 maps, 15 charts, 1 table, 17 b&w photos, index, $95.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

December 2008

University of British Columbia Press

Aboriginal peoples in Canada have diverse cultures but share common social and political challenges that have contributed to their experiences of health and illness. This collection addresses the origins of mental health and social problems and the emergence of culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Healing Traditions is not a handbook of practice but a resource for thinking critically about current issues in the mental health of indigenous peoples.

C 20089062051, ISBN 978-0-7748-1523-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7748-1524-6 (p.)

PLA: RS


362.73

Reifenberg, Steve

Santiago’s Children: What I Learned about Life at an Orphanage in Chile

250 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2008

University of Texas Press

Unclear about his future career path, Steve Reifenberg found himself in the early 1980s working at an orphanage in a poor neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, where a determined single woman was trying to create a stable home for a dozen or so children who had been abandoned or abused. With little more than good intentions and very limited Spanish, Reifenberg plunged into the life of the Hogar Domingo Savio, becoming a foster father to kids who stretched his capacities for compassion and understanding. Santiago’s Children is a beautifully written memoir about life among the most vulnerable, yet resilient residents of Latin America—its poor children.

LC 2007030042, ISBN 978-0-292-71741-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-292-71742-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


363

Greally, Hanna

Bird’s Nest Soup

160 pp., 7 3/4” x 5”, $15.95 paper

November 2008

Cork University Press/Attic Press

Hanna Greally spent the best part of the 1940s and 1950s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands. Though mentally well, and accepted as such by the authorities, she was condemned to life in an atmosphere calculated to bring about the steady degradation of the person. But Hanna lived to tell this remarkable and poignant tale of survival. “Mentally well, but unclaimed”—this sums up the horrendous situation in which Hanna Greally found herself for the best part of twenty years. Birds Nest Soup is remarkable story, told with reticence and naturalness which makes it all the more moving.

LC 2009415535, ISBN 978-1-85594-210-3 (p.)

PLA: G


363

Sageman, Marc

Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century

208 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2008

University of Pennsylvania Press

In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists. It is now more a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name. Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist and government counterterrorism consult Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century.

LC 2007038323, ISBN 978-0-8122-4065-8 (c.)

PLA: O


363.179

Dunlap, Thomas R.

DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism

160 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 illus., index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

August 2008

University of Washington Press

No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected here trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements, popular magazine articles, and the famous “Fable for Tomorrow” from Silent Spring. “Thomas R. Dunlap’s purpose as editor is one of historian rather than judge; every essay—no matter which side it argues from—is precise, intelligent, and revealing of the biases and limits of the decade.”—ForeWord

LC 2008020044, ISBN 978-0-2959-8834-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


363.19

Nestle, Marion

Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

232 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 6 line illus., 9 tables, index, $18.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

University of California Press

“A detective story that identifies plenty of perpetrators as well as victims...Including frequent warnings that the problems wouldn’t stop with animals”—The Atlantic. “Nestle is one of the best writers on the general subject of the food industry...Guaranteed to get you thinking, and perhaps even speaking out.” —Booklist. “While Pet Food Politics will be fascinating to pet owners, given the myriad connections between the human food and pet food industries, this is an important book for anyone who eats.”— Nancy Kerns, Whole Dog Journal. “...Begging comparison with Sinclair’s The Jungle, Nestle begins with a real-life whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2008003995, ISBN 978-0-520-25781-8 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G, S


363.192

Wilson, Bee

Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, From Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee

400 pp., 6” x 9”, 53 halftones, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

Princeton University Press

Timely, witty and purposeful, this thorough history should open a lot of eyes, and close some mouths.”—Publishers Weekly. “Wilson’s latest treatise, on contaminated, adulterated, and fake foods in the modern era, feels almost prophetic. If there’s a whiff of pedantry to the enterprise, Wilson overwhelms it with sheer detail: the flavor of lead salts, so delicious that they were used to sweeten wine; the fad for mock food in wartime Britain...the fact that Campbell’s concealed marbles in the soup photographed for advertisements, to make it look thicker; Donald Rumsfeld’s role as a champion of aspartame.”—The New Yorker

LC 2008009688, ISBN 978-0-691-13820-6 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


363.325

Aaron, David

In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad—Compilation and Commentary

348 pp., 7” x 10”, bibliog., $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2008

RAND Corporation

Jihadis’ statements are often more appalling and more profoundly revealing than the accounts that have been written about jihadi terrorism. This book provides unfiltered access to a broad range of the stories, rationales, ideas, and arguments of jihadi terrorists and those who support them. Not all of the quotations are from prominent jihadis. Some have been selected because they are representative, others because they are contradictory, and still others because they provide a unique insight into the jihadi mentality. Introductory and contextual material is also included, to provide the background and origins of what jihadis are saying—to each other and to the world.

LC 2008002086, ISBN 978-0-8330-4402-0 (p.)

PLA: O


363.325

Jones, Seth G. and Martin C. Libicki

How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida

250 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, b&w photos, bibliog., index, $33.00 paper, CIP included

August 2008

RAND Corporation

All terrorist groups eventually end. But how do they end? Military force has rarely been the primary reason for the end of terrorist groups, and few groups since 1968 have achieved victory. This has significant implications for dealing with al Qa’ida and suggests fundamentally rethinking post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorism strategy: policymakers need to understand where to prioritize their efforts with limited resources and attention. The authors conclude that policing and intelligence, rather than military force, should form the backbone of U.S. efforts against al Qa’ida.

LC 2008025194, ISBN 978-0-8330-4465-5 (p.)

PLA: S


363.325

Kaye, Dalia Dassa, et al.

More Freedom, Less Terror? Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World

226 pp., 6” x 9”, color tables and figures, bibliog., $39.00 paper, CIP included

November 2008

RAND Corporation

In the wake of September 11 through the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a key tenet of U.S. foreign policy has been that promoting democracy in the Arab world is an important strategy in reducing terrorism; at the same time, some policymakers and analysts have held that democracy has nothing to do with terrorism—or even that the growth of democracy in the Middle East may exacerbate political violence. This study examines whether such links exist by exploring the effects of liberalization processes on political violence in Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Morocco from 1991 to 2006.

LC 2008031591, ISBN 978-0-8330-4508-9 (p.)

PLA: S


363.325

Riedel, Bruce

The Search For al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future

180 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2008

Brookings Institution Press

Al Qaeda is the most dangerous terrorist movement in history. Yet most people in the Americas and Europe know very little about it, or their view is clouded by misperceptions and half truths. If the first rule of war is to “know your enemy,” then we have a long way to go. This important book fills this gap with a comprehensive analysis of al Qaeda—the origins, leadership, ideology, and strategy of the terrorist network that brought down the Twin Towers and continues to threaten us today.

LC 2008027655, ISBN 978-0-8157-7414-3 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


363.342

Evans, Gareth

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All

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

September 2008

Brookings Institution Press

After the Holocaust, the world vowed it would “never again!” permit such mass atrocity crimes, yet many have since gone unchecked. From the killing fields of Cambodia, to the machetes of Rwanda, to the ongoing nightmare in Darfur. Gareth Evans, president of the International Crisis Group, explains this lack of government action. In a more hopeful vein, however, he also shows how the emergence of a new international norm can protect the peoples of the world from mass crimes.

LC 2008033229, ISBN 978-0-8157-2504-6 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


363.7

Michalos, Alex C.

Trade Barriers to the Public Good: Free Trade and Environmental Protection

432 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2008

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Alex Michalos provides a detailed examination of NAFTA and AIT cases involving MMT—a chemical additive brought into Canada by the US company Ethyl Corporation Inc. When the Canadian federal government banned the importation of MMT under the Fuel Additives Act, Ethyl Corp. filed a claim under NAFTA Chapter 11 seeking US $201 million in damages. Alex Michalos uses a case study of MMT to reveal exactly how and why quasi-judicial international dispute processes provide significantly less protection for the public interest than the routine procedures for passing an ordinary Act of Parliament.

C 20079071961, ISBN 978-0-7735-3352-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3380-6 (p.)

PLA: G


363.72

Power, Max S.

America’s Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup

216 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, photos, maps, notes, bibliog., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2008

Washington State University Press

America’s Nuclear Wastelands presents an expert, yet straightforward overview of this complex topic, including nuclear weapons history and contamination issues. The author also explores the current institutional and political environment, demonstrating the critical role of public participation for present and future generations. “A well-reasoned, factual account of the difficulties associated with the cleanup of nuclear wastelands. Power, a government consultant involved in nuclear waste issues in the Pacific Northwest, does a very good job of reducing many of the complexities to lay terms and provides some useful boxes of pertinent information along with interesting site photos...”—Choice

LC 2007050349, ISBN 978-0-87422-295-1 (p.)

PLA: O


363.738

Ackerman, Frank

Poisoned for Pennies: The Economics of Toxics and Precaution

352 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, appendix, $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2008

Island Press

Poisoned for Pennies shows how the misuse of cost-benefit analysis is impeding efforts to clean up and protect our environment, especially in the case of toxic chemicals. According to Frank Ackerman, director of the Research and Policy Program at Tufts University, conservatives have been able to successfully argue that environmental clean-up and protection are simply too expensive. In this new book, Ackerman proves that is untrue. He uses psychological research and risk to discuss topics from aggressive pesticide regulation, to mad cow disease and lead paint.

LC 2007040654, ISBN 978-1-59726-400-6 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59726-401-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


363.738

Campbell, Kurt M. (Editor)

Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change

237 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., tables, figures, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2008

Brookings Institution Press

Global climate change poses not only environmental hazards but profound risks to planetary peace and stability as well. Climatic Cataclysm gathers experts on climate science, oceanography, history, political science, foreign policy, and national security to take the measure of these risks. “This book is an important effort to translate the broad outlines of climate change into more specific visualizations of the social, political, and moral consequences for regions, states, and peoples.”—Al Gore, Nobel Peace Laureate and former Vice President

LC 2008012194, ISBN 978-0-8157-1332-6 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


368.422

Boychuk, Gerard W.

National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada: Race, Territory, and the Roots of Difference

256 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2008

Georgetown University Press

After World War II, the United States and Canada struck out on radically divergent paths to public health insurance. Canada developed a universal single-payer system of national health care, while the United States opted for a system that combines public health insurance for low-income and senior residents with private health insurance—or no insurance—for everyone else. Gerard W. Boychuk probes the development of health care in each country, honing in on the distinctive social and political aspects of each country—the politics of race in the U.S. and territorial politics in Canada.

LC 2007045440, ISBN 978-1-58901-206-6 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G

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370-379 Education


370

Mehlmann, Gloria

Gifted to Learn

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

August 2008

University of Alberta Press

In 1960s Regina, Saskatchewan, when racial discrimination often went unchallenged, and the education system needed visionary reform, Gloria Mehlmann struggled to embrace her Cree/Saulteaux identity and sustain her passion for learning and teaching. Critical but not cynical, Mehlmann’s touching stories reveal the experiences and students that taught her to become one of Saskatchewan’s guiding voices for education reform. While devotees of memoir will be transported by Mehlmann’s humane storytelling, specialists in Native Studies, Education, Women’s Studies, and Autobiography are also invited to explore the clear, strong prose within Gifted to Learn.

C 20089006267, ISBN 978-0-88864-498-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O


371.076

Pomson, Alex and Randal F. Schnoor

Back to School: Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews

200 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2008

Wayne State University Press

Beyond the walls of their synagogues, Jewish adults are creating religious meaning in new and diverse ways in a range of unconventional sites. In Back to School, authors Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor argue that the Jewish day school serves as one such site by bringing adults and children together for education, meeting, study, and worship-like ceremonies. Pomson and Schnoor suggest that day school functions as a locus of Jewish identity akin to the Jewish streets or neighborhoods that existed in many major North American cities in the first half of the twentieth century.

LC 2007044691, ISBN 978-0-8143-3383-9 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

PLA: S


371.334

Anderson, Terry (Editor)

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, 2nd Edition

484 pp., 6” x 9”, 5 illus., 56 tables & diagrams, bibliog., $39.95 paper, CIP included

May 2008

Athabasca University Press (AU Press)

This book is a collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. For the past 150 years, distance education was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. Recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning that has been referred to as Web 2.0. This second edition features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

C 2008431614, ISBN 978-1-897425-08-4 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


378.1

Lipson, Charles (Foreword by Allan E. Goodman)

Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada

379 pp., 6” x 9”, 4 halftones, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

April 2008

The University of Chicago Press

International students moving to the United States and Canada for higher education face a wide range of practical and intellectual obstacles as they adjust to living and studying in North America. This book provides a comprehensive reference manual for such students and their families, giving advice on settling into a new community, navigating the traditions of American and Canadian universities, and locating crucial resources and support systems. “The book does exactly what it says it is going to do—’help international students in the United States and Canada succeed’—by offering insightful tips and strategies...”—Teachers College Record

LC 2007043033, ISBN 978-0-226-48478-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-226-48479-2 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: Not Reviewed


378.1

Martin, Roger H.

Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again

273 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, bibliog., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2008

University of California Press

“Alternately amusing and poignant, Martin’s personal epic offers a much-needed perspective on cultural dilemmas both ancient and modern.”—Booklist (starred review). “A very good book...the humble confession of a humanist who knows one is never too old, educated, or experienced to learn something new or again.”—Loren J. Samons II, author of What’s Wrong with Democracy. “Martin has created a riveting narrative of his confrontation with mortality, and, in that encounter, a testimonial to the enduring value of liberal education.”—Douglas W. Foard, Executive Secretary (ret.) of Phi Beta Kappa. “An engaging memoir...Highly recommended for general libraries.”—Library Journal

LC 2007051017, ISBN 978-0-520-25541-8 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


378.103

Gumprecht, Blake

The American College Town

448 pp., 6 1/3” x 9 1/4”, 82 photos, 12 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2008

University of Massachusetts Press

The college town is a unique type of urban place, shaped by the sometimes-conflicting forces of youth, intellect, and idealism. In this highly readable book—the first work published on the subject—Blake Gumprecht identifies the distinguishing features of college towns, explains why they have developed as they have in the United States, and examines in depth various characteristics that make them unusual. “College towns are a critical piece of America’s changing geography. Blake Gumprecht provides a vivid insider’s account of their growing importance to our economy and society. I can’t imagine a better book on this subject.”—Richard Florida, author of Cities and the Creative Class

LC 2008024553, ISBN 978-1-55849-671-2 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


378.732

Smith, Bruce L.R., Jeremy D. Mayer, and A. Lee Fritschler

Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities

278 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2008

Brookings Institution Press

Contrary to popular belief, the problem with U.S. higher education is not too much politics but too little. Far from being bastions of liberal bias, American universities have largely withdrawn from the world of politics. So conclude George Mason professors Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy Mayer, and Lee Fritschler in this illuminating book. Closed Minds? draws on data from interviews, focus groups, and a national survey by the authors, as well as their decades of experience in higher education to paint the most comprehensive picture to date of campus political attitudes.

LC 2008020085, ISBN 978-0-8157-8028-1 (c.)

PLA: S


378.744

Aries, Elizabeth

Race and Class Matters at an Elite College

246 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 tables, bibliog., index, $74.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

Temple University Press

Based on an intensive study Aries conducted with 58 students at Amherst College during the 2005-06 academic year, this book offers a personal look at the day-to-day thoughts and feelings of students as they experience racial and economic diversity firsthand, some for the first time. Through questionnaires and face-to-face interviews, Aries followed four groups of students throughout their first year of college: affluent whites, affluent blacks, less financially advantaged whites from families with more limited education, and less financially advantaged blacks from the same background. Aries chronicles what they learned from racial and class diversity—and what colleges might do to help their students learn more.

LC 2008006412, ISBN 978-1-59213-725-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-726-8 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


379.73

Anderson, Lee W.

Congress and the Classroom: From the Cold War to “No Child Left Behind”

224 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

June 2008

Penn State University Press

Few pieces of legislation in recent years have caused as much public controversy as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This book analyzes the passage of this law, compares it to other federal education policies of the last fifty years, and shows that No Child Left Behind is an indicator of how and why conservative and liberal ideologies are gradually transforming. This is a fascinating story about the changing direction of politics today, and it will intrigue anyone interested in the history and politics of education reform.

LC 2007017105, ISBN 978-0-271-03223-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-271-03224-5 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


381

Togyer, Jason

For the Love of Murphy’s: The Behind-the-Counter Story of a Great American Retailer

292 pp., 8 1/2” x 10 1/2”, 72 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2008

Penn State University Press

Five-and-ten stores were immensely popular during the middle fifty years of the twentieth century, selling cheap, dependable goods to people from all walks of life. Now the product of a bygone era, these stores were revolutionary in their time, but few today appreciate how important they were in creating our present-day consumer culture. In this caring but honest look at one of the best-known chains of five-and-tens, Jason Togyer traces the history of the G. C. Murphy Company, headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

LC 2008010470, ISBN 978-0-271-03370-9 (c.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: G


388.312

Sorensen, Paul, et al.

Moving Los Angeles: Short-Term Policy Options for Improving Transportation

638 pp., 7” x 10”, color tables and figures, CD with extensive appendices, $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2008

RAND Corporation

[The] Los Angeles region, according to many studies, has the most severe traffic congestion in the United States. This volume recommends strategies for reducing congestion in L.A. County that could be implemented and produce significant improvements within a short time, defined as roughly five years or less. Authors review the academic literature for insights on congestion, characterize the particulars of congestion in L.A. County and diagnose its severity, then identify a range of available congestion-reduction strategies that could be implemented and produce effects within the near term.

LC 2008035001, ISBN 978-0-8330-4555-3 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


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390-399 Customs and Folklore


392.509

Jellison, Katherine

It’s Our Day: America’s Love Affair with the White Wedding, 1945-2005

310 pp., 6” x 9”, 50 photos, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2008

University Press of Kansas

The first comprehensive cultural history of the postwar American wedding. Lively writing and lavish illustrations combine to reveal how the fantasy event survived counterculture movements and organized feminism to become a multi-billion-dollar industry—and a testament to the flexibility of the “American Dream”. “Jellison takes an in-depth look at the history and popularity of the American ‘white wedding’ and in doing so provides a unique exploration of late 20th- and early 21st-century American culture...An enlightening and fascinating read. Sure to be of interest in most libraries, especially those with women’s studies or popular culture collections.”—Library Journal

LC 2007035444, ISBN 978-0-7006-1559-9 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


394.1

Eden, Trudy

The Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World

203 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 b&w illus., works cited, index, $37.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2008

Northern Illinois University Press

In this unique exploration into the history of biopolitics, Eden reveals the ways in which English colonists in North America incorporated the “you are what you eat” philosophy into their conception of themselves and their proper place in society. Ideas based on the 17th- and 18th-century understanding of the body not only guided day-to-day personal behavior but also influenced society and politics. In short, the American diet was a democratic diet that had social and political consequences. “An original contribution to several fields of early American history and of British history too.”—Professor David Fahey, Miami University, Oxford Ohio

LC 2007028857, ISBN 978-0-87580-383-8 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


398.208

Harper, Jo (Illustrated by Irma Martinez Sizer)

Birth of the Fifth Sun: and Other Mesoamerican Tales

120 pp., 6” x 8”, 20 b&w illus., bibliog., $17.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2008

Texas Tech University Press

A retelling of traditional folk tales that originated from Mexico and Central America. These seventeen stories reflect the pre-Colombian, Mesoamerican worldview, and include characters like Quetzalcoatl and trickster figures like the Coyote. A few of them are contemporary tales and seem to originate from Nahuatl-speaking descendants of the Aztecs. All of them, however, grace the pages here in lively fashion for young readers nine and up.

LC 2007045618, ISBN 978-0-89672-625-3 (c.)

AASL: S/MS, HS

PLA: G


398.209

Beckett, Sandra L.

Red Riding Hood for All Ages: A Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 54 illus., bibliog., index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2008

Wayne State University Press

Red Riding Hood for All Ages investigates the modern recasting of one of the world’s most beloved and frequently told tales. Author Sandra L. Beckett examines an international selection of contemporary fiction for children, adolescents, and adults to find a wide range of narrative and interpretive perspectives in the tale and its revisions. Beckett shows how authors and illustrators from around the globe have renewed the age-old tale in a range of multilayered, sophisticated, and complex textual and visual Red Riding Hood narratives.

LC 2008009600, ISBN 978-0-8143-3306-8 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


398.209

Stone, Kay

Some Day Your Witch Will Come

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

June 2008

Wayne State University Press

In this enjoyable volume, Kay Stone has selected writings from her scholarly articles and books spanning 1975-2004 that contain reflections on the value of fairy tales as adult literature. The title Some Day Your Witch Will Come twists a Walt Disney lyric to challenge the typical fairy-tale framework and is a nod to Stone’s innovative and sometimes unconventional perspective. As a whole, this collection is a fascinating look at both the evolution of a career and the recent history of fairy-tale scholarship.

LC 2007047525, ISBN 978-0-8143-3286-3 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


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