2010 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


301

Bowden, Peta and Jane Mummery

Understanding Feminism

224 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $85.00 cloth, $22.95 paper

August 2009

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Understanding Feminism provides an accessible guide to one of the most important and contested movements in progressive modern thought. Presenting feminism as a dynamic, multi-faceted and adaptive movement that has evolved in response to the changing practical and theoretical problems faced by women, the authors take a problem-oriented approach that maps the complex strands of feminist thinking in relation to women’s struggles for equal recognition and rights, and freedom from oppressive constraints of sex, self-expression, and autonomy.

ISBN 9781844651948 (c.), ISBN 9781844651955 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


302.14

Ryan, Paul

The Three Person Solution: Creating Sustainable Collaborative Relationships

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

February 2009

Purdue University Press

“Group decision-making and interaction can be plagued with positional arguments and emotional constraints. Ryan’s The Three Person Solution presents a versatile framework for developing and managing group dynamics. The book’s theoretical basis is sound, offering a triadic approach to relationships that levels the playing field and maximizes productive discourse. The book also offers a variety of protocols for solving problems, making decisions, and generating creative ideas that can be a great asset to professionals in education, management and the arts.”—Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, Ph.D., CEO, Communities for Learning.

LC 2008043534, ISBN 9781557535047 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


302.3

Lawler, Edward J., Shane R. Thye, and Jeongkoo Yoon

Social Commitments in a Depersonalized World

260 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

“[This book] addresses themes as old as the discipline of sociology: the nature of commitments to social structure, and the degree to which modernization and now globalization have reduced individuals’ commitments....What makes this work special is that it is not yet another speculative treatise, but a very careful, microbased analysis. At a more theoretical level, this is one of the very few works in the last half century that has addressed the issue of micro-macro linkages with a theory capable of bridging these two realms of the social universe.”—Jonathan Turner, University of California, Riverside

LC 2008050600, ISBN 9780871544636 (c.)

PLA: G


302.545

Olds, Jacqueline

The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century

240 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographical references, and index, $24.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2009

Beacon Press

In The Lonely American, cutting-edge research on the physiological and cognitive effects of social exclusion and emerging work in the neurobiology of attachment uncover startling, sobering ripple effects of loneliness in areas as varied as physical health, children’s emotional problems, substance abuse, and even global warming. Surprising new studies tell a grim truth about social isolation: being disconnected diminishes happiness, health, and longevity; increases aggression; and correlates with increasing rates of violent crime.

LC 2008019339, ISBN 9780807000342 (c.), ISBN 9780807000359 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


303.48

Watkins, S. Craig

The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for our Future

272 pp., 6” x 9”, biographical references and index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Beacon Press

In The Young and the Digital, Watkins skillfully draws from more than five hundred surveys and three hundred and fifty in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence of MySpace and Facebook, the growing appetite for “anytime, anywhere” media and “fast entertainment,” how online “digital gates” reinforce race and class divisions, and how technology is transforming America’s classrooms. The result is a fascinating portrait, both celebratory and wary, about the coming of age of the first fully wired generation.

LC 2009010400, ISBN 9780807061930 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


303.6

Villa-Vicencio, Charles (Foreword by Desmond Tutu)

Walk with Us and Listen: Political Reconciliation in Africa

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

October 2009

Georgetown University Press

Villa-Vicencio offers a critical assessment of the South African experiment in transitional justice as captured in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and considers the influence of traditional African models of reconciliation. Political reconciliation is offered as a cautious model against which transitional politics needs to be measured. Villa-Vicencio challenges those who stress the obligation to prosecute those allegedly guilty of gross violation of human rights, replacing this call with the need for more complementarity between the International Criminal Court and African mechanisms to achieve the greater goals of justice and peace building. Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

LC 2009008225, ISBN 9781589015722 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: RS


304.2

Sturgeon, Noël

Environmentalism in Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 b&w photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2009

The University of Arizona Press

In this thoughtful and highly readable book, Noël Sturgeon illustrates the myriad and insidious ways in which American popular culture depicts social inequities as “natural” and how our images of “nature” interfere with creating solutions to environmental problems that are just and fair for all. Why is it, she wonders, that environmentalist messages in popular culture so often “naturalize” themes of heroic male violence, suburban nuclear family structures, and U.S. dominance in the world? And what do these patterns of thought mean for how we envision environmental solutions, like “green” businesses, recycling programs, and the protection of threatened species?

LC 2008036917, ISBN 9780816525812 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


304.25

Cohen, Stewart J. and Melissa W. Waddell

Climate Change in the 21st Century

392 pp., 6 3/4” x 9 1/4”, 12 tables, 109 diagrams, $95.00 cloth, $29.95 paper

October 2009

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Public and media interest in the climate change issue has increased exponentially in recent years. Climate change, or “global warming,” is a complex problem with far-reaching social and economic impacts. Climate Change in the 21st Century brings together all the major aspects of global warming to give a state of the art description of our collective understanding of this phenomenon and what can be done to counteract it on both the local and global scale.

ISBN 9780773533264 (c.), ISBN 9780773533271 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G, G


304.809

Falola, Toyin, and Aribidesi Usman (Editors)

Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 b&w and 18 line illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Migration, whether forced or voluntary, continues to be an issue vital to Africa, arguably the continent most affected by internal displacement. Over centuries, in groups or as individuals, Africans have been forced to leave their homes to escape unfavorable natural, social, or political circumstances, or simply to seek better lives elsewhere. This essential volume establishes the centrality of human migration and movement to the evolution of African societies. Using oral, archaeological, and written sources, and focusing on various geographical areas, the contributors show that migration is a multifaceted phenomenon, historically varied in nature and character.

LC 2009001818, ISBN 9781580462969 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, NR

PLA: S, NR


305.230

Shweder, Richard A.

The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion

1144 pp., 7 3/8” x 9 5/8”, 12 halftones, 6 line drawings, 7 tables, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Chicago Press

The Child offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference. Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas, The Child contains more than 500 articles—all written by experts in their fields and overseen by a panel of distinguished editors led by anthropologist Richard A. Shweder. Each entry provides a concise and accessible synopsis of the topic at hand.

LC 2008043805, ISBN 9780226475394 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


305.260

Sanjek, Roger

Gray Panthers

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 22 illustrations, index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Prize-winning author Roger Sanjek tells the story of the Gray Panthers, an intergenerational activist group founded in 1970. He depicts struggles against mandatory retirement and Social Security cuts, and for universal health care and peace, by this national movement representing tens of thousands of supporters.

LC 2008032914, ISBN 9780812241372 (c.)

PLA: G


305.38

Davis, Lois M., M. Rebecca Kilburn, and Dana Schultz

Reparable Harm: Assessing and Addressing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California

126 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, tables, figures, bibliography, $55.00 paper, CIP included

February 2009

RAND Corporation

The authors identify some of the greatest disparities for boys and men of color relative to their white counterparts across specific socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness indicators in California. The authors also provide information about different strategies for reducing the disparities—including effective programs, practices, and policies—that can begin making an important difference in changing the life course of boys and men of color.

LC 2008035339, ISBN 9780833045614 (p.)

AASL: RS

PLA: NR


305.420

Sam, Canyon

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History

278 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

University of Washington Press

“In her remarkable book, writer and activist Sam examines the stories of varied Tibetan women—displaced aristocrats, impassioned freedom fighters, educators, and others—united in their desperation to reclaim their country. A third-generation Chinese-American, Sam also chronicles her own experiences in Tibet....Though complicated politically, Sam handles Tibet’s dilemma with knowledge and grace, addressing the larger history of Tibet to reveal a beautiful, subtle culture that’s as rich as it is foreign. Visceral and deeply felt, this narrative deserves a read from anyone interested in human rights and the untold stories of oppressed women everywhere.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2009018555, ISBN 9780295989532 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: O


305.435

Frize, Monique

The Bold and the Brave

348 pp., 5” x 8”, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

December 2009

University of Ottawa Press

The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. The author, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in these fields. She explores women’s education through the ages, from antiquity to the Enlightenment, and examines the lives and work of three women scientists to provide examples of how women’s contributions to science have been dismissed, ignored or stolen. She concludes with a look at women’s participation in science and engineering in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

ISBN 9780776607252 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


305.5

Haskins, Ron, and Isabel Sawhill

Creating an Opportunity Society

347 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“This book presents a bold and thoughtful vision of how to change American economic and social policy to promote a more productive and less unequal society. It synthesizes the best research on political economy and the life cycle of skill formation in crafting its recommendations. While some readers will disagree with the authors about the details of some of their proposals, all readers will agree that the book is breathtaking in its scope and deeply thought-provoking. It is a major contribution to the policy debate.”—James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate, University of Chicago

LC 2009026627, ISBN 9780815703228 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


305.8

Breidenbach, Joana, and Pál Nyíri

Seeing Culture Everywhere, from Genocide to Consumer Habits

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

December 2009

University of Washington Press

Seeing Culture Everywhere challenges the misguided and dangerous global obsession with cultural difference. Using concrete examples that move from genocide in Rwanda to schools in Berlin, from the Chrysler boardroom to the war in Iraq, the authors consider how ethnic identity can be mobilized in the service of all kinds of goals—violent or nonviolent, laudable or despicable—and the unintended effects such mobilization invariably produces. The authors suggest ways to remain sensitive to the cultural impacts of policies and decisions without falling into the traps of determinism, essentialism, and misrepresentation.

LC 2009033451, ISBN 9780295989501 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


305.8

Wells, Allen

Tropical Zion: General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosúa

480 pp., 6” x 9”, 26 b&w photographs, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

January 2009

Duke University Press

Seven hundred and fifty Jewish refugees fled Nazi Germany and founded the agricultural settlement of Sosúa in the Dominican Republic, then ruled by one of Latin America’s most repressive dictators, General Rafael Trujillo. In Tropical Zion, Allen Wells, a distinguished historian and the son of a Sosúa settler, tells the compelling story of General Trujillo, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and those fortunate pioneers who founded a successful employee-owned dairy cooperative on the north shore of the island.

LC 2008041802, ISBN 9780822343899 (c.), ISBN 9780822344070 (p.)

PLA: G


305.896

Allen, Peggy Vonsherie

The Pecan Orchard: Journey of a Sharecropper’s Daughter

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 7 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Alabama Press

This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and their thirteen children is mentored by its matriarch, Moa, the author’s beloved great grandmother, who passes on to the family, along with other cultural wealth, her recipe for moonshine.

LC 2009007061, ISBN 9780817316723 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, R

PLA: O, G


305.896

Lewis, Catherine M. and J. Richard Lewis (Editors)

Jim Crow America: A Documentary History

280 pp., 6” x 9”, 18 photographs, index, $59.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2009

The University of Arkansas Press

This unique book provides readers with a wealth of primary source materials from 1828 to 1980 that reveal how the Jim Crow era affects how historians practice their craft. The book is chronologically organized into five sections, each of which focuses on a different historical period in the story of Jim Crow.

LC 2008045166, ISBN 9781557288943 (c.), ISBN 9781557288950 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: O


305.896

Mazon, Patricia and Reinhild Steingrover (Editors)

(Foreword by Russell Berman)

Not So Plain as Black and White: Afro-German Culture and History, 1890-2000

247 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 b/w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Since the Middle Ages, Africans have lived in Germany as slaves and scholars, guest workers and refugees. After Germany became a unified nation in 1871, it acquired several African colonies but lost them after World War I. Children born of German mothers and African fathers during the French occupation of Germany were persecuted by the Nazis. After World War II, many children were born to African American GIs stationed in Germany and German mothers. Today there are 500,000 Afro-Germans in Germany out of a population of 80 million. Nevertheless, German society still sees them as “foreigners,” assuming they are either African or African American but never German.

LC 2004024338, ISBN 9781580461832 (c.), ISBN 9781580463348 (p.)

AASL: S/P, NR

PLA: S, NR


305.896

Moran, Shane

Representing Bushmen: South Africa and the Origin of Language

222 pp., 6” x 9”, 4 b&w illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Representing Bushmen draws on the work of Jacques Derrida, Edward Said, and Martin Bernal to show how the study of language was integral to the formation of racial discrimination in South Africa. Author Shane Moran demonstrates the central role of literary history to the cultural racism and ideology that fed into apartheid by tracing the ethno-aesthetic figuration of the Bushmen in W. H. I. Bleek’s theory of the origin of language. Moran examines the gestation of colonial ideology, and provocatively traces aspects of the post-apartheid rhetoric of commemoration and national unity to their colonialist roots. This detailed and compelling volume contributes significantly to current trends in post-apartheid scholarship.

LC 2008044593, ISBN 9781580462945 (c.)

AASL: S/P, NR


305.896

Afolabi, Niyi

Afro-Brazilians: Cultural Production in a Racial Democracy

448 pp., 6” x 9”, $90.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

The University of Rochester Press

In this absorbing new study, Niyi Afolabi exposes the tensions between the official position on racial harmony in Brazil and the reality of marginalization experienced by Afro-Brazilians by exploring Afro-Brazilian cultural production as a considered response to this exclusion. Afolabi examines major contributions in music, history, literature, film, and popular culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to reveal how each performance by an Afro-Brazilian artist addresses issues of identity and racism through a variety of veils that entertain, ridicule, invoke, provoke, protest, and demand for change at the same time.

LC 2008047629, ISBN 9781580462624 (c.)

AASL: S/P, NR

PLA: S, S


305.897

Williams, Maria Shaa Tlaa (Editor)

The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics

416 pp., 6” x 9”, 48 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Duke University Press

Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska’s first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners, of salmon canneries and oil pipelines, are praised. Filled with essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art, this volume foregrounds the perspectives of Alaska Native people. The contributors, most of whom are Alaska Natives, include scholars, political leaders, activists, and artists. The majority of the pieces in the book were written especially for the volume, while several were translated from Native languages.

LC 2009007570, ISBN 9780822344650 (c.), ISBN 9780822344803 (p.)

AASL: RG

PLA: G


306.092

Shankman, Paul

The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 b&w photos, 1 map, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 1928 Margaret Mead published Coming of Age in Samoa, a fascinating study of the lives of adolescent girls that transformed Mead herself into an academic celebrity. In 1983 anthropologist Derek Freeman published a scathing critique of Mead’s Samoan research, damaging her reputation. Resonating beyond academic circles, his case against Mead tapped into important public concerns of the 1980s, including sexual permissiveness, cultural relativism, and the nature/nurture debate. From The New York Times to the TV show Donahue, Freeman argued that Mead had been “hoaxed” by Samoans whose innocent lies she took at face value. Paul Shankman explores this controversy.

LC 2009008197, ISBN 9780299234546 (p.)

PLA: G


306.209

Falola, Toyin and Augustine Agwuele (Editors)

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 b&w illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

This anthology provides insightful data and discussions about a wide array of popular cultural manifestations and theoretical perspectives, including kinship, religion, conflict resolution, music, cinema, drama, and literary texts. The issues cohere around the understanding that culture is situational and political. The book reveals how popular cultural practices have been manipulated for personal and collective survival. It is distinctive in its codification and explication of aspects of popular practices that are based on data from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas that showcase how cultural negotiations have been packaged and exploited over the years or how popular cultures are used as tools of resistance and agitation.

LC 2009037100, ISBN 9781580463317 (c.)

AASL: RS/HS, NR

PLA: S, NR


306.3

MacKay, John

Four Russian Serf Narratives

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

November 2009

The University of Wisconsin Press

In Four Russian Serf Narratives scholar and translator John MacKay brings to light for an English-language audience narratives—ranging from an autobiographical poem to stories of adventure and escape—that document the experience of serfdom in Russia in the words of the serfs themselves. “MacKay’s highly selective choice of texts will astonish readers in its remarkable diversity of genres and autobiographical contexts. It is a major contribution to comparative cultural studies of slave societies.”—Dale E. Peterson, author of Up from Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul. “A unique and important historical work.”—Library Journal

LC 2009008140, ISBN 9780299233747 (p.)

PLA: G


306.3

Pettit, Becky and Jennifer L. Hook

Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy, and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One Countries

254 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

“In this book Becky Pettit and Jennifer L. Hook tackle head-on a central puzzle in the field of gender inequality: how is it that our assessment of the comparative levels of labor market gender inequality across countries can vary so dramatically depending on the measures we use? Coupling high-quality data from the Luxembourg Income Study with macro-level indicators of relevant economic and political conditions, Gendered Tradeoffs is a major step forward in our understanding of the institutional conditions that sustain or break down patterns of gender inequality in Europe and North America.”—Mary C. Brinton, Harvard University

LC 2009034685, ISBN 9780871546616 (c.)

PLA: S


306.349

Matrana, Marc R.

Lost Plantations of the South

336 pp., 8” x 10”, 145 b&w images, bibliography, index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University Press of Mississippi

The great majority of the South’s plantation homes have been destroyed over time, and many have long been forgotten. In Lost Plantations of the South, Marc R. Matrana weaves together photographs, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and other rare documents to tell the story of sixty of these vanquished estates and the people who once called them home. From plantations that were destroyed by natural disaster such as Alabama’s Forks of Cypress, to those that were intentionally demolished such as Seven Oaks in Louisiana and Mount Brilliant in Kentucky, Matrana resurrects these lost mansions.

LC 2009008538, ISBN 9781604739422 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: O


306.360

Juravich, Tom

At the Altar of the Bottom Line: The Degradation of Work in the 21st Century

260 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 19 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2009

University of Massachusetts Press

“This is a beautifully written, compelling portrait of four groups of Massachusetts workers. Juravich convincingly argues that their plight is tied to corporate decision-making processes that—whatever their own internal logic—make no sense for the society they so deeply affect, and are often counterproductive in their impact on worker productivity and efficiency....The author is a gifted interviewer and his narrative lifts up the voices of workers themselves.”—Ruth Milkman, author of L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

LC 2009034658, ISBN 9781558497245 (c.), ISBN 9781558497252 (p.)

PLA: G


306.362

Sitiki/Griffin, Patricia C.

The Odyssey of an African Slave

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 21 b&w illustrations, 5 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University Press of Florida

Meet Sitiki, also known by his slave name of Jack Smith. Recently discovered as a document in the Buckingham Smith Collection at the New York Historical Society, Sitiki’s story is a first-person slave narrative that was recorded nearly one hundred and forty years ago. This incredible autobiography traces the life of a boy who was a slave for the majority of his life in both Africa and America.

LC 2009019231, ISBN 9780813033914 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: O


306.84

Walker, Clarence E.

Mongrel Nation: The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

144 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, notes to pages, index, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2009

The University of Virginia Press

The debate over the affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings rarely rises above the question of “Did they or didn’t they?” But lost in the argument over the existence of such a relationship are equally urgent questions about a history that is more complex, both sexually and culturally, than most of us realize. Mongrel Nation seeks to uncover this complexity, as well as the reasons it is so often obscured.

LC 2008024042, ISBN 9780813927700 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


306.850

Hussa, Linda

The Family Ranch: Land, Children, and Tradition in the American West

272 pp., 6” x 8 1/4”, 27 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2009

University of Nevada Press

In The Family Ranch, award-winning author Linda Hussa offers readers a personal, inside view into the lives of six diverse ranching families and the land that shapes their days and nights. Photographer Madeleine Graham Blake provides engaging and often moving images that portray each family at work and at play. By combining their traditions with the tools of modern technology, these people strengthen the ideal of family and give the business of ranching a vibrant and viable future.

LC 2008043554, ISBN 9780874177718 (c.)

AASL: RS

PLA: G


306.874

Cornillot, Jeanine

Family Sentence: The Search for my Cuban-Revolutionary, Prison-Yard, Mythic-Hero, Deadbeat Dad

232 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references and index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Beacon Press

Jeanine Cornillot was just two years old when her father, a former Cuban revolutionary turned anti-Castro militant, was sentenced to thirty years in a Florida prison for political bombings. Jeanine’s mother struggled to support the family on her own in suburban Philadelphia. Summers, she put Jeanine on a plane to Little Havana, where she lived with her Spanish-speaking grandparents and bilingual cousin—a sometimes unreliable translator. It was there in Florida that she met her father face to face, in the prison yards. As Cornillot travels between these two worlds, a wryly funny and unsentimental narrator emerges.

LC 2009011008, ISBN 9780807000380 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: NR


307.121

Kingwell, Mark and Patrick Turmel (Editors)

Rites of Way: The Politics and Poetics of Public Space

210 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, art reproductions, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The essays in Rites of Way open up multiple dimensions of the concept of public space from architectural, political, philosophical, and technological points of view. There is some historical analysis here, but the contributors are more focused on the future of public space under conditions of growing urbanization and democratic confusion. The added interest offered by non-academic work—visual art, fiction, poetry, and drama—is in part an admission that this is a topic too important to be left only to theorists. It also makes an implicit argument for the crucial role that art, not just public art, plays in a thriving public realm.

C20099036916, ISBN 9781554581535 (p.)


307.141

Habyarimana, James, et al.

Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action

256 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

Ethnically homogenous communities often do a better job than diverse communities of producing public goods such as satisfactory schools and health care, adequate sanitation, and low levels of crime. Coethnicity reports the results of a landmark study that aimed to find out why diversity has this cooperation-undermining effect. The study, conducted in a neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, hones in on the mechanisms that might account for the difficulties diverse societies often face in trying to act collectively. By taking the crucial step from observation to experimentation, this study marks a major breakthrough in the study of ethnic diversity.

LC 2009008102, ISBN 9780871544209 (c.)

PLA: S


307.76

Falola, Toyin and Steven J. Salm (Editors)

African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspective

436 pp. , 6” x 9”, 15 b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

January 2009

The University of Rochester Press

This book presents new and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of African urban history and culture. Moving between precolonial, colonial, and contemporary urban spaces, it covers the major regions, religions, and urban societies of sub-Saharan Africa.

LC 2005000541, ISBN 9781580461634 (c.), ISBN 9781580463140 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, NR

PLA: S, NR


307.76

Carr, Patrick J. and Maria J. Kefalas

Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America

256 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references and index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Beacon Press

In 2001, the MacArthur Foundation dispatched sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas to a small town in Iowa to chronicle the exodus of young people from America’s countryside and to understand the process of the rural brain drain. One in five Americans, nearly sixty million people, live in small towns, and the rate at which young people are permanently leaving has grave local and national repercussions.

LC 2009010392, ISBN 9780807042380 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: NR

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320-329 Political Science


320.011

Sen, Amartya

The Idea of Justice

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

August 2009

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real role in how—and how well—people live. In this book the distinguished scholar Amartya Sen offers a powerful critique of the theory of social justice that, in its grip on social and political thinking, has long left practical realities far behind.

LC 2009014924, ISBN 9780674036130 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


320.513

Rothschild, Matthew

Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive Magazine, 1909-2009

390 pp., 7” x 9 1/2”, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2009

The University of Wisconsin Press

Discover the vision of The Progressive’s founder, Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette, and suffragist, Belle Case La Follette, through historic gems from Jane Addams, Carl Sandburg, Huey Long, and John Kenneth Galbraith, and profound essays by Theodore Dreiser, Barbara Ehrenreich, Noam Chomsky, Upton Sinclair, James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, and Edward Said. The collection is leavened with humor from Will Durst and Molly Ivins, and graced with poems by Mahmoud Darwish, Rita Dove, and Sandra Cisneros. Interviews bring readers into conversations with Chuck D, the Dalai Lama, Allen Ginsberg, Amy Goodman, Harold Pinter, Patti Smith, Susan Sarandon, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

LC 2008046312, ISBN 9780299232245 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


320.52

Ondaatje, Michael L.

Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America

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

November 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Michael L. Ondaatje examines the ideas and arguments of prominent black conservative thinkers during the past three decades, charting the evolution of black conservative thought in relation to key debates on affirmative action, welfare, and education.

LC 2009024358, ISBN 9780812242065 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


320.557

Sfeir, Antoine (Translated and Edited by John King)

The Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism

400 pp., 7” x 10”, index, $90.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2009

Columbia University Press

The Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism includes entries on the roots of Islamism and jihad in Africa, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, the Balkans, and the United States, among many other countries. It profiles such key individuals as Louis Farrakhan; Tariq Ramadan; Hassan Hattab; Hassan Al-Banna; and Abdul Rashid Dostum. The dictionary uniquely examines this antimodern incarnation of Islam and its efforts to claim Muslim society, families, and professional environments. It considers such questions as whether activist Islam is “terrorist” and if it can coexist with Western societies; whether terrorism can be justified by the Quran; and what are the components of an international Islam.

LC 2007030191, ISBN 9780231146401 (c.), ISBN 9780231146418 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


320.609

Wyckoff, Paul Gary

Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect

168 pp., 6” x 9”, illustrations and index, $26.50 paper, CIP included

May 2009

The Urban Institute Press

With the warring between left and right, Democrats and Republicans, advocacy groups on one side and advocacy groups on the other, it seems as if those who set our national agenda are those who shout the loudest. But shouldn’t scholarship count for more than preconceived notions? Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age debunks myths about economic and social policy while explaining the standards of evidence that should guide our legislation. Author Paul Gary Wyckoff also recommends revisions to economics and law curricula so that the next generation of legislators will know how to craft evidence-based policy derived from research rather than conventional wisdom and theory.

LC 2008056021, ISBN 9780877667490 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: NR, G


320.609

Stark, Andrew

Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America

245 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“An illuminating account of what Americans argue about when they rely on competing conceptions of what’s properly private and what’s properly public in defending their policy preferences. As Andrew Stark elegantly demonstrates, these largely unexamined differences powerfully inform debates about welfare, health care, education or the use of space. Anyone interested in rethinking social policy will find this book hard to put down.” —David L. Kirp, author of The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics

LC 2009042013,ISBN 9780815703334 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


320.917

Brumberg, Daniel and Dina Shehata (Editors)

Conflict, Identity, and Reform in the Muslim World: Challenges for U.S. Engagement

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

August 2009

United States Institute of Peace Press

Policymakers in the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world today face the challenge of how to prevent disputes now woven into the fabric of Western-Muslim relations. Conflict, Identity, and Reform in the Muslim World highlights the challenges that escalating identity conflicts within Muslim-majority states pose for both the Muslim world and for the West. This reader, gathers the latest thinking and contending analyses from a talented group of contributors. These international scholar-activists bring diverse normative, analytical, and disciplinary interests to their work. This volume embraces pluralism while identifying points of convergence and difference that together point to innovative ways to improve U.S.-Muslim relations and promote Muslim-world peacebuilding.

LC 2009012839, ISBN 9781601270207 (p.)

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320.973

Noveck, Beth Simone

Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful

224 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“The Internet has taught us that good ideas come from everywhere. Wiki Government translates that lesson for policymakers. With a compelling blend of high theory and practical know-how, Beth Noveck explains how political institutions can directly engage the public to solve complex problems and create a better democracy.”—Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google Inc.

LC 2009000796, ISBN 9780815702757 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


322.109

Dreisbach, Daniel L., Mark David Hall, and Jeffry H. Morrison (Editors)

The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life

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

October 2009

University of Notre Dame Press

“This collection of well-crafted essays probes the “religion and the founding” question from a fresh angle. Its concentration on the second rank of founders pays rich dividends, since this focus uncovers more variety on religious issues than appear when looking only at the “Big Six” of Washington-Franklin, -John Adams, -Madison, -Hamilton, and -Jefferson. The pay off is to show not only how deep but also how various were the founders’ religious commitments. Historians, but also those concerned about religion in contemporary American politics, should take note—the editors have done a very fine job.”—Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame

LC 2009027582, ISBN 9780268026028 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


322.109

Brint, Steven and Jean Reith Schroedel (Editors)

Evangelicals and Democracy in America, Volume I: Religion and Society

384 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

By the end of the nineteenth century, the vast majority of U.S. churches were evangelical in outlook and practice. America’s turn toward modernism and embrace of science in the early twentieth century threatened evangelicalism’s cultural prominence. But as confidence in modern secularism wavered in the 1960s and 1970s, evangelicalism had another great awakening. The two volumes of Evangelicals and Democracy in America trace the development and current role of evangelicalism in American social and political life. Volume I focuses on who evangelicals are today, how they relate to other groups, and what role they play in U.S. social institutions.

LC 2009003543, ISBN 9780871540676 (c.)

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322.109

Brint, Steven and Jean Reith Schroedel (Editors)

Evangelicals and Democracy in America, Volume II: Religion and Politics

384 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

“At a time when the discussion of religion in America has become increasingly polemical, this volume offers a refreshingly level-headed look at the evidence. Combining rigor with relevance, Evangelicals and Democracy in America sets the record straight on the influence evangelicals do, and do not, have on American politics. Evangelicals’ apologists and critics alike will learn much from the analysis done by this illustrious group of scholars.”—David E. Campbell, University of Notre Dame

LC 2009003543, ISBN 9780871540683 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


323.01

Morsink, Johannes

Inherent Human Rights: Philosophical Roots of the Universal Declaration

328 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Morsink asserts that all people have human rights simply by virtue of being born into the human family and that we can know these rights without the aid of experts. He shows how the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights grew out of Enlightenment principles honed by a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust.

LC 2008041884, ISBN 9780812241624 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


323.097

Soohoo, Cynthia, Catherine Albisa, and Martha F. Davis (Editors)

Bringing Human Rights Home: A History of Human Rights in the United States

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

November 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Throughout its history, America’s policies have alternatively embraced human rights, regarded them with ambivalence, or rejected them out of hand. The essays in this volume put these shifting political winds into a larger historical perspective, from the country’s very beginnings to the present day.

LC 2009019562, ISBN 9780812220797 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


323.119

Arend, Orissa

Showdown in Desire: The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans

304 pp., 6” x 9”, 31 photographs, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

The University of Arkansas Press

Showdown in Desire portrays the Black Panther Party in New Orleans in 1970, a year that included a shootout with the police on Piety Street, the creation of survival programs, and the daylong standoff between the Panthers and the police in the Desire housing development.

LC 2008046794, ISBN 9781557288967 (c.)

AASL: NR

PLA: RG


323.119

Jeffries, Hasan Kwame

Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights And Black Power In Alabama’s Black Belt

348 pp., 6” x 9”, 23 illustrations, $39.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2009

New York University Press

Drawing on an impressive array of sources ranging from government documents to personal interviews with Lowndes County residents and SNCC activists, Hasan Kwame Jeffries tells, for the first time, the remarkable full story of the Lowndes County freedom struggle and its contribution to the larger civil rights movement. Bridging the gaping hole in the literature between civil rights organizing and Black Power politics, Bloody Lowndes offers a new paradigm for understanding the civil rights movement.

LC 2009000735, ISBN 9780814743056 (c.)

AASL: RG

PLA: RG


324.973

Rorabaugh, W. J.

The Real Making of the President: Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 Election

260 pp., 5 3/4” x 9 1/4”, 11 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

University Press of Kansas

Provides a corrective to the famous—but flawed—classic, The Making of the President. Looks closely at the nuts and bolts of the election, and at a candidate whose hard-won victory depended upon hoards of money, an effective organization, television image-making, and LBJ’s campaigning in the South. “Rorabaugh has approached the fabled 1960 presidential race from an utterly fresh perspective....[His] account is fair, unvarnished historical reporting. It may mark the first time that the 1960 election has been viewed without the aid of rose-colored glasses. Essential.”—Choice. “This is a concise, informative, accessible choice for public and academic collections.”—Library Journal

LC 2008044566, ISBN 9780700616398 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


324.973

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall

Electing the President, 2008: The Insiders’ View

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 35 charts, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

This ringside seat to a historic presidential election allows readers to eavesdrop on the first discussion between the consultants who managed the campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama.

LC 2009017225, ISBN 9780812220964 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


324.973

Kapeluck, Branwell DuBose, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed (Editors)

A Paler Shade of Red: The 2008 Presidential Election in the South

360 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $75.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Arkansas Press

The scholars included in A Paler Shade of Red cover the 2008 presidential election with detailed, state-by-state analyses of how the presidential election, from the nomination struggle through the casting of votes in November, played out in the South.

LC 2009029422, ISBN 9781557289148 (c.), ISBN 9781557289155 (p.)

AASL: NR

PLA: RG


325.73

Doty, Roxanne Lynn

The Law Into Their Own Hands: Immigrations and the Politics of Exceptionalism

164 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2009

The University of Arizona Press

An examination of the contemporary, nativist, anti-immigrant movement in the United States today. A much needed addition to Southwest/border literature and the current political topics, this book draws upon personal interviews, connects issues of the border with broader issues of human rights world wide, and interlaces the use of exclusionary rhetoric and social organization. “A solid and theoretically grounded look at contemporary, post-9/11 vigilantism in the context of the current debate on unauthorized migration to the United States.”—Stephen P. Mumme, Colorado State University

LC 2008031517, ISBN 9780816527700 (c.), ISBN 9780816527717 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: RG


327

Coglianese, Cary, Adam M. Finkel, and David Zaring (Editors)

Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 illustrations, index, $42.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Written by leading scholars and analysts, the essays in Import Safety provide background and policy guidance on improving consumer safety in imported food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and toys and other consumer products aimed at children.

LC 2010286874, ISBN 9780812242225 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


327.43

Dettke, Dieter

Germany Says No: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy

293 pp., 6” x 9”, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

According to Dieter Dettke, Germany’s refusal to participate in the Iraq war signaled a resumption of the country’s willingness to assert itself in global affairs, even in the face of contradictory U.S. desires. Germany Says No reviews the country’s actions in major international crises from the first Gulf War to the war with Iraq, concluding—in contrast to many models of contemporary German foreign policy—that the country’s civilian power paradigm has been succeeded by a defensive structural realist approach. Dettke traces the implications of this change for Germany’s participation in multilateral institutions as well as bilateral relations with the U.S., France, Russia, China, and India.

LC 2009014221, ISBN 9780801894091 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: RG


327.440

Young, Robert J.

An American By Degrees

368 pp., 6” x 9”, 12 b&w photos, $49.95 cloth

September 2009

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The expressions of American hostility toward France after 9/11 are not new—Franco-American relations in the early twentieth century were also difficult, characterized by the same antagonistic depictions of the other’s culture. Ambassador Jules Jusserand relentlessly reminded Americans that France had been an ally during their Revolution and that their concept of “civilization” was part of France’s intellectual and cultural legacy. His emphasis on their shared history was natural, as befitted the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History and only the second foreigner to serve as president of the American Historical Association.

LC 2010291881, ISBN 9780773535725 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


327.51

Medeiros, Evan S.

China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification

278 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $34.00 paper, CIP included

August 2009

RAND Corporation

China is now a global actor of significant and growing importance. It is active in regions and on issues that were once only peripheral to its interests, and it is effectively using tools previously unavailable. China’s global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its current and future intentions and the implications for global stability and prosperity. This book examines how China views its security environment, how it defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing these objectives, and the consequences for U.S. economic and security interests.

LC 2009026441, ISBN 9780833047090 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


327.730

Limbert, John W.

Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History

217 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, appendix, index, $40.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

United States Institute of Peace Press

John Limbert steps up with a pragmatic yet positive assessment of how to engage Iran. Through four detailed case studies of past successes and failures, he draws lessons for today’s negotiators. Limbert provides clear reasons for renewing dialogue and outlines 14 principles to guide the American who finds himself in a negotiation—commercial, political, or other—with an Iranian counterpart. Limbert combines a deep appreciation and knowledge of Iranian culture and history, first-hand diplomatic experience, and an understanding of what it means to negotiate for the lives of Americans. Anyone interested in understanding U.S.-Iranian history and relations will find this volume invaluable.

LC 2009015716, ISBN 9781601270443 (c.), ISBN 9781601270436 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


327.730

Wehrey, Frederic, et al.

Dangerous But Not Omnipotent: Exploring the Reach and Limitations of Iranian Power in the Middle East

230 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $40.50 paper, CIP included

May 2009

RAND Corporation

Dangerous But Not Omnipotent aims to help anticipate and prepare for the strategic challenges Iran will present over the next ten to fifteen years. Although Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, it also has serious liabilities and limitations. This book examines Iran’s perception of itself as a regional and even global power, its military, its support to Islamist militant groups, and its appeal to Arab public opinion. The authors show how to manage the challenges Iran presents through the exploitation of regional barriers to its power and sources of caution in the regime’s strategic calculus.

LC 2009009797, ISBN 9780833045546 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: RS


327.730

Pollack, Kenneth M., et al.

Which Path to Persia?: Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran

241 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

July 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“Pollack (A Path Out of the Desert), collaborates with five colleagues for this timely and cogent analysis of U.S.-Iranian relations. Dismissing past U.S. policy as ‘not particularly impressive,’ the authors point to ‘an emerging consensus...that the Obama administration will have to adopt a new policy toward Iran.’ To that end, they identify nine approaches ranging from diplomacy to military action and containment (‘the default U.S. policy toward Iran since the Islamic Revolution’) and lay out the objectives, costs, pros and cons for each.—Publishers Weekly

LC 2009020912, ISBN 9780815703419 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


327.730

Schaffer, Howard B.

The Limits of Influence: America’s Role in Kashmir

272 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

Brookings Institution Press

Veteran diplomat Howard B. Schaffer provides the first comprehensive account of U.S. efforts to help forge a settlement between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Drawing on interviews with senior American officials, archival research, and decades of personal experience in South Asia, Schaffer examines three generations of U.S. policy, beginning in 1948 when fighting erupted in Kashmir and India brought the issue to the United Nations.

LC 2009009060, ISBN 9780815702900 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


328.73

Hamilton, Lee H.

Strengthening Congress

144 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, index, $39.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

Indiana University Press

Calling upon Americans to take more seriously their obligations and responsibilities as citizens and engage with the critical issues facing their communities and the nation, distinguished former congressman Lee H. Hamilton argues that America needs a stronger Congress and a more engaged citizenry in order to ensure responsive and effective democracy. “One of this country’s greatest public servants ever...challenges Congress to revitalize its special place in the American constitutional system and exhorts citizens to engage this institution to realize the promise of our representative democracy.”—Thomas E. Mann, co-author of The Broken Branch

LC 2009012459, ISBN 9780253300324 (c.), ISBN 9780253221650 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


328.730

Weisberg, Stuart E.

Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman

544 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 23 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University of Massachusetts Press

“Barney Frank is one of the most brilliant, effective—and funny—lawmakers of his generation. Not many Congressmen are worthy of a book, but Stuart Weisberg’s carefully researched and authoritative account proves that Barney’s life and career are indeed the stuff of fine biography.”—Cokie Roberts, ABC News political commentator, and Steven V. Roberts, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University. “Weisberg has assembled a thorough portrait of Frank and a compelling Baedecker to Massachusetts politics in the last quarter of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st.”—Boston Globe

LC 2009022362, ISBN 9781558497214 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: RG


328.730

Rawls, W. Lee

In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws

144 pp., 5” x 7 1/2”, $40.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

September 2009

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

With budget reconciliations, filibusters, and supermajorities making headlines, In Praise of Deadlock explains the legislative process and its checkpoints, while maintaining a nonconformist respect for the hurdles and hang-ups inherent in the American system. As a practitioner who served for 14 years as chief of staff to Senators Bill Frist and Pete Domenici, W. Lee Rawls offers a candid perspective on partisan struggle, which he sees as essential to advancing new policy and generating consensus. Such grappling, Rawls concludes, results in a nuanced, durable machine, producing better laws that have benefited from minority input.

LC 2009012003, ISBN 9780801894046 (c.), ISBN 9780801894039 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


328.730

Manning, Christopher

William L. Dawson and the Limits of Black Electoral Leadership

251 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 illustrations, $37.00 cloth,CIP Included

May 2009

Northern Illinois University Press

This first-ever detailed analysis of William L. Dawson’s career—from his work with the local Republican Party in Chicago in the 1920s to his years as a Democratic Congressman in Washington, D.C., four decades later—assesses the viability of electoral politics as a toll for racial advancement. Manning broadens our understanding of the development of modern American politics by outlining the strength and limitations of black electoral leadership in the postwar era.

LC 2008049992, ISBN 9780875803951 (c.)

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330.12

Akerlof, George A., and Robert J. Shiller

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

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

March 2009

Princeton University Press

Animal Spirits [is]...the new must-read in Obamaworld.”—Time. “Akerlof and Shiller are the first to try to rework economic theory for our times. The effort itself makes their book a milestone....And their book takes their case not just to economists, but also to the general reader.”—The New York Times Book Review. “There is barely a page of Animal Spirits without a fascinating fact or insight.”—The New Yorker

LC 2008052649, ISBN 9780691142333 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


330.973

Lazonick, William

Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy?: Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States

357 pp., 6” x 9”, figures, tables, $45.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2009

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

The information and communication technology industries (ICT) have propelled the growth of the U.S. economy. In the process there has been a dramatic transformation in the dominant mode of business organization that characterizes ICT, as the “New Economy business model” (NEBM) has replaced the “Old Economy business model” (OEBM). And although NEBM has been central to the microelectronics revolution, it has also been a source of employment instability and inequity in the distribution of income. Lazonick explores the origins of the new era of employment insecurity and income inequality, and considers what governments, businesses, and individuals can do about it.

LC 2009023117, ISBN 9790880993517 (c.), ISBN 9780880993500 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


330.974

Levy, Barry

Town Born: The Political Economy of New England from Its Founding to the Revolution

360 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 illustrations, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

In a closely observed and well-researched narrative that ranges from the birth of town meetings in England to the whipping posts of early Boston to the creation of the Scituate shipbuilding common, Town Born reveals how New England town political economies created the foundation for a relatively egalitarian American society.

LC 2009016456, ISBN 9780812241778 (c.)

AASL: RG

PLA: RG


331.318

Rollings-Magnusson, Sandra

Heavy Burdens on Small Shoulders: The Labour of Pioneer Children on the Canadian Prairies

192 pp., 9” x 6”, index, b&w photos, $34.95 paper, CIP included

May 2009

The University of Alberta Press

The phrase “child labour” carries negative undertones in today’s society. However, only a century ago on the Canadian Prairies, youngsters laboured alongside their parents’ working the land, cleaning stovepipes, and chopping wood. By shouldering their share of the chores, these children learned the domestic and manual labour skills needed for life on a Prairie family farm. Rollings-Magnusson uses historic research, photographs, and personal anecdotes to describe the kinds of work performed by children and how each task fit into the family economy. This book is a vital contribution to western Canadian history as well as family and gender studies.

ISBN 9780888645098 (p.)

AASL: R, RS

PLA: G


331.62

Ross, Andrew

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life And Labor In Precarious Times

264 pp., 6” x 9”, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

New York University Press

Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that—a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. Combining detailed case studies with lucid analysis and graphic prose, he looks at what the new landscape of contingent employment means for workers across national, class, and racial lines.

LC 2008045880, ISBN 9780814776292 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


331.761

Ho, Karen

Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street

392 pp., 6” x 9”, 3 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2009

Duke University Press

Financial collapses—whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market—are often explained as the inevitable result of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In Liquidated, Karen Ho punctures the aura of the abstract, all-powerful market to show how financial markets, and particularly booms and busts, are constructed. Through an in-depth investigation into the everyday experiences and ideologies of Wall Street investment bankers, Ho describes how a financially dominant but highly unstable market system is understood, justified, and produced through the restructuring of corporations and the larger economy.

LC 2009007594, ISBN 9780822345800 (c.), ISBN 9780822345992 (p.)

PLA: S


331.881

Schwartz, Harvey

Solidarity Stories: An Oral History of the ILWU

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 50 b&w illustrations, notes, glossary, index, $50.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2009

University of Washington Press

Solidarity Stories is a remarkable achievement. Workers give gripping testimony about the conditions they hoped to change, and explain how they did it. We hear how the union was organized and how it functioned, from those who built it. We see the crucial role strikes and democracy played in that process. And Schwartz is unafraid to look at the politics of the union’s leaders, including activists and black workers fighting racism.”—Dispatcher. “Harvey Schwartz is the dockworkers’ Studs Terkel.”—David Brody, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis

LC 2008054050, ISBN 9780295988832 (c.), ISBN 9780295988849 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RS


332.17

Blank, Rebecca M. and Michael S. Barr (Editors)

Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit, and Banking Among Low-Income Households

336 pp., 6 5/8” x 9 1/4”, bibliography, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

Insufficient Funds is a comprehensive presentation of what is known about the asset holdings and use of financial services by low-income U.S. households, the factors that might influence their choices in this arena, and the potential for private—and public—sector initiatives to help the poor build wealth and obtain better financial services. All of the authors are top experts in their fields and the volume is well-written, balanced, and cohesive. Insufficient Funds is undoubtedly the best single source for readers seeking a well-informed, thoughtful treatment of the issues.”—John P. Caskey, Swarthmore College

LC 2008046478, ISBN 9780871540782 (c.)


333.338

Erickson, David J.

The Housing Policy Revolution: Networks and Neighborhoods

264 pp., 6” x 9”, illustrations and index, $29.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

The Urban Institute Press

The Housing Policy Revolution: Networks and Neighborhoods illuminates how our networked approach to housing policy developed and transformed governmental response to public welfare. Washington-based bureaucracies lost support as Ronald Reagan advocated for market-led efforts. The housing sector’s response was partnerships among nonprofits and activists, localities, and private-sector initiatives. By the late 1980s a new synthesis was emerging, marrying local efforts with federal tax incentives and block grants. From 1987 to 2005 this network nearly doubled the number of federally subsidized homes. In addition to government reports and legislative history, the book draws upon journals, policy conference proceedings, and media coverage.

LC 2009019202, ISBN 9780877667605 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: NR, G


333.720

Davis, Jack E.

An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century

764 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 41 b&w photos, notes, and index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

University of Georgia Press

A sweeping life and times biography of the woman who spearheaded the movement that transformed the Everglades from the country’s most maligned swamp into its most beloved wetland. “Whoever writes as hefty a biography as this one, even of an inspirational figure, should be an excellent writer, and Davis is such a writer....Highly recommended.”—Choice

LC 2008049073, ISBN 9780820330716 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O


333.79

Shaffer, Brenda

Energy Politics

200 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 maps, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Energy Politics provides a broad introduction to the ways in which energy affects domestic and regional political developments.

LC 2009012244, ISBN 9780812242003 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


338.476

Dunham, S. Ann

Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia

440 pp., 6” x 9”, 50 illustrations (including 16 page color insert), $27.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

Duke University Press

President Barack Obama’s mother, S. Ann Dunham, was an economic anthropologist and rural development consultant who worked in several countries including Indonesia. Dunham received her doctorate in 1992. She died in 1995, at the age of 52, before having the opportunity to revise her dissertation for publication. Surviving against the Odds reflects Dunham’s commitment to helping small-scale village industries survive; her pragmatic, non-ideological approach to research and problem solving; and her impressive command of history, economic data, and development policy. Along with photographs of Dunham, the book includes many pictures taken by her in Indonesia.

LC 2009032835, ISBN 9780822346876 (c.)

AASL: G


338.5

Reinhart, Carmen M., and Kenneth S. Rogoff

This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

512 pp., 6” x 9”, 62 line illustrations, 30 tables., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Princeton University Press

“The authors...make the compelling case that any well-informed person should have seen the Great Recession coming. The essence of their book is that while financial crises come in different varieties, they are...frequently occurring events that can be spotted and even controlled if politicians and regulators know what to look for.”—The New York Times. “[This book] doesn’t simply explain what went wrong in our most recent crisis. This book also provides a roadmap of how things are likely to pan out in the years to come.”—The Wall Street Journal

LC 2009022616, ISBN 9780691142166 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G

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340-349 Law


340.092

McCabe, Katie and Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 13 b&w illustrations, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2009

University Press of Mississippi

From the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the segregated courtrooms of the nation’s capital, from the white male bastion of the World War II Army to the male stronghold of Howard University Law School, from the pulpits of churches where women had waited years for the right to minister—in all these places Dovey Johnson Roundtree sought justice. Justice Older than the Law is her story, the product of a remarkable, ten-year collaboration with National Magazine Award-winner Katie McCabe. Hers is a vision of biblical and social justice older by far than the law, and her life story speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times.

LC 2008045574, ISBN 9781604731323 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


340.092

Ziontz, Alvin J. (Foreword by Charles Wilkinson)

A Lawyer in Indian Country: A Memoir

328 pp., 6” x 9”, 31 illustrations, notes, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

University of Washington Press

As the senior attorney arguing U.S. v. Washington, Alvin Ziontz was a party to the historic 1974 Boldt decision that affirmed the Pacific Northwest tribes’ treaty fishing rights, with ramifications for tribal rights nationwide. His work took him to reservations in Montana, Wyoming, and Minnesota, as well as Washington and Alaska, and he describes not only the work of a tribal attorney but also his personal entry into the life of Indian country. Ziontz traces his own path through this public history—one man’s pursuit of a life built around the principles of integrity and justice.

LC 2009010167, ISBN 9780295989358 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


341.730

Small, Michael

The Forgotten Peace

179 pp., 5” x 8”, 22 b&w cartoons, index, $24.00 paper, CIP included

September 2009

University of Ottawa Press

On April 22, 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. America was on the brink of war with Mexico. Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. All parties agreed to meet at a peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Forgotten Peace is the first full account of the conference published since 1914. The author reconstructs what happened at Niagara Falls, examining its historical significance for the pan-American movement, and draws important lessons on international mediation.

ISBN 9780776607122 (p.)

AASL: RS

PLA: RS


342.730

Rakove, Jack N.

The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

368 pp., 5 1/2” x 7”, 34 halftones, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Here in one edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which “We the People” forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

LC 2009022907, ISBN 9780674036062 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


342.730

Hall, Kermit L., and James W. Ely (Editors)

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions, Second Edition

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

February 2009

Oxford University Press

This new edition of the Guide contains more than 450 entries on major Supreme Court cases. Each entry provides the United States Reports citation, the date the case was argued and decided, the vote of the Justices, who wrote the opinion for the Court, who concurred, and who dissented. The entries feature an informative account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, the reasoning behind the Courts decision, and the cases impact on American society. Ely has added an extensive Further Reading section and revised the Case Index and Topical Index.

LC 2008023763, ISBN 9780195379396 (c.)

AASL: O

PLA: G


342.730

Ramji-Nogales, Jaya, Andrew I. Schoenholtz and Philip G. Schrag (Foreword by Edward M. Kennedy)

Refugee Roulette: Disparities In Asylum Adjudication And Proposals For Reform

334 pp., 6” x 9”, $39.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

New York University Press

Refugee Roulette is the first analysis of decisions at all four levels of the asylum adjudication process: the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. The data reveal tremendous disparities in asylum approval rates, even when different adjudicators in the same office each considered large numbers of applications from nationals of the same country. After providing a thorough empirical analysis, the authors make recommendations for future reform. Original essays by eight scholars and policy makers then discuss the authors’ research and recommendations.

LC 2009014685, ISBN 9780814740743 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


344.73

Parmet, Wendy E.

Populations, Public Health, and the Law

304 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

April 2009

Georgetown University Press

The book demonstrates why public health protection is a vital objective for the law and presents a new population-based approach to legal analysis that can help law achieve its public health mission while remaining true to its own core values. By looking at a diverse range of topics, including food safety, death and dying, and pandemic preparedness, Wendy E. Parmet shows how a population-based legal analysis that recalls the importance of populations and uses the tools of public health can enhance legal decision making while protecting both public health and the rights and liberties of individuals and their communities.

LC 2008034759, ISBN 9781589012615 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S


345.01

Feinstein, Lee, and Tod Lindberg

Means to an End: U.S. Interest in the International Criminal Court

178 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“A well-researched and timely contribution to the debate over America’s proper relationship to the International Criminal Court. Rigorous in its arguments and humane in its conclusions, the volume is an indispensable guide for scholars and policymakers alike.”—Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

LC 2009030943, ISBN 9780815703259 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


346.048

Patry, William F.

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars

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

June 2009

Oxford University Press

This book is a lively, unflinching examination of the Copyright Wars: the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers. In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, Patry lays bare how we got to where we are. A centrist and believer in appropriately balanced copyright laws, Patry concludes that calls for strong copyright laws, just like calls for weak copyright laws, miss the point entirely: the only laws we need are effective laws, laws that further the purpose of encouraging the creation of new works and learning. Patry calls for a remaking of our copyright laws so that they may once again be respected.

LC 2009004973, ISBN 9780195385649 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


352.632

Bilmes, Linda J., and W. Scott Gould

The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service

359 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

March 2009

Brookings Institution Press

“In recent decades, we have allowed the quality of public service in America to deteriorate badly and we are all paying the price. Bilmes and Gould have written exactly the right book at exactly the right time—a thoughtful, wise plan for overhauling government that will inspire a new generation of men and women to serve their country.”—David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

LC 2008051173, ISBN 9780815701415 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


355

Sterling, Brent L.

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?: What History Teaches Us about Strategic Barriers and International Security

368 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 maps, 2 tables, index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

Georgetown University Press

Sterling studies six famous defenses spanning 2,500 years, representing both democratic and authoritarian regimes: the Long Walls of Athens, Hadrian’s Wall in Roman Britain, the Ming Great Wall of China, Louis XIV’s Pré Carré, France’s Maginot Line, and Israel’s Bar Lev Line. Although many of these barriers were effective in the short term, they also affected the states that created them in terms of cost, strategic outlook, military readiness, and relations with neighbors. Sterling assesses how modern barriers against ground and air threats could influence threat perceptions, alter the military balance, and influence the builder’s subsequent policy choices.

LC 2009008624, ISBN 9781589015715 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


355.02

Ucko, David H.

The New Counterinsurgency Era: Transforming the U.S. Military for Modern Wars

272 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $44.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

August 2009

Georgetown University Press

Ucko examines Department of Defense’s institutional obstacles and initially slow response to a changing strategic reality. Ucko focuses on measures the military has taken since 2001 to relearn old lessons about counterinsurgency, to improve its ability to conduct stability operations, to change the institutional bias against counterinsurgency, and to account for successes gained from the learning process. Given the effectiveness of insurgent tactics, the frequency of operations aimed at building local capacity, and the danger of ungoverned spaces acting as havens for hostile groups, the military must acquire new skills to confront irregular threats in future wars.

LC 2008048353, ISBN 9781589014879 (c.), ISBN 9781589014886 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


355.033

Schaefer, Agnes Gereben, Benjamin Bahney, and K. Jack Riley

Security in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Policy Options

106 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $29.50 paper, CIP included

April 2009

RAND Corporation

The backdrop of a deteriorating security situation in Mexico and change in administration in the United States demands a closer examination of potential priorities and policy options to guide future U.S.-Mexico relations. This book examines a set of policy options for the United States, along with promising potential policy priorities. Problems related to drug and human trafficking, corruption, weapon smuggling, and gang violence have spilled into the United States, reaching far beyond the border. For this and other reasons, the United States has a significant stake in the success or failure of Mexico’s security reform measures.

LC 2009014949, ISBN 9780833047199 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


355.033

Jones, Bruce, Carlos Pascual, and Stephen John Stedman

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

360 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2009

Brookings Institution Press

Power and Responsibility analyzes the threats that surround us, but does not yield to the temptation to despair. It rightly points out that in a world of problems without passports, our security and prosperity depend on unprecedented international cooperation, and that such cooperation is within our reach. By accepting that sovereignty incurs responsibilities and by strengthening international institutions, governments can create an international order in which all can be safe and thrive. This book makes a compelling argument for such an approach.”—Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations

LC 2008050917, ISBN 9780815747062 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


355.3

Bellafaire, Judith and Mercedes Graf

Women Doctors in War

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 35 b&w photos, 1 chart, 8 tables, $35.00 cloth

November 2009

Texas A&M University Press

In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints. Throughout Women Doctors in War, the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced.

LC 2009018521, ISBN 9781603441469 (c.)

AASL: S


355.3

Libicki, Martin C.

Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

238 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $33.00 paper, CIP included

October 2009

RAND Corporation

Protecting cyberspace, the information medium, is vital to the economy and military power. Future wars are likely to be carried out, in part or perhaps entirely, in cyberspace. Cyberwar is nothing so much as the manipulation of ambiguity. Cyberspace has its own laws; it is easy to hide identities, difficult to predict or understand battle damage, and attacks deplete themselves quickly. The author explores these topics while addressing such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and other actions the United States can take to protect itself in the face of deliberate cyberattack.

LC 2009030055, ISBN 9780833047342 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


355.351

Wehrey, Frederic, et al.

The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

152 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $26.00 paper

January 2009

RAND Corporation

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has evolved well beyond its origins as an ideological guard for the regime. Today, in addition to wielding military force, its influence extends into virtually every corner of Iranian political life and society. Wehrey et al. assess the IRGC less as a traditional military entity and more as a domestic actor, emphasizing the variety of roles it plays in Iran’s economy and political culture.

LC 2008054213, ISBN 9780833046208 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


355.4

Walzer, Michael and Nicolaus Mills (Editors)

Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq

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

August 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Getting Out, a diverse cast of noted scholars and journalists considers how the United States might leave Iraq by examining seven historical case studies on how to and how not to withdraw from occupied territory.

LC 2009018801, ISBN 9780812242164 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: O


355.425

Kilcullen, David

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

246 pp., illustrations, maps, and index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

Oxford University Press

Kilcullen provides a remarkably fresh perspective on the War on Terror. Kilcullen takes us “on the ground” to uncover the face of modern warfare, illuminating both the big global war (the “War on Terrorism”) and its relation to the associated “small wars” across the globe: Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Chechnya, Pakistan and North Africa. Kilcullen sees today’s conflicts as a complex pairing of contrasting trends: local social networks and worldwide movements; traditional and postmodern culture; local insurgencies seeking autonomy and a broader pan-Islamic campaign.

LC 2008054870, ISBN 9780195368345 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: O


357.097

Morton, Matthew Darlington

Men on Iron Ponies: The Death and Rebirth of the Modern U.S. Cavalry

300 pp., 6” x 9”, 11 illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

Northern Illinois University Press

Morton analyzes the views of both famous and lesser known figures who were involved in the U.S. Cavalry’s conversion from horses to machines. By examining the official records, personal papers, and doctrine, Morton captures the emotion of the conflict that ultimately tore the branch apart. “Cavalryman Matt Morton knows that gathering battlefield intelligence means being ready to fight for it. Historian Matt Morton portrays in vivid images the decades-long struggle—political, often petty—between the horse cavalry traditionalists and the reformist advocates of mechanization to achieve that essential capability.”—Colonel Matthew Moten, PhD, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

LC 2008052990, ISBN 9780875803975 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


359.322

McConaghy, Lorraine

Warship under Sail: The USS Decatur in the Pacific West

344 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 53 illustrations, 5 maps, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

University of Washington Press

Ordered to join the Pacific Squadron in 1854, the sloop of war Decatur sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, through the Strait of Magellan to Valparaiso, Honolulu, and Puget Sound, then to San Francisco, Panama, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, while serving in the Pacific until 1859, the eve of the Civil War. Over a period of five years, more than 300 men lived aboard ship, leaving a rich record of logbooks, medical and punishment records, correspondence, journals, and drawings. This compelling social history of a warship under sail illuminates the lives of ordinary men at sea and American expansionism in the antebellum Pacific West.

LC 2009018659, ISBN 9780295989556 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


359.709

Schwab, Stephen Irving Max

Guantánamo, USA: The Untold History of America’s Cuban Outpost

382 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 20 photographs, 5 maps, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University Press of Kansas

The first comprehensive history of Guantánamo Naval Base and its place in American, Caribbean, and global history. Illuminates the key role it played in the emergence of the United States as both a regional and world power, and shows how the debates over its existence have reflected the long-troubled history of Cuban-American Relations. “Well-researched and sharply written, Schwab’s book fills in the crucial gaps on this controversial base, now as notorious as Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison.”—Publishers Weekly. “A panoramic history of Guantánamo from Teddy Roosevelt to twenty-first-century terrorism.” —Brian Latell, author of After Fidel

LC 2009024285, ISBN 9780700616701 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: O

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360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology


362.109

Blumenthal, David and James A. Morone

The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office

494 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2009

University of California Press

“Timely and insightful...puts Barack Obama’s current quest for universal health insurance in historical context and gives new meaning to the audacity of hope.”—The New York Times Book Review. “The authors offer evenhanded critiques and conclude with lessons for future chief executives about the importance of political savvy, economic flexibility and popular appeal in determining the success of health-care initiatives. More than an excellent primer on American health policy, the book offers a thorough, incisive look at the presidency as an institution and the men who have occupied the office.”—Publishers Weekly. “Engrossing and brilliantly written.”—Health Affairs

LC 2008054361, ISBN 9780520260306 (c.)

AASL: G, S, X

PLA: O, G


362.19

Picard, Alyssa

Making the American Mouth: Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century

242 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 b&w photos; index, $45.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

Rutgers University Press

Making the American Mouth is at once a history of United States dentistry and a study of a billion-dollar industry. Alyssa Picard chronicles how dentists strove to expand dental care access and improve their image despite early strains concerning fights over fluoride, midcentury social movements for racial and gender equity, and pressure to insure dental costs. While Picard explains how dentists have come to promote their care as a cosmetic service, for many Americans the perfect smile will still remain a distant dream.

LC 2008035426, ISBN 9780813545356 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


362.196

Carter, Kathryn, and Laurie Elit (Editors)

Bearing Witness: Living with Ovarian Cancer

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

September 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This is a collection of stories from women who went through the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and subsequent treatment, only to find that the cancer recurred and any hope of recovery was gone. They represent a spectrum of ages, ethnic backgrounds, marital circumstances, and professional experiences. For these women, stories are tangible legacies for family and friends and a chance to share their thoughts on living with the “glass half full.” They inspire the reader to reflect on life’s struggles and to find within themselves a sense of optimism, perhaps when they least expect to.

ISBN 9781554580552 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


362.198

Burns, Dan E.

Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism

192 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 b&w illustrations, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

University of North Texas Press

Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his son’s strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral. Ben’s father, Dan, puts the reader in the passenger’s seat as he struggles with medical service providers, the school system, extended family, and his own limitations in his efforts to pull Ben out of his darkening world. Ben, now 21 years old, is a work in progress. The full force and fury of the autism storm have passed. This is a story of Ben’s journey toward recovery, and a family’s story of loss, grief, and healing.

LC 2009010163, ISBN 9781574412697 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


362.5

Cancian, Maria and Sheldon Danziger (Editors)

Changing Poverty, Changing Policies

440 pp., 6 5/8” x 9 1/4”, index, $42.50 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

“High rates of poverty were the shame of American capitalism even before the great recession of the late 2000s. Changing Poverty, Changing Policies documents the factors and decisions that have kept poverty rates high even in good times and then considers evidence-based policies that could help turn the tide in the war on poverty—at least when the recovery comes. Whether you regard the policies as too modest or too far-reaching, the book is invaluable to understanding past failures to reduce poverty and in devising ways to improve on our abysmal record.”—Richard B. Freeman, National Bureau of Economic Research

LC 2009011413, ISBN 9780817543103 (p.)

PLA: S


362.7

Golden, Olivia Ann

Reforming Child Welfare

312 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $29.50 paper, CIP included

July 2009

The Urban Institute Press

As the director of the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency, Olivia Golden led reform of a system in federal receivership. Now, in Reforming Child Welfare, she uses her expertise as an administrator, an academic, and an advocate to pinpoint the factors that lead to success. By sharing her personal story, along with her analysis of the research literature and two other case studies in Alabama and Utah, Golden finds fresh insight on improving outcomes for imperiled children and families.

LC 2009020534, ISBN 9780877667599 (p.)

AASL: G

PLA: S, NR


362.8

Fix, Michael E. (Editor)

Immigrants and Welfare: The Impact of Welfare Reform on America’s Newcomers

244 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP Included

December 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

“In this incisive volume, Michael Fix and his colleagues give us the most comprehensive compilation of the evidence on immigrants’ use of public benefits before and after welfare reform. It both challenges some of the popular misconceptions about immigrants’ costs to the polity that fueled a backlash against newcomers to the country in the welfare and immigration law changes of the 1990s, and vigorously informs us about the impacts of those changes for immigrants and their children.”—Ajay Chaudry, Director, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, the Urban Institute

LC 2009024914, ISBN 9780871543141 (c.)

PLA: S


363.12

McDonald, Allan J., and James R. Hansen

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

656 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 55 illustrations, appendices, index., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2009

University Press of Florida

Allan McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the Challenger tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA’s Failure Team report.

LC 2008047644, ISBN 9780813033266 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: G


363.209

Wildt, Michael

An Uncompromising Generation: The Nazi Leadership of the Reich Security Main Office

592 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 b&w photos; index, $36.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

The University of Wisconsin Press

Michael Wildt’s study traces the intellectual evolution of key members of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) from their days as young academics until the end of World War II. Established in 1939, this office fused together the Gestapo, the Criminal Police, and the Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service) of the SS. Far from being small cogs in a big bureaucratic machine, Wildt finds that the people who made up the RSHA constructed the concepts and operated the apparatus that carried out the Holocaust. The German edition was honored as the “Historical Book of the 2002” by German H-Net.

LC 2009014310, ISBN 9780299234645 (p.)

PLA: G


363.250

Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community, National Research Council

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward

352 pp., 6” x 9”, $32.36 cloth

July 2009

The National Academies Press

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

LC 2009011443, ISBN 9780309131353 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: NR


363.325

Chalk, Peter, et al.

The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia: A Net Assessment

264 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $33.50 paper

May 2009

RAND Corporation

Terrorism is not new to Southeast Asia. Since the 1990s, however, militant extremism has risen in reaction to both the force of modernization pursued by many Southeast Asian governments and the political influence of radical Islam. Building on prior RAND research analyzing the motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups operating in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this book examines the historical roots of militancy in these countries, the development and perpetuation of extremist ideological frameworks, and national and international government response efforts.

LC 2009023782, ISBN 9780833046581 (p.)

PLA: G


363.325

Davis, Paul K. and Kim Cragin (Editors)

Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together

540 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $59.50 paper

May 2009

RAND Corporation

Social Science for Counterterrorism presents an aggressively interdisciplinary project to survey and integrate the scholarly social-science literature relevant to counterterrorism. The authors draw on literature from numerous disciplines, both qualitative and quantitative, and use high-level conceptual models to pull the pieces together. The authors address questions such as how terrorism arises, why some individuals become terrorists, how terrorists generate public support, how terrorist organizations make decisions, how terrorism declines, why individuals disengage, and how strategic communications can be more or less effective.

LC 2009017803, ISBN 9780833047069 (p.)

PLA: G


363.325

Springer, Devin R., James L. Regens, and David N. Edger (Editors)

Islamic Radicalism and Global Jihad

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 figures, Index, $49.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

January 2009

Georgetown University Press

Islamic Radicalism and Global Jihad provides unique insights into the philosophical foundations, strategic vision, organizational dynamics, and tactics of the modern jihadist movement—with specific attention to its primary driver, Al-Qa’ida. Springer, Regens, and Edger draw heavily on Arabic language sources seldom seen in the West to explain what jihadists want and how radical thinkers have distorted the teachings of Islam. With sophisticated and systematic analysis, the authors lead their readers on a fascinating intellectual journey through the differing ideas, goals, and vulnerabilities of the jihadist movement as it has evolved over time.

LC 2008029497, ISBN 9781589012523 (c.), ISBN 9781589012530 (p.)

AASL: S

PLA: S


363.345

Chertoff, Michael

Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years

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

August 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Michael Chertoff outlines a long-term strategy for protecting America from terrorist attacks and preparing for effective responses to man-made and natural disasters. The former homeland security secretary also urges the nation to resist complacency, maintain its resolve, and build on past successes.

LC 2009008428, ISBN 9780812242027 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


363.349

Murphy, Raymond

Leadership in Disaster

480 pp., 6” x 9”, 3 b&w photos, $39.95 cloth

April 2009

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Leadership in Disaster is a major contribution to the analysis of vulnerability, resilience, and the challenge of confronting environmental problems, such as global climate change, and a valuable resource for scholars and general readers seeking to learn more about how extreme weather disasters can be managed.

LC 2009279361, ISBN 9780773535244 (c.)

PLA: S


363.410

Lantzer, Jason S.

“Prohibition Is Here to Stay”: The Reverend Edward S. Shumaker and the Dry Crusade in America

320 pp., 6” x 9”, $35.00 paper, CIP included

May 2009

University of Notre Dame Press

“Historian Jason Lantzer has defied the odds. He’s authored a doctoral thesis that is readable, academically sound and pertinent to current events. Lantzer tells the story of Edward Shumaker, the most politically influential church pastor in Indiana history. Shumaker was a crusader against alcohol abuse, peaking in influence from World War I to the mid-1920s.”—Indianapolis Star. “Based on newly opened manuscripts and impressive research in local sources, this study of Edward Shumaker sheds new light on the workings of a state Anti-Saloon League, its leader, and state and national politics and public policy.” —K. Austin Kerr, Ohio State University

LC 2009002552, ISBN 9780268033835 (p.)

PLA: RS


363.450

Campbell, Howard

Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 b&w photos, index, $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

University of Texas Press

Gripping firsthand accounts of the drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border from drug traffickers and law enforcement officials.

LC 2009021911, ISBN 9780292721265 (c.), ISBN 9780292721791 (p.)

AASL: RS

PLA: RS


363.450

Felbab-Brown, Vanda

Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs

273 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

Brookings Institution Press

Most policymakers see counterinsurgency and counternarcotics policy as two sides of the same coin. Stop the flow of drug money, the logic goes, and the insurgency will wither away. But the conventional wisdom is dangerously wrongheaded, as Vanda Felbab-Brown argues in this book. Counternarcotics campaigns, particularly those focused on eradication, typically fail to bankrupt belligerent groups that rely on the drug trade for financing. Worse, they actually strengthen insurgents by increasing their legitimacy and popular support.

LC 2009040259, ISBN 9780815703280 (c.)

PLA: G


363.680

Lowry, William R.

Repairing Paradise: The Restoration of Nature in America’s National Parks

287 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

Brookings Institution Press

Can American officials reverse the mistaken policies that have severely damaged the crown jewels of the national park system? This thoughtful and hopeful book, by turns analytical and personal, investigates that critical question by focusing on four of America’s most-loved public places. In this book, William Lowry, an eminent expert on U.S. natural resource policy, details and assesses four ambitious efforts to reverse environmental damage in national parks.

LC 2009027073, ISBN 9780815702740 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


363.738

Seidl, Amy

Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World

192 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references and index, $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

March 2009

Beacon Press

Seidl’s poignant writing and scientific observations will cause readers to look at their local climate anew, and consider how they and their neighbors have adjusted to the reality of global warming.

LC 2008008101, ISBN 9780807085844 (c.), ISBN 9780807085974 (p.)

AASL: O

PLA: G


364.152

Rosner, Lisa

The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh’s Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 illustrations, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

Burke and Hare were the first serial killers to capture media attention, accused of killing sixteen people in order to sell their cadavers as “subjects” for dissection. The Anatomy Murders is the first book to situate their story against the social and cultural forces that were bringing early nineteenth-century England into modernity.

LC 2009018495, ISBN 9780812241914 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


364.660

Temple, John

The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates

224 pp., 6” x 9”, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University Press of Mississippi

The Last Lawyer is the true, inside story of how an idealistic legal genius and his diverse band of investigators and fellow attorneys fought to overturn a client’s final sentence. Ken Rose has handled more capital appeals cases than almost any other attorney in the United States. The Last Lawyer chronicles Rose’s decade-long defense of Bo Jones, a North Carolina farmhand convicted of a 1987 murder. Rose called this his most frustrating case in twenty-five years, and it was one that received scant attention from judges or journalists. The Jones case bares the thorniest issues surrounding capital punishment.

LC 2009010826, ISBN 9781604733556 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G

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370-379 Education


370.110

Grubb, W. Norton

The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity

416 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2009

Russell Sage Foundation

The greatest inequalities in America’s schools lie in factors other than fiscal support. Fundamental differences in resources other than money—for example, in leadership, instruction, and tracking policies—explain the deepening divide in the success of our nation’s schoolchildren. In The Money Myth, W. Norton Grubb shows that infusions of money alone won’t eradicate inequality in America’s schools. We need to address the vast differences in the way school communities operate. By looking beyond school finance, The Money Myth gets to the core reasons why education in America is so unequal and provides clear recommendations for addressing this chronic national problem.

LC 2008036248, ISBN 9780871543660 (c.)

AASL: S/P


371

Zimmer, Ron, et al.

Charter Schools in Eight States: Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration, and Competition

160 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, bibliography, $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2009

RAND Corporation

The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public schools. This book examines charter schools in eight states with varied policy contexts. It assesses the characteristics of charter schools’ students, their effectiveness in raising student achievement and promoting graduation and college entry, and their competitive effects on student achievement in traditional public schools.

LC 2009008946, ISBN 9780833046932 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


371.100

Owen, Barb

Making the Grade: Plucky Schoolmarms of Kittitas Country

208 pp., 6” x 9”, photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2009

Washington State University Press

Thirteen former Kittitas country schoolmarms reflect fondly on teaching in remote locales between 1914 and 1942. Facing their ordeals with creativity, dedication, and pluck, the young educators enhanced the lives of children, and earned the adoration of rural populations.

LC 2008051552, ISBN 9780874222999 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


371.200

Augustine, Catherine H., et. al.

Improving School Leadership: The Promise of Cohesive Leadership Systems

178 pp., 7” x 10”, tables, figures, bibliography, $32.00 paper, CIP included

December 2009

RAND Corporation

Improving public schools is one of the highest priorities of federal, state, and local government in America. Research shows that the quality of the principal is, among school-based factors, second only to the quality of the teacher in contributing to what students learn in the classroom. This book documents actions to create more-cohesive policies and initiatives to improve instructional leadership in schools, and describes how states and districts have worked together to forge such policies and initiatives. The authors show that cohesive systems appear to be a promising approach to developing school principals engaged in improving instruction.

LC 2009045738, ISBN 9780833048912 (p.)

AASL: G/P


371.207

Nathan, Linda

The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test: Lessons from an Innovative Urban School

224 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Beacon Press

The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. Compare this with the average urban district rate of 50 percent. How do they do it? This remarkable success, writes Principal Linda Nathan, is in large part due to asking the right questions—questions all schools can consider. With engaging honesty, Nathan gives readers a ring-side seat as faculty, parents, and the students themselves grapple with tough questions, attempt to implement solutions, and evaluate the outcomes. Stories that are inspirational as well as heartbreaking reveal the missteps and failures—as well as the successes.

LC 2009010397, ISBN 9780807032749 (c.)

AASL: G

PLA: G


371.280

McCombs, Jennifer Sloan, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, and Louis T. Mariano (Editors)

Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind: The Case of New York City

308 pp., 7” x 10”, tables, figures, bibliography, $37.00 paper, CIP included

October 2009

RAND Corporation

Many states and school districts are implementing test-based requirements for promotion at key transitional points in students’ schooling careers, thus ending the practice of “social promotion”—promoting students who have failed to meet academic standards and requirements for that grade. The New York City Department of Education asked RAND to conduct an independent longitudinal evaluation of its 5th-grade promotion policy. The findings of that study, conducted between March 2006 and August 2009, provide a comprehensive view of the policy’s implementation and its impact on student outcomes, particularly for students at risk of retention and those who were retained in grade.

LC 2009032280, ISBN 9780833047786 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


371.911

Nielsen, Kim

Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller

320 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographical references and index, $28.95 cloth, $19.00 paper, CIP included

May 2009

Beacon Press

The first biography to unearth the fascinating relationship between Anne Sullivan Macy and Helen Keller.

LC 2008036689, ISBN 9780807050460 (c.), ISBN 9780807050507 (p.)

AASL: F/HS

PLA: S


372.7

Cross, Christopher T., Taniesha A. Woods, and Heidi Schweingruber

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity

398 pp., 6” x 9”, $54.95 cloth

November 2009

The National Academies Press

Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children’s early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners—those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.

LC 2009033436, ISBN 9780309128063 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: NR


373.182

Wishart, Diane

The rose that grew from concrete: Teaching and Learning with Disenfranchised Youth

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

September 2009

The University of Alberta Press

Diane Wishart interviewed many at-risk students in an urban high school, including a number of aboriginal students. What Wishart discovered weren’t statistics, but teens and their experiences, needs, and personalities. The qualitative analysis that comes from these interviews doesn’t supply a blueprint to fix the educational system. What it does do is give a fresh, objective viewpoint for policy makers, scholars, teachers, and the general public to consider.

ISBN 9780888645166 (p.)

AASL: G/P


378.340

Miller-Adams, Michelle

The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo

257 pp., 6” x 9”, maps, figures, photos, tables, $40.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP Included

April 2009

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

When a group of anonymous donors announced in 2005 that they would send every graduate of this midsized public school district to college for free, few within or outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, understood the magnitude of the gesture. Now, in the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams charts its initial impact as well as its potential to bring about fundamental economic and social change in a community hurt by job loss, depopulation, and racial segregation.

LC 2008052863, ISBN 9780880993401 (c.), ISBN 9780880993395 (p.)

AASL: R

PLA: G


378.772

Malloy, Edward A.

Monk’s Tale: The Pilgrimage Begins, 1941-1975

296 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University of Notre Dame Press

“The first volume of Monk Malloy’s memoir is more than a collection of personal reminiscences of the early decades of his life by a retired Catholic university president. At its heart the volume is also a detailed chronicle of the formation of a son who, from his youth during the second half of the last century, absorbed the religious faith and convictions of his representative middle-class Irish American Catholic family. It is the influence of that faith and cultural heritage throughout his personal and professional formation that grounds Monk’s aspirations and achievements as priest, religious, and educator.”—Ernest Bartell, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

LC 2009022894, ISBN 9780268035167 (c.)

AASL: S

PLA: RG


379.263

Robinson, Mildred Wigfall and Richard J. Bonnie (Editors)

Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education

296 pp., 7” x 10”, appendix, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

Vanderbilt University Press

This book stands alone in presenting, in one source, stories of black and white Americans, men and women, from all parts of the nation, who were public school students during the years immediately post-Brown v. Board. These stories relay personal experiences during a pivotal time in our country’s racial history. They give an additional dimension to life then and also share important insights likely to prove germane to the contemporary and ongoing quest for racial equality.

LC 2008017729, ISBN 9780826516190 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


382.422

Crane, Keith, et al.

Imported Oil and U.S. National Security

126 pp., 7” x 10”, tables, figures, bibliography, $38.50 paper, CIP included

May 2009

RAND Corporation

In 2007, on a net basis, the United States imported 58 percent of the oil it consumed. This book critically evaluates commonly suggested links between these oil imports and U.S. national security. The major risk to the United States posed by reliance on oil is the economic costs of a major disruption in global oil supplies. The authors also assess the economic, political, and military costs and benefits of potential policies to alleviate challenges to U.S. national security linked to imported oil.

LC 2009010050, ISBN 9780833047007 (p.)

PLA: S

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390-399 Customs and Folklore


393.094

Ahrén, Eva

Death, Modernity, and the Body: Sweden 1870-1940

232 pp., 9” x 6”, $75.00 cloth

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Originally published in Swedish in 2002, Death, Modernity, and the Body explores the impact of modernization on customs and practices of treating the dead body in Sweden in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when intense social and cultural change transformed the country from an agricultural society to a modern industrial state. The book focuses on five arenas: medical research and education, displays of the dead body for entertainment purposes, funerary preparations of the body, memorial photography, and cremation.

LC 2009037015, ISBN 9781580463126 (c.)


394.12

Deutsch, Jonathan and Rachel D. Saks

Jewish American Food Culture

168 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 images, 2 tables, 23 recipes, chronology, resource guide, selected bibliography, $17.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

University of Nebraska Press

This book offers readers an in-depth look at both well-known and unfamiliar Jewish dishes and the practices and culture of a diverse group of Americans. This is the source to consult about the symbolism of particular foods essential to holiday celebrations, what keeping kosher entails, how food rituals are approached differently depending on ways of practicing Judaism and the land of one’s ancestors, and much more. The authors first provide a historical overview of the culture and symbolism of Jewish cuisine before explaining the main foods and ingredients of Jewish American food. Chapters on cooking practices, holiday celebrations, eating out, and diet and health complete the overview.

LC 2009022446, ISBN 9780803226753 (p.)

PLA: G


398.208

Van Deusen, Kira

Kiviuq: An Inuit Hero and His Siberian Cousins

408 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 b&w photos, $95.00 cloth, $29.95 paper

February 2009

McGill-Queen’s University Press

After decades exploring Siberian cultures, Kira Van Deusen turned to the Canadian north to ask many such questions, looking at them through the versions of one of their most respected legends—that of hero/shaman Kiviuq, an Inuit counterpart to Homer’s Odysseus—told by forty Inuit elders. The elders’ voices engage us directly, inviting us to look at the unique qualities of arctic heroism and its application to present-day concerns. Rich details from each of the elders’ families help explain interpersonal challenges to survival in the north and offer both practical and spiritual lessons. Van Deusen also points out intriguing cultural connections across the Bering Strait, past and present.

LC 2010290764, ISBN 9780773534995 (c.), ISBN 9780773535008 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


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