2012 University Press Books


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100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics


Berns, Nancy

Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What it Costs

228 pp., 6" x 9", $75.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Temple University Press

Berns uncovers the various interpretations and contradictory meanings of closure. She identifies six types of "closure talk," revealing closure as a socially constructed concept—a "new emotion." Berns also explores how closure has been applied widely in popular media and how the idea has been appropriated as a political tool and to sell products and services. This book explains how the push for closure—whether we find it helpful, engaging, or enraging—is changing our society.

LC 2011002611, ISBN 9781439905760 (c.), ISBN 9781439905777 (p.)




Killinger, Barbara

Achieving Inner Balance in Anxious Times

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

February 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

Clinical psychologist Dr Barbara Killinger offers insights and a variety of techniques that she developed in working with her clients over the years. Through their stories, she illustrates the dynamics of workaholism, showing how it produces profound personality changes, negatively affects family interactions, and reduces effectiveness at work. She explains the dynamics of how workaholism can result in the loss of personal and professional integrity, and why ambitious, perfectionistic people typically become obsessive and increasingly narcissistic.

LC 2011380508, ISBN 9780773538443 (p.)




Avramenko, Richard

Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb

376 pp., 6" x 9", $40.00 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"In this engaging book, written with a sharp eye and keen sensibilities, Richard Avramenko traces the multifaceted history of courage from its Homeric manifestations to the modern day. Through creative and subtle readings of important texts, both ancient and modern, Avramenko chronicles the transformation of courage from its association with the manly violence of an Achilles or the Spartan three hundred into a virtue that, while still entailing an ever-essential care for others, sheds its connection with manliness and becomes compatible with the equality that is so much a part of today's democratic regimes."—Arlene Saxonhouse, University of Michigan

LC 2011025672, ISBN 9780268020392 (p.)




Holloway, Karla FC

Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics

256 pp., 5" x 8", $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Duke University Press

In Private Bodies, Public Texts, Karla Holloway examines instances where medical issues and information that would usually be seen as intimate, private matters are forced into the public sphere. As she demonstrates, the resulting social dramas often play out on the bodies of women and African Americans.

LC 2010031784, ISBN 9780822348948 (c.), ISBN 9780822349174 (p.)



Winston, Clifford, Robert W. Crandall, and Vikram Maheshri

First Thing We Do, Let's Deregulate All the Lawyers

110 pp., 6" x 9", bibliography, index,

$19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Brookings Institution Press

The book proposes deregulating entry into the legal profession to open up competition among and improve innovation by lawyers, reduce social costs of high legal fees, and make more efficient use of the nation's labor resources, while lowering legal costs and providing consumers with a wider range of legal services.

LC 2011022124, ISBN 9780815721901 (p.)



Langlois, Lyse

The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership: To Lead Our Organizations in a Conscientious and Authentic Manner

136 pp., 8 9/10" x 5 1/2", $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Athabasca University Press

Performance at all costs, productivity without regard to consequences, and a competitive work environment: these are the ethical factors discussed in The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership, which highlights issues in workplace culture while looking into a brighter future for labour ethics. Langlois maintains that an enhanced awareness of the process of ethical decision making in difficult situations will lead to the establishment of practices that encourage productive relationships between co-workers. Will the twenty-first century be marked as an era leading to a healthier work environment? The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership aims to serve those in human resource management and those concerned with practical work ethic.

LC 2010674465, ISBN 9781897425749 (p.)


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