2013 University Press Books

 

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700-799 The Arts


700-759 Fine Arts

760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography        
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports        
   

700-759 Fine Arts


704.949

Udall, Sharyn R.

Dance and American Art: A Long Embrace

456 pp., 7" x 10", 143 color illustrations, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

This innovative look at the elusive, evocative nature of dance and the American visual artists who captured it through their paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints includes: Winslow Homer, George Caleb Bingham, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Edward Steichen, David Smith, and others.

LC 2011042650, ISBN 9780299288006 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


708.940

Paul, Carole (Editor)

The First Modern Museums of Art: The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early-19th-Century Europe

368 pp., 7" x 10", 65 b&w illustrations, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Getty Publications

This important volume explores the origins of Europe's most prominent museums, as well as their nature, display, and growth, and their role in educating the public.

LC 2012007728, ISBN 9781606061206 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


709

O'Kane, Bernard

(With contributions by Mohamed Abbas and Iman Abdulfattah)

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

416 pp., 5" x 8 1/2", 365 color illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

The American University in Cairo Press

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums....[T]his useful guidebook explains and illuminates the esthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture...this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collection of Islamic art.

LC 2011500580, ISBN 9789774163388 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: G


709.37

Zanker, Paul

Roman Art

224 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/2", 60 color and 60 b&w illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Getty Publications

The evolution of Roman imagery is placed in the political and social context of Republican Rome and the Empire in this groundbreaking study, now available in paperback.

LC 2010001808, ISBN 9781606060308 (c.), ISBN 9781606061015 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


726.509

Benes, Peter

Meetinghouses of Early New England

456 pp., 6" x 9", 130 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Meetinghouses identifies 2,200 New England houses of worship during the period 1622-1830, bringing many of them to light for the first time. Benes addresses the stunning but impermanent blossoming of a "vernacular" tradition of ecclesiastical/municipal architecture. He pinpoints the specific European antecedents of the seventeenth-century meetinghouse and traces their evolution through the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries into Congregational, Presbyterian, and Baptist churches heavily influenced by an Anglican precedent that made a place of worship a "house of God." Benes draws on primary sources to determine which religious societies in the region advocated (or resisted) this evolution, tying key shifts in meetinghouse architecture to the region's shifting liturgical and devotional practices.

LC 2011050380, ISBN 9781558499102 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


730.922

MacNaughton, Mary Davis (Editor)

Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968

240 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 131 color and 37 b&w illustrations, $50.00 cloth

March 2012

Getty Publications

Focusing on three radical artists, this book examines the period when ceramics artists broke from the craft tradition and elevated the medium to a fine art.

ISBN 9781606061053 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


741.5

Beaty, Bart

Comics Versus Art

288 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

University of Toronto Press

Why were comics excluded from the history of art for most of the twentieth century? What does it mean that comics' production is now more closely aligned with the art world? Comics Versus Art explores the relationship between comics and the most important institutions of the art world; including museums, auction houses, and the art press. "Forget Batman versus Superman: Bart Beaty's rigorous and insightful study of the comics medium's struggle for legitimacy—artistic and otherwise—is the battle comic fans should be reading."—Peter Birkemoe, founder-Toronto Comic Arts Festival and owner-The Beguiling bookstore

LC 2012454981, ISBN 9781442643512 (c.), ISBN 9781442612044 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


741.535

Szasz, Ferenc Morton

Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear World

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 20 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

University of Nevada Press

The Atomic Age saw comic books, comic strips, and other cartoon media explaining to the general public the complex scientific and social issues of atomic power. From the 1920s on, through the exploits of superhero figures such as Atomic Man and Spiderman, nuclear adversaries and atomic-themed adventures, readers learned a new scientific vocabulary and understood the promise and dangers of atomic power. Ferenc Morton Szasz's fascinating analysis of scores of comics from both...America and Japan shows how this aspect of popular culture shaped modern understanding of atomic energy.

LC 2011043536, ISBN 9780874178746 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


741.597

Thai, Ho Anh

(Adapted and introduced by Wayne Karlin)

Apocalypse Hotel: A Novel

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

November 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Ho Anh Thai's dark fable draws readers into the divided society of 1990s Vietnam, to an underground economy in which anything may be bought and sold, youth seek speed, sex, and thrills, and past crimes still haunt the pure and the guilty alike. In this riveting, fast-paced cautionary tale, citizens of all ages and situations must come to grips with the sordid, unforeseen consequences of a war once meant to liberate them.

LC 2012031148, ISBN 9780896728035 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


745

Fleming, John A. and Michael J. Rowan

(Photographs by James A. Chambers)

Canadian Folk Art to 1950

600 pp., 9" x 9", 498 colour photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $75.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included

October 2012

The University of Alberta Press

Fleming, Rowan, and Chambers have made use of their extensive networks, word of mouth, and even fortuitous accidents to discover and record...over 425 distinctive examples of Canadian folk art. They have organized the book into seventeen affinities, which emphasize folk art's multiple manifestations and its "aesthetic of the everyday." Canada's material heritage is told through paintings and carvings, boxes and game boards, quilts and rugs, tables and trade signs...Readers will gain an intense appreciation of the understated particulars of Canada's history and evolving cultural identity. Canadianists, historians, curators, collectors, and dealers, as well as anyone who appreciates folk art, will want to have this sumptuous book close at hand.

ISBN 9780888646309 (c.), ISBN 9780888645562 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: O


745.028

Caraway, Georgia Kemp

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 10 b&w photographs, $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University of North Texas Press

What common baking ingredient can conceal white rings on furniture? (Crushed pecans.) How do you detect a repair in a pottery vase you want to buy? (Look at it under a black light.) What's the best way to remove water damage from your great-grandfather's Bible? (Put it in your freezer.) Answers to these questions and many more are included in this convenient handbook by long-time antiques expert Georgia Kemp Caraway. Organized alphabetically, Tips, Tools, and Techniques is easy to consult about the cleaning and maintenance of common antique and collectible objects, including metal advertising signs, glassware, clothing, and jewelry.

LC 2011048889, ISBN 9781574414516 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


759.13

Whyte, Mary

(With Excerpts from Alfreda's World)

Down Bohicket Road: An Artist's Journey

152 pp., 10 1/4" x 9", 80 color and 10 b&w illustrations, index, $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

The University of South Carolina Press

Down Bohicket Road is a collection of poignant recollections celebrating the lives, friendships, and faith of Gullah women from Johns Island, South Carolina. In this remote corner of the South, Mary Whyte first met Alfreda LaBoard and her devoted group of seniors who gathered weekly to make quilts, study the Bible, and socialize in a small rural church on Bohicket Road. Descendants of lowcountry slaves, these longtime residents of the island influenced Whyte's life and art in astonishing and unexpected ways.

LC 2012011631, ISBN 9781611171006 (c.), ISBN 9781611171013 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: RG


759.34

Bisanz-Prakken, Marian

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line

304 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", 225 color illustrations, $49.95 cloth

July 2012

Getty Publications

This beautifully illustrated volume argues that to understand Klimt's art, one must carefully consider his drawings.

LC 2011945811, ISBN 9781606061114 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


759.5

Ebert-Schifferer, Sybille

Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work

320 pp., 10 1/8" x 12 1/8", 187 color illustrations, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2012

Getty Publications

This new study reevaluates often repeated and widely accepted narratives about the artist's life and work.

LC 2011045619, ISBN 9781606060957 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


759.551

Sciacca, Christine (Editor)

Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350

448 pp., 9" x 12", 240 color illustrations, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Getty Publications

This lavishly illustrated volume showcases exquisite illuminated manuscripts, panel paintings, and stained glass from the birthplace of the Renaissance.

LC 2012020604, ISBN 9781606061268 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: O


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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


770.899

Wallace, Maurice O. and Shawn Michelle Smith (Editors)

Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity

400 pp., 6" x 9", 71 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Duke University Press

Pictures and Progress explores how, during the nineteenth century and the early twentieth, prominent African American intellectuals and activists understood photography's power to shape perceptions about race and employed the new medium in their quest for social and political justice.

LC 2011041912, ISBN 9780822350675 (c.), ISBN 9780822350859 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


770.9

Edwards, Elizabeth

The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918

344 pp., 8" x 10", 121 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Duke University Press

In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, hundreds of amateur photographers took part in the photographic survey movement in England. They sought to record the material remains of the English past so that it might be preserved for future generations. In The Camera as Historian, the groundbreaking historical and visual anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards works with an archive of nearly 55,000 photographs taken by 1,000 photographers, mostly unknown until now. She approaches the survey movement and its social and material practices ethnographically.

LC 2011027454, ISBN 9780822350903 (c.), ISBN 9780822351047 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


777

Yumibe, Joshua

Moving Color: Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism

230 pp., 6" x 9", 32 color and 29 b&w photographs, $72.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Rutgers University Press

Moving Color is the first book-length study of the beginnings of color cinema. It traces the legacy of color history from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the cinema of the early twentieth century and explores the implications of this genealogy on experimental and contemporary digital cinemas.

LC 2011035601, ISBN 9780813552965 (c.), ISBN 9780813552972 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


779

Garcia, Erin C.

Photography and Play

112 pp., 7 1/4" x 8 5/8", 87 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2012

Getty Publications

From billiard players and barflies to families on vacation, this inventive volume shows the many ways photographers capture people at play....The book features over eighty photographs drawn from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum that span nearly 150 years of image making. The works included are by such noted artists as Diane Arbus, Eug<0x00E8>ne Atget, Brassa<0x00EF>, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Andr<0x00E9> Kert<0x00E9>sz, Bill Owens, Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Joel Sternfeld, Alfred Stieglitz, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand.

LC 2011038129, ISBN 9781606061077 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


779.089

Campt, Tina M.

Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe

256 pp., 6" x 9", 118 photographs, 10 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Duke University Press

In Image Matters, Tina M. Campt traces the emergence of a black European subject by examining how specific black European communities used family photography to create forms of identification and community. At the heart of Campt's study are two photographic archives, one composed primarily of snapshots of black German families taken between 1900 and 1945, and the other assembled from studio portraits of West Indian migrants to Birmingham, England, taken between 1948 and 1960.

LC 2011030938, ISBN 9780822350569 (c.), ISBN 9780822350743 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


779.209

Anthony, Arth<0x00E9> A.

Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer's View of the Twentieth Century

152 pp., 7" x 10", 10 color and 59 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University Press of Florida

Florestine Perrault Collins (1895-1988) learned photographic techniques while passing for white. She opened her first studio in her home, and later moved her business to New Orleans's black business district. Between 1920 and 1949, Collins documented African American life, capturing images of graduations, communions, and recitals, and allowing her subjects to help craft their images. She supported her family through the Great Depression and in the process created an enduring pictorial record of her particular time and place. Collins left behind a visual legacy that taps into the social and cultural history of New Orleans and the South.

LC 2012009803, ISBN 9780813041872 (c.)

AASL: RG, S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


779.36

Hellman, Karen and Brett Abbott

Landscape in Photographs

112 pp., 7 1/4" x 8 5/8", 81 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2012

Getty Publications

The works presented here show how photographers' approaches to nature have evolved in diverse and meaningful ways over the course of the medium's history.

LC 2011036862, ISBN 9781606061039 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


779.962

Winters, Dan

Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis

176 pp., 9 1/2" x 12", 90 color photographs, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Texas Press

Americans have been driven to explore beyond the horizon ever since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. In the twentieth century, that drive took us to the moon and inspired dreams of setting foot on other planets and voyaging among the stars. The vehicle we built to launch those far journeys was the space shuttle-Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. This fleet of reusable spacecraft was designed to be our taxi to earth orbit, where we would board spaceships heading for strange new worlds. While the shuttle program never accomplished that goal, its 135 missions sent more than 350 people on a courageous journey into the unknown.

LC 2011047209, ISBN 9780292739635 (c.)

AASL: O/MS, HS

CODES/RUSA: O, G


779.979

Mark, Mary Ellen

(With a DVD of the film Prom by Martin Bell)

Prom

164 pp., 10" x 12 3/4", 129 b&w illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Getty Publications

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark traveled to 13 high school proms across the nation to record this uniquely American rite of passage. The 127 large-format photographs are reproduced in rich detail, and quotations from the student interviews punctuate the book. Some of the students' statements are comical while others are deeply touching. The result is a captivating and revealing document of American youth at the beginning of the twenty-first century. A DVD of the film is packaged with the book.

LC 2011039446, ISBN 9781606061084 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780.92

Slonimsky, Nicolas

(Edited by Electra Slonimsky Yourke)

Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow

299 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

The University of Rochester Press

Among the many achievements of a long life, Nicolas Slonimsky introduced modern music, and American music in particular, to foreign and domestic audiences through conducting, writing, lecturing, and interacting with composers and musicians of all nationalities. From his travels as musical ambassador, he wrote letters to his wife, the art critic Dorothy Adlow, vividly and humorously describing his adventures. Though personal, these letters are valuable in documenting his life as a musical ambassador who traveled between nations and their musical cultures, introduced the new to the resistant old, brought the outsiders inside, and stepped through newly opened doors to tell of what was in the air outside.

LC 2012033449, ISBN 9781580463959 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: S


781.641

Weisbard, Eric (Editor)

Pop When the World Falls Apart: Music in the Shadow of Doubt

344 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Duke University Press

Drawn from presentations at the EMP Pop Conference, hailed by Robert Christgau as "the best thing that's ever happened to serious consideration of pop music," the essays in this collection encompass inquiries into the sonic dimension of the war in Iraq, the cultural life of jazz in post-Katrina New Orleans, Isaac Hayes's appropriation of the country song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" as a symbol of black nationalism, and punk-rock pranks played on record execs looking for the next big thing in central Virginia. Offering a diverse range of perspectives and approaches, Pop When the World Falls Apart mirrors the eclecticism of pop itself.

LC 2011048245, ISBN 9780822350996 (c.), ISBN 9780822351085 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


781.642

Boyd, Jean A.

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present

364 pp., 7" x 10", 48 b&w illustrations, plus numerous musical scores, $65.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Texas Tech University Press

The term "western swing" may evoke the nationally known country music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and the Spade Cooley Band. Yet on the local level, western swing bands dominated the airways and dance halls in every town throughout the Southwest in the 1930s 1940s. Jean A. Boyd presents the history and music of those bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners during the depression and World War II. Boyd has carefully combined the stories of those lesser-known bands with musical analysis and transcriptions of recorded performances.

LC 2011041835, ISBN 9780896727090 (c.), ISBN 9780896727373 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


781.660

Wallach, Jeremy, Harris M. Berger, and Paul D. Greene (Editors)

Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World

392 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Duke University Press

In Metal Rules the Globe, ethnographers and some of the foremost authorities in the burgeoning field of metal studies analyze this dramatic expansion of heavy metal music and culture. They take readers inside metal scenes in Brazil, Canada, China, Easter Island, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, and the United States, describing how the sounds of heavy metal and the meanings that metalheads attribute to them vary across cultures.

LC 2011027661, ISBN 9780822347163 (c.), ISBN 9780822347330 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


782.120

Williams, Carolyn

Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 76 illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $27.00 paper, CIP included

April 2012

Columbia University Press

"A superb examination of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas...Highly recommended."—Library Journal. "Unmodified rapture should best describe the scholarly response to this exciting contribution to a broad swath of disciplines..."—Victorian Studies. "In its details, intelligence, breadth of scholarship, and original archival research, this book offers treasures and a beautifully written, sometimes exhilarating read. A brilliant, unique contribution to Victorian studies that will prove to be a benchmark."—Adrienne Munich, Stony Brook University

LC 2010018859, ISBN 9780231148047 (c.), ISBN 9780231148054 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


782.140

Alonso, Harriet Hyman

Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist

332 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 16 illustrations, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Wesleyan University Press

Known as "Broadway's social conscience," E. Y. Harburg (1896-1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "April in Paris," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow." Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. Interweaving interviews (most of them previously unpublished), lyrics, and Harburg's poems, Alonso enables Harburg to talk about his life and work. Includes an appendix with Harburg's key musicals, songs, and films.

LC 2012012525, ISBN 9780819571281 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


782.421

Dougan, John

The Mistakes of Yesterday, The Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires

144 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Five African American men traveled from Nashville to Memphis in 1952 for a recording session at the legendary Sun Studios. The resulting "Just Walkin' in the Rain" became Sun Records' biggest pre-Elvis song—and the group's only hit. They were the Prisonaires, a vocal quintet who honed their skills while inmates at the Tennessee State Penitentiary. The Prisonaires' story represents a compelling concept: imprisoned men using music for cultural and personal survival. This story reflects the disappointment of men caught in a paradoxical search for personal independence while fully cognizant of a future in prison and sheds light on the harsh realities of race relations in the pre-Civil Rights South.

LC 2012026788, ISBN 9781558499683 (c.), ISBN 9781558499690 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


782.9

Plantenga, Bart

Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica

356 pp., 8" x 10", 47 b&w illustrations, $34.95 paper

CIP included

December 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

A lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.

LC 2012011408, ISBN 9780299290542 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


787.891

Tranquada, Jim and John King

The Ukulele: A History

296 pp., 7" x 10", 62 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $20.99 paper, CIP included

May 2012

University of Hawai'i Press

Since its introduction to Hawai'i in 1879, the ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context.

LC 2011052157, ISBN 9780824835446 (c.), ISBN 9780824836344 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: RS


790

Wall, Karen L.

Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta

552 pp., 6" x 9", 60 b&w illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

The University of Alberta Press

Sport is for everyone....Sport is about more than the activity: it is about community, history, culture, and a sense of belonging. In Game Plan...Wall delves deep into the importance and influence of sport in Alberta—from aquatics to wrestling. A superb display of words and images underpins this first comprehensive history of sport in Alberta....Game Plan touches on more than just the heroic achievements of winning and the economic growth provided by professional sport: it reveals the spirited heart of individual players, their teams, and their organizations. Whether a spectator, supporter, scholar, or fan, readers will be informed and delighted by the details and personal anecdotes in this sport history.

ISBN 9780888645944 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


791

Pomerance, Murray and Lester D. Friedman

The Screen Decades

(Complete 11 Volume Set)

6 1/4" x 9 1/8", 363 illustrations, $250.00 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Rutgers University Press

Each volume presents a group of original essays analyzing the impact of cultural issues on the cinema and the impact of the cinema on society. Every chapter explores a spectrum of particularly significant motion pictures and the broad range of historical events to provide a continuing sense of the decade as it came to be depicted on movie screens across the nation.

ISBN 9780813554457 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


791.092

Erdman, Andrew L.

Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 19 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Cornell University Press

"Erdman has captured the radiant essence of a woman from a bygone era—wholly of her time, yet curiously modern—and her complex personality jumps from the page. Combining detailed historical research with a deftly entertaining writing style, this book will be of interest to anyone in theater history, women in entertainment, and cultural history."—Library Journal

LC 2012011311, ISBN 9780801449703 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


791.430

Naficy, Hamid

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978-1984

288 pp., 6" x 9", 42 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Duke University Press

In Volume 3, Naficy assesses the profound effects of the Islamic Revolution on Iran's cinema and film industry. Throughout the book, he uses the term Islamicate, rather than Islamic, to indicate that the values of the postrevolutionary state, culture, and cinema were informed not only by Islam but also by Persian traditions. Naficy examines documentary films made to record events prior to, during, and in the immediate aftermath of the revolution.

LC 2011010869, ISBN 9780822348658 (c.), ISBN 9780822348771 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


791.430

Naficy, Hamid

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 4: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010

664 pp., 6" x 9", 112 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Duke University Press

The extraordinary efflorescence in Iranian film, TV, and the new media since the consolidation of the Islamic Revolution animates Volume 4. During this time, documentary films proliferated. Many filmmakers took as their subject the revolution and the bloody eight-year war with Iraq; others critiqued postrevolution society.

ISBN 9780822348665 (c.), ISBN 9780822348788 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


791.430

Pomerance, Murray and Adrienne L. McLean (Series Editors)

Star Decades

(Complete 10 Volume Set)

6 1/8" x 9 1/8", 480 illustrations, $225.00 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Rutgers University Press

Each volume presents original essays that analyze the movie star against the background of American cultural history. As icon, as mediated personality, and as object of audience fascination and desire, the Hollywood star remains the model for celebrity in modern culture, representing a combination of achievement, talent, ability, luck, authenticity, superficiality, and even ordinariness.

ISBN 9780813554433 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


791.436

Jenkins, Tricia

The CIA in Hollywood

175 pp., 6" x 9", 2 figures, 3 tables, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

University of Texas Press

What's your impression of the CIA? A bumbling agency that can't protect its own spies? A rogue organization prone to covert operations and assassinations? Or a dedicated public service that advances the interests of the United States? Astute TV and movie viewers may have noticed that the CIA's image in popular media has spanned this entire range, with a decided shift to more positive portrayals in recent years. But what very few people know is that the Central Intelligence Agency has been actively engaged in shaping the content of film and television, especially since it established an entertainment industry liaison program in the mid-1990s.

LC 2011027163, ISBN 9780292728615 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


791.437

Sarantakes, Nicholas Evan

Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen

280 pp., 6" x 9", 21 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University Press of Kansas

An engaging and richly detailed production history of a critically acclaimed box office hit. Takes readers behind the scenes to recount the trials and tribulations that attended the epic efforts of producer Frank McCarthy—like Patton, U.S. Army general—and Twentieth Century Fox to finally bring Patton to the screen after eighteen years of planning.

LC 2012016530, ISBN 9780700618620 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


791.456

Kennedy, Liam and Stephen Shapiro (Editors)

The Wire: Race, Class, and Genre

303 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

The University of Michigan Press

The essays in this volume offer a range of astute critical responses to this television phenomenon. More consistently than any other crime show of its generation, The Wire challenges viewers' perceptions of the racialization of urban space and the media conventions that support this. The Wire reminds us of just how remarkably restricted the grammar of race is on American television and related media, and of the normative codings of race—as identity, as landscape—across urban narratives, from documentary to entertainment media.

LC 2012012838, ISBN 9780472071784 (c.), ISBN 9780472051786 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


791.457

Takacs, Stacy

Terrorism TV: Popular Entertainment in Post-9/11 America

336 pp., 6" x 9", 29 photographs, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University Press of Kansas

The first comprehensive survey and analysis of War on Terror themes in post-9/11 American television. Critiques those shows that—either blindly or intentionally—supported the Bush administration's security policies, showing how popular culture mediated a profound national trauma.

LC 2011046020, ISBN 9780700618378 (c.), ISBN 9780700618385 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


792.023

Donahue, Tim and Jim Patterson

Theater Careers: A Realistic Guide

176 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

The University of South Carolina Press

Theater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path.

LC 2012008081, ISBN 9781611170801 (c.), ISBN 9781611170818 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


792.709

Wilson, Jason

Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War

225 pp., 6" x 9", 55 b&w illustrations, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The seeds of irreverent humour that inspired the likes of The Wayne and Shuster Hour and Monty Python were sown in the trenches of the First World War, and The Dumbells—concert parties made up of fighting soldiers—were central to this process. Lucky soldiers who could sing a song, perform a skit, or pass as a "lady," were taken from the line and put onstage to bolster morale and thereby help soldiers survive the war. Pioneers of sketch comedy, the Dumbells are as important to the history of Canadian theatre as they are to the cultural history of early-twentieth-century Canada.

ISBN 9781554588442 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: RS


796.082

Markovits, Andrei S. and Emily K. Albertson

Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States

258 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, $84.50 cloth, $28.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Temple University Press

In Sportista, Andrei S. Markovits and Emily Albertson examine the ways many women have become fully conversant with sports—acquiring a knowledge of and passion for them as a way of forging identities that until recently were quite alien. Chronicling the relationship that women have developed with sports in the wake of the second wave of feminism, Markovits and Albertson argue that women's identity as sports fans, though changed in recent decades, remains notably different from that of men. Sportista highlights the reality that, even as bona fide fans, women "speak" sports differently from and remain largely unaccepted by men.

LC 2012014649, ISBN 9781439909638 (c.), ISBN 9781439909645 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


796.083

Hyman, Mark

The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Beacon Press

How the business of youth sports has transformed a level playing ground of fun into a heavily commercialized and profitable venture.

LC 2011038424, ISBN 9780807001363 (c.), ISBN 9780807001448 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


796.323

Davis, Todd (Editor)

Fast Break to Line Break

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

February 2012

Michigan State University Press

If baseball is the sport of nostalgic prose, basketball's movement, myths, and culture are truly at home in verse. In this extraordinary collection of essays, poets meditate on what basketball means to them: how it has changed their perspective on the craft of poetry; how it informs their sense of language, the body, and human connectedness; how their love of the sport made a difference in the creation of their poems and in the lives they live beyond the margins....On the court and on the page, this "poetry in motion" can be a force of change and inspiration, leaving devoted fans wonderstruck.

LC 2011024668, ISBN 9781611860351 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


796.330

Conchubhair, Brian <0x00D3> and Susan Mullen Guibert

(Photography by Matt Cashore)

Notre Dame's Happy Returns: Dublin, the Experience, the Game

184 pp., 12" x 9", 174 full-color photographs, $38.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

University of Notre Dame Press

"The...team began its magical year on the Emerald Isle versus Navy on September 1, 2012. The land, its people and rich tradition and history made for a great beginning of the season and catapulted our program to an undefeated season. This book captures the beauty and majesty of Ireland and its love for Notre Dame."—Brian Kelly, Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame. "A beautifully illustrated and written book with a sharp eye on both Irish history and the massive importance of the Irish American link. It wonderfully captures the return of Notre Dame to their ancestral home for a never-to-be-forgotten clash with Navy."—Niall O'Dowd, founder of IrishCentral.com and Irish America magazine

LC 2012033266, ISBN 9780268023089 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


796.330

Wilkinson, Jay

(Foreword by Mike Krzyzewski)

Dear Jay, Love Dad: Bud Wilkinson's Letters to His Son

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 15 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2012

University of Oklahoma Press

College football fans need no introduction to Bud Wilkinson, but few of them know the great University of Oklahoma football coach as a devoted father. Jay Wilkinson, Bud's younger son, shares forty-seven letters his father wrote to him while he was in college and graduate school. Spanning the early to mid-1960s, these letters reveal Bud's deep love for his son, as well as the philosophy and values that led to his remarkable success in sports and in life. Bud's thoughts on ethics in business and politics are as inspiring today as when he wrote them a half-century ago.

LC 2011029289, ISBN 9780806142470 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


796.332

Ingrassia, Brian M.

The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education's Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football

328 pp., 6" x 9", 28 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

University Press of Kansas

The most complete account to date of the origins of college football and its role in shaping the modern university. Traces the sport's evolution from a gentleman's pastime to a multi-million dollar enterprise that made athletics a permanent fixture on our nation's campuses and cemented college football's place in American culture.

LC 2011042398, ISBN 9780700618309 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


796.352

Starn, Orin

The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 20 illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Duke University Press

In late 2009, golfer Tiger Woods became embroiled in a sex scandal that made headlines worldwide. In this concise yet far-reaching analysis, Orin Starn brings an anthropologist's perspective to bear on Tigergate. He explores our modern media obsession with celebrity scandals and their tawdry ritualized drama, yet he offers much more than the usual banal moralizing about the rich and famous.

LC 2011027557, ISBN 9780822351993 (c.), ISBN 9780822352105 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


796.51

Manning, Robert and Martha Manning

Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

244 pp., 10" x 8 1/2", color photographs, maps, $35.00 paper, CIP included

December 2012

Oregon State University Press

Robert and Martha Manning invite readers to explore the pleasures of long-distance walking in their inspiring new book. At the heart of Walking Distance are firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world's great long-distance hikes, spanning six continents and ranging from inn-to-inn to backpacking trips. Each entry—from Turkey's Lycian Way to Vermont's Long Trail—features personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, and useful tips, including suggestions for preparing for hikes and for additional reading. Each trail narrative is richly illustrated with color photographs and maps.

LC 2012015117, ISBN 9780870716836 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


796.912

Rand, Erica

Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure on and off the Ice

320 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Duke University Press

In her forties, Erica Rand bought a pair of figure skates to vary her workout routine. Within a few years, the college professor was immersed in adult figure skating. Here, in short, incisive essays, she describes the pleasures to be found in the rink, as well as the exclusionary practices that make those pleasures less accessible to some than to others. Throughout the book, Rand situates herself as a queer femme, describing her mixed feelings about participating in a sport with heterosexual story lines and rigid standards for gender-appropriate costumes and moves.

LC 2011038522, ISBN 9780822351979 (c.), ISBN 9780822352082 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


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