2016 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


300

Strangelove, Michael

Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television

360 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

University of Toronto Press

Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee. Post-TV is a lively examination of the social and economic implications of a world where people can watch what they want, when they want, wherever they want.

LC 2015410789, ISBN 9781442646629 (c.), ISBN 9781442614529 (p.), ISBN 9781442666191 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


302.230

Wachs, Anthony M.

The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan's Message for our Modern Moment

232 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 paper, CIP included

November 2015

Duquesne University Press

In this study, Anthony M. Wachs engages in an unconventional—and controversially orthodox—reading of McLuhan's work on media and technology....In order to help the reader gain a better grasp of the problems of the "electric age," Wachs details the connection between McLuhan's views on technology, media, and communications, and the classical arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. He proposes that these laws have been understudied, misunderstood, and underutilized, and that, while they are indeed grounded in ancient modes of understanding that Bacon and Vico referred to as the "new science," they are uniquely helpful in understanding our contemporary moment in time.

LC 2015029471, ISBN 9780820704876 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.660

McCarthy, Colman

Teaching Peace: Students Exchange Letters with Their Teacher

224 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Vanderbilt University Press

To see if nonviolence could be taught, in 1982 Colman McCarthy became a volunteer teacher at one of the poorest high schools in Washington, D.C. In the decades since then, he has taught peace studies courses for more than 10,000 college and high school students. Large numbers of those students have faithfully kept in touch with McCarthy, often with handwritten letters. Their discussions range from peace and war to a host of other issues of social justice, such as the death penalty, human rights, poverty, the living wage, animal rights, and vegetarianism. The wide-ranging letters in Teaching Peace suggest how teacher and students can co-create a world of more love and less hate.

LC 2014019563, ISBN 9780826520388 (c.), ISBN 9780826520395 (p.), ISBN 9780826520401 (e.)

AASL: O/P

RUSA/CODES: G


304.208

Zimring, Carl A.

Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

288 pp., 6" x 9", 9 halftones, $35.00 cloth, $29.75 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

New York University Press

Clean and White offers a history of environmental racism in the United States focusing on constructions of race and hygiene. In the wake of the civil war, as the nation encountered emancipation, mass immigration, and the growth of an urbanized society, Americans began to conflate the ideas of race and waste. Today, the bigoted idea that non-whites are "dirty" remains deeply ingrained in the national psyche, continuing to shape social and environmental inequalities in the age of Obama.

LC 2015024582, ISBN 9781479826940 (c.), ISBN 9781479827084 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


304.845

Albahari, Maurizio

Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World's Deadliest Border

288 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illustrations, $65.00 cloth, $65.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

Maurizio Albahari investigates why the Mediterranean Sea is the world's deadliest border, and what alternatives might improve this state of affairs. Albahari transforms abstract statistics into names and narratives that place the responsibility for the Mediterranean migration crisis in the heart of liberal democracy.

LC 2015014668, ISBN 9780812247473 (c.), ISBN 9780812291728 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305

Watson, William

The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty

240 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 cloth, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Toronto Press

In this book, William Watson argues that focusing on inequality is both an error and a trap. It is an error because much inequality is "good," the reward for thrift, industry, and invention. It is a trap because it leads us to fixate on the top end of the income distribution, rather than on those at the bottom who need help most. In fact, if we respond to growing inequality by fighting capitalism rather than poverty, we may end up both poorer and less equal.

LC 2015490071, ISBN 9781442637245 (c.), ISBN 9781442624955 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.235

Momani, Bessma

Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring

176 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Toronto Press

In this book, Bessma Momani describes the passion for entrepreneurship, reform, and equality among Arab youth. With insightful political analysis based on the latest statistics and first-hand accounts, Arab Dawn is an invigorating study of the transformative power of youth. "Arab Dawn provides the reader with a better understanding of the political, economic, and social aspects of the Arab world."—Walid Hejazi, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

LC 2015460483, ISBN 9781442650657 (c.), ISBN 9781442628564 (p.), ISBN 9781442624283 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.242

Rizzo, Mary

Class Acts: Young Men and the Rise of Lifestyle

297 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photographs, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Nevada Press

Class Acts explores the development of lifestyle marketing from the 1960s to the 1990s. During this time, young men began manipulating their identities by taking on the mannerisms, culture, and fashion of the working class and poor....Mary Rizzo traces the development of the concept of lifestyle marketing, showing how marketers disconnected class identity from material reality, focusing instead on a person's attitudes, opinions, and behaviors....The book will appeal to scholars and other readers who are interested in American cultural history, youth culture, fashion, and style.

LC 2015013919, ISBN 9780874179866 (c.), ISBN 9780874179873 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.409

Weatherford, Doris

They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

568 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 100 b&w photographs, $36.95 cloth, $36.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University Press of Florida

They Dared to Dream reveals the lifestyles and achievements of women throughout landmark moments in Florida history, including Native civilizations before the arrival of European colonists, early Spanish, British, and French exploration, the Civil War era, Reconstruction, the early twentieth century, and the population explosions post-World War II. From prehistoric times to the space age, countless women have overcome great obstacles and yet are often left out of historical accounts. This pivotal examination of Florida's female agents of change draws attention to women's instrumental roles in the historical events that defined the Sunshine State.

LC 2014951466, ISBN 9780813060606 (c.), ISBN 9780813055169 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.420

Pollack, Eileen

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

288 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Beacon Press

Based on personal experience and six years interviewing former teachers, classmates, and dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, The Only Woman in the Room is a bracingly honest examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women—and minorities—in the STEM fields. This frankly personal and informed book reflects on women's experiences in a way that simple data can't, documenting not only the more blatant bias of another era but all the subtle disincentives women in the sciences still face.

LC 2015004217, ISBN 9780807046579 (c.), ISBN 9780807046616 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.486

Loewen, Mary Ann (Editor)

Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men

180 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Regina Press

A beautifully written collection by Mennonite men who speak from the heart, Sons and Mothers delves deep into the mother-son relationship. By reflecting on struggles over faith, unfulfilled dreams, and aging, the writers of Sons and Mothers present their mothers as complicated, vulnerable individuals with identities that extend beyond their role as "mother."

LC 2015462431, ISBN 9780889774032 (p.), ISBN 9780889774063 (e.)

AASL: S/P


305.697

Bayoumi, Moustafa

This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

304 pp., 6" x 9", $89.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

New York University Press

In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives. In gripping essays, Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.

LC 2015010491, ISBN 9781479836840 (c.), ISBN 9781479835645 (p.), ISBN 9781479805853 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.8

Spickard, Paul

(With Contributions by Jeffrey Moniz and Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly)

Race in Mind: Critical Essays

408 pp., 6" x 9", 21 illustrations, $39.00 paper, CIP included

November 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

"This is a collection of masterful writings by one of the nation's most cogent and sensitive race scholars. National and global as well as comparative historical in scope, these essays display Spickard's signature sharp wit combined with an incisive intellect in deliberations on wide-ranging topics in history and ethnic studies, particularly in terms of race and multiplicity. It is wonderful that we now have an opportunity to experience the full import of some of Spickard's most representative analyses compiled into one volume."—G. Reginald Daniel, author of Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths?

LC 2015032735, ISBN 9780268041489 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.800

Green, Sharony

Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America

200 pp., 6" x 9", 21 illustrations, $36.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Northern Illinois University Press

It is generally recognized that antebellum interracial relationships were "notorious" at the neighborhood level. But we have yet to fully uncover the complexities of such relationships, especially from freedwomen's and children's points of view. Likewise, the frequency with which Southern white men freed enslaved women and their children is now generally known, but less is known about these men's financial and emotional investments in them. In this fascinating study, Sharony Green presents three case studies that indicate a complex intimacy between slave owners, the women they freed, and their children, revealing new insights about the era of slavery.

LC 2015020485, ISBN 9780875804910 (c.), ISBN 9780875807232 (p.), ISBN 9781609091811 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.893

Grady, Sandra

Improvised Adolescence: Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America

174 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $29.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

A glimpse into the lives of African refugee teens, as they negotiate the differences between African and American ideas about the transition from childhood to adulthood. Of interest to social services workers and educators as well as scholars of folklore, anthropology, African studies, and child development.

LC 2014030780, ISBN 9780299303242 (p.), ISBN 9780299303235 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.896

Fleetwood, Nicole R.

On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 33 photographs, $14.95 paper, $12.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Rutgers University Press

In On Racial Icons, Nicole R. Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis.

LC 2014959402, ISBN 9780813565156 (p.), ISBN 9780813575254 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.896

Fleisher, Mark S.

Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood

176 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Breaks the stereotype of poor African American neighborhoods as dysfunctional ghettos of helpless and hopeless people. Despite real and enduring poverty, the community described here—the historic North End of Champaign, Illinois—has a vibrant social life and strong ties among generations.

LC 2015008381, ISBN 9780299305345 (p.), ISBN 9780299305338 (e.)

AASL: O/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.896

Geary, Daniel

Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy

288 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

The definitive history of the Moynihan Report controversy, Beyond Civil Rights examines the cultural assumptions embedded in the report's analysis of "the Negro family" and demonstrates its significance for liberals, conservatives, neoconservatives, civil rights leaders, Black Power activists, and feminists.

LC 2015008620, ISBN 9780812247312 (c.), ISBN 9780812291520 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.906

Tang, Eric

Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto

234 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 10 halftones, $78.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Temple University Press

"Scrupulous, courageous and fiercely argued, Unsettled is an ethnographic revelation....Tang, a former organizer, brings to light the political ecology of a community that has survived war, genocide, and displacement and is now struggling to remake the Bronx hyperghetto, exposing in the process the 'impossible' condition that may be the fate of all refugee communities in the neoliberal city."—Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

LC 2015008594, ISBN 9781439911648 (c.), ISBN 9781439911655 (p.), ISBN 9781439911662 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


306.362

Rael, Patrick

Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865

400 pp., 6" x 9", $89.95 cloth, $32.95 paper, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Georgia Press

Rael immerses readers in the mix of social, geographic, economic, and political factors that shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery's demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries—some of which would become power centers themselves.

LC 2014042982, ISBN 9780820333953 (c.), ISBN 9780820348391 (p.), ISBN 9780820348292 (e.)

AASL: S/P


306.850

Gamson, Joshua

(Foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry)

Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship

240 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $22.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

New York University Press

The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales—his own included—that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. Modern Families presents a personal, intimate account of social change from the inside out.

LC 2015009609, ISBN 9781479842469 (c.), ISBN 9781479842841 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.874

Johnson, Allan G.

Not from Here: A Memoir

186 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 1 map, $24.50 cloth, $24.50 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Temple University Press

"What it means to be white, what it means to be American, and what it means to be from a place and to belong to it are questions that Johnson raises throughout the book. He is painfully aware that as a descendant of those who took the land from others, dispossessing and displacing them, he is today the beneficiary of acts he did not perform....[T]hose expecting a son's gentle memoir will be in for a surprise."—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2014043114, ISBN 9781439912454 (c.), ISBN 9781439912478 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


307.121

Marinoni, Giuseppe and Giovanni Chiaramonte

The Evolving European City

272 pp., 9 1/2" x 10 3/8," full colour illustrations throughout, $55.00 paper

May 2015

McGill-Queen's University Press

In The Evolving European City, renowned urban planner and architect Giuseppe Marinoni and eminent photographer Giovanni Chiaramonte assemble a breathtaking presentation of cities that have undergone profound change in order to combat congestion, pollution, and the unsightliness of industrial wastelands.

ISBN 9780773545281 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


307.720

Kadman, Noga

Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948

280 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w illustrations, 9 maps, 15 tables, $85.00 cloth, $32.00 paper, $31.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Indiana University Press

After the 1948 war, Jews across Israel settled in dozens of empty Palestinian villages and the state embarked upon a systematic effort of renaming and remaking the landscape, erasing the Arab presence from official maps and histories. This essential reading reconstructs the history of this erasure to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and contemporary Israeli society.

LC 2015009101, ISBN 9780253016706 (c.), ISBN 9780253016768 (p.), ISBN 9780253016829 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


307.760

Barrow, Heather B.

Henry Ford's Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit

230 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $38.00 cloth, $38.00 ebook

CIP included

April 2015

Northern Illinois University Press

Around Detroit, suburbanization was led by Henry Ford, who located a massive factory over the city's border in Dearborn and was the first industrialist to make the automobile a mass consumer item. Suburbanization in the 1920s was spurred simultaneously by the migration of the automobile industry and the mobility of automobile users. Dearborn proved to be a model that was repeated throughout the nation, as people of all classes relocated to suburbs. By examining the example of the Detroit metropolis, Heather Barrow asks whether the mass suburbanization that originated there represented the "American dream," and if so, by whom and at what cost.

LC 2015006809, ISBN 9780875804903 (c.), ISBN 9781609091804 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG

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320-329 Political Science


320

Linker, Maureen

Intellectual Empathy: Critical Thinking for Social Justice

240 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, 1 photo, $60.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $30.00 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

The University of Michigan Press

Intellectual Empathy provides a step-by-step method for facilitating discussions of socially divisive issues. Maureen Linker, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, developed Intellectual Empathy after more than a decade of teaching critical thinking in metropolitan Detroit, one of the most racially and economically divided urban areas, at the crossroads of one of the Midwest's largest Muslim communities. The skills acquired through Intellectual Empathy have proven to be significant for students who pursue careers in education, social work, law, business, and medicine.

LC 2015410474, ISBN 9780472072620 (c.), ISBN 9780472052622 (p.), ISBN 9780472121045 (e.)

AASL: O/P

RUSA/CODES: S


320.014

Burstein, Andrew

Democracy's Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All While Being Dead

272 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

The University of Virginia Press

No other member of the founding generation has served the agendas of both Left and Right with greater vigor than Thomas Jefferson. The renowned Jefferson scholar Andrew Burstein lays out the case for both "Democrat" and "Republican" Jefferson as he interrogates history's greatest shape-shifter, the founder who has inspired perhaps the strongest popular emotions. In this timely and powerful book, Burstein shares telling insights, as well as some inconvenient truths, about politicized Americans and their misappropriations of the past, including the concoction of a "Jeffersonian" stance on issues that Jefferson himself could never have imagined.

LC 2014036547, ISBN 9780813937229 (c.), ISBN 9780813937236 (e.)

AASL: O/HS


321.094

Mullen, Bill V.

Un-American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution

264 pp., 6" x 9", 4 halftones, $84.50 cloth, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Temple University Press

"In this expansively researched and expertly crafted biography of W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) on the global stage, Mullen revisits the often contradictory and dialectical actions, thoughts, hopes, and writings of the sociologist and civil rights activist through post-World War II toward the end of the Cold War....Mullen has considerable depth and nuance for the work of revisiting his subject as an international figure....Mullen succeeds in weaving a revisionist narrative that positions Du Bois as a world actor within the revolutionary movements of the 20th century. VERDICT: For readers interested in historical biographies situated in international politics and Cold War history."—Library Journal

LC 2015000680, ISBN 9781439911099 (c.), ISBN 9781439911105 (p.), ISBN 9781439911112 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


322.109

Nelsen, Brent F. and James L. Guth

Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration

384 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Georgetown University Press

In Religion and the Struggle for European Union, Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth delve into the powerful role of religion in shaping European attitudes on politics, political integration, and the national and continental identities of its leaders and citizens....Farsighted and rich with data, Religion and the Struggle for European Union offers a pragmatic way forward in the EU's attempts to solve its social, economic, and political crises.

LC 2014038158, ISBN 9781626162006 (c.), ISBN 9781626160705 (p.), ISBN 9781626160712 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


323.092

Harding, Rosemarie Freeney

(With Rachel Elizabeth Harding)

Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering

328 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Duke University Press

Remnants is the spiritual memoir of civil rights movement activist Rosemarie Freeney Harding. She was a religious woman whose spirituality blended several religious practices. Her spiritual life and social justice activism were integral to her instincts of mothering, healing, and community-building. Following her death in 2004, her daughter Rachel finished her memoir using recorded interviews, her mother's journal entries, poems, previously published essays, and a lifetime of conversations.

LC 2014039595, ISBN 9780822358688 (c.), ISBN 9780822358794 (p.), ISBN 9780822375586 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


323.092

King, Jr., Martin Luther

(Edited and introduced by Cornel West)

The Radical King

320 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, $15.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Beacon Press

Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism.

LC 2014022515, ISBN 9780807012826 (c.), ISBN 9780807034521 (p.), ISBN 9780807012833 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


323.116

Wanzer-Serrano, Darrel

The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

244 pp., 6" x 9", 11 figures, 6 halftones, $84.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Temple University Press

The Young Lords was a multi-ethnic, though primarily Nuyorican, liberation organization that formed in El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) in July of 1969. Responding to oppressive approaches to the health, educational, and political needs of the Puerto Rican community, the movement's revolutionary activism included organized protests and sit-ins targeting such concerns as trash pickups and lead paint hazards....Using archival research and interviews, [Darrel Wanzer-Serrano] crafts an engaging account of the Young Lords' discourse and activism. He rescues the organization from historical obscurity and makes an argument for its continued relevance, enriching and informing contemporary discussions about Latino/a politics.

LC 2014044766, ISBN 9781439912027 (c.), ISBN 9781439912034 (p.), ISBN 9781439912041 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


323.119

Coates, Ken

#IdleNoMore: and the Remaking of Canada

204 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 paper, CIP included

April 2015

University of Regina Press

Idle No More bewildered many Canadians. Launched by four women in Saskatchewan in reaction to a federal omnibus budget bill, the protest became the most powerful demonstration of Aboriginal identity in Canadian history. Thousands of Aboriginal people and their supporters took to the streets, shopping malls, and other venues, drumming, dancing, and singing in a collective voice. In #IdleNoMore: and the Remaking of Canada, author Ken Coates reflects on how the movement's legacy lives on through First Nations youth.

LC 2014472867, ISBN 9780889773424 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RS


323.119

Raymond, Emilie

Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement

352 pp., 6" x 9", 23 photographs, $40.00 cloth, $40.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of Washington Press

Focusing on the "Leading Six" trailblazers—Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier—Raymond reveals how they not only advanced the civil rights movement in front of the cameras, but also worked tirelessly behind the scenes, raising money for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legal defense, leading membership drives for the NAACP, and personally engaging with workaday activists to boost morale.

LC 2014046332, ISBN 9780295994802 (c.), ISBN 9780295806075 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


324.271

Carty, R. Kenneth

Big Tent Politics: The Liberal Party's Long Mastery of Canada's Public Life

176 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, 18 graphs, 4 tables, $29.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of British Columbia Press

The Liberal Party of Canada is one of the most successful parties in the democratic world. It dominated Canadian politics for a century, practising an inclusive style of "big tent" politics that enabled it to fend off opponents on both the left and right. This book traces the record of the party, unwrapping Liberal practices and organization to reveal its distinctive "brokerage" approach to politics and franchise-style structure. A masterful analysis of how one party came to define the nation's public life, this book also identifies the challenges that lie ahead as the Liberals reinvent themselves for the twenty-first century.

LC 2015473662, ISBN 9780774829991 (c.), ISBN 9780774830003 (p.), ISBN 9780774830010 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


324.973

Kilgore, Ed

Election 2014: Why the Republicans Swept the Midterms

118 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 5 illustrations, $16.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

How did the GOP trounce the Democrats in 2014? Acclaimed political analyst Ed Kilgore crunches the data, examines structural factors, places the vote in historical context, and reflects on implications for the 2016 presidential race in this bracing commentary on the recent Republican sweep.

LC 2015410216, ISBN 9780812247442 (c.), ISBN 9780812291667 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


324.973

O'Mara, Margaret

Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century

280 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

From the era of the industrial factory to the age of the microchip, Pivotal Tuesdays explores four twentieth-century elections—1912, 1932, 1968, and 1992—using the election of the American president as a lens through which to explore the broader sweep of the nation's social, economic, and political history.

LC 2015009532, ISBN 9780812247466 (c.), ISBN 9780812291711 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


325

Truax, Eileen

Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream

224 pp., 6" x 9", $15.00 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Beacon Press

Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally. In 2001, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents. And now, more than ten years later, in the face of congressional inertia and furious opposition from some, the DREAM Act has yet to be passed. But recently, this young generation has begun organizing, and with their rallying cry "Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid" they are the newest face of the human rights movement.

LC 2014031771, ISBN 9780807030332 (p.), ISBN 9780807030325 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


325.73

Regan, Margaret

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

272 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.95 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Beacon Press

Immigrants who have lived in the United States for years, are being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Drawing on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, journalist Margaret Regan tells their poignant stories. Regan demonstrates how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. She also documents the rise of resistance, profiling activists and young immigrant "Dreamers" who are fighting for the rights of the undocumented.

LC 2014031770, ISBN 9780807071946 (c.), ISBN 9780807071953 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


327.730

Bartley, Russell H. and Sylvia Erickson Bartley

Eclipse of the Assassins: The CIA, Imperial Politics, and the Slaying of Mexican Journalist Manuel Buendía

548 pp., 6" x 9", 39 b&w illustrations, $44.95 cloth, $54.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Investigates the sensational 1984 murder of Mexico's most influential newspaper columnist, Manuel Buendía, and how that crime reveals the lethal hand of the U.S. government in Mexico and Central America during the final decades of the twentieth century. This is a stellar, courageous work of investigative journalism and historical scholarship—grippingly told, meticulously documented, and doggedly pursued over thirty years.

LC 2015008379, ISBN 9780299306403 (c.), ISBN 9780299306434 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


327.730

Meiser, Jeffrey W.

Power and Restraint: The Rise of the United States, 1898-1941

344 pp., 6" x 9", $54.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Georgetown University Press

At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire. Yet for the next forty years the United States eschewed the kind of aggressive grand strategy that had marked other rising imperial powers in favor of a policy of moderation. In Power and Restraint, Jeffrey W. Meiser explores why the United States—counter to widely accepted wisdom in international relations theory—chose the course it did. Using thirty-four carefully researched historical cases, Meiser asserts that domestic political institutions and culture played a decisive role in preventing the mobilization of resources necessary to implement an expansionist grand strategy.

LC 2014023304, ISBN 9781626161788 (c.), ISBN 9781626161771 (p.), ISBN 9781626161795 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G

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330-339 Economics


330.019

Akerlof, George A. and Robert J. Shiller

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

288 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Princeton University Press

Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail....The book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation. "Narratives in this impressive book tell how to avoid being tricked by means of better enforcement and being told of pending scams....[O]ne of the few titles dealing with fraud in the marketplace."—Library Journal

LC 2015017179, ISBN 9780691168319 (c.), ISBN 9780691173023 (p.), ISBN 9781400873265 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


330.019

Soman, Dilip

The Last Mile: Creating Social and Economic Value from Behavioral Insights

296 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 cloth, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Toronto Press

Most organizations spend much of their effort on the start of the value creation process: namely, creating a strategy, developing new products or services, and analyzing the market. They pay a lot less attention to the end: the crucial "last mile" where consumers come to their website, store, or sales representatives and make a choice. In The Last Mile, Dilip Soman takes a deep dive into the psychology of choice, money, and time and provides practical advice on how to put the lessons of behavioral science to work.

LC 2015472157, ISBN 9781442650435 (c.), ISBN 9781442616646 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


330.905

McBride, Stephen, Rianne Mahon, and Gerard W. Boychuk (Editors)

After '08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis

352 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, 12 graphs, 11 tables, $65.00 cloth, $65.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of British Columbia Press

The 2007-08 financial crisis marked a turning point for social policy. World leaders were forced to take a position: Should they entrench neo-liberal policies in response to the crisis? Or should they implement alternative measures to challenge economics as usual? This volume explores how international organizations and nation states in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America responded to the recession. Contributors examine whether social policy followed a similar trajectory across countries and regions or whether their diverse national experiences produced equally diverse solutions.

LC 2015487555, ISBN 9780774829632 (c.), ISBN 9780774829663 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


332.178

Maurer, Bill

How Would You Like to Pay?: How Technology Is Changing the Future of Money

176 pp., 5" x 7", 51 color illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Duke University Press

From Bitcoin to Apple Pay, big changes seem to be afoot in the world of money. Yet the use of coins and paper bills has persisted for 3,000 years. In How Would You Like to Pay?, leading anthropologist Bill Maurer narrates money's history, considers its role in everyday life, and discusses the implications of how new technologies are changing how we pay.

LC 2015004994, ISBN 9780822359562 (c.), ISBN 9780822359999 (p.), ISBN 9780822375173 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


332.49

Hockenhull, Thomas (Editor)

Symbols of Power: Ten Coins That Changed the World

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 paper, $18.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Columbia University Press

From the earliest measures of precious metals to the global fiat currencies we use today, the evolution of the shekel, the drachma, the denarius, the florin, the franc, the mark, the rupee, the yen, the pound, and the dollar tracks closely with the rise and fall of influential rulers, governments, and imperial powers. These coins have acted as powerful symbols of political expression and continuity despite deeply disruptive social, economic, and political change. Rich with illustrations from the famous collections at the British Museum and elsewhere, this book charts the fascinating path of each coin as it has traveled throughout history.

LC 2014955964, ISBN 9780231174084 (p.), ISBN 9780231539449 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


333.338

Jacobs, James A.

Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia

272 pp., 7" x 8", 61 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

The University of Virginia Press

During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. Detached America is the first book with a national scope to explore the design and marketing of postwar houses. James A. Jacobs shows how these houses physically document national trends in domestic space and record a remarkably uniform spatial evolution that can be traced throughout the country.

LC 2014050145, ISBN 9780813937618 (c.), ISBN 9780813937625 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


333.715

Spagna, Ana Maria

Reclaimers

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $28.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2015

University of Washington Press

In Reclaimers, Ana Maria Spagna drives an aging Buick up and down the long strip of West Coast mountain ranges—the Panamints, the Sierras, the Cascades—and alongside rivers to meet the people, many of them wise women, who persevered for decades with little hope of success to make changes happen. In uncovering their heroic stories, Spagna seeks a way for herself, and for all of us, to take back and to make right in a time of unsettling ecological change.

LC 2015011382, ISBN 9780295995137 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


333.792

Warburg, Philip

Harness the Sun: America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future

256 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 cloth, $26.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Beacon Press

In Harness the Sun, Philip Warburg takes readers on a far-flung journey that explores America's solar revolution. Beginning with his solar-powered home in New England, he introduces readers to the pioneers who are spearheading our move toward a clean energy economy. Yet solar energy has its downsides and detractors too. Conservationists worry about the impact of large solar farms on protected animal species, and some local citizens groups resent the encroachment of solar projects on farmland and open spaces. Warburg gives voice to those at the epicenter of these conflicts and points the way to constructive solutions.

LC 2015003724, ISBN 9780807033760 (c.), ISBN 9780807033777 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


333.95

Yu, Pei-Lin (Editor)

Rivers, Fish, and the People: Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West

160 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, 11 maps, $40.00 paper, $32.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of Utah Press

America's western rivers are under assault from development, pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Returning these ecosystems to the time of European contact is often the stated goal for restoration efforts, yet neither the influence of indigenous societies on rivers at the time of contact nor the deeper evolutionary relationships are yet understood by the scientific world. This volume presents a unique synthesis of scientific discoveries and traditional knowledge about the ecology of iconic river species in the American West.

LC 2014049395, ISBN 9781607813996 (p.), ISBN 9781607814009 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


338.476

Cacchioni, Thea

Big Pharma, Women, and the Labour of Love

184 pp., 6" x 9", $50.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

University of Toronto Press

How does the medicalization of female sexuality affect women's lives? Using in-depth interviews with doctors, patients, therapists, and other medical practitioners, Thea Cacchioni investigates the true impact of the medicalization of sexuality.

LC 2015460906, ISBN 9781442642478 (c.), ISBN 9781442611375 (p.), ISBN 9781442694118 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


338.761

Demaray, Jane Galloway

Yellowstone Summers: Touring with the Wylie Camping Company in America's First National Park

232 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2015

Washington State University Press

In 1872 Congress established Yellowstone National Park. Its vast wonders mesmerized early sightseers, including school superintendent William Wallace Wylie. From 1896 to 1905 the Wylie Camping Company fed, sheltered, and guided thousands of Victorian vacationers on week-long tours. His clients enjoyed delicious meals, heated sleeping tents, and fresh-air bonfires. His guides utilized the park as an outdoor classroom and set an example for concessions throughout Yellowstone. Unfortunately Wylie was forced to contend with park politics as well as bears, runaway horses, and drunken stage coach drivers, but his unswerving efforts helped develop, define, and preserve tourism in the West.

LC 2014036205, ISBN 9780874223286 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


338.927

Sachs, Jeffrey D.

(Foreword by Ban Ki-Moon)

The Age of Sustainable Development

544 pp., 7" x 9", 300 color illustrations, $120.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, $38.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Columbia University Press

Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

LC 2014034070, ISBN 9780231173148 (c.), ISBN 9780231173155 (p.), ISBN 9780231539005 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


339.22

Piketty, Thomas

(Translated by Arthur Goldhammer)

The Economics of Inequality

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 2 graphs, 9 tables, $22.95 cloth, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty's The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

LC 2015008813, ISBN 9780674504806 (c.), ISBN 9780674915589 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G

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340-349 Law


342.73

Regan, Richard J.

A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court

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

February 2015

The Catholic University of America Press

In A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard Regan presents a concise overview and general history for readers and students in constitutional history and politics, and an excellent fact-filled source book for lawyers and political scientists.

LC 2014038668, ISBN 9780813227214 (p.), ISBN 9780813227221 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


342.730

Davis, Lennard J.

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

296 pp., 6" x 9", 8-page insert with 19 b&w photographs, $26.95 cloth, $25.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Beacon Press

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the surprising story behind how the bill came to be is little known. In this riveting account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis delivers the first behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill.

LC 2014046510, ISBN 9780807071564 (c.), ISBN 9780807071571 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: O


342.730

Spade, Dean

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

Revised and Expanded Edition

240 pp., 6" x 9", $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Duke University Press

Setting forth a politic that goes beyond the quest for the legal inclusion of trans populations, this revised and expanded edition of Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.

LC 2015016311, ISBN 9780822359890 (c.), ISBN 9780822360407 (p.), ISBN 9780822374794 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


345.730

Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts, et al.

Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

170 pp., 6" x 9", $162.00 cloth, $44.95 paper, $35.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

The National Academies Press

Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of eyewitnesses make identifications in criminal investigations each year. Identifying the Culprit makes the case that better data collection and research on eyewitness identification, new law enforcement training protocols, standardized procedures for administering line-ups, and improvements in the handling of eyewitness identification in court can increase the chances that accurate identifications are made. This book explains the science that has emerged during the past 30 years on eyewitness identifications and identifies best practices in eyewitness procedures for the law enforcement community and in the presentation of eyewitness evidence in the courtroom.

LC 2014955458, ISBN 9780309386784 (c.), ISBN 9780309310598 (p.), ISBN 9780309310628 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


347.732

Mazie, Steven V.

American Justice 2015: The Dramatic Tenth Term of the Roberts Court

180 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

American Justice 2015 is the indispensable guide to the fourteen most controversial and divisive cases decided by the Supreme Court during the past year, touching on issues such as free speech, race and equality, religious freedom, privacy, the fate of Obamacare, and gay marriage.

LC 2016295233, ISBN 9780812248067 (c.), ISBN 9780812292275 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


353

Fidler, David P.

The Snowden Reader

376 pp., 6" x 9", 28 b&w illustrations, $85.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Indiana University Press

Critical analyses by experts with over forty key documents showcase the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by Snowden's disclosures, providing a beyond the headlines exploration of this case as the controversies unfolded.

LC 2015410206, ISBN 9780253017314 (c.), ISBN 9780253017376 (p.), ISBN 9780253017383 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


355.033

Porter, Patrick

The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

240 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Georgetown University Press

"In an era when foreign policy is too often driven by clichés, Patrick Porter reminds us in The Global Village Myth of the enduring limits to military power and geopolitical influence. This timely analysis by one of the world's leading strategic thinkers deserves to be read by policymakers, scholars and citizens alike."—Michael Lind, author of The American Way of Strategy

LC 2014026896, ISBN 9781626161931 (c.), ISBN 9781626161924 (p.), ISBN 9781626161948 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


355.809

Anaïs, Seantel

Disarming Intervention: A Critical History of Non-Lethality

168 pp., 6" x 9", $85.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

University of British Columbia Press

Non-lethal weapons take many forms...which their proponents argue are ethical, legal, and humane. Social scientists, historians, legal scholars, and activists have long challenged the use of non-lethal weapons in policing and war. Until now, little scholarly attention has been paid to the social, historical, and legal relations that animate the concept of non-lethality, nor is there a comprehensive account of how the concept has achieved social and political acceptance. Disarming Intervention tells the story of how the concept of non-lethality emerged in a series of nineteenth-century legal codes that governed the conduct of international hostilities, and how it continued to legitimate U.S.-led armed conflicts as ethical, legal, and humane throughout the twentieth century.

LC 2014482404, ISBN 9780774828536 (c.), ISBN 9780774828543 (p.), ISBN 9780774828567 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


362.108

Matthew, Dayna Bowen

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

288 pp., 6" x 9", 12 figures, $30.00 cloth, $25.50 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

New York University Press

Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine, Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients.

LC 2015017158, ISBN 9781479896738 (c.), ISBN 9781479899630 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


362.109

Kaufman, Sharon R.

Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line

336 pp., 6" x 9", $94.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Duke University Press

Sharon R. Kaufman examines the quandary of patients, families and doctors not knowing the point where enough medical treatment becomes too much treatment. A hidden chain of drivers among science, industry, new technology, and insurance spur this quandary, serving to obscure the ability to identify the difference between extraordinary and ordinary medicine.

LC 2014043465, ISBN 9780822359029 (c.), ISBN 9780822358886 (p.), ISBN 9780822375500 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


362.196

Arbogast, Claire S.

Leave the Dogs at Home: A Memoir

238 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", $17.00 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Indiana University Press

A lover's death forces a woman to face up to the hard, evasive truths of their relationship and pushes her on to a new version of herself.

LC 2015002083, ISBN 9780253017192 (p.), ISBN 9780253017215 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


362.2

Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues; Institute of Medicine

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

638 pp., 6" x 9", $74.95 cloth, $59.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

The National Academies Press

Dying in America is a study of the current state of health care for persons of all ages who are nearing the end of life. This book evaluates strategies to integrate care into a person- and family-centered, team-based framework, and makes recommendations to create a system that coordinates care and supports and respects the choices of patients and their families. The findings and recommendations of Dying in America will address the needs of patients and their families and assist policy makers, clinicians and their educational and credentialing bodies, leaders of health care delivery and financing organizations, researchers, public and private funders, religious and community leaders, advocates of better care, journalists, and the public to provide the best care possible for people nearing the end of life.

LC 2014959553, ISBN 9780309303101 (c.), ISBN 9780309303132 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


362.296

Aiello, Thomas

Model Airplanes are Decadent and Depraved: The Glue-Sniffing Epidemic of the 1960s

260 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $35.00 paper, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Northern Illinois University Press

This is the first scholarly study of the American glue-sniffing epidemic of the 1960s, from the first reports of problematic behavior with model airplane glue in 1959 to the unsuccessful crusade for federal legislation in the early 1970s. Media coverage both spurred research into the subject and convinced children to give it a try, and the "epidemic" quickly spread throughout the nation. Though an irritant was added to model glue products in 1969 to make them less desirable to sniff, that wasn't what stopped the epidemic. Just as quickly as it erupted, the epidemic stopped when the media coverage and public hysteria stopped.

LC 2015014044, ISBN 9780875807249 (p.), ISBN 9781609091781 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


362.410

Krieger, Susan

Come, Let Me Guide You: A Life Shared with a Guide Dog

290 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Purdue University Press

Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, about facing life's challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues—those deeply felt signals—that can help guide the way. It is also, more broadly, about the importance of intimate connection in human-animal relationships, academic work, and personal life.

LC 2015014481, ISBN 9781557537140 (c.), ISBN 9781612493909 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


362.880

Meyer, Doug

Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

192 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $80.00 cloth, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Rutgers University Press

Sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that highlights the role played by race, class, and gender. Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violence—and perceive that violence quite differently—based on their race, class, and gender. Attempts to reduce anti-queer violence that ignore these three factors run the risk of helping only the most privileged gay subjects.

LC 2015004939, ISBN 9780813573168 (c.), ISBN 9780813573151 (p.), ISBN 9780813573175 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


363.208

Muñiz, Ana

Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries

154 pp., 6" x 9", 9 photographs, 5 figures, 2 tables, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Rutgers University Press

Based on five years of ethnography, archival research, census data analysis, and interviews, Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries reveals how the LAPD, city prosecutors, and business owners struggled to control who should be considered "dangerous" and how they should be policed in Los Angeles. Ana Muñiz shows how this influential group used policies and everyday procedures to criminalize behaviors commonly associated with blacks and Latinos and to promote an exceedingly aggressive form of policing.

LC 2014041066, ISBN 9780813569765 (c.), ISBN 9780813569758 (p.), ISBN 9780813573595 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


363.209

Browne, Arthur

One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York

336 pp., 6" x 9", 8-page insert with 17 b&w photographs, $27.95 cloth, $26.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Beacon Press

When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City's first African American cop in the 1910s he had to be three times better than his white peers, and many times more resilient. He prevailed in a four-decade odyssey that is both the story of one man's courageous dedication to racial progress and a harbinger of the divisions between police and the people they serve that plague twenty-first-century America. Prize-winning journalist Arthur Browne, using quotes from an unpublished biography of Battle by Langston Hughes, sets Samuel Battle where he belongs in the pantheon of American civil rights pioneers.

LC 2014043794, ISBN 9780807012604 (c.), ISBN 9780807012611 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.325

Weimann, Gabriel

(Foreword by Bruce Hoffman)

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation

344 pp., 6" x 9", 6 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $90.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Columbia University Press

In Terrorism in Cyberspace, the successor to his seminal Terror on the Internet, Gabriel Weimann addresses three major questions: why and how terrorism went online; what recent trends can be discerned—such as engaging children and women, promoting lone wolf attacks, and using social media; and what future threats can be expected, along with how they can be reduced or countered. The book also considers cyberterrorism against financial, governmental, and engineering infrastructure; efforts to monitor, manipulate, and disrupt terrorists' online efforts; and threats to civil liberties posed by ill-directed efforts to suppress terrorists' online activities.

LC 2014042761, ISBN 9780231704489 (c.), ISBN 9780231704496 (p.), ISBN 9780231801362 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


363.738

McGraw, Seamus

Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change

190 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

University of Texas Press

Award-winning author Seamus McGraw offers a lively, thought-provoking overview of climate change from the perspectives of people who are dealing with it on the ground—farmers, ranchers, fishermen and their families—and how they are already being affected. McGraw also speaks to scientists and policymakers who are trying to harness that most renewable of American resources, a sense of hope and self-reliance that remains strong in the face of daunting challenges. By bringing these voices together, Betting the Farm on a Drought ultimately becomes a model for how we all might have a pragmatic, reasoned conversation about our changing climate.

LC 2014027613, ISBN 9780292756618 (c.), ISBN 9781477303832 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


364.132

Blagojevich, Robert

Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice

220 pp., 6" x 9", $24.00 cloth, $24.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Northern Illinois University Press

Many people will recognize the name Robert Blagojevich as the brother of ill-fated Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. But many don't know why Robert came to work for his brother or how he came to be named as a defendant in the criminal trial accusing Rod of attempting to sell Barack Obama's former Senate seat to the highest bidder after the presidential election of 2008. In this riveting memoir, Robert offers a brutally honest inside look at what it is like to face the full force and power of the federal government and maintain innocence in a high-profile criminal case.

LC 2015006814, ISBN 9780875804880 (c.), ISBN 9781609091743 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


364.152

Porterfield, Anita Belles and John Porterfield

Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre

384 pp., 6" x 9", 28 b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of North Texas Press

When Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan walked into the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center and opened fire on soldiers within, he perpetrated the worst mass shooting on a United States military base in our country's history. Death on Base is an in-depth look at the events surrounding the tragic mass murder that took place on November 5, 2009, and an investigation into the causes and influences that factored into the attack.

LC 2015005410, ISBN 9781574415964 (c.), ISBN 9781574416053 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


364.360

Donaldson, Greg

(With a new epilogue by the author)

(Foreword by Mark D. Naison)

The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America

Updated Edition

416 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, $19.99 ebook,

CIP included

June 2015

Fordham University Press

The Ville follows a year in the life of two urban black males from opposite sides of the street. Gary Lemite, an enthusiastic young Housing police officer, charges recklessly into gunfire in pursuit of respect and promotion. Sharron Corley, a member of a gang called the LoLifes and the star of the Thomas Jefferson High School play, is also looking for respect as he tries to survive these streets. Brilliantly capturing the firestorm of violence that is destroying a generation, waged by teenagers who know at thirty yards the difference between a MAC-10 machine pistol and a .357 Magnum....The Ville is a vivid and unforgettable contribution to our understanding of race and violence in America today.

LC 2014952821, ISBN 9780823265671 (p.), ISBN 9780823265688 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG

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370-379 Education


370

Elliott, Patricia W. and Daryl H. Hepting (Editors)

Free Knowledge: Confronting the Commodification of Human Discovery

304 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 paper, CIP included

April 2015

University of Regina Press

Whether you are a farmer, a medical patient, or a library user, the increasing commercialization of public knowledge for private profit impacts your daily life. The good news is that people are fighting back, working to create spaces where humanity's knowledge can be reclaimed and shared for the public good. Composed of fifteen essays from seventeen writers, ranging from academics to farmers to Indigenous knowledge keepers, Free Knowledge is a book on the front lines of the shared project of creating and protecting our Knowledge Commons.

ISBN 9780889773653 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


370.115

Westheimer, Joel

What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good

128 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $24.95 paper, $19.96 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Teachers College Press

In this practical, personal, and hopeful work, Joel Westheimer asks us to imagine the kind of people we want to be—and how schools can help us become those people. What Kind of Citizen? cracks open the pleasing but often myopic lingo of citizenship education. Readers are left with an alternative vision of schooling that speaks directly to today's social and environmental crises—and to young people's hunger for a meaningful life.

LC 2014047925, ISBN 9780807756355 (p.), ISBN 9780807773697 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


371.010

Schneider, Mercedes K.

(Foreword by Carol Corbett Burris)

Common Core Dilemma—Who Owns Our Schools?

240 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $68.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Teachers College Press

CCSS is publicized as being a state-led, teacher-developed approach guaranteed to ensure that all students are college-and career-ready. By the end of this eye-opening book, readers will come to understand the CCSS and its attendant assessments as something very different—an education-restricting, profit-garnering opportunity packaged as an education-sounding sales pitch. Common Core Dilemma will appeal to readers across the political spectrum who want to better understand the role of corporations, nonprofits, big donors with strings attached, and the federal government in exercising control in our schools.

LC 2015003323, ISBN 9780807756508 (c.), ISBN 9780807756492 (p.), ISBN 9780807773765 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


371.100

Jennings, Kevin (Editor)

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What's Gotten Better...and What Hasn't

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $17.00 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Beacon Press

For more than twenty years, the One Teacher in Ten series has served as an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators. This all-new edition brings together stories from across America—and around the world—resulting in a rich tapestry of varied experiences. Voices largely absent from the first two editions—including transgender people, people of color, teachers working in rural districts, and educators from outside the United States—feature prominently in this new collection, providing a fuller and deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT teacher today.

LC 2015000514, ISBN 9780807055861 (p.), ISBN 9780807055878 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


371.822

Laurie, Roberta

Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People

440 pp., 6" x 9", 29 b&w photographs, map, notes, index, $39.95 paper, $31.99 ebook

October 2015

The University of Alberta Press

The women of Malawi...struggle to find their way out of poverty and build a better life for themselves and their families. Weaving a Malawi Sunrise tells the story of Memory Chazeza's quest to get an education and to build a school for young women. Roberta Laurie was one of many who helped Memory realize her vision of seeing young girls become strong and independent women who could care for themselves and their future families. During her time in Malawi, Laurie met several other women, each of whom had a story of her own. Laurie combines these personal accounts with detailed information about the country's underlying social and political context.

ISBN 9781772120868 (p.), ISBN 9781772121131 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


371.829

Angus, Charlie

Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream

342 pp., 6" x 9", 42 b&w photographs, $27.95 paper, $15.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Regina Press

Children of the Broken Treaty is a book about how Canada cannot afford to squander the potential of another generation of First Nations children. "Shannen [Koostachin] did everything in her power to ensure First Nations children would get the proper education they deserve and after reading this book, you will too."—Cindy Blackstock

LC 2015462464, ISBN 9780889774018 (p.), ISBN 9780889774049 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG, RS


371.829

Hrabowski III, Freeman A.

Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.95 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Beacon Press

When Freeman Hrabowski was twelve years old, Martin Luther King, Jr. visited his Birmingham, Alabama church and spoke about a children's march for civil rights and opportunity. While participating in the famed Children's Crusade, Hrabowski spent five terrifying nights in jail and he learned about the risk and sacrifice that it would take to fight for justice. Hrabowski's life's work is inspiring high academic achievement among students of all races in science and engineering and in Holding Fast to Dreams, Hrabowski recounts his journey as an educator, a university president, and a pioneer in developing successful education programs.

LC 2014041628, ISBN 9780807003442 (c.), ISBN 9780807003459 (e.)

AASL: O/MS, HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


371.829

Merasty, Joseph A. with David Carpenter

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir

120 pp., 4 1/4" x 6 1/2", $21.95 cloth, $14.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

University of Regina Press

A courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school, The Education of Augie Merasty highlights the urgent need for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. "This story of a child is heartbreaking and important. It brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation."—James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains

LC 2014481613, ISBN 9780889773684 (c.), ISBN 9780889773707 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


378.12

Badgett, M. V. Lee

The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 39 advice boxes, $89.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, $21.00 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

New York University Press

The Public Professor offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation.

LC 2015027834, ISBN 9781479815029 (c.), ISBN 9781479861392 (p.), ISBN 9781479879878 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


378.120

Borkowski, David

A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D.

224 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $27.95 cloth, $18.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Fordham University Press

"Powerfully written and compelling, Borkowski's story is unique. Although he eventually became a professor, he was shot as a fifteen year old hoodlum. His book describes the silences of working-class culture and the male subculture of Staten Island, as well as the complicated interpersonal relations of his Italian American and Polish American family...An important contribution to the understanding of working-class life in the late twentieth century in the U.S."—Ray Mazurek, Penn State University

LC 2015002949, ISBN 9780823265992 (c.), ISBN 9780823266005 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


378.154

Newell, L. Jackson

(Foreword by William T. Vollmann)

The Electric Edge of Academe: The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College

460 pp., 6" x 9", 93 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $32.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

University of Utah Press

Here is a look at the life and legacy of an irrepressible innovator. Pushing against both social convention and technological boundaries, L.L. Nunn left enduring marks on economic and social history, labor development, and, educational reform. The Electric Edge of Academe is a bold portrayal of this progressive-era hydroelectric power magnate who, driven by a dynamic conscience, also became a force for social change and educational experimentation.

LC 2014039228, ISBN 9781607814061 (c.), ISBN 9781607814078 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


378.198

Klassen, Thomas R. and John A. Dwyer

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!): Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life

224 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of British Columbia Press

Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.

ISBN 9780774838986 (p.), ISBN 9780774839006 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


378.748

Puckett, John L. and Mark Frazier Lloyd

Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000

464 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 87 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $49.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

After World War II, the University of Pennsylvania became one of the world's most celebrated research universities. John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd trace Penn's rise to eminence amid the postwar social, institutional, moral, and civic contexts that shaped American research universities.

LC 2014040327, ISBN 9780812246803 (c.), ISBN 9780812291087 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


378.774

Steinberg, Stephanie (Editor)

In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily

208 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illustrations, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

The University of Michigan Press

At a time when daily print newspapers across the country are failing, the Michigan Daily continues to thrive. Completely operated by students of the University of Michigan, the paper was founded in 1890 and covers national and international news topics ranging from politics to sports to entertainment. In the Name of Editorial Freedom, titled after the paper's longstanding masthead, compiles original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on staff....The essays of this book offer a glimpse, as activist Tom Hayden writes, at the Daily's impressive role covering historic events and how those stories molded the lives of the students who reported them.

LC 2015016634, ISBN 9780472036370 (p.), ISBN 9780472121229 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


378.797

Stimson, William L.

Instilling Spirit: Students and Citizenship at Washington State, 1892-1942

176 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, notes, index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2015

Washington State University Press

Many students at Pullman's newly opened Agricultural College, Experimental Station and School of Science of the State of Washington were simply grateful for the opportunity to earn a college degree, but they received another benefit. Despite an international trend toward sequestering professors, the country's small institutions provided personal attention. From 1893 to 1916, third president Enoch A. Bryan...believ[ed] the best education came through experiences. He deliberately hired "active learning" advocates who were willing to be accessible, and campus spirit and involvement...became an essential part of learning. As they participated...the young scholars also deeply influenced faculty and administrators. Instilling Spirit traces Washington State University's early decades, offering a unique perspective on the state college experience.

LC 2015030237, ISBN 9780874223347 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


379.260

Deutsch, Stephanie

You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South

232 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Northwestern University Press

Booker T. Washington, the founder of Tuskegee Institute, and Julius Rosenwald, the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, first met in 1911 at a Chicago luncheon. By charting the lives of these two men both before and after the meeting, Stephanie Deutsch offers a fascinating glimpse into the partnership that would bring thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South in the era leading up to the civil rights movement.

LC 2011020505, ISBN 9780810127906 (c.), ISBN 9780810131279 (p.), ISBN 9780810165724 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: R, S


379.280

Wertheimer, Linda K.

Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance

240 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Beacon Press

How much should schools teach about the world's religions? Answering that question in recent decades has pitted schools against their communities. Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer traveled to communities around the nation, listening to voices on all sides of the controversy, including those of clergy, teachers, children, and parents who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, or atheist. Wertheimer's fascinating investigation reveals a public education system struggling to find the right path forward and offers a promising roadmap for raising a new generation of religiously literate Americans.

LC 2014046389, ISBN 9780807086162 (c.), ISBN 9780807086179 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


381.141

Howard, Vicki

From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store

304 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

Richly illustrated with archival photos, this comprehensive study of the American department store industry traces the changing economic and political contexts that brought about the decline of downtown shopping districts and the rise of big-box stores and suburban malls.

LC 2015487612, ISBN 9780812247282 (c.), ISBN 9780812291483 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


384.32

Starosielski, Nicole

The Undersea Network

312 pp., 6" x 9", 55 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Duke University Press

Nicole Starosielski examines the undersea communication cable network, bringing it to the surface of media scholarship and making visible the "wireless" network's materiality. She argues that the network is inextricably linked to historical and political factors and that it is precarious, rural, aquatic, territorially entrenched and semi-centralized. Accompanying the book is an interactive digital mapping project, where readers can trace cable routes, view photographs and archival materials, and read stories about the island cable hubs.

LC 2014037968, ISBN 9780822357407 (c.), ISBN 9780822357551 (p.), ISBN 9780822376224 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


387.736

Bloom, Nicholas Dagen

The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York

248 pp., 6" x 9", 31 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

Nicholas Dagen Bloom chronicles the untold story of JFK International's complicated and turbulent relationship with the New York City metropolitan region. It is an indispensable book for those who seek to understand the revolutionary impact of airports on the modern American city.

LC 2015014666, ISBN 9780812247411 (c.), ISBN 9780812291643 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


388.132

Plotch, Philip Mark

Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject

272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 7 maps, 4 diagrams, 14 photographs, $34.95 cloth, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Rutgers University Press

Politics Across the Hudson offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, revealing valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies. Drawing on his own extensive experience in planning megaprojects, more than one hundred exclusive interviews with key figures (including three governors), and extensive research into government records, Philip Plotch tells the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of high-stakes battles between powerful players in the public, private, and civic sectors.

LC 2014035983, ISBN 9780813572499 (c.), ISBN 9780813572512 (e.)

AASL: O, RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODE: RG


388.347

Longhurst, James

Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road

306 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 32 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

University of Washington Press

James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, traces the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road. Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms.

LC 2014035527, ISBN 9780295994680 (c.), ISBN 9780295805993 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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390-399 Customs and Folklore


390

Munro, Martin (Editor)

The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories

228 pp., 6" x 9", $20.00 paper, $14.99 ebook

August 2015

University of the West Indies Press

The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories brings together some of the region's leading contemporary authors, from the anglophone, francophone and hispanophone Caribbean, as well as the United States and Canada, and constitutes a unique, transcultural anthology in which living authors evoke the dead, the undead and the dying, the ghosts that haunt their experiences and their works as modern writers of the Caribbean.

ISBN 9789766405519 (p.), ISBN 9789766405695 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


391.009

Paoletti, Jo B.

Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

216 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w illustrations, 3 tables, $25.00 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Indiana University Press

Tracing unisex fashion against the backdrop of the popular issues of the 1960s and 70s—from contraception access to girls' participation in sports—this absorbing book explores the white space between masculine and feminine.

LC 2014030536, ISBN 9780253015969 (c.), ISBN 9780253016027 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


394.12

Reed, Marcia (Editor)

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

192 pp., 9" x 10", 91 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2015

Getty Publications

From the banquets of the Medici and the Palace of Versailles to the pig feasts of Bologna and pre-Lenten festivals of Bavaria, this lavishly produced volume offers a sumptuous account of the dynamic interplay between art and the culinary in the Western World, placing food more prominently in our understanding of European history and whetting the appetite at every page.

LC 2015013114, ISBN 9781606064542 (c.)

AASL: G/P


394.266

The Elves

(Foreword by Pat Koch, Head Elf, Afterword by Emily Weisner Thompson)

Letters to Santa Claus

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 270 color illustrations, $20.00 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Indiana University Press

Officially Endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project 2016. In this moving book, over 80 years of letters and envelopes addressed to Santa Claus capture the hopes and dreams of children and adults.

LC 2015010628, ISBN 9780253017932 (c.), ISBN 9780253017949 (e.)

AASL: O/EM, MS, HS


398.2

Thomas, Jeannie Banks (Editor)

Putting the Supernatural in Its Place: Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal

240 pp., 6" x 9", 56 illustrations, $24.95 paper, $20.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Utah Press

Putting the Supernatural in Its Place explores zombies, vampires, witches, demented nuns, mediums, and ghosts in their natural (and unnatural) habitats while making sense of the current ubiquity of the supernatural on the Internet, in movies, tourism, and in places like New Orleans. This unique study of how we locate the supernatural sheds light on why certain sites and their stories captivate us. It demonstrates how pondering the supernatural can bring a better understanding of the places we create and inhabit.

LC 2015017701, ISBN 9781607814498 (p.), ISBN 9781607814504 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


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