2017 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


300

Bainbridge, William Sims

Star Worlds: Freedom Versus Control in Online Gameworlds

306 pp., 6" x 9", 10 tables, $85.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook

October 2016

University of Michigan Press

A ground-breaking look at the paradox of technology to both liberate and enslave our current culture, Star Worlds explores the future-oriented universe of online virtual worlds connected with popular science fiction. A noted scholar, Bainbridge considers the relationship between a real person and the role that person plays, the relationship of an individual to society, and the relationship of human beings to computing technology. The study includes multiplayer online games like Star Wars Galaxies; Star Wars: The Old Republic; Star Trek Online; as well as the Star Trek community in the non-game, and the user-created virtual environment, Second Life.

ISBN 9780472073283 (c.), ISBN 9780472053285 (p.), ISBN 9780472122417 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


300

Millett, Kate

(Foreword by Catharine A. MacKinnon)

(Afterword by Rebecca Mead)

Sexual Politics

416 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, $24.99 ebook

February 2016

Columbia University Press

A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett's analysis targets four revered authors—D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet—and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and popular examples taught a generation to recognize inequities masquerading as nature and proved the value of feminist critique in all facets of life. This new edition features the scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead on the importance of Millett's work to challenging the complacency that sidelines feminism.

ISBN 9780231174244 (c.), ISBN 9780231174251 (p.), ISBN 9780231541725 (e.)

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300

Peers, Laura and Alison K. Brown

Visiting with the Ancestors: Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces

264 pp., 10" x 9 1/2", $43.95 paper, $39.95 ebook

September 2016

Athabasca University Press

In the pages of this beautifully illustrated volume is the story of an effort to build a bridge between museums and source communities, in hopes of establishing stronger, more sustaining relationships between the two and spurring change in prevailing museum policies. Negotiating the tension between a museum's institutional protocol and Blackfoot cultural protocol was challenging, but the experience described both by the authors and by Blackfoot contributors to the volume was transformative.....This volume demonstrates that the emotional and spiritual power of objects does not vanish with the death of those who created them. For Blackfoot people today, these shirts are a living presence, one that evokes a sense of continuity and inspires pride in Blackfoot cultural heritage.

ISBN 9781771990370 (p.), ISBN 9781771990394 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


302.201

Ercolini, G. L.

Kant's Philosophy of Communication

260 pp., 6" x 9", $30.00 paper, CIP included

August 2016

Duquesne University Press

In this highly original work, G. L. Ercolini engages in a new and inspired reading of Immanuel Kant that places communication at its center—a move that many Kantian scholars might have deemed impossible. As we see here, Kant maintained that rhetoric's use to delude and deceive was a misuse of genuine rhetoric; thus, his ostensible rejection of rhetoric more generally must be examined within the broader terrain of communicative practices that he considered important to his own Enlightenment thought.

LC 2016001594, ISBN 9780820704869 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


302.23

Graves, Lucas

Deciding What's True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism

336 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Columbia University Press

Deciding What's True draws on Lucas Graves's unique access to the members of the newsrooms leading this movement. Graves vividly recounts the routines of journalists at three of these hyperconnected, technologically innovative organizations and what informs their approach to a story. Graves also plots a compelling, personality-driven history of the fact-checking movement and its recent evolution from the blogosphere, reflecting on its revolutionary remaking of journalistic ethics and practice. His book demonstrates the ways these rising organizations depend on professional networks and media partnerships yet have also made inroads with the academic and philanthropic worlds.

LC 2016005306, ISBN 9780231175067 (c.), ISBN 9780231175074 (p.), ISBN 9780231542227 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


302.230

Doyle, Vincent

Making Out in the Mainstream: GLAAD and the Politics of Respectability

316 pp., 6" x 9", $37.95 cloth (CAD), $110.00 ebook (CAD)

March 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

Making Out in the Mainstream is the first full-length study of LGBT media activism, revealing the daily struggle to reconcile economic and professional pressures with conflicting personal, organizational, and political priorities. Documenting the rise and evolution of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Vincent Doyle presents a nuanced perspective on the complexity, contradictions, and ambivalences of advancing social causes through popular media.

ISBN 9780773546783 (c.), ISBN 9780773598584 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


302.230

Hemmer, Nicole

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics

336 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Messengers of the Right tells the story of the media activists who built the American conservative movement and transformed it into one of the most significant and successful movements of the twentieth century—and in the process remade the Republican Party and the American media landscape.

LC 2016049599, ISBN 9780812248395 (c.), ISBN 9780812293074 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


302.230

Sienkiewicz, Matt

The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11

224 pp., 6" x 9", 16 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Rutgers University Press

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming. However, as this fascinating new book shows, the Middle Eastern media producers who rely on these funds are hardly puppets on an American string, but instead contribute their own political and artistic agendas. The Other Air Force reveals the remarkable creative output that can emerge even from the world's tensest conflict zones.

LC 2016003239, ISBN 9780813577999 (c.), ISBN 9780813577982 (p.), ISBN 9780813578002 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


302.234

Foshay, Raphael

The Digital Nexus: Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement

424 pp., 6" x 9", $37.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Athabasca University Press

These critical excursions provide analysis of and insight into the way new media technologies change the workings of social engagement for personal expression, social interaction, and political engagement. The contributors investigate the terms and conditions under which our digital society is unfolding and provide compelling arguments for the need to develop an accurate grasp of the architecture of the Web and the challenges that ubiquitous connectivity undoubtedly delivers to both public and private life.

LC 2016417023, ISBN 9781771991292 (p.), ISBN 9781771991315 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


302.343

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, et al. (Editors)

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

361 pp., 6" x 9", color illustrations, $79.00 paper, $64.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The National Academies Press

Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents. But bullying is not developmentally appropriate; it should not be considered a normal part of the typical social grouping that occurs throughout a child's life. Recognizing that bullying behavior is a major public health problem that demands the time and attention of families, educators, health care providers, policy makers, and others concerned with the care of children, this book evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of peer victimization and the risk and protective factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences.

LC 2016948504, ISBN 9780309440677 (p.), ISBN 9780309440707 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


303.483

Guroff, Margaret

The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

295 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 5 b&w illustrations, 10 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

University of Texas Press

In this lively cultural history, the journalist Margaret Guroff reveals how the bicycle has transformed American society, from making us mobile to empowering people in all avenues of life.

LC 2015033562, ISBN 9780292743625 (c.), ISBN 9781477308141 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


303.623

Flamm, Michael W.

In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and the War on Crime

368 pp., 6" x 9", 21 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Central Harlem, the symbolic and historic heart of black America, the violent unrest of July 1964 highlighted a new dynamic in the racial politics of the nation. The first "long, hot summer" of the Sixties had arrived.

LC 2016055417, ISBN 9780812248500 (c.), ISBN 9780812293234 (e.)

AASL: RS, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


304.208

Wiebe, Sarah Marie

Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley

280 pp., 6" x 9", 3 photo essays, 1 map, 3 tables, $95.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, $99.00 ebook (library edition), CIP included

September 2016

University of British Columbia Press

Surrounded by Canada's densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation express concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice. Exploring the problems that conflicting levels of jurisdiction pose for the creation of effective policy, analyzing clashes between Indigenous and scientific knowledge, and documenting the experiences of Aamjiwnaang residents as they navigate their toxic environment, this book argues that social and political change requires a transformative "sensing policy" approach, one that takes the voices of Indigenous citizens seriously.

ISBN 9780774832632 (c.), ISBN 9780774832649 (p.), ISBN 9780774832656 (pdf) and ISBN 9780774832663 (epub)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


304.640

Neumann, Ann

The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

248 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, $18.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

Beacon Press

Following the death of her father, journalist Ann Neumann explores what it means to die well in the United States. She became a hospice volunteer, attended conferences, academic lectures, grief sessions in church basements and listened to "pro-life" groups. She found that death in contemporary America is much more complicated than we think. Medical technologies and increased life expectancies have changed the very definition of medical death. And although death is our common fate, it is also a divisive issue that we all experience differently. What constitutes a good death is unique to each of us, depending on our age, race, economic status, culture, and beliefs.

LC 2015025729, ISBN 9780807080627 (c.), ISBN 9780807076996 (p.), ISBN 9780807080634 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


305.230

Dapping, William Osborne

(Edited and with an Introduction by Woody Register)

The Muckers: A Narrative of the Crapshooters Club

272 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w photographs, annotations, index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Syracuse University Press

In 1899, Dapping was a Harvard-bound nineteen-year-old when he began writing down exploits from his rough childhood in the immigrant slums of New York City. The Muckers: A Narrative of the Crapshooters Club recovers a long-lost fictionalized account of Dapping's life in a gang of rowdy boys. The book stands as an important reform era primary document. The Muckers is told in the slangy, profane voice of the gang's leader, Spike, who describes life through the eyes of the young boys who thronged the city's streets, hawking newspapers, playing baseball, shooting craps, pilfering beer, and tormenting any and all adult authorities.

LC 2016039311, ISBN 9780815634409 (c.), ISBN 9780815610632 (p.), ISBN 9780815653622 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.235

Jenkins, Harry, et al.

By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism

352 pp., 6" x 9", 26 halftones, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

New York University Press

Exploring new forms of political activities and identities emerging from the practice of participatory culture, By Any Media Necessary reveals how these shifts in communication have unleashed a new political dynamism in American youth.

LC 2015043572, ISBN 9781479899982 (c.), ISBN 9781479851713 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.242

Michael, Robert T.

The Five Life Decisions: How Economic Principles and 18 Million Millennials Can Guide Your Thinking

232 pp., 6" x 9", 22 tables, $20.00 paper, $18.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

The University of Chicago Press

Choices matter. And for teens and twentysomethings, some of the biggest life decisions come about when they feel the least prepared to tackle them. Economist Robert T. Michael focuses on five critical decisions about college, career, partners, health, and parenting. He shows how economic ideas like scarcity and choice—concepts used to guide major business decisions and shape national legislation—can help young adults facing major choices about the direction of their lives. Michael also brings in data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a scientific sample of 18 million millennials in the United States that tracks more than a decade of young adult choices and consequences.

LC 2015039592, ISBN 9780226354446 (p.), ISBN 9780226354583 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


305.409

Brown, Leslie, Jacqueline Castledine, and Anne Valk (Editors)

U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood

224 pp., 6" x 9", 5 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2017

Rutgers University Press

Spanning the antebellum era to the present day, the ten original essays in U.S. Women's History represent a cross-section of current scholarship, examining both the causes that have united American women and the conflicts that have divided them. The book offers a fresh take on familiar events and figures, from Rosa Parks to Take Back the Night marches, while vividly conveying the multi-textured and multi-hued tapestry that is U.S. women's history.

LC 2016015541, ISBN 9780813575841 (c.), ISBN 9780813575834 (p.), ISBN 9780813575858 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.409

Hezari, Samieh

(With Kaylene Petersen)

Trapped in Iran: A Mother's Desperate Journey to Freedom

208 pp., 6" x 9", 2 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $20.00 paper, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Indiana University Press

In 2009, Samieh made a terrible mistake. She flew from her adopted home of Ireland to her birthplace in Iran so her infant daughter, Rojha, could be introduced to her father. When the violent and unstable man refused to allow Rojha to leave and demanded that Samieh renew their relationship, a two-week holiday became a desperate five-year battle to escape. This harrowing and emotionally gripping story shows how a mother defied a man and a country to win freedom for her daughter.

LC 2016000919, ISBN 9780253022530 (p.), ISBN 9780253022615 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.42

Lewin, Ellen and Leni M. Silverstein (Editors)

Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century

310 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Rutgers University Press

Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century provides an historical and theoretical overview of feminist anthropology's origins, the transformation it has undergone, and the vital contributions it continues to make to cutting-edge scholarship. Chronicling the impact feminist anthropologists have made on a wide range of academic fields, from science and technology studies to queer theory, it also reveals the important role they have played in global campaigns against human rights abuses, domestic violence, and environmental degradation.

LC 2015037350, ISBN 9780813574295 (c.), ISBN 9780813574288 (p.), ISBN 9780813574301 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.42

Trigg, Mary K. and Alison R. Bernstein

Junctures in Women's Leadership: Social Movements

282 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", N/A, $80.00 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Rutgers University Press

The case studies in Junctures in Women's Leadership: Social Movements introduce readers to twelve women from across the globe who have spearheaded a wide array of social movements, from gender equality to environmental justice. Examining how these women made sacrifices, asked critical questions, challenged injustice, and exhibited the will to act in the face of harsh criticism, these case studies also provide a unique window into the ways that women leaders make decisions at moments of struggle and historical change.

LC 2015024449, ISBN 9780813566009 (c.), ISBN 9780813565996 (p.), ISBN 9780813575438 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.420

Westkaemper, Emily

Selling Women's History: Packaging Feminism in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture

272 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w images, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2017

Rutgers University Press

Assessing a dazzling array of media from the 1900s to the 1970s, including advertisements, films, magazines, and greeting cards, Selling Women's History reveals how popular culture helped teach Americans about the accomplishments of their foremothers. Emily Westkaemper examines how Madison Avenue co-opted women's history, using it to sell everything from Betsy Ross Red lipstick to Virginia Slims cigarettes. But she also shows how pioneering adwomen and female historians used consumer culture to publicize histories ignored elsewhere. Their feminist work challenged sexist assumptions about women's subordinate roles.

LC 2016015514, ISBN 9780813576336 (c.), ISBN 9780813576329 (p.), ISBN 9780813576343 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P


305.488

Kermoal, Nathalie and Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (Editors)

Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place

240 pp., 6" x 9", 23 colour photos, 4 maps, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Athabasca University Press

Living on the Land examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge. From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to the volume explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women's knowledge, its rootedness in relationships both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape.

LC 2016497435, ISBN 9781771990417 (p.), ISBN 9781771990431 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.800

Tharps, Lori L.

Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families

216 pp., 6" x 9", N/A, $25.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Beacon Press

Colorism and color bias—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is a pervasive and damaging but rarely openly discussed phenomenon. In this unprecedented book, Lori L. Tharps explores the issue in African American, Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race families and communities by weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis. The result is a compelling portrait of the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States.

LC 2015048421, ISBN 9780807076781 (c.), ISBN 9780807071083 (p.), ISBN 9780807076798 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


305.892

Baker, Cynthia M.

Jew

190 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2017

Rutgers University Press

This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the key word Jew—charting the past meanings, present usages, and possible futures of a term that lies not only at the heart of Jewish experience, but at the core of how Western civilization has imagined the Other. Tracing the word's evolution, Cynthia M. Baker also interrogates the contested categories of "ethnicity," "race," and "religion," while providing a glimpse of what Jew is coming to mean in an era of Internet cultures, genetic sequencing, and uncertain identities.

LC 2016015517, ISBN 9780813563039 (c.), ISBN 9780813563022 (p.), ISBN 9780813573861 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.892

Gluck, Mary

The Invisible Jewish Budapest: Metropolitan Culture at the Fin de Siècle

272 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

Uncovers the enormous influence of assimilated Jews in creating cosmopolitan, modernist Budapest between 1867 and 1914, the second-largest Jewish city in Europe at the time. Mary Gluck explores the paradox of Budapest in this era: because much of the Jewish population embraced and promoted a secular, metropolitan culture, their influence as Jews was both profound and invisible.

LC 2015036814, ISBN 9780299307707 (c.), ISBN 9780299307738 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.892

Goldstein, Bernard

Edited by Marvin S. Zuckerman

Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund: A Memoir of Interwar Poland

458 pp., 6" x 9", 100 halftones, $59.95 paper, $50.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Purdue University Press

Bernard Goldstein's memoir describes a hard world of taverns, toughs, thieves, and prostitutes; of slaughterhouse workers, handcart porters, and wagon drivers; and of fist, and gunfights with everyone from anti-Semites and Communists to hostile police, which is to say that it depicts a totally different view of life in prewar Poland than the one usually portrayed. As such, the book offers a corrective view in the form of social history, one that commands attention and demands respect for the vitality and activism of the generation of Polish Jews so brutally annihilated by the barbarism of the Nazis.

LC 2015048692, ISBN 9781557537492 (p.), ISBN 9781612494470 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.896

Khabeer, Su'ad Abdul

Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States

288 pp., 6" x 9", 17 halftones, $89.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $23.00 ebook, CIP included

December 2016

New York University Press

This groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, "Muslim Cool." Muslim Cool poses a critical challenge to dominant ideas that Muslims are "foreign" to the United States and puts Blackness at the center of the study of American Islam.

LC 2016022961, ISBN 9781479872152 (c.), ISBN 9781479894505 (p.), ISBN 9781479866328 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


305.896

Naison, Mark and Bob Gumbs

Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s

218 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $90.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Fordham University Press

Chronicling a time when African Americans were suspended between the best and worst possibilities of New York City, Before the Fires tells the personal stories of seventeen men and women who lived in the South Bronx before the social and economic decline of the area that began in the late 1960s.

LC 2016015548, ISBN 9780823273522 (c.), ISBN 9780823273539 (p.), ISBN 9780823273546 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.906

Gordon, Diana R.

Village of Immigrants: Latinos in an Emerging America

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

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Village of Immigrants illustrates the revitalization of small-town America by waves of immigrants no longer settling in big coastal cities. Focusing on Greenport, New York, where the author lives, the book documents the contributions the Hispanic immigrants have made to the life of the town even as it explores the dark realities that shape the immigrant experience.

LC 2015002824, ISBN 9780813575902 (c.), ISBN 9780813575919 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.908

Greenwald, Brian H. and Joseph J. Murray (Editors)

In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780-1970

288 pp., 6" x 9", 25 photographs, 4 tables, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Gallaudet University Press

This collection of new research examines the development of deaf people's autonomy and citizenship discourses as they sought access to their full rights in local and national settings. These essays explore deaf people's claims to autonomy in their personal, religious, social, and organizational lives and make the case that deaf Americans sought to claim and protect deaf citizenship in the face of rising nativism and eugenic currents of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This previously unexplored area in Deaf history intersects with important subthemes in American history, such as Southern history, religious history, and Western history, and expands our current understanding of race, gender, religion, and other trends.

LC 2016005244, ISBN 9781563686603 (p.), ISBN 9781563686610 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


306.362

Jay, Bethany and Cynthia Lynn Lyerly (Editors) (Foreword by Ira Berlin)

Understanding and Teaching American Slavery

340 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w illustrations, $34.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

No topic in U.S. history is as emotionally fraught as the nation's centuries-long entanglement with slavery. This book, designed for college and high school teachers, is a critical resource for understanding and teaching this challenging topic in all its complexity. It offers practical advice for teaching specific content, using rich sources creatively, and getting students to think critically.

LC 2015010259, ISBN 9780299306649 (p.), ISBN 9780299306632 (e.)

AASL: O/P


306.362

Maddox, Lucy

The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping

256 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", 5 halftones, 1 map, $28.50 cloth, $28.50 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

Temple University Press

The Parker Sisters tells the remarkable story of an 1850s kidnapping of two free black girls in rural Pennsylvania after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act.

LC 2015013664, ISBN 9781439913185 (c.), ISBN 9781439913208 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.766

Savin-Williams, Ritch C.

Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay

336 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Harvard University Press

Proud, happy, grateful—gay youth describe their lives in terms that would have seemed surprising a generation ago. Yet many adults, including parents, are skeptical of this sea change—coming out is supposed to involve struggle. This is the kind of thinking, say the honest, humorous young men in Ritch Savin-Williams's new book, that needs to change.

LC 2016015022, ISBN 9780674971592 (c.), ISBN 9780674974562 (e.)

AASL: O/HS


306.768

Dillon, Michael/Lobzang Jivaka

(Edited by Jacob Lau and Cameron Partridge)

(Foreword by Susan Stryker)

Out of the Ordinary: A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions

256 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Fordham University Press

Now available for the first time—more than 50 years after it was written—is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self: A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology.

LC 2016027581, ISBN 9780823274802 (c.), ISBN 9780823274819 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


306.768

Martinez-San Miguel, Yolanda and Sarah Tobias (Editors)

Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities

270 pp., 6" x 9", 5 tables, $95.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

Rutgers University Press

Written in the midst of a moment when transgender people are enjoying unprecedented visibility, this interdisciplinary essay collection brings together leading experts in the burgeoning field of Trans Studies to ask tough questions about what gender and embodiment mean in the twenty-first century. Both theoretically sophisticated and deeply grounded in real-world concerns, Trans Studies bridges the gap between activism and academia by offering examples of cutting-edge activism, research, and pedagogy.

LC 2015021888, ISBN 9780813576411 (c.), ISBN 9780813576404 (p.), ISBN 9780813576428 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


306.82

Zug, Marcia A.

Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches

320 pp., 6" x 9", 40 halftones, $30.00 cloth, $25.50 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

New York University Press

Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying a Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged.

LC 2016010310, ISBN 9780814771815 (c.), ISBN 9781479821327 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


306.874

Lazarre, Jane

Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

184 pp., 6" x 9", $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Duke University Press

In this moving memoir, Jane Lazarre, the white Jewish mother of now adult Black sons, offers a powerful meditation on motherhood and racism in America as she tells the story of how she came to understand the experiences of her African American husband, their growing sons, and their extended family. This Twentieth Anniversary Edition features a new preface, in which Lazarre's elegy for Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and so many others, reminds us of the continued resonance of race in American life. As #BlackLivesMatter gains momentum, Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness is more urgent and essential than ever.

LC 2015039455, ISBN 9780822361473 (c.), ISBN 9780822361664 (p.), ISBN 9780822374145 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


306.874

Tarney, Julie (Foreword by Diane Ehrensaft)

My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 15 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

A loving mother shares her journey of parenting a gender creative child, from toddler to adult. This story of a mother embracing her child's uniqueness and her own will resonate with all families.

LC 2016012942, ISBN 9780299310608 (c.), ISBN 9780299310684 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


307.760

Vergara, Camilo José

Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age

304 pp., 11" x 9", 310 color photographs, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2016

University of Michigan Press

A photographic record of almost three decades of Detroit's changing urban fabric. Over the past 25 years, award-winning ethnographer and photographer Camilo José Vergara has traveled annually to Detroit to document not only the city's precipitous decline but also how its residents have survived. From the 1970s through the 1990s, changes in Detroit were almost all for the worse, as the built fabric of the city was erased through neglect and abandonment. But over the last decade Detroit has seen the beginnings of a positive transformation, and the photography in Detroit Is No Dry Bones provides unique documentation of the revival and its urbanistic possibilities.

LC 2016007766, ISBN 9780472130115 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG

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320-329 Political Science


320

Ash, Timothy Garton

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

504 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 29 b&w illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, $30.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Yale University Press

The Internet allows almost anyone to publish almost anything—exquisite poems, revolting libels, and credible death threats. In this finely crafted, muscular work, a leading political writer offers ten free speech principles for civilized conflict in a connected world. "A thorough and well-argued contribution to the quest for global free speech norms."—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2015955529, ISBN 9780300161168 (c.), ISBN 9780300226942 (p.), ISBN 9780300161366 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


320.408

Brown, Lyn Mikel

Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists

216 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Beacon Press

Drawing from a diverse collection of interviews with women and girl activists, Powered by Girl is both a journalistic exploration of how girls have embraced activism and a guide for adults who want to support their organizing. Here we learn about the intergenerational support behind thirteen-year-old Julia Bluhm when she got Seventeen to go Photoshop free; nineteen-year-old Celeste Montaño, who pressed Google to diversify their Doodles; and sixteen-year-old Yas Necati, who campaigns for better sex education. And we learn what experienced adult activists say about how to scaffold girls' social-change work. Brown argues that adults shouldn't encourage girls to "lean in." Rather, girls should be supported in creating their own movements.

LC 2016012869, ISBN 9780807094600 (p.), ISBN 9780807094617 (e.)

AASL: O/MS, HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


320.566

Müller, Jan-Werner

What Is Populism?

136 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 cloth, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez—populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Analytical, accessible, and provocative, What Is Populism? is grounded in history and draws on examples from Latin America, Europe, and the United States to define the characteristics of populism and the deeper causes of its electoral successes in our time.

LC 2016498872, ISBN 9780812248982 (c.), ISBN 9780812293784 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


320.973

Hamilton, Lee H.

Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections

384 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

Indiana University Press

Lively and full of his distinctive insights, Hamilton's essays provide vivid accounts of national milestones over the past 50 years: from the protests of the Sixties, the Vietnam War, and the Great Society reforms, through the Watergate and Iran-Contra affairs, to the post-9/11 years as the vice chairman of the 9/11 commission.

LC 2015050743, ISBN 9780253020864 (c.), ISBN 9780253020970 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

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322.1

Miller, Daniel D.

The Myth of Normative Secularism: Religion and Politics in the Democratic Homeworld

354 pp., 6" x 9", $33.00 paper, CIP included

April 2016

Duquesne University Press

Recent political developments, such as the rise of global Islamism and the American religious Right, have challenged our assumptions about politics, religion, secularization, and democracy. Daniel D. Miller's innovative exploration bridges the gap between social scientific analyses of secularism, on the one hand, and philosophical and theological analyses, on the other, providing a distinct way forward for understanding the complex relationships between these forces.

LC 2015050471, ISBN 9780820704913 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


323.119

Levi, Tamara

(Foreword by Walter R. Echo-Hawk)

Food, Control, and Resistance: Rations and Indigenous Peoples in the United States and South Australia

280 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, $65.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Texas Tech University Press

An essential component of every culture, food offers up much more than mere sustenance. Food is also important in religion, ceremony, celebration, and cultural knowledge and transmission. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, governments manipulated rations in attempts to control indigenous movement, induce culture change and assimilation, decrease indigenous independence, and increase dependence on provided goods. However, indigenous peoples often frustrated these plans by taking rations for their own reasons and with their own cultural interpretations of the process. Tamara Levi uses four case studies to examine food rationing policies, practices, and results in the United States and South Australia.

LC 2015044925, ISBN 9780896729636 (c.), ISBN 9780896729643 (p.), ISBN 9780896729650 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


323.119

Speltz, Mark

(With a Preface by Deborah Willis)

North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

160 pp., 8 3/4" x 9 3/4", 100 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2016

Getty Publications

The civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with iconic photographs from Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham, leaving the visual history of the movement outside the South largely untold. In North of Dixie, Mark Speltz reveals the important work of activists who fought segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination in the American North through indelible images from such luminaries as Bob Adelman, Charles Brittin, Diana Davies, Leonard Freed, and Gordon Parks.

LC 2016008950, ISBN 9781606065051 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


323.326

Stewart-Winter, Timothy

Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics

320 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Queer Clout weaves together activism and electoral politics to trace the gay movement's path since the 1950s in Chicago. Stewart-Winter stresses gay people's and African Americans' shared focus on police harassment, highlighting how black political leaders enabled white gays and lesbians to join an emerging liberal coalition in city hall.

LC 2015019092, ISBN 9780812247916 (c.), ISBN 9780812292459 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


323.448

Jones, Meg Leta

Ctrl+Z: The Right to Be Forgotten

256 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

New York University Press

Data about us is created, shared, collected, analyzed, and processed at an overwhelming scale. One possible solution to this threat? A digital right to be forgotten, which would in turn create a legal duty to delete, hide, or anonymize information at the request of another user.

LC 2015043578, ISBN 9781479881703 (c.), ISBN 9781479898718 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


324.273

Farrington, Joshua D.

Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP

328 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

In his narrative history of black Republicans in the twentieth century, Joshua Farrington reevaluates the relationship between black politicians, activists, and voters and the Republican Party, challenging the assumption that African Americans abandoned the "Party of Lincoln" after 1936.

LC 2016026834, ISBN 9780812248524 (c.), ISBN 9780812293265 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


324.730

Schroeder, Alan

Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail, Third Edition

424 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Columbia University Press

From pundits to political operatives, from debate moderators to the viewing public, Presidential Debates reveals how the various stakeholders make and experience this powerful event. For this third edition, Schroeder analyzes the presidential debates of 2008 and 2012 and the crucial role that social media and contemporary news outlets had in shaping their design and reception. New chapters focus on real-time debate responses and the extent to which postdebate news coverage influences voters' decision making and candidates' behavior.

LC 2015043873, ISBN 9780231170567 (c.), ISBN 9780231170574 (p.), ISBN 9780231541503 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P


327.730

Haas, Lawrence J.

Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World

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

April 2016

University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books

Harry and Arthur reveals how the bipartisan partnership of President Harry Truman and Senator Arthur Vandenberg revolutionized America's foreign policy and set the course for America's global leadership through the Cold War and beyond.

LC 2015036855, ISBN 9781612348124 (c.), ISBN 9781612348322 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


328.730

Stokes, Louis

(With David Chanoff)

(Foreword by Congressman John Lewis)

The Gentleman from Ohio

277 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w photographs, $32.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Ohio State University Press

The autobiography of civil rights pioneer and Ohio's first African American Congressman, Louis Stokes. The Gentleman from Ohio chronicles the momentous events in the life and legacy of Ohio's first black representative—a man who, whether in law or politics, continually fought for the principles he believed in and helped lead the way for African Americans in the world of mainstream American politics.

LC 2016017093, ISBN 9780814213124 (c.), ISBN 9780814253670 (p.), ISBN 9780814274255 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

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330-339 Economics


330.905

Chernomas, Robert and Ian Hudson

Economics in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Perspective

216 pp., 6" x 9", 2 figures, 2 tables, $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

University of Toronto Press

In Economics in the Twenty-First Century, Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson demonstrate how today's top young economists continue to lead the field in the wrong direction. The recent winners of the John Bates Clark medal, economics's "baby Nobel," have won that award for studying important issues such as economic development, income inequality, crime, and health. Examining their research, Chernomas and Hudson show that this work focuses on individual choice, ignores the systematic role of power in the economic system, and leads to solutions that are of limited effectiveness at best and harmful at worst.

LC 2016427550, ISBN 9781442649422 (c.), ISBN 9781442626775 (p.), ISBN 9781442620186 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


331.483

Willson, Margaret

Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge

312 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, 2 maps, 2 tables, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

University of Washington Press

This book is a glimpse into the lives of vibrant women who have braved the sea for centuries. Their accounts include the excitement, accidents, trials, and tribulations of fishing in Iceland from the historic times of small open rowboats to today's high-tech fisheries. Based on extensive historical and field research, Seawomen of Iceland allows the seawomen's voices to speak directly with strength, intelligence, and—above all—a knowledge of how to survive.

LC 2015046198, ISBN 9780295995502 (c.), ISBN 9780295806471 (e.)

AASL: RS, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


333.751

Speece, Darren Frederick

(Foreword by Paul S. Sutter)

Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics

384 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, 5 maps, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Washington Press

Giant redwoods are American icons, paragons of grandeur, exceptionalism, and endurance. They are also symbols of conflict and negotiation, remnants of environmental battles over the limits of industrialization, profiteering, and globalization. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, logging operations have eaten away at the redwood forest, particularly areas covered by ancient giant redwoods. Today, such trees occupy a mere 120,000 acres. Defending Giants explores the long history of the Redwood Wars, focusing on the ways rural Americans fought for control over both North Coast society and its forests.

LC 2016007837, ISBN 9780295999517 (c.), ISBN 9780295999524 (e.)

AASL: G, RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


333.956

Harvell, Drew

A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk

232 pp., 7" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

University of California Press

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka were captivated by marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the life of oceans untouched by climate change and human impacts. Inspired by the Blaschkas' uncanny replicas, Harvell set out in search of their living counterparts. In A Sea of Glass, she takes readers along as she dives beneath the ocean's surface to a rarely seen world, revealing the surprising and unusual biology of some of the earth's most ancient animals. On the way, we glimpse a century of change in our ocean ecosystems and learn which of the living matches for the Blaschkas' creations are, indeed, as fragile as glass.

LC 2015029740, ISBN 9780520285682 (c.), ISBN 9780520961111 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


335.409

Jones, Gareth Stedman

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

768 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 halftones, 4 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Harvard University Press

Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism's patriarch and fierce lawgiver. He shows how Marx adapted the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, and others into ideas that would have—in ways inconceivable to Marx—an overwhelming impact in the twentieth century.

LC 2016027565, ISBN 9780674971615 (c.), ISBN 9780674974807 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


338.092

Hetfield, Lisa and Dana M. Britton (Editors)

Junctures in Women's Leadership: Business

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $80.00 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Rutgers University Press

Junctures in Women's Leadership: Business, features a diverse array of women corporate executives and entrepreneurs, both past and present, including Martha Stewart, Alice Waters, and Madame C.J. Walker. Each of the twelve case studies in this volume includes a compelling and instructive story of how a prominent woman in business handled a critical juncture or crisis in her career, presenting leadership lessons that will benefit readers regardless of gender.

LC 2015024450, ISBN 9780813565941 (c.), ISBN 9780813565934 (p.), ISBN 9780813575735 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P


338.197

Alcalá, Kathleen

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island

360 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 7 illustrations, $28.95 cloth, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Washington Press

As friends began "going back to the land" at the same time that a health issue emerged, Kathleen Alcalá set out to re-examine her relationship with food at the most local level. Combining memoir, historical records, and a blueprint for sustainability, The Deepest Roots shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards, and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity, and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.

LC 2016005813, ISBN 9780295999388 (c.), ISBN 9780295999395 (e.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


338.456

Keith, Lloyd and John C. Jackson

The Fur Trade Gamble: North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820

300 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $42.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2016

Washington State University Press

In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command Northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.

LC 2015044936, ISBN 9780874223361 (c.), ISBN 9780874223408 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG

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340-349 Law


341.69

Stover, Eric, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

504 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

University of California Press

Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of Nazi war criminals and their collaborators after World War II, moving onto the question of justice following the Balkan wars and Rwandan genocide, and ending with the establishment of the International Criminal Court and post-9/11 America, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war criminals. It is a story fraught with broken promises, backroom politics, ethical dilemmas, and daring escapades—all in the name of international justice and human rights.

LC 2015028398, ISBN 9780520278059 (c.), ISBN 9780520962767 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


342.730

Gormley, Ken

The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History

672 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 44 halftones, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

New York University Press

The Presidents and the Constitution offers a fresh perspective on how the Constitution has evolved in the hands of individual presidents. It delves into key moments in American history, from Washington's early battles with Congress to the advent of the national security presidency under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to reveal the dramatic historical forces that drove these presidents to action.

LC 2015043555, ISBN 9781479839902 (c.), ISBN 9781479872077 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


342.730

Gregory, Anthony

American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment

280 pp., 6" x 9", $44.95 cloth, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

A cogent synthesis of the history of American governmental surveillance and of its conflict with the right to privacy enshrined in the federal Constitution, tracing its development from colonial times to beyond 9/11.

LC 2015043760, ISBN 9780299308803 (c.), ISBN 9780299308834 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


343.730

Hunter, Susan and Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.

Pet Politics: The Political and Legal Lives of Cats, Dogs, and Horses in Canada and the United States

434 pp., 6" x 9", 2 drawings, 21 graphs/tables, $34.95 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

Purdue University Press

Pet Politics presents the first study of the development of companion animal or pet law and policy in Canada and the United States by political scientists. The authors examine how people and governments classify three species of pets or companion animals—cats, dogs, and horses—for various degrees of legal protection.

LC 2015045013, ISBN 9781557537324 (p.), ISBN 9781612494357 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


344.079

Endersby, James W. and William T. Horner

Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation

336 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, $36.95 cloth, $36.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

University of Missouri Press

In 1936, Lloyd Gaines's application to the University of Missouri law school was denied based on his race. Gaines and the NAACP challenged the university's decision. Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938) was the first in a long line of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding race, higher education, and equal opportunity. The court case drew national headlines, and the NAACP moved Gaines to Chicago after he received death threats. Before he could attend law school, he vanished.....This is the first book to focus entirely on the Gaines case and the vital role played by the NAACP and its lawyers.

LC 2015960093, ISBN 9780826220851 (c.), ISBN 9780826273628 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


344.730

Black, Derek W.

Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline

256 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $21.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

New York University Press

Ending Zero Tolerance answers the calls of grassroots communities pressing for integration and increased education funding with a complete rethinking of school discipline.

LC 2016018970, ISBN 9781479877027 (c.), ISBN 9781479886081 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


346.043

Ray, Arthur J.

Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History

360 pp., 6" x 9", 11 maps, 17 images, $110.00 cloth (CAD), $29.95 paper (CAD), $110.00 ebook (CAD)

May 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

Arthur Ray examines how claims-oriented research is often fitted to the existing frames of indigenous rights law and claims legislation and, as a result, has influenced the development of these laws and legislation. Through a comparative study encompassing the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Ray also explores the ways in which various procedures and settings for claims adjudication have influenced and changed the use of historical evidence, made space for indigenous voices, stimulated scholarly debates about the cultural and historical experiences of indigenous peoples at the time of initial European contact and afterward, and have provoked reactions from politicians and scholars.

ISBN 9780773547421 (c.), ISBN 9780773547438 (p.), ISBN 9780773599109 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


347.731

Tomlin, Homer Ross

Homer Thornberry: Congressman, Judge, and Advocate for Equal Rights

224 pp., 6" x 9", 35 b&w images, $32.50 cloth, $15.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

TCU Press

Former Congressman and Judge Homer Thornberry was a lifelong public servant widely respected for his integrity and championship of equal rights. The only child of destitute deaf-mute parents, he is one of just a few dozen individuals in U.S. history to serve at least ten years in both the legislative and judicial branches at the federal level. Then-Senator Lyndon Johnson and House Speaker Sam Rayburn each considered Thornberry a valuable ally and close personal friend. Together they constituted a small minority of southern congressmen who pushed for civil rights reform. Written by his grandson, this book takes a critical look at Thornberry's compelling life story and distinguished career.

LC 2016012858, ISBN 9780875656373 (c.), ISBN 9780875656465 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


347.732

Caplan, Lincoln

American Justice 2016: The Political Supreme Court

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

September 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Has a partisan turn made the Court more political and less independent and trustworthy than the nation requires? The term ending in 2016 included more decisions and developments in almost fifty years for analyzing this question. Among them were major cases about abortion rights, the death penalty, immigration, and other wedge issues, as well as the death of Justice Antonin G. Scalia, leaving the Court evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Legal journalist Lincoln Caplan dissects the recent term, puts it in historical context, and recommends ways to strengthen trust in the Supreme Court as the pinnacle of the American constitutional system.

LC 2016479599, ISBN 9780812248906 (c.), ISBN 9780812293722 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


350

Stettner, Shannon

Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada

420 pp., 6" x 9", 7 colour photos, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook

August 2016

Athabasca University Press

Without Apology gathers the voices of activists, feminists, and scholars as well as abortion providers and clinic support staff alongside the stories of women whose experience with abortion is more personal. With the particular aim of moving beyond the polarizing rhetoric that has characterized the issue of abortion and reproductive justice for so long, Without Apology is an engrossing and arresting account that will promote both reflection and discussion.

ISBN 9781771991599 (p.), ISBN 9781771991612 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


352.236

Goldstein, Ira

(Foreword by Tom Davis, former US Congressman)

The Federal Management Playbook: Leading and Succeeding in the Public Sector

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

October 2016

Georgetown University Press

The Federal Management Playbook coaches the importance of always keeping four key concepts in mind when planning for success: goals, stakeholders, resources, and time frames. Its chapters address how to effectively motivate government employees, pick the right technologies, communicate and negotiate with powerful stakeholders, manage risks, get value from contractors, foster innovation, and more. Goldstein makes lessons easy to apply by breaking each chapter's plans into three strategic phases: create an offensive strategy, execute your plan effectively, and play a smart defense....The Federal Management Playbook is a must-read for anyone working in the government realm and for students who aspire to public service.

LC 2016007097, ISBN 9781626163720 (p.), ISBN 9781626163812 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


352.236

Kamarck, Elaine C.

Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

208 pp., 5" x 8", $22.00 cloth, $21.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Brookings Institution Press

In Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again Elaine Kamarck surveys recent presidential failures and argues that presidents today have allowed themselves to become more and more distant from the federal bureaucracy that is supposed to implement policy. She offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration.

LC 2016017463, ISBN 9780815727781 (c.), ISBN 9780815727798 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.008

Curtis IV, Edward E.

Muslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service

102 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 b&w illustrations, $16.00 paper, $15.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Indiana University Press

Muslim Americans in the Military illuminates the long history of Muslim service from the Revolutionary War to today and showcases the real stories of Muslim American service members who risk their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear.

LC 2016041283, ISBN 9780253027177 (p.), ISBN 9780253027214 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.009

Snyder-Hill, Stephen

(Foreword by George Takei)

Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement

240 pp., 5" x 8", $22.95 cloth, $15.95 paper, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books

Soldier of Change is the memoir of a gay soldier who served in the military before, during, and after the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" era.

LC 2014004308, ISBN 9781612346977 (c.), ISBN 9781612348162 (p.), ISBN 9781612347066 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


358.400

Okerstrom, Dennis R.

Dick Cole's War: Doolittle Raider, Hump Pilot, Air Commando

336 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook

September 2015

University of Missouri Press

With the 100th anniversary of his birth on September 7, 2015 Dick Cole has long stood in the powerful spotlight of fame that has followed him since his B-25 was launched from a Navy carrier and flown toward Japan just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In recognition the tremendous boost Doolittle's Raid gave American morale, members of The Tokyo Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014.

ISBN 9780826220660 (c.), ISBN 9780826273550 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


359.009

Rose, Lisle A.

America's Sailors in the Great War: Seas, Skies, and Submarines

300 pp., 6" x 9", 22 illustrations, $36.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2016

University of Missouri Press

When the U.S. entered World War I in April 1917, America's sailors were immediately forced to engage in the utterly new realm of anti-submarine warfare waged on, below and above the seas by a variety of small ships and the new technology of airpower. The U.S. Navy substantially contributed to the safe trans-Atlantic passage of a two million man Army that decisively turned the tide of battle on the Western Front even as its battleship division helped the Royal Navy dominate the North Sea. The Navy of 1917-18 laid the foundations for victory at sea twenty-five years later.

LC 2016957560, ISBN 9780826221056 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


362.295

Hudak, John

Marijuana: A Short History

224 pp., 5" x 7", $14.95 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Brookings Institution Press

Marijuana: A Short History provides a brief yet compelling narrative that discusses the social and cultural history of marijuana but also tells us how a once-vilified plant has been transformed into a serious, even mainstream, public policy issue. Focusing on politics, the media, government and education, John Hudak describes why public policy has changed, and what that change might mean for marijuana's future place in society.

LC 2016030036, ISBN 9780815729068 (p.), ISBN 9780815729075 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


362.430

Crosby, Christina

A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain [A Memoir]

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $22.95 cloth, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

New York University Press

A memoir that is a meditation on disability, metaphor, gender, sex, and love, A Body, Undone is a compelling account of living on, as Crosby rebuilds her body and fashions a life through writing, memory, and desire.

LC 2015034127, ISBN 9781479833535 (c.), ISBN 9781479861682 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


362.592

Schweid, Richard

Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of California Press

More than 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States every year. In every state, children are living packed in with relatives, or in cars, or motel rooms, or emergency shelters, the only constant being too many people in too little space. In a vividly-written narrative, experienced journalist Richard Schweid takes us on a spirited journey through this "invisible nation". Based on in-depth reporting from five major cities, Invisible Nation looks backward at the historical context of family homelessness, as well as forward at what needs to be done to alleviate this widespread, although often hidden, poverty.

LC 2016009774, ISBN 9780520292666 (c.), ISBN 9780520292673 (p.), ISBN 9780520966093 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.282

Turk, David S.

Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service

544 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

University of North Texas Press

What do the integration of the University of Mississippi, the federal trials of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, the confrontation at Ruby Ridge, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have in common? The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in all of them. Whether pursuing dangerous felons or extraditing them from other countries; protecting federal judges, prosecutors, and witnesses; transporting and maintaining prisoners and detainees; or administering the sale of assets obtained from criminal activity, the U.S. Marshals Service has adapted and overcome a mountain of barriers since their founding as the oldest federal law enforcement organization. In Forging the Star, historian David S. Turk lifts the fog around the agency's complex modern period.

LC 2016013241, ISBN 9781574416541 (c.), ISBN 9781574416626 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


363.325

Chowanietz, Christophe

Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians: France's Response to Terrorism

248 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 cloth (CAD), $29.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

November 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, the mainstream political elite in Washington, DC acquiesced to every major decision taken by George W. Bush's administration while partisan politics in Congress ceased. As a nation and its representatives rallied around their leader, the diversity of opinions and the role of political opposition seemed suddenly less vital. A similar unity materialized in the aftermath of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, as millions marched across Paris. Emphasizing France's distinctive struggle against terrorism between 1980 and 2016, Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians presents a comparative analysis of how political elites react to terrorist attacks in five western democratic states.

LC 2016497388, ISBN 9780773547957 (c.), ISBN 9780773548374 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.325

Coda, Elena and Ben Lawton (Editors)

Re-Visioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective

340 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

Purdue University Press

Re-Visioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that aims to offer a plurality of visions on terrorism. The different ideological, philosophical, and cultural perspectives emerging from the essays and the variety of humanistic disciplines involved intend to provide a complex and even contradictory picture that emphasizes the fact that there cannot be a univocal conception and response to terrorism, in either the practical or the intellectual domain. The essays featured in this volume range from philosophical interpretations of terrorism, to historical analysis of terror through the ages, to cinematic, artistic, and narrative representations of terroristic events that are not limited to 9/11.

LC 2015014478, ISBN 9781557537331 (p.), ISBN 9781612494456 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.325

Edelson, Chris

Power without Constraint: The Post-9/11 Presidency and National Security

242 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

A historical and constitutional analysis of national security power in the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. President Bush's officials had claimed for the executive branch total authority to use military force in response to threats of terrorism. Though President Obama's officials used softer rhetoric, in key areas—military action, surveillance, and state secrets—they found new ways to assert power without meaningful constitutional or statutory constraints.

LC 2015036812, ISBN 9780299307400 (c.), ISBN 9780299307431 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.325

Sageman, Marc

Misunderstanding Terrorism

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 5 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $17.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Misunderstanding Terrorism provides a reassessment of the scope and nature of the global neo-jihadi threat to the West as Marc Sageman's understanding of how and why people have adopted fundamentalist ideologies and terrorist methods has evolved. Author of Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman has become more critical of the U.S. government's approach to the problem, arguing that U.S. society has been transformed for the worse by an extreme overreaction to a limited threat—limited, despite spectacular recent incidents, which he takes fully into account. His discussion of how limited the threat is marks a major contribution to the debate over the best way to a measured and much more effective response.

LC 2017288212, ISBN 9780812248890 (c.), ISBN 9780812293715 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


363.330

Henigan, Dennis A.

"Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People": And Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Beacon Press

The gun lobby's remarkable success in using engaging slogans to frame the gun control debate has allowed it to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades. Dennis Henigan, former vice president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, exposes the mythology and misguided thinking at the core of these pro-gun catchphrases, which continue to have an outsized influence on public attitudes toward guns and gun control. He counters the gun lobby's messages by weaving together the most compelling current research and insights drawn from the grim reality of deadly gunfire in our homes and communities. Henigan charts a new path toward ending the American nightmare of gun violence.

LC 2016014812, ISBN 9780807088845 (p.), ISBN 9780807088852 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


363.738

Mann, Michael E. and Tom Toles

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

208 pp., 6" x 9", 53 cartoons, $24.95 cloth, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Columbia University Press

The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus.

LC 2016009004, ISBN 9780231177863 (c.), ISBN 9780231541817 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


364.106

Whalen, Robert Weldon

Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life: Gangsters and Gangbusters in La Guardia's New York

288 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Fordham University Press

Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life: Gangsters and Gangbusters in La Guardia's New York tells the story of the notorious 1930s Brooklyn gang nicknamed "Murder, Inc." and offers an extended moral reflection on the phenomenon of gangsters.

LC 2016014319, ISBN 9780823271559 (c.), ISBN 9780823271566 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


364.973

Hinton, Elizabeth

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

464 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 halftones, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Harvard University Press

How did the land of the free become the home of the world's largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

LC 2015039012, ISBN 9780674737235 (c.), ISBN 9780674969209 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


365.450

Johansen, Ilse

(Edited by Heather Marshall)

(Translated by Hans Rudolf Gahler)

Surviving the Gulag: A German Woman's Memoir

296 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w photographs, map, notes, index, $34.95 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

The University of Alberta Press

Surviving the Gulag is the first-person account of a complex woman who survived five horrifying years in Russian prison camps: starved, beaten, and worked nearly to death. A story like Ilse Johansen's is rarely told—of a woman caught in the web of fascism and communism at the end of the Second World War and beginning of the Cold War. Her candid account of her time as a prisoner, written soon after her release, provides startling insight into the trials of a German female prisoner under Soviet rule.

LC 20169047229, ISBN 9781772120387 (p.), ISBN 9781772122909 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


368.420

Smith, David Barton

The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System

256 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Vanderbilt University Press

The Power to Heal offers a behind-the-scenes account of the transformation of America's hospitals during the 1960s from some of its most racially and economically segregated institutions into its most integrated. The book draws the reader into the struggles of the unsung heroes of this transformation: black medical leaders whose stubborn courage helped shape the larger civil rights movement. Their triumphs did not come without casualties, yet the story of their struggle offers lessons and hope for realizing a transformational dream.

LC 2015042860, ISBN 9780826521064 (c.), ISBN 9780826521071 (p.), ISBN 9780826521088 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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370-379 Education


370

Veletsianos, George (Editor)

Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications

324 pp., 6" x 9", $43.95 paper, $39.95 ebook

May 2016

Athabasca University Press

Contributors to Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning include individuals who are shaping the future of online learning with their innovative applications and investigations on the impact of issues such as openness, analytics, MOOCs, and social media. Building on work first published in Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, the contributors to this collection harness the dispersed knowledge in online education to provide a one-stop locale for work on emergent approaches in the field. Their conclusions will influence the adoption and success of these approaches to education and will enable researchers and practitioners to conceptualize, critique, and enhance their understanding of the foundations and applications of new technologies.

ISBN 9781771991490 (p.), ISBN 9781771991513 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


370.112

Adler, Eric

Classics, the Culture Wars, and Beyond

304 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, 2 figures, $75.00 cloth, $60.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

University of Michigan Press

Scrutinizes the contentious ideological feuds in American academia during the 1980s and 1990s. Beginning with a short intellectual history of the academic culture wars, Eric Adler's book examines popular polemics including those by Allan Bloom and Dinesh D'Souza, and considers the oddly marginal role of classical studies in these conflicts. Adler dissects three significant controversies from the era: the so-called AJP affair, which supposedly pitted a conservative journal editor against his feminist detractors; the brouhaha surrounding Martin Bernal's contentious Black Athena project; and the dustup associated with Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath's fire-breathing jeremiad, Who Killed Homer?

LC 2016020378, ISBN 9780472130153 (c.), ISBN 9780472122400 (e.)

AASL: G/P


370.92

Cavazos, Lauro F.

(With Gene B. Preuss)

A Kineño's Journey: On Family, Learning, and Public Service

352 pp., 6" x 9", 40 halftones, $29.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Texas Tech University Press

On September 20, 1988, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Lauro F. Cavazos as the fourth Secretary of Education in President Ronald Reagan's administration. A sixth-generation Texan and Kineño—a descendant of Mexican citizens who accepted work on Texas's King Ranch in the 19th century—Cavazos was the first Hispanic appointed to a position in an American Presidential Cabinet. The story of Cavazos's journey leading up to his cabinet appointment is a portrait of a life devoted to the principles of education.

LC 2016017176, ISBN 9780896729681 (c.), ISBN 9780896729698 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


371.334

Gregory, Sue, Mark J.W. Lee, Barney Dalgarno, and Belinda Tynan

Learning in Virtual Worlds: Research and Applications

400 pp., 6" x 9", 52 b&w photos, $43.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Athabasca University Press

In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They explore aspects of learner interaction with virtual worlds, such as user wayfinding in Second Life, communication modes and perceived presence, and accessibility issues for elderly or disabled learners. They also examine advanced technologies that hold potential for the enhancement of learner immersion and discuss best practices in the design and implementation of virtual world-based learning interventions and tasks. By evaluating and documenting different methods, approaches, and strategies, the contributors to Learning in Virtual Worlds offer important information and insight to both scholars and practitioners in the field.

LC 2016417242, ISBN 9781771991339 (p.), ISBN 9781771991353 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


371.829

Lewis, Pamela

Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City

232 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

Fordham University Press

This revelatory, hard-hitting account by an inner-city public school teacher is an urgent wake-up call to rethink current approaches to education and race.

LC 2015038969, ISBN 9780823271405 (c.), ISBN 9780823271412 (p.), ISBN 9780823271429 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


372.4

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, et al. (Editors)

Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts

256 pp., 6" x 9", $54.95 paper, $43.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

The National Academies Press

A teacher's capability to improve students' scientific understanding is heavily influenced by the school and district in which they work, the community in which the school is located, and the larger professional communities to which they belong. Science Teachers' Learning provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development. This report makes actionable recommendations for science teachers' learning that take a broad view of what is known about science education, how and when teachers learn, and education policies that directly and indirectly shape what teachers are able to learn and teach.

LC 2015957314, ISBN 9780309380188 (p.), ISBN 9780309380218 (e.)

AASL: S/P


378.125

Berg, Maggie and Barbara K. Seeber

The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

136 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $26.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

University of Toronto Press

If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for education and scholarship. In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter this erosion of humanistic education. Focusing on the individual faculty member's own professional practice, Berg and Seeber present both an analysis of the culture of speed in the academy and ways of alleviating stress while improving teaching, research, and collegiality.

LC 2016449527, ISBN 9781442645561 (c.), ISBN 9781487521851 (p.), ISBN 9781442663107 (e.)

AASL: S/P


378.771

Shkurti, William J.

The Ohio State University in the Sixties: The Unraveling of the Old Order

390 pp., 6" x 9", 53 photographs, $39.95 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

September 2016

Ohio State University Press

On May 6, 1970, an embattled Ohio State University President Novice G. Fawcett took the unprecedented step of closing down the university. Officials feared they could not maintain order in the face of growing student protests. Students, faculty, and staff were ordered to leave; administrative offices, classrooms, and laboratories were closed. The campus was sealed off. Never in the first one hundred years of the university's existence had such a drastic step been necessary. Using contemporary news stories, long-overlooked archival materials, and first-person interviews, The Ohio State University in the Sixties explores how these tensions built up over years, why they converged when they did, and how they forever changed the university.

LC 2016011762, ISBN 9780814213070 (c.), ISBN 9780814253625 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


378.772

Malloy, C.S.C., Edward A.

Monk's Tale: The Presidential Years, 1987-2005

456 pp., 6" x 9", 50 halftones, $29.00 cloth, $29.00 ebook

August 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"The chronicle of an eighteen-year presidency that involved multiple visits to the White House, one-on-one conversations with the Holy Father, and visits with heads of state across the globe is inherently interesting....Father Monk Malloy.....casts light upon the complexity of operating a first-class modern university while remaining faithful to its mission as a Catholic university. He also helps us to remember that while all of this is happening, the inflection points that occur during everyone's life continue: the loss attendant to his mother's death, the emotional impact of the events of 9/11 and its aftermath, and the devastation felt at the revelations of the clergy abuse scandal."—Carol Ann Mooney, president, Saint Mary's College

ISBN 9780268100445 (c.), ISBN 9780268100476 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


378.772

Schmuhl, Robert

Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record

158 pp., 5" x 8", 7 halftones, $25.00 cloth, $25.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, often made headlines when he served as Notre Dame's president from 1952 to 1987. He was frequently interviewed by Schmuhl, the ND professor of American Studies and Journalism who covered him for various outlets and became a friend and confidant. This volume offers both excerpts and commentary from those interviews and a warmhearted view of the influential priest."—Notre Dame Magazine

LC 2016019556, ISBN 9780268100896 (c.), ISBN 9780268100926 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


379.111

Schneider, Mercedes K.

(Foreword by Karen GJ Lewis)

School Choice: The End of Public Education?

224 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $36.95 paper, $35.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Teachers College Press

Are vouchers and charters superior to local-board-run public schools? Schneider argues that there is no clear research supporting this, but increasing evidence of charter mismanagement. She documents many important school choice issues, including the impoverishment of public schools to support privatized schools, questionable disciplinary practices, and the abandonment of long-held principles of public education. Essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the past and future of public education in America. "Given the near-complete absence of public information and debate about the stealth effort to privatize public schools, this is the right time for the appearance of...School Choice: The End of Public Education?"—New York Review of Books

LC 2016012415, ISBN 9780807757253 (p.), ISBN 9780807774243 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: O

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation



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390-399 Customs and Folklore


395.520

Kelm, Orlando R. and David A. Victor

The 7 Keys to Communicating in Brazil: An Intercultural Approach

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $59.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Georgetown University Press

The key to professional success in Brazil is understanding Brazilians. But how do you understand an unfamiliar culture? Seasoned cross-cultural trainers Orlando R. Kelm and David A. Victor use Victor's groundbreaking approach of evaluating a culture's language, environment, social organization, context, authority, nonverbal communication, and time conception to provide a framework for understanding Brazilians and show effective strategies to overcome these communication barriers. The method, referred to as the LESCANT approach makes you the expert evaluator of the culture and helps you easily navigate hurdles that can challenge business relationships.....Engaging and accessible, the book helps North Americans master the nuances of the Brazilian language and achieve a real experience of the Brasil dos brasileiros.

LC 2015048675, ISBN 9781626163515 (c.), ISBN 9781626163522 (p.), ISBN 9781626163539 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


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