2014 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


301

Elwell, Frank W.

Sociolcultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

385 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

June 2013

Athabasca University Press

Sociocultural Systems aims to reinstate macrosociology as the heart of the discipline by demonstrating that both classical and contemporary macrosociologists stand upon common ground. Focusing on the broad issues that concerned the founders, Elwell addresses questions such as: Historically, what factors accounted for the origin, survival, and evolution of sociocultural systems? Why were some societies more technologically advanced than others? What is the origin of capitalism? What factors determine the allocation of goods and services within and among societies? What effects do changes in government and economic institutions have on communities?

LC 2013432781, ISBN 9781927356203 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


302.231

Tkacheva, Olesya, et al.

Internet Freedom and Political Space

286 pp., 6" x 9", 13 illustrations, $32.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

RAND Corporation

The Internet has become a new battleground between governments that censor online content and those who advocate freedom to browse, post, and share information online for all, regardless of their place of residence. This report examines whether and how furthering Internet freedom can empower civil society vis-à-vis public officials, make the government more accountable to its citizens, and integrate citizens into the policy making process. Using case studies of events in 2011 in Egypt, Syria, China, and Russia, researchers focus on the impact of Internet freedom on freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and the right to cast a meaningful vote, all of which are the key pillars of political space....The book concludes by discussing implications for the design of Internet freedom programs and other measures to protect "freedom to connect."

LC 2013033674, ISBN 9780833080639 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


303.483

Swirski, Peter

From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution

252 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature. Among hundreds of other questions, it considers: Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing? Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million-fold, what will such a state of affairs entail in terms of art, culture, social life, and even nonhuman rights? [It is] the ultimate future of literature and literary studies in the age of thinking and evolving machines.

ISBN 9780773542952 (c.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.484

Stephen, Lynn

We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements

368 pp., 6" x 9", 26 photographs, 1 table, 4 maps, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Duke University Press

A massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. A coalition of more than 300 organizations, APPO disrupted the functions of Oaxaca's government for six months. It began to develop an inclusive and participatory political vision for the state. The movement was met with violent repression. Participants were imprisoned, tortured, and even killed. Lynn Stephen emphasizes the crucial role of testimony in human rights work, indigenous cultural history, community and indigenous radio, and women's articulation of their rights to speak and be heard.

LC 2013012815, ISBN 9780822355199 (c.), ISBN 9780822355342 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


303.610

Mattaini, Mark A.

Strategic Nonviolent Power: The Science of Satyagraha

314 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

Athabasca University Press

Strategic Nonviolent Power proposes that the route to what Gandhi described as the "undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries" of nonviolent resistance is the application of rigorous science. Although not a simple science, Mattaini's application of ecological science grounded in the science of behaviour brings exceptional power to the struggle for justice and liberation. At a time when civil resistance is actively reshaping global political realities, the science of nonviolent struggle deserves the attention of the scientific, activist, strategic, military, spiritual, and diplomatic communities, as well as the informed public.

LC 2013455021, ISBN 9781927356418 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.640

Oloya, Opiyo

Child to Soldier: Stories from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army

217 pp., 6" x 9", 12 images, $65.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

University of Toronto Press

What happens when children are forced to become child soldiers? How are they transformed from children to combatants? In Child to Soldier, Opiyo Oloya addresses these timely, troubling questions by exploring how Acholi children in Northern Uganda, abducted by infamous warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), become soldiers. "Child to Soldier is an incredibly fascinating, engaging book. Along with offering gripping testimonies of former child-inducted combatants, Opiyo Oloya helps readers understand how Acholi and Ugandan culture shaped the dynamics of children who became a part of war."—George J. Sefa Dei, University of Toronto

LC 2013433445, ISBN 9781442646049 (c.), ISBN 9781442614178 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.66

Odendaal, Andries

A Crucial Link: Local Peace Committees and National Peacebuilding

192 pp., 6" x 9", bibliography, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

This volume by longtime peacebuilding practitioner Andries Odendaal is the first comparative study of local peace committees and asks whether and where they have succeeded. Drawing on a diverse set of cases—like South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Nepal—Odendaal finds local peace committees can be critical in establishing social cohesion, facilitating, dialogue, preventing violence, and fostering the success of national agreements, especially when they are formally supported by a larger peace infrastructure.

LC 2013011722, ISBN 9781601271815 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.66

Williams, Abiodun (Editor)

The Brilliant Art of Peace: Lectures from the Kofi Annan Series

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

May 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

The Brilliant Art of Peace presents lectures delivered by seventeen of the world's most eminent thinkers that challenge prevailing thinking on globalization, human rights, identity, religion, science and technology, economics, the humanities, music, language, and more.

LC 2012018901, ISBN 9781601271426 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


303.660

Smith, David J. (Editor)

Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource

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

June 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

This volume underscores the importance of community colleges in strengthening global education and teaching conflict resolution skills. Enlisting contributions by twenty-three community college and peacebuilding professionals, Smith has created a first-of-its-kind volume for faculty and administrators seeking to develop innovative and engaging peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives.

LC 2012049699, ISBN 9781601271471 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


303.69

Levinger, Matthew

Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions

280 pp., 6" x 9", graphs, tables, charts, maps, glossary, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

A definitive primer, Conflict Analysis introduces a wide range of analytical tools that will help practitioners and nonspecialists identify emerging threats of deadly conflict and opportunities for managing conflicts. To illustrate key points, Levinger draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary cases, including Cuba, Israel-Palestine, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Based on two underlying premises—that everyone is an analyst and that systemic analysis is essential—the volume emphasizes the causes of peace as well as of conflict.

LC 2012018917, ISBN 9781601271433 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


304.209

Riley, John L.

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History

516 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", colour section, 16 maps, 8 drawings, 3 b&w photographs, $39.95 cloth (CAD), $29.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country is a history of environmental change in the Great Lakes region, looking as far back as the last ice age, and also reflecting on modern trajectories of change, many of them positive.

ISBN 9780773541771 (c.), ISBN 9780773543881 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


305

Kaplan, Elaine Bell

"We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs

208 pp., 6" x 9", 53 halftones, 3 tables, $79.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

June 2013

Temple University Press

In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book, at-risk youth were given five-dollar cameras to tell stories about their world. Their photos and stories show us their response to negative inner-city teen images. We follow them into their schools, and we hear about their creative coping strategies. While these kids see South Central as dangerous, they also see themselves as confident enough to not let the inner-city take them down. They refuse to be labeled as "ghetto thugs," as outsiders sometimes do. These outsiders include police, teachers, and other groups representing the institutional voices governing their daily lives.

LC 2012042289, ISBN 9781439907894 (c.), ISBN 9781439907900 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.2

Burstein, David D.

Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World

232 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Beacon Press

They've been called trophy kids, narcissistic, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David D. Burstein, the Millennial Generation's blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism, combined with their ability to navigate the quick, twenty-first-century world, enables them to overcome the short-term challenges of a deeply divided nation and begin addressing our world's long-term challenges. Drawing on extensive interviews with his Millennial peers and compelling new research, Burstein illustrates how his generation is shaping and being shaped by a fast-changing world. Part oral history, part social documentary, Fast Future reveals the impact of the Millennial Generation-in its own words.

LC 2012034457, ISBN 9780807044698 (c.), ISBN 9780807033227 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.235

Rene, Helena K.

China's Sent-Down Generation: Public Administration and the Legacies of Mao's Rustication Program

248 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Georgetown University Press

This book, the most comprehensive study of the "rustication program" to be published in either English or Chinese to date, examines the mechanisms and dynamics of state craft in China, from the rustication program's inception in 1968 to its official termination in 1980 and actual completion in the 1990s. Further, it demonstrates the rustication program's profound long-term consequences for China's bureaucracy, for the spread of corruption, and for the families traumatized by this authoritarian social experiment.

LC 2012038648, ISBN 9781589019874 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.409

Olson, Laura J. and Svetlana Adonyeva

The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise

382 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", 12 b&w photographs, $39.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Based upon nearly three decades of fieldwork, from 1983 to 2010, The Worlds of Russian Village Women follows three generations of Russian women and shows how they alternately preserve, discard, and rework the cultural traditions of their forebears to suit changing needs and self-conceptions. In a major contribution to the study of folklore, Laura J. Olson and Svetlana Adonyeva document the ways that women's tales of traditional practices associated with marriage, childbirth, and death reflect both upholding and transgression of social norms and reveal the complexity of power relations in the Russian villages.

LC 2012016670, ISBN 9780299290344 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


305.488

Reese, Linda Williams

(Foreword by John R. Wunder)

Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890

192 pp., 6" x 9", 18 b&w photographs, 4 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2013

Texas Tech University Press

African American women enslaved by the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek Nations led lives ranging from utter subjection to recognized kinship. Regardless of status, during Removal, they followed the Trail of Tears in the footsteps of their slaveholders, suffering the same life-threatening hardships and poverty. Linda Williams Reese is the first to trace the harsh and often bitter journey of these women from arrival in Indian Territory to free-citizen status in 1890. In doing so, she establishes them as no lesser pioneers of the American West than their Indian or other Plains sisters.

LC 2013011211, ISBN 9780896728103 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


305.800

Johnson, Walter

River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom

560 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 27 halftones, 2 tables, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

River of Dark Dreams places the Cotton Kingdom at the center of worldwide webs of exchange and exploitation that extended across oceans and drove an insatiable hunger for new lands. This bold reaccounting dramatically alters our understanding of American slavery and its role in U.S. expansionism, global capitalism, and the upcoming Civil War.

LC 2012030065, ISBN 9780674045552 (c.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: O


305.892

Behar, Ruth

Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys

248 pp., 5 7/10" x 8 1/5", 18 photographs, $23.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Duke University Press

Traveling Heavy is a deeply moving, unconventional memoir by the master storyteller and cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar. Through evocative stories, she portrays her life as an immigrant child and later, as an adult woman who loves to travel but is terrified of boarding a plane. Repeatedly returning to her homeland of Cuba, unwilling to utter her last goodbye, she is obsessed by the question of why we leave home to find home. Behar is an indispensable guide, full of grace and hope, in the perpetual search for connection that defines our humanity.

LC 2012044741, ISBN 9780822354673 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


305.896

Higginbotham, F. Michael

Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America

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

March 2013

New York University Press

When America inaugurated its first African American president, in 2009, many wondered if the country had finally become a "post-racial" society....In Ghosts of Jim Crow, F. Michael Higginbotham convincingly argues that America remains far away from that imagined utopia....Higginbotham's extensive research demonstrates how laws and actions have been used to maintain a racial paradigm of hierarchy and separation....Using history as a roadmap, Higginbotham arrives at a provocative solution for ridding the nation of Jim Crow's ghost, suggesting that legal and political reform can successfully create a post-racial America, but only if it inspires whites and blacks to significantly alter behaviors and attitudes of race-based superiority and victimization. He argues that America will never achieve its full potential unless it truly enters a post-racial era, and believes that time is of the essence as competition increases globally.

LC 2012038383, ISBN 9780814737477 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


305.897

Bolton, Rena Point and Richard Daly

Xwelíqwiya: The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch

258 pp., 6" x 9", 48 illustrations, $34.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

November 2013

Athabasca University Press

Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lo matriarch, artist, and craftswoman. Proceeding by way of conversational vignettes, the beginning chapters recount Point Bolton's early years on the banks of the Fraser River during the Depression. While at the time the Stó:lo, or Xwélmexw, as they call themselves today, kept secret their ways of life to avoid persecution by the Canadian government, Point Bolton's mother and grandmother schooled her in the skills needed for living from what the land provides, as well as in the craftwork and songs of her people, passing on a duty to keep these practices alive.

LC 2013464639, ISBN 9781927356562 (p.)

AASL: RS, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


305.906

Ulin, Julieann Veronica, Heather Edwards and Sean O'Brien (Editors)

Race and Immigration in the New Ireland

248 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 paper, CIP included

March 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

"Race and Immigration in the New Ireland [is] ideal reading material for teachers [in need of] a solid text on contemporary Ireland. There is nothing comparable in the existing literature."—Kevin Whelan, Director of the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin, Ireland

LC 2012046164, ISBN 9780268027773 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: S


306.097

Angus, Ian

The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture

294 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

May 2013

Athabasca University Press

In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization.

LC 2013414712, ISBN 9781927356326 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


306.097

Helmreich, William B.

The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

480 pp., 6" x 9", 30 halftones, 6 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Princeton University Press

"The delight is definitely in the details....Professor Helmreich, a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invites readers on a romp through largely unexplored neighborhoods that is as entertaining as it is enlightening."—New York Times. "The author exudes great love and admiration for his hometown on every page, and this collection of anecdotes brings New York to life with unprecedented humanity and detail. This book is pure joy; even the most dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker will learn something new about this vibrant city."—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2013017223, ISBN 9780691144054 (c.)

AASL: RG


306.097

Lecklider, Aaron

Inventing the Egghead: The Battle over Brainpower in American Culture

296 pp., 6" x 9", 21 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Throughout the twentieth century, popular songs, magazine articles, plays, posters, and novels alternated between representing intelligence as empowering and as threatening. In Inventing the Egghead, Aaron Lecklider cracks open this paradox by examining representations of intelligence to reveal brainpower's stalwart appeal and influence.

LC 2012032987, ISBN 9780812244861 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: S


306.362

McConaghy, Lorraine and Judy Bentley

Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master

104 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", map, bibliography, $18.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

University of Washington Press

"The recounting of his escape aboard a steamer, capture, and eventual freedom in Canada are captivating, as are the italicized, dramatized scenes...admirable primary-source detective work results in a context-rich story that shines a light on racial attitudes and Civil War politics in pre-statehood Washington."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012044637, ISBN 9780295992716 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


306.362

Nellis, Eric

Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888

192 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 5 b&w illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2013

University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Between 1500 and the middle of the nineteenth century, some 12.5 million slaves were sent as bonded labour from Africa to the European settlements in the Americas. Shaping the New World introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas and race-based slavery's impact on the economic, social, and cultural development of the New World.

LC 2012361309, ISBN 9781442607644 (c.), ISBN 9781442605558 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: S


306.432

Cookson, Peter W.

Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

160 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $66.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

Teachers College Press

Class Rules challenges the popular myth that high schools are the "Great Equalizers." In his groundbreaking study, Cookson demonstrates that adolescents undergo different class rites of passage depending on the social-class composition of the high school they attend. Drawing on stories of schools and individual students, the author shows that where a student goes to high school is a major influence on his or her social class trajectory. Class Rules is a penetrating, original examination of the role education plays in blocking upward mobility for many children. It offers a compelling vision of an equitable system of schools based on the full democratic rights of students.

LC 2013015703, ISBN 9780807754535 (c.), ISBN 9780807754528 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.440

Buchanan, Lindal

Rhetorics of Motherhood

200 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illustrations, $35.00 paper, CIP included

April 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

Becoming a mother profoundly alters one's perception of the world, as Lindal Buchanan learned firsthand when she gave birth. Suddenly attentive to representations of mothers and mothering in advertisements, fiction, film, art, education, and politics, she became intrigued by the persuasive force of the concept of motherhood, an interest that unleashed a host of questions: How is the construct defined? How are maternal appeals crafted, presented, and performed? What do they communicate about gender and power? How do they affect women? Her quest for answers has produced Rhetorics of Motherhood, the first book-length consideration of the topic through a feminist rhetorical lens.

LC 2012035849, ISBN 9780809332205 (p.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: S


306.484

Bowles, Norma and Daniel-Raymond Nadon (Editors)

Staging Social Justice: Collaborating to Create Activist Theatre

328 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, $35.00 paper, CIP included

June 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefits' script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The anthology also vividly describes the transformative impact of these creative initiatives on participants and audiences. By reflecting on their experiences working on these projects, the contributing writers—artists, activists and scholars—provide the reader with tools and inspiration to create their own theatre for social change.

LC 2012039092, ISBN 9780809332380 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


306.709

Nyeck, S.N. and Marc Epprecht (Editors)

Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and Citizenship

312 pp., 6" x 9", 3 drawings, $100.00 cloth (CAD), $29.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

A comprehensive analysis of sexual diversity in Africa from a multidisciplinary perspective.

ISBN 9780773541870 (c.), ISBN 9780773541887 (p.)

AASL: RS

RUSA/CODES: S


306.766

Bronski, Michael, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico

"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Beacon Press

In "You Can Tell Just by Looking" three scholars come together to unpack popular and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths such as "All Religions Condemn Homosexuality" and "Transgender People Are Mentally Ill" have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as "Homosexuals Are Born That Way," have been embraced by LGBT communities. In discussing and dispelling these myths—including gay-positive ones—the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer.

LC 2013023146, ISBN 9780807042458 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


306.843

Miller, Susan Katz

Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Beacon Press

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). In Being Both, Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, to chronicle this controversial grassroots movement.

LC 2013023147, ISBN 9780807013199 (c.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


306.874

Shelton, Michael

Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods

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

January 2013

Beacon Press

Family Pride is the first book for queer parents, their families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of LGBT people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in various settings—professional, recreational, and social. Drawing on his years as a dedicated community activist and on the experiences of LGBT parents, Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for them.

LC 2012023715, ISBN 9780807001974 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


307.097

Campo, Daniel

The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned

304 pp., 9" x 9", 16 color and 50 b&w illustrations, $32.00 paper, CIP included

August 2013

Fordham University Press

"The Accidental Playground provides an informative and fascinating study of a unique area of Brooklyn. From skateboarding and marching bands to artworks and impromptu residences, Campo's perceptive eye and insightful interpretations provide a convincing account of the diverse value of city wastelands for creative urban living."—Iain Borden, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

LC 2013016262, ISBN 9780823251865 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: RS


307.760

Rusk, David

Cities without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective

Fourth Edition

199 pp., 6" x 9", $40.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Cities without Suburbs, first published in 1993, has influenced analysis of America's cities by city planners, scholars, and citizens alike. David Rusk, the former mayor of Albuquerque, argues that America must end the isolation of the central city from the suburbs if it is to solve its urban problems. The fourth edition updates Rusk's argument using the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey.

LC 2013011110, ISBN 9781938027031 (c.), ISBN 9781938027048 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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320-329 Political Science


320.01

Nemo, Philippe

A History of Political Ideas: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages

665 pp., 7" x 10", $36.00 paper, CIP included

June 2013

Duquesne University Press

Provides a context for understanding today's super states by tracing the origins of political thought from the earliest prestates through subsequent eras, including the philosophers and thinkers of the Greek city-state, Roman law, and the Christian Gospels; Nemo further examines the influence on political organization that extends from canon law and the influence of numerous Christian thinkers.

LC 2013005016, ISBN 9780820704555 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


320.546

Abernethy, Graeme

The Iconography of Malcolm X

328 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 27 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University Press of Kansas

The first systematic examination of the image of Malcolm X, a uniquely conspicuous cultural figure who has been framed as both villain and hero, cast by mainstream media during his lifetime as "the most feared man in American history," and elevated at his death as a heroic emblem of African American identity. "An impressive and imaginative contribution to the literature about the changing images of Malcolm X's life and career in the black liberation struggle."—Clarence E. Walker, author of We Can't Go Home Again: An Argument about Afrocentrism

LC 2013018932, ISBN 9780700619207 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


321.809

Walker, Ignacio

(Translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring)

Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair

280 pp., 6" x 9", $38.00 paper, CIP included

April 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

"Walker's study on the state of democracy in Latin America is brilliant, well argued and convincing. It is a must read for political scientists, sociologists, U.S. government officials and nongovernmental organization workers 'on the ground' who want to understand how things work in Latin America."—America

LC 2013000479, ISBN 9780268019723 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


322.209

Stein, Jason and Patrick Marley

More than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin

350 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w illustrations, $26.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, award-winning journalists for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, covered the fight between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the unions firsthand. They center their account on the frantic efforts of state officials meeting openly and in the Capitol's elegant backrooms as protesters demonstrated outside. Conducting new in-depth interviews with elected officials, labor leaders, cops, protestors, and other key figures, and drawing on new documents and their own years of experience as statehouse reporters, Stein and Marley have written a gripping account of the wildest sixteen months in Wisconsin politics since the era of Joe McCarthy.

LC 2012040563, ISBN 9780299293840 (p.)

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322.44

Conner, Claire

Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

264 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

July 2013

Beacon Press

Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today's religious Right, the John Birch Society, first established in 1958, championed many of the same radical causes touted by ultraconservatives today, including campaigns against abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, labor unions, environmental protections, immigrant rights, social and welfare programs, the United Nations, and even water fluoridation. The daughter of one of the society's first members, Claire Conner has written an intimate account of one of the most radical right-wing movements in U.S. history and its lasting effects on our political discourse today.

LC 2012049353, ISBN 9780807077504 (c.), ISBN 9780807033319 (p.)

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323.092

Cox, Julian, Rebekah Jacob, and Monica Karales

Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales

176 pp., 9" x 10", 121 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

The University of South Carolina Press

Controversy and Hope commemorates the civil rights legacy of James Karales (1930-2002), a professional photojournalist who documented the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights with a dedication and vision that led the New York Times to deem his work "a pictorial anthem of the civil rights movement." Julian Cox, with the assistance of Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales, has selected a bold representation of Karales's photographs, augmenting his visual legacy with biographical information and personal recollections.

LC 2012038659, ISBN 9781611171570 (c.), ISBN 9781611171587 (p.)

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323.092

King, Jr., Martin Luther

A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Students

272 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $14.00 paper, CIP included

November 2013

Beacon Press

A Time to Break Silence presents the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume for students. Arranged thematically in six parts, the collection includes eighteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Featured are some of Dr. King's most well-known and frequently taught works, like "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and "I Have a Dream," as well as lesser-known pieces such as "The Sword that Heals" and "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?," which speak to issues young people face today.

LC 2013012953, ISBN 9780807033180 (c.), ISBN 9780807033050 (p.)

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323.092

McKersie, Robert B.

A Decisive Decade: An Insider's View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

288 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

The deeply personal story of a historic time in Chicago, Robert B. McKersie's A Decisive Decade follows the unfolding action of the Civil Rights Movement as it played out in the Windy City. McKersie's participation as a white activist for black rights offers a unique, firsthand viewpoint on the debates, boycotts, marches, and negotiations that would forever change the face of race relations in Chicago and the United States at large....The author illumines the tensions experienced by two major institutions in responding to the demands of the civil rights movement: the university and the church. Packed with historical detail and personal anecdotes of these history-making years, A Decisive Decade offers a never-before-seen perspective on one of our nation's most tumultuous eras.

LC 2012040463, ISBN 9780809332441 (c.)

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323.092

Theoharis, Jeanne

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

320 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photographs, $27.95 cloth, $17.50 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Beacon Press

In this revealing and comprehensive biography—the first critical treatment of Parks's life—historian Jeanne Theoharis presents a powerful corrective to the popular iconography of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who with a single act birthed the modern civil rights movement. Excavating Parks's political philosophy and six decades of social justice work, Theoharis masterfully reveals a woman whose existence demonstrated—in her own words—a "life history of being rebellious."

LC 2012031992, ISBN 9780807050477 (c.), ISBN 9780807033326 (p.)

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323.119

Araiza, Lauren

To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers

264 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Through the relationships between the African American civil rights groups of the 1960s and 1970s and the United Farm Workers, a primarily Mexican American union, To March for Others examines the complexities of forming coalitions across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic divides in pursuit of justice and equality.

LC 2013020887, ISBN 9780812245578 (c.)

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323.119

Beckles, Hilary McD.

Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide

248 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

April 2013

University of the West Indies Press

Britain's Black Debt is the first scholarly work that looks comprehensively at the reparations discussion in the Caribbean. Written by a leading economic historian of the region, a seasoned activist in the wider movement for social justice and advocacy of historical truth, it looks at the origins and development of reparations as a regional and international process. Britain's Black Debt is at once an exciting narration of Britain's dominance of the slave markets that enriched the economy and a seminal conceptual journey into the hidden politics and public posturing of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

LC 2013397612, ISBN 9789766403492 (c.), ISBN 9789766402686 (p.)

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323.119

Carlson, Nellie, Kathleen Steinhauer, with Linda Goyette

Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants

216 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w photographs, notes, appendices, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

The University of Alberta Press

This oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women tells their life stories against a backdrop of government discrimination, First Nations activism, and the resurgence of First Nations communities. Nellie Carlson and Kathleen Steinhauer, who helped to organize the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement in western Canada in the 1960s, fought the Canadian government's interpretation of treaty and Aboriginal rights, the Indian Act, and the male power structure in their own communities in pursuit of equal rights for Aboriginal women and children. After decades of activism and court battles, First Nations women succeeded in changing these oppressive regulations, thus benefiting thousands of their descendants. Those interested in human rights, activism, history, and Native Studies will find that these personal stories, enriched by detailed notes and photographs, form a passionate record of an important, continuing struggle.

LC 2012532746, ISBN 9780888646422 (p.)

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323.119

Freed, Leonard

(Foreword by Julian Bond)

(Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson)

(Afterword by Paul Farber)

This Is the Day: The March on Washington

128 pp., 8 3/4" x 9 1/4", 79 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

Getty Publications

This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

LC 2012017313, ISBN 9781606061213 (c.)

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323.119

Umoja, Akinyele Omowale

We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

351 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

New York University Press

In We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, Akinyele Omowale Umoja argues that armed resistance was critical to the efficacy of the southern freedom struggle and the dismantling of segregation and Black disenfranchisement....This riveting historical narrative relies upon oral history, archival material, and scholarly literature to reconstruct the use of armed resistance by Black activists and supporters in Mississippi to challenge racist terrorism, segregation, and [the] fight for human rights and political empowerment from the early 1950s through the late 1970s.

LC 2012046909, ISBN 9780814725245 (c.)

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324.256

Levitt, Matthew

Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

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

September 2013

Georgetown University Press

The first thorough examination of Hezbollah's covert activities beyond Lebanon's borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Levitt shows convincingly that Hezbollah's willingness to use violence at home and abroad, its global reach, and its proxy-patron relationship with the Iranian regime should be of serious concern.

LC 2013002933, ISBN 9781626160132 (c.)

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324.268

Butler, Anthony

The Idea of the ANC

148 pp., 4 1/4" x 7", 16 b&w photographs, $14.95 paper, CIP included

July 2013

Ohio University Press

South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) is Africa's most famous liberation movement. It has recently celebrated its centenary, a milestone that has prompted partisans to detail a century of unparalleled achievement in the struggle against colonialism and racial discrimination. This remarkable book explores how ANC intellectuals and leaders interpret the historical project of their movement. It investigates three interlocking ideas: a conception of power, a responsibility for promoting unity, and a commitment to human liberation, exploring how these notions have shaped South African politics in the past and how they will inform ANC leaders' responses to future challenges.

LC 2013020693, ISBN 9780821420539 (p.)

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324.973

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall (Editor)

Electing the President, 2012: The Insiders' View

256 pp., 6" x 9", 90 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Kathleen Hall Jamieson brings together prominent members of the campaign staffs for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, debriefing their strategies, poll data, and perceptions of the 2012 election cycle.

LC 2013020963, ISBN 9780812222906 (p.)

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325.73

Fleegler, Robert L.

Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century

280 pp., 6" x 9", 5 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Examining the shift between American immigrant policy between 1924 and 1964, Ellis Island Nation traces the emergence of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed important cultural and economic benefits to American society.

LC 2012031343, ISBN 9780812245097 (c.)

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327

Evans, Brian L.

The Remarkable Chester Ronning: Proud Son of China

336 pp., 6" x 9", 50 b&w photographs, 1 map, preface, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

The University of Alberta Press

Scholar and diplomat Brian L. Evans gives us the first English-language biography of Chester A. Ronning (1894-1984): diplomat, politician, educator, and one of Canada's major public figures. This fascinating story depicts Ronning, the man who received many honours, and deepens readers' knowledge of Canada's post-World War II diplomacy and Canada-China relations. Ronning was an extraordinary Canadian who combined Chinese sensibility with Norwegian calm practicality and American drive. His life journey was entwined with the history of China over many decades. Based on written materials, historical documents, and many hours of interviews with Ronning, his friends, and fellow politicians, The Remarkable Chester Ronning offers both a thorough and entertaining biography and a lens through which to view international politics.

ISBN 9780888646637 (p.)

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327.120

Sulick, Michael J.

American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present

384 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Georgetown University Press

American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied against their country during the past six decades. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA's clandestine service, illustrates through these stories—some familiar, others much less well known—the common threads in the spy cases and the evolution of American attitudes toward espionage since the onset of the Cold War.

LC 2013000035, ISBN 9781626160088 (c.)

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327.127

Prados, John

The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power

400 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

University of Texas Press

This powerful accounting of intelligence abuses committed by the CIA from the Cold War through the war on terror reveals why such abuses and attempts to conceal them are endemic to spying and proposes how a democratic nation can rein in its spymasters.

LC 2013004240, ISBN 9780292737624 (c.)

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327.172

Dobbins, James, et al.

Overcoming Obstacles to Peace: Local Factors in Nation-Building

348 pp., 6" x 9", 9 illustrations, $32.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

RAND Corporation

This book analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes of nation-building interventions in conflict-affected areas and focuses on internal circumstances, first identifying the conditions that gave rise to conflicts or threatened to perpetuate them, and then determining how external and local actors were able to modify or work around them to promote enduring peace....The findings suggest the importance of setting realistic expectations—neither expecting nation-building operations to quickly lift countries out of poverty and create liberal democracies, nor being swayed by a negative stereotype of nation-building that does not recognize its signal achievements in the great majority of cases.

LC 2013000701, ISBN 9780833078605 (p.)

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327.174

Cirincione, Joseph

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing The World Before It Is Too Late

280 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Columbia University Press

Joseph Cirincione surveys the best thinking and worst fears of experts specializing in nuclear warfare and assesses the efforts to reduce or eliminate these nuclear dangers. His book offers hope: in the 1960s, twenty-three states had nuclear weapons and research programs; today, only nine states have weapons. More countries have abandoned nuclear weapon programs than have developed them, and global arsenals are just one-quarter of what they were during the Cold War. Yet can these trends continue, or are we on the brink of a new arms race—or worse, nuclear war? A former member of President Obama's nuclear policy team, Cirincione helped shape the policies unveiled in Prague in 2009, and, as president of an organization intent on reducing nuclear threats, he operates at the center of debates on nuclear terrorism, new nuclear nations, and the risks of existing arsenals.

LC 2013026169, ISBN 9780231164047 (c.)

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327.730

Dobson, Wendy

Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States

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

October 2013

University of Toronto Press

Partners and Rivals, the latest book from acclaimed economist Wendy Dobson, examines the central role that China and the United States will play on the global stage in the next half-century. Dobson provides a balanced and accessibly written understanding of China's domestic challenges, as well as an analysis of both the United States and China's goals on the world stage. Demonstrating why neither power will be able to dominate the other, the book emphasizes that they will need to cooperate and work together in the coming decades because of their deep economic interdependence.

ISBN 9781442647527 (c.)

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330-339 Economics


331.137

Coglianese, Cary, Adam M. Finkel, and Christopher Carrigan (Editors)

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?

312 pp., 6" x 9", 7 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Does Regulation Kill Jobs? analyzes the effects of regulation on employment and offers suggestions for improved economic analysis and regulatory decision making.

LC 2013020962, ISBN 9780812245769 (c.)

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331.892

Kaunonen, Gary and Aaron Goings

Community in Conflict: A Working-Class History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy

358 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2013

Michigan State University Press

A mirror of [the] great changes that were occurring on the national labor rights scene, the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike was a time of unprecedented social upheaval in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With organized labor taking an aggressive stance against the excesses of unfettered capitalism, the state was set for a major struggle between labor and management. No other event came to symbolize or memorialize the strike more than the Italian Hall tragedy, in which dozens of workers and working-class children died.

LC 2012041056, ISBN 9781611860931 (p.)

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332.6

Mauboussin, Michael J.

More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded)

320 pp., 6" x 9", $28.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

June 2013

Columbia University Press

Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor.

LC 2007030512, ISBN 9780231143721 (c.), ISBN 9780231143738 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


332.830

Geisst, Charles R.

Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Geisst tracks the changing perceptions of usury and debt from the time of Cicero to the most recent financial crises. This comprehensive economic history looks at humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit.

LC 2012022355, ISBN 9780812244625 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


333.720

Drake, Brian Allen

Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

292 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of Washington Press

In this wide-ranging history, which looks at political figures as seemingly disparate as Barry Goldwater and Edward Abbey, Brian Drake explores the tensions inherent in balancing an ideology dedicated to limiting the power of government with a commitment to protecting treasured landscapes and ecological health.

LC 2013015107, ISBN 9780295992990 (c.)

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333.720

Ross, Jamie S.

Listening to the Land: Stories from the Cacapon and Lost River Valley

224 pp., 9" x 10", 100 illustrations, $25.99 paper, CIP included

October 2013

West Virginia University Press

Listening to the Land: Stories from the Cacapon and Lost River Valley is a conversation between the people of this Valley and their land, chronicling this community's dedication to preserving its farms, forests, and rural heritage.

LC 2013020088, ISBN 9781935978404 (p.)

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333.731

Nolon, Sean, Ona Ferguson, and Pat Field

Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

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

June 2013

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

With years of professional experience and more than a decade of research the authors have found that the mutual gains approach is a better way to manage the most challenging situations. This approach draws from the fields of negotiation, consensus building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, public participation, and public administration. The result is a more public, collaborative process designed to tease out the range of interests and criteria, compare various alternatives, and determine which alternatives meet the most interests. Case studies from across the United States and Canada illustrate the principles and steps in this approach.

LC 2013009836, ISBN 9781558442467 (p.)

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333.790

Kalicki, Jan H. and David L. Goldwyn (Editors)

Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Second Edition

604 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security. Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition gathers today's topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to assess how the United States can integrate its energy and national security interests.

LC 2013019966, ISBN 9781421411699 (c.), ISBN 9781421411866 (p.)

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333.956

Lichatowich, Jim

Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist's Search for Salmon Recovery

272 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Oregon State University Press

A significant contribution to the literature on Pacific salmon, Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist's Search for Salmon Recovery is an essential read for anyone concerned about the fate of this Pacific Northwest icon. Acclaimed fisheries biologist Jim Lichatowich eloquently exposes the misconceptions underlying salmon management and recovery programs that have fueled the catastrophic decline in Northwest salmon populations for more than a century. But Lichatowich also offers hope. What is needed to successfully restore salmon, Lichatowich states, is an acute commitment to healing the relationships among salmon, people, and place.

LC 2013013094, ISBN 9780870717246 (p.)

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338.109

Scheuerman, Richard D. and Alexander C. McGregor

Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest

200 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", color and b&w illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $32.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Washington State University Press

Spanish explorers, fur traders, missionaries, and some Native Americans used imported grains and fruits to plant the Pacific Northwest's early subsistence gardens. After immigration surged, the fertile lands became a commercial agricultural powerhouse, and by 1890, farming boomed—spurred by advancements in mechanization, seed quality, irrigation, and sustainable practices. Columbia Basin irrigation, synthetic fertilizers, Cooperative Extension efforts and impressive work by researchers also boosted production. Harvest Heritage explores the people, history, and major influences that shaped and transformed the region's flourishing agrarian economy.

LC 2013028189, ISBN 9780874223163 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

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338.437

Gilbert, Daniel A.

Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency

224 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

University of Massachusetts Press

Based on a rich body of research along with new readings of popular journalism, fiction, and film, Expanding the Strike Zone highlights the ways in which baseball's players, owners, writers, and fans have shaped and reshaped the sport as a central element of popular culture from the postwar boom to the Great Recession.

LC 2013017810, ISBN 9781558499966 (c.), ISBN 9781558499973 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


339.49

Hansen, Paul Walden

Green in Gridlock: Common Goals, Common Ground, and Compromise

192 pp., 6" x 9", 2 tables, 2 maps, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Texas A&M University Press

"Most of us in conservation are much better at describing problems than we are at presenting solutions."—from the Preface. In Green in Gridlock, Paul Walden Hansen, the former head of the Izaak Walton League, takes stock of what has been accomplished and what has been squandered in the many environmental contests in which he was involved during his forty-year career as a conservationist. More than a simplistic call for civility or yet another admonition that we all "work together," this book offers practical lessons and a positive vision from a seasoned veteran on how to create support instead of opposition, how to recognize natural allies, and how to acknowledge common purpose in the name of progress. Green in Gridlock offers a wealth of sound advice for activists, conservationists, stakeholders, and policy makers—on all sides of the issues.

LC 2013001477, ISBN 9781623490140 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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340-349 Law


340.092

Norgren, Jill

Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

286 pp., 6" x 9", 17 halftones, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

New York University Press

In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States....Their story is one of nerve, frustration, and courage....Rebels at the Bar expands our understanding of both women's rights and the history of the legal profession in the nineteenth century. It focuses on the female renegades who trained in law and then, like men, fought considerable odds to create successful professional lives. In this engaging and beautifully written book, Norgren shares her subjects' faith in the art of the possible. In so doing, she ensures their place in history.

LC 2012040759, ISBN 9780814758625 (c.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

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341.23

Staur, Carsten

(Translated by Steven Harris)

Shared Responsibility: The United Nations in the Age of Globalization

336 pp., 6" x 9", $100.00 cloth (CAD), $29.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

Carsten Staur examines the ability of the UN to combine its normative functions—defining global objectives, rules, and standards—with practical assistance for its 193 member states. An insider's look at the UN, Shared Responsibility details the problems faced by the United Nations and presents solutions for the organization to remain relevant, legitimate, and action-oriented in the twenty-first century.

ISBN 9780773542938 (c.), ISBN 9780773542945 (p.)

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341.230

Mires, Charlene

Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations

328 pp., 6" x 9", 29 halftones, 3 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

New York University Press

From 1944 to 1946, as the world pivoted from the Second World War to an unsteady peace, Americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream. The newly-created United Nations needed a meeting place, a central place for global diplomacy—a Capital of the World....With a sweeping view of the United States' place in the world at the end of World War II, Capital of the World tells the dramatic, surprising, and at times comic story of hometown promoters in pursuit of an extraordinary prize and the diplomats who struggled with the balance of power at a pivotal moment in history.

LC 2012035350, ISBN 9780814707944 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


341.584

Perito, Robert M.

Where Is the Lone Ranger? America's Search for a Stability Force

Second Edition

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

July 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

Where Is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition examines the evolution of U.S. policy toward peace and stability operations through the prism of U.S. experiences with police and constabulary forces in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. To meet the needs of future operations, Perito makes a strong case for creating a U.S. Stability Force of police, constabulary, and judicial teams to establish sustainable security and promote the rule of law.

LC 2012049702, ISBN 9781601271532 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


341.67

Hirabayashi, Gordon, with James A. Hirabayashi, and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States

232 pp., 6" x 9", 43 illustrations, map, notes, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

University of Washington Press

"Hirabayashi's...struggle and case have been analyzed every which way-but one. It has not been, until A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States, that readers have had access to Hirabayashi's reflections at the time of his resistance."—The Chronicle of Higher Education

LC 2012038855, ISBN 9780295992709 (c.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O, G, S


342.795

Nokes, R. Gregory

Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

240 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, map, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Oregon State University Press

In Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory, R. Gregory Nokes tells the story of the only slavery case ever adjudicated in Oregon courts—Holmes v. Ford. Drawing on the court record of this landmark case, Nokes offers an intimate account not only of that trial, but the experiences of other slaves in early Oregon. Told against the background of the national controversy over slavery, Breaking Chains sheds light on a somber part of the Pacific Northwest's past, examining attitudes toward race and revealing contradictions in the state's history.

LC 2012044623, ISBN 9780870717123 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

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344.730

Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946

241 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illustrations, $40.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

May 2013

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Wasem analyzes the enactment process, impacts, and implications of the Employment Act of 1946 and discusses how provisions of the Act might be useful for today's policymakers.

LC 2013000724, ISBN 9780880994538 (c.), ISBN 9780880994521 (p.)

AASL: G/P


345.730

Sheffer, Susannah

Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys

224 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Vanderbilt University Press

Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital defenders in the United States, Susannah Sheffer explores how attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work. Through vivid interviews amplified by the author's responses and commentary, these attorneys reveal aspects of their internal experience that they have never talked about until now.

LC 2012032701, ISBN 9780826519108 (c.), ISBN 9780826519115 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O, S


345.775

Strang, Dean A.

Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror

276 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w photographs, 1 map, $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 1917, amidst a prevailing hatred and fear of radical immigrants, eleven alleged Italian anarchists received a palpably unfair trial. Clarence Darrow led the appeal, but although he gained freedom for most of the convicted, the celebrated lawyer's methods themselves were deeply suspect. The entire case left a dark, if hidden, stain on American justice.

LC 2012032689, ISBN 9780299293949 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


346.048

Sinnreich, Aram

The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties

256 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

University of Massachusetts Press

In The Piracy Crusade, Aram Sinnreich critiques the notion of "piracy" as a myth perpetuated by today's cultural cartels—the handful of companies that dominate the film, software, and especially music industries.

LC 2013040189, ISBN 9781625340511 (c.), ISBN 9781625340528 (p.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


346.730

Gasaway, Laura N.

Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals: From the Columns of Against the Grain

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

January 2013

Purdue University Press

Copyright law is a critical issue for authors, librarians, publishers, and information vendors. It is also a complex area, with many shades of gray....This book presents updated versions of the author's copyright columns published in Against the Grain, the leading journal in acquisitions librarianship since the late 1990s. It is the first volume in the series Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences. The aim of the Charleston Insights series is to focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals, including librarians, publishers, and vendors, and this goal shapes the pragmatic and accessible tone of the book.

LC 2012032276, ISBN 9781557536396 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G, S


346.730

Wesson, Marianne

A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

405 pp., 6" x 9", 28 halftones, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

New York University Press

In A Death at Crooked Creek, Marianne Wesson re-examines the long-neglected evidence in the case of the Kansas cowboy and his wife, recreating the court scenes that led to a significant Supreme Court ruling on the admissibility of hearsay evidence. Wesson employs modern forensic methods to examine the body of the dead man, attempting to determine his true identity and finally put this fascinating mystery to rest. This engaging and vividly imagined work combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory.

LC 2012048184, ISBN 9780814784563 (c.)

AASL: RS, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G, S


349.730

Avery, Michael and Danielle McLaughlin

The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals

304 pp., 7" x 10", $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Vanderbilt University Press

Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over American law and politics. This book examines how this group of conservatives succeeded in moving their theories into the mainstream of legal thought.

LC 2012031471, ISBN 9780826518774 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, S

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


352.230

Orentlicher, David

Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch

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

March 2013

New York University Press

Analyzing the histories of other countries with a plural executive branch and past examples of bipartisan cooperation within Congress, Orentlicher shows us why and how to implement a two-person, two-party presidency. Ultimately, Two Presidents Are Better Than One demonstrates why we need constitutional reform to rebalance power between the executive and legislative branches and contain partisan conflict in Washington.

LC 2012039902, ISBN 9780814789490 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


352.235

Edelson, Chris

Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror

376 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

We face the same basic problem the framers of the Constitution confronted: how do we give presidents enough power to respond to emergencies while also setting limits on such power? Emergency Presidential Power considers the question from a historical perspective with the ultimate goal of evaluating the merits of presidential action in the twenty-first century.

LC 2013010416, ISBN 9780299295301 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.009

Lull, Robert W.

Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry

320 pp., 6" x 9", 37 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

University of North Texas Press

The military career of General James Monroe Williams spanned both the Civil War and the Indian Wars in the West, yet no biography has been published to date on his important accomplishments, until now. General Williams raised and commanded the ground-breaking 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 (before Lincoln had officially authorized such a venture). His new regiment of black soldiers was the first such organization to engage Confederate troops, and the first to win. He enjoyed victories in Missouri, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and Arkansas, but also fought in the abortive Red River Campaign and endured defeat and the massacre of his captured black troops at Poison Spring.

LC 2012050962, ISBN 9781574415025 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


355.345

Rostker, Bernard D.

Providing for Casualties of War: The American Experience Through World War II

324 pp., 7" x 10", 68 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

RAND Corporation

This book looks at the history of how humanity has cared for its war casualties, from ancient times through the aftermath of World War II. For each historical period, the author examines the care the sick and wounded received in the field and in hospitals, the care given to the disabled veteran and his dependents, and who provided that care and how. He shows how the lessons of history have informed the American experience over time. Finally, the author sums up this history thematically, focusing on changes in the nature and treatment of injuries, organization of services on and off the battlefield, the role of the state in providing care, and the invisible wounds of war.

LC 2013009885, ISBN 9780833078360 (c.), ISBN 9780833078353 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.824

Neer, Robert M.

Napalm: An American Biography

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 41 halftones, 1 table, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Napalm was invented on Valentine's Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. It created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo—more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki—and went on to incinerate 64 Japanese cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work. Robert Neer offers the first history.

LC 2012034926, ISBN 9780674073012 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


359.030

Gompert, David C.

Sea Power and American Interests in the Western Pacific

216 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, $23.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

RAND Corporation

This book examines the strategic choices that American and Chinese decision makers face regarding sea power in the Western Pacific, shaped by geography, history, technology, and politics. In particular, the author explores the potential for cooperation on maritime security in the Western Pacific, and how the United States might pursue such cooperation as part of a broader strategy to advance its interests in the region.

LC 2013010138, ISBN 9780833078902 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


361.1

Fedorak, Shirley A.

Global Issues: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

256 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/4", 32 b&w illustrations, $77.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective.

ISBN 9781442607736 (c.), ISBN 9781442605961 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


361.6

Brodkin, Evelyn Z. and Gregory Marston (Editors)

Work and the Welfare State: Street-Level Organizations and Workfare Politics

272 pp., 6" x 9", $36.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Georgetown University Press

This volume offers a critical examination of efforts to change the welfare state to a workfare state by looking at on-the-ground issues in six countries: the US, UK, Australia, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. These studies investigate what really goes on in the name of workfare and activation policies and what that means for the poor, unemployed, and marginalized populations subject to these policies.

LC 2013000036, ISBN 9781626160002 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


362.109

Woolf, Steven H. and Laudan Aron, et al. (Editors)

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

420 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, $72.00 paper, CIP included

January 2013

National Academies Press

The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage. Video of the Study Director explaining this report: http://www.youtube.com/v/Q9jzwZrlxUg?version=3&hl=en_US

LC 2013427314, ISBN 9780309264143 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


362.175

Harris, Lisa Ohlen

The Fifth Season: A Daughter-in-Law's Memoir of Caregiving

216 pp., 6" x 8", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Lisa Ohlen Harris shared a household with her mother-in-law, Jeanne, for seven years. When Jeanne's health deteriorated due to COPD, Harris became one of 65 million American family caregivers. The two women grew so intertwined that Harris began to feel she herself was the one fading away. Harris's recounting of those years bestows illuminating immediacy on the difficulties of caring for an elderly parent while raising four young children in an extended family household.

LC 2013022605, ISBN 9780896728233 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O


362.409

Rousso, Harilyn

Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back

224 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", $74.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Temple University Press

In her empowering and at times confrontational memoir, Don't Call Me Inspirational, psychotherapist, painter, feminist, filmmaker, writer, and disability activist Rousso, who has cerebral palsy, describes overcoming the prejudice against disability—not overcoming disability. She addresses the often absurd and ignorant attitudes of strangers, friends, and family. Rousso also examines her own prejudice toward her disabled body, and portrays the healing effects of intimacy and creativity, as well as her involvement with the disability rights community.

LC 2012025882, ISBN 9781439909362 (c.), ISBN 9781439909379 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


362.786

Sadowski, Michael

In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood

210 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $79.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Temple University Press

Adolescence is a difficult time, but it can be particularly stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying youth. Educator Michael Sadowski deftly brings the voices of LGBTQ youth out into the open in his poignant and important book. Drawing on two waves of interviews conducted six years apart, Sadowski chronicles how queer youth, who were often "silenced" in school and elsewhere, now can approach adulthood with a strong, queer voice. Using the participants' heartfelt, impassioned voices, we hear what schools, families, and communities can do to help LGBTQ youth become resilient, confident adults.

LC 2012025885, ISBN 9781439908013 (c.), ISBN 9781439908020 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


362.829

Acker, Sara Elinoff

Unclenching Our Fists: Abusive Men on the Journey to Nonviolence

208 pp., 6" x 9", 9 b&w halftones, $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Vanderbilt University Press

This book features eleven first-person stories of men from diverse backgrounds who have made a long-term commitment to end their abusive and controlling behaviors. These men speak about the abuse they inflicted on their families, what it took to get them to face themselves, and how they feel about the damage they have caused. All participated in violence intervention programs, some for as long as ten years. To put a face on violence and to encourage activism for reform, most of the eleven have allowed their photos and real names to be used in the book.

LC 2013002806, ISBN 9780826519412 (c.), ISBN 9780826519429 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


363.230

Saunders, Jessica, et al.

Effective Policing for 21st-Century Israel

110 pp., 6" x 9", 6 illustrations, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2013

RAND Corporation

Israel has changed dramatically since its founding, especially in the past two decades. There is a public interest in having the police provide a type and level of service that keeps pace with these changes. Despite relatively low crime rates, the public in Israel still perceives threats to personal security and expresses concern over quality of police service. This book addresses issues of public perceptions and public trust in the police, benchmarking the police against other police organizations, performance measurement, and deterrence and crime prevention.

LC 2013028277, ISBN 9780833080936 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


363.31

Hill, Lawrence

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning

56 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", $10.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

The University of Alberta Press

Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011. Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet? Is banning, censoring, or controlling book distribution ever justified? Hill illustrates his ideas with anecdotes and lists names of Canadian writers who faced censorship challenges in the twenty-first century, inviting conversation between those on opposite sides of these contentious issues. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression, and human rights will enjoy reading Hill's provocative essay.

LC 2013362235, ISBN 9780888646798 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


363.325

Mudd, Philip

Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

216 pp., 6" x 9", $28.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Former CIA Deputy Director of Counterterrorism and FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser Philip Mudd recounts his involvement in the fight against Al Qaeda, revealing how intelligence analysts understand and evaluate potential terror threats and communicate with political leaders.

LC 2012038313, ISBN 9780812244960 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


363.330

Brown, R. Blake

Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada

376 pp., 6" x 9", 57 images, $70.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

University of Toronto Press

Arming and Disarming offers a comprehensive history of gun control in Canada from the colonial period to the present. In this sweeping, immersive book, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to regulate the use of guns and explores how social, economic, cultural, legal, and constitutional concerns shaped gun legislation and its implementation, as well as how these factors defined Canada's historical and contemporary "gun culture." "This book stands out as an important and pioneering work on the history of gun control in Canada."—Canadian Historical Review

LC 2012537008, ISBN 9781442646391 (c.), ISBN 9781442626379 (p.)

AASL: RS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.450

Ainslie, Ricardo C.

The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War

296 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w photographs, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

University of Texas Press

Presenting a range of viewpoints that spans from high-level Mexican and U.S. officials to ordinary narcos and family members of victims, this portrait of Mexico's bloodiest city offers a gripping, firsthand perspective on the drug war that has claimed close to 60,000 lives since 2007.

LC 2012035822, ISBN 9780292738904 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


363.585

Harris, Steven E.

Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin

394 pp., 6" x 9", 15 figures, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Communism on Tomorrow Street examines how, beginning under Nikita Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Although Khrushchev's thaw reversing Stalinist repression is conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon, ordinary urban dwellers experienced it, too, through moving to separate apartments, this book argues. Harris focuses on the many participants eager to benefit from and influence the new way of life embodied by the khrushchevka, its furniture, and its associated consumer goods.

LC 2012007460, ISBN 9781421405667 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


363.700

Mittlefehldt, Sarah

Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics

280 pp., 6" x 9", 37 illustrations, 4 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of Washington Press

The Appalachian Trail is on every serious hiker's bucket list. Over two million people hike a part of the trail each year, but only a tiny fraction walk the entire distance from Georgia to Maine. Mittlefehldt, a thru-hiker herself, tells the surprising story of how the 2,180-mile trail was created, much of it through heavily populated and privately owned land.

LC 2013015519, ISBN 9780295993003 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


363.8

Winson, Anthony

The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating

352 pp., 6" x 9", 27 charts and tables, $95.00 cloth (CAD), CIP included

June 2013

University of British Columbia Press

The Industrial Diet chronicles the long-term transformation of food from a natural resource into an edible commodity that far too often fails to nourish us. Anthony Winson reveals how a combination of technological changes, population growth, and political and economic factors helped constitute and transform mass dietary regimes from the nineteenth century to the present day, and he offers new evidence linking broad-based dietary changes with negative health effects. With its focus on the degradation of food and the emergent struggle for healthful eating, this book encourages us to reflect on the state of our food environments and to create realistic and innovative strategies that can lead to a healthier future.

LC 2013427990, ISBN 9780774825511 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


364.152

Bartley, Nancy

The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr.

264 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, notes, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

University of Washington Press

"Readers learn what a life behind bars was like in the days when murderers were still hung and there were no provisions for young offenders....This is a welcome addition to the true crime genre, and will also interest scholars of social issues and American history."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012035614, ISBN 9780295992457 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, RS


364.152

Hanlon, Robert E. and Thomas V. Odle

Survived by One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer

224 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

On November 8, 1985, 18-year-old Tom Odle brutally murdered his parents and three siblings in the small southern Illinois town of Mount Vernon, sending shockwaves throughout the nation....Hanlon tells a gripping story of Odle's life as an abused child, the life experiences that formed his personality, and his tragic homicidal escalation to mass murder, seamlessly weaving into the narrative Odle's unadorned reflections of his childhood, finding a new family on death row, and his belief in the powers of redemption....Survived by One sheds some light on the psychological aspects of why and how such acts of extreme carnage may occur. However, Survived by One offers a never-been-told perspective from the mass murderer himself, as he searches for the answers concurrently being asked by the nation and the world.

LC 2012048886, ISBN 9780809332625 (c.)

AASL: S/P


364.152

Ojito, Mirta

Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

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

October 2013

Beacon Press

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers in Patchogue, Long Island. The attackers were "hunting for beaners," their slur for Latinos, and Lucero became another victim of the anti-immigration fever spreading in the United States. But in death, Lucero's name became a symbol of everything that was wrong with our broken immigration system: porous borders, lax law enforcement, and the rise of bigotry. With a strong commitment to telling all sides of the story, journalist Mirta Ojito unravels the engrossing narrative with objectivity and insight, providing an invaluable peephole into one of America's most pressing issues.

LC 2013023313, ISBN 9780807001813 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

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370-379 Education


370.115

Hobert, Carl F.

Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $26.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Beacon Press

In this groundbreaking roadmap for improving middle and upper school students' global literacy, veteran educator Carl Hobert extends the idea of global intelligence. A student's global intelligence quotient is measured by levels of foreign language and cultural proficiency, technology and media savvy, a deep awareness of global conflicts—and how to prevent them more effectively. In the increasingly interdependent world that our students and children will inherit, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration will be the keys to success. Schools and parents have a responsibility, Hobert argues, to provide our young people with the skills that will allow them to thrive as global citizens in the twenty-first century.

LC 2012029801, ISBN 9780807032886 (c.), ISBN 9780807033210 (p.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


371.826

Patel, Lisa (Leigh)

Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education, and the Politics of Inclusion

144 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $67.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Teachers College Press

Illegal. Undocumented. Remedial. DREAMers. All of these labels have been applied to immigrant youth. Using a combination of engaging narrative and rigorous analysis, this book explores how immigrant youth are included in, and excluded from, various sectors of American society, including education. Instead of the land of opportunity, immigrant youth often encounter myriad new borders long after their physical journey to the United States is over. With an intimate storytelling style, the author invites readers to rethink assumptions about immigrant youth and what their often liminal positions reveal about the politics of inclusion in America.

LC 2012037135, ISBN 9780807753903 (c.), ISBN 9780807753897 (p.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


371.829

Kirkland, David E.

A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men

208 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $78.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Teachers College Press

This beautifully written book argues that educators need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African-American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison pipeline. Moving portraits from the lives of six friends bring to life the structural characteristics and qualities of meaning-making practices, particularly practices that reveal the political tensions of defining who gets to be literate and who does not. Key chapters on language, literacy, race, and masculinity examine how the literacies, languages, and identities of these friends are shaped by the silences of societal denial. Ultimately, A Search Past Silence is a passionate call for educators to listen to the silenced voices of Black youth and to re-imagine the concept of being literate in a multicultural democratic society.

LC 2012045366, ISBN 9780807754207 (c.), ISBN 9780807754078 (p.)

AASL: G


372.350

NGSS Lead States

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

532 pp., 8 1/4" x 10", $49.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

National Academies Press

Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process. The Next Generation Science Standards are specifically designed to meet the needs of all students, across all different levels of learning. The standards are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to prepare all students for college and careers with a solid science education. This two-volume set features a spiral bound book with the standards and a paperback book containing appendixes and other important material. Video of Heidi Schweingruber of NRC's Board on Science Education, discussing this book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS9bxe-yMOk

LC 2013939525, ISBN 9780309272278 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


378

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

VMSAR 2013-2014: Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements:2013 Edition for 2014 Matriculation

240 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

Purdue University Press

This annually updated publication provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for the national and international veterinary schools that are members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The following need-to-know information is provided for each school: summary of application procedure; requirements for application and residency; prerequisites for admission; deadlines for each component of the application process; description of campus and campus life; and cost of tuition and fees.

LC 2003251201, ISBN 9781557536457 (p.)

AASL: S


378.744

Aries, Elizabeth and Richard Berman

Speaking of Race and Class: The Student Experience at an Elite College

240 pp., 6" x 9", $89.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Temple University Press

In this, the follow-up volume to her groundbreaking Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Aries collaborates with Berman to complete her four-year study of diversity at a prestigious liberal arts college. Here the fifty-five affluent black, affluent white, lower-income black, and lower-income white Amherst students whom Aries interviewed in their freshmen and senior years provide a complete picture of what (and how) each group learned about issues of race and class. Aries presents the students' personal perceptions of their experiences and reveals the extent to which learning from diversity takes place on campus.

LC 2012015448, ISBN 9781439909669 (c.), ISBN 9781439909676 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


378.754

Lewis, Ronald L.

Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University Since World War II

656 pp., 6" x 9", 100 illustrations, $39.99 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

West Virginia University Press

Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University Since World War II chronicles the emergence of WVU as a major land-grant institution. As the only modern history of West Virginia University, this text reaches into the archives of the President's Office and makes exhaustive use of press accounts and interviews with key individuals to produce a detailed resource for alumni, friends, and supporters of WVU, as well as administrators and specialists in higher education.

LC 2013020169, ISBN 9781938228421 (c.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


386.480

Kapsch, Robert J.

Over the Alleghenies: Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania

376 pp., 9" x 10", 134 maps and images, $39.99 paper, CIP included

November 2013

West Virginia University Press

Over the Alleghenies: Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania is the definitive history of the state of Pennsylvania's incredible canal and railroad system. Although often condemned as a colossal failure, this construction effort remains an innovative, magnificent feat that ushered in modern transportation to Pennsylvania and the entire country. With extensive primary research, over one hundred illustrations, newspapers clippings, and charts and graphs, Over the Alleghenies examines and dissects the infrastructure project that bankrupted the wealthiest state in the Union.

LC 2013021902, ISBN 9781933202693 (p.)

AASL: RG, RS, S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


387.742

Vantoch, Victoria

The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon

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

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Victoria Vantoch takes us on a fascinating journey into the golden era of air travel. The Jet Sex explores the much-mythologized stewardess within the context of the Cold War, globalization, and the emerging culture of glamour to reveal how beauty and sexuality were critical to national identity and international politics.

LC 2013370572, ISBN 9780812244816 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O, G


388.420

Raskin, Joseph B.

The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

336 pp., 7" x 10", 100 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2013

Fordham University Press

"...Provide[s] an insightful look at the what-might-have-beens of urban mass transit...If only the Transit Construction Commission's 1920 plan had been adopted: a $350 million, 20-year blueprint that would have provided a grid of subway lines covering all five boroughs and provided for a city with a population even bigger than today's."—The New York Times

LC 2013018741, ISBN 9780823253692 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG

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390-399 Customs and Folklore


391.008

Thompson, Judy

Women's Work, Women's Art: Nineteenth-Century Northern Athapaskan Clothing

336 pp., 9" x 11", full colour illustrations throughout, $59.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

March 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

Women's Work, Women's Art, the culmination of over forty years of research, is the first comprehensive study of this little-known aspect of Athapaskan culture. Encompassing all Northern Athapaskan groups, it chronicles a period that saw significant change in Aboriginal culture and the persistence of ancient traditions among the women who made and adorned this clothing. [It is] a richly illustrated study of the dress and adornment traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America's western subarctic.

ISBN 9780773541597 (p.)

AASL: RS, S/P

RUSA/CODES: RS, S


394.12

Mikulak, Michael

Politics of the Pantry: Stories, Food, and Social Change

268 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth (CAD), CIP included

August 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

A timely examination of the sustainable food movement and its relationship to capitalism, value, and pleasure.

ISBN 9780773542761 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


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