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image: Class Notes headlineAaron Ben-Ze'ev, PhD'81, The Subtlety of Emotions (MIT Press). The author relies on everyday examples and a number of theoretical approaches and popular sources to explain emotions.

William D. Diemer, AM'52, Davis from the Inside Out: Davis as City (National Housing Register). The first in a three-volume series about the university town of Davis, California, this book details significant locations and events and uses maps and charts to show how the city has grown and changed over the past 80 years.

Johannes Fabian, AM'65, PhD'69, Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa (University of California Press). Fabian writes to debunk the myth of heroic travel and make a plea for recognizing that states and conditions beyond a researcher's control can be sources of ethnographic knowledge.

Katharine Bjork Guneratne, AM'89, PhD'98, In the Circle of the Dance: Notes of an Outsider in Nepal (Cornell University Press). Guneratne chronicles her yearlong stay in rural Nepal alongside her anthropologist husband, providing both a primer on the realities of fieldwork and insights into South Asian cultures.

Douglas J. Guthrie, AB'92, Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China (Princeton University Press). In his examination of economic reforms in China, Guthrie focuses on the ways state-owned factories are transforming the nation's economy and the role of foreign investment in this process.

Zane L. Miller, PhD'66, and Bruce Tucker, Changing Plans for America's Inner Cities: Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine and 20th-Century Urbanism (Ohio State University Press). Through a case study of a Cincinnati neighborhood, the authors illuminate changing conceptions of culture and community and how those changing views affect city planning and plan implementation.

Vijay Prashad, AM'90, PhD'94, The Karma of Brown Folk (University of Minnesota Press) and Untouchable Freedom: A Social History of a Dalit Community (Oxford University Press). In Karma, Prashad attacks the two pillars of the "model minority" image-that South Asians are both inherently successful and pliant-and analyzes the ways in which U.S. immigration policy and American Orientalism have perpetuated these stereotypes. The second book traces the struggles of the Balmikis of Delhi from the 1860s to the present as they have moved from agricultural labor to urban work.

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