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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.