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Muriel Mendelsohn Shishkoff, AB'36,
with Kogee Thomas and Barbara Al-Bayati, Dream Catchers: A
Transfer Guide for Native American College Students with Special
Assistance for Those from Tribal Colleges (Center for Educational
Partnerships). Native-American professionals advise students on
how to transfer successfully between tribal and non-tribal colleges.
Sue Cavanaugh Taylor, AM'81, PhD'97, Hans
Bellmer: The Anatomy
of Anxiety (MIT Press). In one of the few books in English
on artist Hans Bellmer, Taylor uses psychoanalytic theory to study
the artist's life-size prepubescent female dolls and their dismembered,
Gabriel Aguilera, AB'95, Gabriel's
Fire (University of Chicago Press). This memoir recounts Aguilera's
adolescence on the South Side of Chicago: assimilation as a child
of Mexican immigrants, awakened identity within an insular Hispanic
culture, and the contradictions that formed his view of the world
as a Mexican American.
Cidermaster of Rio Oscuro (University of Utah Press). Frauenglass
meditates on faith as he tends an apple orchard in a small, rural
valley in northern New Mexico.
W. Warmus, AB'75, The Essential Dale Chihuly
(Andrews McMeel Publishing). This biography tracks the career
of Dale Chihuly, father of the American studio-glass movement,
from his earliest works to large-scale installations in Venice
(1996) and Jerusalem (2000). The book also describes how studio
glass is made and includes color illustrations from the artist's
major series and phases, and quotations from the artist.
L. Hirschhorn, AB'65, The Export Control and Embargo
Handbook (Oceana Publications). Hirschhorn explains the complex
and extensive regulations governing U.S. exports of commercial,
military, and nuclear goods, software, and technology.
Stephen B. Plank,
AM'92, PhD'95, Finding One's Place: Teaching Styles
and Peer Relations in Diverse Classrooms (Teachers College
Press). This book examines peer relations and student participation
in 10 fourth-grade classrooms in the wake of one school district's
attempt to desegregate its schools across socioeconomic lines.
C. Kolin, AM'67, Deep Wonder (Grey Owl Press).
With meditations on Scripture and the sacraments, Kohn reflects
on his religious journey from desert to mountaintop in this collection
H. Simpson, AM'88, PhD'98, editor and translator,
The Story of Vajont (Bordighera). Simpson translates and introduces
this performance piece. The monologue by Marco Paolini and Gabriele
Vacis is the story of the Vajont Dam catastrophe in the Alps,
when a wave of water raised by a landslide destroyed five towns
and killed more than 2,000 people. Set in post-war Italy, Paolini's
and Vacis's version of the tale involves a corporate conspiracy
that concealed the dangers of the dam from its victims.
Women Becoming Mathematicians: Creating a Professional Identity
in Post-World War II America (MIT Press). Murray explores
the complex interplay between the personal and professional lives
of 36 women who earned mathematics PhD's between 1940 and 1959.
Outlining why so few women earned doctorates in mathematics during
post-WWII America-a time when mathematics was on the rise-she
also studies how changes in American society from the 1950s to
the 1970s affected these women's career development and identities
J. Buckley, AM'84, PhD'94, editor, Kosovo: Contending
Voices on Balkan Interventions (William B. Eerdmans Publishing).
This collection of 67 essays brings together opposing viewpoints
on the Kosovo conflict from distinguished Western and Balkan authors.
Seven thematic sections include firsthand accounts of the bombings
in Kosovo and Serbia, opinions of political commentators who favored
intervention, and world leaders' responses to one another's viewpoints.
Asking whether the management of the conflict was an effective
humanitarian effort or a doomed experiment in Western multicultural
neocolonialism, the collection concludes with a reflection on
how best to help the Kosovars and Serbs plan their future.
Jewish Chicago: A Pictorial History (Arcadia Publishing).
Through 230 photographs and maps, the book depicts the cultural,
economic, and everyday lives of Chicago Jews and their neighborhoods,
institutions, and important events-from the earliest immigrants
to the current community.
Yaross Lee, AM'74, PhD'86,
Defining New Yorker Humor (University Press of Mississippi).
Lee chronicles the New Yorker's early efforts to create its distinct
editorial formula for satirizing life in the metropolis.
Globalization and Networked Societies: Urban Regional Change
in Pacific Asia (University of Hawaii Press), and with David
K. Y. Chu, editors, Fujian: A Coastal Province in Transition and
Transformation (The Chinese University Press). In the first book
Yeung reflects upon his participation in several global and regional
projects and analyzes globalization in Pacific Asia's urban centers
during the past two decades. The second book examines changes
in Fujian, a province on the southeastern coast of China, and
highlights its role in China's economic development and diplomacy
during the past two decades.
A. Sebeok, AB'41,
Essays in Semiotics I: Life Signs and Essays in Semiotics II:
Culture Signs (Legas). These twin publications assemble 11
studies by Sebeok of topics in the life sciences and cultural
M. Albert, AM'81, AM'83, PhD'87,
and Rebecca Logsdon, editors, Assessing Quality of Life in
Alzheimer's Disease (Spring Publishing). This book pools together
the major research on quality-of-life (QOL) assessment of people
with Alzheimer's. The authors present papers on the development
and application of QOL programs and the challenges presented by
patients unable to articulate their experiences.
L. Levenson, AB'73,
editor, Key Diseases: Depression (American College of Physicians).
This book for primary-care physicians covers topics related to
clinical depression including epidemiology, psychotherapy, drug
interactions, and practice guidelines. Clinical vignettes show
how experts approach common difficulties.
F. Parens, AB'79, AM'83, PhD'88,
and Adrienne Asch, editors, Prenatal Testing and Disability
Rights (Georgetown University Press). The editors present
both sides of the debate over prenatal testing. Essays by supporters
of prenatal testing defend it as good
prenatal care, while contributors from the disability-rights community
denounce it as a catalyst for selective abortion.
J. Scott, MD'81, Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis
and Treatment (Addicus Books). Written for patient and caregiver,
this guide covers the basics of lung cancer, the functions of
the lungs, end-of-life care, treatment by disease type, and drug
Political Science and Law
J. Gerhardt, JD'82,
The Federal Impeachment Process, 2nd ed. (University of
Chicago Press), The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional
and Historical Analysis (Duke University Press), and with et al.,
Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives, 2nd ed. (Matthew
Bender & Co.). In the first book, Gerhardt examines the constitutional
and legal issues raised in each impeachment proceeding in American
history, including that of President Bill Clinton. The second
book studies historical practices and patterns in the appointments
of Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking federal officials.
The third work analyzes the theories that explain how judges and
law officials should interpret the Constitution.
H. Rosenbloom, AM'66, PhD'69,
Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administration: Congress
and the Administrative State, 1946-1999 (University of Alabama
Press), and with James Carroll and Jonathan Carroll, Constitutional
Competence for Public Managers: Cases and Commentary (F. E. Peacock).
The first book explains the congressional response to the rise
of large-scale federal administration, beginning with the 1946
enactment of the Administrative Procedure Act, Legislative Reorganization
Act, and Employment Act. The second, a textbook, uses legal cases
to explain how constitutional values and constraints should be
integrated into all levels of U.S. public administration.
J. Clark, PhD'95,
C. Leukefeld, T. Godlaski, C. Brown, and L. Hays, Behavioral
Therapy for Rural Substance Abusers (University Press of Kentucky).
With support from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Clark
and colleagues have developed an intensive outpatient treatment
protocol for substance abusers. This manual tailors urban treatment
approaches to rural clients.
Help Your Marriage Survive the Death of a Child (Temple University
Press). Based on intensive interviews with bereaved parents, this
book offers perspectives and suggestions for dealing with the
relationship challenges a couple may face following the death
of a child.
J. Shay, AB'69,
and Joan Wheelis, editors, Odysseys in Psychotherapy (Ardent
Media). These autobiographical essays by 16 internationally renowned
psychotherapists from the second half of the 20th century offer
insights into the psychotherapy movement.
Seat with a View: Inside the 1996 U.S. Olympic Men's Crew
(Universe Publishing Services). Segaloff recounts his tenure with
the U.S. national rowing team, a time when his crew experiences
a wide variety of emotions, from the excitement of capturing a
World Championship to the pain of losing.
Burch Brown, AM'72, PhD'79,
Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious
Life (Oxford University Press). This book offers a ecumenical
approach to artistic taste and theological aesthetics.
B. Gittler, PhD'41,
Ideas of Concord and Discord in Selected World Religions, vol.
2 (Jai Press). Gittler explores religious discord and dissent
within and among societies in light of the goal of religion to
teach concord and harmony.
Lerner, AB'47, AM'49, PhD'53,
Maimonides' Empire of Light: Popular Enlightenment in an Age
of Belief (University of Chicago Press). Focusing on the popular
writings of Moses Maimonides, the 12th-century jurist, philosopher,
and theologian, rather than his scholarly work, U of C professor
Lerner argues that the education of the common man was one of
the great teacher's chief concerns.
Schroeder, AM'76, PhD'82,
The Metaphysics of Cooperation: A Study of F. D. Maurice
(Rodopi). Schroeder takes up the philosophical task described
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and F. D. Maurice: to "dig"
toward the "common humanity of value." The author examines
Maurice's social theory in the context of 19th-century Britain.
Converse, AB'85, SM'90, and Joyce Park, AB'89, AM'90,
The PHP 4 Bible (IDG Books). In this tutorial and reference
guide for the most recent version of PHP (an open-source, server-side
Web scripting language), the authors discuss security, cookies,
session management, object-oriented programming, and XML.
Siever, AB'66, Stephen Spainhour, Jessica P. Hekman, and Stephen
Linux in a Nutshell (O'Reilly & Associates). The authors
provide a complete reference to the core user, programming, administration,
and networking commands available on common Linux distributions.
M. Young, PhD'68,
Small Creatures and Ordinary Places (University of Wisconsin
Press). This is a collection of Young's original essays on natural
history, several of which appeared in the Chicago Tribune Magazine.
S. Davis, AB'61, AM'62,
Aphoristics: How "Interesting Ideas" Turn the World
Inside Out (SuperiorBooks). Davis explores the structure of
interesting ideas, the rules for their construction, the contents
that make them provocative, and the aphoristic forms that make
them memorable. He uses hundreds of original aphorisms to propose
a new paradigm for revitalizing social theory.
Social Transformation and Decay: A View from the Left (Lexington
Books). Farber analyzes social decline through the lens of the
ideas and traditions of the Enlightenment's left wing. He studies
the working class and temperance movements, civil-rights rebellions,
and the cultural revolutions of 1920s Russia and the Bolsheviks,
adding the Left's viewpoint to the current discussions of social
M. Figlio, SB'62, PhD'68,
Psychoanalysis, Science, and Masculinity (Brunner-Routledge).
This psychoanalysis of the West's scientific drive to obtain all
knowledge focuses on the unconscious, masculine fantasies of mastery
and the desire to invade nature. Figlio argues that the masculine
domination of nature has its roots in a fantasy mediated by semen.
B. Gittler, PhD'41,
Racial and Ethnic Conflicts: Perspectives from the Social Disciplines
(Jai Press). This work examines racial and ethnic conflict from
the perspectives of history, social psychology, economics, political
science, cultural anthropology, and human geography.
Raphael, JD'69, Saving Bernice: Battered Women,
Welfare, and Poverty (Northeastern University Press). Through
a narrative of the life of a former welfare mother named Bernice,
Raphael illustrates the issues facing welfare today and disputes
both the liberal and conservative stereotypes about welfare recipients.
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