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H. Selz, AM'49, PhD'54,
Nathan Oliveira (University of California Press). This
monograph discusses the contributions to painting, printmaking,
and sculpture by contemporary American artist Nathan Oliveira.
Jane Wharton, AM'69,
Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern
Architecture (University of Chicago Press). Wharton examines
how Conrad Hilton used his hotels in postwar Europe and the Middle
East "to show the countries most exposed to Communism the
other side of the coin." Exploring the architectural means
by which Hilton executed his vision, she critiques one of the
Cold War's first international businesses and argues that Hilton's
role in the struggle against Communism was significant in ways
he could not have imagined.
Chicago People (University of Illinois Press). Younker's
photodocumentary, more than 70 images taken between the early
1970s and the late 1990s, shows Chicago residents living on the
edge or close to it.
W. Liebmann, JD'63, Six Lost Leaders (Lexington Books).
Liebmann profiles the work of six forgotten figures from both
sides of the Atlantic-Octavia Hill, William Glyn-Jones, Mary Richmond,
George William Brown, Mary Parker Follett, and Bryan Keith-Lucas-who
worked for civic causes from national health to housing management.
V. Lee Badgett, AB'82, Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic
Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men (University of Chicago Press).
Badgett explores the economic lives of U.S. gays and lesbians
while debunking myths about gay privilege, income, and consumer
D. Bernhardt, AM'88, PhD'93; Martina Morris, AM'86, PhD'89; Mark
S. Handcock, PhD'89;
and Marc A. Scott, Divergent Paths: Economic Mobility in the
New American Labor Market (Russell Sage Foundation). The authors
discuss trends in today's job market and examine workers' prospects
for upward mobility, in particular documenting the divide between
workers on the move and the growing numbers caught in the low-wage
K. Gordon, PhD'59,
Trade Follies: Turning Economic Leadership into Strategic Weakness
(Routledge). Gordon analyzes several U.S. economic policies including
the recent emphasis on "regionalism." He argues that
a Free Trade Area for the Americas would harm the U.S. and that
regionalism in East Asia would be harmful to all.
P. Lerman, AB'80,
Exchange Traded Funds and E-Mini Stock Index Futures (John
Wiley and Sons). This book explains what Lerman considers the
two most successful financial products launched in the past ten
years-exchange-traded funds and e-mini stock index futures. Lerman
presents case studies, strategies, and asset-allocation guidelines
for investors with long- or short-term horizons.
Schecter Hellerstein, AM'47, Virginia Woolf's Experiments
with Consciousness, Time, and Social Values in Her Fiction and
Essay-Books (Edwin Mellen Press). Hellerstein examines how
Virginia Woolf resolved many stylistic paradoxes in her writing,
such as how to write prose and yet discharge some of the function
C. Kolin, AM'67
(editor), Othello: New Critical Essays (Routledge). This
collection of 20 essays covers a broad spectrum of historical
and theoretical topics including the production of race, marriage
and gender roles, and textual history.
D. Solomon, AB'72,
The Ancient World in the Cinema: Revised and Expanded Edition
(Yale University Press). The second edition of this survey
of more than 400 movies set in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia,
and Babylon analyzes the balance between historical authenticity
and modern popularity. Solomon looks at films from the 1890s to
the recent Gladiator.
Tolliver Jr., AM'76, PhD'96,
A Self among Others: Henry James as a Biographer (Garland
Publishing). Tolliver uses James's ideas about biographical form
to analyze James's two full-length biographies of author Nathaniel
Hawthorne and sculptor William Wetmore Story. Tolliver argues
that James should be recognized as an innovator in the genre.
M. Fisher, AB'58, AM'60, No Angel in the Classroom: Teaching
through Feminist Discourse (Rowman and Littlefield). A feminist
theoretical analysis of the practical problems encountered in
teaching women's studies and related social-justice topics in
higher education, this book addresses issues such as the status
of knowledge, authority, caring, safety, and difference in the
classroom. Fisher's autobiographical introduction discusses how
her many years at Chicago affected her thinking on this topic.
Friedberg, SM'79, PhD'82,
Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's
Classroom (American Mathematical Society). This volume is
for graduate students teaching university-level mathematics.
Gussin Paley, PhB'47, In Mrs. Tully's Room: A Childcare
Portrait (Harvard University Press). Paley's visits to this
center show how childcare providers combine teaching ability and
emotional responsiveness to help young children learn words, concepts,
stories, and how to manage their emotions.
S. Maas, PhD'48, Poems New & Selected (Wallace
Crescent Press). Maas's latest collection includes 100 new poems
written since 1996 as well as poems published in earlier books.
Fallaw, AM'91, PhD'95, Cárdenas Compromised: The
Failure of Reform in Postrevolutionary Yucatán (Duke
University Press). Drawing on archival materials, both official
and popular, Fallaw gives a political and institutional history
of urban and rural labor in Mexico's Yucatán region during
the 1934-40 regime of Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas.
Press, Independence Park: The Lives of Gay Men in Israel
(Stanford University Press). Fink and Press present a collection
of 12 personal narratives, representing a cross-section of gays
in contemporary Israeli society.
Imperial Classroom: Islam, the State, and Education in the Late
Ottoman Empire (Oxford University Press). Fortna provides
a many-sided history of education under the Ottoman Empire in
the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Using a range of primary
materials, he reveals a mix of Western and indigenous influences.
S. Micale, and Paul F. Lerner, AB'88 (editors), Traumatic
Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930
(Cambridge University Press). These essays trace the origins
of the debate among modern European and American physicians, psychologists,
and lay critics on the subject of trauma. The essays provide perspectives
on "traumatic" experiences-from rail and factory accidents
in the late 19th century through WW I and its aftermath.
L. Miller, PhD'66,
Visions of Place: The City, Neighborhoods, Suburbs, and Cincinnati's
Clifton, 1850-2000 (Ohio State University Press). Treating
theories about cities and their suburbs and neighborhoods as the
dynamic factors in the experience of Cincinnati's Clifton neighborhood,
Miller examines the changes in Clifton's social, physical, civic,
and political structure stemming from these transforming notions.
M. Pletcher, AB'41, AM'41, PhD'46,
The Diplomacy of Involvement: American Economic Expansion across
the Pacific, 1784-1900 (University of Missouri Press). Pletcher
examines the conflicts and connections between trade and investment
and U.S. foreign policy. He argues that American economic expansion
across the Pacific was not a deliberate drive for hegemony but
rather a halting movement carried out against opposition and indifference
and besieged by setbacks and failures.
D. Sokolski, AM'80,
Best of Intentions:
America's Campaign against Strategic Weapons Proliferation
(Praeger). Sokolski details the American government's post-1945
efforts to prevent the international proliferation of missiles
and nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
G. Surdam, AM'87, PhD'94,
Northern Naval Superiority and the Economics of the American
Civil War (University of South Carolina Press). Surdam offers
an unconventional analysis of the Union's naval blockade. He questions
methods used to evaluate the strength of the 3,500-mile siege
line, disputes earlier interpretations of the blockade's impact,
and explores previously unexamined aspects of the tactic as he
argues for the effectiveness of the Union naval effort.
Wetzel, AM'74, PhD'76,
A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Origins of
the Franco-Prussian War (University of Wisconsin Press). Drawing
on personal memoirs, official records, cabinet minutes, journalistic
accounts, private notes, and public statements, Wetzel examines
the events leading up to the Franco-Prussian War.
S. Wortman, AM'60, PhD'64,
Scenarios of Power: Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy,
vol. 2 (Princeton University Press). Wortman studies how myth,
ceremony, architecture, and the printed word influenced Russian
monarchical rule from Peter the Great to 1917.
SCIENCE AND LAW
K. Ansell, AM'86, PhD'93, Schism and Solidarity in Social
Movements: The Politics of Labor in the French Third Republic
(Cambridge University Press). Ansell analyzes the interplay
between organization, ideology, and political mobilization in
the Third Republic French labor movement.
E. Osborne, AB'80, MBA'83,
Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video: Movies for the Libertarian
Millennium (Kingscote Publishing). Osborne reviews some 250
libertarian-themed films-from Harry's War to The Fountainhead-touching
on subjects such as free speech, drug laws, taxation, sexual liberty,
J. Thompson, PhD'91,
The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece
to Democratic America (Yale University Press). Thompson discusses
the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli,
Tocqueville to Gertrude Stein. Citing key texts by these and other
thinkers, she highlights one particular theme: that the health
of organized political communities-from the ancient polis to the
modern state to contemporary democracy-requires a balance of masculine
and feminine qualities.
L. Gaylin, AB'56, AM'61, PhD'65, Family, Self and Psychotherapy:
A Person-Centered Perspective (PCCS Books). Gaylin offers
an individual-centered look at family as the essential element
of society and explores the human need to be interconnected and
its implications for both individual and family therapy.
K. Norem, AB'82,
The Positive Power of Negative Thinking: Using Defensive Pessimism
to Harness Anxiety and Perform at Your Peak (Basic Books).
Norem describes the "defensive pessimism" strategy and
R. Atkinson, MDiv'94, An Intertextual Study of the Psalms
of Solomon: Pseudepigrapha (Edwin Mellen). Atkinson gives
the first English commentary in more than a century on this collection
of Jewish poems from the first century B.C. about the Roman conquest.
The book includes a reconstructed Greek text, historical commentary,
and a discussion of the text's uses of Scripture.
E. Butterworth, AM'62, PhD'66, (translator) Alfarabi, The
Political Writing: "Selected Aphorisms" and Other Texts
(Cornell University Press). The collection of four newly translated
texts by the tenth-century political philosopher Alfarabi.
Christianity in Early Modern Japan: Kirishitan Belief and Practice
(Brill Academic Publishers). In this history of Christianity in
16th- and 17th-century Japan, Higashibaba examines religious expressions
of the Japanese.
L. Kosky, AM'90, PhD'96,
Levinas and the Philosophy of Religion (Indiana University
Press). Placing contemporary philosopher Levinas in relation to
Hegel and Nietzsche, Husserl and Heidegger, and Derrida and Marion,
Kosky examines the religious themes in Levinas's work and offers
philosophers of religion a way to think and speak about ethics
M. Kueny, AM'88, PhD'95,
The Rhetoric of Sobriety: Wine in Early Islam (SUNY Press).
Drawing on an array of revelatory, legal, historical, and exegetical
materials from the early Islamic period, Kueny analyzes the rhetoric
used to establish rules about drinking.
M. Landy, AM'86
(editor), As Leaven in the World: Catholic Perspectives on
Faith, Vocation, and the Intellectual Life (Sheed & Ward).
These essays examine the interaction of faith and work, envisioning
Catholicism as a cultural force that shapes morality, the arts,
creativity, cultural conversation, social justice, spirituality,
and vocation. The authors encourage teachers and intellectuals
to take seriously their work of teaching others how to understand
and engage the world from a Catholic perspective.
S. Mahdi, PhD'54,
Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy
(University of Chicago Press). Using works previously known only
through medieval bibliographical references, Mahdi demonstrates
how tenth-century political philosopher Alfarabi founded political
philosophy within medieval Islam and laid the foundation for a
new understanding of religion and pagan Greek political philosophy.
T. Mathewes, AM'92, PhD'97,
Evil and the Augustinian Tradition (Cambridge University
Press). Mathewes argues that the "family biography"
of Augustinian moral and religious reflection remains a viable
way to face the challenges of evil and tragedy.
W. Mauck, JD'72,
Paul on Trial: The Book of Acts as a Defense of Christianity
(Nelson Reference). The New Testament Book of Acts, Mauck asserts,
was originally written to defend the Apostle Paul in his trial
before the Roman Emperor Nero.
F. Morgan, AM'81, PhD'92,
Adventism and the American Republic: The Public Involvement
of a Major Apocalyptic Movement (University of Tennessee Press).
Morgan discusses the historical development of Adventism's complex
role in American public life in connection with the Seventh-Day
Adventist Church's prophecy belief that points to an apocalyptic
demise of freedom.
A. Trumbower, AM'84, PhD'89,
Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians
in Early Christianity (Oxford University Press). Trumbower
examines the belief during the first five centuries of Christianity
that non-Christian dead could turn toward God and receive God's
grace. He shows how those beliefs gradually were declared heretical,
especially in the West, under the influence of Augustine.
V. Wedin, AM'67, PhD'71,
Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics
Zeta (Oxford University Press). Despite the seemingly incompatible
accounts of substance in the two treatises, Wedin argues that
Aristotle's theory was in fact consistent.
O. Rouse III, SB'95, Game Design: Theory & Practice
(Wordware Publishing). Rouse focuses on how developers can
design games to ensure titles have the best gameplay possible.
Key topics include game balancing, storytelling, player motivations,
and level design. The book also includes analyses of five classic
games-Centipede, Tetris, Loom, Myth: The Fallen Lords, and The
H. Wilson, PhD'72, Information Arts: Intersections of Art,
Science, and Technology (MIT Press). Wilson examines where
art and biology, robotics, artificial life, particle physics,
space science, telecommunications, and information visualization
intersect, exploring areas likely to have future cultural impact.
Ben-Yehuda, AM'76, PhD'77, Betrayals and Treason: Violations
of Trust and Loyalty (Westview Press). Ben-Yehuda presents
a unified social theory of betrayals.
E. Butterworth, AM'62, PhD'66, and I. William Zartman (editors),
Between the State and Islam (Cambridge University Press).
To counter the attention given to how Islam affects or threatens
to affect politics in the Middle East, the authors argue that
Muslims often live without regard to religious strictures or state
P. Cohen, AB'57, AB'58, AM'59,
India: Emerging Power (Brookings Institute). Cohen evaluates
India as a political and strategic power. Giving several indicators
of India's long-term stability, he argues that the U.S. should
form a closer relationship with the nation.
R. Cordero-Guzman, AM'89, PhD'95,
Robert C. Smith, and Ramón Grosfoguel (editors), Migration,
Transnationalization, and Race in a Changing New York (Temple
University Press). The contemporary immigration experience in
New York City, writes Cordero-Guzman, is a product of economic
globalization and transnationalization, demographic change, and
the city's evolving racial, ethnic, and gender dynamics.
Dreier, AM'73, PhD'77,
John Mollenkopf, and Todd Swanstrom, Place Matters: Metropolitics
for the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Kansas).
The authors argue that economic segregation and the growing sprawl
of American cities and suburbs are not solely the result of individual
choices in free markets but rather have been shaped by short-sighted
C. Hogan, AM'80,
The Culture of Conformism: Understanding Social Consent
(Duke University Press). Hogan analyzes the political, economic,
social, emotive, and cognitive factors that lead people to accept
and even support oppressive social structures.
Inbar, AM'76, PhD'81,
The Israeli-Turkish Entente (King's College London Mediterranean
Studies). Examining the closeness between Israel and Turkey, Inbar
explains its timing, present substance, and impact on the region.
He evaluates the Israeli-Turkish entente's resilience in light
of domestic and international constraints and argues that despite
its potential limitations, common interests are likely to make
the entente endure.
D. Lerner, AM'82,
Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: Peter Winch's Philosophy
of the Social Sciences (Routledge). Lerner critiques English
philosopher Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of social
sciences, noting Winch's tendency to overlook the role and diversity
of technology in human life and society. The appendix examines
how Winch's philosophy connects with the controversy between Chicago
professor Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeyesekere regarding
Captain James Cook's Hawaiian adventures.
Maguire Jr., AM'71,
Clinical Social Work: Beyond Generalist Practice with Individuals,
Groups, and Families (Wadsworth Publishing). This text for
clinical social-work students and practitioners describes systems-based
interventions, case management, group and family treatment, and
psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive therapy.
D. McCarthy, AM'73, PhD'80
(editor), Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society (Indiana
University Press). The contributors examine the role of female
philanthropy in shaping nongovernmental organizations, civil society,
and women's political and religious culture worldwide.
G. Reamer, AM'75, PhD'78,
Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human
Services (Columbia University Press). Reamer provides a comprehensive
analysis of "boundary issues," an emerging topic in
the human-services field. Exploring the complex relationship between
practitioner and client, he offers practical risk-management guidelines
to help human-services professionals prevent problematic situations
such as intimate contact and outside social interaction.
J. E. Walker, PhD'83
(editor), Illusive Identity: The Blurring of Working Class
Consciousness in Modern Western Culture (Lexington Press).
This collection of six essays, including one by Walker, gives
a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class
consciousness within modern Western culture, tracing how the rise
of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled the influence
of class identity in Europe and the U.S. during the 19th and 20th
Joseph, Anne Rubenstine, and Eric S. Zolov, AM'90, AM'90, PhD'95
(editors), Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture
in Mexico Since 1940 (Duke University Press). This collection
of 16 essays by contributors from music, tourism, television,
theater, unions and other sources gives a cultural history of
the vibrant, post-1940 Mexico.
In the December/01 "Books by Alumni," Elizabeth A.
Trembley, AM'86, PhD'91, was mistakenly listed as author of
The Guide to United States Popular Culture (Bowling Green
State University Popular Press); she coedited the Mystery and
Detective Fiction material of the work. The Magazine regrets
J. Washington, MBA'69, Michelangelo: In the Footsteps of
the Master, An Account of Michelangelo's Life and Art for the
Traveler (Advantage Publishing). This travel guide includes
a biography of Michelangelo and provides descriptions of his art
and their locations, focusing on Florence, Tuscany, and Rome.
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