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L. Bingaman, AM'95; Lise A. Shapiro Sanders, AM'94, PhD'99;
and Rebecca E. Zorach, AM'94, PhD'99 (editors), Embodied
Utopias: Gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis (Routledge).
With essays from fields including architecture and urban planning,
art and art history, media and cultural studies, communications,
geography, philosophy, and gender studies, Embodied Utopias continues
the dialogue between cultural theory and the history and practice
of architecture and urban design.
Michael R. Cunningham, AM'73, PhD'78, Unfolding Beauty:
Japanese Screens from the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland
Museum of Art). A catalog of the museum's holdings of Japanese
folding screens, this book contains essays on screen painting
origins, artists, and techniques.
Margaret R. Olin, AB'68, AM'77, PhD'82, The Nation without
Art: Examining Modern Discourses on Jewish Art (University
of Nebraska Press). The discipline of art history, Olin argues,
encourages the idea that Jews are not artistic. Covering the past
two centuries, she describes the rise of the paradigm of the nonartistic
Jew and demonstrates how theorists, critics, and artists have
sought to subvert, overcome, or work within it. Case studies illustrate
the relationship between Jews and the visual image.
Duncan, AM'47, PhD'54, Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence
(U.S. Naval Institute). Duncan traces Admiral H. G. Rickover's
career in developing and applying atomic energy to naval propulsion
and to the generation of electricity for civilian use. The book
also covers Rickover's influence on naval policy, the source of
his influence on Congress, and his fight for standards in education.
R. Nash, AB'34,
Practice: The Here and Now (Cross Roads Press). A collection
of essays and poems, Nash's memoir addresses politics, history,
family, home, and humor.
Sallie R. Wagner, AB'36, Wide Ruins: Memoirs from a
Navajo Trading Post (University of New Mexico Press). Wagner's
memoir recalls her days as the owner of a trading post on the
Navajo Reservation in Wide Ruins, Arizona. She reflects on her
interactions with both tourists and Navajo traders.
Factor, MBA'89, Analyzing Application Service Providers.
Writing for entrepreneurs, managers, and service providers, Factor
offers a complete analytical framework for Application Service
Providers (ASP) and their customers, including customer value
propositions, the economics of the ASP model, ASP service definitions
and descriptions, key ASP technologies and architectures, and
guidance on ASP investment decision making. He concludes with
a review of the ASP "ecosystem" and the evolving impact
of ASPs on provider, supplier, and customer.
M. Levy, AM'70, PhD'79,
How the Dismal Science Got Its Name: Classical Economics and
the Ur-Text of Racial Politics (University of Michigan Press).
Levy argues against the belief that Victorians attacked economics
as "the dismal science"; instead he suggests that the
bad reputation of classical economics stems from economists' egalitarian
position in the politics of the abolition of slavery.
F. O'Byrne, AB'70, JD'77,
and S. David Young, EVA and Value-Based Management (McGraw-Hill).
The writers cover key corporate-finance, performance-measurement,
and incentive-compensation issues in managing for shareholder
Norman B. Sigband, AB'40, AM'41, PhD'54, and Arthur H.
Bell, Communications for Managers, sixth edition (South-Western).
This management textbook, first published in 1993, has been translated
into Chinese for M.B.A.s in China and Hong Kong.
K. Bundtzen, AM'69, PhD'72,
The Other "Ariel" (University of Massachusetts
Press). Noting that Sylvia Plath's selection of poems in her posthumous
volume Ariel was altered after her death by her husband, Ted Hughes,
Bundtzen examines Plath's original selections and argues that
Plath's intended volume represented a conscious response to her
disintegrating marriage and her creation of a new self.
M. Griffin, AM'77, PhD'82
(editor), Henry James Goes to the Movies (University Press
of Kentucky). Griffin assembles 15 James scholars to comment on
the 19th-century novelist's recent popularity with film directors
and to explore the impact of James on film, as well as the impact
of film on James's work. The films studied include The Turn
of the Screw, The Bostonians, Portrait of a Lady, Next Stop, Wonderland,
Notting Hill, and The Wings of the Dove.
A. Marco, AM'52, AM'55, PhD'56,
Opera: A Research and Information Guide, second edition (Routledge).
The new edition of Marco's guide presents 2,833 titles-over 2,000
more than the first edition-of articles about opera, covering
320 composers and operatic life in 43 countries.
J. Miller, PhD'76,
Galdós Gráfico (1861-1907): orígenes,
técnicas y límites del socio-mimetismo (EXC
Cabildo Insular G. Canatia). Miller documents the graphic dimensions
of the work of the Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920),
including facsimile volumes of the original work.
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I (Oxford Institute Press).
Streitz argues that the author known as William Shakespeare was
actually Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, illegitimate
son of Queen Elizabeth, and heir to the throne of England.
S. Allender, AB'56, AB'58, AM'59, PhD'62, Teacher Self:
The Practice of Humanistic Education (Rowman and Littlefield).
Stemming from Temple University's course The Art and Science of
Teaching, Allender's book weaves together stories of students
and teachers to engage the reader in thinking about the process
of learning to teach.
Bossert Morsicato, AB'74,
Clear Heart: Rainforest Transmissions from the Greater Universe
(Booklocker.com). Morsicato's narrative follows Joe on his journey
through the Ecuadoran rainforests and the spirituality of the
E. Jackson, PhD'81,
Timeshift and Between Two Worlds (AmErica House). Two volumes
of a time-travel trilogy, the first is a 25th-century murder mystery,
while the second tells a story of changing the future by altering
S. O'Connor, AB'86, MAT'87,
Room Full of Chairs (Deep North Press). A collection of 30
haikus by O'Connor, the book also features 12 linoleum-cut relief
prints that are visual responses to the poems.
A. Selke, X'92
(editor), Tough Girls and Literotica (Black Books). The
first book is a collection of lesbian erotic tales, while the
second is a selection of the best stories from the Web site of
the same name.
Ziporyn Snider, AM'81, PhD'85,
Time's Fool (Xlibris). Told through journal entries of
four interrelated voices from four generations, this historical
novel follows a physician as he traces his origins back to a scientific
breeding experiment. His search raises questions about human biology,
idealism, cloning, gene therapy, genetic testing, and the prevention
and treatment of AIDS.
L. Weil, AB'50,
Gregory's Last Stand and Other Lasts: Poems 1999-2000 (Kelly-Winterton
Press). A collection of seven of Weil's recent poems.
G. Wessel, AB'75,
Kiss It Goodbye (Simon & Schuster). Set in Hyde Park,
this crime novel follows ex-PI Harding as he confronts his girlfriend's
past. The book takes him to Bond Chapel, Hutchinson Commons, the
Cove, and Valois Cafeteria, among other local haunts.
Jonte-Pace, AM'75, PhD'84,
Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny
Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts (University of California
Press). Jonte-Pace argues that there is a "counterthesis"
that interrupts and subverts Freud's Oedipal narrative, and she
discusses this idea in terms of several themes: maternity, mortality,
and immortality; Judaism and anti-Semitism; and mourning and melancholia.
William D. Baker, AM'48, The LCT Story: Victory
in Europe Plus the Letters of a Young Ensign (Xlibris). Baker
uses the perspectives of admirals and commanders, supplemented
by action reports of naval officers from the beaches, to show
how Landing Craft Tanks (LCT) were crucial fighting vessels in
WW II. The text also contains Baker's own letters, written while
he was an LCT skipper.
Bricker Balken, AM'80,
Philip Guston's Poor Richard (University of Chicago Press).
Examining Guston's 1971 political cartoons of Richard Nixon, Balken
argues that by favoring imagery imbued with personal and political
meaning over aesthetic abstraction, Guston led the renewal of
figuration in U.S. painting in the 1970s.
W. Unger, AM'65,
A History of Brewing in Holland 900-1900: Economy, Technology
and the State (Brill Academic Publishers). In his comprehensive
history of Dutch brewing from the beginnings of large-scale production
at the end of the first millennium through medieval expansion,
a Renaissance boom, and its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries,
Unger uses extensive urban and provincial government records to
trace patterns of cooperation and tension between brewers and
Harold F. Schiffman, AM'66, PhD'69, A Reference Grammar
of Spoken Tamil (Cambridge University Press). A guide to the
spoken dialect of Tamil used in Southeast Asian plays, film, and
news media, which differs radically from standard literary Tamil.
A. Szanto, SB'57, AB'57,
and Arthur S. Schneider, Pathology, second edition (Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins). This preparatory review text covers general
and basic pathology, major concepts of disease processes, and
systematic pathology, with a survey of the principal disorders
of each organ system. New features include increased emphasis
on information for the USMLE review and a new chapter about laboratory
SCIENCE AND LAW
Chinese Provincial Leaders: Economic Performance and Political
Mobility, 1949-1998 (M. E. Sharpe). This study presents accounts
of provincial leaders and their careers, linking the leaders'
political mobility to their provinces' economic performance.
Friedman Goldstein, AB'65, AM'67,
Constituting Federal Sovereignty: The European Union in Comparative
Context (Johns Hopkins University Press). Multilateral normative
commitments enforced by suprastate courts such as the European
Union have become increasingly common. Goldstein examines the
formative epochs of four voluntarily federated unions to discern
what aspects of a union diminish the likelihood of state resistance
to centralizing authority.
J. Nadon, AB'85, AM'89, PhD'93,
Xenophon's Prince: Republic and Empire in the Cyropaedia
(University of California Press). Nadon argues that Xenophon's
Cyropaedia is a critique of both republican and imperial politics.
Xenophon, he argues, was worthy of Machiavelli's interest, admiration,
A. Rossum, AM'71, PhD'73,
Federalism, The Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment:
The Irony of Constitutional Democracy (Lexington Books). Criticizing
recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have invalidated federal
laws on the grounds that they violate "the original federal
design" of the Constitution, Rossum argues that the 17th
Amendment fundamentally altered the federal design and renders
those judgments unconstitutional.
B. Duff, PhD'88, Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry
and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse
(Oxford University Press). Duff offers a new perspective on the
Book of Revelation, arguing that the work was written not in response
to Roman persecution as is usually supposed, but rather in response
to a leadership crisis in the early Church.
Zdun Nelson, AM'77,
The God of Second Chances (Sheed & Ward), and Come
and Sit: A Week inside Meditation Centers (SkyLight Paths).
In the first book, Nelson tells the story of 12 people who experienced
faith-powered transformations in their lives. The second takes
readers inside meditation centers to explore different teachings
and traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism
(Zen, Tibetan, and Vipassana), and Judaism.
J. Ziolkowski, AM'81, PhD'87,
Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art (Palgrave).
Ziolkowski examines the genesis, development, and religious significance
of a literary and iconographic motif involving a gang of urchins
who assault a holy person. This motif, originating in the biblical
tale of Elisha's mockery (Kings 2:23-24), defies the conventional
Judeo-Christian and Romantic images of the child as a symbol of
Wright Chabay, AB'70,
and Bruce A. Sherwood, SM'63, PhD'67, Matter & Interactions:
Electric and Magnetic Interactions (Wiley). This two-volume,
calculus-based physics text emphasizes the atomic nature of matter,
macro-micro connections, and models complex physical systems.
W. Christopher, SM'72,
Python Programming Patterns (Prentice Hall), and with George
K. Thiruvanthukal, Web Programming in Python: Techniques for
Integrating Linux, Apache, and MySQL (Prentice Hall). The
first book covers structured, modular, and functional programming,
as well as the use of frameworks. The second is a manual for implementing
Web applications and also provides applications for collaboration
and Web commerce.
Anastaplo, AB'48, JD'51, PhD'64,
But Not Philosophy: Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought
(Lexington Books). In this introduction to seven major non-Western
"schools," including Mesopotamian, ancient African,
Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian,
Anastaplo studies and explores ancient literary epics, legal codes,
and religious traditions.
Fabian, AM'65, PhD'69,
Anthropology with an Attitude: Critical Essays (Stanford
University Press). Fabian has collected published and unpublished
essays written over the past dozen years that address this discipline's
questions of current concern (for example, does it still make
sense to search for objectivity in ethnography?). The book also
extends a critique of anthropology into the past, by examining,
among others questions, the beginnings of modern ethnography in
the exploration of central Africa.
Robin M. Hogarth, PhD'72, Educating Intuition (University
of Chicago Press). Hogarth, formerly the Wallace W. Booth professor
of behavioral science in the GSB, uses cognitive science, psychology,
and personal observation to argue not only that intuition is part
of our normal thought process, but also that we can educate and
train our intuition.
J. Lafferty, AM'89,
Organizing Workspace: A to Z (Work Books International).
Lafferty's book is a concise alphabetized guide to eliminating
clutter and organizing.
Mendley Rauner, AM'95,
They Still Pick Me up When I Fall: The Role of Caring in Youth
Development and Community Life (Columbia University Press).
Based on her research as project director of the Youth and Caring
Program at the U of C Chapin Hall Center for Children, Rauner
argues that older children need models of caring behavior, and
that if they do not get those models from the family, they must
get them from outside sources. Rauner also offers suggestions
for teachers, youth workers, and communities to improve their
relationships with adolescents.
Sawyer, AM'92, PhD'94,
Creating Conversations: Improvisation in Everyday Discourse
(Hampton Press). Sawyer draws from studies of jazz, children's
play, and Chicago improvisational theater to study the collaborative
and creative nature of conversation.
E. Sutton, AB'85, AM'88, PhD'95,
Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthology of Food and Memory
(Berg). Sutton offers a theoretical account of the interrelationships
of culture, food, and memory based on ethnographic fieldwork in
Greece, exploring the power of food and how commodification and
globalization affect that power.
R. Wolff, AM'76, PhD'86
(editor), Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring
Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse (Oriental Institute of
the University of Chicago and the American Schools of Oriental
Research). Forty-six authors, all colleagues or students of Esse,
an assistant professor at the Oriental Institute who died in 1992,
contributed to this volume on the Early Bronze Age period in Israel
and the surrounding regions.