Thomas L. Cooper, MBA'70, and Joseph Fischer,
The Folk Art of Bali: The Narrative Tradition (Oxford University Press).
The authors focus on Balinese narrative in classic painting, shadow puppets, glass
painting, and embroideries. Balinese versions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata
epics as well as indigenous narrative poetry and folklore are included.
W. Heath, AM'75, The Patina of Place: The Cultural Weathering of a New
England Industrial Landscape (University of Tennessee Press). A multidisciplinary
analysis of worker housing illustrates social change and cultural identity in
New Bedford, Massachusetts.
M. Promey, PhD'88, and David Morgan, PhD'90,
editors, The Visual Culture of American Religions (University of California
Press). Scholars of American art, religion, and culture examine the role of imagery
in several U.S. religions from 1800 to the present.
D. Sorkin, AB'69, and the Michael Sorkin Studio, Other Plans: University
of Chicago Studies, 1998-2000 (Princeton Architectural Press). In 1998 the
University of Chicago commissioned Sorkin to design an alternative to the University's
official master architectural plan. Sorkin and his colleagues produced this "unsolicited"
scheme for the campus.
Donald R. Hettinga, AM'77, PhD'83, The Brothers
Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy (Clarion Books). In a biography for children,
Hettinga examines the social, political, and historical forces that shaped the
lives of German folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
Leong, AB'61, AM'66, PhD'70, Centaur: The Life and Art of Ernst Neizvestny
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Leong tells the story of the Russian sculptor
who successfully defied Stalin, Kruschchev, Brezhnev, and the KGB to create major
works of art. Exiled in 1976 Neizvestny returned to his homeland in 1989 to design
the first monuments to Stalin's victims.
Rapoport, SB'38, SM'40, PhD'41, Skating on Thin Ice (RDR Books).
Rapoport recounts his family's escape from persecution in Russia and the Ukraine
during the early 20th-century wars and revolutions, their trek from the Caucasus
Mountains to the Polish border, and their 1922 arrival in America.
Weil, AB'49, The River Home: A Memoir (Ohio University Press). A
"river rat," the child of a boatman on the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi
Rivers, Weil places her life within the context of 20th-century American history,
from the Great Depression and World War II to the present day.
Peter M. Birkeland, AM'89, PhD'95, Franchising
Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America (University of Chicago Press).
Birkeland describes the frustrations entrepreneurs encounter when starting franchises.
He analyzes why franchises-which employ one in 16 U.S. workers-succeed or fail
and the difficulties of running a business based on someone else's model.
C. Downes, JD'93, The Strategy Machine: Building Your Business One Idea
at a Time (HarperBusiness). With case studies of successful and failed businesses,
this book shows how to develop a strategy portfolio to overcome internal and external
Douglas S. Fletcher,
MBA'67, and Ian Taplin, Understanding Organizational Evolution: Its
Impact on Management and Performance (Quorum Books). As a company's size and
complexity change, managers reinvent its structure, the authors argue. They provide
a model for managing the resulting tensions.
M. Freedman, PhD'71, Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle (Jossey-Bass)
and, with R. E. Zackrison, An Executive Guide to Employing Consultants (Gower).
In Finding Your Way Freedman helps would-be consultants differentiate themselves
from others, encouraging them to work collaboratively as members of multidisciplinary
teams. In Executive Guide the authors describe how to find and manage consultants.
L. Friedman, AB'73, MD'77, Everyday Crisis Management (First Decision
Press). Friedman reviews how emergency physicians manage crises and applies the
practices to business and personal situations. He examines the principles of critical
action, planning for the unexpected, and decision making under pressure.
Pincus Hartman, JD'88, editor, Perspectives in Business Ethics (McGraw
Hill). Using case studies, hypotheticals, Internet material, and academic and
popular press articles, this text addresses traditional business ethics topics.
Moscovici, MAT'61, A Organização Por Tras do Espelho
(The Organization behind the Mirror)(José Olympio). The book explores the
hidden emotions, intuition, and spirituality in the workplace.
D. Cox, AM'68, PhD'75, and Eric C. Rasmussen, AM'83,
PhD'90, editors, King Henry VI, Part 3 (Thomson Learning). In this
edition, part of the Arden Shakespeare series, Cox and Rasmussen look at performance,
and criticism of the Shakespeare play. The book also includes a facsimile of the
Hapke, AM'69, Labor's Text: The Worker in American Fiction (Rutgers
University Press). Hapke charts portrayals of workers in American fiction, including
the the union-busting novelists of the Gilded Age and present-day marginalized,
apolitical men and women.
A. Kaye, AB'82, The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian
and Edwardian Fiction (University of Virginia Press). Flirtation, Kaye argues,
is a unique, neglected form of eros whose deepest, most elaborately sustained
fulfillment occurs in the 19th- and early-20th-century novel, from the Brontës
to E. M. Forster.
H. Michaelson, AM'77, PhD'85, Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading, and
Speech in the Age of Austen (Stanford University Press). Michaelson discusses
women's language of the late 18th century, charting connections between speech
and reading in the oral performance of literature.
Smith Miller, AM'54, PhD'66, Prisms and Rainbows: Michel Butor's Collaborations
with Jacques Monory, Jiri Kolar, and Pierre Alechinsky (Associated University
Presses). Miller explores French poet Michael Butor's connections to three visual
artists who inspired his work and focuses on Butor's use of humor and poetic harmony
as rhetorical devices in support of his politics.
Restivo, AB'72, The Cinema of Economic Miracles: Visuality and Modernization
in the Italian Art Film (Duke University Press). Focusing on filmmakers Pier
Paulo Pasolini and Michelangelo Antonioni, Restivo analyzes Italian film relative
to the economic and cultural changes of the 1960s.
P. Scanlan, AB'48, AM'50, PhD'56, Dostoevsky the Thinker (Cornell
University Press). Drawing on Dostoevsky's letters, notes, diaries, essays, novels,
and short stories, Scanlan presents a critical study of the writer's philosophical
Richard A. Schwartz,
AM'74, PhD'77, The Films of Ridley Scott (Greenwood Press). Schwartz
provides the first book-length academic study of the director of such popular
films as Blade Runner and Gladiator.
R. Wilson, AB'56, AM'58, The Hydra's Tale: Imagining Disgust (University
of Alberta Press). Wilson treats the experience of disgust not from the perspective
of the disgusting object-in-the-world but rather from its representation. He argues
that what disgusts is not irrevocably fixed but fluid, changing from culture to
H. Rubin, AB'74, AM'75, Collaborative Leadership: Developing Effective
Partnerships in Communities and Schools (Corwin Press). Rubin describes how
educators and community and government leaders can create positive change in educational
systems. The book provides tools and collaborative models for boosting school
Anoop Chandola, PhD'66, The Second Highest World
War: The Rama Theater (iUniverse). A deceased journalist's memoirs reveal
an untold World War II story from india's Himalayan region.
Scott Gaille, JD'95, The Law Review (Creative Arts Books). Gaille's
legal thriller, set at the U of C Law School, examines the many forms of obsession
and the price some students willingly pay for success.
Gariano, PhD'64, Confidencias del fauno (Spanish Press). Gariano's
collection of seven Spanish-language nouvelles contains stories of native and
immigrant Hispanic characters, reflecting the author's contact with the Mexican
and Cuban communities in California.
Kwak, MFA'79, Light in the Heart also Love and Art (Dana Gi Hoek).
A Korean woman struggles to become an international artist and to establish herself
Mario Andino López,
AM'67, Fuera de Juego (Offside) (Ediciones Academia). In this Spanish-language
novel a young athlete from the provinces breaks into professional soccer, encountering
corruption, the sports underworld, and the immense power of journalism.
B. Powell, AM'87, Strange Pilgrim (Second Page Books). This volume
features poems inspired by the Christian mystical tradition.
R. Tarn, AM'52, PhD'56, Selected Poems: 1950-2000 (Wesleyan University
Press). This retrospective edition contains Tarn's principal writings, including
three long poems and recent work.
Adler Titelbaum, AB'37, PhD'67, Kaleidoscope (Copy Central). This
book includes the author's notes and poems, translations, letters, a discussion
of poetics, and quotations from some favorite poems.
B. Zagel, AB'62, AM'62, Money to Burn (Putnam
Publishing Group). In this mystery a federal district court judge heads a team
of thieves in robbing the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. When one member of
the group is injured, he proves to be a weak link.
Lillian E. Doherty, AM'77, PhD'82, Gender and the
Interpretation of Classical Myth (Duckworth Press). The book is an overview
and feminist critique of the prevailing theoretical approaches to Greek and Roman
Claire C. Robertson,
AM'68, and Stanlie M. James, editors, Genital Cutting and Transnational
Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics (University of Illinois Press). Five contributors
critique mainstream Western media depictions of female genital cutting, aiming
to dispel sensationalized and widely accepted myths about the practice.
Adelman, AB'59, JD'62, and Bernard L. Schwartz, Prairie Directory of
North America (Lawndale Enterprises). This comprehensive listing of U.S. and
Canadian prairies includes descriptions of each prairie's environmental and geological
area and flora and fauna.
G. Loy, SM'62, editor, Atlas of Oregon, second edition (University
of Oregon Press). This comprehensive atlas includes sections on Oregon history,
industry, religion, politics, transportation, population, and education.
Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, PhD'55, Elizabeth H. Hageman,
and Margaret Mikesell, editors, The Instruction of a Christen Woman (University
of Illinois Press). First published in Latin in 1523, this treatise by Spanish
humanist-and convert from Judaism-Juan Luis Vives strongly influenced the behavior
of Tudor women. Vives's rules capture the conflicted ideas about women in early
E. Bliss, PhD'96, Compromised Positions: Prostitution, Public Health,
and Gender Politics in Revolutionary Mexico City (Penn State University Press).
Focusing on the early-20th-century public debates about the spread of sexually
transmitted diseases in Mexico City and the proposed legalization of sexual commerce,
this book shows how political change was repeatedly compromised by reformers'
antiquated ideas about gender and class, prostitutes' outrage over attempts to
undermine their livelihood, and clients' unwillingness to forgo visiting brothels
despite campaigns promoting monogamy.
Coleman Darnell, PhD'95, with Deborah L. Darnell,
AM'89, Theban Desert Road Survey in the Egyptian Western Desert, Volume
1: Gebel Tjauti Rock Inscriptions 1-45 and Wadi el-Hôl Rock Inscriptions
1-45 (Oriental Institute Publications). The Darnells produced this volume
of inscriptions from Gebel Tjauti and Wadi el-Hôl, two major concentrations
of rock inscriptions and rock art in pharaonic caravan routes in the Egyptian
Western Desert. The inscriptions, ranging in date from predynastic to Christian,
provide evidence for historical events, transportation patterns, and religious
Mary Carpenter Erler,
AM'62, PhD'81, Women, Reading and Piety, in Late Medieval England
(Cambridge University Press). Erler explores social and intellectual history as
she traces networks of female book ownership and exchange. She tells seven stories
of women who owned books between 1350 and 1550.
Goebel, PhD'93, A Government by the People: Direct Democracy in America,
1890-1940 (University of North Carolina Press). Goebel examines the introduction
of direct democracy-a collective term for initiative, referendum, and recall-as
well as motives for its use and the results of its implementation.
L. Gosline, AM'93, translator, Male and Female Circumcision: Among Jews,
Christians, and Muslims and Muslims in the West (Shangri-La Publications);
and with Jean-Philippe Fontanille, The Coins of Pontius Pilate (Shangri-La Publications).
The first book, a translation of Sami A. Aldeeb's original work in French and
Arabic, addresses the religious, legal, medical, and social issues surrounding
circumcision. Also a translation, Muslims describes the perspectives of Muslim
communities within Western countries. In the third book the authors discuss the
life and times of Pontius Pilate, using evidence from Roman coins bearing his
Anthony T. Grafton,
AB'71, AM'72, PhD'75, Bring out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation
(Harvard University Press). In this essay collection, Grafton explores Renaissance-era
scholarly communities and their works. He writes about how scholars such as Bacon,
Alberti, and Vico influenced the arts, literature, science, and politics.
Richardson Keller, PhD'73, Fictions of U.S.
History: A Theory and Four Illustrations (Indiana University Press). Arguing
that the dominant fictions of an era influence historical actors, Keller applies
her theory to patriarchal systems, Reconstruction and African-American rights,
Mormon polygamy, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
D. Netherton Jr., AB'39, AM'40, JD'43, and Ann Rohrke
Netherton, PhB'47, The Preservation of History in Fairfax County, Virginia
(University Press of America). This study narrates Fairfax County's significant
events, personalities, public groups, and private organizations. The authors describe
the county's programs in landmark preservation, historic-district zoning, archaeology,
indexing of colonial court records, and historic publications.
A. Sanello, AB'74, Opium Wars: The Politics and Economics of Addiction
(Sourcebooks). Sanello chronicles the two 19th-century wars fought between Britain
and China, examining the devastation in China wrought by British opium imports.
M. Seekins, AM'72, PhD'80, The Disorder in Order: The Army-State in
Burma since 1962 (White Lotus). Seekins discusses Burmese military rule, first
under General Ne Win (1962-88) and then under the State Law and Order Restoration
Council, a group of young generals who assumed power in September 1988. He details
the emergence of nonviolent, democratic opposition and the struggles of ethnic
minority groups to achieve self-government.
Shevin-Coetzee, AM'78, PhD'83, and Frans Coetzee,
AM'79, PhD'83, World War I: A History in Documents (Oxford University
Press). A selection of contemporary newspaper articles, memoirs, letters, and
photographs recreates the war's social, cultural, and military aspects.
G. Wilfong, AB'87, AM'89, PhD'94, The Women of Jeme: Women's Roles in
a Coptic Town in Late Antique Egypt (University of Michigan Press). Using
texts, physical remains of their possessions, and writings of local religious
leaders, Wilfong creates a portrait of the women of a Christian enclave in Egypt
that existed from 600 to 800 C.E.
O. Wolpert, PhD'95, Remembering Defeat: Civil War and Civic Memory in
Ancient Athens (Johns Hopkins University Press). In their civic speeches after
the Peloponnesian War, Athenians, Wolpert argues, addressed their defeat by Sparta
and the overthrow of democracy, reaching a reconciliation in which conspirators
and collaborators went unpunished.
C. Bender, AM'89, PhD'96, Signs of Cherokee Culture: Sequoyah's Syllabary
in Eastern Cherokee Life (University of North Carolina Press). Building on
her fieldwork among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, Bender
uses a semiotic approach to investigate the historic and contemporary role of
the written system for representing sounds in the Cherokee language.
D. Berkovitz, SB'46, SM'48, PhD'51, Convexity and Optimization in Rn
(John Wiley). Berkovitz presents the mathematics of finite dimensional constrained
optimization problems. The book provides a basis for further study of convexity,
more general optimization problems, and numerical algorithms for solving finite
dimensional optimization problems.
Brady, AB'72, AM'90, From Peirce to Skolem (Elsevier). The fourth
in a series, this book recounts the influence of Ernst Schroeder, Leopold Loewenheim,
and Thoralf Skolem's work on the mathematical logic of Charles S. Peirce and his
student, O. H. Mitchell.
SCIENCE AND LAW
Judith A. Baer, AM'71, PhD'74, editor, Historical
and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States
(Greenwood Press). With articles on laws, court cases, activists, and technological
advances, this book details the diverse positions on reproductive rights.
J. Barros, AM'83, PhD'96, Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet,
the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution (Cambridge University Press). Drawing
on primary documentation of the Chilean military regime's internal decision making,
Barros challenges established accounts of the dictatorship and constitution making
under Pinochet. He suggests that autocracies can self-limit their power through
AM'67, PhD'72, and Earl Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans
(Harvard University Press). This last volume in a trilogy examining Southern politics
traces the late-20th-century rebirth of Republican influence. The authors review
congressional elections from the 1950s to the present day and analyze their effects
on regional and national politics.
V. Carter, AM'47, Survival Meetings: Highlights of the World Government
Movement, 1947 to 1952, a Personal Journey (Writers Club Press). Carter recalls
his role in the postwar effort to prevent nuclear annihilation and to transform
the United Nations into a true world government.
S. Claussen, MBA'86, editor, Sex, Religion, Media (Rowman &
Littlefield). Claussen explores media portrayals of sex and religion since 1950.
Case studies include Canadian priests' sexual abuse of orphans, sexual and religious
imagery in music videos, and Protestant magazines' battles against network television
and convenience stores selling pornographic magazines.
M. Dooley, PhD'86, Morandi's Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance
Politics (Princeton University Press). Dooley portrays the political and cultural
turmoil of early-17th-century Rome in his account of the trial of abbot and astrologer
Orazio Morandi, who outraged the Church hierarchy by predicting the death of Pope
Gerald C. Hickey,
AM'53, PhD'58, Window on a War: An Anthropologist in the Vietnam Conflict
(Texas Tech University Press). Drawing on his observations while conducting
research in Indochina from 1956 to 1973, Hickey argues that the U.S. failure in
Vietnam stemmed from ignorance of Vietnamese nationalism and the U.S. strategy
of making military decisions without considering their impact on South Vietnamese
Jennifer Smith Holmes,
AB'93, Terrorism and Democratic Stability (Manchester University
Press). This volume in the Perspectives on Democratization series examines, from
an Aristotelian perspective, the effects of terrorism and state repression on
democratic stability in Uruguay, Peru, and Spain.
Lee, PhD'97, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial
Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (University of Chicago Press). Lee focuses
on the struggle over the moral principles, group interests, and racial animosities
that defined public support for racial policies during the Civil Rights movement.
Grassroots organizations and local protests, Lee argues, pushed demands for social
change into the general public's consciousness and onto the political elites'
LLM'93, Besitz und Sachherrschaft im öffentlichen Recht (Possession
and the Right of Property in Public Law) (Mohr Siebeck). Lepsius discusses the
right of property as a constitutional limitation to German environmental law.
P. McCormick, PhD'95, editor, Confronting Mass Democracy and Industrial
Technology: Political and Social Theory from Nietzsche to Habermas (Duke University
Press). McCormick takes an interdisciplinary approach to German political and
social theory, analyzing how German intellectuals grappled with the ramifications
of democracy, technology, and control from the late Kaiserreich through the era
of German reunification.
Yeung, PhD'72, editor, New Challenges for Development and Modernization:
Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific Region in the New Millennium (Chinese University
Press). This essay collection examines economic globalization, political and social
change, and regional patterns of transformation.
R. Brandell, PhD'82, editor, Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Treatment
of Children and Adolescents: Tradition and Transformation (Haworth Press).
In this anthology eight authors explore psychoanalytic work with children and
teenagers, from both clinical and theoretical perspectives.
G. Cameron, PhD'72, MD'74, Visceral Sensory Neuroscience: Interception
(Oxford University Press). This comprehensive review of the neuroscience, psychophysiology,
behavioral science, and psychology of visceral sensation and perception explains
how we are aware of and affected by our nervous system.
Jackson-Triche, AB'71, MD'75, Kenneth B. Wells, and Katherine Minnium,
Beating Depression: The Journey to Hope (McGraw-Hill). Based on a study
of how to improve care for depression, this guide provides tools for distinguishing
clinical depression from a bad case of the blues and outlines a step-by-step plan
for getting and staying well.
J. Rich, AM'96, PhD'01, editor, Massage Therapy: The Evidence for Practice
(Harcourt Health Sciences). This volume explores the efficacy of massage across
the lifespan and for conditions ranging from immune disorders to spinal cord injury.
Contributors have backgrounds in medicine, psychology, nursing, and occupational
Arnold Winston, AB'56,
and Beverly Winston, Handbook of Integrated Short-Term Psychotherapy (American
Psychiatric Publishing). This book presents an integrated brief psychotherapy
approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychoanalytically
derived expressive and supportive treatments.
W. Boyd Barrick, AM'73, PhD'77, The King and
the Cemeteries: Toward a New Understanding of Josiah's Reform (Brill). Barrick
examines Biblical reports of Josiah's reform in Kings and Chronicles, concentrating
on these passages' compositional history and usefulness as sources for reconstructing
the likely history of Josiah's reign.
J. Brown, AM'74, PhD'81, The National Churches of England, Ireland,
and Scotland 1801-46 (Oxford University Press). Brown explores the early-19th-century
struggle to strengthen the influence of the national churches. Those seeking strong
national churches faced the growth of Catholic nationalism in Ireland, the emergence
of liberalism in Britain, and the movement within churches for independence from
Robert F. Campany,
AM'83, PhD'88, To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth: A Translation and
Study of Ge Hong's Traditions of Divine Transcendents (University of California
Press). Ge Hong (283-343 C.E.) collected and preserved the stories of late-classical
and early-medieval Chinese ascetics who sought to become transcendents-immortal
beings with supernatural powers. Outlining the ascetics' dietetic, alchemical,
meditative, sexual, and medicinal disciplines, Campany's book offers a critical
translation and commentary.
H. Comeau, MAT'65, PhD'73, Through a Mirror, Brightly: Reflections of
a Mind Illuminated through A Course in Miracles (Xlibris Press). Twelve articles
detail the author's experiences while studying A Course in Miracles, a self-study
spiritual thought system.
J. Mahan, PhD'89, Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose: Vocation and the
Ethics of Ambition (Jossey-Bass Publishers). Mahan argues that the conflict
between compassion and personal ambition can be overcome. Giving anecdotes as
examples and exercises for self-analysis, he shows how to balance work and spirit
in a fast-paced world.
W. Meister, AM'42, PhD'48, From Terrorism to World Peace (New Falcon
Press). Describing terrorism as a divisive religion, Meister shows how a coalition
of democracies opposing terrorism can establish a world order based on unitive
religion, embracing universal love and peace.
L. Price II, AM'79, PhD'82, editor, From Season to Season: Sports as
American Religion (Mercer University Press). Nine scholars of religion and
theology explore the relationship between religion and sports in American popular
culture. Essays include "The Super Bowl as Religious Festival" and "Myth
and Ritual in Professional Wrestling."
F. Schulz III, AM'74, Making the Manifesto: The Birth of Religious Humanism
(Skinner House Books). With a foreword by Divinity School professor Martin Marty,
PhD'56, Schulz recounts the religious humanist movement in the United States,
which reached its height in the 1920s and 1930s.
O. Tantillo, AM'90, PhD'94, The Will to Create: Goethe's Philosophy
of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press). This study of Goethe's natural
philosophy analyzes his work in physics, botany, morphology, zoology, and meteorology.
It investigates Geothe's principles of will-driven nature, which has significance
for objectivity, scientific method, and the status of natural law.
V. Tolan, AM'86, PhD'90, Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination
(Columbia University Press). Tolan describes how and why Christian writers distorted
the teachings of Islam and caricatured its believers. Arguing that medieval Europeans
felt threatened by Muslim military and economic achievements, Tolan explores how
denigration of the other was used to defend one's intellectual construction of
Brannon M. Wheeler,
PhD'93, Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim
Exegesis (Continuum). In English, Wheeler presents selections from the Quran
and classical Muslim exegesis and recounts the stories of the prophets from Adam
to Muhammad. He draws parallels with Jewish and Christian interpretations of the
Bible and provides a glossary of transmitters and interpreters.
Mark S. Blumberg, AM'87, PhD'88, Body Heat:
Temperature and Life on Earth (Harvard University Press). Temperature, Blumberg
points out, rules the lives of all animals, including humans. He explains the
physical principles that govern bodily heat flow and the complex evolutionary
devices allowing animals to exploit temperature for their own benefit.
Finberg, SB'44, MD'46, and Ronald E. Kleinman, editors, Saunders Manual
of Pediatric Practice, second edition (W. B. Saunders). The book covers the
field of clinical pediatrics for practitioners, residents, and students, with
emphasis on diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment.
M. Scheiner, AB'78, SM'80, PhD'83, Jessica Gurevitch, and Gordon A. Fox,
The Ecology of Plants (Sinauer Associates). This upper-level undergraduate
textbook focuses on plants' interactions with their environments. The book emphasizes
evolutionary and other historical processes and human influences on current ecology.
Seckbach, SM'63, PhD'65, editor, Symbiosis (Kluwer). In this fourth
volume in the series, Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats, 50 experts
present various aspects of symbiosis, from gene transfer, morphological features,
and biodiversity to individual organisms sharing mutual cellular habitats.
S. Stevens, PhD'65, Green Plastics: An Introduction to the New Science
of Biodegradable Plastics (Princeton University Press). Stevens examines the
recent development of environment-friendly plastics and points to a possible future
in which plastics are made of plants rather than petroleum.
Wanerman, AB'79, and Kendra Dimond, Clinical Research: Federal Rules
and Regulations Manual (Management Concepts). This overview of the laws, manuals,
and policies governing federally funded and regulated biomedical research discusses
human subject protections, grant administration, research misconduct, conflicts
of interest, and protection of intellectual property.
Edward A. Allworth, AM'53, William L. Hanaway, Fitrat,
and Abd Al-Qadir Bidil, Evading Reality: The Devices of 'Abdalrauf Fitrat,
Modern Central Asian Reformist (Brill Academic Publishers). This book offers
translations, analyses, and facsimiles of four published dialogues written by
Fitrat, who led the liberal Reformist movement that unsettled traditional Central
Asia early in the 20th century.
H. Brandes, AB'64, Staying Sober in Mexico City (University of Texas
Press). Brandes spent two years observing an all-male, working-class Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) group in Mexico City. Focusing on group dynamics, ritual and masculine
identity, Brandes's ethnography attempts to explain the enormous popularity of
AA in Latin America today.
M. Cohen, PhD'71, Protestantism and Capitalism: The Mechanisms of Influence
(Aldine de Gruyter). Cohen evaluates the influence of English Puritanism on capitalism
in light of Max Weber's theory about the Protestant work ethic. Cohen concludes
that Puritanism exerted only a moderate influence on the acceptance of capitalism
and offers a modified version of Weber's thesis.
B. Farquhar, AM'75, AM'79, PhD'86, Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist
China (Duke University Press). Drawing on fiction, medical texts, film and
television, journalism, and observations of clinics and urban daily life in Beijing,
Farquhar argues that contemporary Chinese appetites for food and sex are grounded
Marcus K. Felson,
AB'69, Crime and Everyday Life, third edition (Pine Forge Press).
In this revised introductory criminology text, Felson demonstrates how routines
of daily life can set the stage for criminal activity and how simple changes in
these routines and in the physical environment can reduce crime.
Grodzins Gold, AB'75, AM'78, PhD'84, and Bhoju Ram Gujar, In the Time
of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power, and Memory in Rajasthan (Duke University
Press). Based on tape-recorded recollections of largely illiterate farmers, herders,
leather workers, and others, this book details environmental, social, and religious
transformations from 1930 to 1960 in the village kingdoms of Sawar, now part of
Rajastahn state in northern India, where the shift from autocracy to democracy
and modernity was sudden and radical.
Oestreich Lurie, AM'47, and Francis Paul Prucha, Wisconsin Indians (Wisconsin
Historical Society Press). This revised and expanded edition extends the account
of Wisconsin-Indian culture through the end of the 20th century and includes the
influence of gaming.
E. Meeker, AM'66, PhD'70, A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of
Turkish Modernity (University of California Press). Meeker integrates a contemporary
ethnography of public life in Turkish towns and villages with a historical study
of official Ottoman documents, consular reports, and travel narratives to explain
how a state-oriented provincial oligarchy was produced and replicated along the
Black Sea's eastern coast.
K. Rosenheim, JD'49, Franklin E. Zimring, David S. Tanenhaus, and Bernardine
Dohrn, editors, A Century of Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press).
Marking the centennial of the U.S. juvenile court, the authors explore fundamental
issues of youth welfare and justice, including the government's proper role in
children's lives, the effects of race and class on the treatment of young offenders,
and the purposes of intervention.
S. Sax, AM'82, PhD'87, Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance
in the Pandav Lila (Oxford University Press). Studying central Himalayan traditional
performances of the Mahabharata epic, Sax explores how public enactment of rituals
creates a regional self, a caste self, and a gendered self.
J. Wan-ling Wee, PhD'93, editor, Local Cultures and the "New Asia":
The State, Culture, and Capitalism in Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast
Asian Studies). Cooperation and resistance, says the author, can simultaneously
conspire to allow a culture to survive economic restructuring.
Catherine M. Mansell, AB'82,
AM'85, The Visitors/Los Visitantes (University of Utah Press). In
this bilingual edition of a chapter from the forthcoming Miraculous Air, the author,
under the pen name C. M. Mayo, visits Todos Santos, a Baja California pueblo near
the Pacific Ocean.