ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Andrew L. Cohen, AM'83, PhD'89, Temple Architecture and
Sculpture of the Nolambas (Manohar). Cohen studies monuments
from the Nolambavadi region of India built during the Nolamba (ninth
and tenth centuries) period. He questions how art historians assign
centrality and periphery to dynastic periods and gives a brief political
summary of the Nolambas.
BIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS
Peter D. Goldsmith, PhD'82, Making People's Music: Moe
Asch and Folkways Records (Smithsonian Institution Press). Goldsmith
uses the life of Moe Asch, founder and director of Folkways Records,
as a lens through which he explores the historical intersection
of Jews, the American left, and folk music.
Alzada Carlisle Kistner, X'45, An Affair with Africa:
Expeditions and Adventures Across a Continent (Island Press).
In this autobiography, Kistner chronicles her family's five African
expeditions amid the political turmoil and beauty of the continent
and its people. Central to each excursion is the search she shares
with her husband, an entomologist, for new species of beetles that
live among army ants.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Dora L. Costa, AM'88, PhD'93, The Evolution of Retirement:
An American Economic History, 1880-1990 (University of Chicago
Press). Using economic, statistical, and demographic concepts, Costa
analyzes trends in American retirement data. After examining rising
incomes and retirement, the job prospects of older workers, and
the rise of a retirement lifestyle, she concludes by addressing
the impact of Baby Boomers on the Social Security System.
Henry Etzkowitz, AB'62, and Loet Leyesdorff, editors, Universities
and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government
(Cassel Academic). This book examines the role of the university
in a society in which public funding for higher education is contingent
upon more direct contributions to the economy. The authors conclude
that as the university crosses traditional boundaries through linkages
to industry, it must devise ways to make its multiple purposes compatible.
Richard A. Ippolito, PhD'74, Pension Plans and Employee
Performance: Evidence, Analysis, and Policy (University of Chicago
Press). Ippolito explores the relationship between employees' preferences
for certain types of pension plans and their productivity. He then
shows how the employer can use pensions to attract and retain desired
workers, concluding with a plan to repair the nation's Social Security
Dragana Pilipovic, MBA'94, Energy Risk: Valuing and Managing
Derivatives (McGraw-Hill). Written for traders, risk managers,
and engineers, this text provides a comprehensive guide to modeling
and pricing energy markets such as electricity and natural gas.
Carl G. Thor, MBA'64, Designing Feedback (Crisp Publications).
This book introduces newcomers to organizational performance measurement,
but also provides alternatives and advice for experienced practitioners.
The common types of measures-productivity, quality, and customer
satisfaction-are presented as the heart of an integrated, organization-wide
Robert W. Kirschten, AM'75, PhD'77, Approaching Prayer:
Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey
(Louisiana State University Press). Working in a mythopoeic mode,
Kirschten examines how two distinguished contemporary poets employ
ceremonies, rites of passage, rituals, and masks to transform themselves
and the sacred spaces within their dynamic, lyric landscapes.
Joseph Pucci, AM'82, PhD'87, The Full-Knowing Reader
(Yale University Press). Exploring the use of literary allusion
in Western literature, Pucci contends that the key to grasping the
meaning of an allusive text is in the hands of the "full-knowing"
reader. In support of his conclusion, he considers allusion in ancient,
medieval, and modern texts by authors such as Homer, Augustine,
FICTION AND POETRY
William I. Elliott, DB'57, translator, Selected Poems
of Shuntaro Tanikawa (Carcanet Ltd). In addition to translating
this selection of poems by Tanikawa, one of the best-known Japanese
poets of the last half-century, Elliott has also written an introduction
to the poet's life work.
Vincent Katz, AB'82, Pearl (powerHouse Books). Accompanied
by New York cityscapes painted by artist Tabboo!, Katz's contemplative
poetry covers topics ranging from his 30th birthday to Mozart.
Elaine Laura Kleiner, AM'66, PhD'71, This Sacred Earth
and Other Poems (Mellon Poetry Press); Beside Great Waters:
Poems from the Highlands and Islands (Avon Books); and, with
Sam Hamill, editors, Sacramental Acts: The Love Poems of Kenneth
Rexroth (Copper Canyon Press). The first book is a collection
of poetry on Pacific Northwest themes. The second, a collection
of poetry on Scottish landscapes, explores imagery expressive of
the transition between the earth-worshipping Celts and the patristic
Christianity brought to the Hebrides. The last book gathers the
love poems of Kenneth Rexroth, a key figure in San Francisco's beat
generation literary renaissance.
Angela Sorby, AM'89, PhD'96, Distance Learning (New
Issues Poetry Series/Western Michigan University). Sorby's first
collection of poems covers topics ranging from Liz Taylor to Lenin.
John G. Wessel, AB'75, Pretty Ballerina (Simon &
Schuster). Ex-con private eye Harding returns in Wessel's second
mystery novel. This time, former porn star Cassie Rayn hires Harding
to investigate cryptic mailings she thinks are related to her brother's
disappearance 26 years ago. Harding discovers that Cassie's past
is riddled with dangerous secrets, including the murder of the rest
of her family and her unwilling role in an underground child pornography
HISTORY AND CURRENT EVENTS
John I. Brooks III, AM'82, PhD'90, The Eclectic Legacy:
Academic Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Nineteenth-Century
France (University of Delaware Press). Brooks writes that those
responsible for introducing the human sciences into the French university-namely
Théodule Ribot, Alfred Espinas, Pierre Janet, and Emile Durkheim-were
influenced by the French education system's emphasis on vigorous,
Thomas Frederick Howard, AB'67, AM'73, Sierra Crossing:
First Roads to California (University of California Press).
Howard describes the geography, politics, construction, and traffic
flow of overland routes in the Sierra Nevada during the 20 years
between the gold rush and the 1869 completion of the transcontinental
Thomas Parrish, AB'49, AM'79, Berlin in the Balance,
1945-1949 (Addison-Wesley). This account of the Berlin blockade
and airlift is supported by a number of recently translated and
newly available documents, such as the daily notes of V. M. Molotov,
the Soviet foreign minister and Stalin's right-hand man, and items
from the USSR foreign ministry. Parrish explains the conflict that
set the tone of the Cold War from both the Allied and Soviet perspectives.
Mary M. Stolberg, AB'77, Bridging the River of Hatred:
The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards
(Wayne State University Press). This biography of George Clifton
Edwards, Jr., the Detroit police commissioner who advocated racial
equality, minority recruiting, and community policing in the 1960s,
also describes his career as a founder of the United Auto Workers
and, later, as a federal circuit court judge. Stolberg's exploration
of Edwards exposes the successes and downfalls of post-World War
II racial liberalism.
Richard Feinberg, AM'71, PhD'74, Oral Traditions of Anuta,
a Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (Oxford University
Press). Feinberg's book, the culmination of 25 years of cooperation
with the people of Anuta Island, presents the language and history
of the inhabitants of this isolated Western Pacific community through
annotated indigenous texts accompanied by English translations.
Thomas A. Sebeok, AB'41, La Semiotica Globale (Spirali),
and Come Comunicano Gli Animali Che Non Parlano (Edizioni del Sud).
The first book presents the author's views on semiotics, contending
that life is a semiotic process. The second examines general biosemiotic
issues, including the evolution of semiosis and the foundations
of zoosemiotics, the study of animal communication.
Sanford B. Steever, AM'79, PhD'83, The Dravidian Languages
(Routledge). This reference source describes 12 Dravidian languages,
their historical development, their specialized linguistic structures
and features, and their writing systems. Other chapters provide
an introduction to the Dravidian language family and its historical
and cultural origins.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Albert Howard Carter III, AB'65, and Jane Arbuckle Petro,
Rising from the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned
(University of Pennsylvania Press). Carter and Petro describe
burns from historical, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives,
discussing the causes of burns, the physiology of injury and healing,
and the forms of isolation confronting burn patients. While modern
burn care saves some 97 percent of patients, they write, further
work is needed in prevention and rehabilitation.
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW
Patricia Ewick and Susan S. Silbey, AM'67, PhD'78, The
Common Place of Law: Stories from Everyday Life (University
of Chicago Press). Drawing on more than 400 accounts of how people
use and experience the law, the authors find three common narratives:
one centers on the law as magisterial and remote; another views
the law as a game with rules subject to manipulation; and the third
describes the law as an arbitrary power that is actively resisted.
Larry Newman, JD'72, Texas Corporation Law (Knowles
Publishing Company). This annually updated volume provides a complete
description of Texas corporation law. It includes references to
statutory and case law, as well as legal forms and other guides
George N. Sfeir, LLM'52, DCL'57, Modernization of the
Law in Arab States: An Investigation into Current Civil, Criminal,
and Constitutional Law in the Arab World (Austin & Winfield
Publishers). This investigation of the effects of modernization
on 20th-century Arab law focuses on the codification and implementation
of legal change in the post-1945 era of nation building. Sfeir also
addresses interaction between Islamic and Western law in the Middle
Kenneth W. Thompson, AM'48, PhD'51, editor, China, Taiwan,
Japan, the United States and the World; NATO Expansion; The
President, the Bureaucracy, and World Regions in Arms Control;
and, with Lynne Graybill, Africa's Second Wave of Freedom: Development,
Democracy, and Rights (University Press of America). The first
book, a collection of essays, discusses the sociopolitical relationships
Asian countries have with each other and with the rest of the world.
The second weighs the consequences of expanding NATO. The third
presents essays on presidents' arms-control agendas, as well as
articles on arms control in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin
America. The final work examines the socioeconomic conditions in
emerging African nations such as Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Herbert H. Werlin, AB'53, The Mysteries of Development:
Studies Using Political Elasticity Theory (University Press
of America). In this monograph and textbook on political development,
Werlin introduces "political elasticity," a unified theory of administration
and politics that he uses to suggest a single direction for all
developing systems, regardless of form of government or culture.
PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY
Kenneth S. Isaacs, PhD'56, Uses of Emotion: Nature's
Vital Gift (Praeger Publishers). Isaacs reviews the progress
made over the past few decades in understanding emotions, contending
that emotions are both natural and useful. A modern understanding
of emotion, he argues, can lead to the cure of several psychological
disorders we now only treat.
Michael Obsatz, AM'64, PhD'67, From Stalemate to Soulmate:
A Guide to Mature, Committed, Loving Relationships and Raising Nonviolent
Children in a Violent World (Augsburg Fortress Publishers).
The first volume-for couples-promotes communication, problem solving,
and spiritual growth through readings and written exercises. The
second-for parents-suggests techniques for raising children and
developing their skills in areas such as impulse control and empathy.
David B. Pillemer, AB'72, Momentous Events, Vivid Memories
(Harvard University Press). Pillemer looks at how momentous events
linger in memory and influence our lives. He also addresses the
ways in which autobiographical memory is shaped by gender, culture,
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Stewart W. Herman, PhD'88, Durable Goods: A Covenantal
Ethic for Management and Employees (University of Notre Dame
Press). Herman draws on biblical theology, organization theory,
and labor history to investigate the dynamic relationship between
employees and their managers. The two groups, he argues, not only
gain freedom from cooperating with each other but also by respecting
each other's values.
Leon Johnson, DB'59, and Leonidas A. Johnson, What is
This Thing Called Preaching? An Authentic Collection of Sermons
by Rev. Leon Johnson (Crystal Fountain Publications). Leonidas
Johnson, a third-generation preacher, documents 12 sermons by his
father, Leon Johnson, and chronicles the experience of converting
them into literary form.
Mark Pestana, PhD'86, Moral Virtue or Mental Health?
(Peter Lang Publishing). Pestana explains why the idea of mental
health has come to replace the idea of virtue in many of our evaluations
Kay Almere Read, AM'83, PhD'91, Time and Sacrifice in
the Aztec Cosmos (Indiana University Press). Read describes
the world of the Mexica-Tenochca, or Aztec people of Meso- america,
arguing that in their world, every being was allotted a given life
span and sacrifice was a vehicle for the passage of time.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Robert Cahn, SB'66, Wide Area Network Design: Concepts
and Tools for Optimization (Morgan Kaufmann Publishers). Intended
for network designers, planners, and architects, this book provides
information on designing a computer network that meets performance
goals and stays within cost constraints. An accompanying design
tool, Delite, offers hands-on experience with the design process.
David M. Einolf, MBA'89, Hazwoper Incident Command: A
Manual for Emergency Responders (Government Institutes). This
book explains the Incident Command System (ICS), a hazardous-materials
management system designed for industry personnel, and offers guidance
for training incident commanders under the Occupational Health and
Safety Administration's hazwoper standard.
Michael Kuby, AB'80; John Harner; and Patricia Gober, Human
Geography in Action (John Wiley & Sons). This college geography
textbook and the accompanying interactive CD comprise a set of activities
that demonstrate the kinds of questions geographers ask and the
ways they answer them. With an emphasis on "doing" geography rather
than just reading about it, this text focuses on essential concepts
rather than lists of facts.
Monica J. Casper, AB'88, The Making of the Unborn Patient:
A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery (Rutgers University Press).
The arrival of fetal surgery as a viable medical technique prompts
questions regarding its medical, political, and ethical implications.
Casper seeks to answer those questions, offering a critical social
and cultural analysis of fetal surgery and its consequences.
Joseph C. Hermanowicz, AB'90, AM'93, PhD'96, The Stars
Are Not Enough: Scientists-Their Passions and Professions (University
of Chicago Press). Drawing on 60 interviews with physicists at all
stages of their careers at universities across the U.S., Hermanowicz
reveals the ambitions, successes, and failures common to all scientists,
showing how their dreams evolve.
Louis Kriesberg, PhB'47, AM'50, PhD'53, Constructive
Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution (Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers). This comprehensive analysis of social and political
conflicts argues that, in many cases, such conflicts are waged constructively.
Kriesberg describes the stages of a conflict and suggests a systematic
approach to ensure that it is productive.
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