Bright, MFA75, The Passionate Camera: Photography and
Bodies of Desire (Routledge). These essays and photographs document
a history of both queer and radical-sex photography, providing a
showcase for some 50 artists, scholars, and critics whose work has
been inspired by militancy and mourning in the wake of AIDS and
bolstered by the growth of cultural and queer studies.
R. Cunningham, AM73, PhD78, Buddhist Treasures
from Nara (Hudson Hills Press) and, with Stanislaw Czuma, Anne
E. Wardwell, and J. Keith Wilson, Masterworks of Asian Art
(Cleveland Museum of Art, in association with Thames and Hudson).
The first work, an exhibition catalog, describes an exchange between
the Nara National Museum in Japan and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Sacred artworks from the seventh to the 15th century were presented.
The second publication introduces the Cleveland Museum of Arts
C. Moffatt, PhD72, Errant Bronzes: George Grey Barnards
Statues of Abraham Lincoln (University of Delaware Press). Moffatt
assesses three of Barnards Lincoln statues within their cultural
and historical contexts.
Balint Sidles, AB71, Great Production by Design (F&W
Publications). Giving designers and production managers the technical
know-how to achieve quality printing at reasonable prices, the author
provides both detailed explanations of common printing problems
and practical remedies.
Brawer, PhD70, Fictions of Business: Insights on Management
from Great Literature (John Wiley and Sons, Inc.). Brawer offers
business executives new perspectives on the human side of management
through readings of works by writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to Joseph
F. Delhaise, MBA73, Asia in Crisis: The Implosion of
the Banking and Finance Systems (John Wiley & Sons). Delhaise
describes the weaknesses of the Asian banking systems that led to
the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
B. Greenwald, AB48, JD51, Liquefied Natural Gas:
Developing and Financing International Energy Projects (Kluwer
Law International). Greenwald explores the commercial, legal, and
financial activities involved in producing and marketing liquefied
natural gas, aiming to help both buyers and sellers navigate a market
laden with uncertainties.
Meulendyke, AM70, PhD75, U.S. Monetary Policy
& Financial Markets (Federal Reserve Bank of New York).
Meulendyke lays out the roles of banks, financial markets, and the
Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of monetary policy,
concluding with a brief overview of its implementation in the United
States and globally.
Rollins, MBA69, and Darryl Roberts, AB84,
Work Culture, Organizational Performance, and Business Success
(Quorum Books). Intended for corporate executives, specialists,
and human-resource professionals, this book reviews the major literature
on employee performance measurement, providing six case studies
in which companies successfully applied performance measurement
programs and used the results to improve their bottom line.
Lang, AB72, illustrator, The Runaway (David R.
Godine). In this picture-book version of Robert Frosts poem,
Lang illustrates the works many somber layers.
Foster Durham, AM72, PhD76, Double Takes: Culture
and Gender in French Films and their American Remakes (University
Press of New England). Durham engages in a comparative study of
French and American cultural constructions of national identity,
concentrating on recent French films and their U.S. remakes, from
Breathless to The Birdcage.
Hoffmann, AB82, Montaignes Career (Oxford
University Press). Examining the world in which Montaigne and his
peers wrote, Hoffmann argues that works like the Essays neither
originated in detached pursuits, nor flourished as self-contained
activitiesrather, they were extensions of their authors
Lindstrom, AB71, The Social Consequence of Latin-American
Writing (University of Texas Press). Lindstrom offers an overview
of major issues in the study of Latin-American writing. Topics discussed
include postmodernism in Latin America, gender issues and queer
theory, cultural autonomy and transculturation, and intellectuals
and mass culture.
C. Marsh, X48, Dialogues and Discoveries: James Levine,
His Life and His Music (Scribner). Marsh joins James Levine
in conversations about the conductors years leading the Chicago
Symphony concerts at Ravinia and the Metropolitan Opera in New York,
exploring Marshs approach as a critic and Levines guiding
principles as a producer of concerts and opera.
F. Stevens, AM76, PhD84, editor, Based on a True
Story: Latin American History at the Movies (Scholarly Resources).
Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema such as The
Mission and Like Water for Chocolate, Stevens examines
how film has portrayed Latin America from the late 15th century
to the present. He also wrote the introduction, a look at movies
visual presentation of the past.
and Ilene M. Kantrov, AB70, A Guide to Facilitating
Cases in Education (Heinemann), and editors, A Casebook on
School Reform (Heinemann). In the first book, the authors argue
that the power of a case is not in the narrative but in the discussion
or experience it can generate, suggesting that the facilitators
role is to maximize these opportunities. The second book explores
challenges faced by educators and communities intent upon reforming
their schools and districts.
Cooley, AM64, Sacred Conversations (Carnegie Mellon).
This collection of poems is built around six imagined conversations
with such literary characters as Anna Karenina, Jay Gatsby, Jude
the Obscure, Hamlet, and Lear.
Boorstin, AM64, Love is Not Because (Lone Oak Press).
Boorstins book of poems, many of which were first published
in the Pepper and Salt column of the Wall Street Journal,
includes 278 selections, both light and serious.
Yamada, AM53, Camp Notes and Other Writings (Rutgers
University Press). This collection of haikus, poems, and short prose
recounts Yamadas experiences following the outbreak of World
War II, when her family was forced to abandon their home in Seattle
for an internment camp in Idaho. The book combines work from two
out-of-print volumes, Desert Run: Poems and Stories and
Camp Notes and Other Poems.
B. OConnor, AM61, and Becky Drury, The Female
Face in Patriarchy: Oppression as Culture (Michigan State University
Press). The result of a two-year study focusing on Brazil and the
United States, this work examines the relationship of women and
the Roman Catholic Church. Using the church as a model for society
in general, the authors argue that women, through centuries of conditioning,
have become both victims and perpetrators of their own oppression
and that their cooperation with, and submission to, patriarchal
dominance has been both conscious and unconscious.
Ross, AM76, PhD82, Extravagant Affections: A
Feminist Sacramental Theology (Continuum Press). Ross analyzes
sacramental theology from a feminist perspective, drawing on postVatican
II theology, feminist theory, and interviews. She argues that, though
officially excluded from sacramental leadership, women are changing
sacramental theology and practice through their involvement in sacramental
AND CURRENT EVENTS
James von Geldern
and Louise McReynolds, PhD84, editors, Entertaining
Tsarist Russia: Tales, Songs, Plays, Movies, Jokes, Ads, and Images
from Russian Urban Life, 17791917 (Indiana University
Press). This anthology introduces Tsarist Russias popular
and commercial urban culture and the individuals and groups who
produced and consumed it. Among the genres presented are fortune
telling and etiquette manuals, thieves tales, childrens
literature, popular songs, war stories, womens novels, satires
of life in America, and vaudeville skits.
Masters, AM58, PhD61, Fortune is a River: Leonardo
da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavellis Magnificent Dream
to Change the Course of Florentine History (The Free Press).
With his account of da Vinci and Machiavellis intersecting
lives, Masters opens a window on the Italian Renaissance and many
of its leading figures. Among other provocative interpretations,
he argues that da Vinci was not only a Florentine spy at the court
of Florences enemy Cesare Borgia, but also was scheming with
Machiavelli to alter the course of the Arno River and deprive Pisa
Mendelson, AB70, and Patricia Crawford, Women in Early
Modern England (Oxford University Press). A survey of the daily
experiences of ordinary Tudor and Stuart women, this book draws
from firsthand sources such as diaries, letters, and household records.
The authors investigate the expectations and opportunities that
existed at different stages of womens lives, looking at the
role of female friendship and networks of support and censure, the
effects of prevailing gender stereotypes, and the roles of women
in religious and political movements.
AM73, PhD79, The Body of a Useless Woman (University
of Chicago Press). In telling the story of Matsuo Taseko, a peasant,
poet, and political activist of Japans Tokugawa period (16031868),
the author presents fresh perspectives on the practices and intellectual
concerns of rural entrepreneurs and their role in the countrys
1868 Meiji Restoration.
Loyd R. Wagner,
James G. Carson, MAT75, and William W. McLendon, editors,
In Pursuit of Excellence: The College of American Pathologists,
19461996 (College of American Pathologists). This 50th-anniversary
history chronicles the development of the college and its contributions
to quality in the practice of pathology.
M. Davidson, PhD74, and Stephen A. Sommers, editors, Remaking
Medicaid: Managed Care for the Public Good (Jossey-Bass Publishers).
Focusing on the application of national policy at the state level,
this bookwritten by a panel of health-care expertsoffers
an overview of the most effective practices in Medicaid program
development, planning, and operation.
SCIENCE AND LAW
Berg, JD87, The State and Religion in a Nutshell (West
Publishing). This analysis of the constitutional law of religious
freedom summarizes competing underlying values and discusses church-state
history, the free exercise of religion, religious activities in
public schools, government funding of religious institutions, the
role of religion in American politics, and the legal definition
Carruthers, PhD91, and Terence C. Halliday, PhD79,
Rescuing Business: The Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in England
and the United States (Oxford University Press). Carruthers
and Halliday study the political development of bankruptcy law,
one of the defining characteristics of a market economy. Based on
numerous interviews and extensive archival research, they follow
the passage of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the 1986 English
Insolvency Act and the two countries related political and
Espeland, PhD92, The Struggle for Water (University
of Chicago Press). Nearly 50 years ago, the Bureau of Reclamation
proposed building a dam at the confluence of two central Arizona
rivers. While bringing valuable water to this arid plain, it also
threatened to destroy a wildlife habitat, flood archaeological sites,
and force the Yabapi Indians off their ancestral lands. Espeland
tells the story of the controversial, ultimately thwarted public-works
project through a study of rationality as a cultural, organizational,
and political construct.
Haselkorn, AM73, PhD78, The Continuing Storm:
Iraq, Poisonous Weapons, and Deterrence (Yale University Press).
In his reassessment of the 1991 Gulf War, Haselkorn scrutinizes
the role played by biological and chemical weapons and the dynamics
of deterrence. He also supplies the grim facts about anthrax, botulinum
toxin, and poison gases.
Kantor, AM66, PhD72, and Dennis R. Judd, editors,
The Politics of Urban America (Allyn and Bacon). This collection
of classic and contemporary essays on U.S. urban politics offers
competing perspectives on how to study local politics, the historical
development of urban political systems, and dilemmas of governance
and public policy.
Koppelman, AB79, Antidiscrimination Law and Social
Equality (Yale University Press). Koppelman addresses the controversy
over attempts to reshape U.S. society, discussing how to reconcile
Americans commitment to eliminating discrimination with their
commitment to such values as individual liberty, merit-based access
to education and employment, and communal solidarity.
E. Sturm, DB53, PhD59, Solidarity and Suffering:
Toward a Politics of Relationality (University of New York Press).
Sturm develops a radically reconstructive approach to a range of
social issues: human rights, affirmative action, property, corporate
governance, religious pluralism, social conflict, and ecology.
Tarr, AM70, PhD76, Understanding State Constitutions
(Princeton University Press). Tarr explores the distinctive
history, contents, and functions of American state constitutions,
concluding that the U.S. has not only a system of dual constitutionalism
but also dual constitutional traditions.
A. Freedman, PhD64, More Than a Pastime: An Oral History
of Baseball Fans (McFarland). Based on 130 in-depth interviews,
this oral history makes far-reaching claims for the formative influence
of baseball on the character, attitudes, values, and socialization
of its passionate young fans.
A. Miller, AM62, PhD67, Freud and the Bolsheviks
(Yale University Press). In a comprehensive history of psychoanalysis
in Russia from the last years of the tsars to the 1991 collapse
of the Soviet Union, Miller explores Sigmund Freuds influence,
discusses the lives of the Russian Freudians, and explains original
Russian psychoanalytic case studies using rare sources and newly
opened Soviet archives.
and Patricia A. Mullins, PhD89, The Best Work of
Your Life (Penguin Putnam). A practical guide for lifelong career
planning, this book is aimed at readers who wish to take and maintain
control over their work and lives.
V. Brady, AM83, PhD88, The Moral Bond of Community:
Justice and Discourse in Christian Morality (Georgetown University
Press). Offering a biblically based concept of Christian justice
that can be applied to moral questions in everyday life, Brady examines
four forms of Christian moral discoursenarrative, prophetic,
ethical, and politicaland shows how each contributes to a
fuller understanding of Christian morality.
E. Gowan, PhD64, Theology of the Prophetic Books: The
Death and Resurrection of Israel (Westminster John Knox Press).The
author reads the prophetic books as responses to three key moments
in Israels history: the exiles of the northern and southern
kingdoms in 722 and 587 B.C.E., and the beginning of the restoration
from the Babylonian exile.
H. Matthews, PhD92, Honoring the Ancestors: An African
Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature (Oxford
University Press). Affirming the African foundation of African-American
religious practice, Matthews analyzes the methods used by historians,
social scientists, and literary critics studying African-American
religion and the Negro spiritual to arrive at his own interpretation
of the two.
AB61, Natural Law in Judaism (Cambridge University
Press). Novak argues that Judaism has a long tradition of natural
law, which needs to be revived to deal with questions of Judaisms
interaction with the larger non-Jewish world.
Sherwin, PhD78, Sparks Amidst the Ashes: The Spiritual
Legacy of Polish Jewry (Oxford), Crafting the Soul: Creating
Your Life as a Work of Art (Inner Traditions), and Why Be
Good? (Daybreak/Rodale). The first book covers the religious
and spiritual heritage of Polish Jewry from its inception until
World War II, and the meaning of that heritage today. The second
examines the meaning of life and how to create ones life as
an art form. The last book proposes a way to attain goodness and
happiness through the cultivation of moral virtues such as love,
friendship, and gratitude.
Stenn Stryer, AB57, AB57, AM58, The Celestial
River: Creation Tales of the Milky Way (August House). Stryer
collects folk legends describing the origin of the Milky Way. The
legends are culled from Japanese, Australian Aborigine, Navajo,
Maori, Ancient Greek, Kalahari Sun, and Argentine Toba Indian sources.
PhB49, AM53, Ecology: A Pocket Guide (University
of California Press). Callenbach provides an introduction to the
complexity of life on Earth. Using everyday language, he explains
60 basic ecological concepts in concise, alphabetized entries.
Choudhuri, PhD85, The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas:
An Introduction for Astrophysicists (Cambridge University Press).
This graduate textbook develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics
from first principles, working out many astrophysical applications
along the way.
Ptak, MBA78, J. P. Morgenthal, and Simon Forge, Managers
Guide to Distributed Environments (John Wiley & Sons). Ptak
offers a blueprint to help managers in information-technology organizations
understand the implications of and survive the transition to a distributed
John Cioffi, and Peter J. Silverman, AB75, Understanding
Digital Subscriber Line Technology (Prentice Hall). Both a reference
for the experienced data communication engineer and an introduction
for those new to the technology, this text covers digital subscriber
lines technologywhich allows connections between computers
and the Internet at much faster speeds than existing telephone lines.
The authors describe different DSL technologies, their history and
possible future evolution, and the architecture and implementation
of networks and services based on them.
PhD60, Classical Electrodynamics (World Scientific).
Written for graduate students in science and technology, this text
on electrodynamics is designed to be comprehensive, compact, and
Doan, PhD83, and Lucy Bland, editors, Sexology in Culture:
Labelling Bodies and Desires (University of Chicago Press),
and Sexology Uncensored: The Documents of Sexual Science
(University of Chicago Press). The first book examines how key writings
by sexologists affected English-speaking culture from the 1880s
to the early 1940s. This critical collection examines the
science of desire in relation to law, government policy, journalism,
eugenics programs, marriage and sex manuals, and literary representation.
The second book brings together key documents of the modern science
of sexuality, including those on gender and sexual difference, homosexuality,
transsexuality, bisexuality, and reproductive control.
G. Hudson, AB72, AM74, An Interdependency Model
of Homelessness: The Dynamics of Social Disintegration (Edwin
Mellen Press). This national empirical study of homelessness in
the United States is based on an analysis of variations in the size
of homeless populations among the nations 3,141 counties.
The author includes a detailed review of proposed strategies for
B. Koenig, AB72, Tiéman Diarra, and Moussa Sow,
Innovation and Individuality in African Development (University
of Michigan Press). Pursuing the question of how to improve development
alternatives in West Africa, this book draws on anthropological
theory. The authors present a contemporary case study of migrant
Malian farmers to illustrate how Africans have tried to improve
their livesand often succeeded at doing so.
PhD94, Children and Animals: Social Development and Our
Connections to Other Species (Westview Press). Based on an extended
study of preschoolers interactions with a variety of animals,
the author analyzes how the development of social abilities structures
the meanings animals have for children.
C. L. Ng, AM75, PhD75, The Taiwanese Americans
(Greenwood Press) and editor, Asians in America: The Peoples
of East, Southeast, and South Asia in American Life and Culture
(Garland Publishing). The first title examines an immigrant
population that has flourished since 1965, focusing on community
organization, information networks, religious practices, cultural
observances, and the growing second generation. The second book,
a collection of articles about Asian Americans, covers history and
immigration; family and community life; womens and gender
issues; adaptation, acculturation and transnational ties; interethnic
relations and politics; and labor and economic concerns.
Parens, AB79, AM83, PhD88, editor, Enhancing
Human Traits: Ethical and Social Implications (Georgetown University
Press). Scholars from philosophy, sociology, history, theology,
womens studies, and law explore the looming ethical and social
implications of new biotechnologies that are rapidly making it possible
to enhance an individuals mental and physical attributes in
ways previously only imagined.
Yeung, PhD72, co-editor, Guangdong: Survey of a Province
Undergoing Rapid Change (Chinese University Press); editor,
Urban Development in Asia: Retrospect and Prospect (Hong Kong
Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies); and co-editor, Globalization
and the World of Large Cities (United Nations University Press).
The first title examines the physical and socio economic transformation
of Chinas southern province since 1978. The second presents
salient development trends in Asian cities over the past 50 years
and a prognosis for the future. The third book relates globalization
to major urban-regional change in all major regions of the world.
L. Lutz, AB53, Hidden Amazon (Dimi Press). In his
account of two trips in the Peruvian Amazon, one on the river and
one in the jungle, Lutz blends personal experiences with historical
and biological background on the Amazon and the rain forest.
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