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Books by Alumni: Social science

image: Class Notes headlinePhilip P. Arnold, PhD'92, Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan (University Press of Colorado). Examining how Aztec and Spanish conceptions of land formed the basis of their cultural identities, Arnold focuses on the Aztecs' worship of Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility, and earth, and their understanding of food.

Sanjib Baruah, PhD'83, India Against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality (University of Pennsylvania Press). Through an examination of cultural politics and ethnic conflicts in northeast India, Baruah argues that India's centralized government structure is the cause of political turmoil in the region. He proposes loosely organized federations as the solution.

James W. Ellor, AM'76; F. Ellen Netting, PhD'82; and Jane M. Thibault, PhD'84, Religious and Spiritual Aspects of Human Service Practice (University of South Carolina Press). This guide addresses religion's impact on the health and human services professions, offering advice on practice concerns, the role of religious congregations in providing social service, and describes arguments about the separation of church and state in public--policy debates.

Daryl Koehn, AB'77, AM'83, PhD'91, Rethinking Feminist Ethics (Routledge Press). Examining feminist and feminine ethics of care, trust, and empathy, Koehn argues for the need of principle--based ethics over those based on virtues.

Barbara Garland Polikoff, AM'52, With One Bold Act--The Story of Jane Addams (Boswell Books). In this biography, Polikoff includes material from tapes made by Sadie Garland Dreikurs, a former resident of Hull House and friend and colleague of Jane Addams. The book captures Addams' private life, as well as her development as a thinker, lecturer, and leader.

Riv--Ellen Prell, AM'73, PhD'78, Fighting to Become Americans: Jews, Gender, and the Anxiety of Assimilation (Beacon Press). Analyzing negative stereotypes that Jewish men and women hold about one another, Prell argues that American Jews perceive themselves through the eyes of a dominant culture that views them with great anxiety.

Stuart A. Schlegel, AM'65, PhD'69, Wisdom from a Rainforest: The Spiritual Journey of an Anthropologist (University of Georgia Press). Describing the egalitarian, nonviolent ways of the Teduray people of the southern Philippines, Schlegel explores the impact that living among the Teduray had on his life and his career.

Bruce A. Shuman, AB'63, AM'65, Handbook of Library Security and Safety (American Library Association). Shuman looks at factors involved in library security and safety, providing practical solutions to problems such as theft of material, securing electronic records, and protecting patrons from violence.

Pauline Turner Strong, AM'80, PhD'92, Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives (Westview Press/Perseus Books). Strong examines Native--American captivity narratives of figures such as Squanto and Pocahontas alongside more familiar narratives, including John Smith and Mary Rowlandson. The author casts new light on the relationship between representation and practice in the colonial era.

Emily Teeter, PhD'90, and Douglas Brewer, Egypt and the Egyptians (Cambridge University Press). Blending anthropology and Egyptology, the authors present an illustrated social history of ancient Egypt.

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