Aman, Alfred C., Jr., and Mayton, William T. Administrative Law. St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Company, 1993, 919 pp., $35.95, cloth.
Major topics covered in this comprehensive analysis of administrative law include adjudication, rulemaking, consistency in agency action, the Freedom of Information Act, other information statutes, and judicial, executive, and legislative control of agency discretion. Aman is a professor of law and dean of the School of Law at IUB.
Condit, Celeste Michelle, and Lucaites, John Louis. Crafting Equality: America's Anglo-African Word. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993, 355 pp., $19.95, paper.
The authors argue that the meaning of equality has been forged in the day-to- day pragmatics of public discourse. Drawing upon studies, speeches, newspapers, magazines, and other public discourse, they survey the shifting meaning of equality from 1760 to the present as a process of interaction and negotiation among different social groups in American politics and culture. Their story supports a vision of equality that embraces both heterogeneity and homogeneity as necessary for maintaining the balance between liberty and property. Lucaites is an associate professor of speech communication at IUB.
Lloyd, Rosemary. Charles Baudelaire: The Prose Poems and La Fanfarlo. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991, 127 pp., $5.95, paper.
This edition, which contains new translations by the author, offers a novella with a wry, gently mocking study of love and passion, as well as an evocation of the art of dance. Lloyd is a professor of French at IUB.
Minton, John. "Big 'Fraid and Little 'Fraid": An Afro-American Folktale. Helsinki, Finland: Academia Scientiarium Fennica, 1993, 111 pp., $10.00, paper.
Minton rewrites a popular folktale using variations among versions of the story to identify its provenience. Misunderstandings of both type and motif assist the reconstruction of Afro-American folklore. Minton is an assistant professor of folklore at IPFW.
Mitchell, C. Thomas. Redefining Designing: From Form to Experience. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993, 162 pp., $34.95, paper.
Focusing on design in terms of human experience rather than physical form, this work offers a comprehensive new theory of design in which user needs and wishes are central. It also offers a highly critical study of design philosophies that have emerged since industrialization: modernism, late modernism, postmodernism, and deconstruction. Mitchell is a professor of design and director of the Center for Design Process at IUB.
Moran, Emilio F. Through Amazonian Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations. Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 1993, 230 pp., $12.95 paper.
By describing the complex heterogeneity of the Amazon's ecological mosaic and its indigenous populations' conscious adaptation to this diversity, the author leads us to realize that there are strategies of resource use that do not destroy the structure and function of ecosystems. He also examines ways in which we might benefit from the study of human ecology to design and implement a balance between conservation and use. Moran is a professor of anthropology and environmental studies and director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change at IUB.
Nattier, Jan. Once Upon a Future Time: Studies in a Buddhist Prophecy of Decline. Berkeley, California: Asian Humanities Press, 1991, 318 pp., $25.00, paper.
A comprehensive study of Buddhist theories of decline, this work explores the origins, permutations, and implications of Buddhism's conception of its own inevitable impermanence. The author also includes a detailed look at the Kausambi story, a narrative of the invasion of India by non-Buddhist forces and subsequent dissension within the Buddhist sangha that leads to the ultimate demise of the religion. The book was the winner of the 1993 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities. Nattier is an assistant professor of religious studies at IUB.
Phillips, Ralph W., and Moore, B. Keith. Elements of Dental Materials: For Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1994, 311 pp., $30.00, paper.
This textbook explains the scientific aspects of polymers, alloys, cements, and more--and how they interact with the oral environment--so dental hygientists and dental assistants can provide able assistance during every patient visit. Moore is a professor of dental materials at the IU School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.
Rodwin, Marc. Medicine, Money, and Morals: Physicians' Conflicts of Interest. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 411 pp., $25.00, cloth.
The author examines physicians' conflicts of interests and explains why the profession has failed to cope successfully with them, showing how they have become worse over the past century. He also shows how current public policies and institutional practices now offer doctors financial incentives to promote various goals at odds with the interest of patients. Rodwin is an associate professor of public and environmental affairs at IUB.
Sanders, Scott Russell. Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993, 203 pp., $20.00, cloth.
This invitation to undertake our own search for home, both practical and spiritual, is a steady voice urging us to stand our ground and commit ourselves to one place--a home, marriage, neighborhood, landscape. The author sets the task of understanding a place like Bloomington, Indiana, in the larger context of living responsibly and well on the planet. Sanders is a professor of English at IUB.
Sherrill, Rowland A., ed. Religion and the Life of the Nation: American Recoveries. Baltimore, Maryland: University of Illinois Press, 1990, 268 pp., $33.95, cloth.
Twelve essays attempt to recover neglected religious dimensions of American life. Essays include studies of southern civil religion, agribusiness and stewardship, American Indian political power, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Sherrill is a professor of religious studies at IUPUI.
Smith, Carl B., and Reade, Eugene W. Word History: A Guide to Understanding the English Language. Bloomington, Indiana: ERIC/REC and Edinfo Press, 1991, 96 pp., $12.95, paper.
This book provides teachers with a broad overview and a number of exercises that help students understand how English began as a language spoken by Germanic people who settled in England in the fifth century; how it changed in succeeding centuries as it absorbed words from many languages, especially Latin, Greek, and French; and how it gradually developed a system of grammar and spelling that managed to reconcile all of these influences. Smith is a professor of education and the director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication at IUB.
Sperber, Murray. Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993, 634 pp., $25.00, cloth.
Beginning with the humble origins of the Notre Dame football program in the nineteenth century, this book traces the evolution of the team to its status as a preeminent football power--winning national championships and attracting huge crowds to its games from coast to coast. Focusing not only on the minutiae of Notre Dame's legendary games but on behind-the-scenes accounts of how and why those games came to be played, the author explains how the school's "unique culture of athleticism" and its repeated rejections from the Western Conference (Big Ten) set the course for its independent spirit and football success. Sperber is an associate professor English at IUB.