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Banta, Trudy W., and others. Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996, 387 pp., $34.95, paper.
Drawing from 165 actual cases, the authors illustrate methods and techniques covering a wide range of assessment objectives in diverse types of institutions. Classroom assessment topics include mathematics, foreign language, technology, and more. Topics on overall institutional effectiveness range from student motivation in standardized testing to a multiple-campus, course-embedded approach to assessment of general education. Banta is a professor of higher education and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at IUPUI.
Barton-Kriese, Paul. Nonviolent Revolution. Nairobi, Kenya: Shirikon Publishers, 1995, 111 pp., $25.00, paper.
This book presents a model of nonviolent revolution useful in studying comparative and international politics and peace initiatives. Using case studies from Poland, the Philippines, the former Soviet Union, and Haiti, the author examines the role of nonviolent action in social and political change. Barton-Kriese is an assistant professor of political science at IUE.
Ben-Amos, Paula Girshick. The Art of Benin. Revised edition. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, 128 pp., $24.95, paper.
The ancient kingdom of Benin was one of the most sophisticated in Africa, with a tradition of artworks in ivory and cast brass. The author explains the role played by art in every aspect of Benin life: at the court, in private homes, in the urban capital, and in the villages. Drawing on oral traditions, archaeological discoveries, travellers' accounts going back to the sixteenth century, and her own research in Nigeria, she describes how the ancient art of Benin emerged under the patronage of successive obas (kings). Ben-Amos is an associate professor anthropology at IUB.
Beyer, Landon E., ed. Creating Democratic Classrooms: The Struggle to Integrate Theory and Practice. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996, 171 pp., $20.95, cloth.
This book is based on the assumption that education is a fundamentally social and political endeavor, that it is sorely in need of revitalization along more progressive lines, and that teachers who use critical thinking practices can play a central role in reinventing schools and schooling. The essays that compose the book were written by several classroom teachers who have participated with the author in a teacher education program designed to promote critical perspectives on current educational practice and the development of alternative pedagogies. Beyer is an associate professor of education at IUB.
Bodnar, John, ed. Bonds of Affection: Americans Define Their Patriotism. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996, 352 pp., $55.00, cloth.
A group of scholars explores the manner in which Americans have discussed and practiced their patriotism over the course of two hundred years. The featured scholars look at the nineteenth century in terms of how leaders of the nation fashioned new forms of patriotic instruction for citizens, how veterans from the North and the South attempted to use patriotic language and symbols to rebuild national unity after the Civil War, and how Americans invented new symbols and transformed labor politics to sustain loyalty in an increasingly diverse society. From the World Wars through the Clinton presidency, this volume assesses a variety of factors influencing patriotism. Bodnar is a professor of history and director of the Oral History Research Center at IUB.
Bondanella, Peter, Julia Conway Bondanella, and Jody Robin Shiffman, eds. Dictionary of Italian Literature. Revised edition. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 1996, 752 pp., $99.50, cloth.
The only English-language dictionary of Italian literature, this reference includes 400 entries on Italian writers, literary movements and periods, literary diversification, and critical problems related to literary history. The volume covers the entire history of Italian literature, with entries ranging from the thirteenth century to the present, from Dante and Boccaccio to Umberto Eco. Peter Bondanella is a professor of French and Italian, film studies, and West European studies; a distinguished professor of comparative literature; and chairperson of the Department of West European Studies. Julia Conway Bondanella is an associate professor of French and Italian. Both are at IUB.
Bonser, Charles F., Eugene B. McGregor Jr., and Clinton V. Oster Jr. Policy Choices and Public Action. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1996, 494 pp., $45.33 , cloth.
This volume is designed to help students think objectively and creatively about public issues and the policy choices and actions required to deal with the problems of American public affairs. The authors discuss the background, choices, and action options confronting decision makers who deal with problems such as economic stabilization, international trade, poverty and welfare, health, the environment, transportation, education, public safety, agriculture, foreign policy and national security, and the design and management of government. Bonser is a professor of public and environmental affairs and business administration, the Ameritech Endowed Chair in Economic Development, and director of the Institute for Developmental Strategies; McGregor is a professor of public and environmental affairs and political science; and Oster is a professor of public and environmental affairs and marketing. All three are at IUB.
Brantlinger, Patrick. Fictions of State: Culture and Credit in Britain, 16941994. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1996, 291 pp., $42.50, cloth.
The great works of modern, national literatures--perhaps especially the novels--are highly symptomatic forms of evidence about the modern pseudoreligions of racism, nationalism, and imperialism and also about past and present struggles against these ideologies. In this book, the author pays close attention to novels as sites where both the growing hegemony of and the critical resistance to nationalism, national identity formation, and imperialism are inscribed. Drawing on Marxist, psychoanalytic, and poststructuralist theories of fetishism, he examines most closely those counterdiscourses that acknowledge the misrecognition at work under the aegis of public credit and national identity formation. Brantlinger is a professor of English at IUB.
Bregel, Yuri, ed. Bibliography of Islamic Central Asia, Part I: History; Religion; Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1995, 2,276 pp. (three volumes), $299.00, cloth.
This bibliography covers the history of Islamic Central Asia--and all its auxiliary fields and related disciplines, including archaeology and ethnography--before the establishment of communist regimes in Russia and China. The bibliography includes monographs and articles in periodicals and collective volumes in all languages, except Chinese and Japanese, published from the seventeenth century to 1988. Bregel is a professor of Central Eurasian studies and director of the Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies at IUB.
Brotherston, Gordon. Painted Books from Mexico: Codices in U.K. Collections and the World They Represent. London: British Museum Press, 1995, 224 pp., $60.00, cloth.
Besides being beautiful works of art in their own right, codices offer invaluable insights into the history, religion, and legends of the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica: the Olmec, Maya, Chichimec, and Mexica (Aztec). The author has undertaken a study of twenty of the finest remaining codices and compared them with Mexican books in America and elsewhere. Brotherston is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.
Chaitin, Gilbert D. Rhetoric and Culture in Lacan. Cambridge, Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 278 pp., $17.95, paper.
By exploring the full range and import of Lacan's theory of poetry and its relationship to his understanding of the (human) subject and historicity, the author shows how Lacan moves beyond the traditionally hostile polarities of mythos and logos, poetics and philosophy, to conceive of the subject as a complex interplay between symbolic systems, desire, and history. Chaitin explores the ambiguities, contradictions, and singularities of Lacan's influential work to provide an account of Lacan's theoretical development across his entire career. Chaitin is a professor of French and Italian and comparative literature at IUB.
Chang, Valerie Nash. I Just Lost Myself: Psychological Abuse of Women in Marriage. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1996, 166 pp., $49.95, cloth.
Several women's narratives are placed in context with their vivid reports that describe and explain the psychological abuse they have suffered in their marriages. The book describes the characteristics of and the predominant interaction patterns seen in psychologically abusive relationships. It also focuses on the development of and mental and physical consequences of psychologically abusive relationships. Chang is an associate professor of social work at IUPUI.
Cichocki, Krzystzof, and Paul Marer, eds. Education for Transition to Market Economy in Countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Poland: Polish Fulbright Alumni Association, 1996, 221 pp., $19.75, paper.
The societal transformation that is now taking place in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon because so many institutional and policy changes have to occur more or less simultaneously--that is, within a period of years or a few decades at most. Based on presentations made at the 1995 annual Fulbright conference, this volume contains contributions that deal with strategic rather than technical issues related to education during transition. The conference focused on the single strategic variable that in some ways connects all of the "priority" transformation tasks: education--the key to changing mind-set of the citizenry of a transforming economy. Marer is a professor of international business at IUB.
Ciulla, Thomas A., and Ann Sullivan Baker, eds. The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Residents' Guide to Ocular Antimicrobial Therapy. Wellesley, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Clinic, 1996, 77 pp., $9.95, paper.
This handbook is designed to facilitate initial treatment of common ocular and periocular infections. Treatment of these infections has become quite complex given the rising incidence of AIDS and the availability of many new antibiotics. Ciulla is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, at IUPUI.
Cohen, Colleen Ballerino, Richard Wilk, and Beverly Stoeltje, eds. Beauty Queens on the Global Stage: Gender, Contests, and Power. New York: Routledge, 1996, 256 pp., $55.95, paper.
Beauty pageants--as competition and performance--are popular cultural events worldwide. This collection brings together studies of pageants in fourteen different cultures. The essays discuss the ways in which gender ideologies are represented and reinforced in beauty pageants; they also highlight the cultural notions of beauty and femininity that figure in to the selection of queens. The book considers beauty contests as key sites for formulating, negotiating, and challenging national and group identities, and shows how identity is portrayed and used in the international arena. Wilk is an associate professor of anthropology and Stoeltje is an associate professor of folklore. Both are at IUB.
Cronin, Blaise. The Scholar's Courtesy: The Role of Acknowledgement in the Primary Communication Process. London: Taylor Graham, 1995, 124 pp., $46.00, paper.
The primary aim of this book is to explore the similarities that exist between citations and acknowledgments. The shift of the focus of inquiry from acknowledgments-as-units to acknowledgments-as-process is examined. Cronin is a professor of information science and dean of the School of Library and Information Science at IUB.
Curtin, Michael. Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1995, 316 pp., $18.95, paper.
During the early 1960s, the "golden age" of network documentary, commercial television engaged in one of the most ambitious public education efforts in U.S. history as all three networks dramatically expanded their documentary programming. Promoted by government leaders, funded by broadcasters, and hailed by critics, these documentaries sought to mobilize public opinion behind a more activist policy of U.S. leadership around the globe. By tracing the multiple and shifting relationships between government, the TV industry, and viewers, the author explains how the most commercially unprofitable genre in television history became the most celebrated and controversial form of programming during the New Frontier era. Curtin is an associate professor of telecommunications and film studies at IUB.
Davis, Thomas J. By the Waters of Babylon: One Family's Faith-Journey through Illness. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995, 173 pp., $11.00 , paper.
The author explains how he and his family struggled with faith, love, and hope during his wife's lengthy fight with leukemia. He recounts his wife's spirited battle with cancer, from the first diagnosis to the final moments. He also explores, in personal terms, how the illness challenged and changed both family and faith. Davis is an assistant professor of religious studies at IUPUI.
Day, Harry G. The Development of Chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington, 18291991. Bloomington, Indiana: Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Bloomington, 1992, 668 pp., $25.00, cloth.
The roots of chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington extend virtually to the beginning of the institution. The author recounts the reigns of the chairpersons who have headed the department and reviews the accomplishments of key faculty, as well as other developments. Day is a professor emeritus of chemistry at IUB.
Douglas, Allen, and Fedwa Malti-Douglas. Arab Comic Strips: Politics of an Emerging Mass Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1994, 263 pp., $19.95, paper.
Through a variety of critical techniques, this book examines the publishing history, political positions, and audiences of Arab comic-strip magazines; the Egyptianization of Mickey Mouse; the transformation of political figures such as Nasser and Saddam Husayn into comic strip heroes; the work of the popular Egyptian cartoonist Ahmad Hijazi; and the uses made of Islamic comics. Chapters on Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, and the Franco-Arab Beurs reveal a variety of artistic approaches. Douglas is an associate professor of history and semiotics and Malti-Douglas is the Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities, a professor of women's studies, and chairperson of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Both are at IUB.
Eoyang, Eugene. Coat of Many Colors: Reflections on Diversity by a Minority of One. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995, 188 pp., $24.00, cloth.
In this response to the many voices decrying multiculturalism in America, the author argues for cultural diversity, not just in education but also more widely, in our very conception of what is "American." He visits a broad range of topics, from the meaning of racial categories in the United States and the role of immigrants in perpetuating the myth of white America to the benefits and pitfalls of Western analytic thinking and the economic and practical rewards of literacy in more than one language. Eoyang is a professor of comparative literature and East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.
Findling, John E., and Frank W. Thackeray, eds. Events that Changed America in the Twentieth Century. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996, 239 pp., $39.95 , cloth.
Unprecedented changes mark the American experience in the twentieth century--global and "contained" wars, great technological innovations, and enormous social changes. To help students better understand the major developments in this tumultuous century and our future direction as a nation, this book reflects on the century's seminal events and their lasting impact. Designed for students, this resources offers analysis of the most important twentieth century events in America, such as progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the development of atomic energy, the Cold War, the civil rights and women's rights movements, the rise of television, the Vietnam War, and the Reagan Revolution. Findling and Thackeray are both professors of history at IUSE.
Fischman, Robert L., Maxine I. Lipeles, and Mark S. Squillace, eds. An Environmental Law Anthology. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 1996, 529 pp., $27.00, paper.
Organized along the central and recurring themes that cut across many statutory, regulatory, and judicial debates, this anthology surveys the body of scholarship and commentary on pollution and natural resources management issues. Topics addressed include the ethical dimensions of environmental law, the role that government entities play in creative environmental law, the economic approaches to and critiques of environmental law, the environment from a property-law perspective, the concept of risk, and international environmental law. Fischman is an associate professor of law at IUB.
Fisher, Mary L. Quick Reference to Redesigning the Nursing Organization. Albany, New York: Delmar Publishers, 1996, 184 pp., $26.50, paper.
As the world of nursing has grown and changed over the last century, the need for a new kind of nursing system has developed. This text presents an organizational framework and practical guide to redesign efforts. All aspects of redesign are considered, from the decision to initiate the redesign process through implementation and ongoing evaluation. Fisher is an associate professor of nursing at IUPUI.
Flynn, Beverly C., and Louise I. Dennis. Documenting the Urban Health Situation: Tools for Healthy Cities. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, 1995, 51 pp., $5.00, paper.
To help community leaders identify existing measures used in cities in the healthy cities movement throughout the world, this book helps people re-examine the communities in which they live and involves them in addressing community health problems. The tools presented in this book represent the quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection that have been useful to selected healthy cities researchers and community leaders. This book is designed to help leaders identify their most pressing information needs and decide where to focus their initial efforts. Flynn is a professor of nursing at IUPUI.
Foias, Ciprian, Hitay Ozbay, and Allen Tannenbaum. Robust Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems. London: Springer Verlag, 1996, 218 pp., $50.00, paper.
The aim of this book is to present a comprehensive treatment of optimization techniques for linear time-invariant distributed parameter systems (e.g., systems with delays or those modelled by partial differential equations). Robust stabilization and sensitivity minimization problems are studied in the framework of control. The book also includes a discussion of robust stabilization under a parametric uncertainty. Foias is a distinguished professor of mathematics at IUB.
Friedman, Daniel P., and Matthias Felleisen. The Little Schemer. Fourth edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1996, 196 pp., $16.50, paper.
The goal of this book is to teach the reader to think recursively. This book, using the programming language Scheme, introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra and presents programs as recursive functions. Friedman is a professor of computer science at IUB.
Gallahue, David L., and John C. Ozum. Understanding Motor Development: Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults. Third edition. Chicago: Brown &;Benchmark Publishers, 1995, 570 pp., $51.95, cloth.
Written for students taking their first course in motor development, this book is meant to be of value to educators from a variety of disciplines, including kinesiology, physical and occupational therapy, special education, early childhood education, and elementary and secondary education. The text attempts to provide both descriptive and explanatory profiles of the individual from birth through adulthood. Gallahue is a professor of kinesi-ology at IUB.
Goss, David A. Ocular Accommodation, Convergence, and Fixation Disparity: A Manual of Clinical Analysis. Second edition. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995, 222 pp., $30.00, paper.
This textbook introduces the organization and analysis of clinical optometric data used in writing prescriptions for glasses. This edition has been expanded to include new information on accomodative disorders and fixation disparity (among other disorders). Case reports integrated throughout the text illustrate the management process. Goss is a professor of optometry at IUB.
Guardino, Peter F. Peasants, Politics, and the Formation of Mexico's National State: Guerrero, 18001857. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1996, 319 pp., $49.50 , cloth.
Peasants played an important but little understood role in the formation of the Mexican national state, which evolved during the period between the end of the colonial era to the beginning of La Reforma, a movement in which liberalism became dominant in Mexican political culture. This books shows how Mexico's national political system was formed through local struggles and alliances that deeply involved elements of Mexico's impoverished rural masses, notably the peasants who took part in many of the local, regional, and national rebellions that characterized early nineteenth-century politics. The central contention is that there are fundamental links between state formation, elite politics, popular protest, and the construction of Mexico's modern political culture. Guardino is an assistant professor of history at IUB.
Hamilton, Sharon Jean. My Name's Not Susie: A Life Transformed by Literacy. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1995, 153 pp., $19.95, cloth.
A record of the power of literacy and compassion for one desolate child, this narrative allows us to trace the transformation of a lost child, to follow her down the paths that reading and writing opened, and to rejoice in her accomplishments. The author brings to her own story a retrospective understanding of the ways that literacy shapes a person--a theoretical perspective that enriches but never interrupts the sequence of events. Hamilton is an associate professor of English at IUPUI.
Inbar, Omni, Oded Bar-Or, and James S. Skinner. The Wingate Anaerobic Test. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, 1996, 110 pp., $19.00, paper.
This reference work reviews the most widely used anaerobic performance test in the world. The book explains the methodological considerations, typical findings, and various applications of the test. It also eliminates confusion over how to apply the test accurately and consistently. Skinner is a professor of kinesiology at IUPUI.
Isbell, John Clairborne. The Birth of European Romanticism: Truth and Propaganda in Staël's "De l'Allemagne," 18101813. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, 269 pp., $59.95, cloth.
This book examines Staël's universal Romantic agenda. The author reasserts Staël's place in history and analyzes her vast agenda, which covers every Classical and Romantic divide in art, philosophy, religion, and society from 1789 to 1815. This investigation sheds new light upon the two different cultural revolutions that created modern Europe seen through the eyes of a leader of both. Isbell is an assistant professor of French and Italian at IUB.
Jackson, William J. Tyagaraja and the Renewal of Tradition: Translations and Reflections. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1995, 304 pp., $24.00, cloth.
Tyagaraja (17671847) is the most celebrated of south Indian musician-saints. This book explores some of the growth processes, transmission patterns, and cultural creativity involved in south Indian bhakti traditions, using examples of Tyagaraja's life story, songs, and social significance as case studies. The author examines how biographical narratives of Tyagaraja's life grew in detail and episodes over a one hundred-year period, as the stories were retold by later generations. Jackson is an associate professor of religious studies at IUPUI.
Karb, Virginia Burke, Sherry F. Queener, and Julia B. Freeman. Handbook of Drugs for Nursing Practice. Second edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 1996, 1,372 pp., $31.95, paper.
Designed to meet the needs of clinical instructors, students, practicing nurses, and nurses in retraining, this guide covers drugs and related clinical applications. Drugs are presented in units by category (e.g., cardiovascular drugs) and organized in chapters, each covering a drug class (e.g., ACD inhibitors). Queener is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at IUPUI.
Kingsley, Robert E. Concise Text of Neuroscience. Baltimore: Williams &;Wilkins, 1996, 564 pp., $38.95, paper.
To provide medical students with a concise presentation of brain anatomy and function in a form that is relevant to clinical practice, the author presents the subject matter of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurology together, in on place, integrated into a cohesive unitary structure--neuroscience. The text offers a manageable approach to medical neuroscience, with an emphasis on how it is applied to diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Kingsley is an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics at IUPUI.
Kronenberger, William G., and Robert G. Meyer. The Child Clinician's Handbook. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1996, 511 pp., $57.95, cloth.
This reference offers clinical descriptions of childhood disorders commonly seen by mental health professionals and includes complete discussions of assessment and treatment options. The clinical description provides an overall picture of the disorder that may be used to guide the clinical interview and initial formulations. In the assessment section, the authors offer recommendations for assessing a child using standardized psychological instruments. Treatment options covered include behavioral interventions, five types of psychotherapy, family interventions, medication, inpatient hospitalization, special education, and referral to other professionals or authorities. Kronenberger is an assistant professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at IUPUI.
Kuh, George D., and others. Student Learning outside the Classroom: Transcending Artificial Boundaries. Washington, D.C.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development, 1994, 146 pp., $18.00, paper.
In this report, the issue of institutional productivity and student learning outside the classroom is examined with particular focus on what is known about educational attainment and specific outcomes. The authors review the conditions that foster a climate where out-of-classroom experiences can contribute to greater educational productivity. Kuh is a professor of education at IUB.
Leake, David B., ed. Case-Based Reasoning: Experiences, Lessons, and Future Directions. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1996, 450 pp., $39.95, paper.
Case-based reasoning (CBR) is now a mature subfield of artificial intelligence. The fundamental principles of case-based reasoning have been established, and numerous applications have demonstrated its role as a useful technology. This book presents experiences in CBR that illustrate the state of the art, the lessons learned from those experiences, and directions for the future. Its chapters provide concrete examples of how key issues--including indexing and retrieval, case adaptation, evaluation, and application of CBR methods--are being addressed in the context of a range of tasks and domains. Leake is an assistant professor of computer science at IUB.
Lloyd, Rosemary. Closer and Closer Apart: Jealousy in Literature. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1995, 205 pp., $32.50, cloth.
Envy, the author says, involves what one would like to have but does not; jealousy involves what one has but fears losing. In this book, she demonstrates how the passion unleashed by jealousy can illuminate such concepts as self and other, and gender and society. Sexual jealousy is explored more as a literary device than as a literary theme. Lloyd is a professor of French and Italian and chairperson of the department of French and Italian at IUB.
Martin, Phyllis M., and Patrick O'Meara, eds. Africa. Third edition. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1995, 448 pp., $17.95, paper.
This overview addresses significant themes that relate to the continent of Africa as a whole, such as the development of early humans, social transformations, colonialism, and cultural innovation. It also deals with themes that, although primarily concerned with specific regions and peoples, have had far-ranging impact, such as Islam in the northern third of the continent, dramatic changes in South Africa, relationships with international funding agencies, economic decline, and political instability. Issues such as significant archaeological discoveries in recent years, changing perspectives on social and economic life in African towns and villages, different approaches to the African arts and humanities, the importance of law, the end of the Cold War, and ecological deterioration are taken into account. Martin is a professor of history, and O'Meara is a professor of political science and public and environmental affairs and dean of International Programs. Both are at IUB.
Miller, Marvin J., Kenric W. Hammond, and Matthew G. Hile. Mental Health Computing. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1996, 491 pp., $75.00, cloth.
A sourcebook that describes state-of-the-art information systems available to mental health professionals, this book describes the new technologies, design features, and functionality that will be implemented over the next decade. It provides insight into the capabilities and limitations of information systems and identifies the essential capabilities to be expected from software. Miller is an assistant professor of psychiatry at IUPUI.
Mitchell, C. Thomas. New Thinking in Design: Conversations on Theory and Practice. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996, 179 pp., $59.95, cloth.
These in-depth conversations with thirteen design theorists who have forged new ground in user-responsive designs reveal a shift in the way design is being conceived and practiced. The dynamic nature of design underpins the words of the featured designers, whether their focus is objects, furniture, architecture and planning, exhibitions and learning environments, high-technology design, or the fundamental rethinking of the nature of entire industries. The author identifies seven criteria for user-responsive design: infusing meaning, increasing scope, involving users, enhancing perception, considering context, thinking strategically, and re-viewing design. Mitchell is an associate professor of apparel merchandising and interior design at IUB.
Nissen, Bruce. Fighting for Jobs: Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closings. Ithaca, New York: State University of New York Press, 1995, 215 pp., $16.95, paper.
This book examines the struggle of unions and communities to save jobs in plant closing situations in the 1980s. The unusual depth of the research allows the reader to grasp the key factors affecting such battles in an era of industrial restructuring. It contains insights into "early warning" signs and their importance; the role of labor management relations in both shutdown decisions and efforts to save the plant; the importance of corporate structure and strategy; the part played by economic market factors; and the role of local government, both potential and actual. Nissen is an associate professor of labor studies at IUN.
Orentlicher, David, and others, eds. Health Care Crisis? The Search for Answers. Frederick, Maryland: University Publishing Group, 1995, 245 pp., $25.00, paper.
This volume begins with a discussion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in New York City hospitals and ends with a search for a yin-yang dialectical model. The common thread that runs through the papers in this book on health care reform is the tension that has developed in American health care between the rights of the individual and the needs of the community. Orentlicher is an associate professor of law at IUPUI.
Osborne, Randall E. Self: An Eclectic Approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1996, 223 pp., $29.95, paper.
A significant portion of this text focuses on the variety of information that has been discovered about self and the proposed implications of this information. The eclectic and integrative theory articulated in this book is meant to be flexible and open to change because self is a dynamic entity. Osborne is an assistant professor of psychology at IUE.
Parrish, Michael. The Lesser Terror: Soviet State Security, 1939-1953. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1995, 456 pp., $69.50, cloth.
Based on Soviet documents and revelations of the Soviet state security between 1939 and 1953--a period about which relatively little is known--this book recounts the role of Stalin and other major players in massive crimes perpetuated against the Soviet people. It also provides the first detailed biography of V. S. Abakumov, minister of state security from 1946 to 1951. Parrish is head of the Business/SPEA Library and an adjunct associate professor of public and environmental affairs at IUB.
Penslar, Robin Levin, ed., Research Ethics: Cases and Materials. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1995, 278 pp., $13.95, paper.
Intended to be used as a resource for classroom discussions of research ethics in the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities, this book covers such topics as plagiarism, confidentiality, conflict of interest, fraud and misconduct, access to research materials, the obligations of mentors and teachers, the reporting of data, and the participation of human and animal subjects in research. Specific pedagogical suggestions for many of the cases are provided in the instructional notes. In addition, this resource provides discussions of ethical theory and pedagogy. Penslar is a special assistant to the vice president for research at IUB.
Perry, James L., ed. Handbook of Public Administration. Second edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996, 769 pp., $59.95, cloth.
This guide was written to help public administrators cope with modern administrative challenges, overcome obstacles, and improve performance in government. This revised and expanded edition reflects both the ever-evolving nature of public administration and the continuity of practice. Perry is a professor of public and environmental affairs at IUB.
Peterson, J. Vincent, and Bernard Nisenholz. Orientation to Counseling. Third edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995, 477 pp., $55.00, cloth.
An overview of the contemporary field of counseling that focuses on the readers as prospective counselors, this book has been organized around the topics of who the counselor is, what the counselor does, and what the counselor knows. It begins with an emphasis on the counselor as person, followed by the care and feeding of this person (stress management), the role of the counselor in society, and a description of employment possibilities. Also included is a description of the counseling relationship and the type of skills counselors are expected to perform. Peterson is a professor of education at IUSB.
Polsgrove, Carol. It Wasn't Pretty, Folks, But Didn't We Have Fun? Esquire in the Sixties. New York: W. W. Norton &;Company, 1995, 335 pp., $27.50, cloth.
The sixties in America was a wild, giddy ride, an amazing Technicolor adventure, and no magazine caught the spirit of its apocalyptic fun as definitively as Esquire. The author has reconstructed the history of this American magazine with interviews of numerous living participants. Polsgrove is an associate professor of journalism at IUB.
Potschka, Martin, and Paul L. Dubin, eds. Strategies in Size-Exclusion Chromatography. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1996, 415 pp., $120.00, cloth.
This book integrates three different perspectives on size-exclusion chromatography: detector-focused approaches, chromatography-focused approaches, and synthesis and characterization of porous packings. The goal of this book is to present these coexisting themes and to reveal their merits to practitioner and researcher. Dubin is a professor of chemistry at IUPUI.
Raff, Rudolf A. The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996, 520 pp., $29.95, paper.
The author analyzes the rise of evolutionary developmental biology and proposes new research questions, hypotheses, and approaches to guide the growth of this recently founded discipline. Drawing on a number of key discoveries from the past decade, he explains how research in diverse disciplines has forged closer links between developmental and evolutionary biology. Raff is a professor of biology and director of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology at IUB.
Razmus, Thomas F., and Gail F. Williamson. Current Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1996, 305 pp., $35.00, cloth.
In the past decade, new levels of sophistication in diagnostic technology have been introduced to the field of dentistry. Advances in imaging the structures in and around the oral cavity have evolved in concert with associated computer hardware and software. New ways to image the oral and maxillofacial complex require new knowledge and skills, as well as a firm understanding of the basic principles of conventional radiology. Throughout this textbook, the authors have attempted to intertwine the basic principles of film-based (conventional) radiology with those of computer-assisted imaging. Williamson is an associate professor of stomatology at IUPUI.
Rodak, Bernadette F., ed. Diagnostic Hematology. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1995, 720 pp., $57.00, cloth.
As the technology and information explosion influences clinical laboratory medicine, the quality and difficulty of material that the clinical laboratory scientist must assimilate increases. The purpose of this text is to present a complete hematology course for clinical laboratory science students, as well as to provide a resource for clinical laboratory practitioners, medical students, and residents. It presents an in-depth study of cell counting, morphologic differentiation and evaluation, and related areas, such as flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and cytogenetics. Rodak is an associate professor of medical technology at IUPUI.
Rosenberg, Samuel N., and Hans Tischler, with M. G. Grossel. Chansons des trouvères. Paris: Livre de Poche, 1995, 1,088 pp., Fr85, paper.
This revised, updated, and translated version of Chanter m'estuet: Songs of the Trouvères includes modern French versions facing the Old French texts. It is a critical edition, newly prepared from the medieval manuscripts, of approximately one-tenth of the French lyric repertory of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. All the included compositions for which muic remains are presented with the music. Rosenberg is a professor of French and Italian, and Tischler is a professor emeritus of music. Both are at IUB.
Routet, Jean-Francois, Jarmo J. Levonen, Andrew Dillon, and Rand J. Spiro, eds. Hypertext and Cognition. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996, 175 pp., $19.95, paper.
The recent evolution of Western societies has been characterized by an increasing emphasis on the importance of information and communication. Hypertext systems have been proposed as a means of facilitating interactions between readers and texts. With the understanding that users are being overwhelmed by the amount of information to process, this volume meets the need for a more rational approach based on a thorough analysis of an information user's needs, capacities, capabilities, and skills. Dillon is an associate professor of information science at IUB.
Rudy, John G. Wordsworth and the Zen Mind: The Poetry of Self-Emptying. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996, 268 pp., $19.95, paper.
This book demonstrates that Zen thought and art provide both a generative and a formative context for understanding the spirituality of the English poet William Wordsworth (17701850). An important aspect of this study is its twofold purpose: to situate Wordworth more centrally in the evolving global community of intercultural and interreligious communication and to demonstrate the unique flexibility and universality of Zen as a medium of spiritual growth and aesthetic understanding. Rudy is a professor of English at IUK.
Russell, Ruth V. Pastimes: The Context of Contemporary Leisure. Chicago: Brown &;Benchmark Publishers, 1996, 396 pp., $46.95, cloth.
Using leisure and recreation philosophy and science, their various subfields, and the leisure services industry, and drawing on sociology, psychology, economics, political science, and anthropology, the author reveals the roles and meanings of leisure in various contemporary societies. By presenting leisure as both an individual and a collective human experience, she clarifies the connection between leisure and being human. Russell is a professor of recreation and park administration and an associate dean in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at IUB.
Sailes, Gary A. Mental Training for Tennis. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1995, 72 pp., $15.95, paper.
The five components that serve as the basis for mental training are motivation, confidence building, concentration/focus, managing pressure, and mental imagery. This book analyzes each of these components and provides practical ways to implement them into a tennis training program. Sailes is an associate professor of kinesiology at IUB.
Schansberg, D. Eric. Poor Policy: How Government Harms the Poor. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996, 244 pp., $25.00, cloth.
Challenging the conventional approach taken by most "poverty" books--a focus on how government attempts to assist the poor through welfare programs--the author instead presents in this volume an alternative idea. Using public choice economics, he illustrates how special interest groups advocate policies that benefit themselves but inadvertently hurt the poor. He also demonstrates how this inequity occurs in both product and labor markets--from farm subsidies to protectionist trade policies, from prohibition of illegal drugs to the government's provision of public education. Schansberg is an assistant professor of economics at IUSE.
Segal, Marcia Texler, and Vasilikie Demos, eds. Advances in Gender Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, 1996, 216 pp., $73.25, cloth.
This volume presents papers that reflect the current state of gender research in sociology and psychology. Representing liberal, radical, and materialist feminist positions, the pieces vary in the extent to which the authors' theoretical orientations and ideas about social change are implicit or explicit. Among the "advances" in recent gender research reflected in this volume is a focus on both women and men as actors in gendered social systems and a concomitant recognition that while the study of men dominated prefeminist research, by failing to recognize the gendered nature of social systems, such research did not produce any more valid understanding of men than of women. Segal is a professor of sociology and the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at IUSE.
Short, Kathy G., and Jerome C. Harste, with Carolyn Burke. Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers. Second edition. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1996, 628 pp., $35.00, cloth.
This book presents a curricular framework for teachers based on what is known about learning. The edition has been expanded to look at how the authors have taken their work in reading and writing and philosophically reconceptualized it as inquiry. The two sections of this book are organized around key processes of inquiry and their realization as curricular framework within the authoring cycles. Harste and Burke are professors of education at IUB.
Trout, Andrew. City on the Seine: Paris in the Time of Richelieu and Louis XIV, 16141715. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996, 275 pp., $39.95, cloth.
The author's chronicle of Paris during the period preceding the end of Louis XIV's reign is a history of the city anchored by the lives of two of its most famous citizens. Beginning with the emergence of Cardinal Richelieu as a political force and concluding with Louis XIV in the last years of his reign, the narrative describes the city as it looked during the seventeenth century and touches on a myriad interesting questions: Did Paris have sidewalks? Did the houses have numbers? What were the views like along the River Seine? Trout is a professor emeritus of history at IUS.
Tsujimura, Natsuko. An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 1996, 401 pp., L50.00, cloth.
The main goal of this textbook is to illuminate spoken Japanese from a linguistic perspective. Linguistic notions and terminology are introduced, as well as a theoretical perspective of the linguistic phenomena. The seven chapters discuss phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, language variation, and sociolinguistics of modern spoken Japanese. Tsujimura is an associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.
Turner, Richard C., ed. Taking Trusteeship Seriously: Essays on the History, Dynamics, and Practice of Trusteeship. Indianapolis: Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 1995, 175 pp., $9.95, paper.
The essays in this volume offer insights into trusteeship from specialized fields alongside the anecdotes and wisdom of experienced trustees, consultants, and executives of not-for-profit groups. Historians provide insight into the traditions of trusteeship and examples of powerful and effective trustees, academics from a variety of fields explore the dynamics of trusteeship revealed by the methodologies of their fields, and people with experience as trustees or those who have trustees offer insights into the actual practice of trusteeship. Together, they help identify the shared assumptions and common ground of the subject. Turner is a professor of English and chair of the Department of English at IUPUI.
Vitelli, Karen D., ed. Archaeological Ethics. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press, 1996, 272 pp., $18.95, paper.
This introduction to the issues faced every day in archaeological practice contains articles drawn from recent issues of Archaeology magazine. The articles address the topics of looting, reburial and repatriation, relations with native peoples, and professional conduct. Vitelli is a professor of anthro- pology at IUB.
Weaver, David H., and G. Cleveland Wilhoit. The American Journalist in the 1990s: U.S. News People at the End of an Era. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996, 299 pp., $27.50, paper.
This portrait of who journalists are and what they think presents findings from the most comprehensive and representative study ever done of the demographic and educational backgrounds, working conditions, and professional and ethical values of U.S. print and broadcast journalists working in the 1990s, including separate analyses for women and minority news people. The findings of this study are compared with those from major studies conducted in the early 1970s and '80s. Weaver is the Roy W. Howard Research Professor of Journalism, and Wilhoit is a professor of journalism. Both are at IUB.
Wicker, Elmus. The Banking Panics of the Great Depression. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 174 pp., $39.95, cloth.
In this first full-length study of five U.S. banking panics of the Great Depression, the author reconstructs a close historical narrative of each of the panics, investigating their origins, magnitude, and effects. He makes a detailed analysis of the geographical incidence of the disturbances using the Federal Reserve District as the basic unit, and reappraises the role of Federal Reserve officials in the panics. His findings challenge many of the commonly held assumptions about the events of 1930 and 1931, such as the belief that the increase in the discount rate in October 1931 initiated a wave of bank suspensions and hoarding. Wicker is a professor emeritus of economics at IUB.
Young, Dennis R., and Richard Steinberg. Economics for Nonprofit Managers. New York: Foundation Center, 1995, 268 pp., paper.
Starting from the premise that effective stewardship of scarce resources is crucial to the success of any not-for-profit organization, the authors employ basic microeconomic concepts such as opportunity cost, thinking at the margin, market equilibrium and failure, and cost-benefit analysis to explore a range of issues unique to the not-for-profit sector. Along the way, they examine the special challenges involved in managing paid and volunteer workforces, raising and managing charitable funds, defining and pursuing public service missions, and evaluating performance in the absence of a clear bottom line. Steinberg is a professor of economics at IUPUI.
Zhang, Yingjin. The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film: Configurations of Space, Time, and Gender. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1996, 390 pp., $45.00, cloth.
This study explores the ways in which the city and urban life have been represented in modern Chinese literature and film. The author has three aims: to trace the literary and filmic configurations (i.e., symbolic constructions) of the city in modern China; to investigate the ways in which the city is placed in an ambivalent, if not negative, light in these configurations; and to work toward an understanding of how one can study the nature of the city/country in modern Chinese literary history. Zhang is an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures, comparative literature, and film studies at IUB.
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