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Bahloul, Joëlle. The Architecture of Memory: A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 19371962. Cambridge, Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 158 pp., $54.95, cloth.
Recalling life in a single house that was occupied by several Jewish and Muslim families in the generation before Algeria's independence, the author's information builds up a multivocal microhistory of a way of life that came to an end in the early 1960s. Uprooted and dispersed, these former neighbors constantly refer back to the architecture of the house itself, which, with its internal boundaries and shared spaces, structures their memories. Here, in miniature, is a domestic history of North African Muslims, Jews, and Christians living under French colonial rule. Bahloul is an associate professor of anthropology at IUB.
Bekke, Hans A. G. M., James L. Perry, and Theo A. J. Toonen, eds. Civil Service Systems in Comparative Perspective. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 346 pp., $39.95, cloth.
Seeking to advance the formal study of civil service systems, the authors discuss the following five areas: 1) a general orientation to theory and methodology; 2) a history and structure of civil service systems; 3) contextual characteristics of civil service systems; 4) civil service systems from a holistic perspective; and 5) change and transformation in civil service systems. Perry is a professor of public and environmental affairs at IUB.
Beyer, Landon E., and Daniel P. Liston. Curriculum in Conflict: Social Visions, Educational Agendas, and Progressive School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996, 242 pp., $21.95, paper.
The authors analyze the disparate views put forward in debates concerning both public school and university curricula; multiculturalism; the canon; and the aims of education. They address the educational proposals as well as the social, political, cultural, and economic perspectives that have been advanced by members of the new right, modern liberals, radicals, and postmodernists. The book concludes with the authors' perspective on social and educational reform, within a progressive orientation that provides an agenda for significant change. Beyer is an associate professor of education at IUB.
Brooks, Clifford W., and Irvin M. Borish. System for Ophthalmic Dispensing. Second edition. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996, 583 pp., $80.00, cloth.
This text is intended to serve the full spectrum of those involved in the dispensing process, including students, experienced practitioners, and those learning on the job. Students will benefit from sections on "how to" and optical aspects involved in the dispensing process. Experienced practitioners will find the book can serve as a review, an update on new techniques, and a ready reference source. Brooks is an associate professor of optometry, and Borish is a professor emeritus of optometry. Both are at IUB.
Burlingame, Dwight F., and Dennis R. Young, eds. Corporate Philanthropy at the Crossroads. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 183 pp., $29.95, cloth.
Corporate philanthropy is at a crossroads, moving from a focus on "doing the right thing" for the community to an emphasis on corporation's bottom line. This new corporate landscape presents some important challenges for the not-for-profit sector. In this book, the authors look at current practices, trends, and issues for corporate philanthropy and frame a productive research agenda based on the needs of practitioners. Burlingame is the director of academic programs and research at the Center on Philanthropy and an adjunct professor of philanthropic studies and public and environmental affairs at IUPUI.
Calinescu, Adriana, ed. Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 260 pp., $59.95, cloth.
Jewelry is one of the most appealing artistic achievements of antiquity, but it is at the same time one of the least understood. This book presents new scholarship on the manufacture, aesthetics, and uses of jewelry in the ancient world. The book highlights several important jewelry collections and recent archaeological investigations. Calinescu is the curator at the Indiana University Art Museum at IUB.
Clark, Julia B. Freeman, Sherry F. Queener, and Virigan Burke Karb. Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice. St. Louis: Mosby, 1997, 889 pp., $58.75, cloth.
Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, the authors relate the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms. The goal of the book is to provide an up-to-date, scientifically based pharmacology text that assists nursing students in studying drugs. Specifically, the authors seek to present clearly the concepts of pharmacology that guide all drug use, discuss the major drug classes with an emphasis on mechanisms of action, and detail the nursing implications for drug administration throughout the nursing process. Queener is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at IUPUI.
Davis, Thomas J. The Clearest Promises of God: The Development of Calvin's Eucharistic Teaching. New York: AMS Press, 1995, 236 pp., $52.50, cloth.
The purpose of this book is to chart the birth and maturation of Calvin's eucharistic doctrine. It contains a review of three key nineteenth-century scholars on Calvin eucharistic teaching who set up both the issues and the methodological problems for Calvin studies in the twentieth century, a discussion of Consensus Tigurinus, an examination of the elements of change and development in Calvin's eucharistic teaching, and an analysis of the final developments in Calvin's "definitive" expression of his eucharistic theology. Davis is an assistant professor of religious studies at IUPUI.
Duronio, Margaret A., and Eugene R. Tempel. Fund Raisers: Their Careers, Stories, Concerns, and Accomplishments. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997, 221 pp., $28.95, cloth.
In an effort to help fund raisers examine their work environment and make smarter choices about their careers, this book offers a view of fund raisers seldom seen--their educational and career backgrounds, their values and concerns, and the challenges and rewards they experience in their work. The authors examine the critical issues facing the field, including: levels of compensation and overall compensation practices; factors involved in entering and advancing in the field; the status of women and minorities in fund raising; the scope of, impact of, and reasons for turnover in the field; perceptions of fund raisers from both inside and outside the field; and issues of accountability, ethical practice, licensing, and regulation. Tempel is vice chancellor for external affairs at IUPUI.
Dworkin, Roger B. Limits: The Role of the Law in Bioethical Decision Making. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 205 pp., $35.00, cloth.
The ethical and social dilemmas associated with abortion, sterilization, assisted reproduction, genetics, death and dying, and biomedical research have led many to turn to the legal system for solutions. The author argues that resort to law is often misguided and overlooks the limitations of legal institutions. He explores constitutional adjudication, legislation, common law, and administrative law as tools for responding to rapid change in biology and medicine, explains how these approaches actually deal with the social issues discussed, and offers suggestions for more limited and effective use of the legal system in the area of bioethics. Dworkin is a professor of law at IUB.
Ernst, Maurice, Michael Alexeev, and Paul Marer. Transforming the Core: Restructuring Industrial Enterprises in Russia and Central Europe. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996, 313 pp., $19.95, paper.
This text, in which the authors consider the roadblocks facing transition economies, focuses on a vital but generally neglected sector--large state-owned industrial enterprises. Despite significant strides in privatization, formerly socialist countries have all found it immensely difficult, both politically and practically, to dismantle large enterprises, given the massive unemployment and economic dislocation that would result. Marer is a professor of international business, and Alexeev is an associate professor of economics. Both are at IUB.
Findling, John E., and Frank W. Thackeray, eds. Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996, 239 pp., $79.50, cloth. Starting with the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, each contributing author emphasizes such matters as site selection and development, political questions or controversies, collateral events, programmatic changes, and political and economic consequences. There are also bibliographical essays to guide readers to the best primary and secondary sources on each Olympics. Findling and Thackeray are both professors of history at IUSE.
Frasier, David K. Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century: Biographies and Bibliographies of 280 Convicted and Accused Killers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1996, 496 pp., $65.00, cloth.
From Jack Henry Abbott, who stabbed a waiter through the heart for not allowing him to use the toilet, to the "Zodiac," an unknown California serial killer who may have murdered as many as thirty-seven people, this reference work details 280 of the most famous murder cases of the twentieth century. Each entry contains, when applicable, birth and death dates, aliases, occupation, location of the murders, weapons used, number of victims, and the time period when the killings occurred. Films, plays, television shows, and video and audio programs based on or inspired by the case are then cited, followed by a brief overview of the murder case and a bibliography of English-language works related to it. Frasier is an associate reference librarian at IUB.
Friedman, Daniel P., and Matthias Felleisen. The Seasoned Schemer. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1996, 210 pp., $18.50, paper.
The goal of this book is to teach the reader to think about the nature of computation. It acquaints the reader with several dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases. Friedman is a professor of computer science at IUB.
Gallahue, David L. Developmental Physical Education for Today's Children. Third edition. Chicago: Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1996, 610 pp., $40.40, paper.
Taking a developmental approach to teaching children's physical education, the author helps the reader to recognize the individuality of each learner and to teach physical activity appropriate for each child as an individual rather than for age or grade classifications. There is also an application of a skill theme approach to children's physical education that blends a variety of developmentally appropriate teaching styles. Gallahue is a professor of kinesiology at IUB.
Glass, Don, ed. How Can You Tell If a Spider Is Dead? And More Moments of Science. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 192 pp., $12.95, paper.
Whether it is holding your breath, sucking on a lemon, or drinking a glass of water upside down, almost everyone has a surefire cure for the hiccups. But do any of these methods really work? The answer is revealed in the pages of this book, a compendium of concise, easy-to-understand science stories. Based on National Public Radio's A Moment of Science series, the vignettes run the gamut from straightforward and factual to intriguingly informative to downright bizarre. Glass is director of special projects for radio and television services at IUB.
Hanson, John H. Migration, Jihad, and Muslim Authority in West Africa: The Futanke Colonies in Karta. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 218 pp., $39.95, cloth.
The author investigates three political crises that took place at Nior, a town in the region of Karta in the upper Senegal River valley conquered during a military jihad or "holy war" by Shaykh Umar Tal. Although Umar and his successors steadfastly promoted jihad, Futanke colonists, defying their leaders, opted to remain settled on the lands they had seized; instead of going to war, the colonists devoted themselves to production of foodstuffs for sale in an increasingly vital regional economy. Analysis of charismatic authority and its limits, as demonstrated by Umar and his son Amadu Sheku, illuminates patterns in the unfolding relations between leaders and followers. Hanson is an assistant professor of history at IUB
Johnston, Barry V. Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1995, 416 pp., $45.00, cloth.
Pitirim A. Sorokin (18891968) was one of the most original, important, and controversial figures in American sociology. His spectacular rise from a peasant childhood in Czarist Russia to the Olympian heights of Harvard University provides an unlikely and interesting lens for examining the history of an entire discipline. And, as the author shows, his equally dramatic fall from favor and unexpected resurrection illuminate both Sorokin's life and the tempestuous world of academic politics. Based on research in Sorokin's papers and the Harvard archives, as well as on interviews with Sorokin's surviving family members, former students, and colleagues, this biography restores Sorokin to his rightful place in the pantheon of American intellectuals. Johnson is a professor of sociology at IUN.
Jones, Sumie, ed. Imaging/Reading Eros. Bloomington, Indiana: The East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington, 1996, 161 pp., $22.00, paper.
These proceedings came from papers presented at the conference "Sexuality and Edo Culture, 17501850" held at Indiana University in 1995. The papers are divided into the following categories: positioning shung historically, eros of consumerism, otherness within and without, the place of love, configurations of gender, the rhythm and play of flesh and words, and desire for narrative in stories and pictures. Jones is an associate professor of comparative literature, East Asian languages and cultures, and film studies at IUB.
Kling, Rob. Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices. Second edition. San Diego: Academic Press, 1996, 952 pp., $44.95, cloth.
This critical anthology introduces some of the major social controversies about the computerization of society. It highlights some of the key value conflicts and social choices about computerization. It helps readers recognize the social processes that drive and shape computerization and understand the paradoxes and ironies of computerization. Some of the controversies about computerization covered in this collection include: the appropriateness of utopian and anti-utopian scenarios for understanding the future; whether computerization demonstrably improves the productivity of organizations; how computer system designers often ignore the complexity of women's work; how computerized systems can be designed with social principles; whether electronic mail facilitates the formation of new communities or undermines intimate interaction; whether computerization is likely to reduce privacy and personal freedom; the risks raised by computerized systems in health care; and how little or how much applied computer science researchers who work in industrial labs seriously examine the social consequences of the technologies they develop. Kling is a professor of information science and systems at IUB.
Leland, Diane S. Clinical Virology. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1996, 236 pp., $30.00, paper.
The purpose of this book is to provide the information needed by clinical laboratory scientists who wish to contribute effectively to the diagnosis of viral infections. Viral diagnostic techniques and procedures are presented, each one with an explanation of the scientific basis and concept involved. Viruses and viral infections that can be diagnosed through routine virology laboratory techniques are emphasized. The book is intended for use by both students and practitioners of clinical laboratory virology. Leland is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at IUPUI.
Lloyd, Rosemary. Revolutions in Writing: Readings in Nineteenth-Century French Prose. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 350 pp., $18.95, paper.
This anthology offers translations of prose and prose poems that illustrate the great variety and richness of one of the most fruitful and exciting periods in French cultural history. The subject matter runs the gamut from supernatural stories of a vampire lover and a vengeful statue to the tale of an eccentric tightrope walker to observations of the behavior of ants. Included are works by Balzac, Gautier, de Maupassant, Mm de Staël, Berlioz, Baudelaire, Sand, Loti, and Rimbaud. Lloyd is a professor of French and Italian and chair of the Department of French and Italian at IUB.
Luna, Gaye, and Deborah L. Cullen. Empowering the Faculty: Mentoring Redirected and Renewed. Washington, D.C.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, 1996, 112 pp., $18.00, paper.
The concept of quality improvement has been incorporated into higher education within the last decade. Incumbent with this concept is the empowerment of college and university faculty--to harness their talents and skills and promote their professional growth. In translating the concept of mentoring to higher education, strategies, guidelines, and programs have been developed and implemented to empower faculty through mentoring. Mentoring embraces a philosophy about people and how important they are to educational institutions. This book synthesizes the literature on mentoring in terms of conceptual frameworks, mentoring arenas, and roles and functions of mentors and protégés. It also discusses the dynamics of mentoring for developing faculty members as leaders and the importance of mentoring women and minorities in academe. Cullen is a professor of respiratory therapy at IUPUI.
Mann, David D., and Susan Garland Mann, with Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland, and Scotland,1660-1823. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 417 pp., $57.50, cloth.
This book features an examination of drama by women from their earliest involvement during the Restoration through the eighteenth century and into the romantic period. The authors introduce women writers who composed a single play or closet drama, as well as better-known women authors who established themselves as professional playwrights, including Aphra Behn, Susanna Centlivre, Elizabeth Griffith, Hannah Cowley, Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, and Mary Russell Mitford. The result is an introduction to more than 150 women playwrights, their plays, and many performances of these dramas. Garland Mann is an associate professor of English, and Garnier is an associate professor of French. Both are at IUSE.
McDowell, John H., Inta Gale Carpenter, Donald Braid, and Erika Peterson-Veatch, eds. A Folklorist's Progress: Reflections of a Scholar's Life, Stith Thompson. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 353 pp., $20.00, paper.
Stith Thompson's (1885-1976) influence moved the study of folklore from a romantic approach to a "scientific" approach. This reflection on his life leads the reader on a journey from his birthplace in Indiana to the University of Wisconsin, Harvard, the Univesity of California, the University of Texas, and finally to Indiana University. His life story reveals his influence on the direction of American folklore scholarship in this century. McDowell is a professor of folklore, and Carpenter is an assistant schola, at the Folklore Institute. Both are at IUB.
Morgan, Michael L., ed. Jewish Philosophers and Jewish Philosophy by Emil L. Fackenheim. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 269 pp., $39.95, cloth.
If, in content and in method, philosophy and religion conflict, can there be a Jewish philosophy? What makes a Jewish thinker a philosopher? Emil Fackenheim confronts these questions in a profound and insightful series of essays on the great Jewish thinkers from Maimonides through Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Leo Strauss. Fackenheim also contemplates the task of Jewish philosophy after the Holocaust. Morgan is a professor of philosophy and associate dean of the faculties at IUB.
Rao, B. D. Nageswara, and Marvin D. Kemple, eds. NMR as a Structural Tool for Macromolecules: Current Status and Future Directions. New York: Plenum Press, 1996, 382 pp., $120.00, cloth.
This compendium of lectures and discussions comes from a symposium on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy held at IUPUI. Questions discussed include the following: How accurate and unique are the NMR-determined structures? Is standardization in the data presentation, analysis, and refinement procedures needed? How much confidence do the NMR-determined structures inspire in colleagues from other spectroscopies? What are the effects of molecular motion on the structures determined? Rao is a professor of physics and chair of the Department of Physics, and Kemple is a professor of physics. Both are at IUPUI.
Stein, Stephen J., ed. Jonathan Edwards's Writings: Text, Context, Interpretation. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 219 pp., $39.95, cloth.
This collection of essays presents groundbreaking contemporary scholarship on the writings of the eighteenth-century American philosopher and theologian Jonathan Edwards. These essays range widely across the Edwardsian canon, covering his most prominent and important published texts--Religious Affections and The Nature of True Virtue--as well as unfamiliar and unpublished treatises and sermons. A compact survey of Edwards's scholarship, this book engages the full range of Edwards's writings and shows their central importance for the history of American religion and culture. Stein is the Chancellor's Professor of Religious Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at IUB.
Sword, Helen. Engendering Inspiration: Visionary Strategies in Rilke, Lawrence, and H.D. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1995, 266 pp., $44.50, cloth.
In a culture in which passivity and receptivity are stereotypically deemed "feminine" traits and authority and power are typically associated with maleness, the idea of poetic inspiration--which invests an individual with authority through the act of reception--sets up a conflict between traditional gender roles. The author explores this conflict in the visionary poetics of Ranier Maria Rilke, D. H. Lawrence, and H.D. She argues that these three modernist poets are paradigmatic in their struggle to come to terms with the fundamentally gendered paradoxes of inspiration, whether by appealing to ancient prophetic traditions, by subverting existing cultural stereotypes, or by engaging in revisionist mythmaking. Sword is an assistant professor of English at IUB.
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