Audretsch, David B., ed. Industrial Policy and Competitive Advantage. Three volumes. Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 1998, 1,740 pp., $630.00, cloth.
The emergence of industrial policy as a central issue for both policy makers and the intellectual community reflects not only concerns about the international competitiveness of firms and nations but also unemployment and growth. Scholarship on industrial policy has been scattered across a wide range of disciplines and subjects, rendering it difficult to grasp the state of knowledge on the subject. This three-volume set provides the classic articles that form the building blocks of scholarship on industrial policy and presents them in an integrated framework. These classic contributions span a number of subjects within economics--such as international trade, industrial economics, labor economics, economic development, and technological change--as well as a number of different academic disciplines, including political science, sociology, international relations, and international management. The first volume focuses on The Mandate for Industrial Policy, the second on Instruments and Targets, and the third on Industry and Country Studies. Audretsch is a professor of public and environmental affairs who holds the Ameritech Endowed Chair for Economic Development in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and he is director of the Institute for Development Strategies at IUB.
Ausich, William I., and N. Gary Lane. Life of the Past. Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999, 321 pp., $44.89, paper.
This comprehensive introduction to the history of life on Earth explores the basic principles and processes, the ecologic and paleoecologic organization, the rich history of past life forms--marine and terrestrial--and the major events that shaped this history. It provides a clear separation between the principles of Earth history and paleontology and the specific historic details of oceanic and terrestrial life. Lane is a professor emeritus of paleontology at IUB.
Beckett, Katherine. Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 158 pp., $27.95, cloth.
Most Americans are not aware that the U.S. prison population has tripled over the past two decades, nor that the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the industrialized world. Despite these facts, politicians from across the ideological spectrum continue to campaign on "law and order" platforms and to propose "three strikes"--and even "two strikes"--sentencing laws. Why? How have crime, drugs, and delinquency come to be such salient political issues, and why have enhanced punishment and social control been defined as the most appropriate responses to these complex social problems? According to conventional wisdom, the worsening of crime and drug problems has led the public to become more punitive, and "tough" anti-crime policies are politicians' response. Beckett challenges this interpretation, arguing instead that the origins of the punitive shift in crime-control policy lie in the political rather than the penal realm--particularly in the tumultuous period of the 1960s. Using a variety of data sources and methods, she shows that politicians have played a leading role in redefining social problems as security issues and, more generally, in attempting to replace social welfare with social control as the principle of state policy. Beckett is an assistant professor of criminal justice at IUB.
Billings, Diane M., and Judith A. Halstead. Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1998, 469 pp., $49.00, cloth.
As the twenty-first century rapidly approaches, the nursing profession is facing some of the greatest challenges in its history. Nursing faculties, charged with preparing future practitioners, are stepping forward to meet challenges on college campuses and in varied practice settings. The increasing diversity of students, the restructuring of institutions of higher education, the redesigning of health care systems and the accompanying changes in the delivery of nursing care, and the continuing explosion of the use of information technologies are just a few of the issues that faculties must consider when designing curricula to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for competent nursing practice. This books is an overview of methods and strategies for developing curricula, designing learning experiences, using learning resources, and evaluating students, faculty courses, and programs. It received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Billings is a professor of nursing at IUPUI.
Bonk, Curtis Jay, and Kira S. King, eds. Electronic Collaborators: Learner-Centered Technologies for Literacy, Apprenticeship, and Discourse. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1998, 396 pp., $39.95, paper.
Two recent developments have converged to dramatically alter most conceptions of the teaching and learning process. First, technology has become increasingly interactive and distributed so individual learners have available the means to participate in complex networks of information, resources, and instruction. As these technological advancements facilitate classroom, university, and worldwide interaction in both realtime and delayed formats, various instructional design and implementation problems spring forth. Second, the conventional teacher-centered model, wherein knowledge is transmitted from the teacher to the learner, is being replaced by social constructivist and learner-centered models of instruction. These new models emphasize guiding and supporting students as they construct an understanding of various cultures and communities. As a consequence of these developments, teachers need guidelines from educational researchers about integrating collaboration and communication tools into their classrooms. This volume presents research on such collaborative technology as it augments and redefines academic learning environments. The studies included here illustrate how schools, teachers, and students discover, employ, and modify numerous new computer conferencing and collaborative writing tasks and tools. The book analyzes the effects of those changes on social interaction and resulting student learning. Bonk is an associate professor of education at IUB.
Bringle, Robert G., and Donna K. Duffy, eds. With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education, 1998, 211 pp., $28.50, paper.
The work of understanding human behavior and how the mind operates is inextricably linked to social context. Academic psychologists and practitioners need to discuss how psychologists can use their knowledge in a more socially responsive manner to collaborate with their communities. In framing the educational task of communicating to students the nature of the science of human behavior, psychologists must define the role of psychology within a changing society and find ways to integrate psychological education from high school through graduate school. This book begins with six articles that address how psychological theory, research, and practice bear on collaborating with communities, interpreting changes in students, and using psychological techniques to understand and act on social problems. The remaining articles demonstrate how service learning can be effectively integrated into a variety of psychology courses to enhance student learning. Woven through all of the chapters are the five values identified as most salient for how psychologists can foster the good life: compassion, self-determination, human diversity, collaboration and democratic participation, and distributive justice. Bringle is a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Public Service and Leadership at IUPUI.
Cameron, A. Colin, and Pravin K. Trivedi. Regression Analysis of Count Data. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998, 411 pp., $69.95, cloth, $24.95, paper.
This book describes regression methods for count data that are relevant for analysis of counts that arise in both social and natural sciences. Despite their relatively recent origin, count data regression methods build on an impressive body of statistical research on univariate discrete distributions. Many of these methods have found their way into major statistical packages, which has encouraged their application in a variety of contexts. The objectives of the book are threefold: to provide a synthesis and integrative survey of the literature on count data regressions, covering both the statistical and econometric strands; to make sophisticated methods of data analysis more accessible to practitioners with different interests and backgrounds; and to highlight the potential for further research by discussing issues and problems that need more analysis. Trivedi is a professor of economics at IUB.
Carter, Ronnie D., ed., and Katarzyna Molek, trans. Opowiadania Potnocy (Northland Tales) and Samuel i inne opowiandia (Samuel and Other Stories). Warsaw, Poland: Da Capo Press, 1997, 191 pp., and 255 pp., $9.00 for both, paper.
Before this publication, the first volume of Jack London short stories had never been translated into Polish. The second volume include tales that have been out of print for sixty years. Carter is a professor of English at IUE.
Cohen, Ronald D., and Stephen G. McShane, eds. Moonlight in Duneland: The Illustrated Story of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 138 pp., $49.95, cloth.
Known as the "Little Train That Could," the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad has served as a major commercial and recreational transportation link for ninety years. The South Shore Line has reflected the triumphs and misfortunes of the Calumet Region throughout the twentieth century. For its first two decades, it survived good times and bad until its landmark purchase by Samuel Insull's Midland Utilities in 1925. Insull launched an aggressive marketing campaign producing booklets, movies, and in particular a set of colorful, artistic posters, which attracted many from Illinois to the sand dunes and steel mills of Northwest Indiana. As many as fifty color lithographed posters displayed in railroad depots, on Chicago "L" platforms, and elsewhere highlighted fun in the Indiana Dunes, local flora and fauna, and the strength of heavy industry, all characteristic of the Calumet Region. Prominent Chicago artists rendered these scenes, and many won acclaim for them. This book tells the story of that poster campaign through the reproduction of the thirty-eight known surviving posters. Cohen is a professor of history at IUN and co-director of the Calument Regional Archives. McShane is a librarian at IUN.
Cohen, William B. Urban Government and the Rise of the French City: Five Municipalities in the Nineteenth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998, 338 pp., $49.95, cloth.
In the nineteenth century, France experienced unprecedented urban growth. City governments faced critical problems, including public order, education, sanitation, welfare, and the organization of public space. Comparing the responses of five major French provincial municipalities--Lyon, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Saint Etienne--to the challenges of urbanization, this book elucidates the role city governments played in the modernization of urban France. While previous studies often have depicted the central government as pushing reluctant municipalities to respond to their problems, this book situates city governments in the center of action and reveals a far greater degree of municipal vigor than is usually attributed to local government in France. In fact, the book argues that municipalities were at the forefront of change, anticipating and in many cases establishing an agenda for national policies. Cohen is a professor of history at IUB.
Dickson, W. Michael. Quantum Chance and Non-Locality: Probability and Non-Locality in the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998, 244 pp., $59.95, cloth.
Is the world indeterministic? Are spatially separated objects connected? This book examines these two fundamental questions raised by quantum mechanics by first outlining the formalism of quantum mechanics and introducing the measurement problem. Then the author examines several interpretations, focusing on how each proposes to solve the measurement problem and on how each treats probability. He argues there can be non-trivial relationships between probability (specifically, determinism and indeterminism) and non-locality in an interpretation of quantum mechanics. He subjects the interpretations, in light of this argument, to how they fare with regard to locality and Lorentz invariance. Dickson is an associate professor and Thrasher Fellow in history and philosophy of science at IUB.
Dobratz, Betty A., and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile. "White Power, White Pride!" The White Separatist Movement in the United States. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997, 362 pp., $33.00, cloth.
Complex, multifaceted, and composed of diverse elements, the white separatist movement in the United States has existed since the end of the Civil War. Though its members defy easy categorization, most share two desires: they want whites to assert their power in the wake of multiculturalism, and they want separation of the races, either within the United States or in separate nations. In delineating the major actors, organizations, and events of the movement, the authors draw on the tools of resource mobilization theory, political process models, and New Social Movement theory, as well as labeling framework in the study of deviance. A historical overview surveys the movement's growth and then zeroes in on four groups of contemporary note: the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, Christian Identity, and Skinheads. In-depth discussions explore areas of agreement and disagreement among groups and consider countermovements, or watchdog organizations, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, the AntiDefamation League of B'nai B'rith, and the Coalition for Human Dignity. Special attention is given to movement terminology, including distinctions between "white separatist" and "white supremacist" and between "racialist" and "racist." The study concludes with a consideration of the white separatist movement within the larger U.S. political and economic contexts. Shanks-Meile is an associate professor of sociology at IUN.
Esselstrom, Michael J. A Conductor's Guide to Symphonies I, II, and III of Gustav Mahler. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998, 324 pp., $99.95, cloth.
Since the 1960s, the symphonies of Gustav Mahler have been performed with increasing frequency. Learning and conducting a Mahler symphony is a formidable task. The purpose of this book is to make that task less overwhelming. For the conductor who has already conducted these symphonies, this text will provide additional insights into these works and provide a basis for discussion about them. Esselstrom is a professor of music at IUSB.
Gibson, Robert L., and Marianne H. Mitchell. Introduction to Counseling and Guidance. Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999, 592 pp., $65.00, cloth.
Primarily designed for use in introductory counseling and guidance courses, this book provides a broad general discussion and comprehensive overview of counseling services. Its objectives are to provide the reader with an overview and general understanding of 1) historical perspectives and current activities of counselors, 2) the role and function of counselors in a variety of settings, 3) techniques utilized by counselors, 4) multicultural considerations in counseling, 5) organization of counseling programs, and 6) legal and ethical guidelines. Gibson is a professor emeritus of education. Mitchell is a professor of education. Both are at IUB.
Heusser, Martin, Claus Clüver, Leo Hoek, and Lauren Weingarden, eds. The Pictured Word: Word & Image Interactions 2. Atlanta, Georgia: Rodopi, 1998, 356 pp., $26.00, paper.
What do stamps, cartoons, calligraphy, concrete poetry, book illustrations, inscriptions, holographic poetry, and the mosaics of St. Mark's in Venice have in common? They are all instances of the complex, still little-explored interaction between language and visual representation that has met with increasing critical attention in recent years. This collection of twenty-five essays explores a broad range of topics related to word and image studies. Addressing both theoretical and practical issues, this volume offers new insights in the fields of cultural criticism, literary criticism, semiotics, and art history. Clüver is a professor emeritus of comparative literature at IUB.
Jackson, William J. Songs of Three Great South Indian Saints. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998, 215 pp., $16.95, cloth.
This anthology provides a representative selection from the songs of three great singer-saints of sixteenth-century southern India. The author translates the songs of Annamacharya, Purandaradasa, and Kanakadasa in an English that is sometimes contemporary and colloquial, capturing the essence of bhakti as a movement that belonged to the people and that spoke the languages of the streets. All three singersaints lived during the peak of the Vijayanagara empire, around 1500 C.E., when southern India saw a renaissance of Hindu culture and the north experienced a wave of bhakti enthusiasm. They shared an intense, transformative devotion to Vishnu in his various forms. In experiences imbued with drama, each found his calling and gave up his humdrum life for an ascetic one. Between them they were acknowledged masters, even progenitors, of the love lyric and Karnatic music. Jackson is an associate professor of religious studies at IUPUI.
Koertge, Noretta, ed. A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, 322 pp., $35.00, cloth.
Many in cultural studies argue that "science is politics by other means," insisting that scientific inquiry is shaped by ideological concerns. They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist, and/or professional interests into the content of science. In a joint effort between scholars from the "two cultures" of science and the humanities, this volume offers criticism of case studies intended to demonstrate that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. Koertge is a professor of history and philosophy of science at IUB.
Losensky, Paul E. Welcoming Fighani: Imitation and the Poetic Individuality in the Safavid-Mughal Ghazal. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, 1998, 393 pp., $45.00, cloth.
Between 1475 and 1675, Persian poetry achieved an extraordinary range and popularity. In cities such as Tabiz, Herat, Isfahan, and Dehlie, a lively literary culture flourished from the royal court to the marketplace. To chart the development of the lyric ghazal in this little-studied period, this book examines the work and artistic legacy of one of its most influential poets, Baba Fighani of Shiraz (d. 1519). Losensky is an assistant professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures at IUB.
March, Keith L., ed. Gene Transfer in the Cardiovascular System: Experimental Approaches and Therapeutic Implications. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, 516 pp., $168.00, cloth.
Gene transfer as a potential therapeutic approach represents a rapidly emerging field of basic and applied medical research that has begun to mature into initial clinical trials for a variety of inherited and acquired diseases. The diseases that are potential targets for this therapeutic approach are typically treated within a wide range of specialties, including cardiovascular medicine. The purpose of this book is to help those involved, considering involvement, or merely interested in the various aspects of gene transfer for the tissues of the cardiovascular system. March is an associate professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
Merceron, Jacques. Le message et sa fiction: La communication par messager dans la littérature française des XII et XIIIe siècles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998, 416 pp., $45.00, paper.
This reappraisal of the role of medieval messengers as "language conveyors" represents the first general survey of messengers, diplomatic envoys, and message scenes in the medieval French literary corpus (twelfth- and thirteenth-century epics, romances, lyric poetry, and fabliaux). The author addresses a variety of issues central to the problematics of literature and culture in the French Middle Ages and beyond. These include the conveyance and distortion of oral messages; issues of authentication, veracity, and falsification of written messages; and issues in writing and reading letters. He also discusses literary fiction as a craft representing a mixed message of truth and lies, approaching the subject from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes literary analysis, socio-historical studies, and linguistics and communication theories. Merceron is an assistant professor of French and Italian at IUB.
Nisonger, Thomas E. Management of Serials in Libraries. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1998, 433 pp., $55.00, cloth.
As we approach the twenty-first century, serials are one of the greatest challenges confronting library and information science professionals. For more than a decade, serial prices have increased at a rate far higher than general inflation and library funding levels, placing genuine financial pressure on most libraries. This textbook analyzes the management of serials for reference, collection development, and technical services librarians, as well as library and information science teachers and researchers. This book stresses the handling of serials in libraries but also addresses serials as a scholarly communications medium apart from the library context. Discussion includes the historical development of both print and electronic serials. Nisonger is an associate professor of library and information science at IUB.
Pao, Angela C. The Orient of the Boulevards: Exoticism, Empire, and Nineteenth Century French Theater. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998, 236 pp., $39.95, cloth.
Pao draws upon the methodologies of theater and cultural studies to examine the construction of "the Orient" on the Parisian stage during the nineteenth century when France first expanded into North Africa and the Middle East. Plays that were essentially domestic melodramas were often transposed to exotic Middle Eastern settings. Under Napoleon I, the Bureau of Censorship was charged with removing from theaters all material that might incite political, moral, or religious controversy, and censors' reports reveal that these Oriental subjects and milieus were seen as alien enough to be harmless. Melodrama, however, is a genre of excess, and the Orientalist plays came to be instrumental in shaping overwrought representations of Islamic cultures that are still in circulation. As an increasingly large segment of the French population came in contact with the Middle East and North Africa as soldiers, colonial administrators, settlers, and merchants, the balance between fantasy and immediacy in Orientalized drama shifted. The domestic melodrama gave way to elaborately staged military spectacles based on current events. Performed before working-class audiences, many of whose members were to be called up for military service, these spectacles bore explicit political and imperial agendas. Using archival resources of play texts, censorship reports, critical reviews, and contemporary writings on performance practice, this book reveals the complex processes by which the institutions of popular culture helped shape nineteenth-century notions of race, ethnicity, and nationality. Pao is an assistant professor of comparative literature at IUB.
Papke, David Ray. Heretics in the Temple: Americans Who Reject the Nation's Legal Faith. New York: New York University Press, 1998, 200 pp., $35.00, cloth.
In the wake of several high-profile trials, America's faith in legal authority appears profoundly shaken. And yet, the author shows in this tour of history, many Americans have challenged and often rejected the rule of law since the earliest days of the country's founding. He traces the lineage of such legal heretics from nineteenth century activists William Lloyd Garrison, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Eugene Debs up to more recent radicals such as the Black Panther Party and various militia and anti abortion movements. A tradition of American legal heresy clearly emerges--linked by a body of shared references, idols, and commitments--that problematizes the American belief in legal neutrality and highlights the historical conflicts between law and justice. Papke is R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law at the IU School of Law and a professor of liberal arts at IUPUI.
Peterson, J. Vincent, and Bernard Nisenholz. Orientation to Counseling. Fourth edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999, 448 pp., $55.00, cloth.
The field of counseling continues to be an increasingly significant part of the U.S. health care industry. In 1996, Congress passed the Mental Health Parity Act, which helped to include mental health services with other health services. This was legislative recognition of what was already happening across the country. As a result of being included in the total national health care picture, counselors are now experiencing firsthand the effects of managed care, such as the need to become skilled in brief therapy and the tendency for cost-conscious managed care organizations to select licensed or certified mental health counselors over psychiatrists. This edition includes updates on the topics of counselor literature, counselor certification, and managed care. Other sections address faith development and spiritual issues, multicultural concerns, the Wholistic approach, and more, along with Internet resources for each chapter. Peterson is a professor of education at IUSB.
Rubington, Earl, and Martin S. Weinberg, eds. Deviance: The Interactionist Perspective. Seventh Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999, 448 pp., $36.00, paper.
This book examines deviance as a social phenomenon. Central to this approach is the notion that deviance is a matter of social definition--that an alleged behavior or condition is "deviant" if people say it is. The social aspect of deviance becomes clear when someone perceives another person as departing from accepted norms, interprets the person to be some kind of deviant, and influences others to regard and treat the person as deviant. As a social phenomenon, then, deviance consists of a set of interpretations and reactions. The interactionist perspective focuses on how people typify one another, how they relate to one another on the basis of these typifications, and the consequences of these social processes. Weinberg is a professor of sociology at IUB.
Sailes, Gary A. African Americans in Sports: Contemporary Themes. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1998, 269 pp., $21.95, paper.
Research on African American athletes generally focuses on negative stereotypes of physical prowess and socially controversial themes. Most studies investigate racism, prejudice, discrimination, and exploitation or contrast African American and white athletes. But few studies investigate the diverse and complex cultural dichotomies within the infrastructure of sport in the African American community. The purpose of this collection of articles is to immerse the reader into the complex and diverse social worlds within which African American experiences give meaning to sport and how sports participation impacts their lives. Sailes is an associate professor of kinesiology at IUB.
Sebeok, Thomas A. A Sign Is Just a Sign: La Semiotica Globale. Milano, Italy: Spirali, 1998, 341 pp., $na, paper.
This is a considerably expanded version of one of Sebeok's earlier original English books, and it is his tenth book in Italian. The book considers the special relationship of semiotics to communication, linguistics, and the marketplace. It discusses the evolution of semiosis, the natural history of language as a modeling system, and superstructural modeling systems in a semiotic framework. The notion of "animal" is looked at both from a biological and a semiotic perspective, and the "Clever Hans" phenomenon is restudied in a historical context. Also examined are three important semiotic categories -the index, the fetish, and the semiotic self. Semiosis, the author contends, is the processual engine that propels organisms to capture "external reality" and thereby to come to terms with the cosmos in the shape of species-specific internal modeling systems. Sebeok is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Semiotics and professor emeritus of anthropology and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.
Smith, David H., Kimberly A. Quaid, Roger B. Dworkin, Gregory P. Gramelspacher, Judith A. Granbois, and Gail H. Vance. Early Warning: Cases and Ethical Guidance for Presymptomatic Testing in Genetic Diseases. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 188 pp., $29.95, cloth.
Genetic testing can identify diseases, such as Huntington's disease, that are linked to genetic defects. For people at risk for a genetic disorder--and for those who counsel them--genetic testing brings with it a host of difficult ethical concerns. As we increase our ability to predict the likely onset later in life of a genetic disease, what will we do with this knowledge? Should a fetus be tested for Huntington disease? Should a woman try to find out whether she is at a high risk for breast cancer? Should counselors reveal negative test results to clients who have decided they would rather not know? This book presents twenty-nine case studies that identify the most important ethical issues likely to emerge from new technologies of genetic testing and develops a series of guidelines based on the case studies. It explores the complexity of life in an age of expanding genetic knowledge. Its specific focus is presymptomatic testing for late-onset, autosomal dominant genetic diseases, but the implications are much broader. Genetic information has the potential to contribute to major improvements in the health of individuals, groups, and societies. Smith is a professor of religious studies and director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at IUB. Quaid is a clinical associate professor of medical genetics and psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine. Dworkin is the Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law at IUB and director of medical studies at the Poynter Center. Gramelspacher is an associate professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine. Granbois is program associate at the Poynter Center. Vance is an associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the IU School of Medicine.
Spulber, Nicolas, and Asghar Sabbaghi. Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization. Second edition. Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 1998, 342 pp., $129.95, cloth.
This edition updates and expands the exposition of the authors' central theses concerning 1) the integration of water quantity-quality issues, and the treatment of water as a multi-product commodity, with the market playing the major role in determining water quality-discrimination pricing; 2) the drawbacks of public control, regulation, and enforcement, and the need to expand privatization of water supply and of water and wastewater treatment facilities to ensure their appropriate and adequate development and modernization through increased reliance on a private capital; 3) the unification and centralization of water management to handle effectively the expanding pressure for water availability, for the evaluation of waterborne disease, for pollution abatement, as well as for coping with the related issues of soil erosion, siltation in streams, channels, and reservoirs, protection against the stress from drought and floods, and with myriad problems relating to the environment, recreation, and navigation. Spulber is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at IUB. Sabbaghi is a professor of management sciences and information systems at IUSB.
Stage, Frances K., Patricia A. Muller, Jillian Kinzie, and Ada Simmons. Creative Learning Centered Classrooms: What Does Learning Theory Have to Say? Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, 1998, 145 pp., $24.00, paper.
Recent questioning of the value of higher education focuses on the worth of undergraduate education and on the quality of learning that takes place in the classroom. In response, many colleges and universities have focused on improving teaching and learning. In the past decade, there has been a focus on teaching techniques emphasizing active learning, the value of out-of-class experience, and the importance of assessment. One change that could begin to maximize students' learning would create "learning-centered" campuses. To create such a campus, it is necessary to know how college students learn, to understand barriers to learning, and to develop classroom techniques that promote learning. Stage is a professor of education at IUB.
Stocking, S. Holly, Eileen T. Bender, Claude H. Cookman, J. Vincent Peterson, and Robert T. Votaw, eds. More Quick Hits: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 144 pp., $10.95, paper.
Learning used to be something college and university teachers took for granted. No more. As growing numbers of teachers realize that teaching does not always promote learning, many seek new ways to ensure that students learn. This book, a sequel to Quick Hits, offers dozens of simple but successful strategies to promote learning, including tips for designing courses and environments, for creating learning communities, for encouraging the learning of critical and creative thinking skills, and for helping students direct their own learning. This book also includes sections that explore how learning relates to service, how it is enhanced by technology, and on assessment and evaluation. Stocking is an associate professor of journalism at IUB. Bender is a professor of English at IUSB and university director of FACET. Cookman is an assistant professor of journalism at IUB. Peterson is a professor of education at IUSB. Votaw is an associate professor of geology at IUN.
Tertell, Elizabeth A., Susan M. Klein, and Janet L. Jewett, eds. When Teachers Reflect: Journeys toward Effective, Inclusive Practice. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1998, 197 pp., $8.00, paper.
Eighteen teachers tell the stories of their journeys toward inclusive, developmentally appropriate practice. While guidance, play, individualizing, collaboration, inclusion, emergency curriculum, and working with families are major themes, the book is primarily about being committed to meeting the individual needs of all children. Tertell is visiting research associate in the School of Education, IUB. Klein is a professor of education at IUB.
Torp, Linda, and Sara Sage. Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for KÐ12 Education. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998, 102 pp., $15.95, paper.
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an experiential form of learning centered on collaborative investigation and the resolution of messy, real-world problems. In PBL, students are presented with a problematic situation and assume a role of stakeholder in the situation. As both a curriculum organizer and instructional strategy, PBL fosters active learning, supports knowledge construction, integrates disciplines, and combines school learning with real life. In this book, Torp and Sage offer opportunities to learn about PBL from the perspectives of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and curriculum developers. Readers gain a holistic sense of the problem-solving process through actual examples from primary, elementary, and secondary grades. Sage is an assistant professor of secondary education at IUSB.
Tromble, William W., ed. Excellence in Advancement: Applications for Higher Education and Nonprofit Organizations. Gaithersburg, Maryland: Aspen Publishers, 1998, 494 pp., $59.00, cloth.
Institutional advancement is about money, the people who give it, and the people, institutions, and organizations that receive it. It is about alumni relations--the programs, publications, and activities that strengthen bonds of friendship between institutions and former students, clients, or patients. It is about public relations and communications. This book is about the theory and practice of institutional advancement. This sourcebook and textbook is intended for all advancement professionals in colleges and universities, hospitals, and nonprofits. Tromble is vice chancellor of external affairs at IUS.
Valdman, Albert, Thomas A. Klingler, Margaret M. Marshall, and Kevin J. Rottett, eds. Dictionary of Louisiana Creole. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 656 pp., $75.00, cloth.
This reference work has been compiled from written sources dating back to 1850 and from material collected in Bayou Teche, the German Coast, Pointe Coupee, and St. Tammany Parish. The dictionary features
Watt, Stephen. Postmodern/Drama: Reading the Contemporary Stage. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1998, 220 pp., $44.95, cloth.
The absence of drama in most considerations of the "postmodern condition," the author argues, demands a renewed exploration of drama's relationships with late capitalist economy, post-Marxian politics, and commodity culture. But does the entity postmodern drama exist? This book scrutinizes the critical tendency to label texts or writers as "postmodern" and delineates what it might mean to "read" drama more "postmodernly." It resists interpretive gestures that would label writers like Samuel Beckett as a modernist, existentialist, absurdist, or postmodernist, and instead asks in what ways Beckett's plays open themselves to readings that might be termed postmodern in emphasis. The book also analyzes dramatists Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Arthur Kipit, Cherrie Moraga, Luis Valdez, Sam Shepard, Karen Finley, and others. Watt is a professor of English at IUB.
White, David, and George D. Hegeman. Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory: A Quantitative Approach. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, 161 pp., $25.00, paper.
This manual illustrates the major features of growth and metabolism discussed in White's book, The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes. It serves as an adjunct to this text and can also be used in conjunction with other books for the laboratory component of a microbial physiology course. All of the experiments described in this manual have been taught as part of a laboratory course for junior and senior biology and microbiology majors at Indiana University. In addition to reinforcing what students learn in lecture, the experiments guide students through a wide spectrum of analytical techniques including enzyme assays, macromolecular assays, column chromatography, gel electrophoresis, and gas chromatography. Along with enzyme assays and enzyme purification, students do experiments measuring oxygen uptake, chemotaxis, fermentation, and bacterial luminescence. White is a professor of biology. Hegeman is a professor of microbiology and senior fellow of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology. Both are at IUB.
The Peirce Edition Project, eds. The Essential Peirce: Selected Philosophical Writings Volume 2 (1893Ð1913). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 584 pp., $39.95, cloth, $29.95, paper.
The second and final volume of The Essential Peirce was prepared by the editors of the Peirce Edition Project: Nathan Houser (general editor), Jonathan Eller (textual editor), Andre De Tienne (associate editor), Albert Lewis (associate editor), Bront Davis (technical editor), and Cathy Clark (editorial associate, now retired). Houser is a professor of philosophy, Eller is a professor of English, and De Tienne is an assistant professor of philosophy. All are at IUPUI.
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