Indiana University      Research & Creative Activity      September 1999 Volume XXII Number 2

From Inquiry to Publication:
Books by Indiana University Faculty Members

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Bowman, Michael S. Applied Economic Analysis for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999, 561 pp., $66.67, cloth.
This book focuses on classical engineering economy topics in contemporary organizations and projects. It provides a basis for financial and technical decision making grounded in an understanding of organizational financial concepts and engineering economy principles, financial statements, accounting, and cash flow concepts. It also discusses practical applications of the interrelationships among engineering economy techniques, continuous improvement of costs and profits, and basic financial/accounting concepts. Bowman is an associate professor of industrial engineering technology at IUPUI.


Brantlinger, Patrick. The Reading Lesson: the Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth Century British Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 254 pp., $39.95, cloth, $19.95, paper.
Novels and novel reading were viewed--especially by novelists themselves--as both causes and symptoms of mind rot and moral decay among nineteenth-century readers. The guardians of middle-class culture were alarmed by the mass literacy that brought with it a mass consumer market for such popular, supposedly low forms as Gothic romances, penny dreadfuls, and Newgate crime stories. Their higher priced and higher brow cousins, the three-decker novels, were also not above suspicion. Brantlinger demonstrates how Thackeray, Dickens, Trollope, Collins, Gissing, Stevenson, and others shared the unease of their audiences about the negative consequences of reading. Brantlinger is a professor of English at IUB.


Bringle, Robert G., Richard Games, and Edward A. Malloy, eds. Colleges and Universities as Citizens. Needham Heights, Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon, 1999, 210 pp., $26.99, cloth.
In this vision for higher education in the twenty-first century through the concept of colleges and universities as citizens, the authors continue the discussion of Ernest Boyer's vision of the "engaged campus." They illustrate the rewards and risks and provide an examination of the implications of engagement on the various institutions of higher education. Each chapter discusses the status of higher education, the factors that have shaped its current status, and the steps that could be taken to produce change. The authors provide informative historical analyses, case studies, and conceptual frameworks through which planning and work can be construed and evaluated. Bringle is a professor of psychology at IUPUI.


Burbank, Jane, and David L. Ransel, eds. Imperial Russia: New Histories for the Empire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 359 pp., $24.95, paper.
In contrast to much of traditional historical writing on Imperial Russia, which focused heavily on the causes of its demise, the contributors to this volume investigate the people and institutions that kept Imperial Russia functioning for two centuries, from the time of Peter the Great to the 1880s. The collection introduces a variety of methodologies to the field, including demography, family and gender studies, legal history, microhistory, and semiotics. It explores neglected topics such as the reading public, the imperial family, freemasonry, educational and scholarly societies, and religion. Essays address the symbolic politics of autocracy, the lived experience of people in both central and outlying regions, the institutional foundations of the empire, and the debates sustained in public discussions of the polity. Ransel is a professor of history at IUB.


Caldwell, Lynton Keith. The National Environmental Policy Act: An Agenda for the Future. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 209 pp., $29.95, cloth.
The 1993 World Scientists' Warning to Humanity (Union of Concerned Scientists) reported that "human beings and the natural world are on a collision course." Many similar, highly informed assessments have been made. A prudent and rational response to these forecasts would be recognition of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as a protective national strategy for a sustainable and enhanced future. That NEPA offers this possibility is the thesis of this book. Environmental protection measures adopted thus far have done little more than slow the rate of adverse trends and seem to be inadequate to prevent an ecological impoverishment of the Earth. But humans also have the capacity to respond to possibilities, once the benefits and costs are understood. NEPA declares an agenda for the possible. If a heavy cost to the quality of the environment cannot be avoided, it can be diminished--and in time the destructive trends may be stopped, and some even reversed. For this to happen in America and throughout the world, a change in human perspective as great as that following the Copernican revolution to the seventeenth century will be necessary. Caldwell is the Arthur F. Bentley Professor Emeritus of Political Science and a professor emeritus of public and environmental affairs at IUB.


Capshew, James H. Psychologists on the March: Science, Practice, and Professional Identity in America, 1929-1969. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 276 pp., $59.95, cloth, $19.95, paper.
The author argues that World War II had a profound impact on the modern psychological profession in America. Before the war, psychology was viewed largely as an academic discipline, drawing its ideology and personnel from the laboratory. After the war, it was increasingly seen as a source of theory and practice to deal with mental health issues. With the support of the federal government, the field entered a period of exponential growth accompanied by major changes in the institutional structure of the field that spread to include the epistemological foundations of psychology. Moving back and forth between collective and individual levels of analysis, this book provides a narrative that weaves together the internal politics and demography of psychology in relation to the cultural environment. It includes discussions of the wartime reformation of the American Psychological Association, the role of gender politics, the rise of reflexivity, and the popularization of psychology. Capshew is an associate professor of history and philosophy of science at IUB.

Carr, Jacqueline H., and Bernadette F. Rodak. Clinical Hematology Atlas. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1999, 217 pp., $39.00, paper.
In this book more than 300 photographs, schematic diagrams, and electron micrographs illustrate every facet of hematologic cellular morphology--from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies. The accompanying text is minimized to keep this resource user-friendly. Images reveal

Rodak is an associate professor of medical technology at the IU School of Medicine.

Clark, John, and Daniel H. Cole, eds. Environmental Protection in Transition: Economic, Legal, and Socio-Political Perspectives on Poland. Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate, 1998, 156 pp., $68.95, cloth.
During the Communist era, Poland became one of the most polluted countries in the world. In this book, Polish and American economists, legal scholars, policy analysts, and sociologists examine the improvements and continuing problems of environmental protection in post-Communist Poland. The contributions cover a range of environmental protection issues, including environmental policy innovations, environmental protection in privatization, the perspective of the regulated community, and the growth and maturation of Poland's nongovernmental environmental movement. Cole is a professor of law at IUPUI.

Dau-Schmidt, Kenneth G., and Thomas S. Ulen, eds. Law and Economics Anthology. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing, 1998, 561 pp., $27.95, paper.
This anthology focuses on the private law topics of a first-year law school curriculum. It includes many of the classic law and economics articles to set forth the basic body of knowledge within the discipline, as well as many critiques of these articles to prompt thought and discussion. Dau-Schmidt is a professor of law at IUB.

Grosvenor, Theodore, and David A. Goss. Clinical Management of Myopia. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann, 1999, 217 pp., $55.00, cloth.
Myopia is shortsightedness/nearsightedness or defective vision from a distance. It is one of the most common vision problems, treated by optometrists daily. Several new therapies and some major clinical studies have brought about a renewed interest in the problem by the optometry community. The authors have reviewed and evaluated these studies to provide practitioners with the latest and most thorough information on the clinical management of myopia. The book addresses the epidemiology and etiology of myopia; management, including clinical examination and prescription; and methods of myopia control or reduction, including vision therapy and biofeedback training, pharmaceutical agents, rigid contact lenses and orthokeratology, refractive surgery, and corneal topography measurement. By consulting this comprehensive reference, optometrists can better understand the range of options available for treating myopia and can learn how to select the best method of correction for each patient. Grosvenor is a professor emeritus of optometry. Goss is a professor of optometry. Both are at IUB.

Gutjahr, Paul. An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1999, 254 pp., $39.50, cloth.
American publishing experienced unprecedented, exponential growth during the first three-quarters of the nineteenth century. An emerging market economy, widespread religious revival, reforms in education, and innovations in print technology worked together to create a culture increasingly formed and framed by the power of print. At the center of this new culture was the Bible. Although the importance of the Bible in early American culture is beyond dispute, scholars have been reticent to write about it. This book offers the first synthetic account of the Bible's place in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century American cultural life. More specifically, it examines the grand drama of how a wide range of constituencies (both secular and religious) fought to keep the Bible the preeminent text in the United States as the country's print marketplace experienced explosive growth. Gutjahr is an assistant professor of English at IUB.

Klaassen, Curtis D., and John B. Watkins III, eds. Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons. Fifth Edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 1999, 861 pp., $29.50, paper.
This handbook delineates the basic concepts and fundamental principles needed to grasp current issues in modern toxicology. It is organized and presented in a logical progression of general principles to specific topics--such as organ system toxicology, specific agent toxicology, and environmental toxicology--and provides information on the principles, concepts, and modes of thought at the foundation of the discipline. It also reflects the marked progress in toxicology during this decade. Watkins is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology and assistant director of the Medical Sciences Program at IUB.


Larson, Catherine, and Margarita Vargas, eds. Latin American Women Dramatists: Theater, Texts, and Theories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998, 277 pp., $39.95, cloth, $19.95, paper.
Contributors discuss the works of fifteen Latin American playwrights and delineate the artistic lives of these women dramatists. The playwrights, from places as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, highlight the problems inherent in writing under politically repressive governments. The writers also illustrate through their own experiences that gender differences entail both loss and profit. A theme common to all the playwrights is that their plays--whether they subscribe to traditional male forms of writing or are involved in dismantling masculine structures- use the theater to bring about change. Larson is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.


Larson, Greg Ward, and Robert Shakespeare. Rendering with Radiance: The Art and Science of Lighting Visualization. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1998, 664 pp., $79.95, cloth.
Radiance is a collection of approximately fifty computer programs that do everything from object modeling to point calculation, rendering, image processing, and display. The accompanying reference book on the Radiance lighting simulation and rendering system is for advanced lighting designers and academic researchers, and more than half of the book is devoted to applying Radiance to real-world lighting problems. The authors discuss luminaire modeling and lighting analysis, daylight simulation, animation, roadway lighting, theatre lighting, and exterior lighting. Shakespeare is an associate professor of theatre and drama at IUB.

Marakas, George M. Decision Support Systems in the Twenty-first Century. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999, 506 pp., $75.00, cloth.
To help future business management professionals learn to make and support managerial decisions, this book provides an understanding of the support aspects of decision support systems. Written from a cognitive-processes and decision-making perspective, it concentrates on issues that emphasize managerial applications and the implications of decision support technology on those issues. It gives a strong managerial application and use approach throughout, focusing content toward a distinctly "real-world" orientation, with an emphasis in all topic areas on application and implementation over design and developments. It also covers the processes involved in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems, showing students different ways to think (logical/lateral thinking), free association techniques, and acquainting them with intelligent agents in decision support. Marakas is an assistant professor of accounting and information systems at IUB.

Martin, R. Bruce, David B. Burr, and Neil A. Sharkey. Skeletal Tissue Mechanics. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1998, 392 pp., $64.95, cloth.
This book was written primarily as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It serves to integrate anatomy and physiology with structural and material behavior of musculoskeletal tissues, and serves as an effective bridge between engineering, veterinary, biological, and medical disciplines. In the interest of this diverse audience, basic mechanical and biologic concepts are introduced and the approaches used for the engineering analyses are limited. Each chapter ends with exercises that maintain this diversity of application. Burr is a professor of anatomy and orthopaedic surgery and chairperson of the Department of Anatomy at the IU School of Medicine.


McCullough, L. E. Anyone Can Produce Plays with Kids: The Absolute Basics of Staging Your Own At-Home, In-School, 'Round-the-Neighborhood Plays. Lyme, New Hampshire: Smith and Kraus, 1998, 170 pp., $14.95, paper.

There are several good reasons why adults should help kids create and put on plays. It's a simple, family-centered activity, a potent learning tool for children, a proven method of helping children acquire vital social and communication skills--and it's fun! The author covers the how-to basics of playmaking from organizing a company and selecting a script to assembling costumes and props, running rehearsals, and handling the production's technical aspects. The last part of the book translates theory into action by presenting three plays in details. McCullough is a lecturer in English and administrative director of the Humanities Theatre Group at IUPUI.

Mitchell, B. Breon, trans. The Trial by Franz Kafka. New York: Schocken Books, 1998, 276 pp., $24.00, cloth.
Written in 1914, The Trial is a terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. This new edition is based upon the work of an international team of experts who have restored the text, the sequence of chapters, and their divisions to create a version that is as close as possible to the way the author left it. Mitchell also provides a preface explaining some of the translation challenges. Mitchell is a professor of comparative literature and Germanic studies at IUB.

Papke, David Ray. The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1999, 152 pp., $25.00, cloth, $12.95, paper.
When the American Railway Union went on strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, it set into motion a chain of events whose repercussions are still felt today. The strike pitted America's largest industrial union against twenty-four railroads, paralyzed rail traffic in half the country, and in the end was broken up by federal troops and suppressed by the courts, with union leader Eugene Debs incarcerated. But behind the Pullman case lay a conflict of ideologies at a watershed time in our nation's history. The author reexamines the events and personalities surrounding the 1894 strike, related proceedings in the Chicago trial courts, and the 1895 Supreme Court decision (In re Debs), which set important standards for labor injunctions. He shows how the court, by upholding Debs' contempt citation, dealt fatal blows to broad-based unionism in the nation's most important industry and to any hope for a more evenhanded form of judicial involvement in labor disputes--thus setting the stage for labor law in decades to come. Papke is the R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law and a professor of liberal arts at IUPUI.


Robertson, Jean. Matter Mind Spirit: Twelve Contemporary Indiana Women Artists. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 60 pp, $19.95, paper.
A catalog of an exhibition of art by twelve artists whose works blend physical, intellectual, and emotional intensity, this work demonstrates the range of media and techniques used by women artists in Indiana today. The catalog recognizes artists whose vision is individual, yet who share certain traits: a strong work ethic, close involvement with their physical materials, dedication to making things by hand, and well-defined values and ideas--qualities not unlike those historically identified with people in Indiana and the Midwest. Each of the artists creates works whose resonance results from the physical, intellectual, and emotional concentration that she brings to her studio. The result is art that combines sensual use of materials, creative concepts, emotional intensity, and the energy of hundreds of hours of hard work. Robertson is an assistant professor, Herron School of Art, at IUPUI.

Russell, Lisa A. Child Maltreatment and Psychological Distress among Urban Homeless Youth. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998, 400 pp., $50.00, cloth.
Thousands of young people experience homelessness in the United States every year. Yet understanding of this group remains fragmented and incomplete. This book serves as a resource for anyone who wants detailed information about homeless youth. This descriptive study investigates potential relationships between the experience of specific types of child maltreatment and the experiences of symptoms of psychological distress within a homeless youth sample. The analysis attempts to enhance the runaway and homeless youth literature with its application of stress and coping theories to the understanding of the effects of child maltreatment. Russell is an assistant professor of applied health science at IUB.

Sebeok, Thomas. Come Comunicano Gli Animali Che Non Parlano (How Speechless Animals Communicate). Bari, Italy: Edizioni dal Sud, 1998, 254 pp., $na, cloth and paper.
These materials, never before published in this form, examine general biosemiotic issues, including the evolution of semiosis, the foundations of zoosemiotics, and the study of animal communication. This book--Sebeok's eleventh in Italian- assembles a dozen of his shorter works on aspects of semiosis and about processes of communication in speechless creatures. Included among those not previously available is his study of signifying behavior in the domestic cat. Other chapters deal with the concept "animal" in biological and semiotic perspectives, the zoosemiotic components of human communication, communication between people and animals, questions of animal deception, and the relation of naming to playing in the animal world. Sebeok is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Semiotics and professor emeritus of anthropology and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.


Sperber, Murray. Onward to Victory: The Crises That Shaped College Sports. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998, 578 pp., $32.50, cloth.
Big-time college sports have endured, survived, and even thrived despite a number of catastrophes and scandals. These problems never end but never seriously dent the public's and the media's love for the games and the participants. Why? This book answers this question by focusing on the worst crises in the history of college sports- the financial and manpower failures during World War II and the horrendous basketball fixing and football cheating scandals of the post-war years. These events stunned the nation and shaped the subsequent history of college sports, particularly the form of the modern NCAA and the media's portrayal of players, coaches, and teams. The author recreates the world of wartime and postwar America with its classic Hollywood movies, its all-powerful radio men, its lurid press, its remarkable corruption, and, of course, its enchantment with a new diversion: television. Sperber is a professor of English at IUB.

Thorelli, Hans B., Robert L. Graves, and Juan-Claudio Lopez. INTOPIA: Guia Del Ejecutivo. Barcelona, Spain: Marcombo Boixareu Editores, 1998, 171 pp., $52.00, paper.
A frontier-style international business strategy simulation in management game form, this guide focuses on the specific problems of international trade and overseas operations. Using a team structure, INTOPIA is used to sharpen business judgment. Teams are free (short of antitrust violations) to cooperate with each other: buy and sell, borrow and lend, license patents, sell excess plants, hedge foreign currencies, and form strategic alliances and joint ventures. Thus participants can engage in a realistic search for balance between cooperation and competition in the marketplace. Interest is growing in the use of this simulation for research purposes, as well as in teaching. The simulation has more than eighty university adoptions in more than fifty countries. Thorelli is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at IUB.

Von Furstenberg, George, M., and Michael K. Ulan. Learning from the World's Best Central Bankers. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, 248 pp., $110.00, cloth.
Central bankers play a prominent role in many societies; a few of them even become oracles or celebrities. Yet they are not paid much heed--commonly accorded little respect--as educators and intellectual leaders. The growing reputation of central bankers suggests that there is much to be learned from the ways in which they practice their profession. This volume offers a series of essays in which the authors present what central bankers have to say for themselves and the lessons they believe they can teach about monetary policy--not what economists, politicians, or journalists say about them. Von Furstenberg is Rudy Professor of Economics at IUB.

Zhang, Yingjin, and Zhiwei Xiao. Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. New York: Routledge, 1998, 475 pp., $140.00, cloth.
This critical reference guide provides coverage of Chinese film in its historical, cultural, geopolitical, generic, thematic, and textual aspects. In addition to the main body of entries on film people, film synopses, genres, and subjects presented in alphabetical order, the book also includes six historical essays on cinema from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as their interactions with and their relations to the West. Zhang is an associate professor of comparative literature and East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.

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