Indiana University Research & Creative Activity April 2000 Volume XXIII Number 1
Books by Indiana University Faculty Members
Ardizzone, Tony. In the Garden of Papa
Santuzzu. New York: Picador, 1999, 339
pp., $24.00, cloth.
The Santuzzus are poor Sicilian farm laborers who endure backbreaking work in the fields of a tyrannical landlord. Wanting more for their children and grandchildren than a lifetime of servitude, Papa Santuzzu and his wife, Adriana, push their seven sons and daughters, one by one, to immigrate to La Merica, a land of promise and opportunity. In this novel about a close-knit familys immigration from Sicily to America in the early 1900s, we learn about the family and friends they have left behind in Sicily, the trials of their passage, and the uncertain yet ultimately satisfying lives they build in their adopted home. Ardizzone is a professor of English and director of creative writing at IUB.
Austin, David R. Therapeutic Recreation:
Processes and Techniques, fourth edition. Champaign, Illinois: Sagamore
Publishing, 1999, 507 pp., $44.95, paper.
By combining information from the behavioral sciences, psychiatry, education, nursing, and counseling with knowledge from therapeutic recreation, this book can be used both as a learning resource for students and a reference for clinicians. Austin is a professor of recreationand park administration at IUB.
Azoda, Ada Uzoamaka, and Gay Wilentz, eds.
Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa
World Press, 1999, 481 pp., $24.95, paper.
This collection of essays reveals insights, analyses, and approaches to the works of Ghanas foremost woman writer, who has prevailed for more than thirty years on the African literature scene by her sheer tenacity of purpose. Ama Ata Aidoo comes across as a sturdy, well-rounded, dignified, and reputable world-class writer, not only in the originality, complexity, and sophistication of her thoughts, but also in the diverse possibilities in her writing. Azodo is a visiting assistant professor of French at IUN.
Becker, William E., and Michael Watts, eds.
Teaching Economics to Undergraduates: Alternatives to Chalk and Talk.
Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 1998, 274 pp., $90.00 cloth.
Alternatives are available to the lecture and chalkboard approach that dominates the teaching of economics. This book provides a range of innovative teaching techniques and examples aimed at engaging undergraduates. The editors provide a brief history of the teaching of economics in higher education, as well as a review of current practices. Some of the fields leading educators then demonstrate alternatives in three main sections: Active and Cooperative Learning; Writing, the Internet, and Discovery through Sampling; and Examples from the World around Us. Becker is a professor of economics at IUB.
Bodensteiner, John B., and E. S. Roach.
Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Mt. Freedom, New Jersey: Sturge-Weber Foundation,
1999, 95 pp., $49.95, cloth.
The Sturge-Weber syndrome is an uncommon but readily recognizable congenital disorder with no definable genetic pattern or sexual or ethnic predilection. The condition is characterized by a distinctive triad of vascular malformations of the skin, the eye, and the central nervous system. Sturge-Weber syndrome is seldom difficult to diagnose but often difficult to treat. By consolidating what is known about the syndrome in a single source, this book makes it easier to apply the information to patient care and hopes to stimulate research on questions that remain about the syndrome. Bodensteiner is a professor of neurology at the IU School of Medicine.
Buckley, W. K. 81 Mygrations.
Santa Barbara, California: Fithian Press, 1998, 80 pp., $10.00, paper.
Through the geography of contemporary America, these poems portray exile in the United States. The poems are sign posts, pit stops along a spatial and temporal trip across the landscape and mindscape of America. Buckley is a professor of English at IUN.
Buschbacher, Ralph M., ed. Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation: Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders
Company, 1999, 235 pp., $45.00, cloth.
Most textbooks cover sports and musculoskeletal problems by looking at specific body parts. This volume instead approaches the topic through specific sports. Besides the common team sportsfootball, basketball, and baseballit covers bicycling, swimming, martial arts, skiing, sailing, skating, wrestling, volleyball, hockey, and rugby. Physicians will find the approach useful in explaining what aspects of various activities may lead to particular injuries, as well as the mechanisms and treatments of such injuries. Buschbacher is a clinical associate professor of physical medicine/rehabilitation at the IU School of Medicine.
Calloway-Thomas, Carolyn, Pamela J. Cooper,
and Cecil Blake. Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes. Boston:
Allyn Bacon, 1999, 273 pp., $45.00, paper.
As worldwide travel and contact increase, competence in intercultural communication becomes a powerful imperative. The authors experiences in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America and their interactions with people during their travels echo in the book through stories and ideas. This text focuses on the inseparable relationship between cultural roots and the communicative consequences of humans confrontation with diversity. Using the metaphors of process and movementroots and routesto capture the dynamism of intercultural communication, this text demonstrates how theory animates intercultural performance. Calloway-Thomas is an associate professor of communication and culture and director of the Inter-Racial Communications Project at IUB.
Castañeda, Hector-Neri, edited by
James G. Hart and Tomis Kapitan. The Phenomeno-Logic of the I: Essays on
Self-Consciousness. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 313
pp., $45.00, cloth.
This volume brings together the essays of Hector-Neri Castañeda, a late twentieth-century philosopher who focused on the nature of self-reference and self-consciousness. It examines indexical reference and quasi-indicators, Roderick Chisholms account of the first person, and Castañedas responses to philosophical issues initiated by Descartes reflections on the cogito. Hart is a professor of religious studies at IUB.
Chertkoff, Jerome M., and Russell H. Kushigian.
Dont Panic: The Psychology of Emergency Egress and Ingress.
Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1999, 145 pp., $55.00, cloth.
Why do people sometimes behave aggressively during emergencies, knocking down and trampling on others, while other times people move in a smooth, coordinated manner? This book compares case histories of bad versus good emergency escapes. Included are some of the most well-known cases in U.S. history, such as the Iroquois Theater fire, the Cocoanut Grove fire, and the World Trade Center bombing. Drawing from investigative reports and authoritative sources, the authors detail circumstances surrounding each case and note ten factors that usually lead to disaster. Chertkoff is a professor of psychology at IUB.
Christ, Daryl. High-Yield Pharmacology.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999, 122 pp., $14.95, paper.
For medical students preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination, this guides premise is that a good grasp of the major concepts of pharmacology is better than a poor grasp of all the concepts. Christ is an associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the South Bend Center for Medical Education.
Cohen, Ronald D., ed. Red Dust and Broadsides:
A Joint Autobiography/Agnes Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen.
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999, 371 pp., $60.00, cloth; $24.95,
Perhaps best known for Broadsides, the influential magazine they founded in 1962, Agnes Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen are renowned figures on the American left. In this book, these two dedicated social activistsSis the folk musician and Gordon the radical journalistoffer a spirited account of their personal and political odyssey. The volume includes numerous photographs and a foreword by Pete Seeger. Cohen is a professor of history at IUN.
Counts, Will. A Story of Hatred and Reconciliation:
Little Rock Photographer Portrays the Desegregation Crisis and Its Aftermath.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 176 pp., $29.95, cloth.
When the Little Rock Nine attempted to desegregate Central High School on Labor Day 1957, photographer Will Counts was there. His photograph of fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Eckford being taunted by a white teenager is one of the most notorious images of the Civil Rights era. When Eckford and her former tormentor, Hazel Bryan Massery, met in front of the high school forty years later, Counts was there to record the reconciliation. His photographs of Little Rock in 1957 and 1997 are brought together in this new book that depicts the destructiveness of racial hatredand the promise of reconciliation. Counts is a professor emeritus of journalism at IUB.
Davis, Clive M., William L. Yarber, Robert
Bauserman, George Schreer, and Sandra L. Davids, eds. Handbook of Sexuality-Related
Measures. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1998,
920 pp., $124.95, cloth.
Reliable and valid measurement and assessment are fundamental to understanding human sexual expression. Many instruments have been developed to measure a myriad of sexuality-related states, traits, behaviors, and outcomes. Few are easily accessible, and the information is limited concerning appropriate use and psychometric properties. This volume reproduces more than 200 instruments, accompanied by information needed to use them in research and educational and clinical settings. The measures relate to more than fifty topics, including abortion, aging, arousal, attitudes and behavior, contraception, dysfunctions, education, experience, gender identity, homosexuality, ideology, jealousy, knowledge, masturbation, orgasm, rape, and sexually transmitted diseases. Yarber is a professor of applied health science at IUB.
Donchin, Anne, and Laura M. Purdy, eds.
Embodying Bioethics: Recent Feminist Advances. Lanham, Maryland:
Rowman & Littlefield, 1999, 286 pp., $63.00, paper.
The contributions in this volume raise fundamental and critical questions about feminisms encounter with bioethics that could not have been anticipated even a decade ago. Among the subjects explored are the care/justice debates, transforming bioethics, and reproduction. The book also covers less commonly discussed issues, such as culturally appropriate responses to reproductive health problems in developing countries. Donchin is a professor of philosophy at IUPUI. Purdy is a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.
Eakin, Paul John. How Our Lives Become
Stories: Making Selves. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press,
1999, 206 pp., $16.95, paper; $39.95, cloth.
In this account of the creation of an autobiographical self seen from the multiple vantage points of literature, philosophy, neurology, and psychology, the author shows the infinitely complex ways in which we become and remember who we are. He analyzes how as a culture we negotiate the changing boundaries of private and public life as he offers a subtle guide to the ethical dilemmas of disclosure and confession, memory, and narrative. Eakin is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of English at IUB.
Egbert, Joy, and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith,
eds. CALL Environments: Research, Practice, and Critical Issues.
Alexandria, Virginia: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.,
1999, 523 pp., $39.95, paper.
Most computer-assisted language learning (CALL) texts are technology driven, that is, they are organized around activities computers are able to do. Few have presented a specific framework based on second language acquisition research. This volume fills that need. The editors conceive of technology as support for a total environment for learning rather than as a single tool or a source of information. Their premise is that technology can change what teachers teach as well as how. It can also change whom they teach, as technology reaches out to learners in the most isolated places. Egbert is an assistant professor of language education at IUB.
Farinato, Raymond S., and Paul L. Dubin,
eds. Colloid-Polymer Interactions: From Fundamentals to Practice.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999, 417 pp., $115.00, cloth.
Scientific or technological progress results from expansion and refinement of the physical picture that underlies research and development. This book attempts to fuel that progress in the field of colloid-polymer interactions. Work in this field is usually approached from one of three directions: theory, fundamental experiments, or applications. This book attempts to bridge the gaps. Dubin is a professor of chemistry at IUPUI.
Farmer, Evan R., and Antoinette F. Hood,
eds. Pathology of the Skin, second edition. New York: McGraw-Hill,
2000, 1,473 pp., $195.00 cloth.
A survey of dermatopathology, this volume blends the traditional disease-oriented approach of pathology with the more recent pattern-recognition approach. Besides background material, it also covers inflammatory and noninflammatory disorders, pigmentary disorders, neoplasia, cysts, disorders of the mucous membranes, and disorders of the appendages. Farmer is the Kampen-Norins Professor of Dermatology, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and chair of the Department of Dermatology. Hood is a professor of dermatology and pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the Dermatopathology Division. Both are at the IU School of Medicine.
Fischer, Bernd J. Albania at War, 19391945.
West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1999, 338 pp., $15.00, paper.
Through extensive use of primary archival sources, this analysis of the extraordinarily complex situations in Albania during World War II synthesizes and contrasts the perspectives of several countries and internal political factions. It also explores the great obstacles Albanians faced in regaining their independence at the end of the war. Fischer is an associate professor of history at IPFW.
Forker, Charles R., ed. Richard II.
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: The Athlone Press, 1998, 593 pp., £85,
This collection is intended to carry forward the historical scholarship of Brian Vickers six-volume Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage by offering a detailed account of the critical reputation of Richard II between 1780 and 1920, chronologically arranged. The aim of this series, Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition, is to increase the knowledge of how editors and general readers received and understood Shakespeares plays. Forker is a professor emeritus of English at IUB.
Freeman Clark, Julia B., Sherry F. Queener,
and Virginia Burke Karb. Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice, sixth
edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2000, 925 pp., $52.00, paper.
Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, this book relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms. Each chapter begins with objectives, an overview, key terms, and key drugs, and ends with application and critical-thinking questions that directly apply to nursing practice. Revisions include highlighted home and community care content, boxes summarizing alternative therapies, case studies with critical-thinking questions, and more student-friendly features, including perforated student worksheets. Queener is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology and an associate dean of the Graduate School at IUPUI.
Friedman, Michael. Reconsidering Logical
Positivism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 252 pp., $49.95,
cloth; $18.95, paper.
This collection of essays offers a reinterpretation of the enduring significance of logical positivism, the revolutionary philosophical movement centered around the Vienna Circle in the 1920s and 1930s. Friedman argues that the logical positivists (especially Carnap, Reichenbach, and Schlick) were philosophical revolutionaries, not so much for presenting a new version of empiricism (as often is thought to be the case), but rather for offering a new conception of a priori knowledge and its role in empirical knowledge. The positivistsunder the influence of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century developments in the foundations of geometry, logic, and mathematical physicseffected a profound transformation of the Kantian conception of synthetic a priori principles. The result is a relativized conception of a priori principles, which evolve with the progress of empirical science itself but continue nevertheless to serve as a background framework for empirical principles. These relativized a priori principles secure both the objective validity and the intersubjective communicability of natural science. Friedman is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science, and chairperson of the Department of History and Philosophy and Science at IUB.
Glassie, Henry. Material Culture.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 413 pp., $29.95, cloth.
Material culture records human intrusion in the environment. It is the way we imagine a distinction between nature and culture and then rebuild nature to our own desire by shaping, reshaping, and arranging things. We live in material culture, depend upon it, take for granted, and realize it through our grandest aspirations. Glassie calls us to first principles and common things as we work to build a better view of humanity. He offers challenges, methods, and demonstrations showing how we can reinvigorate and enrich the study of history, art, and culture through close consideration of the things people make. Glassie is the College Professor of Folklore at IUB.
Hamlett, William C., ed. Sharks, Skates,
and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1999, 515 pp., $115.00, cloth.
Successor to the classic work in shark studies, The Elasmobranch Fishes by John Franklin Daniel (first published 1922, revised 1928 and 1934), this work provides an overview of elasmobranch morphology. Coverage has been expanded from anatomy to include modern information on physiology and biochemistry. The new volume also provides equal treatment for skates and rays. The authors present general introductory material and also review the latest technical citations, making the book a primary reference resource with more than 200 illustrations. Hamlett is an associate professor of anatomy at the South Bend Center for Medical Education.
Herrera, John M., William B. Lawson, John
L. McClellan, and John J. Sramek. Cross Cultural Psychiatry. New
York: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1999, 406 pp., $150.00, cloth.
Culture is emerging as a major concern in mainstream psychiatry. This text presents data on the ethnic differences in drug treatment of various psychiatric disorders. In particular, new research methodologies in the field of pharmacogenetics have begun to provide us with important insights concerning the biological mechanisms that underlie these differences. Herrera is an associate professor of clinical psychology. Lawson is a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology. Both are at the IU School of Medicine.
Hofstadter, Douglas, trans. Eugene Onegin:
A Novel in Verse by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. New York: Basic Books,
1999, 137 pp., $22.00, cloth.
The Russians, revering Alexander Pushkin as a national hero, see his novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, as the pinnacle not only of his oeuvre, but of their entire literature. Its sonnets are traditionally memorized by youngsters, and even today, nearly any Russian adult can quote many passages with fervor. No literary work plays a comparable role in the English-speaking world. Hofstadter is the College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at IUB.
Howard, Jay R., and John M. Streck. Apostles
of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music. Lexington:
University Press of Kentucky, 1999, 299 pp., $29.95, cloth.
In the last decade, contemporary Christian music has outsold both jazz and classical music nationwide. The industrys earnings are nearly $750 million per year, showing that the genre is not just a few bands on the church circuit anymore. Some see contemporary Christian performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture. The authors talk about contemporary Christian music as an important movement and show how it relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of contemporary Christian music by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music. Howard is an associate professor of sociology at IUPUI.
Johnston, Kenneth R. The Hidden Wordsworth:
Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy. New York: Wordsworth, 1998, 965 pp., $45.00,
The lives of the Romantic poets have been examined mainly through the evidence they left behind: letters, journals, diaries, and their own self-revealing poems and essays. In the case of William Wordsworth, that evidence is massive, but it often obscures the real person behind the writings. No poet attempted to shape his own persona for later generations more assiduously than Wordsworth, especially in the multiple versions of his autobiographical masterwork, The Prelude. In this account, Johnston portrays a Wordsworth different in crucial ways from the one the poet intended us to know. Taking advantage of unprecedented access to government archives in England and France, family papers, educational records, and intimate letters, he brings little-known aspects of Wordsworths life and character to the fore. Johnston is a professor of English and chairperson, Department of English, at IUB.
Keck, Robert W., and Richard R. Patterson.
Biomath: Problem Solving for Biology Students. San Francisco: Addison
Wesley Longman, 2000, 314 pp., $14.00, paper.
How much head start does a gazelle need to outrun a cheetah? Which has the most surface area: your skin, your lungs, or your kidneys? How much brain food can you get from a candy bar? This book poses these and many other quantitative questions. Biologists need to know a certain amount of mathematics. By brushing up on basic problem-solving skills, students will be better equipped to master concepts such as photosynthesis, respiration, and mitosis. Keck is a professor of biology. Patterson is an associate professor of mathematical sciences and of computer and information science. Both are at IUPUI.
Keen, Mike Forest. Stalking the Sociological
Imagination: J. Edgar Hoovers FBI Surveillance of American Sociology.
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999, 235 pp., $65.00, cloth.
It is now common knowledge the FBI and its longtime director J. Edgar Hoover created a massive internal security apparatus that undermined the very principles of freedom and democracy they were sworn to protect. While no one was above suspicion, Hoover appears to have held a special disdain for sociologists and placed many of American sociologys most prominent figures under surveillance. Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, this volume portrays the FBIs stalking of the sociological imagination within the context of an overview of the history of American sociology. This analysis of a previously hidden chapter of American intellectual history suggests that the activities of Hoover and the FBI marginalized critical sociologists such as W. E. B. Du Bois and C. Wright Mills, suppressed the development of a Marxist tradition in American sociology, and likely pushed the disciplines mainstream away from a critique of American society toward more quantitative and scientific work. Keen is an associate professor of sociology and chair, Department of Sociology, at IUSB.
Knoebel, Suzanne. Drawings by Gib Foster.
Something to Crow About! A Birds Tale. Carmel: Guild Press
of Indiana, Inc., 1999, 57 pp., $15.95, cloth.
When Suzie spots a crow acting strangely outside the window of her Crows Nest home, she thinks at first hes just showing off. She soon realizes that he actually is seriously injured and enlists the aid of Erica Williams, a veterinarian at the Indianapolis Zoo. Working together, they soon have Broken Wing captured, bandaged, and well on his way to recovery. Thus begins a story in which both birds and humans get to know themselves and each other better. Broken Wing learns through the choices he makes that he is a tougher bird than he ever imagined, so he really has something to crow about. Knoebel is the Herman C. and Ellnora D. Krannert Professor of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
Londergan, J. Timothy, John P. Carini, and
David P. Murdock. Binding and Scattering in Two-Dimensional Systems: Applications
to Quantum Wires, Waveguides, and Photonic Crystals. New York: Springer,
1999, 222 pp., $39.00, cloth.
In recent years, scientists have been able to fabricate quantum wires, two-dimensional systems whose transverse dimensions are comparable to the wavelength of cold electrons. As a result, the properties of these systems are dominated by wave effects, leading to some dramatic and novel physical phenomena. This monograph describes the properties of particles in these two-dimensional systems. Here the authors use simple models to approximate the complicated particle dynamics in such systems. They discuss bound states, the properties of transmission and reflection, conductance, etc. The simple models developed in this book in detail are sufficiently powerful to explain complex physical phenomena. The methods developed in this book are also applied to optical states in photonic crystals. The authors compare and contrast the properties of light scattering in photonic crystals, electronic states in quantum wires, and electromagnetic fields in waveguides. Londergan is a professor of physics and director of the Nuclear Theory Center. Carini is an associate professor of physics. Both are at IUB.
Mabry, Linda. Portfolios Plus: A Critical
Guide to Alternative Assessment. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press,
1999, 195 pp., $24.95, paper; $59.95, cloth.
Assessment has an impact on everything and everyone in the educational system. It has become the engine and odometer of reform. Increasingly, assessment is being used not only to monitor student achievement but also to evaluate the competence of educators and the quality of educational systems, purposes for which most standardized achievement tests were not designed. This workbook explains the latest assessment methods and provides help to design an assessment program customized to fit the needs of students, school, and community. Mabry is an assistant professor of education at IUB.
MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K., and David Waterman,
eds. Telephony, the Internet, and the Media: Selected Papers from the 1997
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, 1998, 297 pp., $45.00, paper.
Dynamic change in the telecommunications industry is evident nearly every day in news reports of mergers and acquisitions, government policy directives, technology breakthroughs, and discussions on how best to filter TV and Internet content to protect children. As the industry responds to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and other policy initiatives, such change will continue and may accelerate. This volume contains a historical survey of a quarter-century of Telecommunications Policy Research Conference meetings as one measure of change in telecommunications research. Waterman is an associate professor of telecommunications at IUB.
Malti-Douglas, Fedwa. Hisland: Adventures
in Ac- Ac- ademe. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999,
186 pp., $29.50, paper.
Hisland takes place in a fictional universethe Islands of Ac-Ac, whose pride and joy is the educational institution of Ac-Ac U. Into this traditionally male world fall the narrator and her feline companion. Their attempted integration into this dystopian world leads the reader on a self-conscious and role-questioning journey. Malti-Douglas is the Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities and a professor of comparative literature and womens studies at IUB.
McCullough, L. E. Plays of Exploration
and Discovery for Grades 46. Lyme, New Hampshire: Smith and Kraus,
1999, 157 pp., $14.95, paper.
The twelve plays in this book celebrate the visionary men and women whose dedication and courage in conquering the frontiers of science, medicine, and geography helped shape our modern world. The plays present action-filled, idea-packed scenes depicting moments of discovery by Nicholas Copernicus, Edward Jenner, Marie Curie, Benjamin Franklin, Nellie Bly, Stephanie Kwolek, Hypatia, Florence Nightingale, George Washington Carver, Maria Sibylla Merian, Isaac Newton, Amerigo Vespucci, Grace Hopper, and more. McCullough is a research associate in English at IUPUI.
McDonald, John F., Edmond L. dOuville,
and Louie Nan Liu. Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing.
Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, 256 pp., $105.00, cloth.
This study breaks new ground in the economic theory of optimal road capacity by including theoretical contributions, empirical studies, and simulation experiments. The book is organized into four sections: 1) highway traffic flow; 2) commuter choice of tollways versus freeways; 3) congestion pricing in the short run; and 4) road capacity and pricing in the long run. dOuville is an associate professor of business administration at IUN.
Naremore, James. More Than Night: Film
Noir in Its Contexts. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998,
345 pp., $45.00, cloth; $19.95, paper.
Film noir evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and 1950smelodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. But it is more complex and paradoxical than that. Naremore discusses film noir as a term in criticism, as an expression of artistic modernism, as a symptom of Hollywood censorship and politics in the 1940s, as a marketing strategy, as an evolving style, as a cinema about races and nationalities, and as an idea that circulates throughout all the information technologies. Naremore is Chancellor's Professor of speech communication, English, and comparative literature and a professor of film studies at IUB.
Neiman, Richard S., and Attilio Orazi. Disorders
of the Spleen, second edition. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1999, 290
pp., $79.00, cloth.
Written by hematopathologists with experience in splenic pathology, this book covers anatomy, embryology, physiology, and pathophysiology of the spleen. It examines the clinical, laboratory, and pathologic features of a full range of diseases. Neiman is a professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the Hematopathology Division at the IU School of Medicine.
Novak, Gregor M., Evelyn T. Patterson, Andrew
D. Gavrin, and Wolfgang Christian. Just-in-Time Teaching: Blending Active
Learning with Web Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice
Hall, 1999, 188 pp., $24.20., paper.
A new teaching and learning technology, Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is designed to engage students by using feedback from pre-class Web assignments to adjust classroom lessons so students receive rapid responses to their specific questions and problems instead of more generic lectures that may or may not give the help students actually need. The authors discuss JiTTs underlying goals and philosophies, how to implement it, and how to provide tested resource materials for introductory physics courses (http://webphysics.iupui.edu/jitt.html). Novak is a professor of physics. Gavrin is an assistant professor of physics. Both are at IUPUI.
Obeng, Samuel Gyasi. Conversational Strategies
in Akan: Prosodic Features and Discourse Categories. Cologne, Germany:
Koppe, 1999, 174 pp., $38.00.
The book explores the relevance of phonetic features like pitch, loudness, tempo, rhythm, and pausal phenomena in the management of such conversational categories as turn-taking, overlapping talk, repair, and backchannels. Obeng is an assistant professor of linguistics at IUB.
Palomba, Catherina A., and Trudy W. Banta.
Assessment Essentials: Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in
Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999, 405 pp.,
Experts in the field of assessment offer this comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the most current practices for developing assessment programs for colleges and universities. This book outlines the process and is filled with examples to show how assessment is accomplished. Banta is a professor of higher education and vice chancellor of planning and institutional improvement at IUPUI.
Perrucci, Robert, and Earl Wysong. The
New Class Society. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999,
297 pp., $25.95, paper; $55.00, cloth.
This book refocuses attention on class interests that are rapidly polarizing American society. It redefines the terms of class analysis by arguing that the distribution of resources critical to class membership is shaped by large organizational structures and processes in the economic, political, and cultural arenas. The authors show why, in the twenty-first century, class membership will be based on access to a new mix of critical resources: income, investment capital, credentialed skills verified by elite schools, and social connections to organizational leaders. Wysong is a professor of sociology at IUK.
Pesut, Daniel J., and JoAnne Herman. Clinical
Reasoning: The Art and Science of Critical and Creative Thinking. Albany,
New York: Delmar Publishers, 1999, 244 pp., $21.95, paper.
Outcome-oriented clinical reasoning skills are an absolute must in todays health care industry. Through the use of real-life scenarios, this book shows how to strengthen and apply clinical reasoning. Pesut is a professor of nursing and chair of Environments for Health at IUPUI.
Posner, Roland, Klaus Robering, and Thomas
A. Sebeok, eds. Semiotics: A Handbook on the Sign-Theoretic Foundations of
Nature and Culture, Volume 2. New York: Walter de Gruyter & Co.,
1998, 1,141 pp., $613.00, cloth.
This book contains the current state of research in general, descriptive, and applied semiotics and gives an overview of the historical development of sign conceptions in philosophy, aesthetics, logic, mathematics, grammar, stylistics, poetics, music, architecture, the fine arts, medicine, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, religion, and everyday life. Volume 2 continues the historical accounts to the present, extends the overview to non-Western cultures, and treats trends in theoretical semiotics. Sebeok is Distinguished Professor emeritus of linguistics and semiotics, anthropology, and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.
Pourmand, Rahman. Practicing Neurology:
What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann,
1999, 367 pp., $30.00, paper.
This handbook teaches the basic neurological concepts: how to perform a simple and effective examination, what physicians and neurologists should know regarding diagnosis and treatment of common diseases, and how to diagnose and manage emergencies. For each condition, the author has provided the basic facts, key definitions, step-by-step instructions for conducting a concise physical examination, neurologic signs to watch for, treatment strategies, and the prognosis. Pourmand is an associate professor of neurology at the IU School of Medicine.
Prakash, Aseem, and Jeffrey A. Hart, eds.
Globalization and Governance. New York: Routledge, 1999, 338 pp.,
The implications of globalization are considered in terms of three important questions. First, what is meant by governance in the study of international relations and the global political economy? Second, how will the processes of globalization affect governance? Third, what kinds of national policy innovations may be required to deal with the challenges of globalization? In their answers, the authors consider whether territorial systems of governance are obsolete, whether they are becoming incapable of performing the functions expected by citizens and companies living in their jurisdictions, what kind of changes we can expect, and what the politics of such changes might be. Hart is a professor of political science at IUB.
Reigeluth, Charles M., ed. Instructional-Design
Theories and Models: A New Paradigm of Instructional Theory, Volume II.
Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999, 715 pp., $44.95, cloth.
Instructional theory describes a variety of methods of instruction (different ways of facilitating human learning and development) and when to useand not useeach method. It is about how to help people learn better. This volume concisely summarizes a broad sampling of methods under development, helps show the interrelationships among these diverse theories, and highlights current issues and trends in instructional design. It is a sequel to the first volume, which provided a snapshot of the status of instructional theory in the early 1980s. Dramatic changes in the nature of instructional theory have occurred since, partly in response to advances in knowledge about the human brain and learning theory, partly due to shifts in educational philosophies and beliefs, and partly in response to advances in information technologies. These changes allow and even require new methods of instruction and are so dramatic that many argue they constitute a new paradigm, which requires a new theory. Reigeluth is a professor of education at IUB.
Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Painting
as a Language: Material, Technique, Form, Content. Orlando, Florida:
Harcourt College Publishers, 2000, 274 pp., $65.00, paper.
Designed to address the issues of how to paint and what to paint, this book covers a wide range of information important to beginning and intermediate painting instruction. The authors emphasize the value of the students cognitive understanding of the process and potential of painting in the students overall progress in the studio. Blending journal writing with painting and drawing exercises, students learn to select meaningful subject matter and to shape and interpret that material. Robertson is an assistant professor, Herron School of Art, at IUPUI.
Rohrschneider, Robert. Learning Democracy:
Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1999, 309 pp., $72.00, cloth.
The fall of Berlin Wall raised many questions about Germany and post-socialist countries. Given East Germanys authoritarian history, how democratic are its citizens now? What kind of democracy do they want? What economic system do they prefer? How have they reacted to democratic and market systems since 1989? Based on more than 200 interviews of parliamentarians from East and West Berlin, the book shows the influence of institutional learning on ideological values. It also demonstrates the limited effect of value diffusion through the iron curtain. The book won the 1998 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. Rohrschneider is an associate professor of political science and John M. and Mary Ellen Ryan Fellow, Department of Political Science, at IUB.
Rosentraub, Mark S. Major League Losers:
The Real Cost of Sports and Whos Paying for It. New York: Basic
Books, 1999, 364 pp., $16.00, paper.
Why should Americans shell out millions in tax dollars to subsidize the expenses of the wealthy owners of professional sports teams? This book explores how this unfair practice came into being, reveals the surprising fact that cities gain very little from hosting major league sports, and provides government officials and taxpayers with a clearer understanding of how a city should negotiate with sports franchises. This revised edition has been updated to include recent efforts by a series of teams, including the New York Yankees, to gain new stadiums by threatening to move. Rosentraub is a professor of public and environmental affairs and associate dean for SPEAs Indianapolis programs at IUPUI.
Sadlier, Darlene J. An Introduction to
Fernando Pessoa: Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship. Gainesville:
University Press of Florida, 1998, 168 pp., $49.95, cloth.
This comparative philosophical and literary study focuses on international modernist Portuguese poet and critic Fernando Pessoa (18881935). Sadliers aim is to demonstrate the complexity and versatility of Pessoas poetry, which ranges in style from an artless simplicity to a subtle, almost Borgesian irony. Her study places Portuguese lyric and epic poems in their historical context, giving attention to some political events that helped shaped Portuguese literature in general and Pessoas writing in particular. Sadlier is a professor of West European studies, film studies, and Spanish and Portuguese, and chairperson of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.
Sarra, Edith. Fictions of Femininity:
Literary Inventions of Gender in Japanese Court Womens Memoirs.
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1999, 328 pp., $55.00, cloth.
Japanese memoir literature began more than a thousand years ago, its greatest practitioners being women of the middle ranks whose literary talents won many of them positions as ladies-in-waiting at the Heian imperial court. As female writers they both inhabited and helped create a discursive world obsessed with the arts of concealment and self-display, the perils and possibilitieserotic, political, and literaryof real and metaphorical peepholes. As memoirists they were virtuosos in the exacting art of feminine self-representation. This book explores the Heian memoirists creations of themselves in four texts: The Kagero Memoir, The Pillow Book, The Sarashina Memoir, and The Memoir of the Sanuki Assistant Handmaid. Sarra is an associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.
Shlapentokh, Dmitry. The Counter-Revolution
in Revolution: Images of Thermidor and Napoleon at the Time of Russian Revolution
and Civil War. New York: St. Martins Press, 1999, 183 pp., $59.95,
The collapse of the Imperial regime in Russia excited intellectuals of all political persuasions. Although eager to draw comparisons between pre-revolutionary Russia and revolutionary France, the political elite saw the outcome in their own country as vastly different from the French events. Looking to the past, they tried to predict how their revolution would end. As the political situation became more unstable, they increasingly feared dictatorship and bloodshed. The perception of Napoleon as a victorious general changed; he was seen instead as a powerful man who had brought stability to France. Thus came the search for a Russian Napoleon as part of a national intellectual political life pregnant with many possible alternatives to Bolshevik success. Shlapentokh is an associate professor of history at IUSB.
Shupe, Anson, and Bronislaw Misztal, eds.
Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut:
Praeger, 1998, 260 pp., $65.00, cloth.
The editors challenge and redefine dimensions of long-standing assumptions in sociology that secularization is an inevitable, unilinear process reducing the significance of religion and that globalization is one of its prime causes. Events of the past three decades, however, demonstrate that what was once thought unilinear is likely curvilinear. No evidence shows that religious influence, in whatever faith tradition, is on the wane. This volume explores the roles of religious social action movements and organizations in mobilizing participants for social change. Shupe is a professor of sociology at IPFW.
Stein, Stephen J., ed. The Encyclopedia
of Apocalypticism, Volume 3, Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary
Age. New York: Continuum, 1998, 498 pp., $95.00, cloth.
Apocalypticism, broadly described as the belief that God has revealed the imminent end of the ongoing struggle between good and evil, has been a major element in the three Western monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Over the past thirty years, more scholarship has been devoted to apocalypticism than the previous three hundred. Even more recent has been the recognition of the importance of apocalypticism in the history of the New World and the continuing role that apocalyptic convictions, literal and revised, religious and secularized, play in contemporary society. Stein is the Chancellors Professor of Religious Studies at IUB.
Turk, Eleanor L. The History of Germany.
Westport Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999, 231 pp., $37.35, cloth.
The complexities of German history are traced from antiquity through 1998. Unlike studies written before unification, this book offers up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany without the Cold War rhetoric common to earlier histories. Each chapter introduces a distinct period, examining the problems of that era and how they affected subsequent events. Special emphasis is placed on the twentieth century, particularly the two post-World War II German states and their unification. Turk is a professor of history at IUE.
Vitelli, Karen D. Franchthi Neolithic
Pottery: Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece: Fascile 8. Volume 2: The Later
Neolithic Ceramic Phases 3 to 5. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,
1999, 329 pp., $75.00, paper.
This volume completes the presentation of the ceramic remains from the Franchthi cave excavations. As in her study of the earlier Neolithic ceramics, Vitelli gives attention to the context of the finds and to the traces of the potters procedures. The conclusion of these analyses differ significantly from preliminary reports. Substantial gaps in occupation separate each of the three later Neolithic phrases, whose remains appear to represent short-term, probably ceremonial activities rather than continuous, settled habitation. The concluding chapter explores the implications of the Franchthi ceramic analysis for understanding the complex social and economic developments of the later Neolithic in the larger Aegean. Vitelli is a professor of anthropology and director of the Program in Classical Archaeology at IUB.
Weaver, David D., ed., with the assistance
of Ira K. Brandt. Catalog of Prenatally Diagnosed Conditions, third edition.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 682 pp., $110.00, cloth.
Physicians, counselors, and others who need to know if a birth defect or genetic condition can be diagnosed prenatally can use this source to obtain information needed for evaluation, counseling, and decision making. This catalog provides abstracted information about conditions that have been diagnosed prenatally. It can also be used to determine the specific techniques used to detect prenatal findings, the specific prenatal findings associated with each diagnosed condition, the gestational age when the diagnosis was established or the finding observed prenatally, and the differential diagnosis of abnormalities detected prenatally. Weaver is a professor of medical and molecular genetics. Brandt is a professor emeritus of pediatrics and medical genetics. Both are at the IU School of Medicine.
Welfens, Paul J. J., David Audretsch, John
T. Addison, and Hariolf Grupp. Technological Competition, Employment, and
Innovation Policies in OECD Countries. New York: SpringerVerlag,
1998, 231 pp., $79.95, cloth.
High unemployment rates during economic internationalization and intensified technological competition are the main problems that exists in most European Union countries. Taking stock of unemployment patterns, technological trends, and employment opportunities in the EU and the United States is crucial for the reform debate in Europe. On the continent, major problems are an insufficient creation of firms in innovative technology fields, inadequate labor market developments, and inconsistent research and development policies. Founded on new data evaluations, the book analyzes these topics and shows opportunities for reforms. Audretsch, a professor of public and environmental affairs, holds the Ameritech Endowed Chair for Economic Development and directs the Institute for Development Strategies at IUB.
Wilde, Jerry, and Polly Wilde. Teaching
Children Patience without Losing Yours. Richmond, Indiana: LGR Publishing,
1999, 96 pp., $9.95, paper.
Patience is much more than just a virtue. Its an essential ingredient for a happy and limitless life. This book provides parents and teachers with the tools to help children develop patience. It offers a step-by-step plan to help children learn to cope with frustration and anger, improve school performance, get along with others, and accept disappointment. The plan is filled with practical suggestions that will help children learn the skills that bring about success in life. Jerry Wilde is an assistant professor of education at IUE.
Williams, Edgar, ed. John F. Mee. Distinguished
Collection in Management. Bloomington: Indiana University Kelley School
of Business, 1998, 142 pp., $na, paper and cloth.
Professor John F. Mee taught at the Indiana Universitys School of Business for nearly forty years. The 600-volume library he compiled during that time spanned 1832 to the present and was donated to IU. His friend and colleague Edgar Williams has catalogued and annotated this collection of a man whose intent was to enhance the intellectual climate. Williams is a professor emeritus of business administration and vice president emeritus at IUB.
Wokeck, Marianne S. Trade in Strangers:
The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America. University Park:
The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999, 319 pp., $21.50, paper; $60.00,
American historians have long been fascinated by the peopling of North America in the seventeenth century. Who were the immigrants, and how and why did they make their way across the ocean? Most of the attention, however, has been devoted to British immigrants who came as free people or as indentured servants (primarily to New England and the Chesapeake) and to Africans who were forced to come as slaves. This book focuses on the eighteenth century, when new immigrants began to flood the colonies. Most of these immigrants were German and Irish, and they were coming primarily to the middle colonies via an increasingly sophisticated form of transport. Wokeck shows how the German and Irish systems of immigration evolved from earlier, haphazard forms into modern mass transoceanic migration. At the center of this development were merchants on both sides of the Atlantic who organized businesses that enabled them to profit from underutilized cargo space on ships bound from Europe. This trade offered German and Irish immigrants passage on terms that allowed even people of little and modest means to pursue opportunities that beckoned in the New World. Wokeck is an associate professor of history at IUPUI.
Zhang, Yingjin, ed. Cinema and Urban
Culture in Shanghai, 19221943. Stanford, California: Stanford
University Press, 1999, 369 pp., $19.95; paper; $55.00 cloth.
This volume aims both to establish cinema as a vital force in Shanghai culture and to direct attention to early Chinese cinema, a crucial chapter in Chinese cultural history long neglected by Western scholars. Representing the disciplines of film, literature, and ethnomusicology, the contributors seek to redefine concepts of cinema and urban culture in Chinese historiography. Zhang is an associate professor of comparative literature and East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.
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