Indiana University       Research & Creative Activity      April 2001 • Volume XXIV, Number 1

From Inquiry to Publication:
Works by Indiana University Faculty Members

Alex-Assensoh, Yvette Marie, and Lawrence J. Hanks, eds. Black and Multiracial Politics in America. New York: New York University Press, 2000, 352 pp., $21.00, paper.
Using literature on black politics as an analytical springboard, this collection of essays brings together scholars from varied racial and ethnic groups to consider how America’s increasingly multiracial composition is affecting urban political institutions, media portrayals, affirmative action policies, and more. Alex-Assensoh is assistant professor of political science at IUB. Hanks is associate professor of political science at IUB.

Ansart, Guillaume. Reflexion utopique et pratique romanesque au siècle des lumières-Prévost, Rousseau, Sade. Paris-Caen: Lettres Modernes Minard, 1999, 176 pp., 150ƒ.
This book is a study of a phenomenon found in 18th-century French fiction—the presence of utopian episodes in otherwise nonutopian novels. Utopian episodes in 18th-century French novels, Ansart says, are significant in the history of the novel and in the history of the literary utopia. For the novel, they signify a general turn toward t
he philosophical novel; for literary utopia, they mark an important stage in a long-term evolution toward a more novelistic form. The latter part of the book analyzes utopian motifs in Prévost’s Cleveland, Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Héloïse, and Sade’s Aline et Valcour. Ansart is assistant professor of French and Italian at IUB.

Baginski, Stephen P., and John M. Hassell. Intermediate Accounting: Management Decisions and Financial Accounting Reports. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing, 2001, 704 pp. $87.95, cloth.
In this textbook, the authors stress the link between internal decision makers (managers) and external decision makers (investors and creditors) as they introduce financial statement analysis. The text uses three sets of financial statements—from TCBY, Southwest Airlines, and Texas Instruments—to increase students’ familiarity with real financial statements. A “CFA Exam-Type Problems” section follows each chapter. Baginski is professor of accounting and PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellow at the IU Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. Hassell is professor of accounting at the Kelley School in Indianapolis.

Bancroft, John, ed. The Role of Theory in Sex Research. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 366 pp., $49.95, cloth.
This conference volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human sexuality. Nineteen scholars from fields such as sociology, medicine, anthropology, and psychology contribute articles on four general themes: sexuality through the life cycle, sexual orientation, sexual risk-taking, and adolescent sexuality. Bancroft is professor of psychiatry and director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at IUB.

Beyer, Landon E. The Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change. New York: Peter Lang, 2000, 176 pp., $24.95, paper.
Beyer analyzes challenges to traditional understandings of art and the aesthetic experience, aiming to clarify the dominant traditions of modern aesthetic theory and show how they have affected the role, purpose, and value of the arts. The latter chapters of the book explore possible educational policies and practices that reflect cultural, social, political, economic, and ideological contexts. Behind the volume’s central ideas, Beyer writes, “stands an essentially moral commitment to changing the current role of the arts in mainstream U.S. society and altering the realities of schooling.” Beyer is professor and associate dean for teacher education at IUB.

Braddom, Randall, ed. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2000, 1,450 pp., $179.00, cloth.
More than 120 authors contribute to this updated medical reference text. New information in the edition includes coverage of gait analysis, brain injuries, osteoporosis, and rehabilitation of transplant patients. Nearly 600 illustrations accompany the text. Braddom is associate dean of the IU School of Medicine and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Brandt, Kenneth D. Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Management of Osteoarthritis. 2nd ed. Caddo, Okla.: Professional Communications Inc., 2000, 304 pp., paper.
In his second edition of this handbook for primary care physicians, Brandt continues to offer practical information as he emphasizes recent research advances and improvements in the management of osteoarthritis. The monograph includes a broad discussion of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. Second edition features include a complete discussion of COX-2 inhibitors. Discussions of disease-modifying drugs and surgical options conclude the text. Brandt is also co-editor of Osteoarthritis (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), a comprehensive reference work for clinical rheumatologists. Brandt is head of the rheumatology division at the IU School of Medicine.

Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000, 145 pp., $45.00, paper.
An outgrowth of online tutorials developed by Crews in association with IUPUI’s Copyright Management Center, this reference manual explains copyright fundamentals for information professionals. Succinct chapters describe discrete aspects of copyright law, including several summaries elucidating fair use law. Small sidebars offer supplemental information on recent legislation, cases, and events in the news. Seven appendices accompany the text, including a one-page checklist for assessing fair use. Crews is professor of law, associate professor of library and information science, director of the Copyright Management Center, and associate dean of the faculties at IUPUI.

Davis, Thomas J. The Christmas Quilt. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 2000, 272 pp., $18.99, cloth.
Drawing on stories his father told him around the family table, Davis has “created something that I hope conveys the feeling I get when I listen to him—a heartfelt appreciation for home, family, and land,” he writes in the preface. Davis’s story concerns events in a family’s life in the mountains of north Georgia during six memorable months leading up to Christmas, 1942. Davis is associate professor of religious studies at IUPUI.

Eastman, Susan Tyler, ed. Research in Media Promotion. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., 2000, 365 pp., $40.00, cloth.
In this volume, articles taken from scholarly studies and trade publications focus on program promotion, i.e., marketing efforts designed to recruit or retain viewers or listeners for a particular program, attract the industry (stations, cable networks, syndicators), enhance the brand image of a service or station, or garner support from advertisers or funders. Chapters analyze published research and report original studies on aspects of promotion such as the roles of violence and sexual content, promotion within children’s programming, sports promotion, and program promotion in the online medium. Eastman is professor of telecommunications at IUB.

Fox, Frederick. The Music of Frederick Fox, Vol. 2. New Music from Indiana University, Vol. 3, IUSM-09.
This CD includes four compositions by the founder and first director of the New Music Ensemble at IU—“Impressions,” “Dawnen Grey,” ”Fantasy for Viola and Piano,” and “Devil’s Tramping Ground,” a piece evoking tales of mysteriously flattened pastureland that community leaders would attribute to the work of the devil. (“The reality,” writes Fox in the program notes, “was that young persons and carousing adults would sneak off with a musician or two and dance.”) Fox is professor emeritus of music at IUB.

Freund, Donald. The Music of Don Freund, Vol. 1. New Music from Indiana University, Vol. 4, IUSM-10.
Featuring performances by IU orchestras, the New Music Ensemble, and faculty and student soloists, this CD includes the Madame Bovary ballet suite, “Soft Cells,” “Viola Concerto” (written for IU Professor of Viola Atar Arad), and “Dissolving Music.” The latter track is a rock piece based on W.S. Merwin’s poem “For a Dissolving Music,” featuring “a drumset augmented by vibes, tuned cowbells, and suspended water-filled paint cans.” A composer, conductor, and pianist, Freund is professor of composition at IUB.

Goodman, Victor, and Joseph Stampfli. The Mathematics of Finance: Modeling and Hedging. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000, 300 pp., $83.95, cloth.
This textbook, initially developed for an undergraduate course, explains the process of computing the prices of financial derivatives in terms of underlying equity prices. It describes the basic mathematical tools and techniques used to carry out this process and offers insights into how derivatives are used, as well as the risks associated with creating or trading these assets. Exercises and examples, often using real market data, illustrate the topics. Goodman is professor of mathematics at IUB. Stampfli is a professor emeritus of mathematics at IUB.

Granet, Irving, and Maurice Bluestein. Thermodynamics and Heat Power. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall Inc., 2000, 727 pp. $90.00, cloth.
In this new edition of a widely used engineering textbook, Bluestein has incorporated the following: a DOS-format disk containing steam tables; clarification of units, especially the difference between pound mass and pound force and the use of the correction factor g/c; updated photos of manufacturers’ equipment; new coverage of heat pump operation; and additional heat-transfer problems. Bluestein is associate professor of mechanical engineering technology at IUPUI. Granet died in 1998.

Hawkins, Joan. Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000, 320 pp., $19.95, paper.
Delving into the politics of taste and trash culture, Hawkins considers films that “thrill, frighten, gross out, (or) arouse” and the consumers who view them. Horror shows form a subversive genre, Hawkins argues, blurring the line between high art and low culture; consumers looking for something different are drawn to both high and low ends of the film market. Even as they offend, horror films can offer important challenges to our assumptions about class, taste, and culture. Hawkins is associate professor of communications and culture at IUB.

Heathorn, Stephen. For Home, Country, and Race: Constructing Gender, Class, and Englishness in the Elementary School, 1880–1914. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000, 300 pp., $50.00, cloth.
For English schoolchildren at the turn of the century, “learning to read the alphabet and learning to read the nation went hand-in-glove,” writes Heathorn in this social history. Elementary education in England forged the national identities of working-class children, a process that was “infused with ideas about social roles, political participation, and gender and ethnic differences.” Decoding the nationalist and imperialist subtexts of hundreds of school books, Heathorn argues that early schooling was the “means by which an understanding of the ‘nation’ and one’s ‘place’ within it, as well as one’s place in the world, was first formed.” Heathorn is assistant professor of history at IUPUI.

Houser, Nathan, Jonathan Eller, André De Tienne, Albert Lewis, Cornelis de Waal, D. Bront Davis, Cathy Clark, Leah Cummins, Luise Morton, and Diana Reynolds, eds. Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Vol. 6, 1886–1890. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 656 pp., $49.95, cloth.
Compiled by the editorial staff of IUPUI’s ongoing Peirce Edition Project, Volume 6 contains 47 writings from an unsettled period in the life of American intellectual and philosopher Charles S. Peirce. The selections are taken from the years just after Peirce moved from New York to Milford, Penn., in 1887, a move followed shortly by the death of his mother. Among the writings included are Peirce’s unfinished attempt to draw his philosophical theories into a unified system of thought and lengthy excerpts from his report on gravity, which led to his forced resignation from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Houser is professor of philosophy and director of the Peirce Edition Project. Eller is professor of English and textual editor of the project. De Tienne is assistant professor of philosophy and associate editor of the project. All are at IUPUI.

Kalamaras, George. The Theory and Function of Mangoes. Marshfield, Mass.: Four Way Books, 2000, 96 pp., $13.95, paper.
Selected by poet Michael Burkard as the winner of the Four Way Books 1998 Intro Series in Poetry, Mangoes was inspired by the poet’s months-long stay in India. A longtime practitioner of yogic meditation, Kalamaras’s poems are steeped in the sights, sounds, smells, and senses of Indian culture. This is Kalamaras’s first published collection, although some of the poems have been published previously, including “Mud,” which appeared in Best American Poetry of 1997. Kalamaras is associate professor of English at IPFW.

Kingsley, Robert E. Concise Text of Neuroscience. 2nd ed. Philadelphia and Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999, 696 pp., $43.00, paper.
The goals of this revised edition are the same as those of the first: to provide a practical, concise, and integrated neuroscience text with major emphasis on clinical neurology for first-year medical students. New features include additional figures and improved illustrations, a chapter summary format for quick review of chapters, key term etymologies, an expanded glossary, and a high-resolution, multiplanar MRI brain atlas. Kingsley is associate professor of physiology and biophysics at the IU School of Medicine’s South Bend Center for Medical Education.

Malti-Douglas, Fedwa. The Starr Report Disrobed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000, 188 pp., $16.00, paper.
Far more than a legal document, The Starr Report is an unprecedented “cultural phenomenon” and “textual event,” writes Malti-Douglas in this close analysis of the report’s textual strategies and narrative structures. Dissecting its characters and discourse, Malti-Douglas concludes that The Starr Report is a postmodern—and thoroughly American—text about gender, sex, and power that “discloses more about contemporary America than America would want to reveal.” Malti-Douglas is the Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities at IUB.

Musa, Mark, trans. Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Vol. 3, Purgatory: Italian Text and Verse Translation, and Vol. 4, Commentary. Indiana Masterpiece Editions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 352 pp. and 344 pp., $89.95 (2-vol. set), cloth.
In these middle volumes of his six-volume translation, Musa offers a dual-language edition of Dante’s Purgatory, setting a fresh translation against the original Italian verse. Musa also examines the critical commentary of other Dante scholars as he presents his own interpretations and commentary. Musa is Distinguished Professor emeritus of French and Italian at IUB.

Nixon, Cornelia. Angels Go Naked. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint Press, 2000, 287 pp.,$24.00, cloth.
In this “novel-in-stories,” Nixon follows the lives of Margy, a violinist, and Webster, a microbiologist, as they meet, marry, and struggle to keep loving each other despite some nearly irreconcilable differences, including their dispute over having a child. A New York Times reviewer described the novel as transforming “the ordinary events of Margy and Webster’s daily existence into exquisite dramas.” Nixon received an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize for stories included in this book. Nixon is professor of English at IUB.

Nolan Jr., Val; Ellen Ketterson; and Charles F. Thompson, eds. Current Ornithology. Vol. 15. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000, 326 pp., $145, cloth.
In this fifteenth volume of a series begun in 1983, scholars in various areas of bird research contribute six detailed chapters. The topics include how small birds use environmental cues to survive cold winters, differential migration, birds’ use of grit (fragments of stone, rock, and other substances), the maintenance and restoration of seabird populations, prospecting for breeding sites, and an investigation of edge effects on avian productivity. Nolan is professor emeritus of law and biology at IUB. Ketterson is professor of biology and co-director of the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior at IUB.

Remsberg, Rich. Riders for God: The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000, 265 pp., $34.95 , paper.
In this photodocumentary, Remsberg chronicles the activities of the Unchained Gang, an outreach ministry made up primarily of “former bikers and drug dealers, ex-convicts and recovering addicts,” all of whom have one thing in common—their motorcycles. Through 62 black-and-white images of worship and witnessing, plus detailed interviews with many members of the group, Remsberg explores the affinities between the spirit of these outlaw bikers and Spirit-filled Christianity. Remsberg is a part-time film and photo researcher with WTIU at IUB. He has also been a member of the photo department at the School of Journalism and recently served as visual resources specialist for the IU Digital Library Program.

Sebeok, Thomas A. Life Signs: Essays in Semiotics-I and Culture Signs: Essays in Semiotics-II. Language, Media, & Education Studies series, ed. Marcel Danesi and Leonard G. Sbrocchi. Ottawa and Toronto: Legas, 2000, 169 pp. and 147 pp., paper.
These small volumes bring together essays first published elsewhere in a tribute to Sebeok’s influence on the field of semiotics. In Life Signs, five essays that shaped the field of biosemiotics (communication across species) are included in their original form. In Culture Signs, six essays, also in original form, round out the picture of semiotics and spotlight “the human system of shared semiosis called culture.” Sebeok is Distinguished Professor emeritus of linguistics and semiotics at IUB.

Shupe, Anson; William A. Stacey; and Susan E. Darnell, eds. Bad Pastors: Clergy Misconduct in Modern America. New York: New York University Press, 2000, 256 pp., $18.50, paper.
Clergy malfeasance—”the abuse and exploitation, whether sexual, financial, or authoritative, of religious congregants by their trusted leaders”—is a real but underexplored phenomenon, observe the editors of this volume. Contributors to the volume go behind the headlines to provide a better conceptual definition of clergy malfeasance as a pervasive and persistent problem in our society. The original articles do not focus on individual faiths or case studies, but rather on whether the foundation for clergy malfeasance is inherent in religious organizations themselves. Shupe is professor of sociology and anthropology at IPFW.

Sutton, Susan Buck, ed. Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000, 408 pp., $85.00, cloth.
In this fourth volume in the publication program of the Argolid Exploration Project, contributors’ essays explore the “many ways in which residents of the coastal regions of the southern Argolid peninsula of Greece have attempted to shelter, feed, and advance the situations of their families during the last three centuries.” Ethnographic, geographic, historical, and archaeological methodologies are integrated to yield an image of the southern Argolid as a countryside whose boundaries, character, people, and external connections have been reconfigured time and time again. Sutton is professor of anthropology at IUPUI.

Theobald, Neil D., and Betty Malen, eds. Balancing Local Control and State Responsibility for K–12 Education: 2000 Yearbook of the American Education Finance Association. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye On Education Inc., 2000, 344 pp., $39.95, cloth.
For much of U.S. history, states have delegated executive power and even legislative powers to local school boards. Since 1980, however, there has been shift in power away from local school boards and toward state-level institutions. This yearbook analyzes the evolving balance between state responsibility for funding K–12 education and local autonomy in operating the schools. Part one examines the philosophical, historical, legal, and political forces at work in the shift from local to state initiative; part two looks at the major ideas shaping the policy choices being made. The final part analyzes local control of schools and the impact of changes in the state-local power balance on educational resources. Theobald is associate professor of education at IUB.

Walsh, Andrew D. Religion, Economics, and Public Policy: Ironies, Tragedies, and Absurdities of the Contemporary Culture Wars. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2000, 168 pp., $59.95, cloth.
Walsh takes up the culture wars thesis, which describes a “nearly cosmic battle” between conservative believers and secular Americans. He challenges “the assumption that orthodox religionists identify with laissez faire capitalism while those who have drifted away from traditional religion embrace liberal or Marxist views on political economy.” In the book’s first part, Walsh explores the historical relationships between religious communities and political economy, specifically the role of religious communities in creating, legitimating, and dismantling America’s welfare states. The second part describes the role of religious communities in the public policy debates surrounding health care and welfare reform. Walsh is visiting assistant professor of religious studies at IUPUI.

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