Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

25th Anniversary

Volume XXV Number 1
Fall 2002

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Appleman, Philip, ed. Darwin: A Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001, 696 pp., $16.88, paper.

This expanded edition of an anthology first published in 1970 includes more of Darwin's work plus excerpts from recent works about Darwin's legacy from writers such as Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Edward O. Wilson, and Noretta Koertge. Appleman provides intellectual context in a new introduction.

Appleman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English. He lives in New York.

Assensoh, A.B., and Yvette Alex-Assensoh. African Military History and Politics: Coups and Ideological Incursions, 1900-Present. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001, 284 pp., $21.95, paper.

Africa's former colonial powers, including Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, trained their armed forces to be politically nonpartisan. In contemporary Africa, armed forces have become so politicized that many countries are ruled or have been ruled by military dictators through coups d'etat. In this book, the co-authors trace the historical and political evolution of Africa's military rule, especially the unending military incursions into politics.

A.B. Assensoh is professor of Afro-American studies at IUB; Yvette Alex-Assensoh is IUB professor of political science.

Austin, David. Glossary of Recreation Therapy and Occupational Therapy. State College, Penn.: Venture Publishing Inc., 2001, 79 pp., $14.95, paper.

A study guide for students and a reference book for practitioners, this glossary defines nearly 1,000 terms, from AA to moral therapy to yoga. A separate listing identifies hundreds of acronyms and abbreviations common to the recreational and occupational therapy fields.

Austin is professor of recreation and park administration at IUB.

Bondanella, Peter. The Films of Frederico Fellni. Cambridge Film Classics series. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 205 pp., $21.00, paper.

Through close analysis of five Fellini films--La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord, and Interview--this study examines the career of one of Italy's most renowned filmmakers. Providing an overview of Fellini's early career as a cartoonist and scriptwriter, Bondanella traces the development of Fellini's cinematic vision, emphasizing the director's interest in fantasy, the irrational, and individualism.

Bondanella is Distinguished Professor of French and Italian and film studies at IUB.

Brazis, Paul W., Joseph C. Masdeu, and Jose Biller. Localization in Clinical Neurology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001, 608 pp., $139.00, cloth.

The fourth edition of this clinicians' handbook includes updated information on discoveries brought about by functional neuroimaging and other technologies. A new chapter on the principles of localization, with an introduction to the localization of processes affecting the motor system, sensory system, and gait, is also included. Biller and his colleague Jorge Asconape, professor of neurology at the IU School of Medicine, are also co-editors of the Spanish-language text Tratado de Neurologia Clincia (Buenos Aires: Editorial Medica Panamericana, 2002).

Biller is chairman of the Department of Neurology in the IU School of Medicine.

Breithaupt, Fritz. Jenseits der Bilder: Goethes Politik der Wahrnehmung. Freiburg: Rombach Verlag, 2000, 221 pp., EUR 34.77.

Treating Goethe's theoretical and philosophical concerns seriously rather than as "naïve," Breithaupt advances the argument that Goethe's theoretical, scientific, and philosophical insights must be taken into account to fully understand his poetic works.

Breithaupt is assistant professor of Germanic studies at IUB.

Brown, Mary Ellen. William Motherwell's Cultural Politics. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001, 265 pp., $39.95, cloth.

In this biography and ethnography, Brown considers Scots poet and journalist William Motherwell in his various roles, from antiquarian and ballad collector to bachelor about town. Choice magazine says the book "provides a new kind of insight into not only the man but also his milieu--Glasgow and Paisley in the waning years of the Romantic movement." Brown is also editor of The Bedesman and the Hodbearer: The Epistolary Friendship of Francis James Child and William Walker (Aberdeen: Elphinstone Institute/Aberdeen University Press, 2001).

Brown is professor of folklore and women's studies and director of the Institute for Advanced Study at IUB.

Sylvia's Bells.

Buckley, W.K. Sylvia's Bells. Concord, Calif.: Small Poetry Press, 2002, 17 pp.

"Sleep with a memory/and you are left with it/like the odor of burnt wood" begins the title poem in this chapbook, Buckley's sixth. Preceded by brief phrases from the works of Sylvia Plath, many of the poems reflect on Plath's life and death and themes from her writing. "Today we have her black flowers/And humor," begins the final poem, "Her smoke on a page."

Buckley is professor of English at IUN.

Bucur, Maria, and Nancy M. Wingfield, eds. Staging the Past: The Politics of Commemoration in Habsburg Central Europe, 1848 to the Present. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2001, 337 pp., $23.95, paper.

Contributors to this volume analyze how nationalism is translated from ideology into shared cultural practice and how local commemorations of national events sometimes clash with the official celebrations.

Bucur is assistant professor of history at IUB.

Bucy, Eric, ed. Living in the Information Age: A New Media Reader. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002, 352 pp., $34.95, paper.

Intended as a supplement for undergraduate courses, this reader explores the impact of new technologies on the media. The articles examine conceptual and practical aspects of media and society--including digital copyright controversies, file-sharing, and privacy and surveillance concerns--while also considering how media industries are being transformed through digital convergence and corporate concentration.

Bucy is assistant professor of telecommunications at IUB.

Buzzelli, Cary A., and Bill Johnston. The Moral Dimensions of Teaching: Language, Power, and Culture in Classroom Interaction. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2002, 173 pp., $22.95, paper.

Using classroom transcripts, the co-authors of this book argue that many classroom interactions carry unrecognized moral meaning. They focus on the themes of language or classroom discourse, power and authority, and culture, stressing that the moral dimensions of teaching are inevitably complex and ambiguous. The book concludes with a reflection on how moral sensibilities might be cultivated in the context of formal teacher education programs.

Buzzelli is associate professor of education at IUB. Johnston is assistant professor of applied linguistics and director of the Polish Studies Center at IUB.

Cambridge, Barbara L., ed. Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education, 2001, 229 pp., $34.50, paper.

As tools for assessment, documentation, and learning, portfolios have become widely used in higher education. This volume explores the addition of electronic technologies to the portfolio concept. The contributors examine rationales for creating electronic portfolios and the features they may have as well as examples from, and cautions about, current practices.

Cambridge is professor of English and associate dean of the faculties at IUPUI and vice president of the American Association for Higher Education.

Cellini, Benvenuto. My Life, trans. Julia Bondanella and Peter Bondanella. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 472 pp., $10.95, paper.

A renowned sculptor whose works include the statue of Perseus with the head of the Medusa, Cellini's life was as vivid as his creations. Among his patrons, he numbered popes, kings, and members of the Medici family. This new translation of his 16th-century autobiography examines in detail the central event in Cellini's narrative, the casting of the statue of Perseus.

Julia Bondanella is assistant chairman for programs at the NEH. Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Professor of French and Italian and film studies at IUB.

Conde, Juan Carlos, and Marta Haro, eds. Fernando de Rojas' La Celestina. Madrid: Editorial Castalia (Castalia Didactica, 55), 2001.

One of the central texts of the Spanish literary canon, the 15th-century La Celestina portrays the passion and deadly end of Calisto and Melibea, and Celestina's role in making the relationship possible. This edition, for students, offers annotation of the text, a brief anthology of the critical literature on La Celestina, a bibliography, and guidelines for how to approach the text.

Conde is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.

Cournoyer, Barry R., and Mary J. Stanley, eds. The Social Work Portfolio: Planning, Assessing, and Documenting Lifelong Learning in a Dynamic Profession. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole/Thomson Learning, 2002, 134 pp., $38.95 , paper.

This handbook emphasizes self-directed, lifelong learning for social work professionals and encourages readers to begin the process of self-assessment as students. It offers step-by-step advice and numerous exercises aimed at helping students prepare portfolio documents that reflect learning and ongoing growth. Cournoyer is professor of social work at IUPUI.

Stanley is associate dean of the IUPUI University Library.

Cronin, Blaise, and Helen Barsky Atkins, eds. The Web of Knowledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield. ASIS Monograph Series. Medford, N.J.: Information Today Inc., 2000, 565 pp., $45.00, cloth.

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information, is known as the father of citation indexing, particularly the Science Citation Index. This book relates the history of Garfield's citation indexing idea, its commercialization, and its diffusion internationally. More than 35 scholars contribute to the volume.

Cronin is Rudy Professor of Information Science at IUB and dean of the School of Library and Information Science.

Crossley, John C., Lynn M. Jamieson, and Russell E. Brayley. Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism: An Entrepreneurial Approach. 4th ed. Champaign, Ill.: Sagamore Publishing, 2001, 558 pp., $48.95, paper.

In the new edition of this introductory text, the co-authors focus on tourism as a separate part of the commercial recreation industry. They also recognize the expanded role of government agencies in providing commercialized public recreation and tourism. Part three offers new references to specific industry trends.

Jamieson is associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Park Administration at IUB.

Davis, James F., and Paul Kirk. Lecture Notes in Algebraic Topology. Vol. 35, Graduate Studies in Mathematics. Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, 2001, 367 pp., $55.00, cloth.

This textbook provides algebraic tools the geometric topologist needs and concentrates on areas of algebraic topology that are geometrically motivated. It covers homotopy theory groups and spectral sequences, homology with local coefficients, and obstruction theory.

Davis and Kirk are professors of mathematics at IUB.

Legend and Belief.

Dégh, Linda. Legend and Belief. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 498 pp., $49.95, cloth.

This descriptive and analytic study looks closely at the legends of our time--specifically stories about extraordinary or supernatural events. Dégh has gathered tales from many sources, including conversations, news media, talk-show transcripts, and movies. In our technological, urban/industrial world, Dégh says, stories of the monstrous, gory, and spooky reveal "attempts that people make to escape--to survive on planet Earth or beyond--by finding irrational solutions or by rationalizing the irrational."

Dégh is Distinguished Professor Emerita of folklore at IUB.

Eastman, Susan Tyler, and Douglas A. Ferguson, eds. Broadcast/Cable/Web Programming: Strategies and Practices. 6th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002, 480 pp., $84.95, cloth.

The sixth edition of this text on strategic approaches to media programming includes new material on online video and audio programming, international syndication, and wireless and satellite distribution. All chapters now close with a section on future industry trends and audience behaviors and are followed by lists of Web sources for reference and further research. Eastman and Ferguson are also co-editors, with Robert A. Klein, of Promotion and Marketing for Broadcasting, Cable, and the Web, 4th ed. (Woburn, Mass.: Focal Press/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002).

Eastman is professor of telecommunications at IUB.

Eckerman, Nancy Pippen. Indiana in the Civil War: Doctors, Hospitals, and Medical Care. The Civil War History series. Chicago, Ill.: Arcadia Publishing, 2001, 128 pp., $19.99, paper.

Using nearly 200 historical photographs, Eckerman provides a visual history of Indiana's medical personnel, facilities, and aid societies during the Civil War. Detailed captions offer insights into the methods and mechanics of providing care to diseased and wounded Hoosiers.

Eckerman is associate librarian of special collections at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine.

Eddins, David A., Diane Kewley-Port, and Paul E. Kehle. Mathematics and Physics for Speech and Hearing: A Problem Based Approach. CD-ROM. EKK-MATH, 1997-2001.

By linking abstract concepts in mathematics and physics to issues in the speech and hearing sciences, this courseware helps students learn the mathematical foundations of speech and hearing processes in context. Five modules incorporate associated readings, interactive multimedia demonstrations, problem sets, Excel®-based projects, and other resources.

Kewley-Port is professor of speech and hearing sciences at IUB.

Flint, Amy Seely, and Mary Riordan-Karlsson. Buried Treasures in the Classroom: Using Hidden Influences to Enhance Literacy Teaching and Learning. Kids InSight series. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 2001, 180 pp., $19.95, paper.

Using their observations of third- and fourth-grade students, the co-authors examine how teachers and students create learning communities in the classroom. They focus on three hidden influences on students: stance (orientation toward texts and tasks); social position (how peers perceive each other in the learning community); and interpretive authority (how teachers and students judge the viability and validity of responses shared).

Flint is assistant professor of education at IUB.

Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals.

Foster, Kathleen A., Nanette Esseck Brewer, and Margaret Contompasis. Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals. Bloomington: Indiana University Art Museum/Indiana University Press, 2000, 200 pp., $29.95, paper.

Depicting the history of the Hoosier state from the time of the Mound Builders to the age of basketball and the Indianapolis 500, Thomas Hart Benton's murals have been permanently displayed at IUB since 1941. This full-scale treatment of the history, method, and significance of the murals includes essays on the murals' installation, the visual narrative that Benton created, the artist's method, and the conservation of the murals carried out in the late 1990s.

At the IU Art Museum in Bloomington, Foster is curator of 19th- and 20th-century art, Brewer is Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of works on paper, and Contompasis is painting conservator.

Franklin Jr., James L. Pompeis Difficile Est: Studies in the Political Life of Imperial Pompeii. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001, 240 pp., $60.00, cloth.

Franklin studies written inscriptions, campaign posters, labels, and graffiti to illuminate the difficult factions of political life in ancient Pompeii. Maintaining that proper analysis must include considerations of why writing was produced in the locations it was produced, he traces the major political alliances of the times and examines the men and their families who were prominent in different imperial periods.

Franklin is professor of classical studies at IUB.

Fredland, Richard A. Understanding Africa: A Political Economy Perspective. Chicago, Ill.: Burnham Inc., Publishers, 2001, 268 pp., $23.95, paper.

"Africa is a fascinating, complex, and infuriating place," writes Fredland in the introduction to this overview of the African continent intended for the general reader. Emphasizing the nature of the international capitalist system and the internal social structure, Fredland provides context for grasping Africa's history, politics, modernization, and development.

Fredland is professor emeritus of political science at IUPUI.

Friedman, Daniel P., Mitchell Wand, and Christopher T. Haynes. Essentials of Programming Languages. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2001, 408 pp., $55.00, cloth.

In this analytic study, the co-authors cover the essential concepts of computer programming languages, using programs called interpreters as their primary vehicle for expressing the meaning of programming language elements. Topics covered include the foundations of studying and describing the behavior of programming languages; type declarations, basic concepts of object-oriented languages, abstract classes, abstract methods, and casting; and continuation-passing style.

At IUB, Friedman is professor of computer science, and Haynes is associate professor of computer science.

Galgut, Peter N., Sherie A. Dowsett, and Michael J. Kowolik. Periodontics: Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies. London: Martin Dunitz/Thieme, 2001, 240 pp., $89.95, cloth.

This clinical text reviews current concepts of periodontal diseases, including biology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical techniques. The co-authors stress the need for a broadened conceptual framework in considering disease prevention and treatment, emphasizing the role of genetics in susceptibility to periodontal diseases. The text contains more than 230 color photographs and line drawings.

At the IU School of Dentistry, Dowsett is a research associate in the Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs, and Kowolik is professor and director of graduate periodontics research.

Ariadne's Thread:

Hansen, William. Ariadne's Thread: A Guide to International Tales Found in Classical Literature. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002, 563 pp., $45.00, cloth.

Combining the disciplines of classics and folklore, Hansen presents nearly 100 oral narratives gleaned from ancient Greek and Latin literature. With epics, tragedies, comedies, lyric poems, traveler's reports, and more as sources, this volume connects particular tales and motifs--such as Cinderella, the Frog King, and the Shepherd Who Cried Wolf--to ancient classical stories. Hansen notes the forms and similarities of each tale and comments on the historical and cultural contexts that shaped them.

Hansen is professor and chair of classical studies at IUB.

Jensen, H. James. Rational Irrationality: The Art of Teaching Composition. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2002, 218 pp., $34.00, paper.

Jensen's text presents principles and how they work in the successful teaching of composition. He considers grading, the importance of choosing the right writing topics, the viability of distance learning, writing mechanics, and classroom discussion. Substantial appendices offer samples of actual assignments for courses of varying lengths, examples of mechanics and usage problems, and unedited student essays.

Jensen is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at IUB.

Johnson, Catherine, Betsy Stirratt, and John Bancroft, eds. Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 168 pp., $29.95, cloth.

The relationship of sexuality and humor is a recurrent theme in the collections at IU's Kinsey Institute, where the holdings include silly greeting cards, "naughty" objects, erotic comic books, cartoons, jokes, and toys. In this volume, four essays dealing with various aspects of sex and humor--including feminist views and the function of the dirty joke--precede 42 duotone images of humorous sexual imagery. The goal of the book, writes Johnson, is to "serve as a catalyst for further discussion about the nature of humor and its relationship to human sexual behavior and expression."

At The Kinsey Institute at IUB, Johnson is curator of art, artifacts, and photography, and Bancroft is director. Stirratt is director of the School of Fine Arts Gallery at IUB.

Knoebel, Suzanne. It Takes One to Know One: A Health Care Novel. Zionsville, Ind.: Guild Press of Indiana Inc., 2001, 143 pp., $22.95, cloth.

When Dr. Ed Roth's young asthmatic patient nearly dies because an HMO refuses to allow the treatment the doctor recommends, Roth and others set out on a plan to fight back against cost-directed medicine, indifferent or corrupt insurance companies, and medical associations. Old friends Meg and Betsy get into the act in this novel of intrigue as they take over the International Medical Association of America to showcase their crusade to reform health care in the nation.

Knoebel is Herman C. and Ellnora D. Krannert Professor Emeritus of medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

Larson, Gerald James, ed. Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 362 pp., $22.95, paper.

This collection of essays examines religiously determined personal law--law concerning matters such as marriage, divorce, legitimacy, and inheritance--in India, where a uniform civil code has yet to be instituted. Contributors look at the relationship between religion and law in India, whether a secular state is possible or even desirable in South Asia, the possibilities and problems with a uniform civil code or personal law reforms, and the significance of religion and personal law in modern India in the global context.

Larson is Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian Cultures and Civilization and director of the India Studies program at IUB.

Lipkowitz, Kenny B., and Donald B. Boyd, eds. Reviews in Computational Chemistry. Vol. 16. New York: Wiley-VCH, 2000, 342 pp., $135.00, cloth.

Volume 16 of this ongoing series contains four chapters describing computational chemistry tools that are useful for molecular design and other research applications. Tutorials and reviews cover methods for designing compound libraries for combinatorial chemistry and high throughput screening, the workings of artificial neural networks and their use in chemistry, force-field methods for modeling materials and designing new substances, and free energy perturbation methods of usefulness in ligand design.

At IUPUI, Lipkowitz is associate director for chemical informatics and professor of chemistry, and Boyd is research professor of chemistry.

Madison, James H. A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001, 204 pp., $24.95, cloth.

"This is a book about America's struggles to understand racism, its greatest tragedy and mystery," writes Madison in his introduction. Using a horrific 1930 lynching in Marion, Ind., as a "proverbial two-by-four to the head," Madison directs readers' attention to the lines of color that still slice through American culture. The book's first half covers the history of lynching in the United States and in the Midwest, sketching in detail the community of Grant County and Madison, Ind., and the African Americans who lived there. Latter chapters present the aftermath of the 1930 lynching and the stories of Flossie Bailey, who fought for racial equality, and James Cameron, a black youth who narrowly escaped the 1930 lynch noose. Cameron's mantra of "forgive but not forget" echoes the book's second focus on memories--how they are made, strengthened, suppressed, changed, and revived over time.

Madison is Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of history at IUB.

Malti-Douglas, Fedwa. Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001, 245 pp., $19.95, paper.

Malti-Douglas analyzes the spiritual sagas of three born-again Muslim women, offering a "voyage through women's spirituality in a transnational Islamic revival." The conversion narratives of the three women--one from Egypt, one from Morocco, and a third in Belgium--testify not only to the power of the Islamic revival, says Malti-Douglas, but also "to a shared female spiritual experience that transcends linguistic and geographical boundaries."

Malti-Douglas is Martha C. Kraft Professor of humanities and professor of comparative literature and women's studies at IUB.

Marler, Linda M., Jean A. Siders, and Stephan D. Allen. Direct Smear Atlas: A Monograph of Gram-Stained Preparations of Clinical Specimens. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001, 320 pp., $45.95, spiral-bound.

A reference manual and educational tool, this atlas includes more than 250 color photomicrographs taken from stained preparations of actual clinical specimens. Microorganisms pictured range from the common to the rare and are arranged by specimen site (blood, respiratory, etc.). Descriptive legends accompany the images.

Marler is associate professor of pathology, laboratory medicine, and medical technology at the IU School of Medicine.

Martin, E. Wainwright, Carol V. Brown, Daniel W. DeHayes, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, and William C. Perkins. Managing Information Technology. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002, 761 pp., $97.00, cloth.

The fourth edition of this text for advanced business management students continues to focus on how to effectively manage information technology within organizations. New to this edition are a chapter on IT project management and a completely revised chapter on e-commerce applications. New real-world case studies have also been added.

At IU's Kelley School of Business, Martin is professor emeritus of business administration; Brown is associate professor of information systems; DeHayes is professor of business administration; and Perkins is professor of decision sciences and information systems.

McCormick, John. Environmental Policy in the European Union. The European Union Series, eds. Neill Nugent, William E. Paterson, and Vincent Wright. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2001, 330 pp, $22.95, paper.

A broad overview and assessment of the European Union's environmental policy successes and failures, this book aims to answer two questions: how and by whom is environmental policy made in the EU, and with what effects? McCormick examines the nature of EU environmental policy, explains and analyzes its underlying motives and principles, and offers case studies of EU actions in several areas (e.g. air and water quality) to assess policy impact and implications.

McCormick is associate professor of political science at IUPUI.

Newman, Paul, and Martha Ratliff, eds. Linguistic Fieldwork. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 288 pp., $25.00, paper.

This collection of essays is intended to "give a realistic picture of the complex and involved business of describing language as it is used by actual speakers in natural settings," write the co-editors. Experienced fieldworkers contribute original essays that consider the role of native speakers in linguistic fieldwork, whether it is worthwhile to learn to speak the language under study, the importance of flexibility and openness in fieldwork, the balance between fieldwork's difficulties and pleasures, and ethical concerns. Newman is also the author of the dictionary/reference work The Hausa Language: An Encyclopedic Grammar (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000).

Newman is Distinguished Professor of anthropology at IUB.

Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe.

Newman, William R., and Anthony Grafton, eds. Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe. Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology, ed. Jed Buchwald. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2001, 443 pp., $50.00, cloth.

In this volume, historians aim to "help dispel the myopic stereotypes that have come to dominate the historical study of the occult sciences." Early modern astrology was hardly considered superstitious, observe the co-editors; rather, it was one of the sets of intellectual tools Renaissance thinkers used for solving problems. And alchemy was not an occult pursuit, but was considered a part of natural philosophy, related to medicine. The volume's topics include the astrological thinking of Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, a history of the Rosicrucians, and a critique of the historiography of alchemy.

Newman is professor of history and philosophy of science at IUB.

Nord, David Paul. Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001, 360 pp., $29.95, cloth.

"Communities are built, maintained, and wrecked in communication," writes Nord, and print journalism, he observes, has been one of the most potent forms of communication in efforts to build communities. Considering how newspapers have intersected with religion, politics, and urban life, Nord approaches the history of American journalism from two angles: Part 1 focuses on the producers, institutions, and content of journalism, going back to the beginnings of English settlement in America. Part 2 focuses on readers, how they use and respond to printed communication.

Nord is professor of journalism at IUB.

Odom, Samuel L., ed. Widening the Circle: Including Children with Disabilities in Preschool Programs. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002, 224 pp., $20.95, paper.

Using data gleaned from a five-year early childhood research project, contributors to this volume examine the varying factors that shape and influence preschool inclusion, from individual definitions of inclusion to social policy. The contributors also offer suggestions for modifying activities and teaching strategies.

Odom is Otting Professor of special education at IUB.

Palomba, Catherine, and Trudy W. Banta, eds. Assessing Student Competence in Accredited Disciplines: Pioneering Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Publishing, 2001, 320 pp., $37.50, cloth.

This volume tells stories of assessment in disciplines subject to accreditation. Initial chapters define assessment, explore its historical and political contexts, and offer strategies for successful assessments of student competence. Middle chapters offer case studies of the implementation and practice of assessment in eight different disciplines such as teacher education, nursing, business, engineering, and the visual arts. The editors conclude that faculty in professional fields have become campus leaders in assessment, due in part to the influence of accreditors from specialized disciplines.

Banta is vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement and professor of higher education at IUPUI.

Petrucci, Ralph H., William S. Harwood, and F. Geoffrey Herring, eds. General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002, 1,249 pp., $119.33, cloth.

In the new edition of this textbook for two-semester or three-quarter general chemistry courses, the editors have increased coverage of organic compounds, the use of SI units and the kinetic-molecular theory of gases, wave mechanics, crystal structures, and a general method for equilibrium calculations. Extensive problems and exercises accompany the text, as does a full complement of interactive media for students and instructors, including CD-ROMs and a companion Web site.

Harwood is associate professor of education at IUB.

Pilch, Jerzy. His Current Woman, trans. Bill Johnston. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2002, 132 pp., $15.95, paper.

Pawel Kohoutek's "current woman" comes to his house, where he lives with his grandparents, parents, wife, and child. Kohoutek hides her in the attic of the family's abandoned slaughterhouse and tries to prevent his wife and relatives from finding out his mistress has taken up residence. So begins this farcical novel by Polish writer Jerry Pilch, his first novel to be tranlsated into English. "There are many rhapsodic moments of great poetry, especially as the novel progresses to its balanced and probably just conclusion," says a Publisher's Weekly review. "Pilch, who writes eloquent and witty prose beautifully rendered into English by Johnston's translation, brings his confused characters' interior lives to the fore in great, flowing, humorous monologues."

Johnston is assistant professor of applied linguistics and director of the Polish Studies Center at IUB.

A Printmaker's Odyssey.

Pozzatti, Rudy. A Printmaker's Odyssey. Bloomington: Indiana University Art Museum/IU Press, 2002, 112 pp., $22.95, paper.

This catalog accompanies a retrospective exhibition tracing the long career of printmaker Rudy Pozzatti. Guest curator Norman A. Geske contributes the central essay on Pozzatti's life and work; the introduction is by Pegram Harrison. Nan Brewer, Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator at IU, prepared the entries and an extensive chronology and bibliography of Pozzatti's honors, publications, commissions, and exhibitions. More than 90 black-and-white photos and color plates are included.

Pozzatti is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of fine arts at IUB.

Rasch, William. Niklas Luhmann's Modernity: The Paradoxes of Differentiation. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000, 248 pp., $19.95, paper.

This collection of essays introduces the thought of German social theorist Niklas Luhmann to American audiences, examining the nature and structure of modernity as Luhmann envisioned it. "For Luhmann," writes Rasch, "modernity is the precondition of all our deliberations, the 'structure' within which our 'semantics' makes sense, even as we think we celebrate (or mourn) its passing." The book concludes with two interviews conducted with Luhmann.

Rasch is associate professor of Germanic studies and holds the Henry Remak Professorship at IUB.

Robel, Lauren, and Elisabeth Zoller. Les etats des Noirs: Federalisme et question raciale aux Etats-Unis. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2000, 120pp., EUR 12, paper.

In the United States, this book argues, the question of race and federalism are two faces of the same coin. Federalism has nurtured forms of racism through individual states' rights. Conversely, racial discrimination encountered by African-Americans can disappear only by respecting the principles of federalism and the power of the central government. This work, in French, considers this paradox in chapters on such topics as federalism and slavery in the Constitution of 1787, federalism and emancipation after the War of Secession, and the dismantling of the separate but equal doctrine.

Robel is Val Nolan Professor of law and acting dean of the Law School at IUB.

Rodak, Bernadette. Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsivier Science/W.B. Saunders Co., 2002, 864 pp., $74.95, cloth.

The new edition of this text explores key aspects of hematology from normal hematopoiesis through diseases of erythroid, myeloid, lymphoid, and megakaryocytic origin. New information on molecular diagnostics and a revised section on hemostasis and thrombosis are included, as well as case studies and chapter summaries.

Rodak is assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and associate professor of medical technology at the IU School of Medicine.

Rubington, Earl, and Martin S. Weinberg, eds. Deviance: The Interactionist Perspective. 8th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2002, 452 pp., $42.00, paper.

This new edition includes 12 new readings that illustrate or employ the interactionist approach to the sociology of deviance by focusing on social processes--how people label one another as deviant (e.g. ex-con, thief, call girl, junkie, derelict), how they relate to one another on the basis of these labels, and the consequences.

Weinberg is professor of sociology at IUB.

Rudy, John G. Emerson and Zen Buddhism. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002, 294 pp., $89.95, cloth.

Reading Emerson's major essays in the spirit of the Rinzai and Soto schools of Zen Buddhism, Rudy examines the parallels between Emerson's "spiritual emptiness" and Zen Buddhism's "enlightenment." If Zen provides a useful context for understanding Emersonian spirituality, Rudy proposes, Emerson in turn offers a means by which Eastern meditative practice may be apprehended by Western readers.

Rudy is professor of English at IUK.

Rugman, Alan. The End of Globalization: Why Global Strategy is a Myth & How to Profit from the Realities of Regional Markets. New York: AMACOM, 2001, 238 pp., $32.95, cloth.

Rugman argues that globalization is a simplistic myth. The correct focus of globalization, he says, is on the investments, activities, and operations of multinational enterprises (MNE's) that operate in the "triad markets" of North America, the European Union, and Japan. According to Rugman, MNE's are neither globally monolithic nor excessively powerful politically, but are competing for market share and profits at a regional level. "Think regional, act local," he writes, "forget global." Rugman is also co-editor, with Thomas L. Brewer, of The Oxford Handbook of International Business (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

At IU's Kelley School of Business, Rugman is L. Leslie Waters Chair in international business.

Schreiber, Rita Sara, and Phyllis Noerager Stern, eds. Using Grounded Theory in Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Co. Inc., 2001, 254 pp., $42.95, cloth.

This methodology book raises questions about the philosophical underpinnings of grounded theory--a qualitative and inductive approach to collecting research data--and how these underpinnings influence nursingand health-related research. The book won an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2001.

Stern is professor of nursing in the School of Nursing at IUPUI.

Sebeok, Thomas A., Global Semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 264 pp., $44.95, cloth.

In this study published shortly before his death, Sebeok--a pioneer in the study of signs and symbols--reflects on important reconfigurements in semiotics fields over the last several decades. His discussion of semiotics' evolution includes biosemiotics, semiotics as a bridge between the humanities and natural sciences, nonverbal communication, cat and horse behavior, and women in semiotics.

Sebeok was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of linguistics and semiotics and professor emeritus of anthropology, folklore, and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.

Sernau, Scott. Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a New Century. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press, 2001, 310 pp., $43.95, paper.

Using everyday examples, this text for undergraduate courses invites students to exercise their imaginations as they study the structures of stratification and social inequality. Part I explores historical and global debates about social inequality; Part II uses the example of the meat-processing industry to explore the entwinement of race, class, and gender. The book's final section looks at the challenges inequality poses to mobility, education, and social action. Sernau is also author of Bound: Living in the Globalized World (Bloomfield, Conn.: Kumarian Press, Inc., 2000).

Sernau is associate professor of sociology at IUSB.

Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling.

Staunton, Maura. Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, 163 pp., $15.95, paper.

Winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, this collection of 10 short stories provides glimpses of Gertrude Stein playing Ping-Pong with a G.I., a famous contemporary writer giving a haircut in a California bar, and Katherine Mansfield struggling to write her final stories in Montana, Switzerland. In other stories, a girl with a clown phobia falls in love with Joujou the clown, two sisters interrogate each other about different versions of a party that changed their lives, and a landlady tries to reconstruct the life of a Sicilian immigrant whose ashes she finds in a trailer. Staunton is also author of Glacier Wine (Pittsburgh, Penn.: Carnegie Mellon Press, 2001), her fifth collection of poetry.

Staunton is professor of English at IUB.

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, Barbara Sayad, and William Yarber. Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2002, 720 pp., $60.00, paper.

This introduction to human sexuality integrates ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual orientation differences and similarities. The text takes a psychosocial approach, but also treats the biological, anthropological, and historical aspects of human sexuality. New to this edition is up-to-date information on STDs and HIV education provided by Yarber.

Yarber is professor of applied health science at IUB.

Trotter, Mary. Ireland's National Theaters: Political Performance and the Origins of the Irish Dramatic Movement. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2001, 207 pp., $19.95, paper.

Trotter investigates how, in the early 20th century, nationalist groups contributed to the establishment of both Ireland's dramatic aesthetic and its national identity, using theater as a tool. Each chapter analyzes a particular theatrical representation of Irish nationhood such as the Queen's Royal Theatre and the Abbey Theatre.

Trotter is assistant professor of English at IUPUI.

Valdman, Albert, Cathy Pons, Mary Ellen Scullen, and Sarah Jourdain. Chez nous: Branche sur le monde francophone. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002, 576 pp., $89.35, cloth.

The second edition of this introductory French textbook encompasses the language and culture of metropolitan France as well as the French-speaking world. It emphasizes spoken language and uses a variety of authentic literary texts to convey cultural context and develop language skills. Expanded ancillary materials for this edition include an updated video program, an interactive CD-ROM, and a Web site.

Valdman is Rudy Professor of French and Italian and of linguistics at IUB.

Weiner, Marc A. Antisemitische Fantasien Die Musikdramen Richard Wagners. Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 2000, 478 pp., EUR 35, cloth.

An expanded German translation of Weiner's Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination (1995), this book addresses a pressing debate in cultural history: how does anti-Semitism figure into the works of Richard Wagner? Weiner asserts that anti-Semitism is a crucial and pervasive feature of Wagner's works. According to opera critic Barry Millington, Weiner's book "gathers the evidence more meticulously and comprehensively than any has done before and is essential reading."

Weiner is professor of Germanic studies at IUB.