Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

A Child's Life

Volume 25 Number 2
Spring 2003

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IUB—Indiana University Bloomington
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Armstrong, Elizabeth. Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950¯1994. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002, 272 pp., paper.

Armstrong studies how San Francisco's gay identity movement emerged as the New Left declined. She writes, "Analyzing the remarkable growth of the lesbian/gay movement in the late 20th century provides insight into changes in the ways Americans think about identity and how Americans assess the costs and benefits of participating in civic culture."

Armstrong is an assistant professor of sociology at IUB.

Askew, Kelly, and Richard R. Wilk, eds. The Anthropology of Media: A Reader. Malden, Mass., and Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 2002, 416 pp., paper.

These collected essays introduce and explore numerous theoretical and ethnographic issues raised by the analysis of the ways people use and make sense of media technologies.

Wilk is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at IUB.

Banta, Trudy W., et al., eds. Building a Scholarship of Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002, 339 pp., cloth.

Contributors to this volume trace the history of outcomes assessment; consider disciplines that provide underlying theoretical perspectives; describe basic methods, tools, and applications of the methods; and provide a summary of principles of good practice.

Banta is vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at IUPUI.

Beckwith, Christopher, ed. Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages. PIATS: Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2002, 190 pp., cloth.

In these symposium papers, linguists address the development of Tibeto-Burman historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model, arguing that the records of a language from early periods generally preserve features that are lost or obscured in later records. The volume includes articles on Old Zhangzhung, Old Tibetan, Early Classical Newari, Pyu, Old Burmese, Early Meithei, Tibeto-Burman, and Sino-Tibetan.

Beckwith is professor of Central Eurasian studies at IUB.

Belcher, Diane, and Ulla Connor, eds. Reflections on Multiliterate Lives. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 26. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 2001, 211 pp., paper.

In 18 narratives, language educators and academics from various disciplines relate their formative experiences in language learning, recalling jungle treks to reach school and English-language reading in secret as well as the pride of achieving literacy in a second, or third, tongue. An interview with Steven Beering, IUPUI professor of medicine and former president of Purdue University, concludes the collection.

Born and raised in Finland, Connor is professor of English at IUPUI and director of the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication.

Bell, Jeannine. Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime. New York: New York University Press, 2002, 226 pp., cloth.

Two gruesome murders, two black victims, two white killers. One is classified a hate crime, one is not. Why? Bell points to the extraordinary, and largely unrecognized, power of street-level police to classify incidents as particular types of crimes. Bell spent months as a participant-observer of a specialized hate crime unit in a large metropolitan city, with open access to detectives, case files, and records. Her book reveals how law works "on the ground," exploring police approaches to race, the methods and difficulties of hate-crime investigations, the ways in which officers' practices determine legal outcomes, and the influence of other legal actors such as district attorneys. Bell concludes with policy recommendations: increase accountability of street-level officers for their nonenforcement decisions, create incentives for officers to enforce the law, enact hate crime legislation, and establish special bias crime units.

Bell is associate professor of law at the IU School of Law¯Bloomington.

Ben Miled, Zina, Omran Bukhres, et al. BACIIS: Biological And Chemical Information Integration System. 2002.

The creators of this Web tool for managing and accessing life-science data describe it as a "seamless semantic-based integration of multiple, geographically distributed life-science databases."

At IUPUI, Ben Miled is assistant professor of electrical engineering, and Bukhres is professor of computer and information science.

Bucur, Maria. Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002, 298 pp., cloth.

Bucur illuminates how a group of prominent professionals intended to change 20th-century Romanian society through control of the quality and quantity of the human species. In particular, she looks at the impact of eugenics discourse beyond the scientific community, the influence of that discourse in shaping national identity, and the consequences of eugenic reforms that were put into practice.

Bucur is John W. Hill Assistant Professor of history at IUB.

Cameron, Ann. Sidekicks in American Literature. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002., 204 pp., cloth.

What is the role of the companion in American literature? Cameron examines novels from the 18th and 19th centuries in which sidekicks transform into mentors and even into demonic characters bent on harm. She considers the various functions the sidekick fulfills and observes that the development of the sidekick figure roughly parallels concerns with the nature of authority during the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Cameron is associate professor of English at IUK.

Chermak, Steven M. Searching for a Demon: The Media Construction of the Militia Movement. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002, 288 pp., paper.

Chermak examines the media's "demonization" of militia groups following the Oklahoma City bombing, contending that coverage in news media, editorial cartoons, films, and TV transformed an overlooked movement into a symbol of domestic terrorism and ignited a panic over the "militia menace." Drawing on interviews conducted at gun shows, Chermak compares media depictions of militia life with firsthand accounts from militia members. In a conclusion, he discusses parallels between coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and the Al-Qaeda terrorist network following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Chermak is associate professor of criminal justice at IUB.

Clark, Mark Ross. Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera: A Guide to Singer-getics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 176 pp., paper.

Through exercises, lessons, and "meet the artist" interviews, this guidebook explores how body awareness and movement, dramatization, and vocal performance can make an opera singer's performance synergetic, or "singer-getic." Three sections offer information on characterization, performance anxiety, and more. Appendices focus on postural alignment, define terms for the stage manager, and list exercises to prepare for fainting, falling, and fighting on stage.

Clark is associate professor of music and opera production and stage director at IUB.

Cherry, Conrad, Betty A. DeBerg, and Amanda Porterfield. Religion on Campus: What Religion Really Means to Today's Undergraduates. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001, 328 pp., cloth.

Case studies of four anonymous colleges and universities offer close inspections of religion in the lives of today's American undergraduates in this work by three historians of religion. Using ethnographic methods, the co-authors report on the religious ethos of campuses and religious practice among undergraduates, students' attitudes toward religion, and approaches to the study of religion in the classroom. Contrary to theories that American higher education has undergone a thorough secularization, they conclude that religion on college campuses remains vital and pluralistic.

Cherry is Distinguished Professor emeritus of religion at IUPUI.

Bloomington Past and Present

Counts, Will, James H. Madison, and Scott Russell Sanders. Bloomington Past and Present. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 128 pages, cloth.

Three longtime IU professors chronicle and celebrate their hometown in this word-and-picture portrait of Bloomington, Ind. Madison contributes an historical essay following Bloomington from its pioneer roots to its 21st-century wrangling with questions of growth. Sanders's literary essay takes readers on a tour of the varied treasures that keep him, and others, devoted to the town. A photographic essay featuring 56 black-and-white and 34 color photos, many by Counts, concludes the book. Counts was a professor in the IU School of Journalism for 32 years before his death in 2001.

Madison is Thomas Milton Miller and Kathryn Owens Miller Professor of History at IUB, and Sanders is IUB Distinguished Professor of English.

Dirié, Gerardo. Waiting for the Sound. Retamas Music Editions, 2002, CD.

The words and sounds of Spain, Mexico, and elsewhere interweave in "electroacoustic" compositions by Latin American composer Dirié. "The gestures in my music," he writes in the CD's notes, "have given me exhilarating experiences of grasping something beautiful and fleeting."

Dirié is assistant professor of music and assistant director of the Latin American Music Center at IUB.

Febres, Eleodoro J. Gritos Heráldicos de Sobrevivencia/Heraldic Cries of Survival. Translated by Joseph Chaney and Eleodoro J. Febres. Peru: Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa Press, 2001, 219 pp., paper.

The fundamental meaning of this bilingual collection, according to its prologue, is "that of transcendency, of going beyond physical reality and our own fantasy" to another space "which is the true one, despite its elusiveness." Febres' poetry, the prologue continues, "is a long reflection on existence, in almost every aspect that concerns man's life."

At IUSB, Febres is associate professor of Spanish, and Chaney is associate professor of English.

Gibson, David M., and Robert A. Harris. Metabolic Regulation in Mammals. London and New York: Taylor & Francis, 2002, 240 pp., cloth.

This introductory text on animal metabolism provides an overview of the principal control mechanisms that regulate metabolic conversions in cells and tissues of mammals. Details of metabolic pathways are presented for each body system with accompanying charts.

At IUPUI, Gibson is Showalter Professor of Biochemistry. Harris is Distinguished Professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Gibson, Gloria, and Daniel B. Reed, in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Technologies Laboratory, Indiana University. Music and Culture in West Africa: The Straus Expedition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 2 CD-ROM set.

This set is based on recordings from a 1934 research expedition that collected and documented the music of 21 ethnic groups in then-French and British colonial West Africa. The CDs also include photographs and silent film footage from the expedition as well as contemporary media presentations and research regarding ethnomusicology.

Gibson is associate vice chancellor of multicultural affairs and associate professor of folklore at IUB.

Gibson, Robert L., and Marianne H. Mitchell. Introduction to Counseling and Guidance. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill-Prentice Hall, 2003, 575 pp., cloth.

This text covers the historical development of the counseling profession; the activities, roles, and functions of counselors in various settings; counseling techniques; multicultural considerations in counseling; organizing counseling programs; the impact of technology; and legal and ethical guidelines.

Gibson and Mitchell are both professors of education at IUB.

Goss, David A., and Roger W. West. Introduction to the Optics of the Eye. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002, 242 pp., paper.

Offering current information on methods used to measure the eye and its images, this book covers topics such as geometrical and physical optics, the retinal image, ocular biometry and accommodation, and the development, measurement, and management of refractive errors.

Goss is professor of optometry at IUB.

Grant, Edward. God & Reason in the Middle Ages. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 398 pp., paper.

Although the Middle Ages is not known as an age of reason, Grant argues that reason was widely evident in the medieval university environment. He describes how reason, related to revelation and faith, emerged as a challenge to authority and notes the elements that allowed European society to institutionalize and perpetuate reason. "The idea, and the habit, of applying reason to resolve innumerable questions," writes Grant, "is a gift from the Latin Middle Ages to the modern world."

Grant is Distinguished Professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at IUB.

Hamilton, Sharon J., ed. Writing in the Arts, Sciences, and Professional Schools at IUPUI. Indianapolis: IUPUI Office of Campus Writing and Office of Professional Development, 2002, 290 pp., paper.

Written "by faculty for faculty," this collection covers different capacities of writing, conventions of writing in different academic and professional schools, strategies for integrating writing into curricula, and ideas for helping students write more effectively.

Hamilton is Chancellor's Professor of English and director of the Campus Writing Program at IUPUI, and co-director of IU's Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching.

Herlinger, Hans, Dean D.T. Maglinte, and Bernard A. Birnbaum, eds. Clinical Imaging of the Small Intestine. 2d ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2001, 575 pp., paper.

Extensively revised, this volume is a practical clinical guide and reference textbook concerning small bowel radiology. The second edition covers advances in imaging techniques such as MRI and computer tomography. More than 1,000 X-rays illustrate the text.

Maglinte is professor of radiology at the IU School of Medicine.

Hinds, Leonard. Narrative Transformations from L'AstrÉe to Le Berger Extravagant. Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures, vol. 24. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2002, 203 pp., cloth.

Hinds considers the relationship between romance and antiromance and the transition between the romance and 17th-century French fiction. He studies various literary conventions and themes shared by the two novels in the book's title, including echoing verse, the transformation of quotations, transvestism, and the figure of the tomb and the motif of death.

Hinds is assistant professor of French and Italian at IUB.

Hock, Janet, ed. Osteoporosis. Vol. 17, No. 1 of Endocrine, edited by P. Michael Conn. Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press, 2002, 75 pp., paper.

This overview addresses bone architecture and the biomechanics of the failing skeleton in osteo- porosis; medical assessment and intervention in at-risk populations other than postmenopausal women; leveraging knowledge of drug actions in bone to provide new targets for therapy; and how genetics studies may facilitate more effective therapies.

Hock is professor of periodontics in the IU School of Dentistry and professor of anatomy and cell biology in the IU School of Medicine.

Hronek, Bruce B., and John O. Spengler. Legal Liability in Recreation and Sports. 2d ed. Champaign, Ill.: Sagamore Publishing, 2002, 335 pp., paper.

The co-authors intend to help individuals and organizations prevent accidents and property loss from occurring and counteract excessive legal claims. They focus on identification, evaluation, and management of risk while discussing general areas of law such as personnel risk, park management, playgrounds, and aquatics liability.

Hronek has also co-produced Great Lakes Park Training Institute, 2002, CD, with Kelli Market. Hronek is director of the Recreation Resources Policy Study at IUB.

Huber, Brad R., and Alan R. Sandstrom, eds. Mesoamerican Healers. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001, 403 pp., paper.

This collection of medical anthropology essays surveys indigenous healers from Mexico and Guatemala. Two chapters examine how healers' roles have changed over time. Eight chapters compare contemporary healers‚shamans, spiritualists, midwives, bonesetters, physicians, nurses, and social workers. Sandstrom has also co-edited, with James Dow, Holy Saints and Fiery Preachers: The Anthropology of Protestantism in Mexico and Central America (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001, 298 pp., cloth).

Sandstrom is professor of anthropology at IPFW.

Nelson, Randy J., Gregory E. Demas, Sabra L. Klein, Lance J. Kriegsfeld. Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Immune Function, & Disease. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 291 pp., cloth.

Seasonal animal behaviors such as breeding are well documented. Seasonal patterns of illness and death are far less studied, however, and seasonal changes in immune function are rarely considered in clinical treatment. The co-authors of this book describe an emerging hypothesis that individuals have evolved mechanisms to resist seasonally recurrent stressors‚such as food shortages or low temperatures‚that can compromise immune function. Understanding the role of immunity in seasonal changes, they argue, may influence the development of treatments for infections.

Demas is assistant professor of biology at IUB.

IUPUI University Library and The Indianapolis Museum of Art Community Project. Indiana University, 2001, CD.

A library/museum collaboration, The Community Project offered public and private schools and libraries free access to art online. This CD gives an overview of the program, numerous links to resources, and detailed information on workshops, presentations, and best practices gleaned from the project. Links to two special digital projects‚Hoosier Artists and WPA Murals in Indiana‚are also included. The project's Web site can be viewed at

Sonja Staum-Kuniej, associate librarian at the Herron School of Art, served as project director.

Stone Age Points

Justice, Noel D. Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of California and the Great Basin and Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Southwestern United States. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 560 pp. and 452 pp., cloth.

These encyclopedic reference guides help those interested in the history and prehistory of the American Indian identify ancient spear and arrow point types. Justice organizes types into clusters based on similar shape and other characteristics. He also discusses who made the projectile points and where they may be found. Both volumes contain color plates as well as numerous figures and maps.

Justice is assistant director and curator of collections at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at IUB.

Keiser, Marilyn, Ciompi Quartet, and Don Eagle. Studies in Relief: Music for Organ, Strings, and Trumpet. South Bend, Ind.: Pro Organo/Zarex Corp., 2002, CD.

Keiser, a concert organist, performs classical and contemporary music with Duke University's Ciompi Quartet and Don Eagle. Selections include the works of Handel, Mozart, and Langlais.

Keiser is Chancellor's Professor of music at IUB.

Kinney, Eleanor DeArman. Protecting American Health Care Consumers. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002, 277 pp., cloth.

Kinney's work addresses procedural protections for American consumers of health-care services. Kinney argues that current legal methods for identifying and resolving consumer concerns are incomprehensible and inaccessible to many, especially the uninsured. True protection and procedural reform, she observes, requires better integration of policymaking and adjudication. "It is distributive justice that ultimately protects the interests of individuals and prevents or alleviates many of their concerns about health care," she writes.

Kinney is co-director of The Center for Law and Health and Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law at IUPUI.

Stealing Lives

Marcano Guevara, Arturo J., and David P. Fidler. Stealing Lives: The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of Alexis Quiroz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 272 pp., cloth.

Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez, and a host of other Latin baseball stars . . . Some call this a Golden Age of Latin American players, but Marcano Guevara, a Venezuelan legal adviser, and Fidler see it differently. In Stealing Lives, they chronicle discrimination and racism Latin players have faced making their way into the major leagues in the 20th century. The first part of the book analyzes Major League Baseball's efforts to globalize baseball by creating and tapping lucrative new markets in other countries and the MLB's "rapacity" in pursuing and recruiting underage Latin children. The book's second half recounts the experiences of Quiroz, a Venezuelan teen who signed with the Cubs in 1995. It is "a story about mistreatment, exploitation, and disrespect," write the co-authors. Stealing Lives concludes with proposals for reform, including the institution of an international draft, the creation of a MLB code of conduct, and the creation of a union to protect the interests of Latin American minor league players.

Fidler is professor of law at the IU School of Law‚Bloomington.

McConnell, William J., and Emilio Moran, eds. Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration. Land Use and Cover Change Report Series No. 5. [Bloomington, Ind.]: Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change, 2001, 56 pp., paper.

This report from an international workshop has four sections: a brief rationale for harmonizing land use and land cover classification schemes with a review of fundamental concepts, a report on progress made in harmonizing land cover research, a review of remaining challenges, and conclusions and recommendations.

At IUB, William McConnell is an assistant scientist, and Moran is Rudy Professor of anthropology and director of the Anthropological Center for Training in Global and Environmental Change.

Meyerowitz, Joanne. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002, 400 pp., cloth.

In this social/cultural history, Meyerowitz tracks the impact of transsexuality on American concepts of sex, gender, and sexuality. An Atlantic Monthly review says Meyerowitz "convincingly shows that our coming to view 'biological sex'‚the physical markers of femininity and masculinity‚as malleable rather than immutable constituted one of the most profound moral, social, legal, and medical changes in 20th-century America."

Meyerowitz is professor of history at IUB.

Mitchell, C. Thomas. User-Responsive Design: Reducing the Risk of Failure. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2002, 208 pp., cloth.

Intended for architects and designers, this book provides professionals with tools to assess user needs and set design goals, ensure that user requirements are guiding the design process, and evaluate whether changing user needs have been accounted for once a design is complete.

Mitchell is associate professor of apparel merchandising and interior design at IUB.

Murtha, Thomas, Stefanie Lenway, and Jeffrey Hart. Managing New Industry Creation: Global Knowledge Formation and Entrepreneurship in High Technology. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2001, 269 pp., cloth.

Using the emergence of the global high-volume flat-panel display industry as their central example, the co-authors argue that newly emerging knowledge-based industries require new ways of thinking about competition, defined by continuity, learning, and speed. They offer leadership principles applicable to managing global industries as well as a basic history and analysis of the FPD industry.

Hart is professor of political science at IUB.

Newton, Roger. Quantum Physics: A Text for Graduate Students. New York: Springer Verlag, 2002, 411 pp., cloth.

This text is designed to teach graduate students in physics the underlying ideas of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory and their mathematical formulations as well as the basic problem-solving techniques of the discipline.

Newton is Distinguished Professor emeritus of physics at IUB.

Matters of Life and Death

Orentlicher, David. Matters of Life and Death: Making Moral Theory Work in Medical Ethics and the Law. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001, 234 pp., paper.

Orentlicher argues that in questions of medical ethics, insufficient attention is given to moral concerns that influence the translation of moral principles and values into practice. He identifies three paradigmatic methods for taking into account moral concerns and discusses the role of these methods in resolving life-and-death issues.

Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and co-director of the Center for Law and Health at IUPUI.

Perrucci, Robert, and Earl Wysong. The New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream? 2d ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, 358 pp., paper.

In this new edition, Perrucci and Wysong continue to hold that powerful multinational companies legitimate inequality and are polarizing the United States into a two-class nation. The second edition includes extensive new analyses of the ways in which gender and racial inequalities are linked to class.

Wysong is professor of sociology at IUK.

Reardon, Dennis. Plays by Dennis Reardon. New York: Broadway Play Publishing Inc., 2001, 227 pp., paper.

This collection includes three full-length plays: Steeple Jack, a play about rural existence that won a National Play Award from the National Repertory Theater Foundation; The Peer Panel, a meditation on the future of American theater; and The Misad-ventures of Cynthia M., whose genesis, Reardon writes, "concerned a young mother who dropped off her child at the sitter's, left to commit a felony, and returned to pick up her baby."

Reardon is associate professor of theatre and drama at IUB.

Rhoades, Rodney, and Richard Pflanzer. Human Physiology. 4th ed. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Thomson-Brooks/Cole, 2003, 999 pp., cloth.

The new edition of this text expands its basic science coverage and takes homeostasis as its theme. Revisions include the addition of case histories, significant new art, and various features designed to develop critical thinking skills.

Rhoades is professor and chair of cellular and integrative physiology at the IU School of Medicine; Pflanzer is associate professor of cellular and integrative physiology at the School of Medicine and associate professor of biology at IUPUI.

Rodak, Bernadette, ed. Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications. 2d ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2002, 864 pp., cloth.

Rodak and 32 contributors provide a complete hematology/hemostasis course for clinical laboratory science students. A new chapter on molecular diagnostics and a completely revised section on hemostasis and thrombosis have been added. Full-color micrographs and new line drawings illustrate the text.

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

Rothe, Carl. Cardiovascular Interactions. 2002. CD.

Designed for medical and graduate students, this interactive tutorial‚in CD format and available on the Web at‚demonstrates interactions between heart functions and peripheral circulation. The learning package includes a five-compartment mathematical model reflecting basic control of the cardiovascular system, an interactive hypertext lab book based on the model, and an extensive information file containing key concepts and figures, with links to the lab book.

Rothe is professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics at the IU School of Medicine.

Royce, Anya. The Anthropology of Dance. Hampshire, U.K.: Dance Books Ltd., 2002, 238 pp., paper.

First published in 1977, Royce's general introduction to dance anthropology has been reprinted with a new introduction. The book explores the various meanings that dance and human movement have had for different peoples and analyzes historical, comparative, and symbolic perspectives used by anthropologists to study dance. Royce has also co-edited (with Robert V. Kemper) Chronicling Cultures: Long-term Field Research in Anthropology, Walnut Creek, Calif.: Altamira/Rowman & Littlefield, 2002, 354 pp., paper.

Royce is Chancellor's Professor of comparative literature and anthropology at IUB.

Schrempp, Gregory, and William Hansen, eds. Myth: A New Symposium. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 304 pp., cloth.

With the 1965 text Myth: A Symposium as its reference point, this collection offers a new assessment of the state of myth study, emphasizing close historical and ethnographic approaches and methods. Examples are drawn from Native American, classical, medieval, and modern sources.

At IUB, Schrempp is associate professor of folklore and ethnomusicology, and Hansen is professor and chair of classical studies and professor of folklore.

Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie, and Bernd J. Fischer, eds. Albanian Identities: Myth and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 256 pp., paper.

In this collection, contributors deconstruct the role of myth in the history and development of Albania. The essays illuminate the ways in which Albanian myths have served to justify and direct violence, buttress political power, and foster internal cohesion.

Fischer is professor of history at IPFW.

Book of Splendor

Sherwood, Frances. The Book of Splendor. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2002, 348 pp., cloth.

Set in 1601 in Prague, this historical fantasy recounts the strange tyranny of an increasingly mad Emperor Rudolph II and the unlikely love story of an outcast Jewish seamstress and a golem—a giant fashioned and brought to life by the famous Rabbi Loew to protect the Jewish community from persecution. Reviews have called Sherwood's blend of historical and fictional characters fascinating, provocative, and delightful. A New York Times reviewer writes: "Sherwood is the rare writer whose work goes far beyond what we think of as historical novels. Instead of history's retrospective certainty—this is how it was—Sherwood projects her readers back into a place where everything is still to be discovered."

Sherwood is professor of English at IUSB.

Shore, Steven N. The Tapestry of Modern Astrophysics. Indianapolis and New York: Wiley Publishing, 2002, 861 pp., cloth.

Shore combines qualitative discussion and analytical treatments in this comprehensive introduction to modern astrophysics for advanced students. He emphasizes the physical basis of astrophysical phenomena as he covers topics such as statistical mechanics of stellar systems and the Milky Way as a galaxy, with attention to the connection between locally observed phenomena and broader properties of extragalactic systems, active galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.

Shore is professor of physics at IUSB.

Sneddon, Elizabeth. Speech Training for You! 3rd ed, edited and revised by Murray McGibbon. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2001, 178 pp, paper.

"Speech lies at the basis of all civilization," says the introduction to this volume intended for students who want to learn to speak better and use their voices more effectively. The third edition offers exercises in relaxation and breath control as well as numerous literary readings providing practice in a wide range of speech sounds.

McGibbon is assistant professor of theatre and drama at IUB.

Sperber, Murray. Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football, with an updated preface. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993, 2002, 634 pp., paper.

In a new edition of this thorough history of Notre Dame football, Sperber observes that in the fiercely competitive and increasingly professionalized world of today's college football, Notre Dame will likely never return to the mythical era of Knute Rockne. "Nonetheless," he adds, "the future of the University of Notre Dame is secure. . . . It will continue to provide one of the best undergraduate educations in the United States. Frankly, that is a greater achievement."

Sperber is professor of English and American Studies at IUB.

Stempel, Guido H., David H. Weaver, and G. Cleveland Wilhoit, eds. Mass Communication Research and Theory. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2003, 440 pp., cloth.

A broad introduction to mass communications research methods, this volume's opening chapters emphasize applications of mass communication research in advertising, public relations, broadcast journalism, and print journalism. Remaining chapters describe various research tools and techniques including content analysis, and historical and legal research.

At IUB, Weaver is Roy W. Howard Professor of journalism, and Wilhoit is professor of journalism and associate director of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney. The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the Classical Arabic Ode. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 408 pp., paper.

In this study of the relationship of poetry to political authority, Stetkevych argues that the classic Arabic qasida (ode), a celebratory poem dedicated to a patron or ruler, had an active role in the ritual exchanges, negotiations, and creation of myth and ideology in the Arabo-Islamic court. She translates and analyzes praise poems to pre-Islamic kings, poetry in praise of the Prophet Muhammed, and odes to Arabo-Islamic rulers.

Stetkevych is professor of Arabic literature at IUB.

Thackeray, Frank W., and John E. Findling, eds. Events that Changed Great Britain Since 1689. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002, 217 pp., cloth.

The first of two volumes, this book describes and evaluates important events in Great Britain between 1689 and the present. Specialists contribute interpretive essays on 10 events, including the Napoleonic Wars, the movements for Irish Independence and women's suffrage, and the Thatcher era. Editors' introductions to the essays provide factual, chronological information.

Findling is professor of history at IUS.

Torp, Linda, and Sara Sage. Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for K¯16 Education. 2d ed. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002, 130 pp., paper.

The co-authors of this guide cover the background, theory, and application of problem-based learning‚in which learning emerges from a problem's investigation and resolution. The new edition includes an in-depth look at assessment of what students have learned from PBL.

Sage is assistant professor of education at IUSB.

Volkovà, Bronislava. Vstup do Svetla/Entering Light and Promeny/Transformations. Prague and Bloomington, Ind.: Explorer Editions, 2002 and 2001, 133 pp., and 182 pp., both paper.

Author of eight books of Czech poetry, Volkovà has written two Czech/English bilingual collections. In the introduction to Transformations, she reflects on the challenges of translating poetry and creating her work bilingually. The Transformations collection, she writes, is about "the liberation of the human 'I,' helping it realize that it is free . . . and has the strength to recreate reality."

Volkovà is professor of Slavic languages and literatures at IUB.


Weaver, Mary Jo. Cloister and Community: Life Within a Carmelite Monastery. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 128 pp., cloth.

As Weaver walked the halls of the Carmelite monastery in Indianapolis, what began as a short architectural history expanded to become the full story of the women who have lived in the community and the beliefs that have shaped them. Linking spiritual developments with architectural developments in the building, Weaver traces the evolution of the monastery from its modest start to the present day when the sisters maintain, a Web site they developed to share their spirituality with the world.

Weaver is professor of religious studies at IUB.

Zipes, Douglas, and Michel Haissaguerre. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. 2d ed. Armonk, N.Y.: Futura Publishing Co., 2001, 464 pp. cloth.

The second edition of this reference for physicians brings together specialists who offer new information on the source of cardiac arrhythmias and the techniques of catheter ablation. The volume has numerous figures, including color examples of relevant imaging techniques. Zipes is also co-author of the sixth edition of Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Philadelphia: Elsevier Science/Saunders, 2001, 2,400 pages, cloth.

Zipes is Distinguished Professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine.