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Volume XXVII Number 1
Fall 2004

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IUB—Indiana University Bloomington
IUPUI—Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
IUE—Indiana University East
IPFW—Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne
IUK—Indiana University Kokomo
IUN—Indiana University Northwest
IUSB—Indiana University South Bend
IUS—Indiana University Southeast

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Adler, Arlene M., and Richard R. Carlton, eds. Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders/Elsevier Science, 2003, 462 pp., paper.

The third edition of this introductory resource text includes related imaging techniques such as sonography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine, with more than 300 photos and drawings illustrating patient-care procedures.

Adler is professor of allied health sciences and director of the radiologic sciences programs at IUN.

Sexual Development in Childhood

Bancroft, John, ed. Sexual Development in Childhood. The Kinsey Institute Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, 502 pp., cloth.

Reflecting on what child and adolescent sexuality is and how it should be studied, this volume--based on papers from a 2001 workshop--contains articles by conference participants and transcriptions of conference discussions. Topics include the historical context of childhood sexuality research, methodological issues in studying childhood sexual experience, normal sexual development, cross-cultural aspects, and the effects of child sexual abuse.

Bancroft is former director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at IUB.

Bose, Purnima. Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2003, 278 pp., cloth.

Through case studies of four types of individualism, Bose analyzes the relationship of individualism and collective agency/resistance in British colonial history from a feminist perspective. Emphasizing the constraints that colonial domination placed upon agency and activism, Bose highlights the complexity of the multiple narratives that constitute British colonial history.

Bose is associate professor of English at IUB.

Carducci, Bernardo. The Shyness Breakthrough. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 2003, 304 pp., paper.

Focusing on shy children and their parents, Carducci stresses that while shyness in children may be biologically based, it is influenced by parents, family dynamics, childhood relationships, and an individual child's feelings. He offers strategies for parents to use in helping their children become "successfully shy," including advice on building social and play skills and finding the right school. A chapter on how shyness can drive teenagers toward rebellious or cynical behavior is also included.

Carducci is professor of psychology and director of the Shyness Research Institute at IUS.

Clegg, Claude. The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004, 344 pp., paper.

Clegg describes the 19th-century emigration of African Americans to Liberia, the West African colony established by the United States and the American Colonization Society as a remedy to slavery. Studying the experiences of more than 2,000 blacks who left North Carolina to live in Liberia, Clegg argues that ultimately, the emigrants constructed a settler society marred by many of the same exclusionary, oppressive characteristics common to modern colonial regimes.

Clegg is associate professor of history and associate dean of graduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at IUB.

Dickey, Stephanie S. Rembrandt: Portraits in Print. OCULI: Studies in the Arts of the Low Countries, 9. Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004, 338 pp., cloth.

This study is devoted to etched portraits completed by Rembrandt between 1633 and 1665. Bringing together contextual evidence such as preparatory studies, inscribed copies, and literary responses, Dickey examines the production and reception of the portraits in 17th-century Dutch society, pointing to the works as both revealing art and bold competition with contemporary trends.

Dickey is associate professor of art history at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI.

Duany, Julia Aker. Making Peace & Nurturing Life: A Memoir of an African Woman About a Journey of Struggle and Hope. Bloomington, Ind.: 1stBooks, 2003, 255 pp., paper.

Sudanese native Julia Duany has lived in the United States since 1984, but in this book, she tells the story of "the Africa that was my world" and the place of women among Nilotic people (people associated with the Nile River). Duany details the culture, community, and kinship that characterized her life in a small African town, including the effects of Sudanese civil war and relocation to America. The final chapters relate Duany's ongoing work to promote peace in her home country.

Duany is a research associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at IUB.

Eakin, Paul John, ed. The Ethics of Life Writing. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004, 228 pp., paper.

In our current era of public display, personal exposure, and constant confession, life histories crowd the bookstore shelves. But what are the ethical issues involved in presenting such revelations? How can life writing do good, and how can it cause harm? Eleven contributors from varied disciplines take on these questions, examining topics such as violations of privacy, "truth," trust and betrayal, and telling counter-stories.

Eakin is Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of English at IUB.

Gaining Access

Feldman, Martha S., Jeannine Bell, and Michele Tracy Berger, eds. Gaining Access: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers. Lanham, M.D.: AltaMira Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, 173 pp., paper.

Despite the importance of gaining "access" in most social sciences research, there has been little sustained treatment of issues related to "getting in," say these co-editors. This volume emphasizes the relational aspects of access with several chapters on the stages of access (from finding informants to exiting) and numerous vignettes about the challenges of gaining access to varied individuals and organizations, from Bosnian ethnic minorities to American sex workers.

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

Fischman, Robert. The National Wildlife Refuges: Coordinating a Conservation System Through Law. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2003, 224 pp., paper.

With more than 500 refuges and thousands of small areas for waterfowl covering more than 96 million acres of public lands, the Refuge System is America's largest collection of lands dedicated to protecting nature. But what basic principles govern refuge management and administration? Fischman examines and explains the laws of public land management, paying particular attention to the 1997 Refuge Improvement Act, a comprehensive revision of federal public land law.

Fischman is professor of law at the IU School of Law--Bloomington.

Grant, Jane A. Community, Democracy, and the Environment: Learning to Share the Future. Lanham, M.D.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2003, 134 pp., paper.

What's become of the common good, particularly when it comes to the environment? Grant explores the impact of greater public discussion and involvement on U.S. environmental programs, policies, and goals, including using a case study of a 30-year debate over the location of a hazardous waste landfill in the Midwest. In a nation intently focused on self-interest, Grant argues, recouping face-to-face interactions, creating a realm of civil ethics, and reinvigorating the public sphere are crucial to protecting our planet.

Grant is associate professor of public and environmental affairs at IPFW.

Greene, Kathryn; Valerian Derlega; Gust Yep; and Sandra Petronio. Privacy and Disclosure of HIV in Interpersonal Relationships: A Sourcebook for Researchers and Practi-tioners. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003, 280 pp., paper.

This book explores the impact of private decisions to disclose or not disclose an HIV-positive diagnosis. Using interviews with HIV patients and their families, the co-authors examine disclosure in a variety of social relationships, from intimate partners to co-workers. Topics include risk prevention messages, the role of disclosure in relationships, the role of ethnicity in health decision making, and how privacy is managed in everyday life.

Petronio is professor of communication studies at IUPUI.

Hall, P.G., M. Hallin, and G.G. Roussas, eds. Madan Lal Puri, Selected Collected Works. Vol. 1, Nonparametric Methods in Statistics and Related Topics; Vol. 2, Probability Theory and Extreme Value Theory; and Vol. 3, Time Series, Fuzzy Analysis and Miscellaneous Topics. Zeist, The Netherlands: Brill/International Science Publishers, 2004, cloth.

Once called "the Michael Jordan of statistics," IUB Professor Emeritus of mathematics Madan Puri is one of the most prolific statisticians in the world. As a tribute to Puri and in an effort to make his vast amount of research more easily accessible to researchers, International Science Publishers has released three volumes of his selected papers on diverse topics in statistics, probability, and mathematics. To honor Puri's collected works and his stature as an international researcher, the IUB College of Arts and Sciences has designated him a Distinguished Research Scholar.

Hansen, William. Handbook of Classical Mythology. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO Inc., 2004, 393 pp., cloth.

Like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, says Hansen, classical mythology comprises not only stories but also a world, with its own geography, history, systems, and rules. This handbook, he says, is a "sort of ethnography of the imaginary." Focusing on myths and heroic legends in the realms of Olympus, the Underworld, and everyday Earth, Hansen provides a coherent overview of the Greek and Roman mythological world, with a timeline of mythic episodes--from the creation of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age--and dictionary entries about key deities, themes, and concepts.

Hansen is professor of folklore and classical studies, co-director of the Program in Mythology Studies, and chair of Department of Classical Studies at IUB.

Hart, Jeffrey. Technology, Television and Competition: The Politics of Digital TV. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 248 pp., cloth.

Hart explores the forces behind major debates over high-definition TV and digital television that occurred between the United States, Western Europe, and Japan from the mid-1980s to 1997. Resistance to digital advances, nationalism, and "digitalism" (the belief in the absolute superiority of digital over analog) combined to create uncertainty, confusion, and division on the part of consumers and producers, according to Hart.

Hart is professor of political science at IUB.

Indiana University Division of Labor Studies/Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council. ULTRA (Union Leadership Training Rebuilding Activism) Field Guide to Union Leadership. Bloomington: Indiana University Division of Labor Studies, 2003, CD-ROM.

This guide consists of a Web site on CD-ROM that offers a curriculum to help union leaders fulfill their obligations upon assuming office. The curriculum provides an overview of the technical requirements for managing a local union.

Jeff Vincent is research director for the Institute for the Study of Labor in Society in the Division of Labor Studies at IUB and the ULTRA project coordinator.

Jazayre, Ruby [Laury Rubin]. Private Lesson Series--Technique, Vols. 1–3. Ruby Jazayre Productions, 2003. Videocassettes.

A performer, instructor, and choreographer of Middle Eastern dance, Jazayre, also known as Laury Rubin, has produced a "video textbook" for beginners that provides a comprehensive breakdown of Middle Eastern dance, including full body warm-up and upper and lower body isolations.

Rubin is associate professor of dance in the Ernestine Raclin School of the Arts at IUSB.

Son-Jara

Johnson, John William, trans. Son-Jara: The Mande Epic, Mandekan/English Edition with Notes and Commentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, 350 pp., cloth.

First published in 1986, the third edition of this volume restores a full social and cultural study of the epic of Son-Jara, who founded Old Mali some 800 years ago. Other new features include the original Maninka text of the epic, an extended bibliography, and a CD containing the complete text of the epic sung in Maninka by the bard Jeli Fa-Digi Sisòkò.

Johnson is associate professor of folklore at IUB.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, and Wolfgang Bielefeld, eds. Charitable Choice: First Results from Three States. Indianapolis: Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at IUPUI, 2003, 175 pp., paper.

This volume evaluates the implementation of the Charitable Choice provisions in the 1996 welfare reform legislation, which encouraged government agencies to work more closely with faith-based organizations to provide social services. Among the study's initial findings are: states vary widely in approaches to implementation; few new faith-based providers have become government contractors so far; states do not have resources to monitor providers for constitutional compliance; and congregational leaders do not have sufficient knowledge to ensure constitutionally appropriate program implementation.

At IUPUI, Kennedy is associate professor and Bielefeld is professor of public and environmental affairs.

Kofas, Jon. Under the Eagle's Claw: Exceptionalism in Postwar U.S.-Greek Relations. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood/Praeger Publishers, 2003, 360 pp., cloth.

Using documentary and historical evidence, Kofas argues that the United States has used Greece as a means of satisfying its own interests since the end of World War II, and that Greece has suffered from having its own domestic and international interests consistently subordinated to America's. Kofas is also author of The Sword of Damocles: U.S. Financial Hegemony in Colombia and Chile (Greenwood/Praeger Publishers, 2002).

Kofas is professor of history at IUK.

Liu, Jennifer Li-chia. Connections I and II: A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004, 368 pp. and 408 pp., paper.

These texts and workbooks provide a complete course designed for students who have finished one year of Chinese. Chapters include vocabulary, mini-dialogues, characters, grammar, and culture notes. The books also make use of stories, songs, riddles, jokes, and news headlines. Liu is also the creator of Chinese in Action (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004), a 2-DVD set with live-action videos that serves as a study resource for students of beginning Chinese.

Liu is associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at IUB.

Apocalypticism

McGinn, Bernard, John J. Collins, and Stephen J. Stein, eds. The Continuum History of Apocalypticism. New York: Continuum, 2003, 672 pp., cloth.

Beliefs about the imminent end of history and the catastrophic events that will ensue are a major element in the three Western monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This history offers a comprehensive treatment of apocalyptic thought in three parts: Part I surveys the ancient roots of apocalypticism; Part II covers the historical development of apocalyptic ideas up to ca. 1800 C.E.; and Part III examines apocalypticism in the modern age, including the contexts of the United States, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Stein is Chancellor's Professor of religious studies at IUB.

McKeag, Douglas. B., ed. Basketball. Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science, 2003, 225 pp., paper.

This sports-specific reference work presents information useful to physicians, trainers, and coaches caring for basketball athletes. Topics addressed include nutritional guidelines, special player groups (e.g. those with diabetes or asthma), injury prevention, psychological issues, and the female athlete.

McKeag is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Center for Sports Medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

Nagle, Betty Rose, trans. The Silvae of Statius. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004, 256 pp., paper.

Nagle offers a complete English translation of the Silvae, poems by first-century writer Publius Papinius Statius that respond to specific events--birthdays, deaths, weddings, departures, returns, etc.--and praise their addressees. Typically considered a minor genre, these "occasional" poems reveal innovative literary features, according to Nagle, such as Statius's descriptions of works of art and architecture. The Silvae open an "unprecedented literary window onto the material culture of the period," she writes.

Nagle is associate professor of classical studies at IUB.

Nisonger, Thomas E. Evaluation of Library Collections, Access and Electronic Resources: A Literature Guide and Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited Inc., 2003, 316 pp., cloth.

A resource for professional librarians who oversee collection management and development, this bibliography covers evaluation of collections in all types of libraries with a focus on works published from 1992 to 2002.

Nisonger is associate professor of library and information science at IUB.

Parnell, Philip C., and Stephanie C. Kane, eds. Crime's Power: Anthropologists and the Ethnography of Crime. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, 310 pp., paper.

Taking the perspective that crime is a social category created as people negotiate and experience social change differently, contributors to this volume consider questions of crime and the expression of power in various contexts, from a Mexican town to metropolitan Manila to the exhibition of paintings by a serial killer.

At IUB, Parnell and Kane are associate professors of criminal justice.

Perry, James L., and Ann Marie Thomson. Civic Service: What Difference Does It Make? Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004, 226 pp., cloth.

Despite our nation's legacy of public service and post-9/11 calls for increased civic involvement, civic service remains poorly understood overall, say this book's co-authors. Their synthesis of research findings about civic service offers a historical overview, a discussion of the current state of civic service research, an examination of more than 100 studies of civic service outcomes, and a discussion of policy implications.

Perry is Chancellor's Professor of public and environmental affairs at IUPUI; Thomson has been an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUB.

Dan Ge Performance

Reed, Daniel B. Dan Ge Performance: Masks and Music in Contemporary Côte d'Ivoire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, 212 pp., paper.

Reed's ethnography focuses on the Dan (people of the Côte d'Ivoire area) and the roles and meanings of Ge in their lives. Ge, once translated as "mask" or "masquerade," is a "multifaceted religious and artistic phenomenon" that is the "musical embodiment of Dan social ideals and beliefs," says Reed. "Ge is at the root of what it means to be Dan." Exploring Ge performance from multiple perspectives, Reed discovers how the complex performance of Ge helps the Dan establish identity in a changing world.

Reed is assistant professor of folklore and ethnomusicology at IUB.

Robinson, Gabrielle. German Settlers of South Bend. Chicago, Ill.: Arcadia Publishing, 2003, 128 pp., paper.

Using church records, letters, newspapers, meeting minutes, and more, Robinson covers the personal stories and history of German immigrants who arrived in the South Bend area in the mid-1800s. The text is illustrated with maps and numerous photographs, many provided by descendants of immigrants.

Robinson is director of international programs and professor of English at IUSB.

Rugman, Alan M., and Gavin Boyd, eds. Alliance Capitalism for the New American Economy. New Horizons in International Business. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003, 247 pp., cloth.

This collection stresses that as the new economy becomes more knowledge-based, its development necessitates active intercorporate cooperation, especially in high-tech sectors. Contributors focus on problems of balance between competition and cooperation, arguing that developing a more cooperative and collegial model of capitalism is imperative.

Rugman is the L. Leslie Waters Chair of International Business in the Kelley School of Business at IUB.

Sadlier, Darlene J. Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Contemporary Film Directors. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003, 180 pp., paper.

Called Latin America's most important living director, Brazilian Nelson Pereira dos Santos has been making films for nearly 50 years. This commentary gives an overview of his films, charting his career and the evolution of his work while also providing film production details and critical discussion.

Sadlier is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.

Schansberg, D. Eric. Turn Neither to the Right Nor to the Left: A Thinking Christian's Guide to Politics and Public Policy. Greenville, S.C.: Alertness Books, 2003, 447 pp., paper.

When, why, and how should Christians advocate government activism? Schansberg aims to provide an answer by establishing "a cogent framework for Christian political practice in 21st century America." Citing incoherent and flawed political philosophies on the Religious Left and the Religious Right, Schansberg considers the costs and benefits of Christian involvement with government, offering his propositions for dealing with social issues and ethical and practical approaches to economic justice.

Schansberg is professor of economics at IUS.

Calumet Beginnings

Schoon, Kenneth J. Calumet Beginnings: Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End of Lake Michigan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, 248 pp., cloth.

A geologist, educator, and lifelong resident of the Calumet area, Schoon describes how the land at the southern tip of Lake Michigan was created, how it has affected human settlements since before Europeans arrived, and how human activity has altered the land's natural features. A final part describes the geology and settlement of each of the cities, towns, and villages of the Calumet area, and an epilogue looks at preserved natural areas.

Schoon is associate dean of the School of Education at IUN.

Stafford, Philip B., ed. Gray Areas: Ethnographic Encounters with Nursing Home Culture. School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series. Santa Fe, N.M. and Oxford: School of American Research Press/James Currey Ltd., 2003, 317 pp., paper.

Just what are nursing homes--homes or medical institutions? Based on nearly three decades of ethnographic research, the papers in this volume examine the nursing home as "contested cultural space." Contributors rely on the voices and words of patients, residents, staff, family, and volunteers to interpret these institutions that exist in a gray area of American culture.

At IUB, Stafford is director of the Center on Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and director of the Evergreen Institute on Elder Environments, Inc.

Torchinsky, Alberto. Real-Variable Methods in Harmonic Analysis. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press Inc., 1986. Reprint, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, Inc., 2004, 466 pp., paper.

An unabridged republication of Torchinsky's 1986 text, this volume explores several topics and ideas in harmonic analysis.

Torchinsky is professor of mathematics and associate vice chancellor for strategic hiring and support at IUB.

Guru of Love

Upadhyay, Samrat. The Guru of Love. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004, 304 pp., paper.

Upadhyay's acclaimed first novel takes place in Kathmandu--not the mystical or mountainous Kathmandu of many Westerners' imagining but "back down Into Thick Air, to the congested, smoggy valley of Kathmandu," says the New York Times in its review of the novel. In this contemporary Kathmandu, the schoolteacher Ramchandra, married to Goma, has an affair with the teenaged Malati. Goma finds out and insists that her husband's mistress and her child come to live with the family. Called "gripping," "ravishingly seductive," and "stunning in its simplicity and emotional resonance" by reviewers, Guru of Love was a finalist for the 2004 Kiriyama Prize in fiction, an award recognizing books that contribute to greater understanding and cooperation among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia. Describing Upadhyay's novel, the Kiriyama Prize Web site calls Guru "a meditation on the complexity of modern life and the difficulty that lies in reconciling the spiritual and the sensual." Guru of Love was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003.

Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Upadhyay is assistant professor of English at IUB.

von der Lohe, Elisabeth. Coronary Heart Disease in Women: Prevention, Diagnosis, Therapy. Secaucus, N.J.: Springer-Verlag, 2003, 209 pp., paper.

Written for clinicians and practitioners, this text explores contemporary issues in women's cardiovascular health, including risk factors for coronary heart disease in women and the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

von der Lohe is associate professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

Wert, Joseph. A Study of Bill Clinton's Presidential Approval Ratings. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003, 182 pp., cloth.

During his two terms, the approval/disapproval ratings of Bill Clinton defied standard models of presidential approval. In this case study of Clinton's presidency, Wert calls into question the usefulness of current models of presidential approval, paying particular attention to what the less-studied phenomenon of public disapproval can tell us.

Wert is assistant professor of political science at IUS.

Wilde, Jerry. Peace in the Halls: Stories and Activities to Manage Anger and Prevent School Violence. Richmond, Ind.: LGR Publishing, 2003, 112 pp., paper.

Written for adolescents, this book aims to teach teens skills to manage the angry emotions that so often precede violence. Stories and scenarios reflecting topics such as bullying, depression, and peer pressure are followed by writing activities and discussion questions.

Wilde is assistant professor of educational psychology at IUE.

Zorn, Christa. Vernon Lee: Aesthetics, History, & the Victorian Female Intellectual. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2003, 213 pp., cloth.

In the so-called "gap" between Victorianism and modernism, recent scholars have identified a trove of female intellectuals and writers. Zorn focuses on Vernon Lee, "today one of the most underread and underrated critics from the period between 1880 and 1920," who published more than 40 books on aesthetic, historical, philosophical, and social issues. Lee's varied work provides important insights into the relationships between gender, genre, history, and power, according to Zorn, and reveals Lee as an influential literary figure.

Zorn is associate professor of English at IUS.