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Sojourner Truth Library congratulates all of the SUNY New Paltz faculty on their major published works. From books to documentary films we say thank you and keep them coming. Here are some of the more recent faculty published works from the last 3 years.

2015 Faculty author: Mariah Adin
The Brooklyn thrill-kill gang and the great comic book scare of the 1950s
Authors: Mariah Adin.
Publisher: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC Santa Barbara, California
After ongoing months of daily headlines about gang shootouts, stomp-killings, and millions of dollars worth of vandalism, by the summer of 1954, America had had enough of juvenile delinquency. It was in this environment that 18-year-old Jack Koslow and the other three teenage members of the Brooklyn Thrill Killers committed their heinous crimes and achieved notoriety. The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s exposes the underbelly of America s mid-century, the terrible price of assimilation, the uncomfortable bedfellows of comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the dystopia already in bloom amongst American youth well before the 1960s. Readers will be engrossed and horrified by the tale of the Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang whose shocking, front-page story could easily have been copy-pasted from today s online news sites. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: David Appelbaum
In his voice : Maurice Blanchot s affair with the neuter
Authors: David Appelbaum.
Publisher: State University of New York Press Albany
In His Voice considers the idea of the neuter in Maurice Blanchot s work, and seeks to work out through an exercise of literary impersonation, or ventriloquism, how and why Blanchot relied on this form. Neither active nor passive, the neuter expresses a kind of third voice beyond the command of the author, one that speaks paradoxically of what lies outside of speaking but nonetheless exerts an irrepressible influence on thought. The neuter is exilic, messianic, and fragmentary. Since it cannot be directly accounted for, Blanchot uses a number of indirect approaches--notably, myth--to announce the key elements of his view. Orpheus, Odysseus, and principally Narcissus figure his conception and elaborate the operation of giving voice. Through a distillation of Blanchot s narrative and critical texts--focusing on the late works, The Step Not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster--and through an emphasis on performance, In His Voice enacts the event of writing in search of how authors inscriptive reality appears in the world. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Lorin Basden Arnold
Taking the village online : mothers, motherhood, and social media
Authors: edited by Lorin Basden Arnold and BettyAnn Martin.
Publisher: Demeter Press Bradford, Ontario
The rise of social media has changed how we understand and enact relationships across our lives, including motherhood. The meanings and practices of mothering have been significantly impacted by the availability of online mother groups Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as internet resources intended to enhance and inform maternal experience and self-concept ex. pinterest, YouTube . The village that now contributes to the mothering experience has grown exponentially, granting mothers access to interactional partners and knowledge never before available. This volume of works explores the impact of social media forms on our cultural understandings of motherhood and the ways that we communicate about the experience and practice of mothering.
2015 Faculty author: Brett Barry
Afloat and afoot
Authors: John Burroughs.
Publisher: Silver Hollow Audio [Chichester]
Afloat and Afoot is a celebration of John Burroughs, a Catskills native famous for his writings on the natural world that surrounds us all. This first-ever audio edition of his work includes a recounting of Burroughs impromptu voyage down the Pepacton now an important water source for New York City , and a recollection of his expedition to the top of Slide Mountain, the region s highest peak. Burroughs words are given new life by narrators Brett Barry and Rolland Smith; and his essays are followed by conversations with Burroughs experts Diane Galusha and Bill Birns. Listen to Burroughs, then hear why his work is as relevant now as it was in his time. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Daniel Belasco
On the street and in the studio : photographs donated by Howard Greenberg
Authors: edited by Daniel Belasco.
Publisher: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art New Paltz, New York
The history of photography concerns its materiality as much as its imagery. The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz is firmly engaged with this history of reinvention. Nearly half of the collection came to the museum from a single source: photography specialist and dealer Howard Greenberg. On the Street and in the Studio documents the enormous contribution made by Greenberg in building a collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photography at the Dorsky Museum. The catalogue includes an essay by curator Daniel Belasco that surveys the strengths and characteristics of the collection. An interview with Howard Greenberg sheds light on how he collects photographs and chooses to present them to institutions. The portfolio section features images of both the photographic images and reverse sides of nineteen prints in the collection by Eugène Atget, Berenice Abbott, James Van Der Zee, Margaret Bourke-White, and others, revealing how there is as much relevant information on the back as on the picture itself, an insight made available for students and the general public. -- SUNY press
2016 Faculty authors: Daniel Belasco & Sara Pasti
2016 Faculty authors: Daniel Belasco & Sara Pasti
The floating world : holograms by Rudie Berkhout
Authors: Daniel Belasco, exhibition curator ; with contributions by Rudie Berkhout, Martina Mrongovius, Sara J. Pasti.
Publisher: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art New Paltz, New York
The first-ever catalogue dedicated to light artist and holographer Rudie Berkhout, The Floating World focuses on the transmission holograms Berkhout made from 1978 to 1989, a peak period of his creativity and professional recognition. In a transmission hologram, a rear-mounted light shines on a glass plate to illuminate a three-dimensional image. Curator Daniel Belasco situates Berkhout in the art and culture of his day, from the mass-produced holograms on the cover of National Geographic to the other artists working at the intersection of technology and audience participation. Holography scholar Martina Mrongovius provides a detailed account of the technology and craft in Berkhout s working process. Additional catalogue components include reprints of two important artist statements, multiple illustrations of exhibited art works, bibliography, and detailed exhibition history. Berkhout envisioned his abstract holograms as the marriage of science, art, and philosophy. -- SUNY Press
2016 Faculty author: Gerald Benjamin
New Yorks broken constitution : the governance crisis and the path to renewed greatness
Authors: edited by Peter J. Galie, Christopher Bopst, and Gerald Benjamin.
Publisher: State University of New York Press Albany
On its face, New York State s constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are inoperative, and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive misunderstanding of the realities of state government. The essays in this book seek to clarify the realities by bringing attention to the gaps between what the constitution says and how the state is actually governed, and they provide a disquieting picture of the state of the state s constitution. Among the topics addressed are state debt and budgeting practices, legislative redistricting, local government, gambling, conservation, and the process of amending the constitution... The chapters explain the constitutional provisions in question, including the reasons for their constitutional status; how they have been used and interpreted; and the extent of the gaps between the constitutional provisions and practice. Various proposals for reform are also examined. -- Back cover.
2016 Faculty author: Larry Carr
Threnodies : poems in remembrance
Authors: by Laurence Carr.
Publisher: Codhill Press New Paltz, New York
Threnodies is a collection of poetry and prose poems that takes the reader on a journey through time and place. Some pieces conjure up distant memories; others reflect our shared experience. Along the way, visits are made to Madame Curie, Charlie Parker, Scheherazade, Madame Bovary, Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin, and God, among others, in this series of rest stops for the eternal traveler.
2015 Faculty author: Kerry Dean Carso
American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature.
Authors: Kerry Dean Carso
Publisher: University of wales Press
This book analyses the influence of British Gothic novels and historical romances on American art and architecture in the Romantic era.
2016 Faculty author: Dennis Doherty
Black Irish
Authors: Dennis Doherty.
Publisher: Codhill Press New Paltz, NY
Often in narrative mode and spilled in blank verse, these poems examine both personal history and shifting parameters of social codes of conduct, the tension between the public and private life. They yearn to love and celebrate human connection, but remain aware of the sometimes tenuous, even dangerous, vagaries of perception, understanding, and motive.
2015 Faculty author: David Elstein
Democracy in contemporary Confucian philosophy
Authors: David Elstein
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group New York
This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China and Taiwan, describing their political thought and how they connect their thought to Confucian tradition, and critiques their political proposals and views. It illustrates how Confucianism has transformed in modern times, the divergent understandings of Confucianism today, and how contemporary Chinese philosophers understand democracy, as well as their criticisms of Western political thought. -- Provided by publisher.
2015 Faculty author: Andy Evans
Discovering the western past : a look at the evidence
Authors: Merry E. Wiesner, Andrew D. Evans, William Bruce Wheeler, Julius R. Ruff
Publisher: Cengage Learning Stamford, CT
Includes The Problem, Sources and Method, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue and Evaluation sections in each chapter. This title emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data, with actual documents and artifacts from which students develop answers to historical questions-and learn to think like historians.
2015 Faculty author: Donna Flayhan
Public Relations Campaigns 101: Traditional and Social Media Campaign Strategies in a Liberal Arts Context
Authors: Donna Flayhan
Publisher: Linus Learning Ronkonkoma, NY
Table of Contents Choosing your organization: integrated campaigns, getting started with service-learning -- The public relations campaign plan: researching your organization to identify needs and goals for your campaign -- Launching your campaign: internal stakeholders, internal speeches and newsletters -- Symbiotic relationships with journalists: the news release, media hits and long term relationship building with traditional media -- Public service announcements: free air time for your client while serving the public interest and the networks’ FCC licensing requirements -- Targeted external presentations & brochures: viral seeding and the long tail of the never ending targeted campaign through traditional and social media -- Viral videos & video seeding plans: what people share and opinion leaders -- Public relations and public health post-disaster: a case study of the lower Manhattan public health project.
2016 Faculty author: Anne Goding
Storytelling : reflecting on oral narratives and cultures
Authors: written and edited by Anne Goding.
Publisher: Cognella San Diego, CA
Table of Contents-Introduction. How stories began (The storytelling stone) The legend of blind tarvaa Anansis box of stories -- I’ll go as far as Memphis -- John outruns the Lord Crow and weasel -- Chapter one: The meaning of culture. The selfish housewife -- Godasiyo the woman chief -- The fisherman and the King’s chamberlain -- Chapter two: The purposes of story. John Henry The price of pride -- Brer possum and brer snake -- Chapter three: Characters. How selfishness was rewarded -- Faust -- Coyote steals fire -- Chapter four: Relationship with audiences. Clever Mollie -- Chapter five: Love, courtship, jealousy, marriage, and family. Savatri and the god of death -- Pele’s revenge -- The three laughs -- The woman who buried three husbands -- Chapter six: Youth and innocence, age and wisdom, values, and foolishness. St. Theresa and the Lord Piccolo -- The eye-juggler -- The storyteller and the samurai -- Chapter seven. Worldview and conceptions of good, and evil. The creation (Buddhist) -- The Earth on turtle’s back -- Obassi Nsi and Obassi Osaw -- White buffalo calf woman brings the first pipe -- Phan Ku -- Chapter eight: Illness and health: doctors, shamans, priests, midwives, and medicine men. Death and the doctor -- A plague story -- The origin of the shaman -- The midwife of Dakar -- Br’er Rabbit and the conjure man -- Chapter nine: Poverty and wealth, social status, and power. Mistake in account -- The evil of covetousness -- Chapter ten: Ancient stories and their descendants. The four waters -- The golem -- The adventures of Gilgamesh Chapter eleven: Animals and humans, the stars, the wind, and the sea. Where the frost comes from -- Thunderbird and whale -- The creation (Norse) -- Chapter twelve: Becoming the voice. The first tears.
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Bad for the heart
Authors: Howie Good.
Publisher: Prolific Press Harborton, VA
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Beautiful decay The cruel radiance of what is
Authors: Howie Good
Publisher: Another New Calligraphy [Chicago]
We are proud to offer two collections of Good s work as a single, stunning object. Beautiful Decay features prose poems triangulating themes of disturbance, destruction, and delusion, while The Cruel Radiance of What Is showcases subversive collage poems sourced from a range of quotidian texts. -- Publisher s website
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Dark specks in a blue sky
Authors: Howie Good
Publisher: Another New Calligraphy [Chicago]
It is the conceptual shadow that looms most heavily over Howie Good s Dark Specks in a Blue Sky, not the literal absence of photons. The followup to his Beautiful Decay/The Cruel Radiance of What Is double feature, Dark Specks offers further commentary on our crumbling world. But while those earlier titles tempered their murk with brief asides of lighthearted absurdity, he does not offer such relief this time around. -- Publisher s website
2016 Faculty author: Howard Good
A ghost sings, a door opens
Authors: Howie Good.
Publisher: Another New Calligraphy Chicago
Similar twigs of domesticity and salvaging weave throughout the grass and feathers of Howie Good s A Ghost Sings, a Door Opens. The final entry in a trilogy or tetralogy, depending on how you look at it , the collection finds Good in somewhat serene territory as he ponders those quiet moments lost within the squall of our maddening times. As always, he splits his musings between spare verse and profuse prose poems; so too does he continue his custom of embellishing the volume with appropriated texts, dump ing them in a growing jumble at the end of the garden . . . misshapen pieces in a kind of extended jigsaw puzzle depicting a life spent wondering why. -- Publisher s website
2016 Faculty author: Howard Good
Dangerous acts starring unstable elements
Authors: Howie Good.
Publisher: Poetry Press of Press Americana Los Angeles
Winner of Prize Americana, Howie Good's Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements contains poems that feature a penetrating analysis of contemporary life.
2016 Faculty author: Howard Good
Poetry wtf?! #2
Authors: presents Howie Good and Dale Wisely.
Publisher: Sampson Low Ltd Hampton
Usually, the titles of films and artworks act as headlines and meaningful signifiers, secondary to the works themselves. Poetry WTF?! #2 turns all of that on its head as film and artwork titles take centre stage, turned into the building blocks for a startling series of poems. -- Publisher s website
2016 Faculty author: Howard Good
Robots vs kung fu
Authors: Howie Good.
Publisher: Angel House Press Place of publication not identified
Howie Good s Robots vs. Kung Fu is a collection of dark and delightful prose poems that subvert the real. Good is a close observer of the infinitesimal and the infinite. Within these pages you will encounter the surreal bumping up against the ordinary: honey-haired frauleins in Nazi bling vs the clock; trees on fire vs anti-crazy pills; globes crushed by tractors; beasts with seven heads vs sad little funerals in the rain, nagging black flies vs shopping, an angel with brilliant black wings vs school cafeterias. There s no denying there s some dark matter here: What s been called my heart serves also as a wine glass, a highway, a urinal, a grave. It would be ham-handed to offer up a general statement about the humour, sadness and absurdity in everyday life, at this point. -- Publisher s website
2015 Faculty author: Carol Goodman
Hawthorn
Authors: Carol Goodman.
Publisher: Viking New York
During her senior year at Blythewood Academy, Avaline Hall and her friends must stop the evil Shadowmaster, Judicus van Drood, as he rallies nations into a war that could destroy both the human world and Faerie -- Provided by publisher.
2015 Faculty author: Julie Gorlewski
Pedagogies of kindness and respect : on the lives and education of children
Authors: P.L. Thomas, Paul R. Carr, Julie A. Gorlewski, Brad J. Porfilio, editors.
Publisher: Peter Lang New York
Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect presents a wide variety of concepts from scholars and practitioners who discuss pedagogies of kindness, an alternative to the no excuses ideology now dominating the way that children are raised and educated in the U.S. today. The fields of education, and especially early childhood education, include some histories and perspectives that treat those who are younger with kindness and respect. This book demonstrates an informed awareness of this history and the ways that old and new ideas can counter current conditions that are harmful to both those who are younger and those who are older, while avoiding the reconstitution of the romantic, innocent child who needs to be saved by more advanced adults. Two interpretations of the upbringing of children are investigated and challenged, one suggesting that the poor do not know how to raise their children and thus need help, while the other looks at those who are privileged and therefore know how to nurture their young. These opposing views have been discussed and problematized for more than thirty years. Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect investigates the issue of why this circumstance has continued and even worsened today. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Judith Halasz
The bohemian ethos : questioning work and making a scene on the lower East Side
Authors: Judith R. Halasz.
Publisher: Routledge New York, NY
The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians distinctive relationship to work. In this book, sociologist Judith R. Halasz examines the fascinating junctures between bohemian labor and life. Weaving together historiography, ethnography, and personal experiences of having been raised amidst downtown New York s bohemian communities, Halasz deciphers bohemians unconventional behaviors and attitudes towards employment and the broader work world. From the nineteenth-century harbingers on Paris Left Bank to the Beats, Underground, and more recent bohemian outcroppings on New York s Lower East Side, The Bohemian Ethos traces the embodiment of a politically charged yet increasingly precarious form of cultural resistance to hegemonic social and economic imperatives -- Provided by publisher.
2016 Faculty author: Laurence Hauptman
An Oneida Indian in foreign waters : the life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953
Authors: Laurence M. Hauptman.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press Syracuse, New York
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870-1953) was a decorated Navy veteran who served in the Spanish-American War, a skilled mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped develop the Iroquois Village at the New York State Fair. He was also a historian, linguist, philosopher, and early leader of the Oneida land claims movement. However, his fame among the Oneida people and among many of his Hodin hs :ni' contemporaries today rests with his career as an inventor. In the era of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too often portrayed Native Americans as primitive, pre-technological, and removed from modernity. In An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters, Hauptman draws from Scanandoah's own letters; his court, legislative, and congressional testimony; military records; and forty years of fieldwork experience to chronicle his remarkable life and understand the vital influence Scanandoah had on the fate of his people. Despite being away from his homeland for much of his life, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to prevent the loss of the last remaining Oneida lands in New York State. Without Scanandoah and his extended Hanyoust family, Oneida existence in New York might have been permanently extinguished. Hauptman's biography not only illuminates the extraordinary life of Scanandoah but also sheds new light on the struggle to maintain tribal identity in the face of an increasingly diminished homeland.
2017 Faculty author: Sara Hsu
Financial crises,1929 to the present
Authors: Sara Hsu, assistant professor of Economics, Sate University of New York at New Paltz, USA.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Cheltenham, UK
This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises and financial instability in general. She then provides a thorough breakdown of a number of major crises of the past century, both in the United States and around the world. Hsu s thorough and ambitious survey begins with the Great Depression of 1929, the first crisis created within the institutions of our current financial system, and moves through the aftermath of the Depression in the 1930s and 1940s, the inter-crisis period of the 1950s through the 1970s, and the emerging market debt default crisis of the 1980s. From there, she tackles major crises in specific countries from the 1990s on, including those in Mexico, Asia Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia , Russia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as the Great Recession of 2008. The book concludes with a chapter detailing insightful policy recommendations for preventing future crises. Students and professors of economic history, financial and regulatory economics and banking will find this an invaluable resource, both for its comprehensive historical approach and its thoughtful look toward the future of the global economy. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Aaron Isabelle
Inspiring STEM minds : biographies and activities for elementary classrooms
Authors: Aaron D. Isabelle and Nataly Z. Valle.
Publisher: Sense Publishers Rotterdam
The purpose of this book is to serve as a supplemental reference text for 21st century elementary classrooms. The primary objective is to help teachers inspire and engage their students in the STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects. The push for incorporating STEM education in elementary school has become increasingly important, yet most educators and publishers have offered problem-based activities, without considering one of the most important pedagogical entry points to lesson planning -- the hook or the opening. Inspiring STEM Minds aims at providing teachers an effective, easy to use text that they can use to discuss specific mathematicians, engineers, inventors, and scientists although the individuals chosen for each section of the book are in no way an exhaustive or selective group that may characterize each discipline . This reference text is organized into four key sections, depicting the four disciplines that make up STEM education. Each section briefly gives historical background, as well as provides a problem or short activity designed to use everyday materials so that teachers can implement the activity in their classrooms. The classroom activities are directly related to each biography and have, we believe, great potential to engage students in the classroom. Each activity is also correlated to the National Standards, and we also supplement the activities with suggestions for interdisciplinary connections. We hope this book serves as a valuable resource for classroom teachers. -- Publisher s description
2017 Faculty author: Aaron Isabelle
Sci-Book : STEPS to STEM student science notebook
Authors: Aaron D. Isabelle and Gilbert A. Zinn.
Publisher: Sense Publishers Rotterdam ; Boston ; Taipei
A Sci-Book or Science Notebook serves as an essential companion to the science curriculum supplement, STEPS to STEM. As students learn key concepts in the seven big ideas in this program Electricity and Magnetism; Air and Flight; Water and Weather; Plants and Animals; Earth and Space; Matter and Motion; Light and Sound , they record their ideas, plans, and evidence. There is ample space for students to keep track of their observations and findings, as well as a section to reflect upon the use of Science and Engineering Practices as set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS . Using a science notebook is reflective of the behavior of scientists. One of the pillars of the Nature of Science is that scientists must document their work to publish their research results; it is a necessary part of the scientific enterprise. This is important because STEPS to STEM is a program for young scientists who learn within a community of scientists. Helping students to think and act like scientists is a critical feature of this program. Students learn that they need to keep a written record if they are to successfully share their discoveries and curiosities with their classmates and with the teacher. Teachers should also model writing in science to help instill a sense of purpose and pride in using and maintaining a Sci-Book. Lastly, students documentation can serve as a valuable form of authentic assessment; teachers can utilize Sci-Books to monitor the learning process and the development of science skills. -- Publisher s description.
2017 Faculty author: Aaron Isabelle
STEPS to STEM : a science curriculum supplement for upper elementary and middle school grades
Authors: Aaron D. Isabelle and Gilbert A. Zinn.
Publisher: Sense Publishers Rotterdam ; Boston ; Taipei
Uses the STEPS Science Tasks Enhance Process Skills method in a curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS .
2016 Faculty author: Kris Jansma
Why we came to the city
Authors: Kristopher Jansma.
Publisher: Viking New York
A novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are forever altered by an unexpected tragedy... Five years after their college graduation, the devoted friends once known as the Murphys remain as inseparable as ever... As this...novel opens in December 2008, they are making their way through heavy snowfall to gather at a lavish art world holiday party. But for all the glitz and glamor, the festivities mark a more momentous evening than any of them realize... When a devastating blow threatens to tear them irreparably apart, they must struggle to carry on together. -- Provided by publisher.
2015 Faculty author: Nancy Johnson
Impassioned jurisprudence : law, literature, and emotion, 1760-1848
Authors: edited by Nancy E. Johnson.
Publisher: Bucknell University Press Lewisburg, [Pennsylvania]
In this volume of essays, scholars of the interdisciplinary field of law and literature write about the role of emotion in English law and legal theory in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The law s claims to reason provided a growing citizenry that was beginning to establish its rights with an assurance of fairness and equity. Yet, an investigation of the rational discourse of the law reveals at its core the processes of emotion, and a study of literature that engages with the law exposes the potency of emotion in the practice and understanding of the law. Examining both legal and literary texts, the authors in this collection consider the emotion that infuses the law and find that feeling, sentiment and passion are integral to juridical thought as well as to specific legislation. -- Publisher description
2015 Faculty author: Ronald Knapp
The Gunks Shawangunk Mountains : ridge and valley towns through time
Authors: by Ronald G. Knapp and Michael Neil O Donnell.
Publisher: America Through Time : an imprint of Fonthill Media LLC [Charleston, SC]
The Shawangunk Mountains -- The Gunks -- are renowned for stunning landscapes on and off the ridge in a region that has remained a favorite destination for visitors since the middle of the nineteenth century. While the mountain elevations are not high -- nowhere exceeding 2,240 feet -- they present rugged topography with glistening grey-white escarpments, jumbled boulders at the base of cliffs, deep crevices, as well as precipitation-fed sky lakes. Arnold Guyot, the first Professor of Geology and Geography at Princeton University, remarked in 1887 that Few spots on our continent unite so much beauty of scenery, both grand and lovely, within so small a compass, to be enjoyed with so much ease, a sentiment echoed by many today. Framing the Gunks are the valleys of the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River where one finds New Paltz, which lays claim to being one of the oldest towns in America because of the stone houses aligned along Huguenot Street, as well as quaint hamlets like Gardiner, Rosendale, Accord, High Falls, and Marbletown. For the most part, these are lively, even cosmopolitan places, a mixture of old families and newcomers, many of whom arrived as second-homers from new York City. -- Back cover.
2016 Faculty author: John Langan
The fisherman
Authors: by John Langan.
Publisher: Word Horde Petaluma, CA
In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman s Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other s company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It s a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Chantal Larose
Data mining and predictive analytics
Authors: Daniel T. Larose, Chantal D. Larose.
Publisher: Wiley Hoboken, New Jersey
Learn methods of data analysis and their application to real-world data sets This updated second edition serves as an introduction to data mining methods and models, including association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, and multivariate analysis.
2016 Faculty author: Douglas Maynard
Humanitarian work psychology and the global development agenda : case studies and interventions
Authors: edited by Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Douglas C. Maynard and Mary O Neill Berry.
Publisher: Routledge Hove, East Sussex ; New York, NY
The book illustrates the important contributions humanitarian work psychology can make to enhancing human welfare. The case studies provide concrete examples of meaningful applications in a wide variety of international settings. Highly recommended for I-O psychologists who want to have a positive impact on global development efforts.' - Virginia E. Schein, Department of Management, Gettysburg College, USA. 'This inspirational book represents the coming of age of a crucial field in the global policy area, offers excellent applications and cases contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, and provides insightful analysis of psychosocial processes in work and humanitarian organizations. I look forward to discussing the book with my students, who are eager to discover new challenging territories for our discipline. - Jose M. Peiro, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
2016 Faculty authors: Kate McCoy & Eve Tuck
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2016 Faculty authors: Kate McCoy & Eve Tuck
Land education : rethinking pedagogies of place from indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing perspectives
Authors: edited by Kate McCoy, Eve Tuck and Marcia McKenzie.
Publisher: Routledge Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
This book on Land Education offers critical analysis of the paths forward for education on Indigenous land. This analysis discusses the necessity of centring historical and current contexts of colonization in education on and in relation to land. In addition, contributors explore the intersections of environmentalism and Indigenous rights, in part inspired by the realisation that the specifics of geography and community matter for how environmental education can be engaged. This edited volume suggests how place-based pedagogies can respond to issues of colonialism and Indigenous sovereignty. Through dynamic new empirical and conceptual studies, international contributors examine settler colonialism, Indigenous cosmologies, Indigenous land rights, and language as key aspects of Land Education. The book invites readers to rethink 'pedagogies of place' from various Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing perspectives. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.
2016 Faculty author: Myra Mimlitsch-Gray
In/animate : recent work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray
Authors: edited by Daniel Belasco, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art ; Akiko Busch, exhibition curator ; contributions by Daniel Belasco, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Sara J. Pasti.
Publisher: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz, New York
In/Animate surveys the past decade of work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, internationally renowned metalsmith and head of the Metal Program at SUNY New Paltz. Curated by author Akiko Busch, the exhibition explores a variety of artistic processes using iron, copper, brass, silver, and enameled steel. Mimlitsch-Gray s domestic artifacts suggest a coalescence of body and thing, conveying the mutability of the animate and inanimate and reflecting the intimacy between people and the objects they use. A spoon could be a lip, or a dangling twist of fabric, a vein. Over 40 meticulously crafted works contribute to the contemporary conversation about how household objects express ideas about presentation, utility, and class. -- Samuel Dorsky Museum website
2017 Faculty author: Kenneth Nystrom
The bioarchaeology of dissection and autopsy in the United States
Authors: Kenneth C. Nystrom, editor.
Publisher: Springer Cham
Encountering evidence of postmortem examinations - dissection or autopsy in historic skeletal collections is relatively rare, but recently there has been an increase in the number of reported instances. And much of what has been evaluated has been largely descriptive and historical. The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy brings together in a single volume the skeletal evidence of postmortem examination in the United States. Ranging from the early colonial period to the early 1900 s, from a coffeehouse at Colonial Williamsburg to a Quaker burial vault in lower Manhattan, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the interpretive significance of a historically and theoretically contextualized bioarchaeology. The authors employ a wide range of perspectives, demonstrating how bioarchaeological evidence can be used to address a wide range of themes including social identity and marginalization, racialization, the nature of the body and fragmentation, and the emergence of medical practice and authority in the United States. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Brian Obach
Organic struggle : the movement for sustainable agriculture in the United States
Authors: Brian K. Obach.
Publisher: The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England
In the early 1970s, organic farming was an obscure agricultural practice, associated with the counterculture rather than commerce. Today, organic agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry; organic food can be found on the shelves of every supermarket in America. In Organic Struggle, Brian Obach examines the evolution of the organic movement in the United States, a movement that seeks to transform our system of agriculture and how we think about food. Obach analyzes why the organic movement developed as it did and evaluates its achievements and shortcomings. He identifies how divergent interests within the diverse organic coalition created vulnerabilities for the movement. In particular, he examines the ideological divide between those he calls the spreaders, who welcome the wider market for organic food and want to work with both government and agribusiness, and the more purist tillers, who see organic practices as part of a broader social transformation that will take place outside existing institutions. Obach argues that the movement s changing relationship with governmental institutions is crucial to understanding the trajectory of the organic sector. The government-run National Organic Program fostered dramatic growth and deep corporate penetration of the organic market. While many activists were disillusioned by changes in the organic industry that came with corporate and government involvement, Obach sees a failure in the essential market- based strategy adopted by the movement early in its history. He argues for a refocus on policy efforts that can reshape the agricultural system as a whole. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Amy Papaelias
Critical making : design and the digital humanities
Authors: Jessica Barness, Amy Papaelias, guest editors.
Publisher: University of Cincinnati, School of Design Cincinnati, OH
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2016 Faculty author: Jennifer Patterson
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Jennifer Patterson
Queering sexual violence : radical voices from within the anti-violence movement
Authors: edited by Jennifer Patterson ; foreward by Reina Gossett.
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Riverdale, NY
Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional violence against women framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. This thirty-seven piece collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer and trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing. Where systems, institutions, families, communities and partners have failed them, this collection lifts them up, honors a multitude of lived experiences and shares the radical work that is being done outside mainstream anti-violence and the non-profit industrial complex. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Lisa Phillips
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession
Authors: Lisa A. Phillips
Publisher: HarperCollins New York
The summer Lisa A. Phillips turned thirty, she fell in love with someone who didn t return her feelings. She soon became obsessed. She followed him around, called him compulsively, and talked about him endlessly. One desperate morning, after she snuck into his apartment building, he picked up a baseball bat to protect himself and began to dial 911. Her unrequited love had changed her from a sane, conscientious college teacher and radio reporter into someone she barely recognized - someone who was taking her yearning much too far. In Unrequited, Phillips explores the tremendous force of obsessive love in women s lives. She argues that it needs to be understood, respected, and channeled for personal growth - yet it also has the potential to go terribly awry. Interweaving her own story with frank interviews and in-depth research in science, psychology, cultural history, and literature, Phillips describes how romantic obsession takes root, grows, and strongly influences our thoughts and behaviors. As she illuminates this mysterious psychological experience, placing it in a rich and nuanced context, she offers compelling insights to help any woman who has experienced unrequited obsessive love and been mystified and troubled by its grip. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Jonathan Raskin
Studies in meaning 5 : perturbing the status quo in constructivist psychology
Authors: edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn.
Publisher: Pace University Press New York
Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an obtuse cluster of theories bogged down in obscure epistemological debates of little to no relevance for most people? Why is it that constructivism is so often referenced in the clinical literature, yet organizationally it counts only a small number of people among its identifiable adherents and struggles to sustain itself as a coherent movement within the field? This volume takes up these issues by having prominent constructivist theorists put aside the usual topics of their scholarship and instead directly grapple with the very questions posed above. Borrowing the language of radical constructivism, the resulting contributions are intended to perturb the status quo and get constructivists and non-constructivists alike thinking about constructivism s past, future, strengths, weaknesses, and overall utility. -- Publisher s description.
2016 Faculty author: Louis Roper
Andrew Lyght : full circle
Authors: edited by L.H. Roper.
Publisher: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art New Platz, New York
This is a venture into the departures, encounters, discoveries, and transgressions that inform Andrew Lyght s artistic practice and life. While living and working for decades in various cultural contexts such as Guyana, Canada, and the United States, Lyght has pursued an extensive inquiry into the mechanics of art making. Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Andrew Lyght: Full Circle is the artists first museum exhibition since he moved to Kingston, New York in 2006. Best known for his flexible and volumetric forms, vibrant paintings, and abstract linear drawings, Lyght creates a wide range of works that analyze the structural properties of painting and reanimate pictorial space as an open system. Over the many years he has developed an art form that explores the built environment as a dynamic pictorial subject, introducing new ways of seeing the world around us. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Louis Roper
Fear and the shaping of early American societies
Authors: edited by Lauric Henneton, L.H. Roper.
Publisher: Brill Leiden ; Boston
Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies is the first collection of essays to argue that fear permeated the colonial societies of 17th- and 18th-century America and to analyse its impact on the political decision-making processes from a variety of angles and locations. Indeed, the thirteen essays range from Canada to the Chesapeake, from New England to the Caribbean and from the Carolina Backcountry to Dutch Brazil. This volume assesses the typically American nature of fear factors and the responses they elicited in a transatlantic context. The essays further explore how the European colonists handled such challenges as Indian conspiracies, slave revolts, famine, popery and tyranny as well as werewolves and a dragon to build cohesive societies far from the metropolis. -- Provided by publisher
2015 Faculty author: Amelia Rose
The straw that broke the camel s back
Authors: by Amelia Rose; illustrated by Matthew Maley.
Publisher: Archway Publishing Bloomington, Indiana
Charley is a camel with a heart of gold. He loves balancing Zanna the Zebra s xylophone on his back when she has a recital, acting as a hurdle for Robby the Roadrunner during gym class, and carrying books for Poppy the Porcupine. Because he is so strong and kindhearted, Charley s friends always look to him for help. Charley doesn t mind. He just wants to fit in with others. In this colorful and charming children s tale, a little camel with a big heart learns a valuable lesson about the power of give and take, and what happens when he takes on more than he can handle. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: James Schiffer
Twelfth night : new critical essays
Authors: edited by James Schiffer.
Publisher: Routledge Abingdon, Oxon
Offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. This book provides introduction that surveys the play's critical reception and performance history, while individual essays explore a variety of topics relevant to a full appreciation of the play.
2016 Faculty author: Pauline Uchmanowicz
Starfish
Authors: Pauline Uchmanowicz.
Publisher: Twelve Winters Press Sherman, Illinois
2015 Faculty author: Robert Waugh
The bloody tugboat and other witcheries
Authors: by Robert H. Waugh.
Publisher: Hippocampus Press New York, NY
Robert H. Waugh, a leading critic and scholar of weird, fantasy, and science fiction, has in the past decade quietly demonstrated his skill as a weird fictionist of luminous prose and powerful supernatural concepts. This first collection of his tales exhibits the wide range of his talents, containing such gems as The Hot Tub Horror, telling of the bizarreries a man finds in a jacuzzi; Yet Here s a Spot, where anomalous and ever-moving spots appear on a man s body; Mr. Hoffman s Cat, about a mysterious feline and its even more mysterious owner; Playing with Fire, a story of psychological aberration about a pyromaniac; and the title story, a riveting tale of sea horror. Waugh is particularly adept at evoking the terror inherent in towns weighted down by centuries of tradition as in The Churches on the Hill, evoking the strangeness of the upstate New York town of New Paltz, where Waugh long resided , and he is just as skilled at fusing horror and pathos, as in the plangent narratives The Wind of His Passing and The Violinist. In all the twenty-five stories in this volume, we find a sensitivity to fine shades of human emotion, a deftness in introducing the supernatural into a mundane setting, and a supple, richly textured prose that bespeak a literary craftsman of the highest order. But Waugh never forgets that weirdness lies at the heart of the weird tale. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Alice Wexler
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Alice Wexler
Autism in a decentered world
Authors: by Alice Wexler.
Publisher: Routledge New York
Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self and autisms relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as story can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. -- Publisher s website
2016 Faculty author: Alice Wexler
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Alice Wexler
Autism in a decentered world
Authors: by Alice Wexler.
Publisher: Routledge New York
Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self and autisms relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as story can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. -- Publisher s website
2017 Faculty author: Michelle Woods
Authorizing translation
Authors: edited by Michelle Woods.
Publisher: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
Authorizing Translation applies ground-breaking research on literary translation to examine the intersection between Translation Studies and literary criticism, rethinking ways in which analyzing translation and the authority of the translator can provide nuanced micro and macro readings of literary work and the worlds through which it moves. A substantial introduction surveys the field and suggests possible avenues for future research, while six case-study-based chapters by a new generation of Literature and Translation Studies scholars focus on the question of authority by asking: 1. Who authors translations? 2. Who authorizes translations? 3. What authority do translations have in different cultural contexts? 4. What authority does Literary Translation Studies have as a field? The hermeneutic role of the translator is explored through the literary periods of Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism, and through different cultures and languages. The case studies focus on data-centered analysis of reviews of translated literature, ultimately illustrating how the translator s authority creates and hybridizes literary cultures. Authorizing Translation will be of interest to students and researchers of Literary Translation and Translation Studies. Additional resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/translationstudies. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Organizational communication : theory, research, and practice
Authors: by Jason S. Wrench, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, and Mark Ward Sr.
Publisher: Flat World Knowledge, Inc. Washington, D.C.
As a result of globalization, the need for people skilled in international business has become a necessity, and effective communication is one of the most important parts of globalization. Ultimately, understanding organizational communication is necessary for all organizations. In Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice, the goal was to examine the intersection among organizational communication as an actual practice, the theoretical basis within the field of organizational communication, and the wealth of research related to organizational communication both within the field of communication studies but also within closely related fields like industrial psychology, talent development, organizational behavior, etc.. -- Publisher s website.
2016 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Casing sport communication
Authors: edited by Diana L. Tucker and Jason S. Wrench.
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Dubuque, Iowa
Casing Sport Communication applies the proven concept of active learning to undergraduate and entry-level graduate courses in sport communication. Students engaged in case analysis learn to think, analyze, react, and evaluate so that they develop transferable critical, analytical, problem-focused skills that they can transfer to other situations in workplace settings and in life in general. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Quantitative research methods for communication : a hands-on approach
Authors: Jason S. Wrench, State University of New York at New Paltz ; Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ohio University, Lancaster ; Virginia Peck Richmond, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; James C. McCroskey, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Oxford ; New York
Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging guide to quantitative research. Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experience, the authors encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process. After giving students the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect, and present their research, the text provides them with the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: June Trop Zuckerman
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June Trop Zuckerman
The deadliest hate
Authors: by June Trop.
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Memphis, TN
A secret alchemical recipe to transmute copper into gold surfaces in first-century Caesarea. As soon as Miriam sets out to trace the leak, Judean terrorists target her for assassination. Eluding the assassins while protecting a secret of her own, she discovers that she herself is responsible for the leak. Moreover she is powerless to stop its spread throughout the Empire and beyond. But who is really trying to kill Miriam? Is it a case of mistaken identity, or is her late-fiance s ex-scribe, now an assistant to the Prefect of Judea, seeking to avenge an old grudge? Or is her heartthrob s half-brother, a Judean patriot who inherited his mother s mania, afraid Miriam knows too much? And how did the recipe find its way from Alexandria to Caesarea anyway? -- Publisher s description
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