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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.

2019 Faculty author: Amy Cheng
Narrative inquiries from Fulbright lecturers in China : cross-cultural connections in higher education
Authors: -Freedman, Shin & Munday, Pat & Cockroft, Jeanette W.
Publisher: Routledge New York, NY
"This collection of nine Fulbright educators' narrative accounts examines how these scholars navigated their teaching responsibilities with students, time with fellow colleagues, and cultural expectations in China, ranging from experience in teaching arts and government to questions of religion, emotional literacy, and urban infrastructure. With these contributions, authors analyze their own expectations against their actual experiences in order to offer insights for scholars and students of study abroad programming. As a roadmap for negotiating China's higher education network and for taking advantage of any cross-cultural educational environment, this book highlights the type of fruitful educational programming that can come from cultural, historical, economic, and political difference." -- Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Victor deMunck
Romantic love in America : cultural models of gay, straight, and polyamorous relationships
Authors: De Munck, Victor C.
Publisher: Lexington Books Lanham, Maryland
"Romantic Love in America: Cultural Models of Gay, Straight, and Polyamorous Relationships introduces the reader to the love and sex lives of two polyamorous, five gay, and eight straight individuals. Coupled with rich interview material, Victor C. de Munck provides a guided tour through the variable geography of love relationships as studied in the social sciences. de Munck describes evolutionary, cognitive, social, prototypical, triadic, and neural theories of romantic love and sex, concluding with an American cultural model of romantic love that also includes its relational properties as a dyad." -- Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Preeti Dhar
Medicinal plants of India
Authors: Dhar, Preeti.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Subjects: Medicinal plants India. Plants, Medicinal. SCIENCE Life Sciences Botany. Medicinal plants. India.
2019 Faculty author: Thomas Festa
Scholarly Milton
Authors: -Festa, Thomas & Donovan, Kevin Joseph
Publisher: Clemson University Press Clemson, South Carolina
"Scholarly Milton is a collection of essays concerned with the function of scholarship in both the invention and the reception of Milton's writings in poetry and prose. The eleven essays examine 'scholarly Milton' the writer and 'scholarly Milton' as an established academic discipline"-- Provided by publisher.
2019 Faculty author: Glenn Geher
Darwin's roadmap to the curriculum evolutionary studies in higher education
Authors: . . . more- edited by Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Hadassah Mativetsky, Andrew Gallup.
Publisher: Oxford University Press New York, NY
This book serves to integrate the vast literature in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Studies EvoS , , providing clear examples of how evolutionary concepts relate to all facets of life. Further, this book provides chapters dedicated to the processes associated with an EvoS education, including examples of how an interdisciplinary approach to evolutionary theory has been implemented successfully at various colleges, universities and degree programs. This book also offers chapters outlining a variety of applications to an evolution education, including improved sustainable development, medical practices, and creative and critical thinking skills. Finally, this book explores controversies surrounding evolution education and provides a roadmap to help shape a positive future for this approach to asking and answering questions
2019 Faculty author: Glenn Geher
Own your psychology major! : a guide to student success
Authors: Geher, Glenn
Publisher: American Psychological Association Washington, DC
"In this book, you'll get a bird's eye view of the whole curriculum, from rat mazes and statistics to abnormal psychology and psychotherapy, and you'll dive into some of the field's most enduring debates. Beyond the what and why of the psychology major, this book provides you with tips you can put into practice from day one. These include: How to maximize your learning inside and outside the classroom, advice on landing a solid internship, where to find research and service opportunities and steps for applying (and paying) for graduate programs. When you finish this book, you'll have a clear idea of why you're learning what you're learning, and how the skills you build in your psychology major will help you solve real-world problems. You'll be able to take an active hand in your education--and own your psychology major."--Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Glenn Geher
Positive Evolutionary Psychology Darwin's Guide to Living a Richer Life.
Authors: Geher, Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA - OSO Oxford
This book explores positive evolutionary psychology: the use of evolutionary psychology principles to help people and communities experience more positive and fulfilling lives. Across eleven chapters, this book describes the basic ideas of both evolutionary and positive psychology, elaborates on the integration of these two fields as a way to help advance the human condition, discusses several domains of human functioning from the perspective of positive evolutionary psychology, and finally, looks with an eye toward the future of work in this emerging and dynamic field.
2019 Faculty author: Holly George-Warren
Janis : her life and music
Authors: George-Warren, Holly
Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York, NY
"This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn't all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down--but couldn't, or wouldn't. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away--even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due."--Publisher's website.
2019 Faculty author: Howard Good
Spooky action at a distance
Authors: Good, Howie. layout by Marc Brüseke.
Publisher: Analog Submission Press
2019 Faculty author: Howard Good
Stick figure opera : 99 100-word prose poems
Authors: Good, Howie
Publisher: Cajun Mutt Press
2019 Faculty author: Howard Good
The Titanic sails at dawn
Authors: Good, Howie
Publisher: [Publisher not identified]
2019 Faculty author: Howard Good
What it is and how to use it
Authors: Good, Howie
Publisher: Grey Book Press
2019 Faculty author: Carol Goodman
The night visitors : a novel
Authors: Goodman, Carol
Publisher: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers New York, NY
A social worker living alone in a run-down house in the woods offers shelter to a young boy and a woman fleeing an abusive relationship before their lives are threatened by dangerous secrets.
2019 Faculty author: Giordana Grossi
NeuroGenderings - issue of Scholar and Feminist Online
Authors: Rebecca Jordan-Young, Giordana Grossi, & Gina Rippon
In this issue of Scholar and Feminist Online, edited by Rebecca Jordan-Young, Giordana Grossi, and Gina Rippon, readers are invited to learn about the complexities of the brain from both feminist neuroscientists and feminist science and technology studies scholars. Each of these scholars comes from their own disciplinary formations. Yet, what ties these essays together is a shared understanding of the stakes that are involved in coming to know the brain, in this particular moment, through the lenses of sex and gender....As one reads these thoughtful and scientifically rigorous articles, it is important to keep in mind that the authors are not in any way interested in dismissing the importance of studying differences in the brain. To suggest such is to miss the importance of their contributions to science. Rather, they present us with neuroscientific methods and practices that move us beyond essentializing and biologically deterministic frameworks. They challenge us to reconsider how we encounter scientific research on sex differences in the brain, and how we process and communicate this knowledge. They also challenge us to take seriously the idea that social inequalities have physiological outcomes, even at the level of the brain – something that feminist, Black, and women of color health advocates have known for some time. This issue of Scholar and Feminist Online teaches us many such lessons about sex, gender, and the brain, while also drawing our attention to the possibilities of thinking about difference in neuroscience, differently. Deboleena Roy, Emory University, from her presentation of the special issue This is a special issue for the peer-reviewed journal Scholar & Feminist Online. All articles can be found at
2019 Faculty author: Laurence Hauptman
Coming full circle : the Seneca Nation of Indians, 1848-1934
Authors: Hauptman, Laurence M.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Norman
"The disastrous Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838 called for the Senecas' removal to Kansas (then part of the Indian Territory). From this low point, the Seneca Nation of Indians, which today occupies three reservations in western New York, sought to rebound. Beginning with events leading to the Seneca Revolution in 1848, which transformed the nation's government from a council of chiefs to an elected system, Laurence M. Hauptman traces Seneca history through the New Deal. Based on the author's nearly fifty years of archival research, interviews, and applied work, Coming Full Circle shows that Seneca leaders in these years learned valuable lessons and adapted to change, thereby preparing the nation to meet the challenges it would face in the post-World War II era, including major land loss and threats of termination. Instead of emphasizing American Indian decline, Hauptman stresses that the Senecas were actors in their own history and demonstrated cultural and political resilience. Both Native belief, in the form of the Good Message of Handsome Lake, and Christianity were major forces in Seneca life; women continued to play important social and economic roles despite the demise of clan matrons' right to nominate the chiefs; and Senecas became involved in national and international competition in long-distance running and in lacrosse. The Seneca Nation also achieved noteworthy political successes in this period. The Senecas resisted allotment, and thus saved their reservations from breakup and sale. They recruited powerful allies, including attorneys, congressmen, journalists, and religious leaders. They saved their Oil Spring Reservation, winning a U.S. Supreme Court case against New York State on the issue of taxation and won remuneration in their Kansas Claims case. These efforts laid the groundwork for the Senecas' postwar endeavor to seek compensation before the Indian Claims Commission and pursuit of a series of land claims and tax lawsuits against New York State." -- Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Laurence Hauptman
History of the Seneca Nation of Indians : an instructional manual for the secondary schools
Authors: Hauptman, Laurence M. -Bowen Rebecca
Publisher: Lulu Press
"This document-based instructional manual is intended to give teachers and students greater understanding of the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI), their history, world view, and concerns. The SNI is a federally recognized sovereign nation, having a government-to-government relationship with the U.S., set forth in treaties (1784 to 1794). This manual throws light on the Seneca experience from after the American Revolution to today. Its 2 goals are to provide accurate information about the rich Native American history of western New York and to encourage teachers to incorporate the information provided into the standard American history curriculum and participation in government classes taught in grades 7-12. It contains 32 documents, 11 maps, 51 illustrations, questions at the end of each chapter with suggestions for further reading, and lists museums with excellent collections of Seneca material culture, major Native American periodicals, and recommended websites." -- Provided by publisher
2019 Faculty author: Mary Holland
Approaches to teaching the works of David Foster Wallace
Authors: -Burn, Stephen & Holland, Mary
Publisher: The Modern Language Association of America New York
"David Foster Wallace's works engaged with his literary moment--roughly summarized as postmodernism--and with the author's historical context. From the famous complexity of novels such as Infinite Jest to the direct critique of American culture in his essays, his works have at their core essential human concerns such as self-understanding, connecting with others, ethical behavior, and finding meaning. The essays in this volume suggest ways to elucidate Wallace's philosophical and literary preoccupations for today's students, who continue to contend with urgent issues, both personal and political, through reading literature. Part 1, "Materials," offers guidance on editions of Wallace's works and critical responses to them. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," discuss teaching key works and genres in high school settings, first-year undergraduate writing classes, American literature surveys, seminars on Wallace, and world literature courses. They examine Wallace's social and philosophical contexts and contributions, treating topics such as gender, literary ethics, and the culture of writing programs." -- Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Kathleen Hunt
Breaking boundaries innovative practices in environmental communication and public participation
Authors: edited by Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, and Stephen P. Depoe.
Publisher: State University of New York Press Albany
Breaking Boundaries analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making to enhance public acceptance, sustainability, and the impact of those decisions in local contexts. The current political climate has generated uncertainty among citizens, industry interests, scientists, and other stakeholders, but by applying concepts from various perspectives of environmental communication and deliberative democracy, this book offers a series of lessons learned for both public officials and concerned citizens. The contributors offer a broader understanding of how individuals and groups can get involved effectively in environmental decisions through traditional formats as well as alternative approaches ranging from leadership capacity building to social media activity to civic technology.
2019 Faculty author: Russell LaValle
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Here comes the sun : summer of 69
Authors: La Valle, Russell Paul.
Publisher: W & B Publishers Kernersville, NC
"It is the spring of 1969 and Dalton Hawkes--a newly minted college graduate with a degree in literature and minors in sex, drugs, drinking, and rock 'n' roll--awaits the summer. He and his friends have endured all upheavals of the Sixties and simply want to pull back from the world and experience it anew. Moving into a notorious "hippie house," they begin journeys of discovery--for Hawkes, a star-crossed love affair with Maxine Cooke--an exotic older woman, who has irretrievably captured his heart. From nighttime skinny-dipping parties to planting a hidden marijuana crop to carousing in local bars to watching men walk on the moon--Hawkes and his fellow "travelers" revel in everything the 60's ethos has to offer. The summer climaxes with the Woodstock Festival and its clarion call of peace, love, and song to the world. After three days of music and psychedelic celebration, the Festival's cleansing rains have spoken, and in the end, sitting out a last rainstorm in an abandoned truck, listening to Jimi Hendricks' haunting rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, Hawkes and Maxine make their separate peace and await whatever the future holds--for them and their generation." -- Publisher's description.
2019 Faculty author: Scott Minkoff
Politics on display : yard signs and the politicization of social spaces
Authors: Makse, Todd -Minkoff, Scott L. & Sokhey, Anand Edward
Publisher: Oxford University Press New York, NY
"Political yard signs are one of the most ubiquitous and conspicuous features of American political campaigns, yet they have received relatively little attention as a form of political communication or participation. In Politics on Display, Todd Makse, Scott L. Minkoff, and Anand E. Sokhey tackle this phenomenon to craft a larger argument about the politics of identity and space in contemporary America. Documenting political life in two suburban communities and a major metropolitan area, they use an unprecedented research design that leverages street-level observation of the placement of yard signs and neighborhood-specific survey research that delves into the attitudes, behavior, and social networks of residents. The authors then integrate these data into a geo-database that also includes demographic and election data. Supplemented by nationally-representative data sources, the book brings together insights from political communication, political psychology, and political geography. Against a backdrop of conflict and division, this book advances a new understanding of how citizens experience campaigns, why many still insist on airing their views in public, and what happens when social spaces become political spaces." -- Publisher's description
2019 Faculty author: Kathleen Murphy
Music Therapy Supervision
Authors: edited by Michele Forinash.
Publisher: Barcelona Publishers Dallas, TX
The first book in the field to provide a comprehensive examination of the many levels and facets of music therapy supervision, now in its 2nd edition. It contains 26 chapters by leading experts from the USA, Canada, Denmark, Australia, and Israel. Part one provides foundations of supervision. Part two presents principles and techniques for pre-professional supervision (e.g., for students in practicum and internship), while part three deals with ways of supervising professional music therapists. Part four examines the various kinds of supervision used in advanced institute training (e.g., Nordoff-Robbins, Guided Imagery and Music, Analytical Music Therapy). This is a valuable resource for beginning as well as experienced supervisors. (2019; Paperback. 474pages)
2019 Faculty author: Kenneth Nystrom
The bioarchaeology of mummies
Authors: Nystrom, Ken
Publisher: Routledge New York, NY
"The modern manifestation of the mummy studies field began to take shape in the 1970s. Largely stemming from a biomedical interest in soft tissue pathology, mummy based research has experienced significant growth during the last several decades. Although this points to a vibrant field, there are indications that we need to take stock of where it is today and how it may proceed in the future. In many ways, mummy studies and skeletal bioarchaeology are 'sister-disciplines', sharing data sources, methodologies, and practitioners. Given these close connections, this book considers whether paradigmatic shifts that influenced the development of the latter also impacted the former. This volume is unique in several ways. First, although there are many books that discuss mummy research, this volume does not focus on any particular mummy or collection of mummies. Rather, it is an attempt at a synthetic, state-of-the-field, critical analysis. Further, whereas recent field-wide reviews principally reflect a biomedical perspective, I consider the field from a more explicitly anthropological perspective. This book is intended for two audiences. On the one hand, it is written for skeletal bioarchaeologists that may not be familiar with the scope of mummy research. This book was also written for mummy researchers from biomedical fields that may not be as familiar with current research trends within bioarchaeology"-- Provided by publisher.
2019 Faculty author: Jonathan Raskin
Abnormal psychology : contrasting perspectives
Authors: Jonathan D. Raskin.
Publisher: Red Globe Press London
This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology modules. -- Publisher s description
2019 Faculty author: Anne Roschelle
Struggling in the land of plenty : race, class, and gender in the lives of homeless families
Authors: Roschelle, Anne R.
Publisher: Lexington Books Lanham
At the conclusion of the twentieth century, the U.S. economy was booming, but the gap between the rich and poor widened significantly in the 1990s, poverty rates among women and children skyrocketed, and there was an unprecedented rise in familial homelessness. Based on a four-year ethnographic study, Anne R. Roschelle examines how socially structured race, class, and gender inequality contributed to the rise in family homelessness and the devastating consequences for parents and their children. Struggling in the Land of Plenty analyzes the appalling conditions under which homeless women and children live, the violence endemic to their lives, the role of the welfare state in perpetrating poverty, and their never-ending struggle for survival--back cover.
2019 Faculty author: Jan Schmidt
Foraging for light : poems
Authors: Schmidt, Jan Zlotnik
Publisher: Finishing Line Press Georgetown, Kentucky
2019 Faculty author: June Trop
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The deadliest thief a Miriam bat Isaac mystery in ancient Alexandria
Authors: Trop, June.
Publisher: Black Opal Books Parkdale, OR
Miriam bat Isaac, a budding alchemist and amateur sleuth in first-century CE Alexandria, becomes frantic when her best friend, Phoebe, is kidnapped. At the same time, a brute of a man is stalking Nathaniel ben Ruben, an itinerant potbellied dwarf. Could this brute, the last surviving jewel thief from the Temple of Artemis, be the same man who has kidnapped Phoebe ? --Publisher's description.
2019 Faculty author: Karla Vermeulen
Disaster mental health case studies : lessons learned from counseling in chaos
Authors: -Halpern, James & Nitza, Amy & Vermeulen, Karla
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group New York, NY
Disaster Mental Health Case Studies is a collection of case studies by master clinicians that reveal how disaster mental health interventions must be tailored to meet the needs of survivors. Each unique case study is structured to give the reader an introduction to the community affected pre-disaster; a glimpse into the thought processes of the disaster mental health responders pre- and post-disaster; and a reflective selection of lessons learned as a result of the experiences. The 17 case studies offer the reader: guidance on how to develop an empathic approach to disaster mental health response; exposure to a diverse sample of disaster contexts, including naturally-occurring disasters, human-caused disasters, and disasters which occurred in an international setting; an understanding of the strategic approaches needed for disaster mental health service response, as well as an appreciation of the need for self-care when responding; and a grounded and accessible writing style, bookended by chapters from the editors which thematically link and analyze the case studies. Offering a view into the challenges, tragedies, pain, frustrations, and grief at the heart of disaster mental health work, this collection is tailored to appeal to students of mental health and counseling, psychology, and social work; and working mental health professionals who would like to learn directly from experienced responders. --From publisher's description.
2019 Faculty author: Robert Waugh
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Robert Waugh
The tragic thread in science fiction
Authors: Waugh, Robert H.
Publisher: Hippocampus Press New York
The drum of arcturus in Lindsay's strange music -- Lindsay's and Goethe's celebration of the pagan world -- A speculative dictionary of a voyage to arcturus -- Stapledon's music of god: spirals and syntheses -- Go, tell it on the mountain -- The lament of the midwives in childhood's end -- The lily and the rose: polarities in the city and the stars -- Titus alone in the waste land -- Neuromancer: the fall is the case -- The word in the wilderness: nehwon, nowhere, and California -- Leiber covers the big gambler death -- Stage violence, stage resurrection in tiptree and leiber -- The deeps of eryx.
2020 Faculty author: Reva Wolf
Freemasonry and the visual arts from the eighteenth century forward : historical and global perspectives
Authors: -Wolf, Reva & Luxenberg, Alisa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts New York
"With the dramatic rise of Freemasonry in the eighteenth century, art played a fundamental role in its practice, rhetoric, and global dissemination, while Freemasonry, in turn, directly influenced developments in art. This mutually enhancing relationship has only recently begun to receive its due. The vilification of Masons, and their own secretive practices, have hampered critical study and interpretation. As perceptions change, and as masonic archives and institutions begin opening to the public, the time is ripe for a fresh consideration of the interconnections between Freemasonry and the visual arts. This volume offers diverse approaches, and explores the challenges inherent to the subject, through a series of eye-opening case studies that reveal new dimensions of well-known artists such as Francisco de Goya and John Singleton Copley, and important collectors and entrepreneurs, including Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Baron Taylor. Individual essays take readers to various countries within Europe and to America, Iran, India, and Haiti. The kinds of art analyzed are remarkably wide-ranging-porcelain, architecture, posters, prints, photography, painting, sculpture, metalwork, and more-and offer a clear picture of the international scope of the relationships between Freemasonry and art and their significance for the history of modern social life, politics, and spiritual practices. In examining this topic broadly yet deeply, Freemasonry and the Visual Arts sets a standard for serious study of the subject and suggests new avenues of investigation in this fascinating emerging field." -- Publisher's description
2019 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 New York
Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach is a relevant and accessible guide to quantitative research. In clear, straightforward language, the authors encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process, giving them the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect and present their research. The authors use real communication studies and data sets to make communication research come alive for students. Students are not only introduced to new skills but also given the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios. The text integrates helpful features throughout, including chapter objectives, case studies, data sheets, and key terms. -- Publisher s description
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