Claire A. Culleton and Ellen Scheible
This collection of essays is a critical reexamination of Joyce’s famed book of short stories, Dubliners. Despite the multifaceted critical attention Dubliners has received since its publication more than a century ago, many readers and teachers of the stories still rely on and embrace old, outdated readings that invoke metaphors of paralysis and stagnation to understand the book. Challenging these canonical notions about mobility, paralysis, identity, and gender in Joyce’s work, the ten essays here suggest that Dubliners is full of incredible movement. By embracing this paradigm shift, current and future scholars can open themselves up to the possibility of seeing that movement, maybe even noticing it for the first time, can yield surprisingly fresh twenty-first-century readings.
Child Maltreatment Fatalities in the United States: Four Decades of Policy, Program, and Professional Responses
Emily M. Douglas
This book focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect deaths in the U.S. In 2013 1,520 children died from maltreatment. This book defines child maltreatment fatalities (CMFs) and discusses the prevalence of deaths in the U.S. over the last several decades. It addresses the known risk factors for maltreatment deaths including child, parent, the parent-child relationship, and household risk factors. The main focus of the book addresses the responses and interventions that have been put in place in order to prevent CMFs: the child welfare profession, child death review teams, safe haven laws, criminal justice responses, public education, and new, federal efforts in the U.S. to reduce CMFs in the U.S. The book finishes by making recommendations for researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers about how to prevent fatal maltreatment among children in the U.S.
This updated Second Edition surveys the incredibly dynamic field of criminal justice policy in the United States. The collection addresses how criminal policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities facing policy-makers. Findings are linked to broader institutional, cultural, and global criminal justice trends, and are used to determine what current research reveals about crime policy and democratic governance. U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader, Second Edition encourages readers to engage in a dialogue about criminal justice policy, as well as think about the potential for criminal justice reform.
Nancy Witherell and Mary C. McMackin
Creating differentiated instruction is an essential yet time-consuming component of effective teaching. Since students learn at different paces and in different ways, some students may be able to apply a targeted comprehension skill in cognitively complex ways immediately after being taught the skill while other students may need additional scaffolding in order to grasp it. All students, regardless of their skill level, benefit from activities that are at their just right level – not too difficult or too easy. In this book, Nancy Witherell and Mary McMackin share easy-to-follow lesson plans that address key reading skills for students in grades 3-5. A set of three, tiered, differentiated follow-up activities accompanies each lesson. Fiction and nonfiction mentor texts are included.
The Boys in the Band’s debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley’s hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film’s two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay "types." Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory acknowledgment of the film’s importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film’s neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. The Boys in the Band merits not only the close reading that should accompany such a well-made text but also recognition as a landmark almost ideally situated to orient us amid the highly complex, shifting cultural terrain it occupied upon its release—and has occupied since.
The scholars assembled here bring an invigorating variety of methods to their considerations of this singular film. Coming from a wide range of academic disciplines, they pose and answer questions about the film in remarkably different ways. Cultural analysis, archival research, interviews, study of film traditions, and theoretical framing intensify their revelatory readings of the film. Many of the essays take inventive approaches to longstanding debates about identity politics, and together they engage with current academic work across a variety of fields that include queer theory, film theory, gender studies, race and ethnic studies, and Marxist theory. Addressing The Boys in the Band from multiple perspectives, these essays identify and draw out the film’s latent flashpoints—aspects of the film that express the historical, cinematic, and queer-political crises not only of its own time, but also of today.
The Boys in the Band is an accessible touchstone text in both queer studies and film studies. Scholars and students working in the disciplines of film studies, queer studies, history, theater, and sociology will surely find the book invaluable and a shaping influence on these fields in the coming years.
Jason Edwards and Joseph M. Valenzano III
The tie that binds all Americans, regardless of their demographic background, is faith in the American system of government. This faith manifests as a form of civil, or secular, religion with its own core documents, creeds, oaths, ceremonies, and even individuals. In The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion: Symbols, Sinners, and Saints, contributors seek to examine some of those core elements of American faith by exploring the proverbial saints, sinners and dominant symbols of the American system.
Patricia J. Fanning
Francis Watts Lee and his family hold a special place in the history of American photography. F. Holland Day completed a series of remarkable photographs of Lee’s daughter Peggy, and the striking portrait of the child and her mother titled Blessed Art Thou among Women is one of Gertrude Käsebier’s most iconic compositions. In Artful Lives, Patricia J. Fanning uses these and other significant images as guideposts to explore the Lee family and the art and culture of their age.
A social reform advocate, Francis Watts Lee was an artistic photographer and a talented printer, part of the circle of avant-garde artists and intellectuals who formed Boston’s bohemia. He married twice, first Agnes Rand, an award-winning poet and children’s book author, and later, after their divorce, Marion Lewis Chamberlain, a librarian and MIT-trained architect. Francis and Agnes’s eldest daughter, Peggy, who was so integral to the work of pioneer Pictorialists, died at age seven of juvenile diabetes. Her sister, Alice, who lost her hearing in infancy, became a wood carver and sculptor.
Utilizing previously unknown family archives and institutional sources, Fanning traces the Lee family’s story in the context of major artistic, political, social, and religious trends, including the Arts and Crafts movement, Christian Socialism, and Aestheticism, while also showing how their experiences reflected the national culture’s evolving conceptions of family, gender, childhood, medicine, deaf education, and mourning. This richly drawn and gracefully written account of one family informs our understanding of this vibrant era, in Boston and well beyond.
Stephen J. Nelson
This book presents the issues, controversies, and key players that formed and enabled the American college and university to endure as a critical institution of the nation and society. Nelson examines contested issues and concerns in the academy such as the role and position of religion; place and value of the liberal arts; the threat of disunity and balkanization; ideological contentions and fights for control; the effect of politics and ideologies on its future as an institution; its role as a critic and servant of society; and its promotion of academic freedom, free speech, and liberty. This overview, combined with Nelson’s examination of the historical dramas, influential political forces, and stories of key personalities, provides a nuanced understanding of the evolution of the academy that scholars of Education, American History, and Philosophy will appreciate.
Guerda Nicolas, Gemima St. Louis, and Castagna Lacet
The increasing focus on mental health across the globe calls for guidance on how mental disorders manifest across different cultures and suggests the best practice models for addressing these issues from a cultural context. Additionally, in countries with limited resources and increased susceptibility to natural disasters, the call is even more urgent. In addition to poverty and limited resources, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are most vulnerable to disasters, which make the need for culturally sensitive and sustainable mental health programs even greater.
This monograph provides a framework for how to address mental health issues internationally in collaboration with local partners to create sustainable programs. Specifically, this monograph provides didactic and practical examples using a mental health-training program that has been implemented in Haiti for the past 20 years. Successes and challenges, as well as lessons learned and recommendations for other practitioners and researchers, are provided.
This monograph is a guidebook focusing on how to implement mental health training programs internationally. The authors’ aim is to structure the book in a way that will use Haiti as an example of what scholars who are interested in global mental health can do to effectively implement a training program internationally. This monograph includes didactic as well as detailed practical examples with illustrations of the mental health training program in Haiti for the past two decades. The monograph highlights the guiding principles that we have used as a framework for the authors’ research. They are: (1) In-Country Partnership, (2) Enhancing Cultural Knowledge, (3) Building a Culturally Competent Team, (4) Creating a Culturally Relevant Curriculum, and (5) Building Capacity. The authors' show the reader how to use the framework and approaches with any subject and country.
The intended audiences for the monograph are practitioners, academics, researchers, human service providers, program administrators, public health advocates, policymakers, community leaders, undergraduate and graduate students, non-profit and grassroots organizations, and state and international agencies with an interest in developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally-appropriate mental health training programs for use in international settings. Given the increased number of individuals immigrating to the United States and the diverse demographic make-up of the country, the information presented in this monograph can be useful nationally to individuals who are interested in learning about ways to make mental health programs more culturally appropriate to ethnically diverse clients.
Donald J. Padgett
Wetland Plants of New England provides information on the rich woody flora of the region’s wetlands and offers a ready means of identifying these plants at any time of the year. Aimed at students, conservationists, interested citizens, and professional fieldworkers in the wetland sciences, it is intended to bridge the gap between more technical floras and overly-simple field guides with a focus on wetland trees, shrubs, and lianas. Coverage includes all woody species—native, naturalized, or escaped—within the six New England states that one may encounter in or around swamps, bogs, and marshes. 124 plant species, common or rare, are fully described, mapped & illustrated with an additional 50 species discussed for comparison purposes. Identification keys are provided for both summer or winter conditions.
Bringing together perspectives from a variety of disciplines, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to the emerging discussion on Indigenous nationhood. The contributors argue for the centrality of nationhood and nation building in molding and, concurrently, blending the political, social, economic, and cultural strategies toward Native American self-definitions and self-determination. Included among the common themes is the significance of space—conceived both as traditional territory and colonial reservation—in the current construction of Native national identity. Whether related to historical memory and the narrativization of peoplehood, the temporality of indigenous claims to sovereignty, or the demarcation of successful financial assets as cultural and social emblems of indigenous space, territory constitutes an inalienable and necessary element connecting Native American peoplehood and nationhood. The creation and maintenance of Native American national identity have also overcome structural territorial impediments and may benefit from the inclusivity of citizenship rather than the exclusivity of ethnicity. In all cases, the political effectiveness of nationhood in promoting and sustaining sovereignty presupposes Native full participation in and control over economic development, the formation of historical narrative and memory, the definition of legality, and governance.
Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America
The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge. For decades, antinuclear scientists pursued nuclear disarmament in a variety of ways, from grassroots activism to transnational diplomacy and government science advising. The U.S. government ultimately withstood these efforts, redefining science as a strictly technical endeavor that enhanced national security and deeming science that challenged nuclear weapons on moral grounds "emotional" and patently unscientific. In response, many activist scientists restricted themselves to purely technical arguments for arms control. When antinuclear protest erupted in the 1980s, grassroots activists had moved beyond scientific and technical arguments for disarmament. Grounding their stance in the idea that nuclear weapons were immoral, they used the "emotional" arguments that most scientists had abandoned.
Redefining Science shows that the government achieved its Cold War "consensus" only by active opposition to powerful dissenters and helps explain the current and uneasy relationship between scientists, the public, and government in debates over issues such as security, energy, and climate change.
Shixiong Yu, Chien Wen Yu, and Fan Qian
What would you do if you could see the future? Would you save those you love, or die trying? You need to read this book to find out! When Cailyssa Larkin looks in a mirror she has an ominous feeling that someone is watching her. Stranger still, she has visions that foretell the future. While visiting her Uncle Spencer, Cailyssa gazes into a mirror and sees a dark future that only she can change. With the future of her own world hanging in the balance, Cailyssa bravely enters the portal to the Mirror World. Here, the Dark Lord controls all the mirrors and bends reflections so all creatures see evil within themselves. With her sister Terry, her mysterious best friend Daemon, and a host of weird and wonderful creatures, Cailyssa embarks on an epic quest to overcome the evil forces trying to destroy her world. She can only defeat the Dark Lord by finding her true self and discovering the family secret that has led her to Mirror World. This young adult fantasy book, written by a psychology professor, integrates famous psychological studies in the story. Readers will enjoy learning important life lessons through the psychological concepts illustrated in the book.
William J. Devlin and Alisa Bokulich
In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change as a progression towards the truth about nature, and instead substituted the idea that science is a puzzle solving activity, operating under paradigms, which become discarded after it fails to respond accordingly to anomalous challenges and a rival paradigm. Kuhn’s Structure has sold over 1.4 million copies and the Times Literary Supplement named it one of the “Hundred Most Influential Books since the Second World War.” Now, fifty years after this groundbreaking work was published, this volume offers a timely reappraisal of the legacy of Kuhn’s book and an investigation into what Structure offers philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of science in the future.
Cindy Kane, Becca Fick, Sue Caulfield, Alex Fields, and Tom Krieglstein
Discover compassionate, real-life lessons learned from 31 fellow Student Club/Org Advisors from around the country to help you not just to survive the rough spots, but to thrive as an advisor.
Lisa King, Rose Gublee, and Joyce Rain Anderson
Focusing on the importance of discussions about sovereignty and of the diversity of Native American communities, Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story offers a variety of ways to teach and write about indigenous North American rhetorics.
These essays introduce indigenous rhetorics, framing both how and why they should be taught in US university writing classrooms. Contributors promote understanding of American Indian rhetorical and literary texts and the cultures and contexts within which those texts are produced. Chapters also supply resources for instructors, promote cultural awareness, offer suggestions for further research, and provide examples of methods to incorporate American Indian texts into the classroom curriculum.
Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story provides a decolonized vision of what teaching rhetoric and writing can be and offers a foundation to talk about what rhetoric and pedagogical practice can mean when examined through American Indian and indigenous epistemologies and contemporary rhetorics.
Hate crimes and lesser acts of bigotry and intolerance seem to be constants in today’s world. Since 1990, the federal government has published annual reports on hate-crime incidents in the United States. While the reported numbers are disturbing, even more devastating is the impact of these crimes on individuals, communities, and society.
This comprehensive textbook can serve as a stand-alone source for instructors and students who study hate crimes and/or other related acts. It invites the reader to consider relevant social mores and practices as well as criminal justice policies as they relate to hate crimes by presenting this subject within a broad context.
Stanley C. Ross
The primary purpose of The Road to Self-Leadership Development: Busting Out of Your Comfort Zone is to provide individuals who want to become a leader with a systematic approach for learning how to first learn to become a self-leader. Organizations can use the book for identifying leader types and within leadership development training programs. Individuals need help in understanding the logic of being a self-leader and the critical role of self-worth (encompasses self-esteem, self-concept and self-confidence) in the process of developing the self-leader as a preparatory step to leadership development. The book offers two important benefits to readers. First, readers learn that to lead others involves learning how to lead the self and self-leadership is all about improving feelings of self-worth. Second, the book provides a practical model for readers to follow in creating a personalized self-leadership development process or an organizations human resource leaders with a model to follow in designing and implementing a multi-stage training program that encompasses self-leadership and leadership development.
An understanding of economic principles is essential to sustainable decision-making. This text provides a foundation in economics where concepts are presented in a tangible, clear and relevant manner, making economics accessible and the sustainable rational agent an attainable reality for the twenty-first century.
Economic Principles: A Primer evaluates the assumptions of economic principles incorporated within economic models of 19th and 20th century, and provides readers with an understanding of the relationship between prevailing social values, behaviors and eventual economic outcomes. Through promoting an understanding of the relationship between stakeholders and sustainability, the text defines through economic principles, the responsibility that all economic agents potentially bear in the depletion, exploitation and degradation of resources. With narratives that foster active discussion, the text is a catalyst for integrating sustainability thinking within economics and is an essential tool for promoting an integrated sustainability curriculum throughout an educational system.
Whittingham's folk tales take place in a seemingly normal realm, but quickly grow strange. Like a good campfire story, her brand of storytelling jolts you out of that comfortable state and keeps you guessing about where that sound came from or who is behind that tree. From a reluctant Snow White making a way for herself in modern day New England to a dying woman who has an interesting take on motherly duties, the characters are both familiar and other worldly, ordinary and extraordinary. Unlike more traditional fairy tales, distinguishing the villains and the heroes in these slanted stories may be difficult.
The most comprehensive book available about sex offender policies and their efficacy, Sex Offender Laws has been widely embraced as a text for courses in criminal justice, social work, and psychology. Now updated to keep pace with rapidly changing laws and policies, this second edition features an increased emphasis on policy and program alternatives. It incorporates new content on high-profile issues affecting adolescent sex offenders, critical analyses of the results of recent studies on sex offender policies, effective approaches in preventing recidivism, and cutting-edge research in the fields of criminal justice, law, forensic psychology, and social work. The second edition continues to document and assess the full gamut of laws designed to respond to and prevent sexual violence.
The majority of sex offender policies-often developed as "quick fixes" in response to high-profile cases-are not based on empirical evidence, nor have they demonstrated any significant reduction in offender recidivism. This new edition showcases alternative models that offer innovative and victim-centered approaches to combating sexual violence. Expert authors explore critical, controversial topics such as sexting, Internet sexual solicitation, the death penalty, mandatory sentencing, statutory rape, age of consent laws, and community responses. The book examines the political "untouchability" of sex offender laws and their adverse effects; despite their popularity, sex offender laws have largely failed to keep people safe and actually promote an inaccurate sense of vulnerability. The text also analyzes the role of the media and presents a new chapter on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs. Expert contributors include Karen Terry, author of Sexual Offenses and Offenders, and others who bring a wealth of insight to the field of sex offense.
New to the Second Edition:
1. Emphasizes policy and program alternatives to currently ineffective policies
2. Provides new content on the criminalization of adolescent sexuality
3. Analyzes the role of the media in sex offense and sex offense policies
4. Critically discusses state implementation of the 2006 Adam Walsh Act
5. Introduces new policy alternatives including environmental criminology and its use toward sexual violence prevention and the increasing use of civil litigation in sexual assault cases
6. Examines the political "untouchability" of sex offender laws and their adverse affects and unintended consequences
The Importance of Using Primary Sources in Social Studies, K-8: Guidelines for Teachers to Utilize in Instruction
Elaine M. Bukowiecki
This two-part book provides teachers in kindergarten through grade eight with a valuable resource as how to include primary sources in a social studies curriculum along with a required social studies textbook. The first section of this book contains descriptions with relevant examples of primary documents and authentic artifacts that are appropriate for incorporation into social studies classrooms. In the second part of this book, the application of primary sources for specific social studies instruction is presented. This book specifically presents ways to use primary sources as means to explore the community where the students reside, to make connections to past and present events, and to research a specific change agent in a particular place.
Each chapter contains:
* questions and pedagogical strategies for critically reading, viewing, and responding to varied authentic artifacts;
* techniques for interacting with primary materials;
* modifications to meet the needs of diverse learners;
* assessment techniques; information tied to technology and the “new literacies”; and
* connections to the National Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies (2010) and the Common Core State Standards (2010).
The Use of Literary Sources in Social Studies, K-8: Techniques for Teachers to Include Literature in Instruction
Elaine M. Bukowiecki
The Use of Literary Sources in Social Studies, K-8 is a resource for teachers who wish to include varied literary genres in their social studies instruction along with a required social studies textbook. The literature described and exemplified in this book includes fiction, nonfiction, biographies, autobiographies, historical fiction, poetry, fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, and legends. Throughout this book, different instructional suggestions are presented for inclusion with varied social studies topics and literature sources.
Each chapter contains questions and pedagogical strategies for critically reading and responding to varied literary genres, modifications to meet the needs of diverse learners, assessment techniques, information tied to technology and the “new literacies,” and connections to the National Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (2010) and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (2010). The final chapter of this book describes the development and implementation of a classroom library for social studies teaching and learning.
Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole, Michael D. Reisig, and Carolyn Petrosino
A condensed, more accessible version of the best-selling corrections book on the market, American Corrections in Brief, 2nd Edition, introduces readers to the dynamics of corrections. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the book examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing readers with a well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections.
Matthew Dasti and Edwin F. Bryant
Led by Buddhists and the yoga traditions of Hinduism and Jainism, Indian thinkers have long engaged in a rigorous analysis and reconceptualization of our common notion of self. Less understood is the way in which such theories of self intersect with issues involving agency and free will; yet such intersections are profoundly important, as all major schools of Indian thought recognize that moral goodness and religious fulfillment depend on the proper understanding of personal agency. Moreover, their individual conceptions of agency and freedom are typically nodes by which an entire school's epistemological, ethical, and metaphysical perspectives come together as a systematic whole. Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy explores the contours of this issue, from the perspectives of the major schools of Indian thought. With new essays by leading specialists in each field, this volume provides rigorous analysis of the network of issues surrounding agency and freedom as developed within Indian thought.
Kimberly Chabot Davis
Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as anarchic and sexually potent. In Beyond the White Negro, Kimberly Chabot Davis claims such a view fails to describe the varied politics of racial crossover in the past fifteen years.
Davis analyzes how white engagement with African American novels, film narratives, and hip-hop can help form anti-racist attitudes that may catalyze social change and racial justice. Though acknowledging past failures to establish cross-racial empathy, she focuses on examples that show avenues for future progress and change. Her study of ethnographic data from book clubs and college classrooms shows how engagement with African American culture and pedagogical support can lead to the kinds of white self-examination that make empathy possible. The result is a groundbreaking text that challenges the trend of focusing on society’s failures in achieving cross-racial empathy and instead explores possible avenues for change.
Weaving Dreams in the Classroom: Practical Ideas for Teaching about Dreams and Dreaming at Every Grade Level, including Adult Education
Curtiss Hoffman and Jacquie E. Lewis
Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain.
Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Strengths-based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators
Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, & Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators provides practitioners and educators with critical information needed to help navigate the therapeutic and educational terrain of working with gay males. While other books address a broad range of issues when working with LGBTQ individuals, this volume devotes its focus to the specific needs of gay boys, adolescents, and men. This book also presents an important perspective about individuals who identify as bisexual and transgender, and examines the intersection between gender and sexual orientation. Readers will find practical resources, tools, and clinical case studies for mental health practitioners, professionals in school settings, educators, administrators, and medical personnel serving gay males.
Jean L. Kreiling
College presidents lead taxing and complex, though enormously fulfilling and rewarding, lives. The story that unfolds in College Presidents Reflect: Life in and out of the Ivory Tower is fashioned from the perspectives of over two-dozen retired former college presidents. The over-their-shoulders view we get from these men and women who have sat on the presidential perch provides an unprecedented view of the office, of the pathways to presidencies, and of the ways in which tenures conclude when presidents decide, at times pushed, to exit.
Does anything after leaving office compare with the status and regard regularly accorded presidents? How do their bully pulpits change from the power of the presidency to life? What are the high successes and unforeseen regrets born out of time in the office? From their journeys we learn lessons about leadership. We hear about how one gets into the presidency, planned or not. There is only one true source of insight and reflection about these issues and that is those who have been there, these former college presidents.
Erin E. O'Connor
Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from—or unimportant to—central developments in Latin American history since independence. The book presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for Latin America in a readable narrative for undergraduate students; offers brief, primary-source document excerpts at the end of each chapter that instructors can use to stimulate class discussion; and adheres to a focus on motherhood, which allows for a coherent narrative that touches upon important themes without falling into a “list of facts” textbook style.
Steven Sanders and Aeon Skoble
Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense and thematic approach are evident in the Emmy Award-winning The Jericho Mile (1979), the cult favorite The Keep (1983), the American epic The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and the Academy Award-nominated The Insider (1999) as well as his most recent works -- Ali (2001), Miami Vice (2006), and Public Enemies (2009).
The Philosophy of Michael Mann provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the work of this highly accomplished filmmaker, exploring the director's recognizable visual style and the various on-screen and philosophical elements he has tested in his thirty-five-year career. The essays in this wide-ranging book will appeal to fans of the revolutionary filmmaker and to philosophical scholars interested in the themes and conflicts that drive his movies.
Murray A. Straus, Emily Douglas, and Rose Anne Medeiros
Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring data from over 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32-nation study, the book presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used in different cultures and the subsequent effects of its use on children and on society. It presents longitudinal data showing that spanking is associated with subsequent slowing of cognitive development and increase in antisocial and criminal behavior. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are explored in an accessible fashion. An abundance of high quality research has produced findings that are highly consistent from study to study, which show that spanking is a risk factor for aggressive behavior and other social and psychological problems. Because of these findings, the authors argue for policy changes and recommend never spanking. Policy and practical implications are explored in most chapters. The Primordial Violence highlights are the benefits of avoiding spanking such as the development of better interpersonal skills and higher academic achievement, the link between spanking and behavioral problems and crime, and the extent to which spanking is declining and why, despite the unusually high level of agreement between numerous studies that found harmful effects from spanking, most parents continue to spank.
Privacy, mobility, dignity - living in a vehicle offers many advantages over life in a shelter or on the street. Michele Wakin broadens our understanding of homelessness by exploring the growing phenomenon of vehicle living and how it differs from other forms of makeshift housing.
Incorporating both quantitative data and ethnographic work in California, Wakin takes us into the lives of those who call a car, truck, or RV home. She probes the forces that pushed them out of traditional housing, their unique strengths and vulnerabilities in navigating everyday life, and their complex relationships with local communities, law enforcement, and social service providers. Her analysis of this overlooked population illuminates the dynamics that make it so hard to break the cycle of regulation and resistance that impedes the escape from poverty.
Nancy L. Witherell
Model lessons and engaging activities help students apply research-based reading strategies to informational texts so that they can read and comprehend complex texts. Students will learn these key reading strategies:
* finding key details
* determining main idea
* locating text evidence to support an answer
* using text features
* understanding text structure
* summarizing text
* asking and answering questions
* and much more!
Armed with these reading skills, students can successfully tackle complex informational texts and really become independent readers. For use with Grades 3-5.