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March 31, 2016

Books, Journals & More

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written, edited and translated books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as journals, plays and musical compositions.

We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty advisory committee, we have included only items that were peer-reviewed: Anything identified as a self-published work was excluded. We also have restricted listings to complete works, because individual chapters, articles, works of art and poems would be too numerous.

Submissions are divided into three sections: Books, Journals and More. In each section, submissions are arranged according to school/unit, then listed alphabetically by title. Works are cross-listed when collaborators represent more than one Pitt unit. In instances where there are non-Pitt collaborators, the Pitt faculty or staff member is listed first.

Submissions in this year’s publication have a 2015 copyright or performance date.




Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers From the 2014 AERI Conference

edited by Alison Langmead, history of art and architecture; Richard J. Cox, School of Information Sciences; Eleanor Mattern, School of Information Sciences.

Litwin Books.

Hosted by the School of Information Sciences in July 2014, AERI brought together doctoral students and faculty engaged in archival studies from around the world. Supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, these institutes are designed to strengthen education and research, as well as support academic cohort building and mentoring in the archival community.
Essay subjects include: dictatorship archives in Brazil; affect and agency in the archives of the countries of the former Yugoslavia; archival images in recent movies; archival systems interoperability research; cross-institutional usages of EAD 2002; Ernst Posner and archival scholarship in Washington, D.C.; technical infrastructures and digital heritage preservation; the challenges of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage; enabling big data curation in a nonarchival organization; personal archiving of web pornography; the history and future of archival education in the United States; innovative archival teaching methods in China; rights in records as a platform for participatory archiving; and archival readings of Derrida’s “Archive Fever.”

The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology

edited by Pamela J. Stewart, anthropology; Andrew J. Strathern, anthropology.

Ashgate Publishing.

This book provides an overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of anthropological thought remain vital, such as understanding order and change, diversity and continuity, and conflict and cooperation in the reproduction of social life.

Bringing together leading scholars in the field, this volume provides ways of thinking about a number of contemporary and longstanding arenas of work where both established and more recent researchers are engaged.

The companion explores topics such as religion, rituals, language and culture, violence and gender. It also focuses on current developments within the discipline including human rights, globalization and diasporas and cosmopolitanism.

The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina:Life and Death in Greek Sicily

by Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver, history of art and architecture.

University Press of Florida.

Sicily was one of the first areas settled during the Greek colonization movement, making its cemeteries a popular area of study. Yet these studies often have considered human remains and burial customs separately. In this work, the author synthesizes skeletal, material and ritual data to reconstruct the burial customs, demographic trends, state of health and ancestry of Kamarina, a city-state in Sicily.

Using evidence from 258 recovered graves from the Passo Marinaro necropolis, the author suggests that Kamarineans — whose cultural practices were an amalgamation of both Greek and indigenous customs — were closely linked to their counterparts in neighboring Greek cities. The orientations of the graves, positions of the bodies and the types of items buried with the dead, including Greek pottery, demonstrate that Kamarineans were full participants in the mortuary traditions of Sicilian Greeks. An overabundance of young adult skeletal remains, combined with the presence of cranial trauma and a variety of pathological conditions, indicates the Kamarineans may have been exposed to one or more disruptive events. The resulting portrait reveals that Kamarina was a place where individuals of diverse ethnicities and ancestries were united in life and death by shared culture and funerary practices.

Black Writing, Culture and the State in Latin America

edited by Jerome C. Branche, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Vanderbilt University Press.

This book contributes to the analysis of Afro-Hispanic literary culture and expands the scope of the current research efforts beyond the standard genres of the lettered tradition. It includes narrative and lyrical poetry, analyses of film and popular theatre, material from the oral tradition and the speech act of the oath.

Caribe, Caribana: Cosmografias Literarias

by Juan Duchesne-Winter, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Ediciones Callejon.

This is a cosmographical approach to Latin American literature concerning contemporary indigenous experience. It addresses works by Wayuu writers living in the northernmost tip of South America, the Watunna story cycle of the Yekuana in the Upper Orinoco in Venezuela, and Davi Kopenawa’s “The Falling Sky,” an account of the Yanomamis’ effort to preserve the Amazon forest in Brazil. It also analyzes the potential convergence of contemporary indigenous thought with Western theory in the context of the global ecological crisis.

Cognitive Complications: Epistemology in Pragmatic Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

Lexington Books.

This is a survey of central issues in the theory of knowledge from the standpoint of philosophical pragmatism.

Eighty Days of Sunlight

by Robert Stevens, English.

Thought Catalog Books.

This novel, written under the pen name Robert Yune, is a coming-of-age tale that tackles the prickly relationship between two brothers, exploring themes of trust, identity and loss.

After suffering an “accident” involving a campfire and a bullet, Jason Han spends his childhood being cared for by a doctor in Princeton, New Jersey, while the rest of his family lives in a factory town near Scranton.

Years later, as Jason and his older brother, Tommy, prepare for college, they reluctantly agree to work together to investigate their father’s suicide. The investigation concludes violently. The brothers move to Pittsburgh where they attempt to live together peacefully while working to settle their father’s complicated estate and trying to figure out what destroyed their family and how to save what’s left of it.

Ethical Considerations: Basic Issues on Moral Philosophy

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

Edwin Mellen Press.

This book is a critical analysis of some key ideas in ethical theory.

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The Exile of George Grosz: Modernism, America and the One World Order

by Barbara McCloskey, history of art and architecture.

University of California Press.

This book examines the artist’s life and work after he fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and sought to establish his career in New York. Based on extensive archival research, the book looks at Grosz’s American production within the cultural politics of German exile in the United States during World War II and the Cold War. It presents his work in relation to that of other prominent figures of the German emigration, including Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht. The exile community agonized over its measure of responsibility for the Nazi atrocity that German culture had become and debated what Germany’s postwar future should be. Also important were Grosz’s interactions with the American art world. His historical allegories, self-portraits and other works are seen as confrontational responses to New York’s consolidating consensus around surrealism and abstract expressionism during and after World War II. This study recounts the repatriation of Grosz’s work, and the exile culture of which it was a part, to a German nation divided between East and West in the Cold War.

“Favellare ai lontani”: Tipologie Epistolari tra Sette e Ottocento

edited by Francesca Savoia, French and Italian languages and literatures.

Franco Cesati.

These essays illustrate a variety of forms and expressive registers that letter-writing took on in Italy between the middle of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. The correspondences and epistolary writings of Giovanni Maria Ortes, Giuseppe Baretti, Saverio Bettinelli, Francesco Algarotti, Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Pietro Chiari and Elisabetta Mosconi Contarini, among others, are explored.

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From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars

by Robert Brandom, philosophy.

Harvard University Press.

This is a comprehensive reading of Pitt philosopher Wilfred Sellars, 1912-89.

Hermosos invisibles que nos protegen. Antología Wayuu

edited by Juan Duchesne-Winter, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana.

This literary anthology gathers contemporary expressions of the Wayuu people who inhabit the arid landscape that spans the northern coastal areas of Colombia and Venezuela. The “beautiful invisible beings” invoked by the title, quoted from Wayuu poet Vito Apüshana, are the human and non-human entities that make up this territory. This book presents the actual voices of an indigenous people of the Arawak language family who have inhabited this land for two millennia and want to assert themselves as part of the social, cultural and ethnic mosaic of the greater Caribbean. All prose texts are in Spanish. Most of the poetry is in bilingual format: Spanish-Wayuunaiki, the native language of the Wayuu.

In Manchuria

In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

by Michael Meyer, English.

Bloomsbury Press.

This is a combination of memoir, contemporary reporting and historical research. For three years, the author lived in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown to his wife’s family. Their saga mirrors the change most of rural China is undergoing, in the form of a privately held rice company that has built roads, introduced organic farming and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights. Once a commune, Wasteland is now a company town, a phenomenon happening across China.

The book takes us on a journey across Manchuria’s past, from the fall of the last emperor to the Japanese occupation and Communist victory.

A journey through Philosophy 101

A Journey Through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This is the first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, from antiquity to the current era. The author introduces the major thinkers, texts and historical periods of Western philosophy, recounting many of the stories philosophers have used over time to engage with issues of philosophical concern: questions of meaning, truth, knowledge, value, action and ethics. His anecdotes touch on a wide range of themes — from logic to epistemology, ethics to the metaphysical.

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Kaleidoscope of Poland: A Cultural Encyclopedia

by Oscar Swan, Slavic languages and literatures.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This cultural dictionary contains articles on major personalities, places, events and accomplishments from the 1,000-year record of Polish history and culture. Featuring approximately 900 compact text entries and 600 illustrations, it can be used as a home reference book, a supplement to guidebooks or an aid to language study.

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La senda

edited by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures; Sarah Roger; Maria Julia Rossi.

Borges Center, University of Pittsburgh.

This book is based on an unpublished 1917 manuscript written in Geneva by Borges’ father, Jorge Guillermo Borges (1874-1938). It contains his philosophical and political reflections on the state, education, the family and a variety of other topics. This edition also contains a compilation of Jorge Guillermo Borges’ poems and introductions to his life and writings. The original manuscript has been lost; the editors worked from a photocopy of a photocopy.

La vanguardia plebeya del Titikaka. Gamaliel Churata y otras beligerancias esteticas en los Andes

by Elizabeth Monasterios, Hispanic languages and literatures.

IFEA-Plural Editores.

This book of literary criticism is dedicated to Gamaliel Churata, one of the most important Andean writers of the 20th century. The book reorients our understanding of the Latin American avant garde as well as of the modern struggles of Aymara and Quechua people as they try to preserve their culture in the face of changing times. Of particular interest is the book’s transnational nature (Churata, a Peruvian, spent most of his life in Bolivia), since Andean historiography has not yet addressed the challenge of approaching the circum-Titicaca area (including the cities of La Paz and Arequipa) as a whole.

Los caminos del afecto

by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Instituto Caro y Cuervo.

This book contains a series of essays about the creation of queer literary traditions in Latin America, with essays on the Chilean Augusto D’Halmar, the Mexican Contemporaneos group, Fernando Vallejo’s role in the recovery of queer writing in Colombia in the early 20th century, the literary relations between Alejandra Pizarnik and Silvina Ocampo, and a pornographic rewriting (in French) of the classic 19th-century Colombian novel “Maria,” among other topics.

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The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected

by Lynn Emanuel, English.

University of Pittsburgh Press.
The author ignores chronology, placing new poems beside old, mixing middle and early poems with recent work, and liberating all her poems from the restraints of their particular histories, both aesthetic and autobiographical.

No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing

by Waverly Duck, sociology.

University of Chicago Press.

This ethnographic study of an impoverished African-American neighborhood challenges the common misconception of urban ghettos as chaotic places where drug dealing, street crime and random violence make daily life dangerous for everyone. The social order that prevails there ensures that residents can go about their lives in relative safety, despite the risks that arise from the embedded drug trade. This neighborhood is beset by familiar problems: failing schools; chronic unemployment; punitive law enforcement; high rates of incarceration.

Yet residents are knit together by longterm ties of kinship and friendship. Their interactions are based on reciprocity, which involves a profound sense of fairness and accountability. As case studies of individual lives demonstrate, people’s difficulties flow not from their values or their failure to take personal responsibility but from the multiple obstacles they encounter. For example, since no legal jobs are available nearby, people have to drive to work, but if they haven’t been able to pay traffic fines, they must go without insurance, which can get them jailed.

The book explores how neighborhood residents make sense of their lives within severe constraints as they choose among very unrewarding prospects, rather than freely acting on their values. The vast social distance between those who create public policy and those it is supposed to serve means that mainstream institutions not only limit people’s life chances but constitute a system of collective punishment.



by Erin Frankel, linguistics; illustrations by Paula Heaphy.

Free Spirit Publishing.

This is a picture book about overcoming bullying in school. Thomas feels that no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s bullying. With support from friends, classmates and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself and his hobbies, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others. The book concludes with activity pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors and other adults foster dialogue with children about ways to stop bullying. This is the author’s fourth book in a series on bullying.

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Nobody’s Jackknife

by Ellen McGrath Smith, English.

West End Press.

This collection of poems in a variety of forms explores the practice of yoga and addiction recovery.

Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe

by Jeanette S. Jouili, religious studies.

Stanford University Press.

The visible increase in religious practice among young European-born Muslims has provoked public anxiety. New government regulations seek not only to restrict Islamic practices within the public sphere, but also to shape Muslims’, and especially women’s, personal conduct. This book chronicles the daily ethical struggles of women active in orthodox and socially conservative Islamic revival circles as they are torn between their quest for a pious lifestyle and their aspirations to counter negative representations of Muslims within mainstream society.

The author conducted fieldwork in France and Germany to investigate how pious Muslim women grapple with religious expression: for example, when to wear a headscarf; where to pray throughout the day; how to maintain modest interactions between men and women. In conversation with Islamic and Western thinkers, the author teases out the important ethical-political implications of these struggles, arguing that Muslim moral agency encourages us to think about the contribution of nonsecular civic virtues for shaping a pluralist Europe.

poetics and politics of diaspora

The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

by Jerome C. Branche, Hispanic languages and literatures.


This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain and Colombia. It captures diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, as well as efforts at political group affirmation and settlement, or “location.”

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Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

by Robert Drennan, anthropology; C. Adam Berrey, Clarion University; Christian E. Peterson, University of Hawaii.

Eliot Werner Publications.

Archaeological analysis at the regional scale investigates the past by studying how people distributed themselves and their activities across hundreds or thousands of square kilometers. Archaeological field survey methods developed over a half-century combine with powerful new quantitative tools for spatial analysis to unleash new potential for identifying and studying ancient local communities and regional polities. Varied approaches to estimating regional population sizes in both relative and absolute terms are synthesized and their advantages and disadvantages assessed. Tools for quantitative analysis of regional demographic data are presented. Field survey methods are compiled from widely scattered sources and best practices for collecting archaeological data to sustain demographic analysis are delineated. Promising directions for future methodological development are identified.


edited by Delanie Jenkins, studio arts; Karoline Swiontek, studio arts.

University of Pittsburgh.

This is a catalogue of an exhibition by faculty in the Department of Studio Arts, Sept. 10-Oct. 23, 2015, in the University Art Gallery. It provides a timeline of department faculty since the founding of an independent Department of Studio Arts in 1968, highlights the recent work of retiring faculty member Paul Glabicki, presents the research of exhibiting faculty and highlights the premiere of a collaborative, semipermanent media installation in the gallery’s rotunda entitled “Portal.”

Social Sciences in the Arab World: Forms of Presence

by Mohammed Bamyeh, sociology.

Arab Council for the Social Sciences.

This is the first comprehensive report on the social sciences in the Arab world, appearing in Arabic, English and French.

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The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims: A Medieval Woman Between Demons and Saints

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, French and Italian languages and literatures.

University of Pennsylvania Press.

In 1384, a poor and illiterate peasant woman named Ermine moved to Reims. After she was widowed, Ermine was tormented by nightly visions of angels and demons. She confessed these occurrences to a friar, Jean le Graveur, who recorded them in detail. The author examines Ermine’s life, her relationship with her confessor, her ascetic and devotional practices, and her reported encounters with heavenly and hellish beings.

Sugar Run Road

by Ed Ochester, English.

Autumn House Press.

Thus Were Their Faces

translated by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures.

NYRB Classics.

This is a collection of the stories of Silvina Ocampo (1903-93), one of Argentina’s leading literary figures, who has become more prominent since her death. The stories were written between the 1930s and the 1980s, and include masterpieces of suspense and cruelty, somewhat warped crime fiction, stories of metamorphoses, doubles and the ways in which fantasy intervenes in everyday life.

Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change, 2nd Edition

by John Markoff, sociology.


This book treats democratization from the late 18th century to our time as a multicontinental process involving social movements and power-holding elites.

Wiedererrinerter Idealismus

by Robert Brandom, philosophy.

Suhrkamp Verlag.

Written in German, this book focuses on Hegel and his intellectual development from Kant.


Bio-Nanoparticles: Biosynthesis and Sustainable Biotechnological Implications

edited by Om V. Singh, biological and health sciences.


Extremophiles and Their Applications in Medical Processes

by Om V. Singh, biological and health sciences; Prasanti Babu; Anuj K. Chandel.


The Shakespeare Handbooks: Shakespeare’s Contemporaries — Volumes on Volpone and Doctor Faustus

edited by Kevin Ewert, communication and the arts; Paul Edmondson, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.



Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice

edited by W. James Jacob, administrative and policy studies; Stewart E. Sutin, administrative and policy studies; John C. Weidman, administrative and policy studies; John L. Yeager, administrative and policy studies.

Sense Publishers.

There seems to be renewed interest in having universities and other higher education institutions engage with their communities at the local, national and international levels.

But what is community engagement? There are many different concepts of community service, outreach and engagement. This volume explores conceptual understandings of community engagement and higher education reforms and initiatives intended to foster it.

Contributors provide case study examples that respond to a variety of issues, including: What is “the community” and what does it need and expect from higher education institutions? Is community engagement a mission of all types of higher education institutions or should it be the mission of specific institutions such as regional or metropolitan universities, technical universities, community colleges or indigenous institutions while other institutions such as major research universities concentrate on national and global research agendas and on educating internationally competent researchers and professionals? How can a university be global and at the same time locally relevant? Is it, or should it be, left to the institutions to determine the scope and mode of their community engagement, or is a state mandate preferable and feasible? If community engagement or “community service” is mandatory, what are the consequences of not complying with the mandate? How effective are policy mandates and university engagement for regional and local economic development? What are the principal features and relationships of regionally engaged universities? Is community engagement to be left to faculty members and students who are particularly socially engaged and locally embedded or is it, or should it be, mandatory for both faculty and students? How can community engagement be better integrated with the other two traditional missions of the university — research and teaching?

Economics and Finance of Higher Education

edited by John C. Weidman, administrative and policy studies; John L. Yeager, administrative and policy studies; Linda DeAngelo, administrative and policy studies; Michael Gunzenhauser, administrative and policy studies; James Jacob, administrative and policy studies; Maureen McClure, administrative and policy studies; Stewart Sutin, administrative and policy studies; Kristin DeLuca, Institutional Advancement; Laurie Cohen, University Library System.

Pearson Learning Solutions.

This book is part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education reader series.

Since the publication of the second edition of this reader in 2001, there has been a large increase in the amount of research on issues of higher education finance. This is not surprising, given the pattern of decreased public funding and increased student cost. Strategic planning and its relationship to budgeting under growing financial constraints have been of continuing interest among both higher education scholars and practitioners. What has changed, however, is the greater inclusion of explicitly economic perspectives in publications dealing with various aspects of postsecondary education.

Because of these changing publication patterns, the word “Economics” was added to the title of this edition.

Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity

edited by W. James Jacob, administrative and policy studies; Maureen K. Porter, administrative and policy studies; Sheng Yao Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.


This book provides up-to-date scholarly research on global trends on three issues of paramount importance to indigenous education: language, culture and identity. It also offers a strategic comparative and international education policy statement on recent shifts in indigenous education, and new approaches to explore, develop and improve comparative education and policy research globally. Contributors examine several social justice issues related to indigenous education.

In addition to case perspectives from 12 countries and global regions, the volume includes five conceptual chapters on topics that influence indigenous education: policy debates; the media; the United Nations; formal and informal education systems; and higher education.

Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms

by H. Richard Milner IV, Center for Urban Education.

Harvard Education Press.

This book provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. The author looks at the circumstances of these students’ lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their experiences within schools and classrooms.

He proposes effective practices — at district and school levels, as well as individual classrooms — for school leaders and teachers who are committed to creating the best educational opportunities for these students.

Building on established literature, new research and a number of case studies, the book casts light on the experiences of students and their families living in poverty, while pointing to educational strategies that are shaped with these students’ unique circumstances in mind.

Workplace Health Promotion Programs: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

by Carl I. Fertman, health and physical activity.


This book focuses on the value that employee health programs can offer by exploring six key topics: behavioral health; physical health; healthy environments; health education; nutritional health; and physical activity. It establishes what successful workplace health promotion programs, services and collaborations are, then builds on this foundation by introducing methods and tools for promoting employee health and safety, while emphasizing the skills students need to do so.

Through this resource, students learn how to recognize employee health and safety opportunities, and how to think on a larger scale when it comes to workplace health initiatives that are comprehensive and fiscally sound.


Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe

by Lori L. Jakiela, humanities-English.

Atticus Books.


Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers From the 2014 AERI Conference

edited by Richard J. Cox, library and information science; Eleanor Mattern, library and information science; Alison Langmead, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Litwin Books.




Economics and Finance of Higher Education

edited by Kristin DeLuca, Institutional Advancement; John C. Weidman, School of Education; John L. Yeager, School of Education; Linda DeAngelo, School of Education; Michael Gunzenhauser, School of Education; James Jacob, School of Education; Maureen McClure, School of Education; Stewart Sutin, School of Education; Laurie Cohen, University Library System.

Pearson Learning Solutions.


Controversies in Tax Law: A Matter of Perspective

edited by Anthony Infanti.

Ashgate Publishing.

This volume presents a new approach to today’s tax controversies, reflecting that debates about taxation often turn on the differing world views of the debate participants.

For instance, a central tension in the academic tax literature, which is filtering into everyday discussions of tax law, exists between “mainstream” and “critical” tax theorists. This tension results from a clash of perspectives: Is taxation primarily a matter of social science or social justice? Should tax policy debates be grounded in economics or in critical race, feminist, queer and other outsider perspectives?

To capture and interrogate what often seems like a chasm between the different sides of tax debates, this collection comprises a series of pairs of essays. Each pair approaches a single area of controversy from two different perspectives, with one essay usually taking a “mainstream” perspective and the other a “critical” perspective.
In writing their essays, the authors read and incorporated reactions to each other’s essays, and paid specific attention to the influence of perspective on both the area of controversy and their contributions to the debate. With contributions from leading mainstream and critical tax scholars, this volume takes the first step toward bridging the gap between these differing perspectives on tax law and policy.

Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach

by John M. Burkoff; Russell Weaver, University of Louisville; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University; Stephen Singer, Loyola University; Steven Friedland, Elon University.

West Academic.

This casebook focuses on “teachability” rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. Classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers and share links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mix of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows law students to hone their analytical skills as they learn to construct the arguments of today’s prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal procedure litigation. An accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles and other materials in the Westlaw database.


Advances in Hemodynamic Monitoring, an Issue of Critical Care Clinics

edited by Michael R. Pinsky, critical care medicine.


Basic Clinical Anesthesia

edited by Shawn Beaman, anesthesiology; Paul K. Sikka, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; James A. Street.


This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology. Readers can test their knowledge with questions at the end of chapters. The book includes color illustrations, clinical images and practical tables.

A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions

edited by David Metro, anesthesiology; Catherine Marcucci, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Michael P. Hutchens, Oregon Health & Science University; Erica D. Wittwer, Mayo Clinic; Toby N. Weingarten, Mayo Clinic; Juraj Sprung, Mayo Clinic; Wayne T. Nicholson, Mayo Clinic; Kirk Lalwani, Oregon Health & Science University; Randal O. Dull, University of Illinois-Chicago; Christopher E. Swide, Oregon Health & Science University; F. Jacob Seagull, University of Michigan; Jeffrey R. Kirsch, Oregon Health & Science University; Neil B. Sandson, VA Maryland Health Care System.


The occurrence of deleterious or sometimes fatal drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in the perioperative period is no longer a theoretical concern but a harrowing reality.
This book addresses the complex realm of pharmacokinetic drug interactions in a volume that functions as both a comprehensive clinical reference and a casebook. It presents a summary of the core concepts of drug interactions; an organized, annotated presentation of the drug interactions most relevant to the perioperative clinician; and approximately 200 case scenarios that highlight specific drug interactions.

It will be of interest to anesthesiologists, surgeons and PharmDs, as well as trainees in those specialties; intensive care staff, including physicians, physician assistants and nurses; and nurse practitioners who staff preoperative evaluation clinics.

Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnosis in Medical Imaging

edited by Robert Nishikawa, radiology; Qiang Li, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, China.

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

This book covers the major technical advances and methodologies shaping the development and clinical utility of computer-aided detection and diagnosis systems in breast imaging, chest imaging, abdominal imaging and other emerging applications. The 26 chapters, written by leaders in the field, bring together existing and emerging approaches at a level understandable to students, developers, basic scientists and physician-scientists.

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Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine, 4th Edition

by Jeannette E. South-Paul, family medicine; Samuel C. Matheny, University of Kentucky; Evelyn L. Lewis, Rutgers University.
McGraw-Hill Education.

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A Night in the Life

by Steven L. Orebaugh, anesthesiology.

Pocol Press.

In this novel, Gary Phillips, an inveterate and increasingly disenchanted emergency physician, reports for a busy night shift in the ER at a community hospital in Pittsburgh.

On this frenetic evening, he attends to many ill patients, encountering in each of them some facet of the South Side neighborhood and its once-promising, industrial past … or its current economic decline.

This book is based on the author’s own experiences in a small, urban emergency department.

Research Regulatory Compliance

Research Regulatory Compliance

edited by Bill Yates, otolaryngology; Mark Suckow, University of Minnesota.

Academic Press.

This book provides a one-stop, go-to resource for the many regulatory and compliance issues that affect laboratory study and research models. It focuses on U.S. regulations, covering both animal models and human subjects. The contributors are leaders in the field of regulatory compliance with many years of collective experience.

Rheumatism: Its History From Paleo-Pathology to the Advent of Experimental Science

by Thomas Benedek, internal medicine.

NOVA Science Publishers.

The development of the concept of rheumatism is described beginning with the interpretation of relevant ancient skeletal remains through the classical Graeco-Roman period into the beginnings of modern anatomy and pathology in the early 19th century. The history of biochemistry in relation to gout is traced to the mid-20th century.

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2nd Edition

edited by Steven L. Orebaugh, anesthesiology; Paul E. Bigeleisen, University of Maryland Medical Center; Michael Gofeld, University of Toronto.

Wolters Kluwer.

This extensively revised edition shows how the increased use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain and other medical conditions can transform patient care. Authorities discuss the techniques needed for upper and lower extremity blocks, truncal blocks, pain blocks, trauma, critical care and more.


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Health Program Management, 2nd Edition

by Beaufort B. Longest Jr., health policy and management.


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the management of all stages of a health program. It includes an overview of the most current best practices in the field and shows readers how to apply them to achieve successful results for their programs. The book explores how to move programs from initial development through evaluation of results.



Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working With Individuals and Their Families

by Christina Newhill.

Pearson Education.

This is a biopsychosocial treatment guide that prepares the beginning clinician to work with some of the most challenging clients seen at public community mental/behavioral health care services. Topics include how to develop and maintain a therapeutic alliance with individuals with serious mental illness; how to manage and overcome the impact of stigma; how to manage a client’s lack of insight and facilitate illness awareness; how to manage legal and ethical issues; challenges related to diversity; and how to work with and engage involuntary and resistant clients. The book explains how to overcome potential barriers to effective treatment engagement with individuals suffering from severe mental illnesses. It features case illustrations and client-clinician dialogues to engage students, enhance their understanding of how such disorders present and facilitate development of their clinical skills.

Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race

by Larry Davis.

Lyceum Books.


Beyond Raw Materials: Who Are the Actors in the Latin America and Caribbean-China Relationship?

edited by Ariel Armony; Enrique Dussel Peters, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Nueva Sociedad.

No one would have predicted in the 1990s that China would emerge as a fundamental player in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the 21st century. The LAC-China relationship recently has advanced to a second stage, as evidenced by the rapid expansion in the number of researchers and students working on various aspects of LAC-China relations, increasing cultural exchange, growing immigration from China to LAC, a boom in tourism and the launching of new mechanisms for cross-regional dialogue. This book looks at characteristics and features of the important actors in the relationship, both in LAC and China. This analysis goes beyond established knowledge of the LAC-China relationship, especially in trade, in which LAC has become a major source of raw materials for China.



Economics and Finance of Higher Education

edited by Laurie Cohen, University Library System; John C. Weidman, School of Education; John L. Yeager, School of Education; Linda DeAngelo, School of Education; Michael Gunzenhauser, School of Education; James Jacob, School of Education; Maureen McClure, School of Education; Stewart Sutin, School of Education; Kristin DeLuca, Institutional Advancement.

Pearson Learning Solutions.

Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy

by Thomas Twiss.

Haymarket Books.

During the 20th century the problem of post-revolutionary bureaucracy emerged as the most pressing theoretical and political concern confronting Marxism. No one contributed more to the discussion of this question than Leon Trotsky. The author traces the development of Trotsky’s thinking on this issue from the first years after the Bolshevik Revolution through the Moscow trials of the 1930s. Throughout, he examines how Trotsky’s perception of events influenced his theoretical understanding of the problem and how Trotsky’s theory reciprocally shaped his analysis of political developments. Additionally, the author notes both strengths and weaknesses of Trotsky’s theoretical perspective at each stage in its development. This is a paperback edition of a book previously published by Brill. n



Anthropology & Aging

edited by Philip Kao, anthropology.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This is the journal of the Association for Anthropology & Gerontology, a nonprofit organization established in 1978 as a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures.

Its perspective is holistic, comparative and international; preferred manuscripts have cross-disciplinary appeal, present cutting-edge research and bring creative and stimulating insight to aging studies and the human condition across the life course.

BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies

edited by Neepa Majumdar, English; Moinak Biswas, Jadavpur University; Rosie Thomas, University of Westminster; Ravi S. Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Sage Publications.

This blind-peer-reviewed journal, published biannually, provides a forum for the intersections of South Asian screen practices with related media forms, such as musical recording and performance, popular print culture, stage set design and the history of publicity, advertising and consumer cultures. It has published research on historical, regional and virtual spaces of screen cultures.


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edited by Paul A. Bové, English; managing editor: Margaret A. Havran, English.

Duke University Press.

This journal publishes critical writing across a range of disciplines. It draws on the long resources of literary and humanistic writings and scholarship to engage with grave imaginative and intellectual problems identifiable across a spectrum of peoples, languages and politics. It is secular in its commitments and historical in its methods.

The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by William Chase, history and University Center for International Studies; Robert Donnorummo, University Center for International Studies; Andrew Konitzer, University Center for International Studies; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, University Center for International Studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.
This is a scholarly paper series named after the first director of UCIS. It publishes work in many disciplines and areas of inquiry. Submissions are anonymously refereed.

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

guest edited by Ivan Yotov, mathematics; Shuyu Sun, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.


This special issue, “Advances in Simulations of Subsurface Flow and Transport,” was in honor of Mary F. Wheeler.

Creative Nonfiction

edited by Lee Gutkind, English.

Creative Nonfiction Foundation.

Critical Quarterly

edited by Colin MacCabe, English.


This journal is known for its blend of literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction.

Japanese Language and Literature

edited by Hiroshi Nara, East Asian languages and literatures.

American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

This peer-reviewed journal considers submissions in the areas of Japanese literary studies, linguistics and language and literature pedagogy.

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Journal of Jewish Identities

guest edited by Rachel Kranson, religious studies; Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Bea Gurwitz, National Humanities Alliance.

Johns Hopkins University Press/Project Muse.

This special issue, Vol. 8 No. 2, is titled “Jewish Youth in the Global 1960s.”

In the late 1960s and 1970s, young Jews around the world worked to revolutionize their local communities and to develop new ways of expressing their Jewish identities. Until now, scholars have examined these Jewish youth movements only within their bounded national contexts.

This issue examines this Jewish youth culture as a global phenomenon. By analyzing the issues that concerned revolutionary young Jews in Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe, the editors discovered a 1960s-era youth revolt that affected not only the nations in which Jews built their lives, but the entire global scope of Jewish history.

Journal of Ritual Studies

edited by Pamela J. Stewart, anthropology; Andrew J. Strathern, anthropology.

Carolina Academic Press.

The term “ritual” has long enjoyed wide use in a number of disciplines, and many scholars have noted the fundamental social importance of ritualized behaviors and the difficulty of interpreting them. It is only recently, however, that ritual studies has become a recognized interdisciplinary field.

The journal includes scholars from anthropology, religious studies, sociology, psychology, performance studies, ancient, medieval, early modern and contemporary history, area studies, philosophy, art, literature, dance and music.

It provides a forum for debate about ritual’s role and meaning, and seeks a better definition for this rapidly growing field.
This is an independent, subscriber-based, peer-reviewed journal.

Journal of World-Historical Information

edited by Patrick Manning, history.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This is a peer-reviewed, semiannual, electronic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary project of creating and maintaining a comprehensive world-historical data resource. It operates under the guidance of the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis, the collaborative network that is creating the data resource.
The journal focuses on the particular problems of historical data — their heterogeneity, the high cost of collecting, digitizing and documenting such data and, on the other hand, the high value of historical data for temporal analysis of the past and projection into the future.

Journal of World-Systems Research

edited by Jackie Smith, sociology.

American Sociological Association.

This online, peer-reviewed journal disseminates scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems.
It publishes works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines: civilizationists; evolutionary approaches; international political economy; comparative, historical and cultural analysis. It also publishes discussions of future trajectories and options for the modern world-system and considerations of what can be done to create a more humane, peaceful and just world society.

Progress in Surface Science

editor-in-chief: Hrvoje Petek, physics and astronomy.


Topics for this journal are chosen for their timeliness from across the wide spectrum of scientific and engineering subjects.

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

editor-in-chief: Irene H. Frieze, psychology; managing editor: Susan Dittrich, psychology.


This is an interdisciplinary behavioral science journal offering a feminist perspective. It publishes original research reports and review articles that illuminate the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gendered perceptions and behaviors, and gender stereotypes.
Topics extend to gender issues in employment and work environments; interpersonal relationships; sexual orientation and identity; body image; violence against women or intimate partners; gender role socialization; the influences of media, schools, peers and community on stereotypes; the acquisition, maintenance and impact of stereotypes; the cultural, economic, legal and political effects of contemporary social change; and methodological issues in gender research.

Social Networks: An International Journal of Structural Analysis

edited by Patrick Doreian, sociology; Martin G. Everett, University of Manchester.


This is a quarterly journal.

Variaciones Borges

edited by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Borges Center, University of Pittsburgh.

This biannual journal, focusing on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, is published in Spanish, English and French.


AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

editors-in-chief: Dennis Galletta, decision, operations and information technology; Joe Valacich, University of Arizona.

Association for Information Systems.

This is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal oriented to the information systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational and cultural contexts.

The objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered information and communication technologies and services for individuals, groups, organizations and communities.


Dentistry 3000

edited by Alexandre Rezende Vieira.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This journal publishes papers of wide interest and broad significance in all aspects of dentistry. The emphasis is on full research papers of any length required for concise presentation and discussion of the data.

Areas of interest include the molecular basis of human oral and craniofacial disease, craniofacial development, craniofacial regeneration, technology development, translational dental research, the impact of oral health on overall health and epidemiological studies.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry

edited by Robert Weyant, dental public health.


This journal is devoted to the advancement of public health dentistry through the exploration of related research, practice and policy developments.
Three main types of articles are published: original research articles that provide a significant contribution to knowledge in dental public health, including oral epidemiology, dental health services, the behavioral sciences and the public health practice areas of assessment, policy development and assurance; methods articles that report the development and testing of new approaches to research design, data collection and analysis, or the delivery of public health services; and review articles that synthesize previous research in the discipline and provide guidance to researchers, policymakers, managers and other dental public health practitioners.


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Urban Education

edited by H. Richard Milner IV, Center for Urban Education.

Sage Publications.

This journal publishes analyses of critical concerns facing inner-city schools. It provides commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives. Articles cover topics such as mental health needs of urban students, student motivation and teacher practice, school-to-work programs and community economic development, restructuring in large urban schools, and health and social services.


Advances in Engineering Education

edited by Larry Shuman, industrial engineering.

American Society of Engineering Education.

This is a peer-reviewed, online journal that focuses on proven advances in the field of engineering education.

Oxidation of Metals

edited by Brian Gleeson, mechanical engineering and materials science.


This is an international journal about the science of gas-solid reactions.


International Journal of Telerehabilitation

edited by Ellen Cohn, communication science and disorders; Jana Cason, Spalding University.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This is a biannual journal that disseminates information about current research and practices.


Transactions on Learning Technologies

editor-in-chief: Peter Brusilovsky, information science and technology.

IEEE Press.

This archival journal is published quarterly. It covers research on such topics as innovative online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software applications and games simulation systems for education and training.

Artificial Intelligence and Law

editors-in-chief: Kevin D. Ashley, law and Learning Research and Development Center; Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool; Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna.


This journal contains information on theoretical or empirical studies in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, jurisprudence, linguistics and philosophy that addresses the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning and decision making. It also includes in-depth studies of innovative artificial intelligence systems that are being used in the legal domain, as well as studies that address the ethical and social implications of the field of artificial intelligence and law.

Search and Seizure Law Report

edited by John M. Burkoff.

Thomson Reuters/West.

This is a monthly newsletter featuring expert analysis of the most pressing search and seizure (Fourth Amendment) issues.


Artificial Intelligence and Law

editors-in-chief: Kevin D. Ashley, LRDC and School of Law; Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool; Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna.



Bipolar Disorders: An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

edited by K. N. Roy Chengappa, psychiatry; Samuel Gershon, psychiatry.

John Wiley & Sons.

This international journal is dedicated to publishing the results of research relevant to the basic mechanisms, clinical aspects and treatment of bipolar disorders.

Central Asian Journal of Global Health

edited by Faina Linkov, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access, biannual journal aimed at those working in public health and medicine. It focuses on Central Asian countries, a geographic region that often is not highlighted by existing journals.

Journal of Neurophysiology

editor-in-chief: Bill J. Yates, otolaryngology.

American Physiological Society.

Founded in 1938, this journal is one of the oldest journals dedicated to neuroscience. It is published twice per month and contains original research articles, reviews and editorials.

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

editor-in-chief: Joseph S. Sanfilippo, medicine.


This journal serves as an international source of information for health care professionals.

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics

edited by Freddie H. Fu, orthopaedic surgery.


This illustrated journal keeps practitioners informed about significant advances in all areas of surgical management. Each issue of this atlas-style journal explores a single topic, often offering alternate approaches to the same procedure.

Patient Related Outcome Measures

editor-in-chief: Robert Howland, psychiatry.

Dove Press.

This is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on treatment outcomes specifically relevant to patients. All aspects of patient care are addressed.

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

editor-in-chief: Miguel Reyes-Múgica, pathology.

Allen Press.

This bimonthly journal is the official publication of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Pediatric Pathology Society. It deals with the pathology of disease from conception through adolescence and covers the spectrum of disorders developing in utero (including embryology, placentology and teratology), gestational and perinatal diseases and diseases of childhood.

Pediatric Diabetes

edited by Mark A. Sperling, pediatrics; associate editors: Silva Arslanian, pediatrics; Dorothy J. Becker, pediatrics; Massimo Trucco, pediatrics; Ram Menon; Massimo Pietropaolo; managing editor: Daniel Bogdan, pediatrics.

John Wiley & Sons.

This journal, published eight times a year, is devoted to disseminating new information relating to the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, management, complications and prevention of diabetes in childhood and adolescence.


Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

editors-in-chief: Rafael Engel; Leng Leng Thang, National University of Singapore; editor emeritus: Sally Newman, University Center for Social and Urban Research.
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

This is a forum to help scholars, practitioners, policymakers, educators and advocates stay abreast of the latest intergenerational research, practice methods and policy initiatives. It integrates practical, theoretical, empirical, familial and policy perspectives, publishing papers and articles that address intergenerational relationships evidenced in intergenerational practice, policy and research.

Race and Social Problems

editor-in-chief: Gary F. Koeske; associate editor: Valire Carr Copeland.


This is a multidisciplinary international forum for issues relevant to race and its relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political and cultural problems.


The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by William Chase, UCIS and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Robert Donnorummo, UCIS; Andrew Konitzer, UCIS; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, UCIS.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.


Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

editors-in-chief: Rafael Engel, School of Social Work; Leng Leng Thang, National University of Singapore; editor emeritus: Sally Newman, UCSUR.

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. *


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Gyorgy Kurtag: Games

performed by Amy Williams, music; Helena Bugallo.


This recording features the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo playing Gyorgy Kurtag’s complete works for piano duet and two pianos as included in the eight published volumes of “Jatokek” (“Games”). The work’s original concept was as a collection of pedagogical performance pieces, and the composer has been adding to the series since 1973.

Eight volumes have been published as of 2010, and volumes IV and VIII are for piano four-hands or two pianos. The CD also includes Kurtag’s numerous transcriptions of early music by Bach, Frescobaldi, Purcell, Machaut and others.

Of Color Braided All Desire: Music of Eric Moe

composed by Eric Moe, music.

Albany Records.


AUDIA Dichotics

author: Deborah Moncrieff, communication science and disorders.


This is a software program for the assessment and treatment of amblyaudia, an auditory processing problem that interferes with listening and learning among children and adults. The software will be available in clinics, schools and homes so that individuals with amblyaudia can receive auditory training that will help them to balance performance between the two ears and improve listening and learning.


Focused Review of Anesthesiology

program chair: Rita Patel, anesthesiology; course director: Tetsuro Sakai, anesthesiology.

Oakstone/CME Info.

This course is designed to fully prepare physicians for the American Board of Anesthesiology certification and recertification examinations. Instructional videos focus on anatomy, physics, mathematics, pharmacology, anesthesia complications and the applicability of different anesthetic techniques to various clinical situations and patient groups. It is designed for training and practicing anesthesiologists preparing for basic or advanced ABA exams. *

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