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March 30, 2017

Books, Journals & More


B&J cover-1This 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 2016 copyright or performance date.

Marsha Lee provided editorial assistance in producing this section.



Afro-Latin AmericaAfro-Latin America:
Black Lives, 1600-2000
by George Reid Andrews, history.
Harvard University Press.
This book is based on the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. It offers an introduction to black history in Latin America, with essays on how Latin American nations have treated race in national censuses and how African-American writers and intellectuals viewed racial conditions in Brazil; autobiographies by Afro-Latin American writers; and recent policy efforts to combat racial inequality in the region.

Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces
Antagonistic Tolerance- Competitiveby Robert Hayden, anthropology; Manuel Aguilar-Moreno; Milica Bakic-Hayden; Aykan Erdemir; Enrique Lopez-Hurtado; Devika Rangachari; Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir; Timothy Walker.
This book analyzes patterns of peaceful coexistence and conflict between members of differing religious communities, who live for generations intermingled but rarely intermarrying, and who define themselves as separate peoples even when they speak the same language. Using interdisciplinary approaches and ethnographic, historical and archaeological data from the Balkans, India, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Turkey, this book develops a comparative model of the competitive sharing and transformations of key religious sites as an indicator of shifting patterns of political and social dominance. The data are not analyzed as isolated cases but instead are woven into a unified analytical framework that explains how long-term peaceful interactions between religious communities can turn violent and even result in ethnic cleansing.

ask the past pertinent and impertinent advice from yesteryearAsk the Past: Pertinent and
Impertinent Advice From Yesteryear
by Elizabeth Archibald, history.
Piper Verlag; Swingband; Briefing Press.
Foreign editions/ translations of this book, which is a collection of 6th-19th century advice on topics ranging from love to table manners to proper hair-washing technique, were published in Germany, Korea and Taiwan.

Behaving: What’s Genetic,
What’s Not and Why Should We Care?
by Kenneth Schaffner, history and philosophy of science.
Oxford University Press.
This book presents an overview of the recent history and methodology of behavioral genetics and psychiatric genetics, informed by a philosophical perspective. The author addresses a wide range of issues, including genetic reductionism and determinism, “free will” and quantitative and molecular genetics. He also presents cases involving pro and con arguments for genetic testing for IQ and for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He examines the nature-nurture controversy and developmental systems theory using C. elegans or “worm” studies as a test case. He offers a novel account of biological knowledge emphasizing the importance of models, mechanisms, pathways and networks.

Childlike Peace in Merleau-Ponty
childlike peaceand Levinas: Intersubjectivity
as Dialectical Spiral
by Brock Bahler, religious studies.
Lexington Books.
Drawing on the work of 20th-century philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas, and informed by recent advances in cognitive neuroscience and child development, the author develops a phenomenological description of the parent-child relationship in order to articulate an account of intersubjectivity that is fundamentally ethically oriented, dialogical and mutually dynamic. This dialectical spiral — in contrast to Cartesian tradition of the subject and the Hegelian master-slave dialectic — suggests that our lives are equiprimordially interwoven with both the richness of mutual engagement and the responsibility to be for-the-other. The parent-child relationship provides the basis for a theoretical account of intersubjectivity that is marked by a creative interaction between self and other that cannot be reduced to an economic exchange, a totalizing structure or a unilateral asymmetrical responsibility.

Comparative Governance:
Rediscovering the Functional
Dimension of Governing
by B. Guy Peters, political science; Jon Pierre, University of Gothenburg.
Cambridge University Press.
This book develops a generic functionalist model of governance that rejects the frequent dichotomy between state-centric governance and governance through social actors in favor of a position that considers the mixture of actors to be an empirical question. To facilitate the use of the model in comparative analysis, the authors developed a series of “ideal type” models and demonstrate how they can be applied.

concept auditsConcept Audits:
A Philosophical Method
by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.
Lexington Books.
This book explains and defends concept auditing, a procedure that explores the obligation that a philosopher has to honor the existing meanings of everyday terms and conceptions such as knowledge, truth, justice, fairness, beauty or the like. The author explains how philosophers’ treatments of a topic relate to our established presystematic understanding of the issues involved and how their deliberations should relate to the prevailing conception of the matter being discussed.

Contemporary Approaches to
Public Policy: Theories,
Controversies and Perspectives
edited by B. Guy Peters, political science; Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon.
Palgrave Macmillan.
This book considers a range of contemporary approaches to public policy studies. These approaches are based on a number of theoretical perspectives on decision-making, as well as alternative perspectives on policy instruments and implementation. The range of approaches includes punctuated equilibrium models, the advocacy-coalition framework, multiple streams approaches, institutional analyses, constructivist approaches, behavioral models and the use of instruments as an approach to public policy. The volume concludes with a discussion of fundamental issues of democracy in public policy.

Gesture and Power: Religion,
Nationalism and Everyday
Performance in Congo
by Yolanda Covington-Ward, Africana studies.
Duke University Press.
This book examines the everyday embodied practices and performances of the BisiKongo people of the lower Congo to show how their gestures, dances and spirituality are critical in mobilizing social and political action. Conceiving of the body as the center of analysis, a catalyst for social action and as a conduit for the social construction of reality, the author focuses on specific flash points in the last 90 years of Congo’s troubled history, when embodied performance was used to stake political claims, foster dissent and enforce power. In exploring these embodied expressions of Congolese agency, Covington-Ward provides a framework for understanding how embodied practices transmit social values, identities and cultural history throughout Africa and the diaspora.

Global Scientific Practice in
an Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850
edited by Patrick Manning, history; Daniel Rood, University of Georgia.
University of Pittsburgh Press.
The period 1750-1850 was one of dramatic transformations in world history, fostering revolutionary change beyond the political landscape. It was an era of rapidly expanding scientific investigation; profound changes in scientific knowledge and practice also took place. This volume examines key elements of science in societies across Spanish America, Europe, West Africa, India and Asia as they increasingly overlapped each other.

Greetings, Pushkin! Stalinist Cultural Politics and the Russian National Bard
by Jonathan Brooks Platt, Slavic languages and literatures.
University of Pittsburgh Press.
In 1937, the Soviet Union sponsored a huge celebration on the centenary of Pushkin’s death, marking the turn toward a renewed Russian nationalism that would become full-blown a few years later. The first study of this major cultural event examines Soviet representations of Pushkin’s legacy in prose, poetry, drama, theater, painting, sculpture, film, the educational system and the political realm.

Human Rights- Politics and PracticeHuman Rights: Politics and Practice
edited by Michael Goodhart, political science.
Oxford University Press.
Bringing together international experts including political scientists, philosophers, lawyers and policymakers, the book provides a broad range of perspectives on the theoretical and practical issues in this constantly evolving field. In addition to in-depth theoretical content, the book features coverage of human rights issues in practice, with a range of case studies to explore examples from around the world.

Literature, Intellectual History
and China’s Road to Empire
by Kun Qian, East Asian languages and literatures.
This is a critical study on a persistent historical way of thinking in modern China. Defined as normalization of unification and moralization of time, the imperial-time-order signifies a temporal structure of empire that has continued to shape the way modern China developed itself conceptually. Weaving together intellectual debates with literary and media representations of imperial history since the late Qing period, ranging from novels, stage plays and films to television series, the author traces the different temporalities of each period and takes “time” as the analytical node by which issues of empire, nation, family, morality, individual and collective subjectivity are constructed and contested.

Incomparable Empires:
Modernism and the Translation
of Spanish and American Literature
by Gayle Rogers, English.
Columbia University Press.
The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in the 20th century, while the once-mighty Spanish empire declined and became a minor state in the world republic of letters. But what if this narrative relies on several faulty assumptions, and what if key modernist figures in both America and Spain radically rewrote these histories at a foundational moment of modern literary studies?

Literature in the Making: 
A History of U.S. Literary Culture
in the Long Nineteenth Century
by Nancy Glazener, English.
Oxford University Press.
In the 18th century, literature meant learned writings; by the 20th century, literature had come to be identified with imaginative, aesthetically significant works and academic literary studies had developed special protocols for interpreting and valuing literary texts. This book examines what happened in between: how literature came to be more precisely specified and valued; how it was organized into genres, canons and national traditions; and how it became the basis for departments of modern languages and literatures in research universities. Modern literature, the version of literature familiar today, was an international invention, but it was forged when literary cultures, traditions and publishing industries mainly were organized nationally. This book examines modern literature’s coalescence and institutionalization in the United States, considered as an instructive instance of a phenomenon that was going global. Since modern literature initially offered a way to formulate the value of legacy texts by authors such as Homer, Cervantes and Shakespeare, however, the development of literature and literary culture in the U.S. was fundamentally transnational.

Loft Jazz: Improvising
Loft JazzNew York in the 1970s
by Michael Heller, music.
University of California Press.
The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of lower Manhattan. This is the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives and the radical politics of self-determination.

Mikhail Bakhtin: Rhetoric,
Poetics, Dialogics, Rhetoricality
by Don Bialostosky, English.
Parlor Press.
Foregrounding language and the utterance in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and his colleague Valentin Voloshinov, this book examines their insights against the background of the classical, predominantly Aristotelian, verbal liberal arts of rhetoric, dialectic and poetics. Setting Bakhtinian dialogics against a narrow rhetoric aimed at winning over others, the book draws upon the school’s earlier phenomenological and sociological writings to elaborate a Bakhtinian discourse theory that sees all utterances as rhetorical in an expanded sense and poetry as an imitation of rhetorical utterance. The author invents a Bakhtinian dialogic criticism that he situates against such figures as Todorov, Gadamer, Rorty and Booth and explores the potentials of Bakhtin-School thought for a revitalized rhetorical criticism.

Nel bitume, nel fuoco, e nell’obblìo. Poesie inedite di Giuseppe Baretti
by Francesca Savoia, French and Italian languages and literatures.
Aracne, Ariccia (Rome).
This is an introduction and annotated edition of two newly discovered, long encomiastic poems in praise of Carlos III, king of Spain, and his queen, Maria Amalia, penned by Giuseppe Baretti in the 1760s, as well as 17 other little known, never before published poems by the same author.

Oscar Wilde’s
Historical Criticism Notebook
edited by Philip Smith, English.
Oxford University Press.
This volume contains the newly transcribed and annotated text of one of Oscar Wilde’s unpublished notebooks that functioned as a major ante-text for the composition of Wilde’s first post-graduate essay, “Historical Criticism,” written in 1879 as an entry for the Chancellor’s English Essay Prize at Oxford. Attempting to win a fellowship at Oxford as a serious scholar, Wilde used the notebook to record his research into modern and classical historians and to formulate language that appears, often in revised form, in the essay. The notebook shows us his practices of research and composition: he often worked on particular historians or issues in sections of adjoining pages, accumulating examples from their works and composing passages describing their exemplary practices and their awareness of issues in historiography.

Philosophy of Childhood Today: Exploring the Boundaries
edited by Brock Bahler, religious studies; David Kennedy, Montclair State University.
Lexington Books.
Although philosophy of childhood has always played some part in philosophical discourse, its emergence as a field of postmodern theory follows the rise, in the late 19th century, of psychoanalysis for which childhood is a key signifier. Then in the mid-20th century Philipe Aries’s seminal “Centuries of Childhood” introduced the master-concept of childhood as a social and cultural invention, thereby weakening the strong grip of biological metaphors on imagining childhood. Today, while philosophy of childhood per se is a relatively boundary-less field of inquiry, it is one that has clear distinctions from history, anthropology, sociology and even psychology of childhood. This volume of essays explores the shapes and boundaries of the emergent field and the possibilities for mediating encounters between its multiple sectors.

Poetry Underpinning Power.
Vergil’s Aeneid: The Epic for
Emperor Augustus: A Recovery Study
by Hans-Peter Stahl, classics.
Classical Press of Wales.
Verifying the logical and rhetorical long-distance organization of “The Aeneid,” the author establishes Vergil as Augustus’ propagandist, who heaps moral praise as well as apology and adroit justification on Aeneas, his Emperor’s (fictitious) ancestor. The result disproves the Harvard School’s wishful concept of a politically “subversive” poet. Vergil’s crafty rhetoric, dressing political partisanship and monarchic aspirations in a seemingly objective veil of loyalty to republic and of religion/providence, offers a blueprint applicable far beyond Augustan Rome.

Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiry
by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.
This book showcases the history and theory of pragmatism and its alignment to the sensibilities of contemporary analytic philosophy. It does this not only by describing its mode of operation and explaining its legitimating rationale, but also by substantiating its claims by a series of instructive case studies. The unifying insight of this approach is that the natural criterion of merit within any goal-oriented enterprise, be its orientation practical or cognitive, pivots on its contribution to the effective and efficient realization of the aims at issue. The aim of this volume is to describe and illustrate this broadened conception of pragmatism as a far-reaching and many-sided approach to philosophical inquiry. It offers a variety of case Presumption and the practices of tentative cognitionstudies to illustrate the range and fertility of this approach.

Presumption and the Practices
of Tentative Cognition
by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.
China Science Publishing Ltd.
This is the Chinese translation of the book.

Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods
by Michael Glass, urban studies; Lisa Morrison, United Nations; Rachael Woldoff, West Virginia University.
NYU Press.
Through resident interviews, the authors offer a look into the lives of different groups of tenants involved in a struggle for prime real estate in New York, from students experiencing the city for the first time to baby boomers hanging on to the vestiges of middle-class urban life. This book provides a comprehensive perspective of a community that, to some, is becoming unrecognizable as it is upgraded and altered.

Sato Haruo and
Modern Japanese Literature
by Charles Exley, East Asian languages and literatures.
The author connects Sato’s literary production to the culture of prewar Japan. Relying on close readings of novels and short stories from 1910 through the 1930s, the book considers how Sato’s exploration of the fantastic, melancholy, mystery and detective fiction, and colonial travel regularly comment on and raise questions about the experience of Japanese modernity. Sato’s frequent use of characters with unusual mental states illustrates that the psychological struggles his individual characters experience are closely linked to social change evident in Japan’s rapid and often turbulent modernization.

Science and SocietyScience and Society
by Eric Swanson, physics and astronomy.
This undergraduate textbook educates non-science majors on how science works, the rules that underpin our existence, our impact on nature, and nature’s impact on us. It provides a concise, historically based, nonmathematical treatment of modern physics relevant to societal issues. It challenges the problems we face (and their own beliefs) in light of the scientific method.

Seeing With the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes
by Mark Paterson, sociology.
Edinburgh University Press.
Through an unfolding historical, philosophical and literary narrative that encompasses Locke, Molyneux and Berkeley in Britain and Diderot, Voltaire and Buffon in France, this book explores how the Molyneux question and its aftermath have influenced attitudes toward blindness by the sighted, and technologies for the blind and vision impaired, to this day.

Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance
by Todd Reeser, French and Italian languages and literatures.
University of Chicago Press.
The author undertakes the first sustained and comprehensive study of Renaissance textual responses to Platonic same-sex sexuality. The book is an expansive collection of translations, commentaries and literary sources to study how Renaissance translators transformed ancient eros into non-erotic, nonhomosexual relations. The author analyzes the interpretive lenses translators employed and the ways in which they read and reread Plato’s texts. In spite of this cleansing, the book finds surviving traces of Platonic same-sex sexuality that imply a complicated, recurring process of course-correction, of setting Plato straight.

Social Movements, 2nd Edition
by Suzanne Staggenborg, sociology; Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University.
Oxford University Press.
Social movements around the world have used a wide variety of protest tactics to bring about enormous social changes, influencing cultural arrangements, public opinion and government policies in the process. This book provides a broad overview of theoretical issues in the study of social movements, illustrating key concepts with a series of case studies. It offers analyses of the protest cycle of the 1960s, the women’s movement, the LGBT movement, the environmental movement, right-wing movements and global social justice movements. The author examines these social movements in terms of their strategies and tactics, the organizational challenges they faced and the roles that the mass media and counter-movements played in determining their successes and failures.

Social Movements, 3rd Edition
by Suzanne Staggenborg, sociology; Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University.
Oxford University Press.
This edition is enhanced with photographs to help students visualize various social movements and includes content on recent movements such as the Arab Spring, Idle No More, the Quebec student movement and Occupy.

Understanding WWII Combat
Infantrymen in the European Theater
by Peter Karsten, history.
Merriam Press.
How did American infantrymen (“dogfaces”) experience their world in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II? This question was addressed by combat infantry veterans in their diaries and letters written from the front and in their recollections later published. Some issues were addressed in the surveys conducted by the Army’s Research Branch of combatants in the ETO to provide data for the use of division and corps commanders. Many insights can be found in the charts and tables based on those massive surveys, but those creating the questions were not frontline participants privy to the experiences and feelings of the combatants. Hence they did not pose all of what the combatants would have regarded as the relevant questions. Journalists, combat photographers and artists and Army cartoonists provided on-the-scene insights into the views and experiences of the dogfaces. This book explores these additional sources of information concerning the infantrymen’s views and compares them to the recollections of the combatants and to the responses to the Research Branch’s questionnaires.


following disastersFollowing Disasters
by Nancy McCabe, communications and the arts.
Outpost 19.
On her 21st birthday, Maggie Owen receives an unusual gift: a house. That same day, the house’s owner, her aunt, dies. For three years, Maggie has been fleeing childhood demons: her parents’ deaths; estrangement from her terminally ill aunt; betrayal by her best friend. But now her career on the road, following natural disasters in temporary insurance claims offices, ends abruptly as Maggie returns home to face her past. But why does the house hold a mysterious spell over her? Why did her aunt lie to her about the circumstances of her parents’ deaths? Who is the ghost child that may be hanging around the house? And what’s with the guy next door who seems so hostile toward her? This ghost story raises questions about legacies and their influence on our choices.


cultivation coachingCultivating Coaching Mindsets:
An Action Guide for Literacy Leaders
by Rita Bean, instruction and learning; Jacy Ippolito, Salem State University.
Learning Sciences International.
The authors discuss a framework for coaching, including a description of the four mindsets important for effective coaching: thinking and working as a leader, a facilitator, a designer and an advocate. Practical strategies and tactics for coaches (K-12) are described.

The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner
edited by Jill Perry, administrative and policy studies.
Information Age Publishing.
This book highlights the efforts of the members of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) to prepare practitioners in the field of education leadership. The editor is executive director of CPED, a consortium of 86 schools of education. Members highlight the need to rethink and strengthen all aspects of doctoral-level preparation; the expanded role of research, inquiry and the dissertation in practice; and the implications these changes have on schools of education.


Microgrids and Other Local Area
Power and Energy Systems
by Alexis Kwasinski, electrical and computer engineering; Wayne Weaver, Michigan Technological University; Robert Balog, Texas A&M University.
Cambridge University Press.
Describing the formation, integration, planning, composition and operation of microgrids, this book explains how local power systems can address limitations in conventional electric power grids and provides insights into the practical implementation needs and outcomes of microgrid technology. All aspects of microgrid design and applications are covered, including the main technologies involved in microgrids and other local area power and energy systems. The reliability and economic characteristics of microgrid system architecture, energy storage and grid interaction are explored in depth. Over 300 illustrations and examples are included.

nonconventional and vernacularNonconventional and Vernacular
Construction Materials:
Characterisation, Properties
and Applications
edited by Kent Harries, civil and environmental engineering; Bhavna Sharma, University of Bath, U.K.
Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier.
There is considerable interest in the modern engineering application of nonconventional materials driven by the interests of sustainable engineering and the trend toward “engineering for humanity.” Part 1 includes a review of vernacular construction and a discussion of the future directions for nonconventional and vernacular materials research and applications. Part 2 focuses on natural fibers, including their application in cementitious composites, non-cementitious composites and straw bale construction. Part 3 covers the use of industrial byproducts and natural ashes in cement mortar and concrete and construction using soil-cement blocks, clay-based materials, adobe and earthen materials and ancient stone masonry. Timber, bamboo and paper construction materials are investigated in the final section of the book.


Scholarly Collaboration
on the Academic Social Web
by Daqing He, information sciences; Wei Jeng, information sciences.
Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
Collaboration among scholars always has been recognized as a fundamental feature of scientific discovery. The ever-increasing diversity among disciplines and complexity of research problems makes it even more compelling to collaborate in order to keep up with the fast pace of innovation and advance knowledge. In this book, the authors review the rapid transformation of scholarly collaboration on various academic social web platforms and examine how these platforms have facilitated academics throughout their research lifecycle — from forming ideas, collecting data and authoring articles to disseminating findings. They also examine scholarly collaboration behaviors including sharing academic resources, exchanging opinions, following each other’s research, keeping up with current research trends and, most importantly, building up professional networks. Their examination of the status of scholarly collaboration on the academic social web has four emphases: technology readiness; coupling work; building common ground; and collaboration readiness. They discuss the insights and challenges of all these online scholarly collaboration activities imposed on the research communities who are engaging in supporting online scholarly collaboration.


Middlebrow Wodehouse:
P.G. Wodehouse’s Work in Context
edited by Ann Rea, humanities/English.
This collection re-examines Wodehouse in the context of recent scholarship on the middlebrow, attending to his self-conscious relationship to the literary marketplace and his role in moving musical comedy away from vaudeville’s lowbrow associations toward the sophistication of the Wodehouse style. The focus on the middlebrow creates a context for serious critical consideration of Wodehouse’s linguistic playfulness and his depictions of social class within England. The contributors explore Wodehouse’s fiction and libretti in reference to philosophy, depictions of masculinity, World War I Britain, the periodical market, ideas of Englishness and cultural phenomena such as men’s fashion, food culture and popular songwriting. Taken together, the essays draw attention to the arbitrary divide between high- and middlebrow culture and make a case for Wodehouse as a writer whose games with language are in keeping with modernist experimentation with artistic expression.


Principles of Criminal ProcedurePrinciples of Criminal Procedure,
5th Edition
by John Burkoff; Steven Friedland, Elon University; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University; Stephen Singer, Loyola University-New Orleans; Russell Weaver, University of Louisville.
West Academic.
This book includes references to recent, relevant decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court, contains helpful study devices at the beginning of each chapter, and “points to remember” at the end of each section.


Breast Disease:
Diagnosis and Pathology
edited by Atilla Soran, surgery; Adnan Aydiner, Istanbul University; Abdullah Igci, Istanbul University.
This first of two volumes provides an in-depth account of breast disease characteristics, imaging and diagnosis. It covers everything from breast anatomy and tumor biology to benign and malignant lesions.The book is organized in themed parts exploring topics such as epidemiology, risk factors, genetic biomarkers, pathological evaluation of tumors and biopsy techniques.

Breast Disease:
Management and Therapies
edited by Atilla Soran, surgery; Adnan Aydiner, Istanbul University; Abdullah Igci, Istanbul University.
This second volume of the handbook on breast disease provides a comprehensive overview of its clinical management and current therapies. It includes the latest guidelines and therapeutic regimens in breast cancer and provides an in-depth account of current and new therapeutic approaches.  The book examines invasive breast cancer, pre-operative systemic therapy surgical management and recurrence among others, providing an account of breast cancer at the clinical stage. Included is a section dedicated to special therapeutic problems, such as breast cancer in older women, Paget’s disease and phyllodes tumors, and another section on supportive and follow-up care.

Diagnostic and Interventional
Ultrasound in Pediatrics and
Pediatric Surgery
edited by Stefan Scholtz, pediatric and thoracic surgery; Marcus Jarboe, University of Michigan.
This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide and review of ultrasound applications for children and infants with surgical problems. It provides information about sonographic application, interpretation and technique for a variety of pediatric surgical care providers, making it a useful tool for the ultrasound novice as well as the more advanced ultrasonographer. Sections address initial obstacles faced by a physician starting with ultrasound such as the scanning techniques, underlying anatomy and normal sonographic findings. The initial chapter provides an introduction and basic overview about ultrasound theory and techniques. Subsequent chapters focus on specific body parts and systems and their disease processes as it pertains to pediatric and neonatal patients. The text also includes a chapter on abdominal trauma and its evaluation with the FAST (focused abdominal sonography for trauma) exam.


Commanding Military Power- Organizing for Victory and Defeat on the BattlefieldCommanding Military Power:
Organizing for Victory and
Defeat on the Battlefield
by Ryan Grauer.
Cambridge University Press.
This book offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others. The author advances a “command structure theory” that combines insights from organization theory, international relations and security studies literatures to provide a unique perspective on military power. Specifically, armed forces organized to facilitate swift and accurate perception of and response to battlefield developments will cope better with war’s inherent uncertainty, use resources effectively and, quite often, win. Case studies of battles from the Russo-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War and Korean War, based on new archival research, underscore the argument, showing that even smaller and materially weaker militaries can fight effectively against and defeat larger and better endowed adversaries when they are organizationally prepared to manage uncertainty.

Informal Order and
the State in Afghanistan
by Jennifer Murtazashvili.
Cambridge University Press.
Despite vast efforts to build the state, profound political order in rural Afghanistan is maintained by self-governing, customary organizations. This book explores the rules governing these organizations to explain why they can provide public goods. Instead of withering during decades of conflict, customary authority adapted to become more responsive and deliberative. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and observations from dozens of villages across Afghanistan, and statistical analysis of nationally representative surveys, the author demonstrates that such authority enhances citizen support for democracy, enabling the rule of law by providing citizens with a bulwark of defense against predatory state officials. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it shows that “traditional” order does not impede the development of the state because even the most independent-minded communities see a need for a central government but question its effectiveness when it attempts to rule them directly and without substantive consultation.


health policyHealth Policymaking in
the United States, 6th Edition
by Beaufort Longest, health policy management.
Health Administration Press.
This edition provides a framework for understanding the formulation, implementation and modification of health policy at both the federal and state levels. Readers will learn how policymaking relates to decisions that affect health care providers and patients. They also will gain insight into how they can influence the policymaking process. Incorporated in the book are excerpts from congressional testimony, news stories, executive orders, legislation and other documents related to real-world policy issues.


Families Caring for an Aging America
edited by Richard Schulz, gerontology; Jill Eden.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are providing care and support to an older parent, spouse, friend or neighbor who needs help because of a limitation in their physical, mental or cognitive functioning. The caregiver may live with, nearby or far away from the person receiving care. The care they provide may be episodic, daily, occasional or of short or long duration. The caregiver may help with household tasks or self-care activities, such as getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, eating or toileting, or may provide complex medical care tasks, such as managing medications and giving injections. The older adult may have dementia and require a caregiver’s constant supervision. Or, the caregiver may be responsible for all of these activities. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened an expert committee to examine what is known about the nation’s family caregivers of older adults and to recommend policies to address their needs and help to minimize the barriers they encounter in acting on behalf of an older adult. The resulting report provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults as well as its personal impact on caregivers’ health, economic security and overall well-being. The report also examines the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs and interventions designed to support family caregivers. It concludes with recommendations for developing a national strategy to effectively engage and support them.





AJS Review
edited by Adam Shear, religious studies; Carol Bakhos, UCLA.
Cambridge University Press.
This is a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Jewish Studies. Published twice a year, it contains articles and book reviews covering the broad interdisciplinary field of Jewish studies.

Anthropology and Aging.jpgAnthropology and Aging
edited by Philip Kao, anthropology; Cortney Hughes Rinker, George Mason University.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is the official journal of the Association for Anthropology and 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. This journal strives to advance anthropological theory, while contributing to knowledge at the intersection of anthropology and gerontology.

Archaeological Research in Asia
guest editors: Loukas Barton, anthropology; Rowan Flad, Harvard University.
This special issue of the journal is devoted to the question of when and how people started to live on the Tibetan plateau.

Bolivian Studies Journal
edited by Elizabeth Monasterios, Hispanic languages and literatures; Martha Mantilla, University Library System.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is a peer-reviewed publication that responds to the growing interest in understanding the past and present of historical and cultural processes in Bolivia.

boundary 2 v43n3boundary 2
edited by Paul Bové, English; managing editor: Margaret Havran, English.
Duke University Press.
This journal publishes deep critical writing across a range of disciplines. It draws upon 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. Secular in its commitments and historical in its methods, the journal offers publication to lucid critical writing that makes clear its importance and the relevance of its topic.

The Carl Beck Papers in
Russian and East European Studies
edited by William Chase, history; 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.

Fontes Artis Musicae
edited by James Cassaro, music.
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.
This peer-reviewed journal features articles relevant to the purposes of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, particularly in the area of international music librarianship and documentation, bibliography, audiovisual materials and musicology. It publishes in the official languages of the association: English, French and German.

Japanese Language and Literature
edited by Hiroshi Nara, East Asian languages and literatures.
American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
This is the association’s official journal.

Journal of Ritual Studies
edited by Pamela Stewart, anthropology; Andrew 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-Systems Research
edited by Jackie Smith, sociology; Jennifer Bair; Scott Byrd; Caitlin Schroering.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is the journal of the American Sociological Association Political Economy of the World-System Section. It was launched in 1994 as a pioneer in open-access publishing, and now is among the most established open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. It publishes work by some of the leading scholars in the field of world-systems research in addition to other high-quality research by less well-known and more junior scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is free at


AIS Transactions on
Human-Computer Interaction
edited by Dennis Galletta, business; Paul Lowry, University of Hong Kong.
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. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial 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, oral biology.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This journal publishes papers of 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 J. 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.


Excellence in Higher Education
edited by W. James Jacob, administrative and policy studies; John C. Weidman, administrative and policy studies; Sunardi Sunardi, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is the first English-language academic journal in the field of higher education in Indonesia. The goal is to enable readers around the world to explore Indonesian and global higher education traditions and contemporary patterns in a global context, thereby promoting mutual dialogue and enriching the theory, policy and practice of higher education.


Impacting Education

Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice
edited by Jill Perry, administrative and policy studies.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is the scholarly journal of The Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate. It publishes articles that contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders working on doctorates and seeks articles that examine the development, redesign and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs.


Advances in Engineering Education
edited by Larry Shuman, industrial engineering; associate editor: Mary Besterfield-Sacre, industrial engineering.
American Society of Engineering Education.
This journal publishes articles on topics related to documented advances in engineering education with a focus on learning. Topics include innovations in course and curriculum design, teaching and assessment both within and outside of the classroom that have led to improved student learning. All papers undergo a peer review process. The journal is published online and open to the public.

edited by Christopher Wilmer, chemical and petroleum engineering; Peter Rizun.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, as well as any relevant intersections with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law and economics.


Intl Journal of Telerehab

International Journal
of Telerehabilitation
edited by Ellen Cohn, communication science and disorders; Jana Cason, Spalding University.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This biannual journal disseminates information about current research.


IEEE Transactions on
Learning Technologies
edited by Peter Brusilovsky, information sciences.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
This quarterly archival journal uses a delayed open-access publication model. It covers research on such topics as innovative online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software applications and games, and simulation systems for education and training.


The Pennsylvania Geographer
edited by William B. Kory, social science/geography; associate editors: Gregory Faiers, social science/geography; Ola Johansson, social science/geography.
The Pennsylvania Geographer Society/Pitt-Johnstown.
This is a peer-reviewed journal.


Search and Seizure Law Report
edited by John Burkoff.
Thomson Reuters.
This publication features analysis of today’s most pressing search and seizure issues. It is a monthly publication that provides updates on conflicting developments as they occur; vital information on searches and seizures, arrests and confessions; stop and frisk procedures; and other areas relating to Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment law.


Birth Defects Research Part C:
Embryo Today Reviews
edited by Rocky Tuan, orthopaedic surgery.
John Wiley and Sons.
This journal focuses on reviews that critically evaluate knowledge in embryology and developmental biology in a multidisciplinary manner, as well as technical advances that have a significant impact on the study of embryology and development. The goal is to present a coherent synthesis of the basic principles and concepts of embryology, targeted for a broad audience.

Central Asian Journal of Global Health

Central Asian Journal of Global Health
edited by Faina Linkov, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences; Robert Guzman, biomedical informatics; Sharon Cho Welburn, Graduate School of Public Health.
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 the geographic region that is oftentimes not sufficiently highlighted by existing journals, Central Asia.

Clinical Transplantation
deputy editors: Mary Amanda Dew, psychiatry; Abhinav Humar.
The journal focuses on clinical and translational research in transplantation.

Health Psychology
associate editor: Mary Amanda Dew, psychiatry.
American Psychological Association.
This journal focuses on research on psychological, biobehavioral, social and environmental factors in physical health and illness.

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Journal of Neurophysiology
edited by Bill J. Yates, otolaryngology.
American Physiological Society.
Founded in 1938, this is one of the oldest journals dedicated to neuroscience. It is published twice per month and contains original research articles, reviews and editorials.

Stem Cell Research and Therapy

Stem Cell Research and Therapy
edited by Rocky Tuan, orthopaedic surgery; Timothy O’Brien, National University of Ireland; associate editor: Eric Lagasse, pathology.
BioMed Central.
This international peer-reviewed journal publishes open-access research articles with a special emphasis on basic, translational and clinical research into stem cell therapeutics and regenerative therapies, including animal models and clinical trials. The journal also provides reviews, viewpoints, commentaries and reports.

associate editor: Mary Amanda Dew, psychiatry.
Wolters Kluwer.
This journal focuses on clinical and basic science research in transplantation.


Central Asian Journal of Global Health
edited by Sharon Cho Welburn, epidemiology; Robert Guzman, School of Medicine; Faina Linkov, School of Medicine.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.


Journal of Intergenerational relationshipsJournal of
Intergenerational Relationships
edited by Rafael Engel; Leng Leng Thang, National University of Singapore.
Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
This journal is a forum for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, educators and advocates to 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.


The Carl Beck Papers in
Russian and East European Studies
edited by Robert Donnorummo, UCIS; Andrew Konitzer, UCIS; William Chase, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, UCIS.
Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Shashi: The Journal of Japanese
Business and Company History
edited by Martha Chaiklin, UCIS; Hiroyuki Good, University Library System.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
This is a peer-reviewed annual publication on the history of business and manufacturing in Japan. It is especially interested in original research utilizing shashi, which are published by companies to commemorate their significant anniversaries, such as the 10th, 50th and 100th. These publications contain not only the companies’ history, but also that of their industries. They reflect changes in culture, conditions and social environment.


Bolivian Studies Journal
edited by Martha Mantilla, ULS; Elizabeth Monasterios, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

Shashi: The Journal of Japanese
Business and Company History
edited by Hiroyuki Good, ULS; Martha Chaiklin, University Center for International Studies.
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.



Raise Another Pint
Composer, singer and musician: Susan Borowski, Katz Graduate School of Business; Matt Hughes, musician.
The Celtic Shores duo released this new album of Scottish and Irish traditional and original songs in February 2016.


Law School Legends on Audio CD: Burkoff on Criminal Law
John Burkoff, law.
Gilbert d/b/a West Academic.
This four-hour audio lecture on criminal law is for students who are about to take or currently are taking a course in criminal law and who want to use it for class review or exam preparation. But it also is useful for anyone who would like to gain a better sense of what American criminal law is all about. Coverage includes the traditional foundational doctrines of criminal law such as criminal intent and criminal act and discusses these concepts in dealing with homicide offenses, assault and sexual assault, theft and other property crimes. The CD also focuses on traditional and modern defenses to criminal charges, such as insanity, self defense and the “Stand your ground” laws. ν

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