Laima Sruoginis MFA
Julius, a telephone interpreter, works from his bedroom in Buenos Aires interpreting phone calls between Lithuanian immigrants and United Kingdom Social Services and the East London Women's Health Clinic. Julius himself is an immigrant, first to the United States, then to Argentina. Julius's Argentine partner, Xavier, was also an immigrant, but has now returned home to Buenos Aires to enjoy an early retirement. However, peace and quiet in their household is disrupted by the constant phone calls from Julius's countrymen, who are in trouble abroad. Julius's professionalism begins to crumble when he is unexpectedly reunited with his childhood first love, Joana, through a random phone call. The growing bond between Julius and Joana adds to the tension and forces Julius to finally face himself and come to terms with his past.
The Snake in the Vodka Bottle: Life Stories from Post-Soviet Lithuania Twenty Years after the Collapse of Communism
Laima Sruoginis MFA
Twenty years after participating in Lithuania's independence movement as a student, Laima Vince returns on a Fulbright grant to post-soviet Lithuania with her three children. Over the course of four years, while living and teaching and raising her children as a single mother in Vilnius, she conducts interviews with a diverse range of people. In this book she records the life stories of traditional healers, who treat their patients using ancient verbal incantations; trafficked teenage girls and the activist social workers who shelter them; Baltic gay rights activists who fight, and win, the right to hold the first Baltic Pride March in Lithuania; Chechen war refugees and their Ambassador in Exile; a contraband butter smuggler; an unemployed ex-KGB informer; and the forgotten heroes and dissidents of the Cold War. This book illuminates one woman's personal odyssey into the sometimes tumultuous society of post-Soviet Lithuania.
Travis P. Wagner PhD
Chapter from "Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste : The social science of garbage", edited by Carl A. Zimring.
About this book:
Archaeologists and anthropologists have long studied artifacts of refuse from the distant past as a portal into ancient civilizations, but examining what we throw away today tells a story in real time and becomes an important and useful tool for academic study. Trash is studied by behavioral scientists who use data compiled from the exploration of dumpsters to better understand our modern society and culture. Why does the average American household send 470 pounds of uneaten food to the garbage can on an annual basis? How do different societies around the world cope with their garbage in these troubled environmental times? How does our trash give insight into our attitudes about gender, class, religion, and art? The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing to comprise an outstanding reference for academic and public libraries.
“Bond’s Body: Diamonds are Forever (1971), Casino Royale (2006), and the Future Anterior ” (invited essay)
Shelton Waldrep PhD
World Cinema and the Visual Arts, David Gallagher, ed.London: Anthem, 2012.
David P. Pierson
Television’s longest-running chase story, The Fugitive was a dramatically charged show that followed Dr. Richard Kimble on his quest to prove his innocence and find his wife’s one-armed killer. A product of veteran television producer-writer Roy Huggins (Maverick, The Rockford Files) and Quinn Martin, a newcomer producer, the series aired for four seasons between 1963 and 1967 on the ABC network. In The Fugitive, author David P. Pierson examines the creation of the series and its dominant social discourses and themes, along with the industry producers, writers, and actors who made it one of the most memorable and influential shows in 1960s American television.
In The Fugitive, Pierson discusses the context of the series’ creation at a time when federal regulators were forcing the three major television networks to broadcast adult programs with less physical violence. Pierson also offers a unique analysis of the major themes represented in The Fugitive’s episodes, such as individualism, love and marriage, the culture of professionalism, modern science and technology, and social justice and authority, along with how these themes connected to ongoing social and cultural struggles taking place in American society in the 1960s. The book explores the reasons why The Fugitive was so popular with audiences of the 1960s, and suggests that one of the strongest appeals of the series is the memorable, poignant performance by David Janssen as Richard Kimble. Pierson also argues that The Fugitive established the narrative and thematic grounds for the "wanderer-redeemer television tradition," whose influence he links to later series like Run for Your Life, Then Came Bronson, The Incredible Hulk, Highway to Heaven, Quantum Leap, and Touched by an Angel. Pierson concludes by examining the similarities and differences between The Fugitive and the 1993 feature film based on the series.
After a finale that held the record for the highest share of American homes with television sets tuned in, the series ended, but not without creating a cultural and programming legacy. Fans of the show and scholars of television history and American popular culture will enjoy this informative study.
Kathleen M. Ashley PhD
Chapter in Push Me, Pull You.
Libby MacDonald Bischof and Susan Danly
Between 1900 and 1940, a group of modernist artists gathered regularly on the coast of Maine in a region then known as Seguinland. For photographer Paul Strand, painter Marsden Hartley, sculptor Gaston Lachaise, and others, it was a way to escape market-driven, competitive, and divisive New York City, and celebrate a new kind of American Modernism.
Dušan I. Bjelić Ph.D.
Normalizing the Balkans argues that, following the historical patterns of colonial psychoanalysis and psychiatry in British India and French Africa as well as Nazi psychoanalysis and psychiatry, the psychoanalysis and psychiatry of the Balkans during the 1990s deployed the language of psychic normality to represent the space of the Other as insane geography and to justify its military, or its symbolic, takeover. Freud's self-analysis, influenced by his journeys through the Balkans, was a harbinger of orientalism as articulated by Said. However, whereas Said intended Orientalism to be a critique of the historical construction of the Orient by, and in relation to, the West, for Freud it constituted a medical and psychic truth. Freud’s self-orientalization became the structural foundation of psychoanalytic language, which had tragic consequences in the Balkans when a demonic conjunction developed between the ingrained self-orientalizing structure of psychoanalysis and the Balkans' own propensity for self-orientalization. In the 1990s, in the ex-Yugoslav cultural space, psychoanalytic language was used by the Serb psychiatrist-politicians Drs. RaÅ¡kovic and Karadzic as conceptual justification for inter-ethnic violence. Kristeva's discourse on abject geography and Zizek's conceptualization of the Balkans as the Real have done violence to the region in an intellectual register on behalf of universal subjectivity. Following Gramsci’s and Said’s 'discourse geography' Bjelic transmutes the psychoanalytic topos of the imaginary geography of the Balkans into the geopolitics inherent in psychoanalytic language itself, and takes to task the practices of normalization that underpin the Balkans’ politics of madness.
Wendy Chapkis PhD
Book chapter 47 "Sex Workers Interview" by Wendy Chapkis.
Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this approach the field of sexuality is considered in multicultural, global, and comparative terms, and from a truly social perspective.
Nancy Gish PhD
Chapter in A Companion to T. S. Eliot.
Nancy Gish PhD
Chapter in T. S. Eliot, Dante, and the Idea of Europe.
David Hartley PhD, MHA
Book chapter from Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing.
Designed for undergraduate nursing students, practicing community nurses and other health professionals, this sixth edition of Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing provides invaluable up-to-date strategies and frameworks for working in partnership with communities to plan and implement health programs.
Becky Hayes Boober and Erica King MSW
Working With Women Offenders in the Community builds on ideas presented in the editors’ previous book, What Works With Women Offenders (2007), extending the focus particularly on women offenders in the community rather than in prison. This book concentrates on women who have committed criminal offences and who may have been placed on probation or other community based court orders or who have been released from prison on parole. It discusses the work done by professional workers including probation officers, community corrections officers and specialist case managers in areas such as drug treatment, housing, mental health or employment programmes.
This book will be of interest to professional probation officers, case managers, drug treatment workers and others who work with women offenders. It will also be essential reading for students of criminology, social work, psychology, sociology and other disciplines who have an interest in women offenders.
Rural Housing, Exurbanization, and Amenity-Driven Development: Contrasting the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots'
David Marcuiller, Mark Lapping, and Owen Furuseth
Rural America is progressing through a dramatic and sustained post-industrial economic transition. For many, traditional means of household sustenance gained through agriculture, mining and rustic tourism are giving way to large scale corporate agriculture, footloose and globally competitive manufacturing firms, and mass tourism on an unprecedented scale. These changes have brought about an increased presence of affluent amenity migrants and returnees, as well as growing reliance on low-wage, seasonal jobs to sustain rural household incomes. This book argues that the character of rural housing reflects this transition and examines this using contemporary concepts of ex-ubanization, rural amenity-based development, and comparative distributional descriptions of the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. Despite rapid in-migration and dramatic changes in land use, there remains a strong tendency for communities in rural America to maintain the idyllic small-town myth of large-lot, single-family home-ownership. This neglects to take into account the growing need for affordable housing (both owner-occupied and rental properties) for local residents and seasonal workers. This book suggests that greater emphasis be placed in rural housing policies that account for this rapid social and economic change and the need for affordable rural housing alternatives.
Joseph McDonnell PhD
The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the theory and practice of lifelong learning, encompassing perspectives from human resources development, adult learning, psychology, career and vocational learning, management and executive development, cultural anthropology, the humanities, and gerontology. Individual chapters address the most relevant topics on the subject, including:
- continuous learning as it relates to technological, economic, and organizational changes
- developmental theories and research, models of lifelong learning, and the neurological bases for learning across the lifespan
- examples of learning programs, tools, and technologies, with a focus on corporate programs and business education
- international perspectives on lifelong learning and learning across cultures
- assessment of learning needs and outcomes
Kent C. Ryden
Proponents of the new regional history understand that regional identities are constructed and contested, multifarious and not monolithic, that they involve questions of dominance and power, and that their nature is inherently political. Kent Ryden examines works of American regional writing to show us how literary partisans of place create and recreate, attack and defend, argue over and dramatize the meaning and identity of their regions in the pages of their books.
Jeremy J. Sierra, Michael R. Hyman, and Robert S. Heiser PhD
Chapter in The Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing.
Published research on ethnic identity in advertising differs by underlying theoretical framework, measurement type (i.e., single‐item measure vs multi‐item scale), study design (i.e., experiment vs survey), and diversity of respondent sample. A meta‐analysis indicates that ethnic identity effects are higher for atheoretical studies that relied on single‐item measures, experimental designs, and less diverse samples. For ethnically resonant ads, attitudes toward both actor(s)/model(s) and the ad moderate brand attitudes. Overall, ethnic identity influences several commonly studied attitudinal and purchase‐intention outcomes.
Marking a landmark work of reference for the field, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Marketing spans six subject volumes and is the first international, multi-volume encyclopedia of marketing.
With 360 entries from over 500 global experts, the Encyclopedia offers one of the premier business reference sources available worldwide. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each subject volume, and each volume carries an index.
- The 6-volume Encyclopedia provides scholars and professionals with an international guide to marketing concepts and applications. The far-reaching new developments and challenges of the past twenty years are fully reflected in the constructs and entries covered and inter-linked through cross-references throughout the volumes.
- Authors from across the world offer their expertise on topics from global e-business to customer-centred organization, making this the most comprehensive, scholarly work of reference available. It will not only appear in hard copy but also on-line throughout the globe.
- Contributions include 2 levels of entry: topic summaries of about 600 words and mini-essays of about 3000-5000 words explaining significant topics or debates in the field.
- Users will enjoy the flexible, multi-level structure, with entries ranging from topic summaries to short essays reviewing areas of development and debate. Entries are further extended by sophisticated cross-referencing both among volumes and between encyclopedia entries and external sources.
- Bibliographies attached to individual entries refer readers to the relevant wider international literature surrounding the items they are researching. Already representing editorial expertise from the world’s leading schools of management, the Encyclopedia links readers to the relevant global scholarship in their field.
- Publication online widens the scope and reach of the whole encyclopedia project, ensuring it provides users with a fully flexible resource linked to the wider literature and to an associated on-line reference library of Handbooks and Journals.
Megan Goodwin PhD
Book chapter from Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels, edited by Christine Hoff Kraemer and A. David Lewis.
About the book:
Comic books have increasingly become a vehicle for serious social commentary and, specifically, for innovative religious thought. Practitioners of both traditional religions and new religious movements have begun to employ comics as a missionary tool, while humanists and religious progressives use comics' unique fusion of text and image to criticize traditional theologies and to offer alternatives. Addressing the increasing fervor with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, Graven Images explores with real insight the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels.
In essays by scholars and comics creators, Graven Images observes the frequency with which religious material-in devout, educational, satirical, or critical contexts-occurs in both independent and mainstream comics. Contributors identify the unique advantages of the comics medium for religious messages; analyze how comics communicate such messages; place the religious messages contained in comic books in appropriate cultural, social, and historical frameworks; and articulate the significance of the innovative theologies being developed in comics.
In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery. Tutored by encounters with seven Goddesses, both frightening and nurturing, Marie/Lily is tested by loss, rape, and abortion as she finds her community and her spiritual strength. This magical book embodies the goddesses in every woman and gives voice to the power of the feminist spirtuality movement.
Valerie A. Hart
Patient-Provider Communications: Caring to Listen offers specific patient communication for advanced practice nurses. Role-plays for different clinical situations, with varying patient populations, provide a bridge for implementing communication strategies in the clinical setting. Each chapter gives a brief synopsis of current communication theories that relate to the topic and which drive communication strategies with patients.
Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Mark W. Steege
This bestselling work provides practitioners with a complete guide to implementing response to intervention (RTI) in schools. The authors are leading experts who explain the main components of RTI—high-quality instruction, frequent assessment, and data-based decision making—and show how to use it to foster positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation procedures are described in step-by-step detail. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes reproducible planning and implementation worksheets. Book purchasers can download an accompanying PowerPoint presentation for use in RTI training.
Mark Doel, Steven M. Shardlow, and Paul G. Johnson
This comprehensive and interactive text rooted in contemporary social work practice provides a lively guide through the curriculum for social work practice learning. Written by three respected social workers with significant teaching, practical, and writing experience, it bridges the gap by offering learning activities that can be worked in both classroom and field settings. Helpful teaching and learning materials for students, field instructors, faculty and staff supervisors can be found throughout, and pointers through the book are useful for group learning as well as for one to one supervision. Topics include ethical dilemmas, multi-cultural practice, evidence and knowledge, making assessments in partnership, making priorities in interventions, working in and with groups and law-informed practice.
Kathleen Ashley and Gerard NeCastro
Mankind is without a doubt the most amusing and controversial morality play surviving from fifteenth-century England. As an allegory about the vulnerable situation in which most people find themselves—torn between good judgment and the temptation to misbehave—the play’s moral action is conventional.
Leonerd Shedletsky and Joan E. Aitken
Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes contains examples of online discussions in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes, allowing readers to understand what is likely to facilitate discussion online, what is likely to encourage collaborative meaning-making, what is likely to encourage productive, supportive, engaged discussion, and what is likely to foster critical thinking. This book assembles cases that address an array of research methods, online communication media, forms of expression, communication contexts, and philosophical perspectives.