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  • A Battlefield of Values: America's Left, Right, and Endangered Center a battlefield of values: america's left, right, and endangered center
    Title: A Battlefield of Values: America's Left, Right, and Endangered Center
    Author(s): Burgard, Stephen; Hubbard, Benjamin;
    Contributors: Burgard, Stephen; Hubbard, Benjamin;
    Abstract:

    Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system.


    • Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country

    • Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields

    • Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system

    • Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

    Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government
    Author Info:
    Stephen D. Burgardauthor
    Benjamin J. Hubbardauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781440831935
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    Print ISBN-13: 9781440831928
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 264
    Publication Date: 20151231
  • A Guide for Dual-Career Couples: Rewriting the Rules a guide for dual-career couples: rewriting the rules
    Title: A Guide for Dual-Career Couples: Rewriting the Rules
    Author(s): Sprunt, Eve;
    Contributors: Sprunt, Eve;
    Abstract:

    This book discusses the major challenges facing dual-career couples—a substantial proportion of modern society—and suggests ways for both individuals to achieve career success by re-evaluating traditional styles of working and focusing on productivity, flexibility, and negotiating win-win solutions.


    • Identifies and explains the simple principles that enable readers to understand the power in relationships—with their mate and with their employer—and grasp the true sources of their motivation

    • Supplies insights based on surveys of more than 10,000 professionals and more than three decades of business-world experience

    • Addresses "dual-career" issues in the context of being a form of invisible diversity—a reality that impacts both men and women but tends to disproportionately negatively impact women, who are also struggling with unconscious gender bias

    • Reveals how dissatisfaction with work-life balance is often caused by lack of career opportunities

    Keyword(s): Business
    Author Info:
    Eve Sprunt Ph.D.author

    Eve Sprunt, PhD, is a consultant with more than 35 years of experience as an executive and research scientist in the petroleum industry, including leading Chevron's worldwide university recruiting.

    eISBN-13: 9781440850103
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    Print ISBN-13: 9781440850097
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 256
    Publication Date: 20160531
  • A Guided Inquiry Approach to Teaching the Humanities Research Project a guided inquiry approach to teaching the humanities research project
    Title: A Guided Inquiry Approach to Teaching the Humanities Research Project
    Author(s): Schmidt, Randell; Giordano, Emilia; Schmidt, Geoffrey;
    Contributors: Schmidt, Randell; Giordano, Emilia; Schmidt, Geoffrey;
    Abstract:

    Aligned with the Common Core, this book enables teachers and librarians to develop lessons and workshops as well as to teach high school students how to research and write a humanities paper using a guided inquiry approach.


    • Presents 20 workshops that provide deep detail in humanities study, interrogation of sources, note taking, and developing the research question

    • Includes teachers' practicums that explain guided inquiry and humanities study

    • Explains methods that will enable students to learn how to interrogate drama, photos, art, artifacts, garments, music, political cartoons, speech, fiction, and nonfiction

    • Describes the Information Search Process within the structures of a step-by-step workshop environment that serves both research and writing

    Keyword(s): Librarian's Instructional Role
    Author Info:
    Randell K. Schmidtauthor
    Emilia N. Giordanoauthor
    Geoffrey M. Schmidtauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781440834394
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440834394.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440834387
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 200
    Publication Date: 20150830
  • A History of Genocide in Africa a history of genocide in africa
    Title: A History of Genocide in Africa
    Author(s): Kayitesi, Berthe; Stapleton, Timothy;
    Contributors: Kayitesi, Berthe; Stapleton, Timothy;
    Abstract:

    Based on a series of detailed case studies, this book presents the history of genocide in Africa within the specific context of African history, examining conflicts in countries such as Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Rwanda, and Sudan.


    • Provides an unprecedented comprehensive history of genocide in Africa that will serve students of history, war and society, and genocide as well as general readers

    • Covers Africa's most infamous genocides as well as lesser-known cases of large scale atrocities

    • Addresses events that are contested as genocides in Africa in recent history, including the Nigerian Civil War as well as events in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • Examines the historical context for each of these events to clearly explain how they occurred

    Keyword(s): Security Studies
    Author Info:
    Berthe Kayitesiauthor
    Timothy J. Stapletonauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781440830525
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440830525.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440830518
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 280
    Publication Date: 20170430
    Series: Praeger Security International
  • A Military History of the Modern Middle East a military history of the modern middle east
    Title: A Military History of the Modern Middle East
    Author(s): McNabb, James;
    Contributors: McNabb, James;
    Abstract:

    This timely study synthesizes past history with the major military events and dynamics of the 20th- and 21st-century Middle East, helping readers understand the region's present—and look into its future.


    • Presents the evolution of combat and military thought in the region from ancient times into the contemporary era, summarizing the impact of the ancient and medieval worlds on the modern Middle East

    • Provides a synthesis of Middle Eastern politics, geo-strategy, and military operations

    • Discusses key religious and cultural dynamics that have driven events in the region

    • Focuses on pivotal moments as catalysts for change in the region

    • Examines the nexus between elite interests, factionalism, and the problem of development as it relates to conflict and military decision making

    Keyword(s): Military History
    Author Info:
    James Brian McNabbauthor

    James Brian McNabb, PhD, is adjunct professor with Troy University's Master of Science in International Relations (MSIR) program.

    eISBN-13: 9781440829642
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440829642.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440829635
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 464
    Publication Date: 20170331
  • A New Counterterrorism Strategy: Why the World Failed to Stop Al Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL, and How to Defeat Terrorists a new counterterrorism strategy: why the world failed to stop al qaeda and isis/isil, and how to defeat terrorists
    Title: A New Counterterrorism Strategy: Why the World Failed to Stop Al Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL, and How to Defeat Terrorists
    Author(s): Al-Bayati, T. Hamid;
    Contributors: Al-Bayati, T. Hamid;
    Abstract:

    Why is the problem of terrorism—and the emergence of more extreme and more brutal terrorist groups—one that cannot be solved, even after decades of trying? This book, authored by a United Nations Ambassador once imprisoned and tortured in Iraq, diagnoses the shortcomings of present counter-terrorism strategies and lays out an effective new plan for counterterrorism.


    • Provides a uniquely accurate perspective on extremist terrorist groups from an author who was born and grew up in Iraq, the same culture and environment where ISIL was born, and who understands the mentality of terrorists and the way they misinterpret Islam to brainwash and recruit people, especially youth

    • Assesses the counterterrorism strategies before and after the attacks of September 11, explains why they failed to stop terrorists, and identifies the lessons to be learned

    • Underscores the grim reality that terrorism is a threat for everyone, and accordingly, it behooves all citizens to press for reforms and changes in counterterrorism strategy

    Keyword(s): Security Studies
    Author Info:
    T. Hamid Al-Bayati Ph.D.author

    Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati, PhD, is distinguished professor at Fordham University and special advisor, Middle East, Office of International Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    eISBN-13: 9781440847158
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440847158.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440846878
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 296
    Publication Date: 20170930
    Series: Praeger Security International
  • A Reformation Life: The European Reformation through the Eyes of Philipp of Hesse a reformation life: the european reformation through the eyes of philipp of hesse
    Title: A Reformation Life: The European Reformation through the Eyes of Philipp of Hesse
    Author(s): Whitford, David;
    Contributors: Whitford, David;
    Abstract:

    This title presents the European Reformation as seen through the life of an important but little-known participant—Philipp of Hesse, a nobleman who became a Reformation leader in Germany.


    • Provides a fresh approach to a curricular staple topic that is critical to the understanding of early modern history, the history of religion, and the current state of Christianity

    • Enables readers to understand how the events of the Reformation unfolded by viewing the events through the perspective of one man central to the cause and demonstrating how certain individuals' convictions led to the theology that followed

    Keyword(s): World History
    Author Info:
    David M. Whitfordauthor

    David M. Whitford is professor of reformation studies at Baylor University and an editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ).

    eISBN-13: 9781440802546
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440802546.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440802539
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 184
    Publication Date: 20150831
  • A to Zoo, Supplement to the Ninth Edition: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 9th Edition a to zoo, supplement to the ninth edition: subject access to children's picture books, 9th edition
    Title: A to Zoo, Supplement to the Ninth Edition: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 9th Edition
    Author(s): Thomas, Rebecca;
    Contributors: Thomas, Rebecca;
    Abstract:

    This supplement updates the ninth edition of the classic reference with information on children's picture books published in 2014 and 2015. It is an essential guide for collection development and readers' advisory as well as an invaluable resource for program planning.


    • Offers quick access to subjects of interest to young children

    • Provides easy-to-understand subject headings that can be used by patrons as well as professionals

    • Helps in preparing reading lists and organizing storytime themes

    • Covers a broad range of subjects to meet the needs of librarians, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers

    • Features user-friendly organization

    • Includes in-depth indexing and full bibliographical details

    Edition: 9
    Keyword(s): Children's and Young Adult Services
    Author Info:
    Rebecca L. Thomasauthor

    Rebecca L. Thomas, PhD, retired as an elementary school librarian for the Shaker Heights City Schools and also taught college courses on literature for children and adolescents, most recently at Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH.

    eISBN-13: 9781610698207
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781610698207.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781610698191
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 174
    Publication Date: 20160523
  • A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition a to zoo: subject access to children's picture books, 10th edition
    Title: A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition
    Author(s): Thomas, Rebecca;
    Contributors: Thomas, Rebecca;
    Abstract:

    Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze.


    • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books

    • Features a user-friendly organization

    • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

    Edition: 10
    Keyword(s): Children's and Young Adult Services
    Author Info:
    Rebecca L. Thomasauthor

    Rebecca L. Thomas, PhD, a former elementary school librarian in the Shaker Heights City School District, Shaker Heights, Ohio, has taught college courses on children's and adolescent literature.

    eISBN-13: 9781440834356
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440834356.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440834349
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 1656
    Publication Date: 20180621
  • AARP: America's Largest Interest Group and its Impact aarp: america's largest interest group and its impact
    Title: AARP: America's Largest Interest Group and its Impact
    Author(s): Day, Christine;
    Contributors: Day, Christine;
    Abstract:

    This examination of the history, development, activities, successes, and limitations of the largest membership organization in the country will be of interest to anyone who belongs to or is curious about this sometimes-controversial group.


    • Examines AARP's growth from small service organization to a political powerhouse

    • Scrutinizes the relationship between AARP's political activities and its commercial enterprises

    • Explains how AARP has become a major player in Washington, even without a PAC for campaign contributions

    • Explores AARP's moderating influence in an increasingly polarized political landscape, despite political attacks from both right and left

    • Looks at the role of incentives and local chapters in recruiting and mobilizing the organization's massive membership base

    • Provides an up-to-date account of AARP's political activities in the wake of its support for the Affordable Care Act

    Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government
    Author Info:
    Christine L. Dayauthor

    Christine L. Day, PhD, is professor of political science at the University of New Orleans.

    eISBN-13: 9781440834110
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440834110.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440834103
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 272
    Publication Date: 20171031
  • The ABC-Clio Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America abc-clio companion to the 1960s counterculture in america
    Title: The ABC-Clio Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America
    Author(s): Hamilton, Neil;
    Contributors: Hamilton, Neil;
    Abstract:

    The 1960s counterculture challenged the mainstream practices that dominated the 1950s, producing such groups as the hippies, Diggers, the National Organization for Women, and the American Indian Movement, all of which demanded societal change. The A–Z entries in this volume provide fascinating details on notable persons who stirred alternative ideas such as Betty Friedan, Abbie Hoffman, Andy Warhol, and Stokely Carmichael; events such as Woodstock, the Moratorium, and various be-ins; and new directions in music, art, clothing, and language.

    Keyword(s): American History
    Author Info:
    Neil A. Hamiltonauthor

    Neil Hamilton is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL.

    eISBN-13: 9781576076552
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781576076552.JPG
    Print ISBN-13: 9780874368581
    Entry Code: COUNTE
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 386
    Publication Date: 19971101
    Series: Clio Companions
  • The ABC-Clio Companion to the Native American Rights Movement abc-clio companion to the native american rights movement
    Title: The ABC-Clio Companion to the Native American Rights Movement
    Author(s): Grossman, Mark;
    Contributors: Grossman, Mark;
    Abstract:

    This comprehensive reference source follows the history of efforts to preserve and recover the civil rights of American Indians in the United States.

    Keyword(s): Race and Ethnicity
    Author Info:
    Mark Grossmanauthor

    Mark Grossman is a professional writer specializing in American and world history, constitutional law, and the environment. He is the author of ABC-CLIO's award winning Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War.

    eISBN-13: 9781576074893
    Print ISBN-13: 9780874368222
    Entry Code: NATRIE
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 498
    Publication Date: 19961201
    Series: Clio Companions
  • The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians abcs of erm: demystifying electronic resource management for public and academic librarians
    Title: The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians
    Author(s): Zellers, Jessica; Adams, Tina; Hill, Katherine;
    Contributors: Zellers, Jessica; Adams, Tina; Hill, Katherine;
    Abstract:

    The ever-shifting landscape of electronic resources challenges even the most tech-savvy information professionals. Now, however, you can surmount those challenges, with the solid backing offered in this practical book.


    • Helps librarians grapple with areas with which they may not be familiar through clear, workable explanations

    • Serves as an at-a-glance reference for quick answers to questions about electronic resources

    • Engages readers and provides practitioners a good overview of the topic and references for further reading

    Keyword(s): Acquisitions and Collection Management
    Author Info:
    Jessica Zellersauthor
    Tina M. Adamsauthor
    Katherine Hillauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781440855818
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440855818.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440855801
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 258
    Publication Date: 20180131
  • Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages [3 volumes] abnormal psychology across the ages [3 volumes]
    Title: Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages [3 volumes]
    Author(s): Thomas G. Plante
    Contributors: Plante, Thomas;
    Abstract:

    In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages.

    Editor(s): Plante, Thomas;
    Keyword(s): Psychology;
    Author Info:
    Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.editor

    Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP, is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor and professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    eISBN-13: 9780313398377
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313398377.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313398360
    Entry Code: A3628E
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 880
    Publication Date: 20130625
    Series: Abnormal Psychology
  • Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic abolition and antislavery: a historical encyclopedia of the american mosaic
    Title: Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
    Author(s): Hinks, Peter; McKivigan, John;
    Contributors: Hinks, Peter; Hinks, Peter; McKivigan, John; McKivigan, John;
    Abstract:

    The clearly and concisely written entries in this reference work chronicle the campaign to end human slavery in the United States, bringing to life the key events, leading figures, and socioeconomic forces in the history of American antislavery, abolition, and emancipation.


    • Offers an accessibly written reference work comprising easy-to-find subject entries for students unfamiliar with this period in history

    • Includes primary sources—such as former slave Sojourner Truth's famous speech, "Ar'n't I a Woman?" at a women's convention in Ohio in 1851—that promote critical thinking and interpretive reading skills underscored in the Common Core Standards

    • Provides additional reading suggestions and a bibliography of sources to supply avenues for further study

    Editor(s): Hinks, Peter; McKivigan, John;
    Keyword(s): Race and Ethnicity
    Author Info:
    Peter Hinkseditor
    Peter Hinksauthor
    John McKiviganeditor
    John McKiviganauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781610698283
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781610698283.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781610698276
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 480
    Publication Date: 20150731
  • Abolition Movement abolition movement
    Title: Abolition Movement
    Author(s): Upchurch, T.;
    Contributors: Upchurch, T.;
    Abstract:

    This powerful narrative tells the triumphant story of the men and women who spent their lives and fortunes trying to abolish the institution of slavery in the United States.

    Keyword(s): Race and Ethnicity;
    Author Info:
    T. Adams Upchurchauthor

    T. Adams Upchurch, PhD, is associate professor of history at East Georgia College, Statesboro, GA.

    eISBN-13: 9780313386077
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313386077.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313386060
    Entry Code: A3045E
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 232
    Publication Date: 20110104
    Series: Landmarks of the American Mosaic
  • The Abolitionist Movement abolitionist movement
    Title: The Abolitionist Movement
    Author(s): Ferrell, Claudine;
    Contributors: Ferrell, Claudine;
    Abstract:

    The abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just the gradual dismantling of the system or a mandated political end to slavery, but an end to prejudice in the hearts of the American people. Primary documents, illustrations and biographical sketches of notable figures illuminate the conflicted struggle to end slavery in America.

     

    Some called them fanatics; others called them liberators and saints. Immeasurable though their ultimate impact may have been, the abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just the gradual dismantling of the system or a mandated political end to slavery, but an end to prejudice in the hearts of the American people. Claudine Farrell's concluding essay draws parallels between the abolitionists' struggles and the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s-1970s, demonstrating the significant amount of ground being gained in a still-unfinished war.

     

    Five narrative chapters explore the abolitionist movement's religious beginnings, the conflict between moral justice and union preservation, and the revolts, divisions and conflicts leading up to the Civil War. Biographical portraits of such notable figures as Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Grimke sisters supplement the discussion, and selections from some of the most influential documents in American history—including the Emancipation Proclamation, the US Constitution, and The Writings of Thomas Jefferson—provide actual historical evidence of the events. Twelve illustrations, a chronology, index and extensive annotated bibliography make this an ideal starting point for students looking to understand the battle for and against slavery in America.

    Keyword(s): American History;
    Author Info:
    Claudine L. Ferrellauthor

    CLAUDINE L. FERRELL is Associate Professor, History and American Studies, at Mary Washington College, and is the author of Reconstruction (Greenwood, 2003).

    eISBN-13: 9780313021183
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313331800
    Entry Code: EGR3180
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 20051230
    Series: Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900
  • The Abolitionist Movement: Documents Decoded abolitionist movement: documents decoded
    Title: The Abolitionist Movement: Documents Decoded
    Author(s): Cameron, Christopher;
    Contributors: Cameron, Christopher;
    Abstract:

    Intended for high school and undergraduate students, this work provides an engaging overview of the abolitionist movement that allows readers to consider history more directly through more than 20 primary source documents.

    Keyword(s): American History;
    Author Info:
    Christopher Cameronauthor

    Christopher Cameron, PhD, is assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    eISBN-13: 9781610695138
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781610695138.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781610695121
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 288
    Publication Date: 20140723
    Series: Documents Decoded
  • Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook abortion in the united states: a reference handbook
    Title: Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook
    Author(s): McBride, Dorothy;
    Contributors: McBride, Dorothy;
    Abstract:

    This work is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.

    Keyword(s): Women's Studies;
    Author Info:
    Dorothy E. McBrideauthor

    Dorothy E. McBride, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

    eISBN-13: 9781598840995
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781598840995.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781598840988
    Entry Code: ABORTI1E
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 320
    Publication Date: 20071016
    Series: Contemporary World Issues
    Subtitle: A Reference Handbook
  • Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition abortion in the united states: a reference handbook, 2nd edition
    Title: Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition
    Author(s): McBride, Dorothy; Keys, Jennifer;
    Contributors: McBride, Dorothy; Keys, Jennifer;
    Abstract:

    Distinctive in its use of two disciplinary lenses—sociology and political science—Abortion in the United States provides a balanced scholarly analysis of the most salient issues in the pro-life/pro-choice debate.


    • Traces the continually shifting landscape of public opinion, spotlighting millennial and male perspectives and the factors that shape abortion beliefs

    • Offers an intersectional analysis of restricted access to abortion, paying particular attention to the sociodemographic characteristics of women who have abortions and the lived experiences of making pregnancy decisions amidst the political controversy

    • Accentuates the role that institutions including schools, pharmacies, the military, prisons, and immigration detention facilities play in determining women's reproductive decisions

    • Features an analysis of movement-countermovement dynamics and relies on scientific evidence to investigate contested claims over emergency contraception, late-term abortions, and the safety of the abortion procedure and its psychological outcomes

    Edition: 2
    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues
    Author Info:
    Dorothy E. McBrideauthor
    Jennifer L. Keysauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781440853371
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440853371.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440853364
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 416
    Publication Date: 20180731
    Series: Contemporary World Issues
  • Abortion: A Case Study in Law and Morals abortion: a case study in law and morals
    Title: Abortion: A Case Study in Law and Morals
    Author(s): Frohock, Fred;
    Contributors: Frohock, Fred;
    Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government;
    Author Info:
    Fred M Frohockauthor

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    eISBN-13: 9780313040702
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313239533
    Entry Code: EFRA/
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 226
    Publication Date: 19830927
    Series: Contributions in Political Science
    Subtitle: A Case Study in Law and Morals
  • Abortion: A Collective Story abortion: a collective story
    Title: Abortion: A Collective Story
    Author(s): MariAnna, Cara;
    Contributors: MariAnna, Cara;
    Abstract:

    Stories about abortion provide a rich ground for looking at the relationship between narrative, experience, and meaning because in many ways abortion has come to be a defining issue for American culture—one that touches on the value we attribute to human life, liberty, and freedom. Using personal stories and interviews, MariAnna seeks to show the contours of a vital and diverse collective story—a narrative that emphasizes the discursive dynamics at work in any account of the significance of abortion.

    MariAnna seeks to show the contours of a vital and diverse collective story—a narrative that emphasizes the discursive dynamics at work in any account of the significance of abortion.

    By attempting to find a range of narrative and experiential extremes, she provides diverse and detailed accounts that form a collective story. The accounts she provides are about actual experience, but because the meaning of that experience is created and conveyed in narrative form, there is no neat distinction between a story and the event to which it refers. Meaning is embedded in larger cultural narrative: the individual stories told about abortion and the intersection between them. These stories illustrate how experience itself is mediated by, to some extent even a function of, narrative modes and currents. They illustrate the way autobiographical history is so enmeshed in cultural narrative forms that the private accounts we give of our own lives function as often unacknowledged social commentary. Stories about abortion provide a rich ground for looking at the relationship between narrative, experience, and meaning because in many ways abortion has come to be a defining issue for American culture—one that touches on the value we attribute to human life, liberty, and freedom. This book will be of particular interest to scholars, students, and researchers involved with Women's Studies and Women's Health issues and to general readers concerned with contemporary American social problems.

    Keyword(s): Women's Studies;
    Author Info:
    Cara MariAnnaauthor

    CARA J. MARIANNA is a licensed architect.

    eISBN-13: 9780313012976
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313012976.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780897898997
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 20021030
    Series: Non-Series
    Subtitle: A Collective Story
  • Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guide abortion: a documentary and reference guide
    Title: Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guide
    Author(s): Rose, Melody;
    Contributors: Rose, Melody;
    Abstract:

    This thought-provoking reference work explores the evolution of America's heated abortion debate in a selection of over 40 primary documents from the 19th century to the present day. The guide includes not only key laws and court cases that have determined abortion policy, but also political speeches, medical essays, theological writings, newspaper advertisements, magazine articles, and popular books that offer insight into America's changing attitudes towards women, race, the medical field, and the role of government in its citizens' personal lives. Each document is preceded by an introduction and is followed by analysis to help readers understand its significance and historical context.

    Today abortion is America's most contentious political and religious rallying point. Yet 150 years ago it was a virtual non-issue, quietly performed for centuries by women and mid-wives. What changed? This thought-provoking reference work explores the evolution of America's abortion debate in a balanced selection of over 40 primary documents by doctors, feminists, religious leaders, politicians, extremists, and judges from the 19th century to the present day. This guide not only examines the key laws and court cases, like Roe v. Wade and the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, that have determined abortion policy, but offers insight into America's changing attitudes towards women, race, the medical field, and the role of government in its citizens' personal lives. Memoirs of early abortion providers, excerpts from popular women's self-help books, the complete text of Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, and personal writings from key liberal and conservative figures on both sides of the debate provide a more complete picture of an issue that is deeply personal, deeply divisive, and anything but clear-cut. A straightforward and accessible book, ideal for both students and general readers looking to expand their understanding of one of the most complicated, and still unresolved, issues of our day.

    Each excerpt is preceded by a brief explanation of its significance and followed by author analysis to help readers understand its implications and the historical context in which is it was written. Readers gain direct access to America's most important legal papers and transcripts on abortion, complimented by a well rounded view of the public beliefs and sentiments that have fueled abortion debates. Suggestions for further reading conclude each chapter, perfect for research or to guide interested readers in their search for material. The front matter includes a Timeline of major events in abortion history, and the back matter, offers a Bibliography of 50 titles on abortion and over 30 Web links.

    Keyword(s): Women's Studies;
    Author Info:
    Melody Roseauthor

    MELODY ROSE is chair of political science at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She holds degrees from U.C. Santa Cruz (B.A. with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, 1988) and Cornell University (Masters in Public Affairs, 1991 A. in Government, 1995.D. in Government, 1997). She is the author of a number of articles and books on social and election policy, most recently including Safe, Legal, and Unavailable? (2007, CQ Press), a book evaluating American abortion policy. Dr. Rose is also Founder and Director of NEW Leadership Oregon, which offers political and leadership training programs to college women in Oregon. This program is dedicated to inspiring and educating the next generation of women leaders in our nation.

    eISBN-13: 9780313087950
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    Print ISBN-13: 9780313340321
    Entry Code: EGR4032
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 272
    Publication Date: 20080130
    Series: Documentary and Reference Guides
    Subtitle: A Documentary and Reference Guide
  • About Guilt and Innocence: The Origins, Development, and Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure about guilt and innocence: the origins, development, and future of constitutional criminal procedure
    Title: About Guilt and Innocence: The Origins, Development, and Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure
    Author(s): Dripps, Donald;
    Contributors: Dripps, Donald;
    Abstract:

    This remarkably original and vital work argues that the problems are rooted in a disjunction between prevailing values and the prevailing doctrinal regime in constitutional law. Dripps asserts that the Fourteenth Amendment's more general standards of due process and equal protection encompass the values that ought to govern the criminal process.

    Why does the American criminal justice system punish too many innocent people, failing to punish so many guilty parties and imposing a disproportionate burden on blacks? This remarkably original and vital work argues that the problems are rooted in a disjunction between prevailing values and the prevailing doctrinal regime in constitutional law. Dripps asserts that the Fourteenth Amendment's more general standards of due process and equal protection encompass the values that ought to govern the criminal process.

    Criminal procedure ought to be about protecting the innocent, punishing the guilty, and doing equal justice. Modern legal doctrine, however, hinders these pursuits by concentrating on the specific procedural safeguards contained in the Bill of Rights. Dripps argues that a renewed focus on the Fourteenth Amendment would be more consistent than current law with both our values and with the legitimate sources of Constitutional law, and will promote the instrumental values the criminal process ought to serve. Legal and constitutional scholars will find his account of our criminal system's disarray compelling, and his argument as to how it may be reconstructed important and provoking.

    Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government;
    Author Info:
    Donald A. Drippsauthor

    DONALD A. DRIPPS is the James Levee Professor of Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Minnesota Law School.

    eISBN-13: 9780313013249
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313013249.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275977306
    Entry Code: EC7730
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 320
    Publication Date: 20021230
    Series: Non-Series
    Subtitle: The Origins, Development, and Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Abraham Lincoln and His Era: Using the American Memory Project to Teach with Primary Sources abraham lincoln and his era: using the american memory project to teach with primary sources
    Title: Abraham Lincoln and His Era: Using the American Memory Project to Teach with Primary Sources
    Author(s): Ireland, Bobbi;
    Contributors: Ireland, Bobbi;
    Abstract:

    Utilizing primary sources from the Library of Congress website, this unique classroom resource presents ready-to-use lesson plans, analysis tools, and rubrics based on Abraham Lincoln and his era.

    Keyword(s): Librarian's Instructional Role;
    Author Info:
    Bobbi Irelandauthor

    Bobbi Ireland has an degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University and teaching certificates in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education.

    eISBN-13: 9781591589037
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781591589037.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781591589020
    Entry Code: A2238E
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 132
    Publication Date: 20091222
    Series: Non-Series
    Subtitle: Using the American Memory Project to Teach with Primary Sources
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Virtues of War: How Civil War Families Challenged and Transformed Our National Values abraham lincoln and the virtues of war: how civil war families challenged and transformed our national values
    Title: Abraham Lincoln and the Virtues of War: How Civil War Families Challenged and Transformed Our National Values
    Author(s): Friedman, Jean;
    Contributors: Friedman, Jean;
    Abstract:

    This study introduces a new perspective on Lincoln and the Civil War through an examination of his declaration of our national values and the subsequent interpretation of those values by families during the war.


    • Takes a new approach to the study of the Civil War as it connects Lincoln to families' assessment of their own and national virtues

    • Provides a unique viewpoint on Lincoln's virtues derived from his important Independence Hall speech

    • Shows how virtue helped to coalesce families into one unified nation

    • Is enlivened by short biographical pieces in every chapter

    Keyword(s): American History
    Author Info:
    Jean E. Friedmanauthor

    Jean E. Friedman, PhD, is associate professor emerita of history at the University of Georgia, Athens.

    eISBN-13: 9781440833625
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440833625.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440833618
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 208
    Publication Date: 20150731
  • Abraham Lincoln's Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial abraham lincoln's most famous case: the almanac trial
    Title: Abraham Lincoln's Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial
    Author(s): Dekle, George;
    Contributors: Dekle, George;
    Abstract:

    Dispelling common myths and misunderstandings, this book provides a fascinating and historically accurate portrayal of the 1858 Almanac Trial that establishes both Lincoln's character and his considerable abilities as a trial lawyer.

    Keyword(s): American History
    Author Info:
    George R. Dekle Sr.author

    George R. Dekle, Sr. has been a legal skills professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law since 2006.

    eISBN-13: 9781440830501
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440830501.JPG
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440830495
    Entry Code: A4185E
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 240
    Publication Date: 20140417
    Subtitle: The Almanac Trial
  • Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith" abraham lincoln, the quakers, and the civil war: "a trial of principle and faith"
    Title: Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"
    Author(s): Kashatus, William;
    Contributors: Kashatus, William;
    Abstract:

    This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves.

    Keyword(s): American History;
    Author Info:
    William C. Kashatusauthor

    William C. Kashatus, PhD, is a historian, educator, and writer. A product of and former teacher in Philadelphia's Quaker schools, his published works include ABC-CLIO's Harriet Tubman: A Biography.

    eISBN-13: 9781440833205
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440833205.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440833199
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 208
    Publication Date: 20140916
  • Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1720: A Biographical Dictionary absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary
    Title: Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1720: A Biographical Dictionary
    Author(s): Baker, Christopher;
    Contributors: Baker, Christopher;
    Abstract:

    This book—the sixth volume in The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World series—provides information on more than 400 individuals who created and played a role in the era's intellectual and cultural activity. The book's focus is on cultural figures—those whose inventions and discoveries contributed to the scientific revolution, those whose line of reasoning contributed to secularism, groundbreaking artists like Rembrandt, lesser known painters, and contributors to art and music.

    As the momentum of the Renaissance peaked in 1600, the Western World was poised to move from the Early Modern to the Modern Era. The Thirty Years War ended in 1648 and religion was no longer a cause for military conflict. Europe grew more secularized. Organized scientific research led to groundbreaking discoveries, such as the earth's magnetic field, Kepler's first two laws of motion, and the slide rule. In the arts, Baroque painting, music, and literature evolved. A new Europe was emerging. This book is a useful basic reference for students and laymen, with entries specifically designed for ready reference.

    Keyword(s): Science;
    Author Info:
    Christopher Bakerauthor

    CHRISTOPHER BAKER is Professor of English at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

    eISBN-13: 9780313013607
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313013607.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313308277
    Entry Code: EGR0827
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 488
    Publication Date: 20020930
    Series: The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World
    Subtitle: A Biographical Dictionary
  • Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments abuse: an encyclopedia of causes, consequences, and treatments
    Title: Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments
    Author(s): Skaine, Rosemarie;
    Contributors: Skaine, Rosemarie; Skaine, Rosemarie;
    Abstract:

    This timely volume shows how abuse impacts every segment of society—and how society is seeking effective ways to respond.

    Editor(s): Skaine, Rosemarie;
    Keyword(s): Psychology
    Author Info:
    Rosemarie Skaineeditor
    Rosemarie Skaineauthor
    eISBN-13: 9781610695152
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781610695152.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781610695145
    Imprint: Greenwood
    Pages: 352
    Publication Date: 20150421
  • Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, 2nd Edition abused men: the hidden side of domestic violence, 2nd edition
    Title: Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, 2nd Edition
    Contributors: Cook, Philip;
    Abstract:

    An award-winning investigative journalist provides a disturbing new look at an underreported type of domestic violence—the abuse of men.

    Editor(s): Cook, Philip;
    Edition: 2
    Keyword(s): Psychology;
    Author Info:
    Philip W. Cookeditor

    Philip W. Cook is an investigative journalist who has won awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

    eISBN-13: 9780313356193
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    Print ISBN-13: 9780313356186
    Entry Code: EC35618
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 20090224
    Subtitle: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, Second Edition
  • Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Handbook of Cultural, Social Science, Management and Legal Perspectives academic and workplace sexual harassment: a handbook of cultural, social science, management and legal perspectives
    Title: Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Handbook of Cultural, Social Science, Management and Legal Perspectives
    Contributors: Paludi, Michele; Paludi, Carmen;
    Abstract:

    This essential handbook features overviews of sexual harassment in kindergarten through high school, college and universities, and public and private sector workplaces. The contributors to this volume come from diverse backgrounds; their disciplines include psychology, sociology, law, English literature, and management. Through teaching about this issue, conducting research, creating policies and procedures, working with administrative agencies (such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office for Civil Rights), litigating cases, testifying as expert witnesses in Title VII and Title IX cases and working with state legislatures, the various authors have gained much knowledge of sexual harassment.

    School administrators, teachers, human resources professionals, and managers and supervisors in any workplace will greatly benefit from the insights in this volume. It is a unique compilation of findings from the social science, business, and legal fields. One of the truly unique features of this work is its emphasis on multicultural perspectives. It also reviews legal cases and presents actual tools for sexual harassment policies, procedures, and training programs in educational institutions and workplaces alike.

    Editor(s): Paludi, Michele; Paludi, Carmen;
    Keyword(s): Psychology;
    Author Info:
    Michele A. Paludieditor
    Carmen A. Paludi Jr.editor
    eISBN-13: 9780313058547
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/NoCover.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313325168
    Entry Code: EGR2516
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 20030630
    Subtitle: A Handbook of Cultural, Social Science, Management and Legal Perspectives
  • The Academic Bill of Rights Debate: A Handbook academic bill of rights debate: a handbook
    Title: The Academic Bill of Rights Debate: A Handbook
    Contributors: Aby, Stephen;
    Abstract:

    The Academic Bill of Rights was introduced in 2003 after two decades of conservative critiques of higher education and its faculty. Its goal was to generate legislative initiatives to rein in the tenured radicals who were allegedly dominating higher education and infringing on the academic freedom rights of conservative students. At its root, the debate revolves around some core questions: who should teach, and who has the knowledge and training to hire and evaluate faculty; what knowledge should be taught; and most fundamentally, who should make these decisions? Should it be trained faculty, who are specialists in their fields and who were hired to teach and advance knowledge? Or should it be politicians or outsiders, who may be empowered by legislation to interfere in academic decisions? The academic freedom of faculty, and the independence of higher education, depends on the answers to these questions.

     

    This book is the first to bring together a variety of critiques of the Academic Bill of Rights. Furthermore, by including some works by David Horowitz and his critics, as well as websites and a bibliography reflecting various points of view, it gives life to the debate, showing some of the give and take of the arguments. This collection also presents the background on the historical context of academic freedom, showing its fragility and therefore the importance of preserving it. Also featured are some core documents (such as the AAUP's 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure) that are central to the debates. Some of the conservative critiques of higher education are identified in the selective annotated bibliography chapter. And, case studies of how the ABOR was contested in three states where it was introduced as legislation are also included. Finally, this book attempts to refocus concerns about higher education on the real issue: its growing domination by corporate values and interests, converting higher education from a public good into an increasingly private commodity.

    Editor(s): Aby, Stephen;
    Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government;
    Author Info:
    Stephen H. Abyeditor

    Stephen H. Aby is Professor of and Education Bibliographer at the University of Akron. He has a PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York, Buffalo, an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston, and an MLS from Kent State University. His previous books include Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources with James Nalen and Lori Fielding (Libraries Unlimited, 2005) and Academic Freedom: A Guide to the Literature with James C. Kuhn (Greenwood Press, 2000). University of Akron.

    eISBN-13: 9780313084751
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275992446
    Entry Code: EC9244
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 20070830
    Subtitle: A Handbook
  • Academic Ethics: Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance academic ethics: problems and materials on professional conduct and shared governance
    Title: Academic Ethics: Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance
    Abstract:

    Academic professionals are expected to restrain self-interest, promote the ideals of public service, and maintain high standards of performance, while society grants the profession autonomy to regulate itself through peer review. Hamilton conveys the need for ethical leadership from within the peer collegium--leadership that will foster a culture of high aspiration and peer review.

    Academic professionals are expected to restrain self-interest, promote the ideals of public service, and maintain high standards of performance, while society grants the profession autonomy to regulate itself through peer review. Hamilton conveys the need for ethical leadership from within the peer collegium--a leadership that will foster a culture of high aspiration and peer review.

    This book suggests that the umbrella academic organizations step forward and draft a model code of ethics for the profession of higher education. Further discussion reveals how such attempts become difficult in face of the market's relentless pressure to frame the institution-student relationship in the economic terms of provider and customer. The book also offers an analysis of academic tradition, academic freedom, and the principles of professional conduct and shared governance. Typical problems in academic life are presented, each followed by questions designed to stimulate seminar-type discussion. Appendices contain a proposed code of ethics as well as AAUP statements on the subject.

    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues
    eISBN-13: 9780313013539
    Print ISBN-13: 9781573563727
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 272
    Publication Date: 20021217
    Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
  • The Academic Librarian's Human Resources Handbook: Employer Rights and Responsibilities academic librarian's human resources handbook: employer rights and responsibilities
    Title: The Academic Librarian's Human Resources Handbook: Employer Rights and Responsibilities
    Author(s): Baldwin, David;
    Contributors: Baldwin, David;
    Abstract:

    To be an effective manager in today's library, you must know and comply with numerous federal and state laws and regulations. This handbook offers how to information on academic library management and provides a single, up-to-date source for laws, regulations, executive orders, guidelines, and court decisions on employee and employer rights and responsibilities. It includes information on laws relating to recruitment and selection of personnel; the employment relationship; wages and hours; employee benefits; health, safety, and privacy; and income replacement (e.g., disability, workers' compensation). In addition, potential management problems (e.g., discipline and discharge) are discussed and case studies are presented with suggestions for problem resolution. This material will keep administrators and human resources staff apprised of the actions of such organizations as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Office of Federal Cont

    Keyword(s): Management and Administration;
    Author Info:
    David A. Baldwinauthor

    ldwin /f David /i A.

    eISBN-13: 9780313022579
    Print ISBN-13: 9781563083457
    Entry Code: ELU3450
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 167
    Publication Date: 19960815
    Subtitle: Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls academic library outreach: beyond the campus walls
    Title: Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls
    Author(s): Courtney, Nancy;
    Contributors: Courtney, Nancy;
    Abstract:

    Traditionally, academic library outreach has meant reaching out to the campus community, providing services to faculty and students. Many universities and colleges, however, now have a new or renewed emphasis on outreach beyond the campus, seeking to ensure their institutions' relevance to the community at large. How can and do academic libraries participate in this type of outreach? What types of collaborations or partnerships are academic libraries forming with schools, public libraries, or community groups? How do academic librarians partner with faculty or campus departments on their community projects? What role does service-learning play? Nancy Courtney has assembled a sampling of approaches, from the innovative to the tried-and-true, each written in the voice of its strongest champion.

    Keyword(s): Management and Administration;
    Author Info:
    Nancy D. Courtneyauthor

    Nancy Courtney is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Outreach & Engagement at Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio.

    eISBN-13: 9781598844979
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781598844979.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781591587255
    Entry Code: F1053E
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 276
    Publication Date: 20081230
    Series: Non-Series
    Subtitle: Beyond the Campus Walls
  • Academic Pathfinders: Knowledge Creation and Feminist Scholarship academic pathfinders: knowledge creation and feminist scholarship
    Title: Academic Pathfinders: Knowledge Creation and Feminist Scholarship
    Author(s): Gumport, Patricia;
    Contributors: Gumport, Patricia;
    Abstract:

    From the 1960s to the 1980s, a range of academic possibilities for women developed, as their career histories and intellectual biographies reveal. Some women sought to generate a new knowledge specialty in their disciplines, often explicitly defying admonishments that the subject matter was an oxymoron. Others pursued academic paths that disregarded these new opportunities and developments. Together their accounts portray how feminist scholarship emerged and was facilitated by historically specific conditions: a critical mass of like-minded women, a national political movement, an abundance of financial support for doctoral candidates, a tolerance from established faculty for students to pursue the margins of disciplinary scholarship, and an organizational capacity to add new academic categories for courses, programs, academic positions, and extra-departmental groups. That historical era has since been supplanted by feminist infighting and backlash, as well as more cost-conscious academic management practices, which have altered the academic landscape for knowledge creation.

    Analyzing the accounts of academic women during this era yields a conceptual framework for understanding how new knowledge is created on multiple levels—through personal reflection on life experiences, disciplinary legacies, local organizational contexts, and wider societal expectations.

    Keyword(s): Women's Studies;
    Author Info:
    Patricia J. Gumportauthor

    PATRICIA J. GUMPORT is Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University.

    eISBN-13: 9780313011047
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313320965
    Entry Code: EGM2096
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 20020330
    Series: Studies in Higher Education
    Subtitle: Knowledge Creation and Feminist Scholarship
  • Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice Education academic politics and the history of criminal justice education
    Title: Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice Education
    Author(s): Morn, Frank;
    Contributors: Morn, Frank;
    Abstract:

    The rise of academic criminal justice programs from their beginnings at the University of California in the 1930s through the split into academic and vocational models during the later decades are described in this work. Academic politics and politicians are emphasized. The academic infighting in developing programs, and input from various other disciplines to the field are described. The work is addressed to professors of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, political science, and education.

    Keyword(s): Crime;
    Author Info:
    Frank Mornauthor

    FRANK MORN is Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences at the Illinois State University. A respected educator and thinker in the field of criminal justice, he is the author of a history of the Pinkerton Detective Agency and numerous articles.

    eISBN-13: 9780313031250
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313031250.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313293160
    Entry Code: EGM9316
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 256
    Publication Date: 19950321
    Series: Contributions in Criminology and Penology
  • Academic Turnarounds: Restoring Vitality to Challenged American Colleges and Universities academic turnarounds: restoring vitality to challenged american colleges and universities
    Title: Academic Turnarounds: Restoring Vitality to Challenged American Colleges and Universities
    Contributors: MacTaggart, Terrence;
    Abstract:

    What are the hallmarks of a comprehensive institutional turnaround? It is too easy to mistake a single initiative -- mounting a new marketing program, for example, or bringing in a million dollar donation -- for true and lasting change. Successful turnarounds require profound, often difficult, actions that affect the finances, academic offerings, and reputations of colleges and universities. They take institutions to new levels of performance and then present new chalenges. MacTaggart examines the several stages that comprise insitutional turnarounds and offers practical advice on setting and reaching higher levels of performance.

    MacTaggart discusses the early indicators of a college or univerity's neeed for a turnaround. He and his colleagues outline financal trends and other indicators of distress, as well as benchmarks for the various stages of an effective turnaround strategy. Academic Turnarounds will help trustees, presidents, and faculty members diagnose whether they are in denial about the true condition of the insitution they are charged with preserving. Donors, state officials, accreditors, and others interested in the quality and vitality of American higher education will find direction in this book. Academic Turnarounds assists leaders to develop dramatic, purposeful strategies to revitalize challeneged colleges and universities.

    What are the early warning signs that a college or university needs a turnaround? Waiting too long in the hopes that something other than dramatic, purposeful action will relieve a distressed institution is an all-too-common failing among trustees and other leaders. This book outlines the financial and other indicators of distress well as indicators of the stages in an effective turnaround strategy. It helps trustees in particular diagnose whether or not they are in denial over the true condition of the institution they are charged with preserving.

    Editor(s): MacTaggart, Terrence;
    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues
    Author Info:
    Terrence MacTaggarteditor

    Terrence MacTaggart has served as Chancellor of the University of Maine System and the Minnesota State University System. He participated in the turnaroud at Webster University (Mo.), led the revitalization of the University of Wisconsin, Superior, and orgnized the turnaround strategies that led to increased public support and a stronger reputation for the University of Maine System. MacTaggart has served as a consultant to more than ten univeristies, both public and private, on comprehensive turnarounds. His most recent books are Restructuring Higher Education: What Works and What Doesn't in Reorganizing Governing Systems and Seeking Excellence Through Independence: Liberating Colleges and Universities from Excessive Regulation.

    eISBN-13: 9780313054945
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313054945.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275988067
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 20070326
    Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
  • Academically Gifted African American Male College Students academically gifted african american male college students
    Title: Academically Gifted African American Male College Students
    Author(s): Bonner, Fred;
    Contributors: Bonner, Fred;
    Abstract:

    The first-ever study of African American giftedness at the collegiate level, focusing on two extraordinary case studies.

    Keyword(s): Race and Ethnicity;
    Author Info:
    Fred A. Bonner IIauthor

    Fred A. Bonner II s professor of higher education administration and student affairs in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and associate dean of faculties at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

    eISBN-13: 9780313387234
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313387234.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780897898577
    Entry Code: C1154E
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 240
    Publication Date: 20100122
  • Access, Opportunity, and Success: Keeping the Promise of Higher Education access, opportunity, and success: keeping the promise of higher education
    Title: Access, Opportunity, and Success: Keeping the Promise of Higher Education
    Author(s): Casazza, Martha; Bauer, Laura;
    Contributors: Casazza, Martha; Bauer, Laura;
    Abstract:

    Behind the hallowed walls of higher education are students who did not grow up expecting to attend college, students who walked through open doors not knowing what to expect on the other side. For some, these open doors became revolving doors, and they simply gave up. For many others, however, there were unexpected successes, successes that included more than academic accomplishments. These people came through the system with an increased sense of self-confidence that empowered them in the world beyond college. This oral history tells the story of the struggles as well as of the triumphs related to the fight for access and high quality in higher education. Thus, it provides a unique look at the past state of higher education, and at the measures that might be taken to improve our future educational system.

    The book begins with a brief historical overview of what access to higher education looked like before the 20th century. Following chapters tell the actual stories and are organized around four themes: the power of belief in students; access with success; institutional commitment; and effective support systems. Finally, a set of recommendations is provided that will help to keep the doors open for those still wishing to enter. Educators at all levels, graduate students studying higher education, and interested readers in the general public will all find this book an invaluable resource.

    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues;
    Author Info:
    Martha E. Casazzaauthor
    Laura L. S. Bauerauthor
    eISBN-13: 9780313068164
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275989651
    Entry Code: EC8965
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 20060130
    Subtitle: Keeping the Promise of Higher Education
  • Accommodation and Resistance: The French Left, Indochina and the Cold War, 1944-1954 accommodation and resistance: the french left, indochina and the cold war, 1944-1954
    Title: Accommodation and Resistance: The French Left, Indochina and the Cold War, 1944-1954
    Author(s): Rice Maximin, Edward;
    Contributors: Rice Maximin, Edward;
    Abstract:

    In this careful historical analysis, Edward Rice-Maximin documents the reactions of the French Left to the First Indochina War, 1944-1954. Unlike previous works, which dealt exclusively with the politics of the French Communists, this book is among the first to deal with the entire French left and to focus directly on the role of the Socialists.

    Keyword(s): World History;
    Author Info:
    Edward Rice Maximinauthor

    ce-Maximin /f Edward

    eISBN-13: 9780313044663
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313044663.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313253553
    Entry Code: ERMX/
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 186
    Publication Date: 19860917
    Series: Contributions to the Study of World History
    Subtitle: The French Left, Indochina and the Cold War, 1944-1954
  • The Accountable Corporation [4 volumes] accountable corporation [4 volumes]
    Title: The Accountable Corporation [4 volumes]
    Contributors: Epstein, Marc; Hanson, Kirk;
    Abstract:

    In recent years, issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and accountability have been at the forefront of corporate policymaking and public concerns. Dramatic stories of abuse of stakeholder trust and outright criminal behavior at companies like Enron, Global Crossing, and Tyco have triggered a reexamination of the role of corporations in society and of the responsibilities of executives, managers, and board members—and the accountants who are supposed to watch over them.

     

    This landmark set of essays brings new clarity to the issues, as societies around the world begin to hold corporations and their leaders to higher standards of conduct. Covering a huge array of topics from white collar crime to community partnerships, whistle blowing to corporate philanthropy, and featuring insights from the world's leading academics, business leaders, and consultants, including strategy guru Michael Porter, Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins, and famed international corporate attorney, Ira Milllstein, The Accountable Corporation provides provocative analysis, cultural and historical context, and emerging solutions from the public, private, and non-profit sectors toward more responsible, ethical, and accountable business.

    Editor(s): Epstein, Marc; Hanson, Kirk;
    Keyword(s): Business;
    Author Info:
    Marc J. Epsteineditor
    Kirk O. Hansoneditor
    eISBN-13: 9780313038730
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275984915
    Entry Code: EC8491
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 1208
    Publication Date: 20051230
  • Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965 ace in the hole: why the united states did not use nuclear weapons in the cold war, 1945 to 1965
    Title: Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965
    Author(s): Botti, Timothy;
    Contributors: Botti, Timothy;
    Abstract:

    Using newly released documents, the author presents an integrated look at American nuclear policy and diplomacy in crises from the Berlin blockade to Vietnam. The book answers the question why, when the atomic bomb had been used with such devastating effect against the Japanese Empire in 1945, American leaders put this most apocalyptic of weapons back on the shelf, never to be used again in anger. It documents the myopia of Potomac strategists in involving the U.S. in wars of attrition in Korea and Southeast Asia, marginal areas where American vital interests were in no way endangered. Despite the presence of hundreds, then thousands of nuclear bombs and warheads in the nation's stockpile, the greatest military weapon in history became politically impossible to use. And yet overwhelming nuclear superiority did serve its ultimate purpose in the Cold War. When American vital interests were threatened—over Berlin and Cuba—the Soviets backed down from confrontation. Despite errors in strategic judgment brought on by fear of Communist expansion, and in some cases outright incompetence, the ace in the hole proved decisive.

    Keyword(s): American History;
    Author Info:
    Timothy J. Bottiauthor

    TIMOTHY J. BOTTI is an unaffiliated historian who is the author of The Long Wait: Forging of the Anglo-American Nuclear Alliance, 1945-1958 (Greenwood, 1987).

    eISBN-13: 9780313031854
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313031854.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313299766
    Entry Code: EGM9976
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 328
    Publication Date: 19960621
    Series: Contributions in Military Studies
    Subtitle: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965
  • Ace the Interview, Land a Librarian Job ace the interview, land a librarian job
    Title: Ace the Interview, Land a Librarian Job
    Author(s): O'Hanlon, Robin;
    Contributors: O'Hanlon, Robin;
    Abstract:

    One of the most critical elements of achieving a successful career, interviewing with poise and tenacity, is a skill to be learned—and this practical guide leads readers through that process, step by step.


    • Provides a librarian-specific job-interviewing guidebook that guides candidates through the strategic and targeted interview preparation process for today's highly specific librarian positions

    • Presents contributions from library leaders such as Rivkah Sass (Sacramento Public Library), Brett Bonfield (Collingswood Public Library), Anne Langley (Princeton Library), and John Danneker (Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington) who explain what can make or break an interview

    • Includes a helpful job application tracking chart as well as an interview preparation checklist (for remote and in-person situations) and an interview presentation checklist

    Keyword(s): Librarianship: Philosophy, Values, and Issues
    Author Info:
    Robin O'Hanlonauthor

    Robin O'Hanlon, MIS, is the public services manager at the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    eISBN-13: 9781440839573
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440839573.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9781440839566
    Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
    Pages: 168
    Publication Date: 20160111
  • Achieving Performance Excellence in University Administration: A Team Approach to Organizational Change and Employee Development achieving performance excellence in university administration: a team approach to organizational change and employee development
    Title: Achieving Performance Excellence in University Administration: A Team Approach to Organizational Change and Employee Development
    Author(s): London, Manuel;
    Contributors: London, Manuel;
    Abstract:

    Human resource strategies for organization development include team-building methods to improve communication and reduce interpersonal conflict among university administrators. London describes the formation of a team of top administrators who focus on how to resolve conflict, develop employees, and involve them in decision making. The book considers performance problems such as marginal performance and abusive managers. It describes methods for enhancing attention to employee development through appraisal and feedback. New techniques such as the ratingless appraisal and 360 degree feedback are covered. Overall, it shows how to maintain and enhance organizational vitality in an environment of tight resources and external pressures.

    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues;
    Author Info:
    Manuel Londonauthor

    MANUEL LONDON is Professor and Director of the Center for Human Resource Management, Harriman School for Management and Policy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

    eISBN-13: 9780313004896
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275952464
    Entry Code: EC5246
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 272
    Publication Date: 19950919
    Subtitle: A Team Approach to Organizational Change and Employee Development
  • Achieving Racial Balance: Case Studies of Contemporary School Desegregation achieving racial balance: case studies of contemporary school desegregation
    Title: Achieving Racial Balance: Case Studies of Contemporary School Desegregation
    Author(s): Stave, Sondra;
    Contributors: Stave, Sondra;
    Abstract:

    Five case-studies of mid-sized Northeastern communities—Dayton, Hartford, Rochester, Trenton, and Wilmington—are used to examine and analyze school desegregation experiences. Qualities likely to encourage the peaceful achievement of racial balance are described. The study concludes that parents are most concerned about safety, educational quality, and their ability to exert influence over their children's schooling.

    This study describes and analyzes how five communities in the northeastern United States have addressed the subject of desegregation. Dayton, Ohio; Hartford, Connecticut; Rochester, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware share the experience of having increasingly large, poor minority populations surrounded by mostly white, generally affluent suburbs. All five are similar mid-sized urban communities which have been consistently or intermittently involved with school desegregation.

    Historic and demographic issues, legal considerations, political, administrative, and community responsibility are explored by Stave as factors in the achievement of racial balance. Scores of interviews augment legal decisions and public documents. Stave finds that rapidly shifting populations make projections somewhat risky; however, respecting certain widely held concerns will make desegregation more likely. Parents seek a safe environment for their children and want to have a say in where their children are educated. Committed and charismatic leadership, extensive community participation, the availability of enhanced educational components to guarantee a high quality of education, cooperative city-state relations, and a metropolitan region large enough to discourage white flight are qualities likely to encourage the achievement of racial balance. An important reading for public officials and scholars involved with education policy, and urban and minority affairs.

    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues;
    Author Info:
    Sondra A. Staveauthor

    SONDRA ASTOR STAVE is Director of Adult Education and Coordinator of Community Services for the Mansfield, Connecticut Board of Education. She is the editor of Hartford, the City and the Region (1980).

    eISBN-13: 9780313031496
    Print ISBN-13: 9780313295232
    Entry Code: EGM9523
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 216
    Publication Date: 19951120
    Series: Contributions to the Study of Education
    Subtitle: Case Studies of Contemporary School Desegregation
  • Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance Across Social Scales achieving sustainable development: the challenge of governance across social scales
    Title: Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance Across Social Scales
    Contributors: Bressers, Hans; Rosenbaum, Walter;
    Abstract:

    Bressers, Rosenbaum, and their contributors analyze what, until recently, has been among the least examined issues implicit in the growing global discourse about sustainable development: the creation of institutions and processes for effective governance of sustainability policies. The creation and endurance of governance institutions capable of implementing sustainability policies is, in fact, fundamental for any viable conception of sustainable development. The analyses focus not only on how societies can organize, but on how they do organize to overcome such daunting obstacles in the Netherlands, the Northwest United States, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Senegal, and the European Union.

    The writers focus particularly upon the special problem embedded in the sustainability paradigm, that of organizing governance across scales—that is to say, across and between geographic, political, ecological, or other social levels in a sustainable regime. In recent years the scale problem has emerged as a major and enlarging concern, as international efforts proliferate to implement various sorts of sustainability policies. The analyses focus not only on how societies can organize, but on how they do organize to overcome such daunting obstacles. The analyses place considerable emphasis upon the history and lessons to be learned from ongoing efforts to achieve such governance in several diverse international settings including the Netherlands, the Northwest United States, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Senegal, and the European Union.

    Editor(s): Bressers, Hans; Rosenbaum, Walter;
    Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues;
    Author Info:
    Hans T. Bresserseditor
    Walter A. Rosenbaumeditor
    eISBN-13: 9780313057274
    Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9780313057274.jpg
    Print ISBN-13: 9780275978020
    Entry Code: EC7802
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 344
    Publication Date: 20031230
    Series: Non-Series
    Subtitle: The Challenge of Governance Across Social Scales
  • Acoustic Communication, 2nd Edition acoustic communication, 2nd edition
    Title: Acoustic Communication, 2nd Edition
    Author(s): Truax, Barry;
    Contributors: Truax, Barry;
    Abstract:

    Since the first edition was published seventeen years ago social and technical changes have altered the world of acoustic communication. This book draws upon many traditional disciplines that deal with specific aspects of sound,and presents material within an interdisciplinary framework. It establishes a model for understanding all acoustic and aural experiences both in their traditional forms and as they have been radically altered in the 20th century, Digital technology has completely redefined the listening and consumption patterns of sound. We are now able to benefit from the march of technology via a companion CD-ROM, which accompanies this volume for the first time.

    Edition: 2
    Keyword(s): Business;
    Author Info:
    Barry Truaxauthor

    BARRY TRUAX is a Professor in both the School of Communication and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music.

    eISBN-13: 9780313001444
    Print ISBN-13: 9781567505368
    Entry Code: EAB5368
    Imprint: Praeger
    Pages: 312
    Publication Date: 20001030
    Subtitle: Second Edition
  • Acting: An International Encyclopedia of Traditional Culture acting: an international encyclopedia of traditional culture
    Title: Acting: An International Encyclopedia of Traditional Culture
    Author(s): Osnes, Mary;
    Contributors: Osnes, Mary;
    Abstract:

    A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world.

    Keyword(s): Popular Culture;
    Author Info:
    Mary Beth Osnesauthor

    Beth Osnes, PhD, is a scholar, teacher, and performer based in Boulder, CO.

    eISBN-13: 9781576078044
    Print ISBN-13: 9780874367959
    Entry Code: ACTE
    Imprint: ABC-CLIO
    Pages: 456
    Publication Date: 20011207
    Subtitle: An International Encyclopedia of Traditional Culture