Michael Asimow and Jessica Silbey
Both law and popular culture pervade our lives. Movies and television shape our perception of law and change how players in the legal system behave. Now in its third edition, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book explores the interface between these enormously important subjects. Jessica Silbey joins Michael Asimow as a co-author of the book.
Each chapter examines a particular law-related subject, such as the adversary system, the life of lawyers, legal education, or family law. Each chapter is structured around a legally-themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lincoln Lawyer, or LA Law, treating each of them as both a cultural text and a legal text.
The book is written in an engaging style without theoretical jargon and can serve as a basic text for undergraduate or graduate courses and seminars. It can be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law. An instructor’s manual is available on request.
Alison M. Benders
In 2018, for the first time in nearly forty years, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published a pastoral letter against racism. Open Wide Our Hearts is a call to a humble and expansive love that respects human dignity and unites us all in Christ. Now, in Reading, Praying, Living The US Bishops' Open Wide Our Hearts, Alison Benders offers a resource designed to help parishes, RCIA programs, campus ministries, and Catholic readers unpack and grapple with this important document.
Benders provides background on the social doctrine that grounds the document, describes why it's so timely, and offers a plan for studying the letter, personally or as a group. In an engaging and accessible way, she walks readers through the scriptural, theological, and moral guidance needed to form our consciences and convert our hearts. And because the work of racial healing is a journey, not an event, each section of the guide also includes questions for personal reflection and attentive discussion and prayers for spiritual renewal or reconciliation.
The textbook, Introduction to Wavelet Transforms provides basics of wavelet transforms in a self-contained manner. Applications of wavelet transform theory permeate our daily lives. Therefore it is imperative to have a strong foundation for this subject.
- No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. Sufficient mathematical background is provided to complete the discussion of different topics.
- Different topics have been properly segmented for easy learning. This makes the textbook pedagogical and unique.
- Notation is generally introduced in the definitions. Relatively easy consequences of the definitions are listed as observations, and important results are stated as theorems.
- Examples are provided for clarity and to enhance reader's understanding of the subject.
- Each chapter also has a problem section. A majority of the problems are provided with sufficient hints.
The textbook can be used either in an upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate class in electrical engineering, or computer science, or applied mathematics. It can also be used by professionals and researchers in the field who would like a quick review of the basics of the subject.
Citizenship is traditionally viewed as a legal status to be possessed. Cultivating Membership in Taiwan and Beyond: Relational Citizenship proposes the concept of relational citizenship to articulate the value-laden, interactive nature of belongingness. Hsin-I Cheng examines the role of relationality which produces and is a product of localized emotions. Cheng attends to particular histories and global trajectories embedded within uneven power relations. By focusing on Taiwan, a non-Western society with a tradition to adeptly attune to local experiences and those from various global influences, relational citizenship highlights the measures used to define and encourage interactions with newcomers. This book shows the multilayered communicative processes in which relations are gradually created, challenged, merged, disrupted, repaired, and solidified. Cheng further argues that this concept is not bound to nation-state geographic boundaries as relationality bleeds through national borders. Relational citizenship has the potential to move beyond the East vs. West epistemology to examine peoples’ lived realities wherein the sense of belonging is discursively accomplished, viscerally experienced, and publicly performed.
Cindy Yik-yi Chu and Paul Philip Mariani
his book explores the Chinese Catholic Church as a whole as well as focusing on particular aspects of its activities, including diplomacy, politics, leadership, pilgrimage, youths, and non-Chinese Catholics in China. It discusses Sino-Vatican relations and the rationale behind the decisions taken by Pope Francis with regard to the appointment of bishops in China. The book also examines important changes and personalities in the Chinese Church, the Catholic organizations, and the Catholic communities in the Church, offering a key read for researchers and graduate students studying the Chinese Catholic Church, the Church in Asia, and religion in contemporary China.
Ruth E. Cook, M. Diane Klein, and Deborah Chen
Practical understanding and realistic curricular adaptations for ensuring the successful inclusion of students with special needs, ages three to eight
Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs uses a developmental focus, rather than a disability orientation, to discuss typical and atypical child development and curricular adaptations. The integrated, non-categorical approach assumes that children are more alike than different in their development. The inclusive focus assumes that attitudes, environments, and intervention strategies can be adapted so that all young children with disabilities or other special needs can be included. An essential text for today, and a valuable resource to take into the classroom tomorrow, this practical guide provides daily activities, evidence-based how-to strategies, and realistic lesson modifications that help facilitate truly inclusive classrooms. Aspiring educators will also learn to develop their collaboration and problem-solving skills to effectively work with families, colleagues, and paraprofessionals in supporting every child’s positive development. The 10th Edition is updated to include enhanced discussions on working with families, children, and professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lifestyles; new tips for integrating Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices; updated requirements for writing IEP goals and recommendations; and more.
Jane Leftwich Curry
Democracy has never been a simple topic nor is there any “one size fits all” model. Instead, democracy (government by the people), like its antithesis, “autocracy” (government by one), has come in many forms since it first appeared in ancient Greece. At its simplest, democracy is exactly what its Greek roots mean: “The people govern”. But, there, the simplicity ends. Polities from those earliest Greek city states to the most complex modern societies all call themselves “democracies” even though they differ in what their limits and electoral processes are and how they work.
What is consistent in most definitions of democracies is that they have regular ways for citizens to have a voice in their interests and expectations; clear freedoms such as freedom of speech, press, and association; and the “rule of law” which guarantees that their constitutional principles and rights are maintained and laws that are legitimately passed are enforced. This, ultimately, ensures that there are clear limits on what governmental authorities can do.
That said, democracy is also a regularly misused term. Some of the least open and most repressive countries in the world have called themselves democracies or People’s Democracies. And, there is no “one size fits all” definition of democracy beyond the requirements that “the people,” not simply the leaders, control. How and to what degree they can control what is done varies from system to system, as does the process by which they control.
Stephen T. Davis and Eric T. Yang
An accessible introduction to philosophical theology, this book first explains the scope, relevance, and value of philosophical theology and then shows students how its conceptual tools help us to examine core Christian doctrines: the Trinity, the Incarnation, redemption and the atonement, and resurrection and life after death.
Laura L. Ellingson and Patty Sotirin
Making Data in Qualitative Research offers a generative alternative to outdated approaches to data collection. By reimagining methods through a model of data engagement, qualitative researchers consider what is at stake—ethically, methodologically, and theoretically—when we co-create data and imagine possibilities for doing data differently.
Ellingson and Sotirin draw on critical, intersectional perspectives, including feminist, poststructuralist, new materialist, and postqualitative theorizing, to refigure methodological practices of data collection for the contemporary moment. Ellingson and Sotirin’s data engagement model offers a vibrant framework through which data are made rather than found; assembled rather than collected or gathered; and becoming or dynamic rather than static. Further, pragmatism, compassion, and joy form a compelling ethical foundation for engaging with qualitative data reflecting the full range of critical, postpositivist, intepretivist, and arts-based research methods. Chapters illuminate creative possibilities for engaging fieldnotes, audio/video recordings and photographs, transcription, digital/online data, participatory data, and self-as-data.
Making Data in Qualitative Research is a great resource for researchers who want to move past simplistic approaches to qualitative data collection and embrace provocative possibilities for engaging with data. Bridging abstract theorizing and pragmatic strategies for making a wide variety of data, this book will appeal to graduate (and advanced undergraduate) qualitative methods students and early career researchers, as well as to advanced scholars looking to update and expand the scope of their methods.
John Seibert Farnsworth's delightful field notes are not only about nature, but from nature as well. In Nature Beyond Solitude, he lets us peer over his shoulder as he takes his notes. We follow him to a series of field stations where he teams up with scientists, citizen scientists, rangers, stewards, and grad students engaged in long-term ecological study, all the while scribbling down what he sees, hears, and feels in the moment. With humor and insight, Farnsworth explores how communal experiences of nature might ultimately provide greater depths of appreciation for the natural world.
In the course of his travels, Farnsworth visits the Hastings Natural History Reservation, the Santa Cruz Island Reserve, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center, and more.
The memoir, Club Oasis, is a collection of stories from Professor Garcia’s childhood as a young Latina growing up in El Paso, Texas. Professor Garcia focuses on specific experiences or "moments" from her childhood between the ages of nine (4th grade) through twelve (7th grade). Professor Garcia introduces the reader to Pinky García, her younger self who grows up in the border city of El Paso, Texas during the early 1960s. She creates The Club Oasis, a magical world in her upstairs porch, a space in which her imagination soars with the love, encouragement and tenderness of her grandmother, mother and, particularly her father who shares Pinky’s adventures with enthusiasm, a sense of humor, playfulness and endearing enchantment. Pinky develops from a playful nine-year old far beyond her years in maturity into a blossoming adolescent displaying compassion, pride in her Mexican heritage, an unwavering commitment to her family and the values they instilled in her: respect and love for family, particularly her father, a fierce independence and belief in the power of education and the confidence to believe in herself while always maintaining a spirit of adventure and a sense of humor. She focuses on this time period because these are the years that she has her most vivid memories of her interaction with three very important people in her family Nama [ maternal grandmother], her mother and her father - and her unfolding awareness of the world around her in El Paso. Professor Garcia’s recollections of events focus on those specific life experiences or “moments” from her childhood that reinforced the values, hopes and aspirations taught to her by Nama [her maternal grandmother], Mom and Pop. Professor Garica hopes that her memoir Club Oasis: Childhood Memories will inspire children and young adults, particularly girls, particularly girls, to soar in search of their dreams.
Matthew J. Gaudet and James Keenan S.J.
One needs only a cursory examination of recent news to recognize that university scandals are commonplace: the admissions fraud scandal in elite universities; the cheating scandal at Harvard; athletic/academic fraud at the University of North Carolina; the rape allegations at the University of Virginia; the settlement at University of Colorado over the dismissal of a faculty member; the hazing death at Florida A&M University; the firing of the President and football coach at Penn State in light of sexual misconduct; the pepper-spraying of students at the University of California at Davis, etc. Despite their proliferation, such cases are rarely examined as ethical issues and even more seldom understood as symptomatic of a larger cultural issue on college campuses. This issue of the Journal of Moral Theology begins to fill this gap in the scholarship on the ethics of university culture.
This is a casebook for students learning Internet Law, but other people interested in Internet Law may find it interesting. The book covers jurisdiction, contracts, trespass to chattels, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks and domain names), pornography, defamation and other information torts (including limits on web host liability), privacy, spam and the legal issues applicable to blogs and social media. Please note that some of the printed images may be a little blurry. While I’ve done my best to make the hard copy version of the book useful to you, the hard copy is missing some features, such as color images, clickable links and keyword searching. You may find a PDF version of the book helpful to complement your hard copy version. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your hard copy purchase receipt and I will happily email you a PDF at no extra cost to you.
Nature and Colonialism: A Reader provides students with a collection of classic texts on environmental thought and invites them to analyze the texts alongside the often contrarian ideas of expansion, development, and human exceptionalism. Readers are encouraged to consider early perspectives on the hierarchical power relationships between political/economic entities and nature/peoples, and whether foundational views of environmentalism supported the proliferation of colonial ideology.
The collection begins with a piece by Zitkala-Sa, a Dakota Sioux activist and writer, and highlights a voice of resistance against the redefinition and reimagining of nature via colonialist thought. Students read seminal works related to nature by Charles Darwin, George Perkins Marsh, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Gifford Pinchot. They are challenged to engage in sociocultural inquiry to better understand how views of the relationship between humans and nature have developed over time, as well as how they continue to shape modern thought and perspectives regarding environmentalism.
Designed to stimulate critical thought and inquiry, Nature and Colonialism is an ideal supplementary textbook for courses in environmental science or philosophy, especially those with emphasis on the relationship between humans and their environment.
In Hotly in Pursuit of the Real, the beloved bestselling novelist Ron Hansen opens the doors of his writing studio to share with us his passions for history, scandal, theology, Jesuits, the American West, and golf (which he plays even in bad weather).
If Hansen’s novels explore people very different from himself—from a stigmatic nun to a Victorian poet to Billy the Kid, and even Hitler’s niece—the meditations in this book do the opposite, allowing us to glimpse the wellsprings of his imagination, the places and traditions and books that drive him to create made-up worlds. In that sense, the reflections in these pages truly serve as “notes toward a memoir.”
As each section unfolds, we gain a clearer sense of Hansen’s aesthetic, the parallels he sees between writing and the sacraments, between literature’s capacity to make history present to us and the Church’s rich array of traditions, including the Jesuit charism that has inspired great writers, such as Gerard Manley Hopkins (and himself).
Equally adept at telling a hilarious anecdote and guiding us through a complex, ambiguous episode in history, Hansen’s language remains fresh and invigorating. Hotly in Pursuit of the Real takes you inside one writer’s imagination, only to send you back out into the wide world with new eyes.
Anthony Q. Hazard Jr.
This volume seeks to recover a specific historical moment within the tradition of anthropologists trained in the United States under Franz Boas, arguably the father of modern American anthropology. Focusing on Boasians Ashley Montagu, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits, and Ruth Benedict, Anthony Hazard highlights the extent to which the Boasians offer historicized explanations of racism that move beyond a quest to reshape only the discipline: Boasian war work pointed to the histories of chattel slavery and colonialism to theorize not just race, but the emergence of racism as both systemic and interpersonal. The realities of race that continue to plague the United States have direct ties to the anthropological work of the figures examined here, particularly within the context of the 20th-century black freedom struggle. Ultimately, Boasians at War offers a detailed glimpse of the long troubled history of the concept of race, along with the real-life realities of racism, that have carried on despite the harnessing of scientific knowledge to combat both.
"A river's edge, if approached too close, can sweep a body beyond itself." In The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!, Miah Jeffra perfects apostrophe as canticle, a host of heroes beckoning the reader a knee deeper into the waters of another selfhood, Madonna, Mary Shelley, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Plato, and Jeffra's mother among them. At once gossamer and gauze, Jeffra explores the nature of gender, sexuality, aesthetics, and love, taking a tiny hammer to the stability of the limits of perception, troubling the tether between perception and memory. At once memoir and cultural criticism, The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! discovers itself as a book about forgiveness, family, and the truths we find in "the lightness of a door," "the probability of a radio," the long line between one story and another.
Diane Jonte-Pace and David Pace
During the many months of David’s chemotherapy and radiation, Diane Jonte-Pace turned to a long-postponed project: arranging the unlabeled and unsorted photographs, stored in shoeboxes throughout the house, that she and her husband, photographer David Pace, had taken during the five decades of their relationship. Organizing prints and slides dating from the early 1970s when the couple first met, provided an opportunity to reflect on their shared past and to grieve or mourn the losses they expected. The project led to the collection of the photographs in this book, weaving a story of aging and change, love and hope.
Technically and stylistically, this book incorporates most of the forms of photography available over the last five decades: 35mm single-lens reflex cameras, Brownie Hawkeyes, Polaroids and single-use throw-away cameras, professional cameras like the Pentax 6×7, Sinar 4×5, Deardorff 8×10, full frame digital Canons, and, more recently, iPhones.
The story told by these photographs belongs not only to Diane and David. It provides a window onto the past for an entire generation. “Where the Time Goes” recounts how the post-war generation turned the camera upon itself, and narrates a story of youth, aging, and change through illness, hope, and recovery.
Craig Joyce, Tyler T. Ochoa, and Michael Carroll
The eleventh edition of Copyright Law includes significant updates reflecting recent legislation, new judicial precedents, and updates to Copyright Office rules. Major changes include revision of the useful articles section in the wake of Star Athletica, revisions of the sections on music to reflect the Music Modernization Act, and updates throughout the book to reflect significant federal appellate decisions. Some illustrations have been updated or supplemented to reflect these changes in the law.
David James Keaton
A risible struggle between love and subversion of the western genre, PIG IRON takes place in the desert town of Aqua Fría after the wells have run dry, where crazed townsfolk drink whiskey instead of water, priming their bodies, as well as their situation, for combustion. Myths are exploded, horses are treated with little respect, atheist preachers hurl Bible quotes without irony, and villains and heroes sweat booze as their time runs out. They have three days before they die of dehydration. Only three days to search for illusive treasure, right perceived wrongs, and battle murderous hallucinations. With a glossary of western terminology, real and imagined, this violent yarn is Deadwood meets A Clockwork Orange, with a shot of “wry.”
Dale G. Larson
The power of empathy and compassion is revolutionizing our approach to person-centered counseling and caregiving. The new edition of The Helper’s Journey builds on themes of altruism and purpose in life presented in Larson’s bestselling first edition. Drawing from the field of positive psychology, it explores the brighter side of human nature and helping. Real-world caregiver experience in hospice and palliative care, oncology, and counseling bring to light fresh perspectives. New research on empathy, altruism, resilience, the helping relationship, and empathetic counseling skills are illuminated through clinical vignettes and verbatim helper disclosures. This book charts a clear path to clinical effectiveness and personal growth for providers of compassionate, person-centered care.
Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen Ph.D., and Johnna Christian
Prison in the United States often has a revolving door, with droves of formerly incarcerated people ultimately finding themselves behind bars again. In Beyond Recidivism, Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen, and Johnna Christian bring together a leading group of interdisciplinary scholars to examine this phenomenon using several approaches to research on recently released prisoners returning to their lives.
They focus on the social context of reentry and look at the stories returning prisoners tell, including such key issues as when they choose to reveal (or not) their criminal histories. Drawing on contemporary studies, contributors examine the best ideas that have emerged over the last decade to understanding the challenges prisoners face upon reentering society. Together, they present a complete picture of prisoner reentry, including real-world recommendations for policies to ensure the well-being of returning prisoners, regardless of their past mistakes.
The book gives a brief description of the places I traveled during the trip to the Holy Land in Israel and Jordan. This book is different from most other books in the following ways. (1) The book contains many colorful photos, taken by myself who personally experienced these places. (2) Its description is brief for each key site and the entire order is according to a typical Holy Land route, enabling readers and travelers to use it as a quick reference alongside their travel. (3) It includes Biblical verses for almost all the sites, which helps readers to relate these sites with the events in Biblical history. (4) Names in Chinese are also provided for most of the sites for readers who read both English and Chinese.
Amy J. Lueck
In the nineteenth century, advanced educational opportunities were not clearly demarcated and defined. Author Amy J. Lueck demonstrates that public high schools, in addition to colleges and universities, were vital settings for advanced rhetoric and writing instruction. Lueck shows how the history of high schools in Louisville, Kentucky, connects with, contradicts, and complicates the accepted history of writing instruction and underscores the significance of high schools to rhetoric and composition history and the reform efforts in higher education today.
Lueck explores Civil War- and Reconstruction-era challenges to the University of Louisville and nearby local high schools, their curricular transformations, and their fate in regard to national education reform efforts. These institutions reflect many of the educational trends and developments of the day: college and university building, the emergence of English education as the dominant curriculum for higher learning, student-centered pedagogies and educational theories, the development and transformation of normal schools, the introduction of manual education and its mutation into vocational education, and the extension of advanced education to women, African American, and working-class students.
Lueck demonstrates a complex genealogy of interconnections among high schools, colleges, and universities that demands we rethink our categories and standards of assessment and our field’s history. A shift in our historical narrative would promote a move away from an emphasis on the preparation, transition, and movement of student writers from high school to college or university and instead allow a greater focus on the fostering of rich rhetorical practices and pedagogies at all educational levels. As the definition of college-level writing becomes increasingly contested once again, Lueck invites a reassessment of the discipline’s understanding of contemporary programs based in high schools like dual-credit and concurrent enrollment.
James J. McKenna
Throughout history and across cultures, sleeping with your baby has been the norm, yet today the practice is fraught with questions, fear, and guilt. Parents are left exhausted, and those who cherish the closeness of cosleeping find themselves doubting their parental instincts.
In Safe Infant Sleep, a globally recognized cosleeping authority breaks down the complicated political and social aspects of sleep safety and counters common misconceptions with hard science. This book shares the latest scientific research on the benefits of cosleeping, offers guidelines for a variety of safe sleeping arrangements, and introduces “breastsleeping,” a bedsharing technique based on the fundamental biological connection between breastfeeding and infant sleep.
From bedsharing to roomsharing, and everything in between, Dr. James J. McKenna helps you determine how cosleeping can meet your family’s unique needs. Complete with resource lists for parents and professionals, this book educates, informs, reassures, and validates the most natural way for your baby to sleep––with you.
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