Alan Klein, professor of sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University, offers the first full-length study of the ways in which globalization is affecting America’s national pastime, and what these changes may mean for the game. “A superb inside look at how the national pastime has reinvented itself,” says author of The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America’s Favorite Sport, Tim Wendel. (Yale University Press, 2006)
In a book the Journal of the American Medical Association calls “fascinating,” Mary Kaplan documents the life and accomplishments of Solomon Carter Fuller (1872–1953), the nation’s first black psychiatrist. Born in Africa and the grandson of American slaves, Fuller was also one of the first African American physicians to hold faculty rank at an American medical school. His personal notes and interviews with his family provide a glimpse of the racial oppression that Fuller sought to overcome. (University Press of America, 2005)
Historian and lawyer Brian F. Carso Jr. demonstrates that although treason law was conflicted and awkward, the broader idea of treason gave recognizable shape to abstract ideas of loyalty, betrayal, allegiance and political obligation in the United States. By examining editorials, sermons, histories, orations, art, literature and political cartoons, he identifies how the meaning of treason engaged the public imagination in a variety of compelling forms. (Lexington Books, 2006)
The author/narrator draws on his own boyhood to present a young boy’s experiences of family life during World War II and the postwar era. It portrays the occupation of his hometown by American troops and the positive effects this had on him personally. With his father a prisoner of war for seven years, the narrator’s mother fought for survival, as she struggled to protect her family. (AuthorHouse, 2006)
How does gentrification actually affect residents of neighborhoods in transition? To find out, Lance Freeman interviews the indigenous residents of two predominantly African American neighborhoods that are in the process of gentrification—Harlem and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The result is a more nuanced picture of the impact of gentrification, with suggestions on how to create more positive experiences for newcomers and natives alike. (Temple University Press, 2006)
With a panoramic view of the health marketplace, this book explains and supports the scientific methods essential for validating claims about how products and services affect health. Topics range from prenatal care to services for older adults, from the home medicine cabinet to hospitals, from bodybuilding to body disposition after death, from acupuncture to zinc and more. Coauthor William M. London (who has a record five UB degrees) is associate professor in the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles. (McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2007)
This inviting general history of Syracuse includes more than 225 images, most of which are drawn from the collection of the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA). Authored by Dennis J. Connors, OHA curator of history, Crossroads in Time presents the engaging story of Syracuse’s expansion and development over the past 200 years. The book’s chronological narrative is enhanced with sidebars detailing locations, characters and events that collectively give Syracuse its distinctive identity. (Syracuse University Press, 2006)
Now in its third edition, this critically acclaimed work provides undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and librarians with descriptions of approximately 610 major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines and related social sciences. The third edition includes more than 325 new titles and electronic sources; it also surveys new editions and updates of previously cited works. Coauthors and UB alumni Stephen H. Aby and Lori Jean Ott Fielding are, respectively, University of Akron professor and education bibliographer, and assistant professor and social sciences bibliographer. (Libraries Unlimited, 2005)
In this collection, leading scholars explore the advantages of crossing methodological and analytical boundaries to gain a better understanding of international relations. “Numerous works now explore the intersection of domestic and international politics,” writes Paul F. Diehl, Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “but none have the breadth of topics, methods and ideas represented in this collection.” Harvey Starr is the Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs at the University of South Carolina. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
In the latest of their guidebook series, Rich and Sue Freeman focus on New York State’s beautiful Finger Lakes region and offer trails for day-hiking and off-road bicycling on trails that range from paved rail-trails to rugged mountain biking trails. (Footprint Press, 2006)
Building Biotechnology describes the convergence of scientific, political, regulatory and commercial factors that drive the biotechnology industry and define its scope. In addition to its popularity among business professionals and scientists seeking to apply their skills to biotechnology, Building Technology has also been adopted as a course text in more than 14 advanced biotechnology programs, including MBA programs at UB and the University of California at Irvine, as well as the biotechnology MS/MBA program at Johns Hopkins University. The second edition updates case law and business models in this dynamic industry, while adding significantly more case studies, informative figures and tables. Yali Friedman is chief knowledge officer at the Washington, DC–based New Economy Strategies. (Thinkbiotech, 2006)
Joseph Bennett arrived in Western New York in 1820, participated in political life at the county and state level and was active in local affairs for most of his 96 years. In addition to his notable civic accomplishments, he left behind a striking journal—one that covers nearly all the 19th century. Kevin Siepel uses this journal to portray 19th-century Western New York from Bennett’s unique perspective. Author as well of Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby, Siepel was raised on Bennett’s former land in Evans, New York. (Spruce Tree Press, 2006)
In their 2006 CD available at www.adlinappleford.com, Richard Adlin and Mark Appleford offer original music, transforming the time-honored folk/blues tradition into their own concoction. Adlin plays lead acoustic and electric guitar, banjo and fiddle, while Appleford is the lead vocalist, harmonica player and rhythm guitarist. Backed by a variety of instruments, from banjo and brass, pedal steel and piano, each song is distinctive. The duo performs in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Designing & Building: Rockhill and Associates, edited by Brian Carter, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, offers a detailed look at the Kansas architectural firm of Rockhill and Associates, headed by Dan Rockhill, MArch ’76. With essays by Carter, Juhani Pallasmaa and Tod Williams, this is a great resource for students, professionals and anyone who is interested in design-build or inspired by passionate architecture. (Tuns Press, 2005)
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