Oregon Indians: Voices From Two Centuries
Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, has compiled a rich documentary history that strives to let Oregon Indians tell their own story. From “first encounters” in the late 18th century to modern tribal economies, this volume presents first-person accounts of events threatening, changing, and shaping the lives of Oregon Indians.
Oregon State University Press, 2006. 608 pages. $45.
Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan
Andrew Bernstein, associate professor of history, gives an over-view of the early development of funerary rituals in Japan and demonstrates how diverse premodern practices from different regions and social strata were homogenized with those generated by middle-class city dwellers to create the form of funerary practice dominant today.
University of Hawaii Press, 2006. 238 pages. $39.
Arbitration Law in America: A Critical Assessment
Ed Brunet, Casey Professor of Law, coauthors a volume that is a source of arguments and practical suggestions for changing the American arbitration process.
Cambridge University Press, 2006. 416 pages. $100.
Liberty: God’s Gift to Humanity
Chana Cox, senior lecturer in humanities, offers a defense of liberalism, the political philosophy that holds that governments should be established for the protection of individual liberty.
Lexington Books, 2006. 298 pages. $35.
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
Peter Drake, assistant professor of computer science, provides a concise and engaging introduction to Java and object-oriented programming with an abundance of original examples.
Prentice Hall, 2005. 592 pages. $108.
Legal Protection of the Environment
William Funk, professor of law, and Craig Johnston, professor of law, coauthor a new casebook that is an excellent tool for teaching students how to analyze environmental issues and become environmental lawyers.
West Group, 2005. 771 pages. $92.
International Criminal Law Deskbook
John Grant, professor of law, coauthors a reader-friendly selection of international criminal law documents, organized within broad subject headings and with introductions.
Cavendish Publishing, 2006. 551 pages. $89.
The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation: Cases, Legislation, Regulations, Policies
Craig Johnston, professor of law, coauthors a casebook that highlights the basic tensions in environmental law, such as environmental integrity and economic growth, overregulation and underregulation, risk minimization and benefit maximization. For use in advanced and introductory courses in environmental law.
West Publishing Company, 2005. 863 pages. $82.
Math Made Visual: Creating Images for Understanding Mathematics
Roger Nelsen, professor of mathematics, coauthors a book that shows how visualization techniques may be employed to produce pictures that have interest for the creation, communication, and teaching of mathematics.
The Mathematical Association of America, 2006. 190 pages. $50.
Transforming Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 9/11 Era
Bruce Podobnik, associate professor of sociology, coedits a volume examining the emergence of the resistance movement that has arisen to challenge neoliberal forms of globalization.
Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. 206 pages. $84.
Intent in Islamic Law: Motive and Meaning in Medieval Sunni Fiqh
Paul Powers, assistant professor of religious studies, explores the nature and role of intent in premodern Islamic legal rule books, including ritual, commercial, family, and penal law.
Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. 248 pages. $115.
Trade and the Environment: Law and Policy
Chris Wold, associate professor of law and director of the International Environmental Law Project, provides a thorough and balanced assessment of this developing area of law that affects consumer, regulatory, and trade policy choices for governments around the world.
Carolina Academic Press, 2005. 976 pages. $100.
Mapes Hotel and Casino: The History of Reno’s Landmark Hotel
Patty Cafferata ‘63 describes this art deco hotel–its owners, its furnishings, its social functions, and its place in Reno’s history.
Eastern Slope Publisher, 2005. 80 pages. $15.
Mount Hood: The Heart of Oregon
Janet Cook ‘88 authors the text for a striking coffee-table book showcasing Mount Hood and its environs. The book features color photography by Hood River resident Peter Marbach.
Graphic Arts Books, 2005. 144 pages. $25.
Echoes of Women’s Voices: Music, Art, and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence
Kelley Harness ‘82 combines exceptional archival research with telling analysis of significant examples of music, art, and drama to challenge the prevailing view that Florence saw a political and artistic decline during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. She argues convincingly that the female domination of these years brought forth artistic patronage that was both continuous and well-conceived.
University of Chicago Press, 2006. 408 pages. $45.
My Quick Writes: For Inside Writing
Penny Kittle M.A.T. ‘89 coauthors a text that enables readers to explore the writing process by writing rapidly on suggested topics or those of their own choosing.
Heinemann, 2005. 112 pages. $10.
Stirring Up Justice: Writing and Reading to Change the World
Jessica Singer M.A.T. ‘98 shares how she transformed her high school classroom into a force for positive social change by focusing her curriculum and teaching on the core theme of social activism.
Heinemann, 2006. 160 pages. $19.
National Narcissism: The Intersection of the Nationalist Cult and Gender in Hungary
Eric Beckett Weaver ‘88 offers a groundbreaking anthropological and sociological approach to nationalism through an exposé of the belief systems and psychology of extreme nationalists for whom nationalism is a form of religion. He illustrates this approach with examples taken primarily from Hungary.
Peter Lang Publishing, 2006. 244 pages. $48.