August 30, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: August 30

Here is a sample of the twenty two print and eBook acquisitions which were added to the collection in the past week.  Click on the title for more information; TWU login may be required. To obtain print books which are marked "Available soon" in the catalouge, use the "Place hold" link and our staff will have the material ready for you within one working day.


Debates in the digital humanities 2016 /edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein.

Pairing full-length scholarly essays with shorter pieces drawn from scholarly blogs and conference presentations, as well as commissioned interviews and position statements, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 reveals a dynamic view of a field in negotiation with its identity, methods, and reach.

Dull Disasters? harnesses lessons from finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences to show how countries and their partners can be far better prepared to deal with disasters. The insights can lead to practical ways in which governments, civil society, private firms, and international organizations can work together to reduce the risks to people and economies when a disaster looms. The book takes the reader through a range of solutions that have been implemented around the world to respond to disasters. It gives an overview of the evidence on what works and what doesn't and it examines the crucial issue of disaster risk financing

Foundations of mathematics 11 /Cathy Canavan-McGrath ... [et al.]
Nelson Education is pleased to support teachers and students with core resources carefully developed to help all students engage, connect, and succeed in the new Foundations of Mathematics program.

Edward A. Lawrence’s Introduction to the Study of Foreign Missions consists of 5 chapters extracted from his larger work on the subject, Modern Missions in the East (1895).

Mathfocus series [Print]
96% of pilot teachers recommend Nelson Math Focus to their colleagues. It uses plenty of real-life examples. It is easy to use and covers all of the curriculum areas.

the complete works of Erasmus of Rotterdam arranged according to the division into nine ordines (categories) which Erasmus himself laid down for the posthumous publication of his collected works. The volumes presents critical editions of the Latin texts and introductions and commentary notes that provide the reader with useful philological, theological, linguistic and historical background information, elucidating the text and identifying Erasmus sources. Writings on philological and educational questions; contains a general introduction, and presents Erasmus attack on barbarous Latin, a commentary on Ovidius poem Nux, as well as Erasmus Latin translations of Euripides Hecuba and Iphigenia, declamations of Libanius, and works by Lucianus and Galenus. Writings on philological and educational questions, a critical edition of the Latin text of the Parabolae, or similes, and the Praise of Marriage.

Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi: Ordinis secundi tomus quartus.
The fourth volume of the Adagia (Proverbs) The eighth volume of the Adagia (Proverbs) Proverbs and sayings (Adagia) The second half of Erasmus commentaries on eleven Psalms. Two of them not only explain the psalms themselves, but also deal with topical questions, viz. the war against the Turks and the disintegration of Christendom. One of the fiercest enemies of Erasmus was the Spanish theologian Jacobus Lopis Stunica who contributed to the Computensian Polyglot that rivalled Erasmus New Testament edition. This second volume of the Amsterdam edition of the apologias contains the critical edition of the Latin text of one of the apologias against Stunica Contains the critical edition of the Latin text of the "apologia" against Erasmus’ critic Thomas Lee.

This book is the personal account of Robert Kerr’s seven years (1886-1892) as a medical doctor in Morocco.

"Relational Apologetics" is about your life "becoming" a defense of the Christian faith. Using stories and drawing on personal experiences, Sherrard teaches the importance of holiness, treating skeptics with respect, engaging in authentic conversations instead of shouting matches, and having well thought out answers to the skeptic's questions. The book doesn't delve deeply into the scientific and philosophical arguments for the existence of God and the validity of Christianity. Rather, it provides solid, simple, and easily remembered reasons why one should believe in each.

Mark Boda offers a comprehensive overview of the theological witness of Scripture to the theme of repentance in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume. The importance of repentance in redemptive history is emphasized. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles.

August 23, 2016

New Titles Tuesday for August 23, 2016

Twenty-five new print and electronic book titles  were added to our catalogue in the past week. Here’s a sample. Click on a title to view more information. You can place a hold on print material with an “available soon” status and we will have it ready for pick up within a day.

The almost Christian discovered, or, The false professor tried and cast /by Matthew Mead ; foreword by John MacArthur. (Print)
In typical Puritan fashion, Mead shows the many ways that a person can be deceived into thinking he is a Christian when, in fact, he is merely an "almost Christian." Short and readable, this classic will help you to examine yourself to see if you are, indeed, in the faith. Mead's purpose is two-fold: to shake nominal believers who may be very "religious" out of their complacency, and to give true believers the comfort of their security.

The emergence of Ukraine:  self-determination, occupation, and war in Ukraine, 1917-1922 /Wolfram Dornik, Georgiy Kasianov, Hannes Leidinger,  et al ;translated from the German by Gus Fagan.
This book is a collection of essays by prominent historians from Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, who undertook a thorough and detailed study of one, as yet, inadequately researched aspect of the First World War--the occupation of Ukraine by the Central Powers in 1918. The book provides a new and fresh perspective on the historical context of Ukraine’s struggle for independence following the First World War.

Eyewitness to history /edited by John Carey. (print)
Civilization's most momentous events come vibrantly alive in this magnificent collection of over three hundred eyewitness accounts spanning twenty-four turbulent centuries -- remarkable recollections of battles, atrocities, disasters, coronations, assassinations and discoveries that shaped the course of history, all related in vivid detail by observers on the scene.

Federal husband /Douglas Wilson. (print)
Federal Husband is a short yet powerful defense against the modern trend that seeks to erase the distinguishing characteristics between men and women particularly as it relates to the God-ordained roles assigned to men husbands and fathers.  

Each Sunday of the Christian Year is given three pages of creative and helpful suggestions. The great strength of Brown's approach is that she starts in the best possible place: with the Scripture readings for the day, briefly explicating them "from a child's point of view."

Future men /Douglas Wilson. (print)
How do we build our sons to be tough but not arrogant? mannered but not soft? imaginative but not lazy? bold but not hollow? Future Men is a Christian guide to raising strong, virtuous sons, contrary to the effeminacy and sentimentalism of contemporary culture.

Debbie Maken proposes that marriage is the fundamental design and structure for life that God chose for his people. She argues that the church needs to reemphasize the importance of the gift of marriage. This book issues a challenge to churches in their teaching and attitudes toward singleness and to believers in their understanding of God's intentions regarding marriage.

Golf's sacred journey: seven days at the links of utopia /a novel by David L. Cook ; foreword by Tom Lehman. (print)
Golfers and non-golfers alike will be moved by the powerful transformation that takes place in Golf's Sacred Journey. Inspired by thousands of athletes he has counseled and mentors and teachers from whom he has learned, David Cook tells a story about a "chance" meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. This book is about influence and learning life's lessons in places we never expected to learn them.

The implementation of the Lord’s Supper /Huldrych Zwingli ; translation and Introduction by Jim West.
The German title of this short work is literally rendered, “Action or Practice of the Lord’s Supper,” a title that may leave modern readers of English scratching their heads. It is literally a step by step, line by line, phrase by phrase, and word by word implementation of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper for Zwingli’s newly-reformed congregation in Zurich and elsewhere in the German-speaking cantons of the Swiss Confederation.

Living on the land [electronic resource]: indigenous women's understanding of place /edited by Nathalie Kermoal and Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez.
Living on the Land examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge. From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to the volume explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape. Together, these contributions point to a distinctive set of challenges and possibilities for Indigenous women and their communities.

Much ado about nothing /William Shakespeare ; edited by Peter Holland. (print)
Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation.

The principle of loyalty in EU law /Christine Janssens.
The book offers the first treatment in English to provide a thorough examination of the legal duties falling under the principle of loyalty in EU public law. The principle of sincere cooperation has had a significant impact in deepening the reach of EU law within the Member States. The book explains why the principle of loyalty has been neglected in the prevailing narratives about the constitutionalization of EU law, places it in its international context, examining how it has influenced EU law and the comparisons that can be drawn with national and international principles of law.

In this widely acclaimed and highly controversial book, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to the author, it is because there is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking - the "transcendental temptation" - which undermines critical judgment and paves the way for willful beliefs. He explores in detail the three major monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - finding striking psychological and sociological parallels between these religions, the spiritualism of the 19th century, and the paranormal belief systems of today. There are sections on mysticism, belief in the afterlife, the existence of God, reincarnation, astrology, and ufology. Kurtz also explains the nature of skepticism as an antidote to belief in the transcendental.

This book fills a major gap in the history of Kamloops, B.C. by acknowledging women's role in molding societal values, developing community goals and providing essential services in health care, education, and cultural development through their service with volunteer associations that cared for Kamloops.


August 16, 2016

New Titles Tuesday August 16

This past week just over 400  titles were added to the catalogue, most of them are digitized  classic books, some dating back to the nineteenth century, from  Psych BOOKS.  Here is a sample.

I have endeavored to assemble and to present in simple untechnical form some of the basic zoological facts that must be taken into account in any penetrating study into the nature of human kind. This book is an exposition of human nature, without any plans for its improvement. The lack of such plans is due to my fear that Mother Nature would not be very regardful of them; that she will go right along making our successors after her regular patterns, and that they will continue to behave very much as we have done.

A client wishes to pay for therapy services by bartering his original artwork. A therapist accepts a client's hug. A client asks his or her therapist if they can be friends after therapy ends. A prospective client requests therapy from a therapist who is also her neighbor. A client inquires about a therapists spiritual orientation. What is the best course of action in these difficult situations? This book is for the professional who feels unsure when entering the gray areas that inevitably arise in psychotherapy practice.

The contents of children's minds on entering school /G. Stanley Hall, Clark University.
"This volume is concerned with children's minds level of cognitive development as they are about to enter school. Gender differences, age differences, and regional differences are also discussed

Empirically based play interventions for children [electronic resource] /edited by Linda A. Reddy, Tara M. Files-Hall, and Charles E. Schaefer.
This book focuses exclusively on empirically based play interventions. The editors have created a user-friendly reference of innovative, developmentally responsive, play-based interventions that are proven clinically effective with a variety of populations and childhood disorders. Each program featured in this text is theoretically grounded and designed to be implemented in multiple settings.

This book explores how the life of a small-community psychologist differs from that of a colleague in a large urban center who is not part of a small community, highlighting common problems and concerns. Using the provisions of the 2002 Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association as a reference point, the authors analyze dilemmas and advantages in small-community practice and suggest ways in which psychologists can evaluate their actions and make wise decisions.

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds /by Charles Mackay ; with a foreword by Bernard M. Baruch.
The object of the author in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative, and gregarious men are, even in their infatuations and crimes. Interspersed are sketches of some lighter matters, amusing instancies of the imitativeness and wrongheadedness of the people, rather than examples of folly and delusion.

How to make people like you: why we don't like people /by Donald A. Laird, Rivercrest Laboratory.
That this book is not founded upon an over-valuation of personality as a building stone is indicated by the fact that only about one-third of the work of the laboratory from which this material came is devoted to personality. The chapters of this book are based almost entirely upon the experimental work completed in the Colgate University Psychological Laboratory since the author took charge of the laboratory in 1924. Some of the material has not been previously published. Practically all of it is still hot from the forges of science. It is not possible to give a complete picture of personality, for there are still many problems to be solved in this work, practical problems as well as those concerned purely with scientific method. But the material which is presented covers a wide range of human relationships and should be intensely practical as well as highly personal

Keep your wits /by David Seabury.
Foolishness is not one of the lost arts. It has been practised for centuries. Millions are proficient in it, knowing its niceties. The means by which one becomes stupid are many, the methods easy to acquire. One has only to listen to the babble of advice heard on every hand in order to achieve a high grade of idiocy. The instruction to be had is guaranteed to lead to dullness. Teaching facts, without training the reason, will successfully occlude anyone's judgment. This volume is dedicated to thought, thinking and reasoning along these lines"

Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution. In this view, Darwin's conceptualization of natural selection as a "struggle for existence" becomes, for us, a struggle with other human beings for control of the available resources.

Psychology for Bible teachers /by Edward Aldridge Annett.
The purpose of this volume is to present with as complete an absence of technical terminology as possible, the psychological laws which govern the unfolding of human personality. Sunday-school teachers, parents, religious educators and every one who attempts the task of teaching others will find in this book a simple yet trustworthy introduction to the laws which govern the working of the mind, enabling them to make certain that the methods of instruction which they are using are sound and are likely to be efficient

Psychology and history /by Harry Elmer Barnes, Smith College.
It is hoped that the reader will find here a serviceable summary of the major developments in social psychology and psychiatry which are of significance for the historian. For the psychologist and psychiatrist the chief importance of the volume will consist in a review of the efforts which have been made by historians and others to apply psychological methods and data to the interpretation of the history of man and human culture.

Soldier to civilian: problems of readjustment /by George K. Pratt, U.S. Armed Forces, Induction Center ; foreword by George S. Stevenson.
An attempt is made in the pages that follow to show how reasonable are the quandaries of the veteran, considering what he has been through and how reasonable it is that we should not throw the whole burden of finding his way upon shoulders that are new to this type of responsibility, nor take from those shoulders loads that they can carry. It is not a matter of rewarding a man for work well done.

The suggestive power of hypnotism [electronic resource] /L. Forbes Winslow.
Topics covered include hypnotism, the dual mind, important historical figures, the various theoretical approaches to hypnotism, the relationship between crime and hypnotism, drunkenness, and the use of psychotherapeutics in everyday life

Topics covered include: the nature of reasoning, description and ambiguity, and the leading technicalities of formal logic

Why we don't like people /by Donald A. Laird, Department of Psychology, Colgate University.

As you become more familiar with this material you will discover that the insight it gives you into human nature will rob you of the inclination to ridicule or condemn the pettinesses of others. You will probably find your impulses of hostile criticism or contempt supplanted by a mild amusement at human foibles. If you wish to dislike people or be peeved by them you are warned not to read this book at all. But even in that case it will be worth your while to learn from the preface something of the vistas which are being opened as the scientific worker examines under the microscope that elusive factor in our lives—Personality.

August 11, 2016

New Study Finds Book Lovers Live Longer

As if we need another reason to love books, scientists have now found a correlation between reading and longevity. Published by Yale University researchers in the Social Science and Medicine journal, the study found that book readers lived 23 months longer than their counterparts.

The researchers looked at readers over the age of 50 whose reading habits ranged from not reading at all to reading over 3.5 hours per week. Controlling for factors such as race, gender, education, and wealth, the results concluded that “book readers experienced a 20% reduction in risk of mortality over the 12 years of follow up compared to non-book readers.”
                
And while scientists don’t know exactly why this correlation exists, the study did find that reading magazines and newspapers did not have the same health benefits, suggesting that books “engage readers’ minds more than newspapers and magazines, leading to cognitive benefits that drive the effect of reading on longevity.”

Don’t have hours on end to devote to reading? Not to worry, even a chapter a day will do the trick. 

The study states:

“… those who read books for an average of 30 min per day – say, a chapter a day – showed a survival advantage, compared to those who did not read books. The robustness of our findings suggest that reading books may not only introduce some interesting ideas and characters, it may also give more years of reading.”


Moral of the story? Just keep reading!

Posted on August 10, 2016 by Johanna Golden

August 09, 2016

New Titles Tuesday for August 9

Over 5000 new titles were added to the catalogue recently. Here is a sample.  Click on the title for more information; TWU login may be required

Business
This book concentrates on ensuring that the'corporate message'is communicated to stakeholders in a way that maximises the value of the annual report and outlines how this might best be achieved. It explains the importance not only of the quantitative (accounting) information but also the qualitative content such as the chairman's statement, directors'report, operating and financial review, explanatory notes and so on. Particular recognition is given to the legal, stock exchange and professional accounting requirements as well as to the increasingly important but more discretionary areas of content such as social, environmental and ethical reporting issues. 
 
In a practical and accessible book for those who hold responsibilities in marketing or risk management, David Abrahams brings together relevant risk thinking and a range of accepted techniques for the evaluation of brand exposures - whether in response to the ambitions of a key business project, new market conditions or in answer to shareholder concern.

Contracting for project management /edited by J. Rodney Turner.
This book concentrates specifically on the contracting issues that surround projects of any size.

Christian Missions
Alexander Mackay [1849-1890] was a Scottish pioneer engineer missionary to Uganda and worked with the Church Missionary Society.

A Century of Baptist Missions offers a summary of the work of American Baptist Missions from their foundation up to around 1890. It covers their work in Burma (Myanmar), India, China, Japan, Africa, Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Spain and Turkey.

 a biography of Dr. G.E. Dodson, who served as a medical missionary in Iran until his death in 1937.

Education
How to get research published in journals [electronic resource] /Abby Day.
This international best-selling book has been revised and updated. It focuses on helping people overcome some of the most common obstacles to successful publication. Lack of time? An unconscious fear of rejection? Conflicting priorities? In this book Abby Day explains how to overcome these obstacles and create publishable papers for journals most likely to publish them.

Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design.

Health Sciences
This book reviews current health risk communication strategies, and examines and assesses the technical and psycho-sociological tools available to support risk communication plans. It brings together approaches to risk communication from a number of countries and describes the techniques, including drama, storytelling and scenarios that are used to identify and prioritise key communication issues, and to identify policy responses.

History
The centerpiece of this study is an investigation of the symbiotic relationship that evolved between opium and the Guomindang's rise to power in the years 1924-1937. Despite attempts to find other sources of revenue, the Guomindang became increasingly addicted to the tax monies derived from the drug trade prior to the war with Japan. Based solidly on a previously untapped reservoir of archival sources from the People's Republic and Taiwan, this work critically analyzes the complex realities of a government policy that vacillated between prohibition and legalization, and ultimately sought to curtail the cultivation, sale, and consumption of opium through a government monopoly.. 

The story of his life as told from his own letters, from those of his friends and enemies and from official documents

Linguistics & Literature
Franklin's passage [electronic resource] /David Solway.
Solway takes the Franklin saga from the modern to the postmodern, happily chewing up Franklin books, web pages, search reports, and photographs, weaving their fragments into a gleefully unshored ruin. In less capable hands, such a playful pastiche of Arctic book-and-internet-browsing might be a mere jumble, but Solway shows a remarkable knack for drawing elegiac tones from his frozen scrap-heap. He teases us into realizing what we, in our own technologically-assisted search for the fabled Lost Expedition, have already done: we have made our own, unnoticed epic, heaped up our own (virtual) stack of cans, and yet -- like Thoreau's Grinnell -- we still have no idea where we ourselves may be.

Hurt thyself [electronic resource] /Andrew Steinmetz.
Andrew Steinmetz's second collection of poetry turns a clinical eye on his favourite subjects - love, marriage, power, fantasy, and art. Using a tersely sensitive language that relies on the poet's own speaking voice, Hurt Thyself betrays a slightly ominous and skewed philosophical rigor. T

The playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins [electronic resource] /Joseph J. Feeney.
A fresh take on Gerard Manley Hopkins that begins the next phase in Hopkins studies. In both his poetry and prose Feeney discovers a distinctive playfulness inextricably bound to Hopkins's creativity, style, and poetic competitiveness-even, strikingly, in "The Wreck of the Deutschland" and the "Terrible Sonnets." No one who absorbs these radical readings will ever see his poems the same way.

This book analyses works by not only Shakespeare but also his contemporaries to argue that many of the plays of Shakespeare's central period, from the second tetralogy to Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello, engage with the idea of England's borders. In Shakespeare's imagination and indeed in that of his culture, eschatological overtones also accrue to the idea of the border. Hopkins shows that the idea of the border becomes a potent metaphor for exploring the spiritual uncertainties of the period, and for speculating on what happens in 'the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns'

The Silver Palace Restaurant [electronic resource] /Mark Abley.
Shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry, 2005. “These poems could be taken for a travelogue of far-ranging proportions as Abley moves from China, Italy, the Gaspé Peninsula, to the Rocky Mountains, Montreal, and places in between. His view of the world is clear and sharp … The images and words are evocative, crisp, and swift in their impact.”

Text types and the history of English [electronic resource] /by Manfred Görlach.
The book comprises methodological reflections on form, content and function in a comprehensive description of text types/genres. These considerations are then exemplified in detail by analyses of individual types such as cooking recipes, book dedications, advertisements, jokes, and church hymns. The transfer of types and the range of existing types are described for Scotland and for India. The description is completed by a summary list of some 2100 text types with definitions and their documentation in the history of English.

Music
An international array of scholars reveal that it is through the (often disruptive) dynamics of performance – and the interaction between performer and audience – that patterns of musical change and innovation can best be recognised. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Michael Jackson and Madonna, from Woodstock and Monterey to Altamont and Live Aid, this book provides an indispensable assessment of the importance of live performance in the practice of popular music, and an essential guide to some of the key moments in its history.

Religious Studies
This book constructs a Christology which centres on a Christ of the vulnerable and the margins. It explores the interface between religion, law, politics and violence, East and West, North and South. The history of the use of sacred texts as'texts of terror'is examined, and theological links to legal and political dimensions explored.

In-depth, illustrated exploration of how early North African Christians lived out their faith. Using a combination of literary and archeological evidence, this, illustrated book documents the development of Christian practices and doctrine in Roman Africa -- contemporary Libya, Tunisia, A lgeria, and Morocco -- from the second century through the Arab conquest in the seventh century.

Christianity is not great: how faith fails /edited by John W. Loftus ; foreword by Hector Avalos.
"In this new anthology critiquing Christianity, John Loftus-a former minister and now a leading atheist-has brought together an outstanding group of respected scholars who focus on the harms caused by the world's leading religion.
An unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores of sustained and unprecedented assaults on the Catholic Faith these past five centuries and delineates the Church’s brave response to each one.

This collection engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John Barton's distinctive writing reflects a commitment to a 'liberal' approach to the Bible, which places a high value on traditional biblical criticism and also seeks to show how evocative and full of insight the biblical texts are and how they can contribute to modern theological concerns.

This book chronicles the journey toward full LGBTQ inclusion within the Protestant denominations that have recently opened their pulpits to queer clergy. Holmen provides an important historical reference for continuing dialogue and also celebrates the ongoing journey to acceptance.

Cornelius Plantinga makes a striking claim: preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers.. Plantinga -- himself a master preacher -- shows how a wide reading program can benefit preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language -- his or her primary tool.

This book takes the current criticism of Christian tradition to heart and invites a reconsideration of the problematic elements: its desacralization of nature; its preoccupation with the human being to the neglect of the rest of nature; its dualisms and elevation of the spiritual over material reality, and its habit of ignoring or resisting scientific understandings of the natural world.

The Zen Koan: its history and use in Rinzai Zen /by Isshū Miura and Ruth Fuller Sasaki.
The first scholarly examination in any language of the historical development and traditional method of koan study in Zen Buddhism.

Social Sciences
 Case-study rich, this informative book provides an indispensable guide to examining women's role in left/right wing engagement, ethno-nationalist/separatist violence, guerrilla movements and suicide bombers.

Explores the question of whether the law and genocide law in particular can prevent mass atrocities. The volume explains how genocide came to be accepted as a legal norm and analyzes the intent required for this categorization. The work also discusses individual suits against states for genocide and, finally, explores the utility of genocide as a legal concept.

Modernity, religion, and the War on Terror [electronic resource] /Richard Dien Winfield.
Dien Winfield illuminates the war on terror, presenting an anti-foundationalist justification of the rationality and freedom of modernity, while assessing how religion can stand in opposition to modernity and why Islam has been a privileged vehicle of anti-modern religious revolt.

This study tackles head-on the notion of gender within the cotton industry during the period 1880-1914, not so much to trace its effects on the industry itself, but instead concentrating on the ways gender radicalized particularly the female workers in the Lancashire mills. In so doing, it promotes the view that it was women weavers' experience of the way in which gender inequality in the labour process clashed with varying degrees of inequality in the other spheres of their lives that caused many of them to organize for the franchise.

The first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture

August 02, 2016

New Titles Tuesday for August 2

This past week eleven classic print titles,  covering a broad range of social science topics  were added to the collection.  Click on the title for more information and use the “Place Hold” tool to obtain these “available soon” items within one working day.


Lisa Peattie's early study of the planning of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela.


The way of the sacred /Francis Huxley.
Huxley explores the symbolism of the sacred, Huxley shows how through celebrations of the sacred people have discovered their origins and understood the meaning of their lives.

Wayward youth /August Aichhorn; foreword by Sigmund Freud.
Seminal book on adolescent deviance. Aichorn was a pioneer in the treatment of juvenile delinquency and proposed humane treatment. This slim volume is a guidepost.

 
Collection of sermons

Western integration and the future of Eastern Europe /edited by David S. Collier and Kurt Glaser.

Western policy and Eastern Europe /edited by David S. Collier and Kurt Glaser.
Based on papers presented at a conference held in Chicago, Mar. 25-28, 1965, and sponsored by the Foundation for Foreign Affairs

 
David W. Maurer's classic study of the world of pickpockets. Maurer explains the colorful expressions and vivid words used by pickpockets and uses them to provide a window into the life and experiences of the professional criminal. Although he is quick to point out that he never had any actual experience on the racket, Maurer spent many years interviewing pickpockets and learning about their way of life. The result is a fascinating look at the work, lives, morals, and dangers of this element of the criminal subculture. 

July 26, 2016

New Titles Tuesday for July 26

Thirty new titles were added to our collection this week – but they are by no means “new” books!  A whole collection of rare and  out-of-print missionary biographies digitized by Missiology.org.uk make for some interesting reading. Click on the title to view more information (TWU log in may be required.)

Arthur Neve of Kashmir: [electronic resource] /by A.P. Shepherd.
"It is written of an officer in the army of King Charles I that “he served his king with difficult, dangerous, and expensive loyalty.” These words aptly describe Arthur Neve of Kashmir and the service which he gave so unsparingly for thirty-eight years in Kashmir and beyond. Endowed with gifts which would have won him fame and distinction at home, he yet chose to devote his life to the service of God and humanity in one of the world’s backwaters."

The desire of India: [electronic resource] /by Surendra Kumar Datta
This book was written as a text book to provide information on the state of mission work in India. As such it provides an useful historical summary of the growth of the church in that country prior to World War I.

Eclipse in Ethiopia and its corona glory: [electronic resource] /edited by Esmé Ritchie Rice ; foreword by Rowland V. Bingham.
Tells of the experiences of missionaries of the Sudan Interior Mission during the Italo-Ethiopian war, and is a record of miraculous protection and provision.

Essays on religious and political experience /|[edited by] Richard Feist, Rajesh C. Shukla.
The purpose of this book is to study the nature of religious experiences and work out their spiritual and political implications. This book advances the argument that religious experiences on many occasions have contributed immensely to spiritual and social progress, and that they must not be confused with political prejudices and motivated ideologies of some disgruntled individuals.

The Moravian Mission began with a visitation of the Holy Spirit on August 13th 1727. It sparked a non-stop prayer meeting that lasted for a hundred years and was responsible for sending more than half of the Protestant overseas missionary of the eighteenth century. Includes a reference to Count Zinzendorf and the fellowship at Herrnhut (the “Lord Watch”).

“The unaffected story of John Samuel Callis is not that of a man of exceptional genius or extraordinary attainments. He was a fair type of a thoughtful, quiet young Englishman, sincere and pious, consistently living up to his knowledge of God's will. It is this which gives the book its special value.

The Outcastes, or Dalits as they are now known, are excluded from the Hindu caste system. This book describes the work of God among the Dalits that has swept thousands of them into the Kingdom of God.

Mary Bird of Persia: [electronic resource] /by Clara C. Rice ; with a foreword by C. H. Stileman.
Mrs. Rice-who has herself laboured for many years in Persia-has drawn for us a very helpful picture of Mary Bird as a pioneer, as a medical worker, as a teacher, as a friend and an inspiration to her fellow-workers, and as a faithful soldier and servant of Christ. She has done well to complete the picture by showing that in each capacity Miss Bird was above all the loving and sympathizing "Friend of the Persians," with a great understanding of the avenues of approach to both rich and poor, loving them all, and winning their confidence and love, with the one aim and object of drawing them to the Saviour of the world.

Mary Slessor: [electronic resource] /by Cuthbert McEvoy.
“Mary Mitchell Slessor, the factory girl who became the most remarkable woman missionary of her age, was born on December 2nd, 1848, in Aberdeen. Amid the shadows of a home darkened by intemperance and poverty, Mary, the second of seven children, found guidance in the example of a saintly mother, who, with rare courage and patience, kept the light of faith shining above the dreary sorrow of her lot. In these facts may be found a clue to the secret of Mary Slessor's extraordinary career.”  

The story of Mary Mitchell Slessor’s [1848-1915] work in Calabar, Nigeria was truly remarkable.

This little book tells the story of the work of Clifford Harris [1904-1930] in Persia, modern day Iran.

This is a brief account of the life and work of Pandita Ramaabai Sarasvati [1858-1922], an “Indian social reformer, a champion for the emancipation of women, and a pioneer in education”.

Reflections of a pioneer: [electronic resource] /by W. R. S. Miller
William Miller [1872-1952] was a Church Missionary Society Missionary to the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria. He spent 50 years working in that country and assisted in the translation of the Bible into the Hausa language.

Robert Moffat [1795-1883] was a Scottish pioneer missionary in South Africa. Edwin Smith’s biography is one the standard biographies.

Roland Bateman [1860-1916] served as a Bible translator in the Punjab. This book, written by a close friend in the Indian Civil Service, tells the story of his life and work.

The romance of the Black River: [electronic resource]: the story of the C.M.S. Nigeria Mission /by F. Deaville Walker ; with a foreword by the Rev. W. Wilson Cash.
This book tells the story of the work of the Church Missionary Society in Nigeria.

An overview of missions from Abraham up to 1901. The treatments are necessarily brief, but should prove of interest to students. The fact that it went though eight editions indicates at the very least that it was considered useful in its day.

Archbishop William Ridley was a missionary to British Columbia. This collection of his letters appears by kind permission of the Church Missionary Society.

A woman doctor on the frontier: [electronic resource] /by Charlotte S. Vines.
What were Zenana Missions? Zenana refers “…to the part of a house belonging to a Hindu or Muslim family in South Asia which is reserved for the women of the household.” These women were almost completely isolated from wider society and had no access to any kind of medical care. Male missionaries could not preach the Gospel to them, but female missionary doctors could – hence the growth in the late 19th Century of Zenana medical missions. This little book provides some stories from the life of one of these pioneering ladies. It appears by kind permission of the Church Missionary Society.
  
Evangelical missions quarterly: [electronic resource]
For nearly half a century, Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ) has served the missionary community worldwide by providing relevant, engaging, thoughtful articles on a vast array of ministry foci—leadership, translation, contextualization, business as mission, member care, length of service, biblical applications, etc. EMQ continues to remain one of the top journals for missiologists, and is for many thought-practitioners, the premier journal for the North American mission community.

In this volume, Paul Robertson re-describes the form of the apostle Paul s letters in a manner that facilitates transparent, empirical comparison with texts not typically treated by biblical scholars. Robertson theorizes a new taxonomy of Greco-Roman literature that groups Paul’s letters together with certain Greco-Roman, ethical-philosophical texts written at a roughly contemporary time in the ancient Mediterranean. This particular grouping, termed a socio-literary sphere, is defined by the shared form, content, and social purpose of its constituent texts, as well as certain general similarities between their texts authors.