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Bookshelf: Winter 2016

The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2016 issue of Chapman Magazine.

Films

DANIEL FRIEDRICH – LUTHIER D’ART (Dark Hollow Films)
Jeff Cogan, associate professor of music

In this film, Cogan does extensive research and interviews to show us why Friederich’s guitars were the best ever made.

AFTER COAL (Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University)
Edited by Sally Rubin, assistant professor of documentary film, Tom Hansell and Rebecca Jones

This documentary film profiles inspiring individuals who are building a post-fossil-fuel future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.

Books

DANTE’s FOIL & OTHER SPORTING TALES (Black Scat Books)
By Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor of English

This collection of rousing stories mashes literary history and sports lore into a satirical inferno, skewering academic jargon and postmodern analysis.

INTERTWINGLED: THE WORK AND INFLUENCE OF TED NELSON (Springer)
Edited by Douglas R. Dechow, Ph.D., digital humanities and sciences librarian, and Daniele C. Struppa., Ph.D., chancellor and professor of mathematics

Celebrating the life and work of Theodor Holm “Ted” Nelson, a legendary pioneer of early computing, the book delves into products of a unique mind.

IS MOMMY? (Beach Lane Books/ Simon & Schuster)
By Victoria Chang, lecturer, Department of English, and Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

In this irreverent picture book, award-winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies – no matter what.

PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION: FROM RESURRECTION TO REVOLUTION (Peter Lang Publishing)
By Peter McLaren, Ph.D., distinguished professor in critical studies

Wielding his pen like a Scottish broadsword, McLaren battles all that would negate our humanity and prevent us from loving and living in peaceful co-existence with others.

CONSULTING THAT MATTERS: A HANDBOOK FOR SCHOLARS & PRACTITIONERS (Peter Lang Publishing)
Edited by Jennifer H. Waldeck, Ph.D., associate professor of communication studies, and David R. Seibold, Ph.D.

In this handbook for scholars and practitioners, sound theory and research are explored as the blueprints for successful organizational transformation.

LATINO CIVIL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION: LA LUCHA SIGUE (Routledge)
Edited by Anaida Colón-Muñiz, Ph.D., associate professor of educational studies, and Magaly Lavadenz, Ph.D.

Educators, sociologists and attorneys reflect on inequality and family engagement to improve schooling conditions for Latino students.

A TRANSITIONARY STAR, THE LATE BERNINI AND HIS RECEPTION (De Gruyter)
Edited by Karen J. Lloyd, Ph.D., assistant professor of art, with Claudia Lehmann, Ph.D.

An homage to the late Roman Baroque sculptor, this collection documents Bernini’s stay in Paris in 1665 and the subsequent decade after his return to Rome.

INDEPENDENT STARDOM (University of Texas Press)
By Emily Carman Ph.D., assistant professor of film

The treatment of women in Hollywood receives a thorough shakeup in this work, which recognizes female stars as creative artists and savvy businesswomen.

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY (Westview Press)
By Victoria Carty, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology

From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, this book examines how the emergence of new communication technologies is affecting social movement activism.

TIMEOLOGY: GAINING PERSPECTIVE AND LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST (It’s About Time)
By Matt Munson, assistant professor of accounting

The author shares advice from his mentors throughout the years on how students can change their perspective and add productivity to their lives.

JEWISH RESISTANCE TO ROMANIANIZATION, 1940 –1944 (Palgrave Macmillan)
Stefan C. Ionescu, Ph.D., associate research fellow at the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

The author investigates “Romanianization” and the patterns of responses to that policy by the gentile and Jewish inhabitants of Bucharest.

LEGAL ETHICS: THE LAWYER’S DESKBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, 2015-2016 ED. (ABA Thomson Reuters)
Ronald D. Rotunda, J.D., distinguished professor of jurisprudence, and John S. Dzienkowski, J.D.

In his updated deskbook, Rotunda explains the analysis of statutes, procedural rules, case law and codes governing the conduct of lawyers and judges.

THE SCHOOL CALLED MARRIAGE: HOW TO GRADUATE WITH FLYING COLORS (Hay House Publishers – India)
Arpita Lal, Ph.D., assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, and Ramesh Bijlani, Ph.D.

This book guides the newly married, highlighting the responsibilities, uncertainties and realities of marriage that shock every couple at one point or another.

MATRIARCHS OF THE MESSIAH: VALIANT WOMEN IN THE LINEAGE OF JESUS CHRIST (Cedar Fort)
Jo Ann Skousen, adjunct professor of English

This book shines a light on Jesus’ remarkable maternal ancestors, all of whom were bold risk-takers and creative problem-solvers.

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, PROSPETTIVE AMERICANE (Metauro Edizioni) (Pesaro, Italy)
Federico Pacchioni, Ph.D., associate professor of Italian studies, and Fulvio Orsitto, Ph.D.

This volume of international essays offers a fresh image of Pasolini and demystifies the mythical aura that is connected to this famous Italian poet.

FILMMAKING IN ACTION: YOUR GUIDE TO THE SKILLS AND CRAFT (Macmillan Education)
Adam Leipzig, adjunct professor of film, with Barry S. Weiss and Michael Goldman

Story is the guiding principle, and collaboration is an essential skill for successful filmmaking. This guide offers compelling insights from Hollywood professionals.

Top image: Many of the books featured in Winter 2016’s issue of Bookshelf.

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