Congratulations to the Kent State University faculty who authored these books. A Faculty Appreciation Week reception is held yearly to honor faculty book authors.
Kent State University Libraries is happy to include this gallery showcasing these faculty publications.
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
This colorfully illustrated book tells the inspiring story of a young weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago, the first to win an Olympic medal in his division for the twin-island republic. The reader learns about the challenges that Lennox Kilgour overcame with the help of coaches, fellow athletes, and his community, and his own determination to succeed.
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and Kenneth Cushner
This book presents the work from a selection of contributors who aim to provide educators with hands-on activities to encourage reflection, awareness, and dialogue related to social justice issues. Highlighting the need for teachers to intentionally create spaces where students from all backgrounds can work together and appreciate their differences, teachers and teacher educators showcase hands-on literacy strategies that all educators can adapt and use in their own classrooms to enhance social justice awareness.... Read More
Keiran J. Dunne
This book proposes a cultural history of the Tour de France in five chapters corresponding to five periods: the Period of Invention (1903–29); the Rejuvenation of the Tour (1930–39); the “Golden Age” of the Tour (1947–61); Television and “Stagflation” (1962–82); and France in the European Union and the Global Village (1983–98). This periodization reflects important shifts in four categories: (1) the presentation of the Tour, which encompasses the actual race route itself, as well as the riders and infrastructure of the race; (2) representations of the race in different media ... Read More
Vasiliki Fachard and Robert Miltner
Hailed as the “American Chekhov” by the Times Literary Supplement, Raymond Carver is the most popular and influential American short-story writer since Ernest Hemingway. His works have been adapted to film and translated into more than twenty languages. Yet despite this international appeal, the critical attention to his writing has originated mostly in the US.
In an attempt to expand the scope and range of Carver criticism, Not Far From Here: The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver – based on papers delivered at the International Conference of the Raymond Carver ... Read More
Susanna Fein, David Raybin, and Jan Ziolkowski
Edited and translated by Susanna Fein with David Raybin and Jan Ziolkowski
London, British Library MS Harley 2253 is one of the most important literary books to survive from the English medieval era. In rarity, quality, and abundance, its secular love lyrics comprise an unrivaled collection. Intermingled with them are additional treasures for the student of Middle English: contemporary political songs as well as delicate lyrics designed to inspire religious devotion. And digging beyond these English gems, one readily discovers more prizes—less-well-known ones—in French and Latin: four fabliaux (the largest ... Read More
Michelle L. Foster
The anthology Enduring Issues in Law and Society is a reflection on how members of society can live together without causing harm to others. The solution is rooted in the basic concepts of equality, fairness, and justice, which informed the selected readings.
The book uses real-world examples to give students information, and encourages them to think critically about contemporary social issues.
Section One helps students understand crime, law, and justice. It introduces social justice theory, and addresses general misinformation about crime. Section Two identifies inequities that contribute to crime including racial ... Read More
In the last years of his life, Richard Wright, the fierce and original American novelist known for Native Son and Black Boy, wrote over four thousand haiku. In Richard Wright and Haiku, Yoshinobu Hakutani considers Wright the poet and his late devotion to the spare, unrhymed verse that dwells on human beings’ relationship to the natural world rather than on their relationships with one another, a strong departure from the intense and often conflicted relationships that had dominated his fiction.
Wright was not the only famous American author to be ... Read More
Susan V. Iverson and Jennifer Hauver James
Feminist Community Engagement argues that feminism, with its emphasis on consciousness-raising, interrogating power structures, and activism, is strategically necessary for the community engagement (CE) movement in higher education. Following an editorial overview of perspectives on feminism and community engagement, the contributors to this volume illuminate successes and challenges of feminist community engagement, and many offer practical applications for our CE work. Feminist Community Engagement advances how feminism can serve as a theoretical and practical strategy for combining activist engagement with democratic concerns for social justice and equality. Iverson, James, and ... Read More
Toru Kiuchi and Yoshinobu Hakutani
In this minutely detailed, comprehensive chronology, Toru Kiuchi and Yoshinobu Hakutani document the life in letters of the greatest African American writer of the twentieth century. The author of Black Boy and Native Son, among other works, Wright wrote unflinchingly about the black experience in the United States, where his books still influence discussions of race and social justice. Entries are documented by Wright’s journals, articles, and other works published and unpublished, as well as his letters to and from friends, associates, writers and public figures. Part One covers Wright’s ... Read More
Kiersten F. Latham and John E. Simmons
This broad introduction to museums benefits all educators who teach introductory museum studies, addressing the discipline from a holistic, dynamic, and document-centered perspective.
Museums serve to help us understand the past and navigate our future—as individuals, as societies, and as a global community. A careful and accurate assessment of a museum's purpose is crucial to its ability to serve its users effectively. Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge offers a holistic introduction to museums and the study of them from the perspective of specialization in museum ... Read More
Robert F. Miltner
Part of the In Our Working Lives series
Gordon Murray, Joe Murray, Tom Crouch, and Gary Harwood
"The first, longest, slowest and most peculiar flight to Wright Brothers Airport ever made."
This is a true, strange record of hours, won alongside an accounting of odd discoveries, beautifully captured photographs and the spinning of flying tales. It is a story of love and a nearly forgotten secret: Airplanes were the original Internet--invented to bring people in this world together.
Words from a dead pilot recalled in a freezing rainstorm and memories of singing TV hillbillies ignite the spark for a college professor to do something no one has ... Read More
Winner of the Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize
Passion Seeds is a love story of an American woman and a Burkinabe man that addresses intercultural and interracial love. Richard Harteis notes,“Ondrus contemplates how love ‘seeds bring invisible to visible.’ The poems trace a history of transcontinental desire from Burkina Faso, to Benin, to Russia, to Ohio; they dispel the notion that we live in a post-racial world. Ondrus shows how racism and prejudice are some of our invisible seeds. Love and desire become an invisible power that can transcend the ... Read More
The question "can you recommend a good book?" can be one of the most daunting you face, notwithstanding the fact that recommender tools are ubiquitous. Often, uncertainty arises because, although librarians are called on to perform such services daily, readers' advisory is a skill set in which most have no formal training. This guide will remedy that. It is built around understanding books, reading, and readers and will quickly show you how to identify reading preferences and advise patrons effectively. You'll learn about multiple RA approaches, such as genre, appeal ... Read More
Part of the series Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
In today’s complex and interconnected world, scholars of international relations seek to better understand challenges spurred by intensified global communication and interaction. The complex connectedness of modern society and politics compels us to investigate the pattern of interconnections among actors who inhabit social and political spaces.
Gabriella Paár-Jákli's study aims to advance theory and practice by examining the networks used by specialists in North America and Europe to achieve their policy goals in the area of science and ... Read More
Exploding Technical Communication: Workplace Literacy Hierarchies and Their Implications for Literacy Sponsorship
Within the framework of New Literacy Studies, Dirk Remley presents a historical study of how technical communication practices at a World War II arsenal sponsored literacy within the community in which it operated from 1940 to 1960 and contemporary implications of similar forms of sponsorship. The Training within Industry (TWI) methods developed by the U.S. government and industry at that time included multimodal literate practices, particularly combinations of visual, oral, experiential, and print-linguistic text. Analyses reveal a hierarchy in which print-linguistic literacies were generally esteemed at the workplace and in ... Read More
Carol A. Savery, Maja Bajac-Carter, and Bob Batchelor
As portrayals of heroic women gain ground in film, television, and other media, their depictions are breaking free of females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of acutely weak or overly strong women. Although heroines continue to represent the traditional roles of mothers, goddesses, warriors, whores, witches, and priestesses, these women are no longer just damsels in distress or violent warriors.
In Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture, award-winning authors from a variety of disciplines examine the changing roles of heroic women across time. In ... Read More
Stephanie J. Siciarz
On the island of Oh, where the pushy sun and troubling rains have been quiet too long, something is afoot. But what? A ghost? A murderer? A prankster with a can of paint? Whatever it is, it's leaving strange messages on Raoul Orlean's cottage about the disappearance of islander Rena Baker. Raoul's efforts to connect the painted dots—to decipher if Rena is alive or dead—lead him to the dusty tale of Dagmore Bowles, an eccentric sea captain who jumped to a watery death. As Raoul dives into the Captain's past, ... Read More
John E. Simmons
Fluid preservation refers to specimens and objects that are preserved in fluids, most commonly alcohol and formaldehyde, but also glycerin, mineral oil, acids, glycols, and a host of other chemicals that protect the specimen from deterioration. Some of the oldest natural history specimens in the world are preserved in fluid.
Despite the fact that fluid preservation has been practiced for more than 350 years, this is the only handbook that summarize all that is known about this complex and often confusing topic. Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference covers the history ... Read More
Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Identities of Contemporary Black Men
Brittany C. Slatton and Kamesha Spates
This book provides critical insights into the many, often overlooked, challenges and societal issues that face contemporary black men, focusing in particular on the ways in which governing societal expectations result in internal and external constraints on black male identity formation, sexuality and black ‘masculine’ expression.
Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in the lives of black men, shedding light on the manner in which these are affected by ... Read More