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.
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
What Don't Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: African American Women and Suicide (New Critical Viewpoints on Society)
A close look at black women’s physical, mental, and social circumstances reveals harmful social disparities. Yet, for decades, black women’s suicide rates have remained virtually nonexistent compared to the rest of the American population, baffling social scientists. In this book, black women speak for themselves about their life struggles and their notions of suicide. Within a framework that explores racial and gender inequalities, Spates uses interviews to uncover reasons for the racial suicide paradox. Her analysis offers a deeper understanding of the positive life strategies, including family and faith, that ... Read More
Robert C. Winters, Julie L. Globokar, and Cliff Roberson
An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today’s modern forms of crime. It also explores society’s responses to criminal behavior in the past and in the present day. It covers both major and lesser-known crime causation theories and their impact on society.... Read More
Kenneth J. Bindas
How the Civilian Conservation Corps transformed our understanding of nature
In the spring of 1933, the United States was in the midst of the worst economic calamity it had ever experienced. Newly inaugurated president Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to approve funding allowing legions of out-of-work young men to find employment reclaiming and developing the nation’s natural spaces. The Civilian Conservation Corps became a reality in April 1933 and forever changed the way the American people viewed their parks, rivers, lakes, and other natural areas.
This book tells the story ... Read More
Norma Bowles and Daniel R. Nadon
Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefits’ script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The anthology also vividly describes the transformative impact of these creative initiatives on participants and audiences. By reflecting on their experiences working on these projects, the contributing writers—artists, activists and scholars—provide the reader with tools and inspiration to create their ... Read More