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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Elliott Carter's 'What Next?' by Guy Capuzzo

Guy Capuzzo (Music, Theatre and Dance) has published Elliot Carter's What Next? Communication, Cooperation, and Separation.

According to a review by John Link of William Paterson University, "Guy Capuzzo presents a detailed analysis of one of Elliott Carter's most ambitious and enigmatic compositions. In elucidating the inner workings of Carter's musical language he makes a significant contribution to Carter scholarship, and to the literature of contemporary music theory."

More information about this publication can be found on the authors website.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education by Carol A. Mullen

Professor Carol A. Mullen (Education) has published The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

According to the publisher, this Handbook is a leading source of ideas and information on mentoring and coaching. It covers national and international research on schools, higher education, and disciplines within and beyond education. The editors draw together contributions and present evidence bases and alternative worldviews in which concepts are both untangled and substantiated. Unique in its coverage, it maps current knowledge and understanding, and values and skills underpinning educational mentoring and coaching for learning. Contributors set out practical applications of coaching and mentoring for practitioners and researchers and also address social justice issues, such as those involving traditional and technical forms of mentoring and coaching, democratic and accountability agendas, and institutional and historical patterns of learning.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Families in Crisis in the Old South by Loren Schweninger

Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law

Professor Loren Schweninger has published Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery and the Law. In this book, Schweninger explores the impact of divorce and separation on white families and on the enslaved and provides insights on issues including domestic violence, interracial adultery, alcoholism, insanity, and property relations in the antebellum South.

The University Libraries collaborated with Professor Schweninger on the Digital Library on American Slavery, a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.  Freely available and open to the public, the database includes information from legislative and county court petitions, as well as other legal documents, that Professor Schweninger uncovered over an eighteen-year period.

Learn more about Professor Schweninger and his reserarch on his UNCG homepage and the publisher's website.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mochlos IIC: Period IV. The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery by Jeffrey Soles

Mochlos IIC, Period IV: The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery - The Human Remains and Other Finds (Prehistory Monographs)

Professor Jeffrey Soles (Classical Studies) has published Mochlos IIC: Period IV. The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery: The Human Remains and Other Finds. This book catalogs, discusses and presents illustrations of the artifacts, human remains, grave goods, and ecofactual material from 31 tombs and 11 houses that were excavated from the Late Minoan III settlement and cemetery at Mochlos in eastern Crete.

Learn more about Dr. Soles and his current excavation projects on his UNCG homepage.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Creolization and Contraband by Linda M. Rupert

Professor Linda M. Rupert (History) has published Creolization and Contraband: Curaco in the Early Modern Atlantic World, a book that explores the language, commerce and cultural exchange of Curaco.

According to the publisher, Creolization and Contraband uses the history of CuraƧao to develop the first book-length analysis of the relationship between illicit interimperial trade and processes of social, cultural, and linguistic exchange in the early modern world. Rupert argues that by breaking through multiple barriers, smuggling opened particularly rich opportunities for cross-cultural and interethnic interaction. Far from marginal, these extra-official exchanges were the very building blocks of colonial society.

Additional information about this book can be found on the authors homepage

Monday, November 5, 2012

Elements of Culture by Susan Andreatta

Elements of Culture:…,9781111830007

Professor Susan Andreatta has co-authored the Book Elements of Culture: an Applied Perspective.  According to the publisher, Elements of Culture is a concise new text that allows you to quickly access the main concepts in cultural anthropology. The book's streamlined content, pedagogy, and real-world applications showcase global current events and issues that illustrate the usefulness of anthropology in careers and in solving societal problems.

Learn more about Susan Andreatta on her UNCG homepage

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trouble in the West, by Stephen Ruzicka

Trouble in the west : Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BCE

Professor Stephen Ruzicka (History) has published Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC.  According to the publisher, "this book provides the first full and continuous account of the Persian-Egyptian War, a conflict that continued for nearly the two-hundred-year duration of the Persian Empire. Despite its status as the largest of all ancient Persian military enterprises--including any aimed at Greece--this conflict has never been reconstructed in any detailed and comprehensive way. Thus, Trouble in the West adds tremendously to our understanding of Persian imperial affairs. At the same time, it dramatically revises our understanding of eastern Mediterranean and Aegean affairs by linking Persian dealings with Greeks and other peoples in the west to Persia's fundamental, ongoing Egyptian concerns. In this study, Stephen Ruzicka argues that Persia's Egyptian problem and, conversely, Egypt's Persian problem, were much more important in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean worlds than our conventional Greek-centered perspective and sources have allowed us to see. In looking at this conflict as one stage in an enduring east-west conflict between successive Near Eastern imperial powers and Egypt--one which stretched across nearly the whole of ancient history--it represents an important turning point: by pulling in remote western states and peoples, who subsequently became masters of Egypt, western opposition to Near Eastern power was sustained right up to the 7th century Arab conquests. For classicists and historians of the ancient Near East, Trouble in the West will serve as a valuable, and long-overdue, resource."