The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase our faculty authors in Brockport Bookshelf, a gallery within our institutional repository, Digital Commons @Brockport. The Bookshelf features books and videos published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of The College at Brockport. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors: chapters, articles, essays, short stories, poems, or plays.
Patrons of The College at Brockport may check these books out at Drake Memorial Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
Alisa R. James
by Alisa R. James, college at Brockport faculty member.
Stay energized and organized throughout your school year! Survive and Thrive as a Physical Educator: Strategies for the First Year and Beyond will help you face the unique challenges of teaching and support your development as a physical educator. Practical and reader friendly, it is filled with the most current information plus examples based on the author's experiences as both a K-12 teacher and a college instructor who prepares future teachers. You'll also find a wealth of information on handling day-to-day issues, such as adapting to the work environment, understanding the school culture, communicating with parents, and behavior management.
In addition, sample letters and forms included in the book, such as a typical letter to parents, unit plan, and PE contract, offer models to use in creating your own. Two appendixes provide quick access to suggested teacher resources and FAQs, such as how to prepare for a substitute teacher and concerns about the tenure process.
Survive and Thrive as a Physical Educator offers strategies to help you: get your gymnasium, your equipment, and yourself organized to begin the school year; prepare your lessons and unit plans and deliver effective instruction for all students; evaluate students’ progress; establish rules and routines to promote good behavior and appropriate consequences for misbehavior; employ a range of motivational techniques to encourage participation in your class; develop positive relationships and effective communication with parents and guardians; understand and navigate your workplace culture; and avoid burnout and find opportunities for professional growth.
This practical guide will help you sharpen your teaching skills, enjoy your work with students, and meet the challenges of teaching, whether it is your first year on the job or one of many in your physical education career.
Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness : Foundations of Instruction
Lauren J. Lieberman, Paul E. Ponchillia, and Susan V. Ponchillia
By Lauren J. Lieberman (College at Brockport faculty member), Paul E. Ponchillia, and Susan V. Ponchillia.
From three prominent educators and athletes comes this important new sourcebook on teaching the skills that will enable both children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities.Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness includes methods of modifying physical skills instruction; techniques for adapting sports and other physical activities; teaching methods and curriculum points for physical skills instruction throughout the lifespan; and information about sports and related activities, providing rules, adaptations, and information about competition options. It is an ideal manual for physical educators, adapted physical education specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, and anyone else interested in sports and recreation for persons who are visually impaired or deafblind.
Charles P. Nemeth
By Charles P. Nemeth (former College at Brockport faculty member).
Homeland security is a massive enterprise that gets larger by the moment. What was once mostly a TSA/aviation concern has evolved into a multidimensional operation covering a broad array of disciplines. These include critical infrastructure protection, border security, transportation security, intelligence and counterterrorism, emergency management, immigration and naturalization, and public health.
Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition provides students and practitioners alike with the latest developments on the makeup, organization, and strategic mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This new edition is fully updated with new laws, regulations, and strategies that reflect changes and developments over the last several years. The book offers unique insights into the various roles of multi-jurisdictional agencies and stakeholders at all levels of government—including law enforcement, the military, the intelligence community, emergency managers, and the private sector.
The history of security threats in the American experience, the events leading up to 9/11, and the formation and evolution of the DHS
The legal basis and foundation for the DHS
The nature of risk and threat
Training and preparatory exercises for homeland security professionals
How states and localities can work compatibly with federal policy makers
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in both the pre- and post-9/11 and post-Katrina world
The agencies and entities entrusted with intelligence analysis
Issues surrounding border security, immigration, and U.S. citizenship
Homeland security practice in the airline, maritime, and mass transit industries—including national, regional, and local rail systems
The interplay between public health and homeland security
Each chapter contains extensive pedagogy, including learning objectives, informative sidebars, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions, web links, and references to aid in comprehension and retention. Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the only book to provide an objective, balanced perspective on each of the core components that comprise the DHS’s mission and the priorities and challenges that federal and state government agencies continue to face.
Hakikur Rahman, Isabel Ramos, and Anthony Scime
Edited by Hakikur Rahman and Isabel Ramos.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Anthony Scime: Social science data analysis : the ethical imperative.
Organizations that utilize data mining techniques can amass valuable information on clients habits and preferences, behavior patterns, purchase patterns, sales patterns, and stock forecasts. Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development provides an overview of data mining techniques under an ethical lens, investigating developments in research best practices and examining experimental cases to identify potential ethical dilemmas in the information and communications technology sector. The cases and research in this book will benefit scientists, researchers, and practitioners working in the field of data mining, data warehousing, and database management to ensure that data obtained through web-based investigations is properly handled at all organizational levels. This book is part of the Advances in Data Mining and Database Management series collection.
Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres, Peter F. Hager, and R. Scott (Robert Scott) Kretchmar
Edited by Robert L. Simon.
Includes a chapter written by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott Kretchmar: Bench players : do coaches have a moral obligation to play benchwarmers?
Includes a chapter co-authored by two current College at Brockport faculty members: Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager: Competition, ethics, and coaching youth.
The Ethics of Coaching Sports features invited contributions written by prominent scholars examining a broad range of normative or evaluative issues that arise from the role of the coach in competitive sports. The collection is accessible and comprehensive, including discussion of concrete issues in coaching, such as the distribution of playing time, bullying, the implications of recent events surrounding the Pennsylvania State scandal, and Title IX and gender equity. The contributing authors also explore the larger ethical considerations of the role of the coach as educator, leader, and moral role model; special considerations when coaching children; and an examination of the failures of coaches to meet appropriate standards when they do not respect their players and their programs. Each contributor presents the main arguments and positions relevant to their chosen topic and, with the ground set, the authors then seek to advance the reader’s theoretical and philosophical understanding of coaching. Robert L. Simon’s introductions to each of the book’s four parts help to summarize the main theses of the contributors’ chapters and examine differences between how each author approaches their chosen subject.Study questions are also provided for each chapter, making The Ethics of Coaching Sports the perfect companion for classes on sports ethics and coaching.
Carol Smallwood, Jason Kuhl, Lisa Fraser, and Pam O'Sullivan
Edited by Carol Smallwood, Jason Kuhl, and Lisa Fraser ; foreword by Robert P. Holley.
Includes two chapters by College at Brockport faculty member (librarian) Pam O'Sullivan: Daily operations, and: What personal life?
As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. Learning how to increase productivity within the constraints of a difficult economy, librarians can benefit from the insights of fellow professionals and others who have succeeded in making the most of what they have.
Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for the professional who must cope with increasing demands upon their resources. Librarians will get tips on how to:
•identify the most important tasks for the library• eliminate non-essential functions and processes • increase reliance on volunteers, interns, and students • optimize daily routines and schedule staff effectively • increase productivity through the use of social media and email • increase project and time management skills and personal productivity through setting and meeting goals
With productivity tips for all librarians—from the newly hired to the most seasoned veteran—this volume will help libraries provide better service to their users and also show librarians how to give this service without losing their personal lives and their sanity.
Patricia Stevens, Robert L. Smith, and Robert Dobmeier
By Patricia Stevens, Robert L Smith.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Robert Dobmeier: Retaining sobriety: Relapse prevention strategies.
Recognized for its clarity, accessibility, and practical approach, this widely used text thoroughly examines substance abuse in the population, addressing ways to measure the problem and ways to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It is designed to increase the knowledge base of the reader/student about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) and to help them more clearly understand the process of working with clients who are misusing or abusing these drugs–now updated to include the changing substance abuse problems in our nation and around the world. The authors educate prospective and practicing clinicians and counselors by guiding them, step-by-step, through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. While the chapters generally build on each other as they take readers through the theory and practice of substance abuse counseling, each chapter can be used as a stand-alone source of valuable information. Illustrative case studies with critical thinking questions plus MyCounselingLab videos and exercises give readers opportunities to examine and discuss a wide variety of cases. Individual chapters on special populations add substantial depth to the text's treatment of its subject.
César R. Torres and R. Scott (Robert Scott) Kretchmar
Edited by César Torres, College at Brockport faculty member.
Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Scott Kretchmar: Research Methodology. The Philosophy of Sport and Analytic Philosophy.
The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline’s state of the art.
Includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern.
Also features a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.
Ilan Alon, Marc Fetscherin, and Phillippe Gugler
Edited by Ilan Alon, former College at Brockport faculty member, Marc Fetscherin, and Phillippe Guger.
Includes introduction and four chapters co-authored by Ilan Alon, former College at Brockport faculty member.
Chinese International Investments provides authoritative academic and professional insights into Chinese international investments in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. It offers a wide range of up-to-date academic insights and findings, which are rounded off with lessons to be learnt from historical developments (success and failure stories), an evaluation of current trends and the motives and modes of entries used by Chinese companies. Contributions on outward foreign direct investments from China in different regions of the world, specific industry and case studies and theoretical contributions highlight the need for such additional research in this emergent area of international business.
Melchor De Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, and Dilip K. Das
By Melchor De Guzman [College at Brockport faculty member], Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K Das.
Papers presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium held in Ayvalik, Turkey, in 2006.
Every year, esteemed scholars and practitioners meet at the International Police Executive Symposium to discuss contemporary issues in policing and share ideas about effective strategies in their jurisdictions. Drawn from the proceedings at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting held in Turkey and updated with new developments since the conference, Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally describes how local police agencies are addressing issues of crime that have global implications.
With contributions from a diverse panel of experts, the book combines scholarly perspectives with those of practitioners and explores issues in various cultural settings worldwide. Topics discussed include: Community policing and police innovations such as safety and security councils ; Performance management systems in police organizations ; Efforts to combat drug cultivation and trafficking ; International terrorism and individuals’ motivations for joining terrorist organizations ; Approaches for handling and policing the mentally ill in accordance with human rights concerns ; Cybercrime and child sexual abuse ; Crime scene assessment, information gathering, and case development and management ; Jurisprudence, law, and empirical research related to racial profiling in the United States ; Computer technology and crime analysis tools and models ; Emerging police administration strategies.
Combining empirical evidence from scholarly studies with in-the-trenches experience from practitioners, this volume assembles critical insight into a range of issues relevant to policing in the 21st century.
Edward H. Downey, Matthew A. Jones, Melchor De Guzman, and Korni Swaroop Kumar
Edited by Ed Downey [College at Brockport faculty member] and Matt Jones.
Includes a chapter co-authored by two College at Brockport faculty members: Melchor De Guzman and Korni Swaroop Kumar: Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments.
Web 2.0 can create value for political processes by decreasing costs and increasing opportunities for civic engagement, and, as a result, will likely affect the future of governance. Public Service, Governance and Web 2.0 Technologies: Future Trends in Social Media investigates the effects of Web technologies and social media on interaction and the political process. Researchers, government administrators, and policymakers will benefit from the book's examination of e-governance in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Readers will learn to use Web technologies to address local and global problems and improve systems of governance, social equity, economic activity, sustainability, service delivery, transparency, and the ethical and legal dimensions of public service.
Carol Faulkner and Alison M. Parker
Edited by Carol Faulkner and Alison M. Parker [College at Brockport faculty member].
The chapters in this volume, collected for a conference held at the University of Rochester, see the interconnections between gender and race as fundamental to American identity and central to American history. This collection builds on decades of interdisciplinary scholarship by African American women and gender historians and feminist scholars, attempting to bridge the gap between well-developed theories of race, gender, and power andthe practice of historical research. It reveals the interdependent construction of racial and gender identity in individuals' lived experiences in specific historical contexts, such as westward expansion, civil rights movements, or economic depression as well as national and transnational debates over marriage, citizenship and sexual mores. All of these essays consider multiple aspects of identity, including sexuality, class, religion, and nationality, among others, but the volume emphasizes gender and race--the focus of our new book series--as principal bases of identity and locations of power and oppression in American history.
Cristina Giorcelli, Paula Rabinowitz, and Alisia Grace Chase
Edited by Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alicia Chase: Like their first pair of high-heeled shoes: continental accessories and Audrey Hepburn's cinematic coming of age.
Clothing may not make the man (or woman), but it helps. How clothing as a vestige and artifact and as transmitter of identity moves from one use to another, from one fantasy to another fad, from one literary source to another visual one: these are the concerns of the essays in this volume. The second in a four-part series charting the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing, dress, and accessories, Exchanging Clothes focuses on the concept of transnational "circulation and exchange"--Not only the global exchange of material commodities across time and space but also of the ideas, images, colors, and textures related to fashion. Essays examine the parade of heroes past, from Homer and Virgil to Dante and Ariosto, wearing armor or nothing; the social power of a tie or of a safety pin sprung from punk fashion to the red carpet; a Midwestern thrift store, from cheap labor to cheap purchase, as a microcosm of global circulation; and lesbian pulp fiction as how-to-dress manuals. Whether looking at Kate Chopin's silk stockings, Nellie Bly's capacious bag, Audrey Hepburn's cross-Atlantic travels, rings in James Merrill's poetry, or feminine ornaments in Algeria, these essays offer an ever-expanding vision of how fashion moves through culture and the economy, reflecting and determining identity at every stage and turn of the transaction.--Publisher
Frederick J. Gravetter and Larry B. Wallnau
By Frederick Gravetter [College at Brockport emeritus] and Larry Wallnau [College at Brockport emeritus].
The best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, this text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems.
By William Heyen.
William Heyen, College at Brockport alumnus and emeritus, is one of our most prolific, honored and necessary poets. Since 1968, Heyen has kept an almost daily journal - a restless chronicle of creativity and the stuff of life. In this first volume of Heyen's collected journal, youthful ambition and drive rub up against the demands and pleasures of family life, professional duties and sports scores. Additionally, the journal provides an interesting perspective on the literary scene of the late 60s and the decade of the 70s - magazines and books and writers weave in and out of these entries. Heyen's journals are essential - and compulsive - reading for anyone interested in the active pursuit of authenticity and satisfaction.
By William Heyen, College at Brockport alumnus and professor emeritus
William Heyen's work explores romantic conceptions of contemporary sport, powering its way into a post-catastrophe setting of dirty bombs in stadiums, tortured athletes, corporate domination, and cynicism on a global level.
Except for a shotgun blast from the stands,
he'd have broken the goal-line plane, a record
for the most TDs by a dead Heisman.
William Heyen is a well-known and revered writer, and author of some twenty-five books of poetry, memoir, criticism, and poetics. His book Shoah Train was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Earl G. Ingersoll
By Earl G. Ingersoll, College at Brockport faculty emeritus.
"Filming Forster focuses upon the challenges of producing film adaptations of five of E. M. Forster's novels. Rather than follow the older comparative approach, which typically damned the film for not being "faithful" to the novel, this project explores the interactive relationship between film and novel. That relationship is implicit in the title "Filming" Forster, rather than "Forster Filmed," which would suggest a completed process. A film adaptation forever changes the novel from which it was adapted, just as a return to the novel changes the viewer's perceptions of the film. Adapting Forster's novels for the screen was postponed until well after the author's death in 1970 because the trustees of the author's estate fulfilled his wish that his work not be filmed. Following the appearance of David Lean's film A Passage to India in 1984, four other film adaptations were released within seven years. Perhaps the most important was the Merchant Ivory production of Maurice, based upon Forster's "gay" novel, published a year after his death. That film was among the first to approach same-sex relationships between men in a serious, respectful, and generally optimistic manner."--Back cover
Neal B. Keating
In this richly illustrated book, Neal B. Keating explores Iroquois visual expression through more than five thousand years, from its emergence in ancient North America into the early twenty-first century. Drawing on extensive archival research and fieldwork with Iroquois artists and communities, Keating foregrounds the voices and visions of Iroquois peoples, revealing how they have continuously used visual expression to adapt creatively to shifting political and economic environments.Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, peoples have long been the subjects of Western study. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, European and Euro-American writers classified Iroquois works not as art but as culturally lower forms of expression. During the twentieth century, Western critics commonly rejected contemporary Native art both as art and as an “inauthentic” expression of Indianness. Keating exposes the false assumptions underlying these perceptions. Approaching his subject from the perspective of an anthropologist, he focuses on the social relations and processes that are indexed by Iroquois visual culture through time, and he shows how Iroquois images are deployed in colonized contexts.As he traces the history of Iroquois art practice, Keating seeks a middle road between ethnohistorical approaches and the activist perspectives of contemporary artists. He is one of the first scholars in Iroquois studies to emphasize painting, a popular art form among present-day Iroquois. He conceptualizes painting broadly, to include writing, incising, drawing, tattoo, body painting, photography, videography, and digital media.Featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white reproductions, this volume embraces a wide array of artworks in diverse media, prompting new appreciation—and deeper understanding—of Iroquois art and its historical and contemporary significance.
Two stories about artificial intelligence from one of the most respected names in hard science fiction. Multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Nancy Kress (Brockport alumna as well as former faculty member) gives us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society.
By Nancy Kress (Brockport alumna and former faculty member).
Nine new stories from a long-time star of the science fiction field including the Hugo Award winner "The Erdmann Nexus" and Nebula Award winner "The Fountain of Age." These stories have been reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and Best of the Web.
Kress unpacks the future the way DNA investigators unravelled the double helix: one gene at a time. In many of these stories gene sculpting is illegal yet commonplace and the effects range between slow catastrophe (“End Game”), cosmic (“First Rites”), and tragic (“Safeguard”). Then there’s the morning when Rochester disappears and Jenny has to rely on “The Kindness of Strangers.” There’s Jill, who is kidnapped by aliens and trying to learn the “Laws of Survival.” And there’s Hope, whose Grandma is regretting the world built “By Fools Like Me.”
Lisa Lopez Levers, Susan R. Seem, and Kathleen M. Fallon
By Lisa Lopez Levers.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty members Kathleen M. Fallon and Susan Rachael Seem: Understanding and responding to sexual and gender prejudice and violence.
Trauma Counseling is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide to the theory and treatment of survivors of a broad spectrum of traumatic events, including interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, community violence, natural disasters, and war and terrorism. It is written by a Fulbright scholar who is internationally recognized for her work with traumatized populations in Rwanda, several southern African countries, Russia, and the United States. It also includes the contributions of researchers from the United States, Australia, Africa, and Europe.
The book discusses evidence-based trauma assessment and intervention techniques and integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. It focuses on issues of loss and grief, survivorship and disability, genocide, natural disasters, the impact of war on civilians and veterans, and the distinct effects of trauma in early childhood, childhood, and adolescence. Also addressed are ethical perspectives and methods of self-care for counselors who work with this population. The text will be of value to graduate counseling students and professional counselors as well as social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and other human service providers, who will be able to attend to trauma survivors with a depth of knowledge and confidence. The contents of Trauma Counseling not only fulfill but exceed the requirements of The Council of Accreditation and Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) standards.
M. J. (Martin John) Naparsteck
By Martin Naparsteck, for College at Brockport faculty member.
Richard Yates has been referred to as American's least known great writer. Today Yates is known primarily for the novel Revolutionary Road, considered by many critics as the greatest American novel of the second half of the twentieth century. This critical study examines the life and work of Yates by placing his body of work in both cultural and personal context. Topics covered include the writing of his major novels, homosexuality, his role as a critic, and his relationship with Hollywood. This text divulges new details about his life and offers a thorough analysis of unpublished materials from the Richard Yates archives at Boston University.
M. J. (Martin John) Naparsteck
By Martin Naparsteck, former College at Brockport faculty member.
Many factors--political, economic, sociological--contributed to the United States' westward expansion across the continent. But the role that sex played has largely been unexplored by scholars. This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson's interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white's fear of Indians raping white women, Christian missionary beliefs that Native American sexual practices needed to be altered in order to save Indian souls, and the desire of Mormons to practice polygamy. These and other sex-related dynamics all combined to play a role in America's extension from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Charles P. Nemeth
By Charles P. Nemeth.
Private Security and the Law, 4th Edition, is a unique resource that provides analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. This book describes the legal requirements faced in the area of private security. It emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. The text also examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that will set pace for future private security laws and regulations. As private security becomes more closely involved in national and international security, cases like Blackwater are examined. Charles Nemeth takes you step by step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced in the private security practice, providing a solid introduction to the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.
*Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the law *Historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments *National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the US *NEW TO THIS EDITION! A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement
Christopher J. Norment
Throughout his life, maps have been a source of imagination and wonder for Christopher Norment. Mesmerized by them since the age of eight or nine, he found himself courted and seduced by maps, which served functional and allegorical roles in showing him worlds that he might come to know and helping him understand worlds that he had already explored.
Maps may have been the stuff of his dreams, but they sometimes drew him away from places where he should have remained firmly rooted. In the Memory of the Map explores the complex relationship among maps, memory, and experience—what might be called a “cartographical psychology” or “cartographical history.” Interweaving a personal narrative structured around a variety of maps, with stories about maps as told by scholars, poets, and fiction writers, this book provides a dazzlingly rich personal and intellectual account of what many of us take for granted.
A dialog between desire and the maps of his life, an exploration of the pleasures, utilitarian purposes, benefits, and character of maps, this rich and powerful personal narrative is the matrix in which Norment embeds an exploration of how maps function in all our lives. Page by page, readers will confront the aesthetics, mystery, function, power, and shortcomings of maps, causing them to reconsider the role that maps play in their lives.
Lynn H. Parsons
By Lynn Hudson Parsons, College at Brockport emeritus.
“An extraordinary contribution to Maine’s history, gleaned from remarkably detailed church records shared with Dr. Lynn Parsons by four disparate congregations, in celebration of a common interest: illuminating Four Centuries of Faith in Castine . . . a great read and a welcome resource.” — Alan Baker, Publisher The Ellsworth American
Heather L. Reid, Michael W. Austin, and César R. Torres
Edited by Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member César R. Torres: More than games: Olympism as a moral approach to sport.
It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture.
While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.
Christine L. Ridarsky, Mary M. Huth, Nancy A. Hewitt, and Alison M. Parker
Edited by Christine L. Ridarsky (College at Brockport alumna) and Mary M. Huth ; introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt (College at Brockport alumna).
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alison M. Parker: Frances Watkins Harper and the search for women's interracial alliances which can be read here: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/hst_facpub/9/.
Though Susan B. Anthony is best remembered for leading the campaign for women's suffrage, she worked in multiple movements for equality beyond women's right to vote, including antislavery, Native American rights, temperance, and labor reform. In doing so she forged alliances with other activists to forward a broad social justice agenda, but she also faced opposition from these reformers on how best to achieve this goal.
Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights explores the diversity of women's activism in nineteenth-century American reform movements, focusing on how Anthony and other women reformers shaped those movements and our memories of them. The essays here chart the long career of Anthony in this rich historical context of women's activism and display the efforts of a wide variety of women, and the challenges they faced, in the continued struggle for equality.