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.
Dina Siegel, H. G. van de Bunt, and Obi N. Ignatius Ebbe
Edited by Dina Siegel, Henk van de Bunt.
Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Obi N. Ebbe: Organized crime in Nigeria.
Despite strenuous efforts from local, national, and international law enforcement, organized crime continues to thrive and prosper—even centuries-old crime outfits are surviving the global forces of mass migration and multinational business and finance. From traditional gangland enterprises such as narcotics, gambling, and prostitution, the world’s mafias have moved into new sources of illegal income, including high-tech arms smuggling, money laundering, and identity fraud. Traditional Crime in the Modern World tracks these organizations—the Italian and Mexican mafias, Columbian drug cartels, Chinese triads, and others—across five continents as they adapt to change, and assesses their prospects in the short and long term. World events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 terror attacks are discussed in the context of contributing to emerging markets for illicit goods and services, and to evolving partnerships among criminal entities. This timely volume:
• Provides a comprehensive overview of how mafia-like structures function today.
• Analyzes in depth national crime situations with global implications.
• Examines the migration of organized crime groups and their operations in their new countries.
• Gauges the influence of digital and other technologies on organized crime.
• Where applicable, notes the links between organized crime and national political institutions.
• Describes the impact of the global financial crisis on crime organizations.
Concise, compelling, and deeply documented, Traditional Crime in the Modern World is an eye-opening resource for researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in organized crime and trafficking, as well as related topics of Demography, Political Science, and International Relations.
Cesar R. Torres
By César R. Torres, College at Brockport faculty member ; tradução Martim S. Silveira.
Text is in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
After seven years of extensive research, Dr. Torres reveals the unknown face of the first sporting event that crossed the borders of the South American countries. The games were part of the celebrations for the centenary of the Independence of Brazil, but more than that, it was also the beginning of sports organization on the continent. "They are very important because they mark the starting point of for the internationalization of sports in South America," said Torres in an interview with GE.net.
It was from the Latin American Games in Rio de Janeiro that countries started to organize national associations responsible for the development of the sport. Besides Brazil, the event saw the participation of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay. Paraguay took part only in soccer, and Mexico only sent a journalist.
Includes the report written in 1923 by Count Henri de Baillet-Latour regarding the mission fulfilled for the IOC in South America, Central America, and North America.
Psyche Williams-Forson, Carole Counihan, and Denise A. Copelton
Edited by Psyche Williams-Forson and Carole Counihan.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Denise Copelton: Advocacy and everyday health activism among persons with Celiac Disease : a comparison of eager, reluctant, and non-activists.
The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship that focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production – consumption, performance, Diasporas, and activism – articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the twenty-first century.--Publisher
Keith E. Yandell, David Werther, Mark Linville, and Gordon Barnes
Edited by Keith E. Yandell, David Werther, Mark Linville.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Gordon Barnes: Internalism and properly basic belief.
A collection of new essays written by fifteen philosophers of religion. Bringing together some of the leading lights in current academic philosophy of religion, including William Hasker, Charles Taliaferro and Keith Yandell, it offers a fresh perspective on four major areas of discussion: Religion and Epistemology; Religion and Morality; Religion and Metaphysics; and Religion and Worldview Assessment. United by the argument that the core claims of religion have metaphysical, epistemic and moral entailments, these essays represent a state of the art discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion.
Virginia Bacheler and Jill Gussow
Shows artist Jill Gussow as she worked on and talked about "Life patterns", a mosaic mural she created, 2007-2009. Commissioned by the Grove Place Neighborhood for the City of Rochester, NY, the mural will stretch 456 square feet across the facade of the East End Garage, which is adjacent to the University of Rochester's Eastman Theatre and Eastman School of Music, and was installed in the fall of 2009.
Dena Davida, Juanita Suarez, and Anne Flynn
Edited by Dena Davida.
Includes chapters by College at Brockport faculty member Juanita Suarez: Spectres of the dark : the dance-making manifesto of Latina/Chicana choreographies ; and co-authored by College at Brockport alumna Anne Flynn: Epilogue : theory that acts like dancing : the autoethnographic strut.
Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance examines the deeper meanings and resonances of artistic dance in contemporary culture. The book comprises four sections: methods and methodologies, autoethnography, pedagogies and creative processes, and choreographies as cultural and spiritual representations. The contributors bring an insiders insight to their accounts of the nature and function of these artistic practices, giving voice to dancers, dance teachers, creators, programmers, spectators, students, and scholars.
International and intergenerational, this collection of groundbreaking scholarly research points to a new direction for both dance studies and dance anthropology. Traditionally the exclusive domain of aesthetic philosophers, the art of dance is here reframed as cultural practice, and its significance is revealed through a chorus of voices from practitioners and insider ethnographers.
By Georges Dicker.
In his two most important works, the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Berkeley argues, against the prevailing Cartesian-Lockean worldview, that there is no such thing as matter, that only minds and ideas exist, and that physical things are nothing but collections of ideas. In defense of this idealism, he advances a battery of challenging arguments, and he puts forward an alternative world‐view that purports to refute both skepticism and atheism. This book expounds and critically examines both the destructive and the constructive sides of Berkeley's thought, against the background of key elements of the mainstream views that he rejected. Its analysis of Berkeley's arguments is text‐based, accessible, and rigorous, and it shows that the Principles and the Dialogues dovetail and complement each other in a seamless way, rather than being two self‐contained defenses of idealism. In addition to relating Berkeley's work to the main thinkers that he reacted against, the book discusses work by several contemporary Berkeley scholars, and uses notions and distinctions forged by recent and contemporary analytic philosophers.
Edward H. Downey, Carl Ekstrom, and Matthew A. Jones
Edited by Ed Downey (current College at Brockport faculty member), Carl D. Ekstrom (former College at Brockport faculty member), Matthew A. Jones (former College at Brockport faculty member).
Includes a chapter by Ed Downey: A Framework for Considering the Market and Political Value of E-Government Websites: A Focus on the Current Political Value on State, County, and City Sites in the U.S. ;
and a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Matthew A. Jones and current faculty member Melchor De Guzman: E-Policing: The Value of Police Websites for Citizen Empowered Participation.
Web sites present the public face of government to its online constituents. As such, they are the focus of much research and investigation. While many of the investigations are designed to provide basic information about product development, it is the intent of this book to look beyond product development approaches to e-government and to examine emerging trends and strategies in Web site development.
E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models focuses on three foundational aspects of e-government Web sites, namely concepts or theories that influence e-government Web site development, description and analysis of e-government Web site experience from different national perspectives, and possible models that might provide direction for future e-government development. The authors brilliantly incorporate a combination of basic concepts that will guide future development of governmental Web sites, descriptive research about the state of e-government in various parts of the world, and a specific prescription for the future of e-government Web sites into one essential compilation.
By Steve Fellner, College at Brockport fsaculty member..
"Steve Fellner is not afraid to be unlikable which is why I trust him completely. Prepare for journeys to psyche wards and ERs, know that your guides will be Miss Piggy and meth, cyberspace and the shadows of the dead. Steve Fellner fully understands especially in his haunting cycle of poems to Matthew Shepard the distance respect requires, and the intimacy poetry demands."- Lia Purpura
"Steve Fellner takes us into the hidden places in this beautiful and frightening collection. You will not forget these poems."--Laura Kasichke
"Lots of collections claim to be edge: this is one of the few that actually scared me."--Paisley Rekdal
Pamela S. Haibach, Douglas Holden Collier, and Greg Reid
By Pamela S. Haibach (College at Brockport faculty member), Greg Reid, Douglas H. Collier (College at Brockport faculty member).
Based on the latest research from the field, Motor Learning and Development explains how motor development affects motor learning and provides a framework for establishing programs that facilitate skill acquisition for all learners. This first-of-its-kind undergraduate text serves as a primary resource for integrating this broad range of material within a single course. Motor Learning and Development examines the development of movement skill in humans from infancy to older adulthood and how differing motor, cognitive, and social abilities affect when, why, and how an individual learns motor skills. Begins by providing a foundational understanding of the concepts in motor learning and motor development. Readers will discover the fundamental motor skills developed during childhood as well as the individual functional and structural constraints present in childhood and adolescence. Next, readers explore physical activity and movement in relationship to young, middle, and older adulthood (including the effects of significant life changes such as leaving home, entering the workforce, getting married, and having children) and the social and psychological changes associated with retirement and aging. A unique conclusion brings the text’s concepts together to illustrate how to design developmentally appropriate programs for all types of learners. Building on the theoretical knowledge of previous chapters, readers will also learn how to prepare, develop, and implement developmentally appropriate movement programs.
Alun Hardman, Carwyn Rhys Jones, and Cesar R. Torres
Edited by Alun R. Hardman and Carwyn Jones.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Cesar R. Torres: A defense of expatriate coaching in sport.
Is the role of the sports coach simply to improve sporting performance? What are the key ethical issues in sports coaching practice?
Despite the increasing sophistication of our understanding of the player-sport-coach relationship, the dominant perspective of the sports coach is still an instrumental one, focused almost exclusively on performance, achievement and competitive success. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sport scholars challenge that view, arguing that the coaching process is an inherently moral one with an inescapably ethical dimension, involving intense relationships between players and coaches. The Ethics of Sports Coaching critically examines this moral aspect, develops a powerful idea of what sports coaching ought to be, and argues strongly that coaches must be aware of the ethical implications of their acts.
The book is structured around four central themes: the nature of coaching, the character of the coach, coaching specific populations and specific coaching contexts. It explores in detail many of the key ethical issues in contemporary sports coaching, including: coaching special populations ; the ethics of talent identification ; understanding the limits of performance ; enhancement ; coaching dangerous sports ; expatriate coaching ; setting professional standards in sports coaching.
Combining powerful theoretical positions with clear insights into the everyday realities of sports coaching practice, this is an agenda-setting book. It is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sports coaching or the ethics and philosophy of sport.
By Elizabeth Heavey, college at Brockport faculty member.
Professional nurses must be able to critique and understand the strengths and weakness of statistical design and analysis in order to develop evidence-based practices in a clinical setting. This text teaches entry-level nursing students the selection, application, and evaluation of statistical analysis techniques in addition to how to evaluate and apply the results derived from this analysis. This much needed, user-friendly book is written specifically for nurses by a nurse.
Robert Hirsch and Kitty Hubbard
By: Robert Hirsch ; with contributing writer Greg Erf.
Includes photograph of a work by The College at Brockport Art professor Kitty Hubbard (p. 171).
Joanna Halpert Kraus
By Joanna H. Kraus.
Cast: 4m., 5w., 1 either gender, extras as desired. Feisty 14-year-old Christabel loves working backstage on the lighting crew. As she stands on a 20-foot extension ladder finishing lights for her school's spring production, she loses her balance, misses a rung on the ladder and steps into thin air. Weeks later, awakening from a coma, her legs don't move. Despite multiple surgeries, Christabel is paralyzed from the waist down. Though she is surrounded by the support of her family and friends, Christabel is discouraged and embittered and believes her life is over. Her therapists insist that she can do almost everything, but she must want to succeed. Bud, her physical therapist, convinces her to enter the annual wacky eight-hour Pedal Power Challenge to race his newly designed all-terrain seven-wheeled vehicle, and she begins training. On the day of the event, her school's marching band and cheerleaders send her off in style! Christabel crosses the sand dunes and proudly sails across the dangerous inlet. A malfunction with a lever in the vehicle sets her back, but she is determined to finish the race. As she crosses the finish line, Christabel realizes a whole new life is just beginning. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of 18 produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Kraus received the Charlotte Chorpenning Cup and the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. She has written numerous articles, interviews and reviews for the media. In addition, she has received commissions to dramatize history and has published two picture books. Currently, she is correspondent for the Bay Area News Group, a member of The Dramatists Guild and is professor emeritus of the College at Brockport State University of New York.
Lauren J. Lieberman and Luis Columna
Helps physical education teachers integrate non-English speakers and Deaf children in their classes. Games and strategies allow teachers to infuse language into their daily classes, and Spanish and sign language dictionaries contain key words and phrases. A bound-in DVD-ROM presents common terms in both Spanish and American Sign Language and offers many reproducibles.
Richard C. Lumb
Prepared by Richard C. Lumb, College at Brockport emeritus faculty member.
Copyright @ Wilton, Maine, PSPP&R, LLC, Richard Lumb, Ph.D.
This riveting narrative poem -- which might be called a mini-epic -- mines little-known aspects of World War II history into a melange of African invasions, angry Egyptian gods, rampant Mormon warriors, and the lord of sleepwalkers, Dr. Calilgari. The book is decorated with a collage of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Mormon mythology, and Nazi-era iconography.
Charles P. Nemeth
By Charles P. Nemeth (former College at Brockport faculty member).
Introduces the complex topics of evidence law in a straightforward and accessible manner. The use and function of criminal evidence and civil evidence in cases is examined to offer a complete understanding of how evidence principles play out in the real world of litigation and advocacy. This revised Second Edition includes new sections on Rules and Case Law Analysis, Forensic Cases, and Evidentiary Software Programs.
This content analysis was undertaken to examine whether award-winning, middle school, fiction tradebooks provide depictions of characters who engage in writing. Once identified, writing episodes were analyzed to determine if the writing was implicitly or explicitly depicted. Additional questions queried who wrote, what was written, and what stage of the writing process was represented. A final question asked what additional information and aesthetic responses were recorded in the Researcher's Journal. Two tools, a Content Analysis Instrument and a Researcher's Journal, guided the collection of data from 43 books appearing on three awards lists. Forty-two of the books included at least one character who engaged in writing. Overall, 615 episodes of writing were recorded. Thirty-six percent of the episodes showed the characters explicitly engaged in the act of writing. Thirty-nine percent of the characters were young teens; 51.5% were female. European Americans accounted for the highest percentage (46%) of ethnicities represented. A character's religion was not found to be a significant element in the books sampled, and few of the characters represented imaginary creatures. A variety of types of artifacts were penned, including letters, journals, and poems; digital literacies were not represented. Adults provided the target audience for most of the writings. Communication provided the impetus for most of the writing episodes. No particular stage of writing process could be determined for 66% of the episodes. Finally, two categories directly related to writing emerged from the Researcher's Journal: teaching examples and writing process. Aesthetic responses also detailed believability issues, important messages, highly attractive books, and other creative endeavors. The results suggest research needs to be conducted in three areas: to determine middle school readers' responses to character writers, to determine to what extent character writers of multiple diverse backgrounds are represented in award-winning multicultural books, and to determine middle school readers' responses to character writers of indeterminate ethnicity. Separate booklists are identified for researchers and teachers. Action research conducted by teachers utilizing the identified episodes could be undertaken to study middle school students' responses to characters who write.
Haley Schedlin and Lauren J. Lieberman
By Haley Schedlin (College at Brockport double alumna) and Lauren Lieberman (College at Brockport faculty member).
This start up manual was originally created by the staff of Camp Abilities, a sports camp for children visual impairments that meets their developmental needs, which was started in 1996 at The College at Brockport by Dr. Lauren Lieberman.
The purpose of this manual is to help potential camp directors utilize material and information that will help them run a successaful camp what will empower children with visual impairments, blindness and deafblindness to participate in sports to the very best of their ability.
Susan R. Seem, Kathy M. Evans, and Elizabeth Ann Kincade
By: Kathy M. Evans, Elizabeth Ann Kincade, Susan Rachael Seem.
Focusing on the practical application of feminist theory to clinical experience, Introduction to Feminist Therapy provides guidelines to help therapists master social action and empowerment techniques, feminist diagnostic and assessment strategies, and gender-role and power analyses to foster individual and social change. This guide is ideal for graduate students enrolled in a techniques of counseling course and practitioners who wish to incorporate feminist therapy into their current approach, including how to apply feminist therapy to both women and men and how to deal with the gender issues of both sexes. Client/Therapist dialogues provide readers with examples of how each technique actually works in a therapeutic session. The text also provides case studies, coverage of ethical issues, and feminist assessment guidelines that show readers how to conduct a feminist assessment with and without using the DSM-IV-TR.
By Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, former College at Brockport visiting professor.
This expanded second edition carries forward the initial insights into the biological and existential significances of animation by taking contemporary research findings in cognitive science and philosophy and in neuroscience into critical and constructive account. It first takes affectivity as its focal point, elucidating it within both an enactive and qualitative affective-kinetic dynamic. It follows through with a thoroughgoing interdisciplinary inquiry into movement from three perspectives: mind, brain, and the conceptually reciprocal realities of receptivity and responsivity as set forth in phenomenology and evolutionary biology, respectively. It ends with a substantive afterword on kinesthesia, pointing up the incontrovertible significance of the faculty to cognition and affectivity.
John M. Silva, Jonathan N. Metzler, and Bart A. Lerner
Edited by John M. Silva III (former College at Brockport faculty member), Jonathan N. Metzler, Bart Lerner..
Training Professionals in the Practice of Sport Psychology provides a detailed look at all facets of the education process from training requirements to certification to developing a mental training program. Intended for those seeking to become sport psychology professionals, and unlike any other counseling text, this book supplies students with the information, tools, and essential preparatory steps needed to become a fully certified sport psychologist.
This is an essential graduate text for applied sport psychology and professional practice courses in sport psychology.
"The contents of this book are truly unique, as no other resource of its kind exists. Many of us who have taught applied sport psychology graduate courses and worked with athletes would have benefitted considerably if such a text had existed previously. Fortunately, it does now. And, fortunately, sport psychologists with interests in directly applying their knowledge to athletes will benefit considerably in the present and the future." -- From the foreword by Robert N. Singer, professor emeritus, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
Joan Z. Spade and Catherine G. Valentine
Accessible, timely, and stimulating, the Third Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the key ideas, theories, and applications in the field viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. Focusing on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments, this collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender studies is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally.--Publisher
Jonathan Strahan and Nancy Kress
A collection of twelve original stories, edited by Jonathan Strahan, that explore the possibility of being able to travel to and live on Mars.
Includes the short story: First principle, by Brockport alumna and former faculty member Nancy Kress.
Cesar R. Torres
«¿Cuál es la delgada línea entre la picardía y la trampa? ¿Existe la ética en el mundo de la más alta competencia en el deporte? ¿Tienen premio los buenos perdedores? Con esfuerzo, horas de análisis y mucho trabajo, César R. Torres, nos regala esta pieza valiosa y asume el desafío de pensar para escribir, y escribir para pensar. Las bibliotecas agradecidas de incorporar este material atractivo y nosotros los lectores, de parabienes por el placer de disfrutarlo.» Román Iucht (periodista, Radio Continental y diario La Nación)
«Gol de media cancha recorre los temas que rodean la práctica deportiva, los problematiza para poner a prueba los valores y las decisiones de los practicantes y, sin pelos en la lengua ni eufemismos, ejemplifica las situaciones con anécdotas de jugadores, técnicos y periodistas; tanto las que merecen recordarse como las que no deberían siquiera haber ocurrido. En ese tono, llega hasta posicionarse a contracorriente de la tradición y el sentido común de muchos médicos, comunicadores y profesores para alentar a tod@s a abrazar una vida (deportiva) plena.» Ángela Aisenstein, (docente, Universidad Nacional de Luján y Universidad de San Andrés)
«La obra de César R. Torres resulta contracultural en un contexto deportivo que desconoce valores esenciales y difunde modelos inadmisibles. El autor vuelve a sorprender a la comunidad del deporte con la claridad, solvencia y agudeza que lo caracteriza. Este libro debería constituirse en material obligatorio de lectura de docentes, dirigentes, deportistas y padres de los niños que emprenden el maravilloso desafío de practicar deporte. Gol de media cancha le es fiel a su título.» Carlos Siffredi (Director General, Club de Amigos)
Engaging in mainstream activities in 1972 Washington, D.C., teenager Angela Sloan is unexpectedly given orders by her father, a former CIA officer, to stay prepared and wait for instructions, an effort complicated by requests from strangers.
Joseph P. Winnick, Lauren J. Lieberman, Cathy Houston-Wilson, Francis M. Kozub, Douglas Collier, and Garth Tymeson
Edited by College at Brockport faculty member Joseph P. Winnick.
Includes chapters by The College at Brockport faculty:
Lauren J. Lieberman, Hard of Hearing, Deaf, or Deafblind
Cathy Houston-Wilson, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Francis Xavier Short, Health-Related Physical Fitness and Physical Activity
Francis M. Kozub, Other Health-Impaired Conditions
Douglas Holden Collier, Instructional Strategies for Adapted Physical Education
Also includes two chapters co-authored by Brockport alumnus Garth Tymeson, Measurement, Assessment, and Program Evaluation ; and: Individualized Education Programs.