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.
This study imagines modernism as a series of conversations and locates Edith Wharton’s voice in those debates.
Ingrid Hess and Jane Hoober Peifer
Children's picture book, illustrated by College at Brockport faculty member Ingrid Hess and written by Jane Hoober Peifer.
No matter how hectic life gets, when the very large Stranowsky family gathers for meals and at other times with assorted friends and neighbors, they find comfort in a special song that reminds them of God’s presence.
Includes a CD of the book read by the author and a performance of The Family Song. For ages 4-to-8.
By Steven Huff [College at Brockport alumnus and former adjunct faculty member].
A collection of short fictions, including "The Shadow of Hollywood," "Where Snow Comes From," and "The Death of Johnny Red Heart," from Pushcart Award winning fiction writer and poet Steven Huff.
John Huss, David Werther, and Gordon Barnes
Edited by John Huss, David Werther.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Gordon Barnes: Guess things happen that way: Johnny Cash and the frailty of human nature.
Johnny Cash contained multitudes. The Man in Black has the most diverse following of any popular musician. He gave a voice to the poor and beaten down, and posed disturbing questions about violence, addiction, love, self-destruction, and meaning. In Johnny Cash and Philosophy, twenty-one philosophers explore the implications of the Johnny Cash myth and the Johnny Cash message. Their investigations uncover the distinctive relevance of Johnny Cash for moral responsibility, social justice, patriotism, romantic love, artistic creativity, class oppression, and individual identity. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.
Earl G. Ingersoll, Mary C. Ingersoll, and Anthony Burgess
Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll [College at Brockport emeritus] and Mary C. Ingersoll.
Anandam P. Kavoori, Aswin Punathambekar, and Natalie Rose Sarrazin
Edited by Anandam P. Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar.
Includes chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Natalie Rose Sarrazin: Songs from the heart: musical coding, emotional sentiment, and transnational Sonic identity in India's popular film music.
Bollywood is one of the most prolific film industries in the world. Based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the industry churns out hundreds of films each year—primarily melodramatic films with music and elaborately choreographed dance routines. Bollywood's popularity is quickly spreading across the globe, and, beyond the films themselves, Bollywood has made its way into global popular culture. Global Bollywood brings together leading scholars to examine the transnational and transmedia terrain of Bollywood. Defining Bollywood as an arena of public culture distinct from Hindi-language Bombay cinema, this volume offers a new critical framework for analyzing the institutional, cultural, and political dimensions of Bollywood films and film music as they begin to constitute an important circuit of global flows in the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the book examines contestations surrounding the term "Bollywood," changing relations between the state and the film industry, convergence with television and new media, online fan culture, film journalism, and the reception and negotiations of gender and sexuality in diverse socio-cultural contexts. Global Bollywood is indispensable for understanding not only Bollywood cinema and culture but also how global media flows are reconfiguring relationships among geography, cultural production, and cultural identity.—Publisher’s description
Alexandra M. Kokoli and Alisia Grace Chase
Edited by Alexandra M. Kokoli.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alisia Chase: “Draws Like a Girl”: The Necessity of Old School Feminist Interventions in the World of Comics and Graphic Novels.
This collection is a timely intervention into current debates about art, history, feminism and visual culture. Coming at the moment when contemporary art practices are themselves involved in re-cycling, re-evaluating and re-enacting the past, it asks how feminism s own troubled histories can be reframed productively in the present. The questions that feminism raised in the 1970s and 80s are still pertinent, and are addressed in a number of original essays: What does gender equality mean in the arts? How can women s subjectivities be articulated or performed differently in art practices? Can attention to gender enable us to engage with complex differences of race, sexuality and class, of age and generation? Do we need new interpretative and conceptual models for writing about art? Alexandra Kokoli s thoughtful and illuminating introduction reminds us that reframing is a risky but exciting business if it makes us ask these questions anew, with attention to the politics and aesthetics of the present. Feminism Reframed demonstrates how the fraught and fertile relationship between feminism and the visual arts continues to produce challenging art historical scholarship that demands and engages our attention.
By Warren Kozireski.
Dena B. Levy and Nicole R. Krassas
By Dena B. Levy and Nicole R. Krassas.
Thomas A. Lyson, G. W. Stevenson, Rick Welsh, and Amy Guptill
Edited by Thomas A. Lyson, G.W. Stevenson, and Rick Welsh.
Includes two chapters co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Amy Guptill: Is relationship marketing an alternative to the corporatization of organics? A case study of OFARM; and: The effect of laws that foster agricultural bargaining : apple growers in Michigan and New York State.
Agriculture in the United States today increasingly operates in two separate spheres: large, corporate-connected commodity production and distribution systems and small-scale farms that market directly to consumers. As a result, midsize family-operated farms find it increasingly difficult to find and reach markets for their products. They are too big to use the direct marketing techniques of small farms but too small to take advantage of corporate marketing and distribution systems. This crisis of the midsize farm results in a rural America with weakened municipal tax bases, job loss, and population flight. Food and the Mid-Level Farm discusses strategies for reviving an "agriculture of the middle" and creating a food system that works for midsize farms and ranches. Activists, practitioners, and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, political science, and economics, consider ways midsize farms can regain vitality by scaling up aspects of small farms' operations to connect with consumers, organizing together to develop markets for their products, developing food supply chains that preserve farmer identity and are based on fair business agreements, and promoting public policies (at international, federal, state, and community levels) that address agriculture-of-the-middle issues. Food and the Mid-Level Farm makes it clear that the demise of midsize farms and ranches is not a foregone conclusion and that the renewal of an agriculture of the middle will benefit all participants in the food system--from growers to consumers. Thomas A. Lyson was Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University until his death in 2006. G. W. Stevenson is Senior Scientist with the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-- Madison. Rick Welsh is Associate Professor of Sociology at Clarkson University.
This study has significant historical value. It offers an in-depth perspective into the British psyche at the height of Victorian England by delving into the serious debates which ensued in the wake of the revolt in India. The result is analytical reflections on British imperial, evangelical, economic, political, military, and moral thinking. The book destroys a number of myths which had been carefully nurtured in Britain about the popular acceptance of British rule in India. Furthermore, it opens a new vista in the study of the Indian 'mutiny'. To date it has been viewed as everything except a Muslim rebellion, while the reports from the field indicated that this was its true nature, first and last. The book also opens a new chapter on the degree to which Christian evangelism had taken hold of the British imperial effort in India, and how it used the government machinery to expand and advance missionary work in the South Asian colony. It also reveals the degree to which Christians had become intolerant of other faiths. Book jacket.
Robert E. (Robert Ernst) Marx
By Robert Ernst Marx [College at Brockport emeritus].
Christopher J. Norment
By Christopher Norment.
Based on three seasons of field research in the Canadian Arctic, Christopher Norment’s exquisitely crafted meditation on science and nature, wildness and civilization, is marked by bottomless prose, reflection on timeless questions, and keen observations of the world and our place in it. In an era increasingly marked by cutting-edge research at the cellular and molecular level, what is the role for scientists of sympathetic observation? What can patient waiting tell us about ourselves and our place in the world?
His family at home in the American Midwest, Norment spends months on end living in isolation in the Northwest Territories, studying the ecology of the Harris’s Sparrow. Although the fourteenth-century German mystic Meister Eckhardt wrote, “God is at home, we are in the far country,” Norment argues that an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual “far country” can be found in the lives of animals and arctic wilderness. For Norment, “doing science” can lead to an enriched aesthetic and emotional connection to something beyond the self and a way to develop a sacred sense of place in a world that feels increasingly less welcoming, certain, and familiar.
Peter P. Olevnik
By Peter Olevnik [College at Brockport emeritus].
A collection of poems and stories by the College at Brockport Library's former Head of Reference. Peter is also an accomplished painter, and has his own website: http://www.peterolevnikart.com/
Albert Paley, Linda Shearer, and Paola Gribaudo
Albert Paley [College at Brockport former faculty member].
Edited by Linda Shearer ; editor, Paola Gribaudo.
By Mauro Panaggio.
This book teaches winning defense... built upon all of Mauro's experience that produced 811 wins, 11 league championships, winning four SUNYAC Conference Championships and two NCAA Eastern Regional Championships.
Title on cover: Deeefense! : wins basketbal championships.
This book teaches winning defense... built upon all of Mauro's experience that produced 811 wins, 11 league championships, winning four SUNYAC Conference Championships, and 2 NCAA Eastern Reagional Chanpionships
his book teaches winning defense... built upon all of Mauro's experience that produced 811 wins, 11 league championships, winning four SUNYAC Conference Championships, and 2 NCAA Eastern Reagional Chanpionships. his book teaches winning defense... built upon all of Mauro's experience that produced 811 wins, 11 league championships, winning four SUNYAC Conference Championships, and 2 NCAA Eastern Reagional Chanpionships.
By Paul Persia.
Jack R. Rollwagen
By Jack R. Rollwagen
"Brockport is a village on the Erie Canal in western New York, between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo. Brockport illustrates much about life in contemporary mainstream America. This DVD ... will Introduce five artists [from Brockport, N.Y.], provide some examples of their work, and examine their art in the context of similar art in American culture."--Container
Link to Blog:
Robert C. Schneider
"...will meet the needs of the non-experienced basketball neophyte, interested in "taking up" basketball, as well as the very experienced elite basketball player who is interested in further refining their fundamentals. Refined to the most rudimentary level, the fundamentals of basketball are clearly described in narrative form along with a listing of learning points. Pictorial displays of the described fundamentals are complimented with practice drills that will allow one to learn or perfect their skills. Additionally, for the teacher as well as student and player, skills tests are provided for each of the basic skills."--Publisher's website
By Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, former College at Brockport faculty member.
This book argues the case for a foundationalist ethics centrally based on an empirical understanding of human nature. For Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, "an ethics formulated on the foundations of anything other than human nature, hence on anything other than an identification of pan-cultural human realities, lacks solid empirical moorings. It easily loses itself in isolated hypotheticals, reductionist scenarios, or theoretical abstractions - in the prisoner's dilemma, selfish genes, dedicated brain modules, evolutionary altruism, or psychological egoism, for example - or it easily becomes itself an ethical system over and above the ethics it formulates," such as the deontological ethics of Kantian categorical imperatives, the utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill, or the ethics of care." "Taking her cue from Hume, especially his Treatise on Human Nature, where he grounds "the moral sense" in human nature seen as always in tension between the natural tendencies of selfish acquisitiveness and sympathy for others, Sheets-Johnstone pursues her phenomenological investigation of the natural basis of human morality by directing her attention, first to what is traditionally considered the dark side of human nature, and then to the positive side. The tension between the two calls for an interdisciplinary therapeutic resolution, which she offers in the epilogue by arguing for the value of a moral education that enlightens humans about their own human nature, highlighting both the socialization of fear and the importance of play and creativity."--Jacket.
Joan Z. Spade and Jeanne H. Ballantine
Edited by Joan Z. Spade, Jeanne H. Ballantine.
Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education, Third Edition, now published by Pine Forge Press, features original readings and article excerpts by leaders in the area of Sociology of Education. With a wide array of theoretical perspectives, a broad range of respected sources, and inclusion of both classic and contemporary studies, this comprehensive, integrated text addresses key issues in the field with a balanced presentation. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text continues to offer theory, methods, and classical and current issues organized around the theme of the open systems approach to make both the pedagogy and presentation of material coherent for students. Thus, the book is not just a collection of articles but a presentation of a holistic view of educational systems. New to the Third Edition
• 32 new readings, 2 readings revised for this edition, and 19 articles previously included, all by early and contemporary noted scholars
• Expanded text introductions to each chapter provide a holistic view of the field
• Part introductions outline key issues in a given area of the field and explain the contributions made by the selections that follow
• Introductory questions to consider when reading each article encourage students to engage in critical thinking
• Conclusions to each part feature suggested projects for continued exploration of the topic
Instructor Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors by contacting email@example.com. These include class exercises, suggestions for videos, and other teaching tips. Intended Audience Used either alone or as a supplement, this integrated overview of Sociology of Education is geared toward upper-level undergraduate courses in Sociology of Education, Foundations of Education, Social Contexts of Education or related courses in departments of sociology and education.
William F. Stier
By William F. Stier, Jr.
Sport Management The Business of Sport, has been written and revised specifically for students in introductory collegiate courses in sport management programs. Readers are given a realistic glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that exist now as well as in the future within the exciting world of sport and sport management. This second edition has updated information and data, including a significant increase in the number of concepts presented throughout the book. An additional two chapters has been added to provide more in-depth material in the areas of facilities and the law. This edition also includes an expansion in the number of questions at the end of each chapter as well as space for the student to insert the answers to these questions.
R. Murray Thomas
by R. Murray Thomas [former College at Brockport faculty member].
Schools in the United States have historically banned many different things. From clothing to weapons, from cell phones to books, schools have implemented various types of censorship and restrictions on their students for a variety of reasons and with a variety of results. This book's purpose is to describe the various things banned in schools, the reasons behind attempts to ban such things, the types of people who approve of censoring those things and the types who do not, the outcome of representative cases of censorship, and suggestions for school personnel about how to cope with bans. Each chapter addresses the same sequence of topics: a particular type of ban's domain and historical background; representative cases of the ban's application; ban supporters and their methods; ban critics and their methods; and ways of resolving conflicts over the ban.
While some may argue that cell phones are necessary in today's school setting, others would suggest they are disruptive. While some may argue The Catcher in the Rye should be banned, others may say it is essential reading for American students. More recently, some schools have banned all of the Harry Potter books from their library shelves. Few would argue that a ban on weapons is a bad thing, but who determines what should be considered a weapon? In some schools, restrictions are placed on Web access, but who decides what to allow and what not to allow? Where do the lines get drawn? Here, Thomas reviews the many areas of censorship in our schools and helps readers draw their own conclusions.
R. Murray Thomas and Dale L. Brubaker
By R. Murray Thomas [former College at Brockport faculty member] and Dale L. Brubaker.
REVIEWS: "Coming generations of graduate students will be in debt to Professors Thomas and Brubaker for providing a long-overdue guide to the rite of passage known as theses and dissertations. This book is realistic, clear, and refreshingly sensitive to what the student needs to know. Why such a comprehensive and helpful book has not been written before is mystifying." (Seymour B. Sarason, Professor of Psychology Emeritus ) "Too many students complete their thesis or dissertation and say, 'If I had only known X.' Thomas and Brubaker have provided the book that will help all such students. The clear exposition, the recognition of problems, the multiple perspectives, and the advice coming from years of experience make this an essential book for those considering or completing theses and dissertations. The checklists, breadth of coverage, and attention to details provide readers (both students and advisors) with an excellent resource." (John A. Hattie, Professor of Education ) "Moves beyond simplistic discussions of 'procedures to follow' that are commonly found in dissertation or thesis guides to in-depth discussions of stages in the research process that provide strong reference points and examples for students as they embark on the disciplined inquiry of thesis and dissertation research. This book is a valuable text for proposal writing classes, faculty members who direct dissertations and theses, and students throughout the research process." (Betty J. Alford, Chair of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership ) "A top pick for any basic college-level collection catering to graduate students, this book is sure to be a popular, often-consulted, and practical reference." (The Bookwatch, October 2007 )
Lisa Tyler and Jennifer Anne Haytock
Edited by Lisa Tyler.
Includes chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Jennifer Haytock: Conversation among wars : teaching A farewell to arms as an American war novel.
Dudley Underwood and David Eugene Smith
Edited by Underwood Dudley.
Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member David Eugene Smith: On the origin of certain typical problems.
Wynne Wright, Gerad Middendorf, and Amy Guptill
Edited by Wynne Wright and Gerad Middendorf.
Includes chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Amy Guptill: Infertile ground : the struggle for a new Puerto Rican food system.
This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field.
Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food’s role in socialization, identity, work, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout.
Written in a lively style, this book will be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.
Art Walk Brockport : An Audio Guide to Seeing Historic Sites and Public Sculpture in Brockport [Audio CD]
Virginia Bacheler, Davida Bloom, William Hullfish, and Clyde Morgan
Writers: Audrey Payne and Virginia Bacheler ; narrator: Davida Bloom.
College at Brockport contributors include faculty and former faculty: Virginia Bachelor, Davida Bloom, Bill Hullfish, Clyde Morgan, Khlaid Saleem; and alumna Audrey Payne.
"The ArtWalk audio guide is the perfect vehicle to promote good health and aesthetic pleasures. The music will energize your gait as you take in the high spots of our village. We are very fortunate to have such a strong relationship with Ginnie (Bacheler) and SUNY Brockport, as she has produced an extremely professional piece that will impress visitors from all over the country." The tour is available on CD and in mp3 format and can be downloaded at http://www.brockport.edu/artwalk/.