Art & Art History

 

Cover ArtArt of the United States, 1750-2000 by John Davis; Michael Leja; Francesca Rose (Editor)
Call Number: N6505 .A76 2020
ISBN: 9780932171207
Publication Date: 2020-02-15
Art of the United States is a landmark volume that presents three centuries of US art through a broad array of historical texts, including writings by artists, critics, patrons, literary figures, and other commentators. Combining a wide-ranging selection of texts with high-quality reproductions of artworks, it offers an unprecedented resource for the study and understanding of the visual arts of the United States. With contextual essays, explanatory headnotes, a chronology of US historical landmarks, maps, and full-color illustrations of key artworks, the volume will appeal to national and international audiences ranging from undergraduates and museum visitors to art historians and other scholars. Texts by a range of artists and cultural figures--including John Adams, Thomas Cole, Frederic Douglass, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Clement Greenberg, and Cindy Sherman--are grouped according to historical era alongside additional featured artists. A sourcebook of unprecedented breadth and depth, Art of the United States brings together multiple voices throughout the ages to provide a framework for learning and critical thinking on US art.  

 

Cover ArtGoing There by Richard J. Powell
Call Number: N6538.B53 P69 2020
ISBN: 9780300245745
Publication Date: 2020-11-03
A kaleidoscopic survey of black satire in 20th- and 21st-century American art In this groundbreaking study, Richard J. Powell investigates the visual forms of satire produced by black artists in 20th- and 21st-century America. Underscoring the historical use of visual satire as antiracist dissent and introspective critique, Powell argues that it has a distinctly African American lineage. Taking on some of the most controversial works of the past century--in all their complexity, humor, and provocation--Powell raises important questions about the social power of art.   Expansive in both historical reach and breadth of media presented, Going There interweaves discussions of such works as the midcentury cartoons of Ollie Harrington, the installations of Kara Walker, the paintings of Robert Colescott, and the movies of Spike Lee. Other artists featured in the book include David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Beverly McIver, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems. Thoroughly researched and rich in context, Going There is essential reading in the history of satire, racial politics, and contemporary art. Published in association with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.

 

Cover ArtSculpture at the Ends of Slavery by Caitlin Meehye Beach
Call Number: N8243.S576 B43 2022
ISBN: 9780520343269
Publication Date: 2022-11-15
From abolitionist medallions to statues of bondspeople bearing broken chains, sculpture gave visual and material form to narratives about the end of slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery sheds light on the complex--and at times contradictory--place of such works as they moved through a world contoured both by the devastating economy of enslavement and by international abolitionist campaigns. By examining matters of making, circulation, display, and reception, Caitlin Meehye Beach argues that sculpture stood as a highly visible but deeply unstable site from which to interrogate the politics of slavery. With focus on works by Josiah Wedgwood, Hiram Powers, Edmonia Lewis, John Bell, and Francesco Pezzicar, Beach uncovers both the radical possibilities and the conflicting limitations of art in the pursuit of justice in racial capitalism's wake.

 

Cover ArtA Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latina/o Art by Alejandro Anreus (Editor); Robin Adèle Greeley (Editor); Megan A. Sullivan (Editor); Dana Arnold (Series edited by)
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9781118475416
Publication Date: 2021-11-09
In-depth scholarship on the central artists, movements, and themes of Latin American art, from the Mexican revolution to the present A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art consists of over 30 never-before-published essays on the crucial historical and theoretical issues that have framed our understanding of art in Latin America. This book has a uniquely inclusive focus that includes both Spanish-speaking Caribbean and contemporary Latinx art in the United States. Influential critics of the 20th century are also covered, with an emphasis on their effect on the development of artistic movements. By providing in-depth explorations of central artists and issues, alongside cross-references to illustrations in major textbooks, this volume provides an excellent complement to wider surveys of Latin American and Latinx art. Readers will engage with the latest scholarship on each of five distinct historical periods, plus broader theoretical and historical trends that continue to influence how we understand Latinx, Indigenous, and Latin American art today. The book's areas of focus include: The development of avant-garde art in the urban centers of Latin America from 1910-1945 The rise of abstraction during the Cold War and the internationalization of Latin American art from 1945-1959 The influence of the political upheavals of the 1960s on art and art theory in Latin America The rise of conceptual art as a response to dictatorship and social violence in the 1970s and 1980s The contemporary era of neoliberalism and globalization in Latin American and Latino Art, 1990-2010 With its comprehensive approach and informative structure, A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art is an excellent resource for advanced students in Latin American culture and art. It is also a valuable reference for aspiring scholars in the field.

 

Cover ArtCamille Claudel by Emerson Bowyer (Editor); Anne-Lise Desmas (Editor); Chloe Ariot (Contribution by); Cecile Bertran (Contribution by); Clarisse Fava-Piz (Contribution by); Franck Joubin (Contribution by); Chloe M. Pelletier (Contribution by)
Call Number: NB553.C44 A4 2023
ISBN: 9781606068700
Publication Date: 2023-11-07
Abundantly illustrated, this catalogue is a fascinating and comprehensive reevaluation of the French modernist sculptor Camille Claudel. Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was among the most daring and visionary sculptors of the late nineteenth century. Although much attention has been paid to her tumultuous life--her affair with her mentor, Auguste Rodin; the premature end to her career; her thirty-year institutionalization in an asylum--her art remains little known outside of France. Memorably praised by critic Octave Mirbeau in 1895 as "a revolt of nature: a woman of genius," Claudel was celebrated for her brilliance during a time when women sculptors were rare. Featuring more than two hundred photographs along with contributions from leading experts, this publication accompanies the first comprehensive survey of Claudel's oeuvre in nearly forty years. With essays exploring the many facets of her life, work, and reception; a biography; commentary by American sculptor Kiki Smith; and a fascinating appendix of documents written by Claudel and her contemporaries, this volume reevaluates the artist's work on its own merits and repositions her legacy within a more complex genealogy of modernism. This volume, copublished with The Art Institute of Chicago, accompanies an exhibition on view at The Art Institute of Chicago from October 7, 2023, to February 19, 2024 and at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center from April 2 to July 21, 2024.

 

Cover ArtLiving Histories by Aimee Ng; Xavier F. Salomon; Stephen Truax
Call Number: ND1301.N49 F755 2023
ISBN: 9781913875398
Publication Date: 2023-09-19
A new and stimulating way of looking at Old Master paintings with a foreword by Hanya Yanagihara, contributions by Jonathan Anderson, Jessica Bell Brown, Christopher Lew, Jason Reynolds, Legacy Russell, and Russell Tovey, and works by Jenna Gribbon, Doron Langberg, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Salman Toor. Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters is an exciting volume featuring the work of four New York-based artists, each presenting a single new work in conversation with celebrated paintings in The Frick Collection, with particular emphasis on issues of gender and queer identity typically excluded from narratives of early modern European art. The idea of commissioning four works to display at Frick Madison emerged when four masterpieces by Vermeer, Holbein, and Rembrandt were loaned to exhibitions. Works by Jenna Gribbon, Doron Langberg, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Salman Toor were commissioned to replace them, alongside other works by these artists. This book is the result of the four New York artists' responses to the Frick's collection, and the conversations their work engendered. Written contributions are provided by Jonathan Anderson, Jessica Bell Brown, Christopher Lew, Jason Reynolds, Legacy Russell, and Russell Tovey.

 

Cover ArtPicturing the Americas by Peter John Brownlee (Editor); Valéria Piccoli (Editor); Georgiana Uhlyarik (Editor)
Call Number: ND1352.A455 P53 2015
ISBN: 9780300211504
Publication Date: 2015-08-11
A bold and richly illustrated survey of the traditions and stylistic evolution of landscape painting in the Americas   As nations in the Americas gained independence in the early 19th century, a pictorial landscape tradition emerged. By 1840, landscape painting had become the primary medium for articulating conceptions of land and nation in the development of North and South American cultural identity. Picturing the Americas offers the first comprehensive treatment of this genre on both American continents, bringing into dialogue the landscape traditions of artists practicing between 1840 and 1940.   The catalogue is brilliantly illustrated with 260 color images, including works by U.S. artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Canadian artists Joseph Légaré, Frances Anne Hopkins, and Lawren Harris; Mexico's José María Velasco, Uruguay's Joaquín Torres-García, and Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral, among many others. Leading scholars offer a Pan-American perspective on these landscape traditions: essays consider the emergence of modernism, as well as how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of the peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas of the two continents.   

 

Business & Economics 

 

Cover ArtInside IBM by James W. Cortada
Call Number: HD58.7 .C646 2023
ISBN: 9780231213004
Publication Date: 2023-10-31
IBM was the world's leading provider of information technologies for much of the twentieth century. What made it so successful for such a long time, and what lessons can this iconic corporation teach present-day enterprises? James W. Cortada-a business historian who worked at IBM for many years-pinpoints the crucial role of IBM's corporate culture. He provides an inside look at how this culture emerged and evolved over the course of nearly a century, bringing together the perspectives of employees, executives, and customers around the world. Through a series of case studies, Inside IBM explores the practices that built and reinforced organizational culture, including training of managers, employee benefits, company rituals, and the role of humor. It also considers the importance of material culture, such as coffee mugs and lapel pins. Cortada argues that IBM's corporate culture aligned with its business imperatives for most of its history, allowing it to operate with a variety of stakeholders in mind and not simply prioritize stockholders. He identifies key lessons that managers can learn from IBM's experience and apply in their own organizations today. This engaging and deeply researched book holds many insights for business historians, executives and managers concerned with stakeholder relations, professionals interested in corporate culture, and IBMers.

 

Cover ArtSide Hustle Safety Net by Alexandrea J. Ravenelle
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780520387300
Publication Date: 2023-10-24
The first major study of how the pandemic affected gig workers--a sociological exploration that reads like a novel.   This is the story of what the most vulnerable wage earners--gig workers, restaurant staff, early-career creatives, and minimum-wage laborers--do when the economy suddenly collapses. In Side Hustle Safety Net, Alexandrea J. Ravenelle builds on interviews with nearly two hundred gig-based and precarious workers, conducted during the height of the pandemic, to uncover the unique challenges they faced in unprecedented times. This book tells the stories of the "officially Unemployed" and the "forgotten jobless"--a digital-era demographic that turned to side hustles--and reveals how they fared. CARES Act assistance allowed some to change careers, start businesses, and perhaps transform their lives. However, gig workers and those involved in "polyemployment" found themselves at the mercy of outdated unemployment systems, vulnerable to scams, and attempting dubious survival strategies. Ultimately, Side Hustle Safety Net argues that the rise of the gig economy, partnered with underemployment and economic instability, has increased worker precarity with disastrous consequences.

 

Cover ArtRadically Human by Paul Daugherty; H. James Wilson
Call Number: TA347.A78 D38 2022
ISBN: 9781647821081
Publication Date: 2022-04-26
Technology advances are making tech more . . . human. This changes everything you thought you knew about innovation and strategy. In their groundbreaking book, Human + Machine, Accenture technology leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James Wilson showed how leading organizations use the power of human-machine collaboration to transform their processes and their bottom lines. Now, as new AI powered technologies like the metaverse, natural language processing, and digital twins begin to rapidly impact both life and work, those companies and other pioneers across industries are tipping the balance even more strikingly toward the human side with technology-led strategy that is reshaping the very nature of innovation. In Radically Human, Daugherty and Wilson show this profound shift, fast-forwarded by the pandemic, toward more human--and more humane--technology. Artificial intelligence is becoming less artificial and more intelligent. Instead of data-hungry approaches to AI, innovators are pursuing data-efficient approaches that enable machines to learn as humans do. Instead of replacing workers with machines, they're unleashing human expertise to create human-centered AI. In place of lumbering legacy IT systems, they're building cloud-first IT architectures able to continuously adapt to a world of billions of connected devices. And they're pursuing strategies that will take their place alongside classic, winning business formulas like disruptive innovation. These against-the-grain approaches to the basic building blocks of business--Intelligence, Data, Expertise, Architecture, and Strategy (IDEAS)--are transforming competition. Industrial giants and startups alike are drawing on this radically human IDEAS framework to create new business models, optimize post-pandemic approaches to work and talent, rebuild trust with their stakeholders, and show the way toward a sustainable future. With compelling insights and fresh examples from a variety of industries, Radically Human will forever change the way you think about, practice, and win with innovation.

 

Communication

 

Cover ArtMedia Literacy and Media Education Research Methods by Pierre Fastrez (Editor); Normand Landry (Editor)
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780367492649
Publication Date: 2023-10-13
This handbook interrogates the foundations of media literacy and media education research from a methodological standpoint. It provides a detailed, illustrated overview of key methods used in the study of media literacy and media education. Further, it reveals the diversity of this research field and organizes this diversity by using three categories of investigation: media practices, educational initiatives, and prescriptive discourses. The book offers valuable reference points and tools for exploring the range of research methods used to study media literacy and media education and how these methods connect to epistemological stances, theoretical frameworks, and research questions. It serves as a guide for researchers who wish to position themselves, reflect on the methods they use or are considering using, and compare and contrast them against alternative or complementary approaches. After reading this book, readers will be better able to identify and define the objects of study in media literacy and media education research, the preferred ways of conducting investigations, the phenomena, issues, and dimensions that these are likely to bring to light, and the knowledge that they generate. This comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field of media literacy education research methods will be of great interest to scholars and students of education studies, media studies, media literacy, cognitive science, and communication studies. Chapter 2 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http: //www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International license.

 

Computer Science & Information Systems 

 

Cover ArtOur Data, Ourselves by Jacqueline D. Lipton
Call Number: HD30.3815 .L46 2022
ISBN: 9780520379664
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
A practical, user-friendly handbook for understanding and protecting our personal data and digital privacy.   Our Data, Ourselves addresses a common and crucial question: What can we as private individuals do to protect our personal information in a digital world? In this practical handbook, legal expert Jacqueline D. Lipton guides readers through important issues involving technology, data collection, and digital privacy as they apply to our daily lives. Our Data, Ourselves covers a broad range of everyday privacy concerns with easily digestible, accessible overviews and real-world examples. Lipton explores the ways we can protect our personal data and monitor its use by corporations, the government, and others. She also explains our rights regarding sensitive personal data like health insurance records and credit scores, as well as what information retailers can legally gather, and how. Who actually owns our personal information? Can an employer legally access personal emails? What privacy rights do we have on social media? Answering these questions and more, Our Data, Ourselves provides a strategic approach to assuming control over, and ultimately protecting, our personal information.

 

Cover ArtThe Fifth Estate by William H. Dutton
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780190688363
Publication Date: 2023-05-30
In the eighteenth century, the printing press enabled the rise of an independent press--the Fourth Estate--that helped check the power of governments, business, and industry. In similar ways, the internet is forming a more independent collectivity of networked individuals, which William H. Dutton identifies as the Fifth Estate. Their network power is contributing to a more pluralist role of individuals in democratic political processes and society, which is not only shaping political accountability but nearly every sector of society. Yet a chorus of critics have dismissed the internet's more democratic potentials, demonizing social media and user-generated-content as simply sources of fake news and populism. So, is the internet a tool for democracy or anarchy? In The Fifth Estate, Dutton uses estate theory to illuminate the most important power shift of the digital age. He argues that this network power shift is not only enabling greater democratic accountability in politics and governance but is also empowering networked individuals in their everyday life and work, from checking facts to making civic-minded social interventions. By marshalling world leading research and case studies in a wide range of contexts, Dutton demonstrates that the internet and related digital media are enabling ordinary individuals to search, create, network, collaborate, and leak information in such independent and strategic ways that they enhance their informational and communicative power vis-à-vis other actors and institutions. Dutton also makes the case that internet policy interventions across the globe have increased censorship of users and introduced levels of surveillance that will challenge the vitality of the internet and the Fifth Estate, along with its more pluralist distribution of power. Ambitious and timely, Dutton provides an understanding of the Fifth Estate and its democratic potential so that networked individuals and institutions around the world can maintain and enhance its role in our digital age.

 

Cover ArtThe Unhackable Internet by Thomas P. Vartanian
Call Number: HV6773 .V36 2023
ISBN: 9781633888838
Publication Date: 2023-02-15
Like most aspects of modern existence, more and more of our financial lives have migrated to the digital realm. With the benefits of ease that our Internet allows us, that transition also raises numerous - and dangerous - threats to national security, our money, and the systems we use to store and transfer it. In The Unhackable Internet, financial services and technology expert Thomas P. Vartanian exposes the vulnerabilities of the many networks that we rely on today as well as the threats facing the integrity of our national security and financial services sector. From cyberattacks by foreign adversaries like China and Russia, the explosion of cryptocurrency, the advancement of ransomware, phishing, surveillance apps, spying software, and logic bombs, along with the increasing savvy and daring shown by Internet hackers, the next financial panic is likely to be delivered to us through use or abuse of technology. The Unhackable Internet describes how society can remake an Internet that was never conceived as a secure environment and badly tainted by the original sin of substandard coding. Vartanian argues for increasing the use of private and offline network infrastructures, controlling the ownership of Internet infrastructure, and imposing enhanced authentication, governance, and enforcement standards. This online universe would look more like our analog lives, authenticating all digital traffic to a real person and removing any virtual traveler that violated the new rules of the road. The Unhackable Internet poses a challenge to America: take the lead and create a coalition of democratic nations to implement financial cyber strategies or be left with no counterweight short of military power to respond to those who weaponize technology. This comprehensive and compelling book makes it clear that nothing less than the control of global economies is up for grabs, and that how we use technology is our choice.

 

Cover ArtNatural General Intelligence by Christopher Summerfield
Call Number: Q335 .S886 2023
ISBN: 9780192843883
Publication Date: 2023-03-15
Since the time of Turing, computer scientists have dreamed of building artificial general intelligence (AGI) - a system that can think, learn and act as humans do. Over recent years, the remarkable pace of progress in machine learning research has reawakened discussions about AGI. But what would a generally intelligent agent be able to do? What algorithms, architectures, or cognitive functions would it need? To answer these questions, we turn to the study of natural intelligence. Humans (and many other animals) have evolved precisely the sorts of generality of function that AI researchers see as the defining hallmark of intelligence. The fields of cognitive science and neuroscience have provided us with a language for describing the ingredients of natural intelligence in terms of computational mechanisms and cognitive functions and studied their implementation in neural circuits. Natural General Intelligence describes the algorithms and architectures that are driving progress in AI research in this language, by comparing current AI systems and biological brains side by side. In doing so, it addresses deep conceptual issues concerning how perceptual, memory and control systems work, and discusses the language in which we think and the structure of our knowledge. It also grapples with longstanding controversies about the nature of intelligence, and whether AI researchers should look to biology for inspiration. Ultimately, Summerfield aims to provide a bridge between the theories of those who study biological brains and the practice of those who are seeking to build artificial brains.

 

Cover ArtLanguage and the Rise of the Algorithm by Jeffrey M. Binder
Call Number: QA9.58 .B56 2022
ISBN: 9780226822532
Publication Date: 2022-11-25
A wide-ranging history of the intellectual developments that produced the modern idea of the algorithm.  Bringing together the histories of mathematics, computer science, and linguistic thought, Language and the Rise of the Algorithm reveals how recent developments in artificial intelligence are reopening an issue that troubled mathematicians long before the computer age. How do you draw the line between computational rules and the complexities of making systems comprehensible to people? Here Jeffrey M. Binder offers a compelling tour of four visions of universal computation that addressed this issue in very different ways: G. W. Leibniz's calculus ratiocinator; a universal algebra scheme Nicolas de Condorcet designed during the French Revolution; George Boole's nineteenth-century logic system; and the early programming language ALGOL, whose name is short for algorithmic language.     These episodes show that symbolic computation has repeatedly become entangled in debates about the nature of communication. To what extent can meaning be controlled by individuals, like the values of a and b in algebra, and to what extent is meaning inevitably social? By attending to this long-neglected question, we come to see that the modern idea of the algorithm is implicated in a long history of attempts to maintain a disciplinary boundary separating technical knowledge from the languages people speak day to day. Machine learning, in its increasing dependence on words, now places this boundary in jeopardy, making its stakes all the more urgent to understand.   The idea of the algorithm is a levee holding back the social complexity of language, and it is about to break. This book is about the flood that inspired its construction. 

 

Cover ArtPhilosophy of Cybersecurity by Lukasz Olejnik; Artur Kurasiński
Call Number: QA76.9.A25 O638 2023
ISBN: 9781032527604
Publication Date: 2023-09-18
Technology and digitization are great social good. But it's also about risks and threats. Cybersecurity is not just a matter of data or computer security. Cybersecurity is iabout the security of society. Why "Philosophy"? To understand how to reason and think about threats and cybersecurity in today's and tomorrow's world. This book is the necessary equipment. It equips with awareness. The Philosophy of Cybersecurity is about the user's perspective, but also about system issues. This is a book for everyone - a wide audience. Experts, academic lecturers, as well as students of technical fields such as computer science and social sciences will find the content interesting. Including in areas like international relations, diplomacy, strategy, and security studies. Cybersecurity is also a matter of State strategy and policy. It may be the first book on cybersecurity you'll understand. It considers such detailed basics as, for example, what a good password is, more importantly: why it is considered so today. But also about systemic issues, such as healthcare cybersecurity (challenges, why is it so difficult to secure, could people die as a result of cyberattacks?), critical infrastructure (can a cyberattack destroy elements of the power system?), States (have already been hacked). Cyberspace is not a "grey zone" without rules. It is logically explained what cyberwar is, whether it threatens us, and under what circumstances cyberattacks could lead to war. The chapter on cyberwar is relevant because of the war in Ukraine. The problem of cyberwar in the war in Ukraine is analytically and expertly explained. The rank and importance of these actions are explained, also against the background of broader military activities. The Cybersecurity Philosophy treats cybersecurity very broadly. From technology, through international law, diplomacy, military, and security matters, even in the matter of conflicts, geopolitics, political science, and international relations. Key Features * A short handbook, packed with data, analysis, and anecdotes, without space-fillers; written in plain and comprehensible language * holistically describe cybersecurity, from technology, through law (including international law), to policy, to national/international security, diplomacy, and warfare * Explain the role of changing technology: for example, that today's standards for "making good passwords" should be judged differently than in 1980 * Offers current knowledge, of technologies, policies, and their application to cyberspace activities * Teaches the reader to know that some things may matter, while others do not necessarily so -- which is important in perceiving the "daily" reports of yet-another-cyberattack

 

Cover ArtCybersecurity in Intelligent Networking Systems by Shengjie Xu; Yi Qian; Rose Qingyang Hu
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9781119783916
Publication Date: 2022-11-07
Help protect your network system with this important reference work on cybersecurity. Cybersecurity and privacy are critical to modern network systems. As various malicious threats have been launched that target critical online services--such as e-commerce, e-health, social networks, and other major cyber applications--it has become more critical to protect important information from being accessed. Data-driven network intelligence is a crucial development in protecting the security of modern network systems and ensuring information privacy. Cybersecurity in Intelligent Networking Systems provides a background introduction to data-driven cybersecurity, privacy preservation, and adversarial machine learning. It offers a comprehensive introduction to exploring technologies, applications, and issues in data-driven cyber infrastructure. It describes a proposed novel, data-driven network intelligence system that helps provide robust and trustworthy safeguards with edge-enabled cyber infrastructure, edge-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) engines, and threat intelligence. Focusing on encryption-based security protocol, this book also highlights the capability of a network intelligence system in helping target and identify unauthorized access, malicious interactions, and the destruction of critical information and communication technology. Cybersecurity in Intelligent Networking Systems readers will also find: Fundamentals in AI for cybersecurity, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and security threats. Latest technologies in data-driven privacy preservation, including differential privacy, federated learning, and homomorphic encryption. Key areas in adversarial machine learning, from both offense and defense perspectives. Descriptions of network anomalies and cyber threats Background information on data-driven network intelligence for cybersecurity Robust and secure edge intelligence for network anomaly detection against cyber intrusions. Detailed descriptions of the design of privacy-preserving security protocols. Cybersecurity in Intelligent Networking Systems is an essential reference for all professional computer engineers and researchers in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, as well as graduate students in these fields.

 

Cover ArtFixing American Cybersecurity by Larry Clinton (Editor, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by); Kiersten Todt (Foreword by); Alexander T. Green (Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by, Contribution by); Carter Zheng (Contribution by, Contribution by); Anthony Shapella (Contribution by); Lou DeSorbo (Contribution by); Jamison Gardner (Contribution by, Contribution by); Jeffrey C. Brown (Contribution by); J. R. Williamson (Contribution by); Michael Higgins (Contribution by); Michael Gordon (Contribution by); Josh Higgins (Contribution by); Greg Montana (Contribution by); Gary McAlum (Contribution by); Kenneth Huh (Contribution by); Tarun Krishnakumar (Contribution by, Contribution by); Ryan Boulais (Contribution by); Andy Kirkland (Contribution by); Richard Spearman (Contribution by)
Call Number: TK5105.59 .F595 2023
ISBN: 9781647121495
Publication Date: 2023-02-01
Advocates a cybersecurity "social contract" between government and business in seven key economic sectors. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the United States are extensive, affecting everything from national security and democratic elections to critical infrastructure and economy. In the past decade, the number of cyberattacks against American targets has increased exponentially, and their impact has been more costly than ever before. A successful cyber-defense can only be mounted with the cooperation of both the government and the private sector, and only when individual corporate leaders integrate cybersecurity strategy throughout their organizations. A collaborative effort of the Board of Directors of the Internet Security Alliance, Fixing American Cybersecurity is divided into two parts. Part One analyzes why the US approach to cybersecurity has been inadequate and ineffective for decades and shows how it must be transformed to counter the heightened systemic risks that the nation faces today. Part Two explains in detail the cybersecurity strategies that should be pursued by each major sector of the American economy: health, defense, financial services, utilities and energy, retail, telecommunications, and information technology. Fixing American Cybersecurity will benefit industry leaders, policymakers, and business students. This book is essential reading to prepare for the future of American cybersecurity.

 

Education 

 

Cover ArtNice Is Not Enough by C. J. Pascoe
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780520276437
Publication Date: 2023-08-15
This provocative story of contemporary high school argues that a shallow culture of kindness can do more lasting harm than good.   Based on two years of research, Nice Is Not Enough shares striking dispatches from one high school's "regime of kindness" to underline how the culture operates as a Band-Aid on persistent inequalities. Through incisive storytelling and thoughtful engagement with students, this brilliant study by C.J. Pascoe exposes uncomfortable truths about American politics and our reliance on individual solutions instead of profound systemic change.   Nice Is Not Enough brings readers into American High, a middle- and working-class high school characterized by acceptance, connection, and kindness--a place where, a prominent sign states, "there is no room for hate." Here, inequality is narrowly understood as a problem of individual merit, meanness, effort, or emotion rather than a structural issue requiring deeper intervention. Surface-level sensitivity allows American High to avoid "political" topics related to social inequality based on race, sex, gender, or class. Being nice to each other, Pascoe reveals, does not serve these students or solve the broader issues we face; however, a true politics of care just might.

 

Cover ArtSupport and Retain Educators of Color by Andrea Terrero Gabbadon (Contribution by)
Call Number: LB2835.25 .G34 2023
ISBN: 9781416632122
Publication Date: 2023-07-20
Multiple studies have explored the benefits of teacher diversity and strategies to recruit educators of color, but few focus on how to retain them. As professional demands on teachers intensify, many are leaving the classroom-and educators of color, already underrepresented in the field, are walking away at higher rates than their white counterparts. Research indicates the presence of educators of color benefits all students, so we must act now to lessen this financially and culturally costly turnover. Andrea Terrero Gabbadon presents six principles to guide school leaders in their efforts to support and retain educators of color: Acknowledge that educator diversity matters. Cultivate reflection and self-awareness. Assess and plan for action. Commit to sustainable and high-impact instructional supports. Foster supportive environments for culturally responsive approaches. Lead for an inclusive community. Featuring voices from teachers in the field, research-based strategies and solutions, and recommendations for resources to enhance understanding and practice. Support and Retain Educators of Color is a vital tool for leadership intent on cultivating an affirming, validating, and inclusive school environment to serve a diverse population of staff and students.

 

Cover ArtThe Equity and Social Justice Education 50 by Baruti K. Kafele
Call Number: LC213.2 .K33 2021
ISBN: 9781416630173
Publication Date: 2021-05-30
How do you ensure that no student is invisible in your classroom? How do you make the distinction between equity as the vehicle versus equity as the goal for each of your students? What measures do you take to ensure that you are growing as a culturally relevant practitioner? Can your students, particularly your Black students, articulate, beyond emotional reactions, the injustices that surround them? The foregoing are not trick questions. Rather, they are those that best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele poses and on which he suggests you deeply reflect as a teacher of Black students. The Equity & Social Justice Education 50 will help you understand the importance of having an equity mindset when teaching students generally and when teaching Black students in particular. It defines social justice education and sheds light on the issues and challenges that Black people face, as well as the successes they've achieved, providing you with a pathway to infusing social justice education into your lesson plans. And along the way, Kafele reveals personal experiences from his distant and recent pasts to highlight how important it is that your Black students see themselves in all aspects of education every day. You, the teacher, play a critical role in your students' success. The questions that Kafele asks in this book will help enhance your own understanding of race, systemic racism, and racial justice and guide you in developing strategies and lessons that speak to Black students in ways that truly support their achievement.

 

Cover ArtTrauma-Informed Teaching and IEPS by Melissa Sadin
Call Number: LC4601 .S24 2022
ISBN: 9781416631279
Publication Date: 2022-08-30
A guide to the intersection of trauma and special needs, featuring strategies teachers can use to build resilience and counter the effects of trauma on learning and behavior. Childhood trauma is a national health crisis. As many as two out of every three children in any classroom across the country have experienced some form of trauma. Meanwhile, a recent study in Washington State showed that 80 percent of the children eligible for special education services were exposed to early childhood trauma, which has been linked to developmental disabilities. Add in the fact that Black children are four times more likely to be classified with intellectual disabilities and five times more likely than white students to be classified with an emotional or behavioral disorder, and the already daunting complexity of effectively serving kids with an individualized education program (IEP) becomes overwhelming. This is a whole school problem that requires a whole school solution. All educators in both general and special education should learn how trauma affects the brain and how any resulting atypical neurological and psychological development affects learning and behavior. In Trauma-Informed Teaching and IEPs, trauma expert Melissa Sadin presents strategies for supporting the most vulnerable students in general or special education settings, across grade levels, and across the curriculum. You'll learn to * Understand the effects of childhood trauma on the brain, learning, and behavior. Weave caring into trauma-informed instruction. Apply a trauma-informed lens to crafting IEPs. Conduct trauma-informed functional behavior assessments. Once you understand the effects of trauma on learning and development, you will explore classroom strategies and IEP goals and modifications that can actually help to heal your students.With rich examples and helpful strategies, Trauma-Informed Teaching and IEPs gives teachers the most effective tools to help build resilience for every student, no matter their needs.

 

Cover ArtThe Complex and Dynamic Languaging Practices of Emergent Bilinguals by Mileidis Gort (Editor)
Call Number: P115 .C66 2019
ISBN: 9781138827417
Publication Date: 2017-08-16
This expanded edition of the International Multilingual Research Journal's recent special issue on translanguaging -- or the dynamic, normative languaging practices of bilinguals -- presents a powerful, comprehensive volume on current scholarship on this topic. Translanguaging can be understood from multiple perspectives. From a sociolinguistic point of view, it describes the flexible language practices of bilingual communities. From a pedagogical one, it describes strategic and complementary approaches to teaching and learning through which teachers build bridges between the everyday language practices of bilinguals and the language practices and performances desired in formal school settings. The Complex and Dynamic Language Practices of Emergent Bilinguals explores the pedagogical possibilities and challenges of translanguaging practice and pedagogy across a variety of U.S. educational programs that serve language-minoritized, emergent bilingual children and illustrates the affordances of dynamic, multilingual learning contexts in expanding emergent bilingual children's linguistic repertoires and supporting their participation in formalized, school-based language performances that socialize them into the discourses of schooling. Taken together, the chapters in this volume examine the dynamic interactions and complex language ideologies of bilinguals--including pre- and in-service teachers, preK-12 students, and other members of multilingual and multidialectal sociolinguistic communities throughout the United States--as they language fluidly and flexibly and challenge the marginalization of these normative bilingual practices in academic settings and beyond. The articles in this book were originally published in the International Multilingual Research Journal.

 

Gender & Women's Studies 

 

Cover ArtWomen in Science Now by Lisa M. P. Munoz
Call Number: Q130 .M86 2023
ISBN: 9780231206143
Publication Date: 2023-10-31
Women working in the sciences face obstacles at virtually every step along their career paths. From subtle slights to blatant biases, deep systemic problems block women from advancing or push them out of science and technology entirely. Women in Science Now examines solutions to this persistent gender gap, offering new perspectives on how to make science more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields. Lisa M. P. Munoz combines these narratives with a wealth of data to illuminate the size and scope of the challenges women scientists face, while highlighting research-based solutions to help overcome these obstacles. She presents groundbreaking studies in social psychology and organizational behavior that are informing novel approaches for combating historic and ongoing inequities. Through a combined focus on personal experiences and social-science research, this timely book provides both a path toward greater gender equity and an inspiring vision of science and scientists.

 

Cover ArtPeriod by Kate Clancy
Call Number: QP263 .C58 2023
ISBN: 9780691191317
Publication Date: 2023-04-18
A bold and revolutionary perspective on the science and cultural history of menstruation. Menstruation is something half the world does for a week at a time, for months and years on end, yet it remains largely misunderstood. Scientists once thought of an individual's period as useless, and some doctors still believe it's unsafe for a menstruating person to swim in the ocean wearing a tampon. Period counters the false theories that have long defined the study of the uterus, exposing the eugenic history of gynecology while providing an intersectional feminist perspective on menstruation science. Blending interviews and personal experience with engaging stories from her own pioneering research, Kate Clancy challenges a host of myths and false assumptions. There is no such a thing as a "normal" menstrual cycle. In fact, menstrual cycles are incredibly variable and highly responsive to environmental and psychological stressors. Clancy takes up a host of timely issues surrounding menstruation, from bodily autonomy, menstrual hygiene, and the COVID-19 vaccine to the ways racism, sexism, and medical betrayal warp public perceptions of menstruation and erase it from public life. Offering a revelatory new perspective on one of the most captivating biological processes in the human body, Period will change the way you think about the past, present, and future of periods.

 

History 

 

Cover ArtNapoleon by Adam Zamoyski
Call Number: DC203 .Z36 2018
ISBN: 9780465055937
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
The definitive biography of Napoleon -- hailed as "magnificent" by The Economist. "What a novel my life has been!" Napoleon once said of himself. Born into a poor family, the callow young man was, by twenty-six, an army general. Seduced by an older woman, his marriage transformed him into a galvanizing military commander. The Pope crowned him as Emperor of the French when he was only thirty-five. Within a few years, he became the effective master of Europe, his power unparalleled in modern history. His downfall was no less dramatic. The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

 

Cover ArtThe World Turned Upside Down by Colin G. Calloway
Call Number: E77 .W883 2016
ISBN: 1319052401
Publication Date: 2016-04-22
Through a collection of speeches, letters, and primary accounts, this book provides insight into the underrepresented Native American voices of the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. It portrays such themes as loss of land, war and peace, missionaries and Christianity, the education of Native American youth, European technology, European alcohol, and political changes within Indian societies in Early America.

 

Cover ArtCaspar Weinberger and the U.S. Military Buildup, 1981-1985 by Edward C. Keefer
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780160959677
Publication Date: 2023-07-01
The book details Caspar Weinbergers role in orchestrating the largest peacetime military buildup in U.S. history and the consequential military engagements of the Cold Wars last decade. President Ronald Reagan tapped Weinberger, a renowned budget cutter, as his first term Secretary of Defense to lead a cost-effective military expansion by trimming fat and increasing efficiency. Instead, under Weinberger, the military services enjoyed record budgets, the U.S. defense industry posted record profits, and service members saw increased pay and expanded training. Efficiency and fiscal moderation took a back seat. In foreign policy, Weinberger opposed arms control agreements with Moscow, something Reagan came to favor during his second term. The defense secretary wanted instead to complete the historic military buildup before negotiating arms control, a stance that brought him into conflict with Secretaries of State Alexander Haig and George Shultz, as did his Middle East policy of advocating closer relations with friendly Arab nations. Weinberger actively supported the British during the Falklands/Malvinas War, but he unsuccessfully opposed American intervention in the Lebanon crisis, which true to his fears ended in tragedy. In other foreign policy issues such as confronting communism in Central America, using China against the Soviet Union, and keeping NATO allies happy, Weinberger was largely in line with those of the president and his administration. Weinbergers success in managing and selling the military buildup remains his lasting legacy.

 

Cover ArtMichael Jordan by Roland Lazenby
Call Number: GV884.J67 L39 2014
ISBN: 9780316194778
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
The definitive biography of a legendary athlete. The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

 

Literature & Writing 

 

Cover ArtEcocriticism by Greg Garrard
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9781032004051
Publication Date: 2023-03-29
* A clear and accessible guide using a wide variety of literary examples commonly found on courses and student-friendly features such as a glossary and further reading * Ecocriticism is one of the most popular (and urgent) options taught at Universities across the globe - with sometimes up to 150 students * Now in its third edition this book is the most popular introduction to the topic for students and professors.

 

Medicine, Nursing, & Health 

 

Cover ArtSafe Patient Handling and Mobility by American Nurses Association
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9781953985200
Publication Date: 2021-10-01
The Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Standards were published in 2013 to fulfil a need for national guidelines to reduce the risks of injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of healthcare workers. Significant strides have been made in SPHM research, education, training, and advocacy, since the first edition of the Standards. But patient handling and mobility-related injury rates have not been reduced significantly. This means that our work is not done. One goal of the second edition is to communicate the continued need for standardized SPHM programs and resources and re-ignite SPHM discussions and improvements. There are eight overarching standards featured in the book, each one outlined and explained in detail: Culture of Safety Sustainable SPHM Program Ergonomic Design Principles SPHM Technology Education, Training, and Maintaining Competence Patient-Centered Assessment Reasonable Accommodation and Post-Injury Return to Work Comprehensive Evaluation System Nurses and all other healthcare workers must continue to use technology, do research, and discover new and unique ways to promote the value of SPHM to keep themselves and their patients safe.

 

Cover ArtHigh Reliability Organizations by Cynthia Oster; Jane Braaten
Call Number: RA971 .H54 2021
ISBN: 9781948057776
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Awarded second place in the 2021 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Professional Issues! Nurses represent the majority of healthcare workers and are on the front lines of delivery and provision of safe and effective care. As a result, nurses are ideally situated to drive the mission to achieve high reliability in healthcare. We expect the primary audience of this text to be frontline nursing staff, nurses in administration, quality and patient safety professionals, advanced practice nurses, and nurse educators. The healthcare professional who purchases this book will do so with the desire to learn more about the application of HRO principles to patient safety and quality problems. This book is unique in that it uses HRO principles as an organizing framework for practical application. The intent of the editors is to provide a quality and patient safety book that is useful to professionals doing the work of healthcare. Healthcare professionals are constantly seeking practical tools and descriptions of practices that will improve and enhance patient safety and quality outcomes. High reliability is a current goal for hospitals, and the principles are sound. However, there is little in the literature that discusses how to apply the principles at the front lines of care to improve outcomes. This text addresses this gap by placing the need for high reliability concepts into our current climate in healthcare through illustrative discussion (theory and research) of each of the five concepts of HRO, along with a description of a current best practice and/or tool that applies to the model. The goal of this book is to stimulate organizations to embrace high reliability concepts while striving to improve the quality and safety of care delivered to patients and families. We all benefit from a safer healthcare environment. The book is divided into eight parts: Part 1: This part provides background for the current safety and quality climate. Parts 2-6: These parts offer HRO concepts as a framework for the new model with examples. The first of these HRO concepts is that HROs have a preoccupation with failure. The second of these HRO concepts is that HROs restrain the impulse to view events through a single lens and are reluctant to simplify. The third HRO concept is that HROs demonstrate sensitivity to operations by making strong responses to weak signs. The fourth HRO concept is that HROs shift decision making away from formal authority and apply deference to expertise. The final HRO concept is that HROs have a commitment to resilience. Part 7: This part puts it all together and provides the reader with examples of how HRO concepts are assimilated into practice across the care continuum.Part 8: This part provides the reader with real-world examples of HRO principles employed in a variety of patient care areas. Comprehensive Instructor's Guide and Student Workbook are available for this book.

 

Cover ArtPorth's Pathophysiology by Tommie L. Norris; Rupa Lalchandani (Editor)
Call Number: RB127 .P6784 2019
ISBN: 9781496377555
Publication Date: 2018-11-03
The 10th edition of Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States continues a legacy of excellence by providing comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. The book's unique emphasis on "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Meet today's clinical challenges with the trusted authority in pathophysiology. Trusted for more than 30 years and updated to reflect today's nursing challenges, this engaging text makes complex concepts accessible and helps you easily and confidently grasp normal body function, the effects of disease on body systems, and the body's ability to compensate and adapt. This edition also considers the many technological advances that allow healthcare providers to diagnose earlier and with more accuracy. Highlights of the Tenth Edition Approachable presentation builds understanding from basic to advanced concepts and defines key terms as you progress. "Chunked" content keeps you focused on the most critical information and helps you review salient points efficiently. Unit-Opening Case Studies , which are revisited in one or more chapters in the unit, bring pathophysiology to life and equip you for success in clinical practice. Approximately 1,000 vibrant illustrations clarify the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes. Understanding boxes break physiologic processes and phenomena into their sequential parts, providing insight into the many opportunities for disease to disrupt the processes. Key Points boxes and In Summary sections reduce the need for memorization and help you incorporate important points into broader conceptual units.

 

Cover ArtFast Facts about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nursing by Sandra Davis; Anne-Marie O'Brien
Call Number: RT41 .D355 2023
ISBN: 9780826177254
Publication Date: 2023-01-01
Awarded third place in the 2022 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development Delivers a comprehensive toolbox for understanding race and racism at structural, institutional, and individual levels This nursing handbook introduces and defines key terms about race and racism for nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators. It addresses how race and racism act as structural and core social determinants of health and propel health inequities. It moves beyond a focus on multicultural approaches for understanding inequity toward a recognition of the broader impact that both systemic and structural racism have had on inequality in health and life opportunities. Through a social justice lens, the book underscores how nurses, as frontline health professionals, need to understand racism as a factor behind these inequities and its significance to their working environment and nursing practice. In concise chapters with brief paragraphs and bulleted information, this practical handbook offers strategies for how to productively engage in a dialogue about race and racism. It considers the history of racism in the United States and then breaks down how it operates at structural, institutional, and individual levels. Case studies illustrate such concepts as microaggressions, implicit bias, power, privilege, and intersectionality in order to foster understanding and provide opportunities for both self-reflection and collective conversation. Key Features: Delivers clear and easy-to-read content in concise, bulleted format. Empowers nurses to initiate conversations about race and racism in the workplace and classroom with confidence and ease. Provides an historical context for understanding how racism contributes to inequities in health and economic opportunities. Illustrates concepts with case studies and reflection questions. Features "Fast Facts" boxes that highlight essential information at a glance. Promotes the concepts of antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

 

Cover ArtTaking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being by Susan Hassmiller (Editor); Gaea Daniel (Editor)
Call Number: RT42 .H37 2023
ISBN: 1646482026
Publication Date: 2023-01-01
A nation cannot fully thrive until everyone--no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make--can live their healthiest possible life, and helping people live their healthiest life is and has always been the essential role of nurses. Nurses have a critical role to play in achieving the goal of health equity and addressing structural racism, but they need robust education, supportive work environments, and autonomy. With a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and dedication, nurses can help address health inequities and improve the health and well-being for all. Readers will be able to explore how nurses can work to reduce health disparities, promote equity, and address structural racism, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care into 2030. The newly released National Academy of Medicine report on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will provide the impetus and the backdrop for the important and timely topics explored in this book. The pandemic and racial injustices have laid bare the inequities of this country and what nurses have had to do to work in this environment. These are concepts for the nursing profession to address in a new and easy to digest format. The last edition took on the top ten issues of the nursing profession, some of which overlap with what this new edition will explore, but in no way addressed the new realities that nurses have found themselves working in over the last two years throughout this pandemic. The Power of Ten, 3rd Edition will illuminate the top 10 priorities through essays, action items, discussion points, and data. This broad exploration of topics positions nurses to boldly continue the conversation and set the stage for the future of nursing.

 

Cover ArtFast Facts about LGBTQ+ Care for Nurses: How to Deliver Culturally Compe by Tyler Traister
Call Number: RT83.3 .T73 2022
ISBN: 9780826161512
Publication Date: 2021-10-01
Awarded third place in the 2022 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Professional Issues Fills a crucial need in helping nurses to provide safe, culturally-competent care to LGBTQ+ patients. This pivotal resource--the first written specifically for nurses--focuses on the unique health needs and inequities affecting LGBTQ+ patients and discusses how to provide them with safe, respectful, and holistic care. Written in an easy-access bulleted format with concise paragraphs, this book sets the stage by examining the background and history of the LGBTQ+ population and focusing on the health disparities that set them apart. It addresses the nursing implications and care of LGBTQ+ patients in all practice settings, highlighting transgender medical, surgical, and mental health. To help nurses create inclusive environments, chapters cover best practices and strategies for appropriate communication and define key terms nurses should know when obtaining patient history, performing an assessment, and delivering overall care. Fast Facts About LGBTQ+ Care delivers resources to help nurses create and sustain changes within their practice and beyond. A multitude of case studies demonstrate the importance of collecting gender identity in the electronic health record and span a variety of scenarios nurses are likely to encounter. Key Features: Fills a critical need in the nursing literature on providing safe and culturally competent care for LGBTQ+ patients Illuminates communication best practices and terminology to help nurses feel comfortable caring for LGBTQ+ patients Features "Fast Facts" boxes and abundant case studies that highlight essential information Covers developing and integrating LGBTQ+ content into nursing education Includes tips and guides to promote advocacy for the LBGTQ+ population.

 

Cover ArtReflective Practice for Nurses by Claire Boyd
Call Number: RT84.5 .B6 2023
ISBN: 9781119882480
Publication Date: 2023-01-10
Reflective Practice for Nurses Become a reflective clinical practitioner and prepare for successful revalidation with this practical nursing guide Reflective practice is increasingly being regarded as an essential tool for improving nursing practice, and since reflective practice is not always intuitive, there is an urgent need for an accessible guide for nurses wishing to incorporate best practices into their role. Reflective Practice for Nurses meets this need and introduces the core concepts and principles of reflective practice. Designed for busy nursing professionals in want of a speedy overview and with jargon-free language, this is the easiest way to begin learning about reflective practice and how it can be used to support revalidation. It promises to become an indispensable tool for nursing students and professionals looking to turn the sometimes-fraught process of professional reflection into an asset to their practice. Reflective Practice for Nurses readers will also find: An introduction to 14 different models of reflection Easy-to-read format for nurses in high-pressure professional situations Pocket-sized presentation for portability and use on-the-go Reflective Practice for Nurses is essential for nursing students and practicing nurses looking to become more reflective and effective clinical practitioners.

 

Cover ArtSelf Care for Nurses by Dorrie Fontaine; Tim Cunningham; Natalie May
Call Number: RT86 .M39 2023
ISBN: 1646481011
Publication Date: 2023-03-15
Self care is not a magical elixir. It alone will not fix the problems that create stress in your life as a new or veteran nurse; however, a self-care practice can help you to develop the necessary tools to find creative solutions to problems, to enjoy and rely on the camaraderie of your team, and ultimately to flourish in a meaningful and exciting career. Everything in this book is grounded in research and the expertise of psychologists, therapists, social workers, physicians, and other smart people, especially your fellow nurses. As your guides on this journey, we know a lot, but we don't know everything. We do, however, know a great idea when we hear it, and we've listened to nurses share their ideas about what is helpful and their experiences with making many of these ideas work for them. We have participated in resilience retreats with our nursing colleagues Jonathan Bartels, Esther Golda Lozano Otis, and Hannah Crosby, and we love their approach: They offer their students a "menu" of options, let them experience each one, and send them on their way. They trust that each student will connect with the practices that resonate or fit into their lifestyle. They also understand full well that your needs evolve over time. What works for you today may not work for you in three years. Your self-care journey will take some effort on your part, and this book aspires to guide you along the way. 

 

Cover ArtHow We Hurt by Melina Sherman
Call Number: HV5825 .S4499 2024
ISBN: 9780197698235
Publication Date: 2023-09-19
How We Hurt dives into the institutional and cultural dimensions of the ongoing opioid epidemic. In a detailed analysis of pain management, opioid regulation, pharmaceutical branding, self-help, and public discourses on opioid addiction, Melina Sherman argues that the linchpin underlying the opioid epidemic's evolution in North America is the problem of pain. By unpacking the politics of pain in different domains, How We Hurt shows how the crisis emerged and shifted, and why it looks the way it does today. The book's chapters begin by tracing the trajectory of opioids in pain management, where decisions regarding the measurement of pain led to relief becoming wedded to opioids in medicine. The following chapters examine the problem of pain in opioid regulation, pharmaceutical branding, and the self-help industry. In these areas, a disastrous combination of strategic ignorance and deep-seated ties between public health entities and pharmaceutical companies drove the influx of opioids onto the market and into our medicine cabinets. The book's penultimate chapter applies the analysis of pain to the problem of opioid addiction in popular discourse and shows how the opioid crisis has evolved alongside new conceptions of addiction and people who use opioids that condition whose pain is seen as legitimate and whose is not. Finally, the book concludes by considering the implications of its findings for the development of drug policy and future research on public health disasters, insisting on an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approach to the study of pain and its place American culture.

 

Music, Theatre & Dance

 

Cover ArtFilm music : the basics by Kenneth Lampl
Call Number: ML2075 .L36 2024
ISBN: 1032267453
Publication Date: 2024
A comprehensive introduction to film music, this book provides a concise and illuminating summary of the process of film scoring, as well as a succinct overview of the rich history of contemporary film music. Written in a non-technical style, this book begins by presenting a brief history of film music from the last 30 years, covering topics ranging from blockbuster franchises to indie film scores. It explores film music from around the world, including Bollywood and European Avant-garde cinema, and film music in animation, like Disney-Pixar and Japanese anime. It then offers a guide to the language of film music analysis, the creative process behind composing film music, and the use of current technology. The book champions diversity in the industry, with case studies and interviews from a range of active film composers, including: Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, 2019), Kris Bowers (Bridgerton, 2020), Natalie Holt (Loki, 2021), and Rachel Portman (Emma, 1996), Complete with a glossary of key terms and further reading, this book is an invaluable resource for all those beginning to study film music, as well as lifelong film music buffs seeking to update their understanding of film music.

 

Cover ArtRocking the Closet by Vincent L. Stephens
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780252042805
Publication Date: 2019-10-16
The all-embracing, "whaddya got?" nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music's unlikely challenge to entrenched notions of masculinity. Within that upheaval, four prominent artists dared to behave in ways that let the public assume--but not see--their queerness. That these artists cultivated ambiguous sexual personas often reflected an understandable fear, but also a struggle to fulfill personal and professional expectations. Vincent L. Stephens confronts notions of the closet--both coming out and staying in--by analyzing the careers of Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Johnnie Ray, and Little Richard. Appealing to audiences hungry for novelty and exoticism, the four pop icons used performance and queering techniques that ran the gamut. Liberace's flamboyance shared a spectrum with Mathis's intimate sensitivity while Ray's overwrought displays as "Mr. Emotion" seemed worlds apart from Little Richard's raise-the-roof joyousness. As Stephens shows, the quartet not only thrived in an era of gray flannel manhood, they pioneered the ways generations of later musicians would consciously adopt sexual mystery as an appealing and proven route to success.

 

Cover ArtThe Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Cinema by Emilio Audissino (Editor); Emile Wennekes (Editor)
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9783031334214
Publication Date: 2023-10-25
This handbook tackles the understudied relationship between music and comedy cinema by analysing the nature, perception, and function of music from fresh perspectives. Its approach is not only multidisciplinary, but also interdisciplinary in its close examination of how music and other cinematic devices interact in the creation of comedy. The volume addresses gender representation, national identities, stylistic strategies, and employs inputs from cultural studies, musicology, music theory, psychology, cognitivism, semiotics, formal and stylistic film analysis, and psychoanalysis. It is organised in four sections: general introductions, theoretical investigations, music and comedy within national cinemas, and exemplary case studies of films or authors.

 

Sociology & Justice Studies 

 

Cover ArtNonviolence by Ramin Jahanbegloo
Call Number: HM1281 .J346 2023
ISBN: 1913368793
Publication Date: 2023-09-25
A powerful book on the importance of committing to nonviolence. In this compact book, Ramin Jahanbegloo argues that the time has come for humanity to renew its political, economic, and cultural commitment to the idea of nonviolence. At the core of the work of such towering fighters against oppression as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Václav Havel, the idea of nonviolence still has much to teach us and much work to do in the ongoing fight for justice worldwide.  

 

Cover ArtEngage and Evade by Asad L. Asad
Call Number: Ebook
ISBN: 9780691182285
Publication Date: 2023-06-13
How everyday forms of surveillance threaten undocumented immigrants--but also offer them hope for societal inclusion. Some eleven million undocumented immigrants reside in the United States, carving out lives amid a growing web of surveillance that threatens their and their families' societal presence. Engage and Evade examines how undocumented immigrants navigate complex dynamics of surveillance and punishment, providing an extraordinary portrait of fear and hope on the margins. Asad L. Asad brings together a wealth of research, from intimate interviews and detailed surveys with Latino immigrants and their families to up-close observations of immigration officials, to offer a rare perspective on the surveillance that undocumented immigrants encounter daily. He describes how and why these immigrants engage with various institutions--for example, by registering with the IRS or enrolling their kids in public health insurance programs--that the government can use to monitor them. This institutional surveillance feels both necessary and coercive, with undocumented immigrants worrying that evasion will give the government cause to deport them. Even so, they hope their record of engagement will one day help them prove to immigration officials that they deserve societal membership. Asad uncovers how these efforts do not always meet immigration officials' high expectations, and how surveillance is as much about the threat of exclusion as the promise of inclusion. Calling attention to the fraught lives of undocumented immigrants and their families, this superbly written and compassionately argued book proposes wide-ranging, actionable reforms to achieve societal inclusion for all.