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New Acquisitions � April 2011


New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include:

Elizabeth Gilbert (Main Stax HQ 834 .G48 2010)
This book is the follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love. At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. Told with Gilbert's trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert's complex and sometimes frightening journey into second marriage, and will enthrall the millions of readers who made Eat, Pray, Love a number one bestseller.

Contemporary South Africa
Anthony Butler (DT 1975 .B87 2009) Main Stax
This book is a wide-ranging introduction to the social, political, cultural and economic life of South Africa. Updated throughout, the new edition considers the particular challenges of the early 21st century: unemployment, education, crime, a maturing HIV/AIDS epidemic and South Africa's complex international relations within Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

Costume Design
Barbara Anderson and Cletus R. Anderson (TT 507 .A66 1999) Main Reference
The second edition of COSTUME DESIGN provides a basic introduction to costume design and takes students through the entire process of costume making, beginning with the idea for a costume to the final fit. The text is thoroughly illustrated, providing guidelines for the student for creating the figure and the costume design, examples of many styles of costume presentation, a guide to historical costume shapes, and scale drawings of the basic historical patterns with photos of them made up in muslin. Many theatre departments require all theatre majors take a course in costume design. This book serves as an excellent guide for teaching students the basis of this skill.

Dance for camera 2 DVD
(Video GV 1783 .D36 2005) Circulating Audio/Video Room--1st Floor
Presents seven short dance films from around the world. Boy, considered a dance film classic, turns an ordinary boy into a superhero as he moves with stealth and grace through a dramatic coastal landscape, responding to this empty universe, manipulating it and conjuring up his own imaginary world. In Burst, a couple's intimate dance in the bedroom is interrupted by a sudden and unexpected burst water pipe; the water may be cool, but this couple burns up the screen. Cargo presents one man's pit stop on the road of life, where he pauses to rest and contemplate whether to continue the journey; sometimes dark, sometimes funny and always sexy, the performer fills the interior of a 1969 Buick Skylark with his physical and emotional self. Case Studies is a faux-scientific investigation of ASDICT (Adult Sleep Disorder Induced by Childhood Trauma) in which we're privileged to see rare archival footage from the renowned (but fictitious) Groat Center for Sleep Disorders.

Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris (PS 3558 .A6427 D42 2010) Main Stax
This book by Harris returns to the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series - the basis for HBO's True Blood – continues. After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate.

A Dream Deferred
David Stoesz, Howard Jacob Karger, Terry Carrilio (HV 11 .S76 2010) Main Stax
A Dream Deferred chronicles this decline of social work, attributing it to the poor quality of professional education during the past half-century. The incongruity between social works promise and its performance warrants a critical review of professional education. Similarly, the quality of professional literature suffers from the weak scholarship of editors and referees. The caliber of deans and directors of social work educational programs is low and graduate students are ill-prepared to commence studies in social work. Further complicating this debate, the substitution of ideology for academic rigor makes social work vulnerable to its critics.

Embodied Sporting Practices
Kath Woodward (GV 706.5 .W66 2009) Main Stax
In this book, the discussion centers around how our bodies matter but how our bodies are also troubling. Are we our bodies? Are bodies the sites of social inscription or do the bodies we have shape who we are? Woodward uses the global phenomenon and lived experience of sport in order to provide critical analysis of bodies and embodiment, drawing upon feminist and cultural critiques to propose a theory of bodies as assemblages. Information in the book also focuses on body practices and on the embodied selves who are part of what makes sport, including participants, fans, followers and commentators. It addresses the problem of social exclusion and the bodies on the margins in the field of sport, in order to explore the links between material bodies and discursive regimes; the bodies that are regulated and the regulating bodies of sports organizations, the state and the media.

Evil and Silence
Richard Fleming (BJ 1401 .F56 2010) Main Stax
Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell, this book is a profoundly original philosophical work put together as a network of quotations, to show that our language is never our own and that ethics can be understood as an effect of our attitude to language. The text begins with Socrates argument that it is never just to harm another and ends with Cage's exploration of silence as all the sounds we don't intend. Drawing on his past work in philosophy of language and music, Fleming develops arguments for the logic of nonviolence and the value of silence. He demonstrates that living consistently by way of silence and meaningful sound, understanding the music and language of our lives, is a justified response to the truth and miseries of evil.

Game change : Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the race of a lifetime
John Heilemann (E 906 .H45 2010) Main Stax
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.

The Help
Kathryn Stockett (PS 3619 .T636 H45 2009) Special Collections Circulating
This store takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, where there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

House Rules
Jodi Picoult (PS 3566 .I372 H68 2010) Main Stax
When your son can't look you in the eye . . . does that mean he's guilty? Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject; forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right .But when Jacob's small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob's behaviors are hallmark Asperger's, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight.

Music Business: The Key Concepts
Richard Strasser (ML 102 .M85 S77 2010) Main Stax
Organized in an accessible A-Z format and fully cross-referenced throughout, this book is a comprehensive guide to the terminology commonly used in the music business today. It embraces definitions from a number of relevant fields, from e-commerce to intellectual property law.

No Apology
Mitt Romney (JK 275 .R66 2010) Main Stax
In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential not just for our own well-being, but for the worlds. Nations such as China and a resurgent Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and violent Islamism continues its dangerous rise. In the face of such challenges, America need not apologize for its liberties, but must use them wisely. We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength. Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama's policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to strengthen America and preserve our global leadership.

Personal Connections in the Digital Age
Nancy K. Baym (HM 1106 .B38 2010) Main Stax
The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. This timely and vibrant book provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life. The book identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how the ways we talk about them echo historical discussions about earlier communication technologies.

James Patterson (PS 3566 .A822 P75 2010) Main Stax
In this story, if the police can't help you, you turn to Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan. He runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily--and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

The Road to Monticello
Kevin J. Hayes (E 332.2 .H38 2008) Main Stax
This new biography focuses on Jefferson's intellectual and literary life. The Road to Monticello follows Jefferson's education from adolescence to adulthood, examines his interests, and gives new interpretations of his writings. He devotes a chapter to the time he served as secretary of state and his publication, The Anas, an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at George Washington's presidency. His tenure as vice-president and president is considered in light of the ideas and relationships that were most salient for him during those crucial years. Separate chapters treat his correspondence with John Adams, the formation of the Library of Congress and his retirement library, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, The Autobiography, and the founding of the University of Virginia. Overall, the biography offers an intimate portrait of the life of the mind that Jefferson cultivated and dreamed of one day developing to its full potential while in retirement at Monticello.

The Search
Nora Roberts (PS 3568 .O243 S435 2010) Main Stax
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author presents a riveting novel in which a canine search-and-rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love with a dog trainer in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. But a killer emerges out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern (PS 3608 .A5488 S57 2010) Main Stax
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him: "That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them." More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter and this book gives readers many of his wise and funny thoughts on life.

Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich (PS 3555 .V2126 S59 2010) Main Stax
In this 16th novel in the phenomenal Stephanie Plum series, Stephanie and the gang are up to their old antics. This time, however, someone wants to kill Vinnie. But who? The list is long. A personal case distracts the Trenton, N.J., bondswoman from tracking the usual group of eccentric skips--the kidnapping of her cousin, Vinnie, who's being held for ransom in the high six figures. As Stephanie, sidekick Lula, and office manager Connie soon realize, Vincent Plum Bail Bonds is seriously in the red due to Vinnie's gambling. Vinnie's also gotten caught up with local mobster Bobby Sunflower in a complicated scheme. Even though her sleazy cousin isn't her favorite person and chasing oddball felons isn't her ideal career, Stephanie knows family loyalty counts for something, plus she owes him for giving her a job all those years ago. Stephanie must save the day once again. Evanovich is at her best spinning the bizarre subplots involving Stephanie's bail jumpers, but the larger story simply recycles elements from previous installments.

Sport and Social Identities
John Harris (GV 706.5 .S694 2009) Main Stax
Harris discusses how playing and watching sport can teach us a great deal about wider social issues. This book looks at how identity is constructed and reinforced in sport, exploring notions of race, class, sexuality and nationalism. With contributions from international experts, this book is key reading for students of sociology and sports studies.

Sustainable landscape construction: A guide to green building outdoors
William J. Thompson (Main Stax TH 380 .T46 2008)
Thompson, story editor for Landscape Architecture magazine from the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Sorvig (Univ. of New Mexico) offer this practical book as The authors cover such topics as the development and maintenance of healthy sites, the management of lighting and sound, the implications of paving, and the origin, nature, disposition, and renewability of material.


New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include: