A Year in Books

Arts and Sciences authors cover a wide range of scholarship and interests in the annual publications party

The soaring range of scholarship—and interests—among the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Book Party this spring.

Topics ranged from spirituality among youth and the lives of immigrants in the South to a new approach to understanding the cognition of humor and why situations matter in everyday psychology.

The book party honored A&S faculty authors who have been published recently. This year’s event also featured newly published musical recordings as well as newly published journal articles.

The bibliography from this year:

Julian Agyeman and Alison Hope Alkon, editors. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. MIT Press, 2011.

David Art. Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Avner Baz. When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy. Harvard University Press, March 2012.

Marina Bers. Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Silvia Bottinelli. SeleArte (1952–1966): una finestra sul mondo: Ragghianti, Olivetti e la divulgazione dell’arte internazionale. Fondazione Ragghianti sull’arte, 2010.

Daniel C. Dennett, with Alvin Plantinga. Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? Point/Counterpoint Series, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Daniel C. Dennett, Matthew Hurley, A06, and Reginald B. Adams Jr. Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind. MIT Press, 2011.

Mark DeVoto. Schubert’s Great C major: Biography of a Symphony. Monographs in Musicology No. 15, Pendragon Press, 2011.

Allen E. Everett and Thomas Roman. Time Travel and Warp Drives. University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Leon Gunther. The Physics of Music and Color. Springer Publishers, 2011

Zeina Hakim. Fictions déjouées. Le récit en trompe-l’œil au XVIIIe siècle. Bibliothèque des Lumières series, Droz, 2012.

Brian A. Hatcher and Michael S. Dodson, editors. Trans-Colonial Modernities in South Asia. Routledge, 2012.

Ray Jackendoff. A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Francine Jacobs and Francine Sherman, editors. Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy and Practice. John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2011.

Robin B. Kanarek and Harris R. Lieberman, editors. Diet, Brain, Behavior: Practical Implications. CRC Press, 2011.

Sheldon Krimsky and Kathleen Sloan, editors. Race and the Genetic Revolution. Columbia University Press, 2011.

Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline Lerner and Janette Benson, editors. Positive Youth Development: Research and Applications for Promoting Thriving in Adolescence. Elsevier, 2011.

Richard M. Lerner, Amy Eva Alperts Warren and Erin Phelps, editors. Thriving and Spirituality among Youth: Research Perspectives and Future Possibilities. Wiley, 2011.

Helen B. Marrow. New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race and Legal Status in the Rural American South. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Peter Probst. Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities and Money. Indiana University Press, 2011.

Alisha Rankin and Elaine Leong, editors. Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800. Ashgate, 2011.

Eric Rosenberg and Sara Blair. Trauma and Documentary Photography of the FSA. Defining Moments in American Photography Series, University of California Press, 2012.

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara. Slavery, Freedom and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World. University of New Mexico Press, 2011.

Sharan Schwartzberg and M.A. Barnes. “Functional Group Model,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Oxana Shevel. Migration, Refugee Policy and State Building in Postcommunist Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Sarah Sobieraj. Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism. NYU Press, 2011.

Sam Sommers. Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World. Riverhead Books, 2011.

Jonathan Strong. More Light. Quale Press, 2011.


New Music

Joanna Kurkowicz and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Grażyna Bacewicz Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5. Chandos, 2011.

John McDonald. Modern American Bass. New World Records, 2011.

John McDonald. “Three Melodies That Descend,” from Solo Flute Album 2011, Op. 474; Three Four-Note Flute Duets, Op. 448b (2009). Noteworthy Sheet Music Publication.

Kareem Roustom, G07. Original score for Budrus, a feature documentary film directed by Julia Bacha.

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