The ETSU Authors Bookshelf includes books and media authored, co-authored, or edited by ETSU faculty and staff and published from 2011 to present. It includes annual galleries for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
The annual Celebration of ETSU Authors in October is sponsored by the Charles C. Sherrod Library to acknowledge the scholarly and creative work contributed by ETSU faculty and staff to their fields.
Appalachian legend describes a mysterious, multiethnic population of exotic, dark-skinned rogues called Melungeons who rejected the outside world and lived in the remote, rugged mountains in thefarthest corner of northeast Tennessee. The allegedly unknown origins of these Melungeons are part of what drove this legend and generated myriad exotic origin theories. Though nobody self-identified asMelungeon before the 1960s, by the 1990s "Melungeonness" had become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, resulting in a zealous online community and annual meetings where self-identified Melungeons gathered to discuss shared genealogy and history. Although today Melungeons are commonly identified as the descendants of underclass whites, freed African Americans, and Native Americans, this ethnic identity is still largely a social construction based on local tradition, myth, and media.
In Becoming Melungeon, Melissa Schrift examines the ways in which the Melungeon ethnicidentity has been socially constructed over time by various regional and national media, plays, and other forms of popular culture. Schrift explores how the social construction of this legend evolved into a fervent movement of a self-identified ethnicity in the 1990s. This illuminating and insightful work examines these shifting social constructions of race, ethnicity, and identity both in the local context of the Melungeons and more broadly in an attempt to understand the formation of ethnic groups and identity in the modern world."
Jill D. Stinson and Judith V. Becker
This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders. Safe Offender Strategies (SOS) comprises 10 evidence-based modules that teach participants the skills to desist from problem behaviors, manage their emotions and impulses, and break unhealthy relationship patterns. Motivational enhancement and validation techniques are woven throughout this collaborative treatment. SOS can be used with a range of clients—including high-risk offenders and those with mental illness or intellectual disabilities—in institutional or outpatient settings. Fifteen reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
A chronicle of the history and activities of the 13th Tennessee Union Cavalry during the Civil War.
Beckett remains one of the most important writers of the twentieth century whose radical experimentations in form and content won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. This Critical Companion encompasses his plays for the stage, radio and television, and will be indispensable to students of his work.
Challenging and at times perplexing, Beckett's work is represented on almost every literature, theatre and Irish studies curriculum in universities in North America, Europe and Australia. Katherine Weiss' admirably clear study of his work provides the perfect companion, illuminating each play and Beckett's vision, and investigating his experiments with the body, voice and technology. It includes in-depth studies of the major works Waiting for Godot, Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape, and as with other volumes in Methuen Drama's Critical Companions series it features too a series of essays by other scholars and practitioners offering different critical perspectives on Beckett in performance that will inform students' own critical thinking. Together with a series of resources including a chronology and a list of further reading, this is ideal for all students and readers of Beckett's work.
Michael Braswell, Belinda Rodgers McCarthy, and Bernard J. McCarthy
"The seventh edition of this criminal justice text on ethics has been updated with new case studies and exercises, new chapters on ethics in police training and interrogation, and expansions and revisions throughout. Material is grouped under sections on ethical issues in policing, ethics and the courts, ethical issues in corrections, ethical issues in crime control policy and research, and ethics and the future. Specific topics discussed include how police officers learn ethics, legally permissible but unethical conduct, guidance for lawyers, types of restorative justice programs, ethics and prison, and the Ford Pinto case. The text is geared towards undergraduates in criminology programs and offers lists of key concepts, text boxes, and discussion questions among its learning features."--SciTech Book News
Michael Braswell, Larry Miller, and Joycelyn Pollock
Building on the success of the popular first edition, the authors provide hypothetical criminal justice scenarios for analysis, having found in their experience as teachers that the process adds depth and dimension to the study of justice and ethics. This expanded second edition offers ten new cases addressing the intricate process of moral and ethical decision making. Focusing on both personal and social context, the authors explore true-to-life situations and encourage readers to think about the possible consequences that could result from the choices they make.
Michael Braswell, Joycelyn M. Pollock, and Scott Braswell
pt. 1. Stories and moral dilemmas : an introduction--pt. 2. Loyalty and personal relationships--Black and blue--Amnesia of the heart--Sarah Salvation--Rosy--A different justice--Stray dogs--A harmless little romance--The end is near--pt. 3. Duties to self and others--Rasheed's ticket--Invisible boy--Short-cut--The big picture--Special of the week--It's too bad about Tommy--Ballad of the Wafflehouse queen--Truth teller--pt. 4. Justice and redemption--The open door--Prison lullabies--Tin spoke parade--Thunder for Mally--Best intentions--The cracker jack gospel--The mercy seat--As is.
Paul Cairney, Donley T. Studlar, and Hadii M. Mamudu
Political science and tobacco policy--Theories of policy change--The global policy context--European countries and the EU--The UK: a case study--The United States--Other advanced industrial countries--Tobacco control policymaking in developing regions--The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
Boner Daniel and East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Band
Smithhaven--Still Making Excuses--If Seeing Is Believing--Myth--Your Last Ride--If I Had a Dollar--Tack and Jibe--Stewie Took My Nose--March Home to Me--I Recall--God's Work Is Never Done--Farther Down the Track.
Joyce Duncan and Teresa Brooks Taylor
While other texts focus on theory, Coming Full Circle emphasizes the how-to of the discipline, providing students with a clear roadmap for involvement in service fields. Written in a student-friendly, accessible style, the book combines academic instruction with participation through service. It encourages students to reflect on their service experiences, and to grow as responsive citizens. More than a textbook, Coming Full Circle is also an effective aid to self-awareness and personal development.
This textbook is intended for a two-semester course on calculus of one variable. The target audience is comprised of first-year students in biology, chemistry, physics and other related disciplines. The title of the book reflects the fact that it is not limited to one single approach to calculus. Rather, we use graphing calculators or applications whenever they are necessary to introduce certain topics. Nonetheless, as expected, a conceptual framework permeates the whole book. A distinctive characteristic of the book is the early introduction of sequences and geometric series, and a gradual development of simple differential equations, as well as the use of linear regression to analyze data. The core of the book is to be found in the first three chapters, in which examples from biology, chemistry and physics are analyzed with care, emphasizing the close links between calculus and the natural sciences. The last two chapters, or sections thereof, can be used as a sort of capstone in order to show how mathematics helps in the understanding of enzyme kinetics and transport across cell membranes.
Rebecca T. Isbell and Pamela Evanshen
1. The environment matters: design elements to consider : Beauty in everyday environments ; The impact of light ; Sounds make a difference ; A place for everything, everything in its place ; A secure and supportive environment ; Valuing diversity in the classroom ; Setting up appropriate learning environments -- 2. The process of planning for successful change : Creating the vision ; Developing a plan ; Introducing a new feature -- 3. Low-cost, big-impact changes : Decluttering ; Small changes ; Teacher's space -- 4. Building a sense of community in the classroom : Creating a welcoming and inviting entrance ; Developing a sense of place ; Valuing each member of the community ; Having effective group time ; Learning about and practicing responsibility ; Identifying personal spaces for children ; Providing choices for individual work ; Working in small groups -- 5. Real classroom makeovers : The importance of play ; Real classroom makeovers support children's play ; Literacy centers/areas ; Manipulatives/building ; Math and science ; Art and music ; Dramatic play ; Community meeting ; Nurturing environment -- 6. Early learning standards and the classroom environment : Early learning standards ; The unique needs of children ; Adapting the environment to all learners -- 7. The amazing (and real) classroom makeover adventure : The adventure ; Description of the classroom ; Developing a vision with an initial teacher interview ; The change process ; The first element of design considered ; The next element of design considered ; Teacher interview and reflection on the learning environment ; Art ; Books ; Blocks ; Gathering place ; Home living ; Science ; Writing ; Summary ; Teacher comments after the makeover -- Classroom evaluation checklist.
Disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately defeating al-Qaeda based and inspired terrorism is a declared policy of the U.S. Government. Three key strategic objectives have been identified for accomplishing this: attacking al-Qaeda’s terror network, undermining radicalization and recruitment, and hardening homeland defense. The present monograph proposes a distinct "jihad-realist" approach for undermining radicalization and recruitment to al-Qaeda. First, a brief discussion of six means for ending terrorist organizations is provided. Second, the premises of a jihad-realist approach are described. Third, a jihad-realist shari’a case against al-Qaeda’s terrorism is presented. In conclusion, key assertions are summarized, and several specific policy recommendations offered for national security personnel charged with formulating and executing counterterrorist messaging strategy.
Reneé Critcher Lyons
Rekindling the flame: the revival of the sadir katcheri (bharata natyam) -- "It is a strict law that bids us dance": the Kwakiutl Hamatsa dance -- Poetry in motion: the hula -- We are all on this earth together: the Plains Indians sun dance -- The churning of the oceans: the survival of the Khmer classical dance ofCambodia -- Of two worlds: the whirling dervishes of Kenya -- A better way of life: the ghost dance of the Plains Indians -- "The only people can shout is right here": the unbroken chain of the ring-shout dance -- Visca sardana!: the astronomical dance of Catalonia -- Capoeiristas: righteous avengers -- The raqs sharqi (belly dance) faces trouble -- Bringing in the May -- All's well that ends well: the English Morris dance -- Feet on fire: Irish dance at the crossroads -- Sacred, yet profane: the Afro-Brazilian batuque and samba -- It takes two to tango!
"This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world. The sixteen case studies reveal the meaning of the dance to each culture and the importance of the art form to the creation of healthy sociological and political climates. Chapters detail each dance's origins, technical steps and movements, costumes, music, and political history."
Revelations: Poems, Appalachian poet Ted Olson’s second full-length poetry collection, contains eleven chapters of seven poems per chapter. Plying various forms and exhibiting a strong sense of musicality, these poems explore such themes as childhood, family, memory, love, nature, ritual, and visions both literal and spiritual. Olson’s poems provide surprising snapshots of a shared world that is all-too-often ignored or unexplored. In the words of literary critic James Owens, “We need Ted Olson. In his truest voice, he is a visionary poet, restlessly prying at the dim everyday with the shiny edge of intelligent illumination. His poems locate the connections and epiphanies, right there where they have always been, unseen until now and waiting for the right eye to find them, the right tongue to give them clarity and form.”
Jasmine R. Renner
This book explores the vision of cultivating a year-round system of renewal and positioning of your mind to think thoughts of wisdom.
Jasmine R. Renner
Preface -- Why creativity now -- Your incredible mind -- Activating your god-given creative force -- Creativity and the number five -- How to foster a constant creative environment -- Why set creative goals? -- The role of wisdom in unlocking creative potential -- 12 keys to releasing your creative potential -- Use the creative keys -- Master the keys -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Appendix E.
"In this book Dr. Jasmine Renner provides valuable keys for unlocking your unlimited creative potential. The goal of this book is to help individuals realize and understand the depth of their creative abilities and to use the multifaceted wisdom keys espoused to unlock their creative potential. This book will introduce you to the invaluable nuggets gained from discovering that creativity is not an additional project you add to your already full to do list but springs out of the essence of who you really are. Using wisdom as a guide and tool in understand and releasing your creative potential is crucial. Dr. Renner points out that wisdom is an essential part of the quantum or spiritual level of creativity. The keys espoused in this book are the same and can be applied in every nation, in every tribe and for all peoples. This is because there are universal undeniable principles that govern every human being. The wisdom keys espoused in this book are universal for all who will dare to use then appropriately. A farmer in Australia applying these keys correctly will have the same result as a billionaire in Wall Street. It is her desire that as you read this book you will be birthed into an innate awareness of your creative potential and ultimately be released into your creative potential."
Judith Bailey Slagle
Introduction: The Historical Tradition of Baillie, Scott, Hodson and Southey -- William Wallace : "A Terrible Beauty" -- Exploration and conquest : Columbus, Balboa, and Pizarro -- National and Domestic Heroines : Margaret of Anjou and Lady Griseld Baillie -- Gothic Interactions : The Miscellaneous Legends of Baillie and Hodson.
Richard Gary Zevitz and Michael Braswell
A disgraced officer and an enlisted man forge an unlikely friendship through the desperate river battles waged along the Mississippi between Union forces and outnumbered Confederate defenders. Following their surrender, the two friends along with the other defeated Rebels are incarcerated in Northern prisoner of war camps where new challenges await them. Only one will survive. Based upon ten years of historical research, Long Road Home explores the trials and travails of George Spears and his friend, Eli Forrest.
James Robert Bitter
Reflections on the ideas of Adlerian masters. An interview with Heinz Ansbacher / J.R. Bitter and J. West -- On neurosis / J.R. Bitter -- Dreikurs' holistic medicine / C. Nappier Carr and J.R. Bitter -- An interview with Harold Mosak / J.R. Bitter -- Adlerian brief therapy with individuals. Adlerian brief therapy with individuals / J.R. Bitter and W.G. Nicoll -- Relational strategies / J. Bitter and W.G. Nicoll -- Adlerian group counseling. Adlerian group counseling / M.A. Sonstegard and J.R. Bitter -- Counseling children in groups / M.A. Sonstegard and J.R. Bitter --Adlerian couples and family counseling and therapy. Family mapping and family constellations / J.R. Bitter -- Communication styles, personality priorities, and social interest / J. Bitter -- Conscious motivations / J.R. Bitter -- The mistake notions of adults with children / J.R. Bitter -- Two approaches to counseling parents alone / J.R. Bitter -- Human conversations / J.R. Bitter and R. Byrd -- A Study on early recollectons. Early recollections vesus created memory / S.B. Barker and J.R. Bitter -- An Adlerian-feminist approach to therapy. Reclaiming a pro-feminist orientation in Adlerian therapy / J.R. Bitter et al. -- Reconsidering narcissism / J.R. Bitter -- Adlerian therapy and social construction. Integrating narrative therapy with Adlerian lifestyle assessment / J.G. Disque and J.R. Bitter -- Emotion, experience, and early recollections / J.G. Disque and J.R. Bitter -- Final thoughts. Am I an Adlerian? / J.R. Bitter.
Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer
Script analysis for designers -- The objectives of theatrical design -- Researching the design -- Collaboration -- Design elements -- Design principles and visual composition -- Scenic design -- Costume design -- Lighting design -- Building a career in theater design.
With clear and concise examples and hands-on exercises, Fundamentals of Theatrical Design illustrates the way in which the three major areas of theatrical design--scenery, costumes, and lighting--are intrinsically linked. Veteran theater designers Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer have consulted with a broad range of seasoned theater industry professionals--playwrights, actors, directors, producers, stage managers--to provide an exhaustive guide full of sound advice and insightful approaches to design. Form beginning designers just starting out to experienced directors looking to gain exposure and advance their careers, anyone with an interest in theatrical design is sure to appreciate this book's unique approach.
Thomas G. Burton, Jack Schrader, and Ambrose Manning
Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader, and Ambrose Manning of East Tennessee State University began documenting the Appalachian region in the 1960s. Together they came to know many mountain people now recognized as Appalachian Masters. In this DVD we are introduced to Ray Hicks along with his family and friends from Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Thomas Burton serves as our guide. Included are two Burton/Schrader films in their entirety: A film about Ray Hicks and another about Buna Presnell Hicks and Bertha Hubbard Baird, along with video excerpts of Stanley Hicks and Hattie Presnell recorded by Burton and Manning. Please be aware that the film quality of the remastered excerpts reminds us of a time before the digital age.
Pamela Evanshen and Janet Faulk
Based on the latest research about how children learn, this book helps elementary school teachers make their classrooms into creative spaces that facilitate teaching and learning. It also delves into specific areas of classroom design such as use of color and plants, room arrangement, learning centers, and the impact of clutter. With before and after photos of real classrooms, teachers can examine each area and determine their own classroom's need for improvement.
Dilemma -- Decision -- Onslaught -- Whirlwind -- Reckoning -- All or nothing -- Total war -- Scorched earth -- Disintegration -- Death throes.
On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties. Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events. In Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East, Stephen G. Fritz bridges the gap in scholarship by incorporating historical research from the last several decades into an accessible, comprehensive, and coherent narrative. His analysis of the Russo-German War from a German perspective covers all aspects of the eastern front, demonstrating the interrelation of military events, economic policy, resource exploitation, and racial policy that first motivated the invasion. This in-depth account challenges accepted notions about World War II and promotes greater understanding of a topic that has been neglected by historians.