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.
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Nicholas Scott Baker and Brian Maxson
Florence in the Early Modern World offers new perspectives on this important city by exploring the broader global context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, within which the experience of Florence remains unique.
By exploring the city’s relationship to its close and distant neighbours, this collection of interdisciplinary essays reveals the transnational history of Florence. The chapters orient the lenses of the most recent historiographical turns perfected in studies on Venice, Rome, Bologna, Naples, and elsewhere towards Florence. New techniques, such as digital mapping, alongside new comparisons of architectural theory and merchants in Eurasia, provide the latest perspectives about Florence’s cultural and political importance before, during, and after the Renaissance. From Florentine merchants in Egypt and India, through actual and idealized military ambitions in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean, to Tuscan humanists in late medieval England, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume reveal the connections Florence held to early modern cities across the globe.
This book steers away from the historical narrative of an insular Renaissance Europe and instead identifies the significance of other global influences. By using Florence as a case study to trace these connections, this volume of essays provides essential reading for students and scholars of early modern cities and the Renaissance.
Jameson K. Hirsch, Edward C. Chang, and Jessica K. Rabon
This inspiring resource presents theories, findings, and interventions from Positive Suicidology, an emerging strengths-based approach to suicide prevention. Its synthesis of positive psychology and suicidology theories offers a science-based framework for promoting wellbeing to complement or, if appropriate, replace traditional deficit-driven theories and therapies used in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Coverage reviews interpersonal, intrapersonal, and societal risk factors for suicide, and identifies protective factors, such as hope and resilience, that can be enhanced in therapy. From there, chapters detail a palette of approaches and applications of Positive Suicidology, from the powerful motivating forces described in Self-Determination Theory to meaning-building physical and social activities.
Among the topics covered:
- Future-oriented constructs and their role in suicidal ideation and enactment.
- Gratitude as a protective factor for suicidal ideation and behavior: theory and evidence.
- Considering race and ethnicity in the use of positive psychological approaches to suicide.
- The Six R’s framework as mindfulness for suicide prevention.
- Community-based participatory research and empowerment for suicide prevention.
- Applied resiliency and suicide prevention: a strengths-based, risk-reduction framework.
Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and health psychologists, as well as educators, clergy and healthcare professionals, will find A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide an invaluable source of contemporary evidence-based strategies for their prevention and intervention efforts with suicidal clients.
The political films that have emerged on the global film festival circuit since the 1990s mark a shift in cinematic strategies for critically addressing dominant, militant, or otherwise repressive ideologies. From a focus on the representation of oppression in films like The Battle of Algiers, films such as Timbuktu, Nobody Knows About Persian Cats and Chop Shop now contribute to the active formation of political characters and viewers, a form not fully realized until the 21st century due to shifts in information technologies and resulting political organization. This book demonstrates that a contemporary form of political cinema has emerged, centered on the production of subjectivity and networks of protest, which depicts the active formation of political identities that resonates with off-screen protest movements.
Alissa A. Lange, Kimberly Brenneman, and Hagit Mano
This book is designed to build educators’ confidence and competence so they can bring STEM to life with young children. The authors encourage pre-K teachers to discover the value of engaging preschoolers in scientific inquiry, technological explorations, engineering challenges, and math experiences based on learning trajectories. They explain the big ideas in STEM, emphasizing teaching strategies that support these activities (such as language-rich STEM interactions), and describe ways to integrate concepts across disciplines. The text features research-based resources, examples of field-tested activities, and highlights from the classroom.
Drawing from a professional development model that was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, this book is an essential resource for anyone who wants to support preschool children to be STEM thinkers and doers.
- An introduction to current thinking in early STEM teaching and learning.
- Best practice strategies for including STEM in the pre-K classroom.
- An in-depth look at the key concepts in each STEM area, including short activity descriptions, illustrations, and explanations.
- Resources and models co-developed with educators and used in successful professional development.
- Testimonials from educators explaining how the model connects with their curriculum.
John J. Wheeler and David Dean Richey
Unlock the power of positive behavior intervention supports for your students
Behavior Management: Principles and Practices of Positive Behavior Supports provides readers with a thorough overview of behavior analysis and PBIS theory and applications. Using vignettes and student examples, the book shows teachers how to achieve optimal behavioral and learning outcomes for their students–regardless of the challenging behavior exhibited. Chapters address universal tools such as reinforcement, meaningful instruction, and student progress monitoring. Behavior support plans demonstrate how to implement techniques for students at all levels and abilities across learning environments
Referencing the latest research in the field, the 4th Edition expands its coverage of prevention, schoolwide PBIS, and student progress monitoring.
Colin F. Baxter
During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in the tough steel plating that covered the hulls of Axis submarines and ships. Then, seemingly overnight, a top-secret, $100 million plant appeared near Kingsport, Tennessee, manufacturing a sugar-white substance called Research Department Explosive (code name RDX). Behind thirty-eight miles of fencing, thousands of men and women synthesized 23,000 tons of RDX each month. Twice as deadly as TNT and overshadowed only by the atomic bomb, this ordnance proved to be pivotal in the Battle of the Atlantic and directly contributed to the Allied victory in WWII.
In The Secret History of RDX, Colin F. Baxter documents the journey of the super-explosive from conceptualization at Woolwich Arsenal in England to mass production at Holston Ordnance Works in east Tennessee. He examines the debates between RDX advocates and their opponents and explores the use of the explosive in the bomber war over Germany, in the naval war in the Atlantic, and as a key element in the trigger device of the atomic bomb.
Drawing on archival records and interviews with individuals who worked at the Kingsport "powder plant" from 1942 to 1945, Baxter illuminates both the explosive's military significance and its impact on the lives of ordinary Americans involved in the war industry. Much more than a technical account, this study assesses the social and economic impact of the military-industrial complex on small communities on the home front.
Bradley D. Edwards, Michael Braswell, and Larry Miller
Case Studies in Corrections invites the reader to analyze hypothetical situations confronted by judges, probation officers, inmates, correctional officers, counselors, clerics, and administrators. Concise but thorough introductions to each section provide background for assessing the scenarios. Thought-provoking questions stimulate reflection about possible courses of action and the potential consequences of choices made. The Sixth Edition encourages an interactive approach—whether rethinking effective punishment, analyzing the role of the community in corrections, or addressing ethical and legal issues.
Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Haas-Alpert, The Dilemmas of Corrections: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577663980) and Quinn, Corrections: A Concise Introduction, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577662464).
Marc Fagelson and David M. Baguley
Hyperacusis and Disorders of Sound Intolerance: Clinical and Research Perspectives is a professional resource for audiology practitioners involved in the clinical management of patients who suffer from sound tolerance concerns. The text covers emerging assessment and intervention strategies associated with hyperacusis, disorders of pitch perception, and other unusual processing deficits of the auditory system. In order to illustrate the patients perspectives and experiences with disorders of auditory processing, cases are included throughout.
This collection of diagnostic strategies and tools, evidence-based clinical research, and case reports provides practitioners with avenues for supporting patient management and coping. It combines new developments in the understanding of auditory mechanisms with the clinical tools developed to manage the effects such disorders exert in daily life. Topics addressed include unusual clinical findings and features that influence a patient s auditory processing such as their perceptual accuracy, recognition abilities, and satisfaction with the perception of sound. Hyperacusis is covered with respect to its effects, its relation to psychological disorders, and its management. Hyperacusis is often linked to trauma or closed head injury and the text also considers the management of patients with traumatic brain injury as an opportunity to illustrate the effectiveness of interprofessional care in such cases.
Interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, self-efficacy training, and hearing aid use are reported in a way that enhances clinicians' ability to weave such strategies into their own work, or into their referral system. Hyperacusis and Disorders of Sound Intolerance illuminates increasingly observed auditory-related disorders that challenge students, clinicians, physicians, and patients. The text elucidates and reinforces audiologists contributions to polytrauma and interprofessional care teams and provides clear definitions, delineation of mechanisms, and intervention options for auditory disorders.
Jesse Graves and William Wright
SPECTER MOUNTAIN is a book-length poetry collaboration between Jesse Graves and William Wright that imagines the spiritual and ecological life of an embattled landscape. The collection fuses two striking poetic visions into a cohesive and innovative new perspective on nature and the inevitable imprint of human interaction with wilderness. Readers will gain a sense of the permanent beauty of rivers and mountains, timeless images of the sublime, and the grandeur that reaches beyond human life and influence.
SPECTER MOUNTAIN is a book of voices, delivered by an impressive range of speakers, including even the mountain itself. Sometimes they speak in chorus and sometimes in isolation, out of the past and from the future, offering meditations and reflections on our changing world. These poems reveal a sensitivity to the passing of time, and to the many losses that people and places suffer and outlast together. If the mountain is a haunted landscape, it is also a place of aspiration, where traditions flourish and customs give meaning to the lives that pass there.
In his preface to the book, celebrated poet and novelist Robert Morgan says, "Jesse Graves and William Wright are two of the most exciting talents in contemporary poetry. Before they have spoken in distinct and memorable individual voices. In SPECTER MOUNTAIN they have pooled their considerable gifts and found a synergy that yields a unique work that will serve as a landmark for our time, and for many years to come."
Angel Lee, Pamela J. Mims, Diane Browder, Jean Slater, Angel Lee, and Angel Lee
The objectives and teacher scripts from Pathways to Literacy provide the structure for all of the activities, making it easy for teachers to implement this Extension Activity Book Set, especially those already familiar with the curriculum. Several activities provide additional practice with Jamaica’s Find, Earthdance, and Tar Beach, while others generalize or extend learning. The Teacher’s Extension Guide even demonstrates how ten additional storybooks may be used with the Pathways to Literacy framework!
The supplementary practice activities are ideal for students who may benefit from variation between daily lessons. The other activities that focus on the generalization of skills taught in Pathways to Literacy may be used in conjunction with the curriculum or after its completion.
Teachers have a book of scripted activities, and students have their own consumable Extension Activity Book with picture-based response choices and worksheets. This Book Set supports the entire classroom by extending and expanding Attainment’s pre-literacy curriculum!
Larry S. Miller and John T. Whitehead
The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50–75 percent of their time writing administrative and research reports. The information provided in these reports is crucial to the functioning of our system of justice. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Sixth Edition, provides practical guidance—with specific writing samples and guidelines—for providing strong reports. Most law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide well-written, accurate, brief, and complete reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals covers everything officers need to learn—from basic English grammar to the difficult but often-ignored problem of creating documentation that will hold up in court. This new edition includes updates to reference materials and citations, as well as further supporting examples and new procedures in digital and electronic report writing.
Chih-Che Tai, Renee Moran, Laura Robertson, Karin Keith, and Huili Hong
Secondary schools are continually faced with the task of preparing students for a world that is more connected, advanced, and globalized than ever before. In order to adequately prepare students for their future, educators must provide them with strong reading and writing skills, as well as the ability to understand scientific concepts.
The Handbook of Research on Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the importance of cross-curriculum/discipline connections in improving student understanding and education. While highlighting topics such as curriculum integration, online learning, and instructional coaching, this publication explores practices in teaching students how to analyze and interpret data, as well as reading, writing, and speaking. This book is ideally designed for teachers, graduate-level students, academicians, instructional designers, administrators, and education researchers seeking current research on science literacy adoption in contemporary classrooms.
Civil Disobedience in Global Perspective: Decency and Dissent over Borders, Inequities, and Government Secrecy
Introduction: A Global practice of civil disobedience -- Decency, the right to disobey, and non-domination -- Undocumented disobedients as a special class of civil disobedients -- Institutionalizing the human right of the undocumented to be domestic political participants -- Unfair terms of global cooperation and the fair equality of liberty between peoples -- Executive prerogative and disobedient disclosure of government secrets -- Disobedience as an expression of global solidarity and redefining disobedience in a global perspective.
This book explores a hitherto unexamined possibility of justifiable disobedience opened up by John Rawls' Law of Peoples. This is the possibility of disobedience justified by appeal to standards of decency that are shared by peoples who do not otherwise share commitments to the same principles of justice, and whose societies are organized according to very different basic social institutions. Justified by appeal to shared decency standards, disobedience by diverse state and non-state actors indeed challenge injustices in the international system of states. The book considers three case studies: disobedience by the undocumented, disobedient challenges to global economic inequities, and the disobedient disclosure of government secrets. It proposes a substantial analytical redefinition of civil disobedience in a global perspective, identifying the creation of global solidarity relations as its goal.
Paranormal America (second edition): Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture
Christopher D. Bader, F. Carsen Mencken, and Joseph O. Baker
The untold account of the countless Americans who believe in, or personally experience, paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and psychics
Given the popularity of television shows such as Finding Bigfoot, Ghost Hunters, Supernatural, and American Horror Story, there seems to be an insatiable public hunger for mystical happenings. But who believes in the paranormal? Based on extensive research and their own unique personal experiences, Christopher Bader, Joseph Baker and Carson Mencken reveal that a significant number of Americans hold these beliefs, and that for better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal America.
Readers will join the authors as they participate in psychic and palm readings, and have their auras photographed, join a Bigfoot hunt, follow a group of celebrity ghost hunters as they investigate claims of a haunted classroom, and visit a support group for alien abductees.
The second edition includes new and updated research based on findings from the Baylor Religion survey regarding America’s relationship with the paranormal. Drawing on these diverse and compelling sources of data, the book offers an engaging account of the social, personal, and statistical stories of American paranormal beliefs and experiences. It examines topics such as the popularity of paranormal beliefs in the United States, the ways in which these beliefs relate to each other, whether paranormal beliefs will give rise to a new religion, and how believers in the paranormal differ from “average” Americans.
Brimming with fascinating anecdotes and provocative new findings, Paranormal America offers an entertaining yet authoritative examination of a growing segment of American religious culture.
Megan Best, Jean Slater, Angel Lee, T Zakas, Pamela Mims, and Diane Browder
Thirty-two modified versions of novels like Little House on the Prairie; Because of Winn-Dixie; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Trumpet of the Swan; and The Indian in the Cupboard allow you to cover age-appropriate literature, while connecting it to grade-level standards for upper elementary and middle school. Fifteen of the thirty-two modified versions of novels are featured within two Student Readers. The additional seventeen stories and lesson materials are provided on a USB flash drive. The Instructor’s Guide is scripted and includes evidence-based practices like the time-delay procedure and the system of least intrusive prompts. Each adapted story is accompanied with instructional materials such as vocabulary cards, character cards, setting cards, story grammar cards, posters, and picture-supported comprehension quizzes. A blank assessment form is provided to collect data on vocabulary identification and comprehension for the extra stories. A true literature collection for any classroom! The Read and Tell consumable Student Workbooks include all chapter quizzes for the 15 printed novels. The workbook condenses all of the student activities into a consumable option, giving students the opportunity to keep and share their accomplishments!
Curriculum Includes: Instructor's Guide; 2 Student Readers, a Student Workbook, 2 consumable Student Workbooks; a set of posters; vocabulary, character, and setting cards for each piece of literature; a USB flash drive with 17 additional stories; and an image library containing character symbols, Picture It files, and PixWriter files.
Curriculum Plus Includes: The Curriculum plus 2 sets of 10 consumable Student Workbooks, the GoWorksheet Maker iPad App, a set of corresponding GoWorksheet activities, and samples of communication overlays.
Bluegrass has found an unlikely home, and avid following, in the Czech Republic. The music’s emergence in Central Europe places it within an increasingly global network of communities built around bluegrass activities.
Lee Bidgood offers a fascinating study of the Czech bluegrass phenomenon that merges intimate immersion in the music with on-the-ground fieldwork informed by his life as a working musician. Drawing on his own close personal and professional interactions, Bidgood charts how Czech bluegrass put down roots and looks at its performance as a uniquely Czech musical practice. He also reflects on “Americanist” musical projects and the ways Czech musicians use them to construct personal and social identities. Bidgood sees these acts of construction as a response to the Czech Republic’s postsocialist environment but also to US cultural prominence within our global mediascape.
Daniel Bornstein, Laura Guffuri, and Brian Jeffrey Maxson
Book Summary: The essays in this collection explore the languages - artistic, symbolic, and ritual, as well as written and spoken - in which power was articulated, challenged, contested, and defended in Italian cities and courts, villages, and countryside, between 1300 and 1600. Topics addressed include court ceremonial, gossip and insult, the performance of sanctity and public devotions, the appropriation and reuse of imagery, and the calculated invocation (and sometimes undermining) of authoritative models and figures. The collection balances a broad geographic and chronological range with a tight thematic focus, allowing the individual contributions to engage in vigorous and fruitful debate with one another even as they speak to some of the central issues in current scholarship. The authors recognize that every institutional action is, in its context, a political act, and that no institution operates disinterestedly. At the same time, they insist on the inadequacy of traditional models, whether Marxian or Weberian, as the complex realities of the early modern state pose tough problems for any narrative of modernization, rationalization, and centralization. The contributors to this volume trained and teach in various countries - Italy, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia - but share a common interest in cultural expressions of power.
Damian A. Carpenter
With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a part of and apart from settled American society by examining outlaw myth, performance, and perception over time. Since the late nineteenth century, the outlaw voice has been most prominent in folk performance, the result being a cultural persona invested in an outlaw tradition that conflates the historic, folkloric, and social in a cultural act. Focusing on the works and guises of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Carpenter goes beyond the outlaw figure’s heroic associations and expands on its historical (Jesse James, Billy the Kid), folk (John Henry, Stagolee), and social (tramps, hoboes) forms. He argues that all three performers represent a culturally disruptive force, whether it be the bad outlaw Lead Belly represented to an urban bourgeoisie audience, the good outlaw Guthrie shaped to reflect the social concerns of marginalized people, or the honest outlaw Dylan offered audiences who responded to him as a promoter of clear-sighted self-evaluation. As Carpenter shows, the outlaw and the law as located in society are interdependent in terms of definition. His study provides an in-depth look at the outlaw figure’s self-reflexive commentary and critique of both the performer and society that reflects the times in which they played their outlaw roles.
Michael A. Cody
Moving between the landscapes of fictional Runion, North Carolina, and Nashville’s Music Row, Gabriel’s Songbook follows a songwriter and singer through his search for fame and belonging. As he juggles ambition, love, and occasional despair, he finds that his dream of success and his love of music become increasingly at odds.
Magnetism in carbon nanostructures is a rapidly expanding field of current materials science. Its progress is driven by the wide range of applications for magnetic carbon nanosystems, including transmission elements in spintronics, building blocks of cutting-edge nanobiotechnology, and qubits in quantum computing. These systems also provide novel paradigms for basic phenomena of quantum physics, and are thus of great interest for fundamental research. This comprehensive survey emphasizes both the fundamental nature of the field, and its groundbreaking nanotechnological applications, providing a one-stop reference for both the principles and the practice of this emerging area. With equal relevance to physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science, senior undergraduate and graduate students in any of these subjects, as well as all those interested in novel nanomaterials, will gain an in-depth understanding of the field from this concise and self-contained volume.
Heidi H. Harralson and Larry S. Miller
"Forensic document examination is the study of physical evidence and physical evidence cannot lie. Only its interpretation can err. Only the failure to find it, or to hear its true testimony can deprive it of its value."―Roy Huber
This is a comprehensive update of Huber and Headrick's seminal work on handwriting examination. New coverage includes a review of forensic handwriting examination research, handwriting analysis training and proficiency, revised methods and procedures, an updated listing and clarification of terminology and electronic signatures, the analysis of digitized handwriting, and other related technological advances. The book includes updated photographs, several added illustrations, and advances in techniques based on the scientific research conducted in the area over the last 20 years.
Andrew F. Herrmann
This text takes a new approach to autoethnography by using personal narratives to analyze our work across multiple disciplines and subdisciplines. These stories feature authors working at the intersections of autoethnography and critical theory within a given organizational context. Organizations are not simply entities, but systems of meaning. As such they are sites of cultural practices and performances, and of domination, resistance and struggle. Working at the intersection of organizational studies and autoethnography, this book explores the ability of autoethnographic and personal narrative approaches to generate important, innovative, and empowering understandings of difference, discourses, and identities, while attending to the various powerful dynamics that are at play in organizations. These are stories of work, at work, and help to finally bring theory and direct exemplars together.