Baker A. Rogers, Georgia Southern University1-2020
Through the voices of 51 trans men, Baker A. Rogers analyzes what it means to be a trans man in the southeastern United States. Rogers argues that the common themes that pervade trans men’s experiences in the South are complicated by other intersecting identities, such as sexuality, religion, race, class, and place. This study explores the intersectionalities of a group of people who are often invisible, by choice or necessity, in broader culture. Rogers engages with debates about trans experiences of masculinity, ‘passing,’ and discrimination within LGTBQ spaces in order to provide a comprehensive study of trans men’s experiences.
Laura E. Agnich, Georgia Southern University2019
Teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice provides instructors with evidence-based and innovative strategies for teaching introductory criminal justice courses. The text emphasizes the importance of introductory criminal justice courses in providing a strong educational foundation for criminal justice and criminology majors. It offers instructors teaching tools and strategies to engage students and help them learn a wide range of content efficiently and effectively.
The book begins with discussions about curriculum planning, student-centered pedagogy, and selecting effective course materials. Subsequent chapters address creating a course syllabus that clearly states course goals, learning objectives, and course policies, as well as how to approach the ... Read more
Barry J. Balleck, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Barry J. Balleck authored Encyclopedia of Hate Groups in America.
Lisa L. Denmark, Georgia Southern University2019
Savannah's Midnight Hour argues that Savannah's development is best understood within the larger history of municipal finance, public policy, and judicial readjustment in an urbanizing nation. In providing such context, Lisa Denmark adds constructive complexity to the conventional Old South/New South dichotomous narrative, in which the politics of slavery, secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction dominate the analysis of economic development. Denmark shows us that Savannah's fiscal experience in the antebellum and postbellum years, while exhibiting some distinctively southern characteristics, also echoes a larger national experience. Her broad account of municipal decision making about improvement investment throughout the nineteenth century offers ... Read more
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amanda Konkle wrote Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe.
Although she remains one of the all-time most recognizable Hollywood icons, Marilyn Monroe has seldom been ranked among the greatest actors of her generation. Critics have typically viewed her film roles as mere extensions of her sexpot star persona. Yet this ignores both the subtle variations between these roles and the acting skill that went into the creation of Monroe’s public persona.
Some Kind of Mirror offers the first extended scholarly analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s film performances, examining how they united the contradictory ... Read more
Andre Pereira Neto and Matthew Flynn, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Matthew B. Flynn and non-faculty member Andre Pereira Neto co-authored Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends.
Andre Pereira Neto, Escola Nacional De Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University2019
The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil.
The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders ... Read more
Defense Policies of East-Central European Countries after 1989: Creating Stability in a Time of Uncertainty
James Peterson, Valdosta State University and Jacek Lubecki, Georgia Southern University1-2-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jacek Lubecki co-authored this book.
Book Summary: The 2014 Ukrainian-Crimean crisis has raised serious questions in the West about Russian motivations and future policy directions. Now more than ever, it is imperative to explore the defensive perceptions, reactions, and preparations of neighbouring countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Is there a convergence of their approaches along similar paths, or do their different cultures and historical experiences prefigure a divergence of their defense policies? While Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic all seem to have little concern about Russia's policies in Ukraine, the Polish response ... Read more
George Yancey, Baylor University and Alicia Brunson, Georgia Southern University11-13-2019
Charges of “fake news” tend to be politically motivated whether made by Republicans or Democrats. Yet the potential for media bias is real and deserves an honest assessment.
Using an audit technique—providing journalists with similar scenarios but altering key details—the authors evaluate whether reporters and editors write different narratives depending on the characteristics of the principle issues in the story. The results indicate that race, gender, sexuality and religion have little effect on whether a story will be covered, but do color the story that is written.
Data suggest that news personnel may be operating in ways that promote progressive political leanings. ... Read more
Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Extremists and Extremist Groups
Barry J. Balleck, Georgia Southern University2018
Georgia Southern University faculty member Barry J. Balleck authored Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Extremists and Extremist Groups.
Thomas J. Holt, Michigan State University; Adam Bossler, Georgia Southern University; and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, The University of Alabama2018
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adam M. Bossler and non faculty members Thomas J. Holt and Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar co-authored Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction.
Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University5-4-2018
This book focuses on the history and development of criminological thought from the pre-Enlightenment period to the present and offers a detailed and chronological overview of competing theoretical perspectives in criminology in their social and political context.
This book covers:
- A discussion of how major theorists came to espouse their ideas and how the social context of the time influenced the development criminological thought;
- An exploration of the scientific method and the way in which theories are tested;
- Details of the origins of each theory as well as their recent ... Read more
Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University and Michael Rocque, Bates College6-23-2018
This book explores the role of theory and research in criminology. Adopting a unique and refreshing approach to criminological theory, it focuses on the great debates in criminology from its inception as a field to the present day. It explores the debates that have motivated criminological thought, that have represented turning points in theoretical and empirical trajectories, that have offered mini-paradigm shifts, and that have moved the field forward. Coverage includes:
- Classical debates, including the work of Lombroso, Durkheim, and Sutherland;
- Sociological vs. psychological debates in criminology;
- Control theory and cultural deviance theory;
- Criminal career and trait-based theory;
- Theory ... Read more
Edward W. L. Smith, Georgia Southern University2018
Georgia Southern University emeritus professor Edward W. L. Smith authored The Echo of Odin: Norse Mythology and Human Consciousness.
Book Description: The pagan mythology of the Vikings offers a rich metaphor for consciousness. This book presents the cosmography of Norse mythology as a landscape of human inner life. Each of the nine worlds of this cosmography is viewed as a symbol of a distinct type of consciousness that is emblematic of a particular perspective or way of relating to others. Individual gods and goddesses are considered nuanced personifications of their worlds. The philosophy of pagan mythology is explored by comparing ... Read more
Laura E. Valeri, Georgia Southern University6-5-2018
Georgia Southern faculty member Laura E. Valeri authored The Dead Still Here.
Book Summary: Mapping stories set in Europe and America, The Dead Still Here skillfully paces through eleven short stories about friends-with-benefits typed relationships, vicious divorces and thievery, the loss of a child, the loss of a mother, and the Coast Guard and the Navy rescuing refugees from a bad storm at sea. Laura Valeri writes one single breathtaking sentence about sex, Dear John emails, and Christmas presents in “Liabilities of a Love Misguided” and displays a sharp sense of paranoia based on everyone looking at the narrator, laughing, ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Gary W. Jenkins, Eastern University; and Torrance Kirby, McGill University2-20-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli: Essays in honor of John Patrick Donnelly, S.J. alongside non-faculty members Gary W. Jenkins and Torrance Kelly.
Book Summary: From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli brings notable scholars from the fields of Reformation and Early Modern studies to honor their friend, mentor, and colleague, John Patrick Donnelly with essays commensurate with his own broad interests and scholarship. Touching Protestant scholasticism, Reformation era life writing, Reformation polemics – both Protestant and Catholic – and with several on theology proper, inter alia, the ... Read more
This is the first full biography of Justice Leah Ward Sears. In 1992 Sears became the first woman and youngest justice to sit on the Supreme Court of Georgia. In 2005 she became the first African American woman to serve as chief justice of any state supreme court in the country. This book explores her childhood in a career military family; her education; her early work as an attorney; her rise through Georgia's city, county, and state court systems; and her various pursuits after leaving the supreme court in 2009, when she transitioned into a life that was no less ... Read more
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-25-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Raising Our Voices, Communicating Our Existence.
Book Summary: Raising Our Voices provides complete and thorough coverage of the study and practice of public speaking, the seventh edition offers students theory and practical skills, presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and audience.
The goal of this text is to make it one that will prepare students to become effective public speakers in any of the various speaking situations they may encounter in their lives. Whether they are presenting in a professional capacity, speaking as a community ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2017
A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
Including the latest research from the last ten years, this ... Read more
Michael J. Flynn, Global Detention Project and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University2017
Immigration detention is an important global phenomenon increasingly practiced by states across the world in which human rights violations are commonplace. Challenging Immigration Detention introduces readers to various disciplines that have addressed immigration detention in recent years and how these experts have sought to challenge underlying causes and justifications for detention regimes. Contributors provide an overview of the key issues addressed in their disciplines, discuss key points of contention, and seek out linkages and interactions with experts from other fields.
Edited by Michael J. Flynn, Global Detention Project, Switzerland and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University, US
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University8-15-2017
"An impressionistic and often disturbing account of the 2016 presidential race . . . Sexton grapples with the Trump campaign from the perspective of the crowds reveling in the candidate's presence and message. It is a useful vantage point given the increasingly blatant bigotry in the months since the election . . . This book reveals the incremental nature of public displays of hatred, growing from harsh chants and bumper stickers to, say, an open and unmasked gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville . . . His] dispatches are bracing." --The Washington Post
When he agreed to cover the 2016 ... Read more
Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University12-5-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Reed W. Smith authored Cecil Brown: The Murrow Boy Who Became Broadcasting's Crusader for Truth.
Book Summary: The son of Jewish immigrants, war correspondent Cecil Brown (1907–1987) was a member of CBS’ esteemed Murrow Boys. Expelled from Italy and Singapore for reporting the facts, he witnessed the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and the war in North Africa, and survived the sinking of the British battleship HMS Repulse by a Japanese submarine. Back in the U.S., he became an influential commentator during the years when Americans sought a dispassionate voice to make sense of complex developments. ... Read more
Tonio Andrade, Emory University and Xing Hang, Brandeis University2-29-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored "Maps, Calendars and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia” in the publication Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuri: Maritime East Asia in Global Hsitory, 1550-1700.
Book Summary: Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale of commerce ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-13-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621.
Book Summary: Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 focuses on the cooperation between two new foundations, the last Medici state and the Society of Jesus, spanning nearly a century, concentrating on the Jesuit foundations in Florence, Siena, and Montepulciano. As the Medici built and centralized their power in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, they sought to control both the civic and religious behavior of their citizens. They found partners in the Jesuits, whose educational program helped establish social order and maintain religious orthodoxy. Via a ... Read more
Laurie Gould, Georgia Southern University and Matthew Pate, University of Albany1-1-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal.
Book Summary: Failed and fragile states often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. These weak states also frequently use kidnapping, murder, and other violent or oppressive tactics to maintain order and stay in power. State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal analyzes the path to state failure, one manifestation of which appears through the fragility and dysfunction of its criminal justice system. This book examines what happens when a government loses the ability, or ... Read more