Christopher M. Brown, Georgia Southern University2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Christopher M. Brown edited Constructing International Studies.
Constructing International Studies is a collection of writings that explores the most progressive edge of the discipline. Through diverse perspectives and issues, the book gives students a thorough understanding of how the field is developing presently. By incorporating the conceptual thinking that will frame the next generation of international studies, it provides students an understanding of the contemporary discussions and prepares them for meaningful future engagement in the field.
The book opens with a foreword by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf. The first thematic section is devoted to addressing the ... Read more
Christopher M. Brown, Georgia Southern University1-2017
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
Patricia B. Kraeger, Georgia Southern University; Scott Cloutier, Arizona State University; and Craig Talmage, Hobart and William Smith Colleges6-15-2017
Faculty member Prof. Patsy Kraeger co-edited this work.
This volume addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community. It aggregates the perspectives, research questions, methods and results that consider how quality of life is influenced in our modern society. Chapters in this volume present theoretical and practical examples on different aspects of quality of life and community well-being representing American, European, Native American and African perspectives. This volume is of interest to scholars in sociology, psychology, economy, philosophy, health research as well as practitioners across the social sciences.
Patrick J. Novotny, Georgia Southern University12-8-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored A Student's Introduction to Political Analysis.
Robert Pirro, Georgia Southern University9-5-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert Pirro authored Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings.
Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings offers major new insights into the political dimensions of Levi’s thought by using those texts conventionally thought to be marginal to his oeuvre (i.e., his short works of science fiction and fantasy and his World War Two partisan novel) to deepen our understanding of the lessons he offered in his more well-known and celebrated texts, Survival in Auschwitz and The Drowned and the Saved. ... Read more
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
Listening, Looking, Living: Qualitative Research, the Study of Politics, and Understanding the World in Which We Live, 2nd Edition
Darin H. Van Tassell and Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny co-authored this book with Darin Van Tassell.
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
Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, Georgia Southern University and Becky Kohler da Cruz2016
Georgia Southern University faculty members Jose de Arimateia da Cruz and Becky Kohler da Cruz co-authored The Integrity of American Governmental Institutions: The Role of Ethics in Public Service.
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
Thomas J. Holt, Michigan State University and Adam Bossler, Georgia Southern University2016
The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and computers has transformed the world and enabled individuals to engage in crimes in a multitude of new ways. Criminological scholarship on these issues has increased dramatically over the last decade, as have studies on ways to prevent and police these offenses. This book is one of the first texts to provide a comprehensive review of research regarding cybercrime, policing and enforcing these offenses, and the prevention of various offenses as global change and technology adoption increases the risk of victimization around the world.
Drawing on a wide range of literature, Holt ... Read more
Richard C. Kearney and Jerrell D. Coggburn2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Trenton J. Davis co-authored “Motivating Public Service Employees in the Era of the New Normal” in the publication Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects.
Book Summary: Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects brings together exemplary contributors who provide concise essays on major contemporary public human resources management issues. Organized into four parts – setting, techniques, issues and prospects – and covering the major process, function and policy issues in the field, the text offers valuable wisdom to students and practitioners alike. With sixteen new and eleven updated chapters authored by the leading figures ... Read more
Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University; Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University; and Michael Rocque, Bates College8-30-2016
What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that criminality may be inherited as a set of genetic deficits that place one at risk to commit theft, violence, or acts of sexual deviance. But what do these new theories really assert? Are they as dangerous as their forerunners, which the Nazis and other eugenicists used to sterilize, incarcerate, and even ... Read more
Rating the Presidents: A Ranking of U.S. Leaders from the Great and Honorable to the Dishonest and Incompetent
William Ridings Jr; Stuart B. McIver; and Christopher M. Brown, Georgia Southern University2016
Prof. Christopher Brown contributed to this work
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University12-2-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy authored The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future.
Book Summary: The South China Sea has long been regarded as one of the most complex and challenging ocean-related maritime disputes in East Asia. Recently it has become the locus of disputes that have the potential of escalating into serious international conflicts. Historical mistrust, enduring territorial disputes, and competing maritime claims have combined to weaken an at least partially successful regional security structure. Issues of concern include territorial sovereignty; disputed claims to islands, rocks, and reefs; jurisdiction over territorial waters, exclusive economic zones, ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University2-23-2016
Narcissism. Sexism. Consumerism and technological fetishism. The cult of media and the rot of war. In his third collection of stories, Jared Yates Sexton turns his eye to the ravages of the American Disease with twenty-five of his wildest and most experimental pieces. Told in raving mad prose fit for these savage times, Sexton skewers every sacred cow in an attempt to diagnose the sickness of Now.
Barry J. Balleck, Georgia Southern University2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Barry J. Balleck authored Allegiance to Liberty: The Changing Face of Patriots, Militias, and Political Violence in America.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2-28-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson editedEighteenth-Century Thought.
Book Summary: Eighteenth-Century Thought is an international, interdisciplinary annual founded for the purpose of advancing the study of the long eighteenth century from c. 1650 to the end of the Atlantic and European Revolutionary Era (c. 1750–1850). The annual publishes research pertinent to the fields of Revolutionary Europe, the history of the Atlantic world, the Enlightenment, the globalization of thought and culture between c. 1650–1850, the history of political thought and philosophy, eighteenth-century cultural and literary studies, history of science, legal history, the intersection of Enlightenment and religion, as well ... Read more