Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Amy Nelson-Burnett, University of Nebraska; and Karin Maag, Calvin College11-13-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon alongside non-faculty members Amy Nelson-Burnett and Karin Maag.
She also authored “Cosimo I dei Medici’s Cooperation with the Jesuits in Creating a Christian Realm in His Expanding State” in the publication.
Book Summary: This volume is a posthumous festschrift honoring the memory and research of the late Robert M. Kingdon. The ten contributions in this work are authored by several of his former students and fellow scholars. The contributions are divided into three main ... Read more
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-22-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Experiences in the Gulf Wars.
Book Summary:Since the American Revolution, African American women have served in every U.S. military conflict. Despite this dedicated service to their country, very little empirical research has been published regarding African American servicewomen, including those who have served in the Gulf Wars. Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, military promotions/career advancement, and serving in combat zones. Their stories illuminate ... Read more
Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick authored “Deviant Places” in the publication Encyclopedia of Social Deviance.
Peter Mancall and Daniela Bleichmar6-5-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored “Crying a Muck: Collecting, Domesticity and Anomie in Seventeenth-Century Banten and England” in the publication Collecting Across Cultures.
Brett C. McInelly8-1-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “Buddhism as Caricature: China and the Legitimation of Natural Religion in the Enlightenment” in the publication Religion in the Age of Enlightenment.
Book Summary: Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, ... Read more
Elizabeth Tucker and Ellen McHale9-3-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy co-authored “Employing Music in the Cause of Social Justice: Ruth Crawford Seeger and Zilphia Horton” in the publication New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices.
Chapter Summary: Our chapter is included in the Resistance section of the twenty-three chapter reader for the undergraduate folklore audience. It is the only example of music or politics in the reader.
Laura E. Valeri, Georgia Southern University8-2-2013
Georgia Southern faculty member Laura E. Valeri authored Safe in Your Head.
Book Summary: A middle class Italian family finds reason to immigrate to America when Italy is threatened by the Red Brigades’ terrorist movement of the 1970s. The family patriarch manages a transfer to the United States, certain of better prospects and of a more secure future for his family, but each of the family members experiences a deeper kind of upheaval, negotiating personal losses and estrangement. A grandmother, a mother, and a granddaughter each discovers the many insidious ways in which war warps and defines life, even at ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University7-16-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War.
Book Summary: On March 16, 1968, American soldiers killed as many as five hundred Vietnamese men, women, and children in a village near the South China Sea. In My Lai William Thomas Allison explores and evaluates the significance of this horrific event. How could such a thing have happened? Who (or what) should be held accountable? How do we remember this atrocity and try to apply its lessons, if any?
My Lai has fixed the attention of Americans of various political stripes ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University10-2-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored The Gulf War, 1990-1991.
Book Summary: In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces boldly invaded and occupied neighboring Kuwait. It was a move that shocked the world and threatened the interests of those countries, such as the USA and the nations of Europe, dependent on oil from the Middle East. The ensuing Gulf War signaled, for many, a new dawn in warfare: one based upon lethal technology, low casualties, and quick decisive victory.
Incorporating the latest scholarship, William Thomas Allison provides a concise overview of the origins, key events and legacy ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University; Jeffrey G. Grey, Australian Defence Force Academy; and Janet G. Valentine, US Army Command and General Staff College7-12-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison co-authored American Military History: A Survey from Colonial Times to the Present alongside non-faculty members Jeffrey G. Grey and Janet G. Valentine.
Book Summary: American Military History is uniquely tailored to American military history courses. Organized chronologically, the text begins at the point of European conflict with Native Americans and concludes with military affairs in the early 21st century.
The content and style will appeal to history majors and non-majors and is designed to allow instructors flexibility in the structure of their course.
Companion Website: http://www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780205898503/
Kevin L. Cope and Scott Paul Gordon7-30-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “Reassessing the Role of the Abbé in Enlightenment Paris” in the publication Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 1650-1850.
Nicholas C. J. Pappas1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “The Transnational Dimensions of Jesuit Theological Enlightenment: Father Claude G. Buffier in the Scottish and French Enlightenments” in the publication History and Culture: Essays on the European Past.
Matthew Pate, University at Albany, State University of New York and Laurie A. Gould, Georgia Southern University1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored Corporal Punishment Around the World.
Book Summary: This unique volume provides an insightful research-based overview of corporal punishment as implemented in a variety of venues and cultures. It is the first comprehensive analysis of practices that while often controversial, remain deeply ingrained in human culture.
Corporal Punishment defines what may be humanity's oldest form of punishment both historically and in its contemporary forms, then looks at how it is currently applied to children, students, the incarcerated, and in religious settings. A series of case studies examines corporal punishment in specific regions ... Read more
David Sabean and Malina Stefanovska7-9-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored “A Taste for the Interstitial (間): Translating Space from Beijing to London” in the publication Spaces of the Self.
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University12-21-2012
When Jared Yates Sexton finished his MFA and returned to his hometown in Indiana, he found a population plagued by the kind of turmoil and tension usually reserved for fiction. Unemployment and uncertainty lurked everywhere he looked. In his debut story collection, this pervasive turbulence tilts into the fantastical as we observe the inspired, absurd, and even horrific moments in the lives of lost and luckless Midwesterners looking for something to believe in.
Through language that's both striking and unassuming, Sexton creates a dangerous and disturbing world in which everything and everyone teeters precariously on the edge of total chaos; ... Read more
Glenn Stracher, Anupma Prakesh, and Ellina V. Sokol11-7-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy authored “Coal Disasters: Geology and Politics in Uneasy Collaboration” in the publication Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia.
Book Summary: The second of a planned four volume reference resource for the international coal and peat fire research community that includes geoscientists and engineers. The presentation establishes the policy setting for coal fires, explaining why some governments will take action to ameliorate naturally occurring and man-made fires while others will not.
Theresa Malphrus Welford10-1-2011
Georgia Southern University faculty member Theresa Malphrus Welford edited The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems.
Book Summary: As Gertrude Stein might have put it, a cento is a collage is a mix tape is a video montage.
This hypothetical description is fitting in a number of ways. Although the cento form is ancient - in existence since at least the days of Virgil and Homer - it was also used to striking effect in the Modern era: consider, for example, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Ezra Pound's Cantos.
More recent centos include John Ashbery's ""The Dong with ... Read more
Glenn Stracher, Anupma Prakesh, and Ellina V. Sokol11-29-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy authored “The Policy Setting for Coal Fires: Indicators for Government Action” in the publication Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 1: Coal – Geology and Combustion.
Chapter Summary: A reference volume for the international coal and peat fire research community, that includes geoscientists and engineers. The article establishes the policy setting for coal fires, explaining why some governments will take action to ameliorate naturally occurring and man-made fires while others will not.
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University2-27-2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Sistah MC Droppin' Rhymes with a Beat: Rap, Rhetoric and Resistance.
Book Summary: For over three decades rap music has served as the lyrical mouthpiece for another disenfranchised segment of the African American society-- young Black women. Although rap has been largely a male dominated genre, Black women have also used it to ¿drop their rhymes¿ and articulately channel resistance via their own funky beat. This book outlines the challenges African American women have faced in their collective historic quest to establish and sustain their own voice and ultimately reveals ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University3-19-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored The Tet Offensive: A Brief History with Documents.
Book Summary: With Americans turning against the war in ever greater numbers, struggles for power between the government and the military, and no end in sight to the fighting, the Tet Offensive of 1968 proved to be the turning point of the Vietnam War. In The Tet Offensive, historian William Thomas Allison provides a clear, concise overview of the major events and issues surrounding the Tet Offensive, and compiles carefully selected primary sources to illustrate the complex military, political, and public decisions that ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University and Susan J. Matt, Weber State University6-27-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison co-edited Dreams, Myth, and Reality: Utah and the American West alongside non-faculty member Sarah J. Matt.
Book Summary: During the settlement of the West, through the Civil War and Gold Rush periods, the average Anglo household consisted of two or three bachelor farmers or miners. The nuclear Ingalls family from Little House of the Prairie was less typical than Bonanza’s Cartwright family with three boys, a father, and a male cook.
There were exceptions. The Willamette Valley in Oregon was settled by traditional families who carved out a middle-class existence on small ... Read more
Christopher P. Baker, Georgia Southern University9-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Christopher Baker authored Religion in the Age of Shakespeare.
Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University1-2-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored This Georgia Rising: Education, Civil Rights, and the Politics of Change in Georgia in the 1940s. This Georgia Rising is a study of Georgia's political changes during the Second World War and in the postwar era, with a particular emphasis on Georgia's higher educational system as well as early struggles for civil rights and social change in the 1940s.
Heidi M. Altman, Georgia Southern University2006
Cherokee identity as revealed in fishing methods and materials.
In Eastern Cherokee Fishing, life histories, folktales, and reminiscences about fish gathered from interviews with Cherokee and non-Cherokee people provide a clear and personal picture of the changes in the Qualla Boundary (Eastern Band of the) Cherokee in the last 75 years. Coupled with documentary research, these ethnographic histories illuminate changes in the language, culture, and environment (particularly, aquatic resources) since contact with Europeans and examine the role these changes have played in the traditions and lives of the contemporary Cherokees.
Interviewees include a great range of informants, from native ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-5-2006
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education.
Book Summary: Reforming Priests and Parishes consists of case studies of diocesan seminaries in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Republic of Lucca from 1563-1660s. The major cases are Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and Lucca, and the dioceses and institutions are examined in their financial, educational, and religious milieux. Several other cases--Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Pisa--are treated in less detail to provide contextual interpretative focal points. Most of the seminaries have never been treated in English-language studies before, ... Read more