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  • On Becoming a Teen Momby Mary Patrice Erdmans; Timothy Black

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as "I?m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won?t stay with you." Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening... more...

  • Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionalsby Margareta Nelke; Charlotte Håkansson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 78.95

    Information professionals should be able to take a proactive role as a strategic partner in their organization's competitive intelligence. Their role needs to focus on the "outside-in" approach, based on their organization's strategic needs and objectives. Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals explores the role of strategic information... more...

  • Decoding Albanian Organized Crimeby Jana Arsovska

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews... more...

  • Cheap on Crimeby Prof. Hadar Aviram

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime,... more...

  • Life on the Ohioby James Coomer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness... more...

  • Conversations with Kentucky Writersby Linda Elisabeth Beattie; Wade Hall; Susan Lippman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kentucky and Kentuckians are full of stories, which may be why so many present-day writers have Kentucky roots. Whether they left and returned, like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason, or adopted Kentucky as home, like James Still and Jim Wayne Miller, or grew up and left for good, like Michael Dorris and Barbara Kingsolver, they have one connection:... more...

  • Indonesiaby Howard W. Beers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The need to find solutions to the grave economic and political problems faced by Indonesia presents a constant challenge. In this volume, scholars in a variety of fields study a broad spectrum of the problems of this new nation. Their overall focus centers on Indonesia's land and population with emphasis on the most efficient means of developing physical... more...

  • Gender, Class, Race, and Reform in the Progressive Eraby Noralee Frankel; Nancy S. Dye

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In this collection of informative essays, Noralee Frankel and Nancy S. Dye bring together work by such notable scholars as Ellen Carol DuBois, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barbara Sicherman, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn to illuminate the lives and labor of American women from the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s. Revealing the intersections of gender,... more...

  • Congressional Committee Chairmenby Andrée E. Reeves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...

  • Daughters Of Canaanby Margaret Ripley Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    From Gone with the Wind to Designing Women , images of southern females that emerge from fiction and film tend to obscure the diversity of American women from below the Mason-Dixon line. In a work that deftly lays bare a myriad of myths and stereotypes while presenting true stories of ambition, grit, and endurance, Margaret Ripley Wolfe offers... more...