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A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
Edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra
Duke University Press

Book cover for A Feminist	Reader in Early CinemaEssays included in this book illustrate accounts of women’s multiple roles in early cinema as producers, directors, writers, stars and viewers. The book presents questions about the childlike femininity exemplified in the 1920s by actress Mary Pickford, the Shanghai film industry, Italian diva films and the stylistic influence of art deco, among other topics. It also discusses women’s various roles in film, from tomboy to working girl to languid diva.

Diane Negra, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of radio, television and film at the University of North Texas. Jennifer M. Bean, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of comparative literature and cinema studies at the University of Washington.

 

Beyond Teams: Building the Collaborative Organization
By Michael Beyerlein, Sue Freedman, Craig McGee and Linda Moran
Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer

Book cover for Beyond Teams: Building the Collaborative OrganizationThis book illustrates how formal work team structures must evolve to a more complex set of dynamic, interwoven and disciplined social interactions that define a collaborative organization. The authors discuss 10 principles of organizational design and their application in manufacturing, new product design, service and virtual settings.

Michael Beyerlein, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Study of Work Teams at the University of North Texas. Sue Freedman, Ph.D., is president and owner of Knowledge Work Associates, Dallas. Craig McGee, Ph.D., is principal of Solutions, Fort Collins, Colo. Linda Moran, Ed.D., is an executive consultant with Achieve Global, Simsbury, Conn.

 

The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music
By John Mark Dempsey
UNT Press

Book cover for The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy	Years of Texas MusicA complete history of the Doughboys, this book follows the official music ambassadors of the Lone Star State from their early radio days as trailblazers of western swing to their current live performances exploring other musical genres such as gospel. An audio CD included with the book contains 72 minutes of Doughboys music, from early studio recordings to contemporary tunes, including nine not previously released. Art Greenhaw, the bassist and manager for the Light Crust Doughboys, wrote the foreword of the book.

John Mark Dempsey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas.

 

School Choice Tradeoffs: Liberty, Equity and Diversity
By R. Kenneth Godwin and Frank R. Kemerer
University of Texas Press

Book cover for School Choice Tradeoffs: Liberty,	Equity and DiversityGodwin and Kemerer consider the issue of educational choice in a broad context. They demonstrate that while school choice represents a fundamental opportunity to improve the way we educate children, it also presents serious risks. By relating current policy conflicts to the philosophies of theorists from John Locke to John Dewey, the book helps readers think through important arguments concerning the proper goals for education in a democratic society and the appropriate roles of the state and parents in the control of education.

Frank R. Kemerer, Ph.D., is a Regents Professor of education law and director of the Center for the Study of Education Reform at the University of North Texas. R. Kenneth Godwin, Ph.D., is the Marshall A. Rauch Professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

 

Users Views of New Information Technologies in Education: Studies From Multiple Nations
By Cesáreo Morales, Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen and Patricia Ávila
Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa

Book cover for Education: Studies	From Multiple NationsPresented in both Spanish and English, this book offers a body of research compiling the points of view of the primary users of technology in schools: teachers and students. It includes information about the effects of diverse technology integration and training programs on teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward technology and addresses questions regarding gender equity, schooling practices and cultural differences.

Gerald Knezek, Ph.D., is a professor of technology and cognition at the University of North Texas. Rhonda Christensen, Ph.D., is a research scientist in technology and cognition at the University of North Texas. Cesáreo Morales and Patricia Ávila are with the Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa in Mexico City.

 

Eduardo Mendoza: A New Look
Edited by Jeffrey Oxford and David Knutson
Peter Lang Publishers

Book cover from Eduardo Mendoza: A New LookThis critical anthology on the novels and other work of Eduardo Mendoza is the first collection of scholarly essays to be published solely on this Spanish novelist. With contributions by academics from Spain and the United States, the book touches upon each of Mendoza’s major publications since 1975. The essayists, representing an array of critical positions and practices, often reach strikingly different conclusions about the same texts.

Jeffrey Oxford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of foreign languages and literatures at the University of North Texas. David Knutson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Spanish at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

 

Conrad and Impressionism
By John G. Peters
Cambridge University Press

Book cover from Conrad and ImpressionismThis book investigates the impact of impressionism on author Joseph Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. Impressionism, Peters argues, enabled Conrad to encompass both surface and depth not only in visually perceived phenomena, but also in his narratives and objects of consciousness — physical objects, human objects, events or ideas. Peters uses a broad range of Conrad’s texts to support his claim that, through impressionism, Conrad developed a mostly traditional view of ethical and political principles.

John G. Peters, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Texas.

 

Sex in Advertising: Perspectives on the Erotic Appeal
Edited by Tom Reichert and Jacqueline Lambiase
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Book cover from Sex in Advertising: Perspectives on the Erotic AppealChapters by well-respected scholars and popular writers explain how advertising that uses sex appeal to sell a product is successful and why this approach is so prevalent in advertising. Topics addressed include gender differences and representation, unintended social effects of sex
in advertising, appeals to the homosexual community and new media.

Jacqueline Lambiase, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas. Tom Reichert, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of advertising at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

 

The Story of North Texas: From Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas System, 2001
By James L. Rogers
UNT Press

Book cover from The Story of North Texas: From Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas System, 2001 Rogers updates and expands his 1965 publication, The Story of North Texas: From Texas Normal College, 1890, to North Texas State University, 1965, chronicling North Texas’ growth from its Denton founding by Joshua Chilton to its expansion into the University of North Texas System with campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth. Illustrated with more than 80 photos, the book provides the definitive history of UNT. Rogers taught journalism at North Texas from 1953 to 1996 and also served as vice president of administrative affairs and director of university planning.

James L. Rogers, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of journalism at the University of North Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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