April 27, 2016

Special hours this weekend

As the exam period closes and the campus community looks forward to this weekend's graduation events, Alloway Library's hours of service varies for the next few days:

  • Monday - Wednesday,  April 25- 27 7:45 AM - 11:00 PM 
  • Thursday April 28 7:45AM - 6:00PM 
  • Friday, April 29 7:45AM - 4:30 PM 
  • Saturday, April 30 Closed 
  • Sunday, May 1 Closed

From May 2 - 19 Alloway Library will be open till 10PM Mondays through Thursdays and until 6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

For the rest of the summer our core hours will include Monday and Thursday evenings till 8PM as well as Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays until 4:30PM. We will also be open Saturdays in June.

Visit the Alloway Library's webpage for a full listing of our hours of service.

April 26, 2016

New tile Tuesday Fresh list April 26

36 new titles were added to the collection this week. Click on any title for more information. Use the Place Hold" in the catalogue to obtain print titles marked as Available soon.  TWU login may be required


Digital divas: putting the wow into computing for girls /Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Annemieke Craig and Helen Forgasz with Amber McLeod. eBook
In 2007 the authors of this book, with backgrounds in secondary teaching or IT, trialled a new and revolutionary program in schools: ‘Digital Divas’. The Digital Divas program, based on the idea that it was possible to change girls’ perceptions of IT careers with educationally sound materials that tapped into their interests and were delivered in all-girl classes within the school curriculum, was a great success.

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.
Laying the foundation: digital humanities in academic libraries /edited by John W. White and Heather Gilbert. eBook
Provides practical solutions to the challenges of successfully incorporating digital humanities programs into existing library services. Collectively, its authors argue that librarians are critical resources for teaching digital humanities to undergraduate students and that libraries are essential for publishing, preserving, and making accessible digital scholarship.

Metaphors we teach by: how metaphors shape what we do in classrooms /edited by Ken Badley and Harro Van Brummelen. TWU Author Print 2012 
Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms whose teachers think of students as plants to be nurtured from those who consider them as clay to be molded. Students will be assessed differently if teachers think of assessment as a blessing and as justice instead of as measurement. This volume examines dozens of such metaphors related to teaching and teachers, learning and learners, curriculum, assessment, gender, and matters of spirituality and faith. The book challenges teachers to embrace metaphors that fit their worldview and will improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Film Studies

The British monarch on screen /edited by Mandy Merck.
In the first book-length examination of film and television representations of this enduring institution, distinguished scholars of media and political history analyse the screen representations of royalty from Henry VIII to ‘William and Kate’.  This book is a long-overdue contribution to film and television studies, and will be essential reading for scholars and students of British media and political history. ."

The conscience of cinema: the works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989 /Thomas Waugh, André Stufkens and Bill Nichols.
The history of the aspiration to use documentary film to change the world by a committed leftist, as well as a microcosmic history of documentary form, technology and culture, and its place within world cinema as a whole throughout the twentieth century. In this book, detailed filmic analysis is enriched by a profound historical understanding of the contexts in which Ivens carried out his vision, from his native Netherlands to the Soviet bloc, USA, France, Latin America, Vietnam and finally China.

Using seminal theories of humor and irony as an angle, this study scrutinizes a great number of Dutch films on the basis of categories such as low-class comedies; neurotic romances; deliberate camp; cosmic irony, or grotesque satire.

Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation, confession under torture, possession, and persecution, Häxan creatively blends spectacle and argument to provoke a humanist re-evaluation of witchcraft in European history as well as the contemporary treatment of female “hysterics” and the mentally ill. In Realizing the Witch, Baxstrom and Meyers show how Häxan opens a window onto wider debates in the 1920s regarding the relationship of film to scientific evidence, the evolving study of religion from historical and anthropological perspectives, and the complex relations between popular culture, artistic expression, and concepts in medicine and psychology.


Capitalism: a short history /Jürgen Kocka ; translated by Jeremiah Riemer.
Provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism in global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capitalism in the Arab world, China, and Europe, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century industrialization, to today's globalized financial capitalism, Jürgen Kocka offers an unmatched, balanced account of capitalism, one that weighs its huge achievements against its great costs, crises, and failures. 
Offers the first in-depth history and analysis of this iconic institution from 1886 to 1923 and expands our understanding of the complex interplay between gender, race, and class in BC during this time.
Based on research in archives around the world in multiple languages, individual chapters take the story of uniform time to France and Germany, Britain, the British Empire/German colonies/Latin America, British India, Arab elites in the Levant, Muslim scholars in Egypt, and to the League of Nations. The author shows how cross-border flows of ideas and concepts of uniform time resulted in a nationalization and regionalization of temporal identities. As a consequence, uniform, accurate clock time remained nonstandardized, unstable, and incomplete as late as the 1930s and 1940s. Calendar reform, just as vivid and vast a field of activism as clock time, never came to pass
This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning from A.D. 500 to 1500, attempts to combine both what is unfamiliar and what is familiar to readers. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion and worship, and instruction through drama, architecture, and art.
 Macrakis combines a storyteller's sense of drama with a historian's respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From the piazzas of ancient Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Macrakis's global history reveals the drama and importance of invisible ink. 
Literature & Journalism

The writings of Ukrainian-born Joseph Conrad, Anglo-Irish Rebecca West, Jamaicans H. G. de Lisser and V. S. Reid, and Kenyan Ng gi wa Thiong’o testify to contested events in colonial modernity in ways that question premises underlying approaches in trauma and memory studies and invite us to reassess divisions and classifications in literary studies that generate such categories as modernist, colonial, postcolonial, national, and world literatures.

Examines a key moment in the development of the modern gay novel by analyzing four novels by German, British, and American writers. Wilper studies how the texts are influenced by and respond and react to four schools of thought regarding male homosexuality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

With fresh interpretations of central Beat authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs - as well as usually marginalized writers like Philip Lamantia, Ted Joans, and Brion Gysin - World Beats moves beyond national, continental, or hemispheric frames to show that embedded within Beat writing is an essential universality that brought America to the world and the world to American literature.
The war correspondent /Greg McLaughlin.
The War Correspondent looks at the role of the war reporter today: the attractions and the risks of the job; the challenge of objectivity and impartiality in the war zone; the danger that journalistic independence is being compromised by military control, censorship and public relations; as well as the commercial and technological pressures of an intensely concentrated, competitive news media environment. It examines the ‘war on terror’ framework that dominated the first decade of the 21st Century and, as Russia imposes itself once again on the international stage, asks if it might well give way to a new, Cold War framework.

World philology[electronic resource] /edited by Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin A. Elman, and Ku-ming Kevin Chang.
Charts the evolution of philology across the many cultures and time periods in which it has been practiced and demonstrates how this branch of knowledge, like philosophy and mathematics, is essential to human understanding.
Political Studies

Traces the record of the party, unwrapping Liberal practices and organization to reveal its distinctive "brokerage" approach to politics as well as a franchise-style structure. A masterful analysis of how one party came to lead the nation's public life, this book also identifies the challenges that lie ahead as Liberals seeks to reinvent themselves for the twenty-first century.

Religious Studies

In this provocative new biography the author presents Luther as a man of his time: a highly educated scholar and teacher and a gifted yet flawed human being driven by an optimistic yet ultimately unrealized vision of "true religion." This bold, insightful account of the life of Martin Luther provides a new perspective on one of the most important religious figures in history, focusing on Luther's entire life, his personal relationships and political motivations, rather than on his theology alone. Relying on the latest research and quoting extensively from Luther's correspondence, Hendrix paints a richly detailed portrait of an extraordinary man who, while devout and courageous, had a dark side as well.

Newsletter /International Bonhoeffer Archive and Research Committee, English Language Section.
During the years 1973 - 2015 the society published regular newsletters which, over several generations, served to maintain the society's identity and offered its members a rich stream of knowledge and information relevant to Bonhoeffer studies.

Social Sciences

Community development in Canada /Jason D. Brown, David Hannis.
Teaches you how to be successful in working with communities such as seniors clubs, youth centres, First Nations drop-in centres, or employment centres for homeless people. This text features selected case studies from each province and territory to illustrate principles of community practice, and discusses development in Aboriginal and international communities and the future of community development and social welfare in Canada.

A concise and accessible overview of BC's First Nations peoples, cultures, and issues. Robert J. Muckle familiarizes readers with the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations to provide a context for contemporary concerns and initiatives. This latest edition of the classic work has been fully revised, with new chapters added and previous ones rewritten, arguments reframed in light of current developments, and resources brought right up to date.

 Roy demonstrates how Islamic social institutions in Gaza and the West Bank advocated a moderate approach to change that valued order and stability, not disorder and instability; were less dogmatically Islamic than is often assumed; and served people who had a range of political outlooks and no history of acting collectively in support of radical Islam.

This intricate and ever-changing subject gets the attention it deserves with analysis of all aspects, including admission policies, the refugee processing system, the temporary foreign worker program, and the emergence of transnational identities. Given the unprecedented number of federal policy reforms of the past decade, such a roadmap is essential.

Collects twelve lessons in leadership from Pope Francis, that provides readers with a way to become compassionate, authentic, and effective leaders.

Canadians consider Métis mixed in ways that other Indigenous people are not, and the census and courts have premised their recognition of Métis status on this race-based understanding. Andersen argues that Canada got it wrong. From its roots deep in the colonial past, the idea of Métis as mixed has slowly pervaded the Canadian consciousness until it settled in the realm of common sense. In the process,'Métis' has become a racial category rather than the identity of an Indigenous people with a shared sense of history and culture.

 Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profoundly unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the 'most good you can do. 'Such a life requires a rigorously unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us
Noise is anything that interferes with the reception of signals of any sort. Whatever its cause, the consequence of noise is error by receivers, and these errors are the key to understanding how noise shapes the evolution of communication.

Sciences /Health Sciences

Celebrates the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, uncovers how the black hole really got its name, and recounts the scientists'frustrating, exhilarating, and at times humorous battles over the acceptance of one of history's most dazzling ideas
 In this interdisciplinary study of global efforts to control TB, Christian McMillen examines the disease's remarkable staying power by offering a probing look at key locations, developments, ideas, and medical successes and failures since 1900. He explores TB and race in east Africa, in South Africa, and on Native American reservations in the first half of the twentieth century, investigates the unsuccessful search for a vaccine, uncovers the origins of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Kenya and elsewhere in the decades following World War II, and details the tragic story of the resurgence of TB in the era of HIV/AIDS.
A groundbreaking text that explicitly acknowledges workplace realities and then offers students a theoretically sound, research-informed way of navigating within the realities they will face upon graduation that will transform their nursing practice called relational inquiry.By highlighting scenarios from both acute and community-based settings throughout all chapters, the authors show the link of their relational inquiry approach and how it can be implemented in practice.

Emphasizing how theory and models can provide answers, Weitz offers a cohesive framework for tackling new challenges in the study of viruses and microbes and how they are connected to ecological processes--from the laboratory to the Earth system.

The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems--the second and third revolutions in urban water. He offers an insider's look at current systems that rely on reservoirs, underground pipe networks, treatment plants, and storm sewers to provide water that is safe to drink, before addressing how these water systems will have to be reinvented.

New Titles Tuesday; Fresh list leftovers.

208 titles were added to the collection this week. The majority fall have been listed under the general categories ofNursing/Health Science, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Studies, and, Theology. Here are the last batch of titles covering Education, Politcal Studies and Social Sciences.
Click on the title to view more information. TWU login  may be required.


 How to proofread your own writing: tips and techniques to help you produce an error-free manuscript /Sandie Giles (Print)

The pillar. TWU (Print)  The Pillar has been TWU's award-winning yearbook since 1963 when it featured TWU's first 17 students.

Political Studies

Diaspora and trust: Cuba, Mexico, and the rise of China /Adrian H. Hearn. Charts changing Sino-Latin relations at the outset of the 21st century. Combining political-economic analysis with ethnography, the book examines the responses of Cuba and Mexico to China’s growing global influence.

 Disciplinary conquest: U.S. scholars in South America, 1900-1945 /Ricardo D. Salvatore. Argues that the foundation of the discipline of Latin American studies, pioneered between 1900 and 1945, was linked to the United States’s business and financial interests and informal imperialism.

Islam, politics and change: the Indonesian experience after the fall of Suharto /edited by Kees van Dijk ; Nico J.G. Kaptein. In 1998, Indonesia successfully made the transition from an authoritarian state to a democracy. In this book Indonesian scholars attached to Islamic universities and Dutch researchers investigate what happened since and what the consequences are of the growing influence of orthodoxy and radicalism, which already visible before 1998, only got stronger

 Post-Ottoman coexistence: sharing space in the shadow of conflict /edited by Rebecca Bryant. Interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.

 Qualitative inquiry and the politics of research /edited by Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina. Highlights the politics of research in the neoliberal state and the role of qualitative researchers in that debate. Marginalized by an increasingly top-down, assessment-driven university system, the fifteen contributors from a variety of disciplines show the responses of qualitative scholars in their research, writing, advocacy, and teaching, both inside the university and in the broader society

The good of politics: a biblical, historical, and contemporary introduction /James W. Skillen. A principled, biblical perspective on engaging political culture as part of one's calling. J In this irenic, nonpartisan treatment of an oft-debated topic, Skillen critically assesses current political realities and helps readers view responsibility in the political arena as a crucial dimension of the Christian faith.

 The new Russian nationalism: imperialism, ethnicity and authoritarianism 2000-2015 /edited by Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud.

Wollstonecraft, Mill, and women's human rights /Eileen Hunt Botting. Argues that Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill are the two primary architects of the modern theory of women’s rights as human rights.

Social Sciences

 Arresting hope: women taking action in prison health inside out /Ruth Elwood Martin, Mo Korchinski, Lynn Fels & Carl Leggo, editors.

Critical qualitative inquiry: foundations and futures /Gaile S. Cannella, Michelle Salazar Pérez, Penny A. Pasque, editors.

Dalit studies /edited by Ramnarayan S. Rawat & K. Satyanarayana.
Dalit intellectuals theorize Indian historiography and social sciences through the lenses of humiliation and dignity, pointing to the painful history of Dalit groups (formerly called untouchables) and the contemporary perpetuation of caste inequality. As part of a challenge to high-caste Hindu intelligentsia with privileged upbringings, Dalit Studies includes a high proportion of Dalit scholars from non-elite social and institutional backgrounds.

 Enduring uncertainty: deportation, punishment and everyday life /Ines Hasselberg.
Provides fascinating insights into the deportation process as it is felt and understood by those subjected to it.

Girlhood and the politics of place /edited by Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler.
Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, historical and social spaces.

 Qualitative inquiry--past, present, and future: a critical reader /Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina, editors.

Rousseau and the problem of human relations /John M. Warner.

The Muslim question in Europe: political controversies and public philosophies /Peter O'Brien. Challenges the popular notion of a clash of cultures pitting Muslim and non-Muslim Europeans against one another. The study finds instead vehement conflict among three longstanding European public philosophies: liberalism, nationalism, and postmodernism.

Theology & Philosophy

 How do we know?: an introduction to epistemology /James K. Dew Jr., Mark W. Foreman.

Making paper cranes: toward an Asian American feminist theology /by Mihee Kim-Kort. Engages the social histories, literary texts, and narratives of Asian American women, as well as the theological projects of prominent Asian American feminist theologians.

New Titles Tuesday: The U-V index

As April winds up, so too our list of new eBooks which were added in a massive catalogue upload back in December.  Here, we present titles starting with the letters U and V.  To view these eBooks, click on the title; TWU login may be required.

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