October 25, 2016

New Titles Tuesday October 25

Ten print and ebook titles were added to the catalogue this week. Click on the title for more information.

Information literacy: research and collaboration across disciplines /edited by Barbara J. D'Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid and Janice R. Walker.
One of our goals for this collection was to bring together the rich scholarship and pedagogy from multiple perspectives and disciplines to provide a broader and more complex understanding of IL in the second decade of the 21st century. Further, we hoped that a collection that bridged the disciplinary divide would advance the notion of shared responsibility and accountability for the teaching, learning, and research of IL in the academy: faculty, librarians, administrators, and external stakeholders such as accrediting agencies and the businesses/industries that employ our graduates.

Adlerian theory: an introduction /by Eva Dreikurs Ferguson. PRINT
Concise introduction to Adlerian Individual Psychology, appropriate both for academic and general readership.

Deciding: self-deception in life choices /Tod Stratton Sloan. PRINT
An original inquiry into the nature of major life decisions. Sloan uses biographical data and absorbing excerpts from life history interviews to clarify puzzling life turning-points.

This handbook provides a concise, authoritative and up to date guide to best practice in therapy for older people, for a wide range of mental health professionals. The editors bring together chapters by experienced trainers and clinicians that cover all the significant problems and issues in the assessment and treatment of emotional disorders in later life. Throughout the book, key research and clinical experience is reported as underlying evidence based treatment, but the emphasis is on practical guidance for assessment and interventions, rather than detailed discussion of methodological issues. With each chapter written by a specialist in their field, a range of expertise is provided in a single source, making this book an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the mental health needs of older people.

Sexual misconduct in counseling and ministry /Peter Mosgofian and George Ohlschlager. PRINT
Combining their extensive counseling experience and legal expertise, the authors offer a well-written, practical book addressing the thorny issues of sexual exploitation by religious professionals. Prevention and response are both covered.

Dying: considerations concerning the passage from life to death /Lawrence Whytehead, Paul Chidwick, editors ; Task Force on Human Life, Anglican Church of Canada. PRINT
This excellent book has been compiled by a group of doctors, nurses, clergy and a lawyer in association with the Anglican Church of Canada. Throughout its pages, there is an authentic and unemotionally realistic presentation of the dilemmas of this vast subject. This book is packed with important guidance on medical, ethical and spiritual issues of dying and should certainly be included in the libraries of medical and nursing schools as as well as theological colleges.

Paul: in fresh perspective /N.T. Wright. PRINT
Wright's accessible new volume, built on his Cambridge University Hulsean Lectures of 2004, takes a fresh look at Paul in light of recent understandings of his Jewish roots, his attitude toward the Roman Empire, and his unique reframing of Jewish symbols after his experience of the risen Christ. Wright includes a short systematic account of the main theological contours of Paul's thought and its pertinence for the church today.

Charting a healthy future for North America's birds [electronic resource] /Jeff Wells ... [et al.]
Findings from this new research reinforce that billions of birds start their migration in one important region: North America’s Boreal Forest. And they strengthen the scientific consensus around a bold approach for protecting the Boreal. Together these technologies are helping unleash the next century of migratory bird conservation.

David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illustrated collection of essays that examines various aspects of Douglas's career, demonstrating the connections between his work in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century and the place we know today. From the Columbia River's perilous bar to luminous blooms of mountain wildflowers; from ever-changing frontiers of technology to the quiet seasonal rhythms of tribal families gathering roots, these essays collapse time to shed light on people and landscapes.

Nostalgia for the present: ethnography and photography in a Moroccan Berber village /text by David Crawford ; photos by Bart Deseyn with Abdelkrim Bamouh.
The fruit of a collaboration among an ethnographer, a photographer, a group of Moroccan farmers, and Abdelkrim Bamouh--a native intellectual whose deep understanding of rural Morocco made him not merely a translator but a facilitator of the dialogue. The result is an arresting portrait of everyday life in Tagharghist, a contemporary High Atlas village. Nostalgia for the Present is both a memorialization of a people and a way of life, and a rich foray into the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration.

October 18, 2016

New Titles Tuesday October 18

Our staff were tied up resolving a system error with our SirsiDynix library system and so, just  two additions were made to our catalogue this week

With wisdom as a robe: Qumran and other Jewish studies in honour of Ida Fröhlich /edited by Károly Dániel Dobos and Miklós Kőszeghy.PRINT
In this very substantial volume, presented to Frohlich, (a celebrated scholar who has been in the forefront of the remarkable development of Hebrew and Jewish studies in recent decades in Hungary) on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday, the essays of 37 international scholars are arranged in three sections: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Apocrypha-Pseudepigrapha and Qumran, and Jewish Studies / Christian Interpretation.

To help senior executives prepare for a world in which uncertainty is an integral part of business, The Capco Institute, in collaboration with our board of editors, has launched journal. The Capco Institute journal of financial transformation. This is the first high-level scholarly journal dedicated to the advancement of leading thinking in the field of applied finance. The journal aims to be the best source of thought leadership for financial decision-makers. It is a forum for sharing ideas and a vehicle to help senior financial executives keep abreast of the major challenges facing us in this highly dynamic environment.

October 17, 2016

THE GREAT WAR | the bloody shame

100 years ago today, the First World War was raging around the globe. At the time, the war was simply known as “the war” or “the great war.”

When it ended, on November 11, 1918, sixteen million people had perished as a result of the war. Every November 11 since, Canadians have been called upon to remember the dead of this, and subsequent wars.

Now ready for borrowing from the main level of Alloway Library is a collection of print resources selected to help you understand and remember the events of the four-year war that raged around the globe from August 1914 to November 1918. Included are the memoirs of soldiers and resisters, classic and award-winning fiction and poetry, as well as historical analysis of the events.

A list of  381 additional online resources available from Alloway Library is here.

October 14, 2016

New webpages launched

On October 12, 2016, Trinity Western University launched a major update of the university’s website including webpages that you may use at http://www.twu.ca/library

We have learned that, because of the update, some of our users may have problems accessing Alloway Library’s updated home page and other online resources.

If you are unable to access twu.ca/library, please clear the cache on your web browser. For instructions on how to do this, we suggest visiting this eHow site.

If, after clearing the cache, you are still having problems accessing library webpages, please contact the website redesign team.

For research assistance feel free to contact Alloway Librarians

October 11, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: October 11

We are thankful for these 17 titles added to the catalogue last week.  For more information about any of these books, click on the title; TWU Login may be required.

Alternative development strategies for the post-2015 era /edited by José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Rob Vos.
Provides new ideas to address today's global development challenges, evaluating past experience and exploring answers for the future.

Basic income: a transformative policy for India /Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala , Soumya Kapoor Mehta and Guy Standing.
This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash payment. The book draws on a series of evaluation surveys conducted over the course of the eighteen months in which the main pilot was in operation, supplemented with detailed case studies of individuals and families. It looks at the impact on health and nutrition, on schooling, on economic activity, women’s agency and the welfare of those with disabilities. Above all, the book considers whether or not a basic income could be transformative, in not only improving individual and family welfare but in promoting economic growth and development, as well as having an emancipatory effect for people long mired in conditions of poverty and economic insecurity.

The first edition of this book attracted a record number of online hits. Busy public sector managers now have available to them an updated version that integrates an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that incorporates the many practical tips needed for successful procurement activity.

The first comprehensive historical analysis of public debt ownership in the United States. It reveals that ownership of federal bonds has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of the 1 percent over the last three decades. Based on extensive and original research, Public Debt, Inequality, and Power will shock and enlighten.

Tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan's equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world's leading system of public research universities. Yet remarkably, the political conditions supporting the California idea in California itself have evaporated. Can the social values embodied in Kerr's vision be renewed?

Syntax of Dutch /Hans Broekhuis ... [et al.].
A synthesis of the currently available syntactic knowledge of Dutch. It is primarily concerned with language description and not with linguistic theory, and provides support to all researchers interested in matters relating to the syntax of Dutch, including advanced students of language and linguistics.

The Cambridge companion to medieval logic /edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read.
This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions, and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. The volume is divided into two parts, 'Periods and Traditions' and 'Themes', allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.

The Cambridge companion to Popper /edited by Jeremy Shearmur (Australian National University), Geoffrey Stokes (RMIT University).
This book sets out the historical and intellectual contexts in which Popper worked, and offers an overview and diverse criticisms of his central ideas. The volume brings together contributors with expertise on Popper's work, including people personally associated with Popper, specialists on the topics treated, and scholars with special interests in aspects of Popper's work.

Purely objective reality /by John Deely.
This volume solves the problem of the subjectivity/objectivity couplet, making an indispensable contribution both to semiotics and to philosophy. Foremost American philosopher, John Deely, offers the first sustained and theoretically consistent interrogation of the means by which human understanding of 'reality' will be instrumental in the survival  or destruction – of planet Earth.

Robert Singh argues that Obama's approach of 'strategic engagement' was appropriate for a new era of constrained internationalism, but it has yielded modest results. Obama's search for the pragmatic middle has cost him political support at home and abroad, whilst failing to make decisive gains. Singh suggests by calibrating his foreign policies to the emergence of a 'post-American' world, the president has yet to preside over a renaissance of US global leadership.
Clinical handbook of couple therapy /edited by Alan S. Gurman.
Lauded as "the definitive Handbook of Couple Therapy," this authoritative work provides a definitive overview of the major models of couple therapy and their clinical applications. In the newly revised and expanded fourth edition, leaders in the field describe the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and methods of each approach. The treatment of specific problems and populations is then addressed, complete with detailed illustrations of therapeutic strategies and techniques. Important new topics include treating borderline personality disorder in couple therapy, working with remarried partners, culturally competent practice with African American clients, and legal and ethical issues.

With accessible language, a concise structure, and a wide range of practical examples, this is a very popular easy-to-read introduction to the ideas and practices of narrative therapy. This book covers a broad spectrum of narrative practices including externalisation, re-membering, therapeutic letter writing, and the use of rituals, leagues, reflecting teams, and much more. If you are a therapist, health worker, or community worker who is trying to apply narrative ideas in your own context, this book has been written with you in mind.

Facets of Facebook: use and users /Katsiaryna S. Baran and Kathrin Knautz.
This collected volume gathers a broad spectrum of social science and information science articles about Facebook. We also consider Facebook as a source for local temporary history and respond to acceptance and quality perceptions of this social network service, as well. It is a much needed compilation written by leading scholars in the fields of investigation of the impact of Web 2.0.
Scale: discourse and dimensions of social life /edited by E. Summerson Carr and Michael Lempert.
This pathbreaking volume attends to the practical labor of scale-making and the communicative practices this labor requires. From an ethnographic perspective, the authors demonstrate that scale is practice and process before it becomes product, whether in the work of projecting the commons, claiming access to the big picture, or scaling the seriousness of a crime.

The Cambridge companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament /edited by Stephen B. Chapman and Marvin A. Sweeney.
This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion.

The prime object of this brief manual is to present as clearly, and in as small a compass as possible,  a simple statement of the principal facts and incidents connected with the present state of the work in various parts of the world. The author has carefully read and studied all the communications of the missionaries which have been published from the beginning; as well as some valuable manuscripts preserved at the Mission House which have been placed at his disposal. The information gleaned from these interesting records has been carefully tabulated, analysed and used after being tested by the writer’s personal experience and observation during the past fifty years.

The Cambridge companion to Newton /edited by Rob Iliffe, University of Oxford, George E. Smith, Tufts University.
This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to Newton provides authoritative introductions to his endeavours as well as to many aspects of his physics. It includes a revised bibliography, a new introduction and six new chapters: updating previous chapters on Newton's mathematics, his chemistry and alchemy and the reception of his religious views, his ancient chronology and the treatment of continuous and discontinuous forces in his second law of motion.

October 04, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: October 4

Eighteen titles were added to the catalogue this week. Click on the title for more information; TWU login may be required.

Knowledge production and contradictory functions in African higher education /edited by Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen and Tracy Bailey.
The African experience has much to offer the high-participation and generously resourced systems of the so-called 'developed' world. This book offers a critical review of that experience, and so makes a major contribution to our understanding of higher education.

Student politics in Africa: representation and activism /edited by Thierry M. Luescher, Manja Klemenčič and James Otieno Jowi.
The book includes theoretical chapters on student organising, student activism and representation; chapters on historical and current developments in student politics in Anglophone and Francophone Africa; and in-depth case studies on student representation and activism in a cross-section of universities and countries. The book provides a unique resource for academics, university leaders and student affairs professionals as well as student leaders and policy-makers in Africa and elsewhere.

Debt as power[  /Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins.
A timely and innovative contribution to our understanding of one
of the most prescient issues of our time: the explosion of debt across the global economy and related requirement of political leaders to pursue exponential growth to meet the demands of creditors and investors. The book is distinctive in offering a historically sensitive and comprehensive analysis of debt as an interconnected and global phenomenon. Rather than focusing on the historical emergence of debt as a moral obligation, the authors argue that debt under capitalism can be conceived of as a technology of power, intimately tied up with the requirement for perpetual growth and the differential capitalization that benefits ‘the 1%’.

Oonagh McDonald, the author of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, using extensive documentary evidence and interviews with former Lehman employees, reveals the decisions that led to Lehman's collapse, looks at why the government refused a bail-out and whether the implications of this refusal were fully understood. In clear and accessible language she demonstrates both the short and long term effects of Lehman's collapse. This is a fascinating story, with very wide implications. In particular, it raises vital questions about virtual capital and artificial value. McDonald uses her study of the Lehman collapse to examine what is meant by economic value and how it should be identified and measured.

Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products. This book argues that a convincing ethical theory must focus on our interest in human health. The theory proposed in this book is accompanied by a political goal, the vegan project, which strives for a qualified ban on the consumption of animal products. Deckers also provides empirical evidence that some support for this goal exists already, and his analysis of the views of others including those of slaughterhouse workers reveals that the vegan project stands firm in spite of public opposition. Many charges have been pressed against vegan diets, including: that they alienate human beings from nature; that they increase human food security concerns; and that they are unsustainable. Deckers argues that these charges are legitimate in some cases, but that, in many situations, vegan diets are actually superior. For those who remain doubtful, the book also contains an appendix that considers whether vegan diets might actually be nutritionally adequate.

The sunflower: on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness /Simon Wiesenthal ; with a symposium edited by Harry James Cargas and Bonny V. Fetterman. PRINT
A group of philosophers, critics, and writers weigh the moral issues involved in a young Jew’s response to a dying Nazi's confession of mass murder.

Everywhere Taksim: sowing the seeds for a new Turkey at Gezi /edited by Isabel David and Kumru F. Toktamis.
In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting the privatisation of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world.
This book argues that John Dewey should be read as a philosopher of globalization rather than as a 'local' American philosopher. In returning to, and recovering the neglected global dimensions of Dewey's political philosophy, the book highlights how his insights about globalization and democracy can inform present theoretical debates. John Narayan traces the emergence of Dewey as a global democrat through an examination of his work from The public and its problems (1927) onwards. Narayan shows how Dewey sets out an evolutionary form of global and national democracy in his work, that has not been fully appreciated even by contemporary scholars of pragmatism, and which offers valuable lessons for the twenty-first century and for our own hopes for global democracy.

Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory as well as other areas including feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition. The contributors speak to central issues in current debates about cosmopolitanism, genocide, human rights, global capitalism, multiculturalism, rebellion and the environment. This innovative volume will push the boundaries of the debate on recognition into new areas, opening up provocative lines of inquiry and critique.
Fish four and the Lisu New Testament [electronic resource] /by Leila Robinson Cooke.
Leila Cooke and her husband Alan served for 25 years among the Lisu Tribe of Yunnan Province in China. This book which tells her story.

This book was written for the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Medical Missions Auxilliary of the Baptist Missionary Society. The Appendices
helpfully document the names and dates of those who served as medical missionaries from 1793 to 1928.
India's womanhood [electronic resource]: forty years' work at Ludhiana /Christine Tinling ; with a foreword by Mildred Cable.
Christine Tinling’s account of Dame Edith Brown‘s (1864-1956) 40 years medical missions work at Ludhiana Women’s Christian Medical College in India.

Judging Q and saving Jesus is characterised by careful textual analysis, showing a piercing critical eye in its impressive engagement with the secondary literature, and sharp and insightful critique. The target audience are specialists in the field of research on the Sayings Source Q (the hypothetical source of certain sayings of Jesus common to Matthew and Luke), historical Jesus, and early Christian theology. The book takes the stance that the hypothetical document Q can be reconstructed with sufficient precision and that this enables biblical scholars to study with confidence its genre and its thematic and ideological profile.

Mere spirituality: the spiritual life according to Henri Nouwen /Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB ; foreword by Ronald Rolheiser. PRINT
This insightful distillation of Nouwen's vast literary legacy invites our tender hearts to take courage and be still, creating space for God and our true selves. It is in this place of trust and solitude that we discover our belovedness and our capacity to love God and others. A scholar and spiritual director intimately acquainted with Nouwen's understanding of the spiritual life, Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB, offers an elegant synthesis of Nouwen's main themes, inspiring us to embrace the power and vulnerability of mere spirituality.

This is a book not of parties or ideologies but public history. It focuses on the memorials and memorialisers at seven sites of torture, extermination, and disappearance in Santiago, engaging with worldwide debates about why and how deeds of violence inflicted by the state on its own citizens should be remembered, and by whom. The sites investigated — including the infamous National Stadium — are among the most iconic of more than 1,000 such sites throughout the country. The study grants a glimpse of the depth of feeling that survivors and the families of the detained-disappeared and the politically executed bring to each of the sites. The book traces their struggle to memorialise each one, and so unfolds their idealism and hope, courage and frustration, their hatred, excitement, resentment, sadness, fear, division and disillusionment. ‘
In the pages of this illustrated volume is the story of an effort to build a bridge between museums and source communities, in hopes of establishing stronger, more sustaining relationships between the two and spurring change in prevailing museum policies. Negotiating the tension between a museum's institutional protocol and Blackfoot cultural protocol was challenging, but the experience described both by the authors and by Blackfoot contributors to the volume was transformative. This volume demonstrates that the emotional and spiritual power of objects does not vanish with the death of those who created them.

Without Apology gathers the voices of activists, feminists, and scholars as well as abortion providers and clinic support staff alongside the stories of women whose experience with abortion is more personal. With the particular aim of moving beyond the polarizing rhetoric that has characterized the issue of abortion and reproductive justice for so long, Without Apology is an engrossing and arresting account that will promote both reflection and discussion