Editor's note: Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences publish dozens of books and hundreds of journal articles each year. What follows is a list of books by A&S faculty that have been published this year, either in hardback or paperback format.

The Invisible Woman

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Thoroughly updated with new research and statistics, the fourth edition covers such timely and important topics as restorative justice, gender-responsive programming, sex trafficking, pathways research, Intimate Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence, and stalking.

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Plastic Purge

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Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children’s toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier?

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Living the Life

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Tales from America’s Mountains & Ski Towns By David J. Rothman, instructor of writing and rhetoric Conundrum Press Thinking about my own romance with the alpine world over the years has led me to discover one of the places where cause and effect come together. I may not be able to see this place of fusion […]

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The Great Mirror of Folly

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Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720 Edited by William N. Goetzmann, Catherine Labio, K. Geert Rouwenhorst, and Timothy G. Young; With a Foreword by Robert J. Shiller Yale University Press The world’s first global stock market bubble suddenly burst in 1720, destroying the dreams and fortunes of speculators in London, Paris and Amsterdam virtually […]

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The Matter of Mind

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Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes By Christopher Braider, professor of French and comparative literature University of Toronto Press What influence did René Descartes’ concept of mind-body dualism have on early modern conceptions of the self? In “The Matter of Mind,” Christopher Braider challenges the presumed centrality of Descartes’ groundbreaking theory to seventeenth-century […]

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Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

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By Beth Osnes, assistant professor of theatre and dance Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Though development researchers have proved that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in the development approach often […]

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Recursive Origins

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Writing at the Transition to Modernity By William Kuskin, professor of English University of Notre Dame Press In “Recursive Origins: Writing at the Transition to Modernity,” William Kuskin asks us to reconsider the relationship between literary form and historical period. As Kuskin observes, most current literary histories of medieval and early modern English literature hew […]

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Transforming Work

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Early Modern Pastoral and Late Medieval Poetry By Katherine C. Little, associate professor of English University of Notre Dame Press Pastoral poetry has long been considered a signature Renaissance mode: originating in late sixteenth-century England via a rediscovery of classical texts, it is concerned with self-fashioning and celebrating the court. But, as Katherine C. Little […]

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Geology Underfoot Along Colorado’s Front Range

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By Lon Abbott, senior instructor of geological sciences, and Terri Cook, free-lance writer Mountain Press Publishing The transition from the relatively flat Great Plains to the craggy peaks of Colorado’s Front Range is one of North America’s most abrupt topographical contrasts. The epic, 1,800-million-year geologic story behind this amazing landscape is even more awe-inspiring. In […]

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Land of the Cosmic Race

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Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness in Mexico By Christina A. Sue, assistant professor of sociology Oxford University Press “Land of the Cosmic Race” is a richly detailed ethnographic account of the powerful role that race and color play in organizing the lives and thoughts of ordinary Mexicans. It presents a previously untold story of how […]

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The Hip Hop Movement

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From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation By Reiland Rabaka, associate professor of ethnic studies Lexington Books “The Hip Hop Movement” contains five “remixes” (as opposed to chapters) that offer a critical theory and alternative history of rap music and hip hop culture by examining their roots in the […]

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Stalin’s Barber

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Avraham Bahar leaves debt-ridden and depressed Albania to seek a better life in, ironically, Stalinist Russia. A professional barber, he curries favor with the Communist regime, ultimately being invited to become Stalin’s personal barber at the Kremlin, where he is entitled to live in a government house with other Soviet dignitaries. In the intrigue that follows, Avraham, now known as Razan, not only barbers Stalin (or so he thinks), but also the many Stalin look-alikes that the paranoid dictator circulates to thwart possible assassination attempts—including a possible attempt from Razan himself.

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Matters of Communication

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Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges Edited by Tim Kuhn, associate professor of communication Hampton Press “Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges” is an invitation to consider the consequences of thinking about communication as (im)material with respect to pressing political, cultural and technological problems. Arguing against those who would separate the social world into the […]

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Communication Activism

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Vol. 3: Struggling for Social Justice Amidst Difference Edited by Lawrence R. Frey, professor of communication at CU; and Kevin M. Carragee, Suffolk University Hampton Press Extending the scholarship presented in the first two volumes of “Communication Activism”, the studies in this volume offer further rich examples of communication scholars using their theories, methods, pedagogies […]

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Tectonic Geomorphology

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Second Edition Edited by Douglas Burbank, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Robert Anderson, associate professor in geomorphology and earth surface processes, CU Wiley Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation and at time scales ranging from days to millions of […]

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Poetics of the Iconotext

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Written by Liliane Louvel, professor emeritus at the University of Poitiers; Edited by Karen Jacobs, associate professor of English at CU; Translated by Laurence Petit, Université Paul Valéry-Monpellier Ashgate “Poetics of the Iconotext” makes available for the first time in English the theories of the respected French text/image specialist, Professor Liliane Louvel. A consolidation of […]

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