July 1, 2002
by David Toomey '78, focuses on the history of "hurricane hunters" who fly planes into hurricanes and a 1955 disaster that befell one crew.
Toomey recreates the hurricane reconnaissance flight into Hurricane Janet in September 1955 that took the lives of nine Navy crewmen and two journalists. More ...
June 1, 2002
In the summer of 2002 Luce Junior Professor of Asian Studies Ann Frechette published Tibetans In Nepal: The Dynamics of International Assistance among a Community in Exile
. Based on eighteen months of field research conducted in exile carpet factories, settlement camps, monasteries, and schools in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, as well as in Dharamsala, India and Lhasa, Tibet, this book offers an important contribution to the debate on the impact of international assistance on migrant communities. More ...
Toronto University Press
March 30, 2002
In the spring of 2000 Associate Professor of English Onno Oerlemans published the book Romanticism and the Materiality of Nature
. Given the current environmental concerns, it is not surprising to find literary critics and theorists revisiting the Romantic poets with ecological hindsight. In this timely study, Onno Oerlemans extends these current eco-critical views by synthesizing a range of viewpoints from the Romantic period. He explores not only the ideas of poets and artists, but also those of philosophers, scientists and explorers. More ...
University of Texas Press
March 1, 2002
Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature Nancey Rabinowitz and Lisa Auanger are the editors of Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World
. Women's and men's worlds were largely separate in ancient Mediterranean societies, and, in consequence, many women¹s deepest personal relationships were with other women. Yet relatively little scholarly or popular attention has focused on women¹s relationships in antiquity, in contrast to recent interest in the relationships between men in ancient Greece and Rome. The essays in this book seek to close this gap by exploring a wide variety of textual and archaeological evidence for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt. More ...
Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
March 1, 2002
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Nesecan Balkan is co-editor, with Sungur Savran, of "The Ravages of Neo-Liberalism: Economy, Society and Gender in Turkey". The book, a collection of 14 essays on economic, social and gender-related issues, is the companion volume to "The Politics of Permanent Crisis: Class, Ideology and State in Turkey," also edited by Balkan and Savran. Essays in this book focus on issues including the impact of structural adjustment programs imposed by the IMF, the decline of the social security system, privatization of education, Turkey's military spending, the capital accumulation process in Turkey, recent developments in the labor market, problems of women in labor unions and gender and employment relations in Turkey. More ...