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New Books in Communication and Sociology

Happy Fall!

In case you find some free time this semester and need a good book to read, please check out some of the newly acquired titles in the social sciences below that are available at Falvey Memorial Library. Be sure to check out the full list, too, for more new and unique titles.

Americans against the city : Anti-urbanism in the twentieth century
by Steven Conn
Oxford University Press, 2014

 

Cognitive media theory
by Ted Nannicelli & Paul Taberham
Routledge, 2014

 

Disability incarcerated : imprisonment and disability in the United States and Canada
by Liat Ben-Moshe & Liat and Allison C. Carey
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

 

Doing a successful research project : using qualitative or quantitative methods
By Martin Davies & Nathan Hughes
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

 

EXPLORING GREEN CRIMINOLOGY : TOWARD A GREEN CRIMINOLOGICAL REVOLUTION
by Michael J. Lynch
Ashgate, 2014

 

Imaginative methodologies in the social sciences : creativity, poetics and rhetoric in social research
by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Michael S. Drake, Kieran Keohane, & Anders Petersen
Ashgate, 2014

 

Mainstreaming torture : ethical approaches in the post-9/11 United States
by Rebecca Gordon
Oxford, 2014

 

The social media handbook
by Jeremy Hunsinger and Theresa M. Senft
Routledge, 2014

 

I’d also love to hear from you! Please feel free to recommend other texts you feel are useful for your courses by email (alexander.williams@villanova.edu) or by telephone (ext. 8845).

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New Books in Research Methods

New books for research methods in social science. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals in this area. Also check out our new additions from the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods collection.

researchmatters

Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
McGraw-Hill
2013
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beginnersguide

Beginner’s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get Into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
by Erin Horvat
Teacher’s College Press
2013
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usablesocialscience

Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Online
2013

quantumsocsci

Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
2013
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New DVDs!

A bunch of new DVDs on a diverse set of topics have recently arrived in the library. See the whole list, or check out some highlights below.

Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide

Documentary Film (2012)
Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s groundbreaking book, HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide.

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential.

Money, Power & Wall Street
Documentary Film -  A Frontline Production (2012)
In a special 4-hour investigation FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy exploring key decisions missed opportunities and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

 

 

First Position
Documentary Film (2012)
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. The box office hit documentary, Bess Kargman’s award-winning FIRST POSITION follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

Slavoj Zizek, the Reality of the Virtual
Interview (2007)
Slavoj Zizek is a realist thinker. Zizek is always trying to think from the standpoint of the real and, at the same time, to think through the standpoint of the real. Going beyond the Lacanian Real what resists symbolization or marks the limit that is both obstacle and access to the real this is an examination of those real elements (which may or may not resist symbolization) that constitute the nodal points of our worldly existence, the points that undermine all systematic attempts to determine this existence in advance and by means of externally derived iron laws. It is unlikely that Zizek himself would put the matter in this fashion. This is because his strategy is precisely to flirt with iron principles (what he has most recently named lost causes) in order to expose how the political contingencies of our world are nowadays veiled by a palliative language that uses the alibi of contingency to defeat principles…

Albert Nobbs
Feature Film (2012)
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post) as a woman who passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Also starring a prestigious international cast including Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ALBERT NOBBS is a “terrific” (IndieWIRE) film adapted from the short story by Irish author George Moore.

*DVD cover photos and summaries from amazon.com.

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New Books in Research Methods

The library has received many new books in the area of research methods that are of interest across the social sciences.  See some highlights below, or browse the full list of new arrivals in research methods.

Successful research supervision: Advising students doing research
by Anne Lee
2012
Routledge
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Your research project: designing and planning your work
by Nicholas Walliman
2011
Sage Publications
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Doing your literature review: Traditional and systematic techniques
by Jill Jesson, with Lydia Matheson and Fiona M. Lacey
2011
Sage

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Social and behavioral research and the Internet: Advances in applied methods and research strategies
2011
Routledge
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Longitudinal data analysis: A practical guide for researchers in aging, health, and social sciences
edited by Jason T. Newsom, Richard N. Jones, and Scott M. Hofer
2012
Routledge
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Cross-cultural analysis: Methods and applications
edited by Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, and Jaak Billiet
2011
Routledge
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Cognitive methods in social psychology
edited by Karl Christoph Klauer, Andreas Voss, and Christoph Stahl
2011
Guilford Press
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New DVDs

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: July 14, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

I hope everyone is enjoying summer break!  Check out the new DVDs and spend some time relaxing, even if you aren’t getting much of a break this summer.

The King’s Speech
2010 Academy Award Winner – Best Picture, Best Actor
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

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Exit Through the Gift ShopExit through the Gift Shop
2010 Academy Award Nominee
An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film.

Inside Islam: What 1 Billion Muslims Really Think
Documentary Film (2010)
Explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization. The poll, a window into the hearts and minds of the world’s more than 1.3 billion Muslims in more than 35 predominantly Muslim countries, the US and Europe, provides a way to understand what ordinary Muslims think and why.  Like the research, the film highlights a shared relationship between Muslims and the West that is based on facts.

Paper Heart
Documentary-Style Film (2009)
A young woman, disillusioned by the fairytale description of love, decides to make a documentary to find out exactly what the word and feelings surrounding it mean to others. Along the way she meets the boy of her dreams and wonders if she will lose the one thing she never believed in.
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Fridays at the Farm
Documentary filmed locally, in suburban Philadelphia (2009)
Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a   community-supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Featuring time-lapse and macro photography sequences compiled from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father’s meditation on his blossoming family and community.


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New Book Catch Up

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: June 9, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Happy summer everyone!  If you find yourself with some extra free time, now’s your chance to catch up on all the great new materials received in the library this year.

There were also a couple of posts to specifically highlight new DVDs of interest to the Communication Department:

 

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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: May 24, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

New book arrivals for the month of May.  This month’s highlights feature titles recommended by communication faculty.

Process, sensemaking, and organizing
edited by Tor Hernes and Sally Maitilis
Perspectives on Process Organization Studies Series
Oxford University Press
2010

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Philosophy and organization theory
edited by Haridimos Tsoukas and Robert Chia
Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series
Emerald
2011

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Performance in the borderlands
edited by Ramon H. Rivera-Servera and Harvey Young
Performance Interventions Series
Palgrave Macmillan
2011

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Gender stratification in the IT industry: sex, status, and social capital
by Kenneth W. Koput and Barbara A. Gutek
Edward Elger
2010

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Bullying in different contexts
edited by Claire P. Monks and Iain Coyne
Cambridge University Press
2011
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The art of convening: authentic engagement in meetings, gatherings, and conversations
by Craig and Patricia Neal, with Cynthia Wold
e-book version
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
2011

 

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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: May 10, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Check out April’s new books!  Highlight reel:

The anthropology of news & journalism
by S. Elizabeth Bird
2010
Indiana University Press
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Wes Anderson: Why his movies matter
by Mark Browning
2011
Praeger
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Thinking about leadership
by Nannerl O. Keohane
2010
Princeton University Press
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Talking together: public deliberation and political particpation in America
by Lawrence R. Jacobs, Fay Lomax Cook, an dMichael X. Delli Carpini
E-book version
2009
University of Chicago Press

Organizational spaces rematerializing the workaday world
edited by Alfons van Marrewijk and Dvora Yanow
2010
Edward Elgar
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The communication of hate
by Michael Waltman & John Haas
2011
Language as Social Action Series
Peter Lang

Blog theory: feedback and capture in the circuits of drive
by Jodi Dean
2010
Polity
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Know a great book we’re missing?  Make a suggestion.

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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New Sage E-Reference Titles

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Falvey Library has just received many new Sage E-Reference Titles.  See the full list or browse those of particular interest to communication students and faculty below.  Remember, other useful Communication E-Reference materials can be found on the E-Reference Resources page.

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
2009
Sample Entries:
- Community of Practice
- Social Interaction Theories
- Metatheory

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International Handbook of Children, Media, and Culture
2008
Sample Entries:
- Television Culture and Media Socialization across Countries: Theoretical Issues and Methodological Approaches
- Girls’ Issues, Gender and the Media: Feminist Activisms in China

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Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
2009
Sample Entries:
- Attachment Theory
- Groupthink
- Work Teams

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Encyclopedia of Journalism
2009
Sample Entries:
- Audience Research
- Political Cartoonists
- Satellite News Gathering

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Handbook of Multicultural Measures
2010
Sample Entries:
- Validity and its sources of evidence
- Theoretic Foundations of Racial Identity and Ethnic Identity Models
- Sexual Orientation-Related Measures

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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New Books & E-books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: March 30, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Many great new books have been added to the library’s collection this month.  Take a look at the New Books related to communication studies.  No time to make it over to the library?  This month’s list includes many e-books, which can be read on your computer screen.

We also received many great new DVDs this month, but they have been featured in a separate post: New DVDs!

Building Team Power
by Thomas A. Kayser
McGraw Hill
2010
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Straight Talk: Oral communication for career success
by Paul R. Timm & Sherron Bienvenu
Routledge
2011
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Vanishing Act: The erosion of online footnotes and implications for scholarship in the digital age
by Michael Bugeja & Daniela Dimitrova
Litwin Books
2010
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Space Oddities: Women and outer space in popular film and culture, 1960-2000
by Marie Lathers
Continuum
2010
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Servant Leadership: Developments in theory and research
by Dirk van Dierendonck & Kathleen Patterson
Palgrave Macmillan
2010
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Relating Rape and Murder: Narratives of sex, death, and gender
by Jane Monckton Smith
Palgrave Macmillan
2010
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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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