The SJSU Annual Author and Artist Awards honor all San José State University faculty who have authored, co-authored, or edited books, or faculty who have created significant works of art in the past year. The Office of the Provost, the Division of Research and Innovation, the University Library, and Spartan Bookstore sponsor the event to acknowledge the extensive academic work SJSU authors contribute to their fields.
The 2020 Author and Artist Awards have been postponed, but we hope to be able to honor faculty who have published or created works in 2020 and 2021 at a ceremony later in 2021.
Katarzyna Tarnowska, Zbigniew W. Ras, and Lynn Daniel
New and innovative products have begun appearing from a wide variety of countries, which has increased the need to improve the customer experience. This book presents the Recommender System for Improving Customer Loyalty. This is only one of many studies that illustrate the measurable value of providing a better service experience.
McKinsey Global Institute predicts Internet of Things (IoT) could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. Gartner Research Company expects 20 billion inter-connected devices by 2020 and, as per Gartner, the IoT will have a significant impact on the economy by transforming many enterprises into digital businesses and facilitating new business models, improving efficiency and increasing employee and customer engagement. It is clear from above and the research conducted in this work that the IoT is a game changer and will have huge positive impact in the foreseeable future. In order to harvest the benefits of the IoT revolution, the traditional software development paradigms must be fully upgraded. The mission of this book is to prepare current and future software engineering teams with the skills and tools to fully utilize IoT capabilities.
Roberto J. González, Hugh Gusterson, and Gustaaf Houtman
This book offers a range of critical perspectives on the dynamics of militarization as a social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental phenomenon. It portrays militarism as the condition in which military values and frameworks come to dominate state structures and public culture, both in foreign relations and the domestic sphere. Featuring short, readable essays by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, cultural theorists, and media commentators, the Reader probes militarism's ideologies, including those that valorize warriors, armed conflict, and weaponry. Outlining contemporary militarization processes at work around the world, the book offers a wide-ranging examination of a phenomenon that touches the lives of billions of people.
Ryan Skinnell, Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, and Judy Holiday
Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies collects original scholarship that adopt the practices of inventive theorizing that characterize Sharon Crowley’s work. Doing theory, in this sense, entails surveying the common sense of a community and discovering available means of persuasion. Reinventing (with) Theory shows that doing theory is a continual process that is indispensable for understanding situations and their potential significance, the ultimate goal of which is not to prescribe certain actions but to ascertain what options exist to see the world differently, to discover new possibilities for thought and action, and to effect change in the world.
A cognitive psychologist and respected martial art instructor brings to life the Animals of Ch’ien-lung, and how to live the martial art philosophy on and off the mat. The martial art offers not only self-defense but promotes psychological health and well-being. Keen on detail, big in scope, Unleash the Dragon Within shows how to tap into the Cat and Snake archetypes and the aspects of mind and body they represent.
Recent disasters have demonstrated the critical role that re-housing victims plays in communities’ long term disaster recovery. Scholars have examined the stages of re-housing and comprehensive recovery for over forty years, yet few communities have plans for reestablishing the “whole community” following a disaster. Recent studies of landscape-level disasters have shown that debris removal, bonding social capital, housing production, return of services, economic revitalization and reestablishing permanent residency are intertwined. This book examines the history and theories of rehousing, the role of bonding social capital, applies systems theory to understanding the stages of recovery, then presents case studies of long term housing recovery.
Object-Oriented Enterprise and Application Frameworks are designed to reduce the complexity and cost of enterprise systems. Therefore, applications have become strategic assets for organizations across all business sectors. Evidence of this is reflected in the many enterprise and application frameworks of flexible and extensible products.
Michael Conniff and Gene L. Bigler
The 1977 Panama Canal Treaty began a process of turning the Canal over to Panama by 1999, setting the stage for the country to finally control all its territory and benefit fully from its geographical location. This book portrays just how Panamanians took advantage of this newfound independence. Panamanians gained a deeper sense of their own nationhood and identity after the transfer of the Canal. Since the year 2000, Panamanians have managed the Canal with great efficiency and turned it into an engine of economic growth and national integration. In the 40 years covered by this book Panama has become a mature and prosperous nation.
Tanya Saroj Bakhru
This book takes an intersectional, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach, presenting work that will provide the reader with a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of globalization in the sexual and reproductive lives of gendered bodies in the 21st century. Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives draws on reproductive justice and transnational feminism as frameworks to explore and make sense of the reproductive and sexual experiences of various groups of women and marginalized people around the world.
Edward Cohen, Alice Hines, Laurie Drabble, Hoa Nguyen, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, and Debbie Faires
A robust infrastructure for education and training is vital for the development of an emerging social work education in developing countries. This book fills a gap in the existing literature by providing analysis of international practice methods which can be used by developing countries to develop their own professional and educational infrastructures.
The authors’ experience of over eight years in Vietnam in enhancing social work education has yielded important information about the contexts, approaches, and lessons learned when disseminating educational systems and content in non-Western countries. Covering improvements to faculty expertise, university leadership, curriculum, and the use of technology with careful attention to cultural contexts, the chapters describe a model of knowledge transfer which can be generalized to other countries and other fields with emerging professions.
International Development of Social Work Education should be considered required reading for all social work academics, students and professionals as well as those working in social and community development.
In modern times, all individuals need to be knowledgeable about cybersecurity. They must have practical skills and abilities to protect themselves in cyberspace. What is the level of awareness among college students and faculty, who represent the most technologically active portion of the population in any society? According to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2016 Consumer Sentinel Network report, 19 percent of identity theft complaints came from people under the age of 29. About 74,400 young adults fell victim to identity theft in 2016. This book reports the results of several studies that investigate student and faculty awareness and attitudes toward cybersecurity and the resulting risks. It proposes a plan of action that can help 26,000 higher education institutions worldwide with over 207 million college students, create security policies and educational programs that improve security awareness and protection.
In this collection of interviews, open letters, and essays, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi discusses his influences, motivations, and struggles as an artist living and working in a repressive theocracy. Most of the collection has been translated from Farsi and appears in English for the first time. Spanning his early days as an assistant under Abbas Kiarostami to his present-day reality as a banned (but still active) filmmaker, this volume features Panahi’s impassioned court defense (following imprisonment) and an exclusive interview given by the director.
Thousands of endangered languages across the globe are on the verge of extinction and linguists are desperately trying to document them before they disappear. This book is the first comprehensive description of Khatso, an endangered language spoken in a single farming village in China’s Yunnan Province. Based on natural language from dozens of speakers captured during a year of fieldwork, this analysis presents Khatso the way it is spoken in daily life. As a result, it creates a valuable permanent record of the features, structures and systems that comprise the language for both speakers and linguists alike.
Allison M. Johnson
The Scars We Carve: Bodies and Wounds in Civil War Print Culture examines how Americans interacted with and represented the physical effects of war to create a literary record permeated by corporeality, suffering, and bodies that complicated antebellum notions of citizenship, personhood, and the nation. It uncovers an archive of Civil War–era print culture in which the individual body and its component parts, marked by violence or imbued with rhetorical power, testify to the horrors of war and the lasting impact of the internecine conflict.
Sara M. Benson
Built in the 1890s at the center of the nation, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary was designed as a replica of the US Capitol Building. The Prison of Democracy explains the political significance of a prison built to mimic one of America’s monuments to democracy at the borders of Indian Territory (1825–1854) and Bleeding Kansas (1854–1864), both sites of contestation over slavery and freedom. Leavenworth's peculiar architecture illustrates the real roots of mass incarceration—as an explicitly race- and nation-building system ingrained in the very fabric of US history rather than as part of a recent post-war racial history.
Patricia Franks and Luciana Duranti
This reference work contains profiles of 144 authors of archival literature from 13 countries who have shaped the archival and records management field over the span of 500 years. Arranged in alphabetical order, each entry includes a biography, intellectual contributions, and a brief essential bibliography. Among the writers included in this volume are Albertino Barisone of Padua (1587-1667), Sir Hillary Jenkinson of England (1882-1961), Theodore R. Schellenberg of the United States (1903-1970), and Ian Maclean of Australia (1919-2003).
In this important new primer, Dr. Dustin Mulvaney makes a passionate case for the significance of solar power energy and offers a vision for a more sustainable and just solar industry for the future. Using a wide variety of case studies and examples that trace the life cycle of photovoltaics, Mulvaney expertly outlines the state of the solar industry, exploring the ongoing conflicts between ecological concerns and climate mitigation strategies, current trade disputes, and the fate of toxics in solar waste products. This exceptional overview will outline the industry’s current challenges and possible futures for students in environmental studies, energy policy, environmental sociology, and other aligned fields.
The documentary film, Nobody Wants Us, examines the impact of the Steamship Quanza controversy in September 1940 on U.S. immigration policy. Based on oral history interviews with Steamship Quanza survivors, analysis of archival documents from ship records, U.S Federal Court in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. National Archives, U.S. State Department, and U,S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization, Nobody Wants Us shows how the U.S. State Department closed the visa program for political refugees and others fleeing Nazi Europe as a direct result of Steamship Quanza controversy
Phylis West Johnson and Ian Punnett
Moving Sounds explores the unique animating symbiosis that develops whenever previously unrelated technologies become intertwined and form a mutually invigorating relationship. When "car" and "radio" became permanently inculcated, it changed how both cars and radio were designed and experienced. Moving Sounds is the first book-length study exploring the relationship between the car and the radio.
Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation and Re-Entry Students
Ngoc-Yen Tran and Silke Higgins
Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students centers on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. The book, purposefully chosen as an edited volume to represent a large variety of voices, focuses on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.
Scott Sublett and Sue Bergin
The Mama Dragon Monologues was given a staged reading in Manhattan on June 24, 2019 at The Lounge on Dixon Place. It was directed by Leah Abrams of Undiscovered Works. The work, co-authored by Sue Bergin, uses the verbatim words of Mormon mothers of LGBTQ kids to explore the dramatic, moving stories of women torn between their Mormon faith and their love for a gay child. The play’s first staged reading was this spring at the Hammer4 Theater, co-presented by the San Jose Stage Company.
The Language Archive, written by Julia Cho, tells the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a linguist fighting to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own. The scenic design for this beautiful piece flows seamlessly throughout the many locations within the play as elements glide on and off the stage. Interesting artifacts, pops of color and a rainbow of light panels are compartmentalized in monochromatic floor to ceiling stacks which line the stage, reflecting the inability of people to speak their hearts and relate to each other.
Introduction to Information Visualization: Transforming Data into Meaningful Information is for anyone interested in the art and science of communicating data to others. It shows readers how to transform data into something meaningful - information. Applying information visualization in research, service, teaching, and professional life requires a solid understanding of graphic design and the aesthetic along with hands-on skills and knowledge of data principles and software. This book is applicable to students in all domains, to researchers who need to understand how to create graphics that explain their data, and to professionals and administrators for professional development training. Website Designers and Human-Computer Interaction researchers will appreciate the backstory of designing interactive visualizations for the web.
Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem is based on thirty interviews with Christians and Muslims who live and work in Bethlehem, Palestine; among them students, theologians, grandmothers, and activists. The interviewees speak of Mary as a protectress, a Palestinian mother, a childhood devotion, and icon of resistance. Performed at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem, the play toured eight towns in Occupied Palestine, prompting reflection about the diverse perspectives of Mary and the un-interrogated role of gender in Palestinian religious, cultural and political life. The play is performed by two actresses who play twenty-two characters. The published play is in English and Arabic.
Yoon Chung Han
Eyes is an interactive biometric data artwork that transforms human iris data into musical sound and 3D animated images. The idea is to allow the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns. This is based on iris recognition and image processing techniques. Selected iris images are printed in 3D sculptures, and sound generated from the data is replayed. This research-based artwork has an experimental system generating distinct sounds for each different iris data using visual features such as colors, patterns, brightness and size of the iris. It has potential to lead the new way of interpreting complicated datasets with the audiovisual output. More importantly, aesthetically beautiful, mesmerizing and a bit uncanny valley-effected artwork can create personalized art experience and multimodal interaction. Multi-sensory interpretations of the iris data art can lead to a new opportunity to reveal users’ narratives and create their own “sonic signature”, which will be able to trigger a new way of interaction in the fields of art and science.