The SJSU Annual Authors Awards honor all San José State University faculty who have authored, co-authored, or edited books in the past year. The Office of the Provost, the University Library, and Spartan Bookstore sponsor the event to acknowledge the extensive academic work SJSU authors contribute to their fields.
Helen Hunt Jackson, José Martí, Jonathan Alcantar, and Anne Fountain
A critical edition with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes of the 1888 translation by José Martí of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel, Ramona. This edition offers new information about the nature of the translation and the reception of the translation in Mexico.
Kató Lomb, Ádám Szegi, and Scott Alkire
What's new in this edition?
This edition features 20% new content, including:
- an Editor's Preface discussing the value of polyglots for SLA research
- the transcript of an interview Dr. Lomb did for Hungarian TV in 1974
In the late 1980s the distinguished interpreter and translator Kató Lomb profiled and interviewed 21 of her peers in search of answers to basic but deep questions on the nature of language learning. She asked:
- "When can we say we know a language?"
- "Which is the most important language skill: grammar, vocabulary, or good pronunciation?"
- "What method did you use to learn languages?"
- "Has it ever happened to you that you started learning a language, but could not cope with it?"
- "What connection do you see between age and language learning?"
- "Are there 'easy' and 'difficult,' 'rich' and 'poor,' 'beautiful' and 'less beautiful' languages?"
- "What is multilingualism good for?"
The answers Lomb collected from her interlocutors are singular, provocative, and often profound. Grounded in real-world experience, they will be of interest to linguaphiles who are seeking to supplement their theoretical knowledge of language learning.
Management Strategies: Timely—And Timeless—Advice For Solving Typical Management Problems, Second Edition
Joseph J. Bannon and Kim S. Uhlik
This book is the result of the authors' 80-plus years combined experience working with leisure service organizations in the United States and around the world. Throughout this period, they have conducted numerous classes, workshops and seminars, program evaluations, needs assessments, and organizational evaluations, paying particular attention to the thoughts and concerns of managers in the field.This book represents a comprehensive encyclopedia of concise yet substantive information and advice on a variety of management issues.
Management Strategies: Timely—and Timeless—Advice for Solving Typical Management Problems presents information that will help you deal with peers, supervisors, subordinates, program participants, the general public, the press, and others with whom you may have contact. The book will serve as a valuable resource for students enrolled in a variety of management/leadership courses, especially leisure studies programs (parks, recreation, hospitality, and tourism)—our future managers.
Virginia M. Tucker and Marc Lampson
Whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal services, or to learn the U.S. legal system, more people than ever are using the library to obtain legal information and legal research advice. The new edition of Finding the Answers to Legal Questions is a comprehensive guide to help librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. Newly revised and updated, this timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. An ideal book for practicing librarians looking to better serve users' legal needs, as well as for students preparing for careers as librarians, it provides
- an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law;
- how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases;
- information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources;
- tips for conducting a legal reference interview;
- guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminal law; and
- advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection.
This book will help librarians connect users to the most accurate, up-to-date legal information.
Tim Greer, Midori Ishida, and Yumiko Tateyama
In the research literature on interactional competence in talk among second language speakers and their coparticipants, this volume of Pragmatics & Interaction is the first to focus on interaction in Japanese. The chapters examine the use and development of interactional practices in a wide range of social settings, from everyday talk among friends to service encounters, workplace interaction, and a rakugo performance to various activities in Japanese language classrooms and oral language assessment. Conducted from the shared perspective of conversation analysis, the studies show in detail how the activities are accomplished through the generic methods of interactional organization, multimodal practices, and the specific linguistic resources of Japanese.
This is the first practical social change text devoted to students working in an academic environment. While there are many books about community organizing and social change, there are no college texts focusing on how to provide real-world experience with academic content taking into consideration the flow of the academic term. CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action is written specifically for faculty and staff to use with college students with the goal of helping students bring about the change they believe is necessary to make our community a better place to live.
Assault on Kids and Teachers: Countering Privatization, Deficit Ideologies and Standardization in U.S. Schools
Roberta Ahlquist, Paul C. Gorski, and Theresa Montaño
Hyper-accountability, corporatization, deficit ideology, and Ruby Payne's preparation of teachers to comply with these and other atrocities are not merely markers of philosophical shifts in education. They are manifestations of a neoliberal remaking of public schooling into a private and corporate enterprise. Collectively, these trends are seen not just as an imposition, but as an assault on quality pedagogy; an assault on democratic ideals of equity and social justice; and an assault on kids compelled to participate simply because they are public school students. This edited collection is a response by critically-minded educators, activists, and scholars – both a reaction to and a call to action against these vilifications. It is critical reading for students, professors, administrators, and policy makers involved in public education.
Elizabeth Weiss assembles evidence from anthropological work, medical and sports studies, occupational studies, genetic twin studies, and animal research. Examining the most commonly utilized activity pattern indicators in the field, she reevaluates the age-old question of genes versus environment. While cross-sectional geometries frequently inform on mobility, Weiss asks whether these measures may also be influenced by climate-driven body shape adaptions. Entheseal changes—at the locations of muscle attachments—and osteoarthritis indicate wear and tear on joints but are also among the best predictors of age and can be used to reconstruct activity patterns. Weiss also examines the most common stress fractures, such as spondylolysis and clay-shoveler's fracture; stress hernias or Schmorl’s nodes; and activity indicator facets like Poirier's facets, Allen's facets, and Baastrup's kissing spines.
Probing deeper into the complex factors that result in the varying anomalies of the human skeleton, this thorough survey of activity indicators in bones helps us understand which markers are mainly due to human biology and which are truly useful in reconstructing lifestyle patterns of the past.
Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce S. Osland, Allan Bird, and Gary R. Oddou
This text focuses on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously. Global Leadership presents the field's latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.
Cay S. Horstmann
Big C++ Late Objects provides an introduction to C++ and computer programming that focuses on the essentials and on effective learning. It is suitable for a two-semester sequence in C++ programming for students in computer science, engineering, technology, and the physical sciences. The Enhanced E-Text requires no prior programming experience and takes a traditional route, first stressing control structures, procedural decomposition and array algorithms. Objects are used where appropriate in early sections of the Enhanced E-Text. Students begin designing and implementing their own classes in Section 9. The second half of the Enhanced E-Text covers algorithms and data structures at a level suitable for beginning students. All Enhanced E-Text sections include many different forms of guidance to help students build confidence and tackle the task at hand, including Self Check and Practice activities along with end-of-section Review Exercises, Practice Exercises and Programming Projects.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to phonological theory and analysis, A Critical Introduction to Phonology introduces the key aspects of the discipline. Departing from the mainstream tradition, Daniel Silverman argues that the nature of linguistic sound systems can only be understood in the context of how they are used by speakers and listeners.
By proposing that linguistic sound systems are the product of an interaction among sound (acoustics), mind (cognition), and body (physiology), Silverman focuses on the functional consequences of their interaction. Now with each chapter supplemented by a section on "Doing Phonology", together with phonological examples from a large corpus of data, this expanded second edition offers a provocative introduction to phonological theory. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of phonology who are already familiar with the standard approaches and provides both a new theoretical background and the mechanical tools for truly successful phonological analyses.
Cay S. Horstmann
Core Java® SE 9 for the Impatient, Second Edition, is a complete yet concise guide that includes all the latest changes up to Java SE 9. Written by Cay S. Horstmann–author of the classic two-volume Core Java–this indispensable tutorial offers a faster, easier pathway for learning modern Java. Given Java SE 9's size and the scope of its enhancements, there's plenty to cover, but it's presented in small chunks organized for quick access and easy understanding.
Horstmann's practical insights and sample code help you quickly take advantage of all that's new, from Java SE 9's long-awaited "Project Jigsaw" module system to the improvements first introduced in Java SE 8, including lambda expressions and streams.
Attention to design patterns is unquestionably growing in software engineering because there is a strong belief that using made to measure solutions for solving frequently occurring problems encountered throughout the design phase greatly reduces the total cost and the time of developing software products. Stable Design Patterns for Software and Systems presents a new and fresh approach for creating stable, reusable, and widely applicable design patterns. It deals with the concept of stable design patterns based on software stabilityas a contemporary approach for building stable and highly reusable and widely applicable design patterns.
Introduction to Machine Learning with Applications in Information Securityprovides a class-tested introduction to a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, reinforced through realistic applications. The book is accessible and doesn't prove theorems, or otherwise dwell on mathematical theory. The goal is to present topics at an intuitive level, with just enough detail to clarify the underlying concepts.
Most of the examples in the book are drawn from the field of information security, with many of the machine learning applications specifically focused on malware. The applications presented are designed to demystify machine learning techniques by providing straightforward scenarios.
Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Shishir Mathur, and Sandeep K. Agrawal
Is there a political and economic struggle when it comes to spatial development and planning of India's urban and rural landscapes? This book brings together the ongoing shift in India's approach to spatial planning and development in line with changes in the country's polity. Taking the regime change in the early 1990s as a point of departure, it focuses on transformations in the distinct, but interrelated, domains of infrastructure finance and development, local spatial planning practice, and on-the-ground empirical outcomes.
Instead of covering large cities-such as Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi-that dominate the discourse on urban India, the authors pay close attention to fine-grained aspects of the shift away from the well-theorized Nehruvian planning and development model. The innovative approach helps illustrate how the tensions between democratic and market-oriented impulses shape India's existing and emergent settlements in a manner that could be uneven and largely invisible while drawing out useful insights for scholars and practitioners working in the field.
Lili Luo, Kristine R. Brancolini, and Marie R. Kennedy
Staying on top of professional trends in academic library research can help turn any librarian into an expert researcher. This practitioner's guide arms librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively conduct research to enhance professional practice and perform successful inquiries. It discusses current practices of academic librarians; details the process of successfully planning, implementing, and publishing a study; and provides professional and personal development to improve research competency.
Written by professionals at the upper echelon of their field, Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills comprises seven chapters that break down the research process and focus on individual steps in performing effective research. The book teaches academic librarians how to develop a research question based on a practical problem, determine the scope and objectives of a study, and select proper research design and methods. Readers will also understand how to identify resources to support the study, set a timeline for data collection and data analysis, write a dissertation, and identify the proper venue for publication/presentation.
Software stability concepts have shown great promise in the area of software reuse and lifecycle improvement. These innovative concepts produce unique models that are both stable over time and across various paradigm shifts within a given application context. The important idea behind stable design patterns is to design and create an enduring solution to the problem under consideration, with the goal of increased stability and broader reuse. This book presents novel, pragmatic approaches to understanding and solving software stability challenges.
A Practical Education investigates the real-world experiences of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that would seem the least employable in Silicon Valley's engineering-centric workplaces. Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students' own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Randall Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are.
What do brewpubs, pumpkin ales, and punch-you-in-the-face hoppy DIPAs have in common? They were all introduced and popularized by Bill Owens, a craft beer pioneer. The Buffalo, Pumpkin, and Hops: A History of Bill Owens and Craft Beer explores Owens' pioneering efforts as an innovative brewer, writer, publisher, entrepreneur, and advocate for fresh, flavorful beer. Readers will learn how Owens influenced generations of craft brewers and beer writers through founding Buffalo Bill's Brewery in 1983; the third post-Prohibition brewpub in the US, publishing two industry magazines, and brewing the first commercial pumpkin ale and the "bitterest beer in America," among other hop-soaked endeavors.
Samuel Merwin, Henry Webster, Scott Alkire, and Hunter Greer
This enhanced edition of S. Merwin and H. Webster's pioneering 1901 novel "Calumet K" corrects linguistic and narrative inconsistencies in the original edition and provides a glossary of regional and technical terms, allowing 21st century readers greater understanding of the story, its important characters, and its literary values. Named by Ayn Rand as her favorite "in all world literature," it influenced Rand's own novel "The Fountainhead."
Lawrence A. Clayton, Michael L. Conniff, and Susan Gauss
A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region's geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers.
Wendy L. Rouse
At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women's self-defense movement.
It is nearly impossible in today's day and age to imagine a world without the concept of women's self defense. Some women were inspired to take up boxing and jiu-jitsu for very personal reasons that ranged from protecting themselves from attacks by strangers on the street to rejecting gendered notions about feminine weakness and empowering themselves as their own protectors. Women's training in self defense was both a reflection of and a response to the broader cultural issues of the time, including the women's rights movement and the campaign for the vote.
Perhaps more importantly, the discussion surrounding women's self-defense revealed powerful myths about the source of violence against women and opened up conversations about the less visible violence that many women faced in their own homes. Through self-defense training, women debunked patriarchal myths about inherent feminine weakness, creating a new image of women as powerful and self-reliant.
Jan A. English-Lueck
Since the initial publication of Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen years ago, much has changed in Silicon Valley. The corporate landscape of the Valley has shifted, with tech giants like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter vying for space with a halo of applications that connect people for work, play, romance, and education. Contingent labor has been catalyzed by ubiquitous access to the Internet on smartphones, enabling ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft and space-sharing apps like Airbnb. Entrepreneurs compete for people's attention and screen time.
Alongside these changes, daily life for all but the highest echelon has been altered by new perceptions of scarcity, risk, and shortage. Established workers and those new to the workforce try to adjust. The second edition of Cultures@SiliconValley brings the story of technological saturation and global cultural diversity in this renowned hub of digital innovation up to the present. In this fully updated edition, J. A. English-Lueck provides readers with a host of new ethnographic stories, documenting the latest expansions of Silicon Valley to San Francisco and beyond. The book explores how changes in technology, especially as mobile phones make the Internet accessible everywhere, impact work, family, and community life. The inhabitants of Silicon Valley illustrate in microcosm the social and cultural identity of the future.
Joyce S. Osland, Mark E. Mendenhall, and Ming Li
Volume 10 of Advances in Global Leadership continues to advance both global leadership research and practice by bridging and integrating conceptual and practitioner perspectives to provide a deeper understanding of this rapidly growing field of study. This volume contains both innovative foundational research on global leadership processes and new models to advance theoretical work. The 'Practitioner's Corner' section of the volume contains lessons from three experts with decades of experience in developing global leaders from both business and non-profits. This volume also provides detailed descriptions of ground-breaking university global leadership development programs. As always, the editors conclude the volume with an overview of the current state of the field and a summary of the key research needs and directions to guide future scholarship.
With SUFFICIENT TROUBLE, his debut release on Ravello Records, composer and performer Brian Belet offers a selection of computer music composed over the last twenty years. Featuring acoustic instruments and responsive electronic materials the disc offers a degree of variety in timbre and musical content that is sometimes lacking in electronic music.