Spring 2011


Spring 2011


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Altgeld Hall, prominently situated on the northwest corner of the Quad, is home to the Department of Mathematics, but it originally housed the university's library and then its College of Law. One of more than two hundred images in Illini Loyalty: The University of Illinois by Larry Kanfer and Alaina Kanfer. Image copyright Larry Kanfer.

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link to catalog page, Banded Together

Banded Together

Economic Democratization in the Brass Valley

Author: Jeremy Brecher
Pub Date: May 2011

One community's response to globalization and deindustrialization   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bean Blossom

Bean Blossom

The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals

Author: Thomas A. Adler
Pub Date: June 2011

A long look back at the home of legendary bluegrass festivals and jamborees   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beauvoir and Her Sisters

Beauvoir and Her Sisters

The Politics of Women's Bodies in France

Author: Sandra Reineke
Pub Date: May 2011

How women's writings brought together female readers to fight for reproductive rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicanas of 18th Street

Chicanas of 18th Street

Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago

Author: Leonard G. Ramírez with Yenelli Flores, María Gamboa, Isaura González, Victoria Pérez, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda, and Cristina Vital
Pub Date: October 2011

Dynamic stories from the Chicago Chicano movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, Child's Unfinished Masterpiece

Child's Unfinished Masterpiece

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Mary Ellen Brown
Pub Date: March 2011

An in-depth analysis of the creation of Child's opus, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads   learn more...

link to catalog page, Commemorating Hell

Commemorating Hell

The Public Memory of Mittelbau-Dora

Author: Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler
Pub Date: March 2011

Exploring the political and cultural layers of memory and commemoration   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dance and the Alexander Technique

Dance and the Alexander Technique

Exploring the Missing Link

Author: Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and Luc Vanier
Pub Date: July 2011

A practical guide and DVD on the art of enhancing movement performance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defining Deviance

Defining Deviance

Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960

Author: Michael A. Rembis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

A historical study of the treatment of troubled girls, often perceived as threats to the American race   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dime Novel Desperadoes

Dime Novel Desperadoes

The Notorious Maxwell Brothers

Author: John E. Hallwas
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The exhilarating true tale of two major American desperadoes who once captivated the nation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Elliott Carter Author: James Wierzbicki
Pub Date: March 2011

A revealing portrait of a living legend of American classical music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Film and Attraction

Film and Attraction

From Kinematography to Cinema

Author: André Gaudreault
Pub Date: June 2011

An important reexamination of early film history, translated from the French for the first time   learn more...

link to catalog page, Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues

Author: Joe Evans with Christopher Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The life and career of an important African American music executive, entrepreneur, and musician   learn more...

link to catalog page, François Ozon Author: Thibaut Schilt
Pub Date: March 2011

A thematic examination of a prolific rising star in contemporary French filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, From the Jewish Heartland

From the Jewish Heartland

Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Author: Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

Uncovering the vibrant culinary culture of Jewish cooking in the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, George Szell

George Szell

A Life of Music

Author: Michael Charry
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2014

A comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hal Hartley Author: Mark L. Berrettini
Pub Date: February 2011

Examining a director whose work shrewdly eschews cinematic realism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Histories of the Present

Histories of the Present

People and Power in Ecuador

Author: Norman E. Whitten Jr. and Dorothea Scott Whitten
Pub Date: June 2011

A unique examination of ethnography as a theory-constructive endeavor focused on indigenous and Afro-descended Ecuadorian people   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hollywood's Italian American Filmmakers

Hollywood's Italian American Filmmakers

Capra, Scorsese, Savoca, Coppola, and Tarantino

Author: Jonathan J. Cavallero
Pub Date: June 2011

The roles of ethnicity and cultural identity in the films of Italian American film directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illini Loyalty

Illini Loyalty

The University of Illinois

Author: Photographs by Larry Kanfer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: 2018

The artistry and atmosphere of the U. of I. campus   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illinois

Illinois

A History in Pictures

Author: Gerald A. Danzer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2016

A wide-ranging illustrated journey through the Prairie State's past   learn more...

link to catalog page, La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina

Contemporary Plays and Performance Pieces by Latinas

Author: Edited by Elizabeth C. Ramírez and Catherine Casiano
Pub Date: June 2011

A timely collection of Latina performance pieces   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lars von Trier Author: Linda Badley
Pub Date: March 2011

A perceptive analysis of the daring Danish filmmaker's oeuvre   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Feminist Politics

Making Feminist Politics

Transnational Alliances between Women and Labor

Author: Suzanne Franzway and Mary Margaret Fonow
Pub Date: March 2011

Applying feminist thinking to labor studies in a global context   learn more...

link to catalog page, Moving Images

Moving Images

Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration

Author: Jasmine Alinder
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An in-depth analysis of photography during the Japanese American incarceration during World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, On the Condition of Anonymity

On the Condition of Anonymity

Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Author: Matt Carlson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2012

The use of confidential sources during a tumultuous period in American history and journalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability Author: Michele P. Claibourn
Pub Date: March 2011

Revealing the relationship between presidential campaign agendas and policymaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Queer Pollen

Queer Pollen

White Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality, and the Cinematic

Author: David A. Gerstner
Pub Date: March 2011

A provocative triptych of black queer desire, articulated through aesthetic works and experiences   learn more...

link to catalog page, Radio Utopia

Radio Utopia

Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest

Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2017

A stimulating study of how audio documentaries educated listeners while reflecting the political and cultural climate of post-war America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Red Conspirator

Red Conspirator

J. Peters and the American Communist Underground

Author: Thomas Sakmyster
Pub Date: March 2011

The definitive study of the "Hungarian man of mystery," shadowy spymaster J. Peters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sacred Song in America

Sacred Song in America

Religion, Music, and Public Culture

Author: Stephen A. Marini
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2011

Exploring sacred song as an integral element of religious culture in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sister Species

Sister Species

Women, Animals, and Social Justice

Author: Edited by Lisa Kemmerer
Pub Date: July 2011

Exposing links of oppression--and how feminists have responded   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sojourner Truth's America Author: Margaret Washington
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An expansive new biography of Sojourner Truth, charismatic preacher and activist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sonic Persuasion

Sonic Persuasion

Reading Sound in the Recorded Age

Author: Greg Goodale
Pub Date: April 2011

How to interpret identity, culture, and history in sound   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spirits of Just Men

Spirits of Just Men

Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: May 2011

A rousing tale of moonshine and conspiracy in Depression-era rural Virginia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Steven Soderbergh Author: Aaron Baker
Pub Date: April 2011

A Hollywood director who blends substance with the mainstream   learn more...

link to catalog page, Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles Author: Drid Williams
Pub Date: August 2011

A personal account of teaching and learning dance according to ideokinetic principles   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Muse Is Music

The Muse Is Music

Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word

Author: Meta DuEwa Jones
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry, and gender   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2014

Assessing the roles of religion, politics, and class in the golden decade of black business   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Roots of Rough Justice

The Roots of Rough Justice

Origins of American Lynching

Author: Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2014

A social history of the emergence of lynching in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Treatise on Love of God Author: Miguel de Unamuno
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2011

A newly discovered treatise by a major European writer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927 Author: Nina Baym
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: September 2012

Uncovering a century of women's writing about the diverse West   learn more...

link to catalog page, Woody Guthrie, American Radical Author: Will Kaufman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2015

Unearthing the legendary folkie's deep roots in radical politics   learn more...