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Month: April 2018 (Page 1 of 3)

New Titles Tuesday, April 24

Here is a selection of the 86 items added to the catalogue in the past week. Click on a title for more information. TWU log in may be required.


Culturally responsive teaching and reflection in higher education: promising practices from the Cultural Literacy Curriculum Institute /by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane, Meenakshi Chhabra, Marjorie A. Jones, and Deborah Spragg.

Planning instruction for adult learners /Patricia Cranton. 


Complexity leadership: nursing’s role in health care delivery /Diana M. Crowell.

 Spirituality in nursing practice: the basics and beyond /Doreen A. Westera. Written as a practical resource to teach nurses and nursing students, this text explores how to best address spiritual assessment and care. Using a multicultural and client-centered approach, chapters explore the concept of spirituality and its relationship with religion and health to directly place it into a nursing context. Reflection questions throughout the text encourage readers to analyze their own experiences with spirituality within both professional and personal contexts and affirm how a nurse’s own spirituality can influence her or his practice. Thirteen videos, developed by the author and available online, provide the perspectives of nursing and health care professionals, clients, and families to illustrate the main points of the text.


Art and myth of the ancient Maya /Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos. This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials gathered across Mesoamerica, Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the gap between written texts and artistic representations, identifying key mythical subjects and uncovering their variations in narratives and visual depictions. Highlighting such previously overlooked topics as sexuality and generational struggles, this beautifully illustrated book paves the way for a new understanding of Maya myths and their lavish expression in ancient art.

 An illustrated history of Canada’s Native people: I have lived here since the world began /Arthur J. Ray.  Ray charts the history of Canada’s Native people from first contact to current land claims. The result is a fascinating chronicle that spans 12,000 years and culminates in the headlines of today.

  Postwar Germany and the Holocaust /Caroline Sharples.

 The voyage of the Komagata Maru: the Sikh challenge to Canada’s colour bar /Hugh Johnston.


 Shakespeare’s creative legacies: artists, writers, performers, readers /edited by Paul Edmondson and Peter Holbrook.


 Thick evaluation /Simon Kirchin. Philosophers place evaluative concepts into two camps. Thin concepts, such as goodness and badness, and rightness and wrongness have evaluative content, but they supposedly have no or hardly any nonevaluative, descriptive content: they supposedly give little or no specific idea about the character of the person or thing described. In contrast, thick concepts such as kindness, elegance and wisdom supposedly give a more specific idea of people or things. Yet, given typical linguistic conventions, thick concepts also convey evaluation.In this full-length study, Kirchin discusses thin and thick concepts, highlighting key assumptions, questions and arguments, many of which have gone unnoticed. Kirchin focuses in on the debate between ‘separationists’ (those who think that thick concepts can be separated into component parts of evaluative, often very ‘thin’, content and nonevaluative content) and ‘nonseparationists’ (who deny this). Thick Evaluation argues for a version of nonseparationism, and in doing so argues both that many concepts are evaluative and also that evaluation is not exhausted by thin positive and negative stances.


Brexit and beyond: rethinking the futures of Europe /edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger. This volume examines the consequences of Brexit for the future of Europe and the European Union, adopting an explicitly regional and future-oriented perspective missing from many existing analyses. Drawing on the expertise of 28 leading scholars from a range of disciplines, Brexit and Beyond offers various different perspectives on the future of Europe, charting the likely effects of Brexit across a range of areas, including institutional relations, political economy, law and justice, foreign affairs, democratic governance, and the idea of Europe itself. Whilst the contributors offer divergent predictions for the future of Europe after Brexit, they share the same conviction that careful scholarly analysis is in need – now more than ever – if we are to understand what lies ahead for the EU.

The house of difference: cultural politics and national identity in Canada /Eva Mackey.


A history of psychology: from antiquity to modernity /Thomas Hardy Leahey.

 Internet psychology: the basics /Yair Amichai-Hamburger.

 Psychology of women: a handbook of issues and theories /Florence L. Denmark and Michele A. Paludi, editors. Updated with findings from the latest research, this contributed work on the psychology of women covers global initiatives, theories, and practical applications in various settings. It also addresses best practices of feminist methodologies and teaching psychology of women courses.

 The seven deadly sins of psychology: a manifesto for reforming the culture of scientific practice /Chris Chambers. The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology diagnoses the ills besetting the discipline today and proposes sensible, practical solutions to ensure that it remains a legitimate and reliable science in the years ahead.In this unflinchingly candid manifesto, Chambers draws on his own experiences as a working scientist to reveal a dark side to psychology that few of us ever see. Using the seven deadly sins as a metaphor, he shows how practitioners are vulnerable to powerful biases that undercut the scientific method, how they routinely torture data until it produces outcomes that can be published in prestigious journals, and how studies are much less reliable than advertised. He reveals how a culture of secrecy denies the public and other researchers access to the results of psychology experiments, how fraudulent academics can operate with impunity, and how an obsession with bean counting creates perverse incentives for academics. Left unchecked, these problems threaten the very future of psychology as a science—but help is here.Outlining a core set of best practices that can be applied across the sciences, Chambers demonstrates how all these sins can be corrected by embracing open science, an emerging philosophy that seeks to make research and its outcomes as transparent as possible.


After Evangelicalism: the sixties and the United Church of Canada /Kevin N. Flatt.

 Amor Dei in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries /David C. Bellusci. (TWU AUTHOR) Amor Dei, love of God raises three questions: How do we know God is love? How do we experience love of God? How free are we to love God? This book presents three kinds of love, worldly, spiritual, and divine to understand God’s love. The work begins with Augustine’s Confessions highlighting his Manichean and Neoplatonic periods before his conversion to Christianity. Augustine’s confrontation with Pelagius anticipates the unresolved disputes concerning God’s love and free will.

Becoming adult, becoming Christian: adult development and Christian faith /James W. Fowler.

 Between heaven and earth: Christian perspectives on environmental protection /Fred Van Dyke.

 Faith, politics, and sexual diversity in Canada and the United States /edited by David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. In this remarkable comparative study, expert authors explore the tenacity of anti-gay sentiment, as well as the dramatic shifts in public attitudes towards queer groups across all faith communities in both the United States and Canada. They conclude that, despite the ongoing conflict, religious adherence does not invariably entail opposition to the political acknowledgment of queer rights.

 The first urban churches 3: Ephesus /edited by James R. Harrison and L.L. Welborn.

 Ha-Ish Moshe: studies in scriptural interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature in honor of Moshe J. Bernstein /edited by Binyamin Goldstein, Michael Segal, George J. Brooke. The eighteen studies in this volume mostly engage with Jewish scriptural interpretation, the principal theme of Bernstein’s own research career. The essays develop a variety of aspects of scriptural interpretation. Although many of them are chiefly concerned with the Dead Sea Scrolls, the significant contribution of the volume as a whole is the way that even those studies are associated with others that consider the broader context of Jewish scriptural interpretation in late antiquity. As a result, a wider frame of reference for scriptural interpretation impacts upon how scripture was read and re-read in the scrolls from Qumran.

 Prophetic identities: indigenous missionaries on British colonial frontiers, 1850-75 /Tolly Bradford.

 Turning Proverbs towards Torah: an analysis of 4Q525 /Elisa Uusimäki. In Turning Proverbs towards Torah, Uusimäki offers the first monograph on the early Jewish wisdom text 4Q525 from Qumran. Following the reconstruction of the fragmentary manuscript, Uusimäki analyses the text with a focus on the reception and renewal of the Proverbs tradition and the ways in which 4Q525 illustrates aspects of Jewish pedagogy in the late Second Temple period. She argues that the author was inspired by Proverbs 1-9 but sought to demonstrate that true wisdom is found in the concept of torah. The author’s intention, Uusimäki argues, is to form the audience spiritually, encouraging it to trust in divine protection and blessings that are bestowed upon the pious.


 Oxford dictionary of astronomy


The digital mind: how science is redefining humanity /Arlindo Oliveira. How developments in science and technology may enable the emergence of purely digital minds — intelligent machines equal to or greater in power than the human brain.

 Finding the fountain of youth: the science and controversy behind extending life and cheating death /Aharon W. Zorea.This book addresses the history of movements to remain youthful, from ancient times through the modern era; past medical advances that extended the average lifespan; and our cultural obsession with staying young. It covers basic principles of aging and anti-aging, as well as the science behind the methods, and examines controversial issues and debates related to life extension, such as global overpopulation, length of life vs. quality of life, and socioeconomic concerns.

 Pax technica: how the internet of things may set us free or lock us up /Philip N. Howard. Howard envisions a new world order emerging from thE great transformation in the technologies around us. Howard calls this new era a Pax Technica. He looks to a future of global stability built upon device networks with immense potential for empowering citizens, making government transparent, and broadening information access. He cautions, however, that privacy threats are enormous, as is the potential for social control and political manipulation. Drawing on evidence from around the world, he illustrates how the internet of things can be used to repress and control people. Yet he also demonstrates that if we actively engage with the governments and businesses building the internet of things, we have a chance to build a new kind of internet–and a more open society.

 Posthumanism: a guide for the perplexed /by Peter Mahon. Mahon gives his readers an overview of posthumanism, examining the intoxicating-and often troubling-entanglements of humans, animals and technology in science, society and culture that constitute its field. Mahon not only explores the key scientific advances in information technology and genetics have made us and society posthuman, but also how certain strands in art (such as science fiction and video games) and philosophy (for example, in the work of Andy Clarke and Jacques Derrida) have played-and continue to play-a crucial role in shaping how we understand those advances. Central to Mahon’s analysis of posthumanism is an understanding of technology as a pharmakon-an ancient Greek word for a substance that is both a poison and a cure. In the light of this analysis, Mahon considers our posthuman future, as envisioned by a range of futurists, from Ray Kurzweil to those at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.

 Social media: a reference handbook /[edited by] Kelli S. Burns. This book provides a broad and easily understandable discussion of the evolution of social media; related problems and controversies, especially for youth; key people and organizations; and useful social media data.

 Social media and your brain: web-based communication is changing how we think and express ourselves /C.G. Prado, PhD, FRSC, editor.

 The social turn in moral psychology /Mark Fedyk. Fedyk offers a novel analysis of the relationship between moral psychology and allied fields in the social sciences. He shows how the social sciences can be integrated with moral philosophy, argues for the benefits of such an integration, and offers a new ethical theory that can be used to bridge research between the two.

 We are data: algorithms and the making of our digital selves /John Cheney-Lippold. What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it .Cheney-Lippold draws on the social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities. We Are Data will educate and inspire readers who want to wrest back some freedom in our increasingly surveilled and algorithmically-constructed world.

 Who do we choose to be?: facing reality, claiming leadership, restoring sanity /Margaret J. Wheatley. Written from the author’s desire to summon us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, this book explains the need to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil.

Have you explored the past lately?

Have you explored Points to the Past lately? 

 Points to the Past, the website that makes nearly 200 million pages of historical content freely accessible to all residents of BC and Yukon,  has recently been updated.

The updates include:

  •  A new home page with single search box
  • Collections viewable as a group or in subgroups by category (e.g. Law and Government)
  • Mobile-friendly, responsive design
  • A new, eye-catching logo

Members of the TWU community,  researchers, local historians, and the greater public across BC and Yukon will all find Points to the Past a useful resource. Searchable primary source materials include maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, poems, sermons, and much more.  

Researchers are free to explore a vast range of resources through Points to the Past, including Eighteenth Century and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, esteemed periodicals such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and digitized materials from the Smithsonian Institution.

Collections include:

Gale Primary Sources uses geo-authentication, meaning anyone in BC or Yukon with an Internet-connected device can access these resources with no need to log in or authenticate.

 Points to the Past is available thanks to a unique agreement established between Gale and the University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University Library.

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