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 VOL. 23, NO. 11DECEMBER 5, 1997 


Bookshelf


 BY VALERIE SHEPHERD WHITE

Following are books published recently by Columbia faculty, staff and students. RECORD welcomes submission of information on the recent publication of books by Columbians. The next Bookshelf will appear in June, 1998.

  • The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Papers in Honor of Jagdish Bhagwati, edited by Feenstra, Grossman and Irwin. MIT Press. $42.50 cloth. This collection by colleagues and former students deals with his most recent area of study, the political economy of trade policy, addressing market distortions, income distribution and the political process of policy-making.

  • Trade and Development, Essays in Honour of Jagdish Bhagwati, edited by V.N. Balasubramanyam and David Greenaway. MacMillan (UK). $65.00 cloth. A compilation of 10 essays relating to policy issues on which Professor Bhagwati has written extensively.

  • The Breaking of the American Social Compact, by Richard A. Cloward, professor, School of Social Work, and Frances Fox Piven. New Press. $27.50 cloth. Focuses on the politics of the past three decades that have culminated in an assault on the American social compact.

  • The Last of the African Kings (Les derniers rois mages), by Maryse Condé, professor of French and romance philology, translated by Richard Philcox. University of Nebraska Press. $35.00 cloth, $12.00 paperback. Details the wayward fortunes of a noble African family, beginning with an African king who opposed French colonialism and was exiled to Martinique.

  • Relics, Prayer, and Politics in Medieval Venetia: Romanesque Painting in the Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral by Thomas E. A. Dale, associate professor of art history and archaeology. Princeton University Press. $79.50 cloth. Focuses on the late 12th-century murals in the crypt of northern Italy's Aquileia Cathedral.

  • Confucianism and Human Rights, by Wm. Theodore De Bary, John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus, and Tu Weiming, editors. Columbia University Press. $40.00 cloth. Essays exploring the relationship of contemporary human rights doctrine to the teachings of Confucius and Mencius.

  • Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now, by Andrew Delbanco, Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $24.00 cloth. An affirmation that classic American writers remain indispensable in today's diverse society.

  • To The Glory of Her Sex: Women's Role in the Composition of Medieval Texts (Women of Letters), by Joan M. Ferrante, professor of English and comparative literature. Indiana University Press. $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paperback. An account of medieval women's activities as correspondents, readers, writers and literary patrons.

  • The Stress Manager's Manual by Jordan M. Friedman, acting director of health education. StressHelp Press. $23.95 paperback. An interactive guide including an 80-minute audiotape outlining stress prevention strategies.

  • The Sacred Heart, by Max Aguilera-Hellweg, student in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, School of General Studies. Bulfinch Press. $50.00 cloth. Offering a glimpse inside the human body during invasive surgery.

  • Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu, translated by Donald Keene, University Professor Emeritus, Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature. Columbia University Press. $17.50 paperback. Translation of the original text with an introduction and new preface to aid in the comprehension and enjoyment of the plays.

  • Carolyn G. Hielbrun: Feminist in a Tenured Position, by Susan Kress. University Press of Virginia. $27.95 cloth. Biography of Carolyn Hielbrun, a woman who has devoted her energies to understanding the complexities of female selfhood.

  • Beginnings Count: The Technological Imperative in American Health Care, by David J. Rothman, professor of history. Oxford University Press (Twentieth Century Fund Book). $24.95 cloth. Examines a lived history of technology and access in U.S. health care, with implications for future policy.






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