by Paul G. E. Clemens, Carla Yanni
Release Date: August 4, 2015
In the 1940s, Rutgers was a small liberal arts college for men. Today, it is a major public research university, a member of the Big Ten and of the prestigious Association of American Universities. In Rutgers since 1945, historian Paul G. E. Clemens chronicles this remarkable transition, with emphasis...
by Richard L. McCormick
Release Date: October 1, 2014
In Raised at Rutgers, Richard L. McCormick tells what it is like to run a major state university and vividly portrays the often contentious environment in which a university president operates today. He unsparingly recounts his decade of leadership, including his own missteps—those we know about...
Transformation of the Women’s College at Rutgers University
by Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, Fernanda Perrone
Release Date: April 12, 2018
Rutgers University’s Douglass Residential College is the only college for women that is nested within a major public research university in the United States. Although the number of women’s colleges has plummeted from a high of 268 in 1960 to 38 in 2016, Douglass is flourishing as it approaches...
by John Drury Clark
Release Date: May 23, 2018
This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee...
by Nicole R. Fleetwood
Release Date: July 15, 2015
What meaning does the American public attach to images of key black political, social, and cultural figures? Considering photography’s role as a means of documenting historical progress, what is the representational currency of these images? How do racial icons “signify”?
Nicole R. Fleetwood’s...
Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen
by Deborah A. Harris, Patti Giuffre
Release Date: May 20, 2015
A number of recent books, magazines, and television programs have emerged that promise to take viewers inside the exciting world of professional chefs. While media suggest that the occupation is undergoing a transformation, one thing remains clear: being a chef is a decidedly male-dominated job. Over...
by M. I. Finley
Release Date: November 5, 2018
Western democracy is now at a critical juncture. Some worry that power has been wrested from the people and placed in the hands of a small political elite. Others argue that the democratic system gives too much power to a populace that is largely ill-informed and easily swayed by demagogues.
by David Listokin, Dorothea Berkhout, James W. Hughes
Release Date: June 14, 2016
While many older American cities struggle to remain vibrant, New Brunswick has transformed itself, adapting to new forms of commerce and a changing population, and enjoying a renaissance that has led many experts to cite this New Jersey city as a model for urban redevelopment. Featuring more than...
by Henry Giroux, Susan Searls Giroux, Ryan King-White
Release Date: January 25, 2018
College students are now regarded as consumers, not students, and nowhere is the growth and exploitation of the university more obvious than in the realm of college sports, where the evidence is in the stadiums built with corporate money, and the crowded sporting events sponsored by large conglomerates.
Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora
by Giselle Liza Anatol
Release Date: February 16, 2015
The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hag—an aged woman by day who sheds her skin during night’s darkest hours in order...
by James W. Hughes, Joseph Seneca
Release Date: October 10, 2014
New Jersey has a long history of adapting to a changing economic climate. From its colonial origins to the present day, New Jersey's economy has continuously and successfully confronted the challenges and uncertainties of technological and demographic change, placing the state at the forefront of...
Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education
by Julie J. Park
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Julie J. Park examines how losing racial diversity in a university affects the everyday lives of its students. She uses a student organization, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at “California University,” as a case study to show how reductions in racial diversity impact the ability...
Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students
by Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Ana M. Martínez Alemán, Mandy Savitz-Romer
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with...
Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise
by Robert Zemsky, Lisa Banning
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Almost every day American higher education is making news with a list of problems that includes the incoherent nature of the curriculum, the resistance of the faculty to change, and the influential role of the federal government both through major investments in student aid and intrusive policies....