Rutgers University Press: 415 books

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Rutgers since 1945

A History of the State University of New Jersey

by Paul G. E. Clemens, Carla Yanni
Language: English
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...
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Raised at Rutgers

A President's Story

by Richard L. McCormick
Language: English
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...
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The Douglass Century

Transformation of the Women’s College at Rutgers University

by Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, Fernanda Perrone
Language: English
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...
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An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

by John Drury Clark
Language: English
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...
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On Racial Icons

Blackness and the Public Imagination

by Nicole R. Fleetwood
Language: English
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...
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Taking the Heat

Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen

by Deborah A. Harris, Patti Giuffre
Language: English
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...
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by M. I. Finley
Language: English
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.   This...
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New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Decline and Revitalization of Urban America

by David Listokin, Dorothea Berkhout, James W. Hughes
Language: English
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...
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Sport and the Neoliberal University

Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy

by Henry Giroux, Susan Searls Giroux, Ryan King-White
Language: English
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.  The...
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The Things That Fly in the Night

Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora

by Giselle Liza Anatol
Language: English
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...
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by James W. Hughes, Joseph Seneca
Language: English
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...
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Transmedia Creatures

Frankenstein’s Afterlives

by Lidia De Michelis, Eleanor Beal, Gino Roncaglia
Language: English
Release Date: October 19, 2018

On the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Transmedia Creatures presents studies of Frankenstein by international scholars from converging disciplines such as humanities, musicology, film studies, television studies, English and digital humanities. These innovative...
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When Diversity Drops

Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education

by Julie J. Park
Language: English
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...
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Technology and Engagement

Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students

by Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Ana M. Martínez Alemán, Mandy Savitz-Romer
Language: English
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...
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