Off the Presses
much photographic talent in one household! Art professor
Cynthia Dantzic has just published Antique Pocket
Mirrors: Pictorial & Advertising Miniatures (Schiffer
Publishing Ltd.). Her husband, retired adjunct professor
Jerry Dantzic of the media arts department, has produced
two collections of his iconic photographs: Farbrengen,
Newly Discovered Images of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Chassidim,
1972-1973, on view this Spring at Brooklyns
Chassidic Art Institute, following his published collection,
Jerry Dantzics New York: the Fifties in Focus
Robeson, the son of an escaped slave, rose to unparalleled
heights as an athlete, actor, singer and activist, and was
arguably the most prominent African American in the United
States from the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1998, history
Professor Joe Dorinson coordinated a conference at the Brooklyn
Campus celebrating Robesons life. Now he has co-edited
a compilation of 18 essays from the conference, Paul
Robeson: Essays on His Life and Legacy, recently published
by McFarland & Company.
School of Educations Linda Jacobs and psychoanalyst
Carol Wachs have co-authored a book, Parent Therapy:
A Relational Alternative to Working with Children,
published by Jason Aronson, Inc. Parent Therapy
presents the therapist as a consultant to parents, who are
encouraged to develop new insights into themselves and their
Lawyers: Crusaders for Justice in American History,
by Diana Klebanow (political science) and Franklin L. Jonas
(history) has been published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. The book
profiles lawyers like Louis D. Brandeis, Clarence Darrow,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ralph Nader, who fought injustice
in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Emerita of sociology, Mariam Ghose Sherar, has been a novelist
since retiring after nearly 30 years in the sociology department.
Her latest book, Richard, was recently published
by 1st Books and is available at www.1stbooks.com.
United Nations Graduate Certificate Programs James
Sutterlin, retired director of the political affairs division
of the U.N. Secretariat, is co-author with another U.N.
expert, Jean E. Krasno, of the timely book, The United
Nations in Iraq: Defanging the Viper. Released in
February by Praeger Publishers, the book assesses U.N. inspection
agreements, Iraqi deception, past searches for weapons of
mass destruction and future prospects.
science professor Jayne Werner is co-editor with Daniele
Belanger of Gender, Household, State: Doi Moi in Viet
Nam, a collection of a new kind of scholarship about
Vietnamese women during recent rapid political, economic,
demographic and social change, based on empirical colla-borative
fieldwork by Euro-American and Vietnamese scholars. Cornell
Southeast Asia Program Publications is the publisher.
History of Brooklyns Three Major Performing Arts Institutions
is a new book by Barbara Parisi, who is chair and professor
of communication studies, performance studies and theater.
This is the first book to feature background on the founding
of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Center for the
Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and St. Anns Center
for Restoration and the Arts. Lewis Walsh (English) has
authored a novel, Teds Favorite Skirt,
and a book of poetry, Origin of the World. Kristana
Arp (philosophy) wrote The Bonds of Freedom: Simone
de Beauvoirs Existentialist Ethics.