Bookshelf

Bookshelf Archive 2008


Faculty books and productions from 2008.

Introduction to Modern Economic Growth

Daron Acemoglu

Introduction to Modern Economic Growth
Princeton University Press, 2008

Daron Acemoglu is Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Economics.

The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote, and the Transformation of American Politics

Stephen Ansolabahere and James Snyder, Jr.

The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote, and the Transformation of American Politics
W.W. Norton & Company, 2008

Stephen Ansolabahere is Elton E. Morison Professor of Political Science.
James Snyder is Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science.

Operation Epsilon

Alan Brody

Operation Epsilon
A play based on transcripts from the internment of 10 German nuclear scientists in Cambridge, England and what they said when America revealed the bomb.
Produced by the Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT, Central Square Theater, 2008

Alan Brody is Professor of Theater Arts.

Journal of Finance

Ricardo J. Caballero and Arvind Krisnamurthy (MIT PhD 1998)

"Collective Risk Management in a Flight to Quality Episode," in Journal of Finance, Vol. 63, Issue 5, October 2008

Recipient of the Smith Breeden First Place Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance during 2008.

Ricardo Caballero is Professor of Economics and Department Head.

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern Citizen

Christopher Capozzola

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern Citizen
Oxford University Press, 2008

This vivid, fluidly written book examines the changing obligations of citizenship and the making of the modern American state in the midst of its participation in the First World War.

"A sharp sense of irony and dry wit undergird this eloquent history of how Americans remade their understanding of the relationship between state and citizen in the crucible of World War I. We now live with the massive structures of state power that were first constructed then; we share many of that generation's obligations and anxieties. Can we learn from their mistakes?" — Linda K. Kerber

Christopher Capozzola is Lister Career Development Associate Professor of History.

Opening Day

William Corbett

Opening Day
Hanging Loose Press, 2008

Bill Corbett is Director of Student Writing Activities, in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.

Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Peter Diamond and Nicolas Barr

Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices
Oxford University Press, 2008

Peter Diamond is Institute Professor of Economics.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Paperback Edition, Riverhead Books (Penguin Group), 2008

Recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award (2008), and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2008).

Junot Díaz is Professor in Writing and Humanistic Studies.

Annual Energy Review 2007

Amy Finkelstein and Jeff Brown (MIT PhD 1999)

"The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Insurance Market," in Annual Energy Review 2007, vol. 98, no. 3, 1083-1102, June 2008

Recipient of the 2008 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.

Amy Finkelstein is Professor of Economics, and Co-Director, Public Economics Program, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software

Michael M.J. Fischer and Joseph Dumit

Editors for a new series entitled Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Duke University Press, 2008

Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software, by Christopher M. Kelty, is among the first books to appear in the new series. Michael Fischer's book for the series, Anthropological Futures, is forthcoming (June 2009).

Michael M.J. Fischer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies.

Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes

M. Taylor Fravel

Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes
Princeton University Press, 2008

Taylor Fravel is Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science.

Remembering the Early Modern Voyage: English Narratives in the Age of European E

Mary C. Fuller

Remembering the Early Modern Voyage: English Narratives in the Age of European Expansion
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

Mary Fuller is Professor of Literature.

A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba

Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Kei Izawa, Mary C. Fuller

A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba
Kodansha International, 2008

Mary Fuller is Associate Professor of Literature.

Ifigenia

Elizabeth Garrels

Editor of a new edition of the novel Ifigenia: Diario de una señorita que escribió porque se fastidiaba, by Teresa de la Parra
Stockcero, 2008

Elizabeth Garrels is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Huntington Library Quarterly

Ellen T. Harris

"Joseph Goupy and George Frideric Handel: From Professional Triumphs to Personal Estrangement," in Huntington Library Quarterly 71: 397-452, 2008

Ellen Harris is Professor of Music.

Alternative Shakespeares 3

Diana Henderson

Editor, Alternative Shakespeares 3
Routledge, 2008

Diana Henderson is Professor of Literature and Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support.

Signs, Translations

John Hildebidle

Signs, Translations
Salmon Poetry, 2008

John Hildebidle is Professor of Literature.

Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry

Noel Jackson

Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry
Cambridge University Press, 2008

Noel Jackson is Associate Professor of Literature.

Postcolonial Disorders

Erica Caple James

"Haunting Ghosts: Madness, Gender, and Ensekirite in Haiti in the Democratic Era," in Postcolonial Disorders; Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, Sarah Pinto, and Byron J. Good (eds.)
University of California Press, 2008

Erica James is Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

In Sound

Keeril Makan

In Sound
Tzadik Records, 2008

Keeril Makan is Assistant Professor of Music.

Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Space Flight

David A. Mindell

Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Space Flight
The MIT Press, 2008

David Mindell is the Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

Shigeru Miyagawa and Mamoru Saito

Editors, The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics
Oxford University Press, 2008

Shigeru Miyagawa is Kochi Prefecture-John Majiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, & Professor of Linguistics and Japanese.

Videogame, Player, Text

Nick Montfort

"Playing to Solve Savoir-Faire," in Videogame, Player, Text; Barry Atkins and Tanya Krzywinska (eds.)
Manchester University Press, 2008

Nick Montfort is Assistant Professor in Digital Media in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.

Software Studies

Nick Montfort

"Obfuscated Code" in Software Studies; Matthew Fuller (ed.)
The MIT Press, 2008

Nick Montfort is Assistant Professor in Digital Media in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.

Love and Globalization

Heather Paxson

"A Fluid Mechanics of Erotas and Aghape: Family Planning and Maternal Consumption in Contemporary Greece" in Love and Globalization; M.B. Padilla, J.S. Hirsch, M. Munoz-Laboy, R.E. Sember, and Richard G. Parker (eds.)
Vanderbilt University Press, 2008

Heather Paxson is Class of 1957 Career Development Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Henrietta

Ruth Perry and Susan Carlile

Editors of new edition of Henrietta, by Charlotte Lennox
The University Press of Kentucky, 2008

Ruth Perry is Professor of Literature.

The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth-Century France

Jeffrey Ravel

The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth-Century France
Houghton Mifflin, 2008

Jeffrey Ravel is Associate Professor of History.

US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy

Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz and Caitlin Talmadge

US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy
Routledge, 2008

Harvey M. Sapolsky is Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

Law and Science

Susan S. Silbey

Editor, Law and Science, Volumes I and II
Volume I: Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Relational Engagements;
Volume II: Regulation of Property, Practices, and Products
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008

Susan Silbey is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Anthropology and Section Head.

Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Susan S. Silbey and Scott Barclay

"Understanding Regime Change: Public Opinion, Legitimacy, and Legal Consciousness," in Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics; Keith E. Whittington, Daniel Kelemen, Gregory Caldeira (eds.)
Oxford University Press, 2008

Susan Silbey is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Anthropology and Section Head.

Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film

Irving Singer

Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film
The MIT Press, 2008

Irving Singer is Professor of Philosophy.

The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes

Janet Sonenberg and Diana Henderson

Catalysts for "The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes," a play written by Adriano Shaplin; directed by Elizabeth Freestone; produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 2008. Development began in Sonenberg's and Henderson's interdisciplinary course, "Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance."

Janet Sonenberg is Professor of Theater Arts, and Section Head, Music and Theatre Arts. Diana Henderson is Professor of Literature and Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support.

Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Robert C. Stalnaker

Our Knowledge of the Internal World
Oxford University Press, 2008

Robert Stalnaker is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy.

Reasonable Rx: Solving the Drug Price Crisis

Peter Temin and Stan Finkelstein

Reasonable Rx: Solving the Drug Price Crisis
FT Press, 2008

Peter Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics.

The World Economy Between the World Wars

Peter Temin, Charles H. Feinstein and Gianni Toniolo

The World Economy Between the World Wars
Oxford University Press, 2008

Peter Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics.

The Inner History of Devices

Sherry Turkle

Editor, The Inner History of Devices
The MIT Press, 2008

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

Falling for Science: Objects in Mind

Sherry Turkle

Editor, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind
The MIT Press, 2008

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identities

William Uricchio

Editor, We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identities
The University of Chicago Press, 2008

William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies.

Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture

Jing Wang

Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture
Harvard University Press, 2008

Jing Wang is S.C. Fang Professor of Chinese Language and Culture and Foreign Languages and Literatures Section Head.

Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination, New Edition

Rosalind Williams

Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination, New Edition
The MIT Press, 2008

Rosalind Williams is Bern Dibner Professor of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology and Society.

Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Stephen Yablo

Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality
Oxford University Press, 2008

Stephen Yablo is Professor of Philosophy.