Page-turners: New books from Penn authors

Girly Man

Sure, you’ve heard their names around campus. Now it’s time to read their work. Here’s just a small sampling of new, recent and upcoming books by Penn authors, all of which are available for sale at the Penn Bookstore.

“Closely Observed”

In arresting black and white images, photographer (and former internist and anesthesiologist) Baldeck captures the cycle of birth, growth and decline in the botanical world.

Girly Man”

The latest by Bernstein, English professor and cofounder of the online poetry archive PENNSound, features work written on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001 and in response to the war in Iraq.

Niche Envy“Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age”
Joseph Turow (MIT Press, 2006)
Turow, a professor of communication at Annenberg, examines the emergence of databases as marketing tools and the implications this may have for media, advertising and society.

“The Averaged American”
Sarah E. Igo (Harvard University Press, 2007)
Assistant Professor of History Igo received the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association for her chronicle of how opinion polls, man-in-the-street interviews and consumer research have transformed the American public.

“Jobs Aren’t Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families”
Roberta Rehner Iversen (Temple University Press, 2006)
Iversen, associate professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice, examines the obstacles to economic mobility for low-income families and exposes the ugly reality that lies beneath the shining surface of the American Dream.

“Trapped in the War on Terror”

This political science professor argues that the fear and waste that have ensued since the unleashing of the War on Terror are destroying American confidence, undermining our economy, warping our political life and isolating us from our allies.

Originally published on November 16, 2006.

Originally published on November 16, 2006