From the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
On the Bookshelf

Faculty Books Published From April 2011 to January 2012


Publishing a book is considered the gold standard for research in the humanities and social sciences. However, writing a book and shopping it around to publishers is no easy task. Yet in the past six months, five faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have new work on the bookshelves on subjects from an analysis of President Barack Obama’s first two years in office through the lens of the U.S. constitution’s theory to an overview of the macro-economic, demographic, and social transformations affecting rural communities in America.

  • Lisa Gabbert, Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change, and the Good of the Community (Utah State University Press, 2011)
  • Richard S. Krannich (co-author), People, Places and Landscapes: Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2011)
  • Carol McNamara (co-author), The Obama Presidency in the Constitutional Order: A First Look (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011)
  • Robert S. McPherson, As If the Land Owned Us: An Ethnohistory of the White Mesa Utes (University of Utah Press, 2011)
  • Nathan Straight, Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self: The Growth of Natural Biography in Contemporary American Life Writing (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2011)