CHC Faculty Publications

Dr. Lauren Barrow

Summary: Police and profiling in the United States : applying theory to criminal investigations
“Traditionally, criminal profiling texts have focused exclusively on the technicalities of conducting an investigation, but recent developments in criminal justice have encouraged greater consideration of the related fields of psychiatry, forensics, and sociology. Highlighting the current paradigm shift in criminology towards a cross-disciplinary understanding of behavior, Police and Profiling in the United States: Applying Theory to Criminal Investigations provides investigators with the insight necessary to view events, data, and evidence in the context of contemporary theory.”
Summary: Criminal victimization of the deaf
“Barrow measures the rate of criminal victimization of persons who are Deaf using a culturally and linguistically sensitive research instrument. She explores the hypotheses that persons who are Deaf are victimized at rates disproportionately higher than their hearing counterparts. The findings confirm that persons who are Deaf are more likely to be victimized sexually and violently, although there did not appear to be any differences with respect to property crimes. Further, persons who are Deaf are more likely to know their offenders; and the offenders are more likely to be members of the hearing community. And finally, persons who are Deaf are disenfranchised from mainstream culture, resulting in limited information acquisition regarding the general practices and policies of criminal justice personnel, including the police, prosecutors and judges.”

Dr. Aida Beaupied

Summary: Libertad en cadenas : sacrificio, aporías y perdón en las letras cubanas
“El tema de la libertad ha sido uno de los más debatidos en la cultura cubana, sin embargo, hasta el momento no se ha estudiado como discurso, como instrumento impreciso y vulnerable a inconsistencias. Dentro y fuera de Cuba se prefiere hablar de libertad en relación a factores externos – religión, política, derechos civiles. Esto explica por qué tantos de los que abordan este tema de las letras cubanas se han mantenido ajenos a las contradicciones propias del mismo. Libertad en cadenas explora los orígenes y trayectoria de las ideas de la libertad que mayor impacto han tenido en la cultura cubana a fin de llamar la atención sobre las aporías inherentes a una serie de discursos – mítico-religiosos, teológicos, filosóficos, políticos, fílmicos, literarios – desde principios del siglo diecinueve hasta hoy.”
Summary: Virgilio Piñera : el artificio del miedo
“Hablar de Virgilio Piñera Llera (1912-1979) no es tarea fácil, sin embargo, es insoslayable hacerlo en tan específica ocasión. La obra del escritor que tuviera la valentía de pararse y decir en la reunión de intelectuales que tenía mucho miedo, un miedo más allá de lo físico, de lo material, se ha convertido en una parada imprescindible en las letras cubanas. Es por ello que es mejor dejar que Virgilio Piñera: el artificio del miedo se presente y hable de su contenido desde la editorial española donde en estos momentos se unen sus páginas en rigurosa encuadernación.”
Summary: Narciso hermético : Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz y José Lezama Lima
“A study in Spanish of the hermetic tradition in the works of Sor Juana and Lezama Lima.”

Dr. Scott Browning

Summary: Contemporary Families at the Nexus of Research and Practice
“Integrates current research with clinical theory to establish the most up-to-date, evidence-supported treatment options for unique contemporary families. Each chapter begins with a case study and genogram. A research section that explains family experiences outlined in the case study follows. Finally, a treatment section presents clinical theory and provides an evidence-supported practice. Together, each chapter demonstrates how theory gets translated into practice. Family forms discussed include families of divorce, stepfamilies, families of addiction, impoverished families, families of incarceration, families of cyberbullying, and families of murder victims. Whether you’re a professional or a student, this book will provide both relevant research findings and explicit instruction and case material to augment your practice.”
Summary: Stepfamily Therapy: A 10-Step Clinical Approach
“In this book, Scott Browning and Elise Artelt integrate clinically validated interventions within an original theoretical framework for stepfamily therapy. They envision the stepfamily as comprising subsystems, a series of overlapping relationships between individuals. This key insight enables clinicians to divide the stepfamily into more manageable units and plan treatment accordingly.”
Summary: Close relationships and community psychology: an International Perspective
“How therapists view stepfamilies: An analysis of Italian clinicians’ representations.”

Sister Cecelia Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Summary: New lenses for Lorca : literature, art, and science in the Edad de plata
“New Lenses for Lorca: Literature, Art, and Science in the Edad de plata examines the influence of science in the thought, creative process, writing, and drawing of Federico García Lorca. This book establishes the historical, cultural, and biographical context in which Lorca encountered scientists and their work, and studies the writing and drawing of scientists he came to know at the Residencia de estudiantes in Madrid. Several of Lorca’s contemporaries who were also exploring science’s possibilities for their work in writing, art, and philosophy, including José Ortega y Gasset, Salvador Dalí, and Gregorio Marañón, are read alongside the poet.”

Dr. David Contosta

Summary: America’s Needless Wars: cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq
“Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation.As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future?”
Summary: Metropolitan paradise : the struggle for nature in the city : Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley,
“Sacred to the Lenni-Lenape and to many early Europeans who settled in the area, the Wissahickon Valley has all the elements of “paradise” recognized in many cultures – the dramatic gorge with high cliffs, twisted rocks, dark hemlocks, sparkling water and the bountiful rolling terrain directly to the north beyond the city boundaries. Ironically, this paradise is part of a large, old North American urban region, suffering from all the troubles of the modern metropolis.”
Summary: This far by faith : tradition and change in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania 
“The history of the Diocese of Pennsylvania is in many ways a history of the Episcopal Church at large. It remains one of the largest and most influential dioceses in the national church. Its story has paralleled and illustrated the challenges and accomplishments of the wider denomination—and of issues that concern the American people as a whole. In This Far by Faith, ten professional historians provide the first complete history of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. It will become essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and significance of the Episcopal Church and of its evolution in the Greater Philadelphia area.”
Summary: Rebel giants : the revolutionary lives of Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin
“February 12, 2009, will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of two of the most extraordinary and influential men in recent history ― Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While the coincidence of these two men being born on exactly the same day might fill astrologers with glee, further reflection points to many parallels and intersections in their lives. In this unique approach to history and biography, historian David R. Contosta examines the lives and careers of Lincoln (the political rebel) and Darwin (the scientific rebel), and notes many surprising and illuminating points of comparison. Contosta points out that despite obvious differences ― one born to a poorly educated, impoverished family on the American frontier, the other to a wealthy and prominent English family; one largely self-taught, the other with a degree from Cambridge; one a politician seeking the crowd’s approval, the other a reclusive scientist―there are striking similarities between these seemingly disparate individuals.”
Summary: Suburb in the city : Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1850-1990 
“In Suburb in the City, David Contosta tells the story of how Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, once a small milling and farming town, evolved to become both a suburban enclave for wealthy Philadelphians and a part of the city itself.”

Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo

Summary: Ernest Hemingway in context 
“Ernest Hemingway’s literary career was shaped by the remarkable contexts in which he lived, from the streets of suburban Chicago to the shores of the Caribbean islands, to the battlefields of WWI, Franco’s Spain, and WWII. This volume examines the various geographic, political, social, and literary contexts through which Hemingway crystallized his unmistakable narrative voice. Written by forty-three experts in Hemingway studies, the comprehensive yet concise essays collected here explore how Hemingway is both a product and a critic of his times, touching on his relationship to matters of style, biography, letters, cinema, the arts, music, masculinity, sexuality, the environment, ethnicity and race, legacy, and women. Fans, students, and scholars of Hemingway will turn to this reference time and again for a fuller understanding of this iconic American author.”
Summary: Hemingway : Eight Decades of Criticism
“Several of the essays discuss Hemingway’s life, including the first, which focuses on his own wounding in World War I. Other contributors examine “wounding” of many kinds―guilt, disability, loss, and mourning―in his works. Another section collects essays that pursue arguments centered on issues of gender. Most are written by scholars whose work has not appeared in previous collections. Throughout this collection, studies of familiar texts appear in tandem with fresh research, including essays that have become “instant” classics during the last decade and essays that focus new attention on The Old Man and the Sea. Anyone who is seriously interested in Hemingway’s work will find this collection to be essential reading.”
Summary: Hemingway’s The garden of Eden : twenty-five years of criticism
“When The Garden of Eden appeared in 1986, roughly twenty-five years after Ernest Hemingway’s death, it was a watershed event that changed readers’ and scholars’ perceptions of the famous American author. Following five months in the life of protagonist David Bourne, a rising young writer of fiction, and his highly intelligent but artistically frustrated wife, Catherine, the novel is unique among Hemingway’s works. Its exploration of gender roles and identities, unconventional sexual practices, race, and artistic expression challenged the traditional notions scholars and readers had of the iconic writer, and it sparked a debate that has revolutionized Hemingway studies.”

Sister Kathleen Duffy, Ph.D.

Summary: Teilhard’s struggle : embracing the work of evolution
“In 1919, the Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote a major essay, “The Spiritual Power of Matter,” which shaped his understanding of the role of struggle and conflict in evolution—whether in the material or on the spiritual plane. For Teilhard, who labored to integrate the insights of evolution with his Catholic faith, and who experienced ongoing conflicts with authorities in the church, these insights continued to play out in the rest of his life. Focusing on the meaning of his seminal essay for Teilhard’s life, Kathleen Duffy explores the major struggles that he experienced in his roles as scientist, priest, mystic, friend, and member of the church.”
Summary: Teilhard’s Mysticism
“Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a French Jesuit priest and scientist, charted a new path in reconciling Christian theology with evolutionary science. Though church officials in his lifetime rejected his work, his posthumously published writings have illuminated many of the most pressing issues of our time. In particular, he articulated a new mystical vision, in tune with the findings of science and our expanding knowledge of the universe. This book, by a physicist, examines Teilhard’s mysticism, showing how science can help to illuminate the mystical path, while also demonstrating the compatibility between Teilhard’s thought and current frontiers in scientific exploration.”
Summary: Rediscovering Teilhard’s fire
“A collection of 17 scholarly essays focusing on the Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin that is divided into four thematic sections: Visionary, Mystic, Theologian, and Philosopher; Aesthetic Appeal; In Dialogue; and Contributions to Science and Technology.”
Summary: The texture of the evolutionary cosmos : matter and spirit in Teihard de Chardin 
“I would like to share with you one physicists understanding of the religious thought of one of the most creative minds involved in the early 20th century science and religion dialogue. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a geologist and paleontologist who was also a Jesuit priest, lived during a very fertile, one could almost say a very volatile, period in the history of science.”