BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia in the Cold (Oct., $46.95) by Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy evaluates how activity in a resource-rich but inhospitable Siberia now burdens today's Russia with huge problems and costs.
The Thanksgiving Ceremony: New Traditions for America's Family Feast (Sept., $14) by Edward Bleier encourages a formal ceremony designed for family and friends of all ages to be read aloud at the Thanksgiving table. Author publicity.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58 (Sept., $29.95) by Sherry B. Ortner. An anthropologist turns to her New Jersey high school class to examine American social structure.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
The Mourner's Dance: What We Do When People Die (Sept., $24) by Katherine Ashenburg explores the death rituals of various cultures.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
What's Your Sign for PIZZA?: An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language (Oct., $45) by Ceil Lucas et al. introduces different regional differences in signing.
Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care (Oct., $26) by John McWhorter. A linguist discusses how the English language is being turned upside down with serious consequences for our writing, our music and our society. Author tour.
The Girl Watchers Club (Feb., $24.95) by Harry Stein is a meditation on the meaning of honor told through the words of men who lived life according to the oft-forgotten rules of trust and responsibility. 50,000 first printing.
Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt (Nov., $23.95) by Suzi Parker offers a saucy look at Southern sin. Author tour.
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl with One Spoon, Part One (Sept., $39.95) by Anthony J. Hall explores the encounter between indigenous peoples and the European empires, national governments and global corporations on the moving frontiers of globalization since 1492.
Growing Up Fast (Nov., $25) by Joanna Lipper interviews six teen mothers she met when they were enrolled at the Teen Parent Program in Pittsfield, Mass.
Beyond Choice: A New Argument for the Morality of Reproductive Rights (Jan., $26) by Alexander Sanger. The Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council and grandson of Margaret Sanger offers a controversial new argument for the pro-choice movement. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance? (Sept., $49.95) by Judith R. Blau presents evidence that our schools set a white advantage to the detriment of all students.
Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture (Nov., $26) by Sharon Zukin shows the impact shopping has had on American life from the mid-19th century to today. Advertising. Author publicity.
RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION
Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective (Dec., $35) by Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding compares child poverty in the U.S. with other wealthy countries.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
A Muslim Woman in Tito's Yugoslavia (Oct.; $50, paper $27) by Munevera Had?išehoví, trans. by Thomas Butler and Saba Risaluddin, mourns the loss of the orderly world of a Muslim childhood and the secular, multiethnic world of communist Yugoslavia.
UNIV. OF HAWAI 'I PRESS
The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea (Oct.; $60, paper $24.95) by Nancy Abelmann chronicles the rapid development of South Korea through the lives of eight women.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Fauna & Flora, Earth & Sky: Brushes with Nature's Wisdom (Nov., $29.95) by Trudy Dittmar takes a look at human nature through the prism of the natural world.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Insult to Injury: Libel, Slander, and Invasions of Privacy (Dec., $45) by William K. Jones recommends a new method for dealing with defamatory falsehoods.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Orange Journalism: Voices from Florida's Newspapers (Oct., $27.95) by Julian M. Pleasants. Eighteen influential writers, editors and publishers comment on the critical role that Florida newspapers play in politics, economics and the environment.
Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite (Nov., $26.95) by Bernard Goldberg. The author of Bias exposes the culture of narrow-minded elitism in the media and suggests changes. Ad/promo. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans (Jan., $25.95) by Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses the evolution of African-American society and how it has split into two distinct communities: the privileged and the disenfranchised; tie-in to a four-part PBS and BBC-TV documentary airing in 2004. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.