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Faculty Bookshelf

Spring 2022
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Bridgewater Magazine

Education as the Driving Force of Equity for the Marginalized
Dr. Jacquelynne Anne Boivin and Dr. Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
This book highlights international research from the past decade about the role education is playing in the disruption and dismantling of perpetuated systems of oppression. It presents the context, ideas, and mechanics behind impactful efforts to dismantle systems of oppression, and covers topics such as teacher preparation, gender inequality and social justice.

Personal Ethics and Ordinary Heroes: The Social Context of Morality
Dr. Michael J. DeValve, Department of Criminal Justice
This book examines what it means to be an authentic hero and provides real-life narratives that underscore the ethical principles guiding decision-making in the justice system and beyond. It revolves around a collection of excerpts from students studying ethics and social justice. The essays were responses to an invitation to write about and discuss a hero in the students’ lives who motivated them to be more just, compassionate and morally responsible persons.
Cowritten with Michael Braswell  

Neil Young on Neil Young: Interviews and Encounters
Dr. Arthur Lizie, Department of Communication Studies
This anthology is composed of Neil Young’s most significant, fascinating, and entertaining discussions, declarations, and dreams, chronicling 50 years of conversations, feature stories, and press conferences. With many interviews widely available for the first time – including new transcriptions and first-time translations into English – the book focuses on Mr. Young’s words and ideas from 1967 onward.

Aquatic Plants of Massachusetts, Aquatic Flora of Connecticut & Rhode Island, Aquatic Flora of Northern New England
Dr. Donald J. Padgett, Department of Biological Sciences
In these three books, Dr. Padgett provides field guides to the vascular plant species found in parts of New England. These user-friendly guides include identification keys along with current nomenclature and family assignments. Aimed at students, botanists, naturalists and ecologists, they are fully illustrated with color photographs, line drawings and distribution maps.

Homelessness in America: A Reference Handbook
Dr. Michele Wakin, Department of Sociology
Dr. Wakin examines the history of homelessness in the United States, shining a light on the key issues, events, policies, and attitudes that contribute to homelessness and shape the experience of being homeless. It places special emphasis on exploring the myriad problems that force people into homelessness, such as inadequate levels of affordable housing, struggles with substance abuse and gaps in the country’s social welfare system. In addition, it explains why some demographic groups are at heightened risk for homelessness.

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