new books by Assistant Professor of Sociology R.
Danielle Egan explore a shadowy topic in the world of "adult entertainment":
Dancing for Dollars and Paying for Love: The Relationships
Between Exotic Dancers and Their Regulars was published
in January by Palgrave Macmillan. The publishers state, "This
book takes an in-depth look at the relationships exotic dancers
have with their regular customers, and explores the limits
of using feminist theory to discuss sex work. Incorporating
interviews, personal accounts and field notes, Egan sheds light
on the feminist debates on sex work and women's power. She
focuses on the dynamics of desire and fantasy in exotic dance
clubs to illustrate the complexity of gendered relations in
everyday life. This is an accessible, revealing and new look
at a perennially intriguing and divisive subject."
is also one of three editors of a book of essays, Flesh
for Fantasy: Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance, published
in January by Thunder's Mouth Press. Its publishers state that
the book "moves beyond the old debates
and gives the reader a glimpse of what exotic dancing is like through the eyes
of the stripper. The essays in Flesh for Fantasy cover workplace policies
and conditions, legal restrictions, customer behavior, and the struggle to overcome
the stereotypes associated with the profession."
A new Penguin Classics book, Rubén Darío: Selected Writings,
includes translations of the Nicaraguan author's work by Professor
Languages and Literatures Steven
F. White. The volume, edited and with an introduction by author and
National Public Radio commentator Ilan Stavans, includes translations
by White and two others.
Darío (1867-1916) was the leader of the
Modernista movement, which sought a language and a style that would distinguish
newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain. His writing
offered a new vision of the world, cosmopolitan yet connected to the rhythms
A new book by James Garbarino '68, a well-known authority on violence
in boys, examines the increase in violent behavior by girls. See Jane
Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What Can Be Done
About It was
published in February of 2006 by Penguin Press. The publishers
10 years ago, almost 10 boys were arrested for assault for
every girl. Now the ratio is four to one, and it's dropping rapidly. What's
going on? See
Jane Hit is the first big-picture answer to this crucial question,
a groundbreaking examination of this hidden epidemic by one
of America's most respected authorities on juvenile violent aggression."
is the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola
University in Chicago. He has appeared frequently on nationally broadcast
news and information programs including "Nightline," PBS's "NewsHour," "Larry
King Live," "Meet the Press," "The Today Show," National
Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and many more. He is the
author of numerous books about adolescent development. Garbarino
has been awarded both an Alumni Citation (1990) and an honorary degree
(1995) from St. Lawrence for his career achievements. He will make a presentation
about his newest book at the Chautauqua Institute on July 26, 2006; for
information, go to www.stlawu.edu/alumni/events/html.
The Celebration of Hogmanay, by an alumna from the Class of 1986
who writes under the pseudonym Constance Weston, is the author’s
first book. Set in Scotland, where Hogmanay is the traditional
revelry, it’s a romance of new beginnings and bold steps into unfamiliar
territory that includes several recipes from the dishes prepared
and served at the fictional guest house that’s featured in the story.
appendix details the cross-stitch patterns referred to by the
owner and those employed in her guest house.
An economics major at St. Lawrence
and native New Englander, Weston has traveled nearly 200 miles
over the rugged Scottish highlands, on foot. She resides in Lakewood, Col.,
with her husband and three dogs.
Susan Oleksiw ’67 has written mystery novels before, and in A
Murderous Innocence she reintroduces us to characters she has employed
previously. When two sometime small-town drug addicts die within
a short time, the police chief’s investigation turns up complications
and intrigue. Further difficulty stems from the beginning
effects of drugs on the chief’s quasi-family.
has written numerous crime fiction novels, is the editor of a series
guides to mysteries, and is a review of crime fiction. She has also published
several scholarly articles on Indian literature and art, as well as short stories
and essays based in India.
After Joan Fernbach Kingson ’73 succumbed to cancer, her husband
wrote Lessons From Joan, about how the family coped with her illness. There
is one brief mention of her attendance at St. Lawrence.