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Appendix C – Law Library Holdings List

Jorge Antonio Renaud The University of North Texas Press ePub


Law Library Holdings

Following is a partial listing of the books and manuals that all TDCJ law libraries must offer to remain in compliance with court-ordered stipulations concerning access to courts. Many transfer units and smaller units have mini-law libraries, and they offer less, but most attempt to make up the difference via loan programs with other TDCJ law libraries.

1. Federal Reporter 2d.

2. Federal Reporter 3d w/advance sheets

3. Federal Supplement w/advance sheets

4. Supreme Court Reporter w/interim bound volumes and advance sheets

5. United States Supreme Court Digest

6. South Western Reporter 2d, Texas w/advance sheets

7. Texas Subsequent History Table

8. United States Codes Annotated—Title 18: 19 volumes w/pocket parts; Title 28: 13 volumes w/pocket parts; Title 42: 5 volumes w/pocket parts

9. Vernon’s Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated: 108 volumes w/pocket parts

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5. Belonging amidst Shifting Sands: Insertion, Self-Exclusion, and the Remaking of African Urbanism

Edited by Abdoulaye Kane and Todd H Lee Indiana University Press ePub


I have been here for six years, but I don’t think any right thinking person would want to be South African. . . . They are just so contaminated.


In the diversity of African cities, dynamic and overlapping systems of exchange, meaning, privilege, and belonging are the norm. These systems stem from longstanding patterns of political and economic domination—apartheid, indirect colonial domination, monopolistic party rule (Zlotnick 2006)—enacted across national territories, mixing together groups that might otherwise have chosen more autonomous trajectories. With differences and diversity heightened by recent mobility, Africa’s cities are increasingly characterized by greater disparities of wealth, language, and nationality along with shifting gender roles, life-trajectories, and intergenerational tensions. Through geographic movement—into, out of, and within cities—urban spaces that for many years had only tenuous connections with the people and economies of the rural hinterlands of their own countries are increasingly the loci of economic and normative ties with home villages and diasporic communities spread (and spreading) across the continent and beyond (Geschiere 2005; Malauene 2004; Diouf 2000).

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13. Newport Hill Climb, 2009–2010

Bob Hammel Indiana University Press ePub


“I didn’t know you could smoke the tires with a little Studebaker like that. But he did!”

—Carl Cook

No single word could describe Bill Cook, but competitive is one that would have to be high on any such list. That never left him, that football captain mentality that came, saw, and conquered Drum Corps, that never saw a relic revival it couldn’t handle or an industrial giant too big to take on. There’s a little plaque on the wall of a little building in a little town that only a few in Indiana know about that says big things about Bill Cook’s competitiveness.

If you’ve never heard of the Newport Hill Climb, you’re one of a vast majority that has a few hundred thousand exceptions, who—by shaky, unverifiable but quite believable count—make it the second-biggest annual sports event in Indiana every year, ranked by numbers of spectators. In the state that for more than 100 years has held the nation’s biggest annual sports event, the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, second is pretty lofty standing, particularly for an event in a town of 627 that probably not one Hoosier in a hundred could give directions to.

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15 - Lamentation and Politics in a Sahelian Song

Edited by Thomas A Hale and Aissata G Indiana University Press ePub

Thomas A. Hale

Researchers in a variety of disciplines who have recorded songs by women from West Africa are now providing evidence for this most widespread but also most ephemeral form of expression by women. The research leads to several questions. Is there any way of documenting the existence and the roles of women singers in the pre-independence era? Did they have a public voice? If so, what were women doing and saying with their songs?

In the introduction to the collection of songs published in Women's Voices from West Africa (2011), Aissata G. Sidikou and I included a history of the genre that began with the lyrics of an Egyptian love song dating to 1300 BCE. Since that period, it is difficult to find references to women singers, let along lyrics, although in the Sahel one finds mention of them in the fourteenth century. The North African traveler Ibn Battuta described singers at the court of Mansa Suleyman, ruler of the Mali empire, in 1352–1353 (Hamdun and King 1975). But in the history that followed, though there are numerous references to singers, one encounters no lyrics until 1918. Below is a summary of sources described in more detail in the introduction to Women's Voices from West Africa.

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2 Ideas in Action: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Bing, Eric Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In much of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there are few health workers, pharmacies, or clinics, particularly in rural areas, making it difficult to deliver inexpensive, high-quality health care to those most in need. When people in these regions get sick, they often get little care or no care at all.

People with the least access to the formal care system typically rely on informal health care, such as folk remedies from family, friends, or traditional healers, which may be ineffective. Others may travel by foot or even be pushed in a wheelbarrow many miles to seek health care in a larger village. Many who do eventually receive skilled medical attention arrive too late to be saved. Too often, they simply die at home or in transit. Requiring poor people without transportation to come to the few places they can get affordable, quality care is killing them: we must bring quality care to them.

Developing innovative ways to bring care to these people in need is what motivates groups of students and faculty at Rice University in Houston, Texas. They work to address health needs in developing countries, whose low-resource environments have little financial capital, limited human capital, poor roads, intermittent power supplies, and few other typically needed resources. One group of innovators is working to develop appropriate solutions, like a low-cost but effective bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) system developed to help infants in poor countries with respiratory problems breathe more easily.1 Another group is working on projects like a low-cost, electricity-free centrifugeusing a salad spinner, hair combs, and a round plastic containerthat can test up to thirty blood samples at once so community outreach workers can accurately diagnose anemia.2

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

While some people make a difference by transforming whole organizations, others do it in a quieter way. They reach out to help others, one person at a time. Jim Shaffer is one of those people. He was the chief financial officer at the Los Angeles Times where I worked in the late 1980s.

My first two weeks with the company were spent in orientation, beginning with individual meetings with all the senior executives. I was a few days into this orientation when I met Jim in his office. He was warm and friendly, handsome and outgoing, his boyish good looks giving him the appearance of a twenty-something junior executive, rather than a forty-something CFO.

He asked me how I liked my job so far, and I responded enthusiastically. “What’s not to like? Smart people, interesting work, great pay, and a high status organization—what more could a girl want?”46

He smiled knowingly and reached for a piece of paper. On it he drew something like a diminishing cosine curve: morale on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal; morale starting very positive, then declining to negative before recovering to a lower positive.

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Chapter 2: Policy

Richard J. Gonzales (author) UNT Press PDF

Chapter 2


In an effort to hold schools accountable for the students’ learning, states across the country implemented high-stakes testing. Some parents and legislatures questioned the validity of the tests and claim that the tests hampered teaching and student learning.

Please answer the following multiple-choice statement: Forty thousand seniors failed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and did not graduate in 2007 because: a.) School administrators and teachers failed to teach to all socioeconomic levels. b.) Legislators delayed too long in implementing equitable school finance reform. c.) Distracted or uneducated parents failed to stress the importance of education. d.) Unmotivated students spent too little time reading and studying. e.) All the above.

If you selected "e," you chose correctly. If you answered incorrectly, volunteer at a local school for a day.


Raza Rising

Reporter Katherine Cromer Brock, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, wrote on

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6 I Want to Be Committed

Samuli Schielke Indiana University Press ePub


Within a few months’ time in 2009, three friends told me independently of one another that they “wanted to be committed” (‘ayiz or ’ayza altazim) but found it surprisingly difficult and frustrating. They all share an experience that in the first decade of the twenty-first century became a paradigmatic case of intense spiritual and moral dedication: Salafi activism. Of the various movements and currents that characterize the Islamic revival, Salafism emerged in the first decade of the twenty-first century as one of the most powerful in setting the tone of what it means to be truly religious. And “commitment” (iltizam) has become a very compelling keyword for discussing and describing what it means to be a good Muslim.

Why is it difficult to be committed? Difficulty is definitely not the impression one gets from the sermons of preachers who emphasize the ease and simplicity of Islam as a comprehensive guide to life. Much of the attraction of the revivalist turn to textual knowledge and moral perfection in general, and Salafi Islam in particular, lies in its apparent simplicity and straightforwardness, typically expressed in ritual and moral rigor, a quest to leave no gray areas, the world neatly divided into the permitted and the prohibited. And yet most of those who sympathize with the idea of commitment do not try to turn it into reality. And many of those who do try (and increasingly many do, as Salafi preachers have been gaining more ground as representatives of the correct, standard Islam) eventually find their activist drive inexplicably receding, face problems in living a committed life, and discover more and more contradictions in the teachings and teachers they follow. When people try to be perfect, there is trouble involved.

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6. Unisex Child Rearing and Gender-Free Fashion

Jo B. Paoletti Indiana University Press ePub


The history of the last 125 years in American children’s clothing is a tale of progressively and increasingly genderized fashions, particularly for babies and toddlers. Since the 1880s, pink and blue color coding has replaced traditional white infant clothing, and pants have supplanted dresses for toddler boys. Ungendered fashions—either designed for both boys and girls, or boys’ styles acceptable for girls’ play clothes—played an increasingly small but still important role in children’s wardrobes in the twentieth century. Then came the mid-1960s, when gender-bending or androgynous fashion took center stage under the label “unisex.”1 Flourishing for about twenty years, unisex clothing stands out as a significant pause in the overall trend toward more gendered children’s clothing. Between 1965 and 1985, boys sported long hair and wore boldly patterned shirts and pants; girls wore pants, even for school. Sears, Roebuck & Co. carried no toddler clothing in pink from 1976 to 1978. For a while, it appeared that gendered clothing was a thing of the past and that children were, in the words of a popular song, “Free to Be You and Me.” But as swiftly as it had appeared, the unisex trend faded. Neutral styles for infants were reduced to a very small part of the market in the mid-1980s, and by the mid-1990s styles for toddlers and young children were more gender specific than they had been in the 1950s. In this chapter, I suggest that understanding unisex clothing requires us to consider this brief but significant period not only in opposition to gendered clothing but also as part of the longer story of neutral fashions. It is also an opportunity to examine children’s clothing trends through a developmental lens and from a generational perspective.

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Part 3. Nineteenth-Century Conversations

Alanna E. Cooper Indiana University Press ePub

The story of Yosef Maman’s arrival in Central Asia at the turn of the eighteenth century signifies the onset of new forms of engagements between the Jews of Bukhara and the Jewish world that lay to the west. These relationships intensified in the nineteenth century as Imperial Russia encroached on Central Asia, bringing the region under its control. Taking advantage of improved conditions for travel and communication and of new mercantile opportunities the Russians brought with them, Bukhara’s Jews formed new far-reaching trade relationships. A well-traveled, nouveau riche class emerged, focused on material acquisition as well as on using their recently obtained financial resources to enhance their spiritual lives. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land became fashionable, and importing religious teachers from there also gained popularity. Through these connections, the Jews of Bukhara were drawn into extensive conversations about religion with rabbinic authorities in Ottoman Palestine.

The next chapter (chapter 6) will trace the contours of these charged debates; we will analyze these in a manner akin to the way in which the debates between Maman and Central Asia’s local religious authorities were studied. The current chapter sets the stage by providing a political and historical context for these colorful and complex international religious conversations.

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Deer Leaves

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF



8:15 AM

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I’m not sure of the first time I went to the deer lease; probably it was in 1970, when I turned nine years old. It seemed that it was just always there. Early on, I called it “deer leaves” because that’s what I thought the grown-ups were saying.

I remember waking up one morning after Dad’s return from the hunt to find a deer hanging from a tree in the front yard of our home in Garland. Back then, the neighborhood butcher shop would process the kill for us, but later medical concerns over crosscontamination of retail meat market equipment led to a law prohibiting the practice. After that, we did our own butchering, and we always had backstraps to chicken-fry and plenty of meat to barbecue, though we never mastered sausage making.

Besides being a great place to hunt, the lease was an easy, twohour drive from home. Dad worked nights, so we could leave after school on Friday and still have some daylight left when we got there. In those days, I thought more about landmarks along the highway than of time and distance. Shortly after leaving Garland we would pass Big Town, where we’d sometimes see Santa arrive by helicopter for a pre-Christmas visit. Then we’d drive into downtown Dallas, which would disappear as the roadway dipped into the “canyon” and the only tunnel I knew existed.

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Glossary of Haitian Creole and French Terms

IU Press Journals Indiana University Press ePub


Ritualistic rattle used in vodou ceremonies by the hounfò.


The term, “new-wood” in English, is used to designate reanimated zombies.


Refers to Bouli (Nord) in Burkina Faso.


The cockfight.


Refers to the black and mulatto population that fought for and won independence from France.


The cockpit.


Popular Haitian music.


Literally a courtyard, this can refer both to a family compound in rural Haiti and also to certain important Vodou temples.


Lasirèn is the lwa lanmè, or the spirit of the sea.


A brown, hairy potato-like food often boiled in Haitian bouyon (soup), fried, or made into flour


The roofed court of the hounfò, or vodou priest(ess).

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Conclusion: Intervening at the Sites of Exclusionary Production

Damani J. Partridge Indiana University Press ePub

Jeder fremde Klang, jeder fremde Blick und jeder fremde Geschmack wirkten unangenehm auf den Körper, so lange, bis der Körper sich veränderte. . . .

Die meisten Wörter, die aus meinem Mund herauskamen, entsprachen nicht meinem Gefühl. Dabei stellte ich fest, daß es auch in meiner Muttersprache kein Wort gab, das meinem Gefühl entsprach.

Every foreign sound, every foreign look, and every foreign taste worked uncomfortably on the body until the body itself changed. . . .

Most of the words that came out of my mouth didn’t fit the way I felt. Thereby, it became clear to me that even in my mother tongue there was no word that precisely matched my emotion.
Tawada 1996

For I have reason to conclude, that he who would get me into his power without my consent, would use me as he pleased, when he had got me there, and destroy me too when he had a fancy to it: for no body can desire to have me in his Absolute Power, unless it be to compel me by force to that, which is against the Right of my Freedom, i.e., make me a Slave.

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Part 4 Timur and the Timurids

Scott C Levi Indiana University Press ePub

In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Chaghatayids remained a significant power in Moghulistan but their influence had waned in the western stretches of the ulus. In Transoxiana political authority had gradually, and temporarily, shifted from the Chaghatayid Mongols to local Turkic Muslim tribal leaders. The first of the Turkic tribal nobility to usurp power from the Mongols was Amir Qazaghan (r. 1346–58) of the Qara’una. In 1346, Amir Qazaghan led a substantial force of Turkic manpower to occupy the Chaghatay Mongols’ western capital of Qarshi, following which he executed his Chaghatay suzerain Qazan Khan (r. 1343–46) and placed a Chinggisid puppet on the throne. In 1351, Amir Qazaghan annexed Herat and appeared to be a new rising star in the eastern Islamic world. His reign was cut short, however, when the son of the former amir of the Qara’unas sought vengeance and killed him. For the next two decades, the political climate of Islamic Central Asia descended into near chaos as the Turkic nobility vied for power and territory among themselves and with the Chaghatay khans of Moghulistan, who several times invaded the region.

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3 Setting Boundaries, Negotiating Entitlements: Contested Borders and Bundles of Rights

Carola Lentz Indiana University Press ePub

PROPERTY RIGHTS OVER land involve not only arguments about time, usually stated in the form of claims of first possession and its legitimate transfer, but also about their spatial scope. In the Black Volta region, as in many other areas of the West African savanna, the original definition of spatial boundaries of landed property was, and continues to be, closely tied to a mental map of spiritual territories under the guardianship of earth deities that are propitiated by the first-comers at the earth shrines. Originally, these boundaries were mainly concerned with the definition of hunting rights, and rarely patrolled. However, with increasing population densities and the growing importance of agriculture for local livelihoods, earth-shrine boundaries assumed new functions, namely, defining the extension of property rights over farmland. Concomitantly, earlier notions of fuzzy, open border zones were complemented by concepts of linear boundaries. Since the twentieth century, local mental maps have also become influenced by the new politico-territorial boundaries of chieftaincy and administrative districts, which some groups readily translated into boundaries of property rights. These rights, in turn, have recently developed into an important source of income from immigrants who are expected to pay some form of rent (under the guise of symbolic gifts) to the allodial titleholders—a development that has made the definition of property boundaries all the more important. These new understandings of boundaries, however, have not completely eclipsed older notions of spiritual territories, and in current land conflicts, the local population draws on a palimpsest of border concepts.

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