Published Works from CSUS Faculty
Reveles, professor of educational administration and policy studies
Changing Dreams and Treasured Memories: A Story of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region
(Sacramento Japanese American Citizens League, 2000, $35)
Wayne Maeda, professor of ethnic studies
When Wayne Maeda sat down to document the history of the Sacramento areas Japanese Americans, he was surprised at what he learned about his own past. It reawakened memories of what it was like growing up, says Maeda, a Sac State alumnus and professor of ethnic studies.
The book, which was commissioned by the Japanese American Citizens League, tells the stories of the Japanese who settled in the region, from Vacaville to Penryn and south to Walnut Grove. Most of the text is devoted to second generation Japanese Americans and how the communities established themselves, such as by defining territories by the use of insider names. The Walnut Grove area, for example, was known as Kawashimo or downstream in Japanese, and Sacramento was Ofu, which includes the Japanese name for capital. Each ethnic group in the Sacramento area could write a book like this, Maeda says.
Women and the Holy Quran: A Sufi Perspective
(2001, M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi Publications, $16.95)
Lynn Wilcox, professor of counselor education
In her years of research as a Sac State professor, author and practicing marriage and family therapist, Lynn Wilcox noticed a recurring theme in her work. American women think Muslim women are treated terribly, she says. And yet, Muslim countries have had female heads of state and America has not.
Wilcox, an internationally known expert in Sufi psychology with a background in Islam, counsels many Muslim women in search of social understanding. That led her on her own cultural quest.
Muslim women are often confused about what within their concept of appropriate behavior is based in cultural traditions and what is based in Islam, she says. Their families tell them about certain expected behaviors and they assume the rule is based in Islam. To help them, I set out to find out: What does the Quran actually say about women?