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News of the Week
August 26, 2015

CONTENTS:

Announcements

Reviews

Conferences

Blogs


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award
Let's Talk about Love
Darrel Wanzer-Serrano on "A Public Affair"
Something to Dance about

REVIEWS

Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis, by Robert Gioielli, was reviewed in the Journal of Urban Affairs (online first)
  • Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis The review read, "Gioielli's terrific new study of environmentally oriented community political uprisings in older American cities in the second half of the 20th Century.... is the double-barreled story of people trying to save both cities (i.e., humans) and the environment (i.e., nature).... The stories aren't as well known as they should be. (Spoiler alert: none has a Hollywood ending.) All are stirring, with sweeping tableaus of righteousness, anger, and courage.... Gioielli's stories are lively and authoritative, and he has a good ear. The headings are catchy...and there are entertaining, enlightening snippets about many personalities.... Gioielli's greater contribution is with his bookends, the lessons he pulls from the case histories, which open up many fine lines of thinking and exploration."

CONFERENCES

American Political Science Association, September 3-6, San Francisco, CA

BLOGS

North Philly Notes
  • Filling the Ark The Possessive Investment in Whiteness Rebuilding Community after Katrina This week in North Philly Notes, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the natural disaster, we feature various Temple University Press titles on and authors whose work relates to Hurricane Katrina.

Books Combined
  • Books Combined is the new blog published by Combined Academic Publishers, who represent Temple University Press in the United Kingdom as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Watch this space for forthcoming entries by Temple University Press authors!

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