News of the Week
March 12, 2014
North Philly Notes
Free Time in the New York Times
- Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt's Free Time was featured in the March 9 issue of the New York Times in a story about Americans working longer hours.
Murals, Murals Everywhere!
- Jane Golden and David Updike's Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30 was featured on WTFX (Fox 29 TV, Philadelphia) on March 11 in the 10:00 news hour. The segment was repeated on March 12 on Good Day Philadelphia and in the 5:00 pm newscast. [This is an updated schedule from last week's NOTW.]
- The Mural Arts Program will celebrate the publication of their book and the Beyond the Paint exhibit with an invitation-only event at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, Broad and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia, on March 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
- Jane Golden will be a guest on WHYY's Radio Times (91FM, Philadelphia) on March 17 in the 11:00 am hour to talk about Mural Arts with Eric Okdeh and Salon Smith.
- Jane Golden and David Updike will present Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30 at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, on March 25 at 7:30 pm, and at the University of PennsylvaniaBarnes and Noble, 3601 Walnut Street, on March 27 at 6:00 pm.
Sex and the Founding Fathers on the air, online, in print and in stores
- Tom Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers, will discuss his book on the Michael Signorile Show on Sirius XM on March 12th at 4:30pm ET.
- The book was also featured on the blog Page 99 Test on March 11. The blog supports the theory: "Open a book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you."
- Thomas Foster also penned a blog entry on March 5 for Public History Commons entitled "Intimate Lives on Display" about Monticello and Mount Vernon.
- Thomas Foster will read from Sex and the Founding Fathers at the DePaul University Barnes and Noble bookstore, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. (between Wabash and State Streets), on March 13 at 6:00 pm.
Catto in Coatsville Paper
- Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin's Tasting Freedom was featured in the March 3 issue of The Coatesville Times. The article was in support of the authors' event last week at the Chester County Historical Society.
Natalie Byfield at the College of New Jersey
- Natalie Byfield, author of Savage Portrayals, will be reading from her book at the College of New Jersey in the Library Auditorium at 4:30 pm on March 17. The event is the 2014 Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture.
- Savage Portrayals was also reviewed in the January-March 2014 issue of Communication Booknotes Quarterly. The review read, "[A]n important study.... The author reviews the race, class, and gender issues in the heavy media coverage of the case, melding her own reporting of the case with that of others. Among other things, she argues that public pressure in such cases often leads to juveniles being tried as adults—as happened here. This is an important cautionary tale."
Patricia Hill Collins on CBC Radio One's Ideas with Paul Kennedy
- Patricia Hill Collins, author of On Intellectual Activism, will tape an interview for Canadian Broadcast Corporation/Radio One's Ideas with Paul Kennedy on March 17 at 3:00 pm. The program will be broadcast on March 21. The show airs nationally on CBC Radio-Canada as well as on WBEZ (91.5 FM, Chicago), KUOW (94.9 FM, Seattle), Sirius XM, along with various digital platforms.
Don't Call Me Inspirational, by Harilyn Rousso, was reviewed in Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1
- The review read, "Don't Call Me Inspirational is a frank, forthright, and insightful memoir by the feminist disability activist, painter, psychotherapist, and former New York City Human Rights Commissioner Harilyn Rousso.... Overall, the book advances disability activist and scholarly investigations of embodiment, sexuality, and what it means to 'claim disability' personally and collectively.... It is also an invaluable asset to the archives of feminist disability activism.... [Rousso's] writing is simultaneously bold, insightful, and humorous in confronting her own vulnerabilities, insecurities, human failings, and internalized ableism, while using them to map underlying social injustices and the collective remedies needed."
Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras was reviewed in the February 2014 issue of Gender & Society
Gender & Society also published Online First reviews of two Temple University Press titles:
- The review read, "Celebrating Debutantes provides a convincing argument about how different migration patterns, rates of assimilation, and socioeconomic statuses result in coming-of-age celebrations taking on divergent meanings for Mexican and Filipino families. Rodriguez deftly weaves Mexican and Filipino histories, experiences of and motivations for migration to America, and shows how Mexican immigrants often use quinceañeras as a way of showing social status in their ability to host elaborate events for their daughters, contrary to stereotypes about their working-class identity or fiscal irresponsibility. For Filipino immigrants, tasteful celebrations allow families a chance to demonstrate how they fit into American culture. For those interested in gender and gender stratification, this book is particularly compelling in its examination of a ritual that celebrates girls as individuals."
- The review of Just Queer Folks by Colin Johnson, read, "Just Queer Folks provides a powerful corrective to the faulty assumption that gender and sexual nonnormativity and rurality are incompatible.... Taken as a whole, the book succeeds in mapping the wide range of queer practices that were commonplace for men in rural America. Further, the range of sources Johnson draws on is impressive and thus the book serves as an exemplar for scholars seeking to do queer historicism."
- The review of No More Invisible Man by Adia Harvey Wingfield read, "No More Invisible Man is an engaging and compelling book. Through interviews with forty-two doctors, lawyers, engineers, and bankers, Adia Harvey Wingfield illuminates the experiences of black male professionals and makes critical contributions to our understandings of inequalities in the workplace.... One of Harvey Wingfield’s strongest theoretical contributions is her documentation of the significance of black professional men’s relationships with colleagues and potential mentors.... Another significant theoretical contribution is Harvey Wingfield’s description of the diversity of black professional men’s responses to women in their male-dominated workplaces.... [T]he book is superb. Harvey Wingfield’s writing is fantastic and a pleasure to read... She walks the reader clearly and explicitly through the questions she brings to current theories, her comparisons between what theories predict and what her data reveal, and the theoretical and practical conclusions she draws.... No More Invisible Man is a successful addition to Harvey Wingfield’s legacy—and to intersectionality scholarship."
Church and State in the City, by William Issel was reviewed in the Spring 2014 issue of Western Historical Quarterly
- The review read, "Issel's longstanding scholarly interest and expertise on the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and politics in American cities, particularly San Francisco, are readily evident in his most expansive treatment to date of church and politics in that city.... The volume presents a superb narrative of twentieth-century public life in San Francisco while deftly interweaving analyses of national politics, international Catholic trends, and the local San Francisco context. Most significantly, it is exemplary in its scholarly integration of urban, political, and religious history."
American Society on Aging, March 11- 15 in San Diego, CA
- Display via Association Book Exhibit, featuring: How We Die Now by Karla Erickson.
American Society for Environmental History, March 12- 16 in San Francisco, CA
Philosophy of Education Society, March 13- 17 in Albuquerque, NM
Society for Humanistic Psychology, March 13- 16 in Palo Alto, CA
Council for European Studies International Conference, March 14- 16 in Washington, DC
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