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News of the Week
March 25 , 2015

CONTENTS:

Announcements

Reviews

Conferences

Blogs

ANNOUNCEMENTS

R. Diddy as he's known

Unite and Fight

Chomsky and Yancy

REVIEWS

The February 2015 issue of the Journal of Southern History featured a review of Envisioning Emancipation by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
  • Envisioning Emancipation The review read, "The book fill[s] a critical gap in queer and labor history.... and tell[s] stories of extraordinary courage and perseverance.... Frank captures the driving courage of LGBT workers as they participate in the labor movement, come out, and help others to do so. She reveals the crucial role they played in organizing campaigns, especially of teachers and public service workers, and in independent, left-inspired initiatives, for example, for gender and racial equality."

The February 2015 issue of Pacific Historical Review featured a review of John Haddad's America's First Adventure in China
  • America's First Adventure in China The review read, "John R. Haddad is to be congratulated for taking a large and long view of American relations with China, 1784-1870.... [T]he analysis of the intricacies of U.S. diplomacy through this period is quite good."

CONFERENCES

Association of College & Research Libraries, March 25-28, Portland, OR

Association for Asian Studies, March 26-29, Chicago, IL

Midwest Sociological Society, March 26-29, Kansas City, MO

Society of Dance Historian Scholars, March 26-28, Baltimore, MD
  • Dancing the Fairy Tale Laura Katz Rizzo, author of Dancing the Fairy Tale, will be presenting a paper on March 28 at 1:00 pm at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Mattin Center.

WFI Symposium: Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice, March 26-29, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

BLOGS

North Philly Notes
Books Combined
  • Books Combined is the blog published by Combined Academic Publishers.

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