News of the Week
December 18, 2013
North Philly Notes
As the year comes to a close, here's wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season and more good News of the Week in 2014.
An Interview with Michael Awkward
Contemplating Free Time
- Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt's Free Time was featured on several British websites recently. Tom Hodgkinson called Free Time "[A] fantastic new book about the American labour movement in the late 19th and early 20th century," in his November 3 column in The Independent. He also discussed the book on The Idler on December 6, and in the London Evening Standard on December 16. Ian Bone also posted an entry about Free Time on his blog on December 9.
The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, by Travis Ridout and Michael Franz, was reviewed in the December 2013 issue of Perspectives on Politics
- The review read, "[A] detailed look at the complex effects of political advertising. It is a comprehensive work that analyzes the effects of campaign advertising in Senate and Presidential races across several elections between 2000 and 2008.... The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising makes a strong case that political advertising is related to vote choice and candidate favorability. Even more, the book demonstrates that campaign context, advertising content, and receiver characteristics play a role in explaining when political advertising works.... [T]his book is a persuasive cautionary note against generalizing advertising effects found in one election to another and a productive starting point for those embarking on the difficult task of explaining why variability occurs."
North Philly Notes
- This week in North Philly Notes, the staff at Temple University Press selects 2013's memorable titles to give, get, and read.
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