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News of the Week
July 9, 2014




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Bill Giles and John Lord on radio and TV
Joe Wilder is an (and is in) ICON
  • Softly, with Feeling Softly, with Feeling, Edward Berger's biography of the late, great Joe Wilder, was featured in the "Jazz Scene" column in the July 2014 issue of ICON. The article read, "This is a fine work in every respect, meticulously researched and a joy to read."

Doris Fleischer at the Harry S. Truman Library


The July 2014 issue of Contemporary Sociology featured reviews of two Temple University Press titles
  • Speaking of Race and Class The review of Speaking of Race and Class, by Elizabeth Aries with Richard Berman, read, "Aries and Berman's book is accessible and engaging. As students describe their experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and ideas, we see and hear, through their voices, how their learning of self, others, and the world around them evolves. The book offers an in-depth look at how engaging with diversity during college years impacts what students learn about themselves and others in distinct ways."

  • Music, Style, and Aging The review of Music, Style, and Aging, by Andy Bennett, read, "What is compelling here is how Bennett's respondents justify their stylistic transformation.... This provides readers with a rich insight into the association between style and authenticity for (some) middle-aged fans.... Music, Style, and Aging is an agenda-setting work that promises to inspire scholars to study the importance of culture as we age."

  • Andy Bennett will also have a book launch for Music, Style, and Aging at the "Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) Underground music scenes and DIY cultures" Conference in Porto, Portugal, July 10 at 6:30 pm. Bennett will also participate in welcome speeches and plenary sessions at the conference July 9-11.


International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, July 13-19, in Yokohama, Japan

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