Seeing, touching, hearing, tasting, and smelling are the incredible sensors of the Human body and anthropologists, who dedicate their lives to finding out what makes a human. This meandering volume takes us to the pivotal questions of the newly emerging field of sensory anthropology, bringing up personal memories, experiences, and imaginations, and giving insight not only into the factual lives of people but into how they feel their lives. And, undoubtedly, it also shows us how we, anthropologists, perceive and describe multiconnected human relations and environmental issues through our lenses."Gábor Máté, ethnologist, geographer Department of European Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology University of Pécs, Hungary
Unwrapping Racism: Dealing with Differences," is so important and such a wonderful resource. This book provides a framework for how we might better understand and more effectively respond to differences regarding race in particular. Most importantly throughout, the book offers the reader a series of critical questions to ponder and reflection activities such that the reader is an active participant in their own learning and can become an agent of change. As a college president, this book is a valuable resource for institutional leaders, faculty and student affairs professionals focused on ensuring our institutions are places where every member of our community feels seen, affirmed and supported, and is freely able to express the range of ideas that are the foundation of a liberal arts education.”Lori S. White, President, DePauw University
I was eager to read this volume because my understanding of decolonization was largely intuitive based on knowledge that all of North America was colonized, with devastating effect on Indigenous populations. The authors of the chapters brought me to a greater understanding of the role of colonization on the culture and values of higher education institutions across the continent. I have much more to learn. The history of colonization continues to create barriers, but there are open pathways and possibilities for change. This book is purposefully arranged in groups aligned with the Toward a Liberated Learning Spirit model encouraging the reader to be open to viewing higher education from new perspectives. Each author brings to light structures, biases, and expectations deeply embedded in North American higher education."Dr. Angela R. Linse, Pennsylvania State University
Featuring a new framework that includes work by activists, artists, and academics, this expertly edited collection draws on autoethnographic approaches, disability studies, and mad feminist discourse to center mad subjectivities and disrupt traditional structures of academia. In this way, ‘Madwomen’ reclaims the derogatory term “madness” and reveals ways in which women have been empowered by both their anger and their so-called disability, allowing them to think outside of rigid patriarchal frameworks and offer reparative alternatives. In so doing, this collection reveals that literature and art indeed have a social role to play—that they are, by virtue of their own madness, social justice agents informed by cultural circumstances and embodied experience alike."Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Professor of English Central. Connecticut State University
The critical anthology ‘Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier,’ edited by Amy H. Sturgis and Emily Strand, will surprise and inform readers from beginning to end. […] Divided into three sections, “Exploring the Series and Films,” “Exploring the Ideas,” and “Exploring the Multimedia Storytelling,” this collection features deep dives into characters like Jonathan Archer and Seven of Nine, as well as broader investigations of the political, imperial, ecological, and linguistic systems at work on the futuristic Final Frontier. […] The anthology provides a rich, coherent understanding of how the series’ creators, writers, actors, and fans have worked together to develop the most popular and challenging speculative fiction series of our era. Ultimately, and in the best tradition of science fiction, these critical essays on ‘Star Trek’ provide insight not only into this franchise but into our present, very human selves—our struggles, our prejudices, and our dreams."Dr. Kathryn N. McDaniel, Andrew U. Thomas Professor of History
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We are pleased to invite you to watch Angela Pashayan, the author of the book "Development in Africa's Informal Settlements: Below the Proletariat", who is going to talk about her writing, with emphasis on Black Authors in honor of Black History Month in MSNBC's "The Reid-Out" with host Joy-Ann Reid.February 22nd 2024
Congratulations to Jessica Lowell Mason and Nicole Crevar, the editors of the book "Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art" for receiving a review appearing in 'New Books Network':February 16th 2024
Congratulations to Alfonso J. Garcia-Osuna, the author of the book "The Atlantic as Mythical Space: An Essay on Medieval Ethea" for receiving a review from John B. Roney (Sacred Heart University) appearing in 'Irish Historical Studies', Volume 47 Issue 172, pp. 337-354:February 16th 2024
Congratulations to Phindile Zifikile Shangase, Daniela Gachago and Eunice Ndeto Ivala, the editors of the book "Co-teaching and co-research in contexts of inequality," for receiving a review appearing in the 'South African Journal of Science', VOL. 120 NO. 1/2 (2024):February 8th 2024
Congratulations to Marin Muzhani (CDI College, Canada), the author of the book "Economics of Economy Pricing," for receiving a review appearing in the 'Journal of Economic Literature' (Volume 61, no. 4), December 2023, and in the American Economic Association's electronic publications: 'e-JEL,' 'JEL' on CD, and EconLit:February 2nd 2024
Congratulations to Gillian Evans, the editor of the book "Post-Industrial Precarity: New Ethnographies of Urban Lives in Uncertain Times," for receiving a review from Tom Parkinson, appearing on the 'Exertions' ('Society for the Anthropology of Work''s website.):January 17th 2024
Congratulations to Janis Bell, Stefano Bruzzese, Silvio Leydi, Elisa Ruiz Garcia, the authors of the book "Designed to Impress. Guido Mazenta’s Plans for the Entry of Gregoria Maximiliana of Austria into Milan (1597)," for receiving a review from Giovanni Mazzaferro, appearing in the 'Letteratura artistica':January 17th 2024
We are here again to bring to our VP community a roundup of reviews that were published in 2023. We are pleased to announce that the titles reviewed in various academic journals, across a variety of fields in the Social Sciences and Humanities, were received positively. We look forward to seeing more VP titles reviewed in the future.January 11th 2024
Congratulations to Andrew Klobucar, the editor of the book "The Community and the Algorithm: A Digital Interactive Poetics," for receiving a review from Daniel Punday, appearing in the 'Electronic Book Review,' January 7, 2024:January 11th 2024
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