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University Presses Today: A Conversation with Charles Watkinson

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 33:46


The NBN would not exist but for the work of university presses. So every year we celebrate the efforts of our colleagues at UPs during "University Press Week," which happens to be November 14 to 18. This year I talked to Charles Watkinson, director of the University of Michigan Press and president of the Association of University Presses.  We discussed what UPs do, what makes them different from other publishers, how UP books are priced, and the future of open access publishing. We also talked about how to make a career in UP publishing. The AUP has a wonderful resource that will answer all your questions about UPs here.  Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network en español
Melissa Márquez and Ana M. Porras, "Multilingual Science Communication" (2020)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 37:42


Los artículos de los que hoy hablamos con la Dra. Ana María Porras para estrenar el canal de Ciencias son: Multilingual Science Communication publicado en Frontiers in Communication en 2020 con Melissa Márquez https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00031/full [open access] en Frontiers Communications Public Engagement with Biotechnology Inside and Outside the Classroom: Community-Focused Approaches, Jorge Jimenez, Joyonna Gamble-George, Giovanna Danies, Ronda L. Hamm https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/genbio.2022.0024 en Gen Biotechnology en 2022 Engaging Scientific Diasporas in Steam Education: The Case of Science Clubs Colombia https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frma.2022.898167/full Frontiers in Communication en 2022 La Dra. Ana María Porras es colombiana, profesora de ingeniería biomédica en la Universidad de la Florida y divulgadora científica. En la conversación hablamos sobre comunicar en múltiples idiomas, comunidades científicas panlatinoamericanas y que cruzan fronteras, y muchas sugerencias sobre cómo enseñar y comunicar ciencia. Presenta, Paula De La Cruz-Fernandez, consultora, historiadora y editora bilingüe. Editora de New Books Network en español. Fundadora y editora, Edita.

New Books Network en español
Carlos Alberto Sánchez, "A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy after Narco-culture" (2020)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 44:15


La cultura popular contemporánea está repleta de referencias a cárteles mexicanos, narcos y tráfico de drogas. En los Estados Unidos, documentalistas, periodistas, académicos y políticos han tomado nota de las crecientes amenazas a la seguridad provenientes de una subcultura que parece alimentarse de los asesinatos y la brutalidad, al tiempo que se alimenta de la romantización del poder y el dinero. Carlos Alberto Sánchez utiliza la narco-cultura mexicana como punto de partida para pensar la naturaleza y los límites de la violencia, la cultura y el ser. A Sense of Brutality. Philosophy after Narco-culture argumenta que las modalidades culturales violentas, de las que la narco-cultura es sólo una, hace que nos preguntemos sobre nuestro entendimiento de "violencia" como concepto. La realidad de la narco-violencia sugiere que el término en sí mismo no es suficiente para capturarla, que necesitamos pensar nuevamente y reconceptualizar, por lo que se propone usar "brutalidad" como un concepto que captura esta realidad de forma más adecuada. La brutalidad es más que la violencia, diferente de la crueldad y distinta del horror y el terror --conceptos se usan indistintamente, pero que, como el análisis sugiere, no son iguales. En la narco-cultura, la normalización de la brutalidad en la vida cotidiana es una condición que permite la que la despersonalización y la eliminación absoluta de las personas. Libro de acceso abierto. Descarga gratuita en la página de Amherst College Press Entrevista por Pamela Fuentes historiadora y editora de New Books Network en español

Formosa Files: The History of Taiwan
S2-E32 - “Defectors from the PRC to Taiwan, 1960-1989: The Anti-Communist Righteous Warriors” - Part Two

Formosa Files: The History of Taiwan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 23:45


Picking up on last week's conversation between the University of Southern California East Asian Studies Center's Li-ping Chen and author Andrew D. Morris -- a very special collaborative double episode with Formosa Files -- we learn more about how North/South Korean Cold War tensions affected air force defections from the PRC. As flying from northern China to Taiwan was almost impossible, most defectors taking off from the north headed to South Korea. The pair also give us more details on the rewards these "righteous warriors" received after arrival in Taiwan. This interview originally appeared on the New Books Network podcast. Visit them at www.newbooksnetwork.com

New Books in Sociology
Eleanor Knott, "Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 58:37


In Moldova, the number of dual citizens has risen exponentially in the last decades. Before annexation, many saw Russia as granting citizenship to-or passportizing-large numbers in Crimea. Both are regions with kin majorities: local majorities claimed as co-ethnic by external states offering citizenship, among other benefits. As functioning citizens of the states in which they reside, kin majorities do not need to acquire citizenship from an external state. Yet many do so in high numbers. Eleanor Knott's book Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022) explores why these communities engage with dual citizenship and how this intersects, or not, with identity. Analyzing data collected from ordinary people in Crimea and Moldova in 2012 and 2013, just before Russia's annexation of Crimea, Eleanor Knott provides a crucial window into Russian identification in a time of calm. Perhaps surprisingly, the discourse and practice of Russian citizenship was largely absent in Crimea before annexation. Comparing the situation in Crimea with the strong presence of Romanian citizenship in Moldova, Knott explores two rarely researched cases from the ground up, shedding light on why Romanian citizenship was more prevalent and popular in Moldova than Russian citizenship in Crimea, and to what extent identity helps explain the difference. Kin Majorities offers a fresh and nuanced perspective on how citizenship interacts with cross-border and local identities, with crucial implications for the politics of geography, nation, and kin-states, as well as broader understandings of post-Soviet politics. Joan Francisco Matamoros Sanin is an anthropologist dedicated to Medical Anthropology as well as public education and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. He has a MsC and a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Mexico's National Autonomous University. Matamoros has ample ethnographic experience in urban and rural areas in Mexico and Ecuador. You can find him on his Spotify and YouTube Platform (AnthropoMX) and in New Books Network. Currently he is a tutor in the Center for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a postdoctoral fellow in CIESAS-Unidad Pacífico Sur (acronym in spanish for the South Pacific Center of Research in Advance Studies in Social Anthropology). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in Anthropology
Eleanor Knott, "Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022)

New Books in Anthropology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 58:37


In Moldova, the number of dual citizens has risen exponentially in the last decades. Before annexation, many saw Russia as granting citizenship to-or passportizing-large numbers in Crimea. Both are regions with kin majorities: local majorities claimed as co-ethnic by external states offering citizenship, among other benefits. As functioning citizens of the states in which they reside, kin majorities do not need to acquire citizenship from an external state. Yet many do so in high numbers. Eleanor Knott's book Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022) explores why these communities engage with dual citizenship and how this intersects, or not, with identity. Analyzing data collected from ordinary people in Crimea and Moldova in 2012 and 2013, just before Russia's annexation of Crimea, Eleanor Knott provides a crucial window into Russian identification in a time of calm. Perhaps surprisingly, the discourse and practice of Russian citizenship was largely absent in Crimea before annexation. Comparing the situation in Crimea with the strong presence of Romanian citizenship in Moldova, Knott explores two rarely researched cases from the ground up, shedding light on why Romanian citizenship was more prevalent and popular in Moldova than Russian citizenship in Crimea, and to what extent identity helps explain the difference. Kin Majorities offers a fresh and nuanced perspective on how citizenship interacts with cross-border and local identities, with crucial implications for the politics of geography, nation, and kin-states, as well as broader understandings of post-Soviet politics. Joan Francisco Matamoros Sanin is an anthropologist dedicated to Medical Anthropology as well as public education and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. He has a MsC and a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Mexico's National Autonomous University. Matamoros has ample ethnographic experience in urban and rural areas in Mexico and Ecuador. You can find him on his Spotify and YouTube Platform (AnthropoMX) and in New Books Network. Currently he is a tutor in the Center for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a postdoctoral fellow in CIESAS-Unidad Pacífico Sur (acronym in spanish for the South Pacific Center of Research in Advance Studies in Social Anthropology). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

New Books Network
Eleanor Knott, "Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 58:37


In Moldova, the number of dual citizens has risen exponentially in the last decades. Before annexation, many saw Russia as granting citizenship to-or passportizing-large numbers in Crimea. Both are regions with kin majorities: local majorities claimed as co-ethnic by external states offering citizenship, among other benefits. As functioning citizens of the states in which they reside, kin majorities do not need to acquire citizenship from an external state. Yet many do so in high numbers. Eleanor Knott's book Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022) explores why these communities engage with dual citizenship and how this intersects, or not, with identity. Analyzing data collected from ordinary people in Crimea and Moldova in 2012 and 2013, just before Russia's annexation of Crimea, Eleanor Knott provides a crucial window into Russian identification in a time of calm. Perhaps surprisingly, the discourse and practice of Russian citizenship was largely absent in Crimea before annexation. Comparing the situation in Crimea with the strong presence of Romanian citizenship in Moldova, Knott explores two rarely researched cases from the ground up, shedding light on why Romanian citizenship was more prevalent and popular in Moldova than Russian citizenship in Crimea, and to what extent identity helps explain the difference. Kin Majorities offers a fresh and nuanced perspective on how citizenship interacts with cross-border and local identities, with crucial implications for the politics of geography, nation, and kin-states, as well as broader understandings of post-Soviet politics. Joan Francisco Matamoros Sanin is an anthropologist dedicated to Medical Anthropology as well as public education and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. He has a MsC and a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Mexico's National Autonomous University. Matamoros has ample ethnographic experience in urban and rural areas in Mexico and Ecuador. You can find him on his Spotify and YouTube Platform (AnthropoMX) and in New Books Network. Currently he is a tutor in the Center for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a postdoctoral fellow in CIESAS-Unidad Pacífico Sur (acronym in spanish for the South Pacific Center of Research in Advance Studies in Social Anthropology). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Eleanor Knott, "Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022)

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 58:37


In Moldova, the number of dual citizens has risen exponentially in the last decades. Before annexation, many saw Russia as granting citizenship to-or passportizing-large numbers in Crimea. Both are regions with kin majorities: local majorities claimed as co-ethnic by external states offering citizenship, among other benefits. As functioning citizens of the states in which they reside, kin majorities do not need to acquire citizenship from an external state. Yet many do so in high numbers. Eleanor Knott's book Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022) explores why these communities engage with dual citizenship and how this intersects, or not, with identity. Analyzing data collected from ordinary people in Crimea and Moldova in 2012 and 2013, just before Russia's annexation of Crimea, Eleanor Knott provides a crucial window into Russian identification in a time of calm. Perhaps surprisingly, the discourse and practice of Russian citizenship was largely absent in Crimea before annexation. Comparing the situation in Crimea with the strong presence of Romanian citizenship in Moldova, Knott explores two rarely researched cases from the ground up, shedding light on why Romanian citizenship was more prevalent and popular in Moldova than Russian citizenship in Crimea, and to what extent identity helps explain the difference. Kin Majorities offers a fresh and nuanced perspective on how citizenship interacts with cross-border and local identities, with crucial implications for the politics of geography, nation, and kin-states, as well as broader understandings of post-Soviet politics. Joan Francisco Matamoros Sanin is an anthropologist dedicated to Medical Anthropology as well as public education and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. He has a MsC and a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Mexico's National Autonomous University. Matamoros has ample ethnographic experience in urban and rural areas in Mexico and Ecuador. You can find him on his Spotify and YouTube Platform (AnthropoMX) and in New Books Network. Currently he is a tutor in the Center for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a postdoctoral fellow in CIESAS-Unidad Pacífico Sur (acronym in spanish for the South Pacific Center of Research in Advance Studies in Social Anthropology). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies

New Books in Asian American Studies
May-lee Chai, "Tomorrow in Shanghai and Other Stories" (Blair, 2022)

New Books in Asian American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 37:15


In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai's latest collection Tomorrow in Shanghai (Blair, 2022) explores multicultural complexities through lenses of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexuality--always tracking the nuanced, knotty, and intricate exchanges of interpersonal and institutional power. These stories transport the reader, variously: to rural China, where a city doctor harvests organs to fund a wedding and a future for his family; on a vacation to France, where a white mother and her biracial daughter cannot escape their fraught relationship; inside the unexpected romance of two Chinese-American women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars, where an aging working-class woman lands a job as a nanny. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/asian-american-studies

New Books Network
May-lee Chai, "Tomorrow in Shanghai and Other Stories" (Blair, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 37:15


In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai's latest collection Tomorrow in Shanghai (Blair, 2022) explores multicultural complexities through lenses of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexuality--always tracking the nuanced, knotty, and intricate exchanges of interpersonal and institutional power. These stories transport the reader, variously: to rural China, where a city doctor harvests organs to fund a wedding and a future for his family; on a vacation to France, where a white mother and her biracial daughter cannot escape their fraught relationship; inside the unexpected romance of two Chinese-American women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars, where an aging working-class woman lands a job as a nanny. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
May-lee Chai, "Tomorrow in Shanghai and Other Stories" (Blair, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 37:15


In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai's latest collection Tomorrow in Shanghai (Blair, 2022) explores multicultural complexities through lenses of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexuality--always tracking the nuanced, knotty, and intricate exchanges of interpersonal and institutional power. These stories transport the reader, variously: to rural China, where a city doctor harvests organs to fund a wedding and a future for his family; on a vacation to France, where a white mother and her biracial daughter cannot escape their fraught relationship; inside the unexpected romance of two Chinese-American women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars, where an aging working-class woman lands a job as a nanny. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

Pleibéricos
Pleibéricos 23 - Especial Memoria

Pleibéricos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 85:00


Extrémanos la cuarta temporada de este podcast en nuestro mes 23, con este especial memoria, coordinado y moderado por Koldo Casla (Universidad de Essex), quien conversa con Xosé-Manoel Núñez Seixas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Begoña Barrera (Universidad de Sevilla) e Iñigo Lamarca (jurista y letrado de las Juntas Generales de Gipuzkoa) sobre sus últimos libros. El evento fue emitido en directo en nuestro canal de YouTube el 20 de noviembre de 2022. Más información en nuestro blog. En esta cuarta temporada nuestros eventos en YouTube y nuestros podcasts en este canal serán cuatrimestrales y de unos 75-90 mins de duración aproximadamente. Pleibéricos continúa presentado libros de forma individual en nuestro otro canal ce podcast, Estudios Ibéricos, en colaboración con New Books Network. De dónde venimos y adónde vamos: Memoria, democracia, nación y derechos humanos en España. El “pacto de silencio” fue justificado en los años 70 y 80 como algo necesario para consolidar la democracia en España. Dos décadas más tarde, una nueva generación comenzó a criticarlo con fuerza porque aquel supuesto pacto negaba los derechos a la verdad, justicia y reparación de las víctimas de la Guerra Civil y del franquismo. ¿De qué manera afectó aquel pacto no solo a los derechos de las víctimas sino también a los pilares de la democracia y de la sociedad española en su conjunto? ¿Cuál puede ser la relación entre aquel proceso no rupturista de transición hacia la democracia (“de la ley a la ley”), por un lado, y la idea de soberanía popular, por otro? ¿Cómo pudo repercutir sobre la política territorial y la relación entre territorios ricos y pobres, y entre territorios con mayor y menor identidad nacional? ¿Qué influencia pudo tener sobre la imagen pública de instituciones como la monarquía, la judicatura o la iglesia? ¿Cuál ha sido la trayectoria en cuanto a los derechos LGBT, la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres, o el reconocimiento de derechos sociales como la vivienda o la salud? ¿Hacia dónde nos encaminamos tras casi ya 15 años de crisis financiera, seguida por políticas de austeridad y crisis social, seguida a su vez por una pandemia?

Formosa Files: The History of Taiwan
S2-E31 - “Defectors from the PRC to Taiwan, 1960-1989: The Anti-Communist Righteous Warriors” - Part One

Formosa Files: The History of Taiwan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 20:01


Formosa Files is delighted to announce a very special episode in collaboration with the University of Southern California's East Asian Studies Center and the New Books Network! The USC's Li-ping Chen recently interviewed Andrew D. Morris, the author of a 2022 book (of the same name as this episode's title) on the defector pilots who risked it all to fly their planes (mostly military jets, but one famous case was a commercial airliner) to Taiwan from China. Each case is fascinating; some are even shocking. Many thanks to Li-ping Chen and Andrew D. Morris. Links to Morris' book and more info on the New Books Network can be found at www.formosafiles.com. Check out https://newbooksnetwork.com/defectors-from-the-prc-to-taiwan-1960-1989 for the unedited interview.

New Books in Food
Sustainable Agriculture in the Global South: A Religious Response to the Global Food Crisis

New Books in Food

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 46:09


Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B'Zedek, an Israeli NGO that aims to create Israeli and Jewish leadership passionately engaged in Tikkun Olam – fixing the world – locally and globally. Tevel B'Zedek provides community development support for sustainable agriculture in remote rural areas. Odenheimer is an activist and former journalist who reported from worldwide locations including Somalia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Born in California and educated at Yale, Odenheimer is an ordained Orthodox rabbi for whom reducing global poverty is a religious imperative. Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but hundreds of millions of people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise today, reportedly affecting nearly 10% percent of people globally. The growing food crisis is driven largely by wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/food

New Books in Israel Studies
Sustainable Agriculture in the Global South: A Religious Response to the Global Food Crisis

New Books in Israel Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 46:09


Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B'Zedek, an Israeli NGO that aims to create Israeli and Jewish leadership passionately engaged in Tikkun Olam – fixing the world – locally and globally. Tevel B'Zedek provides community development support for sustainable agriculture in remote rural areas. Odenheimer is an activist and former journalist who reported from worldwide locations including Somalia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Born in California and educated at Yale, Odenheimer is an ordained Orthodox rabbi for whom reducing global poverty is a religious imperative. Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but hundreds of millions of people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise today, reportedly affecting nearly 10% percent of people globally. The growing food crisis is driven largely by wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/israel-studies

New Books in Jewish Studies
Sustainable Agriculture in the Global South: A Religious Response to the Global Food Crisis

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 46:09


Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B'Zedek, an Israeli NGO that aims to create Israeli and Jewish leadership passionately engaged in Tikkun Olam – fixing the world – locally and globally. Tevel B'Zedek provides community development support for sustainable agriculture in remote rural areas. Odenheimer is an activist and former journalist who reported from worldwide locations including Somalia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Born in California and educated at Yale, Odenheimer is an ordained Orthodox rabbi for whom reducing global poverty is a religious imperative. Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but hundreds of millions of people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise today, reportedly affecting nearly 10% percent of people globally. The growing food crisis is driven largely by wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

New Books Network
Sustainable Agriculture in the Global South: A Religious Response to the Global Food Crisis

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 46:09


Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B'Zedek, an Israeli NGO that aims to create Israeli and Jewish leadership passionately engaged in Tikkun Olam – fixing the world – locally and globally. Tevel B'Zedek provides community development support for sustainable agriculture in remote rural areas. Odenheimer is an activist and former journalist who reported from worldwide locations including Somalia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Born in California and educated at Yale, Odenheimer is an ordained Orthodox rabbi for whom reducing global poverty is a religious imperative. Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but hundreds of millions of people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise today, reportedly affecting nearly 10% percent of people globally. The growing food crisis is driven largely by wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
From Boutique Menswear to Boutique Retail Technology: A Conversation with Bryan Amaral

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 68:34


Bryan Amaral began his career as an entrepreneur going door-to-door, selling custom-made suits. He learned how to work closely with clients as a therapist might work with their patients. By his mid-20s he was able to establish a brick-and-mortar location and create a showroom. He moved away from simply selling suits to building entire wardrobes for his clients. Soon after, in the early 90s, Bryan began designing customer relations software to expand his business and sell to other companies. His company was acquired by Symbol Technologies, which Bryan describes as akin to being adopted by a dysfunctional family. After an accounting fraud scandal at Symbol in the early 2000s, Bryan purchased his company back and created Retaligent Solutions, Inc.  Soon after reacquiring his company, the 2008 financial crisis hit. Bryan was able to weather the storm by "doing more with less," recapitalizing and partnering with Microsoft. Just three years later, his partners sold the company to another Microsoft partner. At this point, having had over 20 years of experience in retail technology and strategy, Bryan founded a consulting company, Clientricity. Clientricity helps retailers develop and grow, much in the way that Bryan first grew his menswear company nearly 30 years ago. Bryan also discusses the soft skills he learned along the way. He emphasizes the importance of company culture, finding the right people, and investing in the education of his employees to advance and succeed in different roles. As Bryan states, "I loved using the organization as a vehicle for people to live out their potential." Bryan's podcast is here. Bryan on Twitter here. Bryan on LinkedIn here.  About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. Kimon's on Twitter here. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where he continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here. Richard is on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
Jennifer S. Prough, "Kyoto Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Contemporary Japan" (U Hawaii Press, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 57:04


Welcome to the New Books in Japanese Studies, a channel of the New Books Network. I am your host: Ran Zwigenberg, a historian of Japan at Penn State. Today I will be talking to Jennifer Prough about her book Kyoto Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Contemporary Japan, which came out with the University of Hawaii Press this year (2022). With me today is Dr. Daniel Milne of Kyoto University, who is co-organizing with me our own project on Kyoto heritage and history. Kyoto Revisited looks at the uses and effects of heritage in tourism in Kyoto today seen through city policy and advertising, hotel infrastructure and tour guiding, season-based events, tourism to sites connected to the Bakumatsu-period hero Sakamoto Ryoma, and the phenomenon of walking in rental kimono. Emphasizing the ways experience-based tourism has been transforming Kyoto's tourist landscape, Prough examines how heritage has been understood, marketed, and experienced by both the tourist “industry” and domestic and international tourists. Heritage, Prough argues have multiple meanings. These meanings are created as “interested parties—state and local, public, and private—tell different stories about the past,” which are marketed in response to tourists' desire for face-to-face engagement in an experience economy. Through interviewing long-term tour guides and revealing the traces of past tourism forms in hotels and other tourist infrastructure, among other methodologies, Kyoto Revisited explores the local impact of global and national shifts in tourism on Kyoto's domestic and international tourism industry from the 1970s to the COVID era. Prough's period of fieldwork neatly overlapped with a rapid escalation in foreign tourist numbers to the city, with growing calls to address overtourism, and the current crisis in tourism with Japan closed to tourists. The book thus provides important insight into Kyoto during a decade of the biggest transitions in international tourism to the city in the last half century. Kyoto Revisited, thus, demonstrates not only how the past has been used to construct the city's identity and shape understandings of Japan for travelers, but also how these speak to broader trends in our contemporary moment. Ran Zwigenberg is an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network en español
Antonio Cazorla Sánchez y Adrian Schubert (eds.), "La guerra civil española en cien objetos, imágenes y lugares" (2022)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 45:06


La guerra civil española en cien objetos, imágenes y lugares (Galaxia Gutemberg) relata, a partir de 100 objetos, imágenes y lugares, algunas de las infinitas historias de la guerra civil española y su legado histórico. Pretende de este modo contar nuestra guerra de otra manera -sencilla, amena y humana a la vez-, una que nos acerque tanto a las experiencias traumáticas de nuestros antepasados como a nuestra relación diaria con su tiempo. Se trata de un libro riguroso para leer a ritmo propio; para descubrir, sorprenderse y pensar; para comentar con los amigos; y hasta para identificar en el presente cosas del pasado a las que no habíamos prestado atención. Es un libro que se puede dejar sobre la mesa y retomar cuando se tenga tiempo, pues el lector nunca perderá el hilo del relato, que es abierto. Incluye las voces de once autores -historiadores, arqueólogos, periodistas y archiveros- y en cierto modo también las voces que todos hemos oído en nuestras familias o en otras lecturas. Es, por último, un libro didáctico, que usa la historia para enseñar el valor de la libertad y que defiende la democracia frente a quienes trivializan los horrores que sufrimos los españoles y que, antes y después, nunca han dejado de acechar a los seres humanos de todo el mundo. Les invitamos, además, a visitar el Museo Virtual de la Guerra Civil Española, el primer museo dedicado a este evento crucial del siglo XX https://www.vscw.ca/ Entrevista a cargo de Pamela Fuentes, Pamela Fuentes historiadora y editora de New Books Network en español

New Books in Sociology
Jennifer S. Prough, "Kyoto Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Contemporary Japan" (U Hawaii Press, 2022)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 57:04


Welcome to the New Books in Japanese Studies, a channel of the New Books Network. I am your host: Ran Zwigenberg, a historian of Japan at Penn State. Today I will be talking to Jennifer Prough about her book Kyoto Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Contemporary Japan, which came out with the University of Hawaii Press this year (2022). With me today is Dr. Daniel Milne of Kyoto University, who is co-organizing with me our own project on Kyoto heritage and history. Kyoto Revisited looks at the uses and effects of heritage in tourism in Kyoto today seen through city policy and advertising, hotel infrastructure and tour guiding, season-based events, tourism to sites connected to the Bakumatsu-period hero Sakamoto Ryoma, and the phenomenon of walking in rental kimono. Emphasizing the ways experience-based tourism has been transforming Kyoto's tourist landscape, Prough examines how heritage has been understood, marketed, and experienced by both the tourist “industry” and domestic and international tourists. Heritage, Prough argues have multiple meanings. These meanings are created as “interested parties—state and local, public, and private—tell different stories about the past,” which are marketed in response to tourists' desire for face-to-face engagement in an experience economy. Through interviewing long-term tour guides and revealing the traces of past tourism forms in hotels and other tourist infrastructure, among other methodologies, Kyoto Revisited explores the local impact of global and national shifts in tourism on Kyoto's domestic and international tourism industry from the 1970s to the COVID era. Prough's period of fieldwork neatly overlapped with a rapid escalation in foreign tourist numbers to the city, with growing calls to address overtourism, and the current crisis in tourism with Japan closed to tourists. The book thus provides important insight into Kyoto during a decade of the biggest transitions in international tourism to the city in the last half century. Kyoto Revisited, thus, demonstrates not only how the past has been used to construct the city's identity and shape understandings of Japan for travelers, but also how these speak to broader trends in our contemporary moment. Ran Zwigenberg is an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in Asian American Studies
Reckoning with the Interdiscipline

New Books in Asian American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 43:07


In this episode, we discuss a special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies: “Reckoning with the Interdiscipline.” This special issue, first conceived in 2018, reflects on fifty years since the 1968 West Coast institutionalization of ethnic studies as a distinct discipline, and forty years since the establishment of AAAS as an identifiable academic organization in 1979. With seventeen contributions from both established and early career scholars, the issue presents reflections on the trajectory of Asian American Studies as a field of study, and asks, “Is there a reason for Asian American studies? What are its preoccupations, its problems, and its possibilities in our present moment, more than fifty years on from our beginnings, in a time fraught with nativism and racial conflict? What ought Asian American studies be doing as we go forward?” This episode features interviews with two of the three special issue editors: Lily Anne Welty Tamai and Paul Spickard. The hosts were Donna Anderson and Tandee Wang, PhD Students in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A link to the special issue can be found here. The JAAS Podcast is a collaboration between the New Books Network and the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS). It is mixed and managed by Christopher B. Patterson, and features music by the band Necking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/asian-american-studies

New Books Network
Reckoning with the Interdiscipline

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 43:07


In this episode, we discuss a special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies: “Reckoning with the Interdiscipline.” This special issue, first conceived in 2018, reflects on fifty years since the 1968 West Coast institutionalization of ethnic studies as a distinct discipline, and forty years since the establishment of AAAS as an identifiable academic organization in 1979. With seventeen contributions from both established and early career scholars, the issue presents reflections on the trajectory of Asian American Studies as a field of study, and asks, “Is there a reason for Asian American studies? What are its preoccupations, its problems, and its possibilities in our present moment, more than fifty years on from our beginnings, in a time fraught with nativism and racial conflict? What ought Asian American studies be doing as we go forward?” This episode features interviews with two of the three special issue editors: Lily Anne Welty Tamai and Paul Spickard. The hosts were Donna Anderson and Tandee Wang, PhD Students in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A link to the special issue can be found here. The JAAS Podcast is a collaboration between the New Books Network and the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS). It is mixed and managed by Christopher B. Patterson, and features music by the band Necking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
Gerald Lalonde, "Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess" (Brill, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:04


In Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (Brill, 2019) Gerald V. Lalonde offers a comparative study of the social, political and military aspects of the cult of Athena Itonia and its propagation among the four regions of ancient Greece where major evidence has come to light. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Archaeology
Gerald Lalonde, "Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess" (Brill, 2019)

New Books in Archaeology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:04


In Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (Brill, 2019) Gerald V. Lalonde offers a comparative study of the social, political and military aspects of the cult of Athena Itonia and its propagation among the four regions of ancient Greece where major evidence has come to light. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/archaeology

New Books in History
Gerald Lalonde, "Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess" (Brill, 2019)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:04


In Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (Brill, 2019) Gerald V. Lalonde offers a comparative study of the social, political and military aspects of the cult of Athena Itonia and its propagation among the four regions of ancient Greece where major evidence has come to light. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Military History
Gerald Lalonde, "Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess" (Brill, 2019)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:04


In Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (Brill, 2019) Gerald V. Lalonde offers a comparative study of the social, political and military aspects of the cult of Athena Itonia and its propagation among the four regions of ancient Greece where major evidence has come to light. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books in Ancient History
Gerald Lalonde, "Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess" (Brill, 2019)

New Books in Ancient History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:04


In Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (Brill, 2019) Gerald V. Lalonde offers a comparative study of the social, political and military aspects of the cult of Athena Itonia and its propagation among the four regions of ancient Greece where major evidence has come to light. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing
How to Play Poker Like the Pros: A Conversation with Jonathan Little

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 73:49


At the age of 18, Jonathan Little opened an online poker account with a $50 deposit. By age 21, he had about $350,000 in his account. In this episode of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Podcast, Jonathan Little explains how he was able to parlay his poker hobby into a profession by keeping his expenses low and saving his winnings. This frugality allowed Jonathan to play in bigger games and maintain a margin of safety that has lasted his entire career.  Now 37 years old, Jonathan continues to play poker professionally, recently ranking as high as the 24th best player in the world. He has written several books on poker strategy and teaches at https://pokercoaching.com.  At first glance, poker and entrepreneurship might appear to be very different activities; however, seasoned pros like Jonathan show how poker at its highest level is akin to investing. Each hand is like an investment opportunity. Playing a great hand is like finding an asymmetric investment opportunity. With each win, you can choose to reinvest or take the profits. Both activities rely on the power of compounding and risk mitigation. And, perhaps most significantly, both poker and entrepreneurship require humility and patience in the face of constant uncertainty. Follow Jonathan Little at: https://twitter.com/PokerCoaching_ https://twitter.com/JonathanLittle https://pokercoaching.com/home About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. Kimon's on Twitter here. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here. Richard is on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Sports
How to Play Poker Like the Pros: A Conversation with Jonathan Little

New Books in Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 73:49


At the age of 18, Jonathan Little opened an online poker account with a $50 deposit. By age 21, he had about $350,000 in his account. In this episode of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Podcast, Jonathan Little explains how he was able to parlay his poker hobby into a profession by keeping his expenses low and saving his winnings. This frugality allowed Jonathan to play in bigger games and maintain a margin of safety that has lasted his entire career.  Now 37 years old, Jonathan continues to play poker professionally, recently ranking as high as the 24th best player in the world. He has written several books on poker strategy and teaches at https://pokercoaching.com.  At first glance, poker and entrepreneurship might appear to be very different activities; however, seasoned pros like Jonathan show how poker at its highest level is akin to investing. Each hand is like an investment opportunity. Playing a great hand is like finding an asymmetric investment opportunity. With each win, you can choose to reinvest or take the profits. Both activities rely on the power of compounding and risk mitigation. And, perhaps most significantly, both poker and entrepreneurship require humility and patience in the face of constant uncertainty. Follow Jonathan Little at: https://twitter.com/PokerCoaching_ https://twitter.com/JonathanLittle https://pokercoaching.com/home About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. Kimon's on Twitter here. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here. Richard is on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sports

New Books Network
How to Play Poker Like the Pros: A Conversation with Jonathan Little

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 73:49


At the age of 18, Jonathan Little opened an online poker account with a $50 deposit. By age 21, he had about $350,000 in his account. In this episode of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Podcast, Jonathan Little explains how he was able to parlay his poker hobby into a profession by keeping his expenses low and saving his winnings. This frugality allowed Jonathan to play in bigger games and maintain a margin of safety that has lasted his entire career.  Now 37 years old, Jonathan continues to play poker professionally, recently ranking as high as the 24th best player in the world. He has written several books on poker strategy and teaches at https://pokercoaching.com.  At first glance, poker and entrepreneurship might appear to be very different activities; however, seasoned pros like Jonathan show how poker at its highest level is akin to investing. Each hand is like an investment opportunity. Playing a great hand is like finding an asymmetric investment opportunity. With each win, you can choose to reinvest or take the profits. Both activities rely on the power of compounding and risk mitigation. And, perhaps most significantly, both poker and entrepreneurship require humility and patience in the face of constant uncertainty. Follow Jonathan Little at: https://twitter.com/PokerCoaching_ https://twitter.com/JonathanLittle https://pokercoaching.com/home About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. Kimon's on Twitter here. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here. Richard is on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Deep in Japan
SHUGENDO with Dr. Caleb Carter

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 83:46


In this episode, we speak with Dr. Caleb Carter about his book, A Path into the Mountains: Shugendō and Mount Togakushi. Caleb's chapter breakdown on TwitterA Path's publisher's pageCaleb's New Books Network podcast interview Caleb's Interview with Global Buddhistdoor Pilgrims Until We Die Retro Casio Denshijisho CommercialsDogen on YouTube Master Dogen (wiki) The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) (wiki) The sanshin shamisen (wiki) Shugendo (wiki)Shamisen Hunter (musical outro) The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us. Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comAs always, thanks for listening!Support the show

New Books Network en español
Fernanda Núñez Becerra y Rina Ortiz Peralta, "La osadía se viste de mujer. En el centenario de un año crucial, 1917" (2019)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 60:46


La osadía se viste de mujer. En el centenario de un año crucial, 1917 (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia/Secretaría de Cultura, 2019)  más que un libro teórico o metodológico sobre cuestiones de género y feminismo,se acerca a la vida y las ideas de destacadas mujeres “modernas,” como se les denominó en su época. En 1917, México adoptaba una Constitución que, en principio, asentaba los logros de la primera revolución social del siglo XX. El despertar de ese siglo anunciaba el progreso y felicidad a los habitantes de occidente, promesas que se vieron empañadas por la desolación de sangrientas contiendas mundiales que transformaron las vidas de hombres y mujeres y, por lo tanto, las relaciones entre géneros, dando una radical embestida a las jerarquías sociales, la moral y los valores tradicionales. Las mujeres, que durante las guerras fueron conminadas a paliar la carencia de fuerza de trabajo masculina, no estuvieron dispuestas a recitar el mismo añejo papel, surgió así “la chica moderna”. La presencia de esta mujer se hacía cada vez mayor y visible en el espacio público, hasta entonces considerado masculino. La fuerza de movimientos feministas y sindicatos obreros pusieron a debatir a las sociedades en torno a la “cuestión femenina” y al lugar de las mujeres en el mundo. Frente a las exigencias, las fuerzas sociales conservadoras echaron a andar diferentes tipos de estrategias para frenar avances y cambios sociales propuestos, que abarcan lo político, lo económico y la cuestión sexual. Las autoras de los capítulos que componen este libro rescatan la vida y obra de mujeres de diversas latitudes, cotejando las diferentes formas que revistieron la osadía de esas mujeres que, en su momento, transgredieron los límites a los que las confinaba su sociedad. Entrevista a cargo de Pamela Fuentes y editora de New Books Network en español

Van Leer Institute Series on Ideas
Suicide Prevention: Grassroots Intervention for High-Risk Groups

Van Leer Institute Series on Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 39:49


Suicide has been on the rise in recent years, most frighteningly among young people. Suicide is second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 25-34. Gay, lesbian, and transgender youth are at particular risk. Every year in the U.S., more people die by suicide than in car accidents, and more suicide deaths occur than homicide and AIDS deaths combined. In this episode Renee Garfinkel and Hannah Rothstein discuss the myths and facts about suicide, its warning signs, and how friends and family, teachers and others can help. Hannah Rothstein, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Management at Baruch College, City University of New York, Crisis Counselor for the Trevor Project. If you're thinking about suicide or you're in crisis right now, In U.S. call or text 988 or contact 988lifeline.org to talk with someone online. In Israel: call suicide hotline *1201 (press 3 for languages, then select English). Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/van-leer-institute

A Correction Podcast
Sean T. Byrnes on Bretton Woods, the Group of 77 and the Rise of the New American Right

A Correction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


Sean T. Byrnes is a writer, teacher, and historian. His work explores issues related to US politics, international relations, and global economic inequality. The author of Disunited Nations: US Foreign Policy, Anti-Americanism, and the Rise of the New Right (LSU, 2021), he is currently working on two books. The first, The United States and the Ends of Empire: Decolonization, Hierarchy, and World Order since 1776, explores how decolonization and attendant concepts of race and hierarchy have shaped US interactions with the world since the American Revolution. It is under contract with Bloomsbury Academic. The second, No Guarantee: The Family Assistance Plan and the Transformation of American Politics, 1968-1972, tells the story of the “Family Assistance Plan,” a program for a minimum guaranteed income for all Americans that nearly passed Congress during the Nixon Administration. It is under contract with LSU Press. His work has appeared in Jacobin, International Journal, and US Studies Online. He also hosts conversations with authors on the New Books Network. Sean holds a Ph.D. in history from Emory University and lives in Middle Tennessee. A note from Lev:I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy. I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. Best, LevDONATE TODAY

New Books Network
The Path to Empowering Iconic Brands: A Conversation with Sören Stamer

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 66:55


Head ninja. Top strategist. Main innovation engine. Chief optimist. Sören Stamer wears a lot of hats, and it's one of the main reasons he wears the CEO hat at CoreMedia so successfully. CoreMedia markets an open, best-of-breed, API-driven solution that combines a headless content repository with an advanced web-based UI. It allows editors to access content from any source and preview front-end customer experience in real-time. From the very beginning, Sören has played multiple roles in the company's growth. As one of CoreMedia's co-founders, he did everything it took to build the company's CMS from a great idea into what has become a multimillion Euro business today. His entrepreneurial journey, however, didn't start in the technology sector. It began on his family's farm. Growing up on a farm exposed Sören to entrepreneurship ever since he can remember—the good side and the challenges—in addition to the hard and dedicated work it takes to succeed. Sören's story is a fascinating lesson for anyone who not only wants to become an entrepreneur, but also wants to live a full and satisfying life. As he says, “I never regret things I did. I regret things I don't do.” Tune into our episode to learn more. About our guest: Sören Stamer is CEO and Co-founder of CoreMedia, a strategic digital experience platform used many iconic online brands. He is also an award-winning author and speaker. Sören's primary interest is in the power of massive networks to bring about enormous change. A pioneering social media advocate, he is a recognized thought leader on web content strategy, digital rights management, and enterprise 2.0. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hamburg, and ahs extensive startup and leadership experience In addition, he is passionate about early childhood education and solutions for society's challenges in the age of A.I. About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing
The Path to Empowering Iconic Brands: A Conversation with Sören Stamer

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 66:55


Head ninja. Top strategist. Main innovation engine. Chief optimist. Sören Stamer wears a lot of hats, and it's one of the main reasons he wears the CEO hat at CoreMedia so successfully. CoreMedia markets an open, best-of-breed, API-driven solution that combines a headless content repository with an advanced web-based UI. It allows editors to access content from any source and preview front-end customer experience in real-time. From the very beginning, Sören has played multiple roles in the company's growth. As one of CoreMedia's co-founders, he did everything it took to build the company's CMS from a great idea into what has become a multimillion Euro business today. His entrepreneurial journey, however, didn't start in the technology sector. It began on his family's farm. Growing up on a farm exposed Sören to entrepreneurship ever since he can remember—the good side and the challenges—in addition to the hard and dedicated work it takes to succeed. Sören's story is a fascinating lesson for anyone who not only wants to become an entrepreneur, but also wants to live a full and satisfying life. As he says, “I never regret things I did. I regret things I don't do.” Tune into our episode to learn more. About our guest: Sören Stamer is CEO and Co-founder of CoreMedia, a strategic digital experience platform used many iconic online brands. He is also an award-winning author and speaker. Sören's primary interest is in the power of massive networks to bring about enormous change. A pioneering social media advocate, he is a recognized thought leader on web content strategy, digital rights management, and enterprise 2.0. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hamburg, and ahs extensive startup and leadership experience In addition, he is passionate about early childhood education and solutions for society's challenges in the age of A.I. About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books Network
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:26


We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They nourish other living organisms and supply psychological benefits to humans as well, improving our moods and beautifying the landscape around us. But plants don't just passively provide. They also take action. Beronda L. Montgomery explores the vigorous, creative lives of organisms often treated as static and predictable. In fact, plants are masters of adaptation. They "know" what and who they are, and they use this knowledge to make a way in the world. Plants experience a kind of sensation that does not require eyes or ears. They distinguish kin, friend, and foe, and they are able to respond to ecological competition despite lacking the capacity of fight-or-flight. Plants are even capable of transformative behaviors that allow them to maximize their chances of survival in a dynamic and sometimes unfriendly environment. Lessons from Plants (Harvard UP, 2021) enters into the depth of botanic experience and shows how we might improve human society by better appreciating not just what plants give us but also how they achieve their own purposes. What would it mean to learn from these organisms, to become more aware of our environments and to adapt to our own worlds by calling on perception and awareness? Montgomery's meditative study puts before us a question with the power to reframe the way we live: What would a plant do? Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:26


We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They nourish other living organisms and supply psychological benefits to humans as well, improving our moods and beautifying the landscape around us. But plants don't just passively provide. They also take action. Beronda L. Montgomery explores the vigorous, creative lives of organisms often treated as static and predictable. In fact, plants are masters of adaptation. They "know" what and who they are, and they use this knowledge to make a way in the world. Plants experience a kind of sensation that does not require eyes or ears. They distinguish kin, friend, and foe, and they are able to respond to ecological competition despite lacking the capacity of fight-or-flight. Plants are even capable of transformative behaviors that allow them to maximize their chances of survival in a dynamic and sometimes unfriendly environment. Lessons from Plants (Harvard UP, 2021) enters into the depth of botanic experience and shows how we might improve human society by better appreciating not just what plants give us but also how they achieve their own purposes. What would it mean to learn from these organisms, to become more aware of our environments and to adapt to our own worlds by calling on perception and awareness? Montgomery's meditative study puts before us a question with the power to reframe the way we live: What would a plant do? Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

New Books in Science
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)

New Books in Science

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:26


We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They nourish other living organisms and supply psychological benefits to humans as well, improving our moods and beautifying the landscape around us. But plants don't just passively provide. They also take action. Beronda L. Montgomery explores the vigorous, creative lives of organisms often treated as static and predictable. In fact, plants are masters of adaptation. They "know" what and who they are, and they use this knowledge to make a way in the world. Plants experience a kind of sensation that does not require eyes or ears. They distinguish kin, friend, and foe, and they are able to respond to ecological competition despite lacking the capacity of fight-or-flight. Plants are even capable of transformative behaviors that allow them to maximize their chances of survival in a dynamic and sometimes unfriendly environment. Lessons from Plants (Harvard UP, 2021) enters into the depth of botanic experience and shows how we might improve human society by better appreciating not just what plants give us but also how they achieve their own purposes. What would it mean to learn from these organisms, to become more aware of our environments and to adapt to our own worlds by calling on perception and awareness? Montgomery's meditative study puts before us a question with the power to reframe the way we live: What would a plant do? Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science

New Books in Environmental Studies
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:26


We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They nourish other living organisms and supply psychological benefits to humans as well, improving our moods and beautifying the landscape around us. But plants don't just passively provide. They also take action. Beronda L. Montgomery explores the vigorous, creative lives of organisms often treated as static and predictable. In fact, plants are masters of adaptation. They "know" what and who they are, and they use this knowledge to make a way in the world. Plants experience a kind of sensation that does not require eyes or ears. They distinguish kin, friend, and foe, and they are able to respond to ecological competition despite lacking the capacity of fight-or-flight. Plants are even capable of transformative behaviors that allow them to maximize their chances of survival in a dynamic and sometimes unfriendly environment. Lessons from Plants (Harvard UP, 2021) enters into the depth of botanic experience and shows how we might improve human society by better appreciating not just what plants give us but also how they achieve their own purposes. What would it mean to learn from these organisms, to become more aware of our environments and to adapt to our own worlds by calling on perception and awareness? Montgomery's meditative study puts before us a question with the power to reframe the way we live: What would a plant do? Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

New Books Network en español
Sofía Crespo Reyes, "Entre la filantropía y la práctica política: la Unión de Damas Católicas Mexicanas en la Ciudad de México 1860-1932" (2022)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 50:04


Entre la filantropía y la práctica política (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/FES Acatlán) estudia a la organización "Unión de Damas Católicas Mexicanas", la cual entre 1912 y 1932 desarrolló su vida asociativa y promovió un programa de acción social y político usando como base diversas dimensiones del espacio urbano de la Ciudad de México: la manzana, la parroquia, los barrios y las colonias. La intención de esta obra es discutir cómo las acciones de la Unión de Damas Católicas por la ciudad les permitieron construir su propio entramado social gracias al cual actuaron en distintos campos de manera simultánea, múltiple, y articulada. Así, mientras crearon un sistema catequístico, fundaron sindicatos, establecieron escuelas, al mismo tiempo discutieron pública y políticamente con los gobiernos posrevolucionarios y establecieron de manera paralela una estructura material y espacial que les dio soporte. Entrevista por Pamela Fuentes profesora en el departamento de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género en Pace University, también es una de las editoras de New Books Network en español

New Books Network
Entrepreneurship and The Promise of De Novo Protein Design

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 72:53


What's important about de novo protein design from an entrepreneurship perspective? Everything. As the founder of AI Proteins, Chris Bahl leads a company focused on building proteins completely from scratch. The research and subject matter itself are nothing new to Chris, but the entrepreneurial side of his work certainly is. From October 2017 to October 2021, Chris served as the head of protein design for the Institute of Protein Innovation, a Boston-based research institution. One month later, however, he and his team opted to leave the research world and launch a new biotech company, AI Proteins. While the primary purpose of academic research in protein design is to learn more about the nature of proteins as they relate to disease, Chris believes the main mission of biotechnology is to cure it—and he definitely wanted to be on the “curing” side. AI Proteins is expanding the possibilities of protein therapeutics by rationally designing entirely new proteins, or as they're officially called, de novo proteins. Using AI-based design and a high-throughput drug-discovery platform, the company creates synthetic proteins from scratch and seeks to optimize a specific protein's activity for a variety of therapeutic applications. The objective is to enable the development of proteins that are inexpensive, durable, highly specific, and can be optimized for oral delivery. Such a lofty goal is what entrepreneurship in its truest sense is really about. It's also a fascinating story to hear in the founder's own words. About our guest: Chris Stahl is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of AI Proteins, an Andover, Massachusetts-based company focused on ways to harness the power of synthetically designed proteins to cure diseases. The former head of protein design at the Institute for Protein Innovation, Chris is also a lecturer at both the Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, as well as a TED Fellow. His areas of expertise include computational protein design, structural biology, biochemistry, and in particular, he is credited for inventing the de novo design of synthetic miniproteins. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. About NBN: The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodes here. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his story here. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk. On Twitter. On LinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network en español
Silvia María Pérez González, "La construcción del mercado local del vino de Jerez de la Frontera a finales de la Edad Media: normativa y espacios" (2022)

New Books Network en español

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 31:21


En esta entrevista hablamos de la configuración del mercado del vino de Jerez de la Frontera (España) durante la etapa en la que se sentaron las bases de su expansión internacional, el siglo XV y comienzo del siglo XVI, periodo para el que, a diferencia de etapas posteriores, apenas existen estudios específicos. Se incardina dentro de una línea de investigación cuyo objetivo principal es el estudio de los paisajes vitivinícolas y de los productos de la vid en la Andalucía occidental de finales de la Edad Media. La base documental de esta investigación son las actas capitulares del Concejo jerezano, así como los protocolos notariales que se conservan entre 1392 y 1504. Para ello, los investigadores efectuaron un minucioso proceso de estudio de estas dos valiosas fuentes, a fin de extraer de ellas toda la información relativa al vino. Posteriormente se ha diseñado una base de datos que hiciera factible su análisis y adscripción a distintas categorías temáticas; además, los datos se enriquecieron y contrastaron con aportaciones bibliográficas especializadas. Todo ello les permitió identificar la política del Concejo jerezano para impedir el desabastecimiento del mercado local e intentar acabar con las actividades fraudulentas que mermaban la calidad del vino. Asimismo, la investigación comprobó la importancia del vino en la conformación morfológica del espacio urbano, con la génesis de infraestructuras dedicadas a su consumo y deleite. Los autores de esta investigación, publicada en Historia Agraria son:  Silvia M.ª Pérez González es Licenciada en geografía e Historia en Historia por la Universidad de Sevilla y doctora en Historia por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. En la actualidad imparte docencia en el área de Historia Medieval de dicha universidad. Es especialista en Historia de la Iglesia medieval desde la perspectiva de género, cultural y de la enseñanza. Entre sus publicaciones cabe destacar La mujer en la Sevilla de finales de la Edad Media: solteras, casadas y vírgenes consagradas. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, 2005 José Antonio Mingorance es Licenciado en geografía e Historia por la UNED y doctor en Historia por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Actualmente es colaborador honorario en el área de Historia Medieval de esta universidad. Es autor de varios trabajos en torno a la historia de Jerez entre los que destacan La esclavitud en la Baja Edad Media. Jerez de la Frontera (1392-1550). Jerez, 2013 Con José Mª Abril Fuertes y La colonia extranjera en Jerez a finales de la Edad Media, Jerez, 2014 Entrevista realizada por Elena Catalán, historiadora y profesora de Historia Económica en la Universidad del País Vasco, coeditora deHistoria Agraria, anfitriona/presentadora en New Books Network en Español. Disfruta investigando, pero sobre todo enseñando y divulgando.

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies
Ken MacLean, "Crimes in Archival Form: Human Rights, Fact Production, and Myanmar" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 54:54


Though human rights monitors talk of fact-finding missions and reports, human rights facts are, like all social phenomena, not in fact found but made — through processes by which we come to know and talk about them. But how exactly does that happen? And how, by attending to these processes, might we arrive at a more robust understanding of human rights facts? These are the kinds of questions animating Ken MacLean's new book, Crimes in Archival Form: Human Rights, Fact Production and Myanmar (University of California Press, 2022). In this episode Ken joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to explore some of the answers he arrived at after years of research on the complexities of human rights fact production about crimes against humanity in eastern Myanmar, or Burma, and to discuss how it is possible to cast a critical eye over how human rights facts are made and not only remain engaged in causes for human rights, but to make them even stronger at a time that human rights facts are sorely tested, and the truth about facts has never been more contested. Like this interview? If so you might also be interested in: Lynette Chua, The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilisation and Human Rights as a Way of Life Tyrell Haberkorn, In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand Ken MacLean, The Government of Mistrust: Illegibility and Bureaucratic Power in Socialist Vietnam Nick Cheesman is Associate Professor, Department of Political & Social Change, Australian National University and Senior Fellow, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo (Fall 2022). He hosts the New Books in Interpretive Political & Social Science series on the New Books Network. Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/southeast-asian-studies

New Books Network
Ken MacLean, "Crimes in Archival Form: Human Rights, Fact Production, and Myanmar" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 54:54


Though human rights monitors talk of fact-finding missions and reports, human rights facts are, like all social phenomena, not in fact found but made — through processes by which we come to know and talk about them. But how exactly does that happen? And how, by attending to these processes, might we arrive at a more robust understanding of human rights facts? These are the kinds of questions animating Ken MacLean's new book, Crimes in Archival Form: Human Rights, Fact Production and Myanmar (University of California Press, 2022). In this episode Ken joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to explore some of the answers he arrived at after years of research on the complexities of human rights fact production about crimes against humanity in eastern Myanmar, or Burma, and to discuss how it is possible to cast a critical eye over how human rights facts are made and not only remain engaged in causes for human rights, but to make them even stronger at a time that human rights facts are sorely tested, and the truth about facts has never been more contested. Like this interview? If so you might also be interested in: Lynette Chua, The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilisation and Human Rights as a Way of Life Tyrell Haberkorn, In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand Ken MacLean, The Government of Mistrust: Illegibility and Bureaucratic Power in Socialist Vietnam Nick Cheesman is Associate Professor, Department of Political & Social Change, Australian National University and Senior Fellow, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo (Fall 2022). He hosts the New Books in Interpretive Political & Social Science series on the New Books Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
Jillian Peterson and James Densley, "The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic" (Harry N. Abrams, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 32:01


Using data from the writers' groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic (Harry N. Abrams, 2021) charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them by examining hundreds of data points in the life histories of more than 170 mass shooters--from their childhood and adolescence to their mental health and motives. They've also interviewed the living perpetrators of mass shootings and people who knew them, shooting survivors, victims' families, first responders, and leading experts to gain a comprehensive firsthand understanding of the real stories behind them, rather than the sensationalized media narratives that too often prevail. For the first time, instead of offering thoughts and prayers for the victims of these crimes, Peterson and Densley share their data-driven solutions for exactly what we must do, at the individual level, in our communities, and as a country, to put an end to these tragedies that have defined our modern era. Marshall Poe is the founder and editor of the New Books Network. He can be reached at marshallpoe@newbooksnetwork.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, "Minority Of One: The Unchaining of an Arab Mind" (2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 43:34


“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” ― George Orwell, 1984 How do people change? How does someone living in a closed and oppressive society develop insights and a worldview at odds with everything around them and everyone they know? This is the journey of change for one such person. Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, born in 1989 in Cairo, Egypt received a conservative Muslim education and grew up religiously devout, originally wanting to become a jihadist. While witnessing the creeping radicalization of society, he developed his own personal beliefs, pursuing with strength and determination the right to live freely. He participated in the Arab Spring protests in 2011 and soon afterward sought political asylum in the United States which was granted in 2014. Hussein has since served as an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, become a U.S citizen in 2017, served in the U.S Army Reserve, and is currently a public speaker, a blogger and an advocate for peace and education. Through a very circuitous route, Hussein Aboubakr grew to challenge the all-pervasive propaganda in his native Egypt, driving its citizens to hate the West and all Infidels, in particular The United States, the state of Israel and the Jewish people. His deeply inquisitive intellect led him to suffer interrogations, imprisonments and torture, until finally being granted political asylum in the U.S. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Islamic Studies
Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, "Minority Of One: The Unchaining of an Arab Mind" (2020)

New Books in Islamic Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 43:34


“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” ― George Orwell, 1984 How do people change? How does someone living in a closed and oppressive society develop insights and a worldview at odds with everything around them and everyone they know? This is the journey of change for one such person. Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, born in 1989 in Cairo, Egypt received a conservative Muslim education and grew up religiously devout, originally wanting to become a jihadist. While witnessing the creeping radicalization of society, he developed his own personal beliefs, pursuing with strength and determination the right to live freely. He participated in the Arab Spring protests in 2011 and soon afterward sought political asylum in the United States which was granted in 2014. Hussein has since served as an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, become a U.S citizen in 2017, served in the U.S Army Reserve, and is currently a public speaker, a blogger and an advocate for peace and education. Through a very circuitous route, Hussein Aboubakr grew to challenge the all-pervasive propaganda in his native Egypt, driving its citizens to hate the West and all Infidels, in particular The United States, the state of Israel and the Jewish people. His deeply inquisitive intellect led him to suffer interrogations, imprisonments and torture, until finally being granted political asylum in the U.S. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies