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Philosophy & Social Criticism Online Table of Contents Alert


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 24, 2013 - 7:23am


A new issue of Philosophy & Social Criticism is available online:
October 2013; Vol. 39, No. 8

The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://psc.sagepub.com/content/vol39/issue8/?etoc

Articles
Fiqh Al-Aqalliyyât and the Arab Spring: Modern Islamic theorizing
Zaid M. Eyadat
Philosophy Social Criticism 2013;39 733-753
http://psc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/39/8/733

Deliberation and interpretation
Georgia Warnke
Philosophy Social Criticism 2013;39 755-770
http://psc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/39/8/755

Privacy and social interaction

 

Why I wince when I shop with Amazon


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 20, 2013 - 8:21am


In recent weeks, current and former workers at Amazon warehouses in Kentucky, Tennessee and Washington State have filed four proposed class-action lawsuits against the company, seeking pay for the time they are searched when leaving the warehouses for breaks and at the end of shifts, the Huffington Post reported. Another proposed class-action suit in Nevada doesn't name Amazon as a defendant.

 

Community Literacy Journal


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 19, 2013 - 5:45am


Dear colleagues,

We're excited to announce that the newest issues of Community Literacy Journal, 7.1 and 7.2, are now available. You can access the articles via Project Muse, or we invite you to consider supporting this independent journal by subscribing. Below, we share the table of contents for these new issues, along with a sneak peak of upcoming issue 8.1, focused on Youth, Sexuality, Health, and Rights together with Sexual Literacies and New Paradigms of Public Scholarship as Action-Oriented Research, guest edited by Dr. Adela C. Licona and Dr. Stephen T. Russell.

 

Advice on refereeing book manuscripts


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 18, 2013 - 8:14am


Advice on refereeing book manuscripts, useful for book authors, too, perhaps.

http://www.newappsblog.com/2013/09/on-refereeing-a-book-ms.html

 

Various Journal TOCs


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 18, 2013 - 6:11am


Public Understanding of Science Online Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Public Understanding of Science is available online:
October 2013; Vol. 22, No. 7

The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://pus.sagepub.com/content/vol22/issue7/?etoc

Editorial
Editorial
Public Underst Sci 2013;22 766-767
http://pus.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/22/7/766

Review Essay
Statistics in science and in society: From a state-of-the-art to a new research agenda
Fabienne Crettaz von Roten and Yves de Roten
Public Underst Sci 2013;22 768-784

 

""I'm a professor." "Oh, you mean you're a content provider to the knowledge industry.""


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 17, 2013 - 11:30pm


See: http://www.newappsblog.com/2013/09/im-a-professor-oh-you-mean-you-are-a-...

"We know that when we publish with commercial presses (and we should include most university presses here, IMO) we are content providers in the knowledge industry. Let's follow the trail with a simple example..."

Devastating.

 

Journal Announcement: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2013 - 2:09pm


Please allow me to draw your attention to the new peer-reviewed and
open-access International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
(HCM). The aim of the journal is to stimulate interdisciplinary research
and a lively academic exchange in the field of the cultural history of
modernity worldwide. HCM is published by Amsterdam University Press and
supported financially by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
HCM was launched this summer and the first issue can be found online by
following this link:
http://www.history-culture-modernity.org/index.php/HCM/issue/current.

 

NCA Research & Publication Guide


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2013 - 10:02am


NCA Research & Publication Guide

 

Book Announcement: Legal Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2013 - 9:29am


Lisa Perry, perryl@smccd.edu

I have published my 1998 dissertation, Legal Rhetoric Books in England, 1600-1700, on Kindle (available for free to Amazon Prime members).

In it, I argue

 

The MLA Recategorizes Member Groups


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 15, 2013 - 9:23am


The MLS has recategorized member groups: http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/draft-proposal/. Many rhet-comp scholars are frustrated. Some are chill: http://ydog.net/?p=1852

For myself, I say: "Fretting about the MLA is like worrying that your grand-aunt, the one who lives in Fiji and who sends Christmas cards to your mom and hasn't been in the continental US since 1968, long before you were born, doesn't really love you. Of course they do, and of course they don't." --David