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Out in the Union
Miriam Frank, author of Out in the Union, was interviewed on KBOO Labor Radio (90.7 FM, Portland, OR) on July 13.

Not from Here
Allan Johnson, author of Not from Here, has several interviews in the coming weeks. You can listen to him talk about his memoir on the following radio stations:
WMBR (88.1 FM, Cambridge, MA), "Radio with a View," on July 26 at 10:30 am.
KAXE (91.7 FM, Grand Rapids, MI), on July 28 at 9:10 am.
WDAS (105.3 FM, Philadelphia, PA), on July 28, at 10:00 am.
Iowa Public Radio, (90.1 FM, Des Moines, IA) on July 28 at 11:00 am.
KCBX (90.1 FM, San Luis Obispo, CA), "Ideasphere," on July 29 at 5:00 pm.

The Outsider
Dan Rottenberg's The Outsider was among the favorite local books selected by Gordon Fowler, CEO of Glenmede Trust Co., in a profile published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 19.

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    Jennifer Snook

    "American Heathens is an extremely valuable work of highly original and well-grounded scholarship. This book is a quantum leap forward beyond what earlier scholars have done. Snook provides a theoretically astute analysis of the Heathen movement, and a much more nuanced discussion of the dynamics of such issues as gender roles, communal identity formation, and relationships to other New Religious Movement and mainstream American society and religion than other works on this topic. I fully expect that American Heathens will become a standard work in the emerging sub-field of Pagan Studies, and be of great interest to scholars and teachers."—Michael Strmiska, Assistant Professor of World History at SUNY-Orange, and author of Modern Paganism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives

  • KlezmerKlezmer
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    Hankus Netsky

    "Klezmer breaks new ground by providing a localized musical portrait of a klezmer community outside the New York area. Netsky makes significant efforts by combining detailed and wide-ranging interviews, personal narrative, and scholarly analysis. His experience with and access to the Philadelphia klezmer scene is unparalleled; his substantial long-term research, including interviews with many klezmorim who have since passed away, is clearly a treasure. Klezmer provides a fascinating, satisfying, and deeply textured picture of a community and its musicians through years of transition."—Judah M. Cohen, Lou & Sybil Mervis Professor in the Study of Jewish Culture at Indiana University, and author of The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor: Musical Authority, Cultural Investment

  • The Phenomenology of DanceThe Phenomenology of Dance
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    "Not all pioneering works become classics, but Maxine Sheets-Johnstone's The Phenomenology of Dance has. Like her other philosophical works—and like dance at its best—this one brims with vitality, originality, force, clarity, and conviction. It moves within dance performance and the aesthetic appreciation of dance and engages phenomenology as a living method of description with the dynamic lived-experience of dancing. It is precisely because creativity is at the heart of dance, and indeed at the core of the person as interpersonal, that education itself can and should, as Sheets-Johnstone suggests, become a means to creativity, performance, and criticism—a means to dance."—Anthony J. Steinbock, Director, Phenomenology Research Center, and Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • The Mutual Housing ExperimentThe Mutual Housing Experiment
    New Deal Communities for the Urban Middle Class

    Kristin M. Szylvian

    "Highlighting little known connections between New Deal visionaries, labor leaders, and modernist architects, Kristin Szylvian's important book tells the story of an ingenious WWII-era housing initiative aimed at America's middle-income families. Mutual Housing offered a new kind of homeownership based on cooperative principles, community design, and cutting-edge construction techniques. Szylvian presents engaging vignettes of the experimental communities, some still in existence, organized on this basis. The Mutual Housing Experiment is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of American housing policy and design, as well as everyone searching for solutions to the housing problems of today"—Gail Radford, Professor of History, State University of New York at Buffalo, and author of Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era

  • Religion and Political Tolerance in AmericaReligion and Political Tolerance in America
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    edited by Paul A. Djupe

    "Religion and Political Tolerance in America is a terrific volume. Paul Djupe has recruited top scholars in the discipline, and he and his contributors provide original, rigorous research that nicely complements the religion literature on clergy, public opinion, and social psychology. It brings the scholarly treatment of tolerance up to date, addresses key debates, and provides important coverage. Religion and Political Tolerance in America makes a significant contribution to the literature."—Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas

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North Philly Notes
We celebrate the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Phenomenology of Dance by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone with an essay and interview by Serge Prengel, LMHC, Editor of SomaticPerspectives.com.

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