[URBANTH-L]Announcement of "Rhetorics of Place"
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Mon Sep 19 13:08:04 EDT 2005
(Please forgive the mass email, but we are trying to publicize our new
journal issue. Please pass this on ...)
We are proud to announce the latest issue of Reconstruction: Studies in
Contemporary Culture (vol.5, no.3), "Rhetorics of Place" at
ISSN: 1547- 4348.
This themed issue is edited by Michael Benton, G. Wesley Houp and Melissa
Included in this issue are:
Michael Benton, "Rhetorics of Place: The Importance of Public Spaces and
Public Spheres http://www.reconstruction.ws/053/benton.shtml
Joy Ackerman, "A Politics of Place: Reading the Signs at Walden Pond
David Burley, Pam Jenkins, Joanne Darlington, Brian Azcona, "Loss,
Attachment, and Place: A Case Study of Grand Isle, Louisiana
Patrick Howard, "Nurturing Sense of Place Through the Literature of the
Bruce Janz, "Whistler's Fog and the Aesthetics of Place
Joy Kennedy, "The Edge of the World
Michael Kula, "What Have Bagels Got to Do With Midwesternness?
John Shelton Lawrence and Marty S. Knepper, "Discovering Your Cinematic
Cultural Identity http://www.reconstruction.ws/053/lawrence.shtml
Harry Olufunwa, "The Place of Race: Ethnicity, Location and 'Progress' in
the Fiction of Chinua Achebe and Ralph Ellison
Anthony M. Orum, "All the World's A Coffee Shop: Reflections on Place,
Community and Identity
Lynda H. Schneekloth and Robert. G. Shibley, "Placemaking: A Democratic
Danny Mayer on Ethan Watter's Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines
Friendship, Family and Commitment
Matthew Ortoleva on McComiskey and Ryan's City Comp: Identities, Spaces,
Rania Masri on Joel Weishaus' Forest Park: A Journal
Christine Cusick on Joel Weishaus' Forest Park: A Journal
Matthew Wolf-Meyer on Cadava and Levy's Cities Without Citizens
Marilyn Yaquinto on Peter Bondanella's Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas,
Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos
In line with our efforts to foster intellectual community, Reconstruction
also hosts a message board dedicated to interaction between authors and
readers, and between readers themselves, hoping to affect a more communal
approach to, and understanding of, academic journals and intellectual
thought and action.
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Additionally, submissions for our future issues are also being actively
Please see editorial guidelines as published on the site for further
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Reconstruction is a peer-reviewed journal, and indexed in the MLA
We are also currently seeking reviewers: If interested, a short email
listing qualifications and interests should be mailed to Michael Benton at:
mdbento at gmail.com
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--Wednesday, in Neil Gaman's novel "American Gods" (2001:233)
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