[URBANTH-L]Announcement of "Rhetorics of Place"

M Wolf-Meyer wolf0358 at umn.edu
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 
Bioregion  http://www.reconstruction.ws/053/howard.shtml

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 
Project http://www.reconstruction.ws/053/schneekloth.shtml

Review Essays:

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.

Please take the time to participate in this experiment in community.
Additionally, submissions for our future issues are also being actively 
solicited:   http://www.reconstruction.ws/info.htm

Please see editorial guidelines as published on the site for further 
information regarding contributions to Reconstruction.

Reconstruction is a peer-reviewed journal, and indexed in the MLA 
International Bibliography.

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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Thank you in advance for your time and your participation.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Michael Benton
Humanities Department
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Oswald Building #337A

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--Wednesday, in Neil Gaman's novel "American Gods" (2001:233)

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