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Media Matters makes its case with Hemenway’s ‘Private Guns, Public Health’

by Shaun Manning February 22, 2013

Media Matters for America, a left-leaning watchdog group, bolstered its case against Fox News’ and the NRA’s presentation of the gun control debate with several passages and statistics from David Hemenway’s Private Guns, Public Health. Responding to Cam and Company host Cam Edwards and Fox contributor Ann Coulter, who both cited the fact that Japan’s suicide rate is higher than that of the US despite less access to firearms as evidence that guns and suicide are not linked, Media Matters notes that there could easily be other explanations for this and refers to Hemenway’s research shows that, compared with other developed […]

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Back to School Sale

by Shaun Manning September 5, 2012

Save 30% on recently-released titles from the University of Michigan Press! Add any of the books below to your shopping cart and enter promotion code BTS at checkout to save. The discount applies to any edition of the book–cloth, paper, or ebook! (Prices listed refer to paperback edition when one exists.) The Wire: Race, Class, and Culture $29.95 $20.97 A New England Prison Diary: Slander, Religion, and Markets in Early America $35.00 $24.50 The International Relations of Middle-earth: Learning from The Lord of the Rings $19.95 $13.97 Japan and China as Charm Rivals: Soft Power in Regional Diplomacy $70.00 $49.00 The Congressional Black Caucus, Minority Voting Rights, and the U.S. Supreme […]

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Judith Pascoe awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

by Shaun Manning April 17, 2012

Judith Pascoe, author of The Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice, has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support her current research on “Wuthering Heights in Japan.” Guggenheim Fellows are selected in the midst of an already-exceptional career in an effort to promote further important and promising research in their fields. Dr. Pascoe was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow in the the Creative Arts – General Nonfiction category, and her research topic emerged as a result of a recent tenure as a Fulbright Lecturer in Japan. For more information on the research […]

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Christian S. Davis offers a past and present look at military actions abroad

by Emily February 23, 2012

Guest blogger Christian S. Davis is the author of Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany, available now from the University of Michigan Press. In his book, Davis explores the relationship between the colonial and antisemitic movements of modern Germany from 1871 to 1918. Here, he discusses the unease he felt when comparing his research to current events that were unfolding as he was writing. The spring of 2004 was a disheartening time to read a newspaper or to watch the news on TV; beginning in April, revelations concerning the torture of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military […]

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‘When the Rainbow Goddess Wept’ featured in Skokie, Illinois, cultural event

by Trade Marketing February 28, 2011

Beginning March 5th through March 9th, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, author of When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, will be featured in a series of readings and discussions in Skokie, Illinois’ second annual Coming Together in Skokie event. The celebration “highlights a different culture in [their] richly diverse community to build knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of different backgrounds and to weave [them] all more closely into the vibrant tapestry that is Skokie.” Manguerra Brainard will speak about her novel and her experiences both in the Philippines and America. Information for the discussion dates can be found at the author’s blog, Travels (and more) with […]

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