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Update, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year!! Here’s a little food for thought from  Judith Warner of the Center for American Progress, “Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since 1988, they have earned at least a third of law degrees since 1980, were … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 Update

Gary Snyder The Real Work: Interviews & Talks 1964-1979 Excerpt Grossinger: You were speaking earlier of that signature with the mushroom and the deer. Snyder: I was simply saying that with the rains, and the snows in the high country, … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 Update

1. Reading:  Michelle Alexander —The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 2. Visiting: Lofotr Viking Museum 3. Teaching: Angharad Valdivia, “This Tween Bridge Over My Latina Girl Back: The U.S. Mainstream Negotiates Identity” (for Intro to … Continue reading

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December 17 update

1. Wondering: Why is country music so popular in Norway? 2. Reading: Michelle Miller Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology — this is a great book which considers the relationship of new research in cognitive science and their implications for … Continue reading

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November 11, 2014 Update

1. Reading: “Civil Society and Educational Publics: Possibilities and Problems” by Kathleen Knight Abowitz, in Promises to Keep: Cultural Studies, Democratic Education and Public Life, eds. Dimitriadis and Carlson. 2. Reading: “Start Something Fierce: A Young Woman’s Guide to Grassroots … Continue reading

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October 10, 2014 update

October 10, 2014. Back to list form, for now. 1. Reading: From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010 by Shayla Thiel-Stern. 2. Reading: “Global Women’s Issues: Women in the … Continue reading

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August 17, 2014 Update

Hello from Norway, More than thirty years ago, the Norwegian –U.S. Fulbright office, together with the education ministry here, decided to undertake something called the Roving Scholar program. Unique to Norway, the program supports the work of three American Studies … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 Update

1. (Featured) Good news 2. (Reading) Shelley Nickles. “More is Better: Mass Consumption, Gender, and Class Identity in Postwar America.” American Quarterly 54.4 (2002): 581-622. 3. (Listening) Beyoncé s/t 4. (Reading) Dan Butin, “There’s No App for Ending Racism: Theorizing … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014 Update

1. (Conversing with) Dodie Stevens, who had a hit in 1959 with the song “Pink Shoelaces” 2. (Listening) Laverne Baker “Jim Dandy to the Rescue” 3. (Reading) ‘Don We Now Our Gay Apparel’: Gay Men’s Dress in the Twentieth Century … Continue reading

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