Monday, September 26, 2005

Reconstruction 5.3: Rhetorics of Place

(This post will be at the top of the blog for this month. As the editors we sifted over 150 original submissions in order to produce these 10 never-before-published essays. We would appreciate any responses. New posts this month will appear below this post.)

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We are proud to announce the latest issue of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (vol.5, no.3), "Rhetorics of Place" ISSN: 1547-4348.

This themed issue is edited by Michael Benton, G. Wesley Houp and Melissa Purdue.

Included in this issue are:


Michael Benton, "Rhetorics of Place: The Importance of Public Spaces and Public Spheres"


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"

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"

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

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, Practices

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

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ariadne said...

Cool issue! I love John Shelton Lawrence's work (going to go read it now).

Thivai Abhor said...

John is also a very friendly and generous person. It was a pleasure working with him.

Thanks for the comment Ariadne!