A new issue of Green Theory and Praxis Journal is out. Kristie Dotson and Kyle Powys Whyte (MSU): Environmental Justice, Social Invisibility and Unqualified Affectability. Helen Kopnina (The Hague): Toward Conservational Anthropology: Addressing Anthropocentric Bias in Anthropology. From Synthesis Philosophica, Zdenko Zeman and Marija Geiger (Ivo Pilar): Environmental Issues from Hollywood Perspective: Celluloid Utopias and Anthropocentric White Patriarchal Capitalism; and Tomaz Grusovnik (Primorska): Environmental Denial: Why We Fail to Change Our Environmentally Damaging Practices. What will it take to push back climate change? Eric Moll on protest tactics in a warming world. Christian Parenti explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns — now gaining popularity on college campuses — may be a costly distraction (and more). Can modern greens loosen nature’s grip on environmentalism? Keith Kloor on the great schism in the environmental movement. The introduction to The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics by Adrian Parr. Humanity unbound: Indur M. Goklany on how fossil fuels saved humanity from nature and nature from humanity. Ronald Bailey on how to "spin" conservatives into worrying about the environment.
Tali Seger-Guttmann (RAC), Hana Medler-Liraz (MTA) and Joseph Guttmann (Haifa): "If You are My Friend, Please Show Your Anger": Differences Between Friends and Colleagues in Faking Emotions. From Studies in Social Justice, a special issue on the politics of resilience and recovery in mental health care. From Technology Review, Sasha Issenberg on how President Obama’s campaign used big data to rally individual voters (and part 2). Historian Jorge Canizares-Esguerra reflects on whether the statistical methods of nineteenth-century political economists can be regarded as digital humanities avant la lettre (and more). Mary Beard reviews Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate by Claire Holleran. The first chapter from The Roman Market Economy by Peter Temin. 50 Shades of Vulgarity: Editors of Glamour, Allure and other magazines aimed at female audiences say using vulgar words in print does not seem to ruffle feathers. Are we finally heading toward world peace? Patrick Henderson interviews with Havard Hegre of the University of Oslo and the Center for the Study of Civil War.
From Christianity Today, the “benevolent sexism” at Christian colleges: An interview with Brad Christerson, M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall, and Shelly Cunningham, authors of Women Faculty at an Evangelical University: The Paradox of Religiously Driven Gender Inequalities and High Job Satisfaction; and what is the biggest change evangelical seminaries need to make right now? Dan Kimball, Cheryl Sanders, and Winfield Bevins on visions of the future. After D'Souza's departure, The King's College seeks doctrine over politics — and TKC isn't the only Christian school moving away from political conservatism. Is the Mormon Church spying on CollegeTimes in response to a recent article about Neumont University? Weeks after accepting a free, 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, for-profit Christian university Grand Canyon University walks away from the gift. Peter Augustine Lawler on the state of American liberal education. Liam Kavanagh interviews Alasdair MacIntyre, author of God, Philosophy, Universities. Anne Hendershott on the upside-down world of Catholic higher education: Recent controversies at the University of San Diego underscore the prevalence and influence of dissent on Catholic campuses.
Gary Minda (Brooklyn): Freedom and Democracy in a World Governed by Finance: Habermas and the Crisis in Europe — A Free Labor Response. From Lapham’s Quarterly, a special issue on intoxication. From Figure/Ground Communication, Andrew Iliadis interviews McKenzie Wark, author of Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class. Eric Posner on why the president has the power to raise the debt ceiling on his own — and if Congress won’t act, he should use it. Are we really losing humanity? Ian Shaw on the future of killer robots. Kris De Decker on how to make everything ourselves: Open modular hardware. Rob Brooks on new ideas about the evolution of homosexuality. Have we lost the War on Drugs? After more than four decades of a failed experiment, say Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy, the human cost has become too high — it is time to consider the decriminalization of drug use and the drug market. Ishaan Tharoor on why Al Jazeera’s entry into the U.S. is a good thing. Let’s face it — new arrivals are draining the economy: An editorial by guest author Gerald Mueller, the Strom Thurmond Chair of Conservative Thought at the University of Cascadia.
Garrett Broshuis (SLU): Restoring Integrity to America’s Pastime: Moving Towards a More Normative Approach to Cheating in Baseball. Dylan Kerrigan (West Indies): White Supremacy versus Gangsterism on the Small-Goal Football Field. You can download Problems, Possibilities, Promising Practices: Critical Dialogues on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ed. Janice Forsyth and Michael K. Heine. The next Jeremy Lin? Jay Caspian Kang on Oak Hill Academy's Chris Tang and the pressures of being the Great Asian Hope. The helmet that can save football: Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year — while helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all. Football coaches vs. the common good: Why doesn’t the GOP gripe about our taxes going to multi-million-dollar coaches’ salaries? An in-depth look at Sportsnet magazine, its corporate branding, and why parent company Rogers is willing to lose millions on its newest baby. The most hated blogger in America: Sara Morrison on the secret to Chris Chase — and possibly USA Today’s — success. Dave Zirin on how 2012 was the year our sports broke. Bhaskar Sunkara writes in defense of sports: Why let capitalists have all the fun?
A new issue of Philosophy in Review is out. From the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, a special issue on Wittgenstein and Pragmatism. From Leiter Reports, what does it take to be the best philosophy department in the English-speaking world? From 3:AM, Anne Jaap Jacobson is the neurofeminist philosofunskster whose mind is setting fire to the boys’ club and putting the academy straight whilst doing edgy work in the philosophy of mind; and Joshua Alexander is a funky philosopher from the x-phi mothership, burning his armchair and flying into a future where philosophy is cosmopolitan. What can we learn from Plato about the financial crisis? Helen A. Fielding reviews Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn by Dorothea E. Olkowski. Could philosophy (or other disciplines) be improved by letting those outside the discipline play a role in judging its work? Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook and Adam Briggle consider the possibilities. Aaron Preston reviews A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: from Russell to Rawls by Stephen P. Schwartz. Must philosophers be parents? Justin E. H. Smith wonders. Is there a problem of counterfactual philosophers? Massimo Pigliucci wants to know. For a better society, teach philosophy in high schools.
A new issue of the Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security is out. Douglas L. Rogers (OSU): After Prometheus, Are Human Genes Patentable Subject Matter? John M. Kelley and Rebecca A. Malouf (Endicott): Blind Dates and Mate Preferences: An Analysis of Newspaper Matchmaking Columns. Lars G. Tummers, Brenda Vermeeren, Bram Steijn and V.J.J.M. Bekkers (EUR): Public Professionals and Policy Implementation: Conceptualizing and Measuring Three Types of Role Conflicts. Oliver Burkeman on why stereotypes are bad even when they're “good”. From TLS, a review essay on Alan Turing by Michael Saler. From the Beyond Stone and Bone blog at archeology.org, Heather Pringle on how Henry VIII’s racy sex life turned her into an archaeological writer; a look at the top five archaeological bloggers; and could Google Earth help us stop looting? Steve Donoghue reviews Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion by Andrew Robinson. AL.com is running an online Alabama-Notre Dame Pop Culture Championship, in which they determine how the two universities stack up against one another not on the gridiron, but in the fields of television, movies and books.
Andrew Clapham (Geneva Academy): The General Assembly. Benoit Frydman (ULB): A Pragmatic Approach to Global Law. Andre Luiz Siciliano (Sao Paulo): The Role of the Universalization of Human Rights and Migration in the Formation of a New Global Governance. Steven Colatrella (John Cabot): In Our Hands Is Placed a Power: Austerity, Worldwide Strike Wave, and the Crisis of Global Governance. Johan Karlsson Schaffer (Oslo): The Stability of a Cosmopolitan Political Order: Between Federalism and Functionalism. From Cadmus, John Scales Avery (Copenhagen): Federalism and Global Governance; James Ranney (Widener): World Peace Through Law: Rethinking an Old Theory; and John Burroughs (Rutgers): How Reliance on Nuclear Weapons Erodes and Distorts International Law and Global Order. George Dvorsky wonders. Erik Voeten reviews Governing the World: The History of an Idea by Mark Mazower. Should we be worried about global quasi-constitutionalization? Grahame Thompson investigates. From The American Interest, Adam Garfinkle on conservative principles of world order. Alex Kane on the 5 dumbest Right-wing conspiracy theories about the United Nations.
A new issue of Surveillance and Society is out. Xia Yanping (HIE): Memetic Study on Number Three. From Tablet, after 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel; and can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power? From Moment, Yagil Levy on Israel’s new hierarchy of death: Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi, Israeli, Gazan — whose life is least valuable?; and why can’t we show empathy for the Palestinians? From Conservative Battleline, ObamaCare may be the law, but the ObamaCare Resistance Movement has begun. A great example of capitalism with a human face — with a beard, even! — is Garry Kvistad, founder and proprietor of Woodstock Chimes. The introduction to The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, ed. Eldar Shafir. From The American Reader, Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon reviews The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance Franco “Bifo” Berardi. America's real criminal element: New research finds lead (Pb) is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic — and fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing.
A new issue of Sojourners is out. From H-Net, Michael Brenes reviews Piety and Public Funding: Evangelicals and the State in Modern America by Axel R. Schafer; and Kathleen Hladky reviews The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens and Karl Giberson. Matthew Engelke reviews When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God by T.M. Luhrmann. Justin Wilford on his book Sacred Subdivisions: The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism. America's favorite preacher: Joel Osteen’s smile is as big as Texas, and so is his following. Why does it matter if America is a religious country? From The Humanist, Rob Boston reviews Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — And What We Can Do About It by Sean Faircloth; and is this the beginning of the end for the religious right? John Dickerson on the decline of Evangelical America. Religion itself needs redemption; in the Occupy movement, its potent ideals and traditions of resistance are resurrected. The year that was: A look at major church-state developments from 2012.