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The Journal of Civil and Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the December 2020 issue. Proposals will be accepted until the end of June 2019.
The Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to studying modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles, including transnational ones, and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, state-of-the-field pieces, and book forums.
The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice, has been selected as a grant recipient from the Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Fund for Progressive Thought. This internal fund was established in 2018 by William Brooks, professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and professor of music at the University of York, in honor of his parents’ lifelong commitment to progressive causes. To Live Here, You Have to Fight, the inspiring yet sobering story of white Appalachian women acting as leaders and soldiers in a grassroots war on poverty in the 1960s and 1970s, exemplifies the spirit of this Fund.
Stephen Hardy is a retired professor of kinesiology and affiliate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. Andrew C. Holman is a professor of history and the director of Canadian studies at Bridgewater State University. They recently answered some questions about their new book, Hockey: A Global History.
Q: One of the eye-opening aspects of Hockey: A Global History is the fact the game escaped early from its Canadian “incubator.” Ice hockey itself spread, of course, but so did a number of hockey-related games. What led the two of you to venture outside the usual parameters of a hockey history to look at the sport in such a broad way? What surprised you during your research?
SH and AH: The perspective you describe is certainly prevalent, especially among people who grew up in Canada. What we try to show is the existence of many hockey-like games, on fields and on ice, around the world centuries ago. Names varied by location, as did rules. We were aware of this, as were other authors, but our research still brought surprises. Perhaps the biggest was an exotic spectacle called “polo.” It sprang up in the 1880s, in roller skating rinks, that sprouted all around North America and parts of Europe. It was a high-speed, high collision affair with short sticks, a ball, and cages. It had media coverage, league organization, and fan followings far in advance of Montreal hockey at the time. It was also played on ice. We describe how and why it faded in many markets after other promoters introduced Montreal hockey.
Q: The book returns often to the theme of technology as an influence on hockey’s evolution. Everything from railroad expansion to television to carbon fiber had its own particular impact. Is there an innovation that “made” hockey to such an extent the game is unthinkable without it? Along similar lines, what technology produced a similar sea change in recent times?
SH and AH: Without question, the single most important technological innovation to our story is the breakthrough in artificial ice-making in the 1890s. Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs had tried various systems for a century until the breakthrough that separated the lines of general coolent (like ether or ammonia, which had volatile and dangerous properties) from the lines—in the 1890s filled wit brine—that went under the ice. This prompted an immediate and staggering investment in indoor ice rinks in the USA and parts of Europe. It is no surprise that the Montreal game took off with these new rinks as incubators.
More recently it is innovation in equipment—lighter, higher performance (and more expensive) sticks, skates, pads. This has certainly elevated player skill and speed.
Q: Outsiders may not be aware of how the 1972 Summit Series looms in Canadian history—and not just sports history. The book discusses how this landmark exhibition between Canada and the Soviet Union marked a dramatic turning point from hockey’s prior commitment to “divergence” in favor of a new “convergence” in organization, playing style, and other areas. Where had hockey been before the Summit Series and where did it go after?
SH and AH: The Summit Series came about mainly because of frustration in both Canada and the Soviet Union. IIHF and Olympic rules had long forbidden outright professionals – those who made their principal living from the game, such as NHLers – from playing in international tournaments that counted. For Canada, that meant that several hundred of their best players had been barred from representing their country. For the Soviet Union, whose national team had come to dominate IIHF tournaments in the 1960s, it meant being prevented from playing against the world’s purportedly best players. The eight-game challenge series provided a long-awaited showdown between talent pools and, metaphorically, about “ways of life.” That the Soviet “amateurs” – largely soldiers whose principal work was playing hockey – did so well against the vaunted pros and lost only late in the series’ final game (when Canada scored with 34 seconds left!) shows how much the Soviets had caught up to Canadians in skill and will. But central to the story is the aftermath. As we show in the book, gradually and grudgingly, North Americans become fascinated with Soviet strategy, which contrasted so starkly with the old Canadian, dump-and-chase, damn-the-torpedoes style. And they begin to adopt elements of it through coaching exchanges, team tours to Europe and the recruitment of elite European players. At the same time, one lesson that the Soviets and other Europeans took away from the series was the undeniable utility of physical play and intimidation. No coincidence , then, that European hockey in the 1970s and 80s becomes rougher, and more North American in style. It was a real crossroads – a convergence moment.
Q:Women’s hockey, particularly in the Olympics, enjoys a higher profile than ever before. Yet forty-some years ago it only existed as a club or intramural sport played by a small number of people. What factors boosted its growth? Where do you see women’s hockey going in the new millennium?
SH and AH: We try to show the heroic struggles of women to get on the ice as soon as there were rinks. Canadian women are certainly more visible in the record, especially in the 1920s and 1930s, but we also offer evidence of women playing in the USA and Europe. The last 40 years have for sure brought greater progress. We argue that a central factor has been pressure from the players themselves, coupled with pragmatism from those controlling the ice time. Some of that pragmatism was legal (e.g. Title IX) some of it was a recognition that the Canadian and American women had better chances of winning Olympic and IIHF World championships. Females who aspire to hockey careers certainly have more options now, with professional leagues in North America and Europe. They still have to battle and pressure for opportunities, but now there are more of them. The USA women’s national team fought for higher pay, and won.
Q: In your epilogue you write, “Convergence and divergence, in tandem. That is what we see ahead.” Looking at the game today, can you pick out a current trend or trends that will have an impact on hockey over, say, the next 10-20 years? Or, if you prefer: what should that know-it-all on the barstool be pontificating about during second intermission?
SH and AH: Historians are notoriously bad at making predictions, so we have tread very carefully when it comes to seeing into the future. “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” is a hackneyed phrase but it captures something of what we see ahead of us. At root, organized hockey has since 1875 been identified for a unique combination of three elements: speed, combination play, and physicality. At the risk of oversimplifying things, its core ingredients have been both its central “calling card” and the source of its main problems. The elements are intertwined, but finding the proper balance among them has been the core challenge of the game’s administrators, managers, coaches and players. Hockey observers in 1907 and 1977 complained loudly, for example, about excessive violence and how physical play was ruining a beautiful sport. Likewise, when the rhythm of hockey (its combination play or “science”) – became stultified by defensive tactics that made it slow, or boring, hockey’s best minds intervened, introducing the forward pass, for example in 1929, and rules against obstruction interference in the 1990s and 2000s. But it is the third of this sport’s elements – speed – and how to deal with its consequences that will dominate hockey talk in the coming years. In hockey, speed kills, both figuratively and literally. It is the source of the current game’s excitement; players now skate faster, collide more violently, and shoot harder than ever before. Exciting, but dangerous. And the current scare about concussions underlines that point. So, how to ensure that hockey remains thrilling and safe is the question that will motor much of the discussion. Below elite levels, the sport has great work ahead of it to become more inclusive. And so the challenge there is to find ways to invite more girls and women and a more robust representation in the game of kids and adults from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds.
Q: Finally, the most important question. The book makes it obvious that you are hockey fans. What team or teams do you follow? How’d you learn to love hockey?
SH: I grew up in Greater Boston and came of age as an athlete and fan in the late 1950s and the 1960s. My neighbor had played hockey at Dartmouth with some great players including Jack Riley, who was coach at West Point and coach of the 1960 USA Olympic Gold Medal team. That team included some Boston guys like Bill Cleary. The last two games were among the first Olympic competitions shown live in the USA. Most Bostonian hockey people of my age would point to that as an important moment. Few American kids had dreams of playing in the NHL, even though we loved the Bruins (despite their dismal records at that time) and idolized certain NHL players (for me Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Jean Beliveau). The NHL had little interest in Americans, for reasons we try to explain. Our dreams were to play high school, college, and (for those good enough) on the Olympic team.
AH: I’ve been a Toronto Maple Leafs fan for a long time (though I had a brief “fling” with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s, during the height of the “Broad Street Bullies”). I inherited the Leafs, I guess, from my dad and my grandfather – my dad’s dad. I grew up in southern Ontario, so Saturday nights meant that the Hockey Night in Canada telecast would be on the television. And so Leafs talk was never very far away (in fact, it still is… “did you see the Toronto game last night?” is a question I often have to be ready to answer when my parents call). I don’t want to jinx things – the Leafs are looking pretty strong this year – but they have been really bad for a long time and a deep playoff run or, dare I say, a Stanley Cup appearance would be a welcome event for all of us in Leafs nation, even those of us ex-pats out in the diaspora. Hockey was always in my family (I have three hockey-playing brothers all of whom who were introduced to the game at early ages), and like so many Canadians families that meant learning and playing the game together in shinny games and travelling together to one of my brothers’ teams’ tournaments far and wide. Growing up, we spent a lot of time in rinks. And now, we are all in our 50s, and though we live with our own families in different cities in Canada and the US, we are always looking for ways – tournaments or guest appearances on each other’s beer-league teams – to lace up the skates and play together. It’s fantastic. I can’t say I have ever had a hockey idol, though in the never-ending road hockey games on the street where I grew up or those on the outdoor backyard rinks, I suppose I could have been heard shouting out “Davey Keon” or “Darryl Sittler” when the puck found its way to my stick.
The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole has been selected as the first grant recipient from the Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Fund for Progressive Thought. This internal fund was established in 2018 by William Brooks, professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of York, in honor of his parents’ lifelong commitment to progressive causes. Dockworker Power, an eye-opening comparative study of dockworkers in Durban, South Africa, and the San Francisco Bay Area, exemplifies the spirit of this Fund.
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Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture favorites. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2018 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. Enjoy!
Jennifer Barbee, Acct. Tech II
Favorite Book:Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Favorite Music:What Ifs by Kane Brown Favorite Film: Love, Simon Favorite TV Show:Stranger Things Favorite live performance: Trevor Noah at State Farm Center Website I visit every day:Pinterest
Jillian Borukhovich, Marketing Student Favorite Book: John Green – Turtles All the Way Down Favorite Music: Imagine Dragons – Evolve, or Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked Favorite Film:Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite TV Show:She’s Gotta Have It (2017) or Broad City Favorite live performance: Panic! At the Disco, Indianapolis – July 2018 Favorite Podcast: True Crime Garage
Angela Burton, Rights & Permissions/Awards Manager Favorite Book:Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes Favorite Music:By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
Favorite Film:Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Favorite TV Show:Finding Your Roots, The Americans (Farewell, show.) Favorite live performance:Gathering: A Sesquicentennial Musical Celebration, Krannert, April 21, 2018. A concert of a new work by composer Dominick DiOrio and writer Richard Powers that incorporated texts from writing and speeches of University of Illinois alumni. It included performances by the University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers and soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman. It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. At one point, the Chamber Singers performed on each side of the hall while the symphony performed onstage, and the wall of sound was just mesmerizing. You had to close your eyes to be able to take it all in. Beautiful. Website I visit every day:JustWatch. To find out what is new on streaming channels. Favorite Podcast: Pod Save America
Margo Chaney, Exhibits Manager Favorite Book:All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Favorite TV Show:The Crown
Favorite Movie: (3-way tie) RBG, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and The Wife Favorite Live Performance: P!NK Favorite News Source: NPR or Rachel Maddow
Marika Christofides, Associate Acquisitions Editor Favorite Book:King-Cat Classix by John Porcellino (definitely not new this year, but I read it this year!) Favorite Music: Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour
Favorite Film:Annihilation Favorite TV Show:The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Favorite live performance: The Paper Machete at the Green Mill in Chicago Website I visit every day:What day is it Favorite Podcast: The Art History Babes
Alexa Colella, Marketing Manager for Journals Favorite Book:Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Noble Favorite Music:And Then Like Lions by Blind Pilot Favorite Film: The last movie I saw in theaters was Black Panther… was that in 2018? I don’t know but it was good.
Favorite TV Show:Schitt’s Creek or Daredevil Favorite live performance: The only thing live I have seen in a long time is the CBA Nutcracker Website I visit every day:twitter.com
Kevin Cunningham, Copywriter and Catalog Coordinator Favorite Book: Dog of the South by Charles Portis
Favorite Music:Spilt Milk by Jellyfish Favorite Film:Annihilation Favorite TV Show:Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Website I visit every day:Google News – Science, for it’s perfect blend of legitimate science and British tabloid conspiracy theories Favorite pastry: Fat Elvis pie from Hoosier Mama bakery (peanut butter-banana cream pie)
Kirsten Dennison, Desktop Publisher/Coordinator Favorite Books: Jesse Andrews – Munmun (YA Sci-Fi/Satire); Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow Favorite Album: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
Favorite Film:Roma Favorite TV Shows:Better Call Saul, PBS Newshour Live performance: BACH (Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana) concert featuring Tarik O’Regan’s “Triptych”, a gorgeous and moving contemporary requiem Website:CapitolFax Podcast: Marc Maron’s WTF; Heavyweight
Jennie Fisher, Book Designer
Favorite Music Download: Queen – Greatest Hits
Favorite Film:Bohemian Rhapsody Favorite Amazon Original series:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Favorite Netflix Original series:The Haunting of Hill House Favorite Podcasts:True Crime Garage & Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
Heather Gernenz, Publicity Manager Favorite Fiction Book:The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer Favorite Short Story Collection:Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Favorite Nonfiction Book:Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
Favorite Music:High as Hope, Florence + the Machine (2018) Favorite Film:Colette, but I’m pretty sure it will be beaten by Mary, Queen of Scots Favorite TV Show:My Brilliant Friend Favorite Live Performance: Florence + the Machine live at the United Center, 10/19/18 Favorite Podcast:Unladylike
Julie Laut, Outreach and Development Coordinator Favorite Novel:Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Favorite Science Fiction Series: The Expanse by James S. A. Corey, especially the first, Leviathan Awakes Favorite Film: Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman Favorite TV Show: Comedy – The Good Life
Artmaking and art education helps students explore their identities in positive and constructive ways. In these situations, educators create a supportive space for young people to work through the personal and cultural factors influencing their journey. Laura Hetrick draws on articles from the archives of Visual Arts Research to guide educators’ in using art to help students—and particularly marginalized students—explore and shape personal identity.
Contributors: D. Ambush, M. S. Bae-Dimitriadis, J. C. Castro, K. Cosier, C. Faucher, K. Freedman, F. Hernandez, L. Hetrick, K. Jenkins, E. Katter, M. Lalonde, L. Lampela, D. Pariser, A. Pérez Miles, M. Richard, and K. Schuler.
Many advocates of all-black male schools (ABMSs) argue that these institutions counter black boys’ racist emasculation in white, “overly” female classrooms. This argument challenges racism and perpetuates antifeminism.
Keisha Lindsay explains the complex politics of ABMSs by situating these schools within broader efforts at neoliberal education reform and within specific conversations about both “endangered” black males and a “boy crisis” in education. Lindsay also demonstrates that intersectionality, long considered feminist, is in fact a politically fluid framework.
Teaching with Tenderness follows in the tradition of bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, inviting us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, meditation, free writing, mindfulness, ritual) to keep our hearts open as we reckon with multiple injustices. Teaching with tenderness makes room for emotion, offers a witness for experiences people have buried, welcomes silence, breath and movement, and sees justice as key to our survival. It allows us to rethink our relationship to grading, office hours, desks, and faculty meetings, sees paradox as a constant companion, moves us beyond binaries; and praises self and community care.
In this lively, thought-provoking study, AnaLouise Keating writes in the traditions of radical U.S. women-of-color feminist/womanist thought and queer studies, inviting us to transform how we think about identity, difference, social justice and social change, metaphysics, reading, and teaching. Through detailed investigations of women-of-color theories and writings, indigenous thought, and her own personal and pedagogical experiences, Keating develops transformative modes of engagement that move through oppositional approaches to embrace interconnectivity as a framework for identity formation, theorizing, social change, and the possibility of planetary citizenship.
Once intent on being good to people, Jane Addams later dedicated herself to the idea of being good with people, establishing mutually-responsive and reciprocal relationships with those she served at Hull House. The essays in Jane Addams in the Classroom explore how Addams’s life, work, and philosophy provide invaluable lessons for teachers seeking connection with their students.
Journal of Aesthetic Education (JAE) is a highly respected interdisciplinary journal that focuses on clarifying the issues of aesthetic education understood in its most extensive meaning. The Journal thus welcomes articles on philosophical aesthetics and education devoted to problem areas in education critical to arts and humanities at all institutional levels, to an understanding of the aesthetic import of the new communications media and environmental aesthetics, and to an understanding of the aesthetic character of humanistic disciplines. The Journal is a valuable resource not only to educators, but also to philosophers, art critics and art historians.
2019 University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium February 15, 2019
Call for Book Proposals
The University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium invites advanced UIUC graduate students and junior faculty to submit humanities or social sciences book proposals. Proposals may be tailored to any academic press, not just the U of I Press, but should represent a well-developed project. Scholars whose proposals are accepted will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced acquisitions editor to receive feedback on their work. These 20-minute face-to-face meetings will take place during the morning session of the publishing symposium on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Include the following materials with your proposal:
A cover letter that includes a brief description of the project, its anticipated length, your timeline for completion, and your complete contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail).
An annotated table of contents.
Your current curriculum vitae or résumé.
A five- to ten-page description of the project that addresses the questions below.
What is the main point of your project? What questions do you seek to answer? How will your book add new knowledge, new breadth, a new perspective, or a new approach to the topic? How will your book contribute to the field? If submitted for a series, how does it advance the goals of the series? Does your project intersect with public debates or issues in any way?
Audience and market
What is the audience for your book? Who, principally, will buy and read it? Does it include insights of interest to people outside your own specific field—scholars in intersecting areas or interested readers beyond academe? What books already exist on the topic, and what will set your book apart from these competing or complementary titles?
What is the expected word count of the manuscript, including notes, bibliography, appendixes, and any other textual matter? Do you anticipate including illustrations, maps, or tables? If so, please indicate how many, what kind, and why they would add significantly to the book.
What was the genesis of your project? Please include discussion of any particularly innovative source material that has informed your project. If the manuscript began as a dissertation, please describe revisions you have made or plan to make so that it will attract the much larger audience required to merit publication in book form.
Previously published material
Has any material been previously published? We only accept manuscripts that contain limited amounts of previously published material. Authors will be responsible for securing permission for previously published parts of the manuscript.
Is your proposal being considered for publication by any other press(es)?
Submit proposals to Julie Laut, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019, at 5pm
Early submissions will be given priority.
An editor will contact you with a meeting time by February 4, 2019.
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Utah Historical Quarterly (UHQ), the Press’s newest journal title, seeks papers for its upcoming issues. UHQ is the official journal of Utah history, published on behalf of the Utah State Historical Society since 1928. UHQ’s mission, from its earliest issues to the present, is to publish articles on all aspects of Utah history and to present Utah in the larger context of the West. UHQ’s editorial style emphasizes scholarly credibility, accessible language, and variety. The quarterly is filled with articles, book reviews, and photographs, as well field notes about documents, artifacts, historiography, oral history, and public history. Online supplements—including documents, galleries, and podcasts—accompany each issue.
From 1928 to the present, Utah Historical Quarterly has published on all aspects of Utah history. Even as UHQ continues its commitment to themes traditionally associated with Utah history, it challenges readers and authors to think across state lines to the forces of history, physiography, and culture that link Utah to a host of people, places, experiences, and trends beyond its geopolitical boundaries.
UHQ’s editorial style emphasizes scholarly credibility and accessible language. Manuscripts dealing with any aspect of Utah history will be considered. Submissions based on allied disciplines—such as archaeology, folklore, historic preservation, or ethnography—are also encouraged, so long as the focus is on the past. We welcome traditional research articles, as well as field notes about documents, artifacts, historiography, oral history, public history, and more.
Manuscripts based on original research, organized around a central thesis. 6,000 to 8,000 words.
Field notes and departments:
Shorter research manuscripts: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Preservation: interpretation of historic buildings, built and natural landscapes, and preservation efforts.
Archaeology: field notes and case studies of interest to UHQ
Research opportunities: primary document collections that invite research.
Primary documents: reproductions of previously unpublished documents, with commentary.
Objects: analysis of material objects.
Historiography: book review essays; commentary from historians on their craft.
Photographic essays: ten to fifteen illustrations, with context and interpretation.
Manuscripts should be properly documented using endnotes that conform to the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style. Be sure to cite all direct quotes. Place note numbers at the end of a sentence. Several references in the same paragraph may be listed, in order, under one note number at the end of the paragraph.
Usually several illustrations accompany each article. We encourage authors to identify photographs and secure permission for publication. Images should be at 300 DPI and in a TIFF format. Published maps should be treated as illustrations. If new maps are proposed, please include a sketch.
New manuscripts will be accepted at any time. Utah Historical Quarterly uses the following schedule: Number 1 (Winter), Number 2 (Spring), Number 3 (Summer), and Number 4 (Fall).
Where in the first half of our centennial we focused on events in Champaign-Urbana, this fall has brought opportunities for the Press to shine in Chicago and Springfield through partnerships with Jane Addams Hull-House and the Conference on Illinois History, respectively – underscoring our position as a “System,” or university-wide, unit. These partnerships help raise the profile of both organizations, as well as strengthen our synergies and generate ideas and energy for future initiatives.
With this issue of The Callout, we highlight an exciting cluster of new journals in Mormon studies, reinforcing our commitment to this area of historic strength and to our society partner, the Mormon History Association. We announce a new fund that will provide support for titles across our list with a common emphasis on progressive thought. We share high profile media hits for titles in African American history, music, film studies and women’s history, and our science fiction series. Our fall newsletter also celebrates an important anniversary – forty years of publishing the series The Working Class in American History – which we’ve marked with several events (at the Newberry Library, at the North American Labor History conference in Detroit) that reflect on the series’s past and future.
Most of all, we toast the people who give their energies and resources to make the Press successful. We welcome new and returning student assistants and interns as well as new faculty board members. We bid farewell to two longtime IT staff heading to the greener pastures of retirement. And we are grateful for our friends and donors who share our vision and core commitments and help us in sustaining our mission.
As our centennial year winds down, don’t miss your chance to register (by December 1) for a chance to win our third and final IPad loaded with 100 U of I Press ebooks. And, consider joining us as a Friend of the Press by the end of our centennial year to be designated a “Founding Friend.” We need every one of you!