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      From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@...]
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      Subject: 12/5/2002 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Thursday, December 5.

      * [SNIP] _____________________________


      Nachman Ben-Yehuda, the author of a new book that alleges
      professional misconduct by the archaeologists who excavated
      Masada, will respond to questions and comments today at noon,
      U.S. Eastern time. Questions may be posted in advance.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/colloquylive/2002/12/masada/


      NEW GRANT COMPETITIONS: Fellowships for research on immigrant
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2002/12/2002120501g.htm


      THE NEW SIEGE OF MASADA: In a controversial book, Nachman
      Ben-Yehuda, an Israeli sociologist, questions the archaeological
      evidence behind key aspects of the 2,000-year-old tale of Jewish
      heroism and sacrifice.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v49/i15/15a01601.htm


      BEFORE JANE GOODALL: Nadia Kohts was a pioneer in the study of
      animal cognition. So why haven't we heard of her? asks Frans
      B.M. de Waal, a professor of psychology and director of the
      Living Links Center at Emory University.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v49/i15/15b01101.htm



      A glance at the autumn issue of "The Virginia Quarterly Review":
      Globalism and the American South

      James L. Peacock, a professor of anthropology and comparative
      literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
      writes that globalism and the American South are intertwined,
      largely because of the South's "oppositional character. ... That
      is, the South famously sees itself as opposed to the rest of the

      So as bits of the South have been integrated worldwide -- "via
      Delta, CNN, Bank of America, blues, and bluegrass," Mr. Peacock
      offers -- globalism poses both "an opportunity and a danger for
      Southern identity. It is an opportunity for the South to
      transcend its negative oppositional identity ... because the
      South's traditional opposition is within a national, not a
      global frame." The danger, at least as some would view it, is
      that losing that rebellious character would mean a loss of
      Southern identity.

      So what does the South offer the rest of the world? "A history
      of defeat, suffering, and moral loss that resonates with other
      regions that have gone through (or are in the midst of) similar
      historical transitions," Mr. Peacock writes. It also offers
      examples of "repositioning within a nation, economic gain, and
      global resurgence," and of "joining national and global
      processes without loss of regional distinctiveness."

      Finally, "owing to its somewhat marginalized ... history within
      the United States, the South can and in some ways does provide a
      link to the rest of the world that the nation as a whole, and
      specifically the triumphalist North, cannot." In sum, Mr.
      Peacock concludes, "place matters." The South "helps keep alive
      placeness as a contestant in the game of defining identity."

      The essay is not available online, but information about the
      journal may be found at http://www.virginia.edu/vqr/

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