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

      A technical snafu caused us to send you the wrong version of
      the Daily Report. Here are the real news bulletins from The
      Chronicle for Friday, June 23.

      * [snip]

      *  SPENDING MORE FREELY than lawmakers in the House of
         Representatives, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted
         Thursday to give increases to the National Endowment for the
         Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2001.
         The panel also agreed to offer more money to tribal colleges.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2000/06/2000062302n.htm

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      HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE

      "PERSONS OF THE SOIL": Unlike their popular depictions, the real
      lives of South Asians -- in the diaspora or on the subcontinent
      -- involve creative compromises and defy broad characterization,
      says Siva Vaidhyanathan, a faculty fellow in the department of
      culture and communication at New York University.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/free/v46/i42/42b00401.htm



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      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the June issue of "Annals of the Association of
      American Geographers": Geography and race

      The discipline of geography must acknowledge its history of
      abetting racism, and lend its resources and insights to reducing
      racism today. So argue Audrey Kobayashi, a professor of
      geography at Queen's University at Kingston, and Linda Peake, a
      professor of urban studies at York University, both in Ontario.
      "Our disciplinary history," they write, "is one of near silence
      on issues of racialization," defined as the way groups are
      stereotypified and, for example, coerced into racially
      identified living conditions and locations. In the mid-19th
      century, geography was founded, they note, on "difference and
      hierarchy" in that it abetted the imperialist expansion of the
      Western world, one of whose impetuses was to establish the
      earth's white inhabitants as "normative, authoritative, and
      privileged." That was done when, for example, the drawing up and
      design of maps marginalized nonwhite populations and areas of
      the world so that the "dark races" were placed "at the bottom of
      geography's moral terrain." Often, they argue, geography has
      contributed to racism in the way it has depicted such phenomena
      as colonialism, migration, labor markets, and human-made
      environments like buildings and cities.. In geography and much
      more broadly, the authors suggest, racism has been a project of
      manipulating power "to mark 'white' as a location of social
      privilege" so that "whiteness" comes to appear "normative" by
      "controlling dominant values and institutions." To remedy those
      faults, they suggest that geographers make use of the extensive
      literature from critical legal studies and similar perspectives,
      to "'unnaturalize' geographical stories in which the effects of
      racialization are left out or normalized." The article is
      available online to subscribers at
      http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/journal.asp?ref=0004-5608
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