SAVE THE BGSU POPULAR CULTURE HOUSE!

Help prevent the beloved, historic home of the BGSU Department of Popular Culture from becoming the next casualty of administrative arrogance and vulture gentrification.

MORE INFO: http://www.toledoblade.com/BGSU/2012/07/24/BGSU-to-raze-30s-era-home-before-autumn.html

SIGN THE PETITION: http://signon.org/sign/save-the-popular-culture

MNFG Reviewed in JakartaBeat.Net by M. Taufiqurrahman

“Kadang saya berharap dia salah mengeja atau salah memahami inside jokes misalnya tentang skena musik di Jakarta. Namun saya tidak pernah menemukan kesalahan itu di buku ini” (at times I hoped he would make a spelling error or misunderstand an inside joke, for example about the Jakarta underground scene, though I never did encounter any such mistakes in the book).

https://www.jakartabeat.net/resensi/konten/riuh-rendah-musik-indonesia-menurut-jeremy-wallach?lang=id

Book by John Roosa No Longer Banned in Indonesia

I’m proud to say Modern Noise, Fluid Genres is part of the same book series as Roosa’s book.
This is from the University of Wisconsin Press November 2010 newsletter.

(No longer) Banned in Indonesia

A UW Press book played a key role in a landmark free speech ruling in October 2010 by the Constitutional Court of Indonesia, which struck down a 47-year- old law that gave the Indonesian attorney general the power to unilaterally ban books. Earlier this year, author John Roosa learned that his book about Suharto’s 1965 coup had been banned. “When I first heard that the [Indonesian] translation of my book, Pretext for Mass Murder: The September 30th Movement and Suharto’s Coup d’Etat was banned, I had a deja vu,” wrote Roosa, a historian at the University of British Columbia. “It was like I was still living in the era of Suharto when every printed material was censored, when college students were charged for reading books authored by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, when a lot of my friends were working anonymously and moving underground in the fight against the dictator.”

The Indonesian Institute for Social History (Roosa’s Indonesian-language publisher) challenged the attorney general in the Constitutional Court, Indonesia’s supreme court. The UW Press contributed a letter of support crafted by series editor Alfred McCoy and Press director Sheila Leary, emphasizing the scholarly credentials of the book and the author. Pretext for Mass Murder had recently been a finalist for a book award from the International Convention of Asian Scholars. In the verdict, the court took away the powers of the Attorney General’s Office to unilaterally ban books, saying such power should rest with a judicial court. See the UPI stories on the court case.

Roosa’s book was the first title published in the University of Wisconsin Press series ” New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies,” which we began publishing in 2006 in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UW–Madison. The series is wide-ranging, welcoming authors from around the world, writing in varied disciplines and genres, and looking at cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues. Eight titles have been published so far. The next two books in the series are The Floracrats: State-Sponsored Science and the Failure of the Enlightenment in Indonesia by Andrew Goss of the University of New Orleans, due in February 2011, and Revolution Interrupted: Farmers, Students, Law, and Violence in Thailand by Tyrell Haberkorn of Australian National Unversity, due in March 2011.

One important goal of the series is to bring this research to readers in Southeast Asia. In addition to UW Press’s efforts to sell English-language print and e-book editions worldwide, we have also licensed translation rights or sales territories for books in the series to such publishers as Silkworm Books in Thailand, Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines, the National University of Singapore Press, and the Indonesian Institute for Social History.

MN,FG on the Popular Press List

Modern Noise Fluid Genres has been added to the University of Wisconsin Press’s recent relaunch of its Popular Press imprint. Click here for more info.

MN,FG Digital Download

Digital download version of Modern Noise Fluid Genres now available here!

Preview in Google Books

You now can preview Modern Noise Fluid Genres in Google Books here.

Cheers!

Book Signing at Grounds for Thought coffee house

Hi,

Jeremy will be signing books at Grounds for Thought coffee house (174 South Main Street, Bowling Green, OH) next Friday, December 12th at 5:00 PM.

For more information please contact Grounds for Thought at (419) 354-3266.

See you there.

Jeremy at University of Pennsylvania

Jeremy will appear at the University of Pennsylvania bookstore in Philadelphia, PA at 6:00 PM on February 23, 2009.

Appearance at Shaman Drum Books

Jeremy Wallach will appear at the Shaman Drum Book Shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday, February 12, 7:00 PM.  For more information please go to the Shaman Drum website.

See you there!

Asia, Australia, and New Zealand!

At long last, MN,FG is now officially available in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand!

I won’t bore you with the details, but basically the hold-up was due to a copublication deal with a press in SE Asia that finally fell through after months of negotiations.  So now the Wisconsin edition of the book is for sale across the world.

Please tell your librarian!

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