15.105 new book; U.S. vote on cultural funding

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 105.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Charles Ess <cmess@lib.drury.edu> (39)
             Subject: new book on culture & communication

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (119)
             Subject: House Prepares Floor Vote on Cultural Funding

             Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:48:48 +0100
             From: Charles Ess <cmess@lib.drury.edu>
             Subject: new book on culture & communication

    [The following is forwarded from Charles Ess, with thanks. --WM]

    Charles Ess, ed., with Fay Sudweeks, Foreword by Susan Herring. _Culture,
    Technology, Communication: towards an Intercultural Global Village_.
    Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

    Table of contents:

    Steve Jones, Micropolis and Compunity
    Barbara Becker, Joseph Wehner, Electronic Media and Civil Society
    Carleen Maitland, Johannes Bauer, Global Diffusion of Interactive Networks:
    the Impact of Culture

    II. Theory/Praxis
    a. Europe
    Herbert Hrachovec, New Kids on the Net
    Lucienne Rey, Attitudes towards Technology and Communication across the
    Multiple Cultures of Switzerland

    b. Gender/Gender and Muslim World
    Concetta Stewart, Stella F. Shields, Nandini Sen, Diversity in On-Line
    Discussions: a Study of Cultural and Gender Differences in Listservs
    Deborah Wheeler, Women, Islam, and the Internet: Findings in Kuwait

    c. East-West/East
    Lorna Heaton, Preserving Communication Context: Virtual Workspace and
    Interpersonal Space in Japanese CSCW
    Sunny Yoon, Discourse about the Internet and the Habitus of Young Koreans
    Robert Fouser, "Culture," Computer Literacy, and the Media in Creating
    Public Attitudes toward CMC in Japan and Korea

    III. Case Studies: Obstacles to and Models for "Culturally Mediated
    Ken Keniston, Language, Power, and Software
    Soraj Hongladarom, Global Culture, Local Cultures, and the Internet: the
    Thai Example

    [material deleted]

    Charles Ess
    Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
    Drury University
    900 N. Benton Ave. Voice: 417-873-7230
    Springfield, MO 65802 USA FAX: 417-873-7435
    Home page: http://www.drury.edu/Departments/phil-relg/ess.html
    Co-chair, CATaC 2000: http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac00/
    "...to be non-violent, we must not wish for anything on this earth which the
    meanest and lowest of human beings cannot have." -- Gandhi

             Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:54:18 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: House Prepares Floor Vote on Cultural Funding

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    June 19, 2001


    I'm passing along this call from the National Humanities Alliance to
    support an amendment to the Interior Appropriations Bill calling for
    funding increases for each of the three cultural agencies (NEA, NEH, and IMLS).

    David Green

    >Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 15:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
    >From: John Hammer <jhammer@cni.org>
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <nha-announce@cni.org>
    >TO: NHA Members and Friends
    >FR: John Hammer and Jessica Jones
    >Date: 19 June 2001
    >The House of Representative is moving quickly on consideration of
    >the FY-2002 Interior Appropriations Bill, including funding for the
    >National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The measure reported for
    >floor action by the Appropriations Committee on June 13 sets NEH funding
    >at the current level of $120.5, the same amount requested by President
    >Bush. An amendment to increase NEH and the other cultural agencies failed
    >in committee in a party-line vote. The full House could vote on the
    >funding legislation as early as Thursday, June 28
    >For the last two years Congress approved modest, $5 million increases for
    >the humanities endowment's budget following several years of level
    >funding. The high point in NEH funding came in 1994 when its budget
    >topped $177 million.
    >Congressional Arts Caucus Co-chairs Louise Slaughter (D/NY-28) and Stephen
    >Horn (R/CA-38) are preparing an amendment to increase funding for the
    >three cultural agencies (NEA, NEH, and IMLS) in the interior bill. The
    >amendment is likely to call for increasing funding for NEA by $13 million,
    >NEH by $5 million, and IMLS by $2 million.
    >(Many friends of both endowments in Congress are determined to close the
    >gap between NEA's $105 million budget and NEH's $120.5 million -- That is
    >why the final amendment number is likely to include more for NEA than for
    >NEH.) Norm Dicks (D/WA-6), the lead Democrat on the bill is continuing
    >consultation with Slaughter and Horn as to the final shape of the
    >amendment. Nancy Johnson (R/CT-5), a major force among GOP moderates is
    >also involved and supportive. While the GOP leadership in the House is
    >still opposed to increases for the endowments, a number of GOP moderates
    >have been willing to buck the leadership on this issue. This vote can be
    >COMMENT - The grass roots of the humanities community has not been
    >communicating in sufficient numbers with Congress. It is important that
    >this trend be reversed. Congress needs to feel pressure from our
    >community. The present appropriations process is relatively fluid -- an
    >increase for NEH will be easier to secure this year than next when the
    >impact of the massive tax reductions really begins to press in on
    >REQUEST - Minimally, each NHA member is urged to bounce this message to
    >their governing boards with a request that they telephone, fax, or e-mail
    >letters to their member of the House of Representatives. Actions to
    >communicate with more members of Congress are needed. But the important
    >thing is to act. Ideally many communications will be delivered before
    >the end of the day next Monday (June 25).
    >Telephone the Capitol Switchboard at 202/224-3121 and ask for the
    >representative's office.
    >For fax numbers - ask representative's office.
    >MESSAGE - Please contact the members of the House of Representatives with
    >the following message:
    >During floor consideration of the Interior Appropriations Bill, please
    >vote in favor of an amendment to increase funding for the National
    >Endowment for the Humanities above the current level of $120.5
    >million. Increased appropriations to the NEH will provide additional
    >funds for programs to:
    >* preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources
    >essential to the American people;
    >* strengthen teaching and learning in history, literature, language, and
    >other humanities subjects in schools and colleges;
    >* facilitate research and original scholarship in the humanities;
    >* provide opportunities for lifelong learning in the humanities for all
    >* strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.
    >Please copy NHA on correspondence to Congress. Likewise, reports of
    >telephone conversations with Congressional offices are of interest. Thank
    >you for your support.


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