Conservative Chutzpah

I may have mentioned in the past that my riding is solidly Bloc. By an overwhelming majority. This is no surprise since it’s largely Francophone working class. But there’s a development of new condos and duplexes up by the old rail yard (where Loblaws is on Rachel, for the locals). This is an area for new money and young professionals. In fact, the only other American I’ve ever seen at our Loblaws moved here from Texas for some corporate gig and was living in one of the new townhomes with his wife. Anyway, up there, in the last week, a whole bunch of Conservative Party signs have reared their ugly heads. Scary.

In other news, a new book chapter has appeared:

“What’s Digital in Digital Music?” In Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication, eds. Paul Messaris and Lee Humphreys, 95-109. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. This is a brand spanking new essay, not a reprint or anything.

Overall, the book looks good substantively, as many of the essays are expanded versions of talks I heard at a conference in 2003. But it continues my proofing curse. The header on the last page of my article is wrong, and I noticed a typo in the table of contents on the title of Barbara Warnick’s essay. C’mon, Peter Lang, hire some proofreaders!

2 replies on “Conservative Chutzpah”

  1. Hi Jonathan,

    I hear you about Peter Lang. Although some of my friends have published with them, and I respect them and their books immensely, Peter Lang doesn’t seem to put much behind them.

  2. I”m not sure it’s just lang, since I’ve been zinged by Taylor and Francis and others, too. Some proofing errors are my fault, and I can accept that, but I do wish presses would spend the money to do it right. AS opposed to this blog, where typos run amok like cats destroying the Australian rabbit population.

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