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NYCAS and MAR/AAS proposal deadline extended to April 18

Call for proposals: Deadline extended to April 18 for panel, roundtable, and paper proposals for 2014 New York Conference on Asian Studies and Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies

Deadline Extended: 2014 International Neighbourhood Symposium

2014 International Neighbourhood Symposium

“Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”

Heybeliada, Turkey

24 – 29 June 2014

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 4th International Neighbourhood Symposium at Heybeliada, Turkey between Tuesday, 24 June and Sunday, 29 June 2014.  This year’s Symposium will focus on “Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.

Literature on 'demshiza'?

Dear all,

I was trying to explain the concept of 'demshiza' to a Swiss colleague earlier today and was surprised to find out that a quick web search did not yield any results in English. Are you aware of any literature on 'demshiza' in English (or maybe other language apart from Russian)? Or is it indeed a blank spot?

Thank you very much in advance. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Pavel Vasilyev

Max Planck Institute for Human Development


Author Book Announcement: Lamaze: An International History

I am pleased to announce the publication of: Michaels, Paula A. Lamaze: An International History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 264 pages. ISBN 9780199738649.

The Lamaze method is virtually synonymous with natural childbirth in
America. In the 1970s, taking Lamaze classes was a common rite of passage
to parenthood. The conscious relaxation and patterned breathing techniques
touted as a natural and empowering path to the alleviation of pain in
childbirth resonated with the feminist and countercultural values of the

In Lamaze, historian Paula A. Michaels tells the surprising story of the