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Kluge Center Panel: 2015 National Book Festival
Summary
Manuel Castells, Morton Kondracke & Julia G. Young discuss their work on a panel celebrating the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
September 05, 2015
Notes
-  Assistant professor and scholar Julia G. Young was a 2014 Kluge Fellow at the Library's John W. Kluge Center and used the Library's extensive collections to research for her recent book, "Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles and Refugees of the Cristero War." Using previously unexamined archival materials from both Mexico and the United States, her book describes the Cristero War as a transnational conflict that had a deep impact on Mexican emigrant communities across the United States. Young is an assistant professor in the department of history at Catholic University of America and has research and teaching interests that include Mexican and Latin American history, global migrations, religion and diaspora.
-  Journalist Morton Kondracke was the scholar appointed to the Kemp Chair in Political Economy in 2011 at the Library's John W. Kluge Center. He used the Library's extensive collections, particularly the Jack F. Kemp Collection, to research Jack Kemp's life and contributions to American political thought. His new book, "Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America," traces Kemp's life from childhood through his political career. Kondracke has been a national journalist for nearly 50 years and currently is an editor and columnist at Roll Call. He is also the author of the best-selling "Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson's Disease," which inspired a CBS movie.
-  Sociologist and scholar Manuel Castells was appointed to the Kluge Chair in Technology and Society in 2012 at the Library's John W. Kluge Center and used the Library's extensive collections to research for his book, now available in an updated second edition, "Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age." Castells is a professor of sociology and president of the Scientific Commission of Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He has been a visiting professor in 17 universities around the world and has lectured at more than 300 academic and professional institutions in 46 countries. He is the author of over 25 books, including the trilogy "The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture," which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He has received many honors and awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship and the C. Wright Mills Award, and has been knighted for scientific merit by the governments of France, Finland, Chile, Portugal and Catalonia.
Related Resources
National Book Festival : https://www.loc.gov/bookfest
Running Time
45 minutes 12 seconds
Online Format
video

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