We all know there are too many places on the web to go for news, to be inspired, to be challenged. Sure, it can be overwhelming, but every now and then I find something that feels different in a provocative way. My new find is JSTOR Daily: Where News Meets Its Scholarly Match.
Describing itself, the newsletter offers a fresh way for people to understand and contextualize their world. Our writers provide insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich scholarship on JSTOR,
Here’s how it works: I subscribe to the weekly digest of JSTOR Daily. Then I get an email with links to great, thought provoking stories with relevant links to scholarly essays on JSTOR.
This week I received these wonders:
Why We Love to Learn Klingon
with a link to Created Languages in Science Fiction
By: Ria Cheyne
Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Nov., 2008), pp. 386-403
The Road to Utopia: A Conversation with Juliet Schor
[She’s the sociologist who for decades has been writing about the benefits of reducing the hours people spend at their jobs.]
with a link to The Triple Imperative: Global Ecology, Poverty and Worktime Reduction
By: Juliet B. Schor
Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Vol. 45 (2001), pp. 2-16