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The Voice of Disability: Storytelling for Disability Inclusive Places

What is ableism, and what does “nothing about us without us” mean? Collection editors Dr Damian Mellifont and Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry are seeking authors to raise their own voices of disability.

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Damian Mellifont
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Diversity in Authorial Expertise: There are Many Paths to Authoring with Lived Places Publishing

Publisher David Parker and editor Rebecca Bush explore the different paths to authorship that an expert might take, and explain why they are deliberately looking for authors whose expertise is expressed outside academia, in addition to traditionally academic authorities

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David
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All Stories Created Equal: Inequity and Inequality in Autobiography and Storytelling

All people are not valued equally, so there is societal inequity and inequality in how their stories are valued as well. Collection Editor Chris McAuley explores the mission of Lived Places Black Studies Collection to help rectify this imbalance.

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Chris McAuley
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Latinx and the Possibilities of Place

Dr. Manuel Callahan discusses the tension, critiques, and differing opinions around the use of the term Latinx to describe identities that may otherwise be labelled Latin American, Latino, or Latina.

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Manuel Callahan
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Recent Posts

Electoral Consequences for Black America: A Struggle on Two Simultaneous Fronts

by Michael Boezi

Black Americans are uniquely placed within the phenomenon of American elections. In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Stephen Graves, author of At War With Politics: A Journey from Traditional Political Science to Black Politics, they examine the upcoming U.S. presidential election through the lens of Black politics. 

Beneath the Veneer: The Stealthy Pervasiveness of Anti-Black Racism in a Purportedly Colorblind Society

by Michael Boezi

In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Paul Reck, author of How Interpersonal Interactions with Young Black People Forever Altered a White Man’s Understanding of Race, they explore anti-Black racism, the assumptions that uphold it, and why it is often difficult for people to identify and challenge these racist practices.

Author Identity Metadata: Why a Small Publisher Can Address a Major Challenge

by Michael Boezi

David Parker leads a discussion about the potential for developing more robust catalog records and searchable fields in publishers' online catalogs – with author-generated and author-approved identity metadata.

The Cultural Legacy of Slavery: A Reflection on African American Identity and Family Heritage

by Michael Boezi

In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Deirdre Foreman, author of My Cultural Legacy: Slave Culture and the American South, they explore the cultural legacy of enslaved Africans in the American South through an ethnoautobiographical reflection of Deirdre's own African American identity and family heritage. 

A Different Approach to Funding Open Access eBooks

by Michael Boezi

David Parker (LPP) and Bill Maltarich (NYU) talk about new models that are sustainable, equitable, and most importanly – do not rely on book processing charges (BPC). 

The Risks and Rewards of African Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Africa’s Challenging Landscape

by Michael Boezi

This free seminar features LPP author Ike Onyema Obi, a Nigerian entrepreneur whose path to business success reflects the challenges many emergent entrepreneurs face. He has mastered being resilient and agile in an African context – taking risks and seizing opportunities, filling knowledge voids by learning persistently, and shaping his networks to help grow his businesses.  

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