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ETHNOWISE Media Kit

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTACT INFO

MEDIA QUERIES AND EVENT/BOOKING INFO

  • Michael Kimball
  • 970-351-2277
  • mjk at ethnowise dot com

REVIEW COPIES

  • Tiffany Cue
  • 563-589-1097
  • tcue at kendallhunt dot com

OTHER INQUIRIES

AUTHOR BIO

Galtaji, Jaipur, India 2013

Michael J. Kimball is a contemplative anthropologist and mindfulness teacher at the University of Northern Colorado. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and mindfulness teacher certification through the Center for Koru Mindfulness.

Kimball has dedicated his career to becoming ethnowise. His journey began when he was a teenager volunteering in the backcountry of Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage Site in the American Southwest that preserves Puebloan archaeological sites and landscapes. From the first moment when he crept away from his group’s campfire and, following an arroyo to the lip of a canyon, peered below its edge to discover the twilit remains of an ancient, Ancestral Puebloan structure, he was hooked.

Later, Kimball became a Mesa Verde NP Interpretive Division Park Ranger, started his graduate training in anthropology and archaeology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and continued exploring the depth and breadth of human culture and his own and others’ Cultural Discomfort Zones. Since then, he has conducted research in Western Europe, studying lifeways of prehistoric hunter-gatherers and farmers. He has explored ruins of the Maya Civilization and studied ancient Wabanaki rock art in Northeastearn North America, counting their descendants among his most influential teachers. His passion for travel—in North America, Hawai’i, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, India, Nepal, Jordan, Thailand, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Peru’s Amazon rainforest, among other places—has brought with it the privilege of gaining entrée into what fellow anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis, has called our planet’s endangered “ethnosphere.” Kimball has also collaborated with and learned from the stories and lived experience of Southeast Asian and East African refugees in the United States. Further, as a pioneering “virtual exchange” educator, he has fostered mutual understanding between American non-Muslims and Muslims in the Middle East through his long-term partnership with Soliya, an international nonprofit devoted to facilitating intercultural exchange through new media technologies.

Kimball has turned his passion for exploration inward as well. Using the time-tested techniques of mindfulness meditation, he has unearthed some of his own biocultural mental conditioning, discovering “The Matrix” of human culture first-hand, and using these insights to chart an ethnowise path which he invites others to travel. He has practiced with a diverse array of meditation traditions, including Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and the teachings and practices of both Mahayana (Tibetan) Buddhism and Theravada (Western Vipassana) Buddhism. In 2016, Kimball obtained teacher certification through the Center for Koru Mindfulness, whose mission is to bring the benefits of secular (non-religious, evidence-based) mindfulness training to “emerging adults” (young people aged 18 to 29).

Kimball offers presentations, workshops, and mindfulness classes to students, professionals, the general public, and anyone else interested in exploring the interface between mindfulness and the depth and diversity of our Cultural Matrix.

PRODUCT INFO

PRODUCT SPECS

TITLEEthnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection

AUTHOR: Michael J. Kimball

PUBLISHER: Kendall Hunt Publishing

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2018

RETAIL PRICE: $46

ISBN-13: 9781524911867

PAGES: 340

ORDERING:

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  • Amazon: Link Coming Soon

SALES COPY

Longform copy for newsletters, email campaigns, blog posts, etc.

Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to
Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection

Contemplative anthropologist and mindfulness teacher, Michael J. Kimball, has a new book for people who want to bridge cultural divides. It’s called Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection.

“At a moment when the global tide of fear of the unknown is on a steep rise and social cohesion eroding, Michael Kimball’s book … is a timely and thoughtful contribution.”
—Waidehi Gokhale, CEO, Soliya

To effectively reach across social and cultural boundaries, you need to do three things: discover what culture shock really is, how it affects your mind and body (even when you don’t know it), and which tools can help you turn it to your advantage. By presenting some core principles and a set of powerful techniques, Michael J. Kimball offers you an entertaining, informative, and practical guide to achieving these goals.

Drawing on the latest findings in anthropology, neuroscience, and mindfulness studies, Ethnowise helps you learn to disrupt your habitual reactions to the unfamiliar, grow your resilience to cultural discomfort, and transform culture shock into connection.

Be a part of the solution—get this book today and start your journey to becoming ethnowise.

https://ethnowise.com

Shortform copy for blurbs.

To effectively reach across social and cultural boundaries, you need to do three things: discover what culture shock really is, how it affects your mind and body, and which tools can help you turn it to your advantage. Michael J. Kimball, contemplative anthropologist and mindfulness teacher, provides the insights and tools to do this in his new book Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection.

COVER ART

         

AUTHOR PHOTOS

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LOGO

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PROMOTION INFO

  • Whenever promoting the book, please link to https://ethnowise.com
  • When you post a review or promotion, please let us know by sending an email to marketing at ethnowise dot com

INTERVIEW RESOURCES

BIO TALKING POINTS

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INTERVIEW TOPICS

Learning How to Transform Reactivity into Responsiveness

When you meet someone who holds values and views that are significantly different from your own, you might react in surprising ways. That’s how culture shock works—often under your radar, sometimes upsetting your best-laid plans. In this interview, Michael reveals the “ABCs” of culture shock and how you can transform your negative reactivity into constructive responsiveness

Five Principles to Foster Rewarding Intercultural Encounters

To successfully reach across cultural boundaries, it’s not enough to gather knowledge about other people through books and internet searches. You need to understand how human culture works on your and their minds and bodies. In this interview, Michael introduces five foundational Ethnowise Principles to improve your intercultural encounters.

Four Tools for Hacking the Cultural Matrix

Culture isn’t a place you live in, a language you speak, or things you possess. It is a “Matrix”—an entire world your brain co-creates with others. If you can’t see it for what it is, you will be controlled by it. In this interview, Michael shares four Ethnowise Tools for hacking the Cultural Matrix and freeing yourself from its constraints.

SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • What does ethnowise mean? Where did this word come from?
  • How is culture like the Matrix?
  • How do we hack the Cultural Matrix and why should we learn to do this?
  • What is culture shock and why should people care about it?
  • What is the “resilient zone” and how do people grow theirs?
  • What are the ABCs of culture shock and how do people learn them?
  • What is the difference between reactivity and responsiveness?
  • Who would benefit from this book?
  • What are the five foundational Ethnowise Principles and how do they help us understand the impact of culture on our lives and relationships?
  • What are the different portals into the Cultural Matrix and how can people discover them?
  • Why are stories and storytelling so important to understanding the Cultural Matrix?
  • What are implicit biases and why should people learn more about their own?
  • In Ethnowise Principle 4, you say that we are “pre-wired to find our tribes.” What do you mean by this?
  • In Ethnowise Principle 5, you say that we are an avatar. What do you mean by this?
  • What do you mean when you say that we have three, culturally conditioned Selves—I, Me, and Mine?
  • What does mindfulness have to do with culture?
  • What do you mean by ethnographic sensibilities? What are they and why should people learn them?
  • For Ethnowise Tool 3, you say, “Pay attention to everything. You are your method.” What does this mean?
  • In Ethnowise Tool 4, you refer to “deep listening.” What does this mean? How is it different than normal listening?
  • You encourage people to “follow their white rabbit.” What does this mean and how do they do it?
  • In your book, you lay out the steps on an “Ethnowise Path.” What are they and why should people follow them?

MARKETING RESOURCES

Below is a set of tweets/posts that you are free to use if you wish. Please make sure to include https://ethnowise.com in all posts.

TWITTER/FACEBOOK POSTS

For Twitter, you can include @ethnowise and/or #ethnowise

  1. @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection—A great new book by Michael J. Kimball. https://ethnowise.com
  2. New book by contemplative anthropologist, Michael J. Kimball— @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  3. Know yourself to know others. New Book: #Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  4. Your Cultural Matrix is everywhere. It is all around you. Even in you. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  5. You are an avatar. New Book by Michael J. Kimball: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  6. Go beyond the limits of your taken-for-granted world. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  7. Strengthen your attention muscle. Get to know yourself better. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  8. Pay attention to everything. You are your method. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  9. Practice deep listening and deep hanging out. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  10. Follow your white rabbit. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  11. Find the splinter in your mind. New Book: @Ethnowise : Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  12. Contemplative anthropologist & mindfulness tchr, Michael J. Kimball, has a new book for people who want to bridge cultural divides. #Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  13. By presenting some core principles and a set of powerful techniques, Michael J. Kimball offers you an entertaining, informative, and practical guide to achieving your goals. #ethnowise https://ethnowise.com
  14. W/ findings in anthropology, neurosci, and mindfulness studies, #Ethnowise helps u disrupt ur habitual reactions to the unfamiliar, grow ur resilience to cultural discomfort, & transform culture shock into connection. https://ethnowise.com
  15. Be a part of the solution—get Michael J. Kimball’s new book today and start your journey to becoming #ethnowise. https://ethnowise.com
  16. Michael J. Kimball, contemplative anthropologist and mindfulness teacher, provides key insights and tools in his new book, #Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com
  17. In his new book #Ethnowise Michael J. Kimball reveals the “ABCs” of culture shock and how you can transform your negative reactivity into constructive responsiveness. https://ethnowise.com
  18. In his new book #Ethnowise Michael J. Kimball introduces 5 Ethnowise Principles to improve your intercultural encounters. https://ethnowise.com
  19. In his new book, Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection, Michael J. Kimball shares 4 #Ethnowise Tools for hacking the Cultural Matrix and freeing yourself. https://ethnowise.com
  20. Walk the #Ethnowise Path in Michael J. Kimball’s new book, Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. https://ethnowise.com

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TESTIMONIALS

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