Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.
Scott McLemee reviews Laurent de Sutter's Narcocapitalism: An End to the Anaesthetic Society.
Scholar's article said his colleagues were publishing in "predatory journals." Now he's banned from campus.
Violations of policies on peer review are cited, without saying what the violations were.
In her book, Susan Harlan imagines sitting down with literature's favorite characters to learn more about their interior decorating sense.
After years of avoiding public comment about her college years, the former first lady uses autobiography to describe what it was like to be a working-class black student at an elite, predominantly white campus.
Scott McLemee reviews Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte.
Mathematics scholar turned college president discusses his new book on problem solving.
Scott McLemee reviews Timothy Beal's The Book of Revelation: A Biography.
Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. Does anyone still care about the outcome?
Few people seemed to have noticed that it was a put-down of academics concerned with racial issues, write Joel P. Christensen and Matthew A. Sears.

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