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.
In the wake of the most recent effort to undermine transgender people and their rights, Scott McLemee reviews this year's books on them.
Unhappy with a new online-only book ordering system, professors at Middlebury College are calling for books to be put back on the shelves of their college bookstore.
In On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, Martin Rees encourages us to think beyond the new norms of diminished and collapsing expectations, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews two new scholarly books on the American electorate and its discontents.
Scott McLemee reviews John Cleese's new book, Professor at Large: The Cornell Years, a selection of lectures and colloquies from his time moonlighting as an Ivy League don.
Editors of book series stop publishing with Springer Nature to protest its acquiescence to Chinese government censorship demands.
Author discusses his new book about history of black activism and the civil rights movement at Ivy League universities.
In the face of the administration's attacks on the press, Greg Britton questions whether his work as a scholarly publisher really differs from that of journalists.
Julie Schumacher resurrects Jason Fitger for a -- slightly -- more sentimental sequel to 'Dear Committee Members.' This time, the English department at fictional Payne U. faces a battle for its soul.
Masterpiece or not, William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution fills a puzzling lacuna in the Beat author's bibliography, writes Scott McLemee.
A new documentary film taking aim at for-profit publishers is about to be screened at universities around the world, but will it further the goals of the open-access movement?
Avital Ronell's new book, Complaint, is not really about the recent harassment case, writes Scott McLemee. At the same time, it’s not exactly not about it.

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