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.
Cover of Westworld and Philosophy, edited by James B. South and Kimberly S. Engels
Scott McLemee reviews Westworld and Philosophy, a collection of essays to be published shortly before the second season of the HBO series begins.
Scott McLemee reviews new and forthcoming titles from university presses that take up these interconnected subjects.
In a new book, Cheryl Hyman discusses her controversial seven-year stint as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, including her attempt to improve its low graduation rates.
Cover of Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions, by Alberto Manguel
Scott McLemee reviews Alberto Manguel's Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions.
Cover of Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education by Adam Laats
Author discusses his new book on evangelical higher education.
Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.
Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.
Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.
Kentucky press, which serves all the public institutions and some private colleges in the state, is noted for books on history, Appalachia and its home state.
Scott McLemee highlights the panoply of books on Trump, or matters related to his presidency, that scholarly presses plan to publish between now and this summer's end.
New consumer advocacy report highlights high cost of textbook bundles, but publishers say findings are misleading.
Scott McLemee reviews Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution, a compendium of one of the human imagination's most reliable, and cross-cultural, narrative templates.

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