Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Combating prejudice is like the labors of Sisyphus. Scott McLemee interviews an author who keeps on pushing.
A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.
Little scientific research ever makes it to the public sphere. One postdoc wants to change that with a new website that helps scientists translate their research for lay audiences.
An upcoming book argues that meetings -- one of the most loathed aspects of academic life -- are untapped sources of creativity and insight.
A documentary filmmaker releases a critical look at higher education and student debt. But was he wrong to ignore the for-profit sector?
Author discusses a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches.
Study finds that the more students engage with faculty members and academics, the more their political views moderate. Student activities are what appear to encourage those already leaning left or right to tilt further.
A new book considers the founding father of psychoanalysis as self-made man. Scott McLemee has a look.
How we communicate about disease can have consequences for prevention and treatment. Scott McLemee consults a new book on a recent epidemic.
A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book. His defenders say the real issue is that the allegations are being made anonymously.
New book on making the choice offers an enriching discussion with no clear answers.
A publisher demands the removal of writings by Marx and Engels -- just before May Day. Scott McLemee fans the flames of discontent.

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