Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Philosophers object to a journal's publication of a term referring to radical feminists who don't necessarily count trans women among their ranks. Is it a slur?
Author discusses her new study of how white children develop ideas about race.
Scott McLemee explores the speculation that Donald Trump used a racial epithet through the lens of several scholarly analyses.
In her new book, controversial former aide to President Trump offers views on education secretary and support for black colleges.
A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. Some see this case pointing to broad problems in academic publishing, such as the unwillingness of many scholars to review papers.
In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.
Author discusses his new book on trends in politics in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.
William Elliott and Melinda Lewis discuss how children's savings accounts could open higher education to a much broader share of Americans.
What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.
Scott McLemee further explores The Mediated Mind by Susan Zieger and the impact that expanded distribution of printed material in the 19th century had on what the world felt like.
Authors discuss their new book on the experience of Asian American students at Harvard University.

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