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."
Professor discusses his new book on insights gained from reading classic literature with people with autism.
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.
Q&A with the co-editors of an anthology of essays on accreditation about new challenges for the college oversight bodies.
Co-author of new book discusses its critique of societal values, how young people are taught to think about the world and free exchange of ideas in higher education.
In Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self, Marc Wittmann underscores how little separates ordinary consciousness from other forms of it, writes Scott McLemee.
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.

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