Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.
Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Michael J. Socolow tells the story of an academic and a New York Times No. 1 best seller.
How to make sense of the rash of sinister clown sightings throughout America? Scott McLemee turns to Heroes, Villains and Fools: The Changing American Character.
Scott McLemee interviews the author of a new book about the pre-eminent author and political thinker W. E. B. Du Bois, whose legacy remains highly relevant today.
Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.
Author discusses his new book about why philosophers were an early target of the Cold War Red scare.
While long neglected until its recent republication, Heinrich Kaan’s Psychopathia Sexualis had important implications: it treated human sexuality as entirely explicable within nature, writes Scott McLemee.
In new collection of essays, scholars make the case for diversity as essential to higher education and society generally.
Author discusses new book on the history of elite universities becoming coeducational -- with the push coming from male leaders for reasons having little to do with equity.
In Deciding What’s True, Lucas Graves traces how media outlets’ internal fact-checking has morphed into something almost antithetical: the very public evaluation of factual assertions made by politicians and other news figures, writes Scott McLemee.
Author discusses his new book on the politics of tuition policies in OECD countries.



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