Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
May 02, 2018
Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.
Cover of 'Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer' by Barbara Ehrenreich
Scott McLemee explores Barbara Ehrenreich’s Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.
Cover of 'Losing Hearts and Minds' by Matthew Shannon
Tens of thousands of Iranian students studied in the U.S. in the 1970s. New book tells how they helped unsettle the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran in lead-up to Iranian Revolution.
Cover of 'Gay on God's Campus' by Jonathan Coley
Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.
Cover of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, by Deondra Rose.
Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education.
Cover of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech by Keith Whittington
Author discusses his new book calling for academic leaders to defend free speech on campus.
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.
Cover of An Academic Life, by Hanna Holborn Gray
Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.
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.

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