Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
The philosophers who sought the retraction of a colleague’s article comparing transgender identity to transracialism have done the real damage in this situation, José Luis Bermúdez writes.
Author discusses new book about the relationship between higher education and the localities where institutions live.
Author discusses his new book about American higher education, which suggests it may be better off today than people realize … because it has always faced so many problems and has always been a “hustler’s paradise.”
In Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality, Antony Alumkal shows that hostility toward science -- including a kind of fearful contempt toward scientists -- is fairly palpable, writes Scott McLemee.
In Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World, Keith Devlin helps rescue a mathematician from 13th-century Italy from near total oblivion, writes Scott McLemee.
OER provider Lumen Learning joins with Follett to bring open course content to faculty members through the campus bookstore.
A coloring book from the University of Chicago Press? Yes, and it pokes fun at academe.
In Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy, Richard Murphy describes how the available means of concealing assets are so highly developed that they amount to an alternative global economy, writes Scott McLemee.
A scholarly framework and documentary format coincide in The Activists, writes Scott McLemee, which depicts the antiwar movement in this century’s first decade as an assemblage of collaborating but distinct groups.
The Devil and Webster depicts feminist campus leader struggling to deal with escalating student protest over tenure denial she knows (but can’t explain in public) was justified.
The eminent New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell profiled the greatest anthropologist in the world -- and his fans somehow forgot about it for decades. Scott McLemee reports from the scene of the excavation.
Academic publishing is becoming more about establishing a pecking order and less about pursuing knowledge, argues Andrew J. Hoffman.

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