Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Scott McLemee delves into The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton, a study of how digital self-tracking is insinuating itself into every nook and cranny of human experience.
Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.
A new book argues that friendship isn’t necessarily a distraction in college but may be essential to academic success.
This year’s quincentennial of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia coincides with an exceptionally spirit-blighting presidential election, making his work especially relevant, writes Scott McLemee.
New book argues for change after decades of policies that authors say are strangling public higher education.
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.

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