Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Sep 19, 2019
As California's community colleges implement degree pathways with no textbook costs, what -- if anything -- can be gleaned from their data?
The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.
The figure known as "the Elvis of cultural theory" has just published a book of jokes. Scott McLemee is holding his sides.
How much remains of democratic principles when a society is sunk in financial debt? Scott McLemee starts checking the books.
A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.
A federal judge rules Google's massive digitization efforts falls under the "fair use" doctrine, marking another loss for copyright advocates.
Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.
5 years after SUNY Press raised eyebrows with the way it obtained book rights that had been held by U. of Nebraska Press, the work is returning to the Plains.
Carolyn Foster Segal digests the new biography (actually the "official book" of the new documentary) about the author. Let's just say she's not a big fan.
John Sides and Lynn Vavreck explain why they rewrote rules of how to publish in political science for their book on the 2012 presidential election.
Change everything about how higher ed is funded and public colleges can offer free tuition, a new book argues.
A new restriction from Amazon prevents students from bringing some of their rented textbooks across state lines.
Law education has been a bit beleaguered lately. A new book shows what's still right about legal education and where it needs to go.

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