Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.
A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.
In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.
Unsure about accepting research funding from a morally contentious source? An ethicist weighs in.
In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.
So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Scott McLemee reports on a book tracing the role's history.
New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.
The day of world domination by the ebook is at hand! Well, maybe. Scott McLemee checks out a more sober assessment.
New article points out that through lazy or fraudulent citations, scholars spread rumors -- at times creating "academic urban legends." The story of spinach and an allegedly misplaced decimal point shows how.
Are students evaluated on their academic work, or on how well they navigate the college environment? Both, a recent book argues -- which is why mentoring programs should aim to unmask the "hidden curriculum" for at-risk students.
New book argues that education schools too often neglect teacher training -- leaving it up to teachers to figure things out on their own.
A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.

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