Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
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.
Cover of Where Freedom Starts: Sex Power Violence #MeToo, edited by Jessie Kindig
High-profile cases of sexual harassment have dominated the media, social and otherwise. Scott McLemee comments on a new book of essays that might push the discussion forward.
Cover image of Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension
Editors discuss new collection of essays about the impact of various state and federal policies on minority students -- an impact the authors see as far too often ignored.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests American higher education -- especially in the social sciences -- is less globally minded than rhetoric might make you think.
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.
Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today.
Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.
A prison writing instructor and the son of a former inmate, Patrick Berry discusses his new book on the role of higher education behind bars.
Author discusses his new book, which combines intellectual history with a case for open access.
Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.
A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

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