Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
May 02, 2018
Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.
Scott McLemee has found most recently published books on digital discourse -- memes, tweeting and other modes of contemporary communication -- hard to keep reading. The exception is Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner’s The Ambivalent Internet.
Journal’s board offers its support for editor’s decision to publish article comparing transracial and transgender identities.
A professor discusses how he turned to his colleagues for help answering the question -- and turned the results into a book.
Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.
In Citizen Spies, Joshua Reeves demonstrates that the surveillance systems established in America since the Sept. 11 attacks depend largely on habits that have been a long time in forming, writes Scott McLemee.
Victoria Reyes breaks down the structure of a well-conceived scholarly piece and provides tips to help you get your research published.
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.

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