Think in Public

Think in Public

Author: Sharon Marcus

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 503

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Since 2012, Public Books has championed a new kind of community for intellectual engagement, discussion, and action. An online magazine that unites the best of the university with the openness of the internet, Public Books is where new ideas are debuted, old facts revived, and dangerous illusions dismantled. Here, young scholars present fresh thinking to audiences outside the academy, accomplished authors weigh in on timely issues, and a wide range of readers encounter the most vital academic insights and explore what they mean for the world at large. Think in Public: A Public Books Reader presents a selection of inspiring essays that exemplify the magazine’s distinctive approach to public scholarship. Gathered here are Public Books contributions from today’s leading thinkers, including Jill Lepore, Imani Perry, Kim Phillips-Fein, Salamishah Tillet, Jeremy Adelman, N. D. B. Connolly, Namwali Serpell, and Ursula K. Le Guin. The result is a guide to the most exciting contemporary ideas about literature, politics, economics, history, race, capitalism, gender, technology, and climate change by writers and researchers pushing public debate about these topics in new directions. Think in Public is a lodestone for a rising generation of public scholars and a testament to the power of knowledge.
Think in Public
Language: en
Pages: 503
Authors: Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-25 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 333
Authors: Carole A Travis-Henikoff
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-01 - Publisher: Santa Monica Press

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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Steve LeDoux
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-01 - Publisher: Santa Monica Press

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Alain Silver, James Ursini
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-01 - Publisher: Santa Monica Press

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Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Andrea Lankford
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-01 - Publisher: Santa Monica Press

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