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Think in Public: A Public Books Reader

Think in Public: A Public Books Reader

Think in Public presents a selection of inspiring essays that exemplify the distinctive approach of the online magazine Public Books to public scholarship. Today's leading thinkers offer a guide to the most exciting contemporary ideas about literature, politics, economics, histor... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780231190084
Barcode 9780231190084
Published 15 May 2019 by Columbia University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Marcus, Sharon
Edited by Zaloom, Caitlin
Contributions by Butler, Judith
Contributions by Turner, Fred
Contributions by Irani, Lilly
Series Public Books Series
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ISBN-13 9780231190084
ISBN-10 0231190085
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Publication Date 15 May 2019
International Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Marcus, Sharon
Edited by Zaloom, Caitlin
Contributions by Butler, Judith
Contributions by Turner, Fred
Contributions by Irani, Lilly
Series Public Books Series
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 520
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Intellectuals, American essays - 21st century, Intellectual life - Political aspects, Learning and scholarship - political aspects, Current events - 21st century
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 081
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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, Nathan 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An astonishing collection. Eloquent, expansive, provocative, and essential. -- Rob Nixon, author of <i>Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor</i> This timely, innovative, and important collection represents the very best of public scholarship. The stunning essays in this volume demonstrate the significance of Public Books as a crucial online space for anyone committed to engaging ideas that shape the world in which we live. The sheer brilliance and vitality of this digital platform boldly shines through every page of this book. -- Keisha N. Blain, author of <i>Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom</i>

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Author's Bio

Sharon Marcus and Caitlin Zaloom are the founders and editors in chief of Public Books. Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her books include Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (2007) and The Drama of Celebrity (2019). Zaloom is associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. She is the author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London (2006) and Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (2019).

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