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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 9780231548717
Published 25 June 2019 by Columbia University Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Marcus, Sharon
Edited by Zaloom, Caitlin
Series Public Books Series
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ISBN-13 9780231548717
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Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Publication Date 25 June 2019
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) Edited by Marcus, Sharon
Edited by Zaloom, Caitlin
Series Public Books Series
Category Language and Literature
Literature: History & Criticism
Literature: Texts
Literature: Special Interest
Social Sciences
Politics & Government
Number of Pages Not specified
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Description of this Electronic 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, 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is a call to arms. We must tear down the ivory tower, discard attachments to credentials and prestige, and share ideas across borders, disciplines, and party lines. Think in Public does just this, engaging readers in conversations between today's top scholars, the works that inspire them, and the watershed issues of our day.

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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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