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14 Free Critical Theory Books From University of California Press


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 16, 2014 - 7:06am


14 Free Critical Theory Books From University of California Press
Via http://www.critical-theory.com/14-free-critical-theory-books-from-univer...

Thanks to Open Culture, we’ve recently discovered that the University of California Press has a massive library of free ebooks, many of which are now out of print.

Users can browse books by subject, which varies from public policy and physics to more critically-minded subjects like political theory and postcolonial studies.

 

New Books Podcast


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 13, 2014 - 11:42pm


New Books in Communications podcast

A reminder about the New Books in Communications podcast, part of the
New Books Network. Each episode features an interview with the author of
a recently published book in media studies. The first six episodes:

* 6. Melissa Aronczyk, *Branding the Nation: The Global Business of
National Identity*
* 5. Sarah Banet-Weiser, *Authentic(tm): The Politics of Ambivalence in
a Brand Culture*
* 4. Michael Serazio, *Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla
Marketing*
* 3. David Hochfelder, *The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920*

 

New Book: Cosmopolitan Lyceum


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 6, 2014 - 9:43pm


The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Just Published!

The University of Massachusetts Press has just published Tom F. Wright's
edited volume entitled The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the
Globe in Nineteenth-Century America (2013). The volume brings together
original research by scholars of history, literary studies, and
communication. These scholars investigate the ways that
nineteenth-century lyceum-goers encountered international currents and
crosscurrents. The historian Joan Shelley Rubin notes that the book's

 

RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 12, 2013 - 10:32pm


The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric is an exciting new book series published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America. From its inception, rhetoric has been understood as a way of knowing and as a set of discursive practices that functions alongside other disciplines. That is, rhetoric has always been transdisciplinary, not only having a place within and among the sciences, arts, and other humanistic disciplines, but also calling into question the orthodoxies and paradigms of those fields.

 

Book Announcement: Social Media in Disaster Response


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 21, 2013 - 10:32am


Jo Mackiewicz to attw
Dear colleagues,

I am writing again to announce the publication of the first book in the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication: Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation by Liza Potts, Michigan State University.

As of today, 21 October, you can order it directly from Routledge here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415817417/

Or, you can order it from Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Social-Media-Disaster-Response-Participation/dp/04...

 

New Book


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 30, 2013 - 8:11pm


The Making of Barack Obama
(Parlor Press)

See: http://www.book2look.de/vBook.aspx?id=uo5Dzf5gdJ&r=uAHPgymuuqoc1eoxyvct

 

Book Announcement: Legal Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2013 - 9:29am


Lisa Perry, perryl@smccd.edu

I have published my 1998 dissertation, Legal Rhetoric Books in England, 1600-1700, on Kindle (available for free to Amazon Prime members).

In it, I argue

 

Free Book: Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling by Kieran Egan


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 3, 2013 - 12:32pm


Free Book:

We are headed back to school this month, with a book that makes a fresh and startling argument about the school curriculum. Our free e-book for September is Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling by Kieran Egan.

Egan argues that the broad, general curriculum that is the basis of traditional elementary and secondary school education misses a vital fact about knowledge: that real knowledge of a subject is knowledge in depth. In Learning in Depth he outlines an ambitious yet practical plan to incorporate deep knowledge into basic education.

 

New Book: Communicating Popular Science: From Deficit to Democracy.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 22, 2013 - 6:18pm


At risk of being seen as bragging, and with apologies for the cross-posting, I would like to let you know that my book on popular science writing is out from Palgrave Macmillan: Communicating Popular Science: From Deficit to Democracy.

The list price is $80, but I have seen it online (e.g. at Barnes and Noble) for $64.

Here is the cover blurb:

 

New(ish) Book I Missed: Writing Disability


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 5, 2013 - 11:46pm


Writing Disability: A Critical History
Sara Newman
https://www.rienner.com/title/Writing_Disability_A_Critical_History
ISBN: 978-1-935049-54-8
$59.95
2012/207 pages/LC: 2012030417
Disability in Society
A FirstForumPress Book

"A refreshingly lively voice that will appeal to a side audience.... Highly recommended."—Choice

"An essential resource.... Makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of how disabled people have understood and represented their condition from ancient times to the present."—G. Thomas Couser, Hofstra University