Think In Public: A Public Books Reader

EditorSharon Marcus, Caitlin ZaloomContribution byJudith Butler

June 25, 2019|
Think In Public: A Public Books Reader by Sharon Marcus
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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.
Judith Butler (PhD, Philosophy, Yale) is the Maxine Eliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric andComparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory (of which she was the Founding Director) at the University of California at Berkeley. Among her many works are Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twenti...
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Title:Think In Public: A Public Books Reader
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:520 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:520 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0 in
Published:June 25, 2019
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780231190091

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