The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:51:01 EST <![CDATA[Weekly Book List, December 19, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150867/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-December-19/150867/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:41:00 EST
<![CDATA[The ‘Job Market’ That Is Not One]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150841/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Job-Market-That-Is/150841/ Why do we continue to embrace flawed analyses of the academic labor system?

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Adrift at the Career Fair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150789/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adrift-at-the-Career-Fair/150789/ A professor attends a student career fair to see what undergraduates are up against.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Misunderstanding the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Misunderstanding-the/150785/ They have the dubious honor of being subject to both contempt and unrealistic expectations.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Novel Findings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150801/ http://chronicle.com/article/Novel-Findings/150801/ The best prose doesn’t make writers sound clever; it helps form readers’ souls.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[A Wake-Up Call on Concussions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150831/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Wake-Up-Call-on-Concussions/150831/ The apparent suicide of an Ohio State athlete demonstrates that we must do more to prevent future tragedies.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Prison Reform? Not So Simple]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150791/ http://chronicle.com/article/Prison-Reform-Not-So-Simple/150791/ Elite politicos imply that America’s prison crisis can be fixed with some relatively uncontroversial reforms. If only.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Slavery and Capitalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150787/ http://chronicle.com/article/SlaveryCapitalism/150787/ Historians long depicted slavery as an aberration from, or a precursor to, capitalism. That’s changing. 

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Improve Discussion of Race in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150857/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Improve-Discussion-of/150857/ Professors can help students learn better ways of talking with one another about delicate issues.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[College Sex-Assault Trials Belong in Court, Not on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150805/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Sex-Assault-Trials/150805/ For all its flaws, the criminal-justice system is the better option for dealing with sexual violence.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:27:13 EST
<![CDATA[An Aging America: Higher Education's New Frontier]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150425/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Aging-America-Higher/150425/ Colleges need students, and baby boomers need educational pathways into a new life chapter. So why the deafening silence?

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can the Humanities Be ‘Ruined’?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-Humanities-Be/150343/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Over the Hill? Yes. Bad for Students? No.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Over-the-Hill-Yes-Bad-for/150345/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Weekly Book List, December 12, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150449/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-December-12/150449/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Payback's a Bitch]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paybacks-a-Bitch/150335/ Debt activism and unionization might help reform a corrupt system the feds can't seem to tame.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Book Review: Nothin' but a Hound Dog]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Nothin-but-a/150351/ A biographer is fascinated and repulsed by Elvis's working-class background.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Great Dictator]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150339/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Great-Dictator/150339/ With dictation software, a writer strives to find her voice with her, um, voice.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 'Contemporary' Moment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150347/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Contemporary-Moment/150347/ Modern is musty, postmodern is passé, and the current struggles to stay cutting edge. Time flies. Can culture keep up?

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bringing Philosophy Down to Earth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bringing-Philosophy-Down-to/150341/ Kant, Locke, and Stoicism come alive at a community college.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Saskia Sassen's Missing Chapter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150337/ http://chronicle.com/article/Saskia-Sassens-Missing/150337/ When the renowned sociologist was a girl in Argentina, her family had a frequent visitor: Adolf Eichmann.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[To Prepare 21st-Century Journalists, Help Students Become Experts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150267/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Prepare-21st-Century/150267/ Learning how to use more digital tools won’t help tomorrow’s journalists succeed. They need to know their subject matter.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Sociologists Made Themselves Irrelevant]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150249/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Sociologists-Made/150249/ And what they can do about it.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, December 5, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150277/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-December-5/150277/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Fall and Rise of Economic History]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150247/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-FallRise-of-Economic/150247/ Historians gave up the formerly thriving field to economists, who let it languish. Now historians are taking it back.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Book Review: Losing Our Heads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150255/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Losing-Our-Heads/150255/ An anthropologist didn’t know how disturbingly topical her history of beheading would be.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[My Nemesis, Jill Lepore]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150253/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Nemesis-Jill-Lepore/150253/ In which a superpowered scholar dooms our unheralded hero by scooping his book on Wonder Woman.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST