Monthly Archives: February 2012

History and Future of the Book: The Future of Scholarly Publishing Is Better than Its Past

Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy is awesome. Her level of engagement in the book with the issues surrounding scholarly publishing is something I don’t think you see very often—at least, not often enough … Continue reading

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History and Future of the Book: To Err

I’m not quite all the way through this week’s reading, but I have to be honest and admit that I’ve had a difficult time finding a foothold in the reading to use for a response post. So I’m making the … Continue reading

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An Alternative to the Consumption Model

After reading this really incredible interview with David Graeber in Boston Review, I wanted to read some of his work but wasn’t quite ready to spring $20 for the nook book of Debt: The First 5,000 Years (I wouldn’t realistically … Continue reading

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History and Future of the Book: In Which I Complain about Stanley Fish

In general, I like to think of myself as disinclined to complain. Especially when it comes to readings for classes, I tend not to think complaint is a very useful response, so I try to look for what might be … Continue reading

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Why Not an All-Female Army?

As noted by Chris Hayes, “the newscycle after the best economic news in years has been dominated by all culture war all the time,” so now the subject is Rick Santorum’s objection to women in combat, and his subsequent clarification that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass

by Trevor Paglen. 2008. “On the one hand, we have what we might call the politics of production. By this I mean the kinds of relational practices that are behind the work and go into its making. On the other hand, we have things … Continue reading

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History and Future of the Book: Attacking the Form of Original Authorship

Reading about the extent to which the evolution of the idea of the Author took place within a legal framework, as people sought to settle questions of how/whether authors should be compensated for their work, how much this compensation should … Continue reading

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