2015 University Press Books

 

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000-099 General Knowledge


001.95

McLeod, Kembrew

Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World

364 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

New York University Press

From Benjamin Franklin's newspaper hoax that faked the death of his rival to Abbie Hoffman's attempt to levitate the Pentagon, pranksters, hoaxers, and con artists have caused confusion, disorder, and laughter in Western society for centuries. Profiling the most notorious mischief makers from the 1600s to the present day, Pranksters explores how "pranks" are part of a long tradition of speaking truth to power and social critique.

LC 2013029825, ISBN 9780814796290 (c.), ISBN 9780814796306 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


004.678

boyd, danah

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

296 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $25.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, $25.00 ebook, $42.50 institutional multi ebook, $35.00 institutional single ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Yale University Press

A leading youth and technology expert offers original research on teens' use of social media, the myths that frighten caring adults, and how young people form communities. "Even readers who are not parents, or teens, may well find this one of the most interesting books of the year."—Los Angeles Times

LC 2013031950, ISBN 9780300166316 (c.), ISBN 9780300199000 (p.), ISBN 9780300166439 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


070.43

Laufer, Peter

Slow News:A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $17.95 paper, CIP included

May 2014

Oregon State University Press

Slow News examines the nature of news in the context of the increasingly frenetic pace of modern life in the twenty-first century. Taking a cue from the slow food movement, Laufer suggests that we step back from the constant barrage of instant news to consider news thoughtfully and thoroughly. He argues that it is valuable for both the journalist and the news consumer to take the time to ruminate on most news events. Laufer offers twenty-eight rules—including "Trust accuracy over time," and "Don't become a news junkie"—to guide us in a gradual quest for slower news.

LC 2013041304, ISBN 9780870717345 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


079.5

Dahlby, Tracy

Into the Field:A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

312 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 11 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Texas Press

In this lively memoir and how-to handbook for aspiring journalists, a veteran correspondent who has reported for National Geographic and Newsweek tells "the stories behind the stories" that reveal the hard work, skill, and luck it takes to be a successful foreign correspondent.

LC 2014012770, ISBN 9780292729131 (c.), ISBN 9780292767355 (e.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


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