BOOKS RECEIVED: Michelle Kuo, “Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship” (Random House, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta Recently graduated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven Carl Smith, “An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jennifer Randles, “Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America” (Columbia UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley “Fragile families”―unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially―are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susan B. Hyatt, Boone Shear and Susan Wright, eds., “Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice. These transformations, accompanied by new forms of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jake Oresick, “The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburghs First Public High School” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburghs first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highlyeven improbablysuccessful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley… Read More
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