Think in Public: A Public Books Reader

Caitlin Zaloom (Editor) Sharon Marcus (Editor)
& 43 more

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$24.95  $22.95
Columbia University Press
Publish Date
June 25, 2019
5.0 X 1.2 X 7.7 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Sharon Marcus and Caitlin Zaloom are the founders and editors in chief of Public Books. Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her books include Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (2007) and The Drama of Celebrity (2019). Zaloom is associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. She is the author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London (2006) and Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (2019).


An astonishing collection. Eloquent, expansive, provocative, and essential.--Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
This timely, innovative, and important collection represents the best of public scholarship. The stunning essays in this volume demonstrate the significance of Public Books as a crucial online space for anyone committed to engaging ideas that shape the world in which we live. The sheer brilliance and vitality of this digital platform boldly shine through every page of this book.--Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom
This book is a call to arms. We must tear down the ivory tower, discard attachments to credentials and prestige, and share ideas across borders, disciplines, and party lines. Think in Public does just this, engaging readers in conversations between today's top scholars, the works that inspire them, and the watershed issues of our day.--Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
That splendid cover image underlines the fact that this book is meant for everyone, not just residents of ivory towers.--Toronto Star