Planned Obsolescence (Hardcover)

Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

By Kathleen Fitzpatrick

New York University Press, 9780814727874, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about the academy's future and an argument for reconceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways. Facing these issues head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick focuses on the technological changes-especially greater utilization of internet publication technologies, including digital archives, social networking tools, and multimedia-necessary to allow academic publishing to thrive into the future. But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin.