Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
Transforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good
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Praise For Being a Scholar in the Digital Era: Transforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good…
— Carl Straumsheim
"This is an excellent book that offers a concise and well-written description of how digital technology has been used to produce robust and genuinely impactful research. . . . It will appeal to anyone who has been inspired by scholar-activists like W. E. B. Du Bois or C. Wright Mills, but who would like to know how to become a scholar-activist in the digital era. . . . A fascinating and accessible read."
— LSE Review of Books
"Discusses the use of new technologies for both scholarship and activism."
— Nina C. Ayoub
"The book explores the way digital technologies are transforming higher education as well as what these changes mean in an age of austerity. It imagines a world in which scholarship enlivens the public good."
— Ideas on Fire: Imagine Otherwise
— Karen Shook
“A stunningly accessible and provocative volume that offers readers a delicious landscape for reimagining how, with whom, and for whom we craft research in these ‘revolting times.’”
— Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, CUNY
“An important introduction to the possibilities offered by digital media for academic work and activism, both within and outside the halls of academia.”
— Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra, Australia
“A timely account of how scholarly practice is changing, it makes a compelling case for how scholars and librarians can use digital technologies to engage in issues of social justice, beginning with a more open and inclusive system of scholarly communication.”
— Lisa Norberg, cofounder of the Open Access Network
“An incisive and engaging rallying cry for digital scholarship to be seen as our most powerful tool, as well as a practical handbook for aspiring activist scholars. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
— Mark Carrigan, University of Warwick
Policy Press, 9781447329268, 176pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2016