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February 2, 2015
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New book aims to clear up ‘hookup culture’ confusion

As students return to campus post-holiday break, a Michigan State University professor has released an e-book she hopes will demystify the “hookup culture” that often accompanies the college social scene.

September 9, 2014
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Chute goes ‘Outside the Box’ in new book on contemporary comics

Since joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2010, Hillary Chute quickly established herself as the campus’ resident comics expert. In addition to co-teaching a course on comics and autobiography with famed cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Chute organized a conference through … Continue reading

July 5, 2014
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When grassroots activism becomes a commodity

UCLA sociologist investigates ‘astroturf’ campaigns in new book Coming at the height of public opposition to Wal-Mart’s labor practices and expansion into urban markets, the founding in 2005 of Working Families for Wal-Mart appeared to reflect a spontaneous groundswell of … Continue reading

May 1, 2014
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New book explores ‘frontier’ metaphor in science

Leah Ceccarelli is a professor of communication and author of the book “On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation.” She answered a few questions about the book for UW Today. Q: What’s the concept behind … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.  The book, called ‘Party Politics and the Prospects for democracy in … Continue reading

February 2, 2014
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New book explores mixed success of China’s ‘Emperor Huizong’

Patricia Ebrey is a UW professor of history and the author of a number of books about Chinese history and culture. She answered a few questions about her new book, “Emperor Huizong,” about the Chinese emperor who lived from 1082 … Continue reading

December 23, 2013
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The long game: New book probes the uneasy future of China’s relationship with the United States

TORONTO, ON – The global financial crisis accelerated China’s rise in the world economy, disrupting a post-cold war status quo in which the United States was the world’s largest and most dynamic economy and undisputed super power. The world economic order is … Continue reading