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Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Skyhorse

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring an editorial director, as well as a web designer. Meanwhile, Skyhorse Publishing is seeking a production editor, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a publicity assistant. Get the scoop on...Show More Summary

Hit Job: Daniel DiSalvo on Public Sector Unions

Daniel DiSalvo doesn't like public sector unions. That is the main takeaway from Government Against Itself (Oxford University Press) DiSalvo's new book on public sector unions. In the course of reading the book they are likely to conclude that he is not especially fond of unions or workers in general. Show More Summary

Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’ in the Age of Terror

“If we are not ready to shoot a saboteur and White Guardist, what sort of revolution is that?” (Vladamir Lenin, qtd. in Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press. New York. p. 77) “’I will speak for myself as a Third World person’ is an important position for political mobilization today. But the real […]

Weekend reading: The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Darra Goldstein, editor.  The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets.  Oxford University Press, 2015. Full disclosure: I have two entries in this book, one with Daniel Bowman Simon. Simon DB, Nestle M.  Soda lobbies.  In: Goldstein D.  The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets.  Oxford University Press, 2015:681-682. Nestle M.  Soda.  In: Goldstein D.  The […]

Publishing Jobs: ABRAMS, Assouline, St. Martin’s Press

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, ABRAMS is hiring an editor for adult editorial, while Assouline Publishing needs an editor. St. Martin’s Press is seeking an associate creative manager, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for an assistant digital producer. Show More Summary

Spirits Rejoice! (Part II): A Follow Up on Jazz and American Religion

Today's post is a follow up to Jason Bivins' post yesterday. Jason has recently published Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion with Oxford University Press. In this post, he considers the historiography of music and American religion as well as his hopes for this book. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Chronicle

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This week, Penguin Random House is hiring a senior publicist, as well as a digital manager. Meanwhile, Chronicle Books is seeking a marketing manager of children’s publishing, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a senior designer. Show More Summary

Divertimento

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There is an "i" in the middle of the word "hurricane." At the Oxford University Press blog, Phil Mackowiak reviews the evidence for the cause of Beethoven's deafness (and for his multiple other medical problems). A man who loved hisShow More Summary

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…

guest blogger Caroline W. Lee returns to discuss DIY Democracy

Good news – emerita orgtheory guest blogger Caroline W. Lee is returning! She has a new book out on deliberative democracy: Do-it-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry (Oxford University Press, 2015). For those of you have participated in deliberative democracy, here’s your chance to analyze what’s behind the scenes. In the meantime, […]

Children's literature in translation

Daniel Hahn just published the second edition of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (see the Oxford University Press publicity page or get your copy at Amazon.co.uk, or pre-order it at Amazon.com) but now reports at PEN Atlas...Show More Summary

‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics

In addition to bringing to light stories of harassment, Crosshairs also calls for reforms in the legal system, making it an absolute must-read for anyone in media and reproductive rights advocacy. Image: Oxford University Press The post ‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Word rage, discreet firearm edition

Oxford University Press has published the fourth edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. The name "Fowler" has been retained as a source of prestige, but this is really the work of editor Jeremy Butterfield (as the third edition was the work of Robert Burchfield). Butterfield has already been getting some press attention for […]

Oxford To Publish The Age Of Em

Eighteen months ago I asked here for readers to criticize my Em Econ book draft, then 62K words. (137 of you sent comments – thanks!) Today I announce that Oxford University Press will publish its descendant (now 212K words) in Spring … Continue reading ?

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, St. Martin’s

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior manager of integrated marketing, while St. Martin’s Press needs a digital editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a publicist, and Quarto Publishing is on the hunt for an editorial director. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: ABRAMS, Cleis Press

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, ABRAMS is hiring a sales assistant, and Cleis Press needs a marketing associate. Trident Media Group is seeking a literary assistant, and Oxford University Press needs a digital strategist. Get the scoop on these openingsShow More Summary

Review of Bryce, Ancient Syria

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Trevor Bryce, Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 379. ISBN 9780199646678. £25,00. Reviewed by Matteo Vigo, University of Copenhagen (jlg904@hum.ku.dk)...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, St. Martin’s

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a development editor, while St. Martin’s Press needs a marketing manager. HarperCollins is seeking a social media manager, and Penguin Random House is on the hunt for a senior designer for Grosset & Dunlap. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, BenBella

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior book jacket designer, while BenBella Books needs a publishing associate. Penguin Random House is seeking a marketing manager for Random House Children’s Books, and Cambridge University Press is on the hunt for an editorial assistant. Show More Summary

What Women Need

This book review is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.   What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement By Deborah L. Rhode 256 pp. Oxford University Press $29.95 I n 2012, the young singer Taylor Swift was asked if she was a feminist. Show More Summary

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