Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781447329268 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447329251 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Being a Scholar in the Digital Era

Transforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good

Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite

Being a Scholar in the Digital Era

Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781447329268 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447329251 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
What opportunities, rather than disruptions, do digital technologies present? How do developments in digital media not only support scholarship and teaching but also further social justice? Written by two experts in the field, this accessible book offers practical guidance, examples, and reflection on this changing foundation of scholarly practice. It is the first to consider how new technologies can connect academics, journalists, and activists in ways that foster transformation on issues of social justice. Discussing digital innovations in higher education as well as what these changes mean in an age of austerity, this book provides both a vision of what scholars can be in the digital era and a road map to how they can enliven the public good.
Contents
Introduction: Transformations;
Being a Scholar (Activist) Then and Now;
Opening Education, Linking It to Community;
Acting Up, Opening Knowledge;
Training Scholars for the Digital Era;
Measuring Scholarly Impact;
The Future of Being a Scholar.
Review Quotes
Carl Straumsheim | Inside Higher Ed
“Daniels and Thistlethwaite’s new book . . . explores life in academe at a point in time when many scholars feel as though they are straddling the line between the traditional and the experimental. In chapters examining technology’s impact on activism, openness and scholarly impact, the authors connect the news and personalities of today to historical events, weaving in their own experiences and experiments along the way.”
Nina C. Ayoub | Chronicle of Higher Education
"Discusses the use of new technologies for both scholarship and activism."
LSE Review of Books
"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."
Ideas on Fire: Imagine Otherwise
"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."
Karen Shook | Times Higher Education
"Recommended!"
Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, CUNY
“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.’”
Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra, Australia
“An important introduction to the possibilities offered by digital media for academic work and activism, both within and outside the halls of academia.”
Lisa Norberg, cofounder of the Open Access Network
“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.”
Mark Carrigan, University of Warwick
“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.”
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