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The State of Book Publishing, Scholarly or Otherwise

The State of Book Publishing, Scholarly or Otherwise
170 St. George Street, Room 100
Time: Sep 17th, 3:30 pm End: Sep 17th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), English (FAS), East Asian Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Art (FAS), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
JHI presents a lecture by Reed Malcolm, Senior Editor, UC Press

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present a lecture on academic publishing:

Reed Malcolm, Senior Editor, University of California Press

The State of Book Publishing, Scholarly or Otherwise

Reed Malcolm will discuss the state of scholarly book publishing in light of recent, dramatic changes to the economy, the UC system, library acquisitions, and the book business more broadly. With traditional bookstores on the decline, and on-line retailers such as Amazon on the rise, what does the future hold for today’s academic in light of a university system that still regards the “traditional book” as its gold standard for hiring, promotion, and/or tenure?

Reed Malcolm, Senior Editor for Anthropology and Asian Studies, holds a M.A. in the history of religion from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Press in 1995, Reed worked at the University of Chicago Press and at Parallax Press in Berkeley. The UC Press Anthropology list encompasses all aspects of social and cultural studies, including comparative, historical, and multi-sited ethnography. Core areas include medical anthropology, public anthropology, global studies, religion, politics, linguistics, science and technology, Asia, and Latin America. Reed has had the good fortune of publishing such well-known authors as Arthur Kleinman, Joao Biehl, Elinor Ochs, Tanya Luhrmann, Joel Robbins, and Michael Jackson, among others. The Asian Studies at UC Press list is one of the longest running and most highly-regarded in the country, having published award-winning titles in history, anthropology, sociology, politics and policy. Authors have included Frederick Wakeman, Andrew Gordon, Sheldon Pollock, Romila Thapar, and Melvyn Goldtstein.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 978-7415.

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