Friday, September 24, 2010

New Publication

I contributed to an edited volume that has just been released: Military Culture and Education, edited by Douglas Higbee (London: Ashgate, 2010).

Here's the description:
While studies of American military culture have proliferated in recent years, and the culture of academic institutions has been a subject of perennial interest, comparatively little has been written on the multiple ways the military and academe intersect. Focusing on this subject offers an opportunity to explore how teachers and researchers straddle the two quite different cultures. The contributors to this volume both embody and articulate how the two cultures co-exist and cooperate, however unevenly at times. Chapters offer both ground-level perspectives of the classroom and campus as well as well-considered articulations of the tensions and opportunities involved in teaching and training civic-minded soldiers on issues especially important in the post-9/11 world.
My chapter is called "Navel gazing Google deep: the expertise gap in the academic-military relationship." You'll have to read it to find out why.

It's probably too pricey for personal consumption, but have your libraries order it if you are interested. (Or you can get the Kindle edition for a mere $79.95!)


dcat said...

You and I have had this conversation before, when Kentucky came out with a Kindle version of Freedom's Main Line for an absurdly overpriced $40, but it bears repeating in a public forum:

Why even bother with a Kindle version if you aren't going to make the price enticing? It's like some publishers willfully don't get it.


Stephen said...

Man, that is expensive.