In his Jeremiad Jottings, Blaise Cronin presents a collection of essays that touch upon a range of issues, spanning from affirmative action to academic dress. Tackling the ever-increasing power that "political correctness" holds in institutions of higher education, Cronin defines its influence by writing op-ed style essays delving into sometimes highly divisive topics from recents news and events.
Blaise Cronin is dean of the School of Library and Information Science and the Rudy professor of Information Science at Indiana University/Bloomington.
Chapter 1 Credits Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Affirmative Reaction Chapter 4 Can You Celebrate Diversity? Chapter 5 "He May Be Retro but [He's] Not Done Spewing" Chapter 6 Mollycoddling Mediocrities Chapter 7 Sartorial Shenanigans Chapter 8 Rites and Wrongs of Passage Chapter 9 Disruptive Technologies Chapter 10 Very Well Endowed Chapter 11 What a Library is Not Chapter 12 Barefacedly Barefoot Chapter 13 All Too Common Scents Chapter 14 Burned Any Good Books Lately? Chapter 15 Wolves in Sheep's Clothing Chapter 16 Coach Class in Academia Chapter 17 The Trouble With Trophy Speakers Chapter 18 Follow the Money Chapter 19 Bun Ladies on Bikes Chapter 20 Responsible, Moi? Chapter 21 Egypt's White Elephant Chapter 22 Aslib: A Very Special Association Chapter 23 The Public Intellectual Chapter 24 Signs of the Times Chapter 25 Name Dropping Chapter 26 Mangled Metaphors Chapter 27 The Language of Learning Chapter 28 Weasel Words Chapter 29 Card Games Chapter 30 Virtual Venting Chapter 31 Bursting into Print Chapter 32 Holding the Center Chapter 33 Honoris Causa Chapter 34 Resident Alien Chapter 35 The Ten Best Things in America Chapter 36 About the Author
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