5 awesome open access titles from Knowledge UnlatchedPosted: August 3, 2016
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is releasing its second collection of open access titles throughout 2016.
The collection includes 78 new titles covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from respected scholarly publishers including many university presses.
Knowledge Unlatched is an award-winning organisation enabling libraries and publishers to work together to create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books.
Check out our top 5 books from the new collection:
1. The Insecure City
What is ordinary life like for urban dwellers in a city terrorized by political sectarianism and the threat of bombs? The Insecure City is an ethnographic exploration of traffic in the Middle East, focusing on Beirut. The author, Kristin Monroe, highlights the ways in which transportation is about more than merely getting somewhere; it is also about how people encounter civic culture in a city on the edge, wounded by war.
2. Engines of Truth
During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure.
3. Worker Voice
This book informs debates about worker participation in the workplace or worker voice by analysing comparative historical data relating to these ideas during the inter-war period in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US.
4. Digital divas: putting the wow into computing for girls
In 2007, the authors of this book trialed a new and revolutionary program in schools: ‘Digital Divas’. The Digital Divas program is based on the idea that it’s possible to change girls’ perceptions of IT careers with educationally sound materials that tapped into their interests and were delivered in all-girl classes within the school curriculum.
5. Making Refuge
Catherine Besteman follows the trajectory of Somali Bantus from their homes in Somalia before the onset in 1991 of Somalia’s civil war, to their displacement to Kenyan refugee camps, to their relocation in cities across the United States, to their settlement in the struggling former mill town of Lewiston, Maine. Besteman asks what humanitarianism feels like to those who are its objects and what happens when refugees move in next door.