Free Palgrave Pivots
October 29, 2013 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Hey, scholars, academics, and assorted geeks: Palgrave MacMillan is offering their first 100 Palgrave Pivots (midlength academic writings from around 25,000 to 50,000 words) for free until 11/1 at 1:00 p.m. GMT. Go!
posted by Pater Aletheias (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
This is a pretty short window, given that this thread will open for comments for 30 days. At least it looks like you can download all the content as PDF and EPUB without registering. 2 days, 18 hours, 34 33 minutes to download it all. GO!
posted by filthy light thief at 11:27 AM on October 29, 2013

Three downloads, many thanks
posted by IndigoJones at 11:27 AM on October 29, 2013

We have Palgrave Pivots.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:37 AM on October 29, 2013

Very good, have passed on to a stack of people.
posted by biffa at 11:45 AM on October 29, 2013

I may have downloaded 32 of them. Oops.
posted by knapah at 12:04 PM on October 29, 2013

Any recommendations from people who actually read some of these titles?
posted by Iosephus at 12:48 PM on October 29, 2013

Because I dislike scrolling through multi-page lists, here are links to the individual pages for each downloadable title. (The count lists 110 books, not 100. I lack an explanation, but they should work. Titles are ordered by publication date, newest to oldest.)

Consumption, Informal Markets, and the Underground Economy: Hispanic Consumption in South Texas by Michael Pisani
Courage in the Twenty-First Century: The Art of Successful Job Transition by Joan Marques
Barbarian Memory: The Legacy of Early Medieval History in Early Modern Literature by Nicholas Birns
Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions by George P. Smith
What Water Is Worth: Overlooked Non-Economic Value in Water Resources by Kira Artemis Russo and Zachary A. Smith
Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent by Donald Kirk
Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform by Ian I. Mitroff, Lindan B. Hill and Can M. Alpaslan
Portable Play in Everyday Life: The Nintendo DS by Samuel Tobin
Surveillance Schools: Security, Discipline and Control in Contemporary Education by Emmeline Taylor
The Climate Change Debate: An Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry by David Coady and Richard Corry
Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes? by Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran
The Contemporary Embassy: Paths to Diplomatic Excellence by Kishan S. Rana
The Right to Wear Religious Symbols by Daniel J. Hill and Daniel Whistler
Evidence for Public Policy Design: How to Learn from Best Practice by Paola Coletti
Lessons in Sustainable Development from China & Taiwan by Sara Hsu
Edwardian England and the Idea of Racial Decline: An Empire’s Future by Christopher Prior
Congress’s Own Think Tank: Learning from the Legacy of the Office of Technology Assessment (1972-1995) by Peter D. Blair
The Laughter of Sarah: Biblical Interpretation, Contemporary Feminism, and the Concept of Delight by Catherine Conybeare
Why is English Literature?: Language and Letters for the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Paul Bonfiglio
Pestalozzi and the Educationalization of the World by Daniel Tröhler
Christian-Muslim Relations in the Anglican and Lutheran Communions: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Projects. Edited by David D. Grafton, Joseph Duggan and Jason Craige Harris
Ezra Pound's Fascist Propaganda, 1935-45 by Matthew Feldman
T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect: Satire on Modern Misunderstandings by G. Douglas Atkins
What Has the Black Church to do with Public Life? by Anthony B. Pinn
The 'Local' Irish in the West of Scotland 1851-1921 by Geraldine Vaughan
Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans: Reimagining a Common Future by Amir Idris
Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus long view by Piero Formica
Towards a Sustainable University: The Ca’ Foscari Experience by Chiara Mio
Bending the Arc of Innovation: Public Support of R&D in Small, Entrepreneurial Firms by Albert N. Link and John Scott
Statesmanship and Progressive Reform: An Assessment of Herbert Croly’s Abraham Lincoln by J. David Alvis and Jason Jividen
A Guide to SME Financing by David Munro
International Business Realisms: Globalizing Locally Responsive and Internationally Connected Business Disciplines. Edited by Anshu Arora
Maxwell, Sutton, and the Birth of Color Photography: A Binocular Study by Jordi Cat
The Best Argument against God by Graham Oppy
The Debt Crisis and European Democratic Legitimacy by Huw Macartney
Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Phone Industry by Claudio Giachetti
The Trend Towards the European Deregulation of Professions and its Impact on Portugal Under Crisis. Edited by Raquel Rego
Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World by Stuart Cunningham and Jon Silver
State Terrorism and Post-transitional Justice in Argentina: An Analysis of Mega Cause I Trial by Coreen Davis
Just the Facts Ma'am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the LAPD by R. Mark Isaac and Doug Norton
The Moscow Pythagoreans: Mathematics, Mysticism, and Anti-Semitism in Russian Symbolism by Ilona Svetlikova
Identity, Segregation and Peace-building in Northern Ireland: A Social Psychological Perspective by Shelley McKeown
Honorary Aryans: National-Racial Identity and Protected Jews in the Independent State of Croatia by Nevenko Bartulin
'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Revolutionary Literatures and Political Geographies by Rita Sakr
Of Flying Saucers and Social Scientists: A Re-Reading of When Prophecy Fails and of Cognitive Dissonance by Timothy Jenkins
The Invisible Hands of Political Parties in Presidential Elections: Party Activists and Political Aggregation from 2004 to 2012 by Andrew Dowdle, Scott Limbocker, Song Yang, Karen Sebold and Patrick A. Stewart
The Social Worlds of the Unborn by Deborah Lupton
Master-Servant Childhood: A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English Culture by Patrick Joseph Ryan
The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America by Benjamin Railton
The Changing Basis of Political Conflict in Advanced Western Democracies: The Politics of Identity in the United States, the Netherlands, and Belgium by Alan T. Arwine and Lawrence C. Mayer
The Failure of Anglo-liberal Capitalism by Colin Hay
The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader by Mark Casson and Catherine Casson
Reading Olympe de Gouges by Carol L. Sherman
Intelligent Investing in Irrational Markets by Panos Mourdoukoutas
Infantry Combat Medics in Europe, 1944-45 by Tracy Shilcutt
Evolutionary Basic Democracy: A Critical Overture by Jean-Paul Gagnon
College Student Voices on Educational Reform: Challenging and Changing Conversations. Edited by Kevin Burke, Brian Collier and Maria McKenna
Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy by Asoka Bandarage
Affirming the Absurd in Harold Pinter by Jane Wong Yeang Chui
Russian Climate Politics: When Science Meets Policy by Elana Wilson Rowe
Remembering Iris Murdoch: Letters and Interviews. Edited by Jeffrey Meyers
Strategies for Preventing Terrorism by Tore Bjorgo
Industrial Shift: The Structure of the New World Economy by Joe Atikian
Digital Exposure: Postmodern Postcapitalism by Raphael Sassower
Russia and Latin America: From Nation-State to Society of States by Marvin L. Astrada and Félix E. Martín
Alexander Pope’s Catholic Vision: “Slave to No Sect” by G. Douglas Atkins
Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016 by Rodanthi Tzanelli
Theorising Democide: Why and How Democracies Fail by Mark Chou
Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Democracy in Iran by Ramin Jahanbegloo
A Century of American Economic Review: Insights on Critical Factors in Journal Publishing by Benno Torgler and Marco Piatti
Puerto Rico Is in the Heart: Emigration, Labor, and Politics in the Life and Work of Frank Espada by Edward J. Carvalho
The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We Can Do About It by Peter Taylor-Gooby
Pathology of the Capitalist Spirit: An Essay on Greed, Loss, and Hope by David Levine
Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition by Clayton D. Drinko
Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal by Frank Furedi
Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World-System by Robert T Tally Jr.
Postcolonial Yearning: Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature by Asha Sen
Decoding Political Discourse: Conceptual Metaphors and Argumentation by Maria-Ionela Neagu
Reading Gandhi in the Twenty-First Century by Niranjan Ramakrishnan
Resource Management and Contested Territories in East Asia by Ralf Emmers
Adoption: A Brief Social and Cultural History by Peter Conn
Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure by Joel Gwynne
Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness by Khen Lampert
The Future of Foreign Aid: Development Cooperation and the New Geography of Global Poverty by Andy Sumner and Richard Mallett
Swift's Satires on Modernism: Battlegrounds of Reading and Writing by G. Douglas Atkins
Modernism's Second Act: A Cultural Narrative by Ira Nadel
Hamas Rule in Gaza: Human Rights under Constraint by Tariq Mukhimer
American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research by David Schultz
Sporting Times by Kath Woodward
Geopiracy: Oaxaca, Militant Empiricism, and Geographical Thought by Joel Wainwright
The Emerging American Garrison State by Milton J. Esman
Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0 by Steve Fuller
A Reader's Companion to the Confucian Analects by Henry Rosemont Jr
Narrating the Past through Theatre: Four Crucial Texts by Michael Y. Bennett
Live To Your Local Cinema: The Remarkable Rise of Livecasting by Martin Barker
Curriculum Studies in the United States: Present Circumstances, Intellectual Histories by William F. Pinar
Textual Imitation: Making and Seeing in Literature by Jonathan Hart
T.S. Eliot Materialized: Literal Meaning and Embodied Truth by G. Douglas Atkins
Global and Transnational History: The Past, Present, and Future by Akira Iriye
Moments, Attachment and Formations of Selfhood: Dancing with Now by Kelly Forrest
Being a Muslim in the World by Hamid Dabashi
Cross-border Oil and Gas Pipelines and the Role of the Transit Country: Economics, Challenges and Solutions by Ekpen James Omonbude
Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Fukushima: Impacts and Implications by David Elliott
Japan and Reconciliation in Post-war Asia: The Murayama Statement and Its Implications. Edited by Kazuhiko Togo
Instilling Religion in Greek and Turkish Nationalism: A “Sacred Synthesis” by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China: Socialist Medicine and the New Man by Christos Lynteris
Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation by Mikael Klintman
Media, Myth, and Society by Arthur Asa Berger
posted by Going To Maine at 1:08 PM on October 29, 2013 [40 favorites]

Going To Maine: Because I dislike scrolling through multi-page lists, here are links to the individual pages for each downloadable title.

You are wonderful!

Any recommendations from people who actually read some of these titles?

"Remembering Iris Murdoch: Letters and Interviews. Edited by Jeffrey Meyers."

I just dived into this one (I do know her novels, somewhat) and it's immediately engaging.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 1:39 PM on October 29, 2013

Going To Maine you are a modern-day Prometheus. Thank you!
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:15 PM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thank you, I am seriously looking forward to Portable Play in Everyday Life: the Nintendo DS.
posted by carbide at 2:39 PM on October 29, 2013

Wow, thank you!
I've been missing this sort of access since graduating. The fact that I have to just pick a couple of things rather than finding that one perfect thing makes me feel a lot like I did as a kid, just moseying through a stack of stuff I knew nothing about, but was happy to have a peek at.

Good job typical public library services are well-funded institutions with comprehensive access to a range of stimulating digital materials for all levels, eh? (Apologies, I am perhaps being a little sarcastic, but with a genuine wish that it might be so).

Seriously, though, any light at the end of the tunnel regarding general relaxation of licensing for universities so that they can charge alumni a small fee or whatever to access electronic subscriptions?
posted by aesop at 3:12 PM on October 29, 2013

Going to Maine you are a SERIOUS HERO because I was going to give up entirely on getting these due to basically unnavigable design and bad labeling but then you swooped in to FURTHER MY EDUCATION and if I had ten gold stars I would give them all to you today.
posted by WidgetAlley at 3:22 PM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yep another start for GtM!
posted by sammyo at 3:28 PM on October 29, 2013

Going to Maine - you have ruined me.
posted by Devonian at 4:25 PM on October 29, 2013

Excellant post

"Going to Maine' - Remarkably useful and informative summary of titles availble. Thank you.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:00 AM on October 30, 2013

I feel like my last comment had a kind of negative tone to it, so I'd just like to add that I think that this is a great post! in general and that I've nabbed 32 of these things so far. Now I just need to make time to read 'em...
posted by Going To Maine at 6:16 AM on October 30, 2013

Thank you, Going To Maine. I flagged your comment for being extra-fantastic. :7)
posted by wenestvedt at 7:29 AM on October 30, 2013

Taking a brief time-out from feverishly investigating and downloading to thank you for this timely and time-sensitive post.

*resumes feverishly investigating and downloading*
posted by languagehat at 7:39 AM on October 30, 2013

And now you have to log in with your institution or OpenAthens login information, no more freebies. Like an idiot, I didn't download a single one.
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