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Textbook

Carl E. Walsh - Monetary Theory and Policy, Third Edition

Year of Publication: 
2010
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A new edition of the leading text in monetary economics, a comprehensive treatment revised and enhanced with new material reflecting recent advances in the field.

Carl E. Walsh is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is coeditor of the International Journal of Central Banking and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

 

Thomas Princen - Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order

Year of Publication: 
2010
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We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative.

Mya Poe - Learning to communicate in science and engineering : case studies from MIT

Year of Publication: 
2010
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To many science and engineering students, the task of writing may seem irrelevant to their future professional careers. At MIT, however, students discover that writing about their technical work is important not only in solving real-world problems but also in developing their professional identities.

William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns - Reinventing the Automobile

Year of Publication: 
2010
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This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities—where most of the world's people now live.

Peter E. Kennedy - Macroeconomic Essentials, 3rd Edition

Year of Publication: 
2010
Εξώφυλλο: 

This introductory text offers an alternative to the encyclopedic, technically oriented approach taken by traditional textbooks on macroeconomic principles. Concise and nontechnical but rigorous, its goal is not to teach students to shift curves on diagrams but to help them understand fundamental macroeconomic concepts and their real-world applications.

Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh, and Chris Evans - The Civic Potential of Video Games

Year of Publication: 
2009
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This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer than two types of either electoral activities (defined as voting, campaigning, etc.) or civic activities (for example, volunteering). Kahne and his coauthors are interested in what role video games may or may not play in this disengagement.

Henry Jenkins - Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting).

Carrie James - Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young people. This report, part of the GoodPlay Project, undertaken by researchers at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, investigates the ethical fault lines of such digital pursuits.

Mizuko Ito - Living and Learning with New Media Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

Year of Publication: 
2009
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This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings -- at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. It offers a condensed version of a longer treatment provided in the book Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out (MIT Press, 2009).

Mizuko Ito - Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

Year of Publication: 
2010
Εξώφυλλο: 

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual research that investigates the intricate dynamics of youth's social and recreational use of digital media.