Monday, November 21, 2011

New Content for 11/22/11: Zombies, Facebook, and Debt

What do Zombies and Facebook have in common? Well, for one, we have great new texts about both of them. Here are some recent additions to our Content Library:

Debtor Nation (Princeton University Press, 2011, ISBN 9781400838400) by Louis Hyman, PhD: According to the publisher, Dr. Hyman's book is a "nuanced history of consumer credit practices in the United States [that] shows how little loans became big business"

Andrew Allentuck of the Financial Post calls this title "an elegantly crafted historical analysis of how consumer credit grew to a colossus, Debtor Nation is compelling reading. As a well-documented financial analysis, Debtor Nation exposes the weak underside of lenders' balance sheets."

Facebook in 2011 (Stanford Graduate School of Business case study, 2011): 
A comprehensive case study on where Facebook currently stands, where it has come from, and where it might be going. A must read and a piece that would fit in nicely in many marketing, business, or social media classes.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies (Princeton University Press, 2011, ISBN 9781400837984) by Daniel W. Drezner Ph.d: 
The author of The Sanctions Paradox and All Politics is Global has written an introductory text for international relations with a wicked twist; how would the various international organizations, governments, the UN and more would react if the world was overrun by zombies.

Scott McLemee of Inside HigherEd says that "Besides offering a condensed and accessible survey of how various schools of international-relations theory would respond, he reviews the implications of a zombie crisis for a nation's internal politics and its psychosocial impact. He also considers the role of standard bureaucratic dynamics on managing the effects of relentless insurgency by the living dead. While a quick and entertaining read, Theories of International Politics and Zombies is a useful introductory textbook on public policy--as well as a definitive monograph for the field of zombie studies."

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