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Stanford Graduate School of Education —

The power of ‘critical ignoring’

As more states move to require media literacy in schools, Sam Wineburg’s new book breaks down strategies for assessing online content.

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STANFORD magazine —

As if you had a choice

From your DNA to what you ate this morning, a lifetime of factors is determining your every move. None of those elements, says Robert Sapolsky, is free will.

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Stanford News —

‘Residual Governance’ dives into South Africa’s mining industry

In her new book, Stanford historian Gabrielle Hecht dives into South Africa’s mining industry to explore capitalism and its role in the Anthropocene.

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Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence —

Fei-Fei Li’s North Star

In her new memoir, the HAI co-director draws parallels between her immigration story and the rapid development of artificial intelligence. “The journey I’ve been through is so deeply human.”

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Stanford News —

How democracy survives

Political science Professor Josiah Ober’s new book The Civic Bargain aims to turn pessimism about the future of American politics on its head. “It’s never been as bad as this” is simply wrong, he says.

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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

“Post-Cinematic Bodies” explores how tech co-opts our physical selves

Shane Denson’s new book considers how tech can co-opt our physical selves – and how art can save us.

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Center for International Security and Cooperation —

The surprising history of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan

A new book by Robert Rakove explores how choices made in Washington, Moscow, and Kabul ultimately destabilized the region.

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Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences —

‘What Even Is Gender?’

“It is customary to speak of someone having a gender identity, but most of us have many gender feels, which need not pattern together in any particular way,” Stanford philosopher R.A. Briggs writes in a new co-authored book.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Who are you?

The self is not a fixed, innate essence residing within us, but something fluid and socially constructed, social psychologist Brian Lowery argues in a new book.

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