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The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons

Penn State professors Jonathan Eburne and Benjamin Schreier have published an edited collection of essays derived from the 2013 CALS Spring Symposium entitled “Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons.”
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The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons

Penn State professors Jonathan Eburne and Benjamin Schreier have published an edited collection of essays derived from the 2013 CALS Spring Symposium entitled “Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons.” This collection asks, “What happens when math nerds, band and theater geeks, goths, sci-fi fanatics, Young Republican debate poindexters, techies, Trekkies, D&D players, wallflowers, bookworms, and RPG players grow up? And what can they tell us about the life of the mind in the contemporary United States? As teachers, researchers, and university scholars continue to struggle for mainstream visibility, this book illuminates the other forms of intellectual excitement that have emerged alongside them and found ways to survive and even thrive in the face of dismissal or contempt.” Read more about this timely collection from Indiana University Press.