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Are Books Sacred in Tenure?

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Young scholars need to publish books to get jobs and tenure. University presses can’t afford to publish books any more and are raising the bar for publication. Libraries don’t have money to buy the books the presses do publish, forcing the presses to make more cuts, making it still more difficult for young scholars to win tenure. The question of whether anyone wants to read these books isn’t even in the formula.

The Modern Languages Association is asking these questions.

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