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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, June 20, 2014

sup-300x209Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we celebrate Bloomsday, analyze assumptions about Iraq, and correct misconceptions about the U.S. education system. What did you read this week?

Columbia University Press presents a guest post by Melanie Brewster, editor of Atheists in America, reflecting on her experience as a bisexual atheist living in the south. The Press offers excerpts of the book throughout the week.

Duke University Press celebrates “Bloomsday,” the day on which James Joyce’s Ulysses is set. The day has become something of a literary holiday and, to put you in the particular kind of festive mood the day encourages, the Press shares recent articles on Joyce and his novel.

With sectarian violence raging in Iraq, Harvard University Press posts a sneak peek of Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq by Michael MacDonald. The political scientist explains the current crisis and the U.S. actions that led to it by analyzing the underlying beliefs of American leaders.

Indiana University Press gives you a chance to win a copy of The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center. The book, edited by Edward P. Comentale and Aaron Jaffe, discusses cult classics and historical documents in an attempt to critically analyze “zombie culture.”

Johns Hopkins University Press recounts the challenges, successes, and disappointments of African American troops in the Union Army with the help of Bob Luke, co-author of Soldiering for Freedom.

Stanford University Press endeavors to correct misconceptions about disparities in the U.S. education system. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, author of Inequality in the Promised Land, cites a study showing that some schools are more segregated today than they were in the late 1960s.

Syracuse University Press recommends books in celebration of Pride Month, including a collection of the letters of Franklin Kameny, a gay rights pioneer who organized marches and publicly denounced the federal government on a variety of issues.

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