Welcome 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 analyzed Dear White People, compared medieval Judaism and Christianity, and celebrated Filipino Heritage Month.
The University of Chicago posted an excerpt from Versions of Academic Freedom. Stanley Fish attends to the many ways academic freedom has been understood and invoked through an ideological and historical survey of arguments on the topic.
Columbia University Press identified the three key principles of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffet: permanence, autonomy, and acquisitiveness. Lawrence Cunningham, author of Berkshire Beyond Buffet, cites Tom Murphy as Buffet’s model for these strategies.
Georgetown University Press speculated on the future of first books in the humanities and social sciences. A video of the panel discussion allows you to listen in on the provocative conversation about how publishing could change.
New York University Press shared a piece by Pamela Newkirk on ways Dear White People reveals and satirizes the ongoing mistreatment of African-Americans in university settings and elsewhere. Justin Simien, the film’s director, aims to articulate the cost of acceptance and the pain of erasure.
Oxford University Press collaborated with Scott Huntington and Clarity Way to create a series of infographics on music therapy. The images explain how music therapy has helped patients struggling with a variety of illnesses including Alzheimer’s and addiction.
The University of Pennsylvania Press provided a social history of Judaism and Christianity in an interview with Elisheva Baumgarten. The author of Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz stresses the ways the communities were connected, whether through appropriation or opposition.
Stanford University Press addressed global warming through the lens of the social sciences to account for the divergent attitudes and extreme rhetoric surrounding the issue. Andrew Hoffman, author of How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate, frames the question in terms of cognitive filters and cultural identity.
Temple University Press celebrated Filipino Heritage Month with a roundup of titles on the lives, culture, and communities of Filipino Americans. Many of the books aim to engage with politics and art in ways that show how deeply connected they really are.