What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, December 5, 2014

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 found new e-book deals, as well as conversations on race and crime, immigration, and public schooling in rural areas. What did you read this week?

University of Chicago Press discussed the implications of race and crime in the search of employment today.

Columbia University Press is giving away an ebook of The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium by Michael Marder that explores the influence of plant life in the history of philosophy.

New York University Press questioned the term “illegal immigrants” and “legal immigrants”.

John Hopkins University Press explored  the reality of how soldiers during the civil war celebrated christmas.

University of North Carolina Press shared a guest post by Mara Casey Tieken, author of Why Rural Schools Matter, where she outlines how public school systems in rural regions have failed us time and time again.

Florida University Press shared a post by an intern who blogged about her experience baking deserts from recently published cookbooks over thanksgiving.

University of Pennsylvania Press interviewed editor of Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies, Naoíse Mac Sweeney and discussed the origins and nature of such foundation myths.

Oxford University Press wished Russian President Putin a happy birthday by exploring his political image of masculinity.

Princeton University Press announced the launching of collected and translated papers of Albert Einstein called The Digital Einstein Papers, that gives us an in-depth look into the writings of the world famous scientist.

Wesleyan University Press shared “Democracy” from the book Tug, as their Throwback Thursday poem.


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