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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, December 12, 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 a mix of cheerful holiday fun and reflections on sobering current events. What did you read this week?


NYU Press asks if the U.S. has a campus rape crisis? Author Sameena Mulla says definitively yes, and it is a reflection of a broader rape crisis in the country as a whole, in this thoughtful guest post.

Harvard University Press explores the efficacy of “broken windows” policing and how the philosophy that cracking down on “disorder” has lead to racial profiling tactics.

Stanford University Press investigates the problematic history of human rights, asking “is the hegemony claimed by human rights today the outcome of a historical victory, or rather of a historical defeat?”

Oxford University Press explores holiday traditions from around the world in an informational interactive map.

Princeton University Press kicked off the first of a series of twelve Grimms Brothers fairy tales to be shared on their blog this month. This first story explores the mysterious antics of elves.

University of California Press designed their 2014 “literary thumbprint”.

Chicago University Press offers Swordfish: A Biography of the Ocean Gladiator as a free e-book this December

Wesleyan University Press honored director Mel Brooks with a #tbt post sharing their favorite scene from Spaceballs.

University of Texas Press told us 5 things we didn’t know about the movie Boyhood, including that a simultaneous book project accompanied the 12 year long movie project.


Our weekly What SUP roundups will be on hiatus for the holidays, starting next week. We’ll be back with more university press book news in the new year!

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