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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, September 25th, 2015

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 conversations on James Baldwin, Cuba, and the pope’s visit. What did you read this week?

The University of North Carolina Press puts the visit from Pope Francis in context with Philadelphia’s religious history. How did the city go from virulent anti-Catholicism to enthusiastically welcoming the pope?

University Press of Florida interviews photographer Byron Motley on capturing Cuba’s people, arts, culture, and public life. The easing of travel restrictions provides Americans the unique opportunity to be culturally influenced by Cubans.

Oxford University Press considers the enduring relevance of James Baldwin’s work. To this day, his writing speaks about the complexities of racial America with incomparable insight and eloquence.

University of Chicago Press thinks about the gendered constraints surrounding how we talk about health issues and pain. Fortunately for us, it is not acceptable anymore to attribute migraine to personality flaws of the patient!

Stanford University Press analyzes the difference in income growth between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Why did San Francisco surge forward and LA fall so far behind?

Princeton University Press features a video with the president of Wageningen University on the stories behind every meal we eat.

Georgetown University Press analyzes the rivalry between Washington and Beijing. How can they overcome historical enmity, cultural divergence and deep ideological estrangement?

New York University Press welcomes Pope Francis with a piece on New York’s history on welcoming popes. With this being the fifth papal visit to the city, anticipation is sky-high.

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