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 the Republican Party’s race problem, the history of European opera, and Gandhi. What did you read this week?
Columbia University Press thinks about how evolutionary psychology can affect political change. Can an understanding of human development and behavior inform our political discussions?
Princeton University Press analyzes the Republican Party’s race problem and its consequences in the current election cycle. Knowing that only 6% of black voters supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, the lowest since 1964, we have to ask: where did things go wrong?
Stanford University Press argues that Indian authors that are focusing on Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa have been writing Africans out of the country’s history. Why were Africans excluded from Gandhi’s moral compass and political ideals?
University of California Press uses National Mezcal Day to consider the role of US consumers in questioning how the products they consume are produced and how the farmers, producers, and workers are compensated for their labor.
McGill-Queen’s University Press speaks to Brooke Jeffrey, adviser to Canada’s Liberal Party, for her take on Justin Trudeau’s recent election win. What do the results mean for the future of Canada?
Oxford University Press looks at the history of European opera. They present an interactive timeline that goes all the way from Jacopo Peri’s ‘Dafne’ to the 10,000th performance of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in 2012.
The University of North Carolina Press ties the events at the Windsor Jazz Riot from 1960 to current conversations about race, riots, and borders. How do cities, especially the ones on national borders, solidify racial narratives and give rise to white racial solidarity across those borders.