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 zombie apocalypse, the meaning of pain, and Mark Twain’s cats. What did you read this week?
Princeton University Press shows us how calculus can save us from the zombie apocalypse. Get ready for constant derivatives, radiodrome paths, and differential equations; all with the aim of helping us survive.
Oxford University Press has an interactive map that explores Charles Dickens’ fascination with London. Travelling the streets of London he describes and comments upon the city, its inhabitants, commerce and entertainment in The Uncommercial Traveler.
The MIT Press analyzes what it means for pain, a phenomenon we all experience, to be imperative. Does pain contain any informative content at all? Or does it only commands us to do something about it?
University of California Press celebrates National Cat Day with a quote from Mark Twain, a self-professed cat lover who had at least 32 of them.
The University of North Carolina Press addresses the wage gap of the antebellum era in comparison to that of the twenty-first century. During the antebellum era, women who established their own schools in the South could often earn as much as men.
Stanford University Press looks at the emergence of the 1956 massacre at Kafr Qasim as a political myth and considers how it has shaped the Palestinian struggle for civil rights.
University of Chicago Press features a piece written by Judy Wajcman, famous for her analysis on the gendered nature of technology, on how technological change can be used as a tool for analyzing societal changes.