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 Angelina Jolie effect and the Caribbean in the post-colonial era. What did you read this week?
The MIT Press asks the very important question: what does campus sex have to do with campus security, and what does campus security has to do with campus sex?
Stanford University Press analyzes the Chinese education system and how high-stakes standardized exams set many students up for failure. In some places up to 50% of China’s youth fail to pass the High School Entrance Examination. What happens to them?
Oxford University Press features an article on the Angelina Jolie effect in the wake of her highly-publicized decision to undergo a double mastectomy. In the UK, her story doubled the amount of women who went to seek genetic testing for inherited forms of breast cancer.
The University Press of Florida shows that while the Caribbean is viewed as a set of disparate countries with diverse languages, racial differences, ideologies, political systems, and microhistories, it is defined by a similarity in challenges faced in the post-colonial era.
Princeton University Press has a number of quotes from Richard Feynman reflecting on Albert Einstein and his famous debate with Niels Bohr on whether electrons, light, and similar entities waves or particles?
Harvard University Press features a playlist by Greil Marcus that gives us three different ways of being America. He traces three American compositions on their paths to authorlessness.