What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, November 20th, 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 Mark Twain’s birthday, the meaning of terrorism, and the North American fur trade. What did you read this week?

University of Chicago Press features an excerpt that talks about terror as the fusion of the ‘unspeakable’ and the ‘unimaginable’

Oxford University Press searches for the meaning of “terrorism” in light of the recent attacks around the world. It may seem surprising that there’s no legal agreement about what terrorism actually is.

University Press of Florida talks about the enduring material legacy of interactions between natives and Europeans left by the North American fur trade. The fur trade significantly impacted the colonialist settlement and exploitation of North America.

Stanford University Press analyzes how the United States can learn from mysterious deaths and historical memory in Chile. We live under the legacy of atrocities committed in the past, and those memories live on in places, symbols and language.

Columbia University Press discusses how the horrible attacks in Paris reveal the strategic limits of ISIS: it has no support among the Muslim people living in Europe. It recruits only at the margins.

University of California Press features a number of suggestions on how to pay homage to Mark Twain on his birthday come November 30th. We suggest you curl up with a copy of your favorite Mark Twain book, instead of smoking a cigar.

NYU Press examines the role of Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church within American religious culture.

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