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 xenophobia in the U.S., the HIV care continuum, and the pervasiveness of Orientalism in American culture. What did you read this week?
Stanford University Press thinks about the racialized culture of the criminal court system in the wake of Laquan McDonald’s case. How does racial meaning become ingrained within the administration of justice despite procedural protections?
New York University Press analyzes how decades of xenophobia in the U.S. is shaping the response to Syrian refugees. How the country treats refugees mirrors not just its mixed feelings about newcomers and the world outside, but also the ignorance about the world within its borders.
The University of North Carolina Press explores the history of Thanksgiving as shaped by nineteenth-century regional, social, sexual, and political imperatives. Thanksgiving is far from a physically satisfying celebration involving a return to an uncomplicated home.
University of Chicago Press features a post that talks about how the weather forecast is produced. It is an intriguing view into the world of weather forecasters and their around-the-clock, never-ending work.
Johns Hopkins University Press took a close look at the HIV care continuum on World AIDS Day. ‘HIV care continuum’ is a term used to describe a model of the consecutive stages of HIV medical care, from initial diagnosis to achieving viral suppression.
Oxford University Press talks about climate change, and more specifically, on how human-induced climate change is a surprisingly simple idea. Following the Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that humans are affecting the climate by increasing the amount of global warming.
Columbia University Press looks at the persistence of Orientalist patterns in the staggering quantity of representations of the Middle East and North Africa in contemporary U.S. television, comedy, and consumer culture. The author argues that American Orientalism has been not only renewed but also extended and exaggerated.