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 Black Power in the 1970s, the technological future, and the history of facial hair in the Western Hemisphere. What did you read this week?
New York University Press analyzes the importance of the United League of Mississippi in challenging white supremacy and institutionalized racism as a Black Power organization during the 1970s.
Princeton University Press considers how Texas law and the Whole Woman’s Health case will shape the women’s vote in the current election year. The Texas case will remind women voters of what a yet more conservative Supreme Court, with new members chosen by a future president, might decide.
Indiana University Press tells the story of beards in Western Civilization. Changing attitudes to facial hair have reflected shifts in the ideals of masculinity over time.
Oxford University Press explores the risks and benefits of advances in technology, and specifically the uncertainty of a technological future and the challenges of developing double-edged technologies.
University of Pennsylvania Press discusses the acclaimed television series Transparent and its references to 1930s Germany and the loss of sexual freedom that started to blossom in Weimar Germany before the Nazis took over.
Stanford University Press tackles the question if immigration and whether it will hurt or benefit the economy. Because immigration by the currently less skilled will likely be part of the future of the world’s rich economies, this is an inherently political question.