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 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Black History Month, and the vacancy on the Supreme Court. What did you read this week?
The MIT Press discusses the effectiveness of the federal government’s environmental justice policies and response in relation to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Research has demonstrated that there is a pattern of income and race-based disparities in the distribution of environmental risks in the U.S.
The University of North Carolina Press remembers the 1966 preschool march on Washington. 48 preschoolers and their chaperones came to Capitol Hill to seek refunding for the Child Development Group of Mississippi Head Start program. This initiative provided low-income children and their families with early childhood education, healthcare, and social services.
The NYU Press discusses the vacancy on the Supreme Court and the impact the future justice will have on what happens to ordinary Americans and the future of self-government in America.
John Hopkins University Press analyzes the conflicts and problems that arise from practicing Women’s Studies in corporate universities.
Princeton University Press exposes how Trump’s strategy during the presidential primaries is nothing new. In fact, it has been developed by the GOP over decades and has worked before too.
Stanford University Press talks about what literary invention can reveal about the reality of the Iranian Revolution, which changed the lived realities and experiences of an entire generation, and the historical perception of all those coming after.
Duke University Press put together a reading list for World Anthropology Day.
Columbia University Press asked “how much, if any, contextualizing information should be provided to the reader of a translation?” in their Thursday Fiction Corner post.
Oxford University Press investigated children’s psychological reactions to Barbie dolls, explaining why older children like to burn Barbies and how Mattel’s new slightly more realistic line of Barbies might change things.