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 Bernie Sander’s social media success, W.E.B. Du Bois’ legacy, and Hillary Clinton’s authenticity problem. What did you read this week?
The NYU Press analyzes how the immediacy of social media and the digital fundraising infrastructures around it have enabled Bernie Sanders to effectively wield social media to gain electoral resources and secure victories at the ballot box.
Oxford University Press asks us whether primary schools should be responsible for childhood obesity prevention. Schools have an important role to play in the health and wellbeing of their pupils and perhaps the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity should be part of this.
Princeton University Press thinks through the problems regarding authenticity and sincerity that have plagued and are still affecting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. When in politics did we start caring about authenticity, and to what extend did Clinton shape this notion herself?
Harvard University Press remembers Umberto Eco, the late Italian semiotician, critic, philosopher, and novelist with a passage from one of his lectures delivered in 1992.
The University of Chicago Press gives readers a primer for Bernie Sanders and his proposed economic and tax policies. Will he be able to build on Obama’s legacy?
Stanford University Press revises the legacy of Michel Foucault via David Bowie. Both men were concerned with questions of identity, both focused on the construction of subjectivity, and both made the experience of transgression and intensity part of their art and thought.
The University of California Press highlights the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, which is still felt today in many disciplines and scholarship, although often overlooked.