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 tackling the Zika virus, remembering Fukushima, and Muslim youth in Denmark. What did you read this week?
The University of North Carolina Press reports on the UN’s first all-female peacekeeping unit, which has been dedicated to building peace in Liberia. There are still many impediments to adequately implementing gender perspectives in peacekeeping, but it appears that the situation now is riper for change than it ever has been.
New York University Press explains the limits of biomedical fixes in relation to the Zika virus. We have known of the virus for over 60 years, and we might have to look beyond biomedicine for new preventive and responsive strategies.
Oxford University Press analyzes the importance of deception in nature. Understanding the differences in vision between species allows us to see how different animals use deception for survival, from Australian crab spiders to bats.
Stanford University Press highlights the restrictive immigration and refugee policies of Denmark, as well as local laws in the country that specifically target Muslims. How does it feel, then, to grow up as a Muslim in Denmark?
The University Press of Florida discusses afro-politics in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Brazil’s black population, one of the oldest and largest in the Americas, mobilized a vibrant antiracism movement from grassroots origins when the country transitioned from dictatorship to democracy in the 1980s.
Princeton University Press remembers Fukushima. Thousands of people that were displaced from their homes have to make the decision of whether to return to their communities, even though there is a risk of cancer associated with that decision.