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 Hillary Clinton making political history, the 40th anniversary of the CMJ, and remembering Muhammad Ali. What did you read this week?
Harvard University Press references Victoria Woodhull, who became the first woman to seek the American presidency in July of 1871. Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick reminds us the quest to have a first woman president with Hillary Clinton to have effectively become the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major party. Despite her views and perspectives, she represents a historical triumph for women preceding in politics.
The MIT Press celebrates its 40th publication of the Computer Music Journal (CMJ). Founded in 1976, in Menlo Park, California, this was the year Apple Computer was founded and MIT hosted its first event named the International Computer Music Conference. The discipline of Computer Music has evolved tremendously after four decades with “laptop orchestras” and “mobile phone orchestras,” taking trend with more technology to unfold.
Temple University Press reflects on the passing of Muhammad Ali with a post from Michael Ezra’s who wrote Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon. Muhammad Ali holds the Guinness World Records for most written-about person in history. Ezra explains in his book Ali’s acts were done to go to Heaven and examines his life holistically from being an Olympic Champion to becoming an iconic hero.
University of Toronto Press addresses the difficulty of writing about global inequality. Kenneth McGill is promoting his new book about the intersections of inequality through groups of people and making connections among other locales. McGill writes about different forms of inequality through an anthropological perspective and ways in which inequality is realized.
Stanford University Press looks into the “I” in history and how Ivan Jablonka’s book reflects about his fate of his family because of terrible tragedies that has happened to his grandparents in the 20th Century. By being a historian, Jablonka learns new vocabulary and the language of the social sciences. He explains the dynamic relationship between history and memory through the lens of his family’s biography.