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 Cesar Chavez, life after incarceration, and the Supreme Court. What did you read this week?
The MIT Press asks why Politicians’ tactics of routinely amplifying and misdirecting voters’ anger and resentment to win their support work? The article discusses the relationship between childhood punishment and support for authoritarianism and what it means for this political moment.
The University of California Press looks back at the work of enigmatic and legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez. The author details a moment of the three years he spent working and traveling with Cesar Chavez while changing agricultural work in the United States forever.
The Penn Press reflects on the relationship between the Supreme Court and electoral politics as the Supreme Court is on pace to decide fewer cases in the term that began on October 3rd than the 80 or so it has decided on average in the past half-decade.
Columbia University Press argues that the ecological future of the world will be one of sharing, rather than appropriation. Simply put, only a sharing and shared world will still have a chance to exist.
Oxford University Press considers how people in European countries have thought the season of Christmas to be one of increased menace from grim supernatural forces. Witches, werewolves and demons at Christmas instead of Santa?
The NYU Press talks about what life after incarceration feels like. What happens after decades of confinement, including prolonged periods in solitary confinement? How do these former inmates fare after their release?
The UNC Press offers a historical comparison between the job displacement and decline cited by white male Trump supporters and the similar displacement experienced by blacks in the mid-twentieth-century rural South.