Museum of Modern Art
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Authors: Leah Dickerman & Elsa Smithgall Learn more
Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series, completed in 1941 and comprised of sixty small paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, is a work that grew out of Lawrence’s engagement with his community in Harlem that has since become a landmark in the history of African-American art. Published to celebrate the centenary of the Great Migration’s start (1915–16), the book grounds the series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist’s work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers working today. Essays by the curators situate the series in relation to heady contemporary discussions of the artist’s role as a social agent and an emergent sense of activist politics.
The catalogue also debuts ten poems newly commissioned from acclaimed poets, written in response to the Great Migration series. Elizabeth Alexander introduces the section with a discussion of the poetic quality of Lawrence’s work, as well as the impact and legacy of the poets in his orbit including Claude McKay and Langston Hughes.
Rutgers University Press
Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State
Authors: Maxine N. Lurie & Richard F. Veit Learn more
This is the third in a trilogy of monumental regional publishing projects that Rutgers University Press has been able to bring to life thanks to the work, support, and enthusiasm of our community. Including, but not limited to, some of the state's most prestigious historians, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Council for the Humanities, and countless scholars, students, and citizens of our great state.
In Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State, Maxine N. Lurie and Richard F. Veit, two leading authorities on New Jersey history, present a smorgasbord of 650 spectacular images that illuminate the course of the state's history, from prehistoric times to the present. This beautiful collection joins the ranks of Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape (2009) and The Encyclopedia of New Jersey (2004) as an encapsulation of collaboration in our New Jersey community.
University of Utah Press
Hope, Heart, and the Humanities: How a Free College Course is Changing Lives
Editors: Jean Cheney & L. Jackson Newell Learn more
Hope, Heart, and the Humanities tells how Venture, a free, interdisciplinary college humanities course inspired by the national Clemente Course, has helped open doors for hundreds of students who, for various reasons, faced barriers to attending college. This course has given them the knowledge, confidence, and power to rechart their lives.
Readers will go inside Venture classrooms to see what occurs when adults enter serious discussions of literature, critical writing, art history, American history, and philosophy. Also apparent are the difficulties nontraditional students often encounter and the hard choices they and their teachers make. But what readers may remember most are the stories and voices of people whose views of the world have broadened and whose directions in life have changed.
Yale University Press
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
Author: Richard Sennett Learn more
Living with people who differ racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city.
In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it. Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate.
Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.
Columbia University Press
Associate Editor: Christine Dunbar Learn more
Beginning in December of 2016, Columbia University Press will publish the Russian Library, an expansive selection of Russian literature in English translation, concentrating on works previously unavailable in English and those ripe for new translations. The series seeks to demonstrate the breadth, surprising variety, and global importance of the Russian literary tradition and will include not only novels but also short stories, plays, poetry, memoirs, creative nonfiction, and works of mixed or fluid genre.
Translation is a key component in bringing together disparate communities, so it is no wonder that university presses—whose raison d'etre is to take knowledge produced in one community and make it available to others—have long been leaders in publishing translated fiction.
More locally, CUP is delighted to be partnering with our university community on events that will publicize the books and advance the conversation about the role of Russian literature and culture in the global world and about the vital role translation plays in all of our communities today.
Wayne State University Press
Made in Michigan Writers Series
Series Co-Editors: Michael Delp & M. L. Liebler Learn more
The Made in Michigan Writers Series is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices. The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.
University Press of New England
In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child
Author: Pamela Heyne Learn more
Photographer: Jim Scherer
American culinary icon Julia Child embraced the significance of the family meal and was devoted to sharing delicious food with her community, friends and family at the comfortable dining table in her kitchen, a place where conversation was as important as cuisine.
Inside the pages of In Julia's Kitchen, the authors reveal which materials, layouts, and equipment Julia preferred and why, providing practical advice interspersed with Julia’s inimitable, wry humor. They bring Julia’s wisdom into the contemporary kitchen, exploring current trends, including modern green sensibilities, and varied styles of kitchens, featuring architectural designs by Heyne, Jacques Pepin’s kitchen, a renovation Julia Child consulted on for PBS’s This Old House, several celebrity home kitchens, and more.
University of Minnesota Press
Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers
Co-Editors: Jay D. Peterson & Colleen A. Morgan Learn more
Sky Blue Water is a one-of-a-kind anthology of short stories from Minnesota's most beloved and award-winning authors, emerging talents, and many more. Two of the state's beloved independent booksellers have gathered a collection that pays homage to Minnesota's diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. Contributors include Kevin Kling, Mary Casanova, John Coy, Julie Schumacher, and Kao Kalia Yang.
A vibrant blog series just as diverse as the stories inside is forthcoming in mid-September, timed with the book's launch.
A portion of the book's proceeds will go to the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, a Twin Cities organization offering free tutoring and writing assistance for students ages six to eighteen.
University of Iowa Press
Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa during the Long Civil Rights Era
Editors: Lena M. Hill & Michael D. Hill Learn more
By examining the quieter collisions between Iowa’s polite midwestern progressivism and African American students’ determined ambition, Invisible Hawkeyes focuses attention on both local stories and their national implications. By looking at the University of Iowa and a smaller midwestern college town like Iowa City, this collection reveals how fraught moments of interracial collaboration, meritocratic advancement, and institutional insensitivity deepen our understanding of America’s painful conversion into a diverse republic committed to racial equality.
State University of New York Press
SUNY series: Critical Issues in Higher Education
Series Editors: Jason E. Lane and D. Bruce Johnstone Learn more
The State University of New York has developed a series of national conferences and edited books that explore critical issues affecting public colleges and universities and the communities they serve. This Critical Issues Series is inspired by the vision of Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and SUNY's strategic plan, "The Power of SUNY." As an academic organization, SUNY believes that it has a responsibility to foster open dialogue and scholarly research on key questions facing higher education and society at large.
Each fall, SUNY hosts a conference in New York State, featuring a large slate of diverse speakers and perspectives on a specific topic. In conjunction with the conference topic, SUNY Press publishes an edited volume that brings together writings from the nation's leading scholars and other thought leaders. Both the book and the conference series are intended to spur debate, share best practices, and investigate opportunities to improve educational delivery and outcomes for the twenty-first century.
Temple University Press
Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy
J. Wesley Leckrone, Editor-in-Chief; Michelle Atherton, Managing Editor Learn more
Temple University Press is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA), the Pennsylvania Policy Forum (PPF), and Temple University's Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) for a reorganization of the journal Commonwealth: A Journal of Political Science into Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics & Policy.
The peer-reviewed journal, launched under the new title in April 2016, will publish three online issues plus a print "Year in Review." The subscription-based journal will focus specifically on PA politics and policy, as well as regional issues affecting the state. Commonwealth reflects the mission of the PPSA to serve its membership and the various regional academic centers for public policy research, as well as to inform political actors and policymakers about the political, structural, and historical contexts for decision-making on a wide variety of topics.
The publication appeals to journalists, Harrisburg lobbyists, think tanks, Pennsylvania politicians and their staffs, people working for state agencies, scholars, and undergrads.
University of Ottawa Press
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Editors: Justin Piché & Kevin Walby Learn more
For 25 years, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) has been a prisoner written, academically oriented, and peer reviewed journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. It brings the knowledge produced by prison writers together with academic arguments to enlighten public discourse about the current state of carceral institutions. Subscribers support the contributions of prisoners to scholarly knowledge concerning the socio-politics and experience of incarceration and punishment.
University of Virginia Press
National Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape
Author: Timothy Davis Learn more
A profusely illustrated work, commissioned by the National Park Service to commemorate its centenary, National Park Roads narrates the history of the roadways of the National Park System. Focusing on their considerable cultural history, Davis discusses the Park's significance as a means of balancing preservation of and access to the American people's natural resources.
Kent State University Press
As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation
Author: Rana B. Khoury Learn more
As Ohio Goes is a journey through cities, suburbs, and remote rural towns in this quintessential American state. Rana Khoury traveled throughout Ohio listening to the stories of people from diverse backgrounds who are struggling in this post-recession economy to provide a decent life for themselves and their families.
Khoury situates each story in a context that relates it to wider trends across the US, pumping life into otherwise stale facts and figures and putting a human face on economic issues.
University of Akron Press
The Akron Story Circle Project: Rethinking Race in Classroom and Community
Authors: Carolyn Behrman & Bill Lyons Learn more
The Akron Story Circle Project documents an eight-year interdisciplinary effort to use story circles, developed by John O’Neal, as a pedagogical tool to engage faculty, students, and community members in thoughtful and serious conversations about race and racial conflict. In the process the authors learned about the incredible transformative power of storytelling in the classroom, on the stage, to spark artwork, and to deepen their understanding of the community we live in.
In addition to being a unique collaboration among professors in art, anthropology, theater, communication, and political science, the book itself—with extensive author comments in the margins of each chapter—is organized as an ongoing conversation that models curiosity and open-mindedness, rigorous analysis and the transformative value of our stories and of listening to others.
University of Nebraska Press
Quilts and Human Rights
Authors: Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson Learn more
Quilts and Human Rights offers a new understanding of the history of global human rights as seen through textiles of awareness and activism. Of all the textile forms linked to human rights activities, one form—the quilt—has proved an especially potent and popular form for individuals, working alone or as part of organized groups, to subversively or overtly act for human rights.
Through a description of this activity over time and space, Quilts and Human Rights advances awareness of critical human rights issues: suffrage, race relations, civil wars, natural disasters, HIV/AIDs, and ethnic, sexual, and gender discrimination. Featuring a foreword by Desmond Tutu, Quilts and Human Rights pays tribute to the individuals who have used needle skills to prick the conscience and encourage action against human rights violations.
Stanford University Press
Enchanting the Desert
Author: Nicholas Bauch; Editor: Friederike Sundaram Learn more
Enchanting the Desert by Nicholas Bauch uses digital tools to reconstruct a turn-of-the-century photographic slideshow of the Grand Canyon, adding new depth and texture to the history and cultural iconicity of this one-of-a-kind American landscape. In a series of essays complemented by interactive maps and photos, Bauch explores how the Grand Canyon has shaped the lives of myriad communities—from the Native Americans who once lived there, to the tourists and settlers whose imaginations were captivated by its majesty, to the photographers whose artistic ambition met their match in its rugged and awe-inspiring immensity.
The project is also the inaugural publication in the Press’s born-digital publishing initiative, developed with the support of the Mellon Foundation, which applies the same editorial, production, and marketing processes to interactive scholarly works. Bauch’s publication is a prototype for a turn in academic publishing that offers a space for the growing community of digital humanists to actualize and share their research. This project—and the initiative of which it is a part—ushers in a new genre of scholarship for a new generation of scholars.
University of Alabama Press
Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama
Authors: Robin McDonald, Photographer, and Valerie Pope Burnes, Writer Learn more
Visions of the Black Belt offers a rich cultural overview of the emblematic core of Alabama known for its prairie soils, plantation manors, civil rights history, gothic churches, traditional foodways, and resilient and gracious people. Including two maps and more than 370 full-color photographs, this title offers a timeless message of faith, determination, community, and the rich simplicity of living in harmony with the rhythms of the land and nature.
University Press of Kentucky
The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
Editors: Karen Cotton McDaniel, John A. Hardin, & Gerald L. Smith Learn more
From the earliest moments of Kentucky history, the lives of African Americans have been intricately woven into the fabric of the state. The first of its kind, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, chronicles individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions which have shaped the state's history to create a foundational guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. Across the remarkable accounts painstakingly detailed by the editors, perhaps what is most impressive is the breadth and scope of what is revealed. As the thousands of entries make clear, Kentucky African Americans have played pivotal roles in every facet of our state's community as athletes, builders, coal miners, doctors, entrepreneurs, educators, lawyers, nurses, organizers, and religious leaders.
Editors Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin, with the support of the Thomas D. Clark Foundation, University of Kentucky, and topical editors from government and higher education institutions across the state, assembled the work of more than 150 writers to create an indispensable reference.
University Press of Mississippi
America's Third Coast Series
Series Editos: Carl A. Brasseaux & Donald W. Davis Learn more
UPM's new America's Third Coast Series aims to fill a noticeable void with publications on Gulf Coast history, life, and culture. In particular, this series will highlight the economic activities and environmental stewardship of the inhabitants of this diverse region. Volumes in this series will examine this community throughout history, and will include examinations of the region's industries and the coast's historic hurricanes, material culture, and foodways.
Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou by Shane K. Bernard, an extraordinary engagement with the colorful history of a storied inland waterway.
Ain't There No More! Louisiana's Disappearing Coastal Plain by Brasseaux and Davis, a harrowing account of coastal erosion, long neglect, and a man-made disaster in Louisiana.
Hardscrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1; Bayou Terrebonne: Legacies of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana by Christopher Everette Cenac, Sr., the first of four planned volumes chronicling the bayou's many plantations, farms, and homesteads.
Baylor University Press
Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror
Author: Angela Sims Learn more
Lynched chronicles the history and aftermath of lynching in America. By rooting her work in oral histories, Angela D. Sims gives voice to the memories of African American elders who remember lynching not only as individual acts but as a culture of violence, domination, and fear.
Revealing the bond between memory and moral formation, Sims discovers the courage and hope inherent in the power of recall. By tending to the words of these witnesses, Lynched exposes not only a culture of fear and violence but the practice of story and memory, as well as the narrative of hope within a renewed possibility for justice.
University of Chicago Press
Wattana: An Orangutan in Paris
Author: Chris Herzfeld Learn more
Wattana, a story of primate life told through the author’s intimate daily portrait of a knot-tying, tea-drinking Parisian orangutan, exemplifies the collaborative effort and cross-disciplinary research at the center of the University of Chicago Press's recent publications on animals. This includes our recently launched Animal Lives series, as well as an array of offerings—from animal behavior and habitats to our ongoing attempts at interaction and conservation—combining cutting-edge scholarship in animal biology, physiology, and psychology, with disciplinary perspectives from the likes of anthropology, philosophy, and literature. The results of this effort not only yield singular works of scholarship like Wattana, but also foster a community of readers and scholars concerned with the plight of wild and domesticated creatures.
Led by the efforts of Christie Henry, our editorial director for the sciences, social sciences, and reference, and Carol Kasper, our sales and marketing director, the threads tying together the human and the animal at UCP run through almost every department, and like Wattana’s beloved fastenings, can “knot” easily come undone.
Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey
Authors: Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek Learn more
Described as a productive collision between individuals from TCU and the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company in Fort Worth, Texas, "Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey" is a guidebook for whiskey lovers through the lenses of science, history, and engineering. The story commences with water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight; travels through the manufacturing process; and ends with the molecules that entertain the palate.
A product of teamwork across multiple departments at TCU and the Fort Worth community, this book reveals the simple beauty otherwise hidden in natural and manufacturing processes. At approximately one page in length, each essay and accompanying artwork can be digested slowly at the rate estimated of three essays per bourbon or Scotch.
McGill-Queen's University Press
The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Canada's Residential Schools, Volumes 1–6
Authors: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Learn more
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in Canada as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate was to tell Canadians about the 150 year history of the schools and their grievous impact on indigenous individuals and communities, in part through the statements of those whose lives were affected by them. In the summer of 2015, McGill-Queen's University Press was approached to help with the publication of the TRC report. MQUP marshaled its own staff with a team of freelancers, and in December 2015, the final report appeared on schedule in both French and English, comprising of over 2 million words with contributions from 6,750 survivors and witnesses from across the country.
Commented Philip Cercone, Executive Director of McGill-Queen's University Press: "This is one of the most important documents to emerge in the history of Canada. These ground-breaking volumes are destined to work towards healing the breach of silence and ignorance that has surrounded these issues for more than a century."
University of Alberta Press
Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy
Editors: Frances Abele & Chris Southcott Learn more
People across Canada’s North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a relatively under-studied third sector of the economy. Researchers from the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada explore this sector through fifteen case studies, encompassing artistic, recreational, cultural, political, business, and economic development organizations that are crucial to the health and vitality of their communities.
Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada’s Northern Social Economy shows the innovative diversity and utter necessity of home-grown institutions in communities across Labrador, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. Readers, researchers, and students interested in social economy, Aboriginal studies, and northern communities will find much to enjoy and value in this book.
Purdue University Press
Celebrating Hoosiers and Indiana's Bicentennial
Purdue University Press engaged the community of Hoosiers, whom are celebrating the State of Indiana Bicentennial, by publishing four unique regional titles in 2016. Learn more
Among the titles are Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold, Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents by Fredrick Whitford, Neal Harmeyer, and David Hovde, Slowball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of Indiana Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner John T. McCutcheon of the Chicago Tribune by Tony Garel-Frantzen and A Place Called Turkey Run: A Celebration of Indiana’s Second State Park in Photographs and Words by Daniel Shepardson.
These books embody the diversity of Indiana’s community by showing the state’s rich agricultural history, landscape and extraordinary native Hoosiers. Each book is an officially endorsed Legacy Project for Indiana’s Bicentennial. The collection illustrates the state’s unique history and represents Indiana’s community.
George Mason University Press
The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland
Authors: Pamela Copeland and Richard MacMaster Learn more
The new, second edition of The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland was published by George Mason University Press in collaboration with the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall. First published in 1975, this new, second edition features an introductory note by George Mason University President Angel Cabrera; a foreword by Scott Stroh, Executive Director of Gunston Hall; and new images and maps.
The effort represents a renewal of Gunston Hall's partnership with George Mason University, both educational organizations of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which proudly share a common dedication to the ideals and legacy represented by George Mason.
University of Texas Press
The Katrina Bookshelf
Series Editor: Kai Erikson Learn more
At right: Children of Katrina
Authors: Alice Fothergill & Lori Peek
It has been more than ten years since Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast. It was far and away the most telling disaster in our national experience in that Katrina revealed so much about the nature of disasters in general, about the social world we live in, our communities, and ourselves.
A number of studies on Katrina have appeared over the past ten years. Most were brief glances at some fragment of that immense disaster rather than rich, in-depth portraits of it, and many rode the crest of Katrina's celebrity for the time it was in the news. This shelf of books, however, is the result of a national effort to bring experts together in a collaborative program of research on the human costs of the disaster. It is the most comprehensive social science coverage of a disaster to be found anywhere.
The books are all about the people down at ground level who were caught up in the horror of Katrina. Each volume in the set approaches a different facet of that immensely complex happening. It is a deeply human story being told here.
University Press of Colorado
The George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas Series
Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, General Editor Learn more
The George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas Series endeavors to present the best scholarship available that illustrates the evolving nature of contemporary Nikkei (Japanese emigrants and their descendants) communities and identities in the United States, with special attention to innovative scholarship, as well as relevant creative contributions to the field.
One major focus of the series is the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Every year, a Day of Remembrance is held to commemorate the day FDR signed executive order 9066, which allowed the identification, arrest, and ongoing incarceration of any person alleged to be inimical to national security. Although no specific group was identified in the Executive Order, over 120,000 members of the Japanese American community were eventually detained, and suffered untold financial, legal, and emotional damages.
Current books in the series include: The House on Lemon Street: Japanese Pioneers and the American Dream (2012); Starting from Loomis and Other Stories (2013); Taken from the Paradise Isle: The Hoshida Family Story (2015); and Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration (2016).
Texas A&M University Press
The Material Culture of German Texans
Authors: Kenneth Hafertepe Learn more
German immigrants of the nineteenth century left a distinctive mark on the lifestyles and vernacular architecture of Texas. In this first comprehensive survey of the art and artifacts of German Texans, Kenneth Hafertepe explores how their material culture was influenced by their European roots, how it was adapted to everyday life in Texas, and how it changed over time—at different rates in different communities. The Material Culture of German Texans is about the struggle to become American while maintaining a distinctive cultural identity drawn from German heritage.
Central European University Press
Art Beyond Borders: Artistic Exchange in Communist Europe (1945-1989)
Editors: Jerome Bazin & Pascal Dubourg Glatigny Learn more
This book presents and analyzes artistic interactions both within the Soviet bloc and with the West between 1945 and 1989. During the Cold War the exchange of artistic ideas and products united Europe’s avant-garde in a most remarkable way. Despite the Iron Curtain and national and political borders there existed a constant flow of artists, artworks, artistic ideas and practices. The geographic borders of these exchanges have yet to be clearly defined. How were networks, centers, peripheries (local, national and international), scales, and distances constructed? How did (neo)avant-garde tendencies relate with officially sanctioned socialist realism?
Ohio University Press
Following the Barn Quilt Trail
Author: Suzi Parron Learn more
Barn quilts, the rural public art phenomenon that began in southeast Ohio in 2001, have since spread across the continental U.S. and Canada. These colorful wooden squares adorn barns and houses, and are created in honor of departed family members, regional history, or other themes dear to the owners' hearts. New quilt trails are being developed all the time.
In 2012, Suzi Parron and barn quilts founder Donna Sue Groves coauthored Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement; in Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron documents her travels around the trail, in which she interviews property owners about the stories behind their contributions to this community art project.
Brookings Institution Press
Geopolitics in the 21st Century Book Series
At right: Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence Learn more
Authors: David Mares & Harold Trinkunas
The Brookings Institution Foreign Policy program and the Brookings Institution Press recently launched a book series as part of the Order from Chaos project at Brookings: "Geopolitics in the 21st Century." This series explores ideas and strategies that can guide critical countries and key leaders as they shape, defend, and renovate the international liberal order to secure peace and prosperity for another generation.
Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence focuses on Brazil's path to becoming a major power status, and why it so often fails. This book is an example of how the Geopolitics in the 21st Century series offers readers in-depth analysis of key nations so they may understand the important dynamics at work in today’s international order.
Syracuse University Press
The Soul of Central New York: Syracuse Stories
Author: Sean Kirst Learn more
A group of strangers risk death along the New York State Thruway to save a soldier from a burning truck. The true story, as told by football legend Jim Brown, of how the number 44 rose to prominence at Syracuse University. The impossible account of how Eric Carle found his way to a childhood friend through a photograph taken in Syracuse more than 80 years ago. These tales can be found in The Soul of Central New York, a collection of columns by Sean Kirst that spans almost a quarter-century. During his long career as a writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Kirst won some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including the Ernie Pyle Award, given to a writer who best captures the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans.
Kirst's canvas is Syracuse, NY, a city of staggering beauty and profound struggle. In this book, readers will find a nuanced explanation of how Syracuse is intertwined with the spiritual roots of the Six Nations, as well as a soliloquy from a grieving father whose son was lost to violence on the streets. In these emotional contradictions—in the resilience, love, and heartbreak of its people—Kirst offers a vivid portrait of his city and, in the end, gives readers hope.
Athabasca University Press
Developing Relationships Between Museums and Indigenous Communities: A Visit With the Ancestors
Authors: Laura Peers & Alison K. Brown Learn more
In 2010, five magnificent Blackfoot shirts, now owned by the University of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum, were brought to Alberta to be exhibited. The shirts had not returned to Blackfoot territory since 1841. Hundreds of Blackfoot came to see the shirts and reconnect with traditional knowledge that lay dormant for decades.
"This is also the story of developing relationships across cultures and between Indigenous communities and institutions. Both the Blackfoot and non-Blackfoot partners in this project hope that our experiences will assist others in building similar relationships--relationships that will contribute to changes in the way that museums care for and interpret Indigenous material heritage and that will allow this heritage to become more readily accessible to those whose ancestors created it."
Catholic University of America Press
Nostra Aetate: Celebrating 50 Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims
Editors: Pim Valkenberg and Anthony Cirelli Learn more
This volume is a reflection of how the Catholic Church has built bridges and relationships with Jewish and Muslim communities in the fifty years since Nostra Aetate, one of sixteen documents promulgated by the Second Vatican Council.
University of Alabama Press
Alabama: The Making of an American State
Author: Edwin Bridges Learn more
Alabama: The Making of an American State is a thorough, accessible, and heavily illustrated history of Alabama, from its geological origins to the early twenty-first century, offering a vital new narrative of the history, culture, and identity of the state.
This book is the first of several published in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Leading into Alabama's 200th birthday celebration in 2019,Alabama: The Making of an American State is a wonderful example of synergy between a thriving, engaged publisher and the vibrant community it serves. Teachers in Alabama are being trained in ways to utilize this book in daily lesson plans, and copies of Alabama will be found in public school classrooms throughout the state over the next few years.
Minnesota Historical Society Press
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota
Editor: Sun Yung Shin Learn more
Sixteen of Minnesota's best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.
Our book launch celebration featured an introduction by Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds, and drew over 300 people. The editor and contributors to the book have been invited to speak at local churches, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, various local colleges and teacher trainings, and the book has been selected as the community read for the Minnesota Library Association.
University Press of Florida
Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper
Authors: Marta Caminero-Santangelo Learn more
As the U.S. immigration "debate" turns strident, as border enforcement strategies escalate, and as Donald Trump's proposed wall takes a central place in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the voices of Latino/a immigrants are more significant than ever before. Documenting the Undocumented looks at the writing of Latino/a authors who are U.S. citizens, finding that through storytelling they create community and a sense of peoplehood that includes non-citizen Latino/as.
This volume also foregrounds the narratives of undocumented immigrants themselves, showing how their stories are emerging into the public sphere. What we are witnessing, argues Marta Caminero-Santangelo, is a mass mobilization of stories that advance the possibility of empathy across lines of ethnicity and citizenship status. This growing body of literature is critical to understanding not only the Latino/a immigrant experience but also alternative visions of nation and belonging.
University of Arizona Press
Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada
Editors: Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Celestino Fernández, Jessie K. Finch, and Araceli Masterson-Algar Learn more
Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration. The multidisciplinary contributors are dedicated to the thousands of men, women, and children who have lost their lives while crossing the desert in search of a better life. Each chapter in this important new volume seeks answers to migrant deaths, speaking to the complexity of this tragedy via a range of community and scholarly approaches.
Collectively, the activists, artists, and scholars included in this volume throw a spotlight on the multivocal, transdisciplinary efforts to address the historical silence surrounding this human tragedy.
Despite numerous changes in the migration processes and growing attention to the problem, many people who attempt border crossings continue to disappear and die. This book offers a timely exploration of the ways that residents, scholars, activists, and artists are responding to this humanitarian crisis on their doorstep.
New York University Press
The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City's Historic Buildings, Sixth Edition
Author: Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Learn more
As the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City, The Landmarks of New York documents and illustrates the 1,352 individual landmarks and 135 historic districts that have been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission since its establishment in 1965. Arranged chronologically by date of construction, the book offers a sequential overview of the city's architectural history and richness, presenting a broad range of styles and building types.
The Landmarks of New York includes such iconic structures as Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall, as well as those that may be less well known but are of significant historical and architectural value, such as Sailors Snug Harbor on Staten Island. The sixth edition adds 106 new individual landmarks, two special addenda on the hotly-contested "back-log" and resultant 30 pending designations, over 150 new photographs, and new historic district maps.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Transition to Common Work: Building Community at The Working Centre
Authors: Joe Mancini & Stephanie Mancini Learn more
Transition to Common Work showcases the rich community of Waterloo Region, where Wilfrid Laurier University Press is based. This history of Kitchener's The Working Centre chronicles its beginnings thirty years ago, the lessons learned, and the myriad ways in which its strategies and innovations can be adapted by those who share its goals. For social workers, activists, bureaucrats, and engaged citizens in third-sector organizations (NGOs, charities, not-for-profits, co-operatives), this practical and inspiring book provides a method for moving beyond the doldrums of "poverty relief" into the exciting world of community building.
Authors Joe and Stephanie Mancini have been named members of the Order of Canada and received the Benemerenti Medal, a papal honour that recognizes civil and military daring and courage
University of North Carolina Press
The Office of Scholarly Publishing Services
Director: John McLeod Learn more
The Office of Scholarly Publishing Services (OSPS) was created at UNC Press in 2015 to serve the seventeen-campus UNC system by providing access to a range of sustainable, mission-driven publishing models and solutions. The OSPS works with libraries, research centers, and departments to lower costs and remove barriers to the production of quality educational and scholarly materials. The OSPS engages extensively with campus libraries, providing business planning and publishing strategy; editorial, design, and production services; and sales and distribution.
Early projects have included affordable-access and open-access textbooks, reissuing out-of-print works, and helping journals transition to new operating models. The office is engaged in conversations with multiple schools about pooling resources, sharing best practices, and strategizing on larger initiatives. Through all of these partnerships, the OSPS works to expand the educational possibilities of each campus, the UNC system, and the state of North Carolina.
University of North Texas Press
Tales of Texas Cooking: Stories and Recipes from the Trans-Pecos to the Piney Woods and High Plains to the Gulf Prairies
Editor: Frances B. Vick Learn more
UNT Press has published 70 volumes in conjunction with the Texas Folklore Society (TFS), helping to keep the Texas Folklore tradition alive.
Tales of Texas Cooking, the most recent publication, explores stories and recipes from TFS members, most of which revolve around how food fosters community.
Northwestern University Press
The Global Humanities Translation Prize
Collaborators: Northwestern University Press and Buffett Institute Global Humanities Initiative Prize Learn more
Northwestern University Press has partnered with the Buffett Institute’s Global Humanities Initiative to establish a new Global Humanities Translation Prize. The prize will be awarded annually by a rotating committee of distinguished international scholars, writers, and public intellectuals; winning translators will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Northwestern University Press will publish the selected work.
We are especially interested in promoting books that will help introduce a wider audience to underrepresented and experimental literary voices from marginalized communities, humanistic scholarship in infrequently translated languages, and important classical texts in non-Western traditions that have heretofore been inaccessible to an English readership, or for which a new translation is justified.
Southern Illinois University Press
Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes
Author: Dave Baron Learn more
With a population of about two thousand, Pembroke Township, one of the largest rural, black communities north of the Mason-Dixon Line, sits in an isolated corner of Kankakee County, Illinois, sixty-five miles south of Chicago. It is also one of the poorest places in the nation. Many black farmers from the South came to this area during the Great Migration; finding Chicago to be overcrowded and inhospitable, they were able to buy land in the township at low prices. The poor soil made it nearly impossible to establish profitable farms, however, and economic prosperity has eluded the region ever since.
Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes chronicles the history of this inimitable township and shows the author’s personal transformation through his experiences with Pembroke and its people. A native of nearby Kankakee, author Dave Baron first traveled to Pembroke on a church service trip at age fifteen and saw real poverty firsthand, but he also discovered a community possessing grace and purpose.
Northern Illinois University Press
Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. Switchgrass authors must be from the Midwest, current residents of the region, or have significant ties to it. Nineteen novels and short-story collections have been published under the imprint to date. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass Books offers a unique way for NIU Press to engage with and enrich the regional community to which it belongs.
University of Manitoba Press
Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan's Oil Economy
Author: Emily Eaton Writer Learn more
Photographer: Valerie Zink
Oil is not new to Saskatchewan. Many of the wells found on farmland across the province date back to the 1950s when the industry began to spread. But there is little doubt that the recent boom and subsequent downturn in unconventional oil production has reshaped rural lives and landscapes.
In place of the abandoned houses and shuttered shops found in many small towns in Saskatchewan, housing developments sprang up. Yet people in oil-producing areas also lived amid flare stacks that made them ill.
In the summer of 2014, at the height of the boom, geographer Emily Eaton and photographer Valerie Zink travelled to oil towns across the province, from the sea-can motel built from shipping containers on the outskirts of Estevan to seismic testing sites on Thunderchild First Nation’s Sundance grounds.
Fault Lines captures the complexity of engagement, ambivalence, and resistance in communities living in oil and gas country.
Fordham University Press
Empire State Editions
Marketing Director: Kate O'Brien-Nicholson Learn more
Director/Editor: Fredric Nachbaur
Though Fordham has had a longstanding history of publishing books on the region, the 2010 introduction of Empire State Editions (ESE) officially brought New York City and state subject matter together under one umbrella. In addition to strong sales, the broad consumer appeal of the Empire State Editions titles has also benefited the Press in less tangible ways, such as fostering collaborations with local cultural institutions like The Bronx Museum of the Arts and The Hudson River Museum. We have also grown our community based readerships by partnering with local bookshops and libraries to host events.
Covering a wide-ranging mix of topics, ESE gives readers an illuminating view into the history of New York—past and present. This Fall, we published Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s, Murder Inc., and the Moral Life: Gangsters and Gangbusters in La Guardia's New York, Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed, and Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole (New in paperback).
Oregon State University Press
Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
Author: Michael Helquist Learn more
The LGBTQ community has a newly discovered hero in Marie Equi, thanks to historian Michael Helquist and his trail-blazing biography of the radical lesbian doctor most people never heard of.
Marie Equi explores the fiercely independent life of an extraordinary woman who broke boundaries in all facets of her life. Born in 1872, Equi endured childhood labor in a Massachusetts textile mill before fleeing to an Oregon homestead with her first longtime woman companion. She obtained her medical license in Portland to become one of the first practicing woman physicians in the Pacific Northwest, leveraging her professional status to fight for woman suffrage, labor rights, and reproductive freedom. She protested the US entry into World War I, leading to a conviction for sedition and a three-year sentence in San Quentin. A singular woman who fiercely fought on behalf of disenfranchised communities, Equi refused to compromise her principles in the face of enormous opposition and adversity, and paid a steep personal price for living by her convictions.
University of Michigan Press
Michigan Publishing Pub Club
Organizer: Allison Peters, Michigan Publishing Journals and Outreach Coordinator Learn more
The Michigan Library Publishing Club ("Pub Club") is a collaboration between Michigan Publishing and the Library Staff Forum Board at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Open to the public, the Pub Club meets quarterly to discuss new, Open Access books published by the University of Michigan Press. Founded in 2015, the Pub Club is committed to providing a welcoming space where diverse conversations can thrive and to supporting ways for readers (and authors) to engage with texts digitally from anywhere in the world and share comments online in real time.
So far we've had two events to discuss two of our open access books: American Homes, by Ryan Ridge, and Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit by Andrew Herscher. Our third Pub Club event will be held Thursday, November 10, from 2:30-4:00pm at the Michigan Publishing PubHub (839 Greene Street near the Stadium). Our autumn Pub Club event will focus on water, climate change, and ways to engage the local community toward a more sustainable future. We’ll be discussing the article “Partners in Local Resilience” from the newest issue of the Michigan Journal of Sustainability, published open access by Michigan Publishing in partnership with the Graham Sustainability Institute and the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program.
University of New Mexico Press
Books to Underfunded New Mexico Libraries
“I want to thank you so much for the wonderful books that you sent to our library. These are terrific books and will add so much to our collection. I truly appreciate this!” Learn more
The University of New Mexico Press and the Center for Regional Studies (CRS) at the University of New Mexico frequently partner to provide books for underfunded New Mexico libraries. In 2016 CRS provided more than $34,000 to purchase books published by UNM Press for 65 underfunded public and tribal libraries across New Mexico, improving literacy across the state and providing learning opportunities for all New Mexicans.
Donated books include titles about New Mexico history, culture, biographies, fiction, natural history, and books for children and young adults, such as:
Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World, by V. B. Price, photographs by Kirk Gittings; Anasazi Architecture and American Design, edited by Baker H. Morrow and V. B. Price; New Mexico 2050, edited by Fred Harris; Sweet Nata: Growing Up in Rural New Mexico, by Gloria Zamora; and Quills, by Loyd Tireman, illustrations by Ralph Douglass, adapted by Evelyn Yrisarri.
University of Arkansas Press
Urban Sports Books in the Sport, Culture, and Society Series
Series Editor: David K. Wiggins Learn more
A series within a series, the Urban Sports books in the University of Arkansas Press’s Sport, Culture, and Society Series illustrate how athletes and sports fans in one city shape the culture and history of their communities.
DC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are addressed in the first three books in the series, and treatments of the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles are forthcoming.
The essays in these books contend with all levels of sport, with well-known athletes and unknown athletes, with fans and journalists and the cities that embrace them all.
West Virginia University Press
West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader
Editors: Ken Fones-Wolf & Kevin Barksdale Learn more
West Virginia University Press and the West Virginia University Libraries have launched West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader, a free, online collection of previously published essays drawn from the journal West Virginia History and other WVU Press publications.
The collection covers the history of the territory that became West Virginia from European settlement to mountaintop removal, and it is especially suitable for use in courses on state history.
University of Illinois Press
Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago
Author: Kymberly Pinder Learn more
Painting the Gospel offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about African American art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. Kymberly N. Pinder escorts readers on an eye-opening odyssey to the murals, stained glass, and sculptures dotting the city's African American churches and neighborhoods. Pinder reflects on the myriad ways private black identities assert public and political goals through imagery and how religious identity is represented in the community.
Leuven University Press
Milk Sauce and Paprika: Migration, Childhood and Memories of the Interwar Belgian-Hungarian Child Relief Project
Author: Vera Hajtó Learn more
Children who migrated without their families were noteworthy participants of interwar European migration history. Milk Sauce and Paprika tells the story of Hungarian children who were sent to Belgium in the framework of a humanitarian project between 1923 and 1927.
Based on a wide variety of sources such as official documents, contemporary newspapers, photographs, family correspondences, biographies and interviews, this book examines the history of the Belgian-Hungarian child relief project and describes its social and cultural impacts on the families involved in both countries.
This compelling story of one of the first mass European child migration movements offers new insights in the dynamics of national and religious communities, and shedding light on intimate family life and contemporary habits and values regarding parenting and co-parenting in the interwar period. Cutting across national and cultural borders, Hajtó connects individual and collective memory with the experiences of childhood and migration.
Louisiana State University Press
July Violence in Baton Rouge: Resources for Understanding
Social Media Coordinator: Jenny Keegan Learn more
Marketing Manager: Erin Rolfs
On July 5, Alton Sterling was killed in North Baton Rouge by two white police officers, kicking off several weeks of community protests and civic tension. On July 17, Missouri veteran Gavin Long shot and killed three BRPD officers. The following week, LSU Press kicked off a fortnight-long social media campaign to explore the historical and cultural contexts that informed these two tragedies and the government and community responses to each.
University of British Columbia Press
Platform for Collaborative, Media-rich Book Publishing in Indigenous Studies
In partnership with the University of Washington Press Learn more
UBC Press and the University of Washington Press are leading a new initiative in Indigenous studies publishing. We are designing an online platform for multi-path, media-rich books, where Indigenous communities and scholars can work together to co-create and share knowledge in a culturally respectful environment.
Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we will develop the publishing platform infrastructure and build two digital multi–path book prototypes. The multimedia books will incorporate, and offer seamless navigation through, textual, audio, and visual materials and will organize content in different ways for different purposes, offering navigational paths tailored for distinct audiences: scholars, community-based groups and organizations actively engaged with collaborative research into Indigenous languages and cultural heritage, and instructors and their students. We are working in partnership with software developers, museums, libraries, and Indigenous organizations. We plan to publish an expanding collection of interactive books, creating a hub for the reciprocal exchange of knowledge and ideas, which combines mainstream academic frameworks and Indigenous cultural protocols.
Princeton University Press
A PUP Blog / Aeon Magazine Content Partnership
Coordinator: Debra Liese, Social Media Manager Learn more
Princeton University Press has recently launched an exciting new partnership with Aeon Magazine. Since 2012, Aeon has published some of the
most provocative thinking on the web, asking big questions and providing
original answers from world-leading authorities on science, philosophy and
society. Aeon Magazine has recently reorganized as a not-for-profit, with
a Creative Commons scheme in place for Ideas pieces and a new Partnerships
Program. Their publishing platform helps us to promote our authors’
thought leadership, and as Aeon viewing statistics are counted by
Altmetric, they contribute to any measurement of academic impact.
Joining an esteemed selection of cultural and research organizations,
Princeton University Press authors past and present have begun
contributing regular essays to Aeon’s Ideas section, where they have the
opportunity to participate in discussions that are featured on a new,
dedicated partnership page. We publish these essays concurrently on the
growing PUP blog. Included in our inaugural essays are contributions from
philosopher Jason Stanley, biologist Sara Lewis, political scientist Leah
Wright Rigueur, and political theorist Jason Brennan. We invite the
University Press community to follow us on Aeon.
University of Wisconsin Press
The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History
Series Editors: John Day Tully & Matthew Masur Learn more
At right: Understanding & Teaching: The Cold War
The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History is designed to bring university, junior college, and high school history teachers together to help them teach creatively and effectively. Each volume in the book series focuses on a historical topic that is difficult to teach, offering a wealth of content and resources and providing tested methods for presenting the subject in the classroom.
Named for Harvey Goldberg, a professor renowned for his history teaching at Oberlin College, Ohio State University, and the University of Wisconsin from the 1960s to the 1980s, the series reflects Goldberg's commitment to helping students think critically about the past with the goal of creating a better future.
In addition to the books, the series editors and volume editors offer conference workshops and sessions on teaching methods. Together with the University of Wisconsin Press, the editors form partnerships with like-minded historical, educational, and cultural organizations committed to a deeper, richer understanding of the past.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Gun Violence Microsite on PsychiatryOnline
Senior Manager, Digital Publishing and Product Development: Tim Marney Learn more
This microsite assembles free and topical news, book, and journal content, links to relevant books and online resources, and other media. It can be updated in real time to provide additional resources in times of crisis or national scrutiny of the gun violence problem in the U.S., with special sensitivity to the often-misreported facts around gun violence and the mentally ill.
University of California Press
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present Series
At right: Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century Learn more
Author: Barbara Ransby
The American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present short book series is geared to the classroom as well as a more general readership, addressing timely, controversial, and politically-charged issues affecting communities broadly within current day USA. The intent for the series is to provoke discourse in communal discussion settings, with books written by experts on each particular socio-political issue that are all concise in length, and priced under $20.
The series currently includes We Demand: The University and Student Protests, Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability, and Making All Black Lives Matter.
University of Washington Press
Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish
Authors: Tom Reese & Eric Wagner Learn more
Through photographs and words, Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish explores the complicated relationship between Seattleites and their only river. Central to the indigenous settlement that preceded the city, the Duwamish was critical to Seattle's founding and growth, but it has paid a steep price. Straightened, filled with trash and toxins, and generally neglected by those who benefited from it the most, the river was declared a Superfund site in 2001.
Long before then, however, some Seattleites were already trying to reclaim their river, and for almost twenty years, Tom Reese has documented the river landscape and the people engaged with this important place. His images bring forward what might seem like contradictions: a seal surfacing near an active sewage pipe, a family playing at a park adjacent to a barge loaded with scrap metal, a salmon swimming past a sunken tire. His attentive study offers a way not to turn away from this river, but rather to learn to understand the changed beauty of the Duwamish and the possibilities for its future.
University of Calgary Press
Little Free Libraries Campaign
Marketing Administrator: Sarah Hertz Learn more
Editorial and Marketing Coordinator: Helen Hajnoczky
This summer, we took our books on a field trip. As part of our mandate to connect local and global communities, we've been donating scholarly books to Calgary's Little Free Libraries.
The mission of the Little Free Libraries movement is "to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations."
That sounds a lot like what we do, here at the University of Calgary Press. It's the reason why we became an Open Access publisher in 2010, and why we continue to produce and promote peer-reviewed scholarly works through both traditional and innovative channels. We visited and donated to fourteen different locations across Calgary. Each location features one of our authors and their work; to us, "community" means promoting literacy and intellectual discussion within the greater community of Calgary.
Duquesne University Press
General Editor: Laura L. Knoppers Learn more
ISBN: 978-0-8207-0701-3 (Volume 57)
Published annually since 1969, Milton Studies has played a crucial role in facilitating discussions among the far-flung community of Milton scholars. The work of John Milton continues to fascinate and stimulate a plethora of opinions and interpretations—and is not only of interest in English-speaking communities but is growing in interest globally.
Founding editor James D. Simmonds and subsequent editor Albert C. Labriola built the series throughout its publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and since its move to Duquesne University Press under the editorship of noted Miltonist Laura L. Knoppers in 2009, the sense of a worldwide community has only increased. In the last four years alone, contributors have come from fourteen states and at least six countries, bringing together in one forum a place to share the true breadth of Milton scholarship.
New York University Press
The Jews of Harlem The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community
Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock Learn more
The Jews of Harlem follows Jews into, out of, and back into this renowned metropolitan neighborhood over the course of a century and a half. It explains the dynamics that led Jews to exit this community as well as exploring the enduring Jewish presence uptown after it became overwhelmingly black and decidedly poor. And it looks at the beginnings of Jewish return as part of the transformation of New York City in our present era. The Jews of Harlem contributes much to our understanding of Jewish and African American history in the metropolis as it highlights the ever-changing story of America’s largest city and the effects gentrification has on the many communities of New York City.
Penn State University Press
Graphic Medicine series
Acquiring Editor: Kendra Boileau Learn more
The Graphic Medicine series is a collection of graphic novels and scholarly books that explore issues of health and medicine through the medium of comics. Titles in the series such as Peter Dunlap-Shohl's My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson's, Dana Walrath's Aliceheimer's: Alzheimer's Through the Looking Glass, and Hole in the Heart: Bringing Up Beth by Henny Beaumont are poignant personal stories that speak to communities of patients and caregivers who share the authors' experiences, while The Graphic Medicine Manifesto, an Eisner-nominated collection of essays and comics, introduces the work of doctors and nurses, scholars of literature and the medical humanities, and graphic artists who demonstrate the value of visual narrative in the world of medicine, as well as Graphic Medicine's ability to encompass a community of voices and the experiences of family members, care-givers, medical students, and patients themselves.
University of Notre Dame Press
Rousseau and Dignity: Art Serving Humanity
Editor: Julia V. Douthwaite Learn more
Rousseau and Dignity: Art Serving Humanity, edited by Julia V. Douthwaite, is a richly illustrated volume relating a series of events—a photography exhibit, lectures, commentary, and audience reactions by people ages seven to ninety-two—held in the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s tercentennial in 2012.
Drawn together by the unexpected convergence of a lecture series and art exhibit held in South Bend, Indiana, and a documentary film that was shot simultaneously in Compiègne, France, the participants had several goals: to show why Rousseau’s moral philosophy is important for our time; to argue for the importance of subjective art forms such as photography, video letters, and autobiography; to reproduce the stunning photojournalism commissioned by Amnesty International to document and dignify people who suffer human rights abuses, such as substandard housing, nationless-ness, and ethnic prejudice; and to inspire new kinds of intergenerational teaching.
Getty Publications GitHub Page
Getty Publications Staff Learn more
GitHub is a project-management and code-repository site popular with developers and is increasingly being used by non-coders to share all sorts of material including databases, blogs, and yes, even books. Getty Publications is one of very few publishers currently on the site, but being there gives them an effective way to share the code and content of their open-access publications—Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum, and Introduction to Metadata were all published in 2016 and are available on GitHub.
Getty Publications is also developing open-source publishing software they plan to release on GitHub. In these early days of digital publishing, there are many questions still to answer and many new avenues to pursue. Getty Publications believes it vitally important to share as openly as possible with other publishers and museums—and GitHub offers them the opportunity to open their books up to coders and researchers around the world.
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Bucknell University Press
Peculiar Bodies: Stories & Histories
Editor: Chris Mounsey Learn more
At right: The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century
This collection of essays on the eighteenth-century origins of our notions of disability is the basis for a new series of books, Peculiar Bodies: Stories & Histories, edited by Chris Mounsey (Professor of English, University of Winchester). This series aims to empower the community of the "disabled" and the "abled" by addressing the body as an historical object of study, and as the vehicle in which we live our lives.
The series of monographs and essay collections will be a forum for debates about the myriad forms of the body: the impaired and the disabled, the athlete and the superhero; and between the myriad ways to describe bodies.
Vanderbilt University Press
Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan
Authors: Gary Gaston & Christine Kreyling Learn more
Shaping the Healthy Community explores the relationship between public health and the built environment within the Nashville community and offers an action plan for a healthier city. Vanderbilt University Press teamed up with the Nashville Civic Design Center and Vanderbilt University Creative Services for the book, which offers real-word facts, policy recommendations, and design strategies to enable health and planning professionals, developers and designers, educators, and community organizations to build places that promote individual well-being and the environmental health of the city as a whole—not just in Nashville, but in other cities and communities as well.
Vanderbilt UP's collaboration with the Nashville Civic Design Center—which works toward elevating the quality of Nashville's built environment and promoting community participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all—was first established in 2005 with the publication of The Plan of Nashville, a book that offered a community-based vision of how the urban core of Nashville should look and work in the twenty-first century.
Duke University Press
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
Co-Editors: Paisley Currah & Susan Stryker Learn more
Founded in 2014, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly opened a dedicated channel for scholarship from an already vibrant community. TSQ, edited by Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker, is the first non-medically oriented transgender studies journal and has been enthusiastically received by scholars working in a variety of disciplines including American studies, women's studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, and sociology.
The need for this journal became clear when Stryker was asked to edit a special issue on transgender studies for Women's Studies Quarterly in 2006. She received over 200 submissions for an issue that could feature 10 articles. Transgender studies had become fertile ground for new approaches to cultural analysis. Stryker knew it was time for a journal dedicated to the vast scholarship from this emerging field.
TSQ publishes interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not previously been addressed by feminist and queer scholarship. The journal is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about trans issues.
University of Toronto Press
The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy
Authors: Maggie Berg & Barbara Seeber Learn more
If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for education and scholarship. In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss these issues facing the academic community and show how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter these problems, bringing about a better experience for students and professors alike.
Johns Hopkins University Press
When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do
Author: Rachel Wonderlin Learn more
From the publisher of The 36 Hour Day (the "bible" of Alzheimer care books), comes a new, indispensable book for friends, family and caregivers of those suffering from dementia.
When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as:
• How do I choose a place for my loved one to live?
• What do I do if my loved one asks about going home?
• How can I improve the quality of my visits?
• What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff?
• How can I cope with my loved one’s sundowning?
This book touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.
Georgetown University Press
Black Georgetown Remembered: 25th Anniversary Edition
Authors: Kathleen Menzie Lesko &Valerie Babb Learn more
First published in 1991, Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day chronicles and celebrates the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present. Drawing on primary sources, the authors record the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and successes of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression.
Georgetown University Press launched this beautiful commemorative 25th anniversary edition at an event that included a panel of prominent members of the DC community. Over 500 people attended the event despite torrential weather. It was a major community event filled with good will; during the Q&A session, some relatives were even introduced to one another. The book and event have been featured by local media giving greater visibility to this important community.
University of Georgia Press
Charleston Syllabus and Related Symposium
Co-Editors: Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain Learn more
Inspired by the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag campaign born in the wake of the June 17 massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the Charleston Syllabus Symposium drew over 150 University of Georgia students, faculty, and administrators, who came together on September 23 to discuss the current state of race relations, racial violence and civil rights activism in the US. Featured speakers included historians Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain, editors of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, an anthology recently published by the University of Georgia Press. Charleston Syllabus is a reader—a collection of new essays and columns published in the wake of the massacre, along with selected excerpts from key existing scholarly books and general-interest articles. The collection draws from a variety of disciplines—history, sociology, urban studies, law, critical race theory—and includes a selected and annotated bibliography for further reading, drawing from such texts as the Confederate constitution, South Carolina’s secession declaration, songs, poetry, slave narratives, and literacy texts. A portion of the royalties from the sales of the book will go to the Lowcountry Ministries Fund, an Initiative of the Palmetto Project and the City of Charleston.