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The 2020 University Press Week Gallery features publications and projects that elevate authors, subjects, and whole disciplines, bringing new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe.

The 2020 University Press Week Gallery features publications and projects that elevate authors, subjects, and whole disciplines, bringing new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe.

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  1. 1. Raise UP A Gallery of Works to #ReadUP
  2. 2. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P NEVERTHELESS Ashley Boggan Dreff ISBN: 9781945935770 GBHEM PUBLISHING I M A G E H E R E 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and this book tells the story of American Methodist women’s efforts to raise up women of all races and fight for equality and equity, beginning with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and ending with #MeToo. Dreff documents Methodist women and shows how their faith emboldened them to reach beyond their social confines to find avenues of social justice. They sought not simply fix social ills but to prevent them and address the causes of oppression. By stepping out of their place, they made a place for all of us. Learn more >
  3. 3. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P PERMUTATIONS OF A SELF Thomas V. Nguyen ISBN: 9781680032147 TEXAS REVIEW PRESS I M A G E H E R E This is a book of poems by a PhD medical student on issues of community, family, and belonging from the perspective of a Vietnamese immigrant. Not only does Nguyen have the perspective of a doctor in confronting and assimilating the 2020 pandemic, he does so as an immigrant. Nguyen studied poetry and neuroscience as an undergraduate, earned an MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia, and is currently a medical student at Texas A&M University School of Medicine. Learn more >
  4. 4. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF READING Dionne Brand ISBN: 9781772125085 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes; the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures; and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness. “The geopolitics of empire had already prepared me for this....Coloniality constructs outsides and insides—worlds to be chosen, disturbed, interpreted, and navigated—in order to live something like a real self.”—Dionne Brand Learn more >
  5. 5. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE FULLNESS OF FREE TIME Conor M. Kelly ISBN: 9781647120146 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E In the work-centric culture of today’s world, it is easy to view free time as indulging laziness or extravagance. Conor M. Kelly, however, argues that free time possesses enormous potential for good, if exercised in accordance with theological ethics. By examining pursuits such as television, digital media use, sports, and travel from the perspective of Catholic solidarity, Kelly demonstrates how individuals can choose new free time activities or restructure current pursuits to be more relational and socially conscious. Learn more >
  6. 6. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P STORIES OF STRUGGLE Claudia Smith Brinson ISBN: 9781643361079 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS I M A G E H E R E In this pioneering study of the arduous struggle for civil rights in South Carolina, longtime journalist Claudia Smith Brinson details the lynchings, beatings, bombings, cross burnings, death threats, arson, and venomous hatred that Black South Carolinians endured—as well as the astonishing courage, devotion, dignity, and compassion of those who risked their lives for equality. Through extensive research and interviews with more than one hundred fifty civil rights activists, many of whom had never shared their stories with anyone, Brinson chronicles the twenty pivotal years that altered the landscape of civil rights in South Carolina and reverberated throughout the South. Learn more >
  7. 7. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P CUT IN STONE Ryan Andrew Newson ISBN: 9781481312165 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Released less than a month after George Floyd’s death, Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption represents how research and academic investigation can powerfully coincide with current events and public sentiment. Ryan Andrew Newson contends that we cannot fully understand or disrupt Confederate statues without attending to the convictions that give them their power. If Confederate monuments are theologically weighted in their allure, then it stands to reason that they must also be contested at this level—precisely as sacred symbols. The volume represents the first detailed theological investigation of Confederate monuments, a resource for the larger collective task of determining how to memorialize problematic pasts and how to shape public space amidst contested memory. Learn more >
  8. 8. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P BALLAD OF AN AMERICAN Sharon Rudahl, artist Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware, editors ISBN: 9781978802070 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The first-ever graphic biography of Paul Robeson, Ballad of an American charts Robeson’s career as a singer, actor, scholar, athlete, and a tireless campaigner for internationalism, peace, and human rights. Through his films, concerts, and records, he became a potent symbol representing the promise of a multicultural, multiracial American democracy at a time when, despite his stardom, he was denied personal access to his many audiences. Later in life, he embraced the civil rights and antiwar movements with the hope that new generations would attain his ideals of a peaceful and abundant world. Learn more >
  9. 9. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P POST-IRELAND? Jefferson Holdridge and Brian Ó Conchubhair, editors ISBN: 9781930630765 WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Written by established and emerging scholars, Post-Ireland? recognizes both the perpetual search for a sustaining national concept of Ireland and a sense that long-established definitions no longer apply. The poets discussed include those who write in the shadow of Irish history cast by the Northern Troubles and those who feel that connections to a wider culture are equally significant. Migration continues to be an issue. As Irish society has changed and continues to change, so too has Irish poetry entered into a time of transition. This volume of essays charts these transitions and sets coordinates for future critical endeavors. Learn more >
  10. 10. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P MAKING HISTORY Institute of American Indian Arts Nancy Marie Mithlo, editor ISBN: 9780826362094 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS I M A G E H E R E A unique contribution to the fields of visual culture, arts education, and American Indian studies, Making History guides students, educators, collectors, and the public in how to learn about Indigenous cultures as visualized in creative endeavors. By highlighting the rich resources and history of the Institute of American Indian Arts, the only tribal college in the nation devoted to the arts whose collections reflect the full tribal diversity of Turtle Island, these essays present a best- practices approach to understanding Indigenous art from a Native-centric point of view. Featuring two original poems, ten essays authored by senior scholars, nearly two hundred works of art, and twenty-four archival photographs, this book offers an opportunity to engage the contemporary Native Arts movement. Learn more >
  11. 11. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P LIVING PAPER: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Andreas De Block, and Griet Ceulemans, journal editors DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4002408 LEUVEN UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E On some specific topics, over a specific period, research efforts can be so intense that the field evolves at a very rapid pace. Classical review papers cannot capture such evolution of the knowledge and soon become outdated. To address this issue, the Transdisciplinary Insights journal supports Living Papers, a novel dynamic document format which allows for regular updates. Living papers should be considered non- peer reviewed manuscripts, open to comments and additions from readers. Their objective is to foster a spirit of open collaboration and sharing of knowledge. Learn more >
  12. 12. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P OTHERS OF MY KIND Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm ISBN: 9781773851211 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PRESS I M A G E H E R E From the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s, a group of transgender people on both sides of the Atlantic created communities that profoundly shaped the history and study of gender identity. By exchanging letters and pictures among themselves they established private networks of affirmation and trust, and by submitting their stories and photographs to medical journals and popular magazines they sought to educate both doctors and the public. Others of My Kind tells the story of these remarkable people, uncovering threads of connection that cross countries and cultures and bringing little-known history to light. Learn more >
  13. 13. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P HOPE FOR JUSTICE AND POWER Kathleen Staudt ISBN: 9781574417944 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS I M A G E H E R E Built on the ideas, principles, and actions of the late Saul Alinsky, Texas-based affiliates in the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) offer a strong, mature model for community organizing. Kathleen Staudt examines the twenty-first-century activities of the IAF in multiple Texas cities and towns, drawing on forty years of academic teaching and twenty years of active leadership in the IAF. She identifies major contradictions, tensions, and resolutions in IAF organizing— including centralism versus local control, reformist versus radical goals, stable revenue generation, and greater gender balance in leadership—and traces evolving IAF principles, shedding light on community-based leadership, Mexican American and women’s politics, civic-capacity building in education, political socialization, and Texas as well as urban politics. Learn more >
  14. 14. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P WE ARE NOT DREAMERS Leisy J. Abrego and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, editors ISBN: 9781478010838 DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The “Dreamer narrative” celebrates the educational and economic achievements of undocumented youth to justify a path to citizenship. While a well-intentioned, strategic tactic to garner political support of undocumented youth, it has promoted the idea that access to citizenship and rights should be granted only to a select group of “deserving” immigrants. The contributors to We Are Not Dreamers— themselves currently or formerly undocumented—poignantly counter this narrative. Theorizing those excluded from the Dreamer category—academically struggling students, transgender activists, and queer undocumented parents—the contributors call for an expansive articulation of immigrant rights and justice that recognizes the full humanity of undocumented immigrants while granting full and unconditional rights. Learn more >
  15. 15. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P #HASHTAGACTIVISM Sarah J. Jackson, Brooke Foucault Welles, and Moya Bailey, authors Doug Sery, editor ISBN: 9780262043373 MIT PRESS I M A G E H E R E The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including #JusticeForTrayvon, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen, and #MeToo to advocate, mobilize, and communicate. This book explores how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people. Its authors show how marginalized groups, long excluded from elite media spaces, have used Twitter hashtags to advance counternarratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. Learn more >
  16. 16. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE GRIOT PROJECT BOOK SERIES Cymone Fourshey, interim series editor BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Founded by the late Carmen Gillespie, this interdisciplinary series, associated with Bucknell’s Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Cultures, publishes monographs, collections of essays, and poetry exploring the aesthetics, art, history, and culture of African America and the African diaspora. Recent titles include African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity, edited Sharrell D. Luckett and with a visual foreword by Carrie Mae Weems; a translation of Frieda Ekotto’s novellas Don’t Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella, translated by Corine Tachtiris; and a paperback reprint of Postracial America? An Interdisciplinary Study, edited by Vincent L. Stephens and Anthony Stewart. Forthcoming books include a profoundly moving volume of found poetry from the transcripts of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Learn more >
  17. 17. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P EMERALD STREET Daudi Abe Foreword by Sir Mix-a-Lot ISBN: 9780295747569 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS I M A G E H E R E This book is the premier narrative to date of how hip hop developed and succeeded in a city outside of the traditional major U.S. hip hop markets. Daudi Abe shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond. Learn more >
  18. 18. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THEY WERE HER PROPERTY Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers ISBN: 9780300251838 YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Bridging African American history, women’s history, and the history of the South, They Were Her Property makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Women typically inherited slaves as a primary source of wealth and often refused to cede ownership to their husbands. They actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones- Rogers’s award-winning narrative “makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present” (Parul Sehgal, New York Times). Learn more >
  19. 19. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P SISTUHS IN THE STRUGGLE La Donna L. Forsgren ISBN: 9780810142565 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Sistuhs in the Struggle reclaims a vital yet under-researched chapter in African American, women’s, and theater history. This groundbreaking study documents how Black women theater artists and activists—many of whom worked behind the scenes as directors, designers, producers, stage managers, and artistic directors—disseminated the Black aesthetic and emboldened their communities. Drawing on nearly thirty original interviews with well-known artists such as Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez as well as less- studied figures including distinguished lighting designer Shirley Prendergast, dancer and choreographer Halifu Osumare, and three-time Tony-nominated writer and composer Micki Grant, Forsgren centers Black women’s cultural work as a crucial component of civil rights and Black power activism. Learn more >
  20. 20. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P AFRICAN POETRY BOOK SERIES Kwame Dawes, series editor UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Currently there is no press in the United States, or elsewhere, that devotes itself entirely to the publication of African poetry written in English. The African Poetry Book Series, under the direction of series editor Kwame Dawes and an editorial board of gifted and internationally regarded poets, looks to rectify this gap. It seeks to discover and highlight works of African poetry with a wide-ranging scope, from classic works to modern and contemporary voices, aiming to publish two to three new titles per year. Learn more >
  21. 21. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P COVID-19 AND WORLD ORDER Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin, editors ISBN: 9781421440736 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E What will be the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and what will a post-COVID world order look like? No institution is better suited to address these issues than Johns Hopkins University, which has convened experts from within and outside of the university to discuss world order after COVID-19. In a series of essays, international experts in public health and medicine, economics, international security, technology, ethics, democracy, and governance imagine a bold new vision for our future. COVID-19 and World Order is a fast-to-publish and timely collection made possible through partnership and collaboration among the University, the Press’s books division, and Project MUSE. Its existence informs thought-leaders and policymakers whose goal is to create a better, safer future for us all. Learn more >
  22. 22. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P JAPANESE BRAZILIAN SAUDADES Ignacio López-Calvo ISBN: 9781607328490 UNIVERSITY PRESS OF COLORADO I M A G E H E R E Japanese Brazilian Saudades: Diasporic Identities and Cultural Production explores the self-definition of Nikkei discourse in Portuguese-language cultural production by Brazilian authors of Japanese ancestry. This book contributes to the literature criticizing the “cognitive injustice” that fails to acknowledge the value of the global South and non-Western ways of knowing and being in the world. Learn more >
  23. 23. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P CALL MY NAME, CLEMSON Rhondda Robinson Thomas ISBN: 9781609387402 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Documenting the Black experience at a public university and college town in South Carolina, this book is based on a public history project that helped convince the university to reexamine and reconceptualize its complex story, from the origins of its land as Cherokee territory and then a plantation in 1825, through its campus construction by a predominately African American convict crew between 1890 and 1915, to integration in 1963 and its transformation into an increasingly diverse higher-education institution in the twenty-first century. Threading together communal history and conversation, student protests, white supremacist terrorism, and personal and institutional reckoning with Clemson’s past, this book helps us better understand the inextricable link between the history and legacies of slavery and the development of higher education institutions in America. Learn more >
  24. 24. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P A CENTURY OF POPULIST DEMAGOGUES Ivan T. Berend ISBN: 9789633863336 CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Renowned historian Ivan T. Berend discusses populist demagoguery through the presentation of eighteen politicians from twelve European countries from World War I to the present. Mussolini and Hitler are only briefly discussed, as is the election of Donald Trump. The detailed portraits run from Béla Kun, leader of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919, through Codreanu and Gömbös in the 1930s, Stahremberg and Haider in Austria, Ceaușescu, Milošević, Tuđjman, Izetbegović, Berlusconi, Wilders, the two Le Pens, Farage and Boris Johnson, up to Orbán and the two Kaczyńskis. Berend warns us of the continuing threat of populist demagogues both for their subjects and for history itself. He insists on the crucial importance for Europe to understand the reality behind their promises and persuasive language in order to impede their success. Learn more >
  25. 25. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P CONSTRUCTING THE OUTBREAK Katherine A. Foss ISBN: 9781625345288 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS I M A G E H E R E Constructing the Outbreak demonstrates how news reporting on epidemics communicates more than just information about pathogens; rather, prejudices, political agendas, religious beliefs, and theories of disease also shape the message. Analyzing seven epidemics spanning more than two hundred years—from Boston’s smallpox epidemic and Philadelphia’s yellow fever epidemic in the eighteenth century to outbreaks of diphtheria, influenza, and typhoid in the early twentieth century—Katherine A. Foss discusses how shifts in journalism and medicine influenced the coverage, preservation, and fictionalization of different disease outbreaks. Through this investigation into what has been preserved and forgotten in the collective memory of disease, Foss sheds light on current health care debates and crises. Learn more >
  26. 26. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P PUSSY HATS, POLITICS, AND PUBLIC PROTEST Rachelle Hope Saltzman, editor ISBN: 9781496831576 UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI I M A G E H E R E The 2016 US presidential campaign and its aftermath provoked an array of protests notable for their use of humor, puns, memes, and graphic language. During the campaign, a video surfaced of then-candidate Donald Trump’s lewd use of the word “pussy”; in response, many women have made the issue and the term central to the public debate about women’s bodies and their political, social, and economic rights. Focusing on the women-centered aspects of the protests that started with the 2017 Women’s March, this edited collection uses a folkloristic lens to consider the very public nature of that surprising, grassroots spectacle and to explore the relationship between the personal and the political in the protests. Learn more >
  27. 27. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P PALESTINE ON THE AIR Karma R. Chávez Foreword by Michael Ezra ISBN: 9780252084850, ISSN: 2378-4253 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS I M A G E H E R E This volume in the Common Threads series is a supplement to the Journal of Civil and Human Rights. The conversations within took place on a radio program Chávez hosted from 2013 to 2016. There, journalists, activists, academic figures, authors, and Palestinian citizens of Israel shared a wide range of thoughts and experiences. Participants covered topics that include everyday life for Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel; the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that arose in response to Israel’s ongoing actions; the Steven Salaita controversy at the University of Illinois; the pro-Palestine social movement on college campuses; Israel’s pink-washing of human rights abuses; the aftermath of the 2014 attack on Gaza; and Chávez’s 2015 visit to the West Bank. Learn more >
  28. 28. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P ABLEISM IN ACADEMIA Nicole Brown and Jennifer Leigh, editors ISBN: 9781787354975 UCL PRESS I M A G E H E R E Ableism in Academia provides a unique interdisciplinary outlook on ableism in our community. Through reporting research data and exploring personal experiences, the contributors conceptualize what it means to be and work outside the stereotypical norm. This open access volume brings together a range of perspectives, including feminism, post-structuralism, crip theory and disability theory, and draws on a number of related disciplines. Contributors raise awareness and increase understanding of the marginalized, that is, those academics who are not perfect. They argue that ableism is not just a disability issue and explore how the marginalized can be raised up. Learn more >
  29. 29. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P AFRO-LATINX FUTURES Vanessa K. Valdés, series editor SUNY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The Afro-Latinx Futures series is committed to publishing books that center Blackness and Afrolatinidad from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Taking a hemispheric approach, it includes works that foreground the lives and contributions of Afro-Latinx peoples across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diasporic US and Canada. By centering Blackness and Afrolatinidad, this series aims to challenge the racial and ethnic frameworks, national imaginaries, and disciplinary constraints that continue to dominate study of the Americas and Caribbean and, more ambitiously, to help shape the future of such fields as Latin American Studies, African American Studies, Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Chicanx Studies, and American Studies. Learn more >
  30. 30. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P DISABLED FUTURES Milo W. Obourn ISBN: 9781439917312 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Disabled Futures makes an important intervention in disability studies by taking an intersectional approach to race, gender, and disability. Milo Obourn theorizes the concept of “racialized disgender”—to describe the ways in which racialization and gendering are social processes with disabling effects—thereby offering a new avenue for understanding race, gender, and disability as mutually constitutive. What emerges is not only a more complex and deeper understanding of the intersections between ableism, racism, and (cis)sexism, but also possibilities for imagining alternate and more radically inclusive futures in which all of our identities, experiences, freedoms, and oppressions are understood as interdependent and intertwined. Learn more >
  31. 31. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE DESEGREGATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH Wayne A. Wiegand and Shirley A. Wiegand ISBN: 9780807168677 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E This book tells the story of the integration of southern public libraries. As in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the 1950s and 1960s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregated libraries. The willingness of young Black community members to participate in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens. Although local groups often took direction from larger civil rights organizations, the energy, courage, and determination of younger Black community members ensured the eventual desegregation of Jim Crow public libraries. Learn more >
  32. 32. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P BLACK WOMAN IN GREEN Gloria D. Brown and Donna L. Sinclair ISBN: 9780870710018 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E From an unlikely beginning as an agency transcriptionist in her hometown of Washington, DC, Gloria Brown became the first African American woman to attain the rank of forest supervisor at the US Forest Service. As scholars awaken to the racist history of public land management and the ways that people of color have been excluded from contemporary notions of nature and wilderness, Brown’s story provides valuable insight into the roles that African Americans have carved out in the outdoors generally and in the field of environmental policy and public lands management specifically. Learn more >
  33. 33. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P UVA PRESS PRESENTS Suzanne Morse Moomaw UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS I M A G E H E R E UVA Press Presents offers podcast interviews with frontlist authors, including Daniel Mendelsohn, Howard Rambsy, and Helen Horowitz, offering insider access to how they fell in love with their subjects and what they find most exciting about their new books from their living rooms. . Learn more >
  34. 34. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P HEARING HAPPINESS Jaipreet Virdi ISBN: 9780226690612 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS I M A G E H E R E Through lyrical history and personal memoir, Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History raises pivotal questions about deafness in American society and the endless quest for a cure. Taking us from the 1860s up to the present, Jaipreet Virdi combs archives and museums in order to understand the long history of curious cures: ear trumpets, violet ray apparatuses, vibrating massagers, electrotherapy machines, airplane diving, bloodletting, skull hammering, and many more. Hundreds of procedures and products have promised grand miracles but always failed to deliver a universal cure—a harmful legacy that is still present in contemporary biomedicine. Weaving Virdi’s own experiences of deafness together with her exploration into the fascinating history of deafness cures, Hearing Happiness is a powerful story that America needs to hear. Learn more >
  35. 35. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P A PEOPLE’S ATLAS OF DETROIT Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, Tim Stallmann, editors ISBN: 9780814342978 WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Widely known as the Motor City, Detroit has also given rise to some of the world’s most important urban social movements. Developed from a community-based participatory project, this book features fifty contributions from activists, farmers, students, educators, scholars, not-for-profit and city government workers, and members of neighborhood block clubs. It speaks to the challenges of fighting for land and housing justice, food sovereignty, economic democracy, accountable governance, and the right to the city, elucidating radical visions for change. By drawing upon the collective analyses of Detroiters engaged in the front lines of struggle, this book argues that it is only by confronting racial injustice and capitalism head-on that communities can overcome the depths of economic and ecological crises afflicting cities today. Learn more >
  36. 36. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P GREEN COMMUNICATION AND CHINA Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo, editors Stephen J. Hartnett, series editor ISBN: 9781611863673 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E How does China speak for nature? Green Communication and China—part of the US-China Relations in the Age of Globalization series—is the first volume to identify the importance of studying environmental communication in, about, and with China, a rising global environmental leader whose ecological and political controversies often make international headlines. Learn more >
  37. 37. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE OTHER BOSTON BUSING STORY Susan E. Eaton ISBN: 9781684580293 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E METCO, America’s longest-running voluntary school desegregation program, buses Black children from Boston’s city neighborhoods to predominantly white suburban schools. To see how this program has affected people’s lives, Eaton gathers sixty-five graduates who recall their stories and assess the benefits and hardships of crossing racial and class lines on their way to school. Especially important now, as policymakers today are forcing the abandonment of desegregation, this book offers an accessible and moving account of a rare program that, despite serious challenges, provides a practical remedy for the persistent inequalities in American education and allows the voices of those who participated in the program to be raised up. Learn more >
  38. 38. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P FEMALE HUSBANDS Jen Manion ISBN: 9781108483803 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The first book-length history of female husbands: people assigned female at birth who transed gender to live fully as men in the United States and United Kingdom. In Female Husbands, Jen Manion draws on a wealth of sources to offer a dynamic, varied, and complex history of the LGBTQ past. Learn more >
  39. 39. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Hasan Kwame Jeffries, editor ISBN: 9780299321901 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS I M A G E H E R E The civil rights movement transformed the United States in such fundamental ways that exploring it in the classroom can pose real challenges for instructors and students alike. Speaking to the critical pedagogical need to teach civil rights history accurately and effectively, this volume goes beyond the usual focus on iconic leaders of the 1950s and 1960s to examine the broadly configured origins, evolution, and outcomes of Black Americans’ struggle for freedom. With contributions from leading historians, this volume provides high school and introductory college-level instructors with ample resources and strategies for better engaging students. Learn more >
  40. 40. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P FOOD IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Gastronomica’s Editorial Collective: Daniel Bender, Simone Cinotto, James Farrer, Melissa Fuster, Lisa Haushofer, Paula J. Johnson, Josée Johnston, Eric C. Rath, Krishnendu Ray, Signe Rousseau, Amy B. Trubek, Robert T. Valgenti, and Helen Zoe Veit ISSN: 1529-3262 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS I M A G E H E R E The idea for this issue arose in the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration on March 11, 2020, that COVID-19 was a pandemic. As scholars and members of local and global communities, Gastronomica’s editorial collective believed that it was important to respond to this moment and to find some order in the chaos, through mutual support, storytelling, and analysis. These pages contain potential cures and welcome placebos: impassioned storytelling, pointed analyses, and testaments to mutual aid. Learn more >
  41. 41. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P WHAT WOULD NATURE DO? Ruth DeFries ISBN: 9780231199421 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Ruth DeFries argues that a surprising set of time-tested strategies from the natural world can help humanity weather contemporary crises. Exploring the lessons that life on Earth can teach us about coping with complexity, What Would Nature Do? offers timely options for civilization to reorganize for a safe and prosperous future. Learn more >
  42. 42. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P I USED TO LOVE TO DREAM A. D. Carson ISBN: 9780472999033 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS I M A G E H E R E i used to love to dream by A.D. Carson is the first peer- reviewed rap album, or mixtap/e/ssay, to be published by an academic press. Through music tracks, liner notes, a documentary film, and personal and scholarly essays, it explores notions of race, home, and authenticity in American culture—specifically, the experience of growing up as a Black man in the Midwest. (Carson is from Decatur, Illinois.) This open access, exclusively digital title pushes the academy and the publishing industry to not only consider but critically engage with non-traditional scholarship. Learn more >
  43. 43. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P MUP ARMCHAIR EVENTS MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS The Armchair Events came together as a result of the pandemic, not only to elevate authors and their work but also to keep people connected and create a sense of community at an uncertain time. The events, which were free and open to all and featured leading scholars discussing their new and exciting books, were designed to offer a mixture of much needed distraction, familiarity, and insight during these challenging times. Learn more >
  44. 44. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P RETHINKING CAREERS, RETHINKING ACADEMIA Joseph Fruscione and Erin Bartram, series editors UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS I M A G E H E R E As more scholars are exploring different options for work outside the professoriate, changes to academia are causing a rethinking of both the curricula and the ethics of PhD programs. This new series aims to redefine what success means for current and former PhD students, providing resources to guide them along alternate career paths. Topics will speak to graduate students, recent and experienced PhDs, university faculty and administrators, and the growing alt-ac and post-ac community. Projects could be analyses of the academic and alt-ac or post-ac landscapes; how-to guides about dealing with a PhD program or transitioning into various professions; memoirs about different stages of an academic journey; (re)examinations of the purpose, structure, and ethics of graduate education in the twenty-first century. Learn more >
  45. 45. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P AU PRESS READING PLATFORM ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E In partnership with Manifold Scholarship, Athabasca University Press has launched an innovative and interactive platform for open access e-books. Readers are now able to seamlessly navigate to free online versions of AU Press books directly through the AU Press website. The platform offers the ability to annotate, share, and comment as well as the opportunity to discover additional resources such as video, photos, and more. This platform elevates AU Press’s commitment to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public by reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship.. Learn more >
  46. 46. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, AND BIODIVERSITY J. Perry Gustafson, Peter H. Raven, and Paul R. Ehrlich, editors ISBN: 9780826222022 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESS I M A G E H E R E This timely collection of 15 original essays written by scientists the world over addresses the relationships between human population growth, the need to increase food supplies, and the chances for avoiding the extinction of a major proportion of the world’s plant and animal species that collectively makes our survival on Earth possible. The essays in this collection, written by experts for laypersons, present the problems we face with clarity and assess our prospects for solving them, calling for action and holding out viable solutions. Learn more >
  47. 47. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P REFLECTIONS Søren Mogensen Larsen, editorial director Heidi Flegal, translator and language editor AARHUS UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Reflections is a series of pocket-sized monographs from top researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark. Each explores a specific topic from an academic perspective, and the engaging, reader-friendly style conveys each author’s passion for their field. The English titles are selected from the 81 Tænkepauser so far published in Danish—a remarkable success with 1.5 million books printed to date. A distinctive visual profile, relatable messages, and salient points have made the series resonate with a wide audience, in and outside academia. Collaborating with theatres, media service providers, museums, unions, and businesses, the series has also taken research far beyond the printed page. Learn more >
  48. 48. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P FEMINIST CONNECTIONS Katherine Fredlund, Kerri Hauman, and Jessica Ouellette, editors ISBN: 9780817320645 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Feminist Connections: Rhetoric and Activism across Time, Space, and Place reconsiders feminist rhetorical strategies as linked, intergenerational, and surprisingly consistent despite the emergence of new forms of media and intersectional considerations. Contributors to this volume highlight continuities in feminist rhetorical practices that are often invisible to scholars, obscured by time, new media, and wildly different cultural, political, and social contexts. Taken together, these essays explain how feminist rhetorical practices (past and present) rely on similar but diverse methods to create change and fight oppression. Identifying these strategies not only helps us rethink feminist rhetoric from an academic perspective but also allows us to enact feminist activist rhetorics beyond the academy during a time in which feminist scholarship cannot afford to remain behind its hallowed yet insular walls. Learn more >
  49. 49. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P DEMAGOGUE FOR PRESIDENT Jennifer Mercieca ISBN: 9781623499068 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the 2016 Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue, a word with two contradictory definitions: “a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power” or “a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times” (Merriam-Webster, 2019). Mercieca analyzes rhetorical strategies such as argument ad hominem, argument ad baculum, argument ad populum, paralipsis, and more to equip readers with knowledge to decide which definition of demagogue is most applicable and how to pay closer attention to political discourse. Learn more >
  50. 50. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P OUR HEARTS ARE AS ONE FIRE Jerry Fontaine ISBN: 9780774862882 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRESS I M A G E H E R E In recounting the stories of three Ota’wa, Shawnee, and Ojibway-Anishinabe leaders who challenged aggressive colonial expansion, this book effectively reframes the history of Manitou Aki (North America). It’s a vision shared, of how Anishinabe spiritual, cultural, legal, and political principles will support the leaders of today and tomorrow. Its publication rests on reciprocity: as the book was ushered into the press, the editors were invited into the Indigenous ceremonial space, to meet the descendants of these historical leaders and enjoin the protocols that guide how family stories are customarily told and shared. The publication emerges as a community honoring and offering. Learn more >
  51. 51. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY S. Victor Fleischer ISBN: 9781629220468 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON PRESS I M A G E H E R E Founded in Akron in 1898, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company became the world’s largest tire company and largest rubber manufacturer. Its people, places, and products, portrayed in the company’s extensive corporate photo archives that is one of the flagship collections of the University of Akron Archival Services, were the secrets of its success. This book visually chronicles the rich and fascinating history of Goodyear, highlighting the products that helped make Goodyear a household name and Akron the “Rubber Capital of the World”: tires that supported winning race cars in first Indy 500s; blimps that advertised the Goodyear brand; figure balloons that graced the Macy’s parades; conveyors used to build the Shasta and Grand Coulee dams; and balloons and airplane components that were critical assets in both world wars. Learn more >
  52. 52. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P LIGHT IN DARK TIMES Alisse Waterston and Charlotte Corden ISBN: 9781487526405 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS I M A G E H E R E A profound work of anthropology and art, this book is for anyone yearning to understand the darkness and hoping to hold onto the light. It is a powerful story of encounters with writers, philosophers, activists, and anthropologists whose words are as meaningful today as they were during the times in which they were written. This book is at once a lament over the darkness of our times, an affirmation of the value of knowledge and introspection, and a consideration of truth, lies, and the dangers of the trivial. This book is a call to action to change the future. Learn more >
  53. 53. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P RACISM IN AMERICA ISBN: 9780674251656 HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Racism in America has been the subject of serious scholarship for decades, and Harvard University Press has had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this free e-book— culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature—are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. Contributors include Toni Morrison, Walter Johnson, Stuart Hall, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Elizabeth Hinton, Anthony Abraham Jack, Mehrsa Baradaran, Nicole Fleetwood, and Joshua Bennett. Because the experiences of non-White people are integral to the history of racism and often bound up in the story of Black Americans, writers who focus on the struggles of Native Americans, Latinos, and Asians are included as well. Learn more >
  54. 54. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P TOSSED TO THE WIND María T. Padilla and Nancy Rosado ISBN: 9781683401506 UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA I M A G E H E R E Tossed to the Wind presents the stories of Puerto Ricans who navigated the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in September 2017 as a high-end Category 4. María Padilla and Nancy Rosado interview evacuees from all walks of life who now live in central Florida and are still fighting every day to pick up the pieces of their world. Told from the midst of chaos and incomprehensible loss, these stories—filled with pain and wisdom, sadness and laughter—showcase the strength and resolve of a community. Learn more >
  55. 55. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE EVENING OF LIFE Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz, editors ISBN: 9780268108021 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS I M A G E H E R E Our responses to the pandemic show that we, as a society, are deeply ambivalent toward the oldest and most vulnerable among us. Our inattention to the distinct circumstances of the aged has left nursing facilities and care homes exposed, while at the same time realizing some of the greatest fears of the elderly: social isolation and a lonely death. Bringing together the work of sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, theologians, and medical practitioners, this collection of essays develops an interrelated set of conceptual tools to discuss the current challenges posed to aging and dying well, such as flourishing, temporality, narrative, and friendship. Above all, it proposes a positive understanding of thriving in old age that is rooted in our shared vulnerability as human beings. Learn more >
  56. 56. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P WHY TRUST SCIENCE? PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don’t? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength-and the greatest reason we can trust it. Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo. Learn more > Naomi Oreskes ISBN: 9780691179001
  57. 57. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P LITERATURES, COMMUNITIES, AND LEARNING Aubrey Jean Hanson ISBN: 9781771124492 WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E This book features conversations with Indigenous writers in what is now Canada, including Tenille Campbell, Warren Cariou, Marilyn Dumont, Daniel Heath Justice, Lee Maracle, Sharron Proulx-Turner, David Alexander Robertson, Richard Van Camp, and Katherena Vermette. Each conversation is a nuanced examination of one writer’s concerns, critiques, and craft. Influenced by generations of colonization; surrounded by discourses of Indigenization, reconciliation, appropriation, and representation; and swept up in the rapid growth of Indigenous publishing and Indigenous literary studies, these writers are navigating the beautiful challenge of storying their communities within politically charged terrain. Learn more >
  58. 58. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P DISMANTLING RACISM ONE BOOK AT A TIME FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Fordham University Press has a robust history of publishing underrepresented and marginalized voices, tying into the mission of the university to educate for justice. Today’s political and cultural environment has made us more aware of how important it is to raise up and offer a platform to a diversity of authors. During July and August 2020, the press offered a free e-book from our race collection, to support our continued efforts at dismantling racism one book at a time and collaborating with our parent institution to encourage equity and inclusion. A targeted online campaign was launched to promote the collection with the purpose of encouraging new levels of thinking, belief, and understanding. Learn more >
  59. 59. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P WITH GRIT AND DETERMINATION Suzanne Eskenazi and Nicole M. Herzog, editors ISBN: 9781647690045 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS I M A G E H E R E Spanning more than one hundred years of women’s careers and lives, this collection illuminates what it was and is to be a female archaeologist. These personal accounts of researchers, ethnographers, and field archaeologists in the private, public, and academic sectors highlight the unique role women have played in the development of American and Great Basin archaeology. By sharing their stories, the women inspire us to look at challenges not as roadblocks, but as opportunities for lifelong growth and success. Learn more >
  60. 60. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P A HISTORY OF ARAB GRAPHIC DESIGN Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar ISBN: 9789774168918 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO PRESS I M A G E H E R E Spanning a century of artistic output, this stunningly illustrated book traces the people and events that were integral to the shaping of a field of graphic design in the Arab world. With over 600 color images and featuring the work of leading designers from Morocco to Iraq, it is at once an invaluable resource tool for graphic designers and a dazzling visual record of a period of immense social and political change. Learn more >
  61. 61. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P VETERANS WRITING AWARD SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E In keeping with Syracuse University’s longstanding commitment to serving the interests of veterans and their families, Syracuse University Press had established a Veterans Writing Award. This contest is open to US veterans and active duty personnel in any branch of the US military and their immediate family members. This includes spouses, domestic partners, and children. Although work submitted for the contest need not be about direct military experience, we seek original voices and fresh perspectives that will expand and challenge readers’ understanding of the lives of veterans and their families. The inaugural winner of the award is Dewaine Farria’s novel Revolutions of All Colors. Learn more >
  62. 62. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P ETEL ADNAN POETRY SERIES Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah, series editors UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS I M A G E H E R E Every year the University of Arkansas Press together with the Radius of Arab American Writers accepts submissions for the Etel Adnan Poetry Series and awards the $1,000 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize to a first or second book of poetry, in English, by a writer of Arab heritage. Since its founding in 1996 the Radius of Arab American Writers has celebrated and fostered the writings and writers that make up the vibrant and diverse Arab American community; and the University of Arkansas Press has long been committed to publishing diverse kinds of poetry by a diversity of poets. Learn more >
  63. 63. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE WORLD DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY, BUT IT COULD Yxta Maya Murray ISBN: 9781948908696 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Yxta Maya Murray’s biting collection is fueled by the heat of the current political moment and magnifies the hidden dialogue of many Americans struggling within a fractured country. Murray grapples with racism, gentrification, the federal response to Hurricane Maria, corruption at the EPA, sexual assault within the halls of power, California wildfires, fracking, abortion bans, the immigration crisis, family separation policies, mass shootings, and the prison-industrial complex. The stories explore not only our distressing human capacity for moral numbness in the face of evil, but also reveal our surprising stores of compassion and forgiveness. Learn more >
  64. 64. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P ADVANCING U.S. LATINO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras, editors ISBN: 9781557539373 PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial trajectories. While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the United States, Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country. Learn more >
  65. 65. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE SOVEREIGN STREET Carwil Bjork-James ISBN: 9780816540150 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Taking the streets of Cochabamba, Sucre, and La Paz, Bolivia, as its vantage point, The Sovereign Street offers a rare look at political revolution as it happens. It documents a critical period in Latin American history, when protests made headlines worldwide, where a generation of pro-globalization policies were called into question, and where the Indigenous majority stepped into government power for the first time in five centuries. Learn more >
  66. 66. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P AFRICAN AMERICAN CONNECTICUT EXPLORED Elizabeth Normen, Stacey Close, Katherine Harris, and Wm. Frank Mitchell, editors ISBN: 9780819573995 WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The numerous essays by many of the state’s leading historians in African American Connecticut Explored document an array of subjects, beginning from the earliest years of the state’s colonization around 1630 and continuing well into the 20th century. Topics include Black Governors of Connecticut, nationally prominent Black abolitionists like the reverends Amos Beman and James Pennington, the African American community’s response to the Amistad trial, the letters of Joseph O. Cross of the 29th Regiment of Colored Volunteers in the Civil War, the Civil Rights work of baseball great Jackie Robinson (a twenty-year resident of Stamford), and more. Learn more >
  67. 67. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P VOTING IN INDIAN COUNTRY Jean Reith Schroedel ISBN: 9780812252514 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Voting in Indian Country uses conflicts over voting rights to understand the centuries-long fight for Native self- determination, employing ethnographic data and weaving together history, politics, and law to provide a robust view of this often-ignored struggle for social justice. As such, Schroedel’s work raises up both a community’s story and serves as a call to action. Learn more >
  68. 68. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P VRYSAKI Sylvie Dumont ISBN:9780876619698 AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS I M A G E H E R E In the 1930s, central Athens was transformed by the expropriation and demolition of the Vrysaki neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis. More than 5,000 inhabitants were displaced and 348 properties were destroyed so that the American School of Classical Studies at Athens could excavate the ancient Agora. Using a large collection of contemporary photographs, the author gives this exiled community a new home, anchoring it in a place of permanence. Detailed discussions of the negotiations, the expropriations, and most importantly, Vrysaki itself, elevate and reanimate the neighborhood that once existed here—its streets, shops, houses, names, and faces. Learn more >
  69. 69. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P RENEWING OUR HOPE Robert Barron ISBN: 9780813233055 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA PRESS I M A G E H E R E In a time of discouragement, how can the Church renew itself and its outreach to all people? Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, insists that a “dumbed down” Catholicism cannot succeed in today’s highly educated society. Instead, the Church needs to draw upon its great theological heritage in order to renew its hope in Christ. Learn more >
  70. 70. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P FROM HERE TO EQUALITY William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen ISBN: 9781469654973 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS I M A G E H E R E Racism and discrimination have choked economic opportunity for African Americans at nearly every turn. In From Here to Equality, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen confront these injustices head-on and make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for US descendants of slavery. After opening the book with a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on Black economic well-being, Darity and Mullen look to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery. Ultimately, they offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program. Learn more >
  71. 71. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P MODERN AFRICAN WRITING Laura T. Murphy and Ainehi Edoro, series editors OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The Modern African Writing series brings the best African writing to an international audience. These groundbreaking novels, memoirs, and other literary works showcase the most talented writers of the African continent. The series also features works of significant historical and literary value translated into English for the first time. Moderately priced, the books chosen for the series are well-crafted, original, and ideally suited for African studies classes, world literature classes, or any reader looking for compelling voices of diverse African perspectives. Learn more >
  72. 72. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P KO AOTEAROA TĀTOU WE ARE NEW ZEALAND Michelle Elvy, Paula Morris, and James Norcliffe, editors David Eggleton, art editor ISBN: 9781988592527 OTAGO UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks in 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: “We are all New Zealanders.” These words resonated, asserting our national diversity and inclusiveness, while also rebuking hatred and divisiveness. This book is bursting with new works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art created in response to the editors’ questions: What is New Zealand now, in all its rich variety and contradiction, darkness and light? Who are New Zealanders? Aotearoa’s many faces are represented here— well-known names and new voices, from Kerikeri to Bluff. In a society where the arts are under threat, this anthology shows that creative work can explore, document, interrogate, re- imagine—and celebrate—who we are as citizens of this diverse country, in a diverse world. Learn more >
  73. 73. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P PENNSYLVANIA STORIES PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Launched in June 2020, the PSU Press Presents virtual event series highlights recent books and gives the authors the opportunity to share their work with an online audience and each other. July’s event, “Pennsylvania Stories: Community & Activism in the Keystone State,” moderated by acquisitions editor Kathryn Yahner, featured the authors of Sewn in Coal Country: An Oral History of the Ladies’ Garment Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1945-1995, Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community, and Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights, three books that share stories of community building, organizing, and activism in Pennsylvania’s history. Learn more >
  74. 74. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P MANIFESTO FOR A DREAM Michelle Jackson ISBN: 9781503614154 STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E A searing critique of contemporary US policy agenda, and a call to implement radical change. In Manifesto for a Dream Michelle Jackson asserts that we will never make strides toward equality if we do not start to think radically. It is the structure of social institutions that generates and maintains social inequality, and it is only by attacking that structure that progress can be made. Jackson makes a scientific case for large-scale institutional reform, drawing on examples from other countries to demonstrate that reforms that have been unthinkable in the United States are considered to be quite unproblematic in other contexts. Learn more >
  75. 75. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P HOW TO MAKE A SLAVE AND OTHER ESSAYS Jerald Walker ISBN: 9780814255995 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E For the Black community, acclaimed essayist Jerald Walker asserts, “anger is often a prelude to a joke, as there is broad understanding that the triumph over this destructive emotion lies in finding its punchline.” It is on the knife’s edge between fury and farce that the essays gathered here balance. Whether confronting the medical profession’s biases, considering Michael Jackson’s complicated legacy, or attempting to break free of personal and societal stereotypes, Walker blends personal revelation and cultural critique into a bracing examination of what it is to grow, parent, and exist as a Black American male. Learn more >
  76. 76. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P WE SHALL OVERCOME Kathryn E. Delmez, editor Foreword by John Lewis ISBN: 9780826522214 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E We Shall Overcome features 100 photographs, taken by photojournalists between 1957 and 1968, documenting the struggle for racial equality in Nashville. The images—many never before published—raise a spotlight on overlooked acts of bravery and trauma during civil rights struggles in Nashville, a city that has often embraced a myth of itself as peaceful and benign during the civil rights movement era. In the words of the New York Times’ Margaret Renkl, the book and its related exhibition at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum “expose such mythmaking for what it is.” Learn more >
  77. 77. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P FIGHTING FOR A HAND TO HOLD Samir Shaheen-Hussain ISBN: 9780228003601 MCGILL-QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E Launched by healthcare providers in January 2018, the #aHand2Hold campaign confronted the Quebec government’s practice of separating children from their families during medical evacuation airlifts, disproportionately affecting remote and northern Indigenous communities. Pediatric emergency physician Samir Shaheen-Hussain’s captivating narrative of this successful campaign seeks to answer lingering questions about this cruel practice. Through meticulously gathered government documentation, historical scholarship, media reports, public inquiries, and personal testimonies, he illuminates the pervasive, systemic anti- Indigenous racism that persists in the Canadian public health care system—and in settler society at large—preventing Indigenous communities from attaining internationally recognized measures of health and social well-being. Learn more >
  78. 78. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P CHANGING THE SUBJECT Lisa Blankenship ISBN: 9781607329091 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E A much-needed book in the current political climate, Changing the Subject explores ways of engaging across difference. In this first book-length study of the concept of empathy from a rhetorical perspective, Lisa Blankenship frames the classical concept of pathos in new ways and makes a case for rhetorical empathy as a means of ethical rhetorical engagement. The book elevates the ideas that empathy can be a deliberate, conscious choice to try to understand others through deep listening and that language and other symbol systems play a role in this process that is both cognitive and affective. Learn more >
  79. 79. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE COST OF FREEDOM Susan J. Erenrich, editor Foreword by Kenneth Hammond ISBN: 9781606354018 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E As the current state of affairs in America demonstrates, movements to seek justice are ever-ongoing. The Cost of Freedom: Voicing a Movement after Kent State 1970 brings together various voices to record and reflect on the unrest and violence in that place and time, but more importantly to issue a clarion call to continue the quest for peace and conflict resolution. As editor Susie Erenrich notes, we must always move forward as we learn from the past. Learn more >
  80. 80. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P DEAR AMERICA Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield, editors ISBN: 9781595349125 TRINITY UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E America is at a crossroads. Conflicting political and social perspectives reflect a need to collectively define our moral imperatives, clarify cultural values, and inspire meaningful change. In that patriotic spirit, nearly two hundred writers, artists, scientists, and political and community leaders have come together since the 2016 presidential election to offer their impassioned letters to America, in a project envisioned by the online journal Terrain.org and collected, with 50 never- before-published letters, in Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. In turn, Trinity University Press has been holding virtual town halls to read and discuss some of the pieces in the book featuring such writers as Alison Hawthorne Deming, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ellen Bass, Francisco Cantu, Diana Babineau, Jane Hirshfield, and Drew Lanham. Learn more >
  81. 81. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF BLACK ASL Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill In collaboration with Roxanne Dummett, Pamela Baldwin, and Randall Hogue ISBN: 9781944838720 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY PRESS I M A G E H E R E The publication of this paperback edition of The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL comes on the heels of the recently released documentary film Signing Black in America, in which it is featured. The 2011 edition of the book was groundbreaking for its research on the language and experiences of the African American Deaf community in the United States, and now the updated paperback edition aims to spark interest in a new generation of scholars who want to probe more deeply into the Black ASL dialect and celebrate the culture and heritage of its users. Learn more >
  82. 82. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P KNOW YOUR PRICE Andre M. Perry ISBN: 9780815737278 BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS I M A G E H E R E The deliberate devaluation of Black people and their communities has had far-reaching, negative economic and social effects. In Know Your Price, noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black- majority cities and proposes a new means of determining the value of Black communities, rejecting policies shaped by the flawed perspectives of the past while embracing the personal strengths, real property, and traditional institutions found in Black communities. Learn more >
  83. 83. U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S W E E K 2 0 2 0 R A I S E U P Opal Palmer Adisa, editor-in-chief, and Juleus Ghunta, issue editor ISSN: 0799-6047 /eISSN: 0799-6055 UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES PRESS I M A G E H E R E Interviewing the Caribbean is a creative peer-reviewed composition of poetry, non-fiction and the visual arts in all media that celebrates everything Caribbean. Founded by the exceptionally talented playwright, cultural activist, and professor of gender studies Opal Palmer Adisa, the journal showcases Caribbean intellectuals, writers, artists, culture and artistic expressions at home and in the diaspora. Learn more > INTERVIEWING THE CARIBBEAN

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