University Press Roundup

Our semi-regular roundup of recent blog posts and features from other university presses:

Yale University Press runs an excerpt from Melissa V. Harris Perry’s Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.

Why Don’t American Cities Burn? Michael B. Katz explains in a podcast discussing his new book on the University of Pennsylvania Press blog.

Meredith Lair, author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War, explains how some of the material comforts of home have played an essential role in maintaining troop morale in overseas military excursions, from Vietnam to Baghdad on the University of North Carolina Press blog.

On the University of Michigan Press: Ole Bjerg, the author of Poker: The Parody of Capitalism, argues that poker is a form of cultural expression not unlike fine arts and literature.

“Spiritualizing Commodities: Can Media and Market Guide us to an Improved Sustainability?” by Monica M. Emerich on the University of Illinois Press.

University of Hawaii Press authors help Alexander Payne with his new movie The Descendants

VIDEO: Edwidge Danticat interviewed after winning the 2011 Langston Hughes Medal on the Princeton University Press blog.

A World AIDS Day Q&A with Dr. Martin Hirsch on the Oxford University Press blog.

Two Takes on Two Migrations: A discussion of The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, by William Stuntz and Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America on the Harvard University Press blog.

An interview with Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli Carpini, authors of After Broadcast News on the Cambridge University Press blog.

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