Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found conversations on banned books, Obamacare, rape culture, modernism, and even the Miss America pageant . What did you read this week?
Harvard Univeristy Press addressed the cultural and political battles over the question: What is Rape?
The Princeton University Press Blog provided a roundup of books about birds of prey.
The Oxford University Press Blog discussed the harsh criticism spurred by the rolling out of Obamacare. As the government approaches potential shutdown, Obamacare is becoming a high stakes bargaining chip for the GOP.
Mark Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were honored by the University of California Press Blog in time for Banned Books Week.
Susan Ware wrote a guest post for the UNC Press Blog about the legacy of women in sports.
From the Square, the NYU Press Blog, discussed the tradition of the Miss America pageant and the critical culture of perfection that tends to surround the event.
The Columbia University Press Blog features an excerpt about David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and the relationships between modernism and pleasure.
Finally, an excerpt from Rosalind Williams’ The Trial of Human Empire can be caught on the Chicago Blog.