Every so often we like to highlight books and blog postings from other university presses. The following links reveal the great breadth of what university presses publish and the fascinating reading and listening to be found at university press blogs:
The Cambridge University Press blog excerpts from an article on Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing (really), and author of Grape v. Grain: A Historical Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer.
Duke University Press reports on Thomas Glave’s remarks at Jamaica’s Calabash literary festival responding the Jamaican prime minister’s anti-gay remarks. Glave is the author of A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles.
MIT Press got a shout out from Cory Doctorow on the always interesting and very popular site boingboing for their book Sound Unbound: Essays on the Future of Music edited by Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid.
While courts in Europe and Turkey debate the issue of headscarves for Muslim women, Katherine Pratt Ewing’s Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin explores depictions of Muslim men. From the Stanford University Press blog.
For another look at the veil, the University of California Press blog has an interesting post from Jennifer Heath author of The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics.
New York’s antebellum sexual underworld is the subject of The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz and published by the University of Chicago Press. The Chicago site also has excerpts from the flash press.
How good is your knowledge of the moon? The University of Nebraska Press blog has a quiz in conjunction with their new book, In the Shadow of the Moon by Francis French and Colin Burgess.
The excellent Yale University Press Podcast series, hosted by Chris Gondek, has a new episode with interviews with Jonathan Zittrain, author of The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It and Benny Morris, author of 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War.