University Press Roundup: Zombies, Domestic Violence, Blimps, Big Pharma, David Lynch, and More from UP Blogs!

University Press Roundup

Behind the Book with Ummni Khan: The author of Vicarious Kinks: S/M in the Socio-Legal Imaginary discusses the book and its challenge to the myth of law as an objective adjudicator of sexual truth. (University of Toronto Press)

Your Rugged Preamble: The nation’s founding document, as imagined by the midcentury American imagination. (Stanford University Press)

Under the knife with a zombie: Tim Verstynen and Bradley Voytek authors of Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain explain the nature of the relationship between the brain and emotions in the following video (Princeton University Press):

American Gandhi: A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: An interview with the author on the historical importance of A. J. Muste. (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Beyond #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft: Sherry Hamby, author of Battered Women’s Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know, examines some of the myths associated with the victims of domestic violence. (Oxford University Press)

A Good Roast Chicken: NYU Press continues its delightful series of posts from press employees on cooking recipes from Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal (NYU Press)

Wisconsin Mining Legislation and the Fallacy of Jobs vs. Treaty Rights: Examining a period that began with the Ojibwes removal to reservations, Chantal Norrgard explores the critical link between the tribe’s efforts to maintain their tribal sovereignty and their labor traditions and practices. (University of North Carolina Press)

Your Dirigible Preparedness Education: A fascinating history of blimps, with charming illustrations (University Press of New England)

Teenage rebellion by music? Not so prevalent anymore: Mark Allister, author of Chasing the Light: The Cloud Cult Story, on what it means that his kids actually like his taste in music. (University of Minnesota Press)

MUP Rocks the Cover of Publishers Weekly: Congratulations to Mercer University Press, which recently celebrated their 35th anniversary with a 4-page spread in Publishers Weekly. (Mercer University Press)

Aye or non? Books Comparing Scottish and Quebec Nationalism: Well, the votes are in and like Quebec, Scotland has decided to stay put. What can be learned from these experiences? (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

10 Books to Help You Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month Like a Kentuckian: Kentucky, Bourbon, traveling, who could ask for more? (University Press of Kentucky)

The history of generic drugs is far from generic: Jeremy Greene, author of Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, on the importance for consumers to understand the outsized role of the pharmaceutical brand name in modern health care. (Johns Hopkins University Press)

The Stupid Starchitect Debate: Maybe its time to stop whining about celebrity architecture. (Island Press)

Q&A with Collaborators for Emancipation authors: William More and Jane Ann Moore on the surprising elationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy. (University of Illinois Press)

Every Loeb at a Single Site: The launch of the digital Loeb Classical Library and an interview with Library’s General Editor Jeffrey Henderson. (Harvard University Press)

Alison Bechdel, MacArthur Fellow, 2014: Hillary Chute, author of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists, interviews Alison Bechdel. (University of Chicago Press)

How Sexual Desire Works – Linking the Personal and the Professional: Frederick Toates, the author of How Sexual Desire Works, delves into the “enigmatic urge” that is sexual desire and explains how he gains professional insights into personal life. (Cambridge University Press)

The Unified Field Opens in Philadelphia: David Lynch’s art work are exhibited with a book on the way. (University of California Press)

What “Redskins” Really Means: An Origin of Violence and Genocide: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” and the history of warfare and genocide it recalls. (Beacon Press)

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