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We are thrilled to announce a new Maize Books publication, A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at 50, edited by Ellen D. Katz and Samuel R. Bagenstos. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an extraordinary achievement of law, politics, and human rights. On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil…

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We rounded out an amazing 2015 by publishing the following publications: Journal of Anthropological Research 71.4 Política Común Vol 8 Journal of Muslim Mental Health 9.2 Journal of Electronic Publishing 18.4 Latin American and Caribbean Studies – 2 New Articles Ergo – 4 new articles Philosophers’ Imprint– 6 new articles Arkivoc – 41 new articles


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Throughout November, we published the following publications: Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Vol. 21, Issue 1 Philosophers’ Imprint: Vol. 15, No. 28 & Vol. 15, No. 29 Frankel Institute Annual: Vol. 2015 Ars Orientalis 45 Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference: Vol. 2015 Fragments: Vol. 4 (1 article) Journal of Muslim Mental Health: Vol. 9, Issue 1


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[On behalf of the University of Michigan Press E-Book Accessibility Task Force] Recently the University of Michigan Press publicly endorsed the accessible publishing guidelines outlined by the Society for Disability Studies. These guidelines encourage publishers to ensure that accessibility is “built in” to new titles—that accessible file formats, text descriptions of multimedia, and available alternate versions are standard products of the publishing process. The Press strongly believes in this universal design approach, and since June…

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The University of Michigan’s recent involvement in a study into the implications of moving to a producer-pays model of open access monograph publication highlighted the importance of never making publishing decisions based on an author’s ability to pay. Insulating the publication decision from the financial requirements of open access book publishing is the connecting theme between two different and complementary initiatives that Michigan Publishing will be supporting in 2016; Knowledge Unlatched and the Lever Press….

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Throughout October, we published the following publications: Weave Issue 3 Translating the Americas – “Social Identity and Biological Identity” by Viviana Bernath, Ph.D. Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy – 5 new articles Music & Politics 9.2 Trans Asia Photography Review 6.1 Philosophers’ Imprint – 2 New Articles The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d’Alembert – 12 New Translations Added


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We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age by Amanda Gailey. This is the second book in our Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism Series. Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age is the first extensive study of the collected edition as an editorial genre within American literary history. Unlike editions of an author’s “selected works” or…

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We are proud to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities by Jim Ridolfo. This is the first book in our Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Series. Digital Samaritans explores rhetorical delivery and cultural sovereignty in the digital humanities. The exigence for the book is rooted in a practical digital humanities project based on the digitization of manuscripts in diaspora for the Samaritan community, the smallest religious/ethnic group of…

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We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times by Sidonie Smith. After a remarkable career in higher education that has seen her serve as the Chair of the University of Michigan English Department, the Director of the Michigan Institute for the Humanities, and the President of the Modern Language Association, Sidonie Smith offers Manifesto for the Humanities as a reflective contribution to…

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In 2014, University of Michigan Press (UMP) was a proud supporter of the pilot round of Knowledge Unlatched, contributing three books to a total collection of 28 titles offered to libraries worldwide. Starting in October 2015 we are pleased to be expanding our participation in the larger second round, as one of only two publishers offering a branded package of 10 titles (Duke University Press is the other one). “At KU we’re delighted to offer…

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