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We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, Lineages of the Literary Left: Essays in Honor of Alan M. Wald, edited by Howard Brick, Robbie Lieberman, and Paula Rabinowitz. The essays in this volume in honor of Alan M. Wald investigate aspects of intellectual, literary, and cultural movements and figures associated with left-wing politics beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing into our own time. Intimately linked with social struggle,…

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Throughout the month of June, we published the following publications: Belin Lecture Series Volumes 12-16. These five back issues cover the following topics: Are Genes Jewish? Conceptual Ambiguities in the New Genetic Age Jewish Summer Camping and Civil Rights: How Summer Camps Launched a Transformation in American Jewish Culture “Is It ‘Cos I’s Black?” Jews and the Whiteness Problem In Search of American Jewish Heritage “We Are Not One”: American Jews, Israel, and the Struggle for…

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We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, The Possibility of Practical Reason, 2nd Edition, by J. David Velleman. The Possibility of Practical Reason explores the foundational questions of moral psychology: How can any of our behavior qualify as acting for a reason? How can any considerations qualify as reasons for us to act? David Velleman argues that both possibilities depend on there being a constitutive aim of action—something…

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We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice by Douglas Eyman. This is the seventh book in our Digital Humanities Series. The goal of Digital Rhetoric is to gather, synthesize, and critique current work that stakes a claim to “digital rhetoric” as field or methodological approach. Digital Rhetoric argues for a view of digital rhetoric as an emergent, interdisciplinary field of practice that has developed in parallel forms in a…

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As the weather turned dazzling, we continued to publish many new publications: We are very happy to introduce an updated design for one of our most prestigious journals, Philosophers’ Imprint. With this new design, we also released a new article entitled “Spinoza on Extension”.  Philosophy & Theory in Biology Volume 7  Trans Asia Photography Review Volume 5.2: Photography and Eco-Activism in Asia  Michigan Journal of Sustainability Volume 3  Belin Lecture Series Volumes 12-18  Diderot Encyclopedia: 8 New…

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As of today,  University of Michigan Press is distributed by the Chicago Distribution Center. We are very excited by the opportunities this new relationship will make possible, but of course in these early days there are likely to be some logistical challenges. And this morning when we reactivated the “Buy” buttons on our website, we ran headlong into some big obstacles. In short, because of some complications with our data transfer to the new system,…

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As of June 1, the University of Michigan Press will be distributed by Chicago Distribution Center, a division of the University of Chicago Press. CDC’s warehouse will fulfill all orders for U-M Press titles, including the English Language Teaching (ELT) division and distributed titles published by our campus partners. Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press director, commented: “The Chicago Distribution Center is an efficient distribution partner serving a number of publishers with whom the University…

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Sidonie Smith, director of the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities and former president of the Modern Language Association, has authored a manifesto for the transformation of doctoral education in the humanities: Anxieties about the vitality of the humanities within higher education run high. So, too, do anxieties about the evolving conditions of our work as academic humanists. For some, talk of change, with its rhetoric of urgency, becomes a trigger for holding fast…

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We published many new publications in March and April:  Weave: Journal of Library User Experience Issue 2 Music & Politics Volume 9.1 Human Figurations Volume 4.2: Reflections on Global Power Relations The Michigan Botanist Volume 51.4 Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy: 7 new articles released Journal of Anthropological Research Volume 71.1 Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists Volume 50 Michigan Quarterly Review Volume 53.3 Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 20.2 Philosophers’ Imprint: 6…

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We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, Fostering Reasonableness: Supportive Environments for Bringing Out Our Best, edited by Rachel Kaplan and Avik Basu. We humans are difficult animals. We are the source of environmental degradation, the culprits of resource decline. We are reluctant to trust and easily angered. However, we are also the source of inspiration, compassion, and creative solutions. What brings out the reasonable side of our…

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