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Excerpt: Sex, Skulls, and Citizens

Mar. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt UP has a new book out this week—Sex, Skulls, and Citizens: Gender and Racial Science in Argentina (1860–1910) by Ashley Elizabeth Kerr. Analyzing a wide variety of late-nineteenth-century sources, Sex, Skulls, and Citizens argues that Argentine scientific projects of the era were not just racial encounters, but were also conditioned by sexual relationships in...

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10 Outstanding Covers from the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Jan. 16, 2020—The following is a guest post by Drohan DiSanto, designer at Vanderbilt University Press, exploring ten outstanding book covers from the Association of University Presses’ 2019 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. Vanderbilt UP is currently hosting the traveling Book, Jacket, and Journal Show exhibit on Vanderbilt’s campus, in the Vanderbilt Libraries Special Collections exhibit space...

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A Year of Book Love: Celebrating Eighty Years of Vanderbilt University Press

Jan. 2, 2020—The following is a guest post by Gianna Mosser, director of Vanderbilt University Press. As we look forward to a new decade, Vanderbilt University Press also has the pleasure and occasion to celebrate eighty years of publishing. Founded in 1940, VUP was originally a platform for literary writers affiliated with the university, similar to many...

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Excerpt: Enduring Postwar

Dec. 16, 2019—This week brings the official publication date of Enduring Postwar: Yasuoka Shōtarō and Literary Memory in Japan by Kendall Heitzman. Writer Yasuoka Shōtarō (1920–2013) was perfectly situated to become Japan’s premier chronicler of the Shōwa period, the span of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) from 1926 to 1989. Over fifty...

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Excerpt: Surviving the Peace

Nov. 15, 2019—Today marks the official publication date of Surviving the Peace: The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina by journalist and human rights activist Peter Lippman. An exemplar of long-form, on-the-ground reporting, Surviving the Peace describes two decades of postwar life in Bosnia, specifically among those fighting for refugee rights of return. Unique in its breadth...

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UP Week 2019 Blog Tour: Friday Recap

Nov. 8, 2019—  We’re wrapping up the University Press Week 2019 blog tour today with a recap of UP posts on the theme of How to practice compassion: How Empathy Can Help Us Become More Compassionate by Elizabeth A. Segal | Columbia University Press Leaving Vanni: On the Harrowing Experience of Leaving Sri Lanka Behind by Benjamin...

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UP Week 2019 Blog Tour: Thursday Recap

Nov. 7, 2019—  Continue the University Press Week blog tour today with these UP posts on the theme of How to build community: How to build community: On Monument Lab by Paul Farber and Ken Lum | Temple University Press “Community”: On The Soul of Central New York by Sean Kirst | Syracuse University Press Building Community...

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Nashville Adult Literacy Council: Building Community, Word by Word

Nov. 7, 2019—In celebration of University Press Week, Vanderbilt UP is taking part in the University Press Week 2019 blog tour. For more about University Press Week, visit the AUPresses website. As Vanderbilt University Press quickly approaches its 80th anniversary in 2020, we’ve been reflecting on our history as a press, as well as thinking about what we...

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UP Week 2019 Blog Tour: Wednesday Recap

Nov. 6, 2019—  Dig in to the University Press Week blog tour today with these UP posts on the theme of How to be an environmental steward: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward by Patricia M. DeMarco | University of Pittsburgh Press What Is One Thing That More People Need to Understand about the Current...

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UP Week 2019 Blog Tour: Tuesday Recap

Nov. 5, 2019—  Continue the University Press Week blog tour today by checking out these UP posts on the theme of How to speak up and speak out: Lewis Raven Wallace: How to Speak Up and Speak Out | University of Chicago Press Speaking Up and Speaking Out by Kelly Belanger | Syracuse University Press How to Speak...

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