What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, September 14, 2012

Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world. Dare we ask the question: SUP friends? And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up on all the news you’ve missed!

11 years on, the events of September 11th still weigh heavily on the national consciousness. Columbia University Press asks if memorials and museums are doing enough to pay tribute to the tragedy.

Continuing the theme  of commemoration, the University of Chicago Press looks at the broader culture of memorializing 9/11 and discusses how Americans balance their commitment to both the past and the future.

This month, the MIT PressLog is having a series of Election Tuesday posts about the upcoming elections. The latest post talks about why “majority judgment” may be a better method than “majority voting.”

On the same subject, a post on the Princeton University Press Blog explores the idea of “crisis elections.” How have elections in democracies been shaped by economic crises over the years, and is America facing a crisis election right now?

Questions of whether Americans are actually “better off” than when Obama first took office can, as the Harvard University Press shows, start to be answered by the Capabilities Approach, a rubric for measuring development in various aspects of human life.

At NYU Press, an expert on police profiling shares with us how someone can navigate the prosecution system to protect him or herself against wrongful convictions.

Oxford University Press features a vigorous defense of set theory that presents the ingenious examples that mathematicians and philosophers have come up with over the years.

If you’re a fan of pecans and buttermilk, head over to the UNC Press Blog to read about the first two books from their Savor the South Cookbooks collection and enter a giveaway for the pair of books.

On a more literary note, check out the University of Pennsylvania Press Log for some American Indian poetry.

Last but not least, The University of Hawaii Press turns its attention to the topic of Hawaiian epistemology: how do Hawaiians construct knowledge and retell history?

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