University Press Week Blog Tour – Day 5

University Press Week Blog Tour 2012
The University Press Week Blog Tour comes to an end with New York University Press, Columbia University Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of Alabama Press, University of Virginia Press, and Oregon State University Press.

University of Hawai‘i Press’ entry, “Why University Presses Matter,” contributed by Barbara Watson Andaya, was featured on Tour Day 2: http://wp.me/p3HTB-1lu.

For more information on University Press Week, visit www.universitypressweek.org.

UH Press at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 14-18

AAA logoUniversity of Hawai‘i Press is exhibiting at this year’s annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, which is being held at the San Francisco Hilton (Union Square) and Hotel Nikko, November 14-18. The meeting’s theme is Borders and Crossings.

Press acquisitions editor Pamela Kelley is attending. Please visit us at Booth 606.

University Press Week – Testimonials

University Press Week Blog Tour 2012University presses have a broad influence in society, and their value is recognized by scholars, writers, booksellers, policy shapers, and public intellectuals of all kinds. The following testimonials show that recognition in these individuals’ own words.

“University presses cover it all, and all of us benefit from their work.” —Dr. Robert A. Gates, former Secretary of Defense, former CIA director, and former president of Texas A&M University

“What words to describe the university press? Patient, ambitious, demanding, sustaining, generous, utterly essential. Serious thinking is unimaginable without it.” —William Germano, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union

“The role of the university press in the life of book publishing—indeed the life of the mind—has never been more crucial.” —Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“May the university presses long be sustained in their important imprint, their calling, and their accomplishments.” —Steven Isenberg, Executive Director, PEN American Center

“University presses keep serious intellectual discourse alive in a nation where the profit motive holds greater and greater sway.” —Mark D. Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History, Fordham University, and Principal Investigator, Bronx African American History Project

“University Presses have a unique and sustaining value in shaping, representing, and communicating the best of academic research to a broad public. All academics have a stake in their success.” —James J. O’Donnell, Provost, Georgetown University

“If we are to have a life of the mind, we need carriers of this life. University presses perform that essential function.” —Jay Parini, poet, novelist, and biographer

“University presses serve an invaluable function in bringing titles to the public that have a small but intense readership.” —Edmund White, novelist

For full quotes and a complete list of testimonials, go to http://www.aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/university-press-week/university-press-week-2012/testimonials. For more information on University Press Week, visit www.universitypressweek.org.

University Press Week Blog Tour – Day 4

University Press Week Blog Tour 2012
Day 4 of the University Press Week Blog Tour continues with Princeton University Press, Indiana University Press, Fordham University Press, Texas A&M University Press, and Georgetown University Press.

University of Hawai‘i Press’ entry, “Why University Presses Matter,” contributed by Barbara Watson Andaya, was featured on Tour Day 2: http://wp.me/p3HTB-1lu.

For more information on University Press Week, visit www.universitypressweek.org.

New Book Addresses Sovereignty Issues around the Globe

Sovereignty
Unparalleled in its breadth and scope, Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility, edited by Julie Evans, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly, and and Patrick Wolfe, brings together some of the freshest and most original writing on sovereignty being done today. Sovereignty’s many dimensions are approached from multiple perspectives and experiences. It is viewed globally as an international question; locally as an issue contested between Natives and settlers; and individually as survival in everyday life. Through all this diversity and across the many different national contexts from which the contributors write, the chapters in this collection address each other, staging a running conversation that truly internationalizes this most fundamental of political issues.

November 2012 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3563-7 / $45.00 (CLOTH)

University Press Week – Fine Print*: Showcasing the Exemplary Work of University Presses

University Press Week Blog Tour 2012In celebration of University Press Week and marking the 75th anniversary of the Association of American University Presses, the association asked each member publisher to select one title from its history of publishing that the press felt illustrated the value of their daily contributions to an informed society. The resulting gallery, Fine Print*, is a browser’s delight including award-winning titles, discipline-defining journals, innovative digital collections, regional masterpieces, and several of the world’s most reliable reference works. UH Press’ Fine Print* title is Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory.

View Fine Print*: www.aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/university-press-week/university-press-week-2012/fine-print.

For more information on University Press Week, visit www.universitypressweek.org.