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‘War on Autism’ awarded inaugural Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies

by Charles Watkinson January 30, 2016

Anne McGuire, assistant professor in equity studies at the University of Toronto, has won the 2015 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, the University of Michigan Press has announced. McGuire will receive a prize worth $5,000 for her manuscript, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence. The award is sponsored by the U-M Press and the U-M Library in collaboration with the Department of English Language and Literature, where pioneering disability studies theorist Tobin Siebers spent much of his career. Her manuscript will be published by the U-M Press, a leading publisher of books […]

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Seeing Beyond Amazing: Is Sesame Street really changing the way we understand autism?

by Sam Killian December 14, 2015

This is a guest post by Anne McGuire, author of the University of Michigan Press forthcoming title, War on Autism. Seeing Beyond Amazing: Is Sesame Street really changing the way we understand autism? The Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, made international headlines and lit up social media last month with the introduction of its newest Muppet character, Julia. With wispy orange hair and bright green eyes, Julia is, according to Sesame: “a preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends.” Julia is more than a just another person in the neighbourhood, […]

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Open Access book program, Knowledge Unlatched, expands to include Michigan branded collection

by Charles Watkinson October 22, 2015

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 UMP’s excellent books for unlatching. As readers downloading the pilot collection in nearly 170 countries demonstrated, there is a hunger around the world for quality […]

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University of Michigan Press Joins Books at JSTOR

by Shaun Manning June 27, 2011

Expanding the number of ways readers can access University of Michigan Press titles, the Press has joined Books at JSTOR, an initiative launching in June 2012 that will bring more than 20,000 ebooks to JSTOR’s expansive collection of online academic resources. JSTOR is already the go-to source for accessing scholarly journals online and also houses digital versions of more than one million primary sources. To date 22 publishers are on board for Books at JSTOR and the organizations hopes to launch with about 30 presses. “Delivering deeply linked, vital scholarly research to libraries, scholars, and students worldwide is our number […]

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Earthquake in Michigan, Toronto Earthquake, Rochester Earthquake, Cleveland Earthquake, Buffalo Earthquake, Ottawa Earthquake…All the Same Earthquake

by kris bishop June 23, 2010

As an earthquake rattled our bookshelves a few hours ago, we were reminded of a great interview with Michigan author Michael Brecher on his new release International Political Earthquakes, from McGill Reporter, on the principle of applying earthquake science to international studies: Click here for more book info. Professors: Click here to request a free exam copy BY DANIEL SPITZBERG | If there were a system for measuring the world’s political upheavals and their aftershocks, which would rank higher – the Cuban Missile Crisis or the stare down between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over Kashmir? It’s the kind of question […]

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