Q&A with “Cops, Teachers, Counselors” Authors, Steven Maynard-Moody and Michael Musheno

by Danielle Coty-Fattal May 26, 2022
Cover of Cops, Teachers, Counselors, New and Expanded Edition

This guest author post is a Q&A with Steven Maynard-Moody and Michael Musheno, authors of Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service, now in a new and expanded edition from the University of Michigan Press. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Cops, Teachers, Counselors was the first major study to use the stories told by frontline workers such as cops, teachers, and counselors, to analyze how they understand their own street-level work. What does this approach reveal? Most of us encounter frontline workers in our everyday lives. What is a cop, teacher, or […]

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Call for Submissions: 2022 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities!

by Briana Johnson May 12, 2022

                      About the Tobin Siebers Prize Submissions are now open for the 2022 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. The prize is awarded in memory of disability studies pioneer Tobin Siebers, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of many influential books and articles in the field of Disability Studies. The prize is awarded yearly for the best proposed book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field (with the exception of 2020, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19). Reflecting on […]

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Q&A with “Uniform Feelings” Author, Jessi Lee Jackson

by Briana Johnson May 9, 2022

This guest author post is a Q&A with Jessi Lee Jackson, author of Uniform Feelings: Scenes from the Psychic Life of Policing, from the University of Michigan Press. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. How did your years of experience as a psychotherapist inform how you approached researching and writing Uniform Feelings?  After more than a decade and a half of practice, being a psychotherapist is a key part of how I see the world. I value the creation of spaces in which we can be curious and reflective about our own experiences, relationships, ideas, and emotions. […]

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A Reading List for Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court

by Kristen Twardowski May 6, 2022

  This week the University of Michigan Press presents a reading list of titles that focus on the proceedings of the United States Supreme Court. Through the exploration of specific rulings, amendments, and procedures, these books help to demystify some of the more opaque aspects of the judicial process, particularly as they relate to topics such as marriage equality, transgender rights, confirmation hearings, and more.  This list includes only a selection of our books on these topics, and we encourage you to explore more of our titles on law and political science and to follow us on Twitter (@UofMPress) for […]

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Q&A with “The Scent of Ancient Magic” Author, Britta Ager

by Briana Johnson April 26, 2022

This guest author post is a Q&A with Britta K. Ager, author of The Scent of Ancient Magic from the University of Michigan Press. This book is available in hardcover and accessible ebook formats. The Scent of Ancient Magic explores the connection between scent and magic in the Greco-Roman world. Why was scent so important to these ancient rituals?  Humans have a tendency to connect smells and magic. After all, we imagine magic as something which is invisible and intangible, but also powerful, and that’s also true of scent. You can’t see smells, but they can affect you profoundly—a smell can have […]

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