gun safety

‘No Boundaries’ author Tom Diaz discusses gun violence on “Fresh Air,” “The Young Turks”

by Phillip Witteveen January 16, 2013

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, former gun enthusiast turned anti-gun activist  Tom Diaz has presented his views on several programs, including NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Current TV’s The Young Turks. As a political advisor to Congress on the Crime and Criminal Justice Subcommitee, Diaz brought his expertise of gun culture and crime to his University of Michigan Press book No Boundries, an account of the rise of Latino gang activity. Styled as the “new mafia”, these sweeping organizations have a powerful role in a violent transnational drug trade. His newest book is titled The Last Gun: Changes […]

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New York Times calls Karlawish’s historical novel “marvelous”

by Shaun Manning November 29, 2011

The New York Times reviewed Dr. Jason Karlawish’s historical novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, praising its precise treatment of the doctor/patient relationship–in particular, the unique doctor/patient relationship that existed between frontier physicial Dr. William Beaumont and gut-shot trapper Alexis St. Martin in the early 19th century. Setting the unusual circumstances of Beaumont’s care in the context of more familiar terms–and suggesting that, despite radical advancements in the fields of medicine, some things never change–the Times said: The relationship between doctor and patient is hard enough to parse when both are in the same room. When […]

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UM Press titles win CHOICE Awards

by Trade Marketing January 3, 2011

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, which is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles winners. The following University of Michigan Press titles have received the award: David Castillo’s Baroque Horrors Pamela Fox’s Natural Acts Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson’s Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea Suk-Young Kim’s Illusive Utopia Tobin Siebers’s Disability Aesthetics

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The One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine, by Virginia Tilley

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

(Op-ed originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 25 no. 21.) by Virginia Tilley, author of The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock, now available in paperback (ISBN: 978-0-472-03449-9) and ebook (ISBN: 978-0-472-02616-6). “For some years, most people sympathetic to Palestinian national aspirations – or simply alert to their durability and the political dangers they pose – have assumed that a stable resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would require the formation of a Palestinian state in the (dwindling) areas not yet annexed by Israel, in what is left of British Mandate territory. This old […]

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Supreme Court Snapshots and Handguns: What Elena Kagan Is Getting Herself Into

by University of Michigan Press June 28, 2010

As senators on the Judiciary Committee launch into a contentious hearing on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination (watch live feed at SCOTUS blog), a controversial ruling on handgun bans and gun rights is handed down extending ownership rights for citizens, making it a big news day for the highest court in the land. See below for a few new releases from the University of Michigan Press on the Supreme Court, and click on the cover images for more information: Click HERE for all recent Law titles from the University of Michigan Press

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