University of California Press
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University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing. It was founded in 1893 to publish books and papers for the faculty of the University of California, established 25 years earlier in 1868. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California.
The Press at a glance:
- Nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system
- 25% of University of California Press authors are affiliated with the University of California
- Publishes on average 175 new books and 30 multi-issue journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
- Maintains approximately 4,000 book titles in print
- Publisher of Collabra and Luminos open access (OA) initiatives (see below)
The University of California Press currently publishes in the following general subject areas: anthropology, art, ancient world/classical studies, California and the West, cinema & media studies, criminology, environmental studies, food and wine, history, music, politics, psychology, public health and medicine, religion, and sociology.
The Press commissioned as its corporate typeface University of California Old Style from type designer Frederic Goudy from 1936-8, although it no longer always uses the design.
- Language As Symbolic Action, Kenneth Burke (1966)
- The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Carlos Castaneda (1968)
- Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, Jerome Rothenberg (1968; 50th anniversary edition 2017)
- The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain (definitive edition) (1969, based on work first published in 1916)
- Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution (1969)
- The Making of a Counter Culture, Theodore Roszak (1970)
- Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth-Century Literature, Stanley Fish (1972)
- The Ancient Economy, Moses I. Finley (1973)
- Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism, Marina Warner (1981)
- Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age, Benjamin R. Barber (1984)
- Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas Albright (1985)
- Religious Experience, Wayne Proudfoot (1985)
- The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam, Tom Wells (1994)
- George Grosz: An Autobiography, George Grosz (translated by Nora Hodges) (published 1998, written in 1946, translated in 1955)
- Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Kevin Bales (1999)
- Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, Karen McCarthy Brown (2001)
- A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America, Michael Barkun (2003)
- Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Norman G. Finkelstein (2005)
- Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume One, Mark Twain (2010)
Open access (OA) programs at UC Press
Collabra is University of California Press's open access journal program. The Collabra program currently publishes two open access journals, Collabra: Psychology and Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, with plans for continued expansion and journal acquisition.
Luminos is University of California Press’s open access response to the challenged monograph landscape. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production, and marketing as its traditional book publishing program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.
The University of California Press re-printed a number of novels under the California Fiction series from 1996-2001. These titles were selected for their literary merit and for their illumination of California history and culture.
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