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    Scholarship is a powerful tool for changing how people think, plan, and govern. By giving voice to bright minds and bold ideas, we seek to foster understanding and drive progressive change. Learn More

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    Renovating Democracy

    The impact of globalism and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract.

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  • Latin American & Latinx

    A New Quarterly Journal

    A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual culture of Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and their diasporas.
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  • <Holy Week Resonances

    Holy Week Resonances

    by Robert L. Kendrick, author of Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna This post is being written just at the time of the liturgical year at which the pieces …

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  • <Celebrate Earth Day with UC Press

    Celebrate Earth Day with UC Press

    With Earth Day 2019 approaching, we would like to reflect on the significance of our relationship with the environment, both in our capacity as a scholarly publisher and as a species. Beginning …

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  • <What Is Prison Supposed To Do and Why?

    What Is Prison Supposed To Do and Why?

    For three decades, scholar-activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore has been advocating for prison abolition. She has theorized it and practiced it. For Gilmore, prison abolition means not just the closing of prisons but, …

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  • <Exploring the Transcontinental Railroad in Photographs

    Exploring the Transcontinental Railroad in Photographs

    by Glenn Willumson, author of Iron Muse: Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad The photographs of the transcontinental railroad first came to my attention over thirty years ago, when I was a graduate student …

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