UC Press is pleased to share that four of our titles have been designated Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019 by CHOICE.

Awarded annually in January, the award is given to approximately 10% of the 6,000 titles reviewed by CHOICE in a given year. CHOICE editors consider several factors in their decisions, including:

  • Overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
  • Importance relative to other literature in the field
  • Distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
  • Originality or uniqueness of treatment
  • Value to undergraduate students
  • Importance in building undergraduate library collections

More information about the list of titles can be read at the CHOICE website. The UC Press Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019 are herein gathered. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Out of Our Minds
What We Think and How We Came to Think It

by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

“A stimulating history of how the imagination interacted with its sibling psychological faculties—emotion, perception and reason—to shape the history of human mental life.”
The Wall Street Journal

Screw Consent
A Better Politics of Sexual Justice

by Joseph J. Fischel

“Powerful and provoking. . . . Screw Consent is a must-read for those vested in better understanding of sexuality, sexual violence, and sexual justice.”

The Anthropology of Sport
Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

by Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell, and Thomas F. Carter

“Brownell, Besnier, and Carter’s work is a new text in a yet undefined field – it may be the start of something new. If interested in the global nature of sport today, The Anthropology of Sport is a necessary read.”
Foucault News

Workers on Arrival
Black Labor in the Making of America

by Joe William Trotter, Jr.

“An eloquent and essential correction to contemporary discussions of the American working class. . . . Trotter’s achievement is to synthesize [a] rich body of historical scholarship into a single volume written with an eye to a general audience.”
The Nation