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Established in 1950, the University of Texas Press produces approximately one hundred new books each year and has over 3000 books in print. Their areas of scholarly concentration include American studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, classics, film and media studies, food studies and cookbooks, history, Jewish studies, Latin American and pre-Columbian studies, Latinx studies, Middle Eastern studies, music, nature and environment, photography, and Texas and the Southwest. In addition, UT Press publishes books of general interest for a wider audience on a variety of subjects, including history, current affairs, the visual arts, music, and food, among others, as well as books on the history, culture, arts, and natural history of Texas.

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William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll

The little-known history of William S. Burroughs's impact on some of the biggest names in music, from the Beatles to Bowie, and his role as a secret architect of the rock 'n' roll genre itself.

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Building Antebellum New Orleans

Free People of Color and Their Influence

A significant and deeply researched examination of the free nineteenth-century Black developers who transformed the cultural and architectural legacy of New Orleans.

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Monsters and Monarchs

Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History

This captivating study uses stories from classical antiquity to show that serial killers were almost as prevalent in ancient society as they are today, challenging the belief that such killers are an artifact of modern society.

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Egypt’s Football Revolution

Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics

A detailed account of the entanglement of Egyptian football with surging nationalist politics as the sport’s appeal waxed and waned before and after the 2011 Revolution.

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Hollywood Shutdown

Production, Distribution, and Exhibition in the Time of COVID

A concise and timely analysis of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on film and television production, distribution, and exhibition in the first nine months of 2020.

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Surviving Mexico

Resistance and Resilience among Journalists in the Twenty-first Century

A rigorously researched study shows how Mexican organized crime enjoys the protection of government officials, and some media companies, while individual journalists and their allies try to safeguard themselves and those willing to expose corruption and c

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The Politics of Patronage

Lawyers, Philanthropy, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

The first book about the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the influential work it has done for the Latina/o community, and the issues stemming from its dependence on large philanthropic organizations.

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Transforming Sights, Sounds, and History in the Los Angeles Latina/o Rockabilly Scene

An engrossing deep dive into the sights, sounds, and sensibilities of the Latina/o Rockabilly scene in Los Angeles, its ties to working-class communities, and its dissemination through the post-NAFTA global landscape.

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Below the Stars

How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production

An examination of the critical influence of working actors and actors’ labor unions on industrial structures and practices in Hollywood, including film, television, and streaming.

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The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights

A thought-provoking study traces the origins of human rights beyond the Enlightenment to the evolution of humane discourse and empathetic thought in Ancient Greece.

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Why Marianne Faithfull Matters

A remarkable feminist history and biography that features fragments from the five-decade career of an iconic artist, who, despite a private life that overshadowed much of her early work, sculpted her own musical rebirth.

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Why Bushwick Bill Matters

An astute chronicle of the life and cultural significance of Bushwick Bill, who remixed spectacle as he exposed and exploited ableist and racist assumptions to become a singular voice in rap and the relentless battle over free speech in the United States.

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