University of Washington Press
The University of Washington Press (UWP) is the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington. The Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. From the beginning, the Press has reflected the University’s major academic strengths. Building on those strengths, the Press has achieved recognition as the leading publisher of scholarly books and distinguished works of regional nonfiction in the Pacific Northwest. The Press has especially distinguished lists in Asian studies, Middle East studies, anthropology, Western history and biography, environmental studies, and natural history.
A Ming Dynasty Story Collection
Slapping the Table in Amazement is the unabridged English translation of the famous story collection Pai’an jingqi by Ling Mengchu (1580–1644), originally published in 1628.
Painting by Candlelight in Mao’s China
Drawing on interviews with the artists and their families and on materials collected during her visits to China, Shelley Drake Hawks examines their painting styles, political outlooks, and life experiences.
Finding Place in Alaska
North: An Anthology of Place explores the various facets of Alaska through the lenses of exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists.
Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users
By challenging what we think we know about drugs and users, High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users signals the next wave of drug reform in the US, as equitable policy and health care starts with recognition of a full spectrum of drug use practices.
Privilege and Power on and off the Field
From media commentary to the games themselves, from online chatter to the larger discursive positioning of sports celebrities and events, Playing While White focuses on the ways that sports culture narrates an athletic world defined by exceptional whiteness, victimized whiteness, transgressive whiteness, marginal whiteness, exceptional whiteness, and redemptive whiteness.
Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest
In this lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored Siliqua patula and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean, and cook them using his favorite recipes.
Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands
Unlikely Alliances explores the evolution from conflict to cooperation between Indigenous peoples and their non-Indigenous neighbours through place-based case studies in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, from the 1970s to the 2010s.
Discovering History and Nature in the City
These seventeen walks often venture off the beaten path – such as a route following the buried and then daylighted Ravenna Creek – but also illuminate familiar areas with interesting viewpoints.
The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
Explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self.
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