Welcome to the June issue of Bluelines!
We’re kicking off the summer with a sale on our outdoorsy books! Field guides, bird atlases, and more are up to 60% off the list price through 6/19 with code SRP22. Keep an eye on our sales page for current sales and and forthcoming sales and specials, including our Pride Month sale later in June! Or, better yet, subscribe to our emails so you don’t miss out on special offers.
Our Fall/Winter 2022 Catalog is now available! Browse all our forthcoming titles, including books from our Graphic Mundi and Eisenbrauns imprints, on our website.
“Combating Hate takes up the vital task of showing how our current methods of responding to hate are hurting our democracy. By using a thoughtful and effective form of scholar-activism, Murray weaves together a rich, firsthand account of the central political confrontations of our moment and teaches us how to develop practical, theoretically sophisticated ways to effectively respond to hate. This is the kind of scholarship that can help save democracy.”—Robert Danisch, coauthor of Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of Citizenship
“On Expertise is an important and well-executed project, combining theoretical discussions with qualitative data collections such as surveys and interviews to answer the question of whether we can change the public’s attitude toward expertise and its ability to participate in discourses of expertise for the better. With cautious optimism, it enters into a crisis with a long and sordid history of a public’s deep distrust and skepticism.”—E. Johanna Hartelius, author of The Gifting Logos: Expertise in the Digital Commons
“How Zinzendorf and his community should be assessed was not only a matter of contention among his contemporaries but has remained controversial in research until today. Paul Peucker’s book represents a significant advance in scholarship on this array of questions, thanks to his unparalleled familiarity with the handwritten documents and the print sources.”—Hans Schneider, author of German Radical Pietism
“Robert Zacharias demonstrates a truly impressive knowledge of the history of Mennonite publishing and reception. Extremely well read in a wide variety of Mennonite literary genres—what he terms a minor literature—he does valuable work in positioning this literature as fully engaged with transnational concerns and in attending to forgotten or neglected works within the field, while simultaneously positioning them alongside better- or well-known texts.”—Grace Kehler, McMaster University
Christopher J. Gilbert discusses his book, Caricature and National Character: The United States at War, with the New Books Network. Click here to listen to the interview on the New Books Network website.
Tracing the comic representation of American values from the First World War to the War on Terror, Gilbert explores the power of humor in caricature to expose both the folly in jingoistic virtues and the sometimes-strange fortune in nationalistic vices.
Watch a recording of May’s event, “Religious Movements and Communities,” on our YouTube Channel.
Click here to learn more about PSU Press Presents, and stay tuned for an announcement of our Fall/Winter 2022 season!
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Penn’s Grandest Cavern: The History, Legends and Description of Penn’s Cave in Centre County”.
This volume presents seven of Shoemaker’s stories relating to Penn’s Cave and Penn’s Valley, including two of his most famous legends: “The Legend of Penn’s Cave” and “Nita-nee: The Indian Maiden for Whom Nittany Mountain Was Named.”
The article “Disrupting the Present and Opening the Future: Extinction Rebellion, Fridays For Future, and the Disruptive Utopian Method” is open access! Click here to view the article.
The Judean community at Elephantine has long fascinated historians of the Persian period. This book, with its stellar assemblage of important scholarly voices, provides substantive new insights and approaches that will advance the study of this well-known but not entirely understood community from fifth-century BCE Egypt.
This book introduces the evocative but largely unknown tradition of Samaritan religious poetry from late antiquity to a new audience. These verses provide a unique window into the Samaritan religious world during a formative period.
“An incredible story about maintaining hope despite facing overwhelming odds.”—starred review, Foreword Reviews
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