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Duke University Press
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Parent company Duke University
Founded1921
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location Durham, North Carolina
Distributionself-distributed (US) [1]
Combined Academic Publishers (UK) [2]
Publication types Books, Academic journals
Official website www.dukeupress.edu

Duke University Press is an academic publisher and university press affiliated with Duke University. It was founded in 1921 [3] by William T. Laprade. Writer Dean Smith is director of the press. [4]

Contents

It publishes approximately 150 books annually and more than 55 academic journals, as well as five electronic collections. [5] The company publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences but is also particularly well known for its mathematics journals. The book publishing program includes lists in African studies, African American studies, American studies, anthropology, art and art history, Asian studies, Asian American studies, Chicano/Latino and Latin American studies, cultural studies, film and TV studies, indigenous and Native American studies, music, political and social theory, queer theory/LGBT studies, religion, science studies, and women's and gender studies. [6]

Notable authors published by Duke University Press include Achille Mbembe, Donna Haraway, Lauren Berlant, Jack Halberstam, Sara Ahmed, Jane Bennett, Jennifer Christine Nash, Christina Sharpe, Dionne Brand, Fredric Jameson, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and James Baldwin.

History

The company was founded in 1921 as Trinity College Press with William T. Laprade as its first director. Following a restructuring and expansion, the name was changed to "Duke University Press" in 1926 with William K. Boyd taking over as director. [7]

ARTnews named Duke University Press to its 2021 Deciders list, saying "Many a university press publishes worthy books about art—but none engages the subject and all it can mean quite like Duke University Press." [8]

In February 2021, Duke University Press announced the formation of the Scholarly Publishing Collective, a partnership with nonprofit scholarly journal publishers and societies to provide journal services including subscription management, fulfillment, hosting, and institutional marketing and sales. [9]

Controversies

Jasbir Puar

In 2017, Duke University Press was accused of antisemitism when it published The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability by Jasbir Puar, “an interrogation of Israel's policies toward Palestine, in which she outlines how Israel brings Palestinians into biopolitical being by designating them available for injury. Supplementing its right to kill with what Puar calls the right to maim, the Israeli state relies on liberal frameworks of disability to obscure and enable the mass debilitation of Palestinian bodies. Tracing disability's interaction with debility and capacity, Puar offers a brilliant rethinking of Foucauldian biopolitics while showing how disability functions at the intersection of imperialism and racialized capital.” [10] The book was awarded a prize in the field of feminist disability studies.

Jessica Krug

Duke University Press published Fugitive Modernities: Kisama and the Politics of Freedom by Jessica Krug, who taught African and African Diaspora history and politics at George Washington University until she resigned in September 2020 after admitting that she had falsely lived as a woman of color for years. Krug is white and grew up in suburban Kansas City. [11] Reporting on the story in The New Yorker, Lauren Michele Jackson, author of White Negroes and a culture critic whose work explores cultural appropriation, noted that the "inattentiveness" of the scholars and editors around Krug had allowed Krug's evolving deception to continue for her scholarly career, [12] which lasted from 2005 to 2020. [13]

Open access

Duke is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books. [14] Duke has provided books for the Pilot Collection. [15]

See also

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