Author Archives: Charrice Jones

Mark R. Villegas, author of Manifest Technique: Hip Hop, Empire, and Visionary Filipino American Culture, answers questions on his childhood influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? This book was … Continue reading

Melanie Bell, author of Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema, answers questions on her scholarly influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The absence of a nuanced understanding … Continue reading

July’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music by Vincent L. Stephens! The all-embracing, “whaddya got?” nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music’s … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press Society for American Music 2021 virtual exhibit! Step inside and take a look at some of our featured titles as well as interviews with UIP authors and specially curated playlists inspired by our … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2021 North American Society for Sports History (NASSH) annual conference! Explore books, journals, author interviews, and more in this virtual exhibit. Use promo code NASSH21 for 50% off sports … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2021 International Communication Association annual conference! Explore our extensive collection of communication books, blog posts, and more. Use the promo code ICA21 for 50% off of all of our … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2021 virtual exhibit for the Labor and Working-Class History Association! Enjoy our extensive representation of labor history in our books, blog posts, and more. From May 20– 28 we are offering 50% off of all of our … Continue reading

Cara A. Finnegan, author of Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital, answers questions on her scholarly influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The initial idea for the … Continue reading

Jason Stacy, author of Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town, answers questions about his inspirations and discoveries while writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I’ve wanted … Continue reading

 May’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Muncie India(na): Middletown and Asian America by Himanee Gupta-Carlson! Muncie, Indiana, remains the epitome of an American town. Yet scholars built the image of so-called typical communities across the United States on … Continue reading

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