New book: Narrowed Lives: Meaning, Moral Value, and Profound Intellectual Disability

Narrowed Lives is an illuminating portrait of what life is like in Finnish group homes where adults who have profound intellectual and multiple disabilities live their lives. It documents how care workers strive to guarantee individuality and dignity against a backdrop of scarce resources and misguided policies. The book is a sobering account of how the lives of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities are restricted, not primarily because of their impairments, but, rather because well-meaning intentions do not always work out that way in practice. … More New book: Narrowed Lives: Meaning, Moral Value, and Profound Intellectual Disability

New Book: Narratives Crossing Borders: The Dynamics of Cultural Interaction

What happens with stories when they are transmitted from one place to another, when they are retold, remade, translated and retranslated? What happens with the scholars themselves, when they try to grapple with the kaleidoscopic diversity of human expression in a constantly changing world? These and related questions are explored in the chapters of this … More New Book: Narratives Crossing Borders: The Dynamics of Cultural Interaction

New Open Access Book: Third Volume of Essays in Anarchism and Religion #OAbooks

Mysticism and spiritual anarchism This Open Access Edited Volume, Essays in Anarchism and Religion Volume III, focuses on individuals, such as Abraham Heyn, Leo Tolstoy, Herbert Read, Daniel Guérin and Martin Buber. One essay reflects specifically on the affinities between mysticism and anarchism, and one surveying the vast territory of spiritual anarchism. Critique of contemporary … More New Open Access Book: Third Volume of Essays in Anarchism and Religion #OAbooks

Togetherness & Work in Progress – Ongoing Author Survey about Scholarly Communication in the HSS in Collaboration with OPERAS

Stockholm University Press is still under development, as it takes time to build a trustworthy brand and fine-tune the processes to serve the academic community with relevant publications. This means that we constantly need to revise our workflows and develop the routines together with researchers from the Editorial Boards and the Publishing Committee. Rigorous peer … More Togetherness & Work in Progress – Ongoing Author Survey about Scholarly Communication in the HSS in Collaboration with OPERAS

How can we ensure Quality in Peer Review? #PeerRevWk19

The peer review process is the backbone of academic publishing and the most important vehicle for quality assurance of published material. Stockholm University Press Peer Review Policies By Christina Lenz and Sofie Wennstrom, Managing Editors at Stockholm University Press Quality in peer review This year’s peer review week is about quality. There are many stakeholders … More How can we ensure Quality in Peer Review? #PeerRevWk19

New Book: Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion #OAbooks

The authors of the present volume, Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion: In Merovingian and Viking Scandinavia, focus on the material dimension of Old Norse mythology and the role played by myths in everyday life. More broadly expressed, the collection looks at the social, ceremonial and material contexts of myths. Undiscovered topic on Old Norse mythology … More New Book: Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion #OAbooks

Ny monografi: Kontrastiva studier och tredjespråksinlärning i nederländska och svenska #oamonographs

Tidigare inlärda språk en resurs Vid inlärningen av ett tredje språk är tidigare inlärda språk en resurs, speciellt språk som är närbesläktade. Nederländska och svenska är två närbesläktade språk som inlärare oftast kommer i kontakt med i vuxen ålder som ett tredje språk. Vilken betydelse har det? Det innebär att inlärare redan har kunskap om … More Ny monografi: Kontrastiva studier och tredjespråksinlärning i nederländska och svenska #oamonographs

New OA Textbook in Art History: Kontextualisering (Contextualisation) #newbook #oabooks

One of the most common Concepts in Humanities This book is about a concept which is constantly used in many different ways, but also one of the most common concepts in humanities: context. However, the significance and use of this concept shifts between disciplines, and sometimes within the same discipline. All chapters in this edited … More New OA Textbook in Art History: Kontextualisering (Contextualisation) #newbook #oabooks

You can’t buy me… – the value of a year from a non-profit university press perspective

The Stockholm University Press team has in the past year seen the result of the hard work of authors and editors, which meant that we could publish nine books in three languages, with topics spanning from the performing arts to the art of teaching. We now have a total of 22 books published, and this … More You can’t buy me… – the value of a year from a non-profit university press perspective

New book from Stockholm University Press: Born in 1953: The story about a post-war Swedish cohort, and a longitudinal research project, by Sten-Åke Stenberg #newbook #oabooks

A dramatic history of a sociological study – Project Metropolitan At the beginning of the 1960s, Swedish researchers started a sociological study of all children born in Stockholm in 1953, Project Metropolitan. This monograph describes the project’s at times dramatic history, where issues of personal integrity and the role of social sciences were heavily debated. These … More New book from Stockholm University Press: Born in 1953: The story about a post-war Swedish cohort, and a longitudinal research project, by Sten-Åke Stenberg #newbook #oabooks