The new book – Exploring Language Education – highlights the connection between language education and research

Exploring Language Education – Global and Local Perspectives zooms in on currently debated topics of Language Education. The chapters are based on talks given at the first Exploring Language Education conference at Stockholm University in 2018. Issues related to multilingualism, Global Englishes, and experienced tensions between research and practice are generally shared matters brought up by many speakers at the conference. The volume includes five examples of topical analysis on Language Education, and the authors are internationally renowned scholars from Sweden, Canada and the United States. … More The new book – Exploring Language Education – highlights the connection between language education and research

Ny bok undersöker den svenska skönlitteraturens framgångar i Frankrike

Den franska bokmarknaden har en särskild betydelse för det världslitterära systemet. Flödet av litteratur från Sverige till Frankrike liknar heller inget annat. I monografin Ord från norr. Svensk skönlitteratur på den franska bokmarknaden efter 1945 beskrivs hur svensk skönlitteratur har översatts till franska, med ett särskilt fokus på tiden efter 1945. … More Ny bok undersöker den svenska skönlitteraturens framgångar i Frankrike

The Ethics of Affect – The Responsibility of Drawing and Maintaining Lines

We talked to the author of the book The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood, Patrick W. Galbraith, Associate Professor in the School of International Communication at Senshū University in Tokyo. This monograph explores how and to what effect lines are drawn by producers, players and critics of “bishōjo games,” or adult computer games … More The Ethics of Affect – The Responsibility of Drawing and Maintaining Lines

The Challenge of Building Structural Equity in Open Access Publishing – from a Small Publisher Perspective

The theme for the International Open Access Week in 2021 is ‘Building Structural Equity’. Equity for everyone is a challenge in publishing in general. However, it is a task that needs to be dealt with for open access publishers as their business models, in general, need to include equal opportunities for authors. … More The Challenge of Building Structural Equity in Open Access Publishing – from a Small Publisher Perspective

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