University of California Press
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|Parent company||University of California|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Berkeley, California|
|Publication types||Books, Journals|
University of California Press, also known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing. It was founded in 1893 to publish books and papers for the faculty of the University of California, established 25 years earlier in 1868. Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California.
The University of California Press publishes in the following general subject areas: anthropology, art, California and the West, classical studies, film, food and wine, global issues, history, literature/poetry, music, natural sciences, public health and medicine, religion, and sociology. It also distributes titles published by the Huntington Library, Watershed Media, and publishing programs within the University of California system.
University of California Press Journals and Digital Publishing Division is one of the largest of the university presses today. Its collection of over 50 print and online journals spans topics in the humanities and social sciences, with concentrations in anthropology, musicology, history, religion, cultural and area studies, sociology, law, and literature. In addition to publishing its own journals, the division also provides traditional and digital publishing services to many client scholarly societies and associations.
Founded in 1893, University of California Press is one of the largest and most adventurous scholarly publishers in the nation. Among its university press peers, it is the only one associated with a multi-campus public university.
The nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system, UC Press attracts manuscripts from the world’s foremost scholars, writers, artists, and public intellectuals. About one-third of its authors are affiliated with the University of California. Each year it publishes approximately 180 new books and 54 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keeps about 3,500 book titles in print.
UC Press revenues come primarily from sales of books and journals, while University subsidy accounts for a small and shrinking percentage. Generous philanthropic gifts from individuals and organizations allow it to support the University’s mandate of teaching, research, and public service for readers worldwide.
Notable books 
- Language As Symbolic Action, Kenneth Burke (1966)
- The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Carlos Castaneda (1968)
- The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain (definitive edition) (1969, based on work first published in 1916)
- Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution
- The Making of a Counter Culture
- Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth-Century Literature, Stanley Fish (1972)
- The Ancient Economy, Moses I. Finley (1973)
- Muybridge, Man in Motion, Robert Bartlett Haas (1976)
- Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism, Marina Warner (1981)
- Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age, Benjamin R. Barber (1984)
- Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas Albright (1985)
- Religious Experience, Wayne Proudfoot (1985)
- The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam, Tom Wells (1994)
- George Grosz: An Autobiography, George Grosz (translated by Nora Hodges) (published 1998, written in 1946, translated in 1955)
- The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
- Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Kevin Bales (1999)
- Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, Karen McCarthy Brown (2001)
- A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America, Michael Barkun (2003)
- Bounded Choice
- Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Norman G. Finkelstein (2005)
- Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability and Survival
- China Candid
- Autobiography of Mark Twain, Mark Twain (2010)
See also 
- Official website
- Official website--Journals + Digital Publishing Division
- Association of American University Presses (AAUP) - an organization of non-profit scholarly publishers
- University of California Office of the President
- California Digital Library (CDL) - University of California Libraries
- Mark Twain Project Online
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