IN NOVEMBER OF 1995 Cambridge University Press withdraw a verbal agreement to publish a promising manuscript about Greece written by Dr. Anastasia Karakasidou, entitled Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood. They did so because of threats of potential violence that might have harmed CUP employees in Greece. This case has significant implications for freedom of expression, and academic freedom. This page serves as a guide to a series of documents related to it. Readers should first read a shorter summary of the events in the matter that was posted to H-SAE by Jill Dubisch. CUP's official response follows. We have also posted some news stories relating to the matter. Among the documents available here are Michael Herzfeld's and Stephen Gudeman's letters of resignation from CUP's anthropology editorial board, and their suggestion for action. Copies of letters withdrawing manuscripts from CUP, or protesting the Press' decision to other scholarly groups, have come to H-SAE, and are also archived. As discussion develops on H-SAE and other lists, it is posted here. Meanwhile you can post a comment on H-SAE about this matter. Finally, those wishing to contact Cambridge University Press to register an opinion can search for appropriate e-mail addresses through the e-mail directory from CUP's homepage.
The CUP affair seems to have reached a satisfactory resolution. This is reflected in a message from Profs. Herzfeld and Gudeman and a resolution from the ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists), presented by Anthony Cohen, University of Edinburgh.
Tony Galt, Editor H-SAE
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