We are pleased to announce the publication of four brand-new books in literature and archaeology: The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention by Sonja Stephenson Watson Fresh from the printer, this book was a huge success at the University of Florida’s Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies … Continue reading New books for April!
Now in Paperback Ballroom!: Obsession and Passion inside the World of Competitive Dance by Sharon Savoy “A great read and a glorious ride.”—Dance Track Magazine “Offers an enlightening inside view of the politics, biases, stresses, and strategies that characterize the competitive ballroom dance scene.”—Backstage “An incredible story of what it takes to make it in … Continue reading Ballroom!
Congratulations to UPF authors Daniel L. Schafer, Nathaniel Millett, and Robert Cassanello! Their new books will receive a total of four awards during the annual meeting of the Florida Historical Society in May. The Charlton Tebeau Award for a general-interest book on a Florida history topic and the Stetson Kennedy Award for a book which casts light … Continue reading Three UPF Books Win Florida Historical Society Awards
NEW! Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World by Cher Krause Knight “A roller coaster of a book that will leave you marveling.”—Harriet F. Senie, author of The "Tilted Arc" Controversy Why is Disney World such a huge sociocultural force? Find out in this lively book. Cher Krause Knight explores every detail of Walt Disney's … Continue reading Power and Paradise in Walt Disney’s World
Vibrant and glamorous, the Magic City offers an amazing variety of family-friendly activities from kayaking with Manatees or hand-feeding macaws at Jungle Island to taking in the Design District on Lincoln Road. Laura Albritton, mother and long-time Miami resident, shares her appreciation and zest for the city in Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Kids and … Continue reading Miami for Families: Fun for All Ages in the Magic City
University Press of Florida Announces Acquisitions Staffing Changes Gainesville, FL—Exciting changes have been afoot in the acquisitions department at University Press of Florida (UFP). We are incredibly pleased to announce the promotion of Erika Stevens and Shannon McCarthy as well as the addition of new staff members Stephanye Hunter and Alexa Zelinsky. “The enthusiasm and … Continue reading Promotions & Staff Additions to UPF’s Acquisitions Team
We hope you enjoy these highlights from reviews our books received last month. You’ll also catch a few glimpses of what our authors have been up to lately. Take a look! In a recent Tampa Bay Times op-ed, Brandon Haught looks at science education in Florida’s private schools. Haught is the author of the … Continue reading March 2014 Review Roundup: UPF Books in the News!