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The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State
Tyler Gillespie

The Thing about Florida takes readers on an exuberant search for the state behind the caricatures, cutting through the media storm with curiosity and humor. With perspective and empathy derived from his background as a gay man raised Southern Baptist, Tyler Gillespie shows how important it is to understand the diversity and complexity of Florida today.

A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309
Aaron Cometbus and Scott Satterwhite

Told in personal interviews, this is the collective story of a punk community in an unlikely town and region, a house that became a crossroads for punk rock, activism, veganism, and queer culture in Pensacola, Florida. 

Available in October 2021. Preorder now!

Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism
Jerry T. Watkins III

Queering the Redneck Riviera recovers the forgotten and erased history of gay men and lesbians in North Florida, a region often overlooked in the story of the LGBTQ+ experience in the United States. This book offers new insights about the relationships between sexuality, capitalism, and conservative morality in the second half of the twentieth century.  

Paperback available in November 2021. Preorder now!

Communists and Perverts Under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965
Stacy Braukman

This book analyzes the actions of the Johns Committee, formed in 1956 with the task of unearthing communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive behavior in academic institutions throughout Florida. Stacy Braukman shows how the committee was a result of historic societal anxieties about race, sexuality, obscenity, and liberalism.

State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties
Judith G. Poucher

Drawing on previously unpublished sources and newly unsealed records, Judith Poucher profiles five individuals who stood up to the Johns Committee. By reexamining the daring stands taken by these ordinary citizens, Poucher illustrates not only the abuses propagated by the committee but also the collective power of individuals to effect change.

Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance
Gary Edward Holcomb

“Sasha” was the code name adopted by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay (1889-1948) to foil investigations of his life and work. Relying on queer theory and related language-oriented approaches, this study emphasizes that the key to McKay’s queer Black Marxism lies as much in confronting his textual absence as it does in rereading the author historically.

The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum
Sandro R. Barros, Rafael Ocasio, and Angela L. Willis

Demonstrating Reinaldo Arenas’s influence as public pedagogue, mentor, and social activist, this book illuminates how the Cuban writer’s work remains a cutting-edge source of inspiration for today’s audiences, particularly LGBTQ+ readers. 

Available in February 2022. Preorder now!

Autoepitaph: Selected Poems
Reinaldo Arenas
Edited by Camelly Cruz-Martes
Translated by Kelly Washbourne

This bilingual volume includes narrative poems, sonnets, excerpts from Reinaldo Arenas’s prose poems, and previously unpublished works from his papers at Princeton University.

Staging Discomfort: Performance and Queerness in Contemporary Cuba
Bretton White

This visionary volume examines how queer bodies are theatrically represented on the Cuban stage in ways that challenge one of the state’s primary revolutionary tools, the categorization and homogenization of individuals. Bretton White critically analyzes contemporary performances that upset traditional understandings of what constitutes the ideal Cuban citizenry.

Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination
Rosamond S. King

In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean experience. Unique in its breadth and its multilingual and multidisciplinary approach, this book addresses homosexuality, interracial relations, transgender people, and women’s sexual agency in Dutch, Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone works of Caribbean literature. 

Dictionary of Latin American Identities
John T. Maddox IV and Thomas M. Stephens

Unparalleled in its thoroughness, its accessibility, and its relevance to all areas of Latin American studies, this volume is a dictionary of 21,000 terms related to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality used in the region over the past five centuries. It includes the languages of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and their Creoles and highlights the intersectional nature of identity. 

Available in September 2021. Preorder now!

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco
Barbara L. Voss
Revised Edition

In this interdisciplinary study, Barbara Voss examines religious, environmental, cultural, and political differences at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, to reveal the development of social identities within the colony. Voss reconciles material culture with historical records, challenging widely held beliefs about ethnicity.

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