The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

“A significant contribution to the continuing contentious debate on the status of Puerto Rico. . . . In addition to archival resources, the author includes interviews with prominent Puerto Rican political leaders in and out of government to provide a historical and contemporary basis for understanding the language issue on the island.”—Choice   “A welcome … Continue reading The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Intern Guest Post: Books to Watch For in 2020

Written by Kaylyn Ling, editorial, design, and production intern at the University Press of Florida This past fall, I worked with a number of fascinating titles as an intern in the EDP department. I was constantly impressed by each author’s rich contributions to their field, as well as the insight and innovation of their editors and … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Books to Watch For in 2020

La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

“In this dynamic cultural history, Tossounian turns our attention to how ‘non-official gendered figures’ have played a large but underappreciated role in constructing and engendering Argentine national identity. Turning our attention away from the extremely well-studied gaucho, she reveals just how much of modernity and national identity was pinned on la joven moderna (the modern girl) in … Continue reading La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

The Insubordination of Photography

“The first book to focus fully on the complex and creative uses of photography to resist state violence, atrocity, censorship, and widespread authoritarianism in Chile between 1973 and 1990.”—Antonio J. Traverso, editor of Southern Screens: Cinema, Culture and the Global South   “Working with an important and understudied archive of Chilean dictatorship-era photographs and photographic practices, … Continue reading The Insubordination of Photography

Haitian Studies Association 2019

Acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter attended the Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference in Gainesville, FL last weekend. We displayed some of our new and bestselling Haitian studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: Who Owns Haiti?: People, … Continue reading Haitian Studies Association 2019

The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This month, Brazil is hosting the South American football championship, better known as the Copa América. First held in 1916, the Copa América is the oldest continental football competition in the world, and this year’s edition … Continue reading The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

“A highly original and comprehensive study of the role of the guerrilla ethos in Cuban revolutionary history. Clayfield skillfully weaves together themes of duty, struggle against overwhelming obstacles, and cubanía to illustrate the profound roots of guerrillerismo in Cuban history. Essential reading.”—John M. Kirk, author of Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism In this extensively researched book, Anna Clayfield … Continue reading The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution