The Archaeology of Magic

“An excellent contribution to scholarship, charting new directions for research on folk religions in New England. Augé presents vital insights into the interplay of gender roles, motivations for manipulating spiritual forces, and material expressions of magical conduct.”—Christopher C. Fennell, author of Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World “In its application of historical … Continue reading The Archaeology of Magic

Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Stephanye Hunter, University Press of Florida acquisitions editor for Latin American and Caribbean studies, shares her thoughts on LASA's virtual meeting and introduces the new and exciting titles in our LASA virtual booth. LASA 2020: A Virtual Congress Each academic conference has its own character, which is partly why it is so fun to be … Continue reading Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Fried Green Tomato Lasagna! UPF acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb tried this recipe from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh: Bert Gill's Southern Flavors. Meredith's comments: Bert Gill is a genius—I don't think I will ever make lasagna with noodles again. Although the final photo does not look all that appetizing, this … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Quarantine Reads for May 2020

Due to the overwhelming, positive response to our April "Quarantine Reads," University Press of Florida is pleased to offer a new selection of free eBooks for the month of May. This month's collection features biographies and memoirs, highlighting the lives of people—interesting, inspiring, and even infamous—from Florida and beyond. You can enjoy the digital versions … Continue reading Quarantine Reads for May 2020

Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

We return to The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, Anniversary Edition for today's "Quarantine Cooking" episode! Bryan Lutz, IT director at UPF, tried out the book's recipe for Rice Pudding. As we previously mentioned, all Columbia restaurant locations are temporarily closed due to a statewide order ending dine-in service at restaurants. Learn how you can help furloughed … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

New Editions in Dance

Praise for the previous edition: Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Reading such intelligent, formidable prose about Ms. Tharp is a joy.”—New York Times “Not only does Siegel furnish us with highly detailed descriptions of various Tharp works and vivid accounts of particular performances, she also tries to give us a real sense of the creative process … Continue reading New Editions in Dance

From Saloons to Steak Houses

Black beans and vice in Florida’s Cigar City “This rollicking ride through Tampa history captures the flavor of the city through the stories of some of its most colorful and legendary people and places. From bootleggers and jook joints to labor strikes and sit-ins, this is social history at its finest.”—Janine Farver, former executive director, … Continue reading From Saloons to Steak Houses