Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

“This outstanding and engaging body of work examines the various nuances of aging using a holistic and cross-field approach. One to add to a personal library.”—Elisha R. Oliver, Oklahoma State University   “Older adults have been invisible in both academia and the real world for thousands of years. This book helps to make them visible.”—Christine Cave, … Continue reading Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

Spring 2023 Exhibit Schedule

The University Press of Florida will be at these conferences and book fairs this spring. African American Intellectual History Society ConferenceCharlotte, NCMarch 9-11, 2023Shop Related Books – Use Code AAIH23 National Council for Black Studies ConferenceGainesville, FLMarch 22-25, 2023Shop Related Books – Use Code NCBS23 Society for American Archaeology MeetingPortland, ORMarch 29-April 2, 2023Shop Related Books – Use … Continue reading Spring 2023 Exhibit Schedule

Human Behavioral Ecology and Coastal Environments

“Provides an excellent summary of current research on human behavioral ecology in coastal and island environments and begins to push us to a new way of using this framework to understand human behavior in broader and more nuanced ways.”—Leslie Reeder-Myers, coeditor of The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast  “An impressive collection … Continue reading Human Behavioral Ecology and Coastal Environments

Beating the Bounds

“Allows us to rediscover why Finnegans Wake is still a vital book today: it is as bold in its exploration of universal culture as it is playful in its synthetic language, qualities that shine in the inspired pages. Linguistic excess and conceptual delimitation struggle less against one another than shape a beautiful chiasmus, the adequate … Continue reading Beating the Bounds

Books for Black History Month

Explore our selection of books for Black History Month! New titles this year include a study of Mary McLeod Bethune's global activism, an insider’s account of a wrongful conviction and the fight to overturn it during the civil rights era, profiles of influential Black women activists at the 1977 National Women’s Conference, an analysis of … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

"As is fitting for its subject, this work is a blend of forms, inputs, voices, and visions.  Collectively they reveal the complexity of the study and practice of ‘Afro-Cuban’ religion. They constitute an authoritative, potentially discipline-altering, stance on the question of African origins embodied in the presumed distinction between the Lucumí and Arará traditions. The … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

Q&A with Katya Wesolowski, author of Capoeira Connections

In Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion, Katya Wesolowski—a capoeirista and Duke University lecturing fellow of cultural anthropology and dance—explores her personal journey from novice to instructor as well as her decades of research as an anthropologist in Brazil, Angola, Europe, and the United States. We asked Katya Wesolowski some questions about her new book, which we're … Continue reading Q&A with Katya Wesolowski, author of Capoeira Connections

Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco

“Represents an impressive use of modern forensic and bioarchaeological methods to reveal a great deal of important information about American history during the post-Civil War period, particularly as it relates to the history of medicine. Nuanced, sensitive, and reflective.”—Debra Martin, coeditor of Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands   “A fascinating and exhaustive analysis of anatomized remains and … Continue reading Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco