Dear Reader, Our Spring/Summer 2017 catalog is now available and we’re excited to present a lineup of great reads coming soon from University Press of Florida. The cover image is from our new book Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida, coming in March. The image is reprinted by permission of Charles Trainor Jr. Other … Continue reading Our Spring 2017 Catalog is Now Available
Our Fall/Winter 2016 catalog is now available! Click here to check out a lineup of great reads coming soon from UPF. The cover image is from Everglades: America's Wetland, courtesy of Mac Stone. Other highlights from the forthcoming season include shrimp recipes from the southern coasts; the story of humankind's quest to discover alien life; an intimate … Continue reading Our Fall/Winter Catalog is Now Available!
Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida Tameka Bradley Hobbs . “Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims’ families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights … Continue reading New Books on Florida
Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo Diana Espírito Santo . “Peels back the layers to explore what Spiritist practice is really about: a project of self-fashioning that challenges Western suppositions about the nature of the self, the body, and its relationship with others, living and dead.”—Kristina Wirtz, author of Ritual, Discourse, and … Continue reading New Releases in Anthropology
Our Fall/Winter 2015 catalog is now available and we’ve got some spectacular and fascinating reads for the season! Take a look at what’s coming soon from University Press of Florida. http://issuu.com/upflorida/docs/f15_catalog_web?e=5528339/13141474 The red Chevy on the cover is from Byron Motley’s Embracing Cuba, a book of vivid photographs that capture the vistas, the people, and … Continue reading Our Fall/Winter 2015 catalog is now available!
NEW! Islam and the Americas Edited by Aisha Khan In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries. Together, these essays challenge the typical view of Islam as timeless, predictable, and opposed … Continue reading Islam and the Americas
. On Technique by Dean Speer "Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices."—Dance Teacher "Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential."—Choice On Technique provides a fascinating look into … Continue reading New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music
Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City By Elsbeth "Buff" Gordon Established in 1565, more than fifty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine radiates Old World charm like nowhere else in the United States. Vibrant history lurks around every corner, and the best way to … Continue reading Walking St. Augustine
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
NOW IN PAPERBACK! "An in-depth look at the difference between 'Islamic art' and 'Arab art' and well as the inherent similarities. The book offers further examinations into Arab creativity, modernity and tradition, Arab Cultures, nationalism, the influence of Western art, globalization, and Orientalism, among other topics. This book should help encourage further investigations of this … Continue reading Modern Arab Art