Dressing the Part

“From Olmec costume switching to Peruvian bundle burials we see which types of power were gendered, which symbols or motifs were power filled, and how these symbols were borne by the living and the dead. This collection showcases a mature gendered archaeology.”—Cheryl Claassen, author of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive … Continue reading Dressing the Part

New GATORBYTE: Plugged In

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: Plugged In

Music Everywhere

One small Florida town, many international rock legends "Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs, watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique."--Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain "Jourard clearly demonstrates that Gainesville’s contributions are … Continue reading Music Everywhere

March 2016 Paperback Releases

. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases

Florida’s Paved Bike Trails, Third Edition

Praise for the previous editions: “Whether on bike, foot, in-line skate, or even horse, this trail book can help you find the paths and know what to expect when you get there, and what you might find along the way.”—Tallahassee Democrat “Jammed with the info cyclists venturing into the unknown crave. There are simple maps … Continue reading Florida’s Paved Bike Trails, Third Edition

Behind the Masks of Modernism

“A wide-ranging collection that allows the mask—as artifact, metaphor, theatrical costume, fetish, strategy for self-concealment, and treasured cultural object—to clarify modernity’s relationship to history.”—Carrie J. Preston, author of Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance “Covering an impressive range of geographies, cultures, and time periods, these carefully researched essays explore the fascinating role of masks … Continue reading Behind the Masks of Modernism

Embracing Protestantism

In Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World, author John W. Catron argues that the people of color in the Atlantic world who adopted Protestant Christianity did not become African Americans but instead assumed more fluid Atlantic-African identities. “The first study to consider, on a circum-Atlantic scale, how conversion to Afro-Protestant Christianity encouraged a ‘middle path’ between exclusionist … Continue reading Embracing Protestantism

Excavating Memory

"A rounded overview of historical and sociocultural approaches to memory that offers a series of interesting and compelling case studies with good global coverage."—Andrew Jones, author of Prehistoric Materialities "Contests constructions of collective memory, the political uses of memory, and the sensory and mnemonic roles played by materials in this process. Excavating Memory is as … Continue reading Excavating Memory