Queering the Redneck Riviera

“A fascinating look at queer life in the Florida Panhandle. A welcome addition to the scholarship on the queer past, queer geography, and Florida history.”—Stacy Braukman, author of Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956–1965   “Watkins shows that the queer culture that emerged on Florida’s ‘Redneck Riviera’ was unique—a fierce … Continue reading Queering the Redneck Riviera

African Diasporic Women’s Narratives

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship by Simone A. James Alexander “Brilliant. A must-read for those interested in women's writing today.”—Renée Larrier, Rutgers University Focusing on the female body in the writing of Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, this book challenges the stereotypes associated with black female … Continue reading African Diasporic Women’s Narratives

Island Bodies

Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond S. King “Outstanding.”—David William Foster, author of São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production New from UPF! Island Bodies explores sexual norms and expectations in Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to reveal how many individuals contest the traditional roles of their society’s … Continue reading Island Bodies