The New Brazilian Mediascape

“A detailed, cogent analysis of how the Brazilian audiovisual sector is surpassing traditional barriers to expression, attracting more projects of various formats and media such as the Globoplay series and Porta dos Fundos’ work, both eloquently discussed in this book.”—Cacilda Rêgo, coeditor of New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema “A far-reaching and well-researched book that … Continue reading The New Brazilian Mediascape

Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

“The most inclusive, informative, and up-to-date volume I have seen regarding science and culture in Latin America. An excellent choice for both the classroom and the individual researcher.”—Jerry Hoeg, coauthor of Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape “What is the role played by Latin America in the formation of global science? What is the role … Continue reading Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Brothels, Gallows, and Lies: Frontier Alibis

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism by Daniel R. Maher. Exploring Wild West tourist sites in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mythic Frontiers shows how aggrandized versions of the past, especially those of the “American frontier,” have been used to turn a profit. It reveals that popular … Continue reading Brothels, Gallows, and Lies: Frontier Alibis

Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

“Smart, insightful, subtle, provocative, counterintuitive, and often contrarian, vigorously argued, learned, comprehensive, historically rooted, in short, a great read. Maingot invites readers to think on their own; Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism is an intellectual feast.”—Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard University “A stunning book, a must-read for anyone interested in the development and … Continue reading Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Q&A with Daniel Harrison, author of Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter

Released last month, Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter: The Dark Side of Political Protest investigates an act of creative crime that has become legend in Florida lore. Early one morning in June 1991, a young man named Marshall Ledbetter broke into the Florida State Capitol building, armed with just an empty whiskey bottle wrapped in a … Continue reading Q&A with Daniel Harrison, author of Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter