Massacres

“A book of great scope. Researchers of different disciplinary backgrounds problematize a simple question: what constitutes a massacre? Is it the number buried, their demographics, the cause of death, or the treatment of remains? This book represents a new foundation for the study of massacres.”—R. Brian Ferguson, editor of The State, Identity and Violence: Political Disintegration … Continue reading Massacres

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

An Archaeology of Structural Violence

“Brilliantly underscores how the manifestations of modern alienation and social inequality must be at the center of any truly anthropological analysis in the twenty-first century. This fantastic volume makes us comprehend the immense complexities of violent modernity and will compel us to critically interrogate our past, our present, and our future.”—Daniel O. Sayers, author of A … Continue reading An Archaeology of Structural Violence

Society for American Archaeology 2016

Last week we displayed new and bestselling archaeology books at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, held this year in Orlando. We had a great time meeting with our archaeologist authors and welcoming conference attendees to the Sunshine State! Our booth was packed with books in archaeology and anthropology, and we sold them at special … Continue reading Society for American Archaeology 2016

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

Uncommonly Savage

New from the University Press of Florida! Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States by Paul D. Escott “Reminds us that both losers and victors often had powerful motives to remember—and to forget.”—Caroline E. Janney, author of Remembering the Civil War Spain and the United States both experienced extremely bloody … Continue reading Uncommonly Savage