Archive | May, 2014

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 […]

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Nation within a Nation

Now available! Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government Edited by Glenn Feldman “These essays show the complexity, hypocrisy, and, yes, perversion in this tortured relationship.”—Orville Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln From the Constitutional Convention to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the South has exerted […]

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Islam’s Jesus

Islam’s Jesus by Zeki Saritoprak Did you know that Jesus is a prominent figure in Islamic literature? Islam’s Jesus takes a bold look at the highly charged topic of Jesus’s place in Islam, exploring some of the religion’s least understood aspects. Zeki Saritoprak is a scholar of Islamic theology who teaches at an American Catholic […]

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The Purposes of the University: Selected Speeches

“Write your own story. Find the strength, whatever your hardships, to tell the powerful story within each of you. Write the best stories you can for your families, your communities, and your country. Live the biographies everyone will read.”—Remarks to Palm Beach County’s most accomplished graduating seniors at the Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach […]

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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 […]

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Tracing Childhood

New! Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity Edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall Bioarchaeology, the study of human remains from archaeological sites, is a fascinating field that explores the link between biology and culture and tells us about the different factors that have shaped the human […]

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Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

“They were two people who didn’t seem to fit together. But the shy, determined Ann Weaver and the rich, gregarious Ralph Norton shared one thing – a passionate love of art. . . . A relationship slowly developed, one that was to forever alter the cultural landscape of Palm Beach County. After all, their names […]

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Review Roundup: April 2014

Check out some highlights from reviews UPF books have received this past month!   Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida by Andrew Furman “Furman charms his audience. . . . The writings are enlightening, even captivating.”—Library Journal     Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids by Laura Albritton “I was at […]

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