Archive | January, 2017

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed

“Breaks new ground regarding how to think about colonial encounters in innovative ways that pay attention to a wide range of issues from health and demography to identity formations and adaptation.”—Debra L. Martin, coeditor of The Bioarchaeology of Violence “Amply demonstrates the breadth and variability of the impact of colonialism.”—Ken Nystrom, State University of New […]

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Broken Chains and Subverted Plans

“Creatively drawing on archaeological, architectural, and documentary evidence, this book explores the dynamic strategies employed by German Americans and African Americans in the nineteenth-century American frontier to navigate the exclusionary, exploitative, and insidious forces of the emerging world capitalist system.”—Frederick H. Smith, author of The Archaeology of Alcohol and Drinking “Two in-depth and insightful case […]

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Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging […]

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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 […]

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Our Spring 2017 Catalog is Now Available

Dear Reader, Our Spring/Summer 2017 catalog is now available and we’re excited to present a lineup of great reads coming soon from University Press of Florida. The cover image is from our new book Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida, coming in March. The image is reprinted by permission of Charles Trainor Jr. Other […]

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Setting the Table

“A long-needed comparison between Spanish and Spanish colonial sites, showing how both inform us about Spanish identity at home and abroad.”—Charles R. Ewen, coeditor of Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy “The first systematic attempt to consider the eighteenth-century archaeological record in Spain and measure it against the decades-long research in St. Augustine. It […]

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Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Plugged In

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know […]

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2017 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

Last week, UPF visited Fort Worth, Texas, to attend the 2017 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. We had a fantastic time exhibiting our vast array of books on historical and underwater archaeology, as well as mingling with scholars in the field. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek, authors […]

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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 […]

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and […]

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