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Elvis Ignited

“I don’t think there was a better time and place to be a teenager than in Florida in the 1950s. It was such a magical place. Elvis is part of what contributed to that excitement.”—Bob Graham, former Florida governor and United States senator “Kealing tells us the story of what happened when Elvis arrived in […]

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2016 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia […]

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Dance and Gender

“Few volumes tackle the issue of gender and dance with such currency. A work of high quality, thorough in its composition, impeccable in its rigor, and far-reaching in its approach.”—Julie Kerr-Berry, Minnesota State University, Mankato “Generous with data, this collection of accessible research will inspire a variety of emotions from anger to fascination, prompting us […]

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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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Simón Bolívar

“Shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by ‘El Libertador’ who is still very much an active force in Latin America.”–Efraín Barradas, author of Mente, Mirada, Mano: Visiones y Revisiones de La Obra de […]

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Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included […]

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New Paperback Release: Wildman of Rhythm

Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré Winner, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence “Wildman of Rhythm [is] the singer’s first English-language biography that finally exposes . . . this corner of the Earth to the genius that was Benny Moré.”—LA Weekly “Captures the singer’s flamboyant manner, sense of humor […]

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Tokaido Texts and Tales

“These innovative prints have been considered one of the most seminal series from the era. Tokaido Texts and Tales investigates the sources of the legends, folklore, and fictional stories told in these prints, and persuasively foregrounds the creativity of the printmakers.”–Natsu Oyobe, associate curator of Asian art, University of Michigan Museum of Art “A wonderful addition […]

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UPF Announces Distribution Partnership with UF’s University Galleries

For immediate release April 8, 2015 University Press of Florida Announces Distribution Partnership with UF’s University Galleries Gainesville, Fla.—University Press of Florida has entered into a partnership with the University Galleries at the University of Florida. UPF will be the official distributor for various University Galleries’ publications, including many of their exhibition catalogs. The first six […]

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Modern Arab Art

NOW IN PAPERBACK! “An in-depth look at the difference between ‘Islamic art’ and ‘Arab art’ and well as the inherent similarities. The book offers further examinations into Arab creativity, modernity and tradition, Arab Cultures, nationalism, the influence of Western art, globalization, and Orientalism, among other topics. This book should help encourage further investigations of this […]

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