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Frontiers of Colonialism

“An original contribution and an important one. Presents interesting and compelling case studies in the variability of colonialism and colonial encounters.”—Melissa S. Murphy, coeditor of Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas “Creates bridges to understand and compare diverse sets of data and questions, incorporating larger ideas of colonial […]

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New Paperback Release: Duvalier’s Ghosts

“Urgently pursues those nameless ghosts of Haitians lost in the liminal space of the Black Atlantic.”—New West Indian Guide “Foregrounds the experiences of refugees (particularly those refused asylum and detained in camps), the political mobilization of the diaspora in the United States, the ramifications of the policies and adjustment programmes imposed on Haiti by the […]

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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major […]

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Latin American Studies Sale

In honor of the 2017 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held last week in Lima, Peru, we are offering 30-60% off books in Latin American studies through May 27. Orders over $50 will receive free shipping. View books at upress.ufl.edu/LASA17. Use code LASA17 at checkout for discount prices.

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The Paradox of Paternalism

“An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women’s multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism–widely defined–as a powerful political force.”—Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood “An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century Dominican Republic.”—Nicola Foote, coeditor […]

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Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and […]

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Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture

“The texts stitch past and present in a tapestry that in its warp and weft maps out the vastness of continental cultures.”—Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text “A first-rate, unique gathering of key texts and images from throughout Spanish America, ranging from pre-Hispanic myths […]

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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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Painting in a State of Exception

“Brings long overdue recognition and reevaluation to Nueva Figuración. Offers a contemporary reexamination of the artworks beyond that of Argentina’s complex political history for a more global interpretation.”—Carol Damian, author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting “Chronicles an important and little-known episode in the history of Argentine art and thoughtfully locates the movement within the […]

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Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

“Whether considering public or private spaces, domesticity, work, or education, this book provides sophisticated readings of a broad range of narratives that illustrate the tensions brought about in discussions of gender and its relation to modernity in Spanish America.”–Fernando Unzueta, author of La imaginación histórica y el romance nacional en Hispanoamérica “A key resource for […]

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