Founded in 1945, the University Press of Florida is the official publisher of the State University System of Florida. UPF has published over 2,500 books since its inception and currently releases approximately 80 new titles each year. Its publishing strengths include archaeology, history, literature, Latin American studies, African American studies, space studies, sustainability, and Florida history and culture. UPF engages educators, students, and discerning readers by producing works of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.
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The first full biography of former United States attorney general Janet Reno, this book examines the guiding forces that shaped Reno’s character, the trails blazed by Reno in her professional roles, and the lasting influence of Reno on American politics and society.
This book explores the forms and trajectories of social complexity among fisher-hunter-gatherers who lived in coastal, estuarine, and riverine settings in pre-Columbian North America.
Five Centuries of Change
This volume examines how Mexican populations have been shaped both culturally and biologically by European colonization, drawing on methods from archaeology, bioarchaeology, genetics, and history and providing evidence for the resilience of the Mexican people in the face of tumultuous change.
Crisis, Critique, and Collaboration
This volume examines cultural heritage work within thecontext of both democratic institutions and democratic practices, highlightinghow democratic politics and cultural heritage shape, impact, and depend uponone another.
Transdisciplinary Approaches to History, Literature, and Culture
In this first systematic comparative study of Cuba andPuerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective, contributorshighlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos and encourage a morenuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands andtheir diasporas.
The firstcomprehensive discussion of the historical archaeology of homelessness, thisbook highlights the social complexities, ambiguities, and significance of thehome and the unhomed in the archaeological record.
Excess and Restraint in Joyce’s Later Works
Examining the role of boundaries and limits in James Joyce’slater works, primarily Finnegans Wake but also Ulysses and othertexts, this book explains and reconciles Joyce’s contrary tendencies toestablish and transgress limits and shows the Wake’s relevance to manydifferent fields of thought.
Taking a holistic approach to the study of aging, thisvolume uses biological, archaeological, medical, and cultural perspectives toexplore how older adults have functioned in societies around the globe andthroughout human history.
In this volume, contributors apply human behavioral ecologytheoretical models to coastal environments around the globe and to the use ofcoastal resources by past human societies, showing how researchers can gaininsights about human behavior in these settings.
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