Representing the next wave of southeastern archaeology, the essays in this book resoundingly argue that Florida is a crucial hub of archaeological inquiry. Contributors use new data to challenge well-worn models of environmental determinism and localized social contact.
In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean
experience. She analyzes the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in
Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to show how
many individuals contest traditional roles by maneuvering within and/or trying
to change their society's binary gender systems.
Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe’s Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race.