University of Florida Press

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Chronicling Amazon Town: Eight Decades of Research and Engagement in Gurupá, Brazil

This book brings together the work of researchers from a variety of fields to provide a comprehensive synthesis of local and regional studies in the town of Gurupá in Brazil, ranging from archaeological findings to ethnohistory and sociocultural anthropology.

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Mesoamerican Osteobiographies: Revealing the Lives and Deaths of Ancient Individuals

Drawing from a variety of sites throughout Mesoamerica, this volume presents a collection of osteobiographies, which analyze skeletons and their surroundings alongside historical, archaeological, ethnographic, and other contextual data to better understand the life experiences of individuals.

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Tropical Time Machines: Science Fiction in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean

Exploring works of science fiction originating from Spanish-speaking parts of the Caribbean and their diasporas, this book shows how writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists are using the language of the genre to comment on the region’s history and present-day realities.

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Mississippian Women

This volume highlights the vital role women played within the diverse societies of the Mississippian world, which spanned the present-day United States South to the Midwest before the seventeenth century.

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Corporeal Readings of Cuban Literature and Art: The Body, the Inhuman, and Ecological Thinking

Examining how Cuban writers and artists have depicted racial, gender, and species differences throughout the past century, this book discusses how their works have emphasized the shared materiality of bodies across diverse media, time periods, and ideologies.

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Technified Muses: Reconfiguring National Bodies in the Mexican Avant-Garde

In this volume, Sara Potter uses the idea of the muse from Greek mythology and the cyborg from posthuman theory to consider the portrayal of female characters and their bodies in Mexican art and literature from the 1920s to the present, examining genres including science fiction, cyberpunk, and popular fiction.

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Exploring Ontologies of the Precontact Americas: From Individual Bodies to Bodies of Social Theory

This volume engages with social theory and considers diverse, non-Western worldviews to explore concepts of life and death in past societies of the Indigenous Americas.

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The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration: New Deal Public Works, Modernization, and Colonial Reform

This book explores the history and impact of an important New Deal program that improved living conditions across Puerto Rico in the wake of destructive hurricanes and the Great Depression, while at the same time resulting in a strengthened colonial relationship between the island and the United States.

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Space Policy for the Twenty-First Century

A foundational resource for both students and professionals, this book provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of major space policies in the United States and a framework through which to analyze them.

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Trash and Limits in Latin American Culture

This book looks at the role of waste in Latin American cultural texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Micah McKay considers how writers and filmmakers engage with the theme and argues that garbage illuminates key limits related to the region’s experience with contemporary capitalism.