University of Florida Press

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Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

In this exploration of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s impact on popular culture, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky shows how Escobar’s legacy inspired the development of narcocultura—television, music, literature, and fashion representing the drug-trafficking lifestyle—in Colombia and around the world.

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Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

This volume explores works from Latin American literary and visual culture that question what it means to be human and how the nonhuman world helps define personhood. In doing so, it provides new perspectives on how the region challenges and adds to global conversations about humanism and the posthuman.

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Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Challenging the common view that Latin America has lagged behind Europe and North America in the global history of science, this volume reveals that the region has long been a center for scientific innovation and imagination. It highlights the important relationship between science, politics, and culture in Latin American history.

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Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors

Framed by the stories of Hurricane Maria evacuees, Tossed to the Wind is the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of one of the deadliest natural disasters on U.S. soil. It is also a story of hope and endurance as Puerto Ricans on the island shared what little they had and the diaspora in Florida offered refuge.

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Digital Humanities in Latin America

This volume provides a hemispheric view of the practice of digital humanities in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Americas. These essays examine how participation and research in new media have helped configure new identities and collectivities in the region.

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The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

In this eye-opening journey through some of America’s most innovative landscape architecture projects, Charles Flink shows why we urgently need greenways. A leading authority in greenway planning, design, and development, Flink presents inspiring examples of communities that have come together to build permanent spaces for the life-sustaining power of nature.   

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Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States

The years 1500–1700 AD were a time of dramatic change for the indigenous inhabitants of southeastern North America, yet Native histories during this era have been difficult to reconstruct due to a scarcity of written records before the eighteenth century. Using archaeology to enhance our knowledge of the period, Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States presents new research on the ways Native societies responded to early contact with Europeans.

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An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

This volume uses archaeological and historical evidence to reconstruct daily life at Betty’s Hope plantation on the island of Antigua, one of the largest sugar plantations in the Caribbean. It demonstrates the rich information that multidisciplinary studies can provide about the effects of sugarcane agriculture on the region and its people.  

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Life in Motion: Unlocking the Secret to Healthy Aging

In the upcoming decades, an unprecedented demographic shift will take place; the eighty-five and over population is projected to climb far higher than any other age group. To keep the current elderly population healthy and help prevent future generations from experiencing poor health outcomes, researchers are studying crucial connections between skeletal muscles and whole-body health.

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Bears: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North America

Although scholars have long recognized the mythic status of bears in indigenous North American societies of the past, this is the first volume to synthesize the vast amount of archaeological and historical research on the topic. Bears charts the special relationship between the American black bear and humans in eastern Native American cultures across thousands of years.