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Contemporary Urbanism BrazilBeyond Brasilia

Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Vicente del Rio and William Siembieda (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For decades, a succession of military regimes and democratic governments in Brazil sought to shape the future of their society through the manipulation of urban spaces. Planned cities were built that ... More

Contentious Politics in the Middle EastPolitical Opposition under Authoritarianism

Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Holger Albrecht (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Scholarship examining the governments in the Middle East and North Africa rarely focuses on opposition movements, since those countries tend to be ruled by a centralized, often authoritarian ... More

Contrary DestiniesA Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Leon D. Pamphile

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061023
eISBN:
9780813051291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061023.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines Haitian American relations from 1915 to 2015 in light of American control. In 1915 began the first American occupation of Haiti that lasted two decades enabling them to lay the ... More

The Convergence of Judaism and IslamReligious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers a fresh examination of Muslim and Jewish cultural interactions during the medieval and early modern periods. The fifteen interdisciplinary studies assembled here investigate the ... More

Cuba in a Global ContextInternational Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Catherine Krull (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For more than 50 years Cuba has occupied a unique position in global affairs, with a steadfast prominence that at first glance might seem unlikely for a small developing island country nestled in the ... More

Cuba in the Shadow of ChangeDaily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book travels deep inside the everyday life of middle-class Cubans—arguably the majority of citizens on the island. Un-theorized and under-described, it is a group that is portrayed honestly, ... More

Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

John J. Clune Jr.

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032177
eISBN:
9780813038308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032177.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Catholicism underwent momentous change as it transitioned to the modern era and the relatively new colonial environments of North America and the Caribbean. Critical to this evolution was the role of ... More

Dance and GenderAn Evidence-Based Approach

Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Wendy Oliver and Doug Risner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Driven by exacting methods and hard data, this volume reveals gender dynamics within the dance world in the twenty-first century. It provides concrete evidence about how gender impacts the daily ... More

Darwin's Man in BrazilThe Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

David A. West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Darwin’s Man in Brazil is a scientific biography of Fritz Müller that presents relevant familial, institutional, methodological, philosophical, and political backgrounds for understanding Müller’s ... More

Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean
Cultures

Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero-Cesareo (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed over the centuries. Amerindian chiefdoms gave way to European colonies that have been replaced by nations of various political flavors. ... More

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