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The Divergence of Judaism and IslamInterdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers a panoply of diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on the final chapter of Jewish minority life within the Islamic orbit, on Islam and Judaism as religions, and on the contemporary ... More

Documenting the UndocumentedLatino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Documenting the Undocumented addresses the question of how U.S. Latino/a literature of the last two decades responds to and represents the issue of undocumented immigration in an era of escalating ... More

Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Ana Aparicio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029252
eISBN:
9780813039091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029252.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the ways first- and second-generation Dominican-Americans in the dynamic northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights have shaped a new Dominican presence in local New ... More

Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Justin Jennings and Brenda J. Bowser (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033068
eISBN:
9780813038575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033068.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For more than two thousand years, drinking has played a critical role in Andean societies. This collection looks at the history, ethnography, and archaeology of one of the most important traditional ... More

Duvalier's GhostsRace, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034577
eISBN:
9780813038247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034577.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

From a position of urgent political engagement, this book offers interpretations of several well-known Haitian-born authors, particularly regarding United States intervention in their homeland. ... More

Emergent BrazilKey Perspectives on a New Global Power

Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Jeffrey D. Needell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Emergent Brazil comprehends Brazil’s complexity by going at it in a number of varied but interrelated ways. It is organized into six parts: Brazil, today and yesterday, combining a deft historical ... More

Exile and RevolutionJose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Gerald E. Poyo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Key West’s importance to the career of Cuba’s national hero José Martí and other prominent independence leaders is well recognized, but less understood was the community’s distinctive ideological ... More

Failed SanctionsWhy the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work

Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work

Paolo Spadoni

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035154
eISBN:
9780813038896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035154.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For almost five decades, the United States has maintained a comprehensive economic embargo on Cuba. U.S.-based travel to the island is severely restricted, and most financial and commercial ... More

Fertile BondsBedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Suzanne E. Joseph

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The gulf in birth and death rates between rich and poor countries is well documented, but little is actually known about demographic disparities between local class or status groups within most ... More

Fifty Years of RevolutionPerspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Soraya M. Castro Marino and John S. Reitan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813040233
eISBN:
9780813043852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040233.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the years since the Cuban Revolution, eleven men have served as president of the United States, arguably the most powerful nation on earth. Yet none of them has been able to effect any significant ... More

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