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Islam and the Americas

Islam and the Americas

Aisha Khan (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Islam and the Americas gathers together the work of twelve scholars from anthropology, history, sociology, political science, literature, and religious studies, whose interdisciplinary contributions ... More

Istwa Across the WaterHaitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Toni Pressley-Sanon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Istwa across the Water draws on the historian and poet Kamau Brathwaite’s concept of tidalectics as cultural exchange that is patterned after the back and forth movement of the ocean’s waves, to ... More

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Misha Klein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039879
eISBN:
9780813043784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039879.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In spite of exclusion and persecution under Portuguese colonial rule, today the world's largest Catholic country is home to the second largest Jewish community in Latin America. Being Jewish in ... More

Land Reform in Puerto RicoModernizing the Colonial State, 19411969

Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 19411969

Ismael Garcia-Colon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033631
eISBN:
9780813038476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033631.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The 1930s and the reign of the New Dealers in Washington brought incredible changes to Puerto Rican society. A new land redistribution plan, formalized in the 1941 Land Law, aimed at enfranchising, ... More

The Mapuche in Modern ChileA Cultural History

The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History

Joanna Crow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044286
eISBN:
9780813046273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044286.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Spanning the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, The Mapuche in Modern Chile draws on a vast array of cultural sources, such as poetry, popular music, photography, theater, testimonial ... More

MatanzasThe Cuba Nobody Knows

Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Miguel A. Bretos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a history of Matanzas, a Cuban city that has played a key role in the island's economic, social, and cultural development. Located on Cuba's northern shore, halfway between Havana and ... More

Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin
AmericaRace, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Nicola Foote and Rene D. Harder Horst (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Military engagements in Latin America between 1850 and 1950 helped shape emerging nation states and collective consciousness in profound and formative ways. This century, known as the liberal period, ... More

The Mulatto RepublicClass, Race, and Dominican National Identity

The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

April J. Mayes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049199
eISBN:
9780813050041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049199.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the authoritarian regime of General Rafael Trujillo, official renderings of Dominican national identity elevated European ancestry, Spanish language, and Spanish cultural formations. At the ... More

Negotiating RespectPentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Brendan Jamal Thornton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic is a comprehensive ethnographic account of Pentecostal Christianity in the context ... More

Packaged VacationsTourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Evan R. Ward

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book provides analytical insight into the evolution of today's principal tourism destinations in the Spanish Caribbean. It examines the political and economic forces that led to the creation of ... More

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