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The Shadow of the Wall

Violence and Migration on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Edited by Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, and Scott Whiteford; Foreword by Josiah Heyman; By (photographer) Murphy Woodhouse
The University of Arizona Press

Mass deportation is currently at the forefront of political discourse in the United States. This volume allows readers to understand the very real impact that mass removal to Mexico has on people’s lives. The Shadow of the Wall underscores the unintended social consequences of increased border enforcement, immigrant criminalization, and deportation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Vernacular Sovereignties

Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous women strategically use international norms to shape legal authority locally, defying Western practices of authority as they build what the author calls vernacular sovereignties.

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The Lives of Stone Tools

Crafting the Status, Skill, and Identity of Flintknappers

The University of Arizona Press

The Lives of Stone Tools gives voice to the Indigenous Gamo lithic practitioners of southern Ethiopia. Kathryn Weedman Arthur shows their perspective that stone tools are living beings with a life course. In so doing, Arthur subverts long-held Western perspectives on gender, skill, and lifeless status of inorganic matter.

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Beyond Alterity

Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

The concept of “indigenous” has been entwined with notions of exoticism and alterity throughout Mexico’s history. In Beyond Alterity, authors from across disciplines question the persistent association between indigenous people and radical difference, and demonstrate that alterity is often the product of specific political contexts.

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Ten Thousand Years of Inequality

The Archaeology of Wealth Differences

The University of Arizona Press

Archaeology at last allows the humanity’s deep past to provide an account of the early manifestations of wealth inequality around the world. In this first systematic presentation of quantitative data on ancient inequality, archaeologists explore the nature and implications of wealth disparity in the distant past.

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Immigration and the Law

Race, Citizenship, and Social Control

The University of Arizona Press

In today’s highly charged atmosphere, Immigration and the Law gives readers a grounded and broad overview of U.S. immigration law in a single book. Encompassing issues such as shifting demographics, a changing criminal justice system, and a volatile political climate, this book offers a critical and sweeping look at the history and nuances of immigration law.

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Savage Kin

Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists

The University of Arizona Press

In this provocative new book, Margaret M. Bruchac, an Indigenous anthropologist, turns the word savage on its head. Savage Kin explores the nature of the relationships between Indigenous informants such as Gladys Tantaquidgeon (Mohegan), Jesse Cornplanter (Seneca), and George Hunt (Tlingit), and early twentieth-century anthropological collectors such as Frank Speck, Arthur C. Parker, William N. Fenton, and Franz Boas.

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Interwoven

Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy

The University of Arizona Press

Interwoven focuses on the lives of native Andean families in Pelileo, a town dominated by one of Quito’s largest and longest-lasting textile mills. Rachel Corr reveals the strategies used by indigenous people to maintain their families and reconstitute their communities in the face of colonial disruptions.

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Big Water

The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay

Edited by Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas; Foreword by Zephyr Frank
The University of Arizona Press

Big Water focuses on the uniquely overlapping character of South America’s Triple Frontier. These essays complicate the frontiers and balance the excessive weight previously given to empires, nations, and territorial expansion. Big Water’s transdisciplinary approach provides a new understanding of how space and society have developed throughout Latin America.

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