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Beyond the Page

Poetry and Performance in Spanish America

The University of Arizona Press

Beyond the Page examines the performance of poetry to show how it travels outside of writing, eventually becoming part of the cultural consciousness. Exploring a range of performances from early twentieth-century recitations to twenty-first-century film, CDs, and Internet renditions, Beyond the Page offers analytic tools to chart poetry beyond printed texts.

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Diné Perspectives

Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought

Foreword by Gregory Cajete; Edited by Lloyd L. Lee
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Native and Spanish New Worlds

Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast

The University of Arizona Press

Native and Spanish New Worlds brings together archaeological, ethnohistorical, and anthropological research from sixteenth-century contexts to illustrate interactions during the first century of Native–European contact in what is now the southern United States. The contributors examine the southwestern and southeastern United States and the connections between these regions and explain the global implications of entradas during this formative period in borderlands history.

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A Passion for the True and Just

Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal

The University of Arizona Press

A Passion for the True and Just reveals the moral underpinnings of Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and their important contribution to the Indian New Deal. Alice Beck Kehoe illuminates Felix Cohen’s uncompromising commitment to the “true and the just,” rooted in his Jewish intellectual and moral heritage, and Social Democrat principles, that changed American legal philosophy.

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Biography of a Hacienda

Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Biography of a Hacienda is a book that will last for generations. It looks at the real lives of real people pushed to the brink of revolution, and its conclusions compel us to rethink the social and economic factors involved in the Mexican Revolution.

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Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions

New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ethnohistory

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions offers a holistic view on the consequences of mission enterprises and how native peoples actively incorporated Spanish colonialism into their own landscapes. An innovative reorientation spanning the northern limits of Spanish colonialism, this volume brings together a variety of archaeologists focused on placing indigenous agency in the foreground of mission interpretation.

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Fleshing the Spirit

Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives

Edited by Elisa Facio and Irene Lara
The University of Arizona Press

Fleshing the Spirit brings together established and new writers to explore the relationships between the physical body, the spirit and spirituality, and social justice activism. The anthology incorporates different genres of writing—such as poetry, testimonials, critical essays, and historical analysis—and stimulates the reader to engage spirituality in a critical, personal, and creative way.

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An Anthropologist's Arrival

A Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Ruth Underhill’s intriguing memoir traces the story of her life, delving into the Depression, the famous anthropologists in her circle, and her fieldwork with a keen ethnographic eye.

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Yakama Rising

Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing

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Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother

Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

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Huichol Territory and the Mexican Nation

Indigenous Ritual, Land Conflict, and Sovereignty Claims

The University of Arizona Press

This book is thus a multi-sited ethnography of territoriality with broad geographical and theoretical reach. Its mix of vivid description and complex theory will engage multiple publics. It is aimed at anthropologists, historians, and geographers who deal with Indian territory and sovereignty in Latin America, but it will also engage readers interested in what “place” means to native peoples and how they represent themselves to global publics. It will also be a good book for students who want to read an innovative ethnography about a quintessentially “traditional” Mexican Indian people’s creative response to challenging historical conditions.

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Aztlán Arizona

Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968–1978

The University of Arizona Press

Aztlán Arizona is the first thorough examination of Arizona’s Chicano student movement, providing an exhaustive history of the emergence of the state’s Chicano Movement politics and its related school reform efforts. Darius V. Echeverría reveals how Mexican American communities fostered a togetherness that ultimately modified larger Arizona society by revamping the educational history of the region.

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Alcohol in Latin America

A Social and Cultural History

The University of Arizona Press

The first interdisciplinary study to examine the historic role of alcohol across Latin America and over a broad time span. Contributors use the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, history, and literature to examine alcohol use in six locations—the Andean region, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—thus offering a better understanding of race, class, gender, state-building, and more.

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Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California

Exploring Landscapes and Geology on the Gulf Shores and Islands

The University of Arizona Press

Great hikes with an expert guide.

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Seriously Funny

Mexican Political Jokes as Social Resistance

By Samuel Schmidt; Translated by Adam Schmidt
The University of Arizona Press
Exploring the ways in which political humor has developed and operated in Mexico over more than four centuries, this is groundbreaking work argues persuasively that political jokes are acts of rebellion: their objective is not to overthrow a government but to correct its mistakes.
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The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band

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A fast-moving novel set to the soundtrack of reservation life in the 1960s.

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Ameriscopia

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Shattering the definition of Latino into a million little pieces, poet Edwin Torres reassembles identity into something that is more likely and at the same time unexpected, complex, and multifaceted. From conversations in cars to fast-beat lullabies, Ameriscopia is a collection that taps into rhythms both distinctive and dynamic.

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Raza Studies

The Public Option for Educational Revolution

The University of Arizona Press

The well-known and controversial Mexican American studies (MAS) program in Arizona’s Tucson Unified School District set out to create an equitable and excellent educational experience for Latino students. Raza Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution offers the first comprehensive account of this progressive—indeed revolutionary—program by those who created it, implemented it, and have struggled to protect it.

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With Blood in Their Eyes

The University of Arizona Press

Thomas Cobb introduces the day when the Power brothers engaged the Graham County Sheriff’s Department in the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history. In this Spur Award Winner (Best Western Long Novel) Cobb cunningly weaves the story of the Power brothers’ escape with flashbacks of the boys’ father’s life and his struggle to make a living ranching, logging, and mining in the West around the turn of the century. Deftly drawn characters and cleverly concealed motivations work seamlessly to blend a compelling family history with a desperate story of the brothers as they attempt to escape.

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Debating American Identity

Southwestern Statehood and Mexican Immigration

The University of Arizona Press

Debating American Identity is an innovative look at four national debates over the inclusion of the Mexican-origin population in the United States in the early twentieth century. Linda C. Noel explores different conceptions of American identity through disputes over Arizona and New Mexico statehood, temporary workers, immigration, and repatriation.

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Looking Like the Enemy

Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945

The University of Arizona Press

The first English-language book to report on the Japanese experience in Mexico, Looking Like the Enemy is an important examination of the tumultuous half-century before World War II, offering illuminating insights into the wartime experiences of the Japanese on both sides of the US/Mexico border.

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Reimagining National Belonging

Post-Civil War El Salvador in a Global Context

The University of Arizona Press

Reimagining National Belonging offers the first sustained critical examination of post-civil war El Salvador, describing how one nation took up the challenge of generating social unity and shared meanings around ideas of the nation. An “ethnography of the state,” it highlights the practices and the complexities of nation-building in the 21st century.
 

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Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction

The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety

The University of Arizona Press

A much-needed contribution to the fields of urban theory, race critical theory, Chicana/o–Latina/o studies, and Los Angeles writing and film, López-Calvo offers multiple theoretical perspectives—including urban theory, ecocriticism, ethnic studies, gender studies, and cultural studies—contextualized with notions of transnationalism and post-nationalism.

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Revolt

An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Traditional text-based accounts tend to focus on the revolt and the Spaniards’ reconquest in 1692—completely skipping over the years of indigenous independence that occurred in between. Revolt boldly breaks out of this mold and examines the aftermath of the uprising in colonial New Mexico, focusing on the radical changes it instigated in Pueblo culture and society.

Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

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Last Water on the Devil's Highway

A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas

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In the Smaller Scope of Conscience

The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986–1990

The University of Arizona Press

 In the Smaller Scope of Conscience is a thoughtful and detailed study of the ins and outs of the four-year process behind the creation of NMAIA and NAGPRA. It is a singular contribution to the history of these issues, with the potential to help mediate the ongoing debate by encouraging all sides to retrace the steps of the legislators responsible for the acts.
 

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Warfare in Cultural Context

Practice, Agency, and the Archaeology of Violence

The University of Arizona Press

Warfare is a constant in human history. Contributors to this book contend that agency and culture, inherited values and dispositions (such as religion and other cultural practices), beliefs, and institutions are always woven into the conduct of war. Using archaeological and ethnohistorical data from various parts of the world, the contributors explore the multiple avenues for the cultural study of warfare that these ideas make possible. Contributions focus on cultural aspects of warfare in Mesoamerica, South America, North America, and Southeast Asia.

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Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets

The University of Arizona Press

Through the contributions of more than sixty leading experts in the field, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets sets forth the foundations for this emerging new science and brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding of atmospheric formation and climate evolution.

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Universities and Indian Country

Case Studies in Tribal-Driven Research

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Foundational Arts

Mural Painting and Missionary Theater in New Spain

The University of Arizona Press
Foundational Arts examines how the relationships between mural painting and missionary theater became a transcultural process for mass conversion of Native populations to Christianity. Michael K. Schuessler studies the New World expressions of dramatic and plastic arts and how they became the tools of European friars to Christianize Native peoples and ultimately create a new and unique literary and artistic tradition.
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