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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

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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

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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

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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
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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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Laura Méndez de Cuenca

Mexican Feminist, 1853–1928

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Latinas and Latinos on TV

Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era

The University of Arizona Press

Interweaving discussions about the ethnic, racial, and linguistic representations of Latinas/os within network television comedies, Isabel Molina-Guzmán probes published interviews with producers and textual examples from hit programs like Modern Family, The Office, and Scrubs to understand how these prime-time sitcoms communicate difference in the United States.
 

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Latino Placemaking and Planning

Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization

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Latino Placemaking and Planning offers a pathway to define, analyze, and evaluate the role that placemaking can have with respect to Latino communities in the context of contemporary urban planning, policy, and design practices. The book illustrates the importance of placemaking as a pathway to sustainable urban revitalization.

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Landscapes of Freedom

Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia

The University of Arizona Press

Landscapes of Freedom reconstructs the unusual postemancipation trajectory of African descendants on Colombia’s Pacific coast, who attained high levels of autonomy by controlling rainforests for subsistence and procuring natural resources for export.

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Ciudad Juárez

Saga of a Legendary Border City

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Oscar J. Martínez offers a comprehensive history of Ciudad Juárez from its beginnings as a Spanish frontier outpost to the present. In this singular history, Martinez brings Juárez’s U.S. ties to the forefront, providing a rich and nuanced portrait of a complex border city.

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Between the Andes and the Amazon

Language and Social Meaning in Bolivia

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Why can’t a Quechua speaker wear pants? Anna M. Babel uses this question to open an analysis of language and social structure at the border of eastern and western, highland and lowland Bolivia. Between the Andes and the Amazon opens new ways of thinking about what it means to be a speaker of an indigenous or colonial language—or a mix of both.

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The Interior West

A Fire Survey

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America is a confederation of regions as well as a federation of states. Its fire scene is best understood in terms of those regions, of which the Interior West is one. This book surveys the fire scene characteristic of Nevada, Utah, and western Colorado through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination that moves the topic beyond the usual science and policy formulations and places it within the national narrative.

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Pushing Our Limits

Insights from Biosphere 2

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A fresh look at one of the most important experiments of the twentieth century and what it continues to teach us.

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The Real Horse

Poems

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Grounded by a rigorously innovative attention to form, The Real Horse offers a testament to and reminder of a daughter’s disobedience to cultural patrimony.

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Discovering Pluto

Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

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In Discovering Pluto, Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan recount the grand story of our unfolding knowledge and exploration of Pluto, its moons, and the outer Solar System. They explain the efforts of scientists, mathematicians, and researchers over the centuries to understand the outer Solar System, leading to the discovery and detailed exploration of Pluto as the premier body in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called third zone of our Solar System.

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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

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A Sadie Walela Mystery

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Connected Communities

Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World

The University of Arizona Press

Connected Communities provides new insights into how social identities formed and changed in the ancient past via a strikingly original approach: methods and models from the comparative social sciences focused on contemporary social movements. The book has applications for archaeologists working in the Southwest, as well as anyone interested in broad topics such as identity, social transformation, and regional processes.

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Finding Meaning

Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Native American Literature Symposium’s Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph.

The first extensive study of contemporary Hawaiian literature, Finding Meaning examines kaona, the practice of hiding and finding meaning, for its profound connectivity. Through kaona, author Brandy Nalani McDougall affirms the tremendous power of Indigenous stories and genealogies to give lasting meaning to decolonization movements.

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A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

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A Natural History of the Mojave Desert provides a lively and informed guide to understanding how life has adapted to the hidden riverbeds, huge salt flats, tiny wetlands, and windswept hills that characterize this iconic desert.

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Mimbres Life and Society

The Mattocks Site of Southwestern New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Mimbres pottery has added a fascinating dimension to southwestern archaeology, but it has also led to the partial or total destruction of most Mimbres sites. The Mimbres Foundation, in one of the few modern investigations of a Mimbres pueblo, excavated the Mattocks site, containing about 180 surface rooms in addition to pit structures. Mimbres Life and Society details the Mattocks site’s architecture and artifacts, with 160 figures, showing more than 400 photographs of painted vessels from the site.

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Before Kukulkán

Bioarchaeology of Maya Life, Death, and Identity at Classic Period Yaxuná

The University of Arizona Press

This volume illuminates human lifeways in the northern Maya lowlands prior to the rise of Chichén Itzá. Using bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, and culturally sensitive mainstream archaeology, the authors create an in-depth regional understanding while also laying out broader ways of learning about the Maya past.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531–1797

The University of Arizona Press

Poole’s groundbreaking first edition of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the first ever to examine in depth every historical source of the Guadalupe apparitions. In this revised edition, Poole employs additional sources and commentary to further challenge common interpretations and assumptions about the Guadalupan tradition.

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Sovereign Acts

Contesting Colonialism Across Indigenous Nations and Latinx America

The University of Arizona Press

This paradigm-­shifting work examines the multiple ways that Indigenous nations and U.S. territorial peoples act as sovereign and the possible limits of such sovereign acts within the current globalized context. A valuable contribution to the debate around indigenous and other conceptions of sovereignty, Sovereign Acts goes further than legal frameworks to investigate the relationships among sovereignty, gender, sexuality, representation, and the body.

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Claiming Home, Shaping Community

Testimonios de los valles

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Sustaining Wildlands

Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound

The University of Arizona Press

Twenty-eight scientists and managers and thirteen local community residents address what has come to be a central paradox in public lands management: the need to accommodate increasing human use while reducing the environmental impact of those activities. This volume draws on diverse efforts and perspectives to dissect this paradox, offering an alternative approach where human use is central to sustaining wildlands and recovering a damaged ecosystem like Prince William Sound.

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Native Apparitions

Critical Perspectives on Hollywood's Indians

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Janaab' Pakal of Palenque

Reconstructing the Life and Death of a Maya Ruler

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Excavations of Maya burial vaults at Palenque, Mexico, half a century ago revealed what was then the most extraordinary tomb finding of the pre-Columbian world; its discovery has been crucial to an understanding of the dynastic history and ideology of the ancient Maya. This volume communicates the broad scope of applied interdisciplinary research conducted on the Pakal remains to provide answers to old disputes over the accuracy of both skeletal and epigraphic studies, along with new questions in the field of Maya dynastic research. A benchmark in biological anthropology that presents an updated study of a well-known personage, the volume also offers innovative approaches to the biocultural and interdisciplinary re-creation of Maya dynastic history.

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Modern Mexican Culture

Critical Foundations

Edited by Stuart A. Day
The University of Arizona Press

Modern Mexican Culture offers an enriching and deep investigation of key ideas and events in Mexico through an examination of art and history. Each chapter provides a historical grounding of its topic, followed by a multifaceted analysis through various artistic representations that provide a more complex view of Mexico. Chapters are accompanied by lists of readily available murals, political cartoons, plays, pamphlets, posters, films, poems, novels, and other cultural products. Modern Mexican Culture demonstrates the power of art and artists to question, explain, and influence the world around us.
 

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Bodies at War

Genealogies of Militarism in Chicana Literature and Culture

The University of Arizona Press

Bodies at War examines the rise of neoliberal militarism from the early 1970s to the present, charting its impact on democratic practices, economic policies, notions of citizenship, race relations, and gender norms by focusing on how these changes affect the Chicana/o community and, more specifically, on how neoliberal militarism shapes and is shaped by Chicana bodies. Through Chicana art, activism, and writing, Rincón offers a visionary foundation for an antiwar feminist politic.
 

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Landscapes of Social Transformation in the Salinas Province and the Eastern Pueblo World

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Landscapes of Social Transformation in the Salinas Province and the Eastern Pueblo World investigates relationships between diverse regional and local changes in the Rio Grande and Salinas areas from 1100 to 1500 C.E. The contributing authors draw on the results of sixteen seasons of archaeological survey and excavation in the Salinas Province of central New Mexico.

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Marking Indigeneity

The Tongan Art of Sociospatial Relations

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Marking Indigeneity examines the conflicts and reconciliation of indigenous time-space within the Tongan community in Maui, as well as within the time-space of capitalism. Using indigenous theory, Tevita O. Ka‘ili provides an ethnography of the social relations of the highly mobile Tongans.

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American Indian Medicine Ways

Spiritual Power, Prophets, and Healing

The University of Arizona Press

This groundbreaking collection provides fascinating stories of wisdom, spiritual power, and forces within tribal communities that have influenced the past and may influence the future. Through discussions of omens, prophecies, war, peace, ceremony, ritual, and cultural items such as masks, prayer sticks, sweat lodges, and peyote, this volume offers examples of the ways in which Native American beliefs in spirits have been and remain a fundamental aspect of history and culture.

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Becoming Brothertown

Native American Ethnogenesis and Endurance in the Modern World

The University of Arizona Press

Becoming Brothertown makes a significant contribution to North American Native-Colonial literature and will attract a large audience among historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists. Craig N. Cipolla draws upon material culture, architecture, and historical documents to emphasize issues of community, identity, and memory in the past, while exploring the pragmatic impact of collaborative Indigenous archaeology on the present.

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Gender and Sustainability

Lessons from Asia and Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

Gender and Sustainability deals with women’s struggles to contend with global forces—environmental change, economic development, discrimination and stereotyping about the roles of women, and diminishing access to natural resources—not in the abstract but in everyday life. It addresses the lived complexities of the relationship between gender and sustainability.

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Cuba, Hot and Cold

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Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics

The University of Arizona Press

The foremost expert on Latinx comics, Frederick Luis Aldama guides us through the full archive of all the Latinx superheros in comics since the 1940s. Aldama takes us where the superheroes live—the barrios, the hospitals, the school rooms, the farm fields—and he not only shows us a view to the Latinx content, sometimes deeply embedded, but also provokes critical inquiry into the way storytelling formats distill and reconstruct real Latinos/as.

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The Panama Hat Trail

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Critically acclaimed author Tom Miller reveals the making and marketing of one Panama hat, from the straw fields of Ecuador’s coastal lowland to a hat shop in Southern California. Along the way, the hat becomes a literary device allowing Miller to give us his impressions from the tributaries of the Amazon to the mountainsides of the Andes. The Panama Hat Trail is at once a study in global economics and a lively travelogue.

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Of Cartography

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

In this long-anticipated collection, Belin daringly maps the poetics of womanhood, the body, institution, family, and love. Depicting the personal and the political, Of Cartography is an exploration of identity through language. With poems ranging from prose to typographic and linguistic illustrations, this distinctive collection pushes the boundaries of traditional poetic form.

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Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut

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Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut uses both humor and sincerity to capture moments in time with a sense of compassion for the hard choices we must make to survive. Vértiz’s poetry shows how history, oppression, and resistance don’t just refer to big events or movements; they play out in our everyday lives, in the intimate spaces of family, sex, and neighborhood. Vértiz’s poems ask us to see Los Angeles—and all cities like it—as they have always been: an America of code-switching and reinvention, of lyric and fight.

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The King of Lighting Fixtures

Stories

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The Nature of Spectacle

On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism

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A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights

FDR and the Controversy Over "Whiteness"

The University of Arizona Press

In 1935 a federal court judge handed down a ruling that could have been disastrous for Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in the United States. However, in an unprecedented move, the Roosevelt administration wielded the power of “administrative law” to neutralize the decision and thereby dealt a severe blow to the nativist movement. A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights recounts this important but little-known story.

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No Species Is an Island

Bats, Cacti, and Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

The University of Arizona Press

No Species Is an Island describes the surprising results of Theodore H. Fleming’s eleven-year study of pollination biology in Sonora, Mexico, in the most biologically diverse desert in the world. These discoveries serve as a primer on how to conduct ecological research, and offer important conservation lessons for us all. Fleming offers an insightful look at how field ecologists work, and the often big surprises that come from looking carefully at a natural world where no species stands alone.

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Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition

Que Hable el Pueblo

The University of Arizona Press

Featuring clear examples, an engaging writing style, and helpful discussion questions, Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition provides a fascinating, timely, and accessible introduction to Chicano cultural expression and representation.
 

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Battle Against Extinction

Native Fish Management in the American West

The University of Arizona Press

"[A]n essential addition to the library of anyone concerned with conservation of native fishes, [Battle Against Extinction] provides a detailed historical review of research and management programs in a single source and serves as a prospectus for future conservation efforts."—Copeia

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