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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

The University of Arizona Press

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

The University of Arizona Press

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

The University of Arizona Press

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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Starving for Justice

Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity

The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on three hunger strikes occurring on university campuses in California in the 1990s, Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval examines people’s willingness to make the extreme sacrifice and give their lives in order to create a more just society.

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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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Rudo Ensayo

A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764

The University of Arizona Press

An incomparable record of a twelve-year mission in 18th century Sonora, the Rudo Ensayo as rendered in modern English is also a fascinating travelogue through an untamed land.

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Arid Lands in Perspective

The University of Arizona Press

Represents the combined efforts of many people with varied orientations to summarize aspects of current research and knowledge relevant for the multitudes attempting to inhabit Earth’s warm arid areas, known for their imbalance of natural resources.

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Rim of Christendom

A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino, Pacific Coast Pioneer

The University of Arizona Press

"This re-issued biography recounts [Kino's] work with loving detail and with an accuracy that has survived slight amendments. Its accompanying plates, maps, and bibliography enhance a text that should find a place in every serious library."—Religious Studies Review

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John Xántus

The Fort Tejon Letters, 1857–1859

The University of Arizona Press

Captures the exploits of one of the Smithsonian's early specimen collectors in the American West.

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Blessingway

With Three Versions of the Myth Recorded and Translated from the Navajo by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M.

The University of Arizona Press

An outstanding work crafted from the handwritten pages of translations from the Navajo of the late Father Berard Haile giving three separate versions of the Blessingway rite with each version consisting of a prose text accompanied by the ritual songs and prayers. Valuable insights into the character and use of the Blessingway rite; its ceremonial procedures, its mythology, and its drypaintings.

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Use-Wear Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools

The University of Arizona Press

This major contribution to archaeological method details the use-wear analysis of a set of stone tools recovered during the excavation of Cassegros Cave, in southwestern France. The study combines low-power and high-power microwear approaches and develops their potential for use on a wider range of lithic and contact materials than have been reported previously.
 

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The Chicanos

As We See Ourselves

The University of Arizona Press

Thirteen Chicano scholars draw upon their personal experiences and expertise to paint a vivid, colorful portrait of what it means to be a Chicano.
 

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The People of Sonora and Yankee Capitalists

The University of Arizona Press

Examines how the advent of North American dollars between 1882 and 1910 helped reshape the economic, social, and political contours of a Mexican province on the border of Arizona.

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Phoenix Indian School

The Second Half-Century

The University of Arizona Press

Provides a history of the Phoenix Indian School from 1930 until the graduation of its final class of nineteen students in 1990. Dorothy Parker tells how the Phoenix Indian School not only adapted to policy changes instituted by the federal government but also had to contend with events occurring in the world around it, such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the advent of the "red power" movement.

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Friar Bringas Reports to the King

Methods of Indoctrination on the Frontier of New Spain, 1796–97

The University of Arizona Press

A significant contribution to a deeper understanding of the Spanish period in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, this translation of Father Diego Miguel Bringas' 1796–97 report on missionary activities presents a rare first-hand account of Spanish attempts to direct cultural change among the Pima Indians.

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Navajo Architecture

Forms, History, Distributions

The University of Arizona Press

Complete explication of hogan and house forms, root forms, summer structures and more make this possibly the most complete study ever made of the folk architecture of a tribal society to date.
 

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American Labor in the Southwest

The First One Hundred Years

Edited by James C. Foster
The University of Arizona Press
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