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The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. They disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. They advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

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Discovering Pluto

Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

The University of Arizona Press

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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All They Will Call You

The University of Arizona Press

Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, Tim Z. Hernandez reconstructs the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including at least twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Pushing narrative boundaries, while challenging perceptions of what it means to be an immigrant in America, Hernandez renders intimate portraits of the individual souls who, despite social status, race, or nationality, shared a common fate one frigid morning in January 1948.

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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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Vernacular Sovereignties

Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

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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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To offer testimonio is inherently political, a vehicle that counters the hegemony of the state and illuminates the repression and denial of human rights. Claiming Home, Shaping Community offers the testimonios from and about the lives of Mexican-descent people who left rural agricultural valles, specifically the Imperial and the San Joaquín Valleys, to pursue higher education at a University of California campus. Through telling their stories, the contributors seek to empower others on their journeys to and through higher education.

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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

The University of Arizona Press

Native Apparitions offers a critical intervention and response to Hollywood’s representations of Native peoples in film, from historical works by director John Ford to more contemporary works, such as Apocalypto and Avatar. But more than a critique of stereotypes, this book is a timely call for scholarly activism engaged in Indigenous media sovereignty.

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Janaab' Pakal of Palenque

Reconstructing the Life and Death of a Maya Ruler

The University of Arizona Press

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

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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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

The University of Arizona Press

Since his first visit to the island thirty years ago, Tom Miller has shown us the real people of Havana and the countryside, the Castros and their government, and the protesters and their rigor. His first book on Cuba, Trading with the Enemy, brought readers into the “Special Period,” Fidel’s name for the country’s period of economic free fall. Cuba, Hot and Cold brings us up to date, providing intimate and authentic glimpses of day-to-day life.
 

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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

The University of Arizona Press

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

The University of Arizona Press

Wanderers and writers, gangbangers and lawyers, dreamers and devils. The King of Lighting Fixtures paints an idiosyncratic but honest portrait of Los Angeles, depicting how the city both entrances and confounds. Each story serves as a reflection of Daniel A. Olivas’s grand City of Angels, a “magical metropolis where dreams come true.”

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The Nature of Spectacle

On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism

The University of Arizona Press

In The Nature of Spectacle, Jim Igoe explores how we imagine nature and how nature shapes our imaginations. The book traces spectacular productions of imagined nature across time and space, illuminating the often surprising intersections of consumerism, entertainment, and environmental policy.

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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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