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Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change

Experiences from Rural Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change presents examples from Paraguay, Brazil, and Colombia, examining what is necessary for smallholder agricultural cooperatives to support holistic community-based development in peasant communities. Reporting on successes and failures of these cooperative efforts, the contributors offer analyses and strategies for supporting collective grassroots interests. Illustrating how poverty and inequality affect rural people, they reveal how cooperative organizations can support grassroots development strategies while negotiating local contexts of inequality amid the broader context of international markets and global competition.

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After the Wildfire

Ten Years of Recovery from the Willow Fire

The University of Arizona Press

Naturalist John Alcock details the aftermath of a devastating wildfire in the lower reaches of Arizona’s Mazatzal Mountains. Documenting for a decade the chaparral landscape left in the wake of the Willow fire, Alcock thrills at the renewal of the region as he hikes in and photographs plants and animals in a once-blackened wildland now teeming with resurgent life.

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Postcards from the Sonora Border

Visualizing Place Through a Popular Lens, 1900s–1950s

The University of Arizona Press

Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as centers of commerce and as tourist destinations. Postcards from the Sonora Border reveals how images—in this case the iconic postcard—shape the way we experience and think about place. Making use of his personal collection of historic images, Daniel D. Arreola captures the evolution of Sonoran border towns, creating a sense of visual “time travel” for the reader. Supported by maps and visual imagery, the author shares the geographical and historical story of five unique border towns—Agua Prieta, Naco, Nogales, Sonoyta, and San Luis Río Colorado.

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Iep Jaltok

Poems from a Marshallese Daughter

The University of Arizona Press

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner raises a call to action as the seas rise over the Marshall Islands. Weaving together history, personal experience, and Marshallese perspectives, the author provides a glimpse into a culture and people that is ancient and resilient—but that is also changing and adapting to each new threat. She uses the power of poetry to demand justice in the face of the devastating effects of climate change on her home island. Iep Jaltok is the first published book of poetry written by a Marshallese author.

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Long Stories Cut Short

Fictions from the Borderlands

The University of Arizona Press

Art and bilingual prose illuminate hidden lives.

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Stealing Shining Rivers

Agrarian Conflict, Market Logic, and Conservation in a Mexican Forest

The University of Arizona Press

Named Best Social Sciences Book (Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section), this book describes how Chimalapas, a rainforest in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, was appropriated and redefined by environmentalists. Molly Doane demonstrates that good intentions are not always enough to produce results that benefit both a habitat and its many different types of indigenous inhabitants.

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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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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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Matrons and Maids

Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914–1934

The University of Arizona Press

This book recounts the fascinating story of the placing of Native American girls into the homes of white families for domestic service during their summer vacations from boarding schools run by the federal Office of Indian Affairs. It complicates our picture of “women’s work” and the complex involvement of white women as agents of colonization.

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Food Systems in an Unequal World

Pesticides, Vegetables, and Agrarian Capitalism in Costa Rica

The University of Arizona Press

Food Systems in an Unequal World examines regulatory risk and how it translates to and impacts farmers in Costa Rica. Ryan E. Galt shows how the food produced for domestic markets lacks regulation similar to that of export markets, creating a dangerous double standard of pesticide use.

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Land Grab

Green Neoliberalism, Gender, and Garifuna Resistance in Honduras

The University of Arizona Press

This is a rich ethnographic account of the relationship between identity politics, neoliberal development policy, and rights to resource management in native communities on the north coast of Honduras. It also answers the question: can “freedom” be achieved under the structures of neoliberalism?

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Doing Good

Racial Tensions and Workplace Inequalities at a Community Clinic in El Nuevo South

The University of Arizona Press

Throughout the “New South,” relationships based on race, class, social status, gender, and citizenship are being upended by the recent influx of Latina/o residents. Drawing on direct experiences and first-hand interviews, Doing Good provides an informative and fascinating view of how changing demographics are profoundly affecting the new social order.

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Challenging the Dichotomy

The Licit and the Illicit in Archaeological and Heritage Discourses

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging the Dichotomy explores how dichotomies regarding heritage dominate the discussions of ethics, practices, and institutions. Contributing authors underscore the challenge to the old paradigms from multiple forces. The case studies and discourses, both ethnographic and archaeological, arise from a wide variety of regional contexts and cultures.

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The Ceramic Sequence of the Holmul Region, Guatemala

The University of Arizona Press

New and comprehensive sequencing of the ceramics in Guatemala’s Holmul region provides answers to important questions in Maya archaeology. In this comprehensive and highly illustrated new study, authors Callaghan and Neivens de Estrada use type:variety-mode classification to define a ceramic sequence that spans approximately 1,600 years.

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Multiple InJustices

Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

R. Aída Hernández Castillo synthesizes twenty-four years of research and activism among indigenous women’s organizations in Latin America, offering a critical new contribution to the field of activist anthropology and anyone interested in social justice.

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Voices of Crime

Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

Voices of Crime examines how different social groups constructed, contested, navigated, and negotiated notions of crime, criminality, and justice. The authors seek to document and illustrate the everyday experiences of crime in particular settings, emphasizing under-researched historical actors such as criminals, victims, and police officers. The fresh research offers a critical approach to the very definition of crime and its perpetrators, suggesting that “not only the actions of the poor and racial others but also the state can be termed as criminal.”

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Moral Ecology of a Forest

The Nature Industry and Maya Post-Conservation

The University of Arizona Press

Moral Ecology of a Forest provides an ethnographic account of conservation politics, particularly the conflict between Western conservation and Mayan ontological ecology. Author José E. Martínez-Reyes documents how Maya moral ecologies of the forest support their continuous resistance amid the pressures and global schemes of the nature industry.

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Beyond Indigeneity

Coca Growing and the Emergence of a New Middle Class in Bolivia

The University of Arizona Press

Beyond Indigeneity offers new analysis of indigenous identity and social mobility that changes the discourse in Latin American social anthropology. Alessandra Pellegrini Calderón explores the positioning of coca growers in Bolivia and their reluctance to embrace the politics of indigeneity.

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Activist Biology

The National Museum, Politics, and Nation Building in Brazil

The University of Arizona Press

Activist Biology is the story of a group of biologists at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro who joined the drive to renew the Brazilian nation, claiming as their weapon the voice of their fledgling field. It offers a portrait of science as a creative and transformative pathway. This book will intrigue anyone fascinated by environmental history and Latin American political and social life in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago

Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California

The University of Arizona Press

Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. This collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.


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