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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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Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet

The University of Arizona Press

Duality" is at the center of this striking collection of poems both intimate and grand. The poet offers a multifaceted reflection on what it means to straddle two cultures: her father's Spanish-speaking and her mother's speaking in a Southern drawl. Unexpectedly, the sonnet form helps her give voice to her "in-between-ness.

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Flexible Bones

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The remarkable and wholly delightful poems collected here bounce the reader through a world where words are not bricks but trampolines--springy, un-static-y things. Feisty, spirited, serious and comic, these poems address a wild range of subjects with an equally wild range of tones. María Meléndez emerges as a fearless poet.

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Across a Great Divide

Continuity and Change in Native American Societies, 1400-1900

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Landscapes and Social Transformations on the Northwest Coast

Colonial Encounters in the Fraser Valley

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Engendering Households in the Prehistoric Southwest

Edited by Barbara J. Roth
The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on gendered activities in household contexts throughout the southwestern United States, this book represents groundbreaking work in this area. The contributors view households as a crucial link to past activities and behavior, and by engendering these households, we can gain a better understanding of their role in prehistoric society. Gender-structured household activities, in turn, can offer insight into broader-scale social and economic factors.

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Southwestern Desert Resources

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The southwestern deserts are a unique ecosystem that stretches from southeastern California to west Texas and south to central Mexico. This volume puts a spotlight on specific examples of work being done in the area to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers provides better science and better management than when scientists and land managers work independently.

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People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion People and Plants in Ancient Western North America presents the latest information on three major topics: the use of native plants; the history of crops and their uses; and the impact of humans on their environment. It contributes not only to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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People and Plants in Ancient Western North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

This companion to People and Plants in Eastern North America presents the latest information on the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. It not only contributes to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people, it serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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Zuni Origins

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The Zuni are a Southwestern people whose origins have long intrigued anthropologists. This volume presents fresh approaches to that question from both anthropological and traditional perspectives, exploring the origins of the tribe and the influences that have affected their way of life. Utilizing macro-regional approaches, it brings ...

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Conservation of Shared Environments

The University of Arizona Press

The United States and Mexico's shared environment extends far beyond the political line. For instance, it comprises the plant and animal species whose natural distributions extend deep into each nation along with the waters in rivers and aquifers that support ecosystem function far removed from the border. Conservation of Shared ...

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Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems in the Western Gulf of California

The University of Arizona Press

The Gulf of California is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it is also important to earth and marine scientists who work far beyond the area. In text and an accompanying CD-ROM with stunning satellite images, this atlas captures the dynamics of natural cycles in the fertility of the Gulf of California that have been in near-

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Anthropologies of Guayana

The University of Arizona Press

Unlike better-known regions of the Amazon, Guayana--a broad cultural region that includes the countries of Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana, as well as parts of eastern Venezuela and northern Brazil--has rarely been integrated into the broader narratives of South American anthropology and history. Nevertheless, Guayana provides a unique ...

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Labor Market Issues along the U.S.â¿¿Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Five million workers are employed in a variety of settings along the U.S.-Mexico border, yet labor market outcomes on each side often differ. U.S. workers tend to have low earnings and high unemployment compared with the rest of the country, while workers on the Mexican side of the border are often more prosperous than those in the interior.

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The Legacy of Hurricane Mitch

Edited by Marisa O. Ensor
The University of Arizona Press

Around the world disaster vulnerability is on the rise. The incidence and intensity of disasters have increased in recent decades with lives being shattered and resources being destroyed across broad geographic regions each year.

As it swept across the Honduran landscape, the exceptional size, power and duration of Hurricane ...

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Polities and Power

The University of Arizona Press

This distinctive book is the first to address the topic of landscape archaeology in early states from a truly global perspective. It provides an excellent introduction to--and overview of--the discipline today. The volume grew out of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Complex Societies Group, whose theme, States and the Landscape, paid ...

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Human Rights along the U.S.â¿¿Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Much political oratory has been devoted to safeguarding America's boundary with Mexico, but policies that militarize the border and criminalize immigrants have overshadowed the region's widespread violence against women, the increase in crossing deaths, and the lingering poverty that spurs people to set out on dangerous northward treks. ...

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Pachucas and Pachucos in Tucson

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When the Zoot Suit Riots ignited in Los Angeles in 1943, they quickly became headline news across the country. At their center was a series of attacks by U.S. Marines and sailors on young Mexican American men who dressed in distinctive suits and called themselves pachucos. The media of the day portrayed these youths as miscreants and ...

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Bolivia's Radical Tradition

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In December 2005, following a series of convulsive upheavals that saw the overthrow of two presidents in three years, Bolivian peasant leader Evo Morales became the first Indian president in South American history. Consequently, according to S. Sándor John, Bolivia symbolizes new shifts in Latin America, pushed by radical social movements ...

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New Deal Art in Arizona

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Arizona's art history is emblematic of the story of the modern West, and few periods in that history were more significant than the era of the New Deal. From Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams to painters and muralists including Native American Gerald Nailor, the artists working in Arizona under New Deal programs were a notable group whose art ...

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Race, Place, and Reform in Mexican Los Angeles

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Beginning near the end of the nineteenth century, a generation of reformers set their sights on the growing Mexican community in Los Angeles. Experimenting with a variety of policies on health, housing, education, and labor, these reformers--settlement workers, educationalists, Americanizers, government officials, and employers--attempted ...

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