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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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