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Few other places in the United States are as high, dry, sparsely inhabited--and urbanized--as the Great Basin of Utah and Nevada. Sullivan embarks on a quest for a livable future for the heart of the interior West and in the process he both unearths the past and ponders the present and future of Great Basin cities.
More than a simple guidebook, Aitchison's writing will take both actual and armchair travelers through a gripping tale of natural history. The tenuousness of this area makes the book's extraordinary photographs and the firsthand descriptions by this well-known teacher, writer, and photographer all the more compelling.
Today, though their descendants presumably live on in Sonora, almost no one claims descent from the Ópatas. David Yetman has traveled extensively in Sonora and brings together conversations with present day residents and archival research to illuminate the culture and history of these nearly forgotten people.
This new edition of McClory's seminal reference addressed many of the latest issues in Arizona's state government including legislative term limits, a new redistricting system, and a controversial school voucher program. Comprehensive and clearly written, this book belongs on every Arizonan's bookshelf.
Oscar Chamosa combines intellectual history with ethnographic and sociocultural analysis to reconstruct the process by which mestizo culture--in Argentina called criollo culture--came to occupy the center of national folklore in a country that portrayed itself as the only white nation in South America.
Through analyzing a variety of texts and images, Goodman illuminates the ways that modern forces such as militarization, environmental degradation, internal migration, and an increased border patrol presence have shattered and fragmented the perception of a secure homeland in the Southwest since the Great Depression.
This is the story of two courageous boys and of how they saved their village by undertaking a westward trek to the home of the Rain and Snow spirits to plead for water. Ortiz's graceful words accompany stunning full color illustrations by Micheal Lacapa to form an breathtaking story suitable for all ages.
Paegle takes us through the tumult of displacement and migration with a strong sense for the folk songs and tango music of her youth. What emerges from this diverse collection is a sensual and allusive space where music and memory coincide.
In this essential collection, fifteen scientists use a variety of remarkably extensive data sets--including paleoclimatic information, demographic modeling, archaeological evidence of architecture and artifacts, and analysis of human, plant, and animal remains--to provide new explanations for the 13th-century mass migration of the Pueblo from the Mesa Verde area.
This book examines ways in which indigenous women participated in one of the most prominent institutions in colonial times--the Catholic Church--and what they made of their experience with convent life. It will appeal to scholars of literary criticism, women's studies, and colonial history, and to anyone interested in the ways that class, race, and gender intersected in the colonial world.
This volume brings together twelve original essays that explore the concept of populism in twentieth century Mexico. Contributors analyze the presidencies of two of the century's most clearly populist figures, evaluating them against each other and in light of other Latin American and Mexican populist leaders.
Rising suddenly out of the desert landscape, Mission San Xavier del Bac's graceful art and architecture have drawn visitors from all over the world. Now Bernard Fontana--the leading expert on San Xavier--and award-winning photographer Edward McCain have teamed up to show us this glorious place as we've never seen it before.
A backcountry pilot famous for his jaunts into the wildest, most remote regions of the borderlands, Alexander "Ike" Russell has become something of a legend since his death in 1980, and the stories surrounding his flights never fail to amaze. This book combines biography and oral history by offering a wide range of anecdotes and remembrances by friends and family.
Hundreds of women and young girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez in the last decade. Now poet Valerie Martínez departs from traditional narrative to reveal the hidden effects and outcomes of the horrific and heart-wrenching cases of femicide in lyric fragments and prose passages that form a vivid collage.
This volume charts the rise and fall of the Classic Maya center of Xunantunich, paying special attention to its changing relationships with the communities that comprised its hinterlands. This allows them to paint a revised picture of Maya politics--one with different ways of governing and alliance formation between dominant centers and hinterland communities.
Indigenous Miracles is about how the Nahua elite of central Mexico secured political legitimacy through the administration of public rituals centered on miraculous images of Christ the King. Osowski argues that these images were adopted as community symbols and furthermore allowed Nahua leaders to "represent their own kingship," protecting their claims to legitimacy.
This riveting book revisits one of the most horrific crimes in Arizona's history: the mass murder of nine residents of a Buddhist temple near Phoenix in 1991. Like In Cold Blood and other true-life crime books, it is a page-turner. But it also raises troubling questions about modern police procedures.
Using the intriguing stories and words of a Quechua-speaking woman named Luisa Cadena from the Pastaza Province of Ecuador, Janis B. Nuckolls reveals a complex language system in which ideophony, dialogue, and perspective are all at the core of cultural and grammatical communications among Amazonian Quechua
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