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Beyond the Page

Poetry and Performance in Spanish America

The University of Arizona Press

Beyond the Page examines the performance of poetry to show how it travels outside of writing, eventually becoming part of the cultural consciousness. Exploring a range of performances from early twentieth-century recitations to twenty-first-century film, CDs, and Internet renditions, Beyond the Page offers analytic tools to chart poetry beyond printed texts.

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Diné Perspectives

Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought

Foreword by Gregory Cajete; Edited by Lloyd L. Lee
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Native and Spanish New Worlds

Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast

The University of Arizona Press

Native and Spanish New Worlds brings together archaeological, ethnohistorical, and anthropological research from sixteenth-century contexts to illustrate interactions during the first century of Native–European contact in what is now the southern United States. The contributors examine the southwestern and southeastern United States and the connections between these regions and explain the global implications of entradas during this formative period in borderlands history.

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A Passion for the True and Just

Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal

The University of Arizona Press

A Passion for the True and Just reveals the moral underpinnings of Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and their important contribution to the Indian New Deal. Alice Beck Kehoe illuminates Felix Cohen’s uncompromising commitment to the “true and the just,” rooted in his Jewish intellectual and moral heritage, and Social Democrat principles, that changed American legal philosophy.

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Biography of a Hacienda

Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Biography of a Hacienda is a book that will last for generations. It looks at the real lives of real people pushed to the brink of revolution, and its conclusions compel us to rethink the social and economic factors involved in the Mexican Revolution.

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Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions

New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ethnohistory

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions offers a holistic view on the consequences of mission enterprises and how native peoples actively incorporated Spanish colonialism into their own landscapes. An innovative reorientation spanning the northern limits of Spanish colonialism, this volume brings together a variety of archaeologists focused on placing indigenous agency in the foreground of mission interpretation.

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Fleshing the Spirit

Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives

Edited by Elisa Facio and Irene Lara
The University of Arizona Press

Fleshing the Spirit brings together established and new writers to explore the relationships between the physical body, the spirit and spirituality, and social justice activism. The anthology incorporates different genres of writing—such as poetry, testimonials, critical essays, and historical analysis—and stimulates the reader to engage spirituality in a critical, personal, and creative way.

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An Anthropologist's Arrival

A Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Ruth Underhill’s intriguing memoir traces the story of her life, delving into the Depression, the famous anthropologists in her circle, and her fieldwork with a keen ethnographic eye.

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Yakama Rising

Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing

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Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother

Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

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Huichol Territory and the Mexican Nation

Indigenous Ritual, Land Conflict, and Sovereignty Claims

The University of Arizona Press

This book is thus a multi-sited ethnography of territoriality with broad geographical and theoretical reach. Its mix of vivid description and complex theory will engage multiple publics. It is aimed at anthropologists, historians, and geographers who deal with Indian territory and sovereignty in Latin America, but it will also engage readers interested in what “place” means to native peoples and how they represent themselves to global publics. It will also be a good book for students who want to read an innovative ethnography about a quintessentially “traditional” Mexican Indian people’s creative response to challenging historical conditions.

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Aztlán Arizona

Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968–1978

The University of Arizona Press

Aztlán Arizona is the first thorough examination of Arizona’s Chicano student movement, providing an exhaustive history of the emergence of the state’s Chicano Movement politics and its related school reform efforts. Darius V. Echeverría reveals how Mexican American communities fostered a togetherness that ultimately modified larger Arizona society by revamping the educational history of the region.

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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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Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California

Exploring Landscapes and Geology on the Gulf Shores and Islands

The University of Arizona Press

Great hikes with an expert guide.

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Seriously Funny

Mexican Political Jokes as Social Resistance

By Samuel Schmidt; Translated by Adam Schmidt
The University of Arizona Press
Exploring the ways in which political humor has developed and operated in Mexico over more than four centuries, this is groundbreaking work argues persuasively that political jokes are acts of rebellion: their objective is not to overthrow a government but to correct its mistakes.
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The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band

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A fast-moving novel set to the soundtrack of reservation life in the 1960s.

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Ameriscopia

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Shattering the definition of Latino into a million little pieces, poet Edwin Torres reassembles identity into something that is more likely and at the same time unexpected, complex, and multifaceted. From conversations in cars to fast-beat lullabies, Ameriscopia is a collection that taps into rhythms both distinctive and dynamic.

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Raza Studies

The Public Option for Educational Revolution

The University of Arizona Press

The well-known and controversial Mexican American studies (MAS) program in Arizona’s Tucson Unified School District set out to create an equitable and excellent educational experience for Latino students. Raza Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution offers the first comprehensive account of this progressive—indeed revolutionary—program by those who created it, implemented it, and have struggled to protect it.

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With Blood in Their Eyes

The University of Arizona Press

Thomas Cobb introduces the day when the Power brothers engaged the Graham County Sheriff’s Department in the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history. In this Spur Award Winner (Best Western Long Novel) Cobb cunningly weaves the story of the Power brothers’ escape with flashbacks of the boys’ father’s life and his struggle to make a living ranching, logging, and mining in the West around the turn of the century. Deftly drawn characters and cleverly concealed motivations work seamlessly to blend a compelling family history with a desperate story of the brothers as they attempt to escape.

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Debating American Identity

Southwestern Statehood and Mexican Immigration

The University of Arizona Press

Debating American Identity is an innovative look at four national debates over the inclusion of the Mexican-origin population in the United States in the early twentieth century. Linda C. Noel explores different conceptions of American identity through disputes over Arizona and New Mexico statehood, temporary workers, immigration, and repatriation.

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Looking Like the Enemy

Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945

The University of Arizona Press

The first English-language book to report on the Japanese experience in Mexico, Looking Like the Enemy is an important examination of the tumultuous half-century before World War II, offering illuminating insights into the wartime experiences of the Japanese on both sides of the US/Mexico border.

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Reimagining National Belonging

Post-Civil War El Salvador in a Global Context

The University of Arizona Press

Reimagining National Belonging offers the first sustained critical examination of post-civil war El Salvador, describing how one nation took up the challenge of generating social unity and shared meanings around ideas of the nation. An “ethnography of the state,” it highlights the practices and the complexities of nation-building in the 21st century.
 

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Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction

The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety

The University of Arizona Press

A much-needed contribution to the fields of urban theory, race critical theory, Chicana/o–Latina/o studies, and Los Angeles writing and film, López-Calvo offers multiple theoretical perspectives—including urban theory, ecocriticism, ethnic studies, gender studies, and cultural studies—contextualized with notions of transnationalism and post-nationalism.

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Revolt

An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Traditional text-based accounts tend to focus on the revolt and the Spaniards’ reconquest in 1692—completely skipping over the years of indigenous independence that occurred in between. Revolt boldly breaks out of this mold and examines the aftermath of the uprising in colonial New Mexico, focusing on the radical changes it instigated in Pueblo culture and society.

Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

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Last Water on the Devil's Highway

A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas

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In the Smaller Scope of Conscience

The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986–1990

The University of Arizona Press

 In the Smaller Scope of Conscience is a thoughtful and detailed study of the ins and outs of the four-year process behind the creation of NMAIA and NAGPRA. It is a singular contribution to the history of these issues, with the potential to help mediate the ongoing debate by encouraging all sides to retrace the steps of the legislators responsible for the acts.
 

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Warfare in Cultural Context

Practice, Agency, and the Archaeology of Violence

The University of Arizona Press

Warfare is a constant in human history. Contributors to this book contend that agency and culture, inherited values and dispositions (such as religion and other cultural practices), beliefs, and institutions are always woven into the conduct of war. Using archaeological and ethnohistorical data from various parts of the world, the contributors explore the multiple avenues for the cultural study of warfare that these ideas make possible. Contributions focus on cultural aspects of warfare in Mesoamerica, South America, North America, and Southeast Asia.

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Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets

The University of Arizona Press

Through the contributions of more than sixty leading experts in the field, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets sets forth the foundations for this emerging new science and brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding of atmospheric formation and climate evolution.

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Universities and Indian Country

Case Studies in Tribal-Driven Research

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Foundational Arts

Mural Painting and Missionary Theater in New Spain

The University of Arizona Press
Foundational Arts examines how the relationships between mural painting and missionary theater became a transcultural process for mass conversion of Native populations to Christianity. Michael K. Schuessler studies the New World expressions of dramatic and plastic arts and how they became the tools of European friars to Christianize Native peoples and ultimately create a new and unique literary and artistic tradition.
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Contingent Maps

Rethinking Western Women's History and the North American West

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Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas

A New Paradigm Linking Conservation, Culture, and Rights

Edited by Stan Stevens
The University of Arizona Press
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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press
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Howling for Justice

New Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead

Edited by Rebecca Tillett
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Ambitious Rebels

Remaking Honor, Law, and Liberalism in Venezuela, 1780-1850

The University of Arizona Press
By examining everyday life in Venezuela’s post-colonial period, Reuben Zahler provides a broad perspective on conditions throughout the Americas, and the tension between traditional norms and new liberal standards during Venezuela’s transformation from a Spanish colony to a modern republic.
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Silent Violence

Global Health, Malaria, and Child Survival in Tanzania

The University of Arizona Press

Seeking to link social, economic, and political forces to local experiences of sickness and suffering, Silent Violence analyzes the experiences and practices of people most deeply affected by malaria. Vinay Kamat explores the experience of individuals and households confronted by malaria against the backdrop of social and health issues.

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Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope

Place and Agency in the Conservation of Biodiversity

The University of Arizona Press

Without denying the gravity of the problems of feeding the earth’s population while conserving its natural resources, Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope reminds us that there are many positive movements and developments, especially at the grass-roots level, that demonstrate the power of opposition and optimism.

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Knowing the Day, Knowing the World

Engaging Amerindian Thought in Public Archaeology

The University of Arizona Press

Based on more than a decade of research in Palikur lands known as Arukwa in the state of Amapá, Brazil, Knowing the Day, Knowing the World demonstrates both the challenges of comprehending alternative cosmologies and the rich rewards of grappling with Amerindian ways of thinking and knowing.

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The Archaeology of Kinship

Advancing Interpretation and Contributions to Theory

The University of Arizona Press

This book explains how kinship is relevant to contemporary archaeological theory, detailing methods appropriate for archaeological analysis, and provides long-overdue solutions to problems plaguing ethnological hypotheses on the origins and contexts of kinship behaviors.

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Uncharted Terrains

New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics, and Practice

The University of Arizona Press

New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics, and Practice looks at the stigmatization of immigrants since the U.S. began focusing on securing its border with Mexico in 2001. These researchers explore ethical questions concerning border research methodology, and the political and social implications of U.S. immigration policies and programs.

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Complex Communities

The Archaeology of Early Iron Age West-Central Jordan

The University of Arizona Press

Complex Communities explores how sustainable communities developed and flourished in the Middle East nearly four thousand years ago. From archaeological evidence, Benjamin W. Porter reconstructs how the residents of small villages were able to adapt to changes in their environment, including climate change, and maintain their communities over time.

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Broken Souths

Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization

The University of Arizona Press

Broken Souths puts Latina/o and Latin American poets into sustained conversation in original and rewarding ways.

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A War that Can’t Be Won

Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs

The University of Arizona Press

Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” this sobering book offers views of the “narco wars” from scholars on both sides of the US-Mexico border. With evidence newly obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico, it proposes practical solutions to a seemingly intractable crisis.

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Encountering Life in the Universe

Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology

The University of Arizona Press

Encountering Life in the Universe examines the intersection of scientific research and society to determine the philosophy and ethics of relating to the Earth and beyond.

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Brewing Arizona

A Century of Beer in the Grand Canyon State

The University of Arizona Press

Brewing Arizona is the first comprehensive book of Arizona beer. Beautifully illustrated, it includes every brewery known to have operated in the state, from the first to the latest, from crude brews to craft brews. Like a fine beer, the contents are deep and rich with just a little froth on top.

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A War that Can't Be Won

Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs

The University of Arizona Press

Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” this sobering book offers views of the “narco wars” from scholars on both sides of the US-Mexico border. With evidence newly obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico, it proposes practical solutions to a seemingly intractable crisis.

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Indian Resilience and Rebuilding

Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West

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Milk and Filth

The University of Arizona Press

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Milk and Filth is a collection of forty-two poems exploring issues of gender, equality, sexuality and the artist-as-thinker in modern culture. Deftly blending a variety of tones, styles, and structure, Giménez Smith’s poems evocatively explores deep cultural issues.

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Where the Wind Blows Us

Practicing Critical Community Archaeology in the Canadian North

The University of Arizona Press
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Telling and Being Told

Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures

The University of Arizona Press

Oral literature has been excluded from the analysis of Yucatec Maya literature, but it is a key component and a vital force in the cultural communities and their contemporary writing. Telling and Being Told shows the vital role Yucatec storytelling claims in Mayan ways of knowing and in the Mexican literary canon.
 

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