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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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Poems

The University of Arizona Press

The long-awaited new collection by a searing voice in Indigenous poetry.

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Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona expands our understanding of the critical role played by Mexican and Mexican American laborers in making Arizona a prominent and influential state in the Southwest and beyond.

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Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice

The University of Arizona Press

Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice traces the early roots of the Chicano Movement. It follows the thread of radical activism of the 1930s and 1940s to today, showing the depth of its influence on Mexican Americans struggling to achieve social justice and equality. 
 

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Coloniality of the US/Mexico Border

Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative

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Athapaskan Migrations

The Archaeology of Eagle Lake, British Columbia

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Painting the Skin

Pigments on Bodies and Codices in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

The University of Arizona Press

Painting the Skin brings together exciting research on painted skins—human, animal, and vegetal—in Mesoamerica. It offers physicochemical analysis and interdisciplinary understandings of the materiality, uses, and cultural meanings of the colors applied on a multitude of skins, including bodies, codices, and even building “skins.”

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Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists

Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

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Sand, Wind, and War

Memoirs of a Desert Explorer

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Records the work, travels, and adventures of one of the last of the great British explorers, a man who served in both world wars and carved out a special niche in science through his studies of desert sands.

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Worlds in the Sky

Planetary Discovery from Earliest Times Through Voyager and Magellan

The University of Arizona Press

William Sheehan gives us a history our fascination with planets, weaving together scientific history, anecdotes surrounding planetary discoveries, and the personal reflections of an incurable amateur astronomer. He describes how we arrived at our current understanding of the Moon and the planets and shows how certain individuals in history shaped the world’s knowledge about the Solar System.

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The Navajo Hunter Tradition

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A new approach to the study of myths relating to the origin of the Navajos. Based on extensive fieldwork and research, including Navajo hunter informants and unpublished manuscripts of Father Berard Haile.

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Transcontinental Dialogues

Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia

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Spiral to the Stars

Mvskoke Tools of Futurity

The University of Arizona Press

Spiral to the Stars offers a critical and concrete map for community making that leverages Mvskoke way-finding tools of energy, kinship, knowledge, power, and spaces. It is must-have book for community organizers, radical pedagogists, and anyone wishing to empower and advocate for their community.

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Challenging Colonial Narratives

Nineteenth-Century Great Lakes Archaeology

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging Colonial Narratives pushes postcolonial thinking in archaeology in socially and politically meaningful directions.

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Bedouin Ethnobotany

Plant Concepts and Uses in a Desert Pastoral World

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The Continuous Path

Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming

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The Continuous Path challenges archaeologists to take Pueblo concepts of movement seriously by privileging Pueblo concepts of being and becoming in the interpretation of anthropological data. The collaborative volume brings together Native community members, archaeologists, and anthropologists to weave multiple perspectives together to write the histories of Pueblo peoples past, present, and future.

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Homol'ovi

An Ancient Hopi Settlement Cluster

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Coastal Lives

Nature, Capital, and the Struggle for Artisanal Fisheries in Peru

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Coastal Lives reveals the ways in which ocean life is organized to produce value and thus provides a critical examination of the politics of contemporary environmental change in Peru and around the world. The authors underscore the importance of making the co-production of nature, capital, and politics visible as a critical means for addressing ecological crises and the multispecies dispossessions that accompany them.
 

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Calling the Soul Back

Embodied Spirituality in Chicanx Narrative

The University of Arizona Press

Calling the Soul Back considers how Chicanx literary narrative creatively maps vital connections between mind, body, spirit, and soul. Christina Garcia Lopez reveals the healing potential of narratives, showing how they can reposition one’s conscious ways of knowing and how spirituality can incite radical transformation.
 

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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science

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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science describes the life of a man who lived through some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and ended up creating a new field of scientific research, planetary science. As NASA and other space agencies explore the solar system, they take with them many of the ideas and concepts first described by Gerard P. Kuiper.

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The Chicana Motherwork Anthology

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The Chicana M(other)work Anthology is a call to action for justice within and outside academia. This volume brings together emerging scholarship and testimonios by and about self-identified Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies who, using an intersectional lens, center mothering as transformative labor.

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When It Rains

Tohono O'odham and Pima Poetry

Edited by Ofelia Zepeda
The University of Arizona Press

When It Rains is an intuitive poetry collection that shows us how language connects people. With the poems in both O’odham and English, the volume serves as a reminder of the beauty and changeability of the O’odham language.

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Rosa's Einstein

Poems

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Them Goon Rules

Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism

The University of Arizona Press

Marquis Bey’s debut collection, Them Goon Rules, is an un-rulebook, a long-form essayistic sermon that meditates on how Blackness and nonnormative gender impact and remix everything we claim to know

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Latin American Textualities

History, Materiality, and Digital Media

The University of Arizona Press

Latin American Textualities is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at textual history, artifacts, and digital forms. The contributors offer perspectives on texts that cross genres, periods, and national lines, bringing together divergent representations of Latin American textual cultures.

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

The University of Arizona Press

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts to establish what we currently understand about Saturn’s moons, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration.

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New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology

Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

This book brings together experts on Mimbres archaeology to discuss our current understanding of the early occupation of the Mimbres region. Chapters highlight a variety of topics in their discussions of Mimbres society, including household and community organization, ritual, ideology, identity, and interaction.

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Educating Across Borders

The Case of a Dual Language Program on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to address the learning experience of transfronterizxs, border-crossing students, in a dual language program. Educating Across Borders explains how transfronterizx language, literacy practices, and knowledge are used in the educational system.

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Sentient Lands

Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Chile

The University of Arizona Press

Sentient Lands is a historically grounded ethnography of the Mapuche people’s engagement with state-run reconciliation and land-restitution efforts. Piergiorgio Di Giminiani analyzes environmental relations, property, state power, market forces, and indigeneity to illustrate how land connections are articulated, in both landscape experiences and land claims.

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Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier

Pueblo and Spanish Interactions

The University of Arizona Press

A unique contribution to the archaeological literature on the Southwest, Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier introduces a wealth of data from one of the few known colonial metal production sites in the Southwest. Drawing upon ten seasons of excavation, archaeologist Noah H. Thomas provides an interpretation of data that is grounded in theories of agency, practice, and notions of value. This work brings to light a little-known aspect of the colonial experience: the production of metal by indigenous Puebloan people.

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Naming the World

Language and Power Among the Northern Arapaho

The University of Arizona Press

Naming the World is an ethnography of language shift among the Northern Arapaho. It focuses on the often subtle continuities and discontinuities in the society produced by the shift, as well as the diversity of community responses.

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Voices from Bears Ears

Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land

By Rebecca Robinson; By (photographer) Stephen Strom
The University of Arizona Press

This stunning book captures the passion and history embedded in local conversations about public lands.

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Instruments of the True Measure

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

Instruments of the True Measure charts the coordinates and intersections of land, history, and culture. Lyrical passages map the parallel lives of ancestral figures and connect dispossessions of the past to lived experiences of the present.

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Here and There

A Fire Survey

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Presented through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination, Here and There moves the discussion on fire beyond the usual formulations of science and policy within a national narrative to one of thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and commentary. Centered on the unique complexities of fire management in a global world, Here and There offers a punctuation point to our understanding of wildfire.

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Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California

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The influx of Spanish, Russian, and then American colonists into Alta California between 1769 and 1834 challenged both Native and non-Native people to reimagine communities not only in different places and spaces but also in novel forms and practices. The contributors to this volume draw on archaeological and historical archival sources to analyze the generative processes and nature of communities of belonging in the face of rapid demographic change and perceived or enforced difference.

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America’s Early Whalemen

Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650–1750

The University of Arizona Press

The Native Americans of Long Island were integral to the origin and development of the first American whaling enterprise in the years 1650 to 1750. John A. Strong has produced the authoritative source on Indians and shore whaling.

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The Making of a Mexican American Mayor

Raymond L. Telles of El Paso and the Origins of Latino Political Power

The University of Arizona Press

Politician Raymond L. Telles was the first Mexican American mayor of a major U.S. city and the first Mexican American U.S. ambassador. Mario T. García’s updated biography of the ambitious, distinguished, and talented Telles brings the Chicano struggle for political representation to a new generation of readers.

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Pasadena Before the Roses

Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890

The University of Arizona Press

In Pasadena Before the Roses, historian Yvette J. Saavedra shows how Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American groups each have redefined the meanings of land use to build their homes and their lives. This social and cultural history illustrates the interconnectedness of power, ideas of land use, and the negotiation of identity within multiple colonial moments.

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Land, Liberty, and Water

Morelos After Zapata, 1920–1940

The University of Arizona Press

Land, Liberty, and Water offers a political and environmental history of the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution by examining the insurgency's outcomes inside the diverse pueblos of the former Zapatistas during the 1920s and 1930s. Salinas gives readers interested in modern Mexico, the Zapatista revolution, and environmental history a deeply researched analysis of the outcomes of the nation’s most famous revolutionary insurgency.

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Blue Desert

Desert Monologues

The University of Arizona Press

A classic work of new journalism by a revered voice of the Southwest.

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Style and Story

Literary Methods for Writing Nonfiction

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Upstream

Trust Lands and Power on the Feather River

The University of Arizona Press

Upstream relates the history behind the nation’s largest state-built water and power conveyance system, California’s State Water Project, with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Author Beth Rose Middleton Manning illustrates how Indigenous history should inform contemporary conservation measures. She uses a multidisciplinary and multitemporal approach and offers a vision of policy reform that will lead to improved Indigenous futures around the U.S.

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Frog Mountain Blues

By Charles Bowden; By (photographer) Jack Dykinga; Foreword by Alison Hawthorne Deming
The University of Arizona Press

When first published in 1987, Frog Mountain Blues documented the creeping sprawl of new development up the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Today, that development is fully visible, but Charles Bowden’s prescience to preserve and protect a sacred recreational space remains as vivid as ever. Accompanied by Jack W. Dykinga’s photographs from the original work, this book conveys the natural beauty of the Catalinas and warns readers that this unique wilderness could easily be lost.

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The Motions Beneath

Indigenous Migrants on the Urban Frontier of New Spain

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Global Indigenous Health

Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future

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México Beyond 1968

Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies

The University of Arizona Press

México Beyond 1968 examines the revolutionary organizing and state repression that characterized Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s. It challenges the conception of the Mexican state as “exceptional” and underscores and refocuses the centrality of the 1968 student movement.

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Sor Juana

Or, the Persistence of Pop

The University of Arizona Press

Sor Juana: Or, The Persistence of Pop encapsulates the life, times, and legacy of seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Ilan Stavans provides a biographical and meditative picture of how popular perceptions of her life and work both shape and reflect Latinx culture.

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Brazil's Long Revolution

Radical Achievements of the Landless Workers Movement

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Economic crises in the Global North and South are forcing activists to think about alternatives. Author Anthony Pahnke argues that activists should look to the Global South and Brazil—in particular the Landless Workers Movement (MST)—for inspiration. Brazil’s Long Revolution shows how the MST positioned itself take advantage of challenging economic times to improve its members’ lives.

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Hegemonies of Language and Their Discontents

The Southwest North American Region Since 1540

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Esteemed author Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez details the linguistic and cultural processes used by penetrating imperial and national states to establish language supremacy in the Southwest North American Region from 1540 to the present, and the manner in which those affected have responded and acted, often in dissatisfaction and at times with inventive adaptations.

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Yaqui Indigeneity

Epistemology, Diaspora, and the Construction of Yoeme Identity

The University of Arizona Press

The first book-length study of the representation of the Yaqui nation in literature, Yaqui Indigeneity examines the transborder Yaqui nation as interpreted through the Mexican and Chicana/o imaginary. Tumbaga identifies a community of Chicano-Yaqui authors whose writings reclaim their own Native identities and challenge Mexican and Chicana/o views of Indigeneity.

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