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Girl of New Zealand

Colonial Optics in Aotearoa

The University of Arizona Press

 Girl of New Zealand resurrects Maori women from objectification and locates them firmly within Maori whanau/families and communities.

 

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Diné Identity in a Twenty-First-Century World

The University of Arizona Press

Informed by personal experience and offering an inclusive view, Diné Identity in a Twenty-First-Century World showcases the complexity of understanding and the richness of current Diné identities.

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State Formation in the Liberal Era

Capitalisms and Claims of Citizenship in Mexico and Peru

Edited by Ben Fallaw and David Nugent
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Traditional, National, and International Law and Indigenous Communities

The University of Arizona Press

This volume of the Indigenous Justice series explores the global effects of marginalizing Indigenous law. The essays in this book argue that European-based law has been used to force Indigenous peoples to assimilate, has politically disenfranchised Indigenous communities, and has destroyed traditional Indigenous social institutions. The research in this volume focuses on the resurgence of traditional law, tribal–state relations in the United States, laws that have impacted Native American women, laws that have failed to protect Indigenous sacred sites, the effect of international conventions on domestic laws, and the role of community justice organizations in operationalizing international law.

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Indigenous Environmental Justice

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The book explores the ongoing effects of colonization and emphasizes Native American tribes as governments rather than ethnic minorities. Combining elements of legal issues, human rights issues, and sovereignty issues,Indigenous Environmental Justicecreates a clear example of community resilience in the face of corporate greed and state indifference.

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Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia, 1990–2005

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In the fifteen-year span from 1990 to 2005 uprisings of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador and Bolivia changed their societies forever. The combination of mass mobilization, elections, and indigenous socialism created a new form of twenty-first-century revolution that applies to cultures far beyond the Andes. Jeffrey M. Paige’s interviews present the powerful personal experiences and emotional intensity of the revolutionary leadership.
 

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Sugarcane and Rum

The Bittersweet History of Labor and Life on the Yucatán Peninsula

The University of Arizona Press

More than a history of coveted commodities, the unique story that unfolds in John R. Gust and Jennifer P. Mathews’s new historySugarcane and Rum is told through the lens of Maya laborers who worked under brutal conditions on small haciendas to harvest sugarcane and produce rum in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

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To the Last Smoke

An Anthology

The University of Arizona Press

To the Last Smoke offers a unique and sweeping view of the nation’s fire scene by distilling observations on Florida, California, the Northern Rockies, the Great Plains, the Southwest, the Interior West, the Northeast, Alaska, the oak woodlands, and the Pacific Northwest into a single, readable volume. The anthology functions as a color-commentary companion to the play-by-play narrative offered in Pyne’s Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America. The series is Pyne’s way of “keeping with it to the end,” encompassing the directive from his rookie season to stay with every fire “to the last smoke.”

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Tewa Worlds

An Archaeological History of Being and Becoming in the Pueblo Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Tewa Worlds offers an archaeological history of eight centuries of Tewa Pueblo history in the Rio Chama Valley through the lens of contemporary Pueblo philosophical and historical discourse. The result gives weight to the deep past, colonial encounters, and modern experiences. It challenges archaeologists to both critically reframe interpretation and to acknowledge the Tewa’s deep but ongoing connection with the land.

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The Global Spanish Empire

Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism

The University of Arizona Press

The Global Spanish Empire tackles broad questions about indigenous cultural persistence, pluralism, and place making using a global comparative perspective grounded in the shared experience of Spanish colonialism. Through an expansive range of essays that look at Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, this volume brings often-neglected regions into conversation.

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Narratives of Persistence

Indigenous Negotiations of Colonialism in Alta and Baja California

The University of Arizona Press

Narratives of Persistence charts the remarkable persistence of California’s Ohlone and Paipai people over the past five centuries. Lee M. Panich draws connections between the events and processes of the deeper past and the way the Ohlone and Paipai today understand their own histories and identities.

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Moquis and Kastiilam

Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume II, 1680–1781

The University of Arizona Press

The second of a two-volume series, Moquis and Kastiilam tells the story of the encounter between the Hopis, who the Spaniards called Moquis, and the Spaniards, who the Hopis called Kastiilam, from the Pueblo Revolt through 1781. Balancing historical documents with oral histories, it creates a fresh perspective on the interface of Spanish and Hopi peoples in the period of missionization.

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Colonial Cataclysms

Climate, Landscape, and Memory in Mexico’s Little Ice Age

The University of Arizona Press

Colonial Cataclysms explores the human and environmental consequences of the global climate event called the Little Ice Age as it played out in central Mexico during the era of Spanish imperialism. It focuses on the great floods, massive soil erosion, and human adaptations to these cataclysms.

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Fighting for Andean Resources

Extractive Industries, Cultural Politics, and Environmental Struggles in Peru

The University of Arizona Press

Fighting for Andean Resources offers a singular contribution to the literature critiquing monolithic views of nation-state dynamics and globalization. Vladimir R. Gil Ramón examines the protocols of accountability and the social critique of the application of environmental impact assessments and safeguard policies. His analysis reveals the complex mechanisms for legitimizing decision-making and adds to an understanding of everyday state-nation conflicts and negotiations.

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Sown in Earth

Essays of Memory and Belonging

The University of Arizona Press

Heart-wrenching autobiographical stories from an award-winning Latinx writer.

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Our Bearings

Poems

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Cycles of Conquest

The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on Indians of the Southwest, 1533–1960

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North American Borders in Comparative Perspective

The University of Arizona Press

In North American Borders in Comparative Perspective leading scholars provide a contemporary analysis of how globalization and security imperatives have redefined the shared border regions of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
 

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Land Uprising

Native Story Power and the Insurgent Horizons of Latinx Indigeneity

The University of Arizona Press

Land Uprising reframes Indigenous land reclamation as a horizon to decolonize the settler colonial conditions of literary, intellectual, and activist labor. Simón Ventura Trujillo argues that land provides grounding for rethinking the connection between Native storytelling practices and Latinx racialization across overlapping colonial and nation-state forms.

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Intersectional Chicana Feminisms

Sitios y Lenguas

The University of Arizona Press

Advocating for and demonstrating the importance of an intersectional, multidisciplinary, activist understanding of Chicanas, Intersectional Chicana Feminisms provides a much-needed overview of the key theories, thinkers, and activists that have contributed to Chicana feminisms.

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The Sovereign Street

Making Revolution in Urban Bolivia

The University of Arizona Press

The Sovereign Street offers a rare look at political revolution as it happens, showing how mass street protest can change national political life.  It documents a critical period in twenty-first century Bolivia, when small-town protests made headlines worldwide, where a generation of pro-globalization policies were called into question, and where the indigenous majority stepped into government power for the first time in five centuries.

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Reading Popol Wuj

A Decolonial Guide

The University of Arizona Press

Reading Popol Wuj offers readers a path to look beyond Western constructions of literature to engage with this text through the philosophical foundation of Maya thought and culture. This guide deconstructs various translations to ask readers—scholars, teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students—to break out of the colonial mold in approaching this seminal Maya text.

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The Ecolaboratory

Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica

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The Saguaro Cactus

A Natural History

The University of Arizona Press

The saguaro, with its great size and characteristic shape, has become the emblem of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona and northwestern Mexico. This book offers a complete natural history of this enduring cactus, the largest and tallest in the United States. From its role in Sonoran Desert ecology, to its adaptations to the desert climate, to its sacred place in Indigenous culture, this book offers a definitive source on a distinguished desert plant.
 

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Planetary Astrobiology

The University of Arizona Press

Planetary Astrobiology represents the combined efforts of more than seventy-five international experts consolidated into twenty chapters and provides an accessible, interdisciplinary gateway for new students and seasoned researchers who wish to learn more about this expanding field. Readers are brought to the frontiers of knowledge in astrobiology via results from the exploration of our own solar system and exoplanetary systems.

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Science Be Dammed

How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River

The University of Arizona Press

Science Be Dammed is an alarming reminder of the high stakes in the management—and perils in the mismanagement—of water in the western United States. It offers important lessons in the age of climate change and underscores the necessity of seeking out the best science to support the decisions we make.

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Memories of Earth and Sea

An Ethnographic History of the Islands of Chiloé

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Border Brokers

Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics

The University of Arizona Press

Border Brokers examines the broader consequences of U.S. immigration policies on both immigrant and citizen members within mixed-status families. Christina Getrich offers the first book-length longitudinal study of children from mixed-status families.

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Footprints of Hopi History

Hopihiniwtiput Kukveni'at

The University of Arizona Press

Footprints of Hopi History illuminates how Hopis understand and value their ancestral landscapes. It offers fresh and innovative perspectives on archaeology and anthropology initiatives, and demonstrates how one tribal community significantly has advanced knowledge about its past through collaboration with archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians.

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