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The Pluto System After New Horizons

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Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

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Renewing Our Rivers

Stream Corridor Restoration in Dryland Regions

The University of Arizona Press

Renewing Our Rivers guides readers through the main steps in designing and implementing successful dryland stream corridor restoration. Ecologists, geomorphologists, and hydrologists from Australia, Mexico, and the United States share their case studies and key lessons learned for successful restoration and renewal of our most vital resource.

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The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia

An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger

The University of Arizona Press

Based on prolonged engagement with this “virtuous” plant of southwestern Ethiopia, this book provides a nuanced reading of the ensete ventricosum (avant-)garden and explores how the life in tiny, diverse, and womanly plots may indeed offers alternative visions of nature, food policy, and conservation efforts.

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The Nature of Desert Nature

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Narrating Nature

Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing

The University of Arizona Press

Narrating Nature opens up dialogue that counters traditional conservation narratives. It offers conservation efforts that not only include people as beneficiaries but also demonstrate how they are essential and knowledgeable members of the conservation landscape itself.

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Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist

From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán

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A Marriage Out West

Theresa and Frank Russell’s Explorations in Arizona, 1900–1903

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A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology. Frances Theresa Peet Russell, an educator, married Harvard anthropologist Frank Russell in June 1900. They left immediately on a busman’s honeymoon to the Southwest. Their goal was twofold: to travel to an arid environment to quiet Frank’s tuberculosis and to find archaeological sites to support his research.

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Cultura y Corazón

A Decolonial Methodology for Community Engaged Research

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Cultura y Corazón is a cultural approach to research that requires a long-term commitment to community-based and engaged research methodologies. This book presents case studies in the fields of education and health that recognize and integrate communities’ values, culture, and funds of knowledge in the research process.

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Activist Leaders of San José

En sus propias voces

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Beyond Earth’s Edge

The Poetry of Spaceflight

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Beyond Earth’s Edge vividly captures through poetry the violence of blastoff, the wonders seen by Hubble, and the trajectories of exploration to Mars and beyond. The anthology offers a fascinating record of both national mindsets and private perspectives as poets grapple with the promise and peril of U.S. space exploration across decades and into the present.

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La Raza Cosmética

Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

La Raza Cosmética examines postrevolutionary identity construction as a project of settler colonialism that at once appropriated and erased indigeneity. In its critique of Indigenous representation, it also shows how Indigenous women strategically engaged with and resisted these projects as they played out in beauty pageants, films, tourism, art, and other realms of popular culture.

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Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture

Looking Through the Kaleidoscope

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Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture traces the development of Chicana/o literature and cultural production from the Spanish colonial period to the present. In doing so, it challenges us to look critically at how we simultaneously embody colonial constructs and challenge their legacies.

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Binational Commons

Institutional Development and Governance on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Binational Commons focuses on whether the institutions that presently govern the U.S.-Mexico transborder space are effective in providing solutions to difficult binational problems as they manifest themselves in the borderlands. The volume addresses key binational issues and explores where there are strong levels of institutional governance development, where it is failing, how governance mechanisms have evolved over time, and what can be done to improve it to meet the needs of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the next decades.

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Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Pedagogy and Practice for Our Classrooms and Communities

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Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa provides pedagogical applications of Anzaldúa’s noted theories, including la facultad, the path of conocimiento, and autohistoria, among others. This text provides examples, lesson plans, and activities for scholars, professors, teachers, and community members in various disciplines—such as history, composition, literature, speech and debate, and more—and for those interested in teaching the theories of Gloria Anzaldúa.

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Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Indigenous Communities and the Revolutionary State in Mexico’s Gran Nayar, 1910–1940

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Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans documents how and why the Indigenous Náayari, Wixárika, O’dam, and Mexicanero peoples took part in the Mexican Revolution as they struggled to preserve their cultures, lands, and political autonomy in the face of civil war, bandit raids, and radical political reform. In unpacking the ambiguities that characterize their participation in this tumultuous period, it sheds light on the inner contradictions of the revolution itself.
 
 

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Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities

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With unity of heart and mind, the creative and the scholarly, Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities opens wide its arms to all non-binary, decolonial masculinities today to grow a stronger, resilient, and more compassionate new generation of Latinxs tomorrow.

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Oysters in the Land of Cacao

Archaeology, Material Culture, and Societies at Islas de Los Cerros and the Western Chontalpa, Tabasco, Mexico

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Oysters in the Land of Cacao delivers a long-overdue presentation of the archaeology, material culture, and regional synthesis on the Formative to Late Classic period societies of the western Chontalpa region (Tabasco, Mexico) through contemporary theory. It offers a significant new understanding of the Mesoamerican Gulf Coast.

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Planetary Astrobiology

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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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Fighting for Andean Resources

Extractive Industries, Cultural Politics, and Environmental Struggles in Peru

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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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Girl of New Zealand

Colonial Optics in Aotearoa

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

 

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Diné Identity in a Twenty-First-Century World

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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

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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

The University of Arizona Press

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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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The Ecolaboratory

Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica

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The Saguaro Cactus

A Natural History

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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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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

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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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Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World

Testimonios on Violence

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This is a testimonio, a historia profoundo of the culture of extralegal violence against the Red-Black-Brown communities in the United States that operates with impunity. Framed by Roberto Cintli Rodríguez’s personal testimony of police violence, this book is a clarion call to end that violence and those philosophies that permit such violence to flourish.

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Racial Alterity, Wixarika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City

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Utilizing archival and ethnographic research, this book explores the construction of racial and ethnic imaginaries in the western Mexican cities of Guadalajara and Tepic, and the ways in which these imaginaries shape the contemporary experiences and activism of Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous university students and professionals living, studying, and working in these two cities.

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The Border and Its Bodies

The Embodiment of Risk Along the U.S.-México Line

The University of Arizona Press

The increasingly militarized U.S.-México border is an intensely physical place, affecting the bodies of all who encounter it. The essays in this volume explore how crossing becomes embodied in individuals on the most basic social unit possible: the human body.

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