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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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Hell of a Vision

Regionalism and the Modern American West

The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on the American West from the 1890s to the present, Richard Dorman provides a wide-ranging view of the impact of regionalist ideas in pop culture and diverse fields such as geography, land-use planning, anthropology, journalism, and environmental policy-making.

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A New Deal for Native Art

Indian Arts and Federal Policy, 1933-1943

The University of Arizona Press

Available for the first time in paperback!

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A Place All Our Own

Lives Entwined in a Desert Garden

The University of Arizona Press

Intertwined Lives is the delightful tale of creating a very special garden in one of the most extreme climates in the inhabited world. Told with wit and obvious affection, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys the pleasures of gardening—and everyone who enjoys a well-told, true-life nature tale.

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Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas

Toward a Hemispheric Approach

The University of Arizona Press

Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas highlights intersecting themes such as indigenismo, mestizaje, migration, displacement, autonomy, sovereignty, borders, spirituality, and healing that have historically shaped the experiences of Native peoples across the Américas. In doing so, it promotes a broader understanding of the relationships between Native communities in the United States and Canada and those in Latin America and the Caribbean and invites a hemispheric understanding of the relationships between Native and mestiza/o peoples.

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Matrons and Maids

Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914–1934

The University of Arizona Press

This book recounts the fascinating story of the placing of Native American girls into the homes of white families for domestic service during their summer vacations from boarding schools run by the federal Office of Indian Affairs. It complicates our picture of “women’s work” and the complex involvement of white women as agents of colonization.

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Full Foreground

The University of Arizona Press

Tejada’s innovative work dramatically widens the scope of Latina/o literature, showing us exactly it can accomplish. The poems move very much like a three-act play, in which the first act is one of origins; the second, a staging of desire; and the third, a symbiosis. These acts magnify one another when unified. Each poem within the collection positions itself within the avant-garde, in which the artful use of language aims to dazzle, surprise, and enliven. The poems dance by, preserving a tension between hurry and delay, momentum and stasis, and every line is like a newly launched firecracker, sending out startling patterns of spark and flare.

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Butterfly Moon

Short Stories

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Butterfly Moon is a collection of short stories based on folk tales from around the world. But the stories freely mingle fantasy and reality, witches and tricksters and everyday folks. Compellingly and poetically recounted, these enjoyably disturbing tales lead us to question what is real—and why reality matters.

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Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona

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Mary Melcher’s Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona provides a deep and diverse history of the dramatic changes in childbirth, birth control, infant mortality, and abortion over the course of the last century. Using oral histories, memoirs, newspaper accounts, government documents, letters, photos, and biographical collections, this fine-grained study of women’s reproductive health places the voices of real women at the forefront of the narrative, providing a personal view into some of the most intense experiences of their lives.

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With Blood in Their Eyes

The University of Arizona Press

A thrilling new novel from the author of Crazy Heart.

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The Gulf of California

Biodiversity and Conservation

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Ecology and Conservation of the San Pedro River

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Walking the Land, Feeding the Fire

Knowledge and Stewardship Among the Tlicho Dene

The University of Arizona Press

For the Tlicho Dene, Indigenous peoples of Canada's Northwest Territories, stories from the past unfold as experiences in the present, so unfolds a philosophy for the future. This book vividly shows how Indigenous knowledge is produced and rooted in the land.

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We Will Secure Our Future

Empowering the Navajo Nation

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Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific

Advances in Research and Conservation

The University of Arizona Press
The oceanographic conditions that make this an epicenter of sea turtle activity promote massive artisanal and industrial fishing efforts that, coupled with illegal harvesting of eggs and turtles, have led to declines of several turtle populations in the region. The essays and stories in Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific describe for the first time the history of this exploitation, as well as recent sea turtle conservation initiatives and scientific research in the region.
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Eating the Landscape

American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience

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Red Medicine

Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing

The University of Arizona Press

The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico.

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Looking North

Writings from Spanish America on the US, 1800 to the Present

The University of Arizona Press

Editors John J. Hassett and Braulio Muñoz present a collection of writings that provides a look into the ways in which Spanish America has viewed its northern neighbor over the past two centuries.

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Nikkei in the Interior West

Japanese Immigration and Community Building, 1882–1945

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Constructing Citizenship

Transnational Workers and Revolution on the Mexico-Guatemala Border, 1880--1950

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The Only One Living to Tell

The Autobiography of a Yavapai Indian

The University of Arizona Press

This autobiography offers a missing piece of Western history—as one of the only Native American accounts of the Skeleton Cave Massacre—and contributes to a growing body of history from a Native perspective.

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Red Weather

The University of Arizona Press

Against the backdrop of Central American politics, this suspenseful first novel from award-winning poet Janet McAdams explores an important chapter in American Indian history. Through finely drawn, compelling characters and lucidly beautiful prose, Red Weather explores the journey from loss to possibility, from the secrets of the past to the longings of the present.

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I Don't Cry, But I Remember

A Mexican Immigrant's Story of Endurance

The University of Arizona Press

In I Don’t Cry, But I Remember, Joyce Lackie shares with us an intimate portrait of Viviana Salgeuro’s life. Based on hours of recorded conversations, Lackie skillfully translates the interviews into an engaging, revealing narrative that details the migrant experience from a woman’s point of view and fills a gap in our history by examining the role of women of color in the American Southwest.

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Cell Traffic

New and Selected Poems

The University of Arizona Press

Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award-winning poet Heid Erdrich’s three previous poetry collections. Erdrich’s new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body. She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifaceted ways: personal, familial, biological, and cultural.


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Western Avenue and Other Fictions

The University of Arizona Press

In this soulful collection of short stories, Arroyo shows us internal and external conflicts that are deeply rooted in—and affected by—place. A bodega, a university town, a factory, a Chicago street, some dusty potato fields: here is where we encounter ordinary people who work, dream, love, and persist in the face of violence, bereavement, disappointment, and loss—particularly the loss of mothers, fathers, and loved ones.

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Reimagining Marginalized Foods

Global Processes, Local Places

The University of Arizona Press

This volume brings together ethnographically based anthropological analyses of shifting meanings and representations associated with the foods, ingredients, and cooking practices that of marginalized and/or indigenous cultures. Contributors are particularly interested in how these foods intersect with politics, nationhood and governance, identity, authenticity, and conservation.

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Walking the Clouds

An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction

Edited by Grace L. Dillon
The University of Arizona Press

A groundbreaking anthology of indigenous science fiction.

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Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs

Growing Up on a Mississippi Subsistence Farm

By Jimmye Hillman; Foreword by Robert Hass
The University of Arizona Press

To ensure that the world of Jimmye Hillman’s childhood in Greene County, Mississippi during the Great Depression doesn’t slip away, he has gathered together accounts of his family and the other people of Old Washington village. More than just childhood memories and a family saga, though, this book serves as a snapshot of the natural, historical, and linguistic details of the time and place. It is a remarkable record of Southern life.

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Outside the Hacienda Walls

The Archaeology of Plantation Peonage in Nineteenth-Century Yucatán

The University of Arizona Press

Drawing on a dozen years of archaeological and historical investigation, Allan Meyers breaks new ground in the study of Yucatán haciendas. He presents original data and fresh interpretations on settlement organization, social stratification, and spatial relationships.

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The New Politics of Protest

Indigenous Mobilization in Latin America's Neoliberal Era

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Exploring Mars

Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

The University of Arizona Press

The former NASA director of Mars missions recounts the failures and triumphs of exploring Mars, weaving a compelling story of both the political and scientific challenges surrounding the Red Planet.

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The Ancient Andean Village

Marcaya in Prehispanic Nasca

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Toward a Behavioral Ecology of Lithic Technology

Cases from Paleoindian Archaeology

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We Are Our Language

An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan Community

The University of Arizona Press

We Are Our Language provides an investigation of language revitalization based on local language renewal efforts. This book reveals the subtle ways in which different conceptions and practices—historical, material, and interactional—can variably affect the state of an indigenous language, and it offers a critical step toward redefining success and achieving revitalization.

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Gender Violence at the U.S.–Mexico Border

Media Representation and Public Response

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Leaving Mesa Verde

Peril and Change in the Thirteenth-Century Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

A great mystery in the archaeology of the Southwest is the depopulation of the northern San Juan in the late thirteenth-century AD. Leaving Mesa Verde confronts this mystery with new paleoenvironmental data and much archaeological research. What arises is a story of conflict and disruption as a result of climate change, environmental degradation, social rigidity, and conflict.

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Bolivia's Radical Tradition

Permanent Revolution in the Andes

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Sueños Americanos

Barrio Youth Negotiating Social and Cultural Identities

The University of Arizona Press

For nearly a decade, Julio Cammarota interviewed and observed Latino youth—researching how they negotiated myriad social conditions and hostile economic and political pressures in their daily lives. One of the most extensive studies of barrio youth, Sueños Americanos illuminates the complex relationships among low-wage employment, cultural standards, education, class oppression, and gender expectations.

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Out of Nature

Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity

The University of Arizona Press

Through stories of drug revelation in nature and forays into botany, human behavior, and conservation, Kara Rogers sheds light on the multiple ways in which humans, medicine, and plants are interconnected. With accessible and engaging writing, she explores the relationships between humans and plants, relating the stories of plant hunters of centuries past and examining the impact of human activities on the environment and the world's biodiversity.

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Along These Highways

The University of Arizona Press

Rene Perez has the ability to stop time. In fact, time stops as soon as you start reading one of his short stories. You find yourself transported into the minds and lives of people you thought you didn’t know. Suddenly they are your best friends. They live in Texas. Most of them are Hispanic. But their problems are universal.

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The Archaeology of Environmental Change

Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience

The University of Arizona Press

In this book, a diverse collection of case studies reveal how archaeology can contribute to a better understanding of humans' relation to the environment. The Archaeology of Environmental Change shows that the environmental challenges facing humanity today can be better approached through an attempt to understand how past societies dealt with similar circumstances.

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Arizona

A History, Revised Edition

The University of Arizona Press

Now, just in time for Arizona’s centennial, Sheridan has revised and expanded this already top-tier state history to incorporate events and changes that have taken place in recent years. Addressing contemporary issues like land use, water rights, dramatic population increases, suburban sprawl, and the US–Mexico border, the new material makes the book more essential than ever. It successfully places the forty-eighth state’s history within the context of national and global events. No other book on Arizona history is as integrative or comprehensive.


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Religious Transformation in the Late Pre-Hispanic Pueblo World

The University of Arizona Press

The contributors to this volume employ a wide range of archaeological evidence to examine the origin and development of religious ideologies and the ways they shaped Pueblo societies across the Southwest in the centuries prior to European contact.

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Latino Los Angeles

The University of Arizona Press

As the twenth-first century begins, Latinas/os represent 45 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County, making them the largest racial/ethnic group in the region. At the same time, the shift from manufacturing to a service-based economy in the area has contributed to a decline in good-paying jobs, significantly impacting working ...

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Field Man

Life as a Desert Archaeologist

The University of Arizona Press

Field Man is the memoir of renowned southwestern archaeologist Julian Dodge Hayden—a blue-collar scholar who challenged conventional thinking on the antiquity of man in the New World, brought a formidable pragmatism to the identification of stone tools, and who is remembered as the leading authority on the prehistory of the Sierra Pinacate.

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