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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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Intimate Grammars

An Ethnography of Navajo Poetry

The University of Arizona Press

Through the work of poets such as Luci Tapahonso, Laura Tohe, Rex Lee Jim, Gloria Emerson, Blackhorse Mitchell, Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, and many others, Webster provides new ways of thinking about contemporary Navajo poets and poetry. Intimate Grammars offers an exciting new ethnography of speaking, ethnopoetics, and discourse-centered examinations of language and culture.

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Uprooting Community

Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

The University of Arizona Press

Uprooting Community examines the political cross-currents that resulted in detention of Japanese Mexicans during World War II. Selfa A. Chew reveals how the entire multiethnic social fabric of the borderlands was reconfigured by the absence of Japanese Mexicans.

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Archaeology and Apprenticeship

Body Knowledge, Identity, and Communities of Practice

The University of Arizona Press

Apprenticeship is broadly defined as the transmission of culture through a formal or informal teacher–pupil relationship. This collection invites a wide discussion, citing case studies from all over the world and yet focuses the scholarship into a concise set of contributions. This book also examines apprenticeship in archaeology against a backdrop of sociological and cognitive psychology literature, to enrich the understanding of the relationship between material remains and enculturation.

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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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Ethnobiology for the Future

Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity

The University of Arizona Press
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Death Valley

Painted Light

The University of Arizona Press

Death Valley: Painted Light is a book unlike any other about a landscape whose topographic relief and sheer beauty are unforgettable.

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Asegi Stories

Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory

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A Tale of Three Villages

Indigenous-Colonial Interactions in Southwestern Alaska, 1740–1950

The University of Arizona Press
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Knowledge in Motion

Constellations of Learning Across Time and Place

The University of Arizona Press

Knowledge in Motion brings together archaeologists, historians, and cultural anthropologists to examine communities from around the globe as they engage in a range of practices constituting situated learned and knowledge transmission. The contributors lay the groundwork to forge productive theories and methodologies for exploring situated learning and its broad-ranging outcomes.

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Chaco Revisited

New Research on the Prehistory of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Bringing together both up-and-coming and well-known scholars of Chaco Canyon, Chaco Revisited provides readers with refreshing and updated analyses of research collected over the course of a century. Addressing age-old questions surrounding the canyon using new methods, contributors prove that Chaco Canyon was even more complex and fascinating than previously understood.

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Weathering Risk in Rural Mexico

Climatic, Institutional, and Economic Change

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Florida

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

In this important new collection of essays on the region, Stephen J. Pyne colorfully explores the ways the region has approached fire management. Florida has long resisted national models of fire suppression in favor of prescribed burning, for which it has ideal environmental conditions and a robust culture. Out of this heritage the fire community has created institutions to match. The Tallahassee region became the ignition point for the national fire revolution of the 1960s. Today, it remains the Silicon Valley of prescription burning. How and why this happened is the topic of a fire reconnaissance that begins in the panhandle and follows Floridian fire south to the Everglades.

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California

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

In this collection of essays on the region, Stephen J. Pyne colorfully explores the ways the region has approached fire management and what sets it apart from other parts of the country. Pyne writes that what makes California’s fire scene unique is how its dramatically distinctive biomes have been yoked to a common system, ultimately committed to suppression, and how its fires burn with a character and on a scale commensurate with the state’s size and political power. California has not only a ferocity of flame but a cultural intensity that few places can match. California’s fires are instantly and hugely broadcast. They shape national institutions, and they have repeatedly defined the discourse of fire’s history. No other place has so sculpted the American way of fire.

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Sanctioning Matrimony

Western Expansion and Interethnic Marriage in the Arizona Borderlands

The University of Arizona Press

Sanctioning Matrimony provides a deep analysis of intermarriage in southern Arizona from 1860 to 1930. Sal Acosta utilizes vital records and census documents to demonstrate how interethnic relationships extended the racial fluidity of the Arizona borderlands.

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Weaving the Boundary

The University of Arizona Press

Evocative, haunting, and ultimately hopeful, this collection explores personal and collective memory through lenses of human loss, desire, violence, and love.

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Writing the Goodlife

Mexican American Literature and the Environment

The University of Arizona Press

The decolonial approaches found in Writing the Goodlife provide rich examples of mutually respectful relations between humans and nature. Ybarra’s book takes on two of today’s most discussed topics: environmentalism and Latina/o population growth. Ybarra shines a light on long-established traditions of environmental thought that have existed in Mexican American literary history for at least 150 years.

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The Fornes Frame

Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes

The University of Arizona Press

A key way to view Latina plays today is through the foundational frame of playwright and teacher, Maria Irene Fornes, who has transformed American theatre. Considering Fornes’s legacy, Anne García-Romero shows how five award-winning playwrights continue to contest and complicate Latina theatre.

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American Indians and National Forests

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Forest History Society's Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award, American Indians and National Forests shows how tribal nations and the U.S. Forest Service have dealt with important changes in forest ownership and forest use. Author Theodore Catton expertly covers two centuries of interplay to offer the first-ever look at the changing relationships between these two important groups of forest stewards.

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How Myth Became History

Texas Exceptionalism in the Borderlands

The University of Arizona Press

How Myth Became History emphasizes the heterogeneity of border communities and the foregrounding narratives often ignored, such as Mexican-indio histories. John E. Dean provides critical insight into the vexed status of the contemporary Texas-Mexico divide and points to broader implications for national and transnational identity.

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Indigenous Pop

Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Pop vividly addresses the importance of Native musicians and popular musical genres, establishing their origins and discussing what they represent.

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