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Indigenous Miracles

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Miracles is about how the Nahua elite of central Mexico secured political legitimacy through the administration of public rituals centered on miraculous images of Christ the King. Osowski argues that these images were adopted as community symbols and furthermore allowed Nahua leaders to "represent their own kingship," protecting their claims to legitimacy.

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Innocent Until Interrogated

The University of Arizona Press

This riveting book revisits one of the most horrific crimes in Arizona's history: the mass murder of nine residents of a Buddhist temple near Phoenix in 1991. Like In Cold Blood and other true-life crime books, it is a page-turner. But it also raises troubling questions about modern police procedures.

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Lessons from a Quechua Strongwoman

The University of Arizona Press

Using the intriguing stories and words of a Quechua-speaking woman named Luisa Cadena from the Pastaza Province of Ecuador, Janis B. Nuckolls reveals a complex language system in which ideophony, dialogue, and perspective are all at the core of cultural and grammatical communications among Amazonian Quechua

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After Collapse

The University of Arizona Press

After Collapse blazes new research trails in both archaeology and the study of social change, demonstrating that archaeology can offer more clues to the "dark ages" that precede regeneration than text-based studies. It opens up a new window on the past by shifting the focus away from the rise and fall of ancient civilizations to their often more telling fall and rise.

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The Colorado Plateau IV

The University of Arizona Press

This book focuses on the integration of science and resource management issues in this unique and highly varied environment. Broken into three subsections, this volume addresses conservation biology, biophysical resources, and inventory and monitoring concerns.

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Massacre at the Yuma Crossing

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Massacre at the Yuma Crossing not only tells the story of the Yuma Massacre with new details but also gives the reader an understanding of the pressing questions debated in the Spanish Empire at the time including the very future of Spain in North America.

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Life in the Hothouse

How a Living Planet Survives Climate Change

The University of Arizona Press

A research scientist and award-winning journalist demystifies the science behind climate change in this thoughtful examination of how the Earth regulates its own temperature.

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Camino del Sol

The University of Arizona Press

Celebrates fifteen years of Latin@ literature by bringing together some of the series' best work, including selections from award-winning books by Richard Blanco, Diana García, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pat Mora, Kathleen Alcalá, Sergio Troncoso, and Kathleen de Azevedo--plus other prominent writers such as Ray Gonzalez, Franciso Alarcón, and Juan Felipe Herrera.

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What Has Passed and What Remains

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Thirteen narratives--from ranchers, foresters, scientists, Native American farmers and others--tell how northern Arizona landscapes and livelihoods reflect rapid social and environmental change. Enhanced with more than fifty illustrations, this book allows us to see it through the eyes of those whose lives it has directly touched

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Symbolism and Ritual in a One-Party Regime

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An ethnography of the Mexican political system under PRI hegemony, analyzing the 1988 Salinas campaign to show relationship between the formal democratic structure of the state and the unofficial practices of the underlying political culture, and addressing the question of what purpose campaigns serve when the outcome is predetermined.

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The Colonias Reader

The University of Arizona Press

Brings together scholars and professionals from a wide range of disciplines to examine the pressing issues of economic development, housing and community development, and public and environmental health in the colonias of the U.S.-Mexico border, providing conceptual frameworks that tie poverty to institutional and class-based conflicts.

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Baboquivari Mountain Plants

The University of Arizona Press

This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.

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For Tranquility and Order

The University of Arizona Press

Describes how Sonora's nascent legal system became the institution through which spouses, parents, children, employers, and servants settled disputes over everything from custody to assault to debt, revealing how these daily encounters between men and women in the local courts contributed to the formation of republican governance on Mexico's northwestern frontier.

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We are an Indian Nation

The University of Arizona Press

Focuses on the historical construction of the Hualapai Nation in the face of modern American colonialism. Shepherd grounds his account in Haulapai voices and agendas while simultaneously situating their history into the larger tapestry of Native peoples' confrontations with colonialism and modernity.

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Working from Within

Chicana and Chicano Activist Educators in Whitestream Schools

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Crossing with the Virgin

The University of Arizona Press

Firsthand accounts of migrants crossing the Arizona desert as told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian group that provides water, food, and medical assistance. They not only offer a window on the migrants' plight but also a look at the challenges faced by volunteers in sometimes compromising situations.

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Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity

The University of Arizona Press

Ethnographer and anthropologist Brigittine French mobilizes new critical-theoretical perspectives in linguistic anthropology, applying them to the politically-charged context of contemporary Guatemala. French shows, with useful examples, how constructions of language and collective identity are, in fact, strategies undertaken to serve the goals of institutions and social actors.

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Paleonutrition

The University of Arizona Press

Paleonutrition is the analysis of human prehistoric diets and the interpretation of dietary intake in relation to health and nutrition. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on paleonutrition. It includes the most recent research methods and describes the ways in which paleonutrition data are recovered, analyzed, and interpreted.

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Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico

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Evaluates management techniques, labor expenditures, and decision-making on a sample of private ranches of varying size in the Rio Sonora country. Perramond shows decision-making among ranchers to be as varied as the landscapes and reveals new approaches to business developed to adapt to changing economies and ecologies.

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Urban Farming in the West

The University of Arizona Press

This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.

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We are an Indian Nation

The University of Arizona Press

Focuses on the historical construction of the Hualapai Nation in the face of modern American colonialism. Shepherd grounds his account in Haulapai voices and agendas while simultaneously situating their history into the larger tapestry of Native peoples' confrontations with colonialism and modernity.

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The Gulf of California

Biodiversity and Conservation

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The Permit that Never Expires

The University of Arizona Press

There is a river, Garrison writes, that runs through the small town of Ellensburg, Washington, where he lives. It's a river of humanity, constantly moving north from Mexico. El flujo migratorio, he calls it. The migratory flow. Garrison's extraordinary ability to detail the lives of the residents of Ellensburg gives vivid life to the changing demographics of America.

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Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet

The University of Arizona Press

Duality" is at the center of this striking collection of poems both intimate and grand. The poet offers a multifaceted reflection on what it means to straddle two cultures: her father's Spanish-speaking and her mother's speaking in a Southern drawl. Unexpectedly, the sonnet form helps her give voice to her "in-between-ness.

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Flexible Bones

The University of Arizona Press

The remarkable and wholly delightful poems collected here bounce the reader through a world where words are not bricks but trampolines--springy, un-static-y things. Feisty, spirited, serious and comic, these poems address a wild range of subjects with an equally wild range of tones. María Meléndez emerges as a fearless poet.

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Prehistory, Personality, and Place

Emil W. Haury and the Mogollon Controversy

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Across a Great Divide

Continuity and Change in Native American Societies, 1400-1900

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Landscapes and Social Transformations on the Northwest Coast

Colonial Encounters in the Fraser Valley

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Engendering Households in the Prehistoric Southwest

Edited by Barbara J. Roth
The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on gendered activities in household contexts throughout the southwestern United States, this book represents groundbreaking work in this area. The contributors view households as a crucial link to past activities and behavior, and by engendering these households, we can gain a better understanding of their role in prehistoric society. Gender-structured household activities, in turn, can offer insight into broader-scale social and economic factors.

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Southwestern Desert Resources

The University of Arizona Press

The southwestern deserts are a unique ecosystem that stretches from southeastern California to west Texas and south to central Mexico. This volume puts a spotlight on specific examples of work being done in the area to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers provides better science and better management than when scientists and land managers work independently.

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People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion People and Plants in Ancient Western North America presents the latest information on three major topics: the use of native plants; the history of crops and their uses; and the impact of humans on their environment. It contributes not only to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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People and Plants in Ancient Western North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

This companion to People and Plants in Eastern North America presents the latest information on the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. It not only contributes to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people, it serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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Zuni Origins

The University of Arizona Press

The Zuni are a Southwestern people whose origins have long intrigued anthropologists. This volume presents fresh approaches to that question from both anthropological and traditional perspectives, exploring the origins of the tribe and the influences that have affected their way of life. Utilizing macro-regional approaches, it brings ...

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Conservation of Shared Environments

The University of Arizona Press

The United States and Mexico's shared environment extends far beyond the political line. For instance, it comprises the plant and animal species whose natural distributions extend deep into each nation along with the waters in rivers and aquifers that support ecosystem function far removed from the border. Conservation of Shared ...

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Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems in the Western Gulf of California

The University of Arizona Press

The Gulf of California is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it is also important to earth and marine scientists who work far beyond the area. In text and an accompanying CD-ROM with stunning satellite images, this atlas captures the dynamics of natural cycles in the fertility of the Gulf of California that have been in near-

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Anthropologies of Guayana

The University of Arizona Press

Unlike better-known regions of the Amazon, Guayana--a broad cultural region that includes the countries of Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana, as well as parts of eastern Venezuela and northern Brazil--has rarely been integrated into the broader narratives of South American anthropology and history. Nevertheless, Guayana provides a unique ...

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Labor Market Issues along the U.S.â¿¿Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Five million workers are employed in a variety of settings along the U.S.-Mexico border, yet labor market outcomes on each side often differ. U.S. workers tend to have low earnings and high unemployment compared with the rest of the country, while workers on the Mexican side of the border are often more prosperous than those in the interior.

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The Legacy of Hurricane Mitch

Edited by Marisa O. Ensor
The University of Arizona Press

Around the world disaster vulnerability is on the rise. The incidence and intensity of disasters have increased in recent decades with lives being shattered and resources being destroyed across broad geographic regions each year.

As it swept across the Honduran landscape, the exceptional size, power and duration of Hurricane ...

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Polities and Power

The University of Arizona Press

This distinctive book is the first to address the topic of landscape archaeology in early states from a truly global perspective. It provides an excellent introduction to--and overview of--the discipline today. The volume grew out of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Complex Societies Group, whose theme, States and the Landscape, paid ...

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Human Rights along the U.S.â¿¿Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Much political oratory has been devoted to safeguarding America's boundary with Mexico, but policies that militarize the border and criminalize immigrants have overshadowed the region's widespread violence against women, the increase in crossing deaths, and the lingering poverty that spurs people to set out on dangerous northward treks. ...

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Pachucas and Pachucos in Tucson

The University of Arizona Press

When the Zoot Suit Riots ignited in Los Angeles in 1943, they quickly became headline news across the country. At their center was a series of attacks by U.S. Marines and sailors on young Mexican American men who dressed in distinctive suits and called themselves pachucos. The media of the day portrayed these youths as miscreants and ...

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Bolivia's Radical Tradition

The University of Arizona Press

In December 2005, following a series of convulsive upheavals that saw the overthrow of two presidents in three years, Bolivian peasant leader Evo Morales became the first Indian president in South American history. Consequently, according to S. Sándor John, Bolivia symbolizes new shifts in Latin America, pushed by radical social movements ...

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New Deal Art in Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

Arizona's art history is emblematic of the story of the modern West, and few periods in that history were more significant than the era of the New Deal. From Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams to painters and muralists including Native American Gerald Nailor, the artists working in Arizona under New Deal programs were a notable group whose art ...

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Race, Place, and Reform in Mexican Los Angeles

The University of Arizona Press

Beginning near the end of the nineteenth century, a generation of reformers set their sights on the growing Mexican community in Los Angeles. Experimenting with a variety of policies on health, housing, education, and labor, these reformers--settlement workers, educationalists, Americanizers, government officials, and employers--attempted ...

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Resistance and Survival

The University of Arizona Press

In her analysis of some of the most interesting and important children's literature from Central America and the Caribbean, Ann González uses postcolonial narrative theory to expose and decode what marginalized peoples say when they tell stories to their children--and how the interpretations children give these stories today differ from ...

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Observatories of the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

With its clear skies and low humidity, the southwestern United States is an astronomer's paradise where observatories like Kitt Peak have redefined the art of skywatching. The region is unique in its loose federation of like-minded research outposts and in the quantity and diversity of its observatories--places captured in this unique ...

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Fire and Ink

The University of Arizona Press

Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of "breaking silence," "bearing witness," resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book ...

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I Know It's Dangerous

The University of Arizona Press

Migration from Mexico to the United States has become an increasingly volatile topic. The news is filled with stories of deaths, protests, and amnesty debates. With the constant buzz about migration in the political, economic, and legal spheres, the migrants themselves easily become a de-humanized multitude. "I Know It's Dangerous": Why ...

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Inheriting the Past

The University of Arizona Press

In recent years, archaeologists and Native American communities have struggled to find common ground even though more than a century ago a man of Seneca descent raised on New York's Cattaraugus Reservation, Arthur C. Parker, joined the ranks of professional archaeology. Until now, Parker's life and legacy as the first Native American ...

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Reflections in Place

The University of Arizona Press

Woven together in Donna Deyhle's ethnohistory are three generations and twenty-five years of friendship, interviews, and rich experience with Navajo women. Through a skillful blending of sources, Deyhle illuminates the devastating cultural consequences of racial stereotyping in the context of education. Longstanding racial tension in ...

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