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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

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A Sadie Walela Mystery

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Connected Communities

Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World

The University of Arizona Press

Connected Communities provides new insights into how social identities formed and changed in the ancient past via a strikingly original approach: methods and models from the comparative social sciences focused on contemporary social movements. The book has applications for archaeologists working in the Southwest, as well as anyone interested in broad topics such as identity, social transformation, and regional processes.

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Finding Meaning

Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Native American Literature Symposium’s Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph.

The first extensive study of contemporary Hawaiian literature, Finding Meaning examines kaona, the practice of hiding and finding meaning, for its profound connectivity. Through kaona, author Brandy Nalani McDougall affirms the tremendous power of Indigenous stories and genealogies to give lasting meaning to decolonization movements.

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A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

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A Natural History of the Mojave Desert provides a lively and informed guide to understanding how life has adapted to the hidden riverbeds, huge salt flats, tiny wetlands, and windswept hills that characterize this iconic desert.

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Mimbres Life and Society

The Mattocks Site of Southwestern New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Mimbres pottery has added a fascinating dimension to southwestern archaeology, but it has also led to the partial or total destruction of most Mimbres sites. The Mimbres Foundation, in one of the few modern investigations of a Mimbres pueblo, excavated the Mattocks site, containing about 180 surface rooms in addition to pit structures. Mimbres Life and Society details the Mattocks site’s architecture and artifacts, with 160 figures, showing more than 400 photographs of painted vessels from the site.

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Before Kukulkán

Bioarchaeology of Maya Life, Death, and Identity at Classic Period Yaxuná

The University of Arizona Press

This volume illuminates human lifeways in the northern Maya lowlands prior to the rise of Chichén Itzá. Using bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, and culturally sensitive mainstream archaeology, the authors create an in-depth regional understanding while also laying out broader ways of learning about the Maya past.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531–1797

The University of Arizona Press

Poole’s groundbreaking first edition of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the first ever to examine in depth every historical source of the Guadalupe apparitions. In this revised edition, Poole employs additional sources and commentary to further challenge common interpretations and assumptions about the Guadalupan tradition.

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Sovereign Acts

Contesting Colonialism Across Indigenous Nations and Latinx America

The University of Arizona Press

This paradigm-­shifting work examines the multiple ways that Indigenous nations and U.S. territorial peoples act as sovereign and the possible limits of such sovereign acts within the current globalized context. A valuable contribution to the debate around indigenous and other conceptions of sovereignty, Sovereign Acts goes further than legal frameworks to investigate the relationships among sovereignty, gender, sexuality, representation, and the body.

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Claiming Home, Shaping Community

Testimonios de los valles

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Sustaining Wildlands

Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound

The University of Arizona Press

Twenty-eight scientists and managers and thirteen local community residents address what has come to be a central paradox in public lands management: the need to accommodate increasing human use while reducing the environmental impact of those activities. This volume draws on diverse efforts and perspectives to dissect this paradox, offering an alternative approach where human use is central to sustaining wildlands and recovering a damaged ecosystem like Prince William Sound.

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Native Apparitions

Critical Perspectives on Hollywood's Indians

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Janaab' Pakal of Palenque

Reconstructing the Life and Death of a Maya Ruler

The University of Arizona Press

Excavations of Maya burial vaults at Palenque, Mexico, half a century ago revealed what was then the most extraordinary tomb finding of the pre-Columbian world; its discovery has been crucial to an understanding of the dynastic history and ideology of the ancient Maya. This volume communicates the broad scope of applied interdisciplinary research conducted on the Pakal remains to provide answers to old disputes over the accuracy of both skeletal and epigraphic studies, along with new questions in the field of Maya dynastic research. A benchmark in biological anthropology that presents an updated study of a well-known personage, the volume also offers innovative approaches to the biocultural and interdisciplinary re-creation of Maya dynastic history.

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Modern Mexican Culture

Critical Foundations

Edited by Stuart A. Day
The University of Arizona Press

Modern Mexican Culture offers an enriching and deep investigation of key ideas and events in Mexico through an examination of art and history. Each chapter provides a historical grounding of its topic, followed by a multifaceted analysis through various artistic representations that provide a more complex view of Mexico. Chapters are accompanied by lists of readily available murals, political cartoons, plays, pamphlets, posters, films, poems, novels, and other cultural products. Modern Mexican Culture demonstrates the power of art and artists to question, explain, and influence the world around us.
 

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Bodies at War

Genealogies of Militarism in Chicana Literature and Culture

The University of Arizona Press

Bodies at War examines the rise of neoliberal militarism from the early 1970s to the present, charting its impact on democratic practices, economic policies, notions of citizenship, race relations, and gender norms by focusing on how these changes affect the Chicana/o community and, more specifically, on how neoliberal militarism shapes and is shaped by Chicana bodies. Through Chicana art, activism, and writing, Rincón offers a visionary foundation for an antiwar feminist politic.
 

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Landscapes of Social Transformation in the Salinas Province and the Eastern Pueblo World

The University of Arizona Press

Landscapes of Social Transformation in the Salinas Province and the Eastern Pueblo World investigates relationships between diverse regional and local changes in the Rio Grande and Salinas areas from 1100 to 1500 C.E. The contributing authors draw on the results of sixteen seasons of archaeological survey and excavation in the Salinas Province of central New Mexico.

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Marking Indigeneity

The Tongan Art of Sociospatial Relations

The University of Arizona Press

Marking Indigeneity examines the conflicts and reconciliation of indigenous time-space within the Tongan community in Maui, as well as within the time-space of capitalism. Using indigenous theory, Tevita O. Ka‘ili provides an ethnography of the social relations of the highly mobile Tongans.

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American Indian Medicine Ways

Spiritual Power, Prophets, and Healing

The University of Arizona Press

This groundbreaking collection provides fascinating stories of wisdom, spiritual power, and forces within tribal communities that have influenced the past and may influence the future. Through discussions of omens, prophecies, war, peace, ceremony, ritual, and cultural items such as masks, prayer sticks, sweat lodges, and peyote, this volume offers examples of the ways in which Native American beliefs in spirits have been and remain a fundamental aspect of history and culture.

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Becoming Brothertown

Native American Ethnogenesis and Endurance in the Modern World

The University of Arizona Press

Becoming Brothertown makes a significant contribution to North American Native-Colonial literature and will attract a large audience among historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists. Craig N. Cipolla draws upon material culture, architecture, and historical documents to emphasize issues of community, identity, and memory in the past, while exploring the pragmatic impact of collaborative Indigenous archaeology on the present.

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Gender and Sustainability

Lessons from Asia and Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

Gender and Sustainability deals with women’s struggles to contend with global forces—environmental change, economic development, discrimination and stereotyping about the roles of women, and diminishing access to natural resources—not in the abstract but in everyday life. It addresses the lived complexities of the relationship between gender and sustainability.

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Cuba, Hot and Cold

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