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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

Edited by Gary Paul Nabhan; Foreword by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

Ethnobiology is dedicated to celebrating the knowledge and values of some of the most distinctive cultures and practices on Earth. In this important new collection, MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan lays out the case for the future of the field. Nabhan and his colleagues from across disciplines and cultures call for an ethnobiology that is provocative, problem-driven, and, above all, inspiring.

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Asegi Stories

Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory

The University of Arizona Press

Drawing on oral histories and archival research, this book develops the concept of asegi stories. Asegi translates as “strange,” and it is also used by some Cherokees as a term similar to “Queer.” This book provides a LGBTQ2 lens to interpret the Cherokee past, understand the present, and imagine decolonial futures.

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A Tale of Three Villages

Indigenous-Colonial Interactions in Southwestern Alaska, 1740–1950

The University of Arizona Press

A Tale of Three Villages tracks the histories of three villages ancestrally linked to Chevak, a contemporary village in southwestern Alaska. Through an innovative interdisciplinary methodology that respectfully and creatively investigates the spatial and material past, the author convincingly demonstrates that, in order to understand colonial history, we must actively incorporate indigenous people as actors, not merely as reactors.

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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

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Political yet universal, Weaving the Boundary tells of love and betrayal, loss and forgiveness. Poet Karenne Wood intertwines important and otherwise untold stories and histories with a heightened sense of awareness of Native peoples’ issues and present realities.

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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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How Myth Became History

Texas Exceptionalism in the Borderlands

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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

American Indian musicians have been innovators in virtually all popular forms of music—jazz, blues, country-western, rock and roll, reggae, punk, and hip-hop. In fact, some of the United States’ most prominent musicians have been American Indians. Yet for too long their contributions have been invisible to the public. This book showcases the range of musical genres to which Native musicians have contributed and the unique ways in which their engagement advances the struggle for justice and continues age-old traditions of creative expression.

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Poetry of Resistance

Voices for Social Justice

The University of Arizona Press

Poetry of Resistance offers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights.

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The Settlement of the American Continents

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography

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Náyari History, Politics, and Violence

From Flowers to Ash

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Copper for America

The United States Copper Industry from Colonial Times to the 1990s

The University of Arizona Press

An extensively documented chronicle of the rise and fall of individual mines, companies, and regions, Copper for America will prove an essential resource for economic and business historians, historians of technology and mining, and western historians.

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Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout

White Mountain and Cibecue Apache History Through 1881

By Lori Davisson, Edgar Perry, and The Original Staff of the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center; Edited by John R. Welch
The University of Arizona Press

Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout showcases and annotates articles published between June 1973 and October 14, 1977, in the tribe’s Fort Apache Scout newspaper. This twenty-eight-part series shared Western Apache culture and history, and the book powerfully shows the importance of collaborative projects aimed at preserving and perpetuating Native heritage.

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Barrio Dreams

Selected Plays

The University of Arizona Press

Silviana Wood’s teatro has elicited tears and laughter from audiences young and old. Barrio Dreams brings together for the first time the plays of Wood, one of Arizona’s foremost playwrights. Wood is acclaimed locally, regionally, and nationally as a playwright, actor, director, and activist.

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The El Mozote Massacre

Human Rights and Global Implications Revised and Expanded Edition

The University of Arizona Press

The El Mozote Massacre, 2nd Edition brings a fresh perspective on what may be the largest massacre in modern Latin American history. Through many new additions, including data from half a dozen field trips, discussions of reconstruction and the fight for justice, and the relation of the massacre to the region, Binford continues to bring social identity and a sense of history to the fallen people of the Salvadoran village.

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The Chaco Mission Frontier

The Guaycuruan Experience

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The Sonoran Desert

A Literary Field Guide

Edited by Eric Magrane and Christopher Cokinos; Illustrated by Paul Mirocha
The University of Arizona Press

A groundbreaking book that melds art and science, this collection is sure to become the new classic, offering up the next generation of voices of this special place, the Sonoran Desert. More than fifty poets and writers respond to as many species of this stunning desert. Each creative contribution is joined by an illustration and scientific information, creating a new form of Sonoran Desert field guide.

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Los Primeros Mexicanos

Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene People of Sonora

The University of Arizona Press

Los Primeros Mexicanos explores the Clovis occupation of Mexico’s northwest region of Sonora through extensive primary data concerning specific artifacts, assemblages, and Paleoindian archaeology. Guadalupe Sánchez presents a synopsis and critical review of current data and a unique summary of hard-to-find information that until now has not been available in English.

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Translating Southwestern Landscapes

The Making of an Anglo Literary Region

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Prehistoric Culture Change on the Colorado Plateau

Ten Thousand Years on Black Mesa

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The Visions of Sor María de Agreda

Writing Knowledge and Power

The University of Arizona Press
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Packrat Middens

The Last 40,000 Years of Biotic Change

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Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization

Soviet Excavations in Northern Iraq

The University of Arizona Press
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A Frontier Documentary

Sonora and Tucson, 1821–1848

Edited by Kieran McCarty
The University of Arizona Press
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Empire of Sand

The Seri Indians and the Struggle for Spanish Sonora, 1645–1803

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Radical Territories in the Brazilian Amazon

The Kayapó's Fight for Just Livelihoods

The University of Arizona Press

Weaving together anthropological and ethnographic research with personal interactions with the Kayapó, Zanotti tells the story of activism and justice in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Asteroids IV

The University of Arizona Press

150 international authorities through more than 40 chapters convey the definitive state of the field by detailing our current astronomical, compositional, geological, and geophysical knowledge of asteroids, as well as their unique physical processes and interrelationships with comets and meteorites. Most importantly, this volume outlines the outstanding questions that will focus and drive researchers and students of all ages toward new advances in the coming decade and beyond.

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The Body as Capital

Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

The University of Arizona Press

The Body as Capital analyzes and develops the notion of the male body as a dialogic site of enunciation, arguing that the writing of masculinities is a project that centers socioeconomic and political concerns, anxieties, and paradigms both on the male anatomy and on the matrices of masculinities presented in fiction. It forges a new path in the critical debates over gender and sexuality in Latin American writing.

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Born of Resistance

Cara a Cara Encounters with Chicana/o Visual Culture

The University of Arizona Press

Born of Resistance revisits and updates resistance as a complex underlying force in Chicana/o art and visual cultural expression. This groundbreaking volume includes nine clustered discussions that interface scholarly, critical, curatorial, and historical discussions alongside artist statements and interviews. Landmark artistic works in several media, including prints, paintings, sculpture, photography, film, and television, anchor each cluster of essays.

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Other Country

Barry Lopez and the Community of Artists

The University of Arizona Press

A deep concern with landscape, animals, indigenous cultures, and essential moral values runs through Other Country as author James Perrin Warren reveals the dynamic relationship between Barry Lopez and the artistic community in their quest to lead cultural change.

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Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes

The Ambivalence of Mexican American Identity in Literature and Film

The University of Arizona Press

Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes compares the literary and cinematic representation of Mexican American masculine identity from early twentieth-century adventure stories and Westerns through contemporary self-representations by Chicano/a writers and filmmakers. Juan J. Alonzo proposes a reconsideration of the early stereotypical depictions of Mexicans in fiction and film: rather than viewing stereotypes as unrelentingly negative, Alonzo presents them as part of a complex apparatus of identification and disavowal. Alonzo reassesses Chicano/a self-representation in literature and film, and argues that the Chicano/a expression of identity is characterized by an acknowledgment of the contingent status of present-day identity formations.

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Speaking Mexicano

Dynamics of Syncretic Language in Central Mexico

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Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Society for Economic Botany’s Mary W. Klinger Book Award, this volume presents information on nearly 540 edible plants used by people of more than fifty traditional cultures of the Sonoran Desert and peripheral areas. Drawing on thirty years of research, Wendy Hodgson has synthesized the widely scattered literature and added her own experiences to create an exhaustive catalog of desert plants and their many and varied uses. Accessible to general readers, this book is an invaluable compendium for anyone interested in the desert’s hidden bounty.

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Images of Public Wealth or the Anatomy of Well-Being in Indigenous Amazonia

The University of Arizona Press

Reflecting a global interest in the topics of well-being, happiness, and the good life, this book explores local notions of public wealth in indigenous Amazonia. The contributors place particular importance in how indigenous views of wealth are linked to the creation of strong, productive, and moral individuals and collectivities, providing thought-provoking new approaches to understanding wealth in non-capitalist, kin-based societies.

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Human Spaceflight

From Mars to the Stars

The University of Arizona Press

Human Spaceflight lays out a provocative future for human space travel.

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Practicing Materiality

The University of Arizona Press

Practicing Materiality focuses on the job of applying materiality to anthropological investigations. It demonstrates a practical way to focus on the entangled lives of things without losing sight of their political and social implications.

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Moquis and Kastiilam

Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679

The University of Arizona Press

The first 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 first encounter in 1540 until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Balancing historical documents with oral histories, it creates a fresh perspective on the interface of Spanish and Hopi in the period of missionization.

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The Ancient Maya Marketplace

The Archaeology of Transient Space

Edited by Eleanor M. King
The University of Arizona Press

The Ancient Maya Marketplace, edited by Eleanor M. King, reviews the debate on prehispanic Maya markets. The volume’s contributors challenge the model of a non-commercialized Maya economy and offer compelling new evidence for the existence and identification of ancient marketplaces among the Maya.

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Potters and Communities of Practice

Glaze Paint and Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, AD 1250 to 1700

The University of Arizona Press

The contributors to this volume present results of their collaborative research into the production and distribution of these new wares, including cutting-edge chemical and petrographic analyses. They use the insights gained to reflect on the changing nature of communities of potters as they participated in the dynamic social conditions of their world.

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Senator Dennis DeConcini

From the Center of the Aisle

The University of Arizona Press

Senator Dennis DeConcini is an Arizona icon. His political memoir provides the reader with penetrating and revealing insights into the inner workings and colorful characters of Arizona politics and the United States Senate. A vigilant centrist who got results by building coalitions on both sides of the aisle, Senator DeConcini was not bound to strict party alliances but was deeply rooted in the independent political environment of Arizona.

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