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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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Land Grab

Green Neoliberalism, Gender, and Garifuna Resistance in Honduras

The University of Arizona Press

This is a rich ethnographic account of the relationship between identity politics, neoliberal development policy, and rights to resource management in native communities on the north coast of Honduras. It also answers the question: can “freedom” be achieved under the structures of neoliberalism?

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Doing Good

Racial Tensions and Workplace Inequalities at a Community Clinic in El Nuevo South

The University of Arizona Press

Throughout the “New South,” relationships based on race, class, social status, gender, and citizenship are being upended by the recent influx of Latina/o residents. Drawing on direct experiences and first-hand interviews, Doing Good provides an informative and fascinating view of how changing demographics are profoundly affecting the new social order.

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Challenging the Dichotomy

The Licit and the Illicit in Archaeological and Heritage Discourses

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging the Dichotomy explores how dichotomies regarding heritage dominate the discussions of ethics, practices, and institutions. Contributing authors underscore the challenge to the old paradigms from multiple forces. The case studies and discourses, both ethnographic and archaeological, arise from a wide variety of regional contexts and cultures.

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The Ceramic Sequence of the Holmul Region, Guatemala

The University of Arizona Press

New and comprehensive sequencing of the ceramics in Guatemala’s Holmul region provides answers to important questions in Maya archaeology. In this comprehensive and highly illustrated new study, authors Callaghan and Neivens de Estrada use type:variety-mode classification to define a ceramic sequence that spans approximately 1,600 years.

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Multiple InJustices

Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

R. Aída Hernández Castillo synthesizes twenty-four years of research and activism among indigenous women’s organizations in Latin America, offering a critical new contribution to the field of activist anthropology and anyone interested in social justice.

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Voices of Crime

Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America

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Voices of Crime examines how different social groups constructed, contested, navigated, and negotiated notions of crime, criminality, and justice. The authors seek to document and illustrate the everyday experiences of crime in particular settings, emphasizing under-researched historical actors such as criminals, victims, and police officers. The fresh research offers a critical approach to the very definition of crime and its perpetrators, suggesting that “not only the actions of the poor and racial others but also the state can be termed as criminal.”

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Moral Ecology of a Forest

The Nature Industry and Maya Post-Conservation

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Moral Ecology of a Forest provides an ethnographic account of conservation politics, particularly the conflict between Western conservation and Mayan ontological ecology. Author José E. Martínez-Reyes documents how Maya moral ecologies of the forest support their continuous resistance amid the pressures and global schemes of the nature industry.

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Beyond Indigeneity

Coca Growing and the Emergence of a New Middle Class in Bolivia

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Beyond Indigeneity offers new analysis of indigenous identity and social mobility that changes the discourse in Latin American social anthropology. Alessandra Pellegrini Calderón explores the positioning of coca growers in Bolivia and their reluctance to embrace the politics of indigeneity.

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Activist Biology

The National Museum, Politics, and Nation Building in Brazil

The University of Arizona Press

Activist Biology is the story of a group of biologists at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro who joined the drive to renew the Brazilian nation, claiming as their weapon the voice of their fledgling field. It offers a portrait of science as a creative and transformative pathway. This book will intrigue anyone fascinated by environmental history and Latin American political and social life in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago

Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California

The University of Arizona Press

Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. This collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.


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Literature as History

Autobiography, Testimonio, and the Novel in the Chicano and Latino Experience

The University of Arizona Press

Mario T. García, a leader in the field of Chicano history and one of the foremost historians of his generation, explores how Chicano historians can use Chicano and Latino literature as important historical sources.

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A New Form of Beauty

Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change

The University of Arizona Press

Contemplating humanity’s role in the world it is creating, Peter Goin and Peter Friederici ask if the uncertainties inherent in Glen Canyon herald an unpredictable new future. They challenge us to question how we look at the world, how we live in it, and what the future will be.

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Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert

La vida no vale nada

The University of Arizona Press

Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration. The book’s central question is why are migrants dying on our border? The authors constitute a multidisciplinary group reflecting on the issues of death, migration, and policy.

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The Aztecs at Independence

Nahua Culture Makers in Central Mexico, 1799–1832

The University of Arizona Press

This ethnohistory uses colonial-era native-language texts written by Nahuas to construct history from the indigenous point of view. The book offers the first internal ethnographic view of central Mexican indigenous communities in the critical time of independence, when modern Mexican Spanish developed its unique character, founded on indigenous concepts of space, time, and grammar. The Aztecs at Independence opens a window into the cultural life of writers, leaders, and worshippers—Nahua women and men in the midst of creating a vibrant community.

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Nobody Rich or Famous

A Family Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Lyrical literary memior by an acclaimed poet captures life, poverty, and family in the American West during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Impounded People

Japanese-Americans in the Relocation Centers

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Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest explores traditions guiding the medical arts of Yaqui, Anglo, Black and Mexican American communities and points out the relationship between alternative and scientific medicine. Beliefs prevail that illness may be punishment for sin, or caused by witchcraft or overwork. Treatment may include dreams, herbs, massage, or prayer. While practitioners in these communities are not necessarily licensed in the legal sense, they are nonetheless trusted and often effective.

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The Ecology of Desert Communities

Edited by Gary A. Polis
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Sonora

A Description of the Province

The University of Arizona Press

This multifaceted description of Sonora was written by an eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians.

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Grenville Goodwin Among the Western Apache

Letters from the Field

Edited by Morris E. Opler
The University of Arizona Press
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The Last 10,000 Years

A Fossil Pollen Record of the American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press
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The Hohokam

Desert Farmers and Craftsmen, Excavations at Snaketown, 1964–1965

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Excavations at Snaketown

Material Culture

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Bristlecone Pine in the White Mountains of California

Growth and Ring-Width Characteristics

The University of Arizona Press

Papers of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, No. 4

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Colonel Greene and the Copper Skyrocket

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of William Cornell Greene: Copper King, Cattle Baron, and Promoter Extraordinary in Mexico, the American Southwest, and the New York Financial District

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Once a River

Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila

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The Aztec Kings

The Construction of Rulership in Mexican History

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Book Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory, The Aztec Kings is the first major study to take into account the Aztec cyclical conception of time and treat indigenous historical traditions as symbolic statements in narrative form. Susan D. Gillespie focuses on the dynastic history of the Mexica of Tenochtitlan. By demonstrating that most of Aztec history is nonliteral, she sheds new light on Aztec culture and on the function of history in society. By relating the cyclical structure of Aztec dynastic history to similar traditions of African and Polynesian peoples, she introduces a broader perspective on the function of history in society and on how and why history must change.

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