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Mexican Americans and Health

¡Sana! ¡Sana!

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Mexican Americans and Health, 2nd Edition provides new and updated information on health and health care topics regarding people of Mexican origin. New additions include analysis of emerging diseases and populations, current health-care events, and predictions for the next ten years. De la Torre and Estrada’s collaboration brings scholarship that is both cross-disciplinary and highly readable.

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Mexican Americans and Education

El saber es poder

The University of Arizona Press

In Mexican Americans and Education, Estela Godinez Ballón provides students and educators alike with an indispensable overview of the relationship between Mexican Americans and the U.S. public schooling system. She examines controversial issues, such as standardized testing, segregation, and curriculum tracking, as well as a historical analysis of the barriers that Mexican American students have and continue to regularly face.

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The Sagebrush Trail

Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America

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The Sagebrush Trail is a history of Western movies but also a history of twentieth-century America. Richard Aquila’s fast-paced narrative includes classic Westerns such as Stagecoach, A Fistful of Dollars, and Unforgiven. This engaging volume shows how the mythic West continues to ride tall in the saddle along a “sagebrush trail,” which reveals valuable clues about American life and thought.

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Occupying Our Space

The Mestiza Rhetorics of Mexican Women Journalists and Activists, 1875–1942

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Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture

Understanding the Past for the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture offers a unique approach to advancing understanding of traditional agriculture worldwide.  The volume focuses on what is unknown, why and how we can know more, and the specific research needed.

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Living and Leaving

A Social History of Regional Depopulation in Thirteenth-Century Mesa Verde

The University of Arizona Press

Mesa Verde migrations were an integral part of a transformative period that forever changed the course of Pueblo history. Bringing together multiple lines of evidence, including settlement patterns, pottery exchange networks, and changes in ceremonial and civic architecture, Donna M. Glowacki takes a historical perspective that forefronts the social factors underlying the depopulation of Mesa Verde, showing how “living and leaving” were experienced across the region.

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Mexico in Verse

A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power

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Mexico in Verse, edited by Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews, examines Mexican history through its poetry and music, the spoken and the written word. The book provides a window to the beliefs and aspirations of ordinary people, fresh and vigorous and honest, in Mexico during a period of dynamic and turbulent change.

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More or Less Dead

Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico

The University of Arizona Press
More or Less Dead is a rigorous critical work that asks us to reexamine conversations about human rights. This provocative book offers a penetrating portrayal of life and death in Ciudad Juárez.
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Women Who Stay Behind

Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico

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Searching for Golden Empires

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A popular account of the Spanish conquest.

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Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World

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Sixteen scholars on both sides of the border present recent research on the economy, history, religion, and far-reaching influence of Casas Grandes. Macaw feathers, copper, shells, ritual mounds, and ball fields all reveal the secrets of Casas Grandes, a massive town whose trading network extended from the Chihuahua Desert up through the American Southwest.

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Reconnaissance in Sonora

Charles D. Poston’s 1854 Exploration of Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase

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Reconnaissance in Sonora is based on Charles D. Poston’s handwritten report about his 1854 journey from San Francisco to Sonora, Mexico, and his return through the Gadsden Purchase territory of southern Arizona. Along the way, C. Gilbert Storms explores the national debate over a route for a transcontinental railroad and the legends of rich gold and silver mines in 1850s northern Mexico.
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George Hunt

Arizona's Crusading Seven-Term Governor

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George Hunt is the political biography of Arizona’s first elected governor, a nuanced, penetrating portrait of a colorful and controversial man. David Berman has written a well-researched, unvarnished portrayal of a complicated and controversial figure, George W. P. Hunt.

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Canto hondo / Deep Song

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Canto hondo / Deep Song includes 106 poems, in both Spanish and English, in the style of Federico García Lorca, which has been compared to “the trilling of birds” and “the natural music of woods and streams.” An important voice in Chicano and GLBT poetry, Alarcón’s new work is his most complex and emotionally powerful published.

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Chasing Arizona

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Ponderosa

Big Pine of the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

After spending almost three decades studying among ponderosa pine trees, Allred shares his experiences and observations in Ponderosa, an introduction to ponderosa pine forests. With color photographs and multidisciplinary explanations throughout, Allred invites readers to join him in his exploration of the forest.

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Twelve Clocks

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Twelve Clocks consists of interconnected poems concerned with various modes of time and its relation to personal and historical events. It transports the reader across six cities around the world while simultaneously traveling through time from the age of Troy to the present.

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Wandering Time

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Fleeing a failed marriage and haunted by ghosts of his past, Luis Alberto Urrea jumped into his car several years ago and headed west.

Driving cross-country with a cat named Rest Stop, Urrea wandered the West from one year's Spring through the next. Hiking into aspen forests where leaves "shiver and tinkle like bells" and ...

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Pilgrimage and Healing

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Cultural Capital

Mountain Zapotec Migrant Associations in Mexico City

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Battle for the BIA

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Fluid Arguments

Five Centuries of Western Water Conflict

Edited by Char Miller
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Planets and Perception

Telescopic Views and Interpretations, 1609-1909

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Winner of the Astronomy Book of the Year from Mercury Magazine (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Planets and Perception is a provocative book that will intrigue anyone who has ever looked through a telescope. Drawing on both astronomical and psychological data, William Sheehan offers the first systematic analysis of the perceptual and cognitive factors that go into the initial structuring of a planetary image and its subsequent elaboration. Sheehan details the development of lunar and planetary astronomy, underscoring perceptual and psychological themes.

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Nature and Antiquities

The Making of Archaeology in the Americas

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Nature and Antiquities analyzes how the study of indigenous peoples was linked to the study of nature and natural sciences. Leading scholars break new ground and entreat archaeologists to acknowledge the importance of ways of knowing in the study of nature in the history of archaeology.

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Archaeology at El Perú-Waka'

Ancient Maya Performances of Ritual, Memory, and Power

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to summarize the results of long-term field research at the major Maya site of Waka’. Bringing together findings from diverse research programs of the El Perú-Waka’ Regional Archaeological Project, its fifteen wide-ranging contributions lead to a greater understanding of the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya culture.

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Transformation by Fire

The Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context

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Transformation by Fire offers a current assessment of the archaeological research on the widespread social practice of cremation. Editors Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney chart a path for the development of interpretive archaeology surrounding this complex social process.

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Constructing Community

The Archaeology of Early Villages in Central New Mexico

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In Constructing Community, Alison E. Rautman uses the Salinas District in New Mexico to examine the relationships of subsistence practices, mobility, and settlement. Rautman tackles a very broad topic: how archaeologists use material evidence to infer and imagine how people lived in the past, how they coped with everyday decisions and tensions, and how they created a sense of themselves and their place in the world.

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Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers

Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity

The University of Arizona Press

Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers offers a much-needed, scientifically researched perspective on the contribution of seedsaving that illustrates its critical significance to the preservation of both cultural knowledge and crop diversity around the world. It opens new conversations between anthropology and biology, and between researchers and practitioners, as it honors conservation as a way of life.

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The Borders of Inequality

Where Wealth and Poverty Collide

By Íñigo Moré; Translated by Lyn Dominguez
The University of Arizona Press

The Borders of Inequality illustrates how longstanding “multidirectional misunderstandings” can exacerbate cross-border problems—and consequent public opinion. Perpetuating these misunderstandings can inflame and complicate the situation, but purposeful efforts to reduce inequality can produce promising results.

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Mestizaje and Globalization

Transformations of Identity and Power

The University of Arizona Press

Mestizaje and Globalization contributes to an emerging multidisciplinary effort to explore how identities are imposed, negotiated, and reconstructed. The volume offers a comprehensive and empirically diverse collection of insights that look beyond nationalistic mestizaje projects to a diversity of local concepts, understandings, and resistance, with particular attention to cases in Latin America and the United States.

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Demigods on Speedway

The University of Arizona Press

Men in dinosaur suits. A Norwegian freakazoid millionaire. Cats and catharsis, somber symbols, listless lives going off the rails. Pluck, persistence, and the pursuit of happiness

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Thinking en español

Interviews with Critics of Chicana/o Literature

The University of Arizona Press

Thinking en español takes the important literary figures who shaped our knowledge of Chicano authors and places them in the dynamic arc of Chicana/o criticism and literature. Jesús Rosales interviews foundational Chicana/o literary critics and, through conversations, establishes the path of Chicana/o criticism from 1848 to the present.

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Dragons in the Land of the Condor

Writing Tusán in Peru

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Dragons in the Land of the Condor studies the influence of a Chinese ethnic background in the writing of several twentieth- and twenty-first-century Sino-Peruvian authors. Ignacio López-Calvo considers the different strategies used by Chinese Peruvian writers to claim either their belonging in the Peruvian national project or their difference as a minority ethnic group.

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Buried in Shades of Night

Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War

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Creating Aztlán

Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island

The University of Arizona Press

Creating Aztlán interrogates the historic and important role that Aztlán plays in Chicano and Indigenous art and culture. Using the idea that lowriding is an Indigenous way of being in the world, artist and historian Dylan A. T. Miner (Métis) discusses the multiple roles that Aztlán has played at various moments in time, engaging precolonial indigeneities, alongside colonial, modern, and contemporary Xicano responses to colonization.

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Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico

Literary and Cultural Inquiries

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Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico analyzes how Mexico’s colonial experience has been reimagined in the twenty-first century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the fourteen essays gathered in this book question the problematic formation of contemporary marginalities and inequality, imposed political domination, and hybrid subjectivities.

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Soul Over Lightning

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In this collection, which the poet calls his “rebirth in the search for home,” Ray Gonzalez expresses the gentle, humble intelligence that has made him a leading voice in Latino letters. He shares with the reader the voice of a grounded soul searcher who has passed through middle age and still vibrates with passion for the world. Soul Over Lightning lifts spirits and yet offers a timeless search for home and truth.

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In the Garden of the Bridehouse

The University of Arizona Press

Scrutinizing myth, culture, identity, and sexuality, J. Michael Martinez, in his brave new collection, weds the innovative with the narrative tradition, cultivating a collection that is unlike any other, simultaneously drawing together and pulling apart the familiar and the foreign, the self and the other, the known and the unknowable, the recoverable and irrecoverable past, the historical record and all that is given up for lost. Martinez interrogates the restrictions chosen to constrain imagination’s boundlessness.

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Capture These Indians for the Lord

Indians, Methodists, and Oklahomans, 1844-1939

The University of Arizona Press
Exploring larger issues associated with western expansion, Capture These Indians for the Lord details the history of the Southern Methodist Church in Oklahoma’s Indian Territory and the complex relationship between its white and Indian membership.
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Sinking Suspicions

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A Sadie Walela Mystery.

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A Land Between Waters

Environmental Histories of Modern Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to explore the relationship between the people and the environment of Mexico. Featuring a dozen essays by leading scholars, it heralds the arrival of environmental history as a major area of study in the field of Mexican history.

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Requiem for the Santa Cruz

An Environmental History of an Arizona River

The University of Arizona Press

Requiem for the Santa Cruz is the riveting human and natural history of the life and death of a Southwestern river. The book is a model for explaining changes in river systems and the consequences, and will appeal to a wide-ranging audience of water lawyers, floodplain managers, land-use planners, people who live near major rivers in the Southwest, bird watchers, and armchair historians.

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Shells on a Desert Shore

Mollusks in the Seri World

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Shells on a Desert Shore is a fresh, original look at an indigenous culture of North America having a deep and intimate knowledge of the Gulf of California. Cathy Moser Marlett offers a richly illustrated ethnographic work, describing the Seri knowledge of mollusks and their cultural importance.

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Nature™ Inc.

Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age

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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops profiles nine plant species that were important contributors to human diets and medicinal uses in antiquity: maygrass, chenopod, marsh elder, agave, little barley, chia, arrowroot, little millet, and bitter vetch. Each chapter is written by a well-known scholar, who illustrates the value of the ancient crop record to inform the present.

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Just Between Us

An Ethnography of Male Identity and Intimacy in Rural Communities of Northern Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Just Between Us, set in the context of Mexico’s cultural codes, challenges norms in thinking about men’s identities, their pleasures, and their sense of belonging. Author Guillermo Núñez Noriega offers a groundbreaking study that contests patriarchal concepts limiting male relationships and masculinity.

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