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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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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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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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Toward a Behavioral Ecology of Lithic Technology

The University of Arizona Press

Modern humans and their hominid ancestors relied on chipped-stone technology for well over two million years and colonized more than 99 percent of the Earth's habitable landmass in doing so. Yet there currently exist only a handful of informal models derived from ethnographic observation, experiments, engineering, and "common sense" to ...

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Undermining Race

The University of Arizona Press

Undermining Race rewrites the history of race, immigration, and labor in the copper industry in Arizona. The book focuses on the case of Italian immigrants in their relationships with Anglo, Mexican, and Spanish miners (and at times with blacks, Asian Americans, and Native Americans), requiring a reinterpretation of the way race was formed ...

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For a Girl Becoming

By Joy Harjo; Illustrated by Mercedes McDonald
The University of Arizona Press

"Always within you is that day your spirit came to us.

When rains came in from the Pacific to bless.

Clouds peered over the mountains

in response to the singing of medicine plants,

who danced back and forth in shawls of mist."

Transformative moments in the cycle of life are a time for acknowledgment, a chance ...

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Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

This comprehensive new book replaces and substantially expands upon the landmark Fishes of Arizona, which has been the authoritative source since it was first published in 1973. Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest is a one-volume guide to native and non-native fishes of the lower Colorado River basin, downstream from the Grand Canyon, ...

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Havana and Other Missing Fathers

The University of Arizona Press

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy.

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban ...

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Faith Run

The University of Arizona Press

Faith Run offers the most recent work by the well-known poet Ray Gonzalez. The poetry here is--at once--perhaps his most personal and most universal. At the heart of these lyrical, sometimes ethereal, poems is a deep sense of the mystery and even the divinity of our human lives. Although Gonzalez invokes the names of many poets who have ...

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Odalisque in Pieces

The University of Arizona Press

In her debut poetry collection, Carmen Giménez Smith illuminates Latina identity in the prismatic light of postcolonial history, feminism, myth, and the fragmentation of modernity. From these disparate elements she fashions a female persona--"clairvoyant with great shoes"--who is both bracingly modern and movingly vulnerable. Through her ...

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The Archaeology of Environmental Change

The University of Arizona Press

Water management, soil conservation, sustainable animal husbandry . . . because such socio-environmental challenges have been faced throughout history, lessons from the past can often inform modern policy. In this book, case studies from a wide range of times and places reveal how archaeology can contribute to a better understanding of ...

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Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes

The University of Arizona Press

Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes is a comparative study of the literary and cinematic representation of Mexican American masculine identity from early twentieth-century adventure stories and movie Westerns through contemporary self-representations by Chicano/a writers and filmmakers. In this deeply compelling book, Juan J. Alonzo proposes ...

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Foods of Association

The University of Arizona Press

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." --Epicurus

This fascinating book examines the biology and culture of foods and beverages that are consumed in communal settings, with special attention to their health implications. Nina Etkin covers a wealth of topics, ...

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Stealing the Gila

The University of Arizona Press

By 1850 the Pima Indians of central Arizona had developed a strong and sustainable agricultural economy based on irrigation. As David H. DeJong demonstrates, the Pima were an economic force in the mid-nineteenthcentury middle Gila River valley, producing food and fiber crops for western military expeditions and immigrants. Moreover, crops ...

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Mining, the Environment, and Indigenous Development Conflicts

The University of Arizona Press

This book gets to the heart of mining resource conflicts in examining why indigenous communities support mining development on their lands in some cases but not in others.

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The Dialogue of Earth and Sky

The University of Arizona Press

In Mexico's Sierra Norte de Puebla, beliefs that were held before the coming of Europeans continue to guide the lives of modern Aztecs. Anthropologist Knab learned the prayers and techniques for curing maladies of the human soul, and from his long association with these people has constructed a thorough account of their ancient beliefs and ...

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Europa

The University of Arizona Press

Few worlds are as tantalizing and enigmatic as Europa, whose complex icy surface intimates the presence of an ocean below. Europa beckons for our understanding and future exploration, enticing us with the possibilities of a water-rich environment and the potential for life beyond Earth. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with ...

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The Sweet Smell of Home

The University of Arizona Press

A self-taught artist in several mediums who became known for stippling, Leonard Chana captured the essence of the Tohono O'odham people. He incorporated subtle details of O'odham life into his art, and his images evoke the smells, sounds, textures, and tastes of the Sonoran desert--all the while depicting the values of his people.

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