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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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Latinas and Latinos on TV

Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era

The University of Arizona Press

Interweaving discussions about the ethnic, racial, and linguistic representations of Latinas/os within network television comedies, Isabel Molina-Guzmán probes published interviews with producers and textual examples from hit programs like Modern Family, The Office, and Scrubs to understand how these prime-time sitcoms communicate difference in the United States.
 

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Latino Placemaking and Planning

Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization

The University of Arizona Press

Latino Placemaking and Planning offers a pathway to define, analyze, and evaluate the role that placemaking can have with respect to Latino communities in the context of contemporary urban planning, policy, and design practices. The book illustrates the importance of placemaking as a pathway to sustainable urban revitalization.

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Landscapes of Freedom

Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia

The University of Arizona Press

Landscapes of Freedom reconstructs the unusual postemancipation trajectory of African descendants on Colombia’s Pacific coast, who attained high levels of autonomy by controlling rainforests for subsistence and procuring natural resources for export.

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Ciudad Juárez

Saga of a Legendary Border City

The University of Arizona Press

Oscar J. Martínez offers a comprehensive history of Ciudad Juárez from its beginnings as a Spanish frontier outpost to the present. In this singular history, Martinez brings Juárez’s U.S. ties to the forefront, providing a rich and nuanced portrait of a complex border city.

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Between the Andes and the Amazon

Language and Social Meaning in Bolivia

The University of Arizona Press

Why can’t a Quechua speaker wear pants? Anna M. Babel uses this question to open an analysis of language and social structure at the border of eastern and western, highland and lowland Bolivia. Between the Andes and the Amazon opens new ways of thinking about what it means to be a speaker of an indigenous or colonial language—or a mix of both.

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The Interior West

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

America is a confederation of regions as well as a federation of states. Its fire scene is best understood in terms of those regions, of which the Interior West is one. This book surveys the fire scene characteristic of Nevada, Utah, and western Colorado through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination that moves the topic beyond the usual science and policy formulations and places it within the national narrative.

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Pushing Our Limits

Insights from Biosphere 2

The University of Arizona Press

A fresh look at one of the most important experiments of the twentieth century and what it continues to teach us.

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The Real Horse

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

Grounded by a rigorously innovative attention to form, The Real Horse offers a testament to and reminder of a daughter’s disobedience to cultural patrimony.

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Discovering Pluto

Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

The University of Arizona Press

In Discovering Pluto, Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan recount the grand story of our unfolding knowledge and exploration of Pluto, its moons, and the outer Solar System. They explain the efforts of scientists, mathematicians, and researchers over the centuries to understand the outer Solar System, leading to the discovery and detailed exploration of Pluto as the premier body in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called third zone of our Solar System.

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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

The University of Arizona Press

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

The University of Arizona Press

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

The University of Arizona Press
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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

The University of Arizona Press
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