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Accompaniment with Im/migrant Communities

Engaged Ethnography

The University of Arizona Press

This edited volume is a collective conversation between anthropologists, activists, students, im/migrants, and community members about accompaniment—a feminist care-based, decolonial mode of ethnographic engagement. Across the chapters, contributors engage with accompaniment with im/migrant communities in a variety of ways that challenge traditional boundaries between researcher-participant, scholar-activist, and academic-community member to explicitly address issues of power, inequality, and well-being for the communities they work with and alongside.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Silver “Thieves," Tin Barons, and Conquistadors

Small-Scale Mineral Production in Southern Bolivia

The University of Arizona Press

This book traces the history of Indigenous mining in southern Bolivia from Inka times to the present using archaeological and historical sources. It argues that small-scale mineral production can only be understood in relation to large-scale mining in the context of colonialism and its aftermath.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Damming the Gila

The Gila River Indian Community and the San Carlos Irrigation Project, 1900–1942

The University of Arizona Press

The third in a series, this volume continues to chronicle the history of water rights and activities on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Centered on the San Carlos Irrigation Project and Coolidge Dam, this book details the history and development of the project, including the Gila Decree. Embedded in the narrative is the underlying tension between tribal growers on the Gila River Indian Reservation and upstream users. Told in seven chapters, the story underscores the idea that the Gila River Indian Community believed the San Carlos Irrigation Project was first and foremost for their benefit and how the project and the Gila Decree fell short of restoring their water and agricultural economy.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Indigenous Health and Justice

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous communities are practicing de facto sovereignty to resolve public health issues that are a consequence of settler colonialism. This work delves into health and justice through a range of topics and examples and demonstrates the resilience of Indigenous communities.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Growing Up in the Gutter

Diaspora and Comics

The University of Arizona Press

Growing Up in the Gutter is the first book-length exploration of contemporary graphic coming-of-age narratives written in the context of diasporic and immigrant communities in the United States by and for young BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and diasporic readers. The book analyzes the complex identity formation of first- and subsequent-generation diasporic protagonists in globalized rural and urban environments and dissects the implications that marginalized formative processes have for the genre in its graphic version.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Kneeling Before Corn

Recuperating More-than-Human Intimacies on the Salvadoran Milpa

The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on the intimate relations that develop between plants and humans in the northern rural region of El Salvador, this book explores the ways in which more-than-human intimacies travel away from and return to the milpa through human networks. The chapters present innovative methodological and conceptual contributions to the study of relationships that form between plants and people.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Indigenous Science and Technology

Nahuas and the World Around Them

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Science and Technology focuses on how Nahuas have explored, understood, and explained the world around them in pre-invasion, colonial, and contemporary time periods.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Border Killers

Neoliberalism, Necropolitics, and Mexican Masculinity

The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on both Mexico’s northern and southern borders, Border Killers uses Achille Mbembe’s concept of necropolitics and various theories of masculinity to argue that contemporary Mexico is home to a form of necropolitical masculinity that has flourished in the neoliberal era and made the exercise of death both profitable and necessary for the functioning of Mexico’s state-cartel-corporate governance matrix.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Ancient Mesoamerican Population History

Urbanism, Social Complexity, and Change

The University of Arizona Press

Including research from both highland central Mexico and the tropical lowlands of the Maya and Olmec areas, this book reexamines demography in ancient Mesoamerica. Through new technology such as LiDAR (light detecting and ranging), the book provides new understandings of ancient Mesoamerican societies and how they changed over time.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Five Suns

A Fire History of Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Narrating Mexico’s evolution of fire through five eras—pre-human, pre-Hispanic, colonial, industrializing (1880–1980), and contemporary (1980–2015)—this volume relies on the myth of the “five suns” that the Aztecs used to characterize their history. It completes a North American trilogy of fire histories that also includes the United States and Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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We Stay the Same

Subsistence, Logging, and Enduring Hopes for Development in Papua New Guinea

The University of Arizona Press

Written in a clear and relatable style for students, We Stay the Same combines ethnographic and ecological research to show how the people of New Hanover, Papua New Guinea, continue to survive and make meaningful lives in a situation where their own hopes for economic development via logging and commercial agriculture have often been used against them as a mechanism of a more distantly profitable dispossession.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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On a Trail of Southwest Discovery

The Expedition Diaries of Frederick W. Hodge and Margaret W. Magill, 1886–1888

The University of Arizona Press

This volume examines the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, directed by Frank Hamilton Cushing, through the diaries of two participants who fell in love on the expedition: the field secretary, Fred Hodge—who became a major figure in early twentieth-century anthropology—and the expedition artist, Margaret Magill. Divided into three parts, the book’s first two sections chronicle the field operations of the expedition, while the third part describes the anthropological career of Hodge after the end of the expedition.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Ancient Communities in the Mimbres Valley

Continuity and Change from AD 750 to 1350

The University of Arizona Press

Spanning from the end of the Late Pithouse period through the Black Mountain phase, this volume contains the final report on the excavations of the Mimbres Foundation. The authors consider the nature of the relationship between the Classic Mimbres period population of the valley and the people of the succeeding Black Mountain phase, as well as relationships among the Black Mountain phase people and those of neighboring parts of the region.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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In a Wounded Land

Conservation, Extraction, and Human Well-Being in Coastal Tanzania

The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on the human element of marine conservation and the extractive industry in Tanzania, this volume illuminates what happens when impoverished people living in underdeveloped regions of Africa are suddenly subjected to state-directed conservation and natural resource extraction projects. Drawing on ethnographically rich case studies and vignettes, the book documents the impacts of these projects on local populations and their responses to these projects over a ten-year period.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Mujeres de Maiz en Movimiento

Spiritual Artivism, Healing Justice, and Feminist Praxis

The University of Arizona Press

Mujeres de Maiz (MdM) is an L.A.-based Indigenous Xicana–led spiritual artist-activist organization and movement by and for women and feminists of color. The contributors to this edited volume weave together their stories to collectively document MdM’s twenty-five-year herstory and its larger sociopolitical context. Intergenerational contributors include emerging and professional writers, scholars, visual and performance artists, and community organizers. They trace MdM’s genealogy, providing critical insight into emerging definitions of Xicanisma and contemporary grassroots feminist praxis.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Writing that Matters

A Handbook for Chicanx and Latinx Studies

The University of Arizona Press

Writing that Matters is a handbook on the craft of research and writing in the fields of Chicanx and Latinx studies. Geared toward students, Heidenreich and Urquijo-Ruiz walk scholars through the critical roots of these fields. They provide step-by-step instructions and examples of how to produce quality Chicanx and Latinx history and literature papers, while centering feminist and queer writings to create scholarship that matters.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Central American Counterpoetics

Diaspora and Rememory

The University of Arizona Press

Connecting past and present, this book proposes the concepts of rememory (rememoria) and counterpoetics as decolonial tools for studying the art, popular culture, literature, music, and healing practices of Central America and the diaspora in the United States. Building on the theory of rememory articulated in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, the volume examines the concept as an embodied experience of a sensory place and time lived in the here and now. By employing a wide array of sources, Alma’s research breaks ground in subject matter and methods, considering cultural and historical ties across countries, regions, and traditions while offering critical perspectives on topics such as immigration, forced assimilation, maternal love, gender violence, community arts, and decolonization.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Coastal Foragers of the Gran Desierto

Investigations of Prehistoric Shell Middens along the Northern Sonoran Coast

The University of Arizona Press

The result of nearly twenty years of interdisciplinary research, this volume contributes to the archaeological and paleoenvironmental knowledge of an important but lightly investigated hyperarid coastline at the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Focused on the coast near Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, it examines the diverse groups occupying the coast for salt, abundant food sources, and shells for ornament manufacturing.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands

Confronting Trump's Reign of Terror

Edited by Arturo J. Aldama and Jessica Ordaz; Foreword by Leo R. Chavez; Afterword by Karma R. Chávez
The University of Arizona Press

Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands is an interdisciplinary collection of cultural, historic, activist, and artistic essays that discuss the impacts of Trump’s policies and rhetoric toward BIPOC and Latinx migrants.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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The Space Age Generation

Lives and Lessons from the Golden Age of Solar System Exploration

The University of Arizona Press

The Space Age Generation shares the lives and careers of a dozen men and women whose passion for science was sparked by an astounding era—the golden age of space science. These scientists, historians, and astronomers lived and participated in an amazing time that not only saw humans step foot on the Moon but also saw human-made spacecraft travel throughout our solar system.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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