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The Nature of Desert Nature

The University of Arizona Press

The desert inspires wonder. Attending to history, culture, science, and spirit, The Nature of Desert Nature celebrates the bounty and the significance of desert places.

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The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia

An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger

The University of Arizona Press

Based on prolonged engagement with this “virtuous” plant of southwestern Ethiopia, this book provides a nuanced reading of the ensete ventricosum (avant-)garden and explores how the life in tiny, diverse, and womanly plots may indeed offers alternative visions of nature, food policy, and conservation efforts.

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Narrating Nature

Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing

The University of Arizona Press

Narrating Nature opens up dialogue that counters traditional conservation narratives. It offers conservation efforts that not only include people as beneficiaries but also demonstrate how they are essential and knowledgeable members of the conservation landscape itself.

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La Gente

Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento

The University of Arizona Press

La Gente traces the rise of the Chicana/o Movement in Sacramento and the role of everyday people in galvanizing a collective to seek lasting and transformative change during the 1960s and 1970s. In their efforts to be self-determined, la gente contested multiple forms of oppression at school, at work sites, and in their communities.

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Cultura y Corazón

A Decolonial Methodology for Community Engaged Research

The University of Arizona Press

Cultura y Corazón is a cultural approach to research that requires a long-term commitment to community-based and engaged research methodologies. This book presents case studies in the fields of education and health that recognize and integrate communities’ values, culture, and funds of knowledge in the research process.

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Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist

From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán

The University of Arizona Press

Taking us on a journey of remembering and rediscovery, anthropologist Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez shares important insights into his development as a scholar and in so doing the development of the interdisciplinary field of transborder anthropology.

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A Marriage Out West

Theresa and Frank Russell’s Explorations in Arizona, 1900–1903

The University of Arizona Press

A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology. Frances Theresa Peet Russell, an educator, married Harvard anthropologist Frank Russell in June 1900. They left immediately on a busman’s honeymoon to the Southwest. Their goal was twofold: to travel to an arid environment to quiet Frank’s tuberculosis and to find archaeological sites to support his research.

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Activist Leaders of San José

En sus propias voces

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging stereotypes, this book unearths and makes visible lived experiences of Chicana and Latino activists from San José, California, who made contributions to the cultural and civic life of the city. Through oral histories, we see a portrait of grassroots leadership in the twentieth century.

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La Raza Cosmética

Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

La Raza Cosmética examines postrevolutionary identity construction as a project of settler colonialism that at once appropriated and erased indigeneity. In its critique of Indigenous representation, it also shows how Indigenous women strategically engaged with and resisted these projects as they played out in beauty pageants, films, tourism, art, and other realms of popular culture.

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Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture

Looking Through the Kaleidoscope

The University of Arizona Press

Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture traces the development of Chicana/o literature and cultural production from the Spanish colonial period to the present. In doing so, it challenges us to look critically at how we simultaneously embody colonial constructs and challenge their legacies.

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