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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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Natives Making Nation

Edited by Andrew Canessa
The University of Arizona Press

 This volume looks at how metropolitan ideas of nation employed by politicians, the media and education are produced, reproduced, and contested by people of the rural Andes--people who have long been regarded as ethnically and racially distinct from more culturally European urban citizens.

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Ethnographic Contributions to the Study of Endangered Languages

The University of Arizona Press

Provides theoretical and methodological tools for researchers and organizers to best address the specific needs of communities facing language endangerment.

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Imprints on Native Lands

The University of Arizona Press

Documents Moravian contributions to the Miskito settlement landscape in sixty-four villages of eastern Honduras through field observations of material culture, interviews with village residents, and research in primary sources in the Moravian Church archives.

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Navigating Climate Change Policy

The University of Arizona Press

An essential resource for policymakers and judges at all levels of government who deal with questions of climate governance.

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White Man’s Water

The University of Arizona Press

This critical ethnography employs vivid accounts of the Northern Cheyenne people to depict how problems with alcohol are culturally constructed, showing how differences in age, gender, and other social features can affect involvement with both drinking and sobriety.

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Memories of a Hyphenated Man

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Memories of a Hyphenated Man is the unique story of Ram--n Eduardo Ruiz, established author and winner of the 1998 National Humani-ties Medal, who charted new directions in Latin American research through his writing. This personal tale poignantly addresses the ambigui-ties associated with race, class, citizenship, and nationality for ...

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Bedouin Ethnobotany

The University of Arizona Press

A Bedouin asking a fellow tribesman about grazing conditions in other parts of the country says first simply, "Fih hayah?" or "Is there life?" A desert Arab's knowledge of the sparse vegetation is tied directly to his life and livelihood.

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Northern Arizona University

The University of Arizona Press

This book looks at the buildings that have graced the campus of Northern Arizona University from 1898 to the present. With more than two hundred images of campus buildings, many of them never before published, Northern Arizona University: Buildings as History provides a wonderful pictorial chronicle of the campus that will interest architectural historians as well as all those who have called NAU home.

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Bitter Water

Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute

The University of Arizona Press

This book presents the narratives of four Diné women who have resisted removal from a newly divided reservation in Arizona -- a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of those who have lived it.

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Planning Paradise

Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to tell the story of Oregon’s unique land-use planning system from its rise in the early 1970s to its near-death experience in the first decade of the 2000s.

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The Life-Giving Stone

The University of Arizona Press

A simple food-preparation device reveals complexities of an ancient culture. In this careful investigation into the cultural significance of a simple tool, Michael Searcy's ethnographic observations are guided by his interest in how grinding stone traditions have persisted--and how they are changing today--and by a desire to enhance archaeological interpretation of these stones that were fundamental to prehispanic agriculturalists with corn-based cuisines.

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Forty Miles from the Sea

The University of Arizona Press

Forty Miles from the Sea is a rare book that explores the symbiotic yet conflicted relationship that bound Mexican cities like Xalpa to the larger Atlantic world and considers the impact that these affiliations had on communication, and ultimately, the formation of national identity.

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Living with the Dead

The University of Arizona Press

This useful volume offers new insights into the many ways in which the dead and the living interacted in prehistoric and historic Mesoamerica. Here well-known scholars offer synergistic insights by employing historical sources, comparative art history, anthropology, and sociology, as well as archeology and anthropology. Together they uncover surprising commonalities across Mesoamerican cultures.

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Wild Horses of the West

History and Politics of America’s Mustangs

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A comprehensive look at the evolutionary history and current plight of wild horses in the American west.

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The Book of Want

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When Moses descended Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, he never could have foreseen how one family in Los Angeles in the early twenty-first century would struggle to live by them.

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Global Maya

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Explores how rural peoples experience economic and cultural change as their country joins the global market, focusing on their thoughts about work to learn about Guatemala's changing economy. Case studies focus on workers in small-scale garment production, vegetable farming for local markets, agriculture grown for export, and garment assembly factories.

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Nature's Northwest

The University of Arizona Press

With a clear emphasis on the Pacific Northwest's political economy, environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, Nature's Northwest makes a lively and colorful history of this region within a national and international context. Impressive in their synthesis of myriad historical facts, renowned historian William G. Robbins and Katrine Barber have created an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest.

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Neolithic Revolution in the Near East

The University of Arizona Press

This insightful text examines the Neolithic revolution in the Levantine Near East and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Based on thirty years of fieldwork, Simmons explores recent research and incorporates specific case studies of his own excavations. It's an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Near Easter archaeology and the origins of agriculture.

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People of Pascua

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Edward H. Spicer was associated for many years with the Yaqui Indians of both Arizona and Sonora and came to be known as the leading scholarly authority on those people. People of Pascua, the second book he wrote about the Yaquis, presents sixteen life histories collected early in his research that tell what it meant to be a Native American and poor in the southwestern United States during the Great Depression.

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Nature's Northwest

The University of Arizona Press

With a clear emphasis on the Pacific Northwest's political economy, environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, Nature's Northwest makes a lively and colorful history of this region within a national and international context. Impressive in their synthesis of myriad historical facts, renowned historian William G. Robbins and Katrine Barber have created an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest.

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Wild Sea

Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias

The University of Arizona Press

One man’s quest to save the beaches of California and Baja California from a host of dangers.

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Dry River

The University of Arizona Press

In Dry River, author Ken Lamberton finds his way through a lifetime of exploring southern Arizona's Santa Cruz River. At once a cultural history lesson and a reminder to learn from the past, this book is both a story about the complexities of this troubled river and a celebration of one man's lifelong journey with the people and places touched by it.

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Trust in the Land

New Directions in Tribal Conservation

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, conservation groups, and collaborations with Native and non-Native conservation movements, on how to protect their access to culturally important lands.

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Jesus and the Gang

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines the ways that young men and women in working-class neighborhoods of El Progreso, Honduras, understand and respond to gang and gun violence. Offering firsthand accounts of how these youths make use of religious discourse, narrative practices, or the inscription of tattooed images to navigate dangerous social settings, Jesus and the Gang is an unflinching look at how these young men turn away from perpetuating the cycle of violence and how Christianity serves a society where belonging is surviving.

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A New American Family

The University of Arizona Press

This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story Peter Likins, his wife, and six children they adopted, despite issues of race, age and health which normally would have made these children "unadoptable" by 1960s standards. A frank, open account of the difficulties that a family can face, An American Family is a wonderful narrative of the genesis of a family and a journey to the deepest parts of a father's heart.

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Doubters and Dreamers

The University of Arizona Press

Doubters and Dreamers is a collection of poems and narrations that constitutes a remarkable work about the growing consciousness of an ancestral and familial past. This book explores what it means to be a mixed-blood Native American who grew up urban, lesbian and middle class in the West.

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Empire

The University of Arizona Press

At times frighteningly whimsical or haunting and poignant, Empire is a book of poetry that explores a family history set against the backdrop of Mexican history. Candalaria truly shows the power of poetry as song, performance, testimony and witness.

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Exoplanets

Edited by Sara Seager
The University of Arizona Press

For the first time in human history, we know for certain the existence of planets around other stars. Exoplanets serves as both an introduction for the non-specialist and a foundation for the techniques and equations used in exoplanet observation by those dedicated to the field.

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We Are Our Language

The University of Arizona Press

In presenting the case of Kaska, an endangered language in an Athapascan community in the Yukon, Barbra Meek asserts that language revitalization requires more than just linguistic rehabilitation; it demands a social transformation. The process must mend rips and tears in the social fabric of the language community that result from an enduring colonial history.

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Burnt Corn Pueblo

The University of Arizona Press

The Galisteo Basin of northern New Mexico has been a staple of archaeological research since it was first studied almost a century ago. This first book on the area since 1914 lays out an overview of the area, with research provided by the Tano Origins Project and funded by the National Science Foundation.

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An Impossible Living in a Transborder World

The University of Arizona Press

With this extensively researched book, Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez updates and expands upon his major 1983 study of rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs), incorporating new data that reflect the explosion of Mexican-origin populations in the United States.

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A Prehistory of Ordinary People

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines how the archaeological record of ordinary objects--used by ordinary people--constitutes a manifestation of humankind's cognitive and social development. A Prehistory of Ordinary People offers an impressive synthesis and accessible style that will appeal to archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, and others interested in the long history of human decision-making.

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Maguey Journey

The University of Arizona Press

Maguey, a term given to both the agave plant and the fibers extracted from its leaves, can be spun into fine cords used to create colorful textiles from net bags to equestrian gear. In this fascinating book, Kathryn Rousso, an accomplished textile artist, takes a detailed look at the state of maguey culture, use, and trade in Guatemala.

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Becoming Villagers

The University of Arizona Press

The shift from mobile hunting and gathering to more sedentary lifeways was one of the most significant milestones in the prehistory of humanity. Using cases that range from China to Bolivia and from the Near East to the American Southwest, leading archaeologists situate their specific areas of specialization in a broad comparative context to consider the consequences of this transformation.

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Controlling the Past, Owning the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Contributors to this volume examine the political uses--and misuses--of archaeology in the Middle East using a variety of case studies, including the Taliban's destruction of Buddhas in Afghanistan, the commercialization of archaeology in Israel, the training of Egyptian archaeology inspectors, and the debate over Turkish identity sparked by the film Troy, among other provocative subjects.

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La Calle

Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City

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No Communication with the Sea

The University of Arizona Press

Few other places in the United States are as high, dry, sparsely inhabited--and urbanized--as the Great Basin of Utah and Nevada. Sullivan embarks on a quest for a livable future for the heart of the interior West and in the process he both unearths the past and ponders the present and future of Great Basin cities.

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The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez

The University of Arizona Press

More than a simple guidebook, Aitchison's writing will take both actual and armchair travelers through a gripping tale of natural history. The tenuousness of this area makes the book's extraordinary photographs and the firsthand descriptions by this well-known teacher, writer, and photographer all the more compelling.

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The ÿpatas

The University of Arizona Press

Today, though their descendants presumably live on in Sonora, almost no one claims descent from the Ópatas. David Yetman has traveled extensively in Sonora and brings together conversations with present day residents and archival research to illuminate the culture and history of these nearly forgotten people.

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Understanding the Arizona Constitution

The University of Arizona Press

This new edition of McClory's seminal reference addressed many of the latest issues in Arizona's state government including legislative term limits, a new redistricting system, and a controversial school voucher program. Comprehensive and clearly written, this book belongs on every Arizonan's bookshelf.

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