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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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Michael Chiago

O’odham Lifeways Through Art

The University of Arizona Press

O’odham artist Michael Chiago Sr.’s paintings provide a window into the lifeways of the O’odham people. This book offers a rich account of how Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham live in the Sonoran Desert now and in the recent past.

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Mineralogy of Arizona, Fourth Edition

The University of Arizona Press

This is most comprehensive book yet to describe the minerals known to occur in Arizona. It presents a framework of Arizona’s mineralogy and a set of mineral district maps that can help identify new mineral occurrences. A must-have resource for anyone interested in Arizona minerals, gemstones, fluorescent minerals, and geology.

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LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua

Revolution, Dictatorship, and Social Movements

The University of Arizona Press

LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua provides the previously untold history of the LGBTQ community’s emergence as political actors—from revolutionary guerillas to civil rights activists.

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Pachamama Politics

Campesino Water Defenders and the Anti-Mining Movement in Andean Ecuador

The University of Arizona Press

Pachamama Politics examines how campesinos came to defend their community water sources from gold mining upstream and explains why Ecuador’s “pink tide” government came under fire by Indigenous and environmental rights activists.

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The Maya Art of Speaking Writing

Remediating Indigenous Orality in the Digital Age

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging the distinctions between “old” and “new” media and narratives about the deprecation of orality in favor of inscribed forms, The Maya Art of Speaking Writing draws from Maya concepts of tz’ib’ (recorded knowledge) and tzij, choloj, and ch’owen (orality) to look at expressive work across media and languages.

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Finding Right Relations

Quakers, Native Americans, and Settler Colonialism

The University of Arizona Press

Colonialism has the power to corrupt. This important new work argues that even the early Quakers, who had a belief system rooted in social justice, committed structural and cultural violence against their Indigenous neighbors.

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A New Deal for Navajo Weaving

Reform and Revival of Diné Textiles

The University of Arizona Press

A New Deal for Navajo Weaving provides a history of early to mid-twentieth-century Diné weaving projects by non-Natives who sought to improve the quality and marketability of Diné weaving but in so doing failed to understand the cultural significance of weaving and its role in the lives of Diné women.

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Postindian Aesthetics

Affirming Indigenous Literary Sovereignty

The University of Arizona Press

Postindian Aesthetics is a collection of critical, cutting-edge essays on a new generation of Indigenous writers who are creatively and powerfully contributing to a thriving Indigenous literary canon that is redefining the parameters of Indigenous literary aesthetics.

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Latinx Teens

U.S. Popular Culture on the Page, Stage, and Screen

The University of Arizona Press

Latinx Teens examines how Latinx teenagers influence twenty-first-century U.S. popular culture. The book explores the diverse ways that contemporary mainstream film, television, theater, and young adult literature invokes, constructs, and interprets adolescent Latinidad.

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Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century

The University of Arizona Press

Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century offers an expansive and critical look at contemporary television by and about U.S. Latinx communities. This volume unpacks the negative implications of older representation and celebrates the progress of new representation, all while recognizing that television still has a long way to go.

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