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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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Women Singing in the Snow

The University of Arizona Press

This first book-length analysis of the Chicana literary tradition traces the development of Chicana literature from 1848 to the present. Rebolledo discusses major writers' works, important myths and archetypes, and key theoretical issues; she then shows the ways in which Chicana writers explore subjectivity and identity in their writing, the struggle Chicana writers have faced in finding their voices and developing a strong and ethnically tagged language, and the ways they have broken taboos by transgressing into traditionally male spaces.

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Home Places

Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks

The University of Arizona Press
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Ocean Power

Poems from the Desert

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Ocean Power

The University of Arizona Press

The annual seasons and rhythms of the desert are a dance of clouds, wind, rain, and flood—water in it roles from bringer of food to destroyer of life. The critical importance of weather and climate to native desert peoples is reflected with grace and power in this personal collection of poems, the first written creative work by an individual in O'odham and a landmark in Native American literature.

Poet Ofelia Zepeda centers these poems on her own experiences growing up in a Tohono O'odham family, where desert climate profoundly influenced daily life, and on her perceptions as a contemporary Tohono O'odham woman. One section of poems deals with contemporary life, personal history, and the meeting of old and new ways. Another section deals with winter and human responses to light and air. The final group of poems focuses on the nature of women, the ocean, and the way the past relationship of the O'odham with the ocean may still inform present day experience. These fine poems will give the outside reader a rich insight into the daily life of the Tohono O'odham people.

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Between the Lines

Letters Between Undocumented Mexican and Latin American Immigrants and Their Families and Friends

Edited by Larry Siems
The University of Arizona Press
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Women Singing in the Snow

The University of Arizona Press

This first book-length analysis of the Chicana literary tradition traces the development of Chicana literature from 1848 to the present. Rebolledo discusses major writers' works, important myths and archetypes, and key theoretical issues; she then shows the ways in which Chicana writers explore subjectivity and identity in their writing, the struggle Chicana writers have faced in finding their voices and developing a strong and ethnically tagged language, and the ways they have broken taboos by transgressing into traditionally male spaces.

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Ambivalent Journey

U.S. Migration and Economic Mobility in North-Central Mexico

The University of Arizona Press
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Downcanyon

A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

The University of Arizona Press
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Letters from Wupatki

The University of Arizona Press
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Phoenix

The History of a Southwestern Metropolis

The University of Arizona Press
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Gender and Agricultural Development

Surveying the Field

The University of Arizona Press
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Divided Waters

Bridging the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press
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Fighting Sprawl and City Hall

Resistance to Urban Growth in the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press
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The Metropolitan Frontier

Cities in the Modern American West

The University of Arizona Press

This Choice Outstanding Academic Title and winner of the Best Book in North American Urban History (Urban History Association) offers the first comprehensive overview of urban growth in the American West.

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Sonoran Desert Plants

The University of Arizona Press

The Sonoran Desert, a fragile ecosystem, is under ever-increasing pressure from a burgeoning human population. This ecological atlas of the region's plants, a greatly enlarged and full revised version of the original 1972 atlas, will be an invaluable resource for plant ecologists, botanists, geographers, and other scientists, and for all with a serious interest in living with and protecting a unique natural southwestern heritage.

An encyclopedia as well as an atlas, this monumental work describes the taxonomy, geographic distribution, and ecology of 339 plants, most of them common and characteristic trees, shrubs, or succulants. Also included is valuable information on natural history and ethnobotanical, commercial, and horticultural uses of these plants. The entry for each species includes a range map, an elevational profile, and a narrative account. The authors also include an extensive bibliography, referring the reader to the latest research and numerous references of historical importance, with a glossary to aid the general reader.

Sonoran Desert Plants is a monumental work, unlikely to be superseded in the next generation. As the region continues to attract more people, there will be an increasingly urgent need for basic knowledge of plant species as a guide for creative and sustainable habitation of the area. This book will stand as a landmark resource for many years to come.

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Of Marshes and Maize

Preceramic Agricultural Settlement in the Cienega Valley, Southeastern Arizona

The University of Arizona Press
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Answered Prayers

Miracles and Milagros along the Border

The University of Arizona Press
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Becoming and Remaining a People

Native American Religions on the Northern Plains

The University of Arizona Press
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Mythology of the Lenape

Guide and Texts

The University of Arizona Press
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