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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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Immigration and the Law

Race, Citizenship, and Social Control

The University of Arizona Press

In today’s highly charged atmosphere, Immigration and the Law gives readers a grounded and broad overview of U.S. immigration law in a single book. Encompassing issues such as shifting demographics, a changing criminal justice system, and a volatile political climate, this book offers a critical and sweeping look at the history and nuances of immigration law.

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Interwoven

Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy

The University of Arizona Press

Interwoven focuses on the lives of native Andean families in Pelileo, a town dominated by one of Quito’s largest and longest-lasting textile mills. Rachel Corr reveals the strategies used by indigenous people to maintain their families and reconstitute their communities in the face of colonial disruptions.

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Big Water

The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay

Edited by Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas; Foreword by Zephyr Frank
The University of Arizona Press

Big Water focuses on the uniquely overlapping character of South America’s Triple Frontier. These essays complicate the frontiers and balance the excessive weight previously given to empires, nations, and territorial expansion. Big Water’s transdisciplinary approach provides a new understanding of how space and society have developed throughout Latin America.

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Multiple InJustices

Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America

The University of Arizona Press

R. Aída Hernández Castillo synthesizes twenty-four years of research and activism among indigenous women’s organizations in Latin America, offering a critical new contribution to the field of activist anthropology and anyone interested in social justice.

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Laura Méndez de Cuenca

Mexican Feminist, 1853–1928

By Mílada Bazant; Foreword by Mary Kay Vaughan; Translated by Mary Kay Vaughan
The University of Arizona Press

Laura Méndez de Cuenca—poet, teacher, editor, writer, and feminist—dared to bypass the cultural traditions of her time. Her story reveals an extraordinary mexicana, an intrepid individual in a time of tumultuous politics and transformation. Covering Méndez de Cuenca’s exciting life experiences, Mílada Bazant has written a highly readable, intimate tale of a remarkable woman.

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A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

The University of Arizona Press

The Mojave Desert has a rich natural history. Despite being sandwiched between the larger Great Basin and Sonoran Deserts, it has enough mountains, valleys, canyons, and playas for any eager explorer. A Natural History of the Mojave Desert shares how the geology, geography, climate, and organisms, including humans, have shaped and been shaped by this fascinating desert.

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Latinas and Latinos on TV

Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era

The University of Arizona Press

Interweaving discussions about the ethnic, racial, and linguistic representations of Latinas/os within network television comedies, Isabel Molina-Guzmán probes published interviews with producers and textual examples from hit programs like Modern Family, The Office, and Scrubs to understand how these prime-time sitcoms communicate difference in the United States.
 

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Latino Placemaking and Planning

Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization

The University of Arizona Press

Latino Placemaking and Planning offers a pathway to define, analyze, and evaluate the role that placemaking can have with respect to Latino communities in the context of contemporary urban planning, policy, and design practices. The book illustrates the importance of placemaking as a pathway to sustainable urban revitalization.

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Ciudad Juárez

Saga of a Legendary Border City

The University of Arizona Press

Oscar J. Martínez offers a comprehensive history of Ciudad Juárez from its beginnings as a Spanish frontier outpost to the present. In this singular history, Martinez brings Juárez’s U.S. ties to the forefront, providing a rich and nuanced portrait of a complex border city.

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The Interior West

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

America is a confederation of regions as well as a federation of states. Its fire scene is best understood in terms of those regions, of which the Interior West is one. This book surveys the fire scene characteristic of Nevada, Utah, and western Colorado through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination that moves the topic beyond the usual science and policy formulations and places it within the national narrative.

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Pushing Our Limits

Insights from Biosphere 2

The University of Arizona Press

Mark Nelson, one of the eight crew members locked in Biosphere 2 during its first closure experiment, offers a compelling insider’s view of the dramatic story behind the mini-world. Nelson clears up common misconceptions about the 1991–1993 closure experiment as he presents the goals and results of the experiment and the implications of the project for today’s global environmental challenges and for reconnecting people to a healthy relationship with nature.

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The Real Horse

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

Grounded by a rigorously innovative attention to form, The Real Horse offers a testament to and reminder of a daughter’s disobedience to cultural patrimony.

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Discovering Pluto

Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

The University of Arizona Press

In Discovering Pluto, Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan recount the grand story of our unfolding knowledge and exploration of Pluto, its moons, and the outer Solar System. They explain the efforts of scientists, mathematicians, and researchers over the centuries to understand the outer Solar System, leading to the discovery and detailed exploration of Pluto as the premier body in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called third zone of our Solar System.

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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

The University of Arizona Press

When Angus Clyborn’s Buffalo Ranch opens in Cherokee Country, murder, thievery, and a missing white buffalo calf take Sadie Walela and her wolfdog on a dangerous and wild ride.

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Bright Raft in the Afterweather

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

In her dazzling new collection, Jennifer Elise Foerster confronts humanity’s dangerous ecological imbalance, immersing the reader in a narrative of disorientation and reintegration. Each poem blends Foerster’s refined use of language with a mythic and environmental lyricism as she explores themes of destruction, spirituality, loss, and remembrance.

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Connected Communities

Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World

The University of Arizona Press

Connected Communities provides new insights into how social identities formed and changed in the ancient past via a strikingly original approach: methods and models from the comparative social sciences focused on contemporary social movements. The book has applications for archaeologists working in the Southwest, as well as anyone interested in broad topics such as identity, social transformation, and regional processes.

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All They Will Call You

The University of Arizona Press

Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, Tim Z. Hernandez reconstructs the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including at least twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Pushing narrative boundaries, while challenging perceptions of what it means to be an immigrant in America, Hernandez renders intimate portraits of the individual souls who, despite social status, race, or nationality, shared a common fate one frigid morning in January 1948.

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Finding Meaning

Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Native American Literature Symposium’s Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph.

The first extensive study of contemporary Hawaiian literature, Finding Meaning examines kaona, the practice of hiding and finding meaning, for its profound connectivity. Through kaona, author Brandy Nalani McDougall affirms the tremendous power of Indigenous stories and genealogies to give lasting meaning to decolonization movements.

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Vernacular Sovereignties

Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

The University of Arizona Press
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Mimbres Life and Society

The Mattocks Site of Southwestern New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Mimbres pottery has added a fascinating dimension to southwestern archaeology, but it has also led to the partial or total destruction of most Mimbres sites. The Mimbres Foundation, in one of the few modern investigations of a Mimbres pueblo, excavated the Mattocks site, containing about 180 surface rooms in addition to pit structures. Mimbres Life and Society details the Mattocks site’s architecture and artifacts, with 160 figures, showing more than 400 photographs of painted vessels from the site.

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