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River Dialogues

Hindu Faith and the Political Ecology of Dams on the Sacred Ganga

The University of Arizona Press

In River Dialogues, Georgina Drew offers a detailed ethnographic engagement with the social movements contesting hydroelectric development on the Ganga River. The book examines how complex cultural politics succeeded in influencing an unprecedented reversal of government plans for three contested hydroelectric projects, and how that decision sparked ripples of discontent after being paired with the declaration of a conservation zone where the projects were situated. River Dialogues critically engages with the growing global advocacy of the “green economy” model for environmental stewardship.

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Pasadena Before the Roses

Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890

The University of Arizona Press

In Pasadena Before the Roses, historian Yvette J. Saavedra shows how Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American groups each have redefined the meanings of land use to build their homes and their lives. This social and cultural history illustrates the interconnectedness of power, ideas of land use, and the negotiation of identity within multiple colonial moments.

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Memories of Earth and Sea

An Ethnographic History of the Islands of Chiloé

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Spiral to the Stars

Mvskoke Tools of Futurity

The University of Arizona Press

Spiral to the Stars offers a critical and concrete map for community making that leverages Mvskoke way-finding tools of energy, kinship, knowledge, power, and spaces. It is must-have book for community organizers, radical pedagogists, and anyone wishing to empower and advocate for their community.

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Border Brokers

Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics

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Footprints of Hopi History

Hopihiniwtiput Kukveni'at

The University of Arizona Press

Footprints of Hopi History illuminates how Hopis understand and value their ancestral landscapes. It offers fresh and innovative perspectives on archaeology and anthropology initiatives, and demonstrates how one tribal community significantly has advanced knowledge about its past through collaboration with archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians.

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Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World

Testimonios on Violence

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This is a testimonio, a historia profoundo of the culture of extralegal violence against the Red-Black-Brown communities in the United States that operates with impunity. Framed by Roberto Cintli Rodríguez’s personal testimony of police violence, this book is a clarion call to end that violence and those philosophies that permit such violence to flourish.

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Racial Alterity, Wixarika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City

The University of Arizona Press

Utilizing archival and ethnographic research, this book explores the construction of racial and ethnic imaginaries in the western Mexican cities of Guadalajara and Tepic, and the ways in which these imaginaries shape the contemporary experiences and activism of Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous university students and professionals living, studying, and working in these two cities.

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The Border and Its Bodies

The Embodiment of Risk Along the U.S.-México Line

The University of Arizona Press

The increasingly militarized U.S.-México border is an intensely physical place, affecting the bodies of all who encounter it. The essays in this volume explore how crossing becomes embodied in individuals on the most basic social unit possible: the human body.

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Cultivating Knowledge

Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India

The University of Arizona Press

Cultivating Knowledge highlights the agency, creativity, opportunism, and performance of individuals and communities carving out successful lives in a changing agricultural landscape. The practice of sustainable agriculture on the farm—let alone the global challenge of feeding or clothing the world—is a social question, not a technological one. Farmers do not make simple cost-benefit analyses when evaluating new technologies and options. Their choices have dire consequences, sometimes leading to death. Through an ethnography of seeds, Andrew Flachs investigates the human responses to global agrarian change.

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