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A War that Can’t Be Won

Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs

The University of Arizona Press

Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” this sobering book offers views of the “narco wars” from scholars on both sides of the US-Mexico border. With evidence newly obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico, it proposes practical solutions to a seemingly intractable crisis.

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Encountering Life in the Universe

Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology

The University of Arizona Press

Encountering Life in the Universe examines the intersection of scientific research and society to determine the philosophy and ethics of relating to the Earth and beyond.

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Brewing Arizona

A Century of Beer in the Grand Canyon State

The University of Arizona Press

Brewing Arizona is the first comprehensive book of Arizona beer. Beautifully illustrated, it includes every brewery known to have operated in the state, from the first to the latest, from crude brews to craft brews. Like a fine beer, the contents are deep and rich with just a little froth on top.

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Indian Resilience and Rebuilding

Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West

The University of Arizona Press

This illuminating and comprehensive analysis of Native nations' resilience in the twentieth century demonstrates how Native Americans reinvented themselves, rebuilt their nations, and ultimately became major forces in the United States. Written by Donald L. Fixico, Indian Resilience and Rebuilding redefines how modern American history can and should be told.

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Milk and Filth

The University of Arizona Press

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Milk and Filth is a collection of forty-two poems exploring issues of gender, equality, sexuality and the artist-as-thinker in modern culture. Deftly blending a variety of tones, styles, and structure, Giménez Smith’s poems evocatively explores deep cultural issues.

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Where the Wind Blows Us

Practicing Critical Community Archaeology in the Canadian North

The University of Arizona Press

This useful book—part case study, part handbook—unites critical practice with a community-based approach to archaeology. It describes an inclusive archaeology that rests on a flexible but rigorous research design and incorporates responsible, ethical practice.

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Telling and Being Told

Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures

The University of Arizona Press

Oral literature has been excluded from the analysis of Yucatec Maya literature, but it is a key component and a vital force in the cultural communities and their contemporary writing. Telling and Being Told shows the vital role Yucatec storytelling claims in Mayan ways of knowing and in the Mexican literary canon.
 

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Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West

Edited by Jessie L. Embry
The University of Arizona Press

The essays in this volume show how oral history can increase understanding of work and community in the twentieth century American West. Here an array of oral historians—including folklorists, librarians, and public historians—record what they have learned from people who have made their communities and have made history.

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More Than Two to Tango

Argentine Tango Immigrants in New York City

The University of Arizona Press

The world of Argentine tango presents a glamorous façade of music and movement. Yet the immigrant dancers whose livelihoods depend on the US tango industry receive little attention beyond their enigmatic public personas. More Than Two to Tango gives a detailed portrait of the Argentine immigrant community, where tango is both an art form and a means of survival.

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Coconut Milk

The University of Arizona Press

Coconut Milk is the first book-length collection of poems by contemporary queer Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin. His poems humorously attack cultural appropriation, gender, and the hypocrisies of Western influence in Oceania today. Pulling at the stereotype of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, his poems challenge and carve out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders.

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Indigeneity in the Mexican Cultural Imagination

Thresholds of Belonging

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Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonial Authority in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Tracy L. Brown explores the impact of Spanish colonial interactions on Pueblo culture, using little-researched Spanish language documents from the eighteenth century. Pueblo peoples negotiated Spanish authority to maintain their own distinct ethnic identity.

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Mexico, Nation in Transit

Contemporary Representations of Mexican Migration to the United States

The University of Arizona Press

Spanning the social sciences and the humanities, Mexico, Nation in Transit poses a new, transnational alternative to the postnational view that geopolitical borders are being erased by the forces of migration and globalization, and the nationalist view that borders must be strictly enforced. It shows that borders, like identities, are not easy to locate precisely.

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Mañana Means Heaven

The University of Arizona Press

In this love story of impossible odds, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a rich and visionary portrait of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac’s “The Mexican Girl.” Set against an ominous backdrop of California in the 1940’s, deep in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, Mañana Means Heaven reveals the desperate circumstances that lead a married woman to an illicit affair with an young, aspiring writer.

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Baja California Missions

In the Footsteps of the Padres

By David Burckhalter; By (photographer) Mina Sedgwick; Foreword by Bernard L. Fontana
The University of Arizona Press

Baja California Missions is a beautiful and informative book about the lovely but seldom-seen missions of Baja that remain intact today. With gorgeous photographs and useful descriptions that include both historical backgrounds and contemporary driving directions, Baja California Missions is both a photography book and a guidebook.

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Women and Ledger Art

Four Contemporary Native American Artists

The University of Arizona Press

Although ledger art has long been considered a male art form, Women and Ledger Art calls attention to the extraordinary achievements of four contemporary female Native artists—Sharron Ahtone Harjo (Kiowa), Colleen Cutschall (Oglala Lakota), Linda Haukaas (Sicangu Lakota), and Dolores Purdy Corcoran (Caddo). The book examines these women’s interpretations of their artwork and their thoughts on tribal history and contemporary life.  

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Communities of Practice

An Alaskan Native Model for Language Teaching and Learning

The University of Arizona Press

This book describes an innovative project in native-language instruction that has wide applicability in second-language classrooms. Although the project it describes was developed in Alaska, the program can serve as a model throughout the world.

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The Affinity of the Eye

Writing Nikkei in Peru

The University of Arizona Press

López-Calvo uses contemporary Nikkei texts such as fiction, testimonies, and poetry to construct an account of the cultural formation of Japanese migrant communities, and in so doing challenges fixed notions of Japanese Peruvian identity.

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The Ecological Other

Environmental Exclusion in American Culture

The University of Arizona Press

This book engages recent scholarship on trans-corporeality, disability studies, and environmental justice. Ray argues that environmental discourse often frames ecological crisis as a crisis of the body, therefore promoting ecological health at the cost of social equality. Ray urges us to be careful about the ways in which we construct “others” in our arguments to protect nature.

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When Worlds Collide

Hunter-Gatherer World-System Change in the 19th Century Canadian Arctic

The University of Arizona Press

The Inuvialuit region is the most under-reported and least-known portion of the North American Arctic, beyond its immediate community of anthropological/archaeological practitioners, and this book helps address that lacuna.

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Chicana and Chicano Mental Health

Alma, Mente y Corazón

The University of Arizona Press

Chicana and Chicano Mental Health offers a model to understand and to address the mental health challenges and service disparities affecting Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans/Chicanos. Yvette G. Flores, who has more than thirty years of experience as a clinical psychologist, provides in-depth analysis of the major mental health challenges facing these groups: depression, anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence.

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Latin American Documentary Filmmaking

Major Works

The University of Arizona Press

Latin American Documentary Filmmaking is the first volume written in English to examine themes in major works of Latin American documentary films. Foster looks at the major ideological issues raised and the approaches to Latin American social and political history taken by key documentary films.

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Mapping Wonderlands

Illustrated Cartography of Arizona, 1912–1962

The University of Arizona Press

Mapping Wonderlands explores popular, illustrated maps of Arizona as a tourism destination, investigating the relationship between landscapes, visual culture, and narratives of place. These aesthetically appealing maps offer tourists an Arizona landscape at once historical and imaginary—just as their makers intended.

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Neandertal Lithic Industries at La Quina

The University of Arizona Press

This book employs new analytical techniques to expand our knowledge of Neandertal life in what is now southwestern France. Written by a senior researcher who developed sophisticated methods for analyzing chipped stone and animal bone artifacts, it adds significantly to scientific understanding of the Neandertals.

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Crafting History in the Northern Plains

A Political Economy of the Heart River Region, 1400–1750

The University of Arizona Press

In Crafting History in the Northern Plains Mark D. Mitchell shows the crucial role archaeological methods and archaeological data can play in producing trans-Columbian histories. Mitchell provides a regional synthesis of communities located at the confluence of the Heart and Missouri rivers, home to the Mandan people for more than five centuries.

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Senegal Taxi

The University of Arizona Press

Juan Felipe Herrera is at his best in his first original collection in several years. In Senegal Taxi, Herrera brings attention to global oppression and injustice through poems that address genocide and hope in Africa.

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Leaving Tulsa

The University of Arizona Press

Leaving Tulsa, a book of road elegies and laments, travels from Oklahoma to the edges of the American continent through landscapes at once stark and lush, ancient and apocalyptic. Each poem gives the collection a rich lyrical-dramatic texture. Ultimately, these brave and luminous poems engage and shatter the boundaries of time, self, and continent.

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Rebozos de Palabras

An Helena María Viramontes Critical Reader

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to collect new essays written by multiple scholars that examine a Chicana or Latina author’s entire oeuvre. Focusing on the work of Helena María Viramontes, a scholar, critic, and author of both fiction and nonfiction, it also addresses the evolution of the Chicana image.

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Red-Inked Retablos

The University of Arizona Press

In the Mexican Catholic tradition, retablos are ornamental structures made of carved wood framing an oil painting of a devotional image, usually a patron saint. Acclaimed author and essayist Rigoberto González commemorates the passion and the pain of these carvings in his new volume Red-Inked Retablos, a moving memoir of human experience and thought. The collection offers an in-depth meditation on the development of gay Chicano literature and the responsibilities of the Chicana/o writer.

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Orientalism and Identity in Latin America

Fashioning Self and Other from the (Post)Colonial Margin

The University of Arizona Press

Building on the pioneering work of Edward Said in fresh and useful ways, contributors consider both historical contacts and literary influences in the formation of Latin American constructs of the “Orient” and the “Self” from colonial times to the present. In the process, they unveil wide-ranging manifestations of Orientalism.

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Barry Goldwater and the Remaking of the American Political Landscape

The University of Arizona Press

Barry Goldwater lost the race for the presidency in 1964, but his conservative agenda sparked a movement that has had profound and far-reaching effects on American politics and society. This is a long-overdue reconsideration of the life, times, and legacy of a polarizing politician who is as reviled as he is revered.

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Natural Takeover of Small Things

The University of Arizona Press

Natural Takeover of Small Things is a collection of poetry that offers an unflinching view of “California’s Heartland,” the San Joaquin Valley. In his distinctive, lyrical, pull-no-punches style, Tim Z. Hernandez offers a glimpse of the people, the landscape, the rhythm, and the detritus of the rural West. As Hernandez peels back the façade of the place, he reveals that home is not always where the heart is.

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Indigenous Agency in the Amazon

The Mojos in Liberal and Rubber-Boom Bolivia, 1842–1932

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Agency in the Amazon explores the underexamined story of indigenous people who accepted Jesuit mission life and then, nearly two centuries later, withstood the challenges of the rubber boom and the imposition of European liberalism.

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Indigenous Writings from the Convent

Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Writings from the Convent examines ways in which indigenous women participated in one of the most prominent institutions in colonial times—the Catholic Church—and what they made of their experiences with convent life.

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Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology as Historical Process

The University of Arizona Press

Combining the latest empirical studies of archaeological practice with the latest conceptual tools of anthropological and historical theory, this volume seeks to set a new course for hunter-gatherer archaeology.

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North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence

The University of Arizona Press

This groundbreaking book presents clear evidence—from multiple academic disciplines—that indigenous populations engaged in warfare and ritual violence long before European contact.

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A New American Family

A Love Story

The University of Arizona Press

This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story of Peter Likins, his wife Patricia, and the six children they adopted in the 1960s, building a family beset by challenges that ultimately strengthened all bonds.

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The Occult Life of Things

Native Amazonian Theories of Materiality and Personhood

The University of Arizona Press

Combining linguistic, ethnological, and historical perspectives, the contributors to this volume draw on a wealth of information gathered from ten Amerindian peoples belonging to seven different linguistic families to identify the basic tenets of what might be called a native Amazonian theory of materiality and personhood.

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Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes

The University of Arizona Press

Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes is, in its portrayal of Salasacan religious culture, both thorough and all-encompassing. Sections of the book cover everything from the performance of death rituals to stories about Amazonia as Salasacans interacted with outsiders—conquistadors and camera-toting tourists alike. Corr also investigates the role of shamanism in modern Salasacan culture, including shamanic powers and mountain spirits, and the use of reshaped, Andeanized Catholicism to sustain collective memory.

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Archaeology and Apprenticeship

Body Knowledge, Identity, and Communities of Practice

The University of Arizona Press

Apprenticeship is broadly defined as the transmission of culture through a formal or informal teacher–pupil relationship. This collection invites a wide discussion, citing case studies from all over the world and yet focuses the scholarship into a concise set of contributions. This book also examines apprenticeship in archaeology against a backdrop of sociological and cognitive psychology literature, to enrich the understanding of the relationship between material remains and enculturation.

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