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The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia

An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger

The University of Arizona Press

Based on prolonged engagement with this “virtuous” plant of southwestern Ethiopia, this book provides a nuanced reading of the ensete ventricosum (avant-)garden and explores how the life in tiny, diverse, and womanly plots may indeed offers alternative visions of nature, food policy, and conservation efforts.

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Narrating Nature

Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing

The University of Arizona Press

Narrating Nature opens up dialogue that counters traditional conservation narratives. It offers conservation efforts that not only include people as beneficiaries but also demonstrate how they are essential and knowledgeable members of the conservation landscape itself.

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La Gente

Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento

The University of Arizona Press

La Gente traces the rise of the Chicana/o Movement in Sacramento and the role of everyday people in galvanizing a collective to seek lasting and transformative change during the 1960s and 1970s. In their efforts to be self-determined, la gente contested multiple forms of oppression at school, at work sites, and in their communities.

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Cultura y Corazón

A Decolonial Methodology for Community Engaged Research

The University of Arizona Press

Cultura y Corazón is a cultural approach to research that requires a long-term commitment to community-based and engaged research methodologies. This book presents case studies in the fields of education and health that recognize and integrate communities’ values, culture, and funds of knowledge in the research process.

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Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist

From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán

The University of Arizona Press

Taking us on a journey of remembering and rediscovery, anthropologist Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez shares important insights into his development as a scholar and in so doing the development of the interdisciplinary field of transborder anthropology.

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A Marriage Out West

Theresa and Frank Russell’s Explorations in Arizona, 1900–1903

The University of Arizona Press

A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology. Frances Theresa Peet Russell, an educator, married Harvard anthropologist Frank Russell in June 1900. They left immediately on a busman’s honeymoon to the Southwest. Their goal was twofold: to travel to an arid environment to quiet Frank’s tuberculosis and to find archaeological sites to support his research.

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Activist Leaders of San José

En sus propias voces

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging stereotypes, this book unearths and makes visible lived experiences of Chicana and Latino activists from San José, California, who made contributions to the cultural and civic life of the city. Through oral histories, we see a portrait of grassroots leadership in the twentieth century.

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La Raza Cosmética

Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

La Raza Cosmética examines postrevolutionary identity construction as a project of settler colonialism that at once appropriated and erased indigeneity. In its critique of Indigenous representation, it also shows how Indigenous women strategically engaged with and resisted these projects as they played out in beauty pageants, films, tourism, art, and other realms of popular culture.

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Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture

Looking Through the Kaleidoscope

The University of Arizona Press

Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture traces the development of Chicana/o literature and cultural production from the Spanish colonial period to the present. In doing so, it challenges us to look critically at how we simultaneously embody colonial constructs and challenge their legacies.

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Binational Commons

Institutional Development and Governance on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

Binational Commons focuses on whether the institutions that presently govern the U.S.-Mexico transborder space are effective in providing solutions to difficult binational problems as they manifest themselves in the borderlands. The volume addresses key binational issues and explores where there are strong levels of institutional governance development, where it is failing, how governance mechanisms have evolved over time, and what can be done to improve it to meet the needs of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the next decades.

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Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Pedagogy and Practice for Our Classrooms and Communities

The University of Arizona Press

Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa provides pedagogical applications of Anzaldúa’s noted theories, including la facultad, the path of conocimiento, and autohistoria, among others. This text provides examples, lesson plans, and activities for scholars, professors, teachers, and community members in various disciplines—such as history, composition, literature, speech and debate, and more—and for those interested in teaching the theories of Gloria Anzaldúa.

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Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Indigenous Communities and the Revolutionary State in Mexico’s Gran Nayar, 1910–1940

The University of Arizona Press

Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans documents how and why the Indigenous Náayari, Wixárika, O’dam, and Mexicanero peoples took part in the Mexican Revolution as they struggled to preserve their cultures, lands, and political autonomy in the face of civil war, bandit raids, and radical political reform. In unpacking the ambiguities that characterize their participation in this tumultuous period, it sheds light on the inner contradictions of the revolution itself.
 
 

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A Desert Feast

Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Heritage

The University of Arizona Press

This book offers a food pilgrimage, where stories and recipes demonstrate why the desert city of Tucson became American’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy. You’ll meet the farmers, small-scale food entrepreneurs, and chefs who are dedicated to making Tucson taste like nowhere else.

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Innocent Until Interrogated

The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four

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Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities

The University of Arizona Press

With unity of heart and mind, the creative and the scholarly, Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities opens wide its arms to all non-binary, decolonial masculinities today to grow a stronger, resilient, and more compassionate new generation of Latinxs tomorrow.

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Oysters in the Land of Cacao

Archaeology, Material Culture, and Societies at Islas de Los Cerros and the Western Chontalpa, Tabasco, Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Oysters in the Land of Cacao delivers a long-overdue presentation of the archaeology, material culture, and regional synthesis on the Formative to Late Classic period societies of the western Chontalpa region (Tabasco, Mexico) through contemporary theory. It offers a significant new understanding of the Mesoamerican Gulf Coast.

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America's Early Whalemen

Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650–1750

The University of Arizona Press

The Native Americans of Long Island were integral to the origin and development of the first American whaling enterprise in the years 1650 to 1750. John A. Strong has produced the authoritative source on Indians and shore whaling.

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Coastal Lives

Nature, Capital, and the Struggle for Artisanal Fisheries in Peru

The University of Arizona Press

Coastal Lives reveals the ways in which ocean life is organized to produce value and thus provides a critical examination of the politics of contemporary environmental change in Peru and around the world. The authors underscore the importance of making the co-production of nature, capital, and politics visible as a critical means for addressing ecological crises and the multispecies dispossessions that accompany them.
 

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