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Homol'ovi

An Ancient Hopi Settlement Cluster

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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science

The University of Arizona Press

Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science describes the life of a man who lived through some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and ended up creating a new field of scientific research, planetary science. As NASA and other space agencies explore the solar system, they take with them many of the ideas and concepts first described by Gerard P. Kuiper.

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The Chicana Motherwork Anthology

The University of Arizona Press

The Chicana M(other)work Anthology is a call to action for justice within and outside academia. This volume brings together emerging scholarship and testimonios by and about self-identified Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies who, using an intersectional lens, center mothering as transformative labor.

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Food Fight!

Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace

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Food Fight! contributes to urgent discussions around the problems of cultural misappropriation, labeling, identity, and imaging in marketing and dining establishments. Not just about food, restaurants, and coffee, this volume employs a decolonial approach and engaging voice to interrogate ways that mestizo, Indigenous, and Latinx peoples are objectified in mainstream ideology and imaginary. 
 

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When It Rains

Tohono O'odham and Pima Poetry

Edited by Ofelia Zepeda
The University of Arizona Press

When It Rains is an intuitive poetry collection that shows us how language connects people. With the poems in both O’odham and English, the volume serves as a reminder of the beauty and changeability of the O’odham language.

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Rosa's Einstein

Poems

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Using details both from Einstein’s known life and from quantum physics, poet Jennifer Givhan imagines Lieserl, the daughter Albert Einstein and his wife Mileva allegedly gave up for adoption at birth, in a circus-like landscape of childhood trauma and survival, guided by Rosa and her sister Nieve. Rosa’s Einstein is a Latinx retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow-White and Rose-Red, reevaluating border, identity, and immigration narratives through the unlikely amalgamation of physics and fairy tale.

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Them Goon Rules

Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism

The University of Arizona Press

Marquis Bey’s debut essay collection unsettles normative ways of understanding Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. Them Goon Rules is an un-rulebook, a long-form essayistic sermon that meditates on how Blackness and nonnormative gender impact and remix everything we claim to know.
 

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Latin American Textualities

History, Materiality, and Digital Media

The University of Arizona Press

Latin American Textualities is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at textual history, artifacts, and digital forms. The contributors offer perspectives on texts that cross genres, periods, and national lines, bringing together divergent representations of Latin American textual cultures.

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts to establish what we currently understand about Saturn’s moons, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration.

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New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology

Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

This book brings together experts on Mimbres archaeology to discuss our current understanding of the early occupation of the Mimbres region. Chapters highlight a variety of topics in their discussions of Mimbres society, including household and community organization, ritual, ideology, identity, and interaction.

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Educating Across Borders

The Case of a Dual Language Program on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to address the learning experience of transfronterizxs, border-crossing students, in a dual language program. Educating Across Borders explains how transfronterizx language, literacy practices, and knowledge are used in the educational system.

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Sentient Lands

Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Chile

The University of Arizona Press

Sentient Lands is a historically grounded ethnography of the Mapuche people’s engagement with state-run reconciliation and land-restitution efforts. Piergiorgio Di Giminiani analyzes environmental relations, property, state power, market forces, and indigeneity to illustrate how land connections are articulated, in both landscape experiences and land claims.

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Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier

Pueblo and Spanish Interactions

The University of Arizona Press

A unique contribution to the archaeological literature on the Southwest, Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier introduces a wealth of data from one of the few known colonial metal production sites in the Southwest. Drawing upon ten seasons of excavation, archaeologist Noah H. Thomas provides an interpretation of data that is grounded in theories of agency, practice, and notions of value. This work brings to light a little-known aspect of the colonial experience: the production of metal by indigenous Puebloan people.

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Naming the World

Language and Power Among the Northern Arapaho

The University of Arizona Press

Naming the World is an ethnography of language shift among the Northern Arapaho. It focuses on the often subtle continuities and discontinuities in the society produced by the shift, as well as the diversity of community responses.

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Voices from Bears Ears

Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land

The University of Arizona Press

Through twenty individual stories, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of the debate that led to the creation of Bears Ears National Monument, a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and deep historical significance. The story of this place reflects the cultural crosscurrents that roil our times: maintaining tradition and culture in the face of change, healing the pain of past injustices, creating shared futures, and protecting and preserving lands for future generations.
 

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Instruments of the True Measure

Poems

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Instruments of the True Measure charts the coordinates and intersections of land, history, and culture. Lyrical passages map the parallel lives of ancestral figures and connect dispossessions of the past to lived experiences of the present.

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Here and There

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

Presented through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination, Here and There moves the discussion on fire beyond the usual formulations of science and policy within a national narrative to one of thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and commentary. Centered on the unique complexities of fire management in a global world, Here and There offers a punctuation point to our understanding of wildfire.

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The Motions Beneath

Indigenous Migrants on the Urban Frontier of New Spain

The University of Arizona Press

The Motions Beneath describes the encounters of thousands of Indigenous peoples from ten linguistic groups in the mining town of San Luis Potosí at the turn of the seventeenth century. It is the story of two generations of highly mobile individuals and their agency and subjectivity when facing colonial structures of exploitation on a daily basis.

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Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California

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The influx of Spanish, Russian, and then American colonists into Alta California between 1769 and 1834 challenged both Native and non-Native people to reimagine communities not only in different places and spaces but also in novel forms and practices. The contributors to this volume draw on archaeological and historical archival sources to analyze the generative processes and nature of communities of belonging in the face of rapid demographic change and perceived or enforced difference.

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The Making of a Mexican American Mayor

Raymond L. Telles of El Paso and the Origins of Latino Political Power

The University of Arizona Press

Politician Raymond L. Telles was the first Mexican American mayor of a major U.S. city and the first Mexican American U.S. ambassador. Mario T. García’s updated biography of the ambitious, distinguished, and talented Telles brings the Chicano struggle for political representation to a new generation of readers.

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Land, Liberty, and Water

Morelos After Zapata, 1920–1940

The University of Arizona Press

Land, Liberty, and Water offers a political and environmental history of the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution by examining the insurgency's outcomes inside the diverse pueblos of the former Zapatistas during the 1920s and 1930s. Salinas gives readers interested in modern Mexico, the Zapatista revolution, and environmental history a deeply researched analysis of the outcomes of the nation’s most famous revolutionary insurgency.

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Blue Desert

The University of Arizona Press

Published in 1986, Blue Desert was Charles Bowden’s third book-length work and takes place almost entirely in Arizona, revealing Bowden’s growing and intense preoccupation with the state and what it represented as a symbol of America’s “New West.” With a thoughtful new foreword by Francisco Cantú, Blue Desert is a critical piece of Bowden’s oeuvre.

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Style and Story

Literary Methods for Writing Nonfiction

The University of Arizona Press

Style and Story is for those who wish to craft nonfiction texts that do more than simply relay facts and arguments. Stephen J. Pyne explains how writers can employ literary tools and strategies to strengthen their work. With advice gleaned from years of teaching writing to graduate students, Pyne offers pragmatic guidance on how to create powerful nonfiction, whether for an academic or popular audience.

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Upstream

Trust Lands and Power on the Feather River

The University of Arizona Press

Upstream relates the history behind the nation’s largest state-built water and power conveyance system, California’s State Water Project, with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. Author Beth Rose Middleton Manning illustrates how Indigenous history should inform contemporary conservation measures. She uses a multidisciplinary and multitemporal approach and offers a vision of policy reform that will lead to improved Indigenous futures around the U.S.

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Frog Mountain Blues

By Charles Bowden; By (photographer) Jack Dykinga; Foreword by Alison Hawthorne Deming
The University of Arizona Press

When first published in 1987, Frog Mountain Blues documented the creeping sprawl of new development up the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Today, that development is fully visible, but Charles Bowden’s prescience to preserve and protect a sacred recreational space remains as vivid as ever. Accompanied by Jack W. Dykinga’s photographs from the original work, this book conveys the natural beauty of the Catalinas and warns readers that this unique wilderness could easily be lost.

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Encantado

Desert Monologues

The University of Arizona Press

Encantado, a small southwestern city situated by a river, comes to us from acclaimed writer Pat Mora. Each poem forms a story that uncovers the complex and emotional journeys we take through life. Inspired by the real and imagined stories around her, Mora brings us to the heart of what it means to be a chorus of voices together. A community. A town. Encantado.

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México Beyond 1968

Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies

The University of Arizona Press

México Beyond 1968 examines the revolutionary organizing and state repression that characterized Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s. It challenges the conception of the Mexican state as “exceptional” and underscores and refocuses the centrality of the 1968 student movement.

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Sor Juana

Or, the Persistence of Pop

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Sor Juana: Or, The Persistence of Pop encapsulates the life, times, and legacy of seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Ilan Stavans provides a biographical and meditative picture of how popular perceptions of her life and work both shape and reflect Latinx culture.

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Brazil's Long Revolution

Radical Achievements of the Landless Workers Movement

The University of Arizona Press

Economic crises in the Global North and South are forcing activists to think about alternatives. Author Anthony Pahnke argues that activists should look to the Global South and Brazil—in particular the Landless Workers Movement (MST)—for inspiration. Brazil’s Long Revolution shows how the MST positioned itself take advantage of challenging economic times to improve its members’ lives.

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