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Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.

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The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico

World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State

University of New Mexico Press

Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.

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Journalism, Satire, and Censorship in Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

In this collection historians, media experts, political scientists, cartoonists, and journalists reconsider censorship, state-press relations, news coverage, and readership to retell the history of Mexico's press.

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Why Should I Write a Poem Now

The Letters of Srinivas Rayaprol and William Carlos Williams, 1949-1958

Edited by Graziano Krätli; Foreword by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; Afterword by Paul Mariani
University of New Mexico Press

Their intense epistolary relationship between Srinivas Rayaprol and William Carlos Williams, lasting almost a decade and little known up to now, is chronicled in this edition of their letters.

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Imagine a City That Remembers

The Albuquerque Rephotography Project

University of New Mexico Press

This expanded and updated collection juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city's history and development.

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Tides of Revolution

Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela

University of New Mexico Press

This is a book about the links between politics and literacy, and about how radical ideas spread in a world without printing presses.

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Presences

A Text for Marisol, A Critical Edition

University of New Mexico Press

Now in a new edition, this beautiful, interactive collaboration is a unique work of book art in which Marisol's monumental pop-art sculptures face the blocks of Creeley's prose poems.

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Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality

Gendering War and Politics in Cuba

University of New Mexico Press

By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society.

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Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

Edited by Paul F. Reed and Gary M. Brown; Foreword by David Grant Noble
University of New Mexico Press

The contributors to this book attribute the development of Salmon and Aztec to migration and colonization by people from Chaco Canyon and that the Middle San Juan can be seen as one of the ancient Puebloan heartlands that made important contributions to contemporary Puebloan society.

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Citizens and Believers

Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Jalisco, 1900–1930

University of New Mexico Press

This book shows the centrality of religion to the making of the 1910 Mexican revolution.

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Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

University of New Mexico Press

This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally.

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Exchanging Words

Language, Ritual, and Relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park

University of New Mexico Press

This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors.

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Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology

University of New Mexico Press

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

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Cutting the Wire

Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border

By (photographer) Bruce Berman; By Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh; Edited by Lisa McNiel; Introduction by David Dorado Romo
University of New Mexico Press

Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States.

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Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America

University of New Mexico Press

The contributors examine a variety of countries where powerful historical movements were shaped intentionally by music.

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Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space

University of New Mexico Press

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

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Esteban

The African Slave Who Explored America

University of New Mexico Press

In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.

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Sandia

Seasons of a Mountain

University of New Mexico Press

This portrait of Sandia, the mountain backdrop that dwarfs Albuquerque's sprawl, offers a sense of place through the eyes of a photographer and the words of a writer.

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Mexico City, 1808

Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution

University of New Mexico Press

Tutino offers a new vision of the political violence and social conflicts that led to the fall of silver capitalism and Mexican independence in 1821.

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Below Freezing

Elegy for the Melting Planet

University of New Mexico Press

Below Freezing is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry--a commonplace book for our era of altering climate.

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The Writer's Portable Mentor

A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, Second Edition

University of New Mexico Press

Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer's Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author's twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought.

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Gold Mountain Turned to Dust

Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-Century American West

By John R. Wunder; Foreword by Liping Zhu
University of New Mexico Press

This legal history of the Chinese experience in the American West, based on the author’s lifetime of research in legal sources all over the Westâ€"from California to Montana to New Mexicoâ€"serves as a basic account of the legal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the West.

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A Persistent Revolution

History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968

University of New Mexico Press

Sheppard explores Mexico's profound political, social, and economic changes through the lens of the persistent political power of Mexican revolutionary nationalism.

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The Handyman's Guide to End Times

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In Morales's newest collection, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative.

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No More Bingo, Comadre!

Stories

University of New Mexico Press

It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals.

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Social Skins of the Head

Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes

University of New Mexico Press

The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject.

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Gather the Night

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

These poems grieve for a world of the lost while extending solace to those who remain and remember.

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Sacred Smokes

University of New Mexico Press

This dark, compelling, occasionally inappropriate, and often hilarious linked story collection introduces a character who defies all stereotypes about urban life and Indians.

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The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

University of New Mexico Press

This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans.

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New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences

University of New Mexico Press

Arguing that geospatial analysis holds great promise for much anthropological inquiry, the contributors have designed this volume to show how the powerful tools of GIScience can be used to benefit a variety of research programs.

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Cynical Citizenship

Gender, Regionalism, and Political Subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

This anthropological study of grassroots community leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil's leftist hotspot, focuses on gender, politics, and regionalism during the early 2000s, when the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) was in power.

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Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana

University of New Mexico Press

These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into her work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights.

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Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law

University of New Mexico Press

This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries' imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

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Fictions of Western American Domesticity

Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850–1950

University of New Mexico Press

This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?

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Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800

University of New Mexico Press

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

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The Films of Clint Eastwood

Critical Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

As a collection, these essays show that none of these themes account for Eastwood's entire vision, which is multifaceted and often contradictory, dramatizing complex issues in powerful, character-driven narratives.

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Banana Cowboys

The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism

University of New Mexico Press

This study of the United Fruit Company shows how the business depended on these complicated employees, especially on acclimatizing them to life as tropical Americans.

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Island, River, and Field

Landscape Archaeology in the Llanos de Mojos

University of New Mexico Press

John H. Walker's innovative study of the Bolivian Amazon examines the agricultural landscape and analyzes the earthworks from an archaeological perspective.

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Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project

University of New Mexico Press

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.

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Robert Duncan and the Pragmatist Sublime

University of New Mexico Press

This study examines the theoretical underpinnings of Robert Duncan's poetry and poetics.

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Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way

Cooking with Tall Woman

University of New Mexico Press

Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way is the first book to focus on the dietary practices of the Navajos from the earliest known times into the present and relate them to the Navajo Nation’s participation in the food sovereignty movement.

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Fifty Years at the Pit

The University of New Mexico's Legendary Venue

By Gary Herron; Foreword by Hunter Greene
University of New Mexico Press

With almost two hundred color photographs, this illustrative explosion shows you the players, the plays, the coaches, and the sold-out crowds dressed in red.

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Curious Disciplines

Mina Loy and Avant-Garde Artisthood

University of New Mexico Press

Foregrounding Loy's critical interrogation of Futurist, Dadaist, Surrealist, and "Degenerate" artisthood, and exploring her poetic legacies today, Curious Disciplines reveals Loy's importance in an entirely novel way.

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The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology

University of New Mexico Press

This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos.

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60 Short Hikes in the Sandia Foothills

University of New Mexico Press

This book introduces sixty short hikes in the public lands on the eastern edge of the city of Albuquerque.

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Woodswork

New and Selected Stories of the American West

University of New Mexico Press

These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West.

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Buffalo Cactus and Other New Stories from the Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

Revealing the Southwest as home to some of the most entertaining writers in twenty-first century fiction, this collection features a wonderfully diverse array of authors, including Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Ron Carlson, José Skinner, Tacey M. Atsitty, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.

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Into the Great White Sands

By (photographer) Craig Varjabedian
University of New Mexico Press

Varjabedian's photographs reveal snow-white dunes of gypsum, striking landforms, storms and stillness, panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunsets, intricate wind-blown patterns in the sand, ancient animal tracks, exquisite desert plants, and also the people who come to experience this place that is at once spectacular yet subtle.

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Defying the Inquisition in Colonial New Mexico

Miguel de Quintana's Life and Writings

Edited and translated by Francisco A. Lomelí and Clark A. Colahan; Foreword by Luis Leal
University of New Mexico Press

In this fascinating volume Lomelí and Colahan reveal Quintana's writings from deep within Inquisition archives and provide a translation of and critical look at Quintana's poetry and religious plays.

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Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

University of New Mexico Press

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism.

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The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez

A New Mexico Renaissance Man

University of New Mexico Press

Ellen McCracken provides a literary biography that includes a deep look into the intellectual and cultural contributions of this Renaissance man. McCracken moves chronologically through a substantial body of work that includes fiction, poetry, plays, essays, spiritual tracts, sermons, historical writing, translation, painting, church renovation, and journalism.

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