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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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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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Sawbill

A Search for Place

University of New Mexico Press

By chronicling her migratory adulthood alongside the similarly unpredictable history of Sawbill Lodge, this memoir offers a resonant meditation on home, family, environment, and the human desire for place in the inherently mobile twenty-first century.

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MINE

Essays

University of New Mexico Press

Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.

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Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Not just epistolary, this novel is archival, told entirely through journals, letters, photos, drawings, notes, and clippings left behind by Nell Doerr, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas, between 1854 and 1889.

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Rain Scald

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In this innovative debut collection, Tacey M. Atsitty employs traditional, lyric, and experimental verse to create an intricate landscape she invites readers to explore.

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A Song of Dismantling

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In this dynamic debut collection, Fernando Pérez employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history.

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Cosas

Folk Art Travels in Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman's experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.

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Image to Insight

The Art of William Hart McNichols

University of New Mexico Press

This book comprises a selection of William Hart McNichols's popular icons and sacred images into a single collection.

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The Catherwood Project

Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters

By (photographer) Leandro Katz; By Jesse Lerner
University of New Mexico Press

The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century.

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Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica

Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions

University of New Mexico Press

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.

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An Open Map

The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson

University of New Mexico Press

The 130 letters collected in this volume begin in 1947 just after Robert Duncan and Charles Olson first meet in Berkeley, California, and continue to Olson's death in January 1970.

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Imagining Persons

Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olson

University of New Mexico Press

These transcribed talks pay tribute to Olson and expand our knowledge of Duncan's vision of modernist writing.

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Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories

Native American Women's Autobiography

University of New Mexico Press

Portillo analyzes traditional autobiographies and memoirs alongside interviews and social media to explore the intricacies of Native American women's voices and the stories that they share.

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Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America

Synoptic Methods and Practices

University of New Mexico Press

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America.

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The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos

Change and Stability

University of New Mexico Press

This volume provides the definitive record of a decade of archaeological investigations at San Marcos, ancestral home to Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) and Cochiti descendants.

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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

University of New Mexico Press

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

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Santa Fe

The Chief Way

University of New Mexico Press

Santa Fe: The Chief Way is a fresh and nostalgic look at the streamliners of the Santa Fe railroad from the late thirties to the early seventies.

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Early Churches of Mexico

An Architect's View

University of New Mexico Press

Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs.

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More Argentine Than You

Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina

University of New Mexico Press

Hyland shows how Syrians and Lebanese, Christians, Jews, and Muslims adapted to local social and political conditions, entered labor markets, established community institutions, raised families, and attempted to pursue their individual dreams and community goals in early twentieth century Argentina.

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Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones

A Food History of the Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest.

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Lock and Load

Armed Fiction

University of New Mexico Press

This masterful and thought-provoking collection moves beyond the polarized rhetoric surrounding firearms to spark genuine discussion.

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Terraria Gigantica

The World under Glass

By (photographer) Dana Fritz; Introduction by William L. Fox; Epilogue by Rebecca Reider
University of New Mexico Press

In a new approach to environmental photography, Dana Fritz explores the world's largest enclosed landscapes: Arizona's Biosphere 2, Cornwall's Eden Project, and Nebraska's Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Eco-Travel New Mexico

86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures

University of New Mexico Press

Ashley M. Biggers's guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land--from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character.

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Skiing New Mexico

A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment

By Daniel Gibson; Foreword by Jean Mayer
University of New Mexico Press

This invaluable book tells you everything there is to know about skiing and snowboarding in the Land of Enchantment, with thousands of helpful details on the state's downhill ski resorts and cross-country and backcountry venues.

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Critical Assembly

Poems of the Manhattan Project

University of New Mexico Press

With technical mastery and remarkable empathy, Canaday introduces readers to the people involved in the creation and testing of the first atomic bomb, from initial theoretical conversations to the secretive work at Los Alamos.

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Westlands

A Water Story

By (photographer) Randi Lynn Beach; Introduction by Thomas Holyoke
University of New Mexico Press

Showcasing California's Central Valley, Westlands uses documentary photography to examine the danger drought and water policies represent to farming.

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Firelines

By Jill Metcoff; Foreword by Curt Meine
University of New Mexico Press

Jill Metcoff pairs her photographs from controlled burns with historical commentary, poetic reflections, and her own observations to construct a vibrant narrative of prose and imagery.

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