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.
Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio DÃaz.
This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexicoâ€™s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of LÃ¡zaro CÃ¡rdenas (1934â€"1940).
Building a Better World
"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring book explores the issues of equity, alternative forms of living, new concepts of urbanism, and the power of social networks."--Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Congressman, Secretary of Energy, and Governor of New Mexico
Miguel Alemán and His Generation
Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.
The essays collected in this book, addressing both the original edition of Storyteller and the 2012 revision, use the growth in understanding of Native American literature in general and of Silko's work in particular to unpack this fascinating work and its critical reception over the years.
An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
First published in 1994 as Tropical Synagogues: Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writers, Ilan Stavans's classic anthology is expanded and updated in this new edition.
The Autobiography of New Mexico's First Modern Governor
In this engaging autobiography, Campbell traces his life story across major historical events in the country and New Mexico.
This provocative examination of Aztec marriage practices offers a powerful analysis of the dynamics of society and politics in Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest.
The contributors to this volume--who draw from a variety of disciplines--show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally.
The Ethics of the Photographic Essay
What is the evolving relationship between words and images in the photographic essay? Klingensmith explores this and other questions in In Appropriate Distance as she traces the development of the photographic essay from the 1890s to the 1990s and beyond.
Letters to Juan and Eva Perón
Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President PerÃ³n and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.
The Craft and Science of Flight
Featuring thirty-two designs, Amazing Paper Airplanes showcases models resembling real-world aircraft, including the F-22 fighter jet, a P-51 World War II plane, the Convair F-102 Delta Daggerâ€"the first supersonic delta-wing interceptor airplane of the US Air Forceâ€"and more.
The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War
Miller analyzes US-Venezuelan relations during the 1950s and 1960s as a case study for the broader political dynamics of the hemisphere and beyond during the critical period of the global Cold War.
Going beyond the obvious ethical issues that have preoccupied viewers and critics alike, the essays in this book cut across disciplines, delve deeply into contemporary issues, and explore the pure pleasure and entertainment value of the series.
A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
Accompanied by Rodríguez's vibrant paintings--including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church--Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.
A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites
Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publicly accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place.
Origins, Evolution, and Implications
This collection is the first to specifically address our current understanding of the evolution of human childhood, which in turn significantly affects our interpretations of the evolution of family formation, social organization, cultural transmission, cognition, ontogeny, and the physical and socioemotional needs of children.
In this book leading experts uncover and discuss archaeological topics and themes surrounding the long-term trajectory of camelid (llama and alpaca) pastoralism in the Andean highlands of South America.
Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition
First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition.
Material Culture and Fauna
Archaeologists use the artifacts and fauna they found to examine the lives and activities of the inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito as well as to further interpret current models of Chaco archaeology.
The Education of an American Journalist
In LIFE Story Gerald Moore--a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete--recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news.
A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets
A Distant Heartbeat tells a tale of passion and heroism, centered on a fierce competition between brothers, a packet of missing letters, and the unforeseen results of family betrayal.
Girls in My Town creates an unforgettable portrait of a family in Los Angeles. Reaching back to her grandmother's childhood and navigating through her own girlhood and on to the present, Angela Morales contemplates moments of loss and longing, truth and beauty, motherhood and daughterhood.
Set in southwestern New Mexico, the stories in James Terry's stunning debut explore the joys, insecurities, and failures of memorable characters as they attempt to connect with--or disconnect from--others around them.
Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850
The politics of slavery and slave trade in nineteenth-century Cuba and Brazil is the subject of this acclaimed study, first published in Brazil in 2010 and now available for the first time in English.
Reflections on the Photograph
As one of the earliest collegiate institutions to begin collecting photography, the University of New Mexico Art Museum holds a stunning array of images that span photography's 175-year history.
In this thoughtful novel Kimberly D. Schmidt brings to life the history of Plains Indian women and the white invasion--an account not solely of violence and bloodshed but also of healing and forgiveness.
Set in places as diverse as Fort Sumner, Taos, Chimayó, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Clovis, the fourteen stories in The Tombstone Race explore the surprising connections and disjunctions between rich and poor, urban and rural, old and new, ugly and beautiful.
Preserving America’s Space History
Roland Miller's color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race.
The Critical Edition of a Forgotten Play
This book, a critical edition of a previously unpublished 1935 manuscript, makes A Drama of the Southwest available to readers for the first time.
Images of a Land and Its People
Handsome color photographs of the unique landscapes of New Mexico with an essay on the pathways which have drawn people and animal life to its varied surroundings for millennia.
Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain
In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully.
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