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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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Let's Roll This Train

My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics

University of New Mexico Press

This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry's journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.

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The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era

University of New Mexico Press

This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexico’s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934â€"1940).

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Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture

University of New Mexico Press

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

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The Fabric of Indigeneity

Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan

University of New Mexico Press

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The Architecture of Change

Building a Better World

Edited by Jerilou Hammett and Maggie Wrigley; Foreword by Michael Sorkin
University of New Mexico Press

"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

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Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Miguel Alemán and His Generation

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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América invertida

An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets

University of New Mexico Press

América invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay's vibrant literary scene.

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Untrussed

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Stewart-Nuñez draws upon a number of styles--persona, ekphrastic, lyrical, formal--to create a collection that explores the promises of love and loss.

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The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest!

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

In this insightful and bittersweet love story, masterful storyteller John Nichols brings to life northern New Mexico and three unforgettable characters.

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Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller

New Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Oy, Caramba!

An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America

Edited by Ilan Stavans
University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane

University of New Mexico Press

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

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The Universe Playing Strings

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Music is the heartbeat of this novel about the world of hometown musicians--the jamming venues, the contests, the onstage cues, the subtle rules.

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Jack M. Campbell

The Autobiography of New Mexico's First Modern Governor

University of New Mexico Press

In this engaging autobiography, Campbell traces his life story across major historical events in the country and New Mexico.

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Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Why Forage?

Hunters and Gatherers in the Twenty-First Century

University of New Mexico Press

Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.

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Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Drawing into Architecture

The Sketches of Antoine Predock

University of New Mexico Press

This collection of 172 sketches, many published here for the first time, surveys nearly fifty years of Antoine Predock's work.

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In Appropriate Distance

The Ethics of the Photographic Essay

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Letters to Juan and Eva Perón

University of New Mexico Press

Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President Perón and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.

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The Zeon Files

Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs

University of New Mexico Press

The Zeon Files rescues the work of the Zeon Corporation from obscurity, presenting a collection of the working drawings of historic Route 66-era signs.

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Amazing Paper Airplanes

The Craft and Science of Flight

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Precarious Paths to Freedom

The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Breaking Down Breaking Bad

Critical Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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True and Living Prophet of Destruction

Cormac McCarthy and Modernity

University of New Mexico Press

Monk examines the experience of engaging with McCarthy's fiction in order to reveal why so many people report that "reading Cormac McCarthy changed my life."

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Coyota in the Kitchen

A Memoir of New and Old Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Hiking to History

A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Childhood

Origins, Evolution, and Implications

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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The Archaeology of Andean Pastoralism

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes

Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Killing Civilization

A Reassessment of Early Urbanism and Its Consequences

University of New Mexico Press

Killing Civilization uses case studies from across the modern and ancient world to develop a new model of incipient urbanism and its consequences.

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The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon

Material Culture and Fauna

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Inventing the Fiesta City

Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio

University of New Mexico Press

The story of how the multicultural identity of San Antonio, Texas, has been shaped and polished through its annual fiesta since the late nineteenth century.

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Bad Clowns

University of New Mexico Press

This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them.

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LIFE Story

The Education of an American Journalist

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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A Distant Heartbeat

A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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The Girls in My Town

Essays

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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The Day after Death

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Set against the background of the theater, The Day after Death explores how loss and family trauma affect our ability to connect, trust, and love.

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Kingdom of the Sun

Stories

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Slavery and Politics

Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Stories from the Camera

Reflections on the Photograph

Edited by Michele M. Penhall; Preface by Kymberly Pinder
University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Magpie's Blanket

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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The Tombstone Race

Stories

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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The Woman Who Married a Bear

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The Woman Who Married a Bear showcases the wholly individual voice of a talented poet.

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Family Resemblances

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The poems in Family Resemblances unfold in a series of overlapping narratives in which characters struggle with injury and healing, violence and fear, courage and forgiveness.

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Abandoned in Place

Preserving America’s Space History

By Roland Miller; Foreword by Roger D. Launius; Prologue by Bob Thall; Introduction by Betsy Fahlman
University of New Mexico Press

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.

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A Drama of the Southwest

The Critical Edition of a Forgotten Play

University of New Mexico Press

This book, a critical edition of a previously unpublished 1935 manuscript, makes A Drama of the Southwest available to readers for the first time.

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New Mexico

Images of a Land and Its People

By (photographer) Lucian Niemeyer; Text by Art Gómez; Foreword by Bill Richardson
University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Middle of Nowhere

Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain

University of New Mexico Press

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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