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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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Circling the Canon, Volume II

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1995-2017

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume II focuses on the second half of Marjorie Perloff's prolific career, showcasing reviews from 1995 through her 2017 reconsiderations of Jonathan Culler's theory of the lyric and William Empson's classic Seven Types of Ambiguity.

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A Woman, a Man, a Nation

Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina

University of New Mexico Press

Mariquita's and Juan Manuel's lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750-1850).

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Breath and Smoke

Tobacco Use among the Maya

University of New Mexico Press

Breath and Smoke explores the uses of tobacco among the Maya of Central America, revealing tobacco as a key topic in pre-Columbian art, iconography, and hieroglyphics.

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El Camino Real de California

From Ancient Pathways to Modern Byways

University of New Mexico Press

In an effort to establish the Camino Real de California as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Joseph P. Sánchez explores the rich history of the path running from San Diego to San Francisco in this significant study.

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How Nature Works

Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet

University of New Mexico Press

The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act.

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The Raptors of North America

A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

By Anne Price; Guest editor Donald Malick
University of New Mexico Press

The Raptors of North America provides a creative and educational overview of the majestic birds found throughout North America and encourages us to continue exploring the birds we find in our own backyards and beyond.

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Arizona State Parks

A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State

University of New Mexico Press

In this guide we join travel writer Roger Naylor as he takes us through the state parks of this amazing region.

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To Serve the People

My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor

University of New Mexico Press

In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently.

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For the Love of a Horse

University of New Mexico Press

Favorite horse stories from one of the West's favorite writers.

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War and Music

A Medley of Love

University of New Mexico Press

An unlikely group of characters attempt to carve out a normal existence at a French country estate in the midst of World War II.

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Living in Silverado

Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

In this thoroughly researched work, David M. Gitlitz traces the lives and fortunes of three clusters of sixteenth-century crypto-Jews in Mexico's silver mining towns.

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Camera Hunter

George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

University of New Mexico Press

This biography serves as an important record of Shiras's accomplishments as a visual artist, wildlife conservationist, adventurer, and legislator.

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Louis Owens

Writing Land and Legacy

University of New Mexico Press

Louis Owens: Writing Land and Legacy explores the wide-ranging oeuvre of this seminal author, examining Owens's work and his importance in literature and Native studies.

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Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains

University of New Mexico Press

George C. West provides a simple and quick guide written especially for amateur plant lovers, nature enthusiasts, interested hikers, tourists, and botanists who want to learn more about the plants of the White Mountains in east-central Arizona.

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Headed into the Wind

A Memoir

University of New Mexico Press

Loeffler, a former jazz musician, fire lookout, museum curator, bioregionalist, and self-taught aural historian, shares his humor and imagination, his adventures, observations, reflections, and meditations along the trail in his retelling of a life well lived.

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The Music of Her Rivers

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

"Her rivers are urgent witnesses; her rivers sing truths, shimmer in the darkness. Here are songs pure as water to nourish and cleanse us in the season of lies."--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

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Take Daily as Needed

A Novel in Stories

University of New Mexico Press

"Never a false note, never a line of dialogue that didn't feel heartbreakingly real, the work seems to open a seam in the experience of parenting that has never been pulled open before."--Ashley Shelby, author of South Pole Station: A Novel

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La Santa Muerte in Mexico

History, Devotion, and Society

Edited by Wil G. Pansters
University of New Mexico Press

This book examines La Santa Muerte's role in people's daily lives and explores how popular religious practices of worship and devotion developed around a figure often associated with illicit activities.

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The Way to Rainy Mountain, 50th Anniversary Edition

By N. Scott Momaday; Illustrated by Al Momaday
University of New Mexico Press

Celebrating fifty years since its 1969 release, this new edition offers a moving new preface and invites a new generation of readers to explore the Kiowa myths, legends, and history with Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday.

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to cleave

poems

University of New Mexico Press

In this stunning collection Rockman explores the themes of aging; our relationships to our bodies; marriage; and the surprises, griefs, and joys of motherhood.

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The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Historia de la nación chichimeca

University of New Mexico Press

In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico's early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico.

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Indigenous Persistence in the Colonized Americas

Material and Documentary Perspectives on Entanglement

University of New Mexico Press

This scholarly collection explores the method and theory of the archaeological study of indigenous persistence and long-term colonial entanglement.

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The Origins of Macho

Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Inciting Poetics

Thinking and Writing Poetry

University of New Mexico Press

The essays in Inciting Poetics provide provocative answers to the book's opening question, "What are poetics now?"

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The Language Letters

Selected 1970s Correspondence of Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, and Ron Silliman

University of New Mexico Press

Written between 1970 and 1978, these letters detail the development of the concepts and styles that came to define one of the most influential movements in post-1960s writing.

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Mexico in the Time of Cholera

University of New Mexico Press

The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.

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Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

University of New Mexico Press

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

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Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca

University of New Mexico Press

In this fascinating book Kathleen M. McIntyre traces intra-village conflicts stemming from Protestant conversion in southern Mexico and successfully demonstrates that both Protestants and Catholics deployed cultural identity as self-defense in clashes over local power and authority.

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Pious Imperialism

Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City

University of New Mexico Press

This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.

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Medicine Women

The Story of the First Native American Nursing School

University of New Mexico Press

In this detailed history Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

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Governing Gifts

Faith, Charity, and the Security State

University of New Mexico Press

Ultimately the book aims to expand the parameters of what has typically been a US-centric discussion of faith-based interventions as it explores the concepts of faith, charity, security, and governance within a global perspective.

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A Most Splendid Company

The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective

University of New Mexico Press

This magisterial volume unveils Richard and Shirley Flint's deep research into the Latin American and Spanish archives in an effort to track down the history of the participants who came north with the Coronado expedition in 1540.

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Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition

University of New Mexico Press

This classic hiking guide to Albuquerque's Sandia Mountain is completely updated with color photographs, up-to-date trail descriptions, detailed maps, additional GPS data, and modified difficulty ratings for many of the featured hikes.

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Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide Map, Revised and Expanded Edition

University of New Mexico Press

This full-color map of the mountain, printed on waterproof and tear resistant paper,has been updated to accompany the Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition.

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Reckless Steps toward Sanity

A Memoir

University of New Mexico Press

Throughout her memoir Gelt reflects upon how risk taking has shaped her relationships with and her attitudes toward men and sex, her daughter, Judaism, and her own eventual diagnosis of major depressive disorder.

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Jai Alai

A Cultural History of the Fastest Game in the World

University of New Mexico Press

Paula Morton provides a fun, concise introduction to jai alai, a fast-paced ball game with ancient roots that is admired by fans for the sport's power and spectacle.

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Land of Nuclear Enchantment

A New Mexican History of the Nuclear Weapons Industry

University of New Mexico Press

In this thoughtful social history of New Mexico's nuclear industry, Lucie Genay traces the scientific colonization of the state in the twentieth century from the points of view of the local people.

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I Am a Stranger Here Myself

University of New Mexico Press

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West.

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Equal under the Sky

Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism

University of New Mexico Press

Equal under the Sky is the first historical study of Georgia O'Keeffe's complex involvement with, and influence on, US feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s.

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Spooky Archaeology

Myth and the Science of the Past

University of New Mexico Press

By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters.

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The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy

A Rare Photographic History

University of New Mexico Press

This engaging and unprecedented work captures the compelling story of John F. Kennedy's role in advancing the United States' space program, set against the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

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Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

This impressive collection features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica.

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Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis

University of New Mexico Press

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.

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Cabañuelas

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

In Cantú's latest novel Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return.

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Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control

University of New Mexico Press

The contributors utilize insights gained from studies on cancer to extend structural vulnerability beyond its original conceptualization to encompass spatiality, temporality, and biosocial shifts in both individual and institutional arrangements.

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After Party

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

By turns funny and heartbreaking, flirtatious and frank, Blaustein never lets his aggravation or confusion overwhelm his sense of gratitude for the life he leads and those he loves.

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Ballad of a Slopsucker

Stories

University of New Mexico Press

Based in Northern California and examining a variety of themes, including love, family, and masculinity, these stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home.

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The News as Usual

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The News as Usual showcases the work of a gifted poet who employs language at its richest.

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Shrines and Miraculous Images

Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma

University of New Mexico Press

William Taylor explores the use of local and regional shrines, and devotion to images of Christ and Mary, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, to get to the heart of the politics and practices of faith in Mexico before the Reforma.

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Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico

Three Texts in Context

University of New Mexico Press

Consisting of three rare documents about miracles from this period, each accompanied by an introductory essay, this study serves as a source book and complement to the author's Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma.

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