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.
Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between masquerade and social justice in Latin American fiction.
Whither the Waters
Mapping the Great Basin from Bernardo de Miera to John C. Frémont
This book places the man and the map in historical context, reminding readers of the enduring significance of Miera y Pacheco.
Behind the Carbon Curtain
The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech
Exploring censorship imposed by corporate wealth and power, this book focuses on the energy industry in Wyoming, where coal, oil, and gas are pillars of the economy.
The Life of Yellowstone Kelly
Based on Kelly's memoirs and correspondence, this is the first full-length biography of an extraordinary man of the American West.
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them
Reminiscences of John P. Meadows
A collection of John P. Meadows's interviews originally given to refute inaccuracies in the 1930 movie Billy the Kid. Also includes Meadows's memories of the Southwest's frontier days and the characters he knew.
The Blood Contingent
The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876–1911
This innovative social and cultural history explores the daily lives of the lowest echelons in president Porfirio Díaz's army through the decades leading up to the 1910 Revolution.
Tending the Fire
Native Voices and Portraits
Christopher Felver's Tending the Fire celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today.
Frank Waters Remembered in Letters and Commentary
A lively introduction to the breadth of Waters's work, Deep Waters touches on themes of ecology, philosophy, pre-Columbiana, Eastern philosophy, Egyptology, American Indians, and a host of other subjects reflecting the great cultural shifts occurring at the time.
A Naturalist in Costa Rica, Revised and Expanded Edition
The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.
Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital
Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people.
Essays on the Chicano Homeland, Revised and Expanded Edition
This expanded new edition of the classic 1989 collection of essays about Aztlán weighs its value.
Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology
This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender.
And Then There Were None
The Demise of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness
This book uses the story of the desert bighorn sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and population decline as a case study in human alteration of wildlife habitat.
Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of La Florida
This edition of Luis JerÃ³nimo de OrÃ©â€™s work presents readers with a new introduction and an annotated translation that place the text in the broader context of international politics.
My Heart Belongs to Nature
A Memoir in Photographs and Prose
In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives.
Letters Like the Day
On Reading Georgia O'Keeffe
Taking O'Keeffe's letters as a touchstone, Sinor experiments with the limits of language using the same aesthetic that drove O'Keeffe's art.
An Alaskan Fisherwoman's Memoir
Both an adult coming-of-age tale and a candid look at the Alaskan fishing industry, this is the story of a woman in a man's world.
Ground, Wind, This Body
"In this book a brilliant new voice commands our attention. Tina Carlson's poems take us by surprise, root us in their authenticity, and haunt us with their power."--Margaret Randall, author of She Becomes Time
"Grace Bauer's MEAN/TIME crackles with intelligence and heart. Reading this book is fuel for anyone's imagination. It does what poetry can do--it takes your mind where it hasn't gone before."--Dara Wier, author of You Good Thing
Long Night Moon
Long Night Moon continues the story of the Vigils and the Silvas, begun in the authors' first two award-winning novels, Sunlight and Shadow and A Growing Season, depicting a complicated extended family in New Mexico's beautiful Rio Grande Valley.
Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children
"Like her characters, Christine Granados is not afraid to step up and in. It doesn't matter who, what man or woman, Chicano or Chicana, she's fighting to win."--Dagoberto Gilb, author of Before the End, After the Beginning: Stories
In this futuristic novel, the Yantuck Indians must find a way to preserve the natural environment that survives on their eastern United States reservation and yet participate in a global economy.
What They Left Behind
Although rooted in Buswell's experience as a lifelong Montanan, the photographs in this book are no more (or less) "about" Montana than James Joyce's Dubliners, Portrait of an Artist, or Ulysses are "about" Dublin.
Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment
Examining the career of a largely unstudied eighteenth-century engraver, this book establishes JerÃ³nimo Antonio Gil, a man immersed within the complicated culture and politics of the Spanish empire, as a major figure in the history of both Spanish and Mexican art.
Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art
Bringing together sixty-five primary documents vital to understanding the history of art in Latin America since 1900, Patrick Frank shows how modern art developed in Latin America in this important new work complementing his previous book, Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America, Revised and Expanded Edition.
With a Book in Their Hands
Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
In this collection, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez gathers diverse and passionate accounts of reading drawn from several research projects aimed at documenting Chicana and Chicano reading practices and experiences.
Give Me Life
Iconography and Identity in East LA Murals
This book offers detailed analyses of individual East LA murals, sets them in social context, and explains how they were produced.
The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones
A Critical Companion
The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones offers the first collection of scholarship on Jones's ever-expanding oeuvre.
The Birth of the Imagination
William Carlos Williams on Form
Frontier Life in Central Brazil
Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.
Awarded a 1961 Newbery Honor, Old Ramon tells the timeless coming-of-age story of a young boy who spends a summer with an old shepherd in the Mojave Desert.
Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies
This original contribution to hemispheric American literary studies comprises readings of three important novels from Mexico, Canada, and the United States: Carlos Fuentes's Terra Nostra, Quebecois writer Jacques Poulin's Volkswagen Blues, and Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead.
Costly and Cute
Helpless Infants and Human Evolution
The contributors to this volume propose that the "helpless infant" has played a role in human evolution equal in importance to those of "man the hunter" and "woman the gatherer."
Mayan Literacy Reinvention in Guatemala
Through this investigation, the promises and pitfalls of a literacy-revitalization endeavor are detailed and our understanding of the concept of literacy is reexamined.
Heroes without Glory
Some Good Men of the Old West
Schaefer profiles pioneers of the West--the doctors, explorers, and cowboys who settled the challenging landscape and built communities in the Old West.
Based on a Cheyenne legend, this novel holds universal appeal as it explores the theme of a man's conflict with his culture.
The Cooking with Kids Cookbook
Written for families to use together, this cookbook includes Cooking with Kids' most enthusiastically kid-tested dishes, along with tips for engaging children in the kitchen and in the garden.
A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande
Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest.
Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Other Remarkable Places
In Underground Ranger Doug Thompson passes along the essence of what he learned on this unusual job as a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Let's Roll This Train
My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry's journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.
The Pursuit of Ruins
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.
Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era
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).
Dress, Identity, Culture
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.
The Fabric of Indigeneity
Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan
The Architecture of Change
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
Sons of the Mexican Revolution
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.
An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets
América invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay's vibrant literary scene.
Stewart-Nuñez draws upon a number of styles--persona, ekphrastic, lyrical, formal--to create a collection that explores the promises of love and loss.
The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest!
In this insightful and bittersweet love story, masterful storyteller John Nichols brings to life northern New Mexico and three unforgettable characters.
Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller
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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