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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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A Serpentine Gesture

John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology

University of New Mexico Press

In "A Serpentine Gesture": John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology Elisabeth W. Joyce examines John Ashbery's poetry through the lens of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's conception of phenomenology.

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Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children's and Young Adult Literature

University of New Mexico Press

Using Gloria Anzaldúa's theories of conocimiento as a critical lens, the authors examine several literary works including Side by Side / Lado a lado; They Call Me Güero; Land of the Cranes; Efrén Divided; and Gabi, a Girl in Pieces.

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New Mexico's Moses

Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

University of New Mexico Press

In New Mexico's Moses, Ramón A. Gutiérrez dives deeply into Reies López Tijerina's religious formation during the 1940s and 1950s, illustrating how his Pentecostal foundation remained an integral part of his psyche even as he migrated toward social-movement politics.

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Jesuits and Race

A Global History of Continuity and Change, 1530-2020

University of New Mexico Press

Jesuits and Race examines the role that the Society of Jesus played in shaping Western understandings about race and explores the impact the Order had on the lives and societies of non-European peoples throughout history.

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Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure

An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside

University of New Mexico Press

Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure is the definitive guide for families of all ages to experiencing the natural splendors of Colorado.

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I Got Mine

Confessions of a Midlist Writer

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

I Got Mine: Confessions of a Midlist Writer is the memoir of Nichols's extraordinary life, as seen through the lens of his writing.

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Graciela

One Woman's Story of War, Survival, and Perseverance in the Peruvian Andes

University of New Mexico Press

Graciela chronicles the life a Quechua-speaking Indigenous woman in the remote Andean highlands during the civil war in Peru that killed seventy thousand and displaced hundreds of thousands more in the 1980s and 1990s.

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House Gods

Sustainable Buildings and Renegade Builders

University of New Mexico Press

In House Gods, Kristofic pursues the techniques of sustainable building and the philosophies of its practitioners.

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Histories of Drug Trafficking in Twentieth-Century Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

This work brings together a new generation of drug historians and new historical sources to uncover the history of the drug trade and its regulations.

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The New Death

Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century

University of New Mexico Press

The New Death brings together scholars who are intrigued by today's rapidly changing death practices and attitudes.

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From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going

A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

In From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going B. J. Barickman explores how a narrow ocean beachfront neighborhood and the distinctive practice of beach-going invented by its residents in the early twentieth century came to symbolize a city and a nation.

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Tucumcari Tonite!

A Story of Railroads, Route 66, and the Waning of a Western Town

University of New Mexico Press

Tucumcari Tonite! blends in-depth research and personal and family experiences to re-create a "memoir" of Tucumcari.

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Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades

University of New Mexico Press

The essays in this collection do not offer simple solutions to histories of colonialism, patriarchy, and misogyny through which gender binaries and racial hierarches have been imposed and reproduced, but rather provide a crucial opportunity for reflection on and continued reimagination of the contours of Latinidad.

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Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve, Revised Edition

By Coco Rae; Foreword by Tom Ribe
University of New Mexico Press

Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve offers first-time and returning travelers a complete guide to the recreation and beauty found in this unique landscape.

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First Impressions

A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

First Impressions: A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest tells the story of fifteen iconic sites across Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and southern Colorado through the eyes of the explorers, missionaries, and travelers who were the first nonnatives to describe them.

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The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook

The Soul of Mexican Home Cooking

University of New Mexico Press

The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook is the first book to explore the glories of Mexican regional cooking by focusing on this single, but endlessly variable, ingredient.

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La Mina

A Royal Moche Tomb

University of New Mexico Press

La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb focuses on La Mina, an extraordinarily rich tomb that was looted on the north coast of Peru in 1987.

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Donaciano Vigil

The Life of a Nuevomexicano Soldier, Statesman, and Territorial Governor

University of New Mexico Press

In this gripping biography of a remarkable man, Maurilio E. Vigil and Helene Boudreau fill the gap within the scholarship on Hispanics in nineteenth-century New Mexico.

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The Creole Rebellion

The Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History

University of New Mexico Press

Part history, part adventure, and part legal drama, Bruce Chadwick chronicles the most successful slave revolt in the pages of American history.

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Requiem for America’s Best Idea

National Parks in the Era of Climate Change

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

A poignant and thought-provoking work, Requiem for America's Best Idea investigates the interactions between people and nature and the world that can inspire and destroy them.

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The Loneliest Girl

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In The Loneliest Girl, Kate Gale creates a powerful alternative narrative for Medusa and for all women who have carried guilt and shame--for being a woman, for not being enough, for being a victim.

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Walking Uphill at Noon

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Walking Uphill at Noon showcases Yenser's mastery of prosody and love of play.

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What Cannot Be Undone

True Stories of a Life in Medicine

University of New Mexico Press

In his award-winning debut essay collection, What Cannot Be Undone, Walter M. Robinson shares surprising stories of illness and medicine that do not sacrifice hard truth for easy dramatics.

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The Nature of Lake Tahoe

A Photographic History, 1860–1960

University of New Mexico Press

Preserving this rich history through an extensive collection of archival images, Peter Goin presents a photographic history of the Tahoe Basin over a hundred-year period in The Nature of Lake Tahoe.

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Native American Rhetoric

University of New Mexico Press

Native American Rhetoric is the first book to explore rhetorical traditions from within individual Native communities and Native languages.

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Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 2

Mind, Nation, and Power

University of New Mexico Press

Horace speaks of poetry delighting and instructing. While Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1 explores the pleasures of poetry--its language, forms, and musicality--volume 2 focuses on the public dimensions.

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Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Language, Form, and Music

University of New Mexico Press

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

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A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Forging an Alternative Chicano Fiction

University of New Mexico Press

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales' novels and short stories.

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Gamboa's World

Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain

University of New Mexico Press

Gamboa's World examines the changing legal landscape of eighteenth-century Mexico through the lens of the jurist Francisco Xavier de Gamboa (1717-1794).

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Richard Tregaskis

Reporting under Fire from Guadalcanal to Vietnam

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Boomhower's riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis's gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.

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James Silas Calhoun

First Governor of New Mexico Territory and First Indian Agent

University of New Mexico Press

Veteran journalist and author Sherry Robinson presents readers with the first full biography of New Mexico's first territorial governor, James Silas Calhoun.

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El feliz ingenio neomexicano

Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa

Edited and translated by Anna M. Nogar and A. Gabriel Meléndez
University of New Mexico Press

El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author.

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A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations

From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad and Beyond

University of New Mexico Press

A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations offers a "call sheet" to explore many of the Land of Enchantment's most iconic film locales such as those from Easy Rider or The Terminator. From alpine forests to sand dunes, from spaceports to historic ranches, New Mexico's movie backdrops showcase the most dramatic and stunning parts of the state.

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Designs and Anthropologies

Frictions and Affinities

Edited by Keith M. Murphy and Eitan Y. Wilf; Afterword by Arturo Escobar
University of New Mexico Press

The chapters in this captivating volume demonstrate the importance and power of design and the ubiquitous and forceful effects it has on human life within the study of anthropology.

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Sacred City

University of New Mexico Press

Our young narrator now heads deeper into the heart of the city and himself, accompanied by ancestors and spirits who help him and the reader see that Chicago was, is, and always will be Indian Country.

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Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship

University of New Mexico Press

Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism's origins and political effects.

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Memorial Ride

University of New Mexico Press

Memorial Ride is a high-speed, ragtag chase across the American Southwest.

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Memory into Memoir

A Writer's Handbook

University of New Mexico Press

Memory into Memoir provides a lively guide for anyone looking to wrestle the unruly past onto the page.

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Patterns of Connection

Essential Essays from Five Decades

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Fritjof Capra, scientist, educator, activist, and accomplished author, presents the evolution of his thought over five decades in Patterns of Connection.

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Sky Rider

Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West

By Gary B. Fogel; Foreword by Dick Brown
University of New Mexico Press

Sky Rider weaves together the many threads of Van Tassel's extraordinary life journey, situating him at last in his rightful place among the prominent aerial exhibitionists of his time.

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The Best Peace Fiction

A Social Justice Anthology

University of New Mexico Press

In the first anthology of its kind, Robert Olen Butler and Phong Nguyen assemble an astounding collection of stories that cause readers to contemplate war, peace, and social justice in a new light.

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New Mexico Family Outdoor Adventure

An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside

University of New Mexico Press

An experienced outdoors writer, naturalist, and family camper, Christina M. Selby offers families an in-depth guide to experiencing the natural splendors of New Mexico in New Mexico Family Outdoor Adventure.

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South Mountain Park and Preserve

A Guide to the Trails, Plants, and Animals in Phoenix's Most Popular City Park

University of New Mexico Press

A true southwestern treasure, this all-inclusive guide to South Mountain Park and Preserve encourages readers to discover the nature and adventure available in this massive outdoor playground.

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Unburied Lives

The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875

University of New Mexico Press

In Unburied Lives Wilkie demonstrates how we can "listen" to stories found in things neglected, ignored, or disparaged--documents not consulted, architecture not studied, material traces preserved in the dirt.

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My Book of the Dead

New Poems

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

My Book of the Dead is a remarkable collection that features a poet at the height of her craft.

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Commissions y Corridos

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The poems collected here insist that with the power to do right, people also have a responsibility to themselves, their loved ones, and complete strangers to be better and strive harder.

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origin story

poems

University of New Mexico Press

origin story outlines a family history of distant sisters, grieving mothers and daughters, and alcoholic fathers.

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The Blood Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs.

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Nowhere

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

This brilliant debut collection offers cohesive trauma narratives and essential counter-narratives to addiction stories, and it consistently complicates the stories told by the world about so-called fatherless girls and the bodies of women.

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Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values

University of New Mexico Press

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

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