Women's Studies

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Contingent Maps

Rethinking Western Women's History and the North American West

The University of Arizona Press
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Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica

From East L.A. to Anahuac

The University of Arizona Press

Paloma Martinez-Cruz argues that the medicine traditions of Mesoamerican women constitute a hemispheric intellectual lineage that continues to thrive despite the legacy of colonization.

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Bitter Water

Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute

The University of Arizona Press

This book presents the narratives of four Diné women who have resisted removal from a newly divided reservation in Arizona -- a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of those who have lived it.

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Across the Plains

The University of Arizona Press

On April 30, 1849, Sarah Bayliss Royce, along with her husband, Josiah, and their daughter, Mary, left her home in Tipton, Iowa, and headed for California in a covered wagon. Along the way, she kept a diary which, nearly thirty years later, served as the basis for a memoir she titled Across the Plains. That book has been freshly ...

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Winning Their Place

The University of Arizona Press

In January 1999, five women were elected to the highest offices in Arizona, including governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction. The "Fab Five," as they were dubbed by the media, were sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, herself a former member of the Arizona ...

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Environmentalism in Popular Culture

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural

The University of Arizona Press

In this thoughtful and highly readable book, Noël Sturgeon illustrates the myriad and insidious ways in which American popular culture depicts social inequities as “natural” and how our images of “nature” interfere with creating solutions to environmental problems that are just and fair for all.

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House of Houses

The University of Arizona Press

Combining poetic language and the traditions of magic realism to paint a vivid portrait of her family, Pat Mora's House of Houses is an unconventional memoir that reads as if every member, death notwithstanding, is in one room talking, laughing, and crying. In a salute to the Day of the Dead, the story begins with a visit to the cemetery ...

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If I Die in Juárez

The University of Arizona Press

From the red-light districts in Ciudad Juárez to remote villages hidden away in the mountains of Chihuahua comes a tale of one of the darkest crimes to be recorded in the history of humankind. If I Die in Juárez traces the lives of three young women--Evita, a street child; Petra, a maquiladora worker; and Mayela, a Tarahumara Indian girl--...

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Women and Change at the U.S.--Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

There's no denying that the U.S.-Mexico border region has changed in the past twenty years. With the emergence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the curtailment of welfare programs, and more aggressive efforts by the United States to seal the border against undocumented migrants, the prospect of seeking a livelihood--...

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The Nature of Home

The University of Arizona Press

"As long as humans have been around, we've had to move in order to survive." So arises that most universal and elemental human longing for home, and so begins Greta Gaard's exploration of just precisely what it means to be at home in the world.

Gaard journeys through the deserts of southern California, through the High Sierras, the ...

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