GIVE ME LIFE: Iconography and Identity in East LA Murals
by Holly Barnet-Sanchez and Tim Drescher
This book offers detailed analyses of individual East LA murals, sets them in social context, and explains how they were produced.
THE BIRTH OF THE IMAGINATION: William Carlos Williams on Form
by Bruce Holsapple
While focusing primarily on Williams’s experimental works, including the novellas, this innovative study charts how significant features in Williams’s poetry result from specific imaginative practices.
by Jack Schaefer
Illustrated by Harold E. West
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.
AMERICA UNBOUND: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies
by Antonio Barrenechea
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.
MAYAN LITERACY REINVENTION IN GUATEMALA
by Mary J. Holbrock
Through this investigation, the promises and pitfalls of a literacy-revitalization endeavor are detailed and our understanding of the concept of literacy is reexamined.
COSTLY AND CUTE: Helpless Infants and Human Evolution
Edited by Wenda R. Trevathan and Karen R. Rosenberg
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.”
by Jack Schaefer
Based on a Cheyenne legend, this novel holds universal appeal as it explores the theme of a man’s conflict with his culture.
THE PURSUIT OF RUINS: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
by Christina Bueno
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 Díaz.
SONS OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION: Miguel Alemán and His Generation
by Ryan M. Alexander
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.
MOLAS: Dress, Identity, Culture
by Diana Marks
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.
HEROES WITHOUT GLORY: Some Good Men of the Old West
by Jack Schaefer
Schaefer profiles pioneers of the West—the doctors, explorers, and cowboys who settled the challenging landscape and built communities in the Old West.
RÍO: A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande
Edited by Melissa Savage; Introduction by William deBuys
Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest.
THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHANGE: Building a Better World
Edited by Jerilou Hammett, Maggie Wrigley and Michael Sorkin
The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn’t change, who saw the possibility of making something better, and didn’t hesitate to act.
UNDERGROUND RANGER: Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Other Remarkable Places
by Doug Thompson
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
by Lenton Malry
This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.
MEXICO'S RELATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICA DURING THE CÁRDENAS ERA
by Amelia M. Kiddle
This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexico’s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934–1940).
THE FABRIC OF INDIGENEITY: Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan
The author synthesizes ethnographic field research, museum and archival research, and participation in cultural-revival and rights-based organizing to show how women craft Ainu and indigenous identities through clothwork and how they also fashion lived connections to ancestral values and lifestyles.
LANDSCAPE AND POLITICS IN THE ANCIENT ANDES: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
by Scott C. Smith
This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.
THE COOKING WITH KIDS COOKBOOK
by Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey; With Gabrielle Gonzales; Foreword by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Deborah Madison
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.
by Christine Stewart-Nuñez
Stewart-Nuñez draws upon a number of styles—persona, ekphrastic, lyrical, formal—to create a collection that explores the promises of love and loss.
LESLIE MARMON SILKO'S STORYTELLER: New Perspectives
Edited by Catherine Rainwater
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.
THE ANNUAL BIG ARSENIC FISHING CONTEST! A Novel
by John Nichols
In this insightful and bittersweet love story, masterful storyteller John Nichols brings to life northern New Mexico and three unforgettable characters.
AMÉRICA INVERTIDA: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets
Edited by Jesse Lee Kercheval
América invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene.
OY, CARAMBA! An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
Edited by Ilan Stavans
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.
POLYGAMY AND THE RISE AND DEMISE OF THE AZTEC EMPIRE
by Ross Hassig
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.
THE UNIVERSE PLAYING STRINGS: A Novel
by R. M. Kinder
Music is the heartbeat of this novel about the world of hometown musicians—the jamming venues, the contests, the onstage cues, the subtle rules.
JACK M. CAMPBELL: The Autobiography of New Mexico's First Modern Governor
by Jack M. Campbell
In this engaging autobiography, Campbell traces his life story across major historical events in the country and New Mexico.
WHY FORAGE? Hunters and Gatherers in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Brian F. Codding and Karen L. Kramer
Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.
MUSLIM YOUTH AND THE 9/11 GENERATION
Edited by Adeline Masquelier and Benjamin F. Soares
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.
A PERSISTENT REVOLUTION: History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968
by Randal Sheppard
Sheppard explores Mexico’s profound political, social, and economic changes through the lens of the persistent political power of Mexican revolutionary nationalism.
IN APPROPRIATE DISTANCE: The Ethics of the Photographic Essay
by Kelly Klingensmith
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.
CREATING CHARISMATIC BONDS IN ARGENTINA: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón
by Donna J. Guy
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.
HIKING TO HISTORY: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites
by Robert Julyan
Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publically accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place.
DRAWING INTO ARCHITECTURE: The Sketches of Antoine Predock
by Christopher Curtis Mead
This collection of 172 sketches, many published here for the first time, surveys nearly fifty years of Antoine Predock's work.
AMAZING PAPER AIRPLANES: The Craft and Science of Flight
by Kyong Hwa Lee
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 Dagger—the first supersonic delta-wing interceptor airplane of the US Air Force—and more.
A BLOODY AND BARBAROUS GOD: The Metaphysics of Cormac McCarthy
by Petra Mundik
A Bloody and Barbarous God investigates the relationship between gnosticism and the perennial philosophy and how these traditions have influenced the later novels of Cormac McCarthy, namely, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road.
THE ZEON FILES: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs
by Mark C. Childs and Ellen D. Babcock
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.