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  • West, fire, archive: poems 

    Author(s):Dunkle, Iris Jamahl
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    West : Fire : Archive is a poetry collection that challenges preconceived, androcentric ideas about biography, autobiography, and history fueled by the western myth of progress presented in Frederick Jackson Turner's ...
  • Speaking up, speaking out: lived experiences of non-tenure track faculty in writing studies 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Addresses the experiences of those in the non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) trenches through storytelling and reflection. By connecting NTTF voices from various aspects of writing studies, offers fresh perspectives and ...
  • Mapping racial literacies: college students write about race and segregation 

    Author(s):Bell, Sophie R.
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Based on a mixed-methods study of students' writing in a first-year writing course themed around race and shows college student writing that directly confronts lived experiences of segregation-and, increasingly, of ...
  • Why those who shovel are silent: a history of local archaeological knowledge and labor 

    Author(s):Mickel, Allison
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Years of ethnographic work with current and former workers at two Middle Eastern archaeological sites combined with archival research. Describes the knowledge that locally-hired laborers possess about artifacts, excavation ...
  • Southeastern Mesoamerica: indigenous interaction, resilience, and change 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Highlights the diversity and dynamism of Indigenous groups that inhabited and continue to inhabit the borders of Southeastern Mesoamerica, that includes parts of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Combining ...
  • Ancient households on the north coast of Peru 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Not limited to one time period or civilization, provides insight into the development of complex, urban, and state-level society in the region, showing how observed domestic patterns inform a new archaeological perspective ...
  • Mobility and migration in ancient Mesoamerican cities 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Studies on population migration in central Mexico and the Maya region among Classic, Epiclassic, and Postclassic Mesoamerican societies within the framework of urbanization and de-urbanization showing that mobility and ...
  • Explorer's guide to Death Valley National Park, The 

    Author(s):Bryan, T. Scott; Tucker-Bryan, Betty
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third national park and was the first complete guidebook available. Now in its fourth edition, this guidebook includes all aspects of the ...
  • Shamanism and vulnerability on the North and South American Great Plains 

    Author(s):Lowrey, Kathleen Bolling
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    A study of indigenous shamanism and the ways it has been misinterpreted and dismissed by white settlers, policymakers, historians, and anthropologists. Examines the parallels between cultures and societies and outlines ...
  • Privacy matters: conversations about surveillance within and beyond the classroom 

    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Examines how communications and writing educators, administrators, technological resource coordinators, and scholars can address the ways surveillance and privacy affect student and faculty composing acts, configure identity ...
  • Night burial: poems 

    Author(s):Bonnici, Kate Bolton
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    In Night Burial, Kate Bolton Bonnici mourns her mother's death from ovarian cancer by tracing the composition, decomposition, and recomposition of the maternal body. Opening with an epigraph from Julia Kristeva's "Stabat ...
  • Dears, beloveds: poems 

    Author(s):Phan, Kevin
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    The prose poetry in Kevin Phan's first collection, Dears, Beloveds, offers a fine-grained meditation on grief-personal, familial, ecological, and political. Informed by the author's engagement with Buddhism & mindfulness, ...
  • Pueblos, plains & province: New Mexico in the seventeenth century 

    Author(s):Sánchez, Joseph P.
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Offers an in-depth examination of sociopolitical conflict in seventeenth-century New Mexico, detailing the effects of Spanish colonial policies on settlers', missionaries', and Indigenous peoples' struggle for economic and ...
  • Poetics of processing: memory formation, identity, and the handling of the dead 

    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Examines complex cultural meanings of manipulation of remains after death and combines social theory and bioarchaeology to examine how the living manipulate the bodies of the dead for social purposes. From prehistoric to ...
  • Forced out: a Nikkei woman's search for a home in America 

    Author(s):Kawamota, Judy Y.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Voluntary evacuation,' a little-known Japanese American experience during World War II with roughly 120,000 people forced from their homes by Executive Order 9066. Around 5,000 escaped. Recounting her family's flight from ...
  • Finding solace in the soil: an archaeology of gardens and gardeners at Amache 

    Author(s):Clark, Bonnie J.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Tells the largely unknown story of the gardens of Amache, the War Relocation Authority incarceration camp in Colorado. Combining physical evidence with oral histories, archival data, personal photographs, and memories of ...
  • Sorcery in Mesoamerica 

    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind sorcery, analyzing manifestations from the early Olmec to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed ...
  • Energy impacts: a multidisciplinary exploration of the social impacts of energy development 

    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    Bringing important new research on site-level social, economic, and behavioral impacts from large-scale energy development. Featuring conceptual and empirical research from leading social scientists and compares, synthesizes, ...
  • Folklore and social media 

    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    New scholarship to study digital folklore. A unique virtual, hybridized platform for human communication, social media is more dynamic, ubiquitous, and nuanced than the internet ever was by itself. Taking both the "digital" ...

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