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  • Life at the margins of the state: comparative landscapes from the old and new worlds 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    This book examines the sociopolitical and cultural strategies of resistance developed by marginal communities. Case studies from historic California, Medieval Iceland, ancient Mesoamerica, ancient Nubia, Colonial El Salvador, ...
  • Framing complexity in Formative Mesoamerica 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    An examination of variable social and economic processes, Framing Complexity in Formative Mesoamerica explores nascent social complexity during the Preclassic/Formative period in Mesoamerica and addresses broader social ...
  • After dark: the nocturnal urban landscape and lightscape of ancient cities 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    After Dark explores the experience of nighttime within ancient urban settings. Contributors present evidence related to how ancient people manipulated and confronted darkness and night in urban landscapes, advancing our ...
  • Where did the eastern Mayas go? The historical, relational, and contingent interplay of Ch'orti' indigeneity 

    Author(s):Metz, Brent E.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    This volume explores the issue of who is Indigenous by focusing on the sociohistorical transformations over the past two millennia of the Ch'orti' Maya. The language of elite writers in Classic Maya civilization was ...
  • Diversity in open-air site structure across the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Open-air sites are difficult for researchers to locate and difficult to interpret; containing superimposed events often showing only the most recent. Overcoming limitations of data and poor preservation, using prior research ...
  • Reprogrammable rhetoric: critical making theories and methods in rhetoric and composition 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Reprogrammable Rhetoric offers theoretical perspectives on material and cultural rhetorics alongside tutorials for critical making across wearable sensors, Arduinos, Twitter bots, multimodal pedagogy, Raspberry Pis, and ...
  • Violence in the work of composition: recognizing, intervening, ameliorating 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Focusing on overt and covert violence and bringing attention to the many ways violence inflects and infects the teaching, administration, and scholarship of composition, Violence in the Work of Composition examines both ...
  • Toward an anti-capitalist composition 

    Author(s):Daniel, James Rushing
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition argues that capitalism is responsible for the entangled catastrophes of the twenty-first century, and that it must accordingly become a central focus in the teaching of writing. Daniel ...
  • Our body of work: embodied administration and teaching 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Our Body of Work invites administrators and teachers to consider how physical bodies inform everyday work and labor as well as research and administrative practices in writing programs. Combining academic and personal ...
  • Racing translingualism in composition: toward a race-conscious translingualism 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    This collection foregrounds the role race and racism play in the construction of language differences and examines the co-naturalization of race and language to theorize a race-conscious translingual praxis. It offers ...
  • Alaska herring history: the story of Alaska's herring fisheries and industry 

    Author(s):Mackovjak, James
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Alaska Herring History is a thoroughly researched, well-documented, and comprehensive chronicle of Alaska's herring fisheries. James Mackovjak describes the evolution of these fisheries from the late nineteenth century to ...
  • Cabin stories: the best of Dark winter nights: true stories from Alaska 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Cabin Stories: The Best of Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska is a collection of stories selected by the executive producers of Dark Winter Nights. These stories depict true adventures, impossible situations and ...
  • Behind the curtain of scholarly publishing: editors in writing studies 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Provides new and seasoned scholars with behind-the-scenes explorations and expositions of the histories of scholarly editing and the role of the scholarly editor from the perspectives of current and former editors from ...
  • Making progress: programmatic and administrative approaches for multimodal curricular transformation 

    Author(s):Bearden, Logan
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    An empirical investigation into the strategies and processes first-year composition programs can use to center multimodal work in their curricula. Presenting a series of flexible strategies, evolving considerations, and ...
  • Unlimited players: the intersections of writing center and game studies 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Provides writing center scholars with new approaches to engaging with multimodality in the writing center through the lenses of games, play, and digital literacies. Game scholarship can productively deepen existing writing ...
  • Bodies of knowledge: embodied rhetorics in theory and practice 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Challenges the homogenizing (mis)understandings of knowledge construction and provides a complex discussion of what happens when we do not attend to embodied rhetorical theories. Language is always a reflection of culture, ...
  • Lynching in Colorado, 1859-1919 

    Date Issued:2002
    Format:born digital; books
    In this examination of more than 175 lynchings, Stephen J. Leonard illustrates the role economics, migration, race, and gender played in the shaping of justice and injustice in Colorado. One of the first comprehensive ...
  • Materializing ritual practices 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Ritual action produces sequences of creation, destruction, and transformation, which involve a variety of materials that are active and agential. Explores the deep history of ritual practice in Mexico and Central America ...
  • Sustainability and water management in the Maya world and beyond 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Investigates climate change and sustainability through time, exploring how political control of water sources, maintenance of sustainable systems, ideological relationships with water, and fluctuations in water availability ...
  • Communities of Ludlow: collaborative stewardship and the Ludlow Centennial Commemoration Commission 

    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    For years, people have come to the Ludlow Massacre Memorial site to remember, to place themselves within a narrative of labor history, and to learn what occurred there. Reveals the perseverance, memory, and work done to ...

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