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  • Drug War Mexicoby Peter Watt; Roberto Zepeda

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the country’s biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico... more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...

  • Die Andenby Axel Borsdorf; Christoph Stadel

    Springer 2013; US$ 79.99

    Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten,  die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums  versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde... more...

  • Constructing Belongingby Sabiyah Robin Prince

    Routledge 2003; US$ 148.00

    Looking at the communities of Central and West Harlem in New York City, this study explores the locus, form and significance of socioeconomic differentiation for African American professional-managerial workers. more...

  • Power Failureby Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99

    Written by two respected observers of public administration, this is a critical study of the politics of New York City from the 1960s to the present day. more...

  • Gothamby Edwin G. Burrows; Mike Wallace

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 24.99

    This general history of New York City covers every aspect of the city - historical, cultural and economic - and includes stories of individuals and events. This volume ends in 1898, when the five boroughs were consolidated into Greater New York City. more...

  • Harlem between Heaven and Hellby Monique M. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images?the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years. Integral to the ongoing transformation of Harlem has been the return of the African-American middle class to what had become an overwhelmingly poor area.... more...

  • Hidden New Yorkby Marci Reaven; Steve Zeitlin

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Despite its innumerable tourist attractions, New York City still has many secrets, hidden in the most unlikely places. There is the Edison Hotel in Times Square, where magicians gather 'round the Magic Table to socialize and compete. There is Hua Mei Garden in the Lower East Side, where elderly Chinese men meet to display exotic birds. And there is... more...

  • Man Takes Controlby Charles J. Erasmus

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00

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  • Next Stopby Ivan Sanchez

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 16.99

    Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From one stop to the next, this... more...