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  • Mexico Behind the Maskby Beldon Butterfield

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In light of current events related to immigration issues, the drug war along the border, and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Beldon Butterfield's insightful and informative history of the complex relationship between Mexico and the United States is both timely and useful. Butterfield went to Mexico with Time Inc. in 1962 and has lived there... more...

  • Mexico Unconqueredby John Gibler

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 16.99

    A young journalist's chronicles of Mexican social movements and the powers attempting to repress them more...

  • Maya Threadsby Walter Jr. Morris; Carol Karasik; Janet Schwartz

    Thrums, LLC 2015; US$ 19.99

    Through the pages of this incredibly-researched history and photo gallery, the world of the Maya lives on through the lens of its culture and costume, still seen today in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. In a region battered by centuries of invasions, subjugations, civil wars, and severe economic hardship, the Maya continue to celebrate and... more...

  • Independent Mexicoby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d?état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary... more...

  • El Mallby Arlene Dávila

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region?s ?coming of age?? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social... more...

  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbeanby Phil Gunson; Greg Chamberlain; Andrew Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1991, The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean provides a guide to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The countries covered include Mexico, Guatamala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua,... more...

  • Colonial Saintsby Allan Greer; Jodi Bilinkoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine how New World spirits transformed into Old World saints... more...

  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South Americaby Phil Gunson; Andrew Thompson; Greg Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1989, The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South America provides a guide to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of South America. The countries covered are Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Suriname and Guyana,... more...

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...

  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...