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Mexico

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  • Miguel Proby Marisol López-Menéndez

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Miguel Pro: Martyrdom and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexico examines the complex relationship of modern martyrdom as preserved by memory and factual truth, and as retold through stories intended to impel evolving political and religious aims. López-Menéndez uses the 1927 execution of Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest caught in the bloody conflict... more...

  • True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexicoby Robert Buffington; Pablo Piccato

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    This edited volume focuses on Mexico's social and cultural history through the lens of celebrated cases of social deviance from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexicoby David M. Carballo

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico. It provides a materially informed history of religion and an archaeology of cities that considers religion as a generative force in societal change. more...

  • City on Fireby Anna Rose Alexander

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem.... more...

  • National Cameraby Roberto Tejada

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    In National Camera, Roberto Tejada offers a comprehensive study of Mexican photography from the early twentieth century to today, demonstrating how images have shaped identities in Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands where the two nations and cultures intersect?a place Tejada calls the shared image environment. The ?problem? of photography... more...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Winner of the 2014 Mexican Book Prize In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado... more...

  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 37.99

    This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence.... more...

  • Children of the Sunby Elizabeth Manson Bahr

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.49

    Children of the Sun is an epic retelling of the Conquest of Mexico from the Aztec point of view, and a breath-taking story of courage and loyalty, treachery and deceit. Peopled with a huge cast of characters from the agonised Emperor himself and his headstrong daughter to the enigmatic conquistador Hernan Cortes, this is a richly imagined recreation... more...

  • Survivors in Mexicoby Rebecca West

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    A travelogue and historical exploration of Mexico from one of the twentieth century?s greatest travel writers Dame Rebecca West travels through Mexico and explores its people, history, religion, and culture in her unfinished work Survivors in Mexico , carefully stitched together by Bernard Schweizer in this posthumously published edition. West... more...

  • ˇTequila!by Marie Gaytán

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks?especially those of the intoxicating kind?are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure up scenes of body shots on Cancún bars and coolly garnished margaritas on sandy beaches. Its power is equally... more...