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  • Paisanos Chinosby Fredy Gonzalez

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Paisanos Chinos tracks Chinese Mexican transnational political activities in the wake of the anti-Chinese campaigns that crossed Mexico in 1931. Threatened by violence, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties to China—both Nationalist and Communist—as a means of safeguarding their presence. Paisanos Chinos illustrates the ways in which transpacific... more...

  • Mexican Karismataby Ellen Gunnarsdottir

    UNP - Nebraska 2004; US$ 29.95

    Mexican Karismata chronicles the life of Francisca de los Ángeles (1674–1744), the daughter of a poor Creole mother and mestizo father who became a renowned holy woman in her native city of Querétaro, Mexico, during the high Baroque period. As a precocious young visionary and later as the headmistress of an important religious institution for... more...

  • Domestic Economiesby Ann S. Blum

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2010; US$ 30.00

    When Porfirio Díaz extended his modernization initiative in Mexico to the administration of public welfare, the families and especially the children of the urban poor became a government concern. Reforming the poor through work and by bolstering Mexico’s emerging middle class were central to the government’s goals of order and progress. But Porfirian... more...

  • False Mysticsby Nora E. Jaffary

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 24.95

    False Mystics provides a history of popular religion, race, and gender in colonial Mexico focusing on questions of spiritual and social rebellion and conformity. Nora E. Jaffary examines more than one hundred trials of “false mystics” whom the Mexican Inquisition prosecuted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While the accused experienced... more...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Rural Mexicoby Cynthia Hewitt de Alcántara

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    In this title, first published in 1984, the author examines the social and political forces surrounding the practice of anthropology at different periods in the history of Mexico since 1917. She does this by analysing and tracing the development of competing anthropological perspectives, from ethnographic particularism and functionalism through indigenismo,... more...

  • The Blood Contingentby Stephen B. Neufeld

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 95.00

    This innovative social and cultural history explores the daily lives of the lowest echelons in president Porfirio Díaz’s army through the decades leading up to the 1910 Revolution. more...

  • The Mangy Parrot, Abridgedby Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    David Frye's abridgment of his 2003 translation of The Mangy Parrot captures all of the narrative drive, literary innovation, and biting social commentary that established Lizardi's comic masterpiece as the Don Quixote of Latin America. 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 M. Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book traces the rise, growth, and reactions to Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties. more...

  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.00

    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...