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  • Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexicoby Edward Beatty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid technological change supported economic growth and also brought cultural change and social dislocation. Drawing on three detailed case studies?the... more...

  • Maize for the Godsby Michael Blake

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Maize is the world?s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant? ... more...

  • Mexican Indian Folk Designsby Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent... more...

  • The Codex Borgiaby Gisele Díaz; Alan Rodgers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Considered by many scholars the finest extant Mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, cosmological, ritual, and divinatory matters. Generally similar to such Mixtec manuscripts... more...

  • Poverty of Democracyby Claudio A. Holzner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s. The decline has been most severe among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that more and more mirrors Mexico?s severe socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of Mexico?s poor despite their key role in the struggle for... more...

  • The Heart in the Glass Jarby William E. French

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man?s literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters?as both symbols and material objects?of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s.   William E. French?s innovative study of courtship... more...

  • The Möbius Stripby Jonathan Amith

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 82.50

    The Möbius Strip is an extensively researched study of the complex transformation of space?from the spatial politics of the state to the spatial practices of peasants?during three centuries of colonial rule in Mexico. more...

  • The Essential History of Mexicoby Philip Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The full text of The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires devastated by the Spanish conquest through the 21 st -century, including the election of 2012. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history... more...

  • Contemporary Mexican Politicsby Emily Edmonds-Poli; David A. Shirk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico?s political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Santaby Federico Gamboa

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family. Once in the city, Santa turns to prostitution and soon gains prominence as Mexico City's most sought-after courtesan. Despite the opportunities... more...