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  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. more...

  • The Essential History of Mexicoby Philip Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.95

    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$ 37.95

    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...

  • Home Grownby Isaac Campos

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But,... more...

  • Organized Crime in Mexicoby Cameron H Holmes; Dennis Lormel

    Potomac Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Organized Crime in Mexico takes a hard look at the dire implications of the pervasive and powerful criminal enterprises in northern Mexico, comparing and contrasting the present threat to past issues, including drug and human smuggling during the latter half of the twentieth century. Criminal organizations operating in Mexico and the United States... more...

  • Agustin Laraby Andrew Grant Wood

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 32.99

    Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustín Lara (1897-1970). Widely known as "el flaco de oro" ("the Golden Skinny"), this remarkably thin fellow was prolific across the genres of bolero, ballad, and folk. With close musicological focus... more...

  • The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexicoby Roderic Ai Camp

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 77.99

    This work draws upon Camp's forty years of original sources and data to test major interpretations about the composition of Mexican national leadership while undergoing democratic change. It looks at the role of female politicians, the future of governors as presidential candidates, the increase in partisanship, the dramatic increase in party-based... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Hotel Mexicoby George F. Flaherty

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country?s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer,... more...