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  • Made in Mexicoby Chris Goertzen

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book concerns the aesthetic, political, and socio-political aspects of tourism in southern Mexico, particularly in the state of Oaxaca. Tourists seeking "authenticity" buy crafts and festival tickets, and spend even more on travel expenses. What does a craft object or a festival moment need to look like or sound like to please both tradition... more...

  • A Glorious Defeatby Timothy J. Henderson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99

    The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil wars in both countries. Among generations of... more...

  • The Reinvention of Mexicoby Gavin O'Toole

    Liverpool University Press 2010; US$ 125.00

    This book examines a sophisticated effort by radical economic reformers to change the ideology of nationalism in Mexico from 1988-94 and so “reinvent” the country in a way that was more friendly to their market policies, and responses to this by opposition parties. more...

  • Carrying the Wordby Susanna Rostas

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 45.00

    In Carrying the Word: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City, the first full length study of the Concheros dancers, Susanna Rostas explores the experience of this unique group, whose use of dance links rural religious practices with urban post-modern innovation in distinctive ways even within Mexican culture, which is rife with ritual dances. The Concheros... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • Mexico's Indigenous Communitiesby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue... more...

  • Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Warsby Sylvia Longmire

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the... more...

  • Curriculum Studies in Mexicoby William F. Pinar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Of interest to scholars both within and outside the U.S., this volume reports how curriculum studies scholars in Mexico understand their field's intellectual history, its present circumstances, and the relations among these intersecting domains with globalization. more...

  • The Mexican Revolutionby Stuart Easterling

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 14.00

    Why did the Mexican Revolution happen? What makes it distinctive? Was it even a revolution at all? more...

  • Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past 1875-1970by David Jr. Carey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past. Drawing on years of... more...