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Mexico

  • The U.S.-Mexican Border Todayby Paul Ganster; David E. Lorey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now fully updated and revised, this book systematically explores the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States. In a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey, the authors consider the historical development, current politics and key issues, society, environment, economy, and daily life of the border region. more...

  • The Inevitable Bandstandby Charles V. Heath

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state.   In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    This classic anthology provides essential primary text-based and visual documents, contextualized by editorial introductions and essays. 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...

  • Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928–1934by Eitan Ginzberg

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary constitution. Cárdenas sought to strengthen his position through the ruling party (PNR), while Tejeda attempted to strengthen his position... more...

  • Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamansby Stacy B. Schaefer

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer?s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.?? Ethnohistory more...

  • Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexicoby Deborah Toner

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on an analysis of issues surrounding the consumption of alcohol in a diverse range of source materials, including novels, newspapers, medical texts, and archival records, this lively and engaging interdisciplinary study explores sociocultural nation-building processes in Mexico between 1810 and 1910. Examining the historical importance of... more...

  • The Lawyer of the Churchby Pablo Mijangos y Gonzalez

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mexico?s Reforma , the mid-nineteenth-century liberal revolution, decisively shaped the country by disestablishing the Catholic Church, secularizing public affairs, and laying the foundations of a truly national economy and culture.     The Lawyer of the Church is an examination of the Mexican clergy?s response to the Reforma through a study... more...

  • Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communitiesby Octavio Pimentel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Using qualitative research data on Mexican/Mexican Americans and their historias de éxito that center on Mexican centric concepts such as buen trabajador , bien educado , and buena gente , Octavio Pimentel reveals that when social networks guide personal goals in these communities, goals become community-oriented rather than personally-oriented.... more...

  • 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...