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Mexico

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  • El Monstruoby John Ross

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 32.00

    John Ross has been living in the old colonial quarter of Mexico City for the last three decades, a rebel journalist covering Mexico and the region from the bottom up. He is filled with a gnawing sense that his beloved Mexico City's days as the most gargantuan, chaotic, crime-ridden, toxically contaminated urban stain in the western world are doomed,... more...

  • A History of Infamyby Pablo Piccato

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction... more...

  • Problems in Modern Mexican Historyby William H. Beezley; Monica A. Rankin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 25.00

    This compelling reader collects a rich array of documents that show how Mexicans viewed their history and culture since independence. Offering a wide variety of materials —texts, visuals, videos, and sounds— that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors, these sources will ​ stimulate critical thinking and give students new... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...