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  • Domestic Economiesby Ann S. Blum

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2010; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    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 US$ 21.21

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mexican Karismataby Ellen Gunnarsdottir

    UNP - Nebraska 2004; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    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 US$ 80.75

    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...

  • Old Villita and La Villita Continuesby Lynn Maverick Denzer; Maury Maverick

    Wings Press 2018; US$ 9.99

    Old Villita is reissued by Wings Press in celebration of the Tricentennial of the founding of San Antonio, Texas on May 5, 1718. It was originally published in 1939 by the City of San Antonio as part of the American Guide Series (Federal Writers Project, under the Work Projects Administration). It was overseen and edited by the mayor of San Antonio,... more...

  • Mapping the Megalopolisby Glen David Kuecker; Alejandro Puga; María Claudia André; Charlotte Blair; Jennifer L. Johnson; Glen David Kuecker; Shannan Mattiace; Patrick J. O'Connor; Alejandro Puga; V. Daniel Rogers; Marta Sierra; C. Patricia Tovar; Karen Velasquez

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 104.50

    Mapping the Megalopolis is an interdisciplinary collection of 10 essays on contemporary Mexico City. Through topics such as the privatization of public space and challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, it explores the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations.... more...

  • Mexicoby Jaime Suchlicki

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    In this concise thousand-year history, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Latin America explains how Mexico’s present and future flow directly from its past. Going well beyond a comprehensive description of recent events and crises, Jaime Suchlicki provides an introduction to the country’s early native civilizations, its natural environment,... 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...