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Mexico

  • Buñuel and Mexicoby Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    Though Luis Buñuel, one of the most important filmmakers of the twentieth century, spent his most productive years as a director in Mexico, film histories and criticism invariably pay little attention to his work during this period. The only book-length English-language study of Buñuel's Mexican films, this book is the first to explore a significant... more...

  • From Idols to Antiquityby Miruna Achim

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    From Idols to Antiquity explores the origins and tumultuous development of the National Museum of Mexico and the complicated histories of Mexican antiquities during the first half of the nineteenth century. Following independence from Spain, the National Museum of Mexico was founded in 1825 by presidential decree. Nationhood meant cultural as well... more...

  • Revolutionary Daysby Ray Acosta

    Editorial Mazatlán 2010; US$ 19.95

    More than a straightforward compendium of people, places, events, and dates involved in the Mexican Revolution, this reference is designed as a guide to the basic sources, allowing readers to draw upon the best of modern scholarship on the topic. A complete, chronological listing of the persons and events of the revolution, it begins with the births... more...

  • They Should Stay Thereby Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso; Russ Davidson; Mark Overmyer-Velazquez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Here, for the first time in English—and from the Mexican perspective—is the story of Mexican migration to the United States and the astonishing forced repatriation of hundreds of thousands of people to Mexico during the worldwide economic crisis of the Great Depression. While Mexicans were hopeful for economic reform following the Mexican revolution,... more...

  • Seen and Heard in Mexicoby Elena Jackson Albarran

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the first two decades following the Mexican Revolution, children in the country gained unprecedented consideration as viable cultural critics, social actors, and subjects of reform. Not only did they become central to the reform agenda of the revolutionary nationalist government; they were also the beneficiaries of the largest percentage of... 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...

  • Decolonial Voicesby Arturo J. Aldama; Naomi Quiñonez

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    The interdisciplinary essays in Decolonial Voices discuss racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. This collection represents several key directions in the field: First, it charts how subaltern cultural productions... more...

  • Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexicoby Robert F. Alegre; Elena Poniatowska

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 40.00

    Despite the Mexican government’s projected image of prosperity and modernity in the years following World War II, workers who felt that Mexico’s progress had come at their expense became increasingly discontented. From 1948 to 1958, unelected and often corrupt officials of STFRM, the railroad workers’ union, collaborated with the ruling Institutionalized... more...

  • City on Fireby Anna Rose Alexander

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem.... more...

  • Sons of the Mexican Revolutionby Ryan M. Alexander

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War. more...