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Mexico

  • I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Usby John Gibler

    City Lights Publishers 2017; US$ 15.95

    Harrowing personal narratives describing how Mexican authorities killed, injured, and disappeared scores of students and others in a still-unsolved crime. more...

  • Beautiful Politics of Musicby Gabriela Vargas-Cetina

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    An exploration into the history and practice of trova, a genre of music that is the soul of Yucatán.   Yucatecan trova is a music genre comprising a type of romantic song that is considered “the soul of Yucatán and Yucatecans.” The first book on Yucatecan trova, offers an insider’s view of the history and practice of a treasured cultural heritage.... more...

  • Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Centuryby Carlos Alberto Sanchez; Robert Eli Jr. Sanchez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    A collection of influential texts in Mexican philosophy, representing a period of Mexican thought and culture beginning with the Mexican Revolution and culminating in la filosofía de lo mexicano. The editors' Introduction highlights the significance of this tradition as one that took seriously the question of Mexican national identity as a philosophical... more...

  • The Shadow of the Strongmanby Martín Luis Guzmán; Gustavo Pellon

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.95

    A searing novel of the post-1910 Mexican revolutionary era that itself challenged the Mexican political establishment, Guzmán's The Shadow of the Strongman (La Sombra del Caudillo) stands beside Azuela's The Underdogs (Los de abajo) in the pantheon of Mexican fiction. Unmasking the years of political intrigue and assassination that followed the Revolution,... 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...

  • Agrarian Crossingsby Tore C. Olsson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    In the 1930s and 1940s, rural reformers in the United States and Mexico waged unprecedented campaigns to remake their countrysides in the name of agrarian justice and agricultural productivity. Agrarian Crossings tells the story of how these campaigns were conducted in dialogue with one another as reformers in each nation came to exchange models,... more...

  • Redeeming the Revolutionby Joseph U. Lenti

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 35.00

    A tale of sin and redemption, Joseph U. Lenti’s Redeeming the Revolution demonstrates how the killing of hundreds of student protestors in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco district on October 2–3, 1968, sparked a crisis of legitimacy that moved Mexican political leaders to reestablish their revolutionary credentials with the working class, a sector only... 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...

  • Murder and Counterrevolution in Mexicoby Friedrich E. Schuler; Friedrich E. Schuler

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Admiral Paul von Hintze arrived in Mexico in the spring of 1911 to serve as Germany’s ambassador to a country in a state of revolution. Germany’s emperor Wilhelm II had selected Hintze as his personal eyes and ears in Mexico (and concomitantly the neighboring United States) during the portentous years leading up to the First World War. The ambassador... more...

  • San Miguel de Allendeby Lisa Pinley Covert

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Struggling to free itself from a century of economic decline and stagnation, the town of San Miguel de Allende, nestled in the hills of central Mexico, discovered that its “timeless” quality could provide a way forward. While other Mexican towns pursued policies of industrialization, San Miguel—on the economic, political, and cultural margins of... more...