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The Mexico Reader

The Mexico Reader
History, Culture, Politics

by Gilbert M. Joseph,Timothy J. Henderson

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN : 0822384094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mexico Reader is a vivid introduction to muchos Méxicos—the many Mexicos, or the many varied histories and cultures that comprise contemporary Mexico. Unparalleled in scope and written for the traveler, student, and expert alike, the collection offers a comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Mexico—including its difficult, uneven modernization; the ways the country has been profoundly shaped not only by Mexicans but also by those outside its borders; and the extraordinary economic, political, and ideological power of the Roman Catholic Church. The book looks at what underlies the chronic instability, violence, and economic turmoil that have characterized periods of Mexico’s history while it also celebrates the country’s rich cultural heritage. A diverse collection of more than eighty selections, The Mexico Reader brings together poetry, folklore, fiction, polemics, photoessays, songs, political cartoons, memoirs, satire, and scholarly writing. Many pieces are by Mexicans, and a substantial number appear for the first time in English. Works by Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes are included along with pieces about such well-known figures as the larger-than-life revolutionary leaders Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata; there is also a comminiqué from a more recent rebel, Subcomandante Marcos. At the same time, the book highlights the perspectives of many others—indigenous peoples, women, politicians, patriots, artists, soldiers, rebels, priests, workers, peasants, foreign diplomats, and travelers. The Mexico Reader explores what it means to be Mexican, tracing the history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times through the country’s epic revolution (1910–17) to the present day. The materials relating to the latter half of the twentieth century focus on the contradictions and costs of postrevolutionary modernization, the rise of civil society, and the dynamic cross-cultural zone marked by the two thousand-mile Mexico-U.S. border. The editors have divided the book into several sections organized roughly in chronological order and have provided brief historical contexts for each section. They have also furnished a lengthy list of resources about Mexico, including websites and suggestions for further reading.

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
A Book

by Ruben Gallo

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2009-09-29
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 0299197131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "City of Palaces" of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic urban space of the1980s and 1990s—the city of garbage mafias, necrophiliac artists, and kitschy millionaires. Like the visitor wandering through the city streets, the reader will be constantly surprised by the visions encountered in this mosaic of writings—a textual space brimming with life and crowded with flâneurs, flirtatious students, Indian dancers, food vendors, fortune tellers, political activists, and peasant protesters. The essays included in this anthology were written by a panoply of writers, from well-known authors like Carlos Monsiváis and Jorge Ibagüengoitia to younger figures like Fabrizio Mejía Madrid and Juieta García González, all of whom are experienced practitioners of the city. The texts collected in this anthology are among the most striking examples of this concomitant "theory and practice" of Mexico City, that most delirious of megalopolises. “[An] exciting literary journey . . .”—Carolyn Malloy, Multicultural Review

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders
A History of Mexican Migration to the United States

by Timothy J. Henderson

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-02-28
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1405194308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border at the turn of the twentieth century up to the present day. Considers the issues from the perspectives of both the United States and Mexico Offers a reasoned assessment of the factors that drive Mexican immigration, explains why so many of the policies enacted in Washington have only worsened the problem, and suggests what policy options might prove more effective Argues that the problem of Mexican immigration can only be solved if Mexico and the United States work together to reduce the disequilibrium that propels Mexican immigrants to the United States

The Eagle and the Virgin

The Eagle and the Virgin
Nation and Cultural Revolution in Mexico, 1920–1940

by Mary Kay Vaughan,Stephen Lewis

  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release : 2006-03-13
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVCollection of essays, aimed at an undergraduate audience, focusing on cultural policy and production after the Mexican revolution./div

The History of Mexico, 2nd Edition

The History of Mexico, 2nd Edition
Second Edition

by J. Burton Kirkwood

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2009-11-25
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0313366020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sweeping introduction unveils the fascinating, complex, and evolving history of Mexico—from its earliest settlement to the first decade of the 21st century. • Maps help students visualize Mexico's geography and where events occurred • A bibliography provides a broad list of works in English on Mexico's diverse history for further study

Mexico's National Sport--The Charreada Reader's Theater Script and Lesson

Mexico's National Sport--The Charreada Reader's Theater Script and Lesson
A Book

by Cathy Mackey Davis

  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release : 2014-01-01
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 1480767433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Improve reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. Motivate students with this reader's theater script and build students' knowledge through grade-level content. Included graphic organizer helps visual learners.

The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution
Conflict and Consolidation, 1910-1940

by Douglas W. Richmond,Sam W. Haynes

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-22
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1603449558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1910 insurgent leaders crushed the Porfirian dictatorship, but in the years that followed fought among themselves, until a nationalist consensus produced the 1917 Constitution. This in turn provided the basis for a reform agenda that transformed Mexico in the modern era. The civil war and the reforms that followed receive new and insightful attention in this book. These essays, the result of the 45th annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, presented by the University of Texas at Arlington in March 2010, commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of the revolution. A potent mix of factors—including the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few thousand hacienda owners, rancheros, and foreign capitalists; the ideological conflict between the Diaz government and the dissident regional reformers; and the grinding poverty afflicting the majority of the nation’s eleven million industrial and rural laborers—provided the volatile fuel that produced the first major political and social revolution of the twentieth century. The conflagration soon swept across the Rio Grande; indeed, The Mexican Revolution shows clearly that the struggle in Mexico had tremendous implications for the American Southwest. During the years of revolution, hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens crossed the border into the United States. As a result, the region experienced waves of ethnically motivated violence, economic tensions, and the mass expulsions of Mexicans and US citizens of Mexican descent.

Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Sons of the Mexican Revolution
Miguel Alemán and His Generation

by Ryan M. Alexander

  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 2016-10-01
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0826357407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1946 Mexican presidential election signaled the ascent of a new generation of cosmopolitan civilian government officials, led by the magnetic lawyer Miguel Alemán. Supporters hailed them as modernizing visionaries whose policies laid the foundation for unprecedented economic growth, while critics decried the administration’s toleration of rampant corruption, hostility to organized labor, and indifference to the rural poor. Setting aside these extremes of opinion in favor of a more balanced analysis, Sons of the Mexican Revolution traces the socialization of this ruling generation’s members, from their earliest education through their rise to national prominence. Using a wide array of new archival sources, the author demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by these men represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

A History of Boxing in Mexico

A History of Boxing in Mexico
Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism

by Stephen D. Allen

  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 2017-09-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 082635856X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The violent sport of boxing shaped and was shaped by notions of Mexican national identity during the twentieth century. This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern. The success of world-champion Mexican boxers played a key role in the rise of Los Angeles as the center of pugilistic activity in the United States. This international success made the fighters potent symbols of a Mexican culture that was cosmopolitan, nationalist, and masculine. With research in archives on both sides of the border, the author uses their life stories to trace the history and meaning of Mexican boxing.

Photographing the Mexican Revolution

Photographing the Mexican Revolution
Commitments, Testimonies, Icons

by John Mraz

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2012-05-02
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0292735804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 is among the world’s most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes—commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day—Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera; Villa lolling in the presidential chair next to Emiliano Zapata; and Zapata standing stolidly in charro raiment with a carbine in one hand and the other hand on a sword, to mention only a few. But the identities of those who created the thousands of extant images of the Mexican Revolution, and what their purposes were, remain a huge puzzle because photographers constantly plagiarized each other’s images. In this pathfinding book, acclaimed photography historian John Mraz carries out a monumental analysis of photographs produced during the Mexican Revolution, focusing primarily on those made by Mexicans, in order to discover who took the images and why, to what ends, with what intentions, and for whom. He explores how photographers expressed their commitments visually, what aesthetic strategies they employed, and which identifications and identities they forged. Mraz demonstrates that, contrary to the myth that Agustín Víctor Casasola was “the photographer of the Revolution,” there were many who covered the long civil war, including women. He shows that specific photographers can even be linked to the contending forces and reveals a pattern of commitment that has been little commented upon in previous studies (and completely unexplored in the photography of other revolutions).

The History of Mexico

The History of Mexico
From Pre-Conquest to Present

by Philip Russell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-04-06
  • Pages : 792
  • ISBN : 1136968288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its aftermath. The book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from the pre-colonial times to the present, and includes a glossary as well as numerous tables and images for comprehensive study. In lively and engaging prose, Philip Russell guides readers through major themes that still resonate today including: The role of women in society Environmental change The evolving status of Mexico’s indigenous people African slavery and the role of race Government economic policy Foreign relations with the United States and others The companion website provides many useful student tools including multiple choice questions, extra book chapters, and links to online resources, as well as digital copies of the maps from the book. For additional information and classroom resources please visit The History of Mexico companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/russell.

The States of Mexico

The States of Mexico
A Reference Guide to History and Culture

by Peter Standish

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 0313342237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles Mexico's thirty-one states, looking at the characteristics, cultural groups, languages, history, economics, arts, social customs, noteworthy places, and cuisine of each.

Cold War Exiles in Mexico

Cold War Exiles in Mexico
U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance

by Rebecca Mina Schreiber

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 0816643075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The onset of the Cold War in the 1940s and 1950s precipitated the exile of many U.S. writers, artists, and filmmakers to Mexico. Rebecca M. Schreiber illuminates the work of these cultural exiles in Mexico City and Cuernavaca and reveals how their artistic collaborations formed a vital and effective culture of resistance.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic
A Book

by Clive Bloom

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-07-10
  • Pages : 1253
  • ISBN : 3030331369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution
Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century

by Gilbert M. Joseph,Jürgen Buchenau

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-04
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0822377381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this concise historical analysis of the Mexican Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau explore the revolution's causes, dynamics, consequences, and legacies. They do so from varied perspectives, including those of campesinos and workers; politicians, artists, intellectuals, and students; women and men; the well-heeled, the dispossessed, and the multitude in the middle. In the process, they engage major questions about the revolution. How did the revolutionary process and its aftermath modernize the nation's economy and political system and transform the lives of ordinary Mexicans? Rather than conceiving the revolution as either the culminating popular struggle of Mexico's history or the triumph of a new (not so revolutionary) state over the people, Joseph and Buchenau examine the textured process through which state and society shaped each other. The result is a lively history of Mexico's "long twentieth century," from Porfirio Díaz's modernizing dictatorship to the neoliberalism of the present day.

Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo [2 volumes]

Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo [2 volumes]
An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo

by Eric Zolov

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2015-08-26
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN : 1610690443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Going far beyond basic historical information, this two-volume work examines the deep roots of Mexican culture and their meaning to modern Mexico. • Provides novel interpretations into well-established elements of Mexican history, politics, and culture • Supplies reference material that will appeal both to professors and high school teachers preparing for lectures as well as students conducting research • Discusses important topics of Mexican culture rarely explored by scholars, such as "gringo," "alebrije," and "sombrero" • Brings together a genuinely interdisciplinary group of scholars that includes historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and ethnomusicologists, affording readers a breadth of perspectives on Mexican culture and identity

Fermin; Mexican Reader for the First Year

Fermin; Mexican Reader for the First Year
A Book

by Manuel Velaquez Andrade

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1933
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Latin American and Latinx Philosophy

Latin American and Latinx Philosophy
A Collaborative Introduction

by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-08-29
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1351585991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Latin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction is a beginner’s guide to canonical texts in Latin American and Latinx philosophy, providing the non-specialist with necessary historical and philosophical context, and demonstrating their contemporary relevance. It is written in jargon-free prose for students and professors who are interested in the subject, but who don’t know where to begin. Each of the twelve chapters, written by a leading scholar in the field, examines influential texts that are readily available in English and introduces the reader to a period, topic, movement, or school that taken together provide a broad overview of the history, nature, scope, and value of Latin American and Latinx philosophy. Although this volume is primarily intended for the reader without a background in the Latin American and Latinx tradition, specialists will also benefit from its many novelties, including an introduction to Aztec ethics; a critique of “the Latino threat” narrative; the legacy of Latin American philosophy in the Chicano movement; an overview of Mexican existentialism, Liberation philosophy, and Latin American and Latinx feminisms; a philosophical critique of indigenism; a study of Latinx contributions to the philosophy of immigration; and an examination of the intersection of race and gender in Latinx identity.

Mexican History

Mexican History
A Primary Source Reader

by Nora E. Jaffary

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-05-04
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 0429967527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mexican History is a comprehensive and innovative primary source reader in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian past to the neoliberal present. Chronologically organized chapters facilitate the book's assimilation into most course syllabi. Its selection of documents thoughtfully conveys enduring themes of Mexican history (land and labor, indigenous people, religion, and state formation) while also incorporating recent advances in scholarly research on the frontier, urban life, popular culture, race and ethnicity, and gender. Student-friendly pedagogical features include contextual introductions to each chapter and each reading, lists of key terms and related sources, and guides to recommended readings and Web-based resources.

Mexico

Mexico
A Global Studies Handbook

by James Douglas Huck

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 1851099824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook" is an ideal introduction to the United States' southern neighbor for students, travelers, businesspeople, or other interested readers. It debunks a variety of myths and misconceptions that have evolved over time, clarifying the realities of both historic and contemporary Mexico. "Mexico" offers an authoritative yet engaging tour of Mexican history and geography, as well its current economic and business climate, governmental structure, popular culture, and society. It also provides an alphabetically organized "mini-encyclopedia" for quick access to information on notable Mexican people, places, and events. Together, these sections provide everything readers need to understand Mexico's pre-Colombian origins, colonial legacies of dependence and Westernization, and its continuing efforts to craft a national identity.