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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Virtuous Waters is the first study of mineral waters and bathing in Mexico. It traces the evolving ideas about these waters, from ...
Virtuous Waters: Mineral Springs, Bathing, and Infrastructure in Mexico
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Virtuous Waters is the first study of mineral waters and bathing in Mexico. It traces the evolving ideas about these waters, from European contact to the present, in order to shed new light on human-environment relations in the modern world. Our relation to water is among the most urgent of global issues, as increasing scarcity and pollution threaten food shortages, deteriorating public health, and the collapse of aquatic ecosystems. Drawing on ideas from political ecology, the author brings together an analysis of the shifts in the concept of water, with a material history of environments, infrastructures and bathing. The book analyzes a range of issues concerning complex water cultures that have formed around Mexican groundwaters over time, and suggests that this understanding might also help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty first century.
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36.700000 USD

Virtuous Waters: Mineral Springs, Bathing, and Infrastructure in Mexico

by Casey Walsh
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Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City traces the transformations that occurred between 1934 and 1968 in Mexico through the lens of childhood. The history of childhood has been dominated by historians of Western Europe and the United States. Eileen Ford corrects this geographical dominance by illuminating the experiences ...
Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City
Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City traces the transformations that occurred between 1934 and 1968 in Mexico through the lens of childhood. The history of childhood has been dominated by historians of Western Europe and the United States. Eileen Ford corrects this geographical dominance by illuminating the experiences of children in Latin America. Ford uses a wealth of fascinating primary sources, ranging from oral histories to photojournalism, to reconstruct the reality of childhood in Mexico City during a period of changing global attitudes towards childhood and well-being. She analyses children's presence on the silver screen, in radio, and print media to examine the way that children were constructed within public discourse in comparison to their actual experiences, paying particular attention to the influence of the 1968 student movement. This book demonstrates children's importance within Mexican society as Mexico transitioned from a socialist-inspired revolutionary government to one that embraced industrial capitalism in the Cold War era. It offers a fascinating study of an extremely important, burgeoning population group in Mexico that has previously been excluded from histories of Mexico's bid for modernity that will prove essential to students and scholars of Latin American history and the Cold War.
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119.700000 USD

Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City

by Eileen Ford
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This single volume reference resource offers students, scholars, and general readers alike an in-depth background on Mexico, from the complexity of its pre-Columbian civilizations to its social and political development in the context of Western civilization. * Explains how Mexico's modern identity is defined by its status as an economically ...
Modern Mexico
This single volume reference resource offers students, scholars, and general readers alike an in-depth background on Mexico, from the complexity of its pre-Columbian civilizations to its social and political development in the context of Western civilization. * Explains how Mexico's modern identity is defined by its status as an economically developing country sharing a large contiguous land border with a highly developed global superpower, the United States * Demonstrates the richness and global reach of Mexico's cultural and linguistic influence through the Western Hemisphere * Enables readers to understand how Mexico's history has been shaped by fierce revolutionary nationalism-a tendency that is now tempered by a desire for integration and leadership in the global community of nations * Includes Day in the Life features that portray the specific daily activities of various people in the country, from high school students to working class people to professionals, thereby providing readers insight into daily life in the country
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101.850000 USD

Modern Mexico

by James D. Huck
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Based on original fieldwork in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, this book offers a bridge between geography and historical sociology. Chris Hesketh examines the production of space within the global political economy. Drawing on multiple disciplines, Hesketh's discussion of state formation in Mexico takes us beyond the national level to explore ...
Spaces of Capital/Spaces of Resistance: Mexico and the Global Political Economy
Based on original fieldwork in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, this book offers a bridge between geography and historical sociology. Chris Hesketh examines the production of space within the global political economy. Drawing on multiple disciplines, Hesketh's discussion of state formation in Mexico takes us beyond the national level to explore the interplay between global, regional, national, and sub-national articulations of power. These are linked through the novel deployment of Antonio Gramsci's concept of passive revolution, understood as the state-led institution or expansion of capitalism that prevents the meaningful participation of the subaltern classes.Furthermore, the author brings attention to the conflicts involved in the production of space, placing particular emphasis on indigenous communities and movements and their creation of counterspaces of resistance. Hesketh argues that indigenous movements are now the leading social force of popular mobilization in Latin America. The author reveals how the wider global context of uneven and combined development frames these specific indigenous struggles, and he explores the scales at which they must now seek to articulate themselves.
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83.950000 USD

Spaces of Capital/Spaces of Resistance: Mexico and the Global Political Economy

by Chris Hesketh
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Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in ...
Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in 400 CE, it was the cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica. A devastating fire in the city center led to a rapid decline after the middle of the sixth century, but Teotihuacan was never completely abandoned or forgotten; the Aztecs revered the city and its monuments, giving many of them the names we still use today. Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire examines new discoveries from the three main pyramids at the site-the Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and, at the center of the Ciudadela complex, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid-which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city's history. With illustrations of the major objects from Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropologia and from the museums and storage facilities of the Zona de Monumentos Arqueologicos de Teotihuacan, along with selected works from US and European collections, the catalogue examines these cultural artifacts to understand the roles that offerings of objects and programs of monumental sculpture and murals throughout the city played in the lives of Teotihuacan's citizens. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young, San Francisco, September 30, 2017-February 11, 2018 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), March-June 2018
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78.750000 USD

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

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Pueblos within Pueblos: Tlaxilacalli Communities in Acolhuacan, Mexico, ca. 1272-1692
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66.150000 USD

Pueblos within Pueblos: Tlaxilacalli Communities in Acolhuacan, Mexico, ca. 1272-1692

by Benjamin Johnson
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Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spain's efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of the Mexica of Tenochtitlan signaled the downfall of the Aztec empire, large areas outside of central ...
Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545
Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spain's efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of the Mexica of Tenochtitlan signaled the downfall of the Aztec empire, large areas outside of central Mexico still remained beyond the Spaniards' control. Home to groups such as the Maya of present-day Yucatan and Guatemala and the diverse peoples of western Mexico, these regions were remarkably resilient in the face of Spanish conquest. Ida Altman provides the first English translations of a set of accounts that directly reflect the perspectives of these indigenous peoples. These include a chronicle of Mendoza's campaign during the Mixton War, a letter from the exiled rebel leader Tenamaztle, and an account written by or on behalf of the rulers of the indigenous community of Xalisco. The narratives are supplemented by translations from Spanish sources that shed light on indigenous-Spanish interaction and conflict. Together these accounts provide insights into indigenous struggles and illuminate the resistance met by their would-be conquerors. Providing multiple perspectives on Spanish campaigns to conquer modern-day Mexico and giving indigenous voices equal weight to that of the conquistadores, this book is an essential counterpoint to standard narratives of the Spanish conquest. It will be especially useful to students and scholars of Latin American colonial history.
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26.200000 USD

Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545

by Ida Altman
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Diego Rivera's mural Sueno de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central is a fascinating critique of high society and wealthy elites. It also offers a multitude of other stories that intersect in a web of historical memory. The massive mural, the histories it depicts, and even its physical journey ...
Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations
Diego Rivera's mural Sueno de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central is a fascinating critique of high society and wealthy elites. It also offers a multitude of other stories that intersect in a web of historical memory. The massive mural, the histories it depicts, and even its physical journey after a devastating earthquake, hold answers to many of the questions readers might ask about Mexico. It also demonstrates how cultural artifacts explain the world around us and expose intersections and entanglements of specific power dynamics.Modern Mexican Culture offers an enriching and deep investigation of key ideas and events in Mexico through an examination of art and history. Experts in Mexican cultural and literary studies cover the 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre, the figure of the charro (cowboy), the construct of the postrevolutionary teacher, the class-correlated construct of gente decente, a borderlands response to the rhetoric of dominance, and the democratic transition in late twentieth-century Mexico. Each essay is a rich reading experience, providing teachers and students alike with a deep and well-contextualized sense of Mexican life, culture, and politics.Each chapter provides a historical grounding of its topic, followed by a multifaceted analysis through various artistic representations that provide a more complex view of Mexico. Chapters are accompanied by lists of readily available murals, political cartoons, plays, pamphlets, posters, films, poems, novels, and other cultural products. Modern Mexican Culture demonstrates the power of art and artists to question, explain, and influence the world around us.
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36.750000 USD

Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations

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Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and ...
The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and intellectuals, some of them professed Communists, sought free expression in matters both artistic and political, Smith reveals how they simultaneously learned the fine art of negotiation with the increasingly authoritarian government in order to secure clout and financial patronage. But the government, Smith shows, also had reason to accommodate artists, and a surprising and volatile interdependence grew between the artists and the politicians. Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war. High-stakes negotiating and co-opting took place between the two camps as they sparred over the production of generally accepted notions and representations of the revolution's legacy-and what it meant to be authentically Mexican.
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31.450000 USD

The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie Jo Smith
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Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and ...
The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and intellectuals, some of them professed Communists, sought free expression in matters both artistic and political, Smith reveals how they simultaneously learned the fine art of negotiation with the increasingly authoritarian government in order to secure clout and financial patronage. But the government, Smith shows, also had reason to accommodate artists, and a surprising and volatile interdependence grew between the artists and the politicians. Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war. High-stakes negotiating and co-opting took place between the two camps as they sparred over the production of generally accepted notions and representations of the revolution's legacy-and what it meant to be authentically Mexican.
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94.500000 USD

The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie Jo Smith
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Archaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquime and its immediate vicinity. In this volume, Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area-an area ...
Not so Far from Paquime: Essays on the Archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico
Archaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquime and its immediate vicinity. In this volume, Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area-an area little explored by archaeologists until now. The book provides the first solid foundation for research on prehistoric west-central Chihuahua. Readers will find descriptions of the southern branch of the pottery-making, village dwelling farmers of the Casas Grandes culture and learn that, as Paquime became the most complex site in the region, the southern Casas Grandes people mostly held back from the Paquime revolution. The studies presented here confer a more nuanced understanding of the tremendous diversity within one of the region's great prehistoric cultures, an area that extends unbroken from deep in Mexico north to central Utah.
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68.250000 USD

Not so Far from Paquime: Essays on the Archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico

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The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century. Catherwood's daguerreotypes and sketches, originally published to illustrate the travel narratives of John Lloyd Stephens, are among the most ...
The Catherwood Project: Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters
The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century. Catherwood's daguerreotypes and sketches, originally published to illustrate the travel narratives of John Lloyd Stephens, are among the most accurate depictions of important Maya sites before the advent of modern archaeology. Katz's photos of the same sites, most of which are previously unpublished, are presented alongside Jesse Lerner's essay, which explores their connections to the history of archaeology, their resonance in contemporary art, and the evolution of an artist who seamlessly integrates form and content.
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47.250000 USD

The Catherwood Project: Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters

by Jesse Lerner
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Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in ...
Early Churches of Mexico: An Architect's View
Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs. Virtually unknown outside Mexico, these complexes unite architecture, landscape, mural painting, and sculpture on a grand scale, in some ways rivaling the archaeological sites of the Maya and Aztecs. They represent a fascinating period in history when two distinct cultures began interweaving to form the fabric of modern Mexico. Many were founded on the sites of ancient temples and reused their masonry, and they were ornamented with architectural murals and sculptures that owe much to the existing Native tradition-almost all the construction was done by indigenous artisans. With these photos, Spears celebrates this unique architectural and cultural heritage to help ensure its protection and survival.
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47.250000 USD

Early Churches of Mexico: An Architect's View

by Beverley Spears
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Against a 1970s backdrop of Vietnam, political corruption, and radical activism, comes the true story of a loose confederacy of thrill-seeking opportunists and disaffected veterans who pulled off the largest, most audacious pot smuggle yet attempted--over twenty-eight tons of primo Colombian headed for the densely populated coast of Massachusetts in ...
Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion
Against a 1970s backdrop of Vietnam, political corruption, and radical activism, comes the true story of a loose confederacy of thrill-seeking opportunists and disaffected veterans who pulled off the largest, most audacious pot smuggle yet attempted--over twenty-eight tons of primo Colombian headed for the densely populated coast of Massachusetts in a rusty shrimp boat at the height of hurricane season. From the borderland of El Paso to the High Sierra of Mexico to the coast of South America and back, this is how they parlayed their first puff into truckloads, planeloads, and ultimately, the mother lode. Folly Cove is a high-spirited tale of the early days, when the business of pot was a benign crusade to keep America high.A lot of people got high, a few people got rich, and nobody got hurt. As far as we were concerned, we broke a law that was already broken. Kermit Schweidel, co-founder of a successful Dallas advertising agency, grew up in El Paso, the site of a brief but eventful detour that would bring him face to face with the Department of Justice and result in a felony conviction. It is a label he has worn without regret: I am troubled only by the chronically painful regret of a screaming lower lumbar. An illicit toke or two in the evening helps dull the pain and remains the organic remedy for a restless mind and the perfect way to laugh, to live, and to never take yourself more seriously than a fart in the wind.
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17.800000 USD

Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion

by Kermit Schweidel
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This book opens new dimensions on the history of race and caste in Latin America through examining the extreme caste groups of Mexico, particularly lobos, moriscos, and coyotes. In revealing their experiences and tracing the implications of their lives in the colonial world, a deeper understanding of the connection between ...
Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico
This book opens new dimensions on the history of race and caste in Latin America through examining the extreme caste groups of Mexico, particularly lobos, moriscos, and coyotes. In revealing their experiences and tracing the implications of their lives in the colonial world, a deeper understanding of the connection between mestizaje (Latin America's modern ideology of racial mixture) and colonial caste system is rendered. Using bigamy records, marriage cases, census documents, and inquisition cases, this book argues that before mestizaje emerged as a primary concept in Latin America, an earlier form of racial mixture, hybridity, and elasticity existed that must be taken seriously as its precursor. Before Mestizaje synthesizes the history of race and caste systems, while tracing the evolution and long-term impact of unique caste categories in Mexico.
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116.01 USD

Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico

by Ben Vinson
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This book opens new dimensions on the history of race and caste in Latin America through examining the extreme caste groups of Mexico, particularly lobos, moriscos, and coyotes. In revealing their experiences and tracing the implications of their lives in the colonial world, a deeper understanding of the connection between ...
Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico
This book opens new dimensions on the history of race and caste in Latin America through examining the extreme caste groups of Mexico, particularly lobos, moriscos, and coyotes. In revealing their experiences and tracing the implications of their lives in the colonial world, a deeper understanding of the connection between mestizaje (Latin America's modern ideology of racial mixture) and colonial caste system is rendered. Using bigamy records, marriage cases, census documents, and inquisition cases, this book argues that before mestizaje emerged as a primary concept in Latin America, an earlier form of racial mixture, hybridity, and elasticity existed that must be taken seriously as its precursor. Before Mestizaje synthesizes the history of race and caste systems, while tracing the evolution and long-term impact of unique caste categories in Mexico.
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39.23 USD

Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico

by Ben Vinson
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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 History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
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.
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68.250000 USD

A History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism

by Stephen D Allen
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Building Yanhuitlan: Art, Politics, and Religion in the Mixteca Alta Since 1500
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47.250000 USD

Building Yanhuitlan: Art, Politics, and Religion in the Mixteca Alta Since 1500

by Alessia Frassani
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The rapid growth of organized crime in Mexico and the government's response to it have driven an unprecedented rise in violence and impelled major structural economic changes, including the recent passage of energy reform. Los Zetas Inc. asserts that these phenomena are a direct and intended result of the emergence ...
Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico
The rapid growth of organized crime in Mexico and the government's response to it have driven an unprecedented rise in violence and impelled major structural economic changes, including the recent passage of energy reform. Los Zetas Inc. asserts that these phenomena are a direct and intended result of the emergence of the brutal Zetas criminal organization in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas. Going beyond previous studies of the group as a drug trafficking organization, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera builds a convincing case that the Zetas and similar organizations effectively constitute transnational corporations with business practices that include the trafficking of crude oil, natural gas, and gasoline; migrant and weapons smuggling; kidnapping for ransom; and video and music piracy. Combining vivid interview commentary with in-depth analysis of organized crime as a transnational and corporate phenomenon, Los Zetas Inc. proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding the emerging face, new structure, and economic implications of organized crime in Mexico. Correa-Cabrera delineates the Zetas establishment, structure, and forms of operation, along with the reactions to this new model of criminality by the state and other lawbreaking, foreign, and corporate actors. Since the Zetas share some characteristics with legal transnational businesses that operate in the energy and private security industries, she also compares this criminal corporation with ExxonMobil, Halliburton, and Blackwater (renamed Academi and now a Constellis company). Asserting that the elevated level of violence between the Zetas and the Mexican state resembles a civil war, Correa-Cabrera identifies the beneficiaries of this war, including arms-producing companies, the international banking system, the US border economy, the US border security/military-industrial complex, and corporate capital, especially international oil and gas companies.
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39.23 USD

Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico

by Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
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Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary
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36.700000 USD

Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary

by Raymond Caballero
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Celebrate the Day of the Dead with 16 charming months of meowing muertos.Sugar skulls are given as gifts to the living and adorn the altars of the deceased in traditional Day of the Dead celebrations. Now we can celebrate the nine lives of our favorite feline friends with Day of ...
Day of the Dead: Meowing Muertos 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with 16 charming months of meowing muertos.Sugar skulls are given as gifts to the living and adorn the altars of the deceased in traditional Day of the Dead celebrations. Now we can celebrate the nine lives of our favorite feline friends with Day of the Dead Meowing Muertos 2018! This gorgeous wall calendar features vibrant artwork from a wide range of artists. These delightfully haunting images of meowing muertos are sure to keep you captivated all year long!
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17.05 USD

Day of the Dead: Meowing Muertos 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018

by Editors of Rock Point
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Celebrate the Day of the Dead all year long with this beautiful tribute to the Mexican folk tradition.In traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, sugar skulls are given as gifts to the living and adorn the altars of the deceased. With their toothy grins and bright colors, the artwork featured ...
Day of the Dead 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018
Celebrate the Day of the Dead all year long with this beautiful tribute to the Mexican folk tradition.In traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, sugar skulls are given as gifts to the living and adorn the altars of the deceased. With their toothy grins and bright colors, the artwork featured in the Day of the Dead 2018 pays homage to the ancestors and history behind the tradition. This 16-month wall calendar allows you to enjoy gorgeous, vibrant sugar skull artwork year-round!
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17.05 USD

Day of the Dead 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018

by Editors of Rock Point
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An Oral History of Infamy: The Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa
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17.800000 USD

An Oral History of Infamy: The Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa

by John Gibler
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The intimate story of a teenager s murder of his family, from an award-winning Mexican journalist Sixteen-year-old Vicente and two of his high school friends murdered his mother, his father, and his little sister in cold blood. Through a Capote-like reconstruction of this seemingly inexplicable triple murder, Sandra Rodriguez Nieto ...
The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juarez
The intimate story of a teenager s murder of his family, from an award-winning Mexican journalist Sixteen-year-old Vicente and two of his high school friends murdered his mother, his father, and his little sister in cold blood. Through a Capote-like reconstruction of this seemingly inexplicable triple murder, Sandra Rodriguez Nieto paints a haunting and unforgettable portrait of the most violent city on Earth, with an in-depth investigation into the thought process of the three boys, the city of Juarez and the drug cartels that wage war in its streets. This book explores how poverty, political corruption, incapacitated government institutions and US meddling combined to create the explosion of violence in Juarez. The product of years of tenacious reporting that have brought Sandra Rodriguez Nieto international acclaim, this book traces the rise of a national culture of extreme violence, and is a testament to the extraordinary bravery of a reporter.
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17.800000 USD

The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juarez

by Sandra Rodriguez Nieto
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Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer-that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is ...
Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know
Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer-that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter what our differences, it is intricately a part of our existence. In the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know(R), Roderic Ai Camp gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. Camp organizes chapters around major themes-security and violence, economic development, foreign relations, the colonial heritage, and more. He asks questions that take us beyond the headlines: Why does Mexico have so much drug violence? What was the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement? How democratic is Mexico? Who were Benito Juarez and Pancho Villa? What is the PRI (the Institutional Revolutionary Party)? The answers are sometimes surprising. Despite ratification of NAFTA, for example, Mexico has fallen behind Brazil and Chile in economic growth and rates of poverty. Camp explains that lack of labor flexibility, along with low levels of transparency and high levels of corruption, make Mexico less competitive than some other Latin American countries. The drug trade, of course, enhances corruption and feeds on poverty; approximately 450,000 Mexicans now work in this sector. Brisk, clear, and informed, Mexico: What Everyone Needs To Know(R) offers a valuable primer for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of our neighbor to the South.
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17.800000 USD

Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Roderic Ai. Camp
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The United Nations declared 1975 the International Women's Year, a time to focus on the issues facing all members of the female sex on a global level. The capstone event of the year was the International Women's Year conference, dubbed the greatest consciousness-raising event in history, held in Mexico City ...
International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History
The United Nations declared 1975 the International Women's Year, a time to focus on the issues facing all members of the female sex on a global level. The capstone event of the year was the International Women's Year conference, dubbed the greatest consciousness-raising event in history, held in Mexico City that summer. It attracted delegates from 133 countries, in addition to non-governmental organizations and press. The attendees included the famous-Betty Friedan, Jane Fonda, Angela Davis, and Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, among them; the royal-Princess Pahlavi of Iran; the politically connected-Leah Rabin of Israel, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sirmavo Bandaranaike, and Egyptian first lady Jihan el-Sadat; and the grassroots. Splits were anticipated between white, Western liberal feminists and Third World /Communist/indigenous women, but what emerged from the conference was a far more complex realization that sisterhood was not more powerful than the issues that divided women, among them economic inequality, prostitution, reproductive rights, professional opportunities, Zionism, and disarmament. The conference was a major watershed in second-wave feminism, but in a larger sense, it marked the consolidation of transnational feminist organizing and a turning point in the role of NGOs in international activism, organizing, and governance. That this conference took place at the height of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and raised issues then being debated in diplomatic settings, heightens the importance of the IWY conference. Jocelyn Olcott has written a history of this event and its importance in a gripping narrative style that will appeal to those interested in international history, women's studies, and transnational movements.
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36.700000 USD

International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

by Jocelyn Olcott
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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 ...
They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression
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, by the 1930s, large numbers of Mexican nationals had already moved north and were living in the United States in one of the twentieth century's most massive movements of migratory workers. Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso provides an illuminating backstory that demonstrates how fluid and controversial the immigration and labor situation between Mexico and the United States was in the twentieth century and continues to be in the twenty first. When the Great Depression took hold, the United States stepped up its enforcement of immigration laws and forced more than 350,000 Mexicans, including their U.S.-born children, to return to their home country. While the Mexican government was fearful of the resulting economic implications, President Lazaro Cardenas fostered the repatriation effort for mostly symbolic reasons relating to domestic politics. In clarifying the repatriation episode through the larger history of Mexican domestic and foreign policy, Alanis connects the dots between the aftermath of the Mexican revolution and the relentless political tumult surrounding today's borderlands immigration issues.
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31.450000 USD

They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

by Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso
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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 ...
They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression
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, by the 1930s, large numbers of Mexican nationals had already moved north and were living in the United States in one of the twentieth century's most massive movements of migratory workers. Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso provides an illuminating backstory that demonstrates how fluid and controversial the immigration and labor situation between Mexico and the United States was in the twentieth century and continues to be in the twenty first.When the Great Depression took hold, the United States stepped up its enforcement of immigration laws and forced more than 350,000 Mexicans, including their U.S.-born children, to return to their home country. While the Mexican government was fearful of the resulting economic implications, President Lazaro Cardenas fostered the repatriation effort for mostly symbolic reasons relating to domestic politics. In clarifying the repatriation episode through the larger history of Mexican domestic and foreign policy, Alanis connects the dots between the aftermath of the Mexican revolution and the relentless political tumult surrounding today's borderlands immigration issues.
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94.500000 USD

They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

by Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso
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Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
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26.200000 USD

Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico

by Peter Kuper
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The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man's literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters-as both symbols and material objects-of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s. William E. French's innovative study of ...
The Heart in the Glass Jar: Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico
The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man's literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters-as both symbols and material objects-of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s. William E. French's innovative study of courtship practice and family formation examines love letters of everyday folk within the framework of literacy studies and explores how love letters functioned culturally and legally. French begins by situating love letters in the context of the legal system, which protected the moral order of families and communities and also perpetuated the gender order-the foundation of power structures in Mexican society. He then examines reading and writing practices in the communities that the letters came from: mining camps, villages, small towns, and the passionate public sphere that served as the wider social context for the love letters and crimes of passion. Finally, French considers sentimental anatomy, the eyes, hearts, souls, and wills of novios (men and women in courting relationships), that the letters gave voice to and helped bring into being. In the tradition of Carlo Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre, French connects intimate lives to the broader cultural moment, providing a rich and complex cultural history from the intersection of love and law.
26.250000 USD

The Heart in the Glass Jar: Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico

by William E. French
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