The Mexico Reader

The Mexico Reader

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A vivid introduction to the varied histories and cultures of contemporary Mexico, told through a series of poems, folk tales, essays, songs, and more, addresses such topics as the nation's uneven modernization, the power of the Roman Catholic church, its turbulent past, and its rich cultural heritage. Simultaneous.

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Genre : History
Author by : Gilbert M. Joseph
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2002
File : 792 Pages
ISBN : 0822330423


The Mexico Reader

The Mexico Reader

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Gilbert M. Joseph
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2009-01-01
File : 808 Pages
ISBN : 9780822384090


Mexico S National Sport The Charreada Reader S Theater Script And Lesson

Mexico S National Sport The Charreada Reader S Theater Script And Lesson

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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.

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Author by : Cathy Mackey Davis
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2014-01-01
File : 5 Pages
ISBN : 9781480767430


Iconic Mexico An Encyclopedia From Acapulco To Z Calo 2 Volumes

Iconic Mexico An Encyclopedia From Acapulco To Z Calo 2 Volumes

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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

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Genre : History
Author by : Eric Zolov
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2015-08-26
File : 754 Pages
ISBN : 9781610690447


Mexico Reading The United States

Mexico Reading The United States

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"A provocative and uncommon reversal of perspective."--Elena Poniatowska.

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Genre : History
Author by : Linda Egan
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
Release : 2009-07-17
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780826516404


Mexico S Once And Future Revolution

Mexico S Once And Future Revolution

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Gilbert M. Joseph
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2013-08-04
File : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780822377382


Sons Of The Mexican Revolution

Sons Of The Mexican Revolution

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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Ryan M. Alexander
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2016-10-01
File : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780826357403


The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Douglas W. Richmond
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2013-03-22
File : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9781603449557


World Architecture And Society From Stonehenge To One World Trade Center 2 Volumes

World Architecture And Society From Stonehenge To One World Trade Center 2 Volumes

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This two-volume encyclopedia provides an in-depth look at buildings and sites of global significance throughout history. The volumes are separated into four regional sections: 1) the Americas, 2) Europe, 3) Africa and the Middle East, and 4) Asia and the Pacific. Four regional essays investigate the broader stylistic and historical contexts that describe the development of architecture through time and across the globe. Entries explore the unique importance of buildings and sites, including the megalithic wonder of Stonehenge and the imposing complex of Angkor Wat. Entries on Spanish colonial missions in the Americas and the medieval Islamic universities of the Sahara connect to broader building traditions. Other entries highlight remarkable stories of architectural achievement and memory, like those of Tuskegee University, a site hand-built by former slaves, or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was built at the site of the atomic detonation. Each entry focuses on the architectural but includes strong consideration of the social impact, importance, and significance each structure has had in the past and in the present.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Peter Louis Bonfitto
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2021-12-31
File : 706 Pages
ISBN : 9781440865855


Mexican Philosophy In The 20th Century

Mexican Philosophy In The 20th Century

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Sánchez and Sanchez have selected, edited, translated, and introduced some of the most influential texts in Mexican philosophy, which constitute a unique and robust tradition that will challenge and complicate traditional conceptions of philosophy. The texts collected here are organized chronologically and represent a period of Mexican thought and culture that emerged from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and which culminated in la filosofía de lo mexicano (the philosophy of Mexicanness). Though the selections reflect on a variety of philosophical questions, collectively they represent a growing tendency to take seriously the question of Mexican national identity as a philosophical question--especially given the complexities of Mexico's indigenous and European ancestries, a history of colonialism, and a growing dependency on foreign money and culture. More than an attempt to describe the national character, however, the texts gathered here represent an optimistic period in Mexican philosophy that aimed to affirm Mexican culture and philosophy as a valuable, if not urgent, contribution to universal culture.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author by : Carlos Alberto Sánchez
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-09-06
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780190601317