Category: Mexico

  • Survivors in Mexico by Rebecca West

    By Rebecca West

    Rebecca West’s never-before-published Survivors in Mexico brings to readers a bold and provocative paintings by way of a tremendous twentieth-century writer. an exciting exploration of Mexican background, faith, artwork, and tradition, it explores the interior lives of figures starting from Cortés and Montezuma to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky.

    “Witty and enjoyable, major and reflective, insightful and good documented, in best and unusual prose, Rebecca West’s travelogue . . . is a version of British sophistication and knack for seeing the other.”—Jorge G. Castañeda, ny occasions booklet Review

    “An enthrallingly readable e-book . . . choked with sharp impressions and stimulating insights.”—Merle Rubin, la occasions publication Review

    “Luscious examining. . . . The publication succeeds fantastically as a travelogue because of West’s mind and adventure, with Mexico serving because the motor vehicle for it all.”—Sam Quinones, Washington put up publication international
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  • The Maya of the Cochuah Region: Archaeological and by Justine M. Shaw

    By Justine M. Shaw

    In contemporary years the Cochuah zone, the traditional breadbasket of the north-central Yucatecan lowlands, has been documented and analyzed by means of a couple of archaeologists and cultural anthropologists. This publication, the 1st significant number of info from these investigations, provides and analyzes findings on greater than 80 websites and places them within the context of the findings of alternative investigations from open air the realm. It starts with archaeological investigations and maintains with study on dwelling peoples. in the archaeological sections, ancient and colonial chapters construct upon these considering the vintage Maya, revealing the ebb and circulation of cost via time within the sector as peoples entered, left, and transformed their methods of existence established upon exterior and inner occasions and forces. as well as discussing the historical past of anthropological examine within the region, the participants tackle such concerns as sleek women's reproductive offerings, web site boundary definition, caves as holy areas, payment shifts, and the reuse of areas via time.

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  • Bonds of Blood: Gender, Lifecycle, and Sacrifice in Aztec by Caroline Dodds Pennock

    By Caroline Dodds Pennock

    The historical past of the Aztecs has been haunted by way of the spectre of human sacrifice. As bloody clergymen and brutal warriors, the Aztecs have peopled the pages of background, fantasy and fiction, their unbelievable violence dominating perceptions in their tradition and casting a veil over their specified lifestyle. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity usually denied to them, and exploring their spiritual violence as a understandable component to existence and lifestyles, Caroline Dodds Pennock integrates a clean interpretation of gender with an leading edge learn of the typical lifetime of the Aztecs. This used to be a tradition of contradictions and problems, yet in among the grand ritual we will be able to locate the non-public and personal, the trivialities of existence which make the realm of those amazing humans immediately known. regardless of their violent bloodshed, the Aztecs have been a compassionate and expressive those who lived and labored in cooperative gendered partnership.
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  • In the shadow of the eagles: Sonora and the transformation by Miguel Tinker Salas

    By Miguel Tinker Salas

    Within the Shadow of the Eagles considers the ancient roots of Mexican border society. The Mexican northwest, and Sonora particularly, has frequently captured the public's mind's eye; it's been portrayed as a quarter of untold mineral wealth, rebel Apaches and Yaquis, self-reliant cowboys, miners, and smugglers. in the course of the 19th century, notwithstanding, the Sonoran sector used to be reworked from a far off frontier outpost to a bustling and influential border country. this modification gave upward thrust to a dynamic dating among Sonora and the southwestern usa. during this leading edge synthesis of Mexican, border, and western heritage, Miguel Tinker Salas lines the social and fiscal background of the Sonora border sector and indicates the position performed by means of the us within the financial system of Mexico.Drawing on wide examine in Mexico urban, Sonora, Arizona, and California, Tinker Salas contributes unique discussions of the advance of nearby credits practices, the elite's use of violence as a political instrument to maintain autonomy, the consequences of sophistication, race, and gender in Sonoran society, and the effect of the railroad and mining at the border economic climate. Balancing thought with unique empirical information in a powerful, readable narrative, within the Shadow of the Eagles recasts our realizing of neighborhood Mexican heritage and expands our rules in regards to the borderlands.
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  • Tell Me the Story of How I Conquered You: Elsewheres and by José Rabasa

    By José Rabasa

    Folio 46r from Codex Telleriano-Remensis used to be created within the 16th century less than the supervision of Spanish missionaries in relevant Mexico. As an artifact of seismic cultural and political shifts, the manuscript portray is a novel record of indigenous reaction to Spanish conquest. studying the ways that the folio's tlacuilo (indigenous painter/writer) creates a pictorial vocabulary, this ebook embraces where "outside" heritage from which this wealthy record emerged.Applying modern highbrow views, together with facets of gender, modernity, country, and visible illustration itself, José Rabasa finds new views on colonial order. Folio 46r turns into a metaphor for interpreting the totality of the codex and for reflecting at the postcolonial theoretical concerns now dropped at endure at the previous. bold and cutting edge (such because the invention of the suggestions of elsewheres and ethnosuicide, and the emphasis on intuition), inform Me the tale of the way I Conquered You embraces the performative strength of the local scribe whereas acknowledging the ineffable qualities of 46r--traits that stay untenably overseas to the trendy excavator/scholar. Posing provocative questions about the unstated dialogues among evangelizing friars and their non secular conquests, this ebook deals a theoretic-political scan at the risk of studying from the tlacuilo methods of seeing the area that dislocate the predominance of the West.
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  • Colombia: The Politics of Reforming the State by Eduardo Posada-Carbó

    By Eduardo Posada-Carbó

    This publication examines the method of political and social reform that Colombia has skilled some time past decade. because the courting among the kingdom, the economic system and the society are redefined in Latin the USA, Colombia has additionally gone through giant alterations. This tale bargains a Colombian measurement to the expanding curiosity in methods of nation reform in different places. The procedure is interdisciplinary and should be of curiosity to political scientists, economists, sociologists, geographers and historians.

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  • National Camera: Photography and Mexico's Image Environment by Roberto Tejada

    By Roberto Tejada

    In nationwide digital camera, Roberto Tejada bargains a entire research of Mexican images from the early 20th century to at the present time, demonstrating how photographs have formed identities in Mexico, the USA, and within the borderlands the place the 2 international locations and cultures intersect—a position Tejada calls the shared photograph atmosphere. The “problem” of images in Mexico, Tejada exhibits, finds cross-cultural episodes which are rife with contradictions, in particular within the advanced phrases of cultural and sexual distinction. studying such subject matters as territory, sexuality, and social and ethnic family members in photo making, Tejada delves into the paintings of key figures together with Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Marius de Zayas, and Julien Levy, in addition to the Agustín Víctor Casasola Archive, the Boystown photos, and modern Mexican and Latina photo-based artists. From the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 to the U.S.–Mexico borderlands of at the present time, Tejada strains the connective thread that images has supplied among Mexican and U.S. American highbrow and cultural creation and, in doing so, defines either countries.
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  • The Teotihuacan Trinity: The Sociopolitical Structure of an by Annabeth Headrick

    By Annabeth Headrick

    Northeast of modern day Mexico urban stand the remnants of 1 of the world's biggest pre-industrial towns, Teotihuacan. enormous in scale, Teotihuacan is prepared alongside a three-mile-long thoroughfare, the road of the useless, that leads as much as the big Pyramid of the Moon. Lining the road are a variety of plazas and temples, which point out that the town as soon as housed a wide inhabitants that engaged in complicated rituals and ceremonies. even though students have studied Teotihuacan for over a century, the suitable nature of its spiritual and political lifestyles has remained doubtful, partially simply because not anyone has but deciphered the glyphs that could clarify a lot in regards to the city's association and trust structures. during this groundbreaking publication, Annabeth Headrick analyzes Teotihuacan's paintings and structure, within the mild of archaeological info and Mesoamerican ethnography, to suggest a brand new version for the city's social and political association. not easy the view that Teotihuacan used to be a calm urban during which disparate teams united in an ideology of cohesion, Headrick as a substitute identifies 3 social teams that competed for political strength - rulers, kin-based teams led through influential lineage heads, and armed forces orders that every had their very own animal insignia. Her findings give you the such a lot entire facts so far that Teotihuacan had robust rulers who allied with the army to take care of their authority within the face of demanding situations via the lineage heads. Headrick's research additionally underscores the significance of struggle in Teotihuacan society and clarifies major facets of its ritual lifestyles, together with shamanism and an annual tree-raising rite that venerated the Mesoamerican construction tale.
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  • The Battle of the Alamo. A History Perspectives Book by Peggy Caravantes

    By Peggy Caravantes

    This publication relays the genuine info of the conflict of the Alamo that came about in 1836 throughout the Texas Revolution. The narrative presents a number of money owed of the development, and readers study information in the course of the viewpoint of a Texan military commander, a Mexican soldier, and a survivor on the Alamo. The textual content bargains possibilities to check and distinction quite a few views within the textual content whereas collecting and studying information regarding a historic occasion.
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