Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban by Valentina Napolitano

By Valentina Napolitano

Valentina Napolitano explores problems with migration, drugs, faith, and gender during this incisive research of daily practices of city dwelling in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year interval, Napolitano paints a wealthy and colourful photograph of everyday life in a low-income local of Guadalajara. Migration, Mujercitas, and drugs males insightfully portrays the non-public stories of the neighborhood's citizens whereas attractive with vital questions on the character of selfhood, subjectivity, and neighborhood id in addition to the tensions of modernity and its discontents in Mexican society. 6 b/w pictures, 2 maps

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Santa Anna of Mexico by Will Fowler

By Will Fowler

Antonio L?pez de Santa Anna (1794–1876) is without doubt one of the most famed, and notorious, figures in Mexican heritage. Six instances the country’s president, he's always depicted as a traitor, a turncoat, and a tyrant—the particular explanation for all of Mexico’s misfortunes following the country’s independence from Spain. he's additionally, as this biography makes transparent, grossly misrepresented. Drawing on seventeen years of analysis into the politics of self reliant Mexico, Will Fowler presents a revised photograph of Santa Anna’s lifestyles, with new insights into his actions in his bailiwick of Veracruz and in his a variety of army engagements. The Santa Anna who emerges from this booklet is an clever, dynamic, but reluctant chief, ingeniously misleading from time to time, brave and patriotic at others. His remarkable tale is that of a middle-class provincial criollo, a high-ranking officer, an arbitrator, a committed landowner, and a political chief who attempted to prosper in my view and support his nation increase at a time of critical and repeated crises, because the colony that was once New Spain gave approach to a tender, bothered, besieged, and beleaguered Mexican nation. Deconstructing the myths surrounding Santa Anna’s existence, the e-book deals a clean view of a severe bankruptcy in Mexico’s background. (20071115)

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Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel by Patty Kelly

By Patty Kelly

During this groundbreaking ethnographic examine, Patty Kelly examines the lives of the ladies who paintings within the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas's capital urban. through delving into lives that will differently move unremarked, Kelly files the modernization of the intercourse in the course of the neoliberal period within the urban of Tuxtla Guti?rrez and illustrates how state-regulated intercourse turned a part of a broader attempt by means of govt officers to carry modernity to Chiapas, considered one of Mexico's poorest and such a lot conflicted states. Kelly's leading edge technique locates prostitution in a political-economic context by way of treating it as paintings. so much valuably, she conveys her research via brilliant pictures of the lives of the intercourse employees themselves and exhibits how the ladies concerned are neither sufferers nor heroines.

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La invencion de América: Investigación acerca de la by Edmundo O'Gorman, Fondo de Cultura Economica

By Edmundo O'Gorman, Fondo de Cultura Economica

Edmundo O´ Gorman plantea los angeles posibilidad de interpretar, de modo nuevo y satisfactorio, los acontecimientos que constituyen l. a. historiografía americana. Esto es, dar respuesta a l. a. afirmación tradicional de que América se hizo patente a resultas de su descubrimiento. Pero, ¿puede realmente afirmarse que América fue descubierta sin incurrir en un absurdo? Estos fundamentos son analizados ampliamente en este libro.

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Runaway Daughters: Seduction, Elopement, and Honor in by Kathryn A. Sloan

By Kathryn A. Sloan

Opposed to the backdrop of nineteenth-century Oaxaca urban, Kathryn Sloan analyzes rapto trials--cases of abduction and/or seduction of a minor--to achieve perception past the particular crime and into the truth that tales through mom and dad, their young ones, and witnesses display approximately courtship practices, generational clash, the negotiation of honor, and the connection among the kingdom and its working-class voters in submit colonial Mexico.

Unlike the colonial period the place paternal rule was once absolute, Sloan came upon that the nation started to usurp parental authority in the house with the creation of liberal reform legislation. As those legislation started to form the phrases of civil marriage, the court docket performed a extra major position within the answer of familial strength struggles and the recovery of family members honor in rapto instances. Youths may perhaps now exert a degree of independence by means of saying their rights to marry whom they wanted. In reading those starting to be rifts among the liberal nation and familial order inside of its reduce order voters, Sloan highlights the position that youths and the operating type performed in refashioning structures of marriage, honor, sexuality, parental authority, and filial obedience.

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Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America by William M. Fowler

By William M. Fowler

The chapters during this quantity offer a diversified but constant research of the ways that ideologies were used, misused, or deserted in Latin the United States within the 20th century. the quantity bargains students and scholars a tough choice of interpretations of and motives for the ways that ideologues and ideologies have performed a vital function within the political improvement of the continent. And, whereas illuminating key purposes for the increase and fall of particular ideologies and their repeated betrayal through the century—from anarchism to communism, to socialism, to Peronism, to neoliberalism—the quantity shows how a lot there's nonetheless left to benefit in regards to the value of ideological discourse within the brain and polity of Latin the US. With chapters analyzing Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, and Argentina, this paintings could be of curiosity to all Latin Americanists.

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