A New Study of Mexico Travel Narratives that Illuminates the Agency of the Visited Cultures
An Analysis of Activist Videos from Southern Mexico
A Social History of Urbanization and Popular Politics in the Turn of the Century Mexico
Kathryn E. O’Rourke offers a new interpretation of the development of modern architecture in the Mexican capital, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform.
City on Fire is a chronicle of progress and danger, that integrates urban environmental history with histories of technology, science, and medicine to reveal how Mexico City changed in response to the growing threat of fire in the urban center.
Spanish King of the Incas tells the fascinating story of a Spanish commoner who participated in the conquest of Latin America, then changed loyalties. He declared himself a king among the Calchaqui Indians and was eventually executed for his role in an Inca rebellion in 1667.
Holzner uses case study evidence drawn from eight years of fieldwork in Oaxaca and from national surveys to show how the institutionalization of a free-market democracy created a political system that discourages the political participation of Mexico’s poor by limiting their access to politicians at the local and national level.
Sidney Weintraub examines the current relationship of Mexico and the United States as one of sustained dependence and dominance. The chapters examine the consequences of this imbalance in six major policy areas: trade; investment and finance; narcotics; energy; migration; and the border.
Dion’ study examines the major political role of organized labor in establishing and effecting change in Mexico’s social protection programs throughout the twentieth-century.
Organized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.
Since 1983, Mexico has undergone a rapid and thorough economic restructuring program, with privatization at the core. The government has divested itself of hundreds of public companies, increasing the role of private capital, both domestic and foreign. Supporters have argued that divestiture would have positive implications for Mexican democracy, but Judith A. Teichman concludes that political and economic power in Mexico is more concentrated and exclusionary than ever. She uses extensive field research, including interviews with top political and business leaders to describe and analyze the process by which the Mexican state has reformed its mammoth public enterprise sector.
The definitive account of the expulsion laws passed in 1827-1829 and 1833-34 and the chaos they caused in the new Mexican republic.
A study of the booming Mexican oil industry and their changing foreign policy toward the United States, from the 1970s to the 1980s.
In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the early nineteenth through the twentieth century. He finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.
A colorful acccount of the first decade of Mexican independence from Spain., it views the failed attempt to establish a strong republic, the subsequent civil war that plagued the young nation, and the emergence of two polarized political parties.