And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre
Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Grove Press
Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory
Author: Sandra Messinger Cypess
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The first English-language book to place the works of Elena Garro (1916–1998) and Octavio Paz (1914–1998) in dialogue with each other, Uncivil Wars evokes the lives of two celebrated literary figures who wrote about many of the same experiences and contributed to the formation of Mexican national identity but were judged quite differently, primarily because of gender. While Paz’s privileged, prize-winning legacy has endured worldwide, Garro’s literary gifts garnered no international prizes and received less attention in Latin American literary circles. Restoring a dual perspective on these two dynamic writers and their world, Uncivil Wars chronicles a collective memory of wars that shaped Mexico, and in turn shaped Garro and Paz, from the Conquest period to the Mexican Revolution; the Spanish Civil War, which the couple witnessed while traveling abroad; and the student massacre at Tlatelolco Plaza in 1968, which brought about social and political changes and further tensions in the battle of the sexes. The cultural contexts of machismo and ethnicity provide an equally rich ground for Sandra Cypess’s exploration of the tandem between the writers’ personal lives and their literary production. Uncivil Wars illuminates the complexities of Mexican society as seen through a tense marriage of two talented, often oppositional writers. The result is an alternative interpretation of the myths and realities that have shaped Mexican identity, and its literary soul, well into the twenty-first century.
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.
A Global Studies Handbook
Author: James Douglas Huck
"Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook" is an ideal introduction to the United States' southern neighbor for students, travelers, businesspeople, or other interested readers. It debunks a variety of myths and misconceptions that have evolved over time, clarifying the realities of both historic and contemporary Mexico. "Mexico" offers an authoritative yet engaging tour of Mexican history and geography, as well its current economic and business climate, governmental structure, popular culture, and society. It also provides an alphabetically organized "mini-encyclopedia" for quick access to information on notable Mexican people, places, and events. Together, these sections provide everything readers need to understand Mexico's pre-Colombian origins, colonial legacies of dependence and Westernization, and its continuing efforts to craft a national identity.
Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Mexico Since 1989
Author: Alexander Dawson
This accessible book looks at the last twenty years of Mexico’s history. Under globalization, Mexico has opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. But Mexico's increasingly vibrant civil society is marred by Human Rights abuses and violent rebellion. ‘First World Dreams’ shows how market reforms have produced a stable economy, regular economic growth, and some vast fortunes, but have devastated much of the country-side and crippled domestic producers. Today Mexico remains a nation in a perpetual state of becoming; becoming a democracy, becoming a nation that respects human rights, becoming a modern industrial power, and yet also becoming more violent, more fragmented, and becoming a place where the chasms between wealth and poverty grow ever larger.
Undergraduate and Graduate
Author: Gary D. Keller,Rafael J. Magallán
Publisher: Bilingual Press
Category: Social Science
This volume contains, at the under-graduate level, twenty course syllabi in the critical disciplines that impact the multidisciplinary field of Chicano studies. At the graduate level, a review of the production of Chicano-focused doctoral dissertations in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences is provided.
A Guide to the Best Non-fiction and Fiction for Travelling
Author: Sarah Anderson
Publisher: Scolar Press
For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no
Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity
Author: Heather Levi
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Ethnography of Mexican professional wrestling by a female wrestler and scholar, showing how the sport is linked to national affirmations and counter-narratives.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Conquest of Mexico
Author: Rebecca Parker Brienen,Margaret Ann Jackson
Invasion and Transformation examines the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and transformations in political, social, cultural, and religious life in Mexico during the Conquest and the ensuing colonial period. In particular, contributors consider the ways in which the Conquest itself was remembered, both in its immediate aftermath and in later centuries. Was Moteuczoma really as weak as history portrayed him? As Susan D. Gillespie instead suggests in "Blaming Moteuczoma," the representation of Moteuczoma as a scapegoat for the Aztec defeat can be understood as a product of indigenous resistance and accommodation following the imposition of Spanish colonialism. Chapters address the various roles (real and imagined) of Moteuczoma, Cortés, and Malinche in the fall of the Aztecs; the representation of history in colonial art; and the complex cultural transformations that actually took place. Including full-color reproductions of seventeenth-century paintings of the Conquest, Invasion and Transformation will appeal to scholars and students of Latin American history and anthropology, art history, colonial literature, and transatlantic studies. Contributors include Rebecca P. Brienen, Louise M. Burkhart, Ximena Chávez Balderas, Constance Cortez, Viviana Diáz Balsera, Martha Few, Susan D. Gillespie, Margaret A. Jackson, Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Matthew Restall, Michael Schreffler.
Author: Mary Beth Norton,Pamela Gerardi,American Historical Association
Women, Gender, and Representation in Mexican Art
Author: Adriana Zavala
Publisher: Penn State University Press
"Explores the imagery of woman in Mexican art and visual culture. Examines how woman signified a variety of concepts, from modernity to authenticity and revolutionary social transformation, both before and after the Mexican Revolution"--Provided by publisher.
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3: Lagerkvist-Pontoppidan
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast
Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press
Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.
A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction
Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Public libraries
Boxing and the Formation of Ethnic Mexican Identities in Twentieth-century Los Angeles
Author: Gregory Steven Rodríguez
Author: Lesley Henderson,Sarah M. Hall
Publisher: Saint James Press
Overviews of writers and works from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century, written by subject experts. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail.
Author: María Antonia Salgado
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
This award-winning, multivolume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. The series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include detailed primary and secondary bibliographies and illustrations.
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: St James Pr
Category: Literary Criticism
Contains biographical and bibliographical information on 345 authors.