Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico

An Anthropology of Nationalism

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Author: Claudio Lomnitz

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816632909

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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In Mexico, as elsewhere, the national space, that network of places where the people interact with state institutions, is constantly changing. How it does so, how it develops, is a historical process-a process that Claudio Lomnitz exposes and investigates in this book, which develops a distinct view of the cultural politics of nation building in Mexico. Lomnitz highlights the varied, evolving, and often conflicting efforts that have been made by Mexicans over the past two centuries to imagine, organize, represent, and know their country, its relations with the wider world, and its internal differences and inequalities. Firmly based on particulars and committed to the specificity of such thinking, this book also has broad implications for how a theoretically informed history can and should be done. An exploration of Mexican national space by way of an analysis of nationalism, the public sphere, and knowledge production, Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico brings an original perspective to the dynamics of national cultural production on the periphery. Its blending of theoretical innovation, historical inquiry, and critical engagement provides a new model for the writing of history and anthropology in contemporary Mexico and beyond. Public Worlds Series, volume 9

Working Hard, Drinking Hard

On Violence and Survival in Honduras

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Author: Adrienne Pine

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520255432

Category: History

Page: 253

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"A theoretically cutting edge ethnography of neoliberalism as suffered by most poor people across the globe. Pine creatively links macro-structural forces in Honduras to the everyday life of factory workers, shanty town dwellers, gang kids, alcoholics and crack smokers within the context of globalized consumerism and the history of U.S. domination of Central America."—Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect "Gutsy fieldwork. A compassionate analysis of the links between work, violence, corporate capitalism, American empire, and self-worth. It will make your blood boil."—Laura Nader, University of California, Berkeley "Using largely the voices of others, Pine's rigorous but sensitive anthropological approach interweaves gangs, work, religion, drink, politics, and even globalization to show clearly how violence pervades the everyday life of many Hondurans. It is a realistic tour de force!"—Dwight B. Heath, Brown University

Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

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Author: Juan Manuel Pérez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 588

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The World of Lucha Libre

Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity

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Author: Heather Levi

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

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Ethnography of Mexican professional wrestling by a female wrestler and scholar, showing how the sport is linked to national affirmations and counter-narratives.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Anthropos

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Latin American Research Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mexican soundings

essays in honour of David A. Brading

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Author: Susan Deans-Smith,Eric Van Young,University of London. Institute for the Study of the Americas

Publisher: Univ of London

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 221

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David Brading is one of the foremost historians of Latin America in the United Kingdom. The essays in this volume convey the enduring nature of many of the questions raised by his work. They reflect the wide range of his interests: from Mexican Baroque and post-Tridentine Catholicism to studies of the dynamics of state building in nineteenth- century Mexico and of the problem of Mexican national identity. The contributions represent a wide chronological spread from the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century, as well as geographical diversity (Mexico City, Quertaro, and Puebla). Part I comprises an autobiographical essay by David Brading, an appreciation of him by Enrique Florescano, and an historiographical assessment of Bradings work by Eric Van Young. Part II gathers together six essays by former students (Susan Deans-Smith and Ellen Gunnarsdttir) and colleagues (Brian Hamnett, Marta Garca Urgarte, Guy Thomson, and Alan Knight). David A. Brading recently retired from a chair in history at the University of Cambridge, where he directed the Latin American Centre. He is the author of dozens of articles and a number of widely praised volumes, including "The First America: The Spanish Monarchy, Creole Patriots, and the Liberal State, 14921867" (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Modernizing Madness

Doctors, Patients and Asylums in Ninetheenth-century Mexico City

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Author: Stephanie Sharon Ballenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 744

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Land of necessity

consumer culture in the United States-Mexico borderlands

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Author: Alexis McCrossen

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822344759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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A history of consumption along the U.S-Mexico border shows continuities and discontinuities in the dynamics of the border and the material world available to Mexicans, Americans, Native Americans and others over the last century and a half.

Intercultural utopias

public intellectuals, cultural experimentation, and ethnic pluralism in Colombia

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Author: Joanne Rappaport

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 333

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Explores how participants in the indigenous movement in Cauca, Colombia--including indigenous, non-indigenous, scholars, and shamans--have helped define a new sense of Colombian nationhood.

A flock divided

race, religion, and politics in Mexico, 1749-1857

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Author: Matthew David O'Hara

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 316

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Reveals how "modern" political communities developed from the milieu of Latin American colonialism and how religious thought and practice created Mexico's political culture.

Die Kultur der Niederlage

Der amerikanische Süden 1865 - Frankreich 1871 - Deutschland 1918

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Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644018618

Category: History

Page: 470

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Zehn Jahre nach dem letzten großen Zusammenbruch, dem des sowjetischen Imperiums, scheint die Zeit reif für eine Reihe historischer Fragen. Destilliert aus der Geschichte der drei Niederlagenklassiker – des amerikanischen Südens nach 1865, Frankreichs nach 1871 und Deutschlands nach 1918 –, lassen sie sich etwa so formulieren: Wie wurden im Zeitalter der Erlöserideologie des Nationalsozialismus große Zusammenbrüche erlebt? Welche Mythen von Verrat oder Heroisierung bildeten sich dabei? Und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen dem äußeren Unterliegen und jenen inneren Revolutionen, die der verlorene Krieg überall zur Folge hat? Wolfgang Schivelbusch ist diesen Fragen nachgegangen, und er zeichnet die aus tiefer Demütigung kommenden Energieschübe nach, die Niederlagen bringen. So legten sich die amerikanischen Südstaaten nach dem Bürgerkrieg erfolgreich ein legendenhaftes Images zu, das unter anderem «Vom Winde verweht» und seine Plantagenromantik schuf; so kam es in Frankreich nach 1871 zu umfassenden politischen und kulturellen Neuerungen; so brach das Deutsche Reich, nachdem der Erste Weltkrieg verloren war, auf etlichen Feldern in eine kraftvolle Moderne auf. Schivelbuschs Buch wird Staub aufwirbeln, auch weil es voller aktueller Bezugspunkte ist. Und es verweist auf die eigentümliche Stärke der Besiegten: daß sie früher und besser wissen, was die Stunde geschlagen hat.

Choreographing Identities

Folk Dance, Ethnicity and Festival in the United States and Canada

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Author: Anthony Shay

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This volume looks at how various cultures use dance as a visual representation of their identity, and how "traditional" dances change over time. Chiefly the work focuses on cultural representation and how it is sometimes manipulated.

Globalizing cultural studies

ethnographic interventions in theory, method, and policy

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Author: Cameron McCarthy

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 541

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The contributors to Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method, and Policy take as their central topic the problematic status of «the global within cultural studies in the areas of theory, method, and policy, and particularly in relation to the intersections of language, power, and identity in twenty-first century, post-9/11 culture(s). Writing against the Anglo-centric ethnographic gaze that has saturated various cultural studies projects to date, contributors offer new interdisciplinary, autobiographical, ethnographic, textual, postcolonial, poststructural, and political economic approaches to the practice of cultural studies. This edited volume foregrounds twenty-five groundbreaking essays (plus a provocative foreword and an insightful afterword) in which the authors show how globalization is articulated in the micro and macro dimensions of contemporary life, pointing to the need for cultural studies to be more systematically engaged with the multiplicity and difference that globalization has proffered.

Bandits, captives, heroines, and saints

cultural icons of Mexico's northwest borderlands

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Author: Robert McKee Irwin

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 331

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Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints investigates cultural icons of the late nineteenth century from Mexico’s largely unstudied northwest borderlands, present-day Sonora, Baja California, and western Chihuahua. Robert McKee Irwin looks at popular figures such as Joaqun Murrieta, the gold rush social bandit; Lola Casanova, the anti-Malinche, whose marriage to a Seri Indian symbolized a forbidden form of mestizaje; and la Santa de Cabora, a young faith healer who inspired armed insurgencies and was exiled to Arizona. Cultural icons such as Murrieta, Lola Casanova, and la Santa de Cabora are products of intercultural dialogue, Irwin reveals, and their characterizations are unstable. They remain relevant for generations because there is no consensus regarding their meanings, and they are weapons in struggles of representation in the borderlands. The figures studied here are especially malleable, he argues, because they are marginalized from the mainstream of historiography. A timely analysis, Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints challenges current paradigms of border studies and presents a rich understanding of the ways in which cultural icons influence people’s minds and lives. Robert McKee Irwin is associate professor of Spanish at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Mexican Masculinities (Minnesota, 2003).