A Companion to Mexican History and Culture (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

A Companion to Mexican History and Culture (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

By: William H. Beezley (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 essays contributed by international scholars that incorporate ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural studies to reveal a richer portrait of the Mexican experience, from the earliest peoples to the present. * Features the latest scholarship on Mexican history and culture by an array of international scholars * Essays are separated into sections on the four major chronological eras * Discusses recent historical interpretations with critical historiographical sources, and is enriched by cultural analysis, ethnic and gender studies, and visual evidence * The first volume to incorporate a discussion of popular music in political analysis This book is the receipient of the 2013 Michael C. Meyer Special Recognition Award from the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies.

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William H. Beezley is Professor of History at the University of Arizona, co-Director of the Oaxaca Cultural Institute, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at El Colegio de Mexico. He is the author or editor of 20 volumes on Mexico and Latin America, including Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico, second edition (2004), Mexican National Identity: Memory, Insinuation, and Popular Culture (2008), and Mexicans in Revolution, 1910-1946 (2008).


List of Figures xi Notes on Contributors xv Introduction: The Dimensions of the Mexican Experience 1 PART I: The Mexican Experience 11 1. Living the Vida Local: Contours of Everyday Life 13 William E. French 2. On the Street Corner where Stereotypes are Born: Mexico City, 1940 1968 34 Ricardo Perez Montfort 3. Consumption and Material Culture from Pre-Contact through the Porfiriato 54 Steven B. Bunker and Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez 4. Consumption and Material Culture in the Twentieth Century 83 Steven B. Bunker and Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez 5. Geographic Regionalism and Natural Diversity 119 Christopher R. Boyer 6. The Cactus Metaphor 131 David Yetman PART II: The Indigenous World Before the Europeans 143 7. The Gods Depart: Riddles of the Rise, Fall, and Regeneration of Mesoamerica s Indigenous Societies 145 Susan Kellogg 8. Painting History, Reading Painted Histories: Ethnoliteracy in Prehispanic Oaxaca and Colonial Central Mexico 163 Elizabeth Bakewell and Byron Ellsworth Hamann PART III: The Silver Heart of the Spanish Empire: Colonial Experiences 193 9. The Gods Return: Conquest and Conquest Society (1502 1610) 195 Matthew Restall and Robert Schwaller 10. The Kingdom of New Spain in the Seventeenth Century 209 Linda A. Curcio-Nagy 11. The Enlightened Colony 230 Susan M. Deeds PART IV: Two Centuries of Independence: The Republican Century 249 12. Independence and the Generation of the Generals, 1810 1848 251 Christon I. Archer 13. The U.S. Intervention in Mexico, 1846 1848 262 Linda Arnold 14. Republicans and Monarchists, 1848 1867 273 Erika Pani 15. The Civilian and the General, 1867 1911 288 Paul Garner Special Themes 16. The Penal Code of 1871: From Religious to Civil Control of Everyday Life 302 Kathryn A. Sloan 17. Conquering the Environment and Surviving Natural Disasters 316 James A. Garza 18. Indigenism in General and the Maya in Particular in the Nineteenth Century 328 Terry Rugeley and Michele M. Stephens 19. A Brief History of the Historia moderna de Mexico 339 Servando Ortoll and Pablo Piccato 20. The House at Sadi Carnot 33: Amateur Photography and Domestic Architecture in Porfirian Culture 361 Patricia Masse 21. Disorder and Control: Crime, Justice and Punishment in Porfirian and Revolutionary Society 371 Elisa Speckman Guerra 22. Military and Nation in Mexico, 1821 1916 390 Stephen Neufeld PART V: Two Centuries of Independence: The Revolutionary Century 405 23. The Sonoran Dynasty and the Reconstruction of the Mexican State 407 Jurgen Buchenau 24. Creating a Revolutionary Culture: Vasconcelos, Indians, Anthropologists, and Calendar Girls 420 William H. Beezley 25. Counter Revolutionary Programs: Social Catholicism and the Cristeros 439 Daniel Newcomer 26. The Apogee of Revolution, 1934 1946 453 Susie Porter 27. The Revolution s Second Generation: The Miracle, 1946 1982 and Collapse of the PRI, 1982 2000 468 Roderic Ai. Camp Special Themes 28. Photographing Indian Peoples: Ethnography as Kaleidoscope 480 Deborah Dorotinsky 29. Challenges, Political Opposition, Economic Disaster, Natural Disaster and Democratization, 1968 to 2000 493 Ariel Rodriguez Kuri 30. Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men, Women, and Children, 1910 1940 505 Gretchen Pierce 31. Environment and Environmentalism 518 Emily Wakild 32. Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy 538 Monica Rankin and Dina Berger 33. Science and Public Health in the Century of Revolution 561 Gabriela Soto Laveaga and Claudia Agostoni 34. A Century of Childhood: Growing up in Twentieth-Century Mexico 575 Elena Jackson Albarran 35. !De Pie y en Lucha! Indigenous Mobilizations After 1940 589 Maria L. Olin Munoz 36. Mexican Immigration to the United States 604 Timothy J. Henderson 37. Sex, Death and Structuralism: Alternative Views of the Twentieth Century 616 Paul Gillingham 38. For Further Research: Space, Sense, and Sensibility 633 Ageeth Sluis Index 654

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  • publication date: 15/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405190572
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9781405190572
  • weight: 1372
  • ISBN10: 1405190574

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