Culture And Customs Of Mexico

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Overview

Mexico, with some 90 million people, holds a special place in Latin America. It is a large, complex hybrid, a bridge between North and South America, between the ancient and the modern, and between the developed and the developing worlds. Mexico's importance to the United States cannot be overstated. The two countries share historical, economic, and cultural bonds that continue to evolve. This book offers students and general readers a deeper understanding of Mexico's dynamism: its wealth of history, institutions, religion, cultural output, leisure, and social customs.

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"[A] fittingly accessible and enjoyable overview of the diverse manifestations of Mexican culture."

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Meet the Author

PETER STANDISH is Professor of Spanish at East Carolina University.

STEVEN M. BELL is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Arkansas.

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Table of Contents

Series foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction : Mexico and culture
Chronology
1 Context : history, land, and society 1
2 Religion 37
3 Social life, leisure, and food 55
4 The media 77
5 Cinema 119
6 Performing arts 165
7 Literature 205
8 Visual arts 255
Conclusion 291
Glossary 293
Selected bibliography 297
Index 305
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