The Mexicans / Edition 1

The Mexicans / Edition 1

by Floyd Merrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813340446

ISBN-13: 9780813340449

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Westview Press


This historical overview of Mexico explores at every opportunity what it is that makes contemporary Mexico the fascinating and vibrant melange of cultures that it is. Embracing an exuberant array of ethnic diversity—including Amerindian, African-American, and European cultures—Mexico is emblematic of much of the clash and combination of cultures that…  See more details below

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This historical overview of Mexico explores at every opportunity what it is that makes contemporary Mexico the fascinating and vibrant melange of cultures that it is. Embracing an exuberant array of ethnic diversity—including Amerindian, African-American, and European cultures—Mexico is emblematic of much of the clash and combination of cultures that characterizes virtually all of Latin America, from the earliest European conquest and colonization to the present day, The Mexicans: A Sense of Culture captures and reveals the intriguing complexities of daily life in Mexico, from its artistic pursuits to its political and economic patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813340449
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Learning Language, Knowing Culture1
1Getting it, Between Cultures7
2The Importance of Mexico's Past27
3This New World, Spanish Style47
4Conquest and Colony65
5Cultural Hybridity Emerging75
6Making Today's Mexico: Criollos, Independence, and Caudillos91
7The Mexican Mind: An Interlude107
8Making Today's Mexico: The Nineteenth Century and the Mexican Revolution127
9Problems That Wouldn't Go Away141
10Particular Mexican Ways155
11Making Today's Mexico: Or, How and Why Are There Two Mexicos?175
12Along the Political Roller Coaster193
13And Now: Pre-Postmodern Mexico?209
14Flying High or Primed for a Fall?225
Appendix239
Glossary241
References251
Index269

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