The Mexicans / Edition 1

The Mexicans / Edition 1

by Floyd Merrell
     
 


A vivid cultural panorama of perhaps the mos diverse society in Latin America: MexicoSee more details below

Overview


A vivid cultural panorama of perhaps the mos diverse society in Latin America: Mexico

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)

Meet the Author


Floyd Merrell is professor of Latin American literature and culture, and semiotic theory, in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Purdue University. He is Visiting Professor at the Pontíficia Universidade de São Paulo and the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil). His many books include Sobre Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanas (On Latin American Cultures and Civilizations).

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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