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Overview

Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook is an ideal introduction to the United States' southern neighbor for students, travelers, businesspeople, or other interested readers. It debunks a variety of myths and misconceptions that have evolved over time, clarifying the realities of both historic and contemporary Mexico.

Mexico offers an authoritative yet engaging tour of Mexican history and geography, as well its current economic and business climate, governmental structure, popular culture, and society. It also provides an alphabetically organized "mini-encyclopedia" for quick access to information on notable Mexican people, places, and events. Together, these sections provide everything readers need to understand Mexico's pre-Colombian origins, colonial legacies of dependence and Westernization, and its continuing efforts to craft a national identity.

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"Public and undergraduate libraries will undoubtedly find it a useful addition to their reference collections."

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Narrative Section 1

Ch. 1 Geography and History 3

Ch. 2 The Mexican Economy 127

Ch. 3 Politics and Institutions 167

Ch. 4 Society and Culture 257

Pt. 2 Reference Section 303

Key Events in Mexican History 305

Significant People, Institutions, Places, and Events 313

Mexican Language, Food, Etiquette, and Holidays 341

Mexico-Related Organisations 355

Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Mexico 367

Index 377

About the Author 399

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