A Companion to Mexican History and Culture
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History, Band 15 1. Aufl.
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.
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 13William E. French 2. On the Street Corner where Stereotypes are Born: Mexico City, 1940–1968 34Ricardo Pérez Montfort 3. Consumption and Material Culture from Pre-Contact through the Porfiriato 54Steven B. Bunker and Víctor M. Macías-González 4. Consumption and Material Culture in the Twentieth Century 83Steven B. Bunker and Víctor M. Macías-González 5. Geographic Regionalism and Natural Diversity 119Christopher R. Boyer 6. The Cactus Metaphor 131David 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 145Susan Kellogg 8. Painting History, Reading Painted Histories: Ethnoliteracy in Prehispanic Oaxaca and Colonial Central Mexico 163Elizabeth 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) 195Matthew Restall and Robert Schwaller 10. The Kingdom of New Spain in the Seventeenth Century 209Linda A. Curcio-Nagy 11. The Enlightened Colony 230Susan M. Deeds PART IV: Two Centuries of Independence: The Republican Century 249 12. Independence and the Generation of the Generals, 1810–1848 251Christon I. Archer 13. The U.S. Intervention in Mexico, 1846–1848 262Linda Arnold 14. Republicans and Monarchists, 1848–1867 273Erika Pani 15. The Civilian and the General, 1867–1911 288Paul Garner Special Themes 16. The Penal Code of 1871: From Religious to Civil Control of Everyday Life 302Kathryn A. Sloan 17. Conquering the Environment and Surviving Natural Disasters 316James A. Garza 18. Indigenism in General and the Maya in Particular in the Nineteenth Century 328Terry Rugeley and Michele M. Stephens 19. A Brief History of the Historia moderna de México 339Servando Ortoll and Pablo Piccato 20. The House at Sadi Carnot 33: Amateur Photography and Domestic Architecture in Porfirian Culture 361Patricia Massé 21. Disorder and Control: Crime, Justice and Punishment in Porfirian and Revolutionary Society 371Elisa Speckman Guerra 22. Military and Nation in Mexico, 1821–1916 390Stephen Neufeld PART V: Two Centuries of Independence: The Revolutionary Century 405 23. The Sonoran Dynasty and the Reconstruction of the Mexican State 407Jürgen Buchenau 24. Creating a Revolutionary Culture: Vasconcelos, Indians, Anthropologists, and Calendar Girls 420William H. Beezley 25. Counter Revolutionary Programs: Social Catholicism and the Cristeros 439Daniel Newcomer 26. The Apogee of Revolution, 1934–1946 453Susie Porter 27. The Revolution’s Second Generation: The Miracle, 1946–1982 and Collapse of the PRI, 1982–2000 468Roderic Ai. Camp Special Themes 28. Photographing Indian Peoples: Ethnography as Kaleidoscope 480Deborah Dorotinsky 29. Challenges, Political Opposition, Economic Disaster, Natural Disaster and Democratization, 1968 to 2000 493Ariel Rodríguez Kuri 30. Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men, Women, and Children, 1910–1940 505Gretchen Pierce 31. Environment and Environmentalism 518Emily Wakild 32. Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy 538Monica Rankin and Dina Berger 33. Science and Public Health in the Century of Revolution 561Gabriela Soto Laveaga and Claudia Agostoni 34. A Century of Childhood: Growing up in Twentieth-Century Mexico 575Elena Jackson Albarrán 35. ¡De Pie y en Lucha! Indigenous Mobilizations After 1940 589María L. Olin Muñoz 36. Mexican Immigration to the United States 604Timothy J. Henderson 37. Sex, Death and Structuralism: Alternative Views of the Twentieth Century 616Paul Gillingham 38. For Further Research: Space, Sense, and Sensibility 633Ageeth Sluis Index 654
“This book is definitely a valuable contribution to the understanding of Mexican politics during the different eras and it is the first volume to incorporate a discussion of popular music in political analysis.” (Reference Reviews, 2012) "Summing Up: Recommend. All levels/libraries." (Choice, 1 January 2012)
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).
A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 carefully chosen essays that focus on new approaches to the rich tradition of Mexican history. Essays by a variety of international scholars serve to broaden accounts of the Mexican experience through the incorporation of ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural studies. An introductory section providing overall context is followed by essays focusing on the major chronological eras in Mexican history: Indigenous Cultures before Columbus, Colonial New Spain, and Independent Mexico, which is divided into two sections. Principal historic figures, institutions, the environment, and scientific and medical developments are discussed in individual essays. Also covered are recent historical interpretations with critical historiographical sources. The readings in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture reflect the important new trends in the study of history that have led to a more sensitive narrative and revealing portrait of Mexico's dramatic and complex past and rich cultural traditions.
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