Описание: Political jokes exist around the world and across many types of political systems. But what purposes do they serve? Do they have an impact on politics—or on politicians? Surprisingly, scholars have paid scant attention to these significant questions. And, until the publication of this book, no one had ever systematically studied political humour in Mexico. When the first edition of this work was published in Mexico, it caused a stir. Elected officials, it turned out, had grudgingly accepted that they and their politics could be the target of jokes uttered in public, and even on television, but they were incensed that a leading academic had collected political jokes into a book and analysed their function in a country that had experienced nearly a century of one-party rule. Now available in English for the first time, Seriously Funny is a groundbreaking work. Its goal is to examine the ways in which political humour—including nicknames, anagrams, poems, and parodies of religious prayers, in addition to jokes—has developed and operated in one country over more than four centuries. Although political humour thrives in Mexico, it is often cleverly encoded so that it doesn't appear to be critical of government policies or officials. But, writes Samuel Schmidt, that is precisely its purpose: to question the actions and assumptions of the party in power. Schmidt argues persuasively that political jokes are acts of minor rebellion: their objective is not to overthrow a government but to correct its mistakes.
Описание: This is a biography of the American who became the richest man in Mexico.
Автор: Mexican Dream Название: Mexican Dream ISBN: 0226110028 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226110028 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 2613 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature J. M. G.
Le Clezio here conjures the consciousness of Mexico, powerfully evoking the dreams that
made and unmade an ancient culture. Le Clezio's haunting book takes us into the dream that was the religion of the Aztecs, a religion whose own apocalyptic visions anticipated the
coming of the Spanish conquerors. Here the dream of the conquistadores rises before us, too, the glimmering idea of gold drawing Europe into the Mexican dream.
religion and thought of the Aztecs and the Tarascans and the Europeans in Mexico, Le Clezio also shows us those of the 'barbarians' of the north, the nomadic Indians beyond the pale
of the Aztec frontier. Finally, Le Clezio's book is a dream of the present, a meditation on what in Amerindian civilizations - in their language, in their way of telling tal
s, of wanting to survive their own destruction - moved the poet, playwright, and actor Antonin Artaud and motivates Le Clezio in this book. His own deep identification with
pre-Columbian cultures, whose faith told them the wheel of time would bring their gods and their beliefs back to them, finds fitting expression in this extraordinary book, which brings the
Описание: Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this migration of people, labour, and ideas, Tejanos established settlements in nearly all the places they travelled to for work, influencing concepts of Mexican Americanism in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and elsewhere. In The Tejano Diaspora, Marc Simon Rodriguez examines how Chicano political and social movements developed at both ends of the migratory labour network that flowed between Crystal City, Texas, and Wisconsin during this period. Rodriguez argues that translocal Mexican American activism gained ground as young people, activists, and politicians united across the migrant stream. Crystal City, well known as a flash point of 1960s-era Mexican Americanism, was a classic migrant sending community, with over 80 percent of the population migrating each year in pursuit of farm work. Wisconsin, which had a long tradition of progressive labour politics, provided a testing ground for activism and ideas for young movement leaders. By providing a view of the Chicano movement beyond the Southwest, Rodriguez reveals an emergent ethnic identity, discovers an overlooked youth movement, and interrogates the meanings of American citizenship.Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, USA.
Описание: A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 carefully chosen essays that focus on new approaches to 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.
Автор: Buchenau, Jurgen Название: Mexican mosaic ISBN: 0882952633 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780882952635 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1829 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Highlights Mexico`s stunning geographical, ethnic, and social diversity. This book focuses primarily on the period since independence in 1821. This book summarizes Mexico`s rich history, delineating some of the major processes at the national level and hinting at regional and local counter-currents.
Описание: Presents a thorough excavation of the history of the Indigenous inhabitants of California in the late 18th and 19th centuries and their interaction with the Spanish occupiers and Mexican society. This book gives portrayal of how native painters worked to incorporate their cultural iconography in colonial painting.
Автор: Caruso Название: The Mexican Spy Company ISBN: 0786477555 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786477555 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 3259 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: James Knox Polk (1845-1849) was the first commander-in-chief to demand detailed knowledge of his administration's every action. He made audacious use of covert actions and was determined to keep these operations from the Congress. Polk authorised covert operations in both the Republic of Texas and Mexico to bribe and cajole the Texans into voting to join the Union and to cause the Republic of Texas to be at war with Mexico at the time of annexation.Secret agents were sent to Cuba; spies bribed Mexican officials not to resist the invading Americans. Mexican highwaymen were released from prison, recruited as spies, and known as ""the Mexican Spy Company.
Описание: Hughes uses the long history of popular devotions to a famous crucifix to introduce and explore the most salient religious issues in Mexican history: conquest and mission to the Indians; the birth of an indigenous, syncretic Christianity; the rise of a baroque spirituality and aesthetic; the declining influence of the Catholic religious orders; the sometimes violent processes of independence, nationalization, and secularization; the utopian vision and practice ofliberation theology and its institutional dismantling; and finally, the rise of charismatic Catholicism.
Название: Mexican american voices ISBN: 1405182598 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405182591 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2769 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Today, Mexican Americans are the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. But Mexican Americans are also among the nation`s oldest communities, with a rich and complex history. This book seeks to restore Mexican Americans to their rightful place in the narrative of American history.
Описание: A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.
Автор: Brading Название: Haciendas and Ranchos in the Mexican Baj?o ISBN: 0521102367 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521102360 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2705 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: During the eighteenth century the Bajio emerged from its frontier condition to become the pace-maker of the Mexican economy.
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