Автор: Mexican Dream Название: Mexican Dream ISBN: 0226110028 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226110028 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 2613 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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: 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.
Описание: A secret history of Mexican modernity told through five artifacts--cameras, typewriters, radio, cement, stadiums--and the radical transformation of art and literature they brought about in the 1920s and 1930s.
Описание: Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities.
Описание: How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe.
Описание: This narrative begins with the introduction of the empresario system in Mexico in 1823, a system of land distribution to American farmers and ranchers in an attempt to strengthen the postwar economy following Mexico's independence from Spain. Once welcomed as fellow countrymen, the new settlers, homesteading on land destined to be called Texas, were viewed as enemies when in 1835 they revolted against the government's harsh Centralist rulings. Forced to fight for the principles they believed in, the Texans retaliated for the reprisals against them with armed conflicts against the Mexican military.Winning independence from Mexico and recognition from the United States as the independent Republic of Texas only intensified the Mexican refusal to accept their loss of Texas as legitimate. The final straw for both sides came when Texas was granted U.S. statehood and 11 American soldiers were ambushed and murdered. As a result, Congress declared war on Mexico, a bloody conflict that resulted in the U.S. gain of 525,000 square miles, land now consisting of California, Nevada, and Utah, most of New Mexico and Arizona, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
Описание: The opening campaign of the US-Mexican War transformed the map of each nation and shaped the course of conflict.Armed with a broad range of Mexican military documents and previously unknown US sources, Douglas Murphy provides the first balanced view of early battles such as Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. He reassesses previously covered territory and also poses new questions.Why did Mexico establish its defenses south of the Rio Grande while claiming territory north of the river? What was Mexico’s strategy in the campaign against the United States? What factors most affected Mexico’s defeat?In confronting these questions, Murphy shows that the campaign was a complex chess match with undercurrents of political intrigue, economic motivations, and personal animosities as much as military action. Two Armies on the Rio Grande will transform our understanding of the US-Mexican War.
Описание: The U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 remains controversial even today. The California campaigns of this conflict introduce the reader to the Californios (the colorful inhabitants of Alta, or Upper, California); to the American and other adventurers who arrived after them; and to the local Indians, who were always there.The real prize of the war was California. For the Mexican government to go to war against its more powerful northern neighbor was an act of folly. The Californios themselves had only ambiguous loyalties to the central government and only the most minimal military capabilities.The net result of the war was that Mexico was forced to surrender to the United States more than half a million square miles of its territory. This surrender contributed to a legacy of Mexican humiliation, distrust, and bitterness towards the United States that has never dissipated entirely.
Описание: The book investigates the formation of the Cristero diaspora, a network of Mexican emigrants, exiles, and refugees across the United States who supported a Mexican Catholic uprising during the late 1920s. These emigrants had a profound and enduring impact on Mexican American community formation, political affiliations, and religious devotion.
Описание: This book examines the relationship between free markets and democracy. It demonstrates how the implementation of even very painful free-market economic reforms in Chile and Mexico have helped to consolidate democratic politics without engendering a backlash against either reform or democratization. This national-level compatibility between free markets and democracy, however, is founded on their rural incompatibility. In the countryside, free-market reforms socially isolate peasants to such a degree that they become unable to organize independently, and are vulnerable to the pressures of local economic elites. This helps to create an electoral coalition behind free-market reforms that is critically based in some of the market’s biggest victims: the peasantry. The book concludes that the comparatively stable free-market democracy in Latin America hinges critically on its defects in the countryside; conservative, free-market elites may consent to open politics only if they have a rural electoral redoubt.
Описание: This book addresses the demographic trends affecting Latinos in the United States, Mexico and Latin America вЂ“ particularly the aging of the Hispanic population and its resultant health and long-term needs. The population of the United States, like that of most other nations, will age rapidly well into the 21st century. By 2025, at least one-fifth of the population in 15 countries in the Americas is to be age 60 or over. Additionally, as the result of high immigration and fertility rates, as well as improvements in life expectancy, the United States Census Bureau projects that by 2050, the total number of non-Hispanic white aged 65 and over will more than triple, and the number of Hispanics in this age bracket will increase eleven fold. Despite these demographic facts, there is a significant dearth of information about the unique strengths and characteristics that underrepresented minority possess and experience as they age. Further examination of these understudied groups, especially among Hispanics вЂ“ now the nationвЂ™s largest minority group вЂ“ offers the possibility to promote healthy aging for the entire nation.After years of research, researchers have a grasp of some of the complex issues and social and behavioral patters surrounding health that impact older Hispanic people, especially those of Mexican ancestry. The connection between immigration and health is complex and a host of factors related to immigration processes both in terms of the initial migration from Mexico (health selection) and subsequent incorporation into the United States (social causation) affect multiple health outcomes. In the coming decades, it will be critical to develop a better understanding of how immigration from Mexico, Latin America and other sending nations in Asia and Africa, produces health disparities in our aging population.In the proposed book, contributors will provide initial information on numerous factors that affect the health security of Mexican-origin families and individuals as they face the burdens of decline in health status and caring for children and the elderly simultaneously. Also included is material addressing important issues related to the contemporary political debate on immigration and healthcare reform in the United States and Mexico. Focusing on the growing Hispanic population in the United States, this book indirectly addresses social issues such as culture, poverty, immigration, education, employment, and civil rights.
Автор: Bayless, Rick Название: Mexican everyday ISBN: 039306154X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780393061543 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2299 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Written with the time sensitivities of modern life in mind, this is a collection of 90 recipes - like Green Chile Chicken Tacos, Chipotle Steak with Black Beans - that meet three criteria for "everyday" food: most need less than 30 minutes` involvement; they have the fresh taste of simple preparations; and they are nutritionally balanced meals.
ООО "Логосфера " Тел:+7(495) 980-12-10 www.logobook.ru