Biography & Autobiography

Casta Divina

Author: Erick Gonzlez Fritsche



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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Casta Divina narra la historia verdadera de un diabetico tipo 1 que camino mas de mil millas en el Polo Norte. Su vida incluye pasajes de crisis medicas y de como se sobrepuso a ellas. Tambien relata amorios desenfrenados, tipicos de la juventud; nos narra terribles persecusiones a cargo de las bestias del artico y de como fue sorprendido por tormentas de 70 C bajo cero. Todo esto aunado a su diabetes tipo 1. Este libro nos ayuda a reflexionar sobre la necesidad de encontrar paradigmas mas elevados que los actuales y de como con la ayuda de su guia espiritual, Ashbel, logra el discernimiento necesario para comprender los beneficios de su propia enfermedad alcanzando asi la liberacion de los propios condicionamientos y los del mundo. Al mismo tiempo nos ofrece conceptos basicos de como alcanzar el exito espiritual en perfecto equilibrio con el exito material.

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976

Author: Benjamin T. Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books


Category: History

Page: 382

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Mexico today is one of the most dangerous places in the world to report the news, and Mexicans have taken to the street to defend freedom of expression. As Benjamin T. Smith demonstrates in this history of the press and civil society, the cycle of violent repression and protest over journalism is nothing new. He traces it back to the growth in newspaper production and reading publics between 1940 and 1976, when a national thirst for tabloids, crime sheets, and magazines reached far beyond the middle class. As Mexicans began to view local and national events through the prism of journalism, everyday politics changed radically. Even while lauding the liberty of the press, the state developed an arsenal of methods to control what was printed, including sophisticated spin and misdirection techniques, covert financial payments, and campaigns of threats, imprisonment, beatings, and even murder. The press was also pressured by media monopolists tacking between government demands and public expectations to maximize profits, and by coalitions of ordinary citizens demanding that local newspapers publicize stories of corruption, incompetence, and state violence. Since the Cold War, both in Mexico City and in the provinces, a robust radical journalism has posed challenges to government forces.
Business & Economics

Revolution from Without

Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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"In addition to the relevance provided by contemporary events, the republication of Revolution from Without comes at a particularly effervescent moment in Latin American revolutionary studies. An ongoing discourse among political sociologists, anthropologists and historians has greatly enriched our understanding of the political economy and social history of revolutions and popular insurgencies."—from the preface to the paperback edition

Yucatan in an Era of Globalization

Author: Eric N. Baklanoff

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: History

Page: 192

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This work describes the profound changes to Yucatán’s society and economy following the 1982 debt crisis that prostrated Mexico’s economy. The editors have assembled contributions from seasoned “Yucatecologists”—historians, geographers, cultural students, and an economist—to chart the accelerated change in Yucatán from a monocrop economy to a full beneficiary and victim of rampant globalization.

Rediscovering The Past at Mexico's Periphery

Author: Gilbert M. Joseph

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: History

Page: 222

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Increasingly, the modern era of Mexican history (c. 1750 to the present) is attracting the attention of Mexican and international scholars. Significant studies have appeared for most of the major regions and Yucatán, in particular, has generated an unusual appeal and an abundant scholarship. This book surveys major trends in Yucatán’s currents in Mexican historiography, and suggest new departures for regional and local-level research. Rather than compiling lists of sources around given subject headings in the manner of many historiographies, the author seeks common ground for analysis in the new literature’s preoccupation with changing relations of land, labor, and capital and their impact on regional society and culture. Joseph proposes a new periodization of Yucatán’s modern history which he develops in a series of synthetic essays rooted in regional political economy.
Social Science

Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas

Author: Rachel H. Adler

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders. It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives. It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial issues facing the U.S. today.

The Making of a Market

Author: Juliette Levy

Publisher: Penn State Press


Category: History

Page: 176

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During the nineteenth century, Yucatán moved effectively from its colonial past into modernity, transforming from a cattle-ranching and subsistence-farming economy to a booming export-oriented agricultural economy. Yucatán and its economy grew in response to increasing demand from the United States for henequen, the local cordage fiber. This henequen boom has often been seen as another regional and historical example of overdependence on foreign markets and extortionary local elites. In The Making of a Market, Juliette Levy argues instead that local social and economic dynamics are the root of the region’s development. She shows how credit markets contributed to the boom before banks (and bank crises) existed and how people borrowed before the creation of institutions designed specifically to lend. As the intermediaries in this lending process, notaries became unwitting catalysts of Yucatán’s capitalist transformation. By focusing attention on the notaries’ role in structuring the mortgage market rather than on formal institutions such as banks, this study challenges the easy compartmentalization of local and global relationships and of economic and social relationships.

New Latin American Cinema

Author: Timothy Barnard

Publisher: Wayne State University Press


Category: Art

Page: 544

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Presents essays that the influence and development of Latin American cinema.

Theater of Spies

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The second novel in an alternate history series where Teddy Roosevelt is president once more right before WWI breaks out, and on his side is the Black Chamber, a secret spy network watching America's back. After foiling a German plot to devastate America's coastal cities from Boston to Galveston, crack Black Chamber agent Luz O'Malley and budding technical genius Ciara Whelan go to California to recuperate. But their well-deserved rest is cut short by the discovery of a diabolical new weapon that could give the German Imperial Navy command of the North Sea. Luz and Ciara must go deep undercover and travel across a world at war, and live under false identities in Berlin itself to ferret out the project's secrets. Close on their trail is the dangerous German agent codenamed Imperial Sword, who is determined to get his revenge, and a band of assault-rifle equipped stormtroopers, led by the murderously efficient killer Ernst Röhm. From knife-and-pistol duels on airships to the horrors of the poison-gas factories to harrowing marine battles in the North Sea, the fight continues--with a world as the prize.

Bound in Twine

Author: Sterling D. Evans

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


Category: History

Page: 334

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Before the invention of the combine, the binder was an essential harvesting implement that cut grain and bound the stalks in bundles tied with twine that could then be hand-gathered into shocks for threshing. Hundreds of thousands of farmers across the United States and Canada relied on binders and the twine required for the machine’s operation. Implement manufacturers discovered that the best binder twine was made from henequen and sisal—spiny, fibrous plants native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The double dependency that subsequently developed between Mexico and the Great Plains of the United States and Canada affected the agriculture, ecology, and economy of all three nations in ways that have historically been little understood. These interlocking dependencies—identified by author Sterling Evans as the “henequen-wheat complex”—initiated or furthered major ecological, social, and political changes in each of these agricultural regions. Drawing on extensive archival work as well as the existing secondary literature, Evans has woven an intricate story that will change our understanding of the complex, transnational history of the North American continent.