eBook Modern Mexico, 1st Edition

  • James D. Huck Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850917
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850912
  • DDC: 917.20423
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This single volume reference resource offers students, scholars, and general readers alike an in-depth background on Mexico, from the complexity of its pre-Columbian civilizations to its social and political development in the context of Western civilization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Understanding Modern Nations.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Preface.
Introduction.
Geography.
1: Baja Peninsula.
2: Beaches.
3: Borders.
4: Cities.
5: Climate.
6: Geology: Mountains, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes.
7: Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
8: Political Geography.
9: Pollution.
10: Sonoran Desert.
11: Waterways.
12: Yucatán Peninsula.
History.
13: Contact and Conquest.
14: Independence.
15: Lázaro Cárdenas and the Nationalization of Mexican Petroleum.
16: The Mexican Miracle.
17: The Mexican Revolution.
18: NAFTA and the Zapatista Rebellion.
19: The 1988 Presidential Election.
20: 1968: The Olympics and the Tlatelolco Massacre.
21: 19th-Century Nation-Building.
22: Porfirio Díaz and the Porfiriato.
23: Post-PRI Mexico.
24: Pre-Columbian Civilizations.
25: Reform and Empire.
26: The Viceroyalty of New Spain.
Government and Politics.
27: Branches of Government.
28: Constitution of 1917.
29: Elections and the Electoral System.
30: Foreign Policy.
31: Mexican Drug Cartels.
32: Military.
33: Nationalism.
34: Parastatal Agencies.
35: Political Parties.
36: Presidentialism and Centralism.
37: State and Municipal Government.
38: U.S.-Mexican Relations.
39: #YoSoy132.
Economy.
40: Agriculture.
41: Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexican Stock Market).
42: CANACINTRA.
43: Currency and Exchange Rates.
44: Drug Trafficking.
45: Industry and Manufacturing.
46: Maquiladoras.
47: Migration and Remittances.
48: Oportunidades/Progresa.
49: Petroleum and PEMEX.
50: Slim, Carlos.
51: Statism.
52: Trade Policy and NAFTA.
Religion and Thought.
53: Catholicism.
54: Cristeros.
55: Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe.
56: Paz, Octavio.
57: Ramos, Samuel.
58: Ruíz, Samuel.
59: Zea, Leopoldo.
Social Classes and Ethnicity.
60: Chichimecas.
61: Criollos, Peninsulares, and Mestizos.
62: Huichols.
63: La Raza Cósmica (The Cosmic Race).
64: Maya.
65: Mestizaje.
66: Nahua.
67: Socioeconomic Status.
Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality.
68: Dance of the 41.
69: de la Cruz, Sor Juana Inés.
70: Feminism.
71: Guillén, Palma.
72: Homosexuality, Lesbianism, and Marriage Equality.
73: Machismo, Marianismo, and Malinchismo.
74: Marriage and Family.
75: Soldaderas.
Education.
76: Church and Education.
77: Servicio Social (Social Service).
78: Universidad Iberoamericana.
79: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
80: Vasconcelos, José.
Language.
81: Dichos (Sayings).
82: English.
83: Indigenous Languages: Nahuatl and Maya.
84: Spanish.
Etiquette.
85: Compadrazgo.
86: Dining.
87: Dress.
88: Siesta.
Literature and Drama.
89: Alamán, Lucas.
90: Azuela, Mariano.
91: Castellanos, Rosario.
92: Chroniclers: Bernal Díaz del Castillo and Francisco López de Gómara.
93: de Lizardi, José Joaquín Fernández.
94: Esquivel, Laura.
95: Fuentes, Carlos.
96: Garro, Elena.
97: Monsiváis, Carlos.
98: Nezahualcóyotl.
99: Poniatowska, Elena.
100: Rulfo, Juan.
Art and Architecture.
101: Barragán, Luis.
102: Chapultepec Castle and Chapultepec Park.
103: Chichén Itzá, Teotihuacán, and the Templo Mayor.
104: El Estadio Olímpico Universitario and El Estadio Azteca.
105: Fine Arts Palace and Alameda Park.
106: José Luís Cuevas and the Breakaway Generation.
107: Kahlo, Frida.
108: Modotti, Tina.
109: Muralism.
110: O’Gorman, Juan.
111: Orozco, José Clemente.
112: Posada, José Guadalupe.
113: Rivera, Diego.
114: Siqueiros, David Alfaro.
115: Stridentism.
Music and Dance.
116: Agustín Lara and the Bolero.
117: Amalia Hernández and the Ballet Folklórico de México.
118: Classical Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas.
119: Corridos and Narco-Corridos.
120: La Onda, Rock and Roll, and “Rupestre” Music.
121: Mariachi Music.
122: Ranchera Music.
Food.
123: Aguas, Jugos, and Refrescos (Waters, Juices, and Sodas).
124: Alcoholic Beverages.
125: Chiles and Chiles Rellenos.
126: Garnishes and Condiments.
127: Maíz (Corn).
128: Platos Típicos (Typical Dishes).
129: Soups and Stews.
130: Sweets and Confections.
131: Tacos.
132: Tortilla.
Leisure and Sports.
133: Boxeo (Boxing).
134: Bullfighting.
135: El Tri.
136: Fútbol (Soccer).
137: Holidays.
138: Lucha Libre.
139: The Olympic Games of 1968.
140: Piñata.
141: Quinceañera.
142: Ulama.
Media and Popular Culture.
143: Broadcast Journalism.
144: Cantinflas.
145: del Río, Dolores.
146: Félix, María.
147: Fernández, Emilio “El Indio”.
148: “Golden Age” of Cinema.
149: Negrete, Jorge.
150: Nuevo Cine Mexicano (New Mexican Cinema).
151: Print Journalism.
152: Telenovelas.
Appendix A A Day in the Life.
Appendix B Glossary of Key Terms.
Appendix C Facts and Figures.
Appendix D Holidays.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.