Combining five years of careful investigation (including information from eyewitness accounts, field research, and forensic analysis) with a close study of the creature's cultural and folkloric significance, Radford's book is the first to fully explore and try to solve the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra.
In this engaging study, Paul Gillingham uses the revelation of the forgery of Cuauhtémoc's tomb and the responses it evoked as a means of examining the set of ideas, beliefs, and dreams that bind societies to the nation-state.
Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847-1924
By Heather McCrea
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4898-2 May 2011
This study examines the politics of postcolonial state-building through the lens of disease and public health policy in order to trace how indigenous groups on the periphery of power and geography helped shape the political practices and institutions of modern Mexico.
Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s
By Teresa Eckmann
$45.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-4742-8 February 2011
Eckmann's study addresses such important questions as how neo-Mexicanist art has been defined, what its motivations and influences are, how it has been promoted and interpreted, and to what extent that patronage has influenced the development and construction of the movement.
Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769
By Frank Proctor
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4966-8 February 2011
This study explores the lived experience of slavery from the perspective of slaves themselves to reveal how the enslaved may have conceptualized and contested their subordinated social positions in New Spain's middle colonial period (roughly 1630"“1760s).