Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4951-4 June 2011
In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.
This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery.
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.
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.
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.