Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
By Joel W. Palka
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5474-7 July 2014
Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.
This book focuses on the twentieth-century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.
This book examines an eighteenth century Spanish state finance based on voluntary donations rather than taxes. The author analyzes the “gifts” ( donativos) that residents of colonial Argentina gave to the Spanish Crown and the city council of Buenos Aires.
World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
By Halbert Jones
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5130-2 April 2014
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-5131-9 February 2019
Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.
The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.
Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Cultural Politics
Edited by Charles R. HaleLynn Stephen
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-55-7 January 2014
The six research projects that form the core of the Otros Saberes initiative bring together a diverse group of Afro-descendant and indigenous collaborations with academics. The focus of each research project is driven by a strategic priority in the life of the community, organization, or social movement concerned. This book, written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, provides an explanation of the key analytical questions and findings of each project.
Edited by Virginia Garrard-BurnettMark Atwood LawrenceJulio E. Moreno
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5368-9 December 2013
The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make sense of trends within their part of the world.