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Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

by Edward R. Burian & Ricardo Legoretta

Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative...


Cinema and Social Change in Latin America: Conversations with Filmmakers

by Julianne Burton

Since the late 1960s, films from Latin America have won widening audiences in North America and Europe. Until now, no single book has offered an introduction to the diverse personalities and practices that make...


The Play of Mirrors: The Representation of Self Mirrored in the Other

by Sylvia Caiuby Novaes & Izabel Murat Burbridge

Focusing on the Bororo people of west-central Brazil, this book addresses the construction of self-identity through interethnic interaction. By presenting the images the Bororo have of themselves as well as...


The Norther

by Emilio Carballido & Margaret Sayers Peden

Recognized in Mexico as one of the country's most important contemporary dramatists, Emilio Carballido has only recently become known in other countries through his plays and short stories. This translation...


Blacks in Colonial Veracruz: Race, Ethnicity, and Regional Development

by Patrick J. Carroll

Beginning with the Spanish conquest, Mexico has become a racially complex society intermixing Indian, Spanish, and African populations. Questions of race and ethnicity have fueled much political and scholarly...


A Rosario Castellanos Reader: An Anthology of Her Poetry, Short Fiction, Essays and Drama

by Rosario Castellanos & Maureen Ahern

Thinker, writer, diplomat, feminist Rosario Castellanos was emerging as one of Mexico's major literary figures before her untimely death in 1974. This sampler of her work brings together her major poems, short...


Turn-of-the-Century Photographs from San Diego, Texas

by Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm & Sara R. Massey

Situated in the South Texas borderlands some fifty miles west of Corpus Christi, San Diego was a thriving town already a hundred years old at the turn of the twentieth century. With a population that was 90...


Texas and Northeastern Mexico, 1630-1690

by Juan Bautista Chapa, Ned F. Brierley & William C. Foster

In the seventeenth century, South Texas and Northeastern Mexico formed El Nuevo Reino de León, a frontier province of New Spain. In 1690, Juan Bautista Chapa penned a richly detailed history of Nuevo León...


Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos

by Lawrence Clayton, Jim Hoy & Jerald Underwood

Herding cattle from horseback has been a tradition in northern Mexico and the American West since the Spanish colonial era. The first mounted herders were the Mexican vaqueros, expert horsemen who developed...


Native American Mathematics

by MIchael P. Closs

There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found...


History of the Inca Empire: An Account of the Indians' Customs and Their Origin, Together with a Treatise on Inca Legends, History, and Social Institu

by Father Bernabe Cobo & Roland Hamilton

The Historia del Nuevo Mundo, set down by Father Bernabe Cobo during the first half of the seventeenth century, represents a singulary valuable source on Inca culture. Working directly frorn the original document,...


Inca Religion and Customs

by Father Bernabe Cobo & Roland Hamilton

Completed in 1653, Father Bernabe Cobo's Historia del Nuevo Mundo is an important source of information on pre-conquest and colonial Spanish America. Though parts of the work are now lost, the remaining sections...


Cooperation and Community: Economy and Society in Oaxaca

by Jeffrey H. Cohen

In the villages and small towns of Oaxaca, Mexico, as in much of rural Latin America, cooperation among neighbors is essential for personal and community survival. It can take many forms, from godparenting to...


A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier

by Darryl Cole Christensen

In the 1950s, Darryl Cole-Christensen and his family were among the first settlers of the Coto Brus, an almost impenetrable, mountainous rain forest region of southeastern Costa Rica. In this evocative book,...


The Road to Love Canal: Managing Industrial Waste before EPA

by Peter N. Skinner, Craig E. Colten & Bruce Piasecki

The toxic legacy of Love Canal vividly brought the crisis in industrial waste disposal to public awareness across the United States and led to the passage of the Superfund legislation in 1980. To discover why...


The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Surviving in a Fire-Maintained Ecosystem

by Richard Conner, D. Craig Rudolph & Jeffrey R. Walters

Though small among its woodpecker relatives, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker poses a huge dilemma for its human neighbors. Uniquely adapted to live in the old-growth pine forests of the southeastern United States,...


Who if I Cry Out

by Gustavo Corção & Clotilde Wilson

Three months to live. José Maria, a contemplative engineer in late middle age, and now a victim of leukemia, has received a death sentence from his doctor. His life has been a frustrating nonfulfillment of...


Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism

by Vincent J. Cornell

In premodern Moroccan Sufism, sainthood involved not only a closeness to the Divine presence (walaya) but also the exercise of worldly authority (wilaya). The Moroccan Jazuliyya Sufi order used the doctrine...


Leavin' a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas

by Patsy Cravens, John Boles & Bob Patten

First settled by Stephen F. Austin's colonists in the early nineteenth century, Colorado County has deep roots in Texas history. Mainly rural and agrarian until late in the twentieth century, Colorado County...


Surviving in Two Worlds: Contemporary Native American Voices

by Lois Crozier-Hogle, Darryl Babe Wilson & Giuseppe Saitta

Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds and include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking...