Ten intertwined stories of life in a northern Mexico town vividly re-create postrevolutionary Mexico of the 1920s and 1930s. A romance and a mystery of identity unify the stories as do richly drawn characters from all levels of village society. The colors, sounds, and fragrances of village life animate the dramas of rich and poor, old and young.Niggli effortlessly incorporates Mexican folklore - legends, traditions, and songs - to enrich her fiction. She has been claimed as an early Chicana novelist because of her concern with questions of nationality and ethnic origin. Perceptive and engaging, her stories preserve the past while addressing the contemporary preoccupation with borders, identity, autonomy, and community.
- Brand: Brand: Univ of New Mexico Pr
- ASIN: 0826313388
The Forgotten Village: Life in a Mexican
The novelist who wrote The Grapes of Wrath and the director who produced Crisis and Lights Out in Europe combined their superb talents to tell the story of the coming of modern medicine to the natives of Mexico. There have been several notable examples of this pen-camera method of narration, but The Forgotten Village is unique among them in that Steinbeck wrote the text before a single picture was shot. The book and the movie from which The Forgotten Village was made have a continuity and a dramatic growth not to be found in typical documentary films of the time. From this wealth of pictures, 136 photographs were selected for their intrinsic beauty and for the graceful harmony with which they accompany Steinbeck’s text. This new script-photograph technique of narration conveys its ideas with unexcelled brilliance and immediacy. In the hands of such master storytellers as Steinbeck and Kline, it makes the reader catch his breath.
- ASIN: 0143117181
HIGHLAND VILLAGE RESERVE Mexican Chiapas Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Roast, 40 Ounce Bag | Organic Coffee Beans, Fair Trade
Right on the border of Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region, farms offer coffee beans that are bright but not overpowering and include a delicate but fresh aroma.. This is a very well-balanced coffee, showing chocolate and florals on the overtones in perfect harmony. Excellent body with a buttery consistency. The chocolate and floral notes of Mexican Chiapas coffee beans carry through to the nice long finish, joined by a hint of nuts.
- Brand: Highland Village Reserve
- ASIN: B07N9JKDHX
- UPC: 018400000490
Santos: Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village
Richly illustrated with examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art from northern New Mexico's village churches, Santos is an in-depth investigation into the artistic heritage of the New Mexican santero (saint maker). It is also an important study of northern New Mexican artisans and their craft.Along with photographer Jack Parsons, Marie Romero Cash visited every church in the region and documented, identified, and measured each santos. Together they photographed more than 500 pieces, including 19 moradas (places of worship for Penitentes) and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art.Cash's extensive research into these formerly "anonymous" artisans fills a gap in the study of this unique form, making Santos indispensable for art historians and the general reader interested in the culture and art of the American Southwest.
- Brand: Brand: University Press of Colorado
- ASIN: 0870817485
Drinking, Homicide, and Rebellion in Colonial Mexican
This study analyzes the impact of Spanish rule on Indian peasant identity in the late colonial period by investigating three areas of social behavior. Based on the criminal trial records and related documents from the regions of central Mexico and Oaxaca, it attempts to discover how peasants conceived of their role under Spanish rule, how they behaved under various kinds of street, and how they felt about their Spanish overlords. In examining the character of village uprisings, typical relationships between killers and the people they killed, and the drinking patterns of the late colonial period, the author finds no warrant for the familiar picture of sullen depredation and despair. Landed peasants of colonial Mexico drank moderately on the whole, and mostly on ritual occasions; they killed for personal and not political reasons. Only when new Spanish encroachments threatened their lands and livelihoods did their grievances flare up in rebellion, and these occasions were numerous but brief. The author bolsters his conclusions with illuminating comparisons with other peasant societies.
- Brand: Brand: Stanford University Press
- ASIN: 0804711127
A SLICE IN TIME Mexico Mountain Village Mexican Spanish Vintage Travel Advertisement Art Collectible Wall Decor Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5
Mexico Mountain Village Vintage Travel Poster. This is a fine reproduction art poster print picture Vintage Travel Poster advertisement. Originally printed in the early 1900's. Printed on highest quality stock soft gloss paper. Actual image dimensions are approximately 9 x 13.5 inches. Poster is shipped Flat
- Brand: A SLICE IN TIME
- ASIN: B012P0S14O
Bless Me, Ultima
*Please note: There are two versions of this cover. The content is the same. Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales fairly shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the Pen Center West Award for Fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller, Bless Me, Ultima... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world...and will nurture the birth of his soul.
- Color: Other
- Brand: Warner Books
- ASIN: 0446600253
Social Character in a Mexican
After the completion of the revolution in 1920, Mexico quickly became an increasingly industrialized country. The vast changes that occurred in the first fifty years after the revolution inspired Erich Fromm and Michael Maccoby to find out how the Mexican people were adapting. The result, Social Character in a Mexican Village, provides a new approach to the analysis of social phenomena. The authors applied Fromm's theories of psychoanalysis to the study of groups. They devised an ingenious method of questionnaires, which, combined with direct observation, clearly revealed the psychic forces that motivated the peasant population. In his new introduction, Michael Maccoby thoroughly explains the basis of the study, how it originated, and how it was carried out. He goes on to delineate the results and determine their impact on the present day. Social Character in a Mexican Village throws new light on one of the world's most pressing problems, the impact of the industrialized world on the traditional character of the peasant. This ground-breaking work will be invaluable to the work of sociologists, anthropologists, and psychoanalysts.
- Brand: Brand: Transaction Publishers
- ASIN: 1560008768
- ASIN: B0006AQQMK
TALAVERA MOSAIC MURAL mexican tile backsplash, small traditional village,
Mexican Tiles MuralMade in Dolores Hidalgo, MEXICO 100% artisan handcrafted.Size: each tile measures 4¼" X 4¼" inches ¼ inch of thicknessHave a bit of Mexico on your hands!GREAT WAY TO START YOUR COLLECTIONSKU: 23039
- Color: multi color
- Brand: MexicanExpression
- ASIN: B07TYS8RWX
On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home
The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appealKnown for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen. In his first book, Fox presents his food philosophy in the form of 160 approachable recipes for the home cook. On Vegetables elevates vegetarian cooking, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce and including basic recipes for the larder.
- Brand: PHAIDON
- ASIN: 071487390X
- ASIN: B079YJT4ZG
Soccer Sam (Step into Reading, Step
In a perceptive tale of friendship and sports, this multicultural early reader shows how Sam's visiting Mexican cousin overcomes the language barrier by teaching soccer to his new friends.
- ASIN: 039488406X
Social Character in a Mexican Village: A Sociopsychoanalytic
The renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm not only analyzed society and societal processes. Together with Michael Maccoby he did a study of Mexican peasants to empirically illustrate how historical, economic and social requirements determine behavior. Social Character in a Mexican Village does much more than introduce a new approach to the analysis of social phenomena. It throws new light on one of the world’s most pressing problems, the impact of the industrialized world on the traditional character of peasants. Unanimously the book is an outstanding introduction to Fromm’s concept of social character.
- ASIN: B00PTIKUEO
In the Shadow of Tlaloc: Life in a Mexican
The remote Mexican village of Jonotla lies in the shadow of the rock of Tlaloc, named for the ancient god of rain whose spirit has dwelt among its inhabitants for centuries. In the mid-1960s the twentieth century finally came to the fifteen hundred villagers of Jonotla--in the form of roads, cars, buses, electricity, and a more competitive form of life. In this moving account Reck sets out to document what effect these changes have had on the villagers. This study is part of the universal drama that is inevitably played out wherever and whenever the past and the future meet in sudden conflict.
- ASIN: 0881332445
No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global
Winner of the 2011 National Book Prize for Nonfiction from Grub Street and the 2012 International Latino Book Award for Best History / Political Book."Locals know the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the 120-mile-wide strip of land that connects the Yucatan Peninsula to Oaxaca and Veracruz, as "Mexico's little waist." The region is a hotbed of environmental and economic issues, such as the industrial shrimp farming that threatens to leave behind "the coastal equivalent of a desert." Drawing on research, extensive interviews, and firsthand experiences living there in the early 2000s, Call, a translator of Mexican poetry and fiction, portrays villagers' traditional ways of life in the throes of massive change. (A Wal-Mart has already set up shop.) She cites Huatulco, a former fishing village, as foreshadowing what may lie in store for the isthmus: "more than 51,000 acres of beach, field, and forest became federal government property, controlled by FONATUR, the national tourism development agency." Villagers were expropriated, and two residents who refused to leave their homes wound up murdered. Call is never dry or academic; rather, she writes lively narrative, detailed description, and engaging scenes that render her subjects--a schoolteacher, fishermen, activists--three-dimensional. By re...
- ASIN: 0803235100
Viva San Pancho: Views from a Mexican
Five American women offer you a look at life in San Pancho, Nayarit, a village on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Their essays paint a collective picture, vivid as a San Pancho sunset, of what is soul-satisfying, charming—and sometimes frustrating—about a place they have come to love. Why did they choose San Pancho? What’s it like for them to live in a culture not their own, and what do they do all day? The authors answer these questions in humorous, richly detailed stories about friends and neighbors, homes and gardens, and a daily life that’s never dull.
- ASIN: 0615691072
Mexican Village and Other Works (Latino
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico in 1910, Josefina María Niggli was one of the first Latina writers to have her work published in the United States--and thus one of the first to introduce American audiences to the culture and people flourishing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Well ahead of what is now called Chicano literature, her writings--spanning a broad range of genres, subjects, and styles--offer an insider's view of the everyday lives little known or noted outside of their native milieu. In Niggli's plays, for instance, these often invisible working class Mexicans were literally elevated to the public stage, their hidden reality given expression.A long-overdue gathering of Niggli's work, this volume showcases the writer's remarkable literary versatility, as well as the groundbreaking nature of her writing, which in many ways established a blueprint for future generations of writers and readers of Chicano literature. This collection includes Niggli's most famous and influential work, Mexican Village--a literary chronicle of Hidalgo, Mexico, which explores the distinct nature and tensions of Mexican life--along with her novel Step Down, Elder Brother, and five of her most well-known plays.
- Brand: Brand: Northwestern University Press
- ASIN: 0810123401
Life in a Mexican Village : Tepoztlan
The social, economic, political, and religious life of the community of Tepoztlan is studied from an ethnographic and historical viewpoint
- ASIN: 0252725301
Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles (Dover Pictorial
This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures.Among the designs are a two-faced feathered serpent from the Huichol culture, an allover pattern dominated by horizontal zigzags woven by the Otomí, and a flower and leaf design from the Tepehua. The Huasteco people are represented by a bold motif featuring prancing animals with bushy tails; a Nahuatl design depicts a lion with a flower in his mouth; while an elegant curvilinear Mazatec motif features flowers, vines, and birds. Other peoples whose art is represented include the Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, and Cuicatec. In the bold, startling designs originated by these cultures are primal links to the imagery of other cultures and traditions, centuries old and worldwide.Artists, designers, and craftspeople will value this modestly priced collection as a source of striking and unusual royalty-free designs for inspiration and practical use; anyone interested in Mexican Indian ...
- ASIN: 0486275248
- UPC: 800759275243