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Peyote EffectFrom the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Alexander S. Dawson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285422
eISBN:
9780520960909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285422.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Peyote has marked the boundary between the Indian and the West since it was outlawed by the Spanish Inquisition in 1620. For nearly four centuries, ecclesiastical, legal, scientific, and scholarly ... More

Black Market CapitalUrban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Andrew Konove

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

For more than three hundred years, Mexico City’s Baratillo marketplace was synonymous with crime, vice, and the most disreputable elements of urban society. Despite countless attempts to disband it, ... More

Profit and PassionTransactional Sex in Colonial Mexico

Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico

Nicole von Germeten

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297296
eISBN:
9780520969704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book recounts four centuries of the history of women labeled public women, whores, and prostitutes in New Spain’s archival records and works of literature from Spain and Mexico. Performing ... More

Argentina's Missing BonesRevisiting the History of the Dirty War

Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

James P. Brennan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297913
eISBN:
9780520970076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297913.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Missing Bones: the ‘Dirty War ’in Córdoba examines the history of state terrorism during Argentina’s 1976—83 military dictatorship in a single place: the industrial city of Córdoba, Argentina’s ... More

Paisanos ChinosTranspacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Paisanos Chinos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Fredy González

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290198
eISBN:
9780520964488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Threatened by the violence of the anti-Chinese campaigns, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties to China as a way to safeguard their presence in the country. Paisanos Chinos illustrates the ways ... More

History of InfamyCrime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

Pablo Piccato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292611
eISBN:
9780520966079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292611.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the construction of crime as a central focus of public life in postrevolutionary Mexico. It does so by exploring cases, stories, and characters that attracted Mexican publics ... More

Death in the CitySuicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Kathryn A. Sloan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290310
eISBN:
9780520964532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Popular culture has long conflated Mexico with the macabre. Some persuasive intellectuals argue that Mexicans have a special relationship with death, formed in the crucible of their hybrid ... More

Forgotten PeaceReform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia

Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia

Robert A. Karl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293922
eISBN:
9780520967243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293922.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines Colombian society's attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere's worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. ... More

Assassination of a SaintThe Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More

While the City SleepsA History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

While the City Sleeps: A History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

Lila Caimari

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520289437
eISBN:
9780520964105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289437.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina's leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive ... More

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