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Mañana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans

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Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love to see themselves as victims, but also love victims? And why, though the Mexican people traditionally avoid conflict, is there so much violence in a country where many leaders have died by assassination?

In this shrewd and fascinating book, the renowned scholar and former foreign minister Jorge Castañeda sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of his native country. Here’s a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relationship with the United States yet is host to more American expatriates than any country in the world. Its people tend to resent foreigners yet have made the nation a hugely popular tourist destination. Mexican individualism and individual ties to the land reflect a desire to conserve the past and slow the route to uncertain modernity.

Castañeda examines the future possibilities for Mexico as it becomes more diverse in its regional identities, socially more homogenous, its character and culture the instruments of change rather than sources of stagnation, its political system more open and democratic. Mañana Forever? is a compelling portrait of a nation at a crossroads.

Synopsis:

Examines the history and national characteristics of modern Mexico, discussing the contradictions of its politics, its complicated relationship with the United States, and its possible future direction.

About the Author

\Jorge G. Castañeda was born and raised in Mexico City. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Paris. He has been a professor of political science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. He was Mexico’s foreign minister from 2000 to 2003, and is now Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies at New York University. He is a member of the board of Human Rights Watch and lives in New York and Mexico City.

Table of Contents

Why Mexicans are lousy at soccer and don't like skyscrapers — At last: a Mexican middle class — Victims and enemies of conflict and competition — Finally, Mexican democracy — The power of the past and the fear of the foreign — At last: an open society, an open economy, an open mind? — Illusory laws, lawless cynicism — The law of the land, or the land of the law? — The future in real time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307596604
Subtitle:
Mexico and the Mexicans
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Castaneda, Jorge G.
Subject:
International
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110517
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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