MEXICO ON MAIN STREET

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Mexico On Main Street

Author : Colin Gunckel
ISBN : 9780813570778
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the early decades of the twentieth-century, Main Street was the heart of Los Angeles’s Mexican immigrant community. It was also the hub for an extensive, largely forgotten film culture that thrived in L.A. during the early days of Hollywood. Drawing from rare archives, including the city’s Spanish-language newspapers, Colin Gunckel vividly demonstrates how this immigrant community pioneered a practice of transnational media convergence, consuming films from Hollywood and Mexico, while also producing fan publications, fiction, criticism, music, and live theatrical events. Mexico on Main Street locates this film culture at the center of a series of key debates concerning national identity, ethnicity, class, and the role of Mexicans within Hollywood before World War II. As Gunckel shows, the immigrant community’s cultural elite tried to rally the working-class population toward the cause of Mexican nationalism, while Hollywood sought to position them as part of a lucrative transnational Latin American market. Yet ironically, both Hollywood studios and Mexican American cultural elites used the media to present negative depictions of working-class Mexicans, portraying their behaviors as a threat to middle-class respectability. Rather than simply depicting working-class immigrants as pawns of these power players, however, Gunckel reveals their active participation in the era’s film culture. Gunckel’s innovative approach combines media studies, urban history, and ethnic studies to reconstruct a distinctive, richly layered immigrant film culture. Mexico on Main Street demonstrates how a site-specific study of cultural and ethnic issues challenges our existing conceptions of U.S. film history, Mexican cinema, and the history of Los Angeles.
Category: Business & Economics

Cartel The Coming Invasion Of Mexico S Drug Wars

Author : Sylvia Longmire
ISBN : 9780230340558
Genre : Political Science
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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.
Category: Political Science

Becoming Mexican American

Author : George J. Sanchez
ISBN : 9780199880034
Genre : Social Science
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Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city. By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to 1945, George J. S?nchez explores the process by which temporary sojourners altered their orientation to that of permanent residents, thereby laying the foundation for a new Mexican-American culture. Analyzing not only formal programs aimed at these newcomers by the United States and Mexico, but also the world created by these immigrants through family networks, religious practice, musical entertainment, and work and consumption patterns, S?nchez uncovers the creative ways Mexicans adapted their culture to life in the United States. When a formal repatriation campaign pushed thousands to return to Mexico, those remaining in Los Angeles launched new campaigns to gain civil rights as ethnic Americans through labor unions and New Deal politics. The immigrant generation, therefore, laid the groundwork for the emerging Mexican-American identity of their children.
Category: Social Science

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : MINN:30000009886312
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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Dallas S Little Mexico

Author : Sol Villasana
ISBN : 0738579793
Genre : Social Science
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Little Mexico was Dallas's earliest Mexican barrio. "Mexicanos" had lived in Dallas since the mid-19th century. The social displacement created by the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, caused the emergence of a distinct and vibrant neighborhood on the edge of the city's downtown. This neighborhood consisted of modest homes, small businesses, churches, and schools, and further immigration from Mexico in the 1920s caused its population to boom. By the 1930s, Little Mexico's population had grown to over 15,000 people. The expanding city's construction projects, urban renewal plans, and land speculation by developers gradually began to dismantle Little Mexico. By the end of the 20th century, Little Mexico had all but disappeared, giving way to upscale high-rise residences and hotels, office towers of steel and glass, and the city's newest entertainment district. This book looks at Little Mexico's growth, zenith, demise, and its remarkable renaissance as a neighborhood.
Category: Social Science

Women And Migration In The U S Mexico Borderlands

Author : Denise A. Segura
ISBN : 0822341182
Genre : Social Science
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Seminal essays on how women adapt to the structural transformations caused by the large migration from Mexico to the U.S.A., how they create or contest representations of their identities in light of their marginality, and give voice to their own agency.
Category: Social Science

Sofi Mendoza S Guide To Getting Lost In Mexico

Author : Malín Alegría
ISBN : 9780689878114
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza lies to her parents and crosses the border for a weekend party, she has no idea that she will get stuck in a Mexican village with family she has never met before, unable to return to the United States and the easy life she knew.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Mothers And The Mexican Antinuclear Power Movement

Author : Velma Garc’a-Gorena
ISBN : 0816518750
Genre : History
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In the early 1970s construction began on a nuclear power plant at Laguna Verde in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Initially, most local citizens were largely unconcerned with the prospect of having the nuclear plant in their community. With the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, however, residents' complacency toward the power plant soon turned to opposition. Protest groups such as the Madres Veracruzanas emerged to join existing environmental groups in a fight to close down the facility. In Mothers and the Mexican Antinuclear Power Movement, Velma Garc’a-Gorena traces the protest movement against the Mexican government's Laguna Verde nuclear plant, outlining the movement's formation, development, and decline. Documenting the movement's key players and turning points in superb detail, she interweaves important historical narrative with a deft examination of the events, framing her analysis in terms of social movement literature. In a departure from the more conventional New Social Movements approach to analyzing antinuclear movements, Garc’a-Gorena demonstrates how, in many ways, movements of this kind are not so new and how a modified "political process" approach fits much better. With a sophisticated application of various social movements' paradigms, Garc’a-Gorena incorporates perspectives such as resource mobilization, political process paradigms, and feminist theory. Timely, well written, and thoroughly researched, Mothers and the Mexican Antinuclear Power Movement fills a major gap in the literature on grassroots environmental movements in Latin America. Both rich in empirical detail and convincing in its conclusions, this study provides a broader understanding of Mexican social movements and the quest for democracy in developing countries.
Category: History

Best Places To Stay In Mexico

Author : Lawrence Foster
ISBN : 0618005366
Genre : Travel
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The most up-to-date, comprehensive guide to outstanding, distinctive lodging options in Mexico No fee accepted for inclusion It's a fact. You will spend more on lodging than on any other aspect of your Mexican getaway. Where you stay deserves special attention when planning your trip. Many travelers to Mexico focus on the wrong hazards, however, and come home disappointed and disillusioned. The discerning, honest reviews in this book can prevent you from wasting hundreds of dollars on a lodging choice that doesn't suit your needs and tastes. This completely revised and updated edition of BEST PLACES TO STAY IN MEXICO provides thoughtful, detailed descriptions of a variety of accommodations in Mexico's four main regions: the Mayan Riviera, the Mexican Riviera, the Extraordinary Interior, and Baja California. * Romantic Hideaways * Resorts and Spas * Beachfront Bargains * Intimate and Affordable Inns * Adventure Retreats * Sophisticated Luxury Hotels
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Mexico

Author : Vicki Berger Erwin
ISBN : 9781439641224
Genre : Photography
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After its founding in 1836, Mexico was named county seat of the newly formed Audrain County. Growth in the primarily agricultural region was slow until the coming of the North Missouri Railroad and the Graduation Act that made land available from the federal government for 12.5¢ an acre. With the introduction of breeding and training saddle horses, the discovery of fire clay deposits, and the implementation of more efficient means of turning the clay into heat resistant brick, Mexico’s star ascended. During its heyday, the city was known as the “saddle horse capital” and the “firebrick capital of the world.” Today Mexico continues to survive and thrive as “main street of the Midwest.”
Category: Photography