Going far beyond basic historical information, this two-volume work examines the deep roots of Mexican culture and their meaning to modern Mexico.
• Provides novel interpretations into well-established elements of Mexican history, politics, and culture
• Supplies reference material that will appeal both to professors and high school teachers preparing for lectures as well as students conducting research
• Discusses important topics of Mexican culture rarely explored by scholars, such as "gringo," "alebrije," and "sombrero"
• Brings together a genuinely interdisciplinary group of scholars that includes historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and ethnomusicologists, affording readers a breadth of perspectives on Mexican culture and identity