Suggested Course Texts:
Mexico

Our Suggested Course Texts pages list titles intended for classroom use. For a complete list of our titles on Mexico, go to our general Mexico page.

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Adoring the Saints
By Yolanda Lastra, Joel Sherzer, and Dina Sherzer

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Ballads of the Lords of New Spain
Transcribed and translated from the Nahuatl by John Bierhorst

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Hijos del Pueblo
By Deborah E. Kanter

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The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata
By Samuel Brunk

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Sex Work and the City
By Yasmina Katsulis

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Social Stratification in Central Mexico, 1500-2000
By Hugo G. Nutini and Barry L. Isaac

Anthropology

All Religions Are Good in Tzintzuntzan
By Peter S. Cahn

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

Behind the Mexican Mountains
By Robert Zingg

Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico
By Tamara L. Underiner

Cooperation and Community
By Jeffrey H. Cohen

The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico
By Jeffrey H. Cohen

Defiance and Deference in Mexico's Colonial North
By Susan Deeds

Delirio—the Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Réel
By Marie Theresa Hernández

The Devil's Book of Culture
By Benjamin Feinberg

Drug War Zone
By Howard Campbell

Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border
By Américo Paredes

Globalization in Rural Mexico
By Frances Abrahamer Rothstein

Mary, Michael, and Lucifer
By John M. Ingham

Mesoamerican Healers
Edited by Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom

The Mexican Aristocracy
By Hugo G. Nutini

The Mixe of Oaxaca
By Frank J. Lipp

El Narcotraficante
By Mark Cameron Edberg

Of Wonders and Wise Men
By Terry Rugeley

Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race
By Marilyn Grace Miller

Rancheros in Chicagoacán
By Marcia Farr

Remembering Victoria
By James M. Taggart

San Jose de Gracia
By Luis González

Social Stratification and Mobility in Central Veracruz
By Hugo G. Nutini

So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico
By Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

Zapotec Science
By Roberto J. González

Border Studies

Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados
By Chad Richardson

Border Radio (revised edition)
By Gene Fowler and Bill Crawford

Colonias and Public Policy in Texas and Mexico
By Peter M. Ward

Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders
By Pablo Vila

Drug War Zone
By Howard Campbell

Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Joan B. Anderson and James Gerber

Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border
By Américo Paredes

Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts
By Alejandro Lugo

La Gran Línea
By Paula Rebert

The Making of the Mexican Border
By Juan Mora-Torres

El Narcotraficante
By Mark Cameron Edberg

The River Has Never Divided Us
By Jefferson Morgenthaler

Straddling the Border
By Lisa Magaña

Violence and Activism at the Border
By Kathleen Staudt

"With His Pistol In His Hand"
By Américo Paredes

Economics and Labor

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

Crafting Tradition
By Michael Chibnik

The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico
By Jeffrey H. Cohen

Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Joan B. Anderson and James Gerber

Globalization in Rural Mexico
By Frances Abrahamer Rothstein

Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing
By Gilbert G. González

The Mexican Petroleum Industry in the Twentieth Century
Edited by Jonathan C. Brown and Alan Knight

Understanding NAFTA
By William A. Orme, Jr.

Film and Media

Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema
By David William Foster

Women Filmmakers in Mexico
By Elissa J. Rashkin

History

Butterflies Will Burn
By Federico Garza Carvajal

Culture of Empire
By Gilbert G. González

Defending the Land of the Jaguar
By Lane Simonian

Defiance and Deference in Mexico's Colonial North
By Susan Deeds

Delirio—the Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Réel
By Marie Theresa Hernández

Intellectuals and the State in Twentieth-Century Mexico
By Roderic A. Camp

Jarano
By Ramón Beteta

La Revolución
By Thomas Benjamin

The Making of the Mexican Border
By Juan Mora-Torres

Peregrina
By Alma M. Reed

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

The Wind that Swept Mexico
Text by Anita Brenner

Women in Mexico
By Julia Tuñón Pablos

Yucatán's Maya Peasantry and the Origins of the Caste War
By Terry Rugeley

Literature and Literary Criticism

The Burning Plain
By Juan Rulfo

Confabulario and Other Inventions
By Juan José Arreola

The Contemporáneos Group
By Salvador A. Oropesa

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers
By Gabriella de Beer

The Edge of the Storm
By Agustín Yáñez

Pedro Páramo
By Juan Rulfo

Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988
By Cynthia Steele

The Shattered Mirror
By María Elena de Valdés

The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity
By John A. Ochoa

Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution
By Max Parra

Xicoténcatl
Translated by Guillermo Castillo-Feliú

Maya Studies

Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico
By Tamara L. Underiner

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

"Here, Our Culture Is Hard"
By Laura McClusky

Histories and Stories from Chiapas
By R. Aída Hernández Castillo

The Maya and Teotihuacan
Edited by Geoffrey E. Braswell

Maya History
By Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion
By Nicholas P. Higgins

Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town
By Christine Eber

See also Course Texts in Maya Studies

Political Science

Culture of Empire
By Gilbert G. González

Mexican Anarchism after the Revolution
By Donald C. Hodges

Of Wonders and Wise Men
By Terry Rugeley

Palace Politics
By Jonathan Schlefer

Understanding NAFTA
By William A. Orme, Jr.

Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion
By Nicholas P. Higgins

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics
By Victoria E. Rodríguez

Religion and Mythology

Aztec and Maya Myths
By Karl Taube

Aztecs, Moors, and Christians
By Max Harris

Carnival and Other Christian Festivals
By Max Harris

The Devil's Book of Culture
By Benjamin Feinberg

Michoacán and Eden
By Bernardino Verástique

Of Wonders and Wise Men
By Terry Rugeley

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Stories in Red and Black
By Elizabeth Hill Boone

Women and Gender Studies

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

Butterflies Will Burn
By Federico Garza Carvajal

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

Every Woman Is a World
By Gayle Walker and Kiki Suárez

Remembering Victoria
By James M. Taggart

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

Staying Sober in Mexico City
By Stanley Brandes

Women Filmmakers in Mexico
By Elissa J. Rashkin

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics
By Victoria E. Rodríguez

Women in Mexico
By Julia Tuñón Pablos

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