New acquisitions Mexico (May 2018)


Where the river ends : contested indigeneity in the Mexican Colorado Delta / Shaylih Muehlmann

Living in the northwest of Mexico, the Cucapá people have relied on fishing as a means of subsistence for generations, but in the last several decades, that practice has been curtailed by water scarcity and government restrictions. The Colorado River once met the Gulf of California near the village where Shaylih Muehlmann conducted ethnographic research, but now, as a result of a treaty, 90 percent of the water from the Colorado is diverted before it reaches Mexico. The remaining water is increasingly directed to the manufacturing industry in Tijuana and Mexicali. Since 1993, the Mexican government has denied the Cucapá people fishing rights on environmental grounds. While the Cucapá have continued to fish in the Gulf of California, federal inspectors and the Mexican military are pressuring them to stop. The government maintains that the Cucapá are not sufficiently “indigenous” to warrant preferred fishing rights. Like many indigenous people in Mexico, most Cucapá people no longer speak their indigenous language; they are highly integrated into nonindigenous social networks. Where the River Ends is a moving look at how the Cucapá people have experienced and responded to the diversion of the Colorado River and the Mexican state’s attempts to regulate the environmental crisis that followed.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.0810.MU

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Devoted to death : Santa Muerte, the skeleton saint / R. Andrew Chesnut

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.1020.CH

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Resounding roar / Israel Martinez

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.2600.MA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Orozco : the life and death of a Mexican revolutionary / Raymond Caballero

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3212.CA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


El zapatismo en el imaginario anarquista norteño : Regeneración, 1911-1917 / compiladores, Ricardo Melgar Bao, Perla Jaimes Navarro y Luis Adrián Calderón

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3269.ME (I-II)

in the UvA CataloguePlus


For God and revolution : priest, peasant, and agrarian socialism in the Mexican Huasteca / Mark Saad Saka

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3288.SA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Historia mínima de la migración México-Estados Unidos / Jorge Durand

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3293.DU

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Rudo ensayo : a description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764 / Juan Nentvig

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3310.NE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Nuns navigating the Spanish Empire / Sarah E. Owens

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3310.OW

in the UvA CataloguePlus




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