Trump en clave histórica (México, 28 de mayo de 2018)

El Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora invita al coloquio “Trump en clave histórica”.

Mesa 1. Migración y frontera

Mesa 2. Política y racismo

Mesa 3. Desorden trumpiano: globalización económica, medios y mayorías

​Participan: Paola Chenillo; Carmen Collado; Irina Córdoba; Andreu Espasa; Gerardo Gurza; Erika Pani; Paolo Riguzzi; Raquel Saed; Ana Rosa Suárez, y Marcela Terrazas. Moderan: Leticia Calderón, Ana Covarrubias y Jesús Velasco Grajales

Lunes 28 de mayo de 2018, de 10:00 a 18:00 horas, en el auditorio del Instituto Mora.

http://www.mora.edu.mx/Instituto/Lists/Calendario%20eventos/Eventos.aspx?ID=462
https://www.facebook.com/events/207935233269209??ti=ia

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Presentación de libro: “La frontera. México-Estados Unidos. Espacio global para la expansión del capital transnacional” (México, 24 de mayo de 2018)

Presentación de libro: “La frontera. México-Estados Unidos. Espacio global para la expansión del capital transnacional”, de Juan Manuel Sandoval Palacios
Auditorio Wigberto Jiménez Moreno, Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH
CDMX, 24 de mayo de 2018
http://www.h-mexico.unam.mx/node/21835

Pedro L. San Miguel, “Muchos Méxicos”. Imaginarios históricos sobre México en Estados Unidos

Pedro L. San Miguel, “Muchos Méxicos”. Imaginarios históricos sobre México en Estados Unidos. México: Instituto Mora, 2016.

“Muchos Méxicos”. Imaginarios históricos sobre México en Estados Unidos
Pedro L. San Miguel

$305.00 M.N.
México, 2016
367 pp., 2.10×2.10×22.40 cm.
ISBN 978-607-9475-50-5
Colección Historia Social y Cultural, Editorial Mora

Sobre el libro
Tanto en la “cultura popular” como en el mundo letrado, México es determinante en las concepciones acerca de América Latina existentes en Estados Unidos. Por ende, su historiografía en torno a México constituye un lugar privilegiado para explorar los “imaginarios históricos” sobre América Latina en dicho país. Tales imaginarios adquirieron novedosas connotaciones hacia la década de 1960 debido al cambio de paradigmas políticos y culturales, que incidió de formas complejas sobre el mundo intelectual, por lo cual la historiografía estadunidense sobre México comprende un espectro de posiciones. Ello es palpable al escudriñar a los historiadores “como autores”, explorando sus estrategias narrativas y las estructuras de sus relatos, así como las “palabras clave” que articulan sus obras. De tal modo se revela cómo las funciones retóricas operan en la historia. Y esto resalta las “políticas de representación” de la obra histórica, lo que remite a las posiciones éticas y políticas de su autor, emanadas, no sólo de las cuestiones académicas, sino, también, de los dilemas de su sociedad, su época, su identidad, su cultura. Se puede, pues, argumentar que México –y América Latina en general– ha fungido como un “espejo” en el cual los estadunidenses han auscultado la imagen de su propia nación y su sociedad. En lo que al corpus documental se refiere, esta investigación se centra en obras emblemáticas. El libro consta de dos secciones: la primera, “Relatos”, analiza las narraciones de un selecto grupo de historiadores, cada uno de los cuales ha contribuido a definir los patrones interpretativos y a instaurar los relatos arquetípicos en sus respectivas áreas de saber; la segunda, “Palabras clave”, explora cómo diversos autores han organizado sus historias en torno a determinados conceptos, verbigracia: “raza”/etnicidad, clase social y nación. Estos términos han sido centrales en la historiografía moderna, fungiendo de keywords de varias de las corrientes historiográficas. El libro culmina con unas “Reflexiones finales” en torno a las tradiciones intelectuales y a la producción del conocimiento histórico en general.

Sobre el autor
El autor (PhD, Historia de América Latina, Columbia University, 1987) es profesor jubilado por la Universidad de Puerto Rico, donde laboró entre 1986-2016. Amén de numerosos artículos y ensayos, es autor, entre otros libros, de: Los campesinos del Cibao: Economía de mercado y transformación agraria en la República Dominicana, 1880-1960 (1997, 2012); La isla imaginada: Historia, identidad y utopía en La Española (1997, 2007, en inglés 2005); La guerra silenciosa: Las luchas sociales en la ruralía dominicana (2004, 2011); y Crónicas de un embrujo: Ensayos sobre historia y cultura del Caribe hispano (2010, 2016). Actualmente tiene en elaboración el libro Intempestivas sobre Clío (Puerto Rico, el Caribe y América Latina). Ha sido Profesor/ Investigador Visitante en el Instituto Mora, México, y en la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, República Dominicana.

Presentación de libro: “Muchos Méxicos” Imaginarios históricos sobre México en Estados Unidos”, de Pedro L. San Miguel (México, 2 de mayo de 2018)

Presentación de libro: “‘Muchos Méxicos’. Imaginarios históricos sobre México en Estados Unidos”, de Pedro L. San Miguel
Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH
CDMX, 2 de mayo de 2018
http://www.h-mexico.unam.mx/node/21747

J. Justin Castro, Apostle of Progress. Modesto C. Rolland, Global Progressivism, and the Engineering of Revolutionary Mexico

​Apostle of Progress. Modesto C. Rolland, Global Progressivism, and the Engineering of Revolutionary Mexico

J. Justin Castro
Lincoln, NE: Nebraska University Press, 2019.

 

The Mexican Experience Series

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496211736/

378 pages
38 photographs, 12 illustrations, index

Hardcover
January 2019
978-1-4962-1173-6
$50.00

Paperback
January 2019
978-1-4962-1174-3
$30.00

About the Book

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, Mexico experienced major transformations influenced by a global progressive movement that thrived during the Mexican Revolution and influenced Mexico’s development during subsequent governments. Engineers and other revolutionary technocrats were the system builders who drew up the blueprints, printed newspapers, implemented reforms, and constructed complexity—people who built modern Mexico with an eye on remedying long-standing problems through social, material, and infrastructural development during a period of revolutionary change.

In Apostle of Progress J. Justin Castro examines the life of Modesto C. Rolland, a revolutionary propagandist and a prominent figure in the development of Mexico, to gain a better understanding of the role engineers played in creating revolution-era policies and the reconstruction of the Mexican nation. Rolland influenced Mexican land reform, petroleum development, stadium construction, port advancements, radio broadcasting, and experiments in political economy. In the telling of Rolland’s story, Castro offers a captivating account of the Mexican Revolution and the influence of global progressivism on the development of twentieth-century Mexico.

Author Bio

J. Justin Castro is an assistant professor of history at Arkansas State University. He is the author of Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897–1938 (Nebraska, 2016).

Praise

“Castro’s Apostle of Progress is a significant achievement. In this compelling biography of the influential engineer Modesto C. Rolland, the author sheds new light on the critical, yet poorly understood role of technological experts in the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath.”—J. Brian Freeman, coeditor of Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Mexico
“Justin Castro has produced an extraordinary examination of Mexican revolutionary and post-revolutionary politics through an intriguing, elucidating life-and-times biography of Modesto Rolland, multifaceted engineer, inventor, builder, and media entrepreneur. . . . This biography will intrigue any student of twentieth-century Mexican history, mirroring numerous qualities found in John W. F. Dulles’s classic Yesterday in Mexico.”—Roderic Ai Camp, author of Intellectuals and the State in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Matters of Perspective
1. Child of the Porfiriato, Child of the Periphery
2. The Reluctant Revolutionary
3. A Mexican Progressive
4. Back to the Periphery
5. War and Peace
6. Transitions
7. Opportunity, Defeat, and the Death of Virginia Garza de Rolland
8. A Stadium for Stridentopolis
9. Mr. Bothersome
10. The Undersecretary
11. Going Big
12. Out of the Ports and into the Hills
Conclusion: Final Thoughts about Modesto Rolland’s Life and Legacy
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Book presentation, Matías Romero and the Birth of Mexican Diplomacy (Washington, DC, Thursday April 19, 2018)

MATIAS ROMERO AND THE BIRTH OF MEXICAN DIPLOMACY

by Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

 

DATE AND TIME

Thu, April 19, 2018

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450

Georgetown University

3700 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20057

Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA).

 

Matias Romero and the Birth of Mexican Diplomacy

This talk will focus on the life and legacy of Matias Romero, one of the most celebrated diplomats in Mexican history, through the lens of Sergio Silva Castañeda and Graciela Márquez´s latest book, Matías Romero y el oficio diplomático: 1837-1898.

The book unearths a new portrait of Romero, one that depicts a lawyer and diplomat deeply knowledgeable of the United States and of Mexico, trying to fight prejudices on both sides and build bridges in the midst of an extremely unequal relationship . The book also casts Romero as intensely involved in the process of nation-building in Mexico at the same time he helped craft the nascent republic’s foreign policy. Join us and learn of the intimate connection between nation-building and foreign policy, through the gripping tale of Romero’s life.

Discussants:

Alberto Fierro, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute Casey Lurtz, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas

Sergio Silva Castañeda, PhD

Dr. Silva is the current director of the Undergraduate Program in International Studies at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Previous to this, he was the Program Coordinator for Mexico and Central America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. His area of expertise/interest includes Latin American History, Political and Economic Development, and U.S.- Latin American relations.

Dr. Silva completed his PhD and Masters in Latin American History at Harvard University. He also has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

Graciela Márquez, PhD

Dr. Márquez is a Research Professor at El Colegio de México. She holds a Bachelors in Economics from UNAM, a Masters in Economics from El Colegio de México, and a Doctorate in Economic History from Harvard University. She has taught at UNAM, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad de Guanajuato, and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. In addition, she was Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and has given seminars at Harvard and Stanford.

Dr. Márquez belongs to the National Mexican System of Researchers and is the author of several articles on trade policy, industrialization, inequality, and economic development. She has also edited or co-published several books on the Economic History of Mexico and Latin America. Currently, she is on sabbatical at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies of the University of California at San Diego.

Kindly note that lunch will be served at 12PM. If you have any dietary restrictions or require special accommodation, please email clas. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests.

Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives. The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

Undocumented Lives

The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

Ana Raquel Minian

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £21.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674737037

Publication: March 2018

* Academic Trade

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 5 maps, 3 graphs, 3 tables

World

About this Book

In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the United States to find work that would help them survive as well as sustain their families in Mexico. They took low-level positions that few Americans wanted and sent money back to communities that depended on their support. But as U.S. authorities pursued more aggressive anti-immigrant measures, migrants found themselves caught between the economic interests of competing governments. The fruits of their labor were needed in both places, and yet neither country made them feel welcome.

Ana Raquel Minian explores this unique chapter in the history of Mexican migration. Undocumented Lives draws on private letters, songs, and oral testimony to recreate the experience of circular migration, which reshaped communities in the United States and Mexico. While migrants could earn for themselves and their families in the U.S., they needed to return to Mexico to reconnect with their homes periodically. Despite crossing the border many times, they managed to belong to communities on both sides of it. Ironically, the U.S. immigration crackdown of the mid-1980s disrupted these flows, forcing many migrants to remain north of the border permanently for fear of not being able to return to work. For them, the United States became known as the jaula de oro—the cage of gold.

Undocumented Lives tells the story of Mexicans who have been used and abused by the broader economic and political policies of Mexico and the United States.

About the Authors

Ana Raquel Minian is Assistant Professor of History and of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

Reviews

Undocumented Lives explores the double exclusion of Mexican men from their respective homes of national belonging—Mexico, by making it impossible for families to subsist without husbands’ and fathers’ migration and remittance; the United States, by exploiting undocumented laborers while forcing them to live in the shadows lest they be deported. This is a deeply humane book that focuses on the lives of migrants who endure and navigate these exclusions.”—Mae Ngai, Columbia University

“A truly impressive accomplishment that combines political and economic analysis with personal narratives of love, loss, and belonging to offer a holistic, deeply humane look at Mexican migration in the late twentieth century. If you read only one book about the roots of immigration debates today, this should be it.”—Geraldo Cadava, author of Standing on Common Ground

“Well-written and gripping, this book rigorously and imaginatively shows us how changes in immigration policy on both sides of the border dramatically affect peoples’ lives. Based on an impressive number of oral histories conducted in both Mexico and the United States, Undocumented Lives is a valuable contribution to the history of both countries and a revelation of the experience of those who can claim neither as home.”—Margaret Chowning, University of California, Berkeley

“An important book that will have an immediate impact on the history and historiography of Mexican migration to the United States in the twentieth century and beyond.”—David G. Gutiérrez, University of California, San Diego

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: From Neither Here nor There
  • 1. An Excess of Citizens
  • 2. “A Population without a Country”
  • 3. The Intimate World of Migrants
  • 4. Normalizing Migration
  • 5. Supporting the Hometown from Abroad
  • 6. The Rights of the People
  • 7. A Law to Curtail Undocumented Migration
  • 8. The Cage of Gold
  • Afterword
  • Appendix A: Note on Sources
  • Appendix B: Queer Migration
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments

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