Distant neighbors by Alan Riding, , Joaquín Mortiz edition, in Spanish – 1a ed. en español. Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. Vecinos distantes / Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos / A Portrait of the Mexicans. Front Cover. Alan Riding. Editorial Planeta.
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Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding
If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand the culture from historical, economical, political and sociological perspective.
Even though this book is somewhat old, in terms of current events, it is still an excellent reference and history of cultural differences between the United States and Mexico. I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: LPenting rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native speaker. My edition lists this book as from Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great. I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture.
Riding’s goal to present a portrait of Mexico from vistantes angles; historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological; in order to contextualize contemporary Mexico for an estadounidense audience which lacks understanding of all of those angles.
Jenaye White rated it really liked it May 24, Chapters start strong, extracting the symbolism behind how a political party “institutionized” a “revolution” to help avoid the violent transfers of power that often plague Latin America.
I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. There are good chapters about language and customs. I still find it useful for anyone who is going to do business and deal with the Mexican culture. A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, distzntes somehow; still trying Lists with This Book.
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However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating. Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: From my personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days. Trivia About Distant Neighbors Apr 15, Laura rated it liked it.
I would recommend it to most rkding.
But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia of what he covered. Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times.
It’s succinct, does not limit itself to just fact or myth, and brings together each discipline in a cohesive, logical way that never fails to be interesting.
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Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans
Fayola rated it liked it Jul 27, Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries. Refresh and try again. It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late 80s, so the social stats are not up to date but as a snapshot of that crucial era, the book provides a great understanding of Mexico as a nascent postmodern state.
Even though this book was written so long ago, some truths remain. A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. Cindy Morales rated it really liked it Aug 12, Return to Book Page. Books by Alan Riding. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing- My edition lists this book as from I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, I first read it in Spanish in the 80s.
I am probably, sadly, typically American in knowing more about Mexican food than Mexican politics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Seems a fair-minded gringo’s view of Mexico.