Maņana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans
Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love to see themselves as victims, but also love victims? And why, though the Mexican people traditionally avoid conflict, is there so much violence in a country where many leaders have died by assassination?
In this shrewd and fascinating book, the renowned scholar and former foreign minister Jorge Castaņeda sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of his native country. Here’s a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relationship with the United States yet is host to more American expatriates than any country in the world. Its people tend to resent foreigners yet have made the nation a hugely popular tourist destination. Mexican individualism and individual ties to the land reflect a desire to conserve the past and slow the route to uncertain modernity.
Castaņeda examines the future possibilities for Mexico as it becomes more diverse in its regional identities, socially more homogenous, its character and culture the instruments of change rather than sources of stagnation, its political system more open and democratic. Maņana Forever? is a compelling portrait of a nation at a crossroads.
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Maņana Forever? Mexico and the MexicansUser Review - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict
Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies at New York University, Castaņeda gives us a state-of-the-nation view of Mexico, covering the puzzling tendency to violence ... Read full review
Review: Maņana Forever? Mexico and the MexicansUser Review - Goodreads
The politician, academic, critic and writer Jorge Castaņeda presents us an interesting insight about the mentality of the mexicans. Read full review