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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Adrian Rodriguez rated it liked it Feb 05, I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture. My edition lists this book as from If you are going to visit mexico or live there this book is a must read alan riding is a great writer and tells it like it is you want be wasting your money To see what your friends thought of this ridiing, please sign up. Chapters start strong, extracting the symbolism behind how a political party “institutionized” a “revolution” to help avoid the violent transfers of power ridkng often plague Latin America.
The society has changed a lot since the 80’s but by all means it provides a good frame to understand the “magical realism” of the Mexican people. 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. A study of Mexico – political, social, cultural, economic – by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.
Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries.
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Fayola rated it liked it Jul ridding, Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. During the final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris.
Apr 04, Susie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: May 27, Kevin rated it liked it. I think he succeeds. I still find it useful for anyone who is going to do business and deal with the Mexican culture. I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease sign up. Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, Aug 18, Michael Henslee rated it really liked it.
Back in the this book was a must for those who love all things Mexico. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 15, Laura rated it liked dustantes.
I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating. I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better I would recommend it to most people.
Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again.
I am probably, sadly, typically American in knowing more about Mexican food than Mexican politics. I was very impressed with what Mr. Alicia rated it it was ok Jun 08, Open Preview See a Problem? If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand As Mexican I’m fascinated the way Riding captured the Mexican essence from an American view.
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