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Cyanide and Silver

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The use of cyanide to refine gold and silver provides our third detailed case study. Beginning in the 1890s, miners and metallurgists working in Mexico introduced the use of cyanide to separate gold ... More


Life and Death in Mexico

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's challenging and traumatizing personal experiences during his and Grant Beach's trip to Mexico that also proved to be a watershed moment in his career. It ... More


Racial Thinking: Transgenics versus Razas

John Hartigan Jr.

in Care of the Species: Races of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816685301
eISBN:
9781452958750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685301.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Three examines racial thinking from a number of angles, beginning with the nativist anxiety over transgenic threats to the razas de maíz that has pulsated through Mexican public discourse ... More


Politics at Home Abroad: Migrants and Their Home Towns

Michael S. Danielson

in Emigrants Get Political: Mexican Migrants Engage Their Home Towns

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190679972
eISBN:
9780190680008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679972.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Despite intense migratory flows between Mexico and the United States, migrants have had surprisingly low participation and impact in national politics in Mexico. Nevertheless, this book begins by ... More


Biographies of Emigrant Politicization: Migrant Engagement in Three Mexican States

Michael S. Danielson

in Emigrants Get Political: Mexican Migrants Engage Their Home Towns

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190679972
eISBN:
9780190680008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679972.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Using comparative qualitative methods based on extensive field research, this chapter examines the process through which 10 migrants became politically engaged and influential actors in their home ... More


Migrants as Agents of Democratization?: A Comparative Analysis of Sending-Community Politics

Michael S. Danielson

in Emigrants Get Political: Mexican Migrants Engage Their Home Towns

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190679972
eISBN:
9780190680008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679972.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

How do migrants affect the political systems of their municipalities of origin? This chapter seeks to understand the factors that lead to a range of possible outcomes. To do this, it employs a ... More


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