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xxii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Adapting gender : an introduction
  • Mexican feminisms from literature to film
  • Rebellious daughters in El secreto de Romelia
  • Revolutionary variations entre (Pancho) Villa y una mujer desnuda
  • Wedding the "other" in Novia que te vea
  • Sexual tensions : queering feminism in De noche vienes, Esmeralda
  • Collusions and conclusions
  • Appendix : Filmography of Mexican films with LGBTQ content.
Green Library
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Seeing Lake Pátzcuaro, transforming Mexico
  • Creating Pátzcuaro típico : architecture, historical preservation, and race
  • Creating the traditional, creating the modern
  • Creating historical Pátzcuaro
  • Creating Cárdenas, creating Mexico.
"In the 1930s, the artistic and cultural patronage of celebrated Mexican president Lazaro Cardenas transformed a small Michoacan city, Patzcuaro, into a popular center for national tourism. Cardenas commissioned public monuments and archeological excavations; supported new schools, libraries, and a public theater; developed tourism sites and infrastructure, including the Museo de Artes Populares e Industriales; and hired artists to paint murals celebrating regional history, traditions, and culture. The creation of Patzcuaro was formative for Mexico; not only did it provide an early model for regional economic and cultural development, but it also helped establish some of Mexico's most enduring national myths, rituals, and institutions. In Creating Patzcuaro, Creating Mexico, Jennifer Jolly argues that Patzcuaro became a microcosm of cultural power during the 1930s and that we find the foundations of modern Mexico in its creation. Her extensive historical and archival research reveals how Cardenas and the artists and intellectuals who worked with him used cultural patronage as a guise for radical modernization in the region. Jolly demonstrates that the Patzcuaro project helped define a new modern body politic for Mexico, in which the population was asked to emulate Cardenas by touring the country and seeing and embracing its land, history, and people. Ultimately, by offering Mexicans a means to identify and engage with power and privilege, the creation of Patzcuaro placed art and tourism at the center of Mexico's postrevolutionary nation building project"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
42 p.
Mexico’s structural reforms are already boosting productivity, but more can be done. This paper focuses on issues that have led to the success of the “modern” Mexico, and have led to difficulties with the “traditional” Mexico. These include the success of Global Value Chains (GVCs) in advancing the trade integration and linkages of key sectors, as well as how competition problems, excessive local regulation, and weak legal institutions have led to misallocation across firms. This paper examines in particular Mexico’s successful integration into GVCs. OECD research suggests that GVC participation can bring economic benefits in terms of productivity, diversification and sophistication of production. Understanding what drives integration into GVCs provides policy guidance to support a wider integration.
xxi, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
  • 1. Indigenous Leadership and Religion, and the Spanish Conquest
  • 2. The Convento : Labor, Conflict, and Networks
  • 3. Renaissance Rhetoric and Image
  • 4. Within Church Walls
  • 5. The Royal Residence and the Village
  • 6. Social Change and Political Undercurrents
  • 7. The Life of Images : Processional Sculptures.
"Explores five hundred years of the social, political, and religious life of the Mixtec town of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, in the state of Oaxaca as narrated through the prism of its church, the former mission, and artistic heritage"--Provided by publisher.
"Through years of fieldwork in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, art historian and archaeologist Alessia Frassani formulated a compelling question: How did Mesoamerican society maintain its distinctive cultural heritage despite colonization by the Spanish? In Building Yanhuitlan, she focuses on an imposing structure--a sixteenth-century Dominican monastery complex in the village of Yanhuitlan. For centuries, the buildings have served a central role in the village landscape and the lives of its people. Ostensibly, there is nothing indigenous about the complex or the artwork inside. So how does such a place fit within the Mixteca, where Frassani acknowledges a continuity of indigenous culture in the towns, plazas, markets, churches, and rural surroundings? To understand the monastery complex--and Mesoamerican cultural heritage in the wake of conquest--Frassani calls for a shifting definition of indigenous identity, one that acknowledges the ways indigenous peoples actively took part in the development of post-conquest Mesoamerican culture. Frassani relates the history of Yanhuitlan by examining the rich store of art and architecture in the town's church and convent, bolstering her account with more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations. She presents the first two centuries of the church complex's construction works, maintenance, and decorations as the product of cultural, political, and economic negotiation between Mixtec caciques, Spanish encomenderos, and Dominican friars. The author then ties the village's present-day religious celebrations to the colonial past, and traces the cult of specific images through these celebrations' history. Cultural artifacts, Frassani demonstrates, do not need pre-Hispanic origins to be considered genuinely Mesoamerican--the processes attached to their appropriation are more meaningful than their having any pre-Hispanic past. Based on original and unpublished documents and punctuated with stunning photography, Building Yanhuitlan combines archival and ethnographic work with visual analysis to make an innovative statement regarding artistic forms and to tell the story of a remarkable community"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
125 pages : color maps ; ; 28 cm.
"This publication constitutes an undated, annotated, systematic review of red, brown, and green benthic marine algae of the Gulf of California, Mexico, using the currently accepted taxon names, with the date and place of valid publication, type locality, and north to south distribution in the Gulf. The systematic list contains 719 species recognized in the Gulf of California, including 485 species of Rhodophyta, 109 species of Phaeophyceae, and 125 species of Chlorophyta. Among the previously recorded marine algae, 38 species are considered uncertain records or to have uncertain taxonomic status, the selection of a lectotype for Gracilaria hancockii resolves its taxonomic status, 3 combinations are made for recognized varieties of Caulerpa chemnitzia, and 15 species are excluded from the Gulf of California marine flora. The geographical distribution range of each species is given from its northernmost to southernmost locales within three regions the Gulf of California: the east coast of the Gulf (states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, and northern Jalisco), the west coast of the Gulf (states of Baja California and Baja California Sur), and the islands of the Gulf, including the Islas Grandes (= Islas de la Cintura; Midriff Islands; states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora). Remarks, where appropriate, are included on taxonomy, nomenclature, ecology, and/or distribution with the taxon."--Provided by publisher.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
iii, 63 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
iii, 53 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
16 p.
The private sector can be a strategic partner in the pursuit of sustainable and inclusive growth, with the ability to have a profound impact, particularly in areas such as climate change, inclusiveness, equality and good governance. Firms could contribute through three different approaches: philanthropic activities not related to the firm’s activities through which businesses seek to contribute to improving social and environmental conditions; initiatives related to the firm’s operations to diminish their negative impacts and to strengthen those that are positive; and development of innovative products and services. Particularly in the latest two approaches, firms themselves stand to benefit in terms of business opportunities, cost reduction, and consumer loyalty. This paper analyses how Mexican firms perform in terms of environmental, social, and governance practices. The paper provides evidence suggesting that contributing to sustained and inclusive growth brings several financial and productivity advantages to firms. This Working Paper relates to the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Mexico (www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-mexico.htm).
xi, 395 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 24 x 32 cm
  • Conquest and Conversion
  • Anatomy of a Sixteenth-Century Convento
  • Space and Ritual of Convento Architecture
  • Architectural Styles
  • Retablos, Murals, and Sculpture
  • Grounds and Setting
  • Time and Transformation
  • Churches of Hidalgo
  • Churches of the State of Mexico and Mexico City
  • Churches of Morelos
  • Churches of Puebla and Tlaxcala
  • Churches of Michoacán
  • Churches of Oaxaca
  • Churches of Chiapas
  • Churches of Yucatán
  • Appendix. Chart of Sixteenth-Century Conventos.
Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs.Virtually unknown outside Mexico, these complexes unite architecture, landscape, mural painting, and sculpture on a grand scale, in some ways rivaling the archaeological sites of the Maya and Aztecs. They represent a fascinating period in history when two distinct cultures began interweaving to form the fabric of modern Mexico. Many were founded on the sites of ancient temples and reused their masonry, and they were ornamented with architectural murals and sculptures that owe much to the existing Native tradition-almost all the construction was done by indigenous artisans.With these photos, Spears celebrates this unique architectural and cultural heritage to help ensure its protection and survival.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826358172 20180115
Green Library
217 p.
This first review of Mexico’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency comes at a momentous time for the country’s energy sector. The broad-based Energy Reform, beginning with the Constitutional changes of December 2013, has continued at a steady and impressive pace. Its reach and scope amounts to one of the most ambitious energy system transformations in decades. The IEA applauds the government of Mexico for the progress made to date. Starting from a largely closed and monopoly-driven energy market, the reform has taken concrete steps to harness market forces to attract investments and increase production while ensuring transparency and rule of law, improving energy security and strengthening the environmental sustainability of the energy sector. Some policy areas, such as promoting competition and redesigning emergency preparedness, will have to remain a priority. The transition to open energy markets should continue in a transparent manner, and with regulatory certainty. The new roles and responsibilities for the public and private entities, in particular for energy supply emergencies and energy data collection, should be defined well. It is also critical to ensure sufficient resources for the several new or strengthened regulatory authorities. For the long term, as Mexico’s population, cities and economy are projected to grow strongly, a cross-sectoral approach is required to limit the increase in energy demand and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing Mexico and provides recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future.
28 p.
In a bold policy effort, Mexico recently moved away from subsidies to transport fuels, increased tax rates on these fuels and introduced a carbon tax. This paper analyses these reforms using a broad set of criteria that consider the main practical dimensions of environmental policy design: environmental effectiveness, equity and distributional impacts, broader tax system impacts, macroeconomic effects, compliance and administration, policy process and consistency. The reforms significantly improve the extent to which the external costs of energy use are reflected in prices and increase government revenues, but, as price deregulation progresses further, more attention may need to be devoted to analysing and addressing the policies’ distributive effects. The analysis also highlights that ease of administration and collection are an important and desirable property of carbon taxes, especially in emerging market contexts.
352 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm.
  • Prólogo y agradecimientos
  • Acrónimos y abreviaturas
  • Resumen ejecutivo
  • Fortalecer la estructura y la gobernanza de la función de contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Instrumentar sólidas estrategias organizacionales de contratación pública en PEMEX
  • Promover los objetivos complementarios de política mediante la contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Aumentar las competencias para la contratación pública en PEMEX
  • Garantizar la claridad y reducir al mínimo los riesgos de contratación pública mediante documentos de licitación y contratos modelo en PEMEX
  • Garantizar la integridad durante todo el ciclo de contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Asegurar la rendición de cuentas mediante la transparencia y una vinculación más fuerte con la sociedad civil
  • Asegurar la eficacia en el control interno y la gestión de riesgos en las actividades de contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Sistema de revisión e impugnaciones de las decisiones de contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Contratación electrónica: Implementar un entorno de TI sólido para sostener las actividades de contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Revisar las actividades previas a la convocatoria de PEMEX para propiciar una función de contratación pública más sólida
  • Aumentar la eficiencia y la equidad en el proceso de licitación y adjudicación de contratos de PEMEX
  • Sistema de información sobre contratación y gestión del desempeño: Hacia una toma de decisiones basada en eviencias en la contratación pública de PEMEX
  • Garantizar resultados para PEMEX: Implantar una gestión de contratos sólida después de su adjudicación.
Este reporte sobre la empresa petrolera estatal de México, PEMEX, es parte de una serie de estudios de la OCDE sobre las contrataciones públicas en instituciones mexicanas. El sistema de contrataciones públicas de PEMEX fue reformado después de que la Reforma Energética de 2013 abrió el sector a la participación privada, haciendo que PEMEX tenga que competir en los mercados. Utilizando la Recomendación del Consejo de la OCDE sobre Contrataciones Públicas 2015 como referencia, este reporte analiza la efectividad e integridad del sistema completo de contrataciones públicas de PEMEX, identificando una serie de acciones de mejora. Un sistema de contrataciones públicas de clase mundial puede ayudar a PEMEX no solo a lograr valor por el dinero de manera sostenida, sino también apoyar otros objetivos de política pública social y ambiental en México.
140 p. : ill. ; 21x28cm.
  • Estadísticas Básicas de México, 2015
  • Resumen ejecutivo
  • Evaluación y recomendaciones
  • Seguimiento de las recomendaciones anteriores de la OCDE sobre políticas públicas
  • Hacia una sociedad más incluyente
  • Impulsar la productividad mediante la integración en las cadenas globales de valor.
Las ambiciosas reformas estructurales y las sólidas políticas macroeconómicas han asegurado la resistencia de la economía mexicana, sumamente abierta, ante las desafiantes condiciones mundiales. El crecimiento de la productividad de México repuntó hace poco en los sectores que se beneficiaron de las reformas estructurales: energético, financiero y de telecomunicaciones. La apertura comercial, la inversión extranjera directa, la integración en las cadenas globales de valor y los incentivos a la innovación han impulsado las exportaciones, en especial las de automóviles. Sin embargo, otros sectores se han rezagado, al verse afectados por regulaciones locales demasiado rigurosas, instituciones jurídicas débiles, informalidad arraigada, corrupción y desarrollo financiero insuficiente. Por otra parte, el crecimiento no ha sido suficientemente incluyente para lograr mejores condiciones de vida para todas las familias mexicanas, muchas de las cuales viven en la pobreza; y cuyas oportunidades para los hijos de superar a sus padres podrían mejorarse. Las políticas anteriores ya han empezado a corregir estas tendencias, pero es necesario hacer más en este sentido. El Estudio de 2017 hace recomendaciones clave que podrían ayudar a estimular la productividad y hacer que el crecimiento sea más incluyente. CAPÍTULOS ESPECIALES: CRECIMIENTO INCLUYENTE; PRODUCTIVIDAD
312 p. : ill. ; 21x28cm.
  • ÍNDICE Resumen ejecutivo Evaluación y recomendaciones Capítulo 1. La economía de Morelos Capítulo 2. La promoción del crecimiento incluyente en Morelos Capítulo 3. El fomento de un enfoque integrado del desarrollo territorial de Morelos Capítulo 4. La mejora de la gobernanza para impulsar el desarrollo económico y social regional en Morelos
Morelos es uno de los estados más pequeños de México y cercano a Ciudad de México. Cuenta con una serie de activos económicos y medioambientales en su territorio, pero tiene bajos niveles de productividad. Este estudio analiza cómo Morelos está tratando de impulsar su economía, particularmente mediante políticas de crecimiento incluyente, como la mejora del capital humano y la promoción de la innovación. También destaca las áreas de potencial inexplotado para el crecimiento económico en las áreas rurales y los sectores de turismo y medio ambiente, y ofrece sugerencias sobre cómo Morelos podría abordar los desafíos de la gobernanza.
41 p.
Financial inclusion and women entrepreneurship concern policymakers because of their impact on job creation, economic growth and women empowerment. Women in Mexico do engage in paid work but many of them work in the informal sector because they lack opportunities to work in the formal sector. Moreover, financial exclusion rate in Mexico remains the highest amongst OECD countries, affecting women in particular. This paper uses an individual-based panel dataset over the period 2009-2015 to examine the determinants of women entrepreneurship in Mexico and to determine the relationship between women entrepreneurship and financial inclusion across informal and formal work and across economic sectors. The results suggest that financial inclusion is positively linked with entrepreneurship and it can open up economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Various financial access points like banking branches, POS terminals, banking agents, ATMs and microfinance banks can be a gateway to the use of additional financial services which can allow businesses development through access to credit facilities. However, the positive relationship between women entrepreneurship and financial inclusion does not hold for women entrepreneurs working in the informal sector or women working in the commerce sector, highlighting lower entry barriers, including financial, in the informal sector and problems pertaining to financial illiteracy. Results also highlight that the probability of a women being an entrepreneur in the informal sector is higher than in the formal sector. Education, age, income, marital status (married or divorced), and income level at the municipality level are amongst other significant determinants which are positively linked with women entrepreneurship. The results also highlight the existence of gender disparity in the status of entrepreneurship across formal and informal work in Mexico. On average, women are about 56% less likely to be entrepreneurs in the formal sector and 63% more likely to be entrepreneurs in the informal sector, as compared to men, after taking into account other relevant individual and municipality level characteristics that are important in explaining entrepreneurship.
xiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: The Uses of a National Museum 1. Genealogies 2. Measures of Worth 3. Collecting the Ruins of Palenque 4. Modes of Display 5. Jose Fernando Ramirez, Keeper of the Archive 6. Whose Museum? Epilogue: The Invention of Mexican Antiquities Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496203373 20171201
From Idols to Antiquity explores the origins and tumultuous development of the National Museum of Mexico and the complicated histories of Mexican antiquities during the first half of the nineteenth century. Following independence from Spain, the National Museum of Mexico was founded in 1825 by presidential decree. Nationhood meant cultural as well as political independence, and the museum was expected to become a repository of national objects whose stories would provide the nation with an identity and teach its people to become citizens.Miruna Achim reconstructs the early years of the museum as an emerging object shaped by the logic and goals of historical actors who soon found themselves debating the origin of American civilizations, the nature of the American races, and the rightful ownership of antiquities. Achim also brings to life an array of fascinating characters-antiquarians, naturalists, artists, commercial agents, bureaucrats, diplomats, priests, customs officers, local guides, and academics on both sides of the Atlantic-who make visible the rifts and tensions intrinsic to the making of the Mexican nation and its cultural politics in the country's postcolonial era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496203373 20171201
Green Library