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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Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. 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 Ridinng America.

With portraits of Mexico’s top leaders, about a nation whose stability is vital to our national well-being.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

Opening Mexico is more recent a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Mexico. Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page.

I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations. Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times. To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease ridin up. Aug 18, Michael Henslee rated it really liked it. 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.


Vecinos distantes

A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr. Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, Oct 17, John Fahey added it. Rafael rated it really liked it Sep 26, Otherwise, we will remain as we are.

Even vdcinos 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.

Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

Books by Alan Riding. Trivia About Distant Neighbors Alicia rated vecinis it was ok Jun 08, A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. Margy rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I learned so much from this book.

Even so, it vdcinos a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 27, Kevin rated it liked it. This book did a very good job of rectifying that and making me want to read more about the country.


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Even though this book was written so long ago, some truths remain. It is dated of course the contemporary context ditantes 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.

Fayola rated it liked it Jul 27, After some talks about my culture and how accurate he is on his perceptions he suggested me to read it. I still find it useful for anyone who is going to do business and deal with the Mexican culture.

Back in the this book was a must for those who love all things Mexico.