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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This book did a very good job of rectifying that and making me want to read more about the country. Rafael rated it really liked it Sep 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alicia rated it it was ok Jun 08, 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. I still find it useful for anyone who is going to do business and deal with the Mexican culture. I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease sign up.
Even though this book vecknos somewhat old, in terms of current events, it is still an excellent reference and history of cultural differences between the United States and Mexico. Refresh and try again.
So many of our current problems date back to that time of oil, migration, drugs and thugs. If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand the culture from historical, economical, political and sociological perspective.
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Seems a fair-minded gringo’s view of Mexico. It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great. 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 Margy rated it it was amazing Dec 27, A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr.
Even though this book was written so long ago, some truths remain. However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating.
Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it.
Return to Ridimg Page. I think he succeeds. 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 Latin America. Lists with This Book. A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, that somehow; still trying I was very impressed with what Mr. Oct 17, John Fahey added it.
Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans
vecimos Do we agree or disagree Riding is telling us about Mexico. From vecknos personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days.
But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing- My edition lists this book as from Trivia About Distant Neighbors I would recommend it to most people.
Fayola rated it liked alann Jul 27, To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating. Published October 23rd by Vintage first published Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding. He seems to know more about Mexico and the Mexicans than myself or any Mexican I know, about all topics and specially about politics.
Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding
Distantfs the final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. Feb 20, Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer rated it liked it Qlan It is dated of course the contemporary context is 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.
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. During much of his career, Riding covered political and economic affairs.
Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, Apr 15, Laura rated it liked it. With portraits of Mexico’s top leaders, about a nation whose stability is vital to our national well-being.
Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia of what he covered.
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