141 Works

Los experimentos económicos de laboratorio como estrategia para el estudio de la corrupción

Esteban Freidin
pp. 80-97. Corruption is a problem that institutions all over the world experience to a greater or lesser degree. The issue is particularly severe in Latin America and, especially, in Mexico where it mixes with the violence exerted by drug cartels. Given its social costs, it is vital to acquire knowledge about the determinants of corruption and the behavioral factors underlying people´s corruptibility to combat it effectively. Complementing traditional approaches to the study corruption, such...

Cinco momentos de la corrupción en México. Breves apuntes históricos a partir de la época colonial

Christoph Rosenmüller
pp. 20-32. This article throws light on various shifts in the meaning of corruption. I argue that colonial Mexicans originally understood corruption by and large as an obstacle to finding justice. During the middle of the eighteenth century, however, the idea of corruption began to expand beyond the judiciary and included breaches in the administration for self-benefit. After independence, a third concept emerged, as the idea began including manipulations of the electoral process. In addition,...

Corruption and inequality: A dangerous cocktail in Mexico

Nubia Nieto
pp. 48-65. The consequences of corruption and wealth inequality are multiples and among of the most painful are the increase of violence. Mexico is a case in point, where these elements combined are causing thousands of deaths, millions of people living with less than a dollar per day, while 10% of Mexico’s richest concentrates 64.4% the country’s wealth. The main objective of this paper is to describe the relation between political corruption and income inequality...

Todo crimen es un acto de posesión: Buñuel y sus heroínas

Liane Ströbel
pp. 53-67. Ensayo de un crimen is a film in which nothing is what it seems. Buñuel seduces us with his mysterious and disconcerting universe, and with his intimate look into the lives of his protagonists, who lose themselves in a surreal labyrinth of truncated plans. The following analysis will illustrate through structure and narrative the main constellations formed by the protagonist and the motley female characters and will clarify the relationship between victims and...

\"… algo huele a podrido\". [Notas en torno al arte de la insubordinación]

Fernando Castro Flórez
pp. 96-113.

El formato antológico del cuento policial contemporáneo y sus implicaciones: Buenos Aires Noir y Mexico City Noir

Héctor Fernando Vizcarra
pp. 23-36. Through the examination of Buenos Aires Noir (2017) and Mexico City Noir (2010), released by Akashic Books in its Noir series, this paper analyzes the relations between both volumes and the tradition of “Urban mysteries” literary fiction emerged in the 19th Century, the inherent circulation and validation on the Literary field, and its discursive construction as anthological-format books of stories by their owns kind of publisher’s initiative, the selection criterion and the writers...

Parodia política y oración: glosas mexicanas al Padrenuestro (de la Colonia a nuestros días)

Ana Castaño
pp. 11-32. The Lord's Prayer is a long-established literary theme in European literature. Its literary manifestations range from the almost literal devotional paraphrase to the burlesque and subversive recreation; and from the cultured expressions, heirs of the rich exegetical tradition around this prayer, to those of a more popular vein, derived from an equally rich oral tradition. In my article I refer to a selection of glossed Lord's Prayers, of popular vein, which belong to...

Fiebre por \"El Virus\"

Doris Dörrie

Asesinas en series: violencia femenina en la televisión mexicana

Joachim Michael
pp. 68-85. Women who kill or take control of a drug cartel have moved into the center of interest of television producers. With series such as Mujeres asesinas or La reina del sur, television tries to show that it has already overcome the melodramatic tradition that qualifies women either as self-sacrificing victims or as ‘devourers’. These series propose that the female gender not only suffers the aggression of men or seduces them with their ‘own...

Ilusión mimética y punto de vista femenino en Perra brava de Orfa Alarcón

Elizabeth Sánchez Garay
pp. 100-110. The objective of this paper is to analyze the realistic strategies and the female perspective on Perra brava, by Orfa Alarcón, a young writer from Monterrey, Mexico. The novel unfolds against a backdrop of social unrest that results from violence caused by drug trafficking networks that extend throughout the country. Special attention is paid to the extent to which her narrative offers a reading different to the reductionist explanations engendered by the media....

Javier Sicilia: el Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en México 2011

Lizette Jacinto
58-73 This paper seeks to trace the development of the events surrounding the emergence of the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en México, which arose following the murder of the son of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia. The movement has awakened the solidarity and mobilization of sectors of Mexican society seeking to put a stop to the so-called "war against drug trafficking", as well as relatives of victims have joined together to give...

Editorial: Nación y Nacionalismo

Yasmin Temelli (ed.) & Gustavo Leyva (ed.)
pp. 4-13.

Poblaciones fronterizas y cruces de límites en Moriremos como soles de Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz

Ralf Modlich
pp. 19-31. Moriremos como soles by the Mexicali author Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz is a historical novel that sets out to tell the story of a "forgotten" revolution that took place in Baja California during the historical period known as the Mexican Revolution. This paper is dedicated to analyze the meanings attributed in the novel to the Mexicali/Caléxico and Tijuana/San Diego areas as spaces marked by a boundary: the Northern Border. Its proposal is that the...

Estímulo: No volver nunca más

Amrai Coen
pp. 12-18. Traducción por Maribel Saldaña Márquez

La adaptación del ‘nacionalismo mexicano’ a las reglas de la globalización contemporánea

Javier Esteinou Madrid
pp. 20-32. The modern transformation process that Mexico has tried since 1993 with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has produced a big mutation of the notion and practice of the traditional nationalism that It produced deep changes in the economical, political, social, agricultural, technical and legal structures of our country. These changes, have transformed the life, work, education, production and competition styles of most of the national population. These alterations have not only...

Violencia e identidad fronteriza en la narrativa policíaca mexicana a fines del milenio

Salvador C. Fernández
pp. 32-46. In order to show how violent acts transform the geography of a border space, this essay examines the representation of violence in literary texts that define the US-Mexican border. In these narratives the characters’ continuous physical movement and personal interactions reaffirm or challenge hierarchal political and social power relations. These characters also search for a way to control their economic production, as well as the space that they physically occupy. The narration of...

What violence is necessary for sports?

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

\"Mirando\" Bread and Roses (Ken Loach 2000). Representaciones sociales de la inmigración en los discursos de espectadores

Javier García Castaño, Damián Esteban Bretones & Tamar Abuladze
pp. 86-108. This article analyzes the social representations on the migration phenomenon and labor issues present in Ken Loach’s Bread and Roses (2000). It explores and compares the director’s discourse (creative instance), the producer’s synopsis, and the synopses made by the viewers (receiving instance) after watching the film within the framework of a university course, "Cinema and migrations". The analysis is made from the perspective of reception theory and critical discourse analysis.

Feminización de la transmigración irregular centroamericana en su paso por México: antecedentes y contexto actual

Lizette Jacinto
pp. 90-105. The present study mainly addresses the issue of Central American feminine transmigration of Mexican soil in direction of the USA. For this, the author pursues a historical reconstruction of this migration process, a phenomenon that intensified during the second half of the nineteenth century and continued to rise in a gradual manner throughout the entire twentieth century reaching a new peak in the 2010’s. This process got traversed by political events that framed...

La Reforma en Telecomunicaciones y las negociaciones en el Congreso

Karina Sánchez García
pp. 69-84. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the legislative process of the Telecommunications Reform in Mexico. This reform was carried out in two moments: during 2013 several amendments and additions were made to some articles of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, while in 2014 the adaptation of the regulatory laws took place. The analysis focuses on the media as a pressure group capable of conferring legitimacy to...

Introducción. La Ciudad de México, Palimpsesto

José Ramón Ruisánchez & María Moreno Carranco
pp. 8-10

La Ciudad de México a metro y medio de distancia: una entrevista con Pedro Ángel Palou

Brian Price
pp. 12-20

Editorial: pop.Mex – Facetas de la cultura popular mexicana

Frank Leinen

Los migrantes irregulares y el ejército en Tamaulipas

Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios & Karla Lorena Andrade Rubio
pp. 61-73. Tamaulipas, a State located in the northeast of Mexico, is the principal door of entry to the United States of migrants from Central America. The difficulty to cross the border has resulted in a mounting number of irregular immigrants who became stranded in this State because they could not reach the northern country. This article, based on a qualitative methodology, which includes in-depth interviews with thirty immigrants from Central America carried out during...

La escritura de la memoria y del trauma en Tijuana: crimen y olvido de Luis Humberto Crosthwaite

Christian Sperling
pp. 29-45. In Tijuana: crimen y olvido Luis Humberto Crosthwaite creates a narrative fiction as a mirror of a society that looses the capacity to broach the subject of its own disintegration. Confronting the absence of a constructive debate on forced disappearance of persons in media and politics and the lack of a social framework where the issue of the memory of the victims could be addressed, the novel proposes a reflection on the limits...

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