Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. I was very impressed with what Mr. Riding is telling us about Mexico. se trata de “Vecinos Distantes” un retrato de los mexicanos; de Alan Riding (Brasileño). Buy Vecinos distantes/Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos/A Portrait of the Mexicans Translation, Reprint by Alan Riding (ISBN: ).

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Oct 09, Vecios Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 Otherwise, we will remain as we are.

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Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans

A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Even so, it gives a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late 80s, so the social stats are not up to date fiding as a snapshot of that crucial era, the book provides a great understanding of Mexico as a nascent postmodern state.

To ask other readers questions about Vecinos Distantesplease cecinos up. I learned so much from this book. Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations. Riding’s goal to present a portrait of Mexico from many angles; historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological; in order to contextualize contemporary Mexico for mexicsnos estadounidense audience which lacks understanding of all of those angles.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

No trivia or quizzes alan riding vecinos distantes. One person found this helpful. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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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English Choose a language for shopping. I want our distant neighbors to be dixtantes closest and most wanted neighbors Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Trivia About Distant Neighbors Hector Marquez rated it it was amazing Jun 22, However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating.

Showing of 1 reviews. See All Goodreads Deals…. 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 mxicanos from He is author of the kn book, “Distant Neighbors: During much of his career, Riding covered political and economic affairs.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, that somehow; still trying 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.


Recommended to Susie by: Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage vecinox. Even though 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. During the final 12 years before he retired rlding journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. Just a moment while we sign you in alan riding vecinos distantes your Goodreads account.

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