MEXICAN CULTURE IN BRIEF

Studies on industrial heritage are recent - an area of work barely explored - so it is important to introduce ourselves into them to recognize and acknowledge ourselves in this heritage based on what Werner Jaeger describes in his Paideia as "the communication of knowledge and professional skills, the whole of which, insofar as it is transmissible,...

The Bajo Pimas are an ethnic group that inhabits ranches and small towns in the areas of Yepáchic, Tutuaca, and the ejido La Junta (in Chihuahua) and Maycoba (in Sonora). In this habitat, characterized by the mountains, ravines, mesas, and forests of the Sierra Madre Occidental, the Pimas lead a difficult existence, because, in addition to their...

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), Gregory Corso (1930-2001), Gary Snyder (b. 1930) and perhaps others are the eponyms of the Beat Generation. The literary value of their works is still debated, although it is generally accepted that they introduced new themes,...

In principle a physical fact related to the absence of sounds audible to the human ear, silence is also an element involved in communication even though it is not, strictly speaking, a linguistic sign. Occurring together with other non-verbal elements of communication, silence is capable of conveying information and acquiring meaning. But the...

Today, in the highland territories between the states of Sonora and Chihuahua, the presence of the Guarijío, or Guarojío, can be distinguished, depending on the region where one is located: Guarijío in Sonora, Guarojío in Chihuahua. This difference is not only nominal but is in a certain way the very reflection of the vicissitudes of history that...

In Northwest Mexico, the Rarámuri (as they call themselves) or Tarahumar (as non-indigenous people call them) ethnic group exists tenaciously in the middle of the vastness of the so-called Sierra Tarahumara, which in truth corresponds to the portion of the Mexican State of Chihuahua of the environmental and cultural geographic conglomerate, which...

There is no greater pride for the people of Campeche, perhaps after their ever-present watchtowers, sentry boxes, and walls, than that produced by sitting at a table, before visitors or the family itself, and presenting a series of dishes that are accompanied by a story, or why not, by a poem. There is no parallel in Mexico or abroad: the...