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Castañeda, Jorge G. 1953-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 444 publications in 3 languages and 11,217 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E183.8.M6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jorge G Castañeda
Compañero : the life and death of Che Guevara by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Che Guevara, drawing from Soviet archives, personal letters, and other sources to discuss the early life, revolutionary activities, and execution of the Latin American revolutionary leader
Limits to friendship : the United States and Mexico by Robert A Pastor( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the issues and problems separating Mexico and the United States
Mañana forever? : Mexico and the Mexicans by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a portrait of a nation at a crossroads. It examines the history and national characteristics of modern Mexico, discussing the contradictions of its politics, its complicated relationship with the United States, and its possible future direction. Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love to see themselves as victims, but also love victims? And why, though the Mexican people traditionally avoid conflict, is there so much violence in a country where many leaders have died by assassination? In this book, the author a scholar and former foreign minister sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of his native country. Here is a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relationship with the United States yet is host to more American expatriates than any country in the world. Its people tend to resent foreigners yet have made the nation a hugely popular tourist destination. Mexican individualism and individual ties to the land reflect a desire to conserve the past and slow the route to uncertain modernity. The author also examines the future possibilities for Mexico as it becomes more diverse in its regional identities, socially more homogenous, its character and culture the instruments of change rather than sources of stagnation, its political system more open and democratic
Ex Mex : from migrants to immigrants by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was written for all levels of readers interested in immigration issues, from general to expert. It provides a current, well-informed, and solidly grounded Mexican perspective on Mexican immigration to the U.S. Topics addressed include the current generation of immigrants, why they have chosen to move to the U.S., where they work, their ultimate goals, and possible ways to address the multiple concerns about the continuing immigration of Mexicans to the U.S
Utopia unarmed : the Latin American left after the Cold War by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the collapse of Soviet communism, the Latin American left, whether in or out of power, faces challenges that will inevitably affect the United States' involvement in the region. In this searching and insightful analysis, the Mexican political scientist Jorge Castaneda shows why hostility and misunderstanding between the left and the United States have endured since the 1920s, and why we have never fully understood or adequately dealt with the vast region to the south. In the past, Soviet-oriented Communist parties throughout the hemisphere have blamed every evil on the United States. But not once, claims Castaneda, has the Latin left proved capable of solving its dilemma of how to carry out revolution or lasting reforms without incurring the wrath of Washington. Castaneda examines the strengths and weaknesses of Fidel Castro, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the Peronists, Lula and the PT in Brazil, the Sandinistas, the Shining Path, and other representatives of the left. Rich in incident and revealing anecdotes and portraits, Utopia Unarmed describes the clashing interests, distrust, and insensitivity that have mailed the conflict between the two continents, and that in their repetitive nature would seem comical were it not for their tragic outcomes. Finally, the book outlines the dramatic changes that are taking place today in Latin America which are likely to produce a modern, mature, and truly imaginative relationship with the United States that has been absent in the past
The Mexican shock : its meaning for the United States by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his extraordinarily timely new book, Castaneda focuses in on Mexico, a country whose fate is increasingly entwined with that of the United States. In Castaneda's view, Mexico is still a society about which too little is known and too much is proposed. Americans have been unsure how to interpret the enormous changes that are taking place in today's Mexico - and affecting today's United States - from the Chiapas rebellion of 1994 to the current economic crisis. Castaneda examines the key issues in Mexican life: the impact of emigration, the relationship between politics and economics, and the enormous cultural changes taking place as Mexico moves closer to the United States. He also explores the United States' changing perceptions of Mexico and the basic historic and cultural outlooks that still divide the two countries. Finally, he examines the campaign behind Proposition 187 in California, discussing the dangerous mix of ignorance and bias that has formed so much of America's reaction to Mexico
Perpetuating power : how Mexican presidents were chosen by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Perpetuating Power, Jorge Castaneda illuminates the mystifying workings of power in Mexico, taking readers on a guided tour through the maze that leads to the Mexican presidential palace."--Jacket
Leftovers : tales of the Latin American left by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over a decade ago, Jorge Castaneda wrote the classic Utopia Unarmed, which offered a penetrating and comprehensive account of the Latin American left's fate at the end of the Cold War. Since then, the left across Latin America has travelled in paths no one could have predicted. Latin American nations from Mexico to Argentina wavered for years between leftism and American-supported neoliberalism, but in recent years the left has experienced a tremendous resurgence throughout the region. However, the left is not unified, and as Castaneda, Morales, and their contributors show, it has followed two distinct paths - a more cosmopolitan style leftism, exemplified by Brazil and Chile, and a left fuelled by populist nationalism that has clear debts to Peron or Cardenas, and is most evident in Venezuela, Mexico's PRD, Bolivia, and Argentina. Leftovers comprehensively updates this very important story, with country and area specialists contributing."--Jacket
Compañero : vida y muerte del Che Guevara by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary from his youth, to his relationship with Fidel Castro, to his untimely demise
La utopía desarmada by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta segunda edición de la versión española es precedida de un prólogo que confronta las tesis originales del libro con los acontecimientos más recientes, especialmente el movimiento de Chiapas, cuyo examen ocupa la mayor parte de dicho prólogo y tiene un valor en sí como análisis. Según el autor, aquellas tesis (agotamiento de la vía revolucionaria, función reformista de la izquierda) quedan corroboradas, lo cual no impide que puedan reclamarse condiciones más justas dentro del esquema imperante"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
La vida en rojo : una biografía del Che Guevara by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El narco : la guerra fallida by Rubén Aguilar( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the drug trade in Mexico and the violence which it brings, the role of the United States, and the part played by the Mexican government and Mexican society, and suggests ways for Mexico to handle the problem internally
Un futuro para México by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Mexico's most renowned political analysts reflect on key questions, offer an in-depth analysis of the problems that oppress Mexico as a society, and propose possible paths to building a more prosperous society
Sorpresas te da la vida : México, 1994 by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México : el futuro en juego by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El economismo dependentista by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa por la ventana by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outstanding compendium of essays on post-Cold War Mexico and Latin America by well-known Mexican academic. Argues that, for a variety of reasons, the end of the ideological Cold War does not necessarily benefit Latin America. Very informative for students of inter-American relations, Mexican politics, and US-Mexican relations from a Mexican perspective"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Lo que queda de la izquierda : relatos de las izquierdas latinoamericanas by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Estados Unidos affair : cinco ensayos sobre un "amor" oblicuo by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Y México por qué no? by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Compañero : the life and death of Che Guevara
Alternative Names
Castañeda Gutman, Jorge G. 1953-

Castaneda, Jorge

Castañeda, Jorge 1953-

Castañeda, Jorge G.

Castañeda, Jorge Gutman.

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Jorge Castañeda Gutman meksikansk økonom

Jorge Castañeda Gutman Mexican politician

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Jorge Castañeda Gutman mexikansk ekonom

Jorge Castañeda Gutman personnalité politique mexicaine

Jorge Castañeda mexikanischer Politiker, Publizist und Wissenschaftler, ehemaliger Außenminister Mexikos

Jorge G. Castañeda Gutman Mexicaans diplomaat

Languages
Spanish (178)

English (105)

French (3)

Covers
Limits to friendship : the United States and MexicoMañana forever? : Mexico and the MexicansEx Mex : from migrants to immigrantsUtopia unarmed : the Latin American left after the Cold WarThe Mexican shock : its meaning for the United StatesPerpetuating power : how Mexican presidents were chosenLeftovers : tales of the Latin American leftCompañero : vida y muerte del Che Guevara