This collection contains 21 articles plus an introduction, divided into sections titled “To Resist in Order to Conquer,” “Memory and Discourses,” “Ethnicity and Identity,” and “Repression, Revolution, and Everyday Resistance.” Five of the articles are in English, and the remainder are in Spanish. Curiously enough, quotations from English-language works appearing in a Spanish-language article have been left in English, suggesting that the ideal audience is literate in both languages. While Los buenos, los malos y los feos provides overall broad geographical coverage — including articles on Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia — ten articles (almost half) deal with Mexico. Two-thirds of the contributors self-identify as historians, with the remainder made up of anthropologists and sociologists. Finally, the contributions cover an enormous temporal range, from the Spanish Conquest to the 1990s.

An introduction to an edited collection — particularly one as large as this one — should provide a road...

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