Environmental Determinants and Agriculture as Discussed in Mariano Azuela’s Novel The Underdog

Environmental determinism claims that a society’s physical environment predetermines its social and cultural development. Naturally, environmental determinists would argue that Mexico’s appreciation of nature and agricultural roots influence its circular outlook and thus determine its laidback mentality. Mariano Azuela’s The Underdogs tells the story of Demetrio Macias, a rebel, who becomes a general in Pancho … Read more

The Chicano View of Mexican Immigration

During the 1970s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the “Chicano movement. ” Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students … Read more

Egypt and Mexican Culture

For many centuries people have been fascinated by ancient cultures and treasures. During the last two centuries the science of archeology and modern inventions allowed people to get inside of the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids and discover the treasures of Egyptian pharaohs and Mayan rulers. Most of what we know about Egypt we owe to … Read more