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Claudio Lomnitz-Adler


William H. Ransford Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York. He has been director of the Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York, has been director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, Chair of the Committee on Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research, New York, and head of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University. He was also director of the review Public Culture from 2004 to 2010 and he writes as a columnist for the Mexico City press. He has published a number of books on politics and culture in Mexico and the Americas, including Evolución de una sociedad rural (Evolution of a Rural Society, Sepochentas, 1982); Las salidas del laberinto: cultura e ideología en el espacio nacional mexicano (Joaquín Mortiz, 1995 – published in English as Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space, University of California Press, 1992); Modernidad indiana: nueve ensayos sobre nación y mediación en México (Indian Modernity: Nine Essays on Nation and Mediation in Mexico, Planeta, 1999); Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), Idea de la muerte en México (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006 – published in English as Death and the Idea of Mexico, Zone Books, 2008); and El antisemitismo y la ideología de la Revolución Mexicana (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010 – published in English as Anti-Semitism and the Ideology of the Mexican Revolution, University of California Press, 2010). He is presently working on a book about the role of the border between Mexico and the United States in the Mexican Revolution.

Update: 19 December 2011


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