Much of my novel (Bonobo!) is set in ‘Playatlán, Conaloa’ – a fictionalized version of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, on the northwest coast of Mexico. Here are diverse writings from my time living there:
- My book, Moral Compromises in Mazatlán: Public Life in Urban Mexico, on Amazon.com:
- Lyrics from my songs: Miss Mazatlán, Corazón Playero, Un Corrido del Chupacabras, and Himno al Pisteador Desconocido
- A vignette on another of my blogs: True tales of Mazatlán: Toughest swim ever
- A short article for general readers: Tourists and Locals: The people of Mazatlán, Mexico, have many reasons for welcoming visitors.
- A journal article on historical preservation requiring cultural change: Preserving Old Buildings in Mazatlán: Cultural Preservation or Change? (You can read it online for free.)
- A vignette-laden conference presentation on various social hierarchies, as seen through conversation: Analogous Inequalities: Sources of Conversational Hierarchy in Mazatlán, Mexico (PDF)
- A short article discussing landlords and ideas of class in Mazatlán, with a photo of my old abode: Is ‘Class’ a Useful Analytical Category? (Anthropology News vol. 48, no. 9)
More to come!