Everyday Forms of State Formation: Revolution and the Negotiation of Rule in Modern Mexico / Edition 1

Everyday Forms of State Formation: Revolution and the Negotiation of Rule in Modern Mexico / Edition 1

by Gilbert M. Joseph
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822314673

ISBN-13: 9780822314677

Pub. Date: 06/15/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Everyday Forms of State Formation is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between popular cultures and state formation in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Mexico. While most accounts have emphasized either the role of peasants and peasant rebellions or that of state formation in Mexico’s past, these original essays

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Everyday Forms of State Formation is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between popular cultures and state formation in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Mexico. While most accounts have emphasized either the role of peasants and peasant rebellions or that of state formation in Mexico’s past, these original essays reveal the state’s day-to-day engagement with grassroots society by examining popular cultures and forms of the state simultaneously and in relation to one another.
Structured in the form of a dialogue between a distinguished array of Mexicanists and comparative social theorists, this volume boldly reassesses past analyses of the Mexican revolution and suggests new directions for future study. Showcasing a wealth of original archival and ethnographic research, this collection provides a new and deeper understanding of Mexico’s revolutionary experience. It also speaks more broadly to a problem of extraordinary contemporary relevance: the manner in which local societies and self-proclaimed "revolutionary" states are articulated historically. The result is a unique collection bridging social history, anthropology, historical sociology, and cultural studies in its formulation of new approaches for rethinking the multifaceted relationship between power, culture, and resistance.

Contributors. Ana María Alonso, Armando Bartra, Marjorie Becker, Barry Carr, Philip Corrigan, Romana Falcón, Gilbert M. Joseph, Alan Knight, Florencia E. Mallon, Daniel Nugent, Elsie Rockwell, William Roseberry, Jan Rus, Derek Sayer, James C. Scott

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314677
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/15/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
State Formation
Popular Culture and State Formation in Revolutionary Mexico3
Weapons and Arches in the Mexican Revolutionary Landscape24
Reflections on the Ruins: Everyday Forms of State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Mexico69
Force and the Search for Consent: The Role of the Jefaturas Politicas of Coahuila in National State Formation107
Rethinking Mexican Revolutionary Mobilization: Yucatan's Seasons of Upheaval, 1909-1915135
Schools of the Revolution: Enacting and Contesting State Forms in Tlaxcala, 1910-1930170
Multiple Selective Traditions in Agrarian Reform and Agrarian Struggle: Popular Culture and State Formation in the Ejido of Namiquipa, Chihuahua209
Torching La Purisima, Dancing at the Altar: The Construction of Revolutionary Hegemony in Michoacan, 1934-1940247
The "Comunidad Revolucionaria Institucional": The Subversion of Native Government in Highland Chiapas, 1936-1968265
The Seduction of the Innocents: The First Tumultuous Moments of Mass Literacy in Postrevolutionary Mexico301
The Fate of the Vanguard under a Revolutionary State: Marxism's Contribution to the Construction of the Great Arch326
Hegemony and the Language of Contention355
Everyday Forms of State Formation: Some Dissident Remarks on "Hegemony"367
Bibliography379
Index413
Contributors429

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