Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition) / Edition 2

Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by William H. Beezley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803262175

ISBN-13: 9780803262171

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books

This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many

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This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those years. This second edition features a new preface by the author as well as updated and expanded text, notes, and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803262171
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
189
Sales rank:
990,428
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Introduction3
The Porfirian Persuasion: Sport and Recreation in Modern Mexico13
Rocks and Rawhide in Rural Society: Tools and Technology in Porfirian Mexico67
Judas at the Jockey Club89
Afterword125
Notes133
Bibliography161
Index175

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