Fragments of a Golden Age
The Politics of Culture in Mexico since 1940
PUBLISHER: Duke University Press
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Each essay in its own way addresses the fragmentation of a cultural consensus that prevailed during the "golden age" of post-revolutionary prosperity, a time when the state was still successfully bolstering its power with narratives of modernization and shared community. Combining detailed case studies--both urban and rural--with larger discussions of political, economic, and cultural phenomena, the contributors take on such topics as the golden age of Mexican cinema, the death of Pedro Infante as a political spectacle, the 1951 "caravan of hunger," professional wrestling, rock music, and soap operas.
Fragments of a Golden Age will fill a particular gap for students of modern Mexico, Latin American studies, cultural studies, political economy, and twentieth century history, as well as to others concerned with rethinking the cultural dimensions of nationalism, imperialism, and modernization.
Contributors. Steven J. Bachelor, Quetzil E. Casta#65533;eda, Seth Fein, Alison Greene, Omar Hern#65533;ndez, Jis & Trino, Gilbert M. Joseph, Heather Levi, Rub#65533;n Mart#65533;nez, Emile McAnany, John Mraz, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Elena Poniatowska, Anne Rubenstein, Alex Saragoza, Arthur Schmidt, Mary Kay Vaughan, Eric Zolov
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/29/2001
CATEGORY: History, Political Science