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Plaza of sacrifices : gender, power, and terror in 1968 Mexico / Elaine Carey.

By: Carey, Elaine, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.): Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0826335446 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780826335449 (cloth : alk. paper); 0826335454 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780826335456 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Student movements -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | College students -- Political activity -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Massacres -- Mexico -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Plaza of sacrifices.
Contents:
La cruda de guerra mundial: converging forces -- Los chavos en la calle: the beginning -- Los dueños del mundo: the mobilization of the people -- Es una provicatión: the destruction -- Apertura democrática: masculinity, power, and terror -- La nueva ola: gender rebels.
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LA428.7 .C36 2005 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002184216

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-246) and index.

La cruda de guerra mundial: converging forces -- Los chavos en la calle: the beginning -- Los dueños del mundo: the mobilization of the people -- Es una provicatión: the destruction -- Apertura democrática: masculinity, power, and terror -- La nueva ola: gender rebels.

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According to Carey (St. John's Univ.), the 1968 student movement directly defied the traditional center of power within Mexican politics, the presidency. International events such as the Cuban Revolution inspired protesters to continue their struggle for change despite aggressive governmental backlash. The principal period under review spans July 1968 (the fight between students from two preparatory schools) through 1975, during which time President Echeverria resorted to violence, flaunting his administration's hegemony over the nation and coopting many male leaders from reform movements. Although activists failed to force the government to address their demands, the October 2 tragedy at Tlatelolco revealed that the government was threatened nonetheless. Basing her book on media coverage of that era and interviews with student leaders, Carey demonstrates that young middle-class male students were personified as enemies of the state who were duped by foreign and communist influences, whereas their female counterparts were excused by traditional Mexican views of gender. Many of the book's conclusions, such as demonstrating a clear connection between young middle-class urbanites and the working class, especially in rural Mexico, are not adequately supported. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections in Mexican history. J. R. Aguila University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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