Contention and Inequality in Mexico, 1910-2010.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).ISBN: 9781139907521.Subject(s): Mexico -- Social conditions | Social classes -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Social conflict -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Social stratification -- Mexico -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contention and Inequality in Mexico, 1910-2010DDC classification: 305.5/120972 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover -- Half title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Selecting cases -- Approaches, disciplines, and area studies -- Theoretical outline -- Working with cases as processes -- Contending about what? -- From process to narrative and to theory -- Chapter organization -- 1 Contention, structuration, and the pact of domination: piecing together the puzzle -- The dynamics of contention
Mechanisms as fixed, culturally neutral universal constructs -- Mechanisms as the lowest possible 'particles' in processes -- Mechanisms as indifferently used by Mau Mau warriors and the next-door post-office clerk -- From micro to macro -- Contention revisited -- Mechanisms are variable tools selected by agents -- Interests are not the only motives for entering contention -- The role of the State -- Going from small to large contention -- Agency and structuration -- The pact of domination
Merging agency, contention, and the pact of domination -- Conclusion -- 2 The contexts of contention in the villages of Morelos -- Morelos villages and the federal government -- The first period of land reform, 1920-1934 -- The second period of land reform, 1934-1940 -- The third land distribution, 1940-1992 -- The 1992 reform -- Conclusion -- 3 From contending over the restitution of land to changing the pact of domination, 1910-1920 -- First clashes between haciendas and villages, 1877-1909 -- Contention over Leyva's election as Governor of Morelos: a precedent
The contention over land restitution that started in Anenecuilco -- Case narrative -- Morelos villagers join the national movement against reelection -- Zapatists separate from contenders over reelection -- Zapatists ally with constitutionalists -- Struggles for hegemony among allies -- Zapatists ally with contenders backing Obregón -- The Agrarian Reform institutionalized -- Case analysis from a micro-perspective -- Grievances, interests, and discourse -- Resources -- Mechanisms -- Within-group processes -- Leadership
Case analysis from a macro-perspective -- Conclusion -- 4 Confrontation and conciliation in Ahuatlán, 1953-1972 -- The 1910 Revolution in Ahuatlán -- Conflicts in the first communal property commissions -- Contention over communal land in Ahuatlán -- Case narrative -- Initial mobilization in Ahuatlán -- Contention against Mercado: negotiation and conciliation -- Contention against Pineda -- Contention against Rogers -- Invading El Encanto and creating Colonia37 Antonio Barona -- Internal contention in Colonia Antonio Barona
Case analysis from a micro-perspective
This book details how contentious politics - everyday as well as exceptional, local as well as national - that took place in three communal villages of Mexico alternately reproduced and reshaped inequality. Narrated and analyzed as instances of the general process of contention, these events took place during three key periods of Mexico's history: the 1910-20 revolution, the Cold War period from the 1950s to the 1970s, and from the 1980s to the present. Together, these episodes of contention build and test a theory of the making and unmaking of inequality in theoretically ideal conditions, ill
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