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Rebel Mexico : student unrest and authoritarian political culture during the long sixties / Jaime M. Pensado.

By: Pensado, Jaime M, 1972- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Description: xvi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804786539 (cloth : alk. paper); 0804786534 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780804787291 (electronic); 0804787298 (electronic).Subject(s): Students -- Political activity -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Student movements -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Political culture -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century | Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1946-1970DDC classification: 378.1/981097209046
Contents:
Part I. Prelude to the sixties : youth unrest and resistance to postwar "national identity." Conflicting interpretations of Mexico's "economic miracle" -- Fun and politics in postwar Mexico -- Part II. The rise of Mexico's "student problem" and the consolidation of "charrismo estudiantil" in the early sixties. "¿Manos extrañas?" : the 1956 student protest and the "crisis" of authority -- The reestablishment of authority -- The 1958 student movement and the origins of Mexico's New Left -- Student unrest and response in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution -- Part III. Contested notions of revolution. "No more fun and games": from porristas to porros -- Conservative Mexican exceptionalism : body politics and the "wound" of '68.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-322) and index.

Part I. Prelude to the sixties : youth unrest and resistance to postwar "national identity." Conflicting interpretations of Mexico's "economic miracle" -- Fun and politics in postwar Mexico -- Part II. The rise of Mexico's "student problem" and the consolidation of "charrismo estudiantil" in the early sixties. "¿Manos extrañas?" : the 1956 student protest and the "crisis" of authority -- The reestablishment of authority -- The 1958 student movement and the origins of Mexico's New Left -- Student unrest and response in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution -- Part III. Contested notions of revolution. "No more fun and games": from porristas to porros -- Conservative Mexican exceptionalism : body politics and the "wound" of '68.

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CHOICE Review

Historian Pensado (Notre Dame) examines the "student problem" in Mexico during a period he identifies as the "long sixties" (1956-71). This "student problem" reached a climax on October 2, 1968, when Mexican government authorities killed or arrested hundreds of student protestors in the Plaza of Tlatelolco. Pensado analyzes student politics and the surrounding culture to shed light on the movement, giving equal treatment to the reactions of groups such as government officials and school authorities. The author's in-depth examination of the student movement results in a revision of the historiography on the subject by exploring Cold War violence in Mexico City from the 1940s on, as well as expanding on the aftermath of the massacre. Notes, a bibliography, and a few images peppered throughout the well-researched and readable book enhance its usefulness. Students of modern Mexico will find great value in this work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates; essential for graduate students and faculty. M. D. Davis University of North Alabama

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Jaime M. Pensado is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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