By William H. Beezley
A better half to Mexican background and Culture gains forty essays contributed via foreign students that contain ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural experiences to bare a richer portrait of the Mexican event, from the earliest peoples to the present.
Features the most recent scholarship on Mexican historical past and tradition via an array of foreign scholars
Essays are separated into sections at the 4 significant chronological eras
Discusses contemporary ancient interpretations with severe historiographical assets, and is enriched by way of cultural research, ethnic and gender experiences, and visible evidence
The first quantity to include a dialogue of renowned song in political analysis
This e-book is the receipient of the 2013 Michael C. Meyer unique reputation Award from the Rocky Mountain convention on Latin American Studies.
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Indd 19 2/15/2011 2:55:32 AM 20 THE MEXICAN EXPERIENCE field, through his own publications, the co-editing of work with other scholars, as well as in the training of graduate students (having supervised some 27 doctoral dissertations at last count, including those of both Jeffrey Pilcher and Steven Bunker mentioned in the previous paragraph), than William H. Beezley. In Judas at the Jockey Club and other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico, one of the pioneering works in Mexican cultural history published in 1987, “traditional” Mexico and those imbued with the Porfirian persuasion—that ethos of modernization taken up by many of the elite—confront each other in a number of everyday venues, including the bull ring, at sporting events, at work, and in longstanding celebrations like the Judas burnings from which the book takes its title.
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Seeing in travelers’ accounts a means of accessing descriptions of everyday life, such as food, clothing, housing, celebrations, and family arrangements that those living in the society often took for granted and therefore often failed to remark upon, Beezley finds in such activities—in addition to a great deal of merriment—potent zones of meaning making, identity formation, and, especially, social critique. While the Judas burnings sponsored by the Jockey Club on Holy Saturday in 1893 had taken the form but not the spirit of the carnivalesque, those of 1908 in one of the capital’s more popular and plebeian neighborhoods certainly brought into being a world that was substantially more topsy-turvy, mocking the aging dictator and his policies through the burning of richly symbolic figures like a devil, a wild boar, and a billy-goat.
A Companion to Mexican History and Culture by William H. Beezley