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The Ecology of Class

Revolution, Weaponized Nature, and the Making of Campesino Consciousness

Christopher R. Boyer

Mexican villagers endured three decades of dispossession during the late nineteenth-century dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876–1880, 1884–1911). The transfer of most lands held by communities known as pueblos led many rural people to join the Mexican revolution of 1910–1917, and it helped to structure the postrevolutionary politics. Using E. P. Thompson's concept of “community,” this article suggests that villagers' sense of solidarity formed by their shared lives within the pueblos, and leavened by collective experiences during the Díaz dictatorship and revolution, helped them to forge a new identity as campesinos with an inherent right to land reform during the postrevolutionary era. A core component of campesino identity was opposition to hacienda owners. This opposition set up a struggle over land during the 1920s and 1930s that led some landowners to “weaponize nature” by destroying natural resources such as forests rather than turning it over to villagers through the land reform.

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

) rather than the ontological (or essentialized) question of virginity” (192). They succeed in shedding light on representations of “unruly women” (199) such as Catalina de Erauso (1592–1650), soldaderas (female soldiers) of the Mexican Revolution (1910

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State and Warfare in Mexico

The Case of Ayotzinapa

Alessandro Zagato

most egalitarian reforms, education and land, which were brought about by the Mexican Revolution and which the current government is vigorously trying to obliterate in favor of a neo-liberal model. 1 But what economic, strategic, or political rewards

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The Concept of Sentimental Boyhood

The Emotional Education of Boys in Mexico during the Early Porfiriato, 1876–1884

Carlos Zúñiga Nieto

programs in schools after the Mexican Revolution (1917–1925) and the debates in the capital over rural education legislation in the twentieth century ( Albarrán 2015 ; Blum 2009 ; Schell 2004 ). However, historical literature remains committed to an

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Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico

Gisela Lanzas and Matthew Whittle

Tabasco: numerous farmers were illegally selling their community-controlled landholdings, or ejido land. This type of landholding derived from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ( McMichael 2004: 141 ). They were usually created from expropriated lands from

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby, and Ryan Anderson

of Yucatán from 1847 to 1901, the agrarian reform of the Mexican Revolution, the rise of the tourist development complex in the 1970s, and the emergence of the “nature industry” in the late twentieth century. As a result, Indigenous Maya people have

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

shaped rural territory since the Mexican revolution ( Kelly et al. 2010 ). After a public narrative of acculturation and assimilation of indigenous communities, creating the artificial national mestizo identity, the multicultural nation was finally