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Itzel Toledo García

: Observations and Impressions in 1912, when the Mexican Revolution was under process and just after Bryce had visited various South American republics in 1910 while he was British Ambassador in Washington, DC, while there was a liberal government in Britain

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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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Paula López Caballero

How was the colonial legacy managed by the regime that emerged from the Mexican revolution (1910–1917)? Through the historical and ethnographic analysis of two foundation narratives written at an interval of 200 years in the Nahuatl village of Milpa Alta (DF), this article examines the State's attempt to establish a monopoly on the legitimate past by ‘eclipsing’ the colonial past in favour of the pre‐Hispanic one, which became the national heritage in Mexico.

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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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Sexual Abuse of Girls in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Between Legitimation and Punishment

Susana Sosenski

Introduction After the Mexican Revolution (1910 to 1920) many child-protection initiatives came into existence, including children's hospitals, youth detention centers, and facilities for specialist psychiatric treatment. The state launched a

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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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“Close to the skin”

Conceptualizing the intimate functioning of the US–Mexico border

Miranda Dahlin

excluded from this authorized border crossing, Yeh argues, corresponds with a public that often self-identifies as “ el pueblo ”—a term with a long history (see Lomnitz 2001 ) that came into clear focus as a political subject in the Mexican Revolution

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Empowering or impoverishing through credit

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