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. Tradition and Tourism in Festival Life: Shaping and Marketing Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza

Chris Goertzen

in Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737967
eISBN:
9781604737974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the Guelaguetza festival, the highlight in Oaxaca’s tourist calendar and thus the annual focus for the local economy. It covers the organization of the performances of several ... More


. Southern Mexican Contemporary Traditional Culture That Is Little Affected by Tourism

Chris Goertzen

in Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737967
eISBN:
9781604737974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines traditional material culture in Southern Mexico that is untouched by tourism. It asks: What characteristics would we expect to mark culture that is traditional but not tourist ... More


Cuba Calls!: Exploiting African American and Cuban Alliances for Equal Rights

Devyn Spence Benson

in Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626727
eISBN:
9781469626741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 emphasizes how Cubans and African Americans exploited temporary transnational alliances in the 1960s to fight local battles against racism. Comparing the United States’ “colorstruck ... More


Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Dennis Merrill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Accounts of US empire building in Latin America typically portray politically and economically powerful North Americans descending on their southerly neighbors to engage in lopsided negotiations. ... More


Sex in the Special Period

Carrie Hamilton

in Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835197
eISBN:
9781469601885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton.13
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how the topic of sex came back into focus in Cuban studies during the 1990s. The “Special Period in Times of Peace,” announced in August 1990, and the ensuing expansion of the ... More


Prelude: The Truman Years

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the late 1940s, at which time Cuba's revolutionary generation reached adulthood and the island enjoyed a prosperity unseen since the Dance of the Millions decades earlier. ... More


Introduction: Mass Tourism, Empire, and Soft Power

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine how tourists extended the US presence in twentieth-century Latin America and helped internationalize US culture. In ... More


Lone Eagles and Revolutionaries: The U.S.-Mexican Rapprochement of the 1920s

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the origins of mass tourism in 1920s Mexico. It considers the interior lives of US tourists to explain the ways in which they imagined themselves, Mexico, the empire, and the ... More


Bootstraps, Beaches, and Cobblestone: Commonwealth Puerto Rico

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the evolution of Puerto Rico's tourist industry from the years immediately preceding the commonwealth era through the late 1950s. It analyzes the planned emergence of the ... More


A Cold War Mirage: Puerto Rico in the 1960s and 1970s

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter charts Puerto Rico's rising stock as a reformist Cold War oasis. Starting in the late 1950s and continuing through the 1970s, Soviet–American tensions and the Cold War slowly eased, and ... More


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