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Mexico City through History and Culture

Linda A. Newson and John King (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

These chapters celebrate Mexico City as a centre of cultural creativity, diversity and dynamism; trace its history from the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to the present day; and explore ... More


Classical Masses for Voices and Orchestra by Ignacio de Jerusalem and García Fajer

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Much of the mission music was composed by Ignacio de Jerusalem (1707–69) and the Spaniard Francisco Javier García Fajer—better known as “El Españoleto” (1730–1809). This chapter summarizes their ... More


The Cristo Comes to Life: Lived Religion in Colonial Mexico City

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1583 the Augustinian order moved the Cristo Aparecido to Mexico City where the image quickly became part of the religious life of urban, baroque Mexico. The belief among the friars and indigenous ... More


Mexico City: Space to Mourn, Time to Spend

CARLOS MONSIVÁIS

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes Mexico City through the observant eyes of Carlos Monsiváis, an influential and engaging commentator of the transformations of the city. This urban cronica offers snapshots of ... More


Transnational Feminism: Event, Temporality, and Performance at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference

Jocelyn Olcott

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the processes of translation spilled out during the International Women's Year (IWY) conference held in Mexico City in 1975. More specifically, it explains how the IWY ... More


Cotton, Slavery, and the Secession of Texas, 1829–1836

Andrew J. Torget

in Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624242
eISBN:
9781469624266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624242.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses events leading to the secession of Texas from Mexico. By the mid-1830s, the cotton revolution in North America produced dramatic shifts in northeastern Mexico's population, ... More


Exhibiting the Sexual Modern

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The cultural and rhetorical influences of globalization work in multiple directions on the display of sexual cultures. This chapter focuses on the influence of popular U.S. culture and discourse on ... More


La Mesa del Santo Niño de Atocha and the Conchero Dance Tradition of Mexico-Tenochtilaάn: Religious Healing in Urban Mexico and the United States

Inés Hernández-avila

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ways in which the Conchero dance tradition in Mexico City, as well as in many urban areas in the United States, manifests a process of religious healing that is not only ... More


Cultural Hegemony in Morelos: General Background

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

in Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the nature of and limits to regional cultural hegemony in Morelos by discussing the general history of the conformation of the Morelos region and the relation between the ... More


The Everyday Formation of the Urban Space: Law and Poverty in Mexico City

Antonio Azuela and Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes

in The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787185
eISBN:
9780804791878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787185.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter analyzes how two spatio-legal transformations of Mexico City—the constitution of a workplace for the urban poor and the regulation of land as a means for locating the poor—were shaped, ... More


Cuban Communities in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Dalia Antonia Muller

in Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631981
eISBN:
9781469632001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631981.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter closely examines the development of Cuban migrant communities in three Mexican cities: Veracruz, Merida, Mexico City and compares them to Cuban communities established in the United ... More


Relics of the Conquest

Amy G. Remensnyder

in La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

In sixteenth- and seventeenth-century New Spain, criollos – Spaniards born in the New World – would shape stories about Madonnas of the conquest in order to express criollo patriotism, the sense that ... More


The Tenth Muse: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1693)— Letters and Learning in the Church

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys the autobiographical writings of Spanish America's most famous nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In a series of letters to New Spanish clergy from 1682 to 1691, Sor Juana used the ... More


The Gods Know How to Run This World

Jorge García-Robles

in The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is an maginative and riveting account of Burroughs’s formative experiences in Mexico, his fascination with Mexico City’s demimonde, his acquaintances and friendships there, and his contradictory ... More


Music and Mexican Modernity

Andrew G. Wood

in Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the historical geography of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico City as well as some of the major social and cultural influences taking shape at that time. It includes a brief ... More


Musical Revue, Radio, and Film: 1931–1934

Andrew G. Wood

in Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter first describes Lara's participation in a variety of musical revues (teatro de revista) in Mexico City during the first half of the 1930s. Running parallel to similarly styled Broadway ... More


Policy analysis in state governments in Mexico

Juan C. Olmeda

in Policy Analysis in Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329152
eISBN:
9781447329176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329152.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

State governments have acquired a central role in Mexican politics and policy making during the last decades as a result of both democratization and decentralization. Nowadays state governments not ... More


Latin American Openings of Hitchcock’s Films: The Reception History for Mexico City

Dona M. Kercher

in Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces an enthusiastic and nationally inflected welcome for Hitchcock's films in Mexico City. On the one hand, how Hitchcock's movies were marketed to highlight melodrama, rather than ... More


The Foundations of a Business Empire: The Gran Canal in Mexico, 1889–1900

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the first contract of Weetman Pearson in Mexico which was the construction of a drainage canal in Mexico City. It suggests that the Gran Canal project was one of the most ... More


Streetwalkers and the Police

Nicole von Germeten

in Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297296
eISBN:
9780520969704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297296.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

 In the late eighteenth-century, a new police force began to patrol the streets of Mexico City. While their first goal was to maintain street illumination, they also policed sanitation, plebeian ... More


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