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A Mexican Elite Family, 1820-1980: Kinship, Class, and Culture

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This book presents the history of the Gomez, an elite family of Mexico that today includes several hundred individuals, plus their spouses and the families of their spouses, all living in Mexico City. Tracing the family from its origins in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico through its rise under the Porfirio Diaz regime and focusing especially on the last three generations, the work shows how the Gomez have evolved a distinctive subculture and an ability to advance their economic interests under changing political and economic conditions. One of the authors' major findings is the importance of the kinship system, particularly the three-generation "grandfamily" as a basic unit binding together people of different generations and different classes.

The authors show that the top entrepreneurs in the family, the direct descendants of its founder, remain the acknowledged leaders of the kin, each one ruling his business as a patron-owner through a network of clienty2Drelatives. Other family members, though belonging to the middle class, identify ideologically with the family leadership and the bourgeoisie, and family values tend to overrule considerations of strictly business interest even among entrepreneurs.

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This book presents the history of the Gomez, an elite family of Mexico that today includes several hundred individuals, plus their spouses and the families of their spouses, all living in Mexico City.The authors show that the top entrepreneurs in the family, the direct descendants of its founder, remain the acknowledged leaders of the kin, each one ruling his business as a patron-owner through a network of client-relatives.

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"This is a rare glimpse into the family in the Mexican elite, and it provides us with an unusual depth of understanding. In a sense, the authors do for the upper sector what Oscar Lewis did for the lower sector."--Richard N. Adams, University of Texas

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691022840
With:
Perez-Lizaur, Marisol
Translator:
Lomnitz, Cinna
With:
Perez-Lizaur, Marisol
Author:
Prez-Lizaur, Marisol
Author:
Lomnitz, Larissa Adler
Author:
Perez-Lizaur, Marisol
Author:
Lomnitz, Cinna
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Kinship
Subject:
Family corporations
Subject:
Mexico Economic conditions.
Subject:
Family corporations -- Mexico.
Subject:
Elite
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Family -- Mexico.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 740
Publication Date:
March 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.48x5.51x.74 in. .81 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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Product details 312 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691022840 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book presents the history of the Gomez, an elite family of Mexico that today includes several hundred individuals, plus their spouses and the families of their spouses, all living in Mexico City.The authors show that the top entrepreneurs in the family, the direct descendants of its founder, remain the acknowledged leaders of the kin, each one ruling his business as a patron-owner through a network of client-relatives.
"Synopsis" by , "This is a rare glimpse into the family in the Mexican elite, and it provides us with an unusual depth of understanding. In a sense, the authors do for the upper sector what Oscar Lewis did for the lower sector."--Richard N. Adams, University of Texas
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