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Pistoleros and Popular Movements: The Politics of State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca (Mexican Experience)

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The postrevolutionary reconstruction of the Mexican government did not easily or immediately reach all corners of the country. At every level, political intermediaries negotiated, resisted, appropriated, or ignored the dictates of the central government. National policy reverberated through Mexicos local and political networks in countless different ways and resulted in a myriad of regional arrangements. It is this process of diffusion, politicking, and conflict that Benjamin T. Smith examines in Pistoleros and Popular Movements.

Oaxacas urban social movements and the tension between federal, state, and local governments illuminate the multivalent contradictions, fragmentations, and crises of the state-building effort at the regional level. A better understanding of these local transformations yields a more realistic overall view of the national project of state building. Smith places Oaxaca within this larger framework of postrevolutionary Mexico by comparing the region to other states and linking local politics to state and national developments. Drawing on an impressive range of regional case studies, this volume is a comprehensive and engaging study of postrevolutionary Oaxacas role in the formation of modern Mexico.

About the Author

Benjamin T. Smith is an assistant professor of history at Michigan State University. His articles have appeared in Journal of Latin American Studies, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, and multiple edited volumes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803222809
Author:
Smith, Benjamin
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Smith, Benjamin T.
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Central-local government relations -- Mexico.
Subject:
Oaxaca (Mexico: State)
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mexican Experience
Series Volume:
The Politics of Stat
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 images, 3 maps
Pages:
596
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Latin America » Mexico
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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