The romance of democracy [electronic resource] : compliant defiance in contemporary Mexico / Matthew C. Gutmann.
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- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2002.
1 online resource (320 p.)
- Democracy -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Public opinion.
Working class -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Political activity.
Working class -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Attitudes.
Public opinion -- Mexico -- Coyoacán.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1988-2000.
Santo Domingo de los Reyes (Coyoacán, Mexico).
- Electronic books.
- The Romance of Democracy gives a unique insider perspective on contemporary Mexico by examining the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City today. A highly absorbing and vividly detailed ethnographic study of popular politics and official subjugation, the book provides a detailed, bottom-up exploration of what men and women think about national and neighborhood democracy, what their dreams are for a better society, and how these dreams play out in their daily lives. Based on extensive fieldwork in the same neighborhood he discussed in his acclaimed book The Meanings of Macho, Matthew C. Gutmann now explores the possibilities for political and social change in the world's most populous city. In the process he provides a new perspective on many issues affecting Mexicans countrywide.
- Front matter
Preface: Provoking Ten Burros and a Genius
1. Compliant Defiance in Colonia Santo Domingo
2. The Children of (Oscar) Lewis
3. 1968-The Massacre at Tlatelolco
4. For Whom the Taco Bells Toll
5. Crossing Borders
6. Rituals of Resistance, or, Diminished Expectations after Socialism
7. Chiapas and Mexican Blood
8. Engendering Popular Political Culture
9. UNAM Strike
10. Political Fantasies
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520936638 doi
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