Rebel Mexico : student unrest and authoritarian political culture during the long sixties
- Pensado, Jaime M., 1972- author.
- Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xvi, 339 p.
LA428.7 .P44 2013
- Unknown LA428.7 .P44 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. Prelude to the sixties : youth unrest and resistance to postwar "national identity." Conflicting interpretations of Mexico's "economic miracle"
- Fun and politics in postwar Mexico
- Part II. The rise of Mexico's "student problem" and the consolidation of "charrismo estudiantil" in the early sixties. "¿Manos extrañas?" : the 1956 student protest and the "crisis" of authority
- The reestablishment of authority
- The 1958 student movement and the origins of Mexico's New Left
- Student unrest and response in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution
- Part III. Contested notions of revolution. "No more fun and games": from porristas to porros
- Conservative Mexican exceptionalism : body politics and the "wound" of '68.
- Publisher's Summary
- In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado closely analyzes student politics and youth culture during this period, as well as reactions to them on the part of competing actors. Examining student unrest and youthful militancy in the forms of sponsored student thuggery (porrismo), provocation, clientelism (charrismo estudiantil), and fun (relajo), Pensado offers insight into larger issues of state formation and resistance. He draws particular attention to the shifting notions of youth in Cold War Mexico and details the impact of the Cuban Revolution in Mexico's universities. In doing so, Pensado demonstrates the ways in which deviating authorities - inside and outside the government - responded differently to student unrest, and provides a compelling explanation for the longevity of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
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- Publication date
- Jaime M. Pensado.