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Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

David S. Dalton

Abstract

Mexico’s traumatic Revolution (1910–1917) attested to stark divisions that had existed in the country for many years. Following the conflict, postrevolutionary leaders attempted to unify the country’s diverse (particularly indigenous) population under the umbrella of official mestizaje. Indigenous Mexicans would have to assimilate to the state by undergoing projects of “modernization” that entailed industrial growth through the imposition of a market-based economy. One of the most remarkable aspects of this nation-building project was the postrevolutionary government’s decision to use art to c ... More

Keywords: Hybridity, Indigenous, Postrevolutionary Mexico, Mestizaje, Mixed-race identity, Mexican identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400394
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400394.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Dalton, editor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte