Creating Pátzcuaro, Creating Mexico

Art, Tourism, and Nation Building under Lázaro Cárdenas

Author: Jennifer Jolly

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477314229

Category: Art

Page: 352

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In the 1930s, the artistic and cultural patronage of celebrated Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas transformed a small Michoacán city, Pátzcuaro, into a popular center for national tourism. Cárdenas commissioned public monuments and archeological excavations; supported new schools, libraries, and a public theater; developed tourism sites and infrastructure, including the Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares; and hired artists to paint murals celebrating regional history, traditions, and culture. The creation of Pátzcuaro was formative for Mexico; not only did it provide an early model for regional economic and cultural development, but it also helped establish some of Mexico's most enduring national myths, rituals, and institutions. In Creating Pátzcuaro, Creating Mexico, Jennifer Jolly argues that Pátzcuaro became a microcosm of cultural power during the 1930s and that we find the foundations of modern Mexico in its creation. Her extensive historical and archival research reveals how Cárdenas and the artists and intellectuals who worked with him used cultural patronage as a guise for radical modernization in the region. Jolly demonstrates that the Pátzcuaro project helped define a new modern body politic for Mexico, in which the population was asked to emulate Cárdenas by touring the country and seeing and embracing its land, history, and people. Ultimately, by offering Mexicans a means to identify and engage with power and privilege, the creation of Pátzcuaro placed art and tourism at the center of Mexico's postrevolutionary nation building project.

The Man Who Invented Aztec Crystal Skulls

The Adventures of Eugène Boban

Author: Jane MacLaren Walsh,Brett Topping

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789200962

Category: Art

Page: 348

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Eugène Boban began life in humble circumstances in Paris, traveled to the California Gold Rush, and later became a recognized authority on pre-Columbian cultures. He also invented an entire category of archaeological artifact: the Aztec crystal skull. By his own admission, he successfully “palmed off” a number of these crystal skulls on the curators of Europe’s leading museums. How could that happen, and who was this man? Detailed are the travels, self-education, and archaeological explorations of Eugène Boban; this book also explores the circumstances that allowed him to sell fakes to museums that would remain undetected for over a century.

Mexiko and its Religion

Author: Robert A. Wilson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732661695

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 9085


Reproduction of the original: Mexiko and its Religion by Robert A. Wilson

Obama’S Wonder Years

8 Years of Lower Unemployment & Rising Stock Markets

Author: James A. Yannes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490740619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 9687


This book contains a distillation of eight plus years of both financial and cultural factoids abstracted from a plethora of sources and was originally accumulated for the authors personal use. Friends have asked for copies so often that I decided to publish the material as the simplest solution and those that want copies can now get copies! The material is presented in factoid format (as accumulated by my self) over the 8 years from numerous sources, many with attribution. The core eight years (2008 - 2016) was a remarkable period in American history with continuous improvements in both the stock market and the employment picture.

What Is a Border?

Author: Manlio Graziano

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503606635

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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The fall of the Berlin Wall, symbol of the bipolar order that emerged after World War II, seemed to inaugurate an age of ever fewer borders. The liberalization and integration of markets, the creation of vast free-trade zones, the birth of a new political and monetary union in Europe—all seemed to point in that direction. Only thirty years later, the tendency appears to be quite the opposite. Talk of a wall with Mexico is only one sign among many that boundaries and borders are being revisited, expanding in number, and being reintroduced where they had virtually been abolished. Is this an out-of-step, deceptive last gasp of national sovereignty or the victory of the weight of history over the power of place? The fact that borders have made a comeback, warns Manlio Graziano, in his analysis of the dangerous fault lines that have opened in the contemporary world, does not mean that they will resolve any problems. His geopolitical history and analysis of the phenomenon draws our attention to the ground shifting under our feet in the present and allows us to speculate on what might happen in the future.

A Matter of Fact

Statements Containing Statistics on Current Social, Economic, and Political Issues July-December 1997

Author: C. Edward Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876503768

Category: Reference

Page: 604

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