Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914 (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs)

Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914 (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs)

By: Sarah Washbrook (author)Hardback

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Race, ethnicity and gender played an important role in the complex relationship between export agriculture, labour and state power in Chiapas during the regime of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1914). This case study of tropical plantation development and a major regional study of modern Mexico analyses the politics of state-building and the history of land tenure and rural labour in the state of Chiapas in the period leading up to the outbreak of Revolution in 1910. The book also contributes to the growing history of indigenous peoples in Latin America, examining the changing relationship between Indian groups and non-Indian governments and economic interests in Chiapas during the nineteenth century. In so doing, it addresses questions of tradition, modernity, national state-building, globalisation and the development of capitalism in Latin America. The book argues that colonial caste identities and relations were no impediments to modernisation. Instead, they were modified by liberalism, reinterpreted th

About Author

Dr Sarah Washbrook (B.Soc. Sci., M.Phil., D.Phil.) studied Political Science and Sociology at the University of Birmingham before going on to complete a Master's degree in Latin American Studies and a D.Phil in Modern History at St Antony's College, Oxford. She is currently a British Academy postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford

Contents

PART I: THE COLONIAL PERIOD AND THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE; PART 2: POLITICS, RACE AND STATE BUILDING, 1876-1914; PART 3: LABOUR, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AND LANDED POWER, 1876-1914

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780197264973
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780197264973
  • weight: 854
  • ISBN10: 0197264972

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