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Visions of the Emerald City : modernity, tradition, and the formation of Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an absorbing historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced 'modernity' during the lengthy 'order and progress' dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876-1911).
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Overmyer-Velázquez, Mark.
Visions of the Emerald City.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607758268
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
ISBN: 0822337770 9780822337775 0822337908 9780822337904
OCLC Number: 61821699
Description: xv, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: La vallistocracia : the formation of Oaxaca's ruling class --
The legible city : constructed, symbolic, and disciplined spaces --
"A new political religious order" : church, state, and workers --
"A necessary evil" : regulating public space and public women --
Portraits of a lady : visions of modernity --
Conclusions : the consquences of modernity.
Responsibility: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez.
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