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Caciquismo in twen[t]ieth-century Mexico

Caciquismo in twen[t]ieth-century Mexico

Author: Alan Knight; W G Pansters
Publisher: London : Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Caciquismo - roughly translated as 'boss politics' - has played a major role in both Mexican political and social life. This book looks at the crucial role of the cacique in modern Mexico, suggesting that, despite years of change and upheaval, it remains an important feature of Mexican politics.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caciquismo in twen[t]ieth-century Mexico.
London : Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005
Online version:
Caciquismo in twen[t]ieth-century Mexico.
London : Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Knight; W G Pansters
ISBN: 1900039672 9781900039673 1900039664 9781900039666
OCLC Number: 61529391
Notes: "[Based on] the conference on caciquismo, hosted by the University of Oxford, Latin American Centre in collaboration with Utrecht University, in September 2002"--Page vii.
Description: x, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Caciquismo in Twentieth-century Mexico / Alan Knight --
PART I: Revolution And Its Aftermath --
The Chegomista Rebellion in Juchitán, 1911-1912: Rethinking the Role of Traditional Caciques in Resisting State Power / Jennie Purnell --
Naranja Revisited: Agrarian Caciques and the Making of Campesino Identity in Postrevolutionary Michoacán / Christopher R. Boyer --
God's Caciques: Caciquismo and the Cristero Revolt in Coalcomán / Matthew Butler --
Caciquismo in the Sierra Norte de Puebla: the Case of Gabriel Barrios Cabrera / Keith Brewster --
PART II: From Revolution To Pax Priista --
Caciquismo and Cardenismo in the Sierra P'urhépecha, Michoacán / Marco Antonio Calderón --
Dead-end Caudillismo and Entreprenurial Caciquismo in Chiapas, 1910-1955 / Stephen E. Lewis. The Struggle against Indigenous Caciques in Highland Chiapas: Dissent, Religion and Exile in Chamula, 1965-1977 / Jan Rus --
En-gendering Caciquismo: Guadalupe Martínez, Heliodoro Hernández Loza and the Politics of Organized Labour in Jalisco / María Teresa Fernández Aceves --
PART III: The New Faces Of Caciquismo --
Between Law and Arbitrariness: Labour Union Caciques in Mexico / Salvador Maldonado Aranda --
Challenging Caciquismo. An Analysis of the Leadership of Carlos Hank González / Rogelio Hernández Rodríguez --
Caciques and Leaders in the Era of Democracy / José Eduardo Zárate Hernández --
Building a Cacicazgo in a Neoliberal University / Wil Pansters --
The Performance and Imagination of the Cacique: Some Ethnographic Reflections from Western Mexico / Pieter de Vries --
PART V: Conclusions --
Goodbye to the Caciques? Definition, the State and the Dynamics of Caciquismo in Twentieth-century Mexico / Wil Pansters.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Knight and Wil Pansters.


Caciquismo (roughly translated as "boss politics") has played a major role in Mexican political and social life. Loosely knit interest groups, or "caciques," of diverse character--syndicates,  Read more...


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