Throughout the term, I would encourage students to read the relevant chapters from Gilbert Joseph and Jurgen Buchenau, Mexico Once and Forever Revolution (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014)
Extracts can be found here https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM219
Week 1 Mexico, its people, and its regions
For an introduction to the importance of regional history, read the Introduction to Eric Van Young (ed.), Mexico’s Regions or Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution, pp. 2-15, or the Introduction to Thomas Benjamin and Mark Wasserman, Provinces of the Revolution
Week 2: The Liberal Dictator, Porfirio Diaz
What were the effects of Porfirian economic changes on land tenure?
To what extent was late nineteenth century Mexico economically dependent?
Paolo Riguzzi, From Globalisation to Revolution? The Porfirian Political Economy: An Essay on Issues and Interpretations, Journal of Latin American Studies, JSTOR CORE READING
Jennie Purnell, With All Due Respect: Popular Resistance to the Privatization of Communal Lands in Nineteenth-Century Michoacan, Latin American Research Review, JSTOR CORE READING
John Coatsworth, Railroads, Landholding, and Agrarian Protest in the Early Porfiriato, HAHR, JSTOR
Gilbert Joseph and Allen Wells, Corporate Control of a Monocrop Economy: International Harvester and Yucatan's Henequen Industry during the Porfiriato, HAHR, JSTOR
Matthew Butler and Antonio Escobar Ohmstede, “Transitions and Closures in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mexican Agrarian History” in Mexico in transition: new perspectives on Mexican agrarian history, nineteenth and twentieth centuries/ México y sus transiciones: reconsideraciones sobre la historia agraria mexicana, siglos XIX y XX
Emilio Kouri, A Pueblo Divided, pp 107-280
Frederick Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa, pp. 1-54
See Mallon, Fowler-Salamini, and Chassen-Lopez articles in Mary Kay Vaughan and ,Heather Fowler-Salamini (eds.) Women of the Mexican Countryside.
Week 3: The Revolution
How radical was the Mexican Revolution?
Land, workers rights, or democracy? What drove the Mexican Revolution?
Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution: Bourgeois? Nationalist? Or Just a 'Great Rebellion'?, Bulletin of Latin American Research, JSTOR CORE READING
John Womack, “The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920”, in Leslie Bethell, ed., Mexico Since Independence (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991), 125-200 (CORE READING)
Alan Knight, The Working Class and the Mexican Revolution, c. 1900-1920, Journal of Latin American Studies, JSTOR
Thomas Benjamin and Mark Wasserman, Provinces of the Revolution
Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution: Bourgeois? Nationalist? Or Just a 'Great Rebellion'?, BLAR, JSTOR
Alan Knight, The Working Class and the Mexican Revolution, c. 1900-1920, JLAS, JSTOR
John Womack, “The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920”, in Leslie Bethell, ed., Mexico Since Independence (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991), 125-200
Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution
John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
Friedrich Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa
See Salas in Mary Kay Vaughan and ,Heather Fowler-Salamini (eds.) Women of the Mexican Countryside.
Elizabeth Salas, Soldaderas in the Mexican military : myth and history
Week 4 Agrarian Reform
To what extent was the Mexican Revolution an agrarian revolution?
How successful was the Revolution's agrarian reform?
Alan Knight, "Land and Society in revolutionary Mexico: The Destruction of the Great Haciendas" Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter, 1991), pp. 73-104, JSTOR CORE READING
Christopher Boyer, Old Loves, New Loyalties: Agrarismo in Michoacán, 1920-1928, Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 78, No. 3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 419-455, JSTOR CORE READING
Benjamin Smith, Pistoleros and Popular Movements, Chapter 6
Ann Craig, The First Agraristas
Paul Friedrich, Agrarian revolt in a Mexican Village
Ben Fallaw, Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Gender and Radicalism
Jolie Olcott, Revolutionary women in postrevolutionary Mexico
Heather Fowler-Salamini, Working women, entrepreneurs, and the Mexican revolution : the coffee culture of Córdoba, Veracruz
Mary Kay Vaughan and ,Heather Fowler-Salamini (eds.) Women of the Mexican Countryside
Week 5 Altar smashing, revolutionary anticlericalism, and the Cristero War
To what extent was the Mexican Revolution an anticlerical movement?
Why did peasants rise up against the Revolution's anticlerical measures?
Ben Fallaw, Varieties of Mexican Anticlericalism: Radicalism, Iconoclasm, and Otherwise, 1914–1935 The Americas, Volume 65, Issue 4 April 2009 , pp. 481-509 JSTOR CORE READING
Matthew Butler, ‘God’s Campesinos? Mexico’s Revolutionary Church in the Countryside,’ Bulletin of Latin American Research vol. 28(2), 2009, pp. 165–84, JSTOR, CORE READING
Butler, Knight, Bastian, Bantjes, Meyer, Fallaw, in Matthew Butler, (ed.) Faith and impiety in revolutionary Mexico
Matthew Butler, Popular piety and political identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion
Matthew Butler, ‘Keeping the Faith in Revolutionary Mexico: Clerical and Lay Resistance to Religious
Persecution, Michoacán, 1926-1929,’ The Americas 59(1), Jul. 2002, pp. 9–32
Ben Fallaw, Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Benjamin Smith, Roots of Conservatism in Mexico, Chapter 5
Adrian Bantjes, As if Jesus Walked the Earth, Chapter 1
Butler, Curley, Smith, Fallaw in The Americas (2010) Special Issue on Mexican Anticlericalism
Jennie Purnell, Popular Movements and State Formation
See Schell in Stephanie Mitchell and Patience A. Schell (eds), The women's revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953
Patience Schell, Church and state education in revolutionary Mexico City
Week 7: The Cultural Revolution: Indigenismo and Education
To what extent was the Mexican Revolution a cultural revolution?
What were the aims of state cultural programs?
How sucessful were they?
Alan Knight, "Popular Culture and the Revolutionary State in Mexico, 1910-1940" Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 74, No. 3 (Aug., 1994), pp. 393-444, JSTOR CORE READING
Mary Kay Vaughan, "Women School Teachers in the Mexican Revolution: The Story of Reyna's Braids", Journal of Women's History, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1990, pp. 143-168 Project Muse, CORE READING
Paul Gillingham, Ambiguous Missionaries: Rural Teachers and State Facades in Guerrero, 1930-1950, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 2006), pp. 331-360JSTOR CORE READING
Benjamin Smith, Inventing Tradition at Gunpoint, Bulletin of Latin American Research, JLAS
Alan Knight, “Revolutionary Project, Recalcitrant People: Mexico, 1910-1940,” in Jaime E. Rodríguez O., ed. The Revolutionary Process in Mexico
Mary Kay Vaughan, Cultural Politics in Revolution
Stephen Lewis, Ambivalent Revolutions
Ben Fallaw, Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Marjorie Becker, Setting the Virgin on Fire
Stephanie J. Smith, Gender and the Mexican Revolution: Yucatán Women and the Realities of Patriarchy
Marjorie Becker, "Black and White and Color: Cardenismo and the Searth for a Campesino Ideology", Comparative Studies in Society and History, JSTOR
Gauss and Fernandez Aceves in Olcott and Vaughan, Sex in Revolution
Alexander Dawon, Indian and Nation in revolutionary Mexico
Stephen Lewis and Mary Kay Vaughan (ed.), The Eagle and the Virgin
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Diego Rivera: A Biography
Leonard Folgarait, Mural Painting and Social revolution in Mexico
Week 8: The Golden Age I: Politics and the PRI
How authoritarian was the PRI regime?
How powerful was the PRI regime?
What were the parallels between the PRI state and the Porfiriato? What were the differences?
What role did protest play in the PRI regime?
Paul Gillingham, "Maximino’s Bulls: Popular Protest After the Revolution" in Past and Present, Past & Present, Volume 206, Issue 1, 1 February 2010, Pages 175–211, JSTOR CORE READING
María Teresa Fernández Aceves, "Advocate or cacica? Guadalupe Urzúa Flores : modernizer and peasant political leader in Jalisco" in Paul Gillingham and Benjamin Smith (eds.) Dictablanda: Politics, work and culture in Mexico, 1938-1968 CORE READING
Jeffrey Rubin, Decentering the Regime: Culture and Regional Politics in Mexico" in Latin American Research Review, 31.1 (1996) JSTOR CORE READING
Benjamin T. Smith, "Who Governed? Grassroots Politics under the PRI," Past and Present (Nov 2014), Oxford Journals Online at library just type in Past and Present,
Smith and Gillingham, Smith, Gillingham, Pansters, Hernandez, Knight, Fernandez Aceves, Rath in Paul Gillingham and Benjamin Smith (eds.) Dictablanda: Politics, work and culture in Mexico, 1938-1968
Roderic A. Camp, "Education and Political Recruitment in Mexico: The Aleman Generation," Journal of Inter- American Studies and World Affairs
Jeffrey Rubin, Decentering the Regime
Gillingham in Roderic Camp, Handbook of Mexican Politics
Wil Pansters, Politics and power in Puebla
Pansters and Gillingham in Wil Pansters, (ed) The Other Side of the Centaur
Thom Rath, Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Stephen Niblo, Mexico in the 1940s
Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, Democracy in Mexico
Week 9: The Golden Age II: The Mass Media in Mexico
How did the government control the media?
What values did the Mexican government of the post-war period espouse? How did these differ from the revolutionary period?
How did the massification of the media affect Mexican culture?
Benjamin T. Smith, The Mexican Press and Civil Society, Chapter 2 "How to Control the Press" CORE READING
Andrew Paxman, Cooling to Cinema and Warming to Television: State Mass Media Policy, 1940—1964" in , Benjamin Smith and Paul Gillingham (eds), Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico 299-320 (ebook in library) CORE READING
Celeste González de Bustamante "1968 Olympic Dreams and Tlatelolco Nightmares: Imagining and Imaging Modernity on Television" Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter 2010), pp. 1-30 CORE READING
Christine Arce, México's Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women
Anne Rubenstein, "Leaving the Old Nest: Morality, Modernity, and the Mexican Comic Book at Mid-century." Studies in Latin American Popular Culture XVI, 1997, pp. 115-125.Anne Doremus, Indigenism, Mestizaje, and National Identity in Mexico during the 1940s and the 1950, JSTOR
Anne Rubenstein, Bad Language, Naked Ladies
Carl Mora, Mexican Cinema
Rubenstein and Mraz in Anne Rubenstein, Eric Zolov, Gilbert Joseph, (ds.) Fragments of a Golden Age
Paul Gillingham, Cuauhtemoc's Bones
Octavio Paz, Labyrinth of Solitude
Carlos Monsivais, Postcards from Mexico
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, Muy buenas noches: Mexican television and the Cold War
Week 10: Golden Age III: The End of Social Reform
Did the PRI successfully tame organized labor? If so, how?
Did organised laborers in Mexico form a labor aristocracy?
How did the Mexican state control the countryside?
Tanalis Padilla, ‘Por las buenas no se puede’: Ruben Jaramillo's Campaigns for Governor of Morelos, 1946 and 1952, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 7.1 (2001) (CORE READING)
Michael Snodgrass"The Golden Age of Charrismo: Workers, Braceros, and the Political Machinery of Postrevolutionary Mexico" in Paul Gillingham and Benjamin Smith (eds.) Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico 175-95 (ebook in library) CORE READING
Nichole Sanders, Gender and Welfare in Mexico: The Consolidation of a Postrevolutionary State
Susie S. Porter, From Angel to Office Worker: Middle-Class Identity and Female Consciousness
Bortz in Wil Pansters, (ed) The Other Half of the Centaur
Robert Alegre, “Las Rieleras: Gender, Power and Politics in the Mexican Railway Movement, 1958-1959,” Journal of Women’s History, Volume 23, Number 2 (Summer 2011)
Snodgrass in Kiddle and Munoz, Populism in Twentieth Century Mexico
Michael Snodgrass, Deference and Defiance in Monterrey
Tanalís Padilla, Rural Resistance in the Land of Zapata: The Jaramillista Movement and the Myth of the Pax-Priísta, 1940–1962
Kevin Middlebrook, The Paradox of Revolution
Alan Knight in Joe Foweraker and Ann L Craig (ed.), Popular Movements and Political Change in Mexico, (Boulder and London, 1990)
Week 1 The Long Sixties in Mexico
How did the 1960s counterculture change social relations in Mexico?
Why has 1968 become such a defining date in Mexican history?
Juan J. Rojo, Revisiting the Mexican Student Movement of 1968: Shifting Perspectives, pp. 1-18 CORE READING
Jaime Pensado, The Rise of a "National Student Problem" in 1956" in Benjamin Smith and Paul Gillingham, (eds.) Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico CORE READING
Eric Zolov, Showcasing the Land of Tomorrow, Mexico and the 1968 Olympics, The Americas
Volume 61, Number 2, October 2004, pp. 159-188 Project Muse CORE READING
Olympic Official Film YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVsQYRZgb10 CORE WATCHING
Elaine Carey, Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico
Eric Zolov and Jaime Pensado articles in Special Issue of The Americas, vol. 70. no. 3 (January 2014) Latin America in the Global Sixties (Project Muse)
Eric Zolov, Refried Elvis
Jaime Pensado, Rebel Mexico
Week 2 The Cold War in Mexico: Guerrilla Movements and Government Repression
How hot was Mexico's cold war?
To what extent was Mexico's Cold War experience similar to that of other Latin American countries?
Fernando Calderón and Adela Cedillo, "Introduction: The unknown Mexican dirty war" and Jorge Luis Sierra Guzman, "Armed Forces and Counter Insurgency" in Fernando Calderón and Adela Cedillo, (eds) Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary struggles and the dirty war, 1964-1982 (Available in E book in the library) CORE READING
Tanalis Padilla, "Rural Education, Political Radicalism, and Normalista Identity in Mexico after 1940" in Benjamin T. Smith and Paul Gillingham, Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, (E Book in Library ) 341-360 CORE READING
Gilberto Joseph Introduction in Gilbert Joseph and Daniella Spenser (eds.), In from the Cold: Latin America's new encounter with the Cold War
O'Neill Blacker, "Cold War in the Countryside: Conflict in Guerrero, Mexico," Volume 66, Number 2, October 2009 JSTOR
Alex Aviña, Specters of revolution: Peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside
Joseph, Fein, Zolov in Gilbert Joseph and Danielle Spenser (eds.) In from the Cold
Sergio Aguayo, La Charola
Alberto Ulloa, Surviving Mexico's Dirty War
J. Sloan, "Carnivalizing the Cold War" European Journal of American Studies
Dolores Trevizo, Rural Protest and the Making of Democracy in Mexico
Week 3: Mexico's Crises, 1970-1982
How did the PRI state survive the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s?
Are we seeing threats to the political hegemony of the PRI in this period? If so, where from? If so, how do we account for the PRI retaining power until 2000?
José González, The Dark Deeds of El Negro Durazo and Roberto Callairno, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl and Victims Coordinating Council all in The Mexico Reader CORE READING
Alan Knight "Lázaro Cárdenas and Luis Echeverría: Two Populist Presidents Compared" in Amelia Kiddle and Maria Muñoz, Populism in twentieth century Mexico : the presidencies of Lázaro Cárdenas and Luis Echeverría, 15-38 CORE READING
Chapter 2 in Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, Kevin J. Middlebrook, Mexico since 1980 (CUP, 1980)
Judith Adler Hellman, Mexico in Crisis
Merilee Grindle, Policy Change in an Authoritarian Regime, Mexico under Echeverria, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs Vol. 19, No. 4 (Nov., 1977), pp. 523-555 JSTOR
Louise Walker, “Economic Fault Lines and Middle-Class Fears: Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1985,” in Aftershocks: Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America, edited by Jürgen Buchenau and Lyman Johnson, University of New Mexico Press, 2009
Louise Walker, Waking from the Dream : Mexico's middle classes after 1968
Week 4: Indigenous Movements and the Zapatistas
How did the Zapatistas differ from other indigenous rebel groups?
To what extent have western scholars romanticised the Zapatistas?
Jeffrey Rubin, "COCEI in Juchitan", Journal of Latin American Studies,
Volume 26, Issue 1 February 1994 , pp. 109-133JSTOR CORE READING
Mark Berger, "Review Essay : Romancing the Zapatistas: International Intellectuals and the Chiapas Rebellion" Latin American Perspectives, Vol 28, Issue 2, 2001 SAGE JOURNALS CORE READING
Lynn M. Stephen, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas
edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo,
Lynn Stephen, Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico
Special Edition of The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.32, Nos.3&4, July/October 2005
Neil Harvey, The Chiapas Rebellion
Subcommandante Marcos, Our Word in Our Weapon
Alex Kasnabish, Zapatistas: rebellion from the grassroots to the global
Neil Henck, Subcommander Marcos
Week 5: Migration and the Border
What are the push and pull factors for Mexican migration to the US?
How has migration affected the Mexican countryside?
Chapters 4-6 of of Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration CORE READING
Jeffrey H. Cohen, "Transnational Migration in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico: Dependency, Development, and the Household," American Anthropologist, Vol. 103, No. 4 (Dec., 2001), pp. 954-967 JSTOR
Lourdes Arizpe, The Rural Exodus in Mexico and Mexican Migration to the United States
The International Migration Review, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Winter, 1981), pp. 626-649 JSTOR
Douglas S. Massey, "The Social Organization of Mexican Migration to the United States"
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 487, Immigration and American Public Policy (Sep., 1986), pp. 102-113 JSTOR
Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey, Mexican Migration to the United States: A Critical Review Latin American Research Review Vol. 27, No. 2 (1992), pp. 3-4 JSTOR
Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration
David Spener, Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
Jason De León, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail
Peter Andreas, Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide
Oscar Jaquez Martinez, Border People: Life and Society in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Joan Anderson and James Gerber, Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Growth, Development, and Quality of Life
Stephanie Fuller, The US-Mexico Border in American Cold War Film: Romance, Revolution, and Regulation
Lynn Stephen, Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon
Jeffrey Cohen, The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico
Week 7: Mexican Neoliberalism
How has neoliberalism affected Mexican society?
Chapter 3 in Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, Kevin J. Middlebrook, Mexico since 1980 (CUP, 1980) (ebook in Warwick library) CORE READING
Chapter 1 in James Greenberg (ed.) Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico (Boulder: University of Colorado Press , 2012) CORE READING
Manuel Pastor and Carol Wise, State Policy, Distribution and Neoliberal Reform in Mexico
David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism,
Week 8: Democratization
What were the causes of Mexican democratization?
What were the barriers to Mexican democratization?
Chapter, 1, 5 and 7 in Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, Kevin J. Middlebrook, Mexico since 1980 (CUP, 1980) (ebook in Warwick library) CORE READING
Jonathan Hiskey and Shaun Bowler, Local Cotext and Democratization in Mexico, JSTOR
Chappell Lawson, Mexico's Unifinished Transition: Democratization and Authoritarian Enclaves in Mexico, JSTOR
Jon Shefner, Illusion of Civil Society
Kevin Middlebrook, (ed.) Dilemmas of Political change in Mexico
Kevin Middlebrook, Party politics and the struggle for democracy in Mexico
Wayne A. Cornelius, Todd A. Eisenstadt, and Jane Hindley, editors, Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico,
Week 9: The Drug Trade
How has the drug trade affected politics and society in Mexico?
What has been the relationship between the state and the drug trade?
Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano, "Mexican state and organized crime : an unending story" in Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence / edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano ; with Arturo Sotomayor (CORE READING)
Salvador Maldonaldo Aranda, Stories of Drug trafficking in Rural Mexico, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, (CORE READING)
Victoria Malkin, Narcotrafficking, migration, and modernity in rural Mexico, Latin American Perspectives, 28, pp 101-128 (SAGE Journals)
Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico
Elaine Carey, "Selling is More of a Habit than Using": Narcotraficante Lola la Chata and Her Threat to Civilization, 1930-1960 in Journal of Women’s History, 21.2 (Summer 2009)
Isaac Campos, Homegrown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012)
Mark Cameron Edberg, El Narcotrafficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the US-Mexico Border
Charles Bowden, Molly Molloy, El Sicario, Confessions of a Cartel Hitman (New York: Nation Books, 2011)
Terrence Poppa, Drug Lord. The life and death of a Mexican kingpin, (Seattle: Demand Press, 1998)
Week 10: What Else Can We Talk About? The Effects of the War on Drugs
How has the war on drugs changed the different levels of Mexican society?
Film: Cartel Land
Wil Pansters, Sovereignty and the Autodefensa Movement (Will be sent out to students) (CORE READING)
Patricio Asfura-Heim and Ralph H. Espach, "The Rise of Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces: Vigilante Justice South of the Border" Foreign Affairs (CORE READING)
Javier Valdez Cardenas, The Taken: True Stories of the Sinaloa Drug War
Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt, (eds.) Beyond the Drug War in Mexico
Human rights, the public sphere and justice.
Week 1 Revision
Week 2 Revision