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Author Gutmann, Matthew C., 1953-

Title The romance of democracy : compliant defiance in contemporary Mexico / Matthew C. Gutmann.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2002]

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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 289 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Compliant defiance in Colonia Santo Domingo -- The children of (Oscar) Lewis -- 1968, the massacre at Tlatelolco -- For whom the taco bells toll -- Crossing borders -- Rituals of resistance, or, diminished expectations after socialism -- Chiapas and Mexican blood -- Engendering popular political culture -- UNAM strike -- Political fantasies.
Summary The Romance of Democracy gives a unique insider perspective on contemporary Mexico by examining the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City today. A highly absorbing and vividly detailed ethnographic study of popular politics and official subjugation, the book provides a detailed, bottom-up exploration of what men and women think about national and neighborhood democracy, what their dreams are for a better society, and how these dreams play out in their daily lives. Based on extensive fieldwork in the same neighborhood he discussed in his acclaimed book The.
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Subject Democracy -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Public opinion.
Mexico -- Coyoacán (Mexico City)
Public opinion.
Working class -- Political activity -- Mexico -- Coyoacán.
Working class -- Political activity.
Working class -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Attitudes.
Working class.
Public opinion -- Mexico -- Coyoacán.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Politics and government.
Chronological Term 1988-
Subject Santo Domingo de los Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico)
Chronological Term Since 1988
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gutmann, Matthew C., 1953- Romance of democracy. Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2001058501
ISBN 1597348767 (electronic book)
9781597348768 (electronic book)
0585468338 (electronic book)
9780585468334 (electronic book)
9780520936638 (electronic book)
0520936639 (electronic book)