Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico
This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio D az, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those years. This second edition features a new preface by the author as well as updated and expanded text, notes, and bibliography.
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Review: Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)User Review - Raymond F. - Goodreads
Great perspective on the times, but a tough read. Read full review
Review: Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)User Review - Todd Stansbury - Goodreads
This is not a bad book at all, though I think he tortures the idea that the people of Mexico were trying to build an identity through adopting European sports. The book is filled with what might be ... Read full review