Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico

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U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - History - 183 pages
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This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Dçaz, 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  - 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

Review: Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)

User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

This book might have been more interesting had it centered on a single incident, such as the burning of Judas figures, or a few things that happened during the Porfirian period of Mexican history ... Read full review

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William H. Beezley is a professor of history at the University of Arizona and is the director of the Oaxaca Summer Institute in Modern Mexican History. He is the author of numerous books, including El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico (with Colin M. MacLachlan), and the editor (with Michael C. Meyer) of The Oxford History of Mexico.

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