Intellectuals and the State in Twentieth-Century Mexico

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University of Texas Press, 1985 - Social Science - 279 pages
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In developing countries, the extent to which intellectuals disengage themselves in state activities has widespread consequences for the social, political, and economic development of those societies. Roderic Camps’ examination of intellectuals in Mexico is the first study of a Latin American country to detail the structure of intellectual life, rather than merely considering intellectual ideas. Camp has used original sources, including extensive interviews, to provide new data about the evolution of leading Mexican intellectuals and their relationship to politics and politicians since 1920.

 

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This superb study is a major contribution to scholarship on Mexican political culture. In a jargon-free, engaging style, Camp adapts Charles Kadushin's approach in The American Intellectual Elite ( LJ ... Read full review

Contents

Tables
10
Politics the State and Intellectuals
13
Offices Held by Mexican Intellectuals Who Have Pursued Public Careers
24
The Mexican Intellectual
33
Intellectual Fields Represented among Mexican Intellectuals
40
Mexicos Elite Intellectuals as Viewed by Other Intellectuals
43
Mexicos Elite Intellectuals as Viewed by Mexicos Public Figures
46
Mexicos Elite Intellectuals as Viewed by North American Scholars
54
Career Patterns
99
Teaching Activities of Mexican Intellectuals and Politicians
106
College Degrees Professional Careers and Government Service among Mexican Intellectuals 19201980
109
Intellectual Mentors and Circles
123
Cultural Academies and Institutions
145
Careers of Members of the National College 19431976
151
Members of Seminar of Mexican Culture 19421970
157
National Prizewinners in Arts Sciences and Letters 19471976
162

Intellectual Fields of Mexican Intellectuals by Birth Year
60
Family Background and Education
72
Regional Origins of Mexican Intellectuals Politicians and General Population
73
Education of Mexican Intellectuals and Politicians
88
Preparatory Schools Attended by Mexican Intellectuals and Politicians
90
Universities Attended by Mexican Intellectuals and Politicians
92
College Degrees Earned by Mexican Intellectuals and Politicians
95
Serving the State
208
Conclusions
223
Notes
233
Bibliographic Essay
267
Index
273
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Roderic Ai Camp is McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College.

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